The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 33 36
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 34 28 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 4.70% 4.90% 5.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.78% 38.36% 45.45%
Number of salaries quoted 32 28 25
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +50.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,850 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £51,500 £36,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
90 73 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 12.45% 12.76% 11.21%
Number of salaries quoted 77 63 40
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

QA
Salary Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Sheffield region.

QA Salary Trend in Sheffield

QA
Salary Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Sheffield

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Sheffield region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 16 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 14 (25.00%) SQL
2 14 (25.00%) ERP
3 13 (23.21%) Project Management
3 13 (23.21%) Finance
3 13 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (19.64%) Manual Testing
5 10 (17.86%) Data Migration
5 10 (17.86%) Migration
5 10 (17.86%) JIRA
5 10 (17.86%) ETL
5 10 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 8 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 8 (14.29%) .NET
6 8 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 8 (14.29%) Degree
6 8 (14.29%) Selenium
7 7 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 7 (12.50%) Scrum
7 7 (12.50%) TDD
7 7 (12.50%) ISEB
7 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 7 (12.50%) UML
8 6 (10.71%) CRM
8 6 (10.71%) PHP
8 6 (10.71%) MySQL
8 6 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (10.71%) HP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Sheffield region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.14%) IIS
1 4 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (1.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Office
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (10.71%) MySQL
4 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (17.86%) JIRA
2 8 (14.29%) Selenium
3 6 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (8.93%) FitNesse
5 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.57%) Behat
7 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.79%) JUnit
7 1 (1.79%) TestNG
7 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (23.21%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Banking
3 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 4 (7.14%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Project Manager
1 13 (23.21%) Analyst
2 10 (17.86%) Test Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) Tester
4 6 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Developer
4 6 (10.71%) Team Leader
4 6 (10.71%) QA Tester
4 6 (10.71%) QA Leader
4 6 (10.71%) Lead Tester
4 6 (10.71%) Automated Tester
5 5 (8.93%) QA Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Data Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (5.36%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.36%) .NET Web Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) .NET
2 5 (8.93%) HTML
2 5 (8.93%) CSS
2 5 (8.93%) Web Services
2 5 (8.93%) EDI
3 3 (5.36%) LINQ to SQL
3 3 (5.36%) WCF
3 3 (5.36%) LINQ
3 3 (5.36%) jQuery
3 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (5.36%) XML
3 3 (5.36%) SOAP
3 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.57%) J2EE
4 2 (3.57%) HTML5
4 2 (3.57%) CSS3
4 2 (3.57%) Semantic HTML
4 2 (3.57%) Dojo
5 1 (1.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Data Integration
1 5 (8.93%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.36%) Linux
2 3 (5.36%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.57%) Mac OS X
3 2 (3.57%) Windows
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 14 (25.00%) ERP
3 13 (23.21%) Project Management
3 13 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (19.64%) Manual Testing
5 10 (17.86%) Data Migration
5 10 (17.86%) Migration
5 10 (17.86%) ETL
6 8 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 8 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 8 (14.29%) Project Planning
7 7 (12.50%) TDD
7 7 (12.50%) Scrum
7 7 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 7 (12.50%) UML
8 6 (10.71%) CRM
8 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (8.93%) B2B
9 5 (8.93%) Data Modelling
9 5 (8.93%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (10.71%) PHP
3 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.14%) C#
5 3 (5.36%) Java
6 1 (1.79%) C
6 1 (1.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Degree
2 7 (12.50%) ISEB
3 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) HP
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) hybris
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) Sage
4 1 (1.79%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.79%) Infor
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