The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 61 52
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 30 16 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 5.00% 2.06% 2.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.85% 20.00% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 25 14 19
Median salary £35,000 £34,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £97,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
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
59 80 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 9.83% 10.32% 8.15%
Number of salaries quoted 50 59 53
Median salary £40,000 £37,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,915 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

The demand trend of job ads across the Sheffield region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 6 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Sheffield

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Sheffield region with a requirement for QA.

1 38 (57.58%) SQL
2 23 (34.85%) HTML
2 23 (34.85%) JavaScript
3 20 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (28.79%) Java
5 17 (25.76%) SQL Server
6 15 (22.73%) User Experience
7 14 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (19.70%) Performance Tuning
8 13 (19.70%) T-SQL
8 13 (19.70%) CSS
8 13 (19.70%) Web Services
9 12 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
9 12 (18.18%) ETL
9 12 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
9 12 (18.18%) PL/SQL
9 12 (18.18%) MySQL
9 12 (18.18%) Oracle
9 12 (18.18%) Spring
9 12 (18.18%) Selenium
9 12 (18.18%) Oracle Database 12c
9 12 (18.18%) Oracle Database
9 12 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (18.18%) Software Architecture
10 11 (16.67%) HTML5
10 11 (16.67%) Logistics
10 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 11 (16.67%) .NET
11 10 (15.15%) Windows
11 10 (15.15%) Active Directory

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.06%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.06%) MS Office
1 4 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Dynamics NAV
1 7 (10.61%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.55%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.76%) SQL Server
2 12 (18.18%) MySQL
2 12 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 12 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
2 12 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
2 12 (18.18%) Oracle Database 12c
2 12 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (10.61%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (9.09%) Power BI
5 3 (4.55%) QlikView
5 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.55%) SQL CLR
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (18.18%) Selenium
2 7 (10.61%) MSI
3 6 (9.09%) TeamCity
4 4 (6.06%) HP UFT
5 3 (4.55%) Bitbucket
5 3 (4.55%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.55%) Grunt
5 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (4.55%) Ranorex
5 3 (4.55%) Subversion
6 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (9.09%) Legal
2 4 (6.06%) Banking
2 4 (6.06%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Retail
2 4 (6.06%) Retail Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Games
3 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (43.94%) Developer
2 23 (34.85%) Analyst
3 21 (31.82%) SQL Developer
4 12 (18.18%) Analyst Developer
4 12 (18.18%) Oracle Analyst
4 12 (18.18%) Oracle Developer
4 12 (18.18%) Oracle Support Analyst
4 12 (18.18%) PL/SQL Developer
4 12 (18.18%) SQL Analyst
4 12 (18.18%) SQL Support Analyst
4 12 (18.18%) Support Analyst
5 11 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 10 (15.15%) .NET Developer
6 10 (15.15%) VB.NET Developer
7 8 (12.12%) Senior Developer
8 7 (10.61%) QA Engineer
8 7 (10.61%) Senior Software Developer
8 7 (10.61%) Software Tester
8 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Developer
8 7 (10.61%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (34.85%) HTML
2 13 (19.70%) CSS
2 13 (19.70%) Web Services
3 12 (18.18%) Spring
4 11 (16.67%) .NET
4 11 (16.67%) HTML5
5 10 (15.15%) .NET Framework
6 7 (10.61%) AngularJS
7 3 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (4.55%) Sass
7 3 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.52%) Backbone.js
8 1 (1.52%) CSS3
8 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.52%) JSON
8 1 (1.52%) Pixi.js
8 1 (1.52%) RequireJS
8 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) User Experience
2 14 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (15.15%) Client/Server
4 7 (10.61%) NHS
5 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 6 (9.09%) Visualisation
6 2 (3.03%) iPad
6 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) Windows
2 7 (10.61%) Unix
3 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (19.70%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (18.18%) ETL
3 12 (18.18%) Software Architecture
4 11 (16.67%) Logistics
5 10 (15.15%) ERP
5 10 (15.15%) Functional Testing
5 10 (15.15%) Requirements Analysis
5 10 (15.15%) Service Delivery
5 10 (15.15%) Web Development
6 9 (13.64%) Project Management
7 8 (12.12%) Automation Testing
8 7 (10.61%) Analytics
8 7 (10.61%) CRM
9 6 (9.09%) Business Analysis
9 6 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (9.09%) Data Visualisation
9 6 (9.09%) Manual Testing
9 6 (9.09%) Scrum
9 6 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 38 (57.58%) SQL
2 23 (34.85%) JavaScript
3 19 (28.79%) Java
4 13 (19.70%) T-SQL
5 12 (18.18%) PL/SQL
6 10 (15.15%) Uniface
6 10 (15.15%) VB.NET
7 7 (10.61%) C#
8 4 (6.06%) Ruby
8 4 (6.06%) VBA
9 3 (4.55%) PHP
9 3 (4.55%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) Degree
2 3 (4.55%) ISEB
3 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
System Software
1 10 (15.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (18.18%) Oracle
2 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.61%) Pegasus
3 7 (10.61%) Sage
3 7 (10.61%) VMware
4 3 (4.55%) Tableau
5 2 (3.03%) Google