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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 38 30
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 25 36 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.52% 5.24% 5.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.72% 40.00% 44.29%
Number of salaries quoted 20 31 29
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £26,000 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
72 90 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 10.14% 13.10% 12.39%
Number of salaries quoted 59 76 61
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Sheffield

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 33 (80.49%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) Scrum
3 11 (26.83%) SQL
4 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
4 9 (21.95%) Project Management
4 9 (21.95%) Software Testing
5 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
5 8 (19.51%) SDLC
5 8 (19.51%) Finance
5 8 (19.51%) PHP
5 8 (19.51%) Web Services
6 7 (17.07%) Retail
6 7 (17.07%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (14.63%) Bash Shell
7 6 (14.63%) Gradle
7 6 (14.63%) Test Management
7 6 (14.63%) ISTQB
7 6 (14.63%) Maven
7 6 (14.63%) JMeter
7 6 (14.63%) Linux
7 6 (14.63%) C#
7 6 (14.63%) ISEB
7 6 (14.63%) HP UFT
8 5 (12.20%) LoadRunner
8 5 (12.20%) Windows
8 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
8 5 (12.20%) Change Management
8 5 (12.20%) Automated Testing
8 5 (12.20%) TDD
8 5 (12.20%) JIRA

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) SaaS
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Broadband
1 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) MySQL
3 1 (2.44%) Big Data
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) JMeter
1 6 (14.63%) Maven
1 6 (14.63%) HP UFT
1 6 (14.63%) Gradle
2 5 (12.20%) Jenkins
2 5 (12.20%) Cucumber
2 5 (12.20%) LoadRunner
2 5 (12.20%) JIRA
3 4 (9.76%) Selenium
3 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.44%) PHPUnit
4 1 (2.44%) Mockito
4 1 (2.44%) TestComplete
4 1 (2.44%) JUnit
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Retail
3 3 (7.32%) Law
3 3 (7.32%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Analyst
2 9 (21.95%) Test Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Release Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Build and Release Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Tester
5 4 (9.76%) .NET Developer
5 4 (9.76%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Head of Development
6 3 (7.32%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Junior Tester
8 1 (2.44%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Database Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.44%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.44%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) Web Services
2 4 (9.76%) XML
2 4 (9.76%) .NET Framework
2 4 (9.76%) WCF
2 4 (9.76%) WPF
2 4 (9.76%) .NET
2 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Visualisation
1 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
1 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) NHS
2 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Linux
2 5 (12.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (80.49%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) Scrum
3 9 (21.95%) Project Management
3 9 (21.95%) Software Testing
4 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
4 8 (19.51%) SDLC
5 7 (17.07%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (14.63%) Test Management
7 5 (12.20%) Business Analysis
7 5 (12.20%) TDD
7 5 (12.20%) Automated Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Change Management
7 5 (12.20%) Mentoring
8 4 (9.76%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (9.76%) Regression Testing
8 4 (9.76%) CRM
8 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
8 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.76%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) SQL
2 8 (19.51%) PHP
3 6 (14.63%) Bash Shell
3 6 (14.63%) C#
4 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.32%) Java
5 3 (7.32%) Groovy
6 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.44%) Python
7 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) ISEB
1 6 (14.63%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) HP
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: From £23,000 to £27,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 9 days ago