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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 51 31
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -20
Permanent jobs citing QA 36 27 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 5.87% 3.77% 5.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.70% 27.27% 39.81%
Number of salaries quoted 33 25 33
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £23,000 £25,385
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
71 99 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 11.58% 13.81% 14.97%
Number of salaries quoted 65 76 81
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,000 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 10 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Sheffield

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 34 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (41.89%) SQL
3 26 (35.14%) Automation Testing
4 21 (28.38%) C#
5 19 (25.68%) Mentoring
6 17 (22.97%) .NET
6 17 (22.97%) Selenium
7 15 (20.27%) Functional Testing
8 14 (18.92%) Java
9 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
10 11 (14.86%) Project Management
10 11 (14.86%) ASP.NET
10 11 (14.86%) Scrum
11 10 (13.51%) JavaScript
12 9 (12.16%) Linux
12 9 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (12.16%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (12.16%) Manual Testing
13 8 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (10.81%) User Experience
13 8 (10.81%) Web Services
13 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
13 8 (10.81%) PHP
13 8 (10.81%) T-SQL
13 8 (10.81%) HTML
14 7 (9.46%) TDD
14 7 (9.46%) Logistics
14 7 (9.46%) NHS
14 7 (9.46%) Big Data
14 7 (9.46%) Analytics

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (4.05%) Node.js
2 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.41%) MS Office
2 4 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (4.05%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.05%) GitHub
2 2 (2.70%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.46%) Big Data
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.05%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (4.05%) MySQL
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (4.05%) QlikView
4 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.05%) SQL CLR
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.70%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 17 (22.97%) Selenium
2 6 (8.11%) Cucumber
2 6 (8.11%) Ranorex
2 6 (8.11%) TeamCity
3 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.76%) HP UFT
3 5 (6.76%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.05%) Bitbucket
4 3 (4.05%) Grunt
4 3 (4.05%) JIRA
4 3 (4.05%) MSI
4 3 (4.05%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (4.05%) Subversion
5 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.70%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.35%) git-flow
6 1 (1.35%) Gradle
6 1 (1.35%) JUnit
6 1 (1.35%) Maven
6 1 (1.35%) TestNG
General
1 5 (6.76%) Finance
1 5 (6.76%) Retail
2 4 (5.41%) Banking
2 4 (5.41%) Retail Banking
2 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Developer
2 17 (22.97%) Analyst
3 13 (17.57%) QA Engineer
4 12 (16.22%) Tester
5 11 (14.86%) Software Tester
6 8 (10.81%) QA Tester
6 8 (10.81%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 8 (10.81%) Senior QA Tester
6 8 (10.81%) Senior Software Tester
6 8 (10.81%) Senior Tester
6 8 (10.81%) Software QA Tester
6 8 (10.81%) SQL Developer
6 8 (10.81%) Test Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Senior QA Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) .NET Developer
8 5 (6.76%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Automation Test Lead
8 5 (6.76%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (6.76%) Senior Developer
8 5 (6.76%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.97%) .NET
2 11 (14.86%) ASP.NET
3 8 (10.81%) HTML
3 8 (10.81%) Web Services
4 6 (8.11%) AngularJS
5 5 (6.76%) .NET Framework
5 5 (6.76%) CSS
5 5 (6.76%) HTML5
5 5 (6.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (4.05%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (4.05%) Sass
6 3 (4.05%) Spring
7 2 (2.70%) jQuery
7 2 (2.70%) REST
8 1 (1.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.81%) User Experience
3 7 (9.46%) NHS
4 6 (8.11%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (6.76%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.70%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.16%) Linux
2 4 (5.41%) Windows
3 3 (4.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (35.14%) Automation Testing
3 19 (25.68%) Mentoring
4 15 (20.27%) Functional Testing
5 11 (14.86%) Project Management
5 11 (14.86%) Scrum
6 9 (12.16%) Manual Testing
6 9 (12.16%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (9.46%) Analytics
8 7 (9.46%) Logistics
8 7 (9.46%) TDD
8 7 (9.46%) Web Testing
9 6 (8.11%) MVC
9 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
9 6 (8.11%) Test Scripting
10 5 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (6.76%) Integration Testing
10 5 (6.76%) System Testing
10 5 (6.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (41.89%) SQL
2 21 (28.38%) C#
3 14 (18.92%) Java
4 10 (13.51%) JavaScript
5 8 (10.81%) PHP
5 8 (10.81%) T-SQL
6 5 (6.76%) Uniface
6 5 (6.76%) VB.NET
7 4 (5.41%) VBA
8 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.05%) R
8 3 (4.05%) Ruby
9 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) ISEB
2 4 (5.41%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.35%) PMP
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.11%) Google
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle
3 3 (4.05%) Pegasus
3 3 (4.05%) Sage
3 3 (4.05%) Tableau
3 3 (4.05%) VMware
4 1 (1.35%) Atlassian
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Shelter
Posted: 22 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £38,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago