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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 36 45
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 23 34 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.13% 4.98% 3.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.73% 40.00% 36.84%
Number of salaries quoted 22 27 9
Average salary £29,250 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.17% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
93 85 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 12.65% 12.45% 8.26%
Number of salaries quoted 70 64 27
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 6 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Sheffield

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 38 (52.05%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (34.25%) Test Planning
3 22 (30.14%) Software Testing
4 18 (24.66%) Windows
4 18 (24.66%) ISEB
5 17 (23.29%) SQL
6 16 (21.92%) Selenium
7 15 (20.55%) C#
7 15 (20.55%) ITIL
8 13 (17.81%) Scrum
8 13 (17.81%) Java
8 13 (17.81%) Puppet
9 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
9 12 (16.44%) SLA
9 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
9 12 (16.44%) Service Delivery
10 11 (15.07%) Linux
10 11 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (13.70%) User Experience
11 10 (13.70%) Automated Testing
12 9 (12.33%) Subversion
12 9 (12.33%) Visual Studio
12 9 (12.33%) Jenkins
12 9 (12.33%) Test Scripting
12 9 (12.33%) Performance Testing
13 8 (10.96%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (10.96%) Big Data
13 8 (10.96%) DevOps
13 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
13 8 (10.96%) Cisco

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.85%) JBoss
1 5 (6.85%) Apache
1 5 (6.85%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.37%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.37%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.37%) MS Project
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) SaaS
2 1 (1.37%) PaaS
2 1 (1.37%) IaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.96%) Wireless
2 7 (9.59%) WAN
2 7 (9.59%) LAN
2 7 (9.59%) Firewall
3 1 (1.37%) PBX
3 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.37%) VPN
3 1 (1.37%) DNS
3 1 (1.37%) IPsec
3 1 (1.37%) VLAN
3 1 (1.37%) Network Security
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.37%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) Big Data
2 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.22%) MySQL
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.48%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.11%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (21.92%) Selenium
2 9 (12.33%) Subversion
2 9 (12.33%) Visual Studio
2 9 (12.33%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.22%) JUnit
3 6 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (6.85%) Maven
5 4 (5.48%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (5.48%) WebDriver
5 4 (5.48%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.11%) TestComplete
6 3 (4.11%) JIRA
7 1 (1.37%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.37%) MSI
7 1 (1.37%) JMeter
7 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (4.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.74%) Retail
3 1 (1.37%) Billing
3 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Publishing
3 1 (1.37%) Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.37%) Finance
3 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Analyst
1 19 (26.03%) Test Analyst
2 15 (20.55%) Tester
3 9 (12.33%) Performance Tester
3 9 (12.33%) Test Engineer
3 9 (12.33%) QA Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Developer
5 6 (8.22%) Automation Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Build Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Automation Tester
6 5 (6.85%) Architect
6 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Operations Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Technical Design Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 3 (4.11%) Technical Manager
8 3 (4.11%) ERP Implementation Consultant
8 3 (4.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) XML
2 5 (6.85%) HTML
2 5 (6.85%) .NET
3 4 (5.48%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.74%) LINQ to SQL
5 2 (2.74%) CSS
5 2 (2.74%) SOAP
5 2 (2.74%) Web Services
5 2 (2.74%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.74%) WCF
5 2 (2.74%) LINQ
5 2 (2.74%) jQuery
6 1 (1.37%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.37%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) User Experience
2 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.48%) Replication
3 4 (5.48%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.37%) Open Source
4 1 (1.37%) CCTV
4 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.37%) NHS
4 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.66%) Windows
2 11 (15.07%) Linux
3 6 (8.22%) UNIX
4 5 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.05%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (34.25%) Test Planning
3 22 (30.14%) Software Testing
4 15 (20.55%) ITIL
5 13 (17.81%) Scrum
6 12 (16.44%) Service Delivery
6 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
7 11 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (13.70%) Automated Testing
9 9 (12.33%) Performance Testing
9 9 (12.33%) Test Scripting
10 8 (10.96%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (10.96%) DevOps
10 8 (10.96%) Software Engineering
10 8 (10.96%) TDD
11 7 (9.59%) Manual Testing
12 6 (8.22%) Migration
12 6 (8.22%) PRINCE2
13 5 (6.85%) Code Coverage
13 5 (6.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.29%) SQL
2 15 (20.55%) C#
3 13 (17.81%) Java
4 6 (8.22%) PHP
5 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.11%) VBScript
7 1 (1.37%) XQuery
7 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.37%) XPath
7 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (24.66%) ISEB
2 8 (10.96%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (9.59%) ISTQB
4 6 (8.22%) Degree
5 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.37%) MCITP
5 1 (1.37%) MCSE
5 1 (1.37%) MCSA
5 1 (1.37%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.44%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) KVM
2 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (17.81%) Puppet
2 4 (5.48%) Vagrant
2 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.37%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.37%) WSUS
4 1 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.96%) Cisco
3 7 (9.59%) VMware
4 5 (6.85%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.74%) HP
6 1 (1.37%) CA
6 1 (1.37%) Adobe
6 1 (1.37%) Symantec
6 1 (1.37%) Primavera
6 1 (1.37%) SolidWorks
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Simcyp (a Certara Company)
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
QA Limited
Salary: £139.12 per week
Posted: 11 days ago
Sheffield
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago