The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Sheffield region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 29 40
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 36 31 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 5.33% 5.50% 4.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.45% 44.29% 39.68%
Number of salaries quoted 31 29 23
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +49.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £64,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
89 70 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 13.19% 12.41% 10.98%
Number of salaries quoted 75 61 42
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £46,200 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
South Yorkshire

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 30 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Sheffield

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 17 (29.82%) Project Management
2 13 (22.81%) ERP
2 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (19.30%) TDD
4 10 (17.54%) Finance
4 10 (17.54%) Migration
4 10 (17.54%) ISEB
4 10 (17.54%) ETL
4 10 (17.54%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (17.54%) Data Migration
5 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (15.79%) PHP
5 9 (15.79%) SQL
5 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
5 9 (15.79%) Automated Testing
5 9 (15.79%) Software Testing
6 8 (14.04%) Project Planning
6 8 (14.04%) MySQL
6 8 (14.04%) .NET
6 8 (14.04%) Java
6 8 (14.04%) PRINCE2
6 8 (14.04%) Manual Testing
7 7 (12.28%) Selenium
7 7 (12.28%) UML
7 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
7 7 (12.28%) Degree
7 7 (12.28%) JIRA
7 7 (12.28%) Scrum
8 6 (10.53%) Data Analysis
8 6 (10.53%) Linux

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (8.77%) Apache
2 4 (7.02%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) Confluence
3 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 8 (14.04%) MySQL
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Selenium
1 7 (12.28%) JIRA
2 5 (8.77%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.51%) Behat
4 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.75%) TestNG
5 1 (1.75%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.75%) JUnit
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.75%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.75%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.75%) Toad
5 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.75%) QARun
5 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Games
2 1 (1.75%) Legal
2 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
2 1 (1.75%) Banking
2 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Project Manager
3 9 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Developer
5 6 (10.53%) QA Tester
5 6 (10.53%) Tester
5 6 (10.53%) QA Leader
5 6 (10.53%) Lead Tester
5 6 (10.53%) Automated Tester
6 5 (8.77%) Architect
7 4 (7.02%) QA Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Data Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Software Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Web Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Lead Developer
8 3 (5.26%) .NET Web Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.26%) .NET Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) .NET
2 6 (10.53%) Web Services
2 6 (10.53%) HTML
3 5 (8.77%) CSS
3 5 (8.77%) EDI
4 4 (7.02%) XML
5 3 (5.26%) LINQ to SQL
5 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (5.26%) jQuery
5 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.26%) J2EE
5 3 (5.26%) SOAP
5 3 (5.26%) WCF
5 3 (5.26%) LINQ
6 2 (3.51%) Dojo
6 2 (3.51%) CSS3
6 2 (3.51%) Semantic HTML
6 2 (3.51%) HTML5
7 1 (1.75%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Data Integration
2 4 (7.02%) Client/Server
2 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Linux
2 5 (8.77%) Ubuntu
3 4 (7.02%) Mac OS X
3 4 (7.02%) Windows
3 4 (7.02%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) Project Management
2 13 (22.81%) ERP
2 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (19.30%) TDD
4 10 (17.54%) Migration
4 10 (17.54%) ETL
4 10 (17.54%) Data Migration
5 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (15.79%) Automated Testing
5 9 (15.79%) Software Testing
6 8 (14.04%) Project Planning
6 8 (14.04%) PRINCE2
6 8 (14.04%) Manual Testing
7 7 (12.28%) UML
7 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
7 7 (12.28%) Scrum
8 6 (10.53%) Data Analysis
8 6 (10.53%) CRM
9 5 (8.77%) Master Data Management
9 5 (8.77%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) PHP
1 9 (15.79%) SQL
2 8 (14.04%) Java
3 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.02%) C#
5 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) ISEB
2 7 (12.28%) Degree
3 5 (8.77%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.51%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) HP
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) hybris
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) Infor
4 1 (1.75%) JBoss
4 1 (1.75%) Sage
4 1 (1.75%) VMware
4 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
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Posted: 23 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
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Posted: 14 days ago