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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 62 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 31 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.18% 4.27% 5.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.28% 40.26% 48.08%
Number of salaries quoted 17 25 17
Average salary £30,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.41% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £51,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,565 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.48% -3.68%
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 77 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 11.91% 10.61% 10.74%
Number of salaries quoted 70 60 38
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,500 £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 31 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Sheffield

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 31 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 35 (54.69%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.38%) Test Planning
3 21 (32.81%) Software Testing
4 18 (28.13%) ISEB
5 16 (25.00%) Windows
6 14 (21.88%) SQL
6 14 (21.88%) Selenium
7 13 (20.31%) C#
7 13 (20.31%) Scrum
8 12 (18.75%) Java
9 11 (17.19%) ITIL
9 11 (17.19%) Test Automation
9 11 (17.19%) Puppet
10 10 (15.63%) User Experience
10 10 (15.63%) SLA
10 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
11 9 (14.06%) Linux
11 9 (14.06%) Automated Testing
11 9 (14.06%) Test Scripting
11 9 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (12.50%) Service Delivery
13 7 (10.94%) Wireless
13 7 (10.94%) Software Engineering
13 7 (10.94%) Subversion
13 7 (10.94%) ISTQB
13 7 (10.94%) Visual Studio
13 7 (10.94%) Cisco
13 7 (10.94%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (10.94%) Performance Testing
13 7 (10.94%) Continuous Improvement

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 4 (6.25%) JBoss
1 4 (6.25%) Apache
1 4 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.56%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.56%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.56%) MS Project
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) Wireless
2 6 (9.38%) WAN
2 6 (9.38%) LAN
3 5 (7.81%) Firewall
4 1 (1.56%) PBX
4 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.56%) VPN
4 1 (1.56%) DNS
4 1 (1.56%) IPsec
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.56%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) Big Data
2 5 (7.81%) MySQL
2 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (21.88%) Selenium
2 7 (10.94%) Visual Studio
2 7 (10.94%) Subversion
2 7 (10.94%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.81%) JUnit
3 5 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (6.25%) Maven
4 4 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (4.69%) WebDriver
5 3 (4.69%) TestComplete
5 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.13%) JIRA
7 1 (1.56%) JMeter
7 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.56%) Publishing
2 1 (1.56%) Retail
2 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Analyst
1 18 (28.13%) Test Analyst
2 13 (20.31%) Tester
3 9 (14.06%) Test Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) QA Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) Performance Tester
5 6 (9.38%) Developer
5 6 (9.38%) Automation Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Automation Tester
7 4 (6.25%) Operations Manager
7 4 (6.25%) Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Build Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Technical Design Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Consultant
9 2 (3.13%) Implementation Consultant
9 2 (3.13%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) .NET
1 4 (6.25%) XML
2 3 (4.69%) HTML
2 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.13%) Web Services
3 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.56%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (1.56%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.56%) WCF
4 1 (1.56%) LINQ
4 1 (1.56%) jQuery
4 1 (1.56%) XML Schema
4 1 (1.56%) CSS
4 1 (1.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) User Experience
2 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.69%) Replication
2 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.56%) Open Source
3 1 (1.56%) CCTV
3 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.56%) NHS
3 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.00%) Windows
2 9 (14.06%) Linux
3 5 (7.81%) UNIX
4 4 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (54.69%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.38%) Test Planning
3 21 (32.81%) Software Testing
4 13 (20.31%) Scrum
5 11 (17.19%) Test Automation
5 11 (17.19%) ITIL
6 9 (14.06%) Automated Testing
6 9 (14.06%) Test Scripting
6 9 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 7 (10.94%) Software Engineering
8 7 (10.94%) Performance Testing
8 7 (10.94%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (10.94%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (10.94%) Software Delivery
9 6 (9.38%) DevOps
9 6 (9.38%) Manual Testing
9 6 (9.38%) TDD
10 5 (7.81%) Project Management
10 5 (7.81%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.88%) SQL
2 13 (20.31%) C#
3 12 (18.75%) Java
4 5 (7.81%) PHP
5 4 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.13%) VBScript
7 1 (1.56%) XQuery
7 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.56%) XPath
7 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (28.13%) ISEB
2 7 (10.94%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (10.94%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.81%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.56%) MCITP
4 1 (1.56%) MCSE
4 1 (1.56%) MCSA
4 1 (1.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.63%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) KVM
2 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (17.19%) Puppet
2 3 (4.69%) Vagrant
2 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.56%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.56%) WSUS
3 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.94%) Cisco
3 6 (9.38%) VMware
4 4 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.13%) HP
6 1 (1.56%) CA
6 1 (1.56%) Adobe
6 1 (1.56%) Symantec
6 1 (1.56%) Primavera
6 1 (1.56%) SolidWorks
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Shelter
Salary: From £23,750 to £25,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday