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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 31 55
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +24
Permanent jobs citing QA 35 37 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 4.93% 5.58% 2.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.71% 39.78% 40.63%
Number of salaries quoted 33 32 13
Average salary £32,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.57% -5.00%
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
98 93 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 13.80% 14.03% 5.68%
Number of salaries quoted 77 77 30
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,375 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -

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 27 January 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Sheffield

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 42 (53.16%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (44.30%) Test Planning
3 29 (36.71%) Software Testing
4 20 (25.32%) SQL
5 16 (20.25%) C#
5 16 (20.25%) ISEB
6 15 (18.99%) ITIL
6 15 (18.99%) Selenium
7 14 (17.72%) Windows
8 13 (16.46%) Puppet
9 12 (15.19%) Mentoring
9 12 (15.19%) Manual Testing
9 12 (15.19%) Test Automation
9 12 (15.19%) SLA
9 12 (15.19%) Service Delivery
10 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
10 11 (13.92%) Linux
10 11 (13.92%) Java
10 11 (13.92%) JIRA
11 10 (12.66%) FitNesse
11 10 (12.66%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (12.66%) User Experience
11 10 (12.66%) Banking
11 10 (12.66%) Finance
11 10 (12.66%) Scrum
12 9 (11.39%) Subversion
12 9 (11.39%) Visual Studio
12 9 (11.39%) Jenkins
12 9 (11.39%) Performance Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (6.33%) JBoss
1 5 (6.33%) Apache
1 5 (6.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.27%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.27%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.27%) MS Project
2 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) SaaS
2 1 (1.27%) PaaS
2 1 (1.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) Wireless
2 7 (8.86%) WAN
2 7 (8.86%) LAN
2 7 (8.86%) Firewall
3 1 (1.27%) PBX
3 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.27%) VPN
3 1 (1.27%) DNS
3 1 (1.27%) IPsec
3 1 (1.27%) VLAN
3 1 (1.27%) Network Security
3 1 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.27%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) Big Data
2 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.33%) MySQL
4 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.80%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (18.99%) Selenium
2 11 (13.92%) JIRA
3 10 (12.66%) FitNesse
4 9 (11.39%) Visual Studio
4 9 (11.39%) Subversion
4 9 (11.39%) Jenkins
5 6 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (7.59%) JUnit
6 5 (6.33%) Maven
6 5 (6.33%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (5.06%) WebDriver
7 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.53%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.27%) MSI
General
1 10 (12.66%) Finance
1 10 (12.66%) Banking
2 8 (10.13%) Retail
2 8 (10.13%) Retail Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Publishing
4 1 (1.27%) Legal
4 1 (1.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Analyst
1 21 (26.58%) Test Analyst
2 16 (20.25%) Tester
3 11 (13.92%) Test Engineer
3 11 (13.92%) QA Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Team Leader
5 8 (10.13%) Test Team Leader
5 8 (10.13%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (10.13%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (10.13%) Performance Tester
6 6 (7.59%) Developer
6 6 (7.59%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Build Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Architect
7 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (5.06%) Operations Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Technical Architect
8 4 (5.06%) Technical Design Architect
8 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.59%) XML
2 5 (6.33%) HTML
2 5 (6.33%) .NET
3 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.53%) LINQ to SQL
5 2 (2.53%) CSS
5 2 (2.53%) SOAP
5 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.53%) WCF
5 2 (2.53%) LINQ
5 2 (2.53%) jQuery
6 1 (1.27%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) User Experience
2 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.06%) Replication
3 4 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.53%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.27%) CCTV
5 1 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.72%) Windows
2 11 (13.92%) Linux
3 6 (7.59%) UNIX
4 5 (6.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (53.16%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (44.30%) Test Planning
3 29 (36.71%) Software Testing
4 15 (18.99%) ITIL
5 12 (15.19%) Service Delivery
5 12 (15.19%) Mentoring
5 12 (15.19%) Test Automation
5 12 (15.19%) Manual Testing
6 10 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (12.66%) Scrum
7 9 (11.39%) Performance Testing
8 8 (10.13%) DevOps
8 8 (10.13%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (10.13%) Automated Testing
8 8 (10.13%) Software Engineering
9 7 (8.86%) TDD
9 7 (8.86%) Configuration Management
9 7 (8.86%) Project Management
9 7 (8.86%) PRINCE2
10 6 (7.59%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.32%) SQL
2 16 (20.25%) C#
3 11 (13.92%) Java
4 6 (7.59%) PHP
5 5 (6.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.80%) VBScript
7 2 (2.53%) C++
7 2 (2.53%) C
8 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.27%) XQuery
8 1 (1.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (20.25%) ISEB
2 8 (10.13%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (8.86%) Degree
4 4 (5.06%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.27%) MCSE
5 1 (1.27%) MCSA
5 1 (1.27%) CCNA
5 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.27%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.19%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.06%) KVM
2 1 (1.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (16.46%) Puppet
2 10 (12.66%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (5.06%) Vagrant
3 4 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.27%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.13%) Cisco
3 7 (8.86%) VMware
4 5 (6.33%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.06%) HP
6 1 (1.27%) CA
6 1 (1.27%) Adobe
6 1 (1.27%) Symantec
6 1 (1.27%) Primavera
6 1 (1.27%) SolidWorks
6 1 (1.27%) hybris
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Posted: 6 days ago
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