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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 46 23
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -23
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 25 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.07% 3.86% 9.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 45.45% 59.76%
Number of salaries quoted 13 21 43
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £47,500 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
75 55 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 10.34% 8.49% 15.33%
Number of salaries quoted 62 51 73
Average salary £40,000 £33,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.30% -16.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,900 £100,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 28 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Sheffield

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 31 (79.49%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) ISEB
2 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 13 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 13 (33.33%) Scrum
3 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
4 9 (23.08%) Project Management
5 8 (20.51%) SDLC
6 7 (17.95%) C#
6 7 (17.95%) ISTQB
7 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
7 6 (15.38%) Windows
7 6 (15.38%) Test Planning
7 6 (15.38%) User Experience
7 6 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 6 (15.38%) Selenium
8 5 (12.82%) .NET
8 5 (12.82%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (12.82%) Change Management
8 5 (12.82%) Finance
9 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
9 4 (10.26%) TDD
9 4 (10.26%) Retail
9 4 (10.26%) .NET Framework
9 4 (10.26%) SLA
9 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
9 4 (10.26%) Java
9 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
9 4 (10.26%) Web Services

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) SaaS
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Broadband
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) Big Data
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Selenium
2 5 (12.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (7.69%) Gradle
3 3 (7.69%) TestComplete
3 3 (7.69%) Maven
4 2 (5.13%) JMeter
4 2 (5.13%) JIRA
4 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.56%) PHPUnit
5 1 (2.56%) Mockito
5 1 (2.56%) JUnit
5 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Retail
3 3 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Analyst
2 14 (35.90%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) QA Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Operations Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Test Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Tester
5 3 (7.69%) Build and Release Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Head of Development
5 3 (7.69%) Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Release Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Software Tester
6 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) IT Operations Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) .NET Framework
2 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
2 4 (10.26%) Web Services
3 3 (7.69%) XML
4 2 (5.13%) WCF
4 2 (5.13%) WPF
5 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.56%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) User Experience
2 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.13%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (79.49%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 13 (33.33%) Scrum
3 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
4 9 (23.08%) Project Management
5 8 (20.51%) SDLC
6 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Test Planning
6 6 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Change Management
8 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.26%) TDD
8 4 (10.26%) Unit Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Line Management
8 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
9 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
9 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
9 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (17.95%) C#
3 4 (10.26%) Java
4 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.69%) PHP
5 2 (5.13%) Groovy
6 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.56%) XQuery
6 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) ISEB
2 7 (17.95%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
2 2 (5.13%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) KVM
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) HP
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