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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 23 33
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 24 40 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.28% 7.63% 6.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 51.28% 51.25%
Number of salaries quoted 21 32 32
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £100,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +4.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
60 78 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 8.21% 14.89% 12.56%
Number of salaries quoted 53 63 67
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £49,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 23 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Sheffield

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 24 (39.34%) Project Management
2 21 (34.43%) ISEB
3 19 (31.15%) Linux
3 19 (31.15%) Degree
4 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (24.59%) TDD
6 13 (21.31%) Java
7 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
7 12 (19.67%) ISTQB
7 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (14.75%) Service Delivery
8 9 (14.75%) ITIL
8 9 (14.75%) PRINCE2
8 9 (14.75%) Project Planning
8 9 (14.75%) Logistics
9 8 (13.11%) TickIT
9 8 (13.11%) Risk Management
10 7 (11.48%) Windows
10 7 (11.48%) C#
10 7 (11.48%) HTML
10 7 (11.48%) Automated Testing
11 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
11 6 (9.84%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (9.84%) Capacity Management
11 6 (9.84%) PHP
11 6 (9.84%) XML
11 6 (9.84%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (9.84%) Performance Analysis
12 5 (8.20%) Sun Certification
12 5 (8.20%) Mac OS X

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Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2 (3.28%) Apache
1 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) Broadband
2 2 (3.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.92%) MySQL
3 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) WinRunner
1 4 (6.56%) QARun
2 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.28%) Subversion
3 2 (3.28%) Toad
3 2 (3.28%) JIRA
4 1 (1.64%) Maven
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (8.20%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Analyst
2 11 (18.03%) Project Manager
2 11 (18.03%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (16.39%) Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Test Analyst
4 7 (11.48%) Service Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Technical Specialist
5 6 (9.84%) Software Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Technical Assurance Specialist
6 5 (8.20%) Test Leader
6 5 (8.20%) Performance Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Web Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Lead Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Lead Java Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Service Performance Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Technical Services Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Capacity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) HTML
2 6 (9.84%) XML
3 5 (8.20%) J2EE
3 5 (8.20%) Web Services
4 4 (6.56%) CSS
5 3 (4.92%) SOAP
5 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.92%) .NET
5 3 (4.92%) WCF
5 3 (4.92%) LINQ
5 3 (4.92%) jQuery
5 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (4.92%) LINQ to SQL
6 2 (3.28%) LAMP
6 2 (3.28%) HTML5
6 2 (3.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.64%) Lucene
7 1 (1.64%) Spring
7 1 (1.64%) REST
7 1 (1.64%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.64%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.15%) Linux
2 7 (11.48%) Windows
3 5 (8.20%) Mac OS X
3 5 (8.20%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.28%) Solaris
5 1 (1.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (39.34%) Project Management
2 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (24.59%) TDD
4 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (14.75%) Project Planning
5 9 (14.75%) Service Delivery
5 9 (14.75%) ITIL
5 9 (14.75%) PRINCE2
5 9 (14.75%) Logistics
6 8 (13.11%) Risk Management
7 7 (11.48%) Automated Testing
8 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
8 6 (9.84%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (9.84%) Capacity Management
8 6 (9.84%) Performance Analysis
9 5 (8.20%) Automation Testing
9 5 (8.20%) Unit Testing
10 3 (4.92%) Data Analysis
10 3 (4.92%) MVC
10 3 (4.92%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.31%) Java
2 7 (11.48%) C#
3 6 (9.84%) PHP
4 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.56%) VB
6 3 (4.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (34.43%) ISEB
2 19 (31.15%) Degree
3 12 (19.67%) ISTQB
4 6 (9.84%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (8.20%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) TickIT
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle
2 3 (4.92%) JBoss
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.28%) HP
3 2 (3.28%) VMware