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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 64 52 22
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -30
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 20 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.09% 3.00% 8.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 40.00% 54.55%
Number of salaries quoted 14 19 34
Average salary £34,000 £42,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,500 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £50,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.63%
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
80 50 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 10.44% 7.51% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 60 48 63
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £100,000 £47,500
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 6 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Sheffield

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 6 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 29 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.91%) Software Testing
3 15 (34.09%) ISEB
4 13 (29.55%) SQL
4 13 (29.55%) Scrum
5 11 (25.00%) C#
6 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
6 10 (22.73%) Test Planning
7 9 (20.45%) Java
7 9 (20.45%) Project Management
8 8 (18.18%) Windows
8 8 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 7 (15.91%) ISTQB
9 7 (15.91%) Automated Testing
9 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
9 7 (15.91%) User Experience
10 6 (13.64%) SLA
10 6 (13.64%) Selenium
11 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
11 5 (11.36%) Finance
11 5 (11.36%) Change Management
11 5 (11.36%) Mentoring
12 4 (9.09%) Line Management
12 4 (9.09%) KVM
12 4 (9.09%) SaaS
12 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
12 4 (9.09%) Puppet
12 4 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (9.09%) Software Delivery
12 4 (9.09%) Regression Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.27%) Acrobat
2 1 (2.27%) AutoCAD
2 1 (2.27%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.27%) MS Project
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Primavera
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) SaaS
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Wireless
2 2 (4.55%) WAN
2 2 (4.55%) LAN
2 2 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (2.27%) PBX
3 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.27%) VPN
3 1 (2.27%) DNS
3 1 (2.27%) IPsec
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.27%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.27%) MySQL
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Selenium
2 4 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (6.82%) TestComplete
4 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.55%) JIRA
5 1 (2.27%) JMeter
5 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Legal
2 4 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Analyst
2 15 (34.09%) Test Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Tester
3 7 (15.91%) Test Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) QA Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Automation Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Test Automation Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Automation Tester
6 4 (9.09%) Operations Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Head of Development
8 2 (4.55%) IT Operations Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Performance Tester
9 1 (2.27%) .NET Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Database Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.82%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.55%) Web Services
3 2 (4.55%) XML
4 1 (2.27%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.27%) WCF
4 1 (2.27%) WPF
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) User Experience
2 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.27%) NHS
2 1 (2.27%) CCTV
2 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.27%) Open Source
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) UNIX
3 1 (2.27%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.91%) Software Testing
3 13 (29.55%) Scrum
4 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
4 10 (22.73%) Test Planning
5 9 (20.45%) Project Management
6 8 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 7 (15.91%) Automated Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Change Management
8 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Mentoring
9 4 (9.09%) Software Delivery
9 4 (9.09%) Line Management
9 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 4 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Regression Testing
9 4 (9.09%) TDD
10 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
10 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) SQL
2 11 (25.00%) C#
3 9 (20.45%) Java
4 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.27%) PHP
5 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.27%) XQuery
5 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) ISEB
2 7 (15.91%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.82%) Degree
3 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.27%) MCITP
4 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.27%) MCSE
4 1 (2.27%) MCSA
4 1 (2.27%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) KVM
2 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (2.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.27%) ARCserve
2 1 (2.27%) WSUS
2 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Cisco
3 2 (4.55%) VMware
3 2 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (2.27%) CA
4 1 (2.27%) Symantec
4 1 (2.27%) Adobe
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
The SmartList
Salary: circa £45K DOE + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Sheffield
Blue Town Online
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago