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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 44 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 28 15 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.82% 3.28% 5.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.94% 26.32% 39.29%
Number of salaries quoted 27 15 30
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £33,500 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £55,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
85 57 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 11.60% 12.47% 13.75%
Number of salaries quoted 75 46 57
Average salary £39,500 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.94% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,250 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,473
% change year-on-year
- -1.16%

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 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Sheffield

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 28 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (36.67%) Software Testing
3 20 (33.33%) SQL
4 19 (31.67%) Test Planning
5 18 (30.00%) Finance
6 15 (25.00%) JIRA
6 15 (25.00%) ERP
6 15 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 12 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 11 (18.33%) Migration
9 10 (16.67%) Banking
9 10 (16.67%) ETL
9 10 (16.67%) Project Management
9 10 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (16.67%) FitNesse
9 10 (16.67%) Data Migration
9 10 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (13.33%) Retail
10 8 (13.33%) Retail Banking
10 8 (13.33%) Automated Testing
10 8 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (13.33%) ISEB
10 8 (13.33%) E-Commerce
10 8 (13.33%) .NET
10 8 (13.33%) Selenium
11 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
11 7 (11.67%) PRINCE2
11 7 (11.67%) QuickTest Pro
11 7 (11.67%) HP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 4 (6.67%) IIS
1 4 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (1.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) LAN
1 1 (1.67%) WAN
1 1 (1.67%) Firewall
1 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (10.00%) MySQL
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (25.00%) JIRA
2 10 (16.67%) FitNesse
3 8 (13.33%) Selenium
4 7 (11.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.33%) Behat
7 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.67%) JUnit
7 1 (1.67%) TestNG
7 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (30.00%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Banking
3 8 (13.33%) Retail
3 8 (13.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Analyst
2 14 (23.33%) Test Analyst
3 11 (18.33%) Team Leader
4 10 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 10 (16.67%) Project Manager
5 9 (15.00%) Tester
5 9 (15.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 8 (13.33%) Test Team Leader
7 6 (10.00%) QA Tester
7 6 (10.00%) Architect
7 6 (10.00%) QA Engineer
7 6 (10.00%) QA Leader
7 6 (10.00%) Lead Tester
7 6 (10.00%) Automated Tester
8 5 (8.33%) Developer
9 4 (6.67%) Data Architect
10 3 (5.00%) Software Engineer
10 3 (5.00%) Web Developer
10 3 (5.00%) .NET Developer
10 3 (5.00%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) .NET
2 6 (10.00%) HTML
3 5 (8.33%) CSS
3 5 (8.33%) Web Services
3 5 (8.33%) EDI
4 4 (6.67%) XML
5 3 (5.00%) SOAP
5 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.00%) LINQ to SQL
5 3 (5.00%) WCF
5 3 (5.00%) LINQ
5 3 (5.00%) jQuery
5 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.33%) HTML5
6 2 (3.33%) CSS3
6 2 (3.33%) Semantic HTML
6 2 (3.33%) Dojo
7 1 (1.67%) LAMP
7 1 (1.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Data Integration
1 5 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.00%) Windows
3 2 (3.33%) Linux
3 2 (3.33%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (36.67%) Software Testing
3 19 (31.67%) Test Planning
4 15 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 15 (25.00%) ERP
5 12 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 11 (18.33%) Migration
7 10 (16.67%) Project Management
7 10 (16.67%) ETL
7 10 (16.67%) Data Migration
8 8 (13.33%) Automated Testing
8 8 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 8 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (11.67%) PRINCE2
10 6 (10.00%) UML
10 6 (10.00%) CRM
10 6 (10.00%) Scrum
10 6 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (10.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (10.00%) PHP
2 6 (10.00%) C#
3 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.33%) C
4 2 (3.33%) C++
4 2 (3.33%) Java
5 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) ISEB
2 6 (10.00%) Degree
3 3 (5.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) TickIT
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) HP
2 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.67%) hybris
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco
4 1 (1.67%) Sage
4 1 (1.67%) VMware
4 1 (1.67%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.67%) Infor
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