The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 45 45
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 40 25 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 4.06% 3.38% 4.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.09% 24.75% 33.64%
Number of salaries quoted 39 25 28
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +54.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £29,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
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 South Yorkshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
114 101 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 11.56% 13.65% 12.51%
Number of salaries quoted 98 73 59
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +28.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,600 £31,600 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £54,500 £59,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

QA
Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the South Yorkshire region.

QA Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

QA
Salary Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in South Yorkshire

QA
Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -3 32 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Doncaster - 3 £33,000 -
Barnsley -5 2 £20,000 -66.66%
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 (32.43%) SQL
2 17 (22.97%) Software Testing
3 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (18.92%) Finance
3 14 (18.92%) ERP
4 13 (17.57%) PRINCE2
4 13 (17.57%) Project Management
4 13 (17.57%) Project Planning
4 13 (17.57%) Degree
5 12 (16.22%) JIRA
5 12 (16.22%) .NET
5 12 (16.22%) Manual Testing
6 11 (14.86%) Automated Testing
7 10 (13.51%) Migration
7 10 (13.51%) TickIT
7 10 (13.51%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (13.51%) ETL
7 10 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (13.51%) Data Migration
8 9 (12.16%) Selenium
8 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
9 8 (10.81%) Java
9 8 (10.81%) E-Commerce
9 8 (10.81%) ISEB
9 8 (10.81%) Scrum
10 7 (9.46%) TDD
10 7 (9.46%) UML
11 6 (8.11%) CRM
11 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
11 6 (8.11%) PHP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 (5.41%) Apache
1 4 (5.41%) IIS
2 2 (2.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Office
2 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.11%) MySQL
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.70%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (16.22%) JIRA
2 10 (13.51%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (12.16%) Selenium
4 6 (8.11%) FitNesse
5 4 (5.41%) Toad
6 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.70%) JUnit
7 2 (2.70%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.70%) TestNG
7 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.70%) Behat
7 2 (2.70%) Redmine
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (18.92%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Banking
3 5 (6.76%) Retail
3 5 (6.76%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.70%) Legal
5 1 (1.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Project Manager
2 14 (18.92%) Analyst
3 11 (14.86%) Test Analyst
3 11 (14.86%) Developer
3 11 (14.86%) QA Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Tester
5 7 (9.46%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) Team Leader
5 7 (9.46%) .NET Developer
6 6 (8.11%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) QA Tester
6 6 (8.11%) QA Leader
6 6 (8.11%) Lead Tester
6 6 (8.11%) Automated Tester
7 5 (6.76%) Test Team Leader
7 5 (6.76%) Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Quality Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Data Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Software Manager
8 4 (5.41%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.22%) .NET
2 6 (8.11%) HTML
3 5 (6.76%) EDI
3 5 (6.76%) CSS
3 5 (6.76%) Web Services
4 3 (4.05%) LINQ to SQL
4 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (4.05%) HTML5
4 3 (4.05%) jQuery
4 3 (4.05%) WCF
4 3 (4.05%) LINQ
4 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.05%) XML
4 3 (4.05%) SOAP
5 2 (2.70%) J2EE
5 2 (2.70%) LAMP
5 2 (2.70%) Dojo
5 2 (2.70%) Semantic HTML
5 2 (2.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Mobile App
1 5 (6.76%) Data Integration
2 4 (5.41%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.76%) Linux
2 4 (5.41%) Windows
2 4 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.05%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.70%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.97%) Software Testing
2 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (18.92%) ERP
3 13 (17.57%) PRINCE2
3 13 (17.57%) Project Management
3 13 (17.57%) Project Planning
4 12 (16.22%) Manual Testing
5 11 (14.86%) Automated Testing
6 10 (13.51%) Migration
6 10 (13.51%) ETL
6 10 (13.51%) Data Migration
7 8 (10.81%) E-Commerce
7 8 (10.81%) Scrum
8 7 (9.46%) TDD
8 7 (9.46%) UML
9 6 (8.11%) CRM
9 6 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (8.11%) Test Automation
10 5 (6.76%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.43%) SQL
2 8 (10.81%) Java
3 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.11%) PHP
4 4 (5.41%) C#
5 3 (4.05%) Python
6 1 (1.35%) C++
6 1 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (17.57%) Degree
2 8 (10.81%) ISEB
3 3 (4.05%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.51%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.11%) HP
1 6 (8.11%) VMware
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.41%) hybris
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle
3 2 (2.70%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.35%) Infor
4 1 (1.35%) Sage
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