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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 59 38
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -21
Permanent jobs citing QA 26 26 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 2.55% 2.66% 5.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.01% 34.67% 38.46%
Number of salaries quoted 21 23 32
Average salary £39,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,500 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -
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
113 75 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 11.09% 7.66% 13.87%
Number of salaries quoted 89 65 70
Average salary £35,750 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £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 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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 -11 15 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Doncaster - 11 £41,250 - 1
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 42 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 19 (27.54%) Selenium
4 18 (26.09%) ISEB
5 17 (24.64%) Java
5 17 (24.64%) Test Planning
6 16 (23.19%) SQL
6 16 (23.19%) QuickTest Pro
7 15 (21.74%) Scrum
8 14 (20.29%) Finance
8 14 (20.29%) Windows
8 14 (20.29%) Automated Testing
8 14 (20.29%) Test Automation
9 13 (18.84%) Manual Testing
10 11 (15.94%) C#
11 10 (14.49%) VBScript
11 10 (14.49%) VB
11 10 (14.49%) Test Scripting
12 9 (13.04%) User Experience
12 9 (13.04%) Automation Testing
12 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
12 9 (13.04%) SLA
13 8 (11.59%) Regression Testing
13 8 (11.59%) Project Management
13 8 (11.59%) Oracle
13 8 (11.59%) ITIL
13 8 (11.59%) ISTQB
14 7 (10.14%) VMware
15 6 (8.70%) Wireless
15 6 (8.70%) Migration

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.90%) CMS
1 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (2.90%) Lync
1 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.45%) JBoss
2 1 (1.45%) Apache
2 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Project
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) Fireworks
2 2 (2.90%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.45%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.45%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.45%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) Primavera
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) SaaS
2 2 (2.90%) Office 365
2 2 (2.90%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) Wireless
2 5 (7.25%) WAN
2 5 (7.25%) LAN
3 4 (5.80%) Firewall
4 2 (2.90%) Intranet
5 1 (1.45%) PBX
5 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.45%) VPN
5 1 (1.45%) DNS
5 1 (1.45%) IPsec
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.45%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.90%) MySQL
4 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (27.54%) Selenium
2 16 (23.19%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (5.80%) JUnit
3 4 (5.80%) JIRA
4 3 (4.35%) Concordion
4 3 (4.35%) TestComplete
4 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.35%) Toad
5 2 (2.90%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.45%) JMeter
6 1 (1.45%) Subversion
6 1 (1.45%) Maven
General
1 14 (20.29%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Retail
3 3 (4.35%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Publishing
5 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (44.93%) Analyst
2 30 (43.48%) Test Analyst
3 12 (17.39%) Senior Analyst
3 12 (17.39%) Senior Test Analyst
4 9 (13.04%) QA Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Test Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Tester
6 6 (8.70%) Developer
6 6 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Automation Tester
8 4 (5.80%) Operations Manager
9 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Architect
10 2 (2.90%) Test Manager
10 2 (2.90%) Technical Architect
10 2 (2.90%) ICT Technician
10 2 (2.90%) Head of Development
10 2 (2.90%) Technical Design Authority
10 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) HTML
1 4 (5.80%) .NET
1 4 (5.80%) Web Services
1 4 (5.80%) XML
2 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.90%) CSS
3 2 (2.90%) SOAP
3 2 (2.90%) HTML5
3 2 (2.90%) CSS3
4 1 (1.45%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.45%) XML Schema
4 1 (1.45%) WCF
4 1 (1.45%) WPF
4 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) User Experience
2 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) Open Source
3 2 (2.90%) Social Media
3 2 (2.90%) iPad
4 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.45%) NHS
4 1 (1.45%) CCTV
4 1 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.29%) Windows
2 3 (4.35%) Linux
3 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.45%) UNIX
4 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 17 (24.64%) Test Planning
4 15 (21.74%) Scrum
5 14 (20.29%) Automated Testing
5 14 (20.29%) Test Automation
6 13 (18.84%) Manual Testing
7 10 (14.49%) Test Scripting
8 9 (13.04%) Automation Testing
9 8 (11.59%) ITIL
9 8 (11.59%) Project Management
9 8 (11.59%) Regression Testing
10 6 (8.70%) Service Delivery
10 6 (8.70%) Migration
10 6 (8.70%) Waterfall
10 6 (8.70%) Test Strategy
11 5 (7.25%) Mentoring
11 5 (7.25%) Test Management
12 4 (5.80%) Software Delivery
12 4 (5.80%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.64%) Java
2 16 (23.19%) SQL
3 11 (15.94%) C#
4 10 (14.49%) VBScript
4 10 (14.49%) VB
5 4 (5.80%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.90%) PHP
7 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.45%) XQuery
7 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.45%) XPath
7 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (26.09%) ISEB
2 8 (11.59%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.45%) MCITP
5 1 (1.45%) MCSE
5 1 (1.45%) MCSA
5 1 (1.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) KVM
2 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) Puppet
2 1 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.45%) ARCserve
2 1 (1.45%) WSUS
2 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.59%) Oracle
3 7 (10.14%) VMware
4 6 (8.70%) Cisco
5 3 (4.35%) Adobe
6 2 (2.90%) HP
7 1 (1.45%) CA
7 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.45%) Symantec
Sheffield, Yorkshire
The SmartList
Salary: circa £45K DOE + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £24k per year
Posted: 5 days ago