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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 28 45 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 3.14% 4.95% 4.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.11% 40.91% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 23 36 32
Average salary £31,000 £41,250 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.84% +8.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,750 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
90 110 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 10.10% 12.09% 11.64%
Number of salaries quoted 72 89 74
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,400 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 July 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 28 July 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 -12 23 £30,000 -29.41% 3
Barnsley +10 5 £32,500 +8.33% 1
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 41 (71.93%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.07%) Finance
2 16 (28.07%) Scrum
3 15 (26.32%) HP UFT
3 15 (26.32%) SQL
4 14 (24.56%) Selenium
5 13 (22.81%) Automated Testing
6 12 (21.05%) Software Testing
7 11 (19.30%) Manual Testing
7 11 (19.30%) SDLC
8 10 (17.54%) Java
9 9 (15.79%) Regression Testing
9 9 (15.79%) VBScript
9 9 (15.79%) VB
9 9 (15.79%) Web Services
9 9 (15.79%) Test Scripting
10 8 (14.04%) Test Management
10 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
10 8 (14.04%) PHP
10 8 (14.04%) Project Management
10 8 (14.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (12.28%) Automation Testing
11 7 (12.28%) ISEB
11 7 (12.28%) Oracle
11 7 (12.28%) Linux
11 7 (12.28%) Retail
11 7 (12.28%) ISTQB
11 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
12 6 (10.53%) JIRA
12 6 (10.53%) Maven

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Broadband
1 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.75%) Big Data
4 1 (1.75%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (26.32%) HP UFT
2 14 (24.56%) Selenium
3 6 (10.53%) JIRA
3 6 (10.53%) Maven
3 6 (10.53%) Gradle
4 5 (8.77%) Jenkins
4 5 (8.77%) JMeter
5 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
5 4 (7.02%) LoadRunner
5 4 (7.02%) JUnit
5 4 (7.02%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.26%) Concordion
6 3 (5.26%) Toad
7 1 (1.75%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.75%) Mockito
7 1 (1.75%) TestComplete
General
1 16 (28.07%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Retail
3 3 (5.26%) Legal
4 2 (3.51%) Law
5 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (50.88%) Analyst
2 26 (45.61%) Test Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Senior Test Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Tester
3 10 (17.54%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (14.04%) QA Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Release Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) QA Tester
5 6 (10.53%) Build and Release Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) QA Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Head of Development
8 2 (3.51%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Software Tester
8 2 (3.51%) Automation Tester
9 1 (1.75%) Release Coordinator
9 1 (1.75%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) Web Services
2 5 (8.77%) XML
3 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.26%) .NET
3 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.26%) WCF
3 3 (5.26%) WPF
4 2 (3.51%) HTML
4 2 (3.51%) SOAP
5 1 (1.75%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Visualisation
1 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.75%) NHS
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Linux
2 6 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (71.93%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.07%) Scrum
3 13 (22.81%) Automated Testing
4 12 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 11 (19.30%) Manual Testing
5 11 (19.30%) SDLC
6 9 (15.79%) Regression Testing
6 9 (15.79%) Test Scripting
7 8 (14.04%) Test Management
7 8 (14.04%) Project Management
7 8 (14.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (12.28%) Automation Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
9 6 (10.53%) Mentoring
9 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
10 5 (8.77%) Test Planning
10 5 (8.77%) Change Management
10 5 (8.77%) TDD
10 5 (8.77%) Performance Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.32%) SQL
2 10 (17.54%) Java
3 9 (15.79%) VBScript
3 9 (15.79%) VB
4 8 (14.04%) PHP
5 6 (10.53%) Bash Shell
6 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.77%) C#
7 3 (5.26%) Groovy
8 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.75%) Python
9 1 (1.75%) C++
9 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) ISEB
1 7 (12.28%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.28%) Oracle
3 2 (3.51%) VMware
4 1 (1.75%) HP
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
WANdisco
Salary: From £23,000 to £27,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £37000 per annum + pension, medical and life cover
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago