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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 45 65
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +20
Permanent jobs citing QA 40 38 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 4.57% 4.26% 1.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.37% 33.63% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 37 32 15
Average salary £33,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.52% -5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
141 113 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 16.10% 12.68% 7.28%
Number of salaries quoted 114 83 41
Average salary £34,000 £38,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% -10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -8 34 £32,750 -31.05% 3
Doncaster - 6 £40,000 -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (37.78%) Test Planning
3 28 (31.11%) Software Testing
4 21 (23.33%) SQL
5 19 (21.11%) Selenium
6 17 (18.89%) ISEB
7 16 (17.78%) C#
7 16 (17.78%) ITIL
7 16 (17.78%) Windows
8 14 (15.56%) Manual Testing
9 13 (14.44%) Test Automation
9 13 (14.44%) Puppet
9 13 (14.44%) Java
10 12 (13.33%) Linux
10 12 (13.33%) SLA
10 12 (13.33%) Finance
10 12 (13.33%) Service Delivery
11 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
11 11 (12.22%) Mentoring
11 11 (12.22%) Automated Testing
12 10 (11.11%) JIRA
12 10 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (11.11%) Performance Testing
12 10 (11.11%) User Experience
12 10 (11.11%) Scrum
13 9 (10.00%) VMware
13 9 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
13 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
13 9 (10.00%) Visual Studio
13 9 (10.00%) Jenkins

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (5.56%) JBoss
1 5 (5.56%) Apache
1 5 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (2.22%) Lync
2 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.22%) CMS
3 1 (1.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.22%) Fireworks
2 2 (2.22%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.11%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.11%) MS Project
3 1 (1.11%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.11%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) SaaS
1 2 (2.22%) Office 365
2 1 (1.11%) IaaS
2 1 (1.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.89%) Wireless
2 7 (7.78%) Firewall
2 7 (7.78%) LAN
2 7 (7.78%) WAN
3 2 (2.22%) Intranet
4 1 (1.11%) IPsec
4 1 (1.11%) DNS
4 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.11%) VPN
4 1 (1.11%) PBX
4 1 (1.11%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.11%) Network Security
4 1 (1.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.89%) Big Data
3 5 (5.56%) MySQL
4 3 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (21.11%) Selenium
2 10 (11.11%) JIRA
3 9 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 9 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (10.00%) FitNesse
3 9 (10.00%) Subversion
4 7 (7.78%) JUnit
5 6 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (5.56%) Maven
7 4 (4.44%) Git (software)
7 4 (4.44%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.22%) TestComplete
8 2 (2.22%) Redmine
8 2 (2.22%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (1.11%) MSI
9 1 (1.11%) Concordion
General
1 12 (13.33%) Finance
2 9 (10.00%) Banking
2 9 (10.00%) Retail
3 7 (7.78%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.33%) Publishing
5 2 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.11%) Legal
6 1 (1.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (26.67%) Analyst
1 24 (26.67%) Test Analyst
2 16 (17.78%) Tester
3 15 (16.67%) QA Engineer
4 13 (14.44%) Test Engineer
5 11 (12.22%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (12.22%) Senior Test Analyst
6 9 (10.00%) Team Leader
7 8 (8.89%) Performance Tester
8 7 (7.78%) Test Team Leader
9 6 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (6.67%) Developer
10 5 (5.56%) Architect
10 5 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (5.56%) Build Engineer
10 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (4.44%) Technical Design Architect
11 4 (4.44%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
11 4 (4.44%) Automation Tester
11 4 (4.44%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.78%) HTML
2 6 (6.67%) XML
3 5 (5.56%) .NET
4 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.44%) CSS
5 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.22%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.22%) jQuery
6 2 (2.22%) WCF
6 2 (2.22%) LINQ
6 2 (2.22%) HTML5
6 2 (2.22%) CSS3
6 2 (2.22%) LINQ to SQL
6 2 (2.22%) SOAP
7 1 (1.11%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) User Experience
2 6 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.44%) Replication
4 2 (2.22%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.22%) Social Media
4 2 (2.22%) iPad
5 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.11%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.11%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.78%) Windows
2 12 (13.33%) Linux
3 6 (6.67%) UNIX
4 5 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (37.78%) Test Planning
3 28 (31.11%) Software Testing
4 16 (17.78%) ITIL
5 14 (15.56%) Manual Testing
6 13 (14.44%) Test Automation
7 12 (13.33%) Service Delivery
8 11 (12.22%) Mentoring
8 11 (12.22%) Automated Testing
9 10 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (11.11%) Performance Testing
9 10 (11.11%) Scrum
10 8 (8.89%) Software Engineering
10 8 (8.89%) Test Scripting
10 8 (8.89%) DevOps
10 8 (8.89%) Migration
11 7 (7.78%) Configuration Management
11 7 (7.78%) Risk Assessment
11 7 (7.78%) TDD
12 6 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.33%) SQL
2 16 (17.78%) C#
3 13 (14.44%) Java
4 6 (6.67%) VBScript
4 6 (6.67%) PHP
5 5 (5.56%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.33%) VB
6 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.22%) C
7 2 (2.22%) C++
7 2 (2.22%) Python
8 1 (1.11%) XQuery
8 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.11%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (18.89%) ISEB
2 8 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (7.78%) Degree
4 5 (5.56%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.11%) MCSE
5 1 (1.11%) MCSA
5 1 (1.11%) CCNA
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.44%) KVM
2 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (14.44%) Puppet
2 9 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (4.44%) Vagrant
3 4 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.11%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.00%) VMware
3 8 (8.89%) Cisco
4 5 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.44%) HP
6 3 (3.33%) Oracle
6 3 (3.33%) Adobe
7 1 (1.11%) Primavera
7 1 (1.11%) Symantec
7 1 (1.11%) SolidWorks
7 1 (1.11%) CA
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benifits
Posted: 10 days ago
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago