The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wakefield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 39 15
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -24
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 1.53% 1.70% 9.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 15.38% 45.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 6
Average salary £44,000 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
QA
West 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 Wakefield region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Wakefield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
8 26 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 6.11% 11.06% 21.51%
Number of salaries quoted 7 21 14
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,400 £40,000 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

QA
Salary Trend in Wakefield

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

QA Salary Trend in Wakefield

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Wakefield 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 7 (87.50%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) Electronics
2 5 (62.50%) Manufacturing
2 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (62.50%) MS Visio
2 5 (62.50%) EMC
2 5 (62.50%) MS Project
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 5 (62.50%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (37.50%) SAP
3 3 (37.50%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (37.50%) Firmware
3 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) DB2
4 2 (25.00%) SAP BI
4 2 (25.00%) Release Management
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (25.00%) FMCG
4 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Wakefield 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 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
1 5 (62.50%) MS Project
1 5 (62.50%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) DB2
2 2 (25.00%) SAP BI
3 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (12.50%) OLAP
3 1 (12.50%) OLTP
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (62.50%) Electronics
1 5 (62.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Engineering Manager
1 5 (62.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Business Objects Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) SAP Developer
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SAP BI Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL BI Developer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (25.00%) FMCG
3 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Use Case
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) EMC
2 3 (37.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft