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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 2.75% 0.91% 3.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 4
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +50.94%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £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
42 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 19.27% 0.91% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 4
Average salary £23,250 £40,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.87% +50.94%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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
Salary Histogram in Wakefield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Wakefield region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Wakefield

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 6 (66.67%) VB
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
1 6 (66.67%) Release Management
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (55.56%) SAP Data Services
2 5 (55.56%) VB6
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (55.56%) ETL
2 5 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (55.56%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 5 (55.56%) RPG
2 5 (55.56%) Migration
2 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
2 5 (55.56%) SAP
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) Business Objects
3 4 (44.44%) FMCG
4 1 (11.11%) CSS3
4 1 (11.11%) HTML5
4 1 (11.11%) WordPress
4 1 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Ranorex
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
1 5 (55.56%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (55.56%) SAP Data Services
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 1 (11.11%) Ranorex
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Business Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Business Objects Developer
3 4 (44.44%) SAP Developer
4 3 (33.33%) Analyst
4 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
5 2 (22.22%) Graduate
5 2 (22.22%) Junior Test Analyst
5 2 (22.22%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (22.22%) Junior
6 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (11.11%) Tester
6 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) HTML5
2 1 (11.11%) CSS3
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Release Management
2 5 (55.56%) ETL
2 5 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 5 (55.56%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
1 6 (66.67%) VB
2 5 (55.56%) VB6
2 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
2 5 (55.56%) RPG
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Business Objects
1 5 (55.56%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft