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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 3.78% - 2.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.91% - 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 3
Average salary £32,500 - £26,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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
22 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 9.24% 5.77% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 18 3 7
Average salary £26,750 £28,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.14% +7.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,700 £28,500 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £60,000 £28,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 31 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Wakefield

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 9 (69.23%) SAP
2 8 (61.54%) ETL
2 8 (61.54%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (61.54%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (61.54%) Business Objects
2 8 (61.54%) Degree
2 8 (61.54%) SAP Data Services
3 6 (46.15%) DB2
4 5 (38.46%) Release Management
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) .NET
6 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) VB
7 2 (15.38%) RPG
7 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
7 2 (15.38%) VB6
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (15.38%) Migration
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (15.38%) FMCG
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (7.69%) Ranorex
8 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (7.69%) CSS3
8 1 (7.69%) Change Control
8 1 (7.69%) HTML5

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) BusinessObjects
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
1 8 (61.54%) SAP Data Services
2 6 (46.15%) DB2
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.69%) Ranorex
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) ETL Developer
2 4 (30.77%) SAP Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Graduate
4 2 (15.38%) Business Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Junior Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Business Objects Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Junior
5 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Development Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Development Team Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Development Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) CSS3
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) ETL
1 8 (61.54%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (38.46%) Release Management
3 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Change Control
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) VB
3 2 (15.38%) VB6
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 2 (15.38%) RPG
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) SAP
2 8 (61.54%) Business Objects
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft