The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the West Yorkshire region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 30 37
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 217 228 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 4.46% 6.39% 5.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.10% 54.03% 50.26%
Number of salaries quoted 158 179 161
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,500 £23,875
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
555 422 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.41% 11.82% 10.94%
Number of salaries quoted 380 318 314
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

QA
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

QA Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

QA
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

QA
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
Leeds -35 148 £43,250 +15.33% 13
Halifax +9 34 £32,500 -16.12% 3
Bradford -10 13 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Huddersfield 0 10 £42,500 +97.67%
Wakefield 0 5 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Wetherby - 2 £47,217 -
Brighouse - 1 - -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the West 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.

1 202 (38.62%) Project Management
2 146 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (26.39%) SQL
4 136 (26.00%) Test Scripting
5 124 (23.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 106 (20.27%) Test Strategy
7 105 (20.08%) SQL Server
8 96 (18.36%) .NET
8 96 (18.36%) Finance
9 89 (17.02%) XML
10 86 (16.44%) Web Services
11 85 (16.25%) Java
12 78 (14.91%) Scrum
13 77 (14.72%) Regression Testing
14 74 (14.15%) Microsoft
15 73 (13.96%) JavaScript
16 67 (12.81%) Selenium
17 63 (12.05%) Software Testing
18 62 (11.85%) E-Commerce
19 60 (11.47%) Degree
20 58 (11.09%) HP Quality Center
21 56 (10.71%) ISEB
22 51 (9.75%) PHP
23 50 (9.56%) SOAP
23 50 (9.56%) Linux
24 46 (8.80%) Automated Testing
24 46 (8.80%) ITIL
25 44 (8.41%) TDD
25 44 (8.41%) Test Automation
26 42 (8.03%) C#

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the West 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 35 (6.69%) WebSphere
2 33 (6.31%) Apache
2 33 (6.31%) Tomcat
3 32 (6.12%) WebLogic Portal
3 32 (6.12%) WebLogic
4 10 (1.91%) CMS
5 9 (1.72%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.76%) WordPress
6 4 (0.76%) Drupal
7 3 (0.57%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.57%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.57%) OpenEdge
7 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.57%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.38%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.38%) Node.js
9 1 (0.19%) IIS
Applications
1 35 (6.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.96%) MS Project
3 4 (0.76%) MS Office
4 3 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.57%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.38%) FreeHand
5 2 (0.38%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 5 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.38%) osCommerce
2 2 (0.38%) Magento
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.38%) IaaS
2 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.50%) Internet
2 33 (6.31%) HTTP
3 32 (6.12%) AMQP
4 7 (1.34%) Intranet
5 3 (0.57%) Firewall
5 3 (0.57%) IP Telephony
5 3 (0.57%) DNS
5 3 (0.57%) VPN
5 3 (0.57%) DHCP
5 3 (0.57%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (0.38%) LAN
7 1 (0.19%) CTI
7 1 (0.19%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (20.08%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.69%) MySQL
3 25 (4.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (3.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (3.63%) Oracle BI EE
6 11 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.72%) DB2
7 9 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.34%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.96%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.57%) Big Data
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.57%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 67 (12.81%) Selenium
2 40 (7.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (7.46%) QuickTest Pro
4 30 (5.74%) Cucumber
5 27 (5.16%) Visual Studio
6 24 (4.59%) WebDriver
7 21 (4.02%) SpecFlow
8 19 (3.63%) SoapUI
9 18 (3.44%) FitNesse
10 14 (2.68%) JUnit
11 8 (1.53%) Jenkins
12 6 (1.15%) JBehave
13 5 (0.96%) MorphX
13 5 (0.96%) JIRA
14 4 (0.76%) ReSharper
14 4 (0.76%) Maven
14 4 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (0.76%) Selenium IDE
14 4 (0.76%) Git (software)
14 4 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 96 (18.36%) Finance
2 26 (4.97%) Marketing
3 14 (2.68%) Retail
4 13 (2.49%) Legal
5 11 (2.10%) Banking
6 6 (1.15%) Games
7 5 (0.96%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.76%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.38%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Back Office
10 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 196 (37.48%) Analyst
2 154 (29.45%) Test Analyst
3 122 (23.33%) Developer
4 81 (15.49%) Test Engineer
5 75 (14.34%) Agile Test Analyst
6 47 (8.99%) QA Analyst
7 39 (7.46%) Tester
8 35 (6.69%) Architect
8 35 (6.69%) Senior Developer
9 33 (6.31%) SQL Developer
9 33 (6.31%) Solutions Architect
10 27 (5.16%) Support Analyst
11 24 (4.59%) Test Manager
12 23 (4.40%) Project Manager
13 22 (4.21%) Senior Test Engineer
14 21 (4.02%) Senior Analyst
15 18 (3.44%) Lead Developer
15 18 (3.44%) Senior Test Analyst
16 16 (3.06%) Software Tester
17 15 (2.87%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (18.36%) .NET
2 89 (17.02%) XML
3 86 (16.44%) Web Services
4 50 (9.56%) SOAP
5 34 (6.50%) LAMP
6 32 (6.12%) ActiveMQ
6 32 (6.12%) J2EE
6 32 (6.12%) RabbitMQ
7 26 (4.97%) WSDL
7 26 (4.97%) ASP.NET
7 26 (4.97%) XSD
8 24 (4.59%) HTML
9 19 (3.63%) jQuery
10 18 (3.44%) CSS
11 16 (3.06%) Middleware
12 13 (2.49%) WCF
13 9 (1.72%) .NET Framework
14 8 (1.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 6 (1.15%) HTML5
16 5 (0.96%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.84%) Open Source
2 32 (6.12%) Symmetrix
2 32 (6.12%) Clustering
2 32 (6.12%) RIA
3 12 (2.29%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.10%) Client/Server
5 9 (1.72%) EPoS
5 9 (1.72%) EFTPOS
6 8 (1.53%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.34%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.15%) STB
9 4 (0.76%) FMCG
10 3 (0.57%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.57%) Social Media
10 3 (0.57%) Animation
10 3 (0.57%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.38%) NHS
11 2 (0.38%) IVR
11 2 (0.38%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 50 (9.56%) Linux
2 32 (6.12%) Solaris
3 28 (5.35%) Windows
4 9 (1.72%) UNIX
5 7 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.76%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.57%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.57%) zOS
8 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.57%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.38%) Android
9 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (38.62%) Project Management
2 146 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (26.00%) Test Scripting
4 124 (23.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 106 (20.27%) Test Strategy
6 78 (14.91%) Scrum
7 77 (14.72%) Regression Testing
8 63 (12.05%) Software Testing
9 62 (11.85%) E-Commerce
10 46 (8.80%) Automated Testing
10 46 (8.80%) ITIL
11 44 (8.41%) TDD
11 44 (8.41%) Test Automation
12 39 (7.46%) Load Testing
13 38 (7.27%) UML
14 37 (7.07%) Technical Architecture
15 36 (6.88%) Test Management
16 32 (6.12%) Content Management
16 32 (6.12%) Network Load Balancing
16 32 (6.12%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 138 (26.39%) SQL
2 85 (16.25%) Java
3 73 (13.96%) JavaScript
4 51 (9.75%) PHP
5 42 (8.03%) C#
6 27 (5.16%) T-SQL
7 22 (4.21%) VB.NET
8 21 (4.02%) Ruby
9 19 (3.63%) Perl
10 16 (3.06%) PowerShell
10 16 (3.06%) Python
11 15 (2.87%) VB
12 13 (2.49%) C++
13 7 (1.34%) VB6
14 5 (0.96%) RPG
14 5 (0.96%) X++
15 4 (0.76%) C
16 3 (0.57%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.38%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 60 (11.47%) Degree
2 56 (10.71%) ISEB
3 20 (3.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (3.63%) ITIL Certification
5 18 (3.44%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.57%) MCSE
7 3 (0.57%) CCNA
7 3 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.57%) MCITP
7 3 (0.57%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.57%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.19%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.19%) PMP
9 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.16%) SLA
2 5 (0.96%) FATCA
2 5 (0.96%) AIFMD
3 2 (0.38%) GAAP
4 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 58 (11.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 74 (14.15%) Microsoft
2 35 (6.69%) Cisco
3 34 (6.50%) Oracle
4 32 (6.12%) EMC
4 32 (6.12%) F5
5 29 (5.54%) HP
6 21 (4.02%) Business Objects
7 16 (3.06%) MicroStrategy
8 15 (2.87%) IBM
9 8 (1.53%) EPiServer
9 8 (1.53%) SAP
10 3 (0.57%) Zend
11 2 (0.38%) Applix
11 2 (0.38%) Rackspace
11 2 (0.38%) Adobe
11 2 (0.38%) Macromedia
11 2 (0.38%) Progress
11 2 (0.38%) Cognos
12 1 (0.19%) Nortel
12 1 (0.19%) Avaya
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum 16% Pension + generous holidays
Posted: 8 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Larson Group
Salary: car
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £competitive salary range+bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £4000000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45707 - £56504 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £39000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Competitive + Excellent company benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 15 days ago
Wakefield
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + competitive benefits
Posted: 22 days ago