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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 24 45
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +21
Permanent jobs citing QA 251 253 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 5.15% 7.15% 5.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.98% 58.03% 50.15%
Number of salaries quoted 185 198 142
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £44,850
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
584 436 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.99% 12.33% 10.39%
Number of salaries quoted 394 331 276
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £60,000 £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 11 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 11 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 -31 168 £40,000 +9.58% 15
Halifax +5 38 £32,500 -32.29%
Bradford +4 18 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Huddersfield +4 11 £42,500 +97.67% 1
Wakefield +1 7 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Wetherby - 2 £47,217 -
Brighouse - 1 - -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 11 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.

1 203 (37.87%) Project Management
2 153 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (26.68%) Test Scripting
4 138 (25.75%) SQL
5 128 (23.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 116 (21.64%) Finance
7 105 (19.59%) SQL Server
8 103 (19.22%) .NET
9 100 (18.66%) Test Strategy
10 83 (15.49%) Scrum
10 83 (15.49%) Regression Testing
11 82 (15.30%) XML
12 81 (15.11%) Web Services
13 80 (14.93%) Java
14 74 (13.81%) JavaScript
14 74 (13.81%) Microsoft
15 73 (13.62%) Software Testing
16 67 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
16 67 (12.50%) Selenium
17 60 (11.19%) Degree
17 60 (11.19%) E-Commerce
18 58 (10.82%) ISEB
19 48 (8.96%) Linux
20 47 (8.77%) SOAP
20 47 (8.77%) PHP
20 47 (8.77%) C#
21 46 (8.58%) TDD
21 46 (8.58%) ITIL
22 45 (8.40%) Test Automation
23 44 (8.21%) Automated Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 34 (6.34%) WebSphere
2 33 (6.16%) Tomcat
3 32 (5.97%) Apache
4 31 (5.78%) WebLogic Portal
4 31 (5.78%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.87%) CMS
6 9 (1.68%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.75%) Drupal
7 4 (0.75%) WordPress
8 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.56%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.56%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.56%) OpenEdge
8 3 (0.56%) IIS
8 3 (0.56%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.37%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.37%) Node.js
Applications
1 35 (6.53%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.12%) MS Project
3 3 (0.56%) MS Office
3 3 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.37%) FreeHand
4 2 (0.37%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 5 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.56%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.37%) osCommerce
3 2 (0.37%) Magento
3 2 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.37%) IaaS
2 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.16%) Internet
2 32 (5.97%) HTTP
3 31 (5.78%) AMQP
4 7 (1.31%) Intranet
5 3 (0.56%) DHCP
5 3 (0.56%) VPN
5 3 (0.56%) DNS
5 3 (0.56%) Firewall
5 3 (0.56%) IP Telephony
5 3 (0.56%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.19%) CTI
6 1 (0.19%) FTP
6 1 (0.19%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (19.59%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.53%) MySQL
3 25 (4.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (3.17%) Oracle BI EE
7 11 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.68%) DB2
8 9 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.31%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.93%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (0.56%) Big Data
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.56%) Data Mart
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 67 (12.50%) Selenium
2 44 (8.21%) QuickTest Pro
3 42 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (5.60%) Cucumber
5 27 (5.04%) Visual Studio
6 24 (4.48%) WebDriver
7 21 (3.92%) SpecFlow
8 18 (3.36%) FitNesse
9 16 (2.99%) SoapUI
10 13 (2.43%) JUnit
11 8 (1.49%) Jenkins
12 7 (1.31%) Subversion
13 5 (0.93%) Maven
13 5 (0.93%) MorphX
13 5 (0.93%) JIRA
13 5 (0.93%) NUnit
13 5 (0.93%) Selenium IDE
13 5 (0.93%) MSTest
13 5 (0.93%) JBehave
14 4 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 116 (21.64%) Finance
2 23 (4.29%) Marketing
3 13 (2.43%) Retail
4 12 (2.24%) Legal
5 11 (2.05%) Banking
6 7 (1.31%) Games
7 6 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.56%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.56%) Automotive
9 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.37%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Back Office
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 197 (36.75%) Analyst
2 155 (28.92%) Test Analyst
3 127 (23.69%) Developer
4 89 (16.60%) Test Engineer
5 70 (13.06%) Agile Test Analyst
6 47 (8.77%) QA Analyst
7 41 (7.65%) Tester
8 36 (6.72%) Senior Developer
9 34 (6.34%) Architect
10 32 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
11 30 (5.60%) SQL Developer
12 26 (4.85%) Support Analyst
13 23 (4.29%) Project Manager
13 23 (4.29%) Test Manager
14 22 (4.10%) Senior Test Engineer
15 17 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
15 17 (3.17%) Software Tester
15 17 (3.17%) Software Developer
15 17 (3.17%) Lead Developer
16 16 (2.99%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (19.22%) .NET
2 82 (15.30%) XML
3 81 (15.11%) Web Services
4 47 (8.77%) SOAP
5 33 (6.16%) LAMP
6 32 (5.97%) J2EE
7 31 (5.78%) ActiveMQ
7 31 (5.78%) RabbitMQ
8 27 (5.04%) ASP.NET
9 26 (4.85%) HTML
10 24 (4.48%) XSD
10 24 (4.48%) WSDL
11 21 (3.92%) jQuery
12 20 (3.73%) CSS
13 17 (3.17%) WCF
14 14 (2.61%) Middleware
15 10 (1.87%) .NET Framework
16 9 (1.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 8 (1.49%) HTML5
18 6 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.84%) Open Source
2 31 (5.78%) RIA
2 31 (5.78%) Symmetrix
2 31 (5.78%) Clustering
3 14 (2.61%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.24%) Client/Server
5 10 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.68%) EPoS
6 9 (1.68%) EFTPOS
7 7 (1.31%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.31%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.12%) STB
9 4 (0.75%) FMCG
10 3 (0.56%) Social Media
10 3 (0.56%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.56%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.56%) Animation
11 2 (0.37%) IVR
11 2 (0.37%) BBC
11 2 (0.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 48 (8.96%) Linux
2 32 (5.97%) Windows
3 31 (5.78%) Solaris
4 9 (1.68%) UNIX
5 8 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.56%) Android
8 3 (0.56%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.56%) zOS
8 3 (0.56%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.56%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (37.87%) Project Management
2 153 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (26.68%) Test Scripting
4 128 (23.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 100 (18.66%) Test Strategy
6 83 (15.49%) Regression Testing
6 83 (15.49%) Scrum
7 73 (13.62%) Software Testing
8 60 (11.19%) E-Commerce
9 46 (8.58%) ITIL
9 46 (8.58%) TDD
10 45 (8.40%) Test Automation
11 44 (8.21%) Automated Testing
12 38 (7.09%) Load Testing
12 38 (7.09%) Test Management
13 37 (6.90%) UML
14 36 (6.72%) Technical Architecture
15 32 (5.97%) Content Management
16 31 (5.78%) Network Load Balancing
16 31 (5.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (25.75%) SQL
2 80 (14.93%) Java
3 74 (13.81%) JavaScript
4 47 (8.77%) C#
4 47 (8.77%) PHP
5 32 (5.97%) T-SQL
6 22 (4.10%) VB.NET
7 20 (3.73%) Ruby
8 18 (3.36%) Perl
9 16 (2.99%) VB
9 16 (2.99%) Python
10 14 (2.61%) C++
10 14 (2.61%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.31%) VB6
12 5 (0.93%) RPG
12 5 (0.93%) X++
13 3 (0.56%) C
13 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.37%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.37%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 60 (11.19%) Degree
2 58 (10.82%) ISEB
3 18 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (2.80%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.75%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.75%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.56%) MCITP
6 3 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.56%) MCSE
6 3 (0.56%) CCNA
6 3 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.04%) SLA
2 5 (0.93%) FATCA
2 5 (0.93%) AIFMD
3 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.37%) GAAP
System Software
1 3 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 67 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 74 (13.81%) Microsoft
2 37 (6.90%) Oracle
3 34 (6.34%) Cisco
4 31 (5.78%) EMC
4 31 (5.78%) F5
5 30 (5.60%) HP
6 19 (3.54%) Business Objects
7 15 (2.80%) IBM
8 14 (2.61%) MicroStrategy
9 10 (1.87%) SAP
10 8 (1.49%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.75%) Zend
12 2 (0.37%) Applix
12 2 (0.37%) Cognos
12 2 (0.37%) Progress
12 2 (0.37%) Adobe
12 2 (0.37%) Macromedia
12 2 (0.37%) Rackspace
13 1 (0.19%) Nortel
13 1 (0.19%) Avaya
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum c£50k + 20% Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Castleford, West Yorkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Car, Bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus bonus, pension, and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45707 - £56504 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + competitive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £excellent + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Yeadon, Leeds, Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: £40k to £65k depending on level of experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum (DOE) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Wakefield
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Eclipse Legal Systems
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum dependent on skills and experience
Posted: 24 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Excellent employee benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Posted: 25 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Competitive + Excellent company benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 25 days ago