The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 74 48 34
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -14
Permanent jobs citing QA 170 181 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.33% 4.89% 6.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.95% 44.25% 52.59%
Number of salaries quoted 131 150 187
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
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 West Yorkshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
532 409 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.42% 11.05% 12.27%
Number of salaries quoted 370 328 372
Average salary £35,661 £38,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.15% -1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £24,950 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £52,800 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -35 114 £38,000 +11.76% 14
Halifax +17 32 £32,000 +16.36% 4
Bradford -19 13 £37,000 -7.50% 2
Wakefield - 9 £32,500 -
Huddersfield +2 8 £36,250 +68.60%
Brighouse - 2 £18,000 -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 235 (50.54%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (38.06%) Project Management
3 118 (25.38%) SQL
4 112 (24.09%) Test Scripting
5 103 (22.15%) Test Strategy
6 100 (21.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 93 (20.00%) XML
8 89 (19.14%) Web Services
9 84 (18.06%) Finance
10 82 (17.63%) SQL Server
11 80 (17.20%) .NET
11 80 (17.20%) Java
12 78 (16.77%) Scrum
13 77 (16.56%) Regression Testing
14 67 (14.41%) E-Commerce
15 66 (14.19%) JavaScript
16 62 (13.33%) Degree
17 61 (13.12%) Selenium
18 55 (11.83%) Automated Testing
18 55 (11.83%) Microsoft
19 54 (11.61%) ISEB
20 51 (10.97%) SOAP
20 51 (10.97%) Test Planning
21 50 (10.75%) PHP
22 48 (10.32%) Linux
23 44 (9.46%) ITIL
23 44 (9.46%) TDD
24 43 (9.25%) Open Source
25 40 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
26 38 (8.17%) UML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 32 (6.88%) Apache
1 32 (6.88%) Tomcat
1 32 (6.88%) WebSphere
2 31 (6.67%) WebLogic Portal
2 31 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 12 (2.58%) CMS
4 9 (1.94%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.86%) Drupal
5 4 (0.86%) WordPress
6 3 (0.65%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.65%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.65%) OpenEdge
6 3 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.43%) Node.js
7 2 (0.43%) IIS
7 2 (0.43%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.08%) MS Office
4 4 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.86%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.86%) MS Project
4 4 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.65%) FreeHand
5 3 (0.65%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) JDE OneWorld
1 3 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.43%) osCommerce
2 2 (0.43%) Magento
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.31%) HTTP
2 33 (7.10%) Internet
3 31 (6.67%) AMQP
4 6 (1.29%) Intranet
5 3 (0.65%) DHCP
5 3 (0.65%) Firewall
5 3 (0.65%) IP Telephony
5 3 (0.65%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (0.65%) VPN
5 3 (0.65%) DNS
6 2 (0.43%) LAN
7 1 (0.22%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (17.63%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.96%) MySQL
3 21 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (3.44%) Oracle BI EE
5 13 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (2.15%) SAP Data Services
6 10 (2.15%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.94%) DB2
8 7 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.43%) OLAP
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.43%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 61 (13.12%) Selenium
2 28 (6.02%) Cucumber
3 25 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (4.95%) SoapUI
5 22 (4.73%) WebDriver
6 21 (4.52%) QuickTest Pro
7 18 (3.87%) Visual Studio
8 17 (3.66%) FitNesse
8 17 (3.66%) SpecFlow
9 16 (3.44%) JUnit
10 9 (1.94%) Jenkins
11 7 (1.51%) JBehave
12 6 (1.29%) JMeter
13 5 (1.08%) Git (software)
14 4 (0.86%) Maven
14 4 (0.86%) JIRA
14 4 (0.86%) ReSharper
14 4 (0.86%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
15 3 (0.65%) Selenium IDE
General
1 84 (18.06%) Finance
2 16 (3.44%) Marketing
3 14 (3.01%) Banking
3 14 (3.01%) Retail
4 10 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.43%) Advertising
6 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.22%) Electronics
7 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.22%) Publishing
7 1 (0.22%) Legal
7 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 191 (41.08%) Analyst
2 151 (32.47%) Test Analyst
3 97 (20.86%) Developer
4 81 (17.42%) Agile Test Analyst
5 49 (10.54%) Test Engineer
6 38 (8.17%) Architect
7 36 (7.74%) Senior Analyst
8 34 (7.31%) Senior Test Analyst
8 34 (7.31%) Solutions Architect
9 31 (6.67%) Tester
9 31 (6.67%) QA Analyst
10 27 (5.81%) Senior Developer
11 26 (5.59%) SQL Developer
12 23 (4.95%) Support Analyst
13 22 (4.73%) Senior Test Engineer
14 18 (3.87%) Test Manager
15 17 (3.66%) Lead Developer
16 16 (3.44%) Test Leader
17 15 (3.23%) Senior Architect
17 15 (3.23%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (20.00%) XML
2 89 (19.14%) Web Services
3 80 (17.20%) .NET
4 51 (10.97%) SOAP
5 34 (7.31%) LAMP
6 31 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
6 31 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
6 31 (6.67%) J2EE
7 23 (4.95%) XSD
8 22 (4.73%) WSDL
9 21 (4.52%) HTML
10 20 (4.30%) CSS
11 19 (4.09%) ASP.NET
12 16 (3.44%) Middleware
13 11 (2.37%) jQuery
14 8 (1.72%) HTML5
15 5 (1.08%) Symfony
15 5 (1.08%) XHTML
15 5 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 4 (0.86%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.25%) Open Source
2 40 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.67%) RIA
3 31 (6.67%) Symmetrix
3 31 (6.67%) Clustering
4 11 (2.37%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.94%) User Experience
6 8 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.51%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.29%) STB
9 4 (0.86%) EPoS
9 4 (0.86%) EFTPOS
9 4 (0.86%) Social Media
9 4 (0.86%) FMCG
10 3 (0.65%) Animation
10 3 (0.65%) NHS
11 2 (0.43%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.43%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 48 (10.32%) Linux
2 31 (6.67%) Solaris
3 15 (3.23%) Windows
4 7 (1.51%) UNIX
5 5 (1.08%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.65%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.65%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.65%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.43%) Android
7 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.22%) zOS
8 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (50.54%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (38.06%) Project Management
3 112 (24.09%) Test Scripting
4 103 (22.15%) Test Strategy
5 100 (21.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 78 (16.77%) Scrum
7 77 (16.56%) Regression Testing
8 67 (14.41%) E-Commerce
9 55 (11.83%) Automated Testing
10 51 (10.97%) Test Planning
11 44 (9.46%) TDD
11 44 (9.46%) ITIL
12 38 (8.17%) UML
13 36 (7.74%) Technical Architecture
13 36 (7.74%) Test Automation
14 33 (7.10%) Software Testing
15 31 (6.67%) Content Management
15 31 (6.67%) Load Testing
15 31 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
15 31 (6.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 118 (25.38%) SQL
2 80 (17.20%) Java
3 66 (14.19%) JavaScript
4 50 (10.75%) PHP
5 32 (6.88%) C#
6 20 (4.30%) T-SQL
6 20 (4.30%) VB.NET
6 20 (4.30%) Ruby
7 19 (4.09%) Perl
8 15 (3.23%) Python
8 15 (3.23%) PowerShell
9 13 (2.80%) VB
10 12 (2.58%) C++
11 7 (1.51%) VB6
12 6 (1.29%) C
13 5 (1.08%) RPG
14 3 (0.65%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.43%) Assembly Language
15 2 (0.43%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.43%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 62 (13.33%) Degree
2 54 (11.61%) ISEB
3 23 (4.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (4.52%) ISTQB
5 15 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.65%) MCITP
7 3 (0.65%) MCSE
7 3 (0.65%) CCNA
7 3 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.43%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.22%) PMP
9 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.22%) APMP
9 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.95%) SLA
2 5 (1.08%) FATCA
2 5 (1.08%) AIFMD
3 2 (0.43%) GAAP
3 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (4.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 55 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 34 (7.31%) Cisco
3 31 (6.67%) EMC
3 31 (6.67%) F5
4 30 (6.45%) Oracle
5 24 (5.16%) Business Objects
6 20 (4.30%) HP
7 14 (3.01%) MicroStrategy
8 12 (2.58%) SAP
9 8 (1.72%) IBM
9 8 (1.72%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.86%) Capita
11 3 (0.65%) Zend
11 3 (0.65%) Adobe
11 3 (0.65%) Macromedia
12 2 (0.43%) Cognos
12 2 (0.43%) Progress
12 2 (0.43%) Applix
12 2 (0.43%) Rackspace
13 1 (0.22%) Splunk
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Salary: From £35,000 to £52,000 per annum
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Salary: 35,000 - 40,000 + Excellent Bens
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Morrisons
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £39000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £80K per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Eclipse Legal Systems
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum dependent upon skills and experience
Posted: 16 days ago