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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 72 51 36
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 173 180 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.41% 4.77% 6.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 42.76% 53.72%
Number of salaries quoted 139 157 188
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -6.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,200 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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
519 421 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.22% 11.17% 12.42%
Number of salaries quoted 376 341 373
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £24,500 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -30 119 £38,500 +13.23% 17
Halifax +17 30 £31,500 +14.54% 5
Bradford -16 13 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Wakefield - 9 £32,500 -
Huddersfield 0 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 1 October 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.

1 216 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (37.39%) Project Management
3 111 (25.00%) SQL
4 103 (23.20%) Test Scripting
5 97 (21.85%) Test Strategy
6 93 (20.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 87 (19.59%) XML
8 85 (19.14%) Web Services
9 80 (18.02%) Finance
10 74 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 73 (16.44%) Java
12 71 (15.99%) Scrum
13 69 (15.54%) Regression Testing
13 69 (15.54%) .NET
14 63 (14.19%) E-Commerce
15 61 (13.74%) JavaScript
15 61 (13.74%) Degree
16 53 (11.94%) Selenium
17 49 (11.04%) Automated Testing
18 48 (10.81%) PHP
18 48 (10.81%) SOAP
18 48 (10.81%) Microsoft
18 48 (10.81%) Test Planning
19 47 (10.59%) ISEB
20 44 (9.91%) ITIL
21 43 (9.68%) Open Source
22 42 (9.46%) Linux
22 42 (9.46%) TDD
23 37 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
24 36 (8.11%) UML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 30 (6.76%) Apache
1 30 (6.76%) Tomcat
2 29 (6.53%) WebLogic
2 29 (6.53%) WebLogic Portal
2 29 (6.53%) WebSphere
3 12 (2.70%) CMS
4 9 (2.03%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.90%) WordPress
5 4 (0.90%) Drupal
6 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.68%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.68%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.45%) IIS
7 2 (0.45%) Node.js
7 2 (0.45%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.23%) Confluence
8 1 (0.23%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.13%) MS Office
4 4 (0.90%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.68%) MS Project
5 3 (0.68%) FreeHand
5 3 (0.68%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) JDE OneWorld
1 4 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.45%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) osCommerce
2 2 (0.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.43%) HTTP
2 31 (6.98%) Internet
3 29 (6.53%) AMQP
4 6 (1.35%) Intranet
5 3 (0.68%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (0.68%) IP Telephony
5 3 (0.68%) Firewall
5 3 (0.68%) DHCP
5 3 (0.68%) DNS
5 3 (0.68%) VPN
6 2 (0.45%) LAN
7 1 (0.23%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.88%) MySQL
3 18 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (2.93%) Oracle BI EE
4 13 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (2.48%) SAP Data Services
5 11 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.80%) DB2
8 8 (1.80%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.90%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.90%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.45%) OLAP
12 2 (0.45%) Big Data
13 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.23%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 53 (11.94%) Selenium
2 27 (6.08%) Cucumber
3 22 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (4.73%) SoapUI
5 17 (3.83%) WebDriver
5 17 (3.83%) SpecFlow
6 16 (3.60%) Visual Studio
6 16 (3.60%) JUnit
6 16 (3.60%) FitNesse
7 15 (3.38%) QuickTest Pro
8 10 (2.25%) Jenkins
9 7 (1.58%) JBehave
9 7 (1.58%) JMeter
10 5 (1.13%) Git (software)
10 5 (1.13%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.90%) Subversion
11 4 (0.90%) Maven
11 4 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.90%) ReSharper
12 3 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 80 (18.02%) Finance
2 15 (3.38%) Marketing
2 15 (3.38%) Banking
2 15 (3.38%) Retail
3 11 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 4 (0.90%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.45%) Advertising
6 2 (0.45%) Publishing
6 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 186 (41.89%) Analyst
2 148 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 89 (20.05%) Developer
4 77 (17.34%) Agile Test Analyst
5 38 (8.56%) Test Engineer
6 37 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
7 36 (8.11%) Architect
8 35 (7.88%) Senior Test Analyst
9 32 (7.21%) Solutions Architect
10 29 (6.53%) QA Analyst
11 25 (5.63%) Tester
11 25 (5.63%) Senior Developer
12 24 (5.41%) SQL Developer
13 23 (5.18%) Support Analyst
14 18 (4.05%) Senior Test Engineer
15 17 (3.83%) Test Manager
16 16 (3.60%) Test Leader
17 15 (3.38%) Senior Architect
17 15 (3.38%) Senior Solutions Architect
18 14 (3.15%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (19.59%) XML
2 85 (19.14%) Web Services
3 69 (15.54%) .NET
4 48 (10.81%) SOAP
5 32 (7.21%) LAMP
6 29 (6.53%) J2EE
6 29 (6.53%) ActiveMQ
6 29 (6.53%) RabbitMQ
7 20 (4.50%) HTML
7 20 (4.50%) XSD
7 20 (4.50%) CSS
7 20 (4.50%) WSDL
8 17 (3.83%) ASP.NET
9 14 (3.15%) Middleware
10 9 (2.03%) jQuery
10 9 (2.03%) HTML5
11 5 (1.13%) Symfony
11 5 (1.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (1.13%) XHTML
12 4 (0.90%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.68%) Open Source
2 37 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (6.53%) Clustering
3 29 (6.53%) Symmetrix
3 29 (6.53%) RIA
4 10 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.03%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.80%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.80%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.58%) User Experience
8 6 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.35%) FMCG
9 5 (1.13%) NHS
10 4 (0.90%) STB
10 4 (0.90%) Social Media
11 3 (0.68%) Animation
12 2 (0.45%) EPoS
12 2 (0.45%) EFTPOS
12 2 (0.45%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.45%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 42 (9.46%) Linux
2 29 (6.53%) Solaris
3 10 (2.25%) Windows
4 5 (1.13%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.90%) UNIX
5 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.68%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.68%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.68%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.45%) Android
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (37.39%) Project Management
3 103 (23.20%) Test Scripting
4 97 (21.85%) Test Strategy
5 93 (20.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 71 (15.99%) Scrum
7 69 (15.54%) Regression Testing
8 63 (14.19%) E-Commerce
9 49 (11.04%) Automated Testing
10 48 (10.81%) Test Planning
11 44 (9.91%) ITIL
12 42 (9.46%) TDD
13 36 (8.11%) UML
14 34 (7.66%) Technical Architecture
15 32 (7.21%) Test Automation
16 29 (6.53%) Content Management
16 29 (6.53%) Load Testing
16 29 (6.53%) Network Load Balancing
16 29 (6.53%) High Availability
17 28 (6.31%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (25.00%) SQL
2 73 (16.44%) Java
3 61 (13.74%) JavaScript
4 48 (10.81%) PHP
5 28 (6.31%) C#
6 21 (4.73%) T-SQL
7 20 (4.50%) Ruby
8 19 (4.28%) Perl
9 18 (4.05%) VB.NET
10 13 (2.93%) PowerShell
10 13 (2.93%) VB
11 12 (2.70%) C++
11 12 (2.70%) Python
12 7 (1.58%) VB6
13 6 (1.35%) C
14 5 (1.13%) RPG
15 3 (0.68%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.45%) Assembly Language
16 2 (0.45%) ActionScript
16 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 61 (13.74%) Degree
2 47 (10.59%) ISEB
3 21 (4.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (3.60%) ISTQB
5 15 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.68%) MCITP
7 3 (0.68%) MCSE
7 3 (0.68%) CCNA
7 3 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.45%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.23%) APMP
9 1 (0.23%) PMP
9 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.18%) SLA
2 5 (1.13%) FATCA
2 5 (1.13%) AIFMD
3 2 (0.45%) GAAP
3 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (3.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 48 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 32 (7.21%) Cisco
3 29 (6.53%) EMC
3 29 (6.53%) F5
4 27 (6.08%) Oracle
5 23 (5.18%) Business Objects
6 18 (4.05%) HP
7 14 (3.15%) SAP
8 12 (2.70%) MicroStrategy
9 8 (1.80%) EPiServer
10 5 (1.13%) IBM
11 4 (0.90%) Capita
12 3 (0.68%) Zend
12 3 (0.68%) Adobe
12 3 (0.68%) Macromedia
13 2 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.45%) Cognos
13 2 (0.45%) Applix
13 2 (0.45%) Rackspace
14 1 (0.23%) Atlassian
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds
Hudson - London
Salary: £50000 - £57000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £80K per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London or Manchester or Halifax or Edinburgh
Church International
Salary: 45k to 75k plus bonus,car allowance, private medical
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £39000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Networking People
Salary: Pension & 28.5 Holiday
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
OHO Group
Salary: £40 - £45 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum (DOE) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago