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

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 58 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -28
Permanent jobs citing QA 194 170 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.82% 4.30% 6.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.79% 39.81% 53.38%
Number of salaries quoted 162 146 177
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,050 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £47,800 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
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
542 427 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.67% 10.79% 12.68%
Number of salaries quoted 413 346 353
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 £24,150 £22,850
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 22 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 22 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 -10 135 £40,000 +17.64% 18
Halifax +11 30 £19,000 -62.00% 2
Bradford -7 18 £33,750 -15.62% 5
Wakefield - 9 £32,500 -
Huddersfield +5 4 £18,000 -42.85% 1
Brighouse - 2 £18,000 -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 203 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (36.43%) Project Management
3 104 (24.76%) SQL
4 99 (23.57%) Test Scripting
5 88 (20.95%) Test Strategy
6 86 (20.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 79 (18.81%) XML
7 79 (18.81%) Finance
8 76 (18.10%) Web Services
9 69 (16.43%) Scrum
10 68 (16.19%) SQL Server
11 64 (15.24%) Java
11 64 (15.24%) Regression Testing
12 63 (15.00%) .NET
13 56 (13.33%) JavaScript
14 54 (12.86%) Degree
15 51 (12.14%) E-Commerce
16 45 (10.71%) Selenium
17 44 (10.48%) ISEB
17 44 (10.48%) Automated Testing
18 43 (10.24%) Microsoft
18 43 (10.24%) SOAP
19 41 (9.76%) TDD
20 40 (9.52%) Test Planning
21 38 (9.05%) PHP
22 37 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
23 36 (8.57%) ITIL
24 34 (8.10%) UML
25 32 (7.62%) Linux
25 32 (7.62%) Automation Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 25 (5.95%) Apache
2 24 (5.71%) Tomcat
2 24 (5.71%) WebLogic
3 23 (5.48%) WebSphere
3 23 (5.48%) WebLogic Portal
4 8 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.67%) CMS
6 4 (0.95%) IIS
6 4 (0.95%) WordPress
7 2 (0.48%) Lync
7 2 (0.48%) Node.js
8 1 (0.24%) Confluence
8 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.24%) Drupal
8 1 (0.24%) nginx
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 16 (3.81%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.19%) MS Office
4 4 (0.95%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.95%) MS Project
4 4 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.71%) FreeHand
5 3 (0.71%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 4 (0.95%) JDE OneWorld
1 4 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.48%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.48%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.90%) HTTP
2 24 (5.71%) Internet
3 23 (5.48%) AMQP
4 6 (1.43%) Intranet
5 2 (0.48%) DNS
6 1 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.24%) CTI
6 1 (0.24%) LAN
6 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.24%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (16.19%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.43%) MySQL
3 15 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.14%) SAP Data Services
5 9 (2.14%) Oracle BI EE
5 9 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.90%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.67%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.43%) DB2
9 5 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.95%) Big Data
10 4 (0.95%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.48%) OLAP
13 1 (0.24%) Redis
13 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 45 (10.71%) Selenium
2 24 (5.71%) Cucumber
3 23 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (5.00%) SoapUI
5 19 (4.52%) JUnit
6 17 (4.05%) Visual Studio
7 15 (3.57%) FitNesse
7 15 (3.57%) WebDriver
8 14 (3.33%) SpecFlow
8 14 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (2.38%) Jenkins
10 7 (1.67%) JBehave
10 7 (1.67%) JIRA
10 7 (1.67%) JMeter
11 6 (1.43%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.19%) Git (software)
13 4 (0.95%) Subversion
13 4 (0.95%) NUnit
13 4 (0.95%) Maven
13 4 (0.95%) ReSharper
General
1 79 (18.81%) Finance
2 18 (4.29%) Banking
3 15 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.57%) Retail
4 14 (3.33%) Marketing
5 7 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (0.95%) Aerospace
6 4 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.71%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.48%) Advertising
8 2 (0.48%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 184 (43.81%) Analyst
2 149 (35.48%) Test Analyst
3 71 (16.90%) Developer
4 65 (15.48%) Agile Test Analyst
5 42 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
6 41 (9.76%) Senior Test Analyst
7 31 (7.38%) Architect
8 30 (7.14%) QA Analyst
9 28 (6.67%) Test Engineer
10 26 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
11 21 (5.00%) Support Analyst
12 20 (4.76%) Tester
13 17 (4.05%) SQL Developer
13 17 (4.05%) Test Leader
14 16 (3.81%) Test Manager
14 16 (3.81%) Senior Developer
15 14 (3.33%) PMO Manager
16 12 (2.86%) Senior Test Engineer
16 12 (2.86%) Senior Solutions Architect
16 12 (2.86%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (18.81%) XML
2 76 (18.10%) Web Services
3 63 (15.00%) .NET
4 43 (10.24%) SOAP
5 28 (6.67%) LAMP
6 23 (5.48%) RabbitMQ
6 23 (5.48%) ActiveMQ
6 23 (5.48%) J2EE
6 23 (5.48%) CSS
7 19 (4.52%) HTML
7 19 (4.52%) ASP.NET
8 16 (3.81%) XSD
8 16 (3.81%) WSDL
9 13 (3.10%) Middleware
10 11 (2.62%) HTML5
11 9 (2.14%) jQuery
12 5 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 5 (1.19%) Ajax
13 4 (0.95%) Flash
13 4 (0.95%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (7.62%) Open Source
3 24 (5.71%) Clustering
4 23 (5.48%) RIA
4 23 (5.48%) Symmetrix
5 12 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.62%) User Experience
7 10 (2.38%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.14%) NHS
9 7 (1.67%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.43%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.19%) FMCG
12 4 (0.95%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.95%) Informatics
12 4 (0.95%) Health Informatics
12 4 (0.95%) Social Media
13 3 (0.71%) Animation
13 3 (0.71%) Blackberry
14 2 (0.48%) Equities
14 2 (0.48%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.62%) Linux
2 23 (5.48%) Solaris
3 12 (2.86%) Windows
4 3 (0.71%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.71%) Android
4 3 (0.71%) UNIX
4 3 (0.71%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.48%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (36.43%) Project Management
3 99 (23.57%) Test Scripting
4 88 (20.95%) Test Strategy
5 86 (20.48%) User Acceptance Testing
6 69 (16.43%) Scrum
7 64 (15.24%) Regression Testing
8 51 (12.14%) E-Commerce
9 44 (10.48%) Automated Testing
10 41 (9.76%) TDD
11 40 (9.52%) Test Planning
12 36 (8.57%) ITIL
13 34 (8.10%) UML
14 32 (7.62%) Automation Testing
14 32 (7.62%) Software Testing
15 31 (7.38%) Manual Testing
16 26 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
16 26 (6.19%) Test Automation
16 26 (6.19%) Technical Architecture
17 24 (5.71%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 104 (24.76%) SQL
2 64 (15.24%) Java
3 56 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 38 (9.05%) PHP
5 31 (7.38%) C#
6 21 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 18 (4.29%) Ruby
8 17 (4.05%) Perl
9 15 (3.57%) C++
9 15 (3.57%) VB.NET
10 11 (2.62%) PowerShell
10 11 (2.62%) VB
11 10 (2.38%) Python
12 5 (1.19%) VB6
12 5 (1.19%) C
13 3 (0.71%) RPG
13 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.48%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.48%) VBScript
14 2 (0.48%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 54 (12.86%) Degree
2 44 (10.48%) ISEB
3 19 (4.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (3.81%) ISTQB
5 13 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.48%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.24%) APMP
9 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.24%) PMP
9 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.29%) SLA
2 5 (1.19%) AIFMD
2 5 (1.19%) FATCA
3 2 (0.48%) GAAP
3 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.24%) UAG
2 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.24%) Puppet
2 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.24%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.24%) SCCM
2 1 (0.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 43 (10.24%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.19%) Oracle
3 23 (5.48%) F5
3 23 (5.48%) Cisco
3 23 (5.48%) EMC
4 18 (4.29%) Business Objects
5 14 (3.33%) HP
6 13 (3.10%) SAP
7 9 (2.14%) MicroStrategy
8 6 (1.43%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.95%) Capita
10 3 (0.71%) IBM
10 3 (0.71%) Adobe
10 3 (0.71%) Macromedia
11 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.48%) Cognos
11 2 (0.48%) Applix
11 2 (0.48%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.24%) Percona
12 1 (0.24%) Zend
Castleford, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bradford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £47500 - £52500 per annum + Benefits + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Hudson - London
Salary: £50000 - £57000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £39000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: salary dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum plus additional 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
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £37500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Castleford, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Networking People
Salary: Pension & 28.5 Holiday
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Lewis Paige
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £39000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
OHO Group
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago