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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 48 50
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 185 207 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.84% 4.88% 4.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.58% 41.65% 46.82%
Number of salaries quoted 170 164 150
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
535 497 425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.11% 11.72% 10.60%
Number of salaries quoted 435 361 332
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,750 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -13 125 £40,000 +14.28% 19
Bradford +7 25 £36,500 -8.75% 7
Halifax -9 18 £35,000 -35.18% 1
Huddersfield +2 3 £29,625 -50.62% 1
Wakefield -14 3 £35,000 -45.31%
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 174 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (29.94%) Project Management
3 85 (24.01%) SQL
4 80 (22.60%) Finance
4 80 (22.60%) Test Scripting
5 65 (18.36%) Test Strategy
6 64 (18.08%) Microsoft
7 57 (16.10%) User Acceptance Testing
8 56 (15.82%) .NET
9 52 (14.69%) Manual Testing
10 51 (14.41%) XML
11 49 (13.84%) Web Services
11 49 (13.84%) Regression Testing
11 49 (13.84%) Automated Testing
12 48 (13.56%) SQL Server
13 42 (11.86%) Automation Testing
14 40 (11.30%) ISEB
15 39 (11.02%) Scrum
16 38 (10.73%) JavaScript
17 36 (10.17%) Java
17 36 (10.17%) Degree
18 34 (9.60%) Software Testing
18 34 (9.60%) Selenium
19 33 (9.32%) Line Management
20 31 (8.76%) SOAP
20 31 (8.76%) Windows
20 31 (8.76%) MS Excel
20 31 (8.76%) Non-Functional Testing
20 31 (8.76%) Mentoring
21 29 (8.19%) TDD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 11 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.26%) Apache
2 8 (2.26%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.98%) CMS
3 7 (1.98%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.98%) IIS
4 5 (1.41%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.13%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (0.85%) nginx
6 3 (0.85%) Node.js
6 3 (0.85%) SAS
6 3 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.56%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.56%) Mule
7 2 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.56%) JBoss
7 2 (0.56%) Lync
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 31 (8.76%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (3.67%) MS Office
4 7 (1.98%) MS Project
5 6 (1.69%) Photoshop
5 6 (1.69%) FreeHand
5 6 (1.69%) Fireworks
5 6 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (1.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) JDE OneWorld
1 4 (1.13%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.56%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.56%) BASE24
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (0.85%) Amazon S3
1 3 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.85%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.11%) HTTP
2 7 (1.98%) Internet
3 6 (1.69%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.69%) Intranet
4 5 (1.41%) DNS
5 4 (1.13%) AMQP
6 3 (0.85%) Firewall
6 3 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.56%) VPN
7 2 (0.56%) ATM
7 2 (0.56%) LAN
8 1 (0.28%) SAN
8 1 (0.28%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (3.67%) MySQL
4 10 (2.82%) DB2
4 10 (2.82%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.98%) NoSQL
5 7 (1.98%) SAP Data Services
5 7 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.85%) Redis
9 2 (0.56%) Big Data
9 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (9.60%) Selenium
2 28 (7.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (6.50%) JUnit
4 20 (5.65%) SoapUI
5 19 (5.37%) FitNesse
6 18 (5.08%) Visual Studio
7 16 (4.52%) NUnit
7 16 (4.52%) JIRA
8 14 (3.95%) Cucumber
9 13 (3.67%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (2.26%) WebDriver
10 8 (2.26%) SpecFlow
11 6 (1.69%) JMeter
12 5 (1.41%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.41%) Dreamweaver
12 5 (1.41%) Jenkins
13 4 (1.13%) Ranorex
13 4 (1.13%) Subversion
14 2 (0.56%) TestNG
14 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
General
1 80 (22.60%) Finance
2 18 (5.08%) Retail
3 16 (4.52%) Banking
3 16 (4.52%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.24%) Marketing
5 12 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (2.26%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.98%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.69%) Advertising
9 5 (1.41%) Legal
10 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.56%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 176 (49.72%) Analyst
2 154 (43.50%) Test Analyst
3 56 (15.82%) Senior Analyst
4 54 (15.25%) Senior Test Analyst
5 48 (13.56%) Agile Test Analyst
6 36 (10.17%) QA Analyst
7 32 (9.04%) Developer
8 21 (5.93%) Test Leader
9 17 (4.80%) Architect
10 16 (4.52%) Project Manager
11 14 (3.95%) PMO Manager
12 13 (3.67%) Tester
13 12 (3.39%) Test Engineer
14 11 (3.11%) Test Manager
15 10 (2.82%) Business Analyst
16 9 (2.54%) Team Leader
17 8 (2.26%) Software Engineer
17 8 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
17 8 (2.26%) Web Developer
18 7 (1.98%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (15.82%) .NET
2 51 (14.41%) XML
3 49 (13.84%) Web Services
4 31 (8.76%) SOAP
5 24 (6.78%) HTML
5 24 (6.78%) CSS
6 21 (5.93%) ASP.NET
7 14 (3.95%) XSD
7 14 (3.95%) WSDL
8 11 (3.11%) Middleware
8 11 (3.11%) jQuery
9 10 (2.82%) LAMP
10 9 (2.54%) HTML5
11 8 (2.26%) J2EE
12 6 (1.69%) Flash
13 5 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (1.41%) CSS3
13 5 (1.41%) Modernizr
13 5 (1.41%) KnockoutJS
14 4 (1.13%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.50%) User Experience
3 13 (3.67%) NHS
4 11 (3.11%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.82%) Open Source
6 9 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.26%) Health Informatics
7 8 (2.26%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.26%) Informatics
7 8 (2.26%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.41%) Clustering
8 5 (1.41%) Graphic Design
8 5 (1.41%) Animation
9 4 (1.13%) RIA
9 4 (1.13%) Symmetrix
10 3 (0.85%) FMCG
10 3 (0.85%) Equities
10 3 (0.85%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.85%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.76%) Windows
2 26 (7.34%) Linux
3 12 (3.39%) UNIX
4 6 (1.69%) Android
4 6 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.13%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.13%) Solaris
6 3 (0.85%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (29.94%) Project Management
3 80 (22.60%) Test Scripting
4 65 (18.36%) Test Strategy
5 57 (16.10%) User Acceptance Testing
6 52 (14.69%) Manual Testing
7 49 (13.84%) Regression Testing
7 49 (13.84%) Automated Testing
8 42 (11.86%) Automation Testing
9 39 (11.02%) Scrum
10 34 (9.60%) Software Testing
11 33 (9.32%) Line Management
12 31 (8.76%) Mentoring
12 31 (8.76%) Non-Functional Testing
13 29 (8.19%) TDD
14 27 (7.63%) E-Commerce
15 25 (7.06%) Agile Testing
16 23 (6.50%) Test Planning
16 23 (6.50%) Unit Testing
16 23 (6.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (24.01%) SQL
2 38 (10.73%) JavaScript
3 36 (10.17%) Java
4 24 (6.78%) C#
5 19 (5.37%) T-SQL
6 18 (5.08%) PHP
7 12 (3.39%) C++
8 8 (2.26%) Perl
8 8 (2.26%) Ruby
8 8 (2.26%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.98%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.69%) C
11 5 (1.41%) Python
12 3 (0.85%) VB
12 3 (0.85%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.56%) SPARQL
13 2 (0.56%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.56%) PL/1
13 2 (0.56%) VBScript
13 2 (0.56%) JCL
Qualifications
1 40 (11.30%) ISEB
2 36 (10.17%) Degree
3 22 (6.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (5.08%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.56%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PMP
8 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) APMP
8 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.13%) SLA
2 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.56%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.28%) UAG
2 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (4.80%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.85%) Puppet
2 3 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.85%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.28%) SCCM
3 1 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 64 (18.08%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.93%) Oracle
3 12 (3.39%) HP
4 11 (3.11%) Business Objects
5 10 (2.82%) SAP
6 6 (1.69%) Adobe
6 6 (1.69%) Macromedia
7 5 (1.41%) EPiServer
8 4 (1.13%) Capita
8 4 (1.13%) F5
8 4 (1.13%) LexisNexis
8 4 (1.13%) Cisco
8 4 (1.13%) EMC
8 4 (1.13%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (0.85%) IBM
9 3 (0.85%) Percona
10 2 (0.56%) VocaLink
10 2 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.56%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.56%) webMethods
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Castleford
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bradford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus/progression
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum 20% bonus, Excellent benefits package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000 per annum + Car, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Car, Pension, Laptop, Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Networking People
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago