The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the York region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 50 32
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -18
Permanent jobs citing QA 29 21 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in York 6.86% 3.99% 7.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 74.36% 70.00% 71.74%
Number of salaries quoted 14 15 29
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,050 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £45,000 £36,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
QA
North 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 York region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
York
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
39 30 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in York 9.22% 5.70% 10.29%
Number of salaries quoted 22 17 39
Average salary £30,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.85% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £43,500 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in York

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the York region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in York

QA
Salary Trend in York

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the York region.

QA Salary Trend in York

QA
Salary Histogram in York

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the York region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in York

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in York

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the York 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 49 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (69.64%) Selenium
3 38 (67.86%) JIRA
4 36 (64.29%) Test Management
5 32 (57.14%) HP
5 32 (57.14%) Performance Testing
5 32 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
6 31 (55.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 31 (55.36%) Test Planning
6 31 (55.36%) QuickTest Pro
6 31 (55.36%) Microsoft
7 29 (51.79%) JMeter
7 29 (51.79%) eggPlant
7 29 (51.79%) Test Strategy
8 26 (46.43%) TDD
8 26 (46.43%) Business Analysis
9 24 (42.86%) Management Information System
9 24 (42.86%) MS Excel
9 24 (42.86%) Test Automation
9 24 (42.86%) Usability Testing
10 21 (37.50%) ISEB
11 9 (16.07%) HTML
11 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
11 9 (16.07%) SQL
11 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
12 8 (14.29%) CSS
12 8 (14.29%) DOM
12 8 (14.29%) Test Scripting
12 8 (14.29%) Firebug
12 8 (14.29%) SpecFlow

QA
Top Related IT Skills in York by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the York 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 5 (8.93%) IIS
1 5 (8.93%) Apache
Applications
1 24 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 39 (69.64%) Selenium
2 38 (67.86%) JIRA
3 31 (55.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (55.36%) QuickTest Pro
4 29 (51.79%) JMeter
4 29 (51.79%) eggPlant
5 8 (14.29%) Firebug
5 8 (14.29%) SpecFlow
6 7 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 7 (12.50%) FitNesse
7 5 (8.93%) Bugzilla
8 4 (7.14%) WebDriver
9 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
10 2 (3.57%) NUnit
11 1 (1.79%) MSTest
General
1 1 (1.79%) Local Government
1 1 (1.79%) Finance
1 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (73.21%) Analyst
1 41 (73.21%) Test Analyst
2 24 (42.86%) Performance Analyst
2 24 (42.86%) Performance Test Analyst
3 5 (8.93%) Performance Test Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Performance Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Test Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Tester
3 5 (8.93%) Junior
4 4 (7.14%) Consultant
4 4 (7.14%) Implementation Consultant
5 3 (5.36%) Junior Consultant
5 3 (5.36%) Software Tester
5 3 (5.36%) Junior Implementation Consultant
6 2 (3.57%) Web Tester
6 2 (3.57%) Junior Test Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Lead Tester
7 1 (1.79%) Document Controller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.07%) HTML
2 8 (14.29%) CSS
2 8 (14.29%) DOM
3 7 (12.50%) WSDL
3 7 (12.50%) SOAP
3 7 (12.50%) Web Services
3 7 (12.50%) XML
3 7 (12.50%) XSD
4 3 (5.36%) .NET
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.93%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.93%) Open Source
2 5 (8.93%) Replication
3 2 (3.57%) W3C
4 1 (1.79%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (64.29%) Test Management
3 32 (57.14%) Performance Testing
4 31 (55.36%) Test Planning
5 29 (51.79%) Test Strategy
6 26 (46.43%) TDD
6 26 (46.43%) Business Analysis
7 24 (42.86%) Test Automation
7 24 (42.86%) Usability Testing
8 8 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 7 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (12.50%) Software Testing
10 6 (10.71%) Automated Testing
10 6 (10.71%) Security Testing
11 5 (8.93%) Manual Testing
12 4 (7.14%) Software Engineering
13 3 (5.36%) MVC
14 2 (3.57%) E-Commerce
14 2 (3.57%) System Testing
14 2 (3.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
1 9 (16.07%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (1.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (37.50%) ISEB
2 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 32 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (57.14%) HP
2 31 (55.36%) Microsoft
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Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Posted: 6 days ago
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