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

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 51 52
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 11 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in York 5.44% 2.95% 2.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 71.05% 23.91% 48.28%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 11
Average salary £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
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
38 46 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in York 7.66% 12.33% 6.03%
Number of salaries quoted 21 35 21
Average salary £28,500 £47,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% +58.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in York

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 34 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (70.00%) Selenium
2 28 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 27 (67.50%) HP
3 27 (67.50%) HP Quality Center
4 26 (65.00%) Test Management
4 26 (65.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (65.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 26 (65.00%) Test Planning
5 20 (50.00%) ISEB
6 16 (40.00%) Software Testing
6 16 (40.00%) Cucumber
7 15 (37.50%) Test Strategy
7 15 (37.50%) SpecFlow
7 15 (37.50%) eggPlant
7 15 (37.50%) FitNesse
7 15 (37.50%) JIRA
7 15 (37.50%) Performance Testing
7 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 15 (37.50%) SOAP
7 15 (37.50%) Web Services
7 15 (37.50%) XML
7 15 (37.50%) XSD
7 15 (37.50%) WSDL
7 15 (37.50%) JMeter
8 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
9 12 (30.00%) Business Analysis
10 11 (27.50%) TDD
10 11 (27.50%) Usability Testing
10 11 (27.50%) Test Automation

QA
Top Related IT Skills in York by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 4 (10.00%) IIS
1 4 (10.00%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (70.00%) Selenium
2 26 (65.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 26 (65.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 15 (37.50%) SpecFlow
4 15 (37.50%) eggPlant
4 15 (37.50%) JMeter
4 15 (37.50%) JIRA
4 15 (37.50%) FitNesse
General
1 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
1 1 (2.50%) Games
1 1 (2.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (70.00%) Analyst
2 27 (67.50%) Test Analyst
3 11 (27.50%) Performance Analyst
3 11 (27.50%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Junior
4 4 (10.00%) Performance Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Performance Test Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Junior Implementation Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Junior Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Implementation Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.50%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (2.50%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Junior Project Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) SOAP
1 15 (37.50%) Web Services
1 15 (37.50%) XML
1 15 (37.50%) XSD
1 15 (37.50%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.00%) Replication
2 4 (10.00%) Open Source
2 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) Video on Demand
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (65.00%) Test Management
2 26 (65.00%) Test Planning
3 16 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 15 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 15 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 12 (30.00%) Business Analysis
6 11 (27.50%) TDD
6 11 (27.50%) Usability Testing
6 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
7 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
8 3 (7.50%) Manual Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.00%) Automated Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Regression Testing
10 1 (2.50%) Validation
10 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce
10 1 (2.50%) ERP
10 1 (2.50%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (50.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 27 (67.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (67.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
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