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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 50 26
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -24
Permanent jobs citing QA 29 27 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in York 7.61% 4.64% 8.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 72.50% 75.00% 57.14%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 33
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 £27,500 £27,500 £20,200
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
40 36 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in York 10.50% 6.19% 14.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24 17 43
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £50,000 £41,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 3 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in York

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in York

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 48 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (68.97%) Selenium
3 39 (67.24%) JIRA
4 37 (63.79%) Test Management
5 34 (58.62%) Microsoft
6 33 (56.90%) Performance Testing
7 32 (55.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (55.17%) HP Quality Center
7 32 (55.17%) Test Planning
7 32 (55.17%) HP
7 32 (55.17%) QuickTest Pro
8 30 (51.72%) JMeter
8 30 (51.72%) eggPlant
8 30 (51.72%) Test Strategy
9 28 (48.28%) TDD
10 27 (46.55%) Business Analysis
10 27 (46.55%) MS Excel
11 26 (44.83%) Management Information System
11 26 (44.83%) Test Automation
11 26 (44.83%) Usability Testing
12 21 (36.21%) ISEB
13 10 (17.24%) SQL
14 9 (15.52%) HTML
14 9 (15.52%) JavaScript
14 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
15 8 (13.79%) CSS
15 8 (13.79%) DOM
15 8 (13.79%) Software Testing
15 8 (13.79%) Firebug
15 8 (13.79%) Test Scripting

QA
Top Related IT Skills in York by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 4 (6.90%) IIS
1 4 (6.90%) Apache
Applications
1 27 (46.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 40 (68.97%) Selenium
2 39 (67.24%) JIRA
3 32 (55.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 32 (55.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (51.72%) eggPlant
4 30 (51.72%) JMeter
5 8 (13.79%) Firebug
6 7 (12.07%) SpecFlow
7 6 (10.34%) Cucumber
7 6 (10.34%) FitNesse
8 5 (8.62%) Bugzilla
9 4 (6.90%) WebDriver
10 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
11 2 (3.45%) NUnit
12 1 (1.72%) MorphX
12 1 (1.72%) MSTest
General
1 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (75.86%) Analyst
1 44 (75.86%) Test Analyst
2 26 (44.83%) Performance Test Analyst
2 26 (44.83%) Performance Analyst
3 5 (8.62%) Tester
4 4 (6.90%) Junior
4 4 (6.90%) Test Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Performance Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Performance Test Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Implementation Consultant
5 3 (5.17%) Software Tester
5 3 (5.17%) Consultant
6 2 (3.45%) Junior Consultant
6 2 (3.45%) QA Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Junior Test Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Lead Tester
6 2 (3.45%) Junior Implementation Consultant
6 2 (3.45%) Web Tester
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) HTML
2 8 (13.79%) DOM
2 8 (13.79%) CSS
3 6 (10.34%) SOAP
3 6 (10.34%) Web Services
3 6 (10.34%) XML
3 6 (10.34%) XSD
3 6 (10.34%) WSDL
4 5 (8.62%) .NET
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (44.83%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.90%) Open Source
3 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.90%) Replication
4 2 (3.45%) W3C
5 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (63.79%) Test Management
3 33 (56.90%) Performance Testing
4 32 (55.17%) Test Planning
5 30 (51.72%) Test Strategy
6 28 (48.28%) TDD
7 27 (46.55%) Business Analysis
8 26 (44.83%) Usability Testing
8 26 (44.83%) Test Automation
9 8 (13.79%) Software Testing
9 8 (13.79%) Test Scripting
10 6 (10.34%) Security Testing
10 6 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (10.34%) Automated Testing
11 5 (8.62%) Manual Testing
12 3 (5.17%) Software Engineering
12 3 (5.17%) MVC
13 2 (3.45%) Unit Testing
13 2 (3.45%) ITIL
13 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) SQL
2 9 (15.52%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.17%) Java
4 2 (3.45%) C#
5 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.72%) X++
Qualifications
1 21 (36.21%) ISEB
2 6 (10.34%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.72%) Degree
Systems Management
1 32 (55.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 32 (55.17%) HP
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle
York, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
York
Eden Lea
Salary: £0 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
York
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum + Final Salary Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
York
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
York
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
York
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £50000 per annum + pension, bonus, healthcare.
Posted: 19 days ago