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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 52 63
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 24 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in York 5.14% 3.13% 2.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 85.71% 32.35% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 8
Average salary £28,500 £32,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.30% +10.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £35,100 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
28 34 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in York 6.00% 9.66% 5.84%
Number of salaries quoted 19 23 25
Average salary £28,500 £43,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.48% +24.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,500 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £65,000 £60,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 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 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (50.00%) Selenium
3 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
3 22 (47.83%) Cucumber
4 21 (45.65%) Test Management
4 21 (45.65%) HP Quality Center
4 21 (45.65%) HP
5 20 (43.48%) QuickTest Pro
5 20 (43.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (43.48%) Test Planning
6 19 (41.30%) ISEB
7 17 (36.96%) Software Testing
8 15 (32.61%) FitNesse
8 15 (32.61%) SpecFlow
8 15 (32.61%) WSDL
8 15 (32.61%) SQL Server
8 15 (32.61%) SOAP
8 15 (32.61%) Web Services
8 15 (32.61%) XML
8 15 (32.61%) XSD
9 9 (19.57%) JIRA
10 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (17.39%) eggPlant
10 8 (17.39%) Test Strategy
10 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
10 8 (17.39%) Performance Testing
10 8 (17.39%) JMeter
11 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
11 7 (15.22%) Compatibility Testing
12 6 (13.04%) Automated Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in York by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (6.52%) IIS
1 3 (6.52%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.17%) DNS
1 1 (2.17%) IPv4
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
1 1 (2.17%) Firewall
1 1 (2.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (32.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (50.00%) Selenium
2 22 (47.83%) Cucumber
3 20 (43.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (43.48%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (32.61%) FitNesse
4 15 (32.61%) SpecFlow
5 9 (19.57%) JIRA
6 8 (17.39%) JMeter
6 8 (17.39%) eggPlant
7 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.17%) Hudson
7 1 (2.17%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.17%) Subversion
7 1 (2.17%) Maven
7 1 (2.17%) Firebug
General
1 4 (8.70%) Games
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Local Government
3 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (67.39%) Analyst
2 23 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Junior
4 5 (10.87%) QA Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Performance Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Performance Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Junior Implementation Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Test Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) QA Leader
5 3 (6.52%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Junior Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Implementation Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) QA Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (32.61%) SOAP
1 15 (32.61%) Web Services
1 15 (32.61%) XML
1 15 (32.61%) XSD
1 15 (32.61%) WSDL
2 1 (2.17%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.17%) Spring
2 1 (2.17%) Spring MVC
2 1 (2.17%) Spring Integration
2 1 (2.17%) DOM
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.70%) Open Source
2 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.52%) Replication
4 1 (2.17%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.17%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) UNIX
1 1 (2.17%) Windows
1 1 (2.17%) Linux
1 1 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (2.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (45.65%) Test Management
3 20 (43.48%) Test Planning
4 17 (36.96%) Software Testing
5 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
5 8 (17.39%) Performance Testing
5 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (17.39%) Test Strategy
6 7 (15.22%) Compatibility Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Business Analysis
7 6 (13.04%) Automated Testing
8 5 (10.87%) TDD
8 5 (10.87%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (10.87%) Usability Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.52%) Manual Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Use Case
9 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.52%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) Assembly Language
2 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.17%) C
2 1 (2.17%) C++
2 1 (2.17%) Java
2 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (41.30%) ISEB
2 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.17%) HNC
2 1 (2.17%) HND
Systems Management
1 21 (45.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 21 (45.65%) HP
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle
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