The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 59 51
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 296 259 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 4.16% 4.18% 4.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.49% 38.66% 45.74%
Number of salaries quoted 256 207 244
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,948 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,900 £54,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
QA
England

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 Yorkshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
769 670 645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 10.81% 10.82% 10.45%
Number of salaries quoted 619 489 518
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

QA
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

QA Salary Trend in Yorkshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

QA
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
West Yorkshire -12 189 £38,000 +8.57% 28
South Yorkshire +15 56 £32,500 -31.57% 1
North Yorkshire +36 46 £28,750 -17.85% 5
East Yorkshire -8 1 £29,000 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the 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.

1 286 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (23.26%) SQL
3 129 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 115 (20.57%) Project Management
5 114 (20.39%) Test Scripting
6 113 (20.21%) Finance
7 97 (17.35%) Software Testing
8 96 (17.17%) Test Strategy
9 95 (16.99%) Selenium
10 90 (16.10%) Test Planning
11 86 (15.38%) ISEB
12 85 (15.21%) Automated Testing
13 82 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
14 81 (14.49%) SQL Server
15 79 (14.13%) MS Excel
16 75 (13.42%) XML
16 75 (13.42%) Manual Testing
16 75 (13.42%) TDD
17 69 (12.34%) Test Automation
18 66 (11.81%) .NET
19 65 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
20 62 (11.09%) JavaScript
20 62 (11.09%) Web Services
20 62 (11.09%) JIRA
21 60 (10.73%) HP Quality Center
22 59 (10.55%) Performance Testing
22 59 (10.55%) Regression Testing
23 58 (10.38%) Degree
24 57 (10.20%) C#
25 56 (10.02%) HP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the 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 22 (3.94%) Apache
2 16 (2.86%) IIS
3 15 (2.68%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.97%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.61%) CMS
6 7 (1.25%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.25%) JBoss
7 4 (0.72%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.72%) Lync
8 3 (0.54%) nginx
8 3 (0.54%) Confluence
8 3 (0.54%) Node.js
8 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.54%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.54%) SAS
8 3 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.36%) GlassFish
Applications
1 79 (14.13%) MS Excel
2 30 (5.37%) MS Office
3 19 (3.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.61%) MS Project
5 8 (1.43%) Photoshop
5 8 (1.43%) Fireworks
6 6 (1.07%) FreeHand
6 6 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.07%) BASE24
2 4 (0.72%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.36%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.68%) SaaS
2 11 (1.97%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.54%) Route 53
3 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.54%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.36%) Office 365
5 1 (0.18%) IaaS
5 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.97%) TCP/IP
1 11 (1.97%) Firewall
2 10 (1.79%) HTTP
3 9 (1.61%) LAN
4 8 (1.43%) Intranet
4 8 (1.43%) Wireless
5 7 (1.25%) WAN
6 6 (1.07%) ATM
6 6 (1.07%) Internet
6 6 (1.07%) DNS
7 3 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.54%) VPN
7 3 (0.54%) AMQP
8 1 (0.18%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.18%) IPsec
8 1 (0.18%) SMTP
8 1 (0.18%) LDAP
8 1 (0.18%) PBX
8 1 (0.18%) VLAN
8 1 (0.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.40%) MySQL
2 19 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (2.50%) DB2
4 13 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.79%) Big Data
5 10 (1.79%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.25%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.07%) SAP Data Services
8 5 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.54%) Redis
10 3 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 95 (16.99%) Selenium
2 65 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 62 (11.09%) JIRA
4 53 (9.48%) QuickTest Pro
5 42 (7.51%) FitNesse
6 33 (5.90%) JUnit
7 32 (5.72%) JMeter
8 29 (5.19%) Visual Studio
9 27 (4.83%) eggPlant
10 26 (4.65%) Cucumber
11 21 (3.76%) SoapUI
12 20 (3.58%) SpecFlow
13 18 (3.22%) NUnit
14 17 (3.04%) Jenkins
15 14 (2.50%) WebDriver
16 13 (2.33%) Subversion
17 9 (1.61%) Git (software)
18 7 (1.25%) Dreamweaver
18 7 (1.25%) Eclipse
19 5 (0.89%) Maven
General
1 113 (20.21%) Finance
2 51 (9.12%) Retail
3 30 (5.37%) Banking
4 16 (2.86%) Retail Banking
4 16 (2.86%) Marketing
4 16 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 16 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.43%) Aerospace
6 8 (1.43%) Legal
7 6 (1.07%) Advertising
8 5 (0.89%) Publishing
9 3 (0.54%) Billing
10 2 (0.36%) Games
11 1 (0.18%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 271 (48.48%) Analyst
2 221 (39.53%) Test Analyst
3 66 (11.81%) Senior Analyst
4 63 (11.27%) Senior Test Analyst
5 53 (9.48%) QA Analyst
6 46 (8.23%) Agile Test Analyst
7 44 (7.87%) Developer
8 35 (6.26%) Test Engineer
9 33 (5.90%) Tester
10 23 (4.11%) Architect
10 23 (4.11%) Business Analyst
11 22 (3.94%) Project Manager
11 22 (3.94%) QA Engineer
12 20 (3.58%) Team Leader
12 20 (3.58%) Test Leader
13 19 (3.40%) Performance Analyst
13 19 (3.40%) Performance Test Analyst
14 16 (2.86%) Test Team Leader
15 15 (2.68%) Junior
15 15 (2.68%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (13.42%) XML
2 66 (11.81%) .NET
3 62 (11.09%) Web Services
4 45 (8.05%) SOAP
5 39 (6.98%) HTML
6 33 (5.90%) CSS
7 30 (5.37%) ASP.NET
8 26 (4.65%) XSD
8 26 (4.65%) WSDL
9 14 (2.50%) Middleware
9 14 (2.50%) jQuery
10 13 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (1.97%) LAMP
11 11 (1.97%) J2EE
11 11 (1.97%) HTML5
12 9 (1.61%) WCF
13 7 (1.25%) CSS3
14 6 (1.07%) Flash
15 5 (0.89%) Modernizr
15 5 (0.89%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (6.08%) User Experience
3 28 (5.01%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (3.04%) Computer Science
6 16 (2.86%) Open Source
7 13 (2.33%) Client/Server
7 13 (2.33%) NHS
8 11 (1.97%) Replication
9 10 (1.79%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.43%) Health Informatics
10 8 (1.43%) Informatics
11 7 (1.25%) Mainframe
12 6 (1.07%) EMV
12 6 (1.07%) Tandem
12 6 (1.07%) Cryptography
13 5 (0.89%) Graphic Design
13 5 (0.89%) Animation
14 4 (0.72%) iPad
14 4 (0.72%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 55 (9.84%) Windows
2 43 (7.69%) Linux
3 18 (3.22%) UNIX
4 11 (1.97%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.43%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.25%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.07%) Android
8 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.72%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.54%) Solaris
10 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (20.57%) Project Management
3 114 (20.39%) Test Scripting
4 97 (17.35%) Software Testing
5 96 (17.17%) Test Strategy
6 90 (16.10%) Test Planning
7 85 (15.21%) Automated Testing
8 82 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 75 (13.42%) Manual Testing
9 75 (13.42%) TDD
10 69 (12.34%) Test Automation
11 59 (10.55%) Performance Testing
11 59 (10.55%) Regression Testing
12 51 (9.12%) Mentoring
13 49 (8.77%) Scrum
13 49 (8.77%) Test Management
14 47 (8.41%) ITIL
15 44 (7.87%) Automation Testing
16 43 (7.69%) Business Analysis
17 38 (6.80%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 130 (23.26%) SQL
2 62 (11.09%) JavaScript
3 57 (10.20%) C#
4 55 (9.84%) Java
5 26 (4.65%) PHP
6 18 (3.22%) T-SQL
7 17 (3.04%) C++
7 17 (3.04%) PowerShell
8 9 (1.61%) VBScript
9 8 (1.43%) C
10 7 (1.25%) Perl
10 7 (1.25%) VB.NET
10 7 (1.25%) Python
10 7 (1.25%) Ruby
11 6 (1.07%) JCL
11 6 (1.07%) PL/1
11 6 (1.07%) COBOL
12 4 (0.72%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.54%) VB
14 2 (0.36%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 86 (15.38%) ISEB
2 58 (10.38%) Degree
3 27 (4.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (4.65%) ISTQB
5 13 (2.33%) ACCA
5 13 (2.33%) CIMA
6 8 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (1.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.36%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.36%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.18%) APMP
11 1 (0.18%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.18%) MCITP
11 1 (0.18%) PMP
11 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.15%) SLA
2 6 (1.07%) ISO 8583
3 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.54%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.18%) UAG
4 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 60 (10.73%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (2.15%) Puppet
3 7 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.72%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.54%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.18%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.18%) WSUS
6 1 (0.18%) SCCM
6 1 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 129 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 56 (10.02%) HP
3 28 (5.01%) Oracle
4 13 (2.33%) Business Objects
5 12 (2.15%) Cisco
5 12 (2.15%) VMware
6 11 (1.97%) Google
7 9 (1.61%) SAP
7 9 (1.61%) Adobe
8 7 (1.25%) IBM
9 6 (1.07%) NCR
9 6 (1.07%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.07%) Macromedia
9 6 (1.07%) VocaLink
10 5 (0.89%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.72%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (0.72%) Capita
11 4 (0.72%) LexisNexis
12 3 (0.54%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.54%) Percona
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
York
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 4 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Castleford
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
York
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus/progression
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum 20% bonus, Excellent benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Networking People
Posted: 6 days ago