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 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 55 54 47
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 289 299 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 4.18% 4.55% 4.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.82% 40.03% 49.41%
Number of salaries quoted 233 225 257
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
785 747 597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.34% 11.37% 10.07%
Number of salaries quoted 623 521 501
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 -6 199 £40,000 +14.28% 42
North Yorkshire +28 44 £30,000 -14.28% 7
South Yorkshire -1 40 £33,000 -30.52% 4
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

1 283 (47.01%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (24.92%) SQL
3 132 (21.93%) Microsoft
4 131 (21.76%) Finance
5 114 (18.94%) Test Scripting
6 106 (17.61%) Project Management
7 98 (16.28%) Selenium
8 96 (15.95%) Test Strategy
9 93 (15.45%) TDD
10 92 (15.28%) MS Excel
11 90 (14.95%) Software Testing
12 86 (14.29%) ISEB
13 85 (14.12%) Test Planning
14 84 (13.95%) Automated Testing
15 83 (13.79%) Manual Testing
16 80 (13.29%) Performance Testing
16 80 (13.29%) SQL Server
17 75 (12.46%) User Acceptance Testing
18 73 (12.13%) JavaScript
19 71 (11.79%) JIRA
20 69 (11.46%) Test Automation
20 69 (11.46%) .NET
21 65 (10.80%) C#
22 64 (10.63%) Team Foundation Server
22 64 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
23 62 (10.30%) Mentoring
23 62 (10.30%) Degree
24 60 (9.97%) XML
25 59 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
26 57 (9.47%) Java

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 21 (3.49%) Apache
2 20 (3.32%) IIS
3 16 (2.66%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.50%) CMS
5 8 (1.33%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.16%) JBoss
7 6 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.83%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.66%) Lync
10 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.50%) Node.js
10 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.50%) SAS
10 3 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.50%) nginx
11 2 (0.33%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.33%) Mule
11 2 (0.33%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 92 (15.28%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.49%) MS Office
3 19 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.83%) MS Project
5 8 (1.33%) Fireworks
5 8 (1.33%) Photoshop
5 8 (1.33%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (1.00%) FreeHand
7 5 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.33%) SPSS
9 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (1.00%) BASE24
2 4 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.66%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.33%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.16%) SaaS
2 9 (1.50%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.50%) Route 53
3 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.50%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.33%) Office 365
5 1 (0.17%) PaaS
5 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.66%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.49%) Firewall
3 11 (1.83%) DNS
4 8 (1.33%) Wireless
4 8 (1.33%) Intranet
4 8 (1.33%) LAN
5 7 (1.16%) WAN
6 6 (1.00%) HTTP
6 6 (1.00%) ATM
7 3 (0.50%) VPN
7 3 (0.50%) Internet
7 3 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.17%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.17%) PBX
8 1 (0.17%) VoIP
8 1 (0.17%) SAN
8 1 (0.17%) LDAP
8 1 (0.17%) IPsec
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (2.82%) MySQL
4 15 (2.49%) DB2
5 13 (2.16%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.83%) Big Data
7 10 (1.66%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (1.16%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (1.00%) SAP Data Services
11 5 (0.83%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.50%) Redis
13 3 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 98 (16.28%) Selenium
2 71 (11.79%) JIRA
3 64 (10.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 48 (7.97%) QuickTest Pro
5 41 (6.81%) JUnit
6 36 (5.98%) JMeter
6 36 (5.98%) FitNesse
7 34 (5.65%) Visual Studio
8 32 (5.32%) eggPlant
9 30 (4.98%) NUnit
10 22 (3.65%) SoapUI
11 19 (3.16%) Cucumber
12 18 (2.99%) Jenkins
13 16 (2.66%) WebDriver
14 14 (2.33%) Subversion
15 12 (1.99%) SpecFlow
16 11 (1.83%) Git (software)
17 8 (1.33%) Firebug
17 8 (1.33%) Hudson
18 7 (1.16%) Dreamweaver
General
1 131 (21.76%) Finance
2 53 (8.80%) Retail
3 33 (5.48%) Banking
4 19 (3.16%) Retail Banking
5 17 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 17 (2.82%) Marketing
6 14 (2.33%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.33%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.00%) Legal
10 5 (0.83%) Advertising
11 4 (0.66%) Publishing
12 3 (0.50%) Billing
13 2 (0.33%) Games
14 1 (0.17%) Law
14 1 (0.17%) Local Government
14 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 290 (48.17%) Analyst
2 229 (38.04%) Test Analyst
3 67 (11.13%) Senior Analyst
4 64 (10.63%) Senior Test Analyst
5 50 (8.31%) QA Analyst
6 43 (7.14%) Developer
7 35 (5.81%) Tester
8 33 (5.48%) Agile Test Analyst
9 32 (5.32%) Test Engineer
10 30 (4.98%) Team Leader
11 29 (4.82%) Business Analyst
12 28 (4.65%) Project Manager
13 25 (4.15%) Performance Analyst
13 25 (4.15%) Performance Test Analyst
14 24 (3.99%) Architect
15 23 (3.82%) QA Engineer
16 21 (3.49%) Test Team Leader
17 17 (2.82%) Junior
18 16 (2.66%) Consultant
18 16 (2.66%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (11.46%) .NET
2 60 (9.97%) XML
3 47 (7.81%) HTML
4 46 (7.64%) Web Services
4 46 (7.64%) CSS
5 33 (5.48%) ASP.NET
6 30 (4.98%) SOAP
7 25 (4.15%) jQuery
8 16 (2.66%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (2.49%) WSDL
9 15 (2.49%) XSD
9 15 (2.49%) Middleware
10 14 (2.33%) WCF
11 9 (1.50%) Modernizr
11 9 (1.50%) HTML5
11 9 (1.50%) KnockoutJS
11 9 (1.50%) J2EE
12 8 (1.33%) Symfony
12 8 (1.33%) RESTful
12 8 (1.33%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (6.98%) User Experience
3 34 (5.65%) Management Information System
4 25 (4.15%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.33%) Open Source
7 11 (1.83%) NHS
7 11 (1.83%) Replication
8 10 (1.66%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.50%) Graphic Design
10 8 (1.33%) Informatics
10 8 (1.33%) Health Informatics
10 8 (1.33%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.16%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.16%) Data Integration
12 6 (1.00%) Tandem
12 6 (1.00%) Cryptography
12 6 (1.00%) EMV
13 5 (0.83%) Animation
14 4 (0.66%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 53 (8.80%) Windows
2 48 (7.97%) Linux
3 24 (3.99%) UNIX
4 9 (1.50%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.16%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.16%) Windows XP
5 7 (1.16%) Android
6 6 (1.00%) HPUX
7 5 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (47.01%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (18.94%) Test Scripting
3 106 (17.61%) Project Management
4 96 (15.95%) Test Strategy
5 93 (15.45%) TDD
6 90 (14.95%) Software Testing
7 85 (14.12%) Test Planning
8 84 (13.95%) Automated Testing
9 83 (13.79%) Manual Testing
10 80 (13.29%) Performance Testing
11 75 (12.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 69 (11.46%) Test Automation
13 62 (10.30%) Mentoring
14 57 (9.47%) Regression Testing
15 55 (9.14%) Line Management
16 52 (8.64%) ITIL
17 49 (8.14%) Test Management
18 48 (7.97%) Unit Testing
18 48 (7.97%) Business Analysis
18 48 (7.97%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 150 (24.92%) SQL
2 73 (12.13%) JavaScript
3 65 (10.80%) C#
4 57 (9.47%) Java
5 22 (3.65%) PHP
6 19 (3.16%) T-SQL
7 16 (2.66%) C++
8 13 (2.16%) PowerShell
9 12 (1.99%) VBScript
10 7 (1.16%) C
10 7 (1.16%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.00%) JCL
11 6 (1.00%) COBOL
11 6 (1.00%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.00%) Python
11 6 (1.00%) PL/1
12 5 (0.83%) VB
13 4 (0.66%) Ruby
13 4 (0.66%) Perl
13 4 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 86 (14.29%) ISEB
2 62 (10.30%) Degree
3 29 (4.82%) ISTQB
4 28 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (2.33%) ACCA
5 14 (2.33%) CIMA
6 8 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.33%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.17%) APMP
11 1 (0.17%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.17%) CCNA
11 1 (0.17%) MCSE
11 1 (0.17%) MCSA
11 1 (0.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.82%) SLA
2 6 (1.00%) ISO 8583
3 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (0.66%) KVM
2 3 (0.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.17%) HDFS
4 1 (0.17%) UAG
4 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 59 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (2.66%) Puppet
3 7 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.66%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.50%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.17%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.17%) Control-M
6 1 (0.17%) WSUS
6 1 (0.17%) SCCM
6 1 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 132 (21.93%) Microsoft
2 51 (8.47%) Oracle
3 49 (8.14%) HP
4 11 (1.83%) Red Hat
5 10 (1.66%) VMware
5 10 (1.66%) Cisco
6 9 (1.50%) Adobe
6 9 (1.50%) Business Objects
6 9 (1.50%) SAP
6 9 (1.50%) Google
7 7 (1.16%) IBM
8 6 (1.00%) Macromedia
8 6 (1.00%) Hyperion
8 6 (1.00%) NCR
8 6 (1.00%) VocaLink
9 5 (0.83%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.66%) Capita
10 4 (0.66%) LexisNexis
11 3 (0.50%) Percona
12 2 (0.33%) webMethods
Leeds, West Yorkshire
QA Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum + An excellent benefits package
Posted: 20 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum + 25 holiday, BUPA, Life Assurance
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 + 15% bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £24,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus+pension+benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Salary DOE plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Jet2.com
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Unspecified £Excellent + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago