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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 59 42 40
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 274 271 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 3.81% 5.00% 5.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.59% 44.07% 46.27%
Number of salaries quoted 213 216 244
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £57,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
729 615 657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 10.13% 11.34% 11.29%
Number of salaries quoted 535 462 510
Average salary £36,250 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -19 192 £35,000 -2.77% 20
South Yorkshire -3 42 £40,000 -3.61% 5
North Yorkshire -11 33 £30,000 -7.69% 7
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 213 (31.46%) Project Management
2 185 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
3 173 (25.55%) SQL
4 149 (22.01%) Test Scripting
5 141 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 123 (18.17%) SQL Server
7 121 (17.87%) Finance
8 120 (17.73%) XML
9 113 (16.69%) .NET
10 111 (16.40%) Microsoft
11 110 (16.25%) Web Services
11 110 (16.25%) Test Strategy
12 105 (15.51%) Regression Testing
13 104 (15.36%) Java
14 102 (15.07%) Scrum
15 95 (14.03%) Selenium
16 92 (13.59%) Software Testing
17 87 (12.85%) Degree
17 87 (12.85%) ISEB
18 81 (11.96%) JavaScript
19 76 (11.23%) Automated Testing
19 76 (11.23%) E-Commerce
20 70 (10.34%) SOAP
21 66 (9.75%) HP Quality Center
22 64 (9.45%) TDD
23 62 (9.16%) Test Automation
24 61 (9.01%) Linux
25 58 (8.57%) PHP
26 57 (8.42%) QuickTest Pro
27 52 (7.68%) C#

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 38 (5.61%) Apache
2 33 (4.87%) Tomcat
2 33 (4.87%) WebSphere
3 32 (4.73%) WebLogic Portal
3 32 (4.73%) WebLogic
4 13 (1.92%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.77%) CMS
6 7 (1.03%) IIS
7 4 (0.59%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.59%) WordPress
7 4 (0.59%) Drupal
8 3 (0.44%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.44%) Confluence
8 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.44%) OpenEdge
9 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 47 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.66%) MS Office
3 8 (1.18%) MS Project
4 6 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.59%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.44%) FreeHand
6 3 (0.44%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 5 (0.74%) BASE24
2 2 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.30%) osCommerce
2 2 (0.30%) Magento
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.22%) SaaS
2 7 (1.03%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (6.06%) HTTP
2 35 (5.17%) Internet
3 32 (4.73%) AMQP
4 8 (1.18%) Intranet
5 6 (0.89%) Firewall
6 5 (0.74%) DNS
7 3 (0.44%) DHCP
7 3 (0.44%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.44%) VPN
7 3 (0.44%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (0.30%) SSH
8 2 (0.30%) LAN
8 2 (0.30%) SMTP
8 2 (0.30%) IPv4
8 2 (0.30%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.15%) CTI
9 1 (0.15%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (18.17%) SQL Server
2 42 (6.20%) MySQL
3 23 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (2.66%) Oracle BI EE
4 18 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.48%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.18%) DB2
11 7 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.74%) SAP Data Services
12 5 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.44%) Big Data
14 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.30%) Data Mart
14 2 (0.30%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 95 (14.03%) Selenium
2 57 (8.42%) QuickTest Pro
3 51 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 50 (7.39%) Cucumber
5 35 (5.17%) FitNesse
6 32 (4.73%) SpecFlow
7 27 (3.99%) Visual Studio
8 24 (3.55%) WebDriver
9 23 (3.40%) SoapUI
10 21 (3.10%) JIRA
11 17 (2.51%) JUnit
12 13 (1.92%) Subversion
12 13 (1.92%) Git (software)
13 12 (1.77%) Jenkins
14 7 (1.03%) JBehave
14 7 (1.03%) Mercurial
14 7 (1.03%) JMeter
15 6 (0.89%) Maven
16 5 (0.74%) Eclipse
17 4 (0.59%) Toad
General
1 121 (17.87%) Finance
2 32 (4.73%) Banking
3 30 (4.43%) Retail
4 22 (3.25%) Marketing
5 8 (1.18%) Games
5 8 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 6 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.74%) Retail Banking
7 5 (0.74%) Legal
8 2 (0.30%) Automotive
8 2 (0.30%) Electronics
8 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.15%) Publishing
9 1 (0.15%) Billing
9 1 (0.15%) Local Government
9 1 (0.15%) Back Office
9 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 258 (38.11%) Analyst
2 185 (27.33%) Test Analyst
3 138 (20.38%) Developer
4 83 (12.26%) Agile Test Analyst
5 79 (11.67%) Test Engineer
6 55 (8.12%) QA Analyst
7 54 (7.98%) Tester
8 47 (6.94%) Project Manager
9 44 (6.50%) Senior Developer
10 42 (6.20%) Architect
11 38 (5.61%) Senior Analyst
12 34 (5.02%) Solutions Architect
13 32 (4.73%) SQL Developer
14 31 (4.58%) Senior Test Analyst
15 26 (3.84%) Support Analyst
16 24 (3.55%) Test Manager
16 24 (3.55%) Senior Test Engineer
17 22 (3.25%) Business Analyst
17 22 (3.25%) Lead Developer
17 22 (3.25%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (17.73%) XML
2 113 (16.69%) .NET
3 110 (16.25%) Web Services
4 70 (10.34%) SOAP
5 40 (5.91%) XSD
5 40 (5.91%) WSDL
6 39 (5.76%) J2EE
7 36 (5.32%) LAMP
8 32 (4.73%) ActiveMQ
8 32 (4.73%) RabbitMQ
9 30 (4.43%) HTML
10 29 (4.28%) ASP.NET
11 22 (3.25%) CSS
12 19 (2.81%) jQuery
13 17 (2.51%) Middleware
14 13 (1.92%) WCF
14 13 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (1.48%) HTML5
16 7 (1.03%) JSON
17 6 (0.89%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.65%) Open Source
2 32 (4.73%) RIA
2 32 (4.73%) Symmetrix
2 32 (4.73%) Clustering
3 19 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 12 (1.77%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.33%) Digital Media
7 8 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.18%) EPoS
7 8 (1.18%) EFTPOS
8 7 (1.03%) iPhone
9 6 (0.89%) STB
10 5 (0.74%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.74%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.59%) FMCG
11 4 (0.59%) Social Media
12 3 (0.44%) Animation
12 3 (0.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 61 (9.01%) Linux
2 33 (4.87%) Windows
3 32 (4.73%) Solaris
4 12 (1.77%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.62%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.48%) UNIX
7 8 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.18%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.74%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.59%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.44%) Android
10 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.15%) zOS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (31.46%) Project Management
2 185 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (22.01%) Test Scripting
4 141 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 110 (16.25%) Test Strategy
6 105 (15.51%) Regression Testing
7 102 (15.07%) Scrum
8 92 (13.59%) Software Testing
9 76 (11.23%) Automated Testing
9 76 (11.23%) E-Commerce
10 64 (9.45%) TDD
11 62 (9.16%) Test Automation
12 49 (7.24%) UML
13 48 (7.09%) Test Management
14 47 (6.94%) ITIL
15 42 (6.20%) PRINCE2
16 41 (6.06%) Business Analysis
17 39 (5.76%) Waterfall
18 38 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
19 37 (5.47%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 173 (25.55%) SQL
2 104 (15.36%) Java
3 81 (11.96%) JavaScript
4 58 (8.57%) PHP
5 52 (7.68%) C#
6 24 (3.55%) C++
7 22 (3.25%) Perl
7 22 (3.25%) VB.NET
8 21 (3.10%) Ruby
8 21 (3.10%) PowerShell
9 19 (2.81%) Python
9 19 (2.81%) T-SQL
10 15 (2.22%) VB
11 12 (1.77%) C
12 8 (1.18%) Objective-C
13 7 (1.03%) VB6
14 5 (0.74%) Assembly Language
14 5 (0.74%) RPG
15 4 (0.59%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 87 (12.85%) ISEB
1 87 (12.85%) Degree
2 34 (5.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 30 (4.43%) ISTQB
4 18 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.03%) ACCA
5 7 (1.03%) CIMA
6 4 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.44%) MCSE
7 3 (0.44%) CCNA
7 3 (0.44%) MCITP
7 3 (0.44%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.30%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.15%) HNC
9 1 (0.15%) HND
9 1 (0.15%) APMP
9 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.84%) SLA
2 10 (1.48%) TickIT
3 5 (0.74%) ISO 8583
3 5 (0.74%) FATCA
3 5 (0.74%) AIFMD
4 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.30%) GAAP
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (0.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 66 (9.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 111 (16.40%) Microsoft
2 48 (7.09%) HP
3 41 (6.06%) Oracle
4 36 (5.32%) Cisco
5 32 (4.73%) EMC
5 32 (4.73%) F5
6 21 (3.10%) Business Objects
7 16 (2.36%) MicroStrategy
8 12 (1.77%) IBM
9 8 (1.18%) EPiServer
10 7 (1.03%) Google
10 7 (1.03%) SAP
11 6 (0.89%) VMware
12 5 (0.74%) NCR
13 4 (0.59%) hybris
14 3 (0.44%) Zend
14 3 (0.44%) Atlassian
14 3 (0.44%) Adobe
14 3 (0.44%) Macromedia
15 2 (0.30%) Cognos
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Venturi
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum (DOE) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £20k - 30k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 20 hours ago
Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: £50, 000
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £38000 to £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Larson Group
Salary: car
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Consult Solutions
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago