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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 42 31
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 359 396 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 4.92% 5.22% 6.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.88% 46.21% 51.41%
Number of salaries quoted 261 310 312
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,910 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £38,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -0.65%
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
800 857 745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 10.97% 11.30% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 579 670 556
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -7 259 £40,000 +14.28% 20
North Yorkshire +13 52 £30,500 -12.85% 8
South Yorkshire -4 29 £39,500 +12.85% 5
East Yorkshire -9 6 - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 254 (39.63%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (25.74%) SQL
3 162 (25.27%) Finance
4 130 (20.28%) Microsoft
5 108 (16.85%) Test Scripting
6 107 (16.69%) Selenium
7 103 (16.07%) ISEB
8 98 (15.29%) Java
9 94 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
10 87 (13.57%) MS Excel
11 82 (12.79%) TDD
12 81 (12.64%) Manual Testing
13 80 (12.48%) User Acceptance Testing
14 78 (12.17%) Software Testing
15 77 (12.01%) Degree
16 76 (11.86%) Automated Testing
16 76 (11.86%) Project Management
17 75 (11.70%) .NET
17 75 (11.70%) Unit Testing
18 74 (11.54%) Oracle
19 72 (11.23%) Test Strategy
20 71 (11.08%) C#
21 70 (10.92%) Performance Testing
22 67 (10.45%) Line Management
23 62 (9.67%) Test Planning
23 62 (9.67%) Test Automation
24 60 (9.36%) SQL Server
25 59 (9.20%) Mentoring
26 58 (9.05%) Team Foundation Server
27 57 (8.89%) JavaScript

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 17 (2.65%) Apache
1 17 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.18%) IIS
3 8 (1.25%) CMS
4 7 (1.09%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (0.78%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.62%) JBoss
7 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.47%) Lync
8 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.47%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.31%) SAS
9 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.31%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.31%) MTS
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.31%) Node.js
Applications
1 87 (13.57%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.90%) MS Office
3 13 (2.03%) SPSS
4 12 (1.87%) MS Project
5 10 (1.56%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.09%) Photoshop
6 7 (1.09%) Fireworks
7 6 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.78%) FreeHand
9 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 10 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.47%) BASE24
4 1 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.16%) Primavera
4 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (1.72%) SaaS
3 7 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.31%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.31%) Office 365
5 2 (0.31%) Route 53
5 2 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.65%) Firewall
2 14 (2.18%) TCP/IP
3 12 (1.87%) DNS
4 9 (1.40%) LAN
5 8 (1.25%) WAN
6 7 (1.09%) Intranet
6 7 (1.09%) Internet
7 6 (0.94%) Wireless
8 3 (0.47%) HTTP
8 3 (0.47%) VPN
9 2 (0.31%) DHCP
9 2 (0.31%) ATM
9 2 (0.31%) SSH
9 2 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.31%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.16%) IPsec
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.16%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.16%) SAN
10 1 (0.16%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (3.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 19 (2.96%) Oracle BI EE
5 18 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (2.65%) Oracle Database
7 14 (2.18%) MySQL
8 13 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
9 12 (1.87%) Oracle9i Database
10 11 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (1.25%) Big Data
13 7 (1.09%) Relational Database
13 7 (1.09%) TKPROF
13 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.94%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.94%) Apache Hive
15 5 (0.78%) DB2
16 4 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 107 (16.69%) Selenium
2 58 (9.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 55 (8.58%) JIRA
4 44 (6.86%) JUnit
5 41 (6.40%) QuickTest Pro
6 38 (5.93%) Visual Studio
7 36 (5.62%) NUnit
8 33 (5.15%) WebDriver
9 24 (3.74%) JMeter
10 23 (3.59%) SoapUI
11 22 (3.43%) eggPlant
12 18 (2.81%) Cucumber
13 13 (2.03%) Selenium IDE
14 12 (1.87%) Subversion
14 12 (1.87%) FitNesse
15 11 (1.72%) Jenkins
16 10 (1.56%) Firebug
17 9 (1.40%) Git (software)
18 8 (1.25%) Hudson
18 8 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 162 (25.27%) Finance
2 49 (7.64%) Retail
3 26 (4.06%) Banking
4 24 (3.74%) Marketing
5 13 (2.03%) Retail Banking
5 13 (2.03%) Legal
6 12 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.09%) Aerospace
8 6 (0.94%) Advertising
9 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.62%) Billing
10 3 (0.47%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.47%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.31%) Publishing
12 1 (0.16%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Law
12 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 304 (47.43%) Analyst
2 198 (30.89%) Test Analyst
3 62 (9.67%) Tester
4 56 (8.74%) QA Analyst
5 52 (8.11%) Business Analyst
5 52 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
6 51 (7.96%) Developer
7 44 (6.86%) Senior Test Analyst
8 31 (4.84%) Project Manager
9 26 (4.06%) Test Engineer
9 26 (4.06%) Team Leader
10 24 (3.74%) Delivery Manager
10 24 (3.74%) Architect
11 22 (3.43%) QA Test Analyst
12 20 (3.12%) Performance Analyst
12 20 (3.12%) Test Manager
12 20 (3.12%) Performance Test Analyst
13 18 (2.81%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
14 17 (2.65%) Software Tester
15 16 (2.50%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (11.70%) .NET
2 42 (6.55%) HTML
3 37 (5.77%) CSS
4 27 (4.21%) ASP.NET
5 22 (3.43%) XML
5 22 (3.43%) jQuery
6 21 (3.28%) Web Services
7 17 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (2.18%) WCF
9 11 (1.72%) DOM
9 11 (1.72%) Middleware
10 10 (1.56%) Symfony
11 9 (1.40%) RESTful
12 8 (1.25%) Apache Flex
12 8 (1.25%) KnockoutJS
12 8 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (1.09%) Modernizr
13 7 (1.09%) J2EE
14 6 (0.94%) Ajax
14 6 (0.94%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 94 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (7.33%) User Experience
3 30 (4.68%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.81%) Data Integration
5 16 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.03%) Visualisation
6 13 (2.03%) Mathematics
6 13 (2.03%) Statistics
6 13 (2.03%) Taxonomies
7 11 (1.72%) GIS
7 11 (1.72%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.40%) Open Source
9 8 (1.25%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.25%) NHS
10 7 (1.09%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.09%) Graphic Design
10 7 (1.09%) Informatics
10 7 (1.09%) Health Informatics
11 5 (0.78%) Animation
12 4 (0.62%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.02%) Windows
2 41 (6.40%) Linux
3 39 (6.08%) UNIX
4 8 (1.25%) Solaris
5 6 (0.94%) HPUX
5 6 (0.94%) Android
5 6 (0.94%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.62%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.47%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.31%) CentOS
8 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (39.63%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (16.85%) Test Scripting
3 82 (12.79%) TDD
4 81 (12.64%) Manual Testing
5 80 (12.48%) User Acceptance Testing
6 78 (12.17%) Software Testing
7 76 (11.86%) Automated Testing
7 76 (11.86%) Project Management
8 75 (11.70%) Unit Testing
9 72 (11.23%) Test Strategy
10 70 (10.92%) Performance Testing
11 67 (10.45%) Line Management
12 62 (9.67%) Test Planning
12 62 (9.67%) Test Automation
13 59 (9.20%) Mentoring
14 54 (8.42%) Business Analysis
15 51 (7.96%) Regression Testing
15 51 (7.96%) ITIL
16 50 (7.80%) Configuration Management
17 49 (7.64%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 165 (25.74%) SQL
2 98 (15.29%) Java
3 71 (11.08%) C#
4 57 (8.89%) JavaScript
5 20 (3.12%) T-SQL
6 19 (2.96%) PHP
6 19 (2.96%) Shell Script
7 16 (2.50%) VBScript
8 15 (2.34%) PL/SQL
9 13 (2.03%) VB
9 13 (2.03%) MATLAB
9 13 (2.03%) R
10 8 (1.25%) C++
11 7 (1.09%) X++
12 6 (0.94%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.78%) Python
14 4 (0.62%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.62%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.62%) Ruby
15 3 (0.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 103 (16.07%) ISEB
2 77 (12.01%) Degree
3 50 (7.80%) ISTQB
4 25 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (2.50%) ACCA
5 16 (2.50%) CIMA
6 11 (1.72%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.47%) Security Cleared
11 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.31%) MCSE
11 2 (0.31%) MCSA
11 2 (0.31%) CCNA
11 2 (0.31%) MCITP
12 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.59%) SLA
2 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.31%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (0.94%) Active Directory
1 6 (0.94%) HDFS
2 4 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.62%) KVM
3 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 39 (6.08%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.40%) Puppet
3 7 (1.09%) Tivoli
3 7 (1.09%) Control-M
4 3 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.31%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.16%) logstash
6 1 (0.16%) Graylog
6 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.16%) Nagios
6 1 (0.16%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.16%) WSUS
6 1 (0.16%) SCCM
6 1 (0.16%) SCOM
6 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 130 (20.28%) Microsoft
2 74 (11.54%) Oracle
3 41 (6.40%) HP
4 14 (2.18%) IBM
5 13 (2.03%) Tableau
6 10 (1.56%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.40%) VMware
7 9 (1.40%) Cisco
8 8 (1.25%) Citrix
8 8 (1.25%) Adobe
9 7 (1.09%) Endeca
10 6 (0.94%) Hyperion
11 5 (0.78%) Macromedia
11 5 (0.78%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.62%) LexisNexis
12 4 (0.62%) Business Objects
13 3 (0.47%) Fujitsu
14 2 (0.31%) Google
14 2 (0.31%) VocaLink
14 2 (0.31%) Splunk
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £30k - 32k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + pension, medical, life
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York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Salary: £24000 per annum
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The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
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Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
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York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: Highly Competitive plus bonus, car allowance and benefits
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York, North Yorkshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Private Healthcare + More
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York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
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