Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Yorkshire > Halifax
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 45 50
Rank change year-on-year +28 +5 -35
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Halifax 8.65% 3.38% 1.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.06% 40.91% 20.83%
Number of salaries quoted 16 11 1
Halifax median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -10.53% +35.71%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £50,625 £100,000 £51,250
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Halifax
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 34 22 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Halifax 18.38% 8.27% 8.22%
Number of salaries quoted 27 16 20
Halifax median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -33.33% +135.29%
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Halifax.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Halifax

QA
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

Salary trend for QA in Halifax

QA
Salary Histogram in Halifax

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Halifax over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Halifax

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Halifax region with a requirement for QA.

1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (56.25%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) Finance
4 7 (43.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 6 (37.50%) Selenium
5 6 (37.50%) QlikView
5 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 6 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (37.50%) Data Modelling
5 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 6 (37.50%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
6 5 (31.25%) C#
6 5 (31.25%) Java
6 5 (31.25%) JMeter
7 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (25.00%) QA Automation
7 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
8 3 (18.75%) Protractor
8 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
9 2 (12.50%) .NET
9 2 (12.50%) Scrum
9 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Bluetooth
1 1 (6.25%) GSM
1 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) BusinessObjects
1 6 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (37.50%) QlikView
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) JMeter
3 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (18.75%) Protractor
4 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
5 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (6.25%) Appium
6 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 1 (6.25%) LabVIEW
6 1 (6.25%) NUnit
6 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Business Test Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Tester
3 3 (18.75%) QA Automation Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) QA Automation Tester
3 3 (18.75%) QA Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) QA Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Automation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Head of Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Java Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Kafka
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) Velocity
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (43.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (37.50%) Data Modelling
4 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
4 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (25.00%) QA Automation
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 1 (6.25%) Kanban
7 1 (6.25%) Microservices
7 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 1 (6.25%) Project Management
7 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.25%) Test Management
7 1 (6.25%) Validation
7 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) C#
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) Groovy
4 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle