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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 32 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 -23  
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 1 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Halifax 2.52% 0.87% 15.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 10.00% 75.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 13
Median salary £100,000 - £25,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Halifax
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 12 10 45
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 10.08% 8.70% 21.13%
Number of salaries quoted 17 9 23
Median salary £40,000 £60,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% +140.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,000 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Halifax

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Halifax over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Halifax

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Halifax region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 5 (55.56%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) .NET
5 3 (33.33%) Java
5 3 (33.33%) JMeter
5 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
6 2 (22.22%) Secure Coding
6 2 (22.22%) ISEB
6 2 (22.22%) WinForms
6 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) SOAP
6 2 (22.22%) Web Services
6 2 (22.22%) XML
6 2 (22.22%) Analytics
6 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
6 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Groovy
6 2 (22.22%) Open Source
6 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 2 (22.22%) BDD
6 2 (22.22%) WCF
6 2 (22.22%) TDD
6 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework

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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 (11.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
1 6 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 3 (33.33%) JMeter
2 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Agile .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Agile C# Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Developer
2 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
2 2 (22.22%) C# WCF Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) WCF Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Java Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Junior C# .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Agile Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior C# .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) WCF
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) WinForms
2 2 (22.22%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Analytics
3 2 (22.22%) BDD
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (22.22%) Open Source
3 2 (22.22%) Secure Coding
3 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) Groovy
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification