Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Yorkshire > Halifax
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 37 40
Rank change year-on-year +18 +3 -17
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 3 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Halifax 9.09% 1.76% 5.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.42% 33.33% 45.71%
Number of salaries quoted 17 2 13
Halifax median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +80.18%
10th Percentile £35,500 £43,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £51,250 £56,250
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +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 48 9 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Halifax 25.67% 5.29% 11.29%
Number of salaries quoted 40 7 29
Halifax median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -26.32% +63.79%
10th Percentile £24,900 £35,000 £30,250
90th Percentile £74,125 £51,250 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Halifax

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 14 (82.35%) Root Cause Analysis
2 13 (76.47%) Electronics
2 13 (76.47%) Collaborative Working
2 13 (76.47%) FMEA
2 13 (76.47%) C
2 13 (76.47%) VB
2 13 (76.47%) Bluetooth
2 13 (76.47%) GSM
2 13 (76.47%) Firmware
2 13 (76.47%) Wi-Fi
2 13 (76.47%) Manufacturing
2 13 (76.47%) Validation
2 13 (76.47%) LabVIEW
2 13 (76.47%) Marketing
2 13 (76.47%) Degree
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (5.88%) XML
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) JMeter
5 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) ISEB

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) Bluetooth
1 13 (76.47%) GSM
1 13 (76.47%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 13 (76.47%) LabVIEW
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) Appium
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) NUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 13 (76.47%) Electronics
1 13 (76.47%) Manufacturing
1 13 (76.47%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Electronics Engineer
1 13 (76.47%) Senior Electronics Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) QA Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Automation Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Monitoring Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Web Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Root Cause Analysis
2 13 (76.47%) Collaborative Working
2 13 (76.47%) FMEA
2 13 (76.47%) Validation
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.88%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.88%) IT Asset Management
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Test Management
5 1 (5.88%) Test Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) C
1 13 (76.47%) VB
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft