Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Yorkshire > Halifax
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 39 47
Rank change year-on-year +22 +8 -32
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 3 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Halifax 8.29% 1.45% 4.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.71% 17.65% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 9
Halifax median annual salary £45,000 £100,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -55.00% +90.48% +110.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £42,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £50,625 £100,000 £56,250
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +1.22% +2.50%

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 35 17 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Halifax 18.13% 8.21% 9.46%
Number of salaries quoted 27 13 23
Halifax median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -23.81% +110.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £42,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £48,500 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £44,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.23% +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 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Halifax

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
2 7 (43.75%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (37.50%) Collaborative Working
3 6 (37.50%) FMEA
3 6 (37.50%) Selenium
3 6 (37.50%) Marketing
3 6 (37.50%) Degree
3 6 (37.50%) VB
3 6 (37.50%) C
3 6 (37.50%) Bluetooth
3 6 (37.50%) GSM
3 6 (37.50%) Firmware
3 6 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (37.50%) Manufacturing
3 6 (37.50%) Validation
3 6 (37.50%) LabVIEW
3 6 (37.50%) Electronics
4 5 (31.25%) JMeter
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) C#
4 5 (31.25%) Java
5 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
5 4 (25.00%) QA Automation
6 3 (18.75%) Protractor
6 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
7 2 (12.50%) Finance

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 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Bluetooth
1 6 (37.50%) GSM
1 6 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
1 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
1 1 (6.25%) QlikView
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) LabVIEW
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%) NUnit
6 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (37.50%) Electronics
1 6 (37.50%) Manufacturing
1 6 (37.50%) Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Electronics Engineer
1 6 (37.50%) Senior Electronics Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Automation Tester
2 3 (18.75%) QA Automation Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) QA Automation Tester
2 3 (18.75%) QA Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) QA Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Automation Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior QA Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Java Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Web Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Web 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 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
3 6 (37.50%) Collaborative Working
3 6 (37.50%) FMEA
3 6 (37.50%) Validation
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (25.00%) QA Automation
4 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL
6 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C
1 6 (37.50%) VB
2 5 (31.25%) C#
2 5 (31.25%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Groovy
4 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle