The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Harrogate 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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
North Yorkshire / Harrogate
Rank 34 46 42
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4  
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 4 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Harrogate 4.64% 1.29% 4.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.00% 8.89% 36.54%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 18
Median salary £27,500 £42,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.29% -8.10%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 Harrogate with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Harrogate
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 20 45 52
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Harrogate 8.44% 14.47% 13.44%
Number of salaries quoted 19 45 44
Median salary £27,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £41,400 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Harrogate

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Harrogate citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Harrogate

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Salary Trend in Harrogate

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

Salary trend for QA in Harrogate

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Harrogate

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Harrogate region with a requirement for QA.

1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Software Testing
2 8 (72.73%) ISEB
3 3 (27.27%) TestComplete
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) SpecFlow
3 3 (27.27%) Gherkin
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) JMeter
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) VBScript
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) ATDD
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
4 2 (18.18%) REST
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) API Testing
4 2 (18.18%) QA Automation
4 2 (18.18%) SDET
5 1 (9.09%) People Management
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Geospatial Data

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Top Related IT Skills in Harrogate 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JMeter
1 3 (27.27%) SpecFlow
1 3 (27.27%) TestComplete
2 1 (9.09%) NUnit
2 1 (9.09%) YouTrack
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Analyst
1 10 (90.91%) Test Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) QA Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) QA Test Analyst
3 5 (45.45%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (36.36%) QA Automation Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) Gherkin
2 2 (18.18%) REST
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Software Testing
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) API Testing
4 2 (18.18%) ATDD
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) QA Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C#
1 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
1 3 (27.27%) VBScript
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft