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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
North Yorkshire / Harrogate
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 26 39
Rank change year-on-year -6 +13  
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 6 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Harrogate 0.59% 3.23% 6.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.26% 21.43% 58.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 23
Median salary £27,500 £50,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -45.00% +66.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 19 28 39
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Harrogate 11.18% 15.05% 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 14 19 35
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +66.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £17,000 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
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

QA
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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Harrogate region with a requirement for QA.

1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 9 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 9 (75.00%) ISEB
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (25.00%) BDD
3 3 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (25.00%) TestComplete
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) JMeter
3 3 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) VBScript
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) ATDD
4 2 (16.67%) REST
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) API Testing
4 2 (16.67%) QA Automation
4 2 (16.67%) SDET
5 1 (8.33%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (8.33%) People Management
5 1 (8.33%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) Product Management

QA
Co-occurring 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 (8.33%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JMeter
1 3 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (25.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (8.33%) NUnit
2 1 (8.33%) YouTrack
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Analyst
1 11 (91.67%) Test Analyst
2 8 (66.67%) QA Analyst
2 8 (66.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 6 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (41.67%) QA Automation Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (16.67%) REST
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 9 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) BDD
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) API Testing
4 2 (16.67%) ATDD
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) QA Automation
4 2 (16.67%) SDET
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (25.00%) VBScript
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft