Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in North Yorkshire 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 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire > North Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 54 74
Rank change year-on-year -11 +20 -13
Permanent jobs citing QA 41 48 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in North Yorkshire 3.59% 3.78% 2.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.93% 50.53% 26.06%
Number of salaries quoted 36 32 19
North Yorkshire median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% +33.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £32,500 £24,750 £22,650
90th Percentile £63,750 £47,500 £42,850
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +13.33%

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 North Yorkshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 137 95 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in North Yorkshire 12.01% 7.48% 10.57%
Number of salaries quoted 101 65 108
North Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +31.15% -6.15%
10th Percentile £20,250 £24,750 £18,350
90th Percentile £55,000 £73,750 £63,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in North Yorkshire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in North Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in North Yorkshire

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Salary Trend in North Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for QA in North Yorkshire

QA
Salary Histogram in North Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in North Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in North Yorkshire

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Job Locations in North Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the North Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
York -1 30 £55,000 +37.50%
Harrogate -3 5 £62,500 +63.40% 1
Selby - 2 - -
Middlesbrough -7 1 £40,000 -48.39%
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 North Yorkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 34 (82.93%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (58.54%) Test Automation
3 22 (53.66%) Selenium
4 21 (51.22%) JMeter
5 16 (39.02%) HP
5 16 (39.02%) ISEB
5 16 (39.02%) LoadRunner
5 16 (39.02%) TestComplete
5 16 (39.02%) WebLOAD
5 16 (39.02%) Performance Testing
5 16 (39.02%) NeoLoad
5 16 (39.02%) LoadUI
6 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
7 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
8 9 (21.95%) CSS
8 9 (21.95%) HTML
9 7 (17.07%) Web Services
9 7 (17.07%) Gherkin
9 7 (17.07%) Functional Testing
10 6 (14.63%) SoapUI
11 5 (12.20%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (12.20%) jQuery
11 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
11 5 (12.20%) XML
11 5 (12.20%) SOAP
11 5 (12.20%) C#
11 5 (12.20%) SQL
11 5 (12.20%) .NET
12 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET

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Co-occurring IT Skills in North Yorkshire 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 4 (9.76%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (53.66%) Selenium
2 21 (51.22%) JMeter
3 16 (39.02%) LoadRunner
3 16 (39.02%) LoadUI
3 16 (39.02%) NeoLoad
3 16 (39.02%) TestComplete
3 16 (39.02%) WebLOAD
4 6 (14.63%) SoapUI
5 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.44%) JIRA
7 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Front Office
3 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Tester
2 18 (43.90%) Automation Tester
3 17 (41.46%) Performance Tester
3 17 (41.46%) Test Engineer
4 16 (39.02%) Performance Engineer
4 16 (39.02%) Performance Test Engineer
4 16 (39.02%) Test Automation Engineer
5 8 (19.51%) Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Development Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Software Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Development Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Head of IT
7 2 (4.88%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Software Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) CSS
1 9 (21.95%) HTML
2 7 (17.07%) Gherkin
2 7 (17.07%) Web Services
3 5 (12.20%) .NET
3 5 (12.20%) jQuery
3 5 (12.20%) SOAP
3 5 (12.20%) XML
4 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
4 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET Core
5 2 (4.88%) RESTful
6 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (2.44%) Middleware
6 1 (2.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.88%) User Experience
2 1 (2.44%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (82.93%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (58.54%) Test Automation
3 16 (39.02%) Performance Testing
4 7 (17.07%) Functional Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (12.20%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Front End Development
6 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
6 4 (9.76%) MVC
6 4 (9.76%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (9.76%) Software Architecture
7 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
7 3 (7.32%) QA Automation
7 3 (7.32%) SDLC
7 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
8 2 (4.88%) BDD
8 2 (4.88%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.88%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
2 5 (12.20%) C#
2 5 (12.20%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) Java
3 2 (4.88%) Ruby
4 1 (2.44%) C
4 1 (2.44%) C++
4 1 (2.44%) Perl
4 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) ISEB
2 3 (7.32%) Degree
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.44%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) PMO
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) HP
2 1 (2.44%) Planview
2 1 (2.44%) Solace