Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 42 38
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 51 47 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 6.14% 4.65% 5.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 58.62% 35.07% 42.95%
Number of salaries quoted 45 35 60
Sheffield median annual salary £34,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.33% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,200 £27,000
90th Percentile £54,000 £58,500 £45,250
South Yorkshire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -4.41%

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 Sheffield with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Sheffield
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 87 134 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 10.48% 13.27% 13.13%
Number of salaries quoted 78 95 131
Sheffield median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +10.00%
10th Percentile £23,175 £21,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £55,750 £57,500
South Yorkshire median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Sheffield

QA
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

Salary trend for QA in Sheffield

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Salary Histogram in Sheffield

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Sheffield over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for QA.

1 43 (84.31%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (47.06%) SQL
3 19 (37.25%) Selenium
3 19 (37.25%) Test Automation
4 16 (31.37%) Test Strategy
5 15 (29.41%) HP UFT
5 15 (29.41%) JIRA
6 14 (27.45%) Computer Science
6 14 (27.45%) Atlassian
6 14 (27.45%) Test Scripting
6 14 (27.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 14 (27.45%) SoapUI
6 14 (27.45%) HP
6 14 (27.45%) Broadband
6 14 (27.45%) T-SQL
6 14 (27.45%) Scrum
6 14 (27.45%) User Stories
6 14 (27.45%) SDLC
6 14 (27.45%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (15.69%) Finance
7 8 (15.69%) OOP
7 8 (15.69%) Unit Testing
7 8 (15.69%) TDD
8 7 (13.73%) User Experience
9 6 (11.76%) Web Services
9 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
10 5 (9.80%) Apache
10 5 (9.80%) Retail
10 5 (9.80%) jQuery
10 5 (9.80%) RESTful

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 5 (9.80%) Apache
2 2 (3.92%) ArcGIS
2 2 (3.92%) SAS
3 1 (1.96%) Confluence
3 1 (1.96%) IIS
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.96%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (27.45%) Broadband
2 1 (1.96%) DHCP
2 1 (1.96%) DNS
2 1 (1.96%) SAN
2 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) GIS
2 2 (3.92%) MS Access
3 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (37.25%) Selenium
2 15 (29.41%) HP UFT
2 15 (29.41%) JIRA
3 14 (27.45%) SoapUI
4 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
5 4 (7.84%) NUnit
6 3 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.92%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.96%) Bitbucket
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Analyst
2 15 (29.41%) Test Engineer
3 14 (27.45%) Business Analyst
3 14 (27.45%) QA Engineer
4 12 (23.53%) QA Test Engineer
5 11 (21.57%) Software QA Engineer
5 11 (21.57%) Software Quality Engineer
5 11 (21.57%) Software Test Engineer
6 10 (19.61%) Developer
7 5 (9.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (7.84%) Senior QA Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) Senior Software Test Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) Senior Test Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) iOS Developer
9 3 (5.88%) Linux Developer
9 3 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Tester
10 2 (3.92%) Automation Tester
10 2 (3.92%) Data Analyst
10 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) Web Services
2 5 (9.80%) jQuery
2 5 (9.80%) RESTful
2 5 (9.80%) Sass
3 3 (5.88%) .NET
4 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.96%) LAMP
4 1 (1.96%) Node.js
4 1 (1.96%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) Computer Science
1 14 (27.45%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (13.73%) User Experience
3 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.96%) Windows
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (84.31%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (37.25%) Test Automation
3 16 (31.37%) Test Strategy
4 14 (27.45%) Scrum
4 14 (27.45%) SDLC
4 14 (27.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 14 (27.45%) Test Scripting
4 14 (27.45%) User Stories
5 8 (15.69%) OOP
5 8 (15.69%) TDD
5 8 (15.69%) Unit Testing
6 5 (9.80%) Acceptance Criteria
6 5 (9.80%) Analytics
6 5 (9.80%) Front End Development
7 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.88%) Functional Testing
7 3 (5.88%) iOS Development
7 3 (5.88%) OO
7 3 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (3.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (47.06%) SQL
2 14 (27.45%) T-SQL
3 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.84%) C#
5 1 (1.96%) C
5 1 (1.96%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.96%) PHP
5 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.96%) Python
5 1 (1.96%) R
5 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) Degree
1 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.96%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Docker
1 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) Atlassian
1 14 (27.45%) HP
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.92%) Capita