Period
to 30 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South 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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 43 39 37
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 38 70 74
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 4.78% 5.93% 5.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.23% 32.71% 53.24%
Number of salaries quoted 41 58 79
Median annual salary £41,500 £38,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.10% +10.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,850 £27,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £60,000 £52,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -12.50%

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

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 130 214 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 16.35% 18.14% 11.18%
Number of salaries quoted 102 145 125
Median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £25,525 £24,669 £19,400
90th Percentile £61,534 £60,000 £57,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%

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Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

Job postings citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in South Yorkshire

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Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in South Yorkshire.

Salary trend for QA in South Yorkshire

QA
Salary Histogram in South Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Salary histogram for QA in South Yorkshire

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Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 30 March 2020. 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
Sheffield -7 29 £43,250 +8.13% 10
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 31 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (55.26%) Test Automation
3 18 (47.37%) JavaScript
4 17 (44.74%) Software Engineering
5 16 (42.11%) SQL Server
6 15 (39.47%) TDD
7 14 (36.84%) .NET
7 14 (36.84%) BDD
7 14 (36.84%) Postman
8 13 (34.21%) User Experience
9 12 (31.58%) AngularJS
9 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
9 12 (31.58%) .NET Core
10 11 (28.95%) Black-Box Testing
10 11 (28.95%) C#
11 10 (26.32%) Unit Testing
11 10 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (26.32%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (23.68%) SDLC
12 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
12 9 (23.68%) Selenium
12 9 (23.68%) Scrum
12 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
13 8 (21.05%) Web Services
13 8 (21.05%) Windows
13 8 (21.05%) HTML
13 8 (21.05%) IIS
13 8 (21.05%) Regression Testing
13 8 (21.05%) MVC
13 8 (21.05%) Functional Testing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 8 (21.05%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) AWS Lambda
1 7 (18.42%) Serverless
2 4 (10.53%) GitHub
3 2 (5.26%) AWS
4 1 (2.63%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.63%) MS Access
3 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.63%) OLAP
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.63%) Power BI
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Postman
2 10 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (23.68%) Selenium
4 7 (18.42%) LINQPad
5 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
6 4 (10.53%) Bitbucket
6 4 (10.53%) SpecFlow
6 4 (10.53%) WebDriver
7 2 (5.26%) Cypress.io
7 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.26%) JIRA
8 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.63%) Maven
8 1 (2.63%) Mocha
8 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
1 2 (5.26%) Games
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Analyst
3 9 (23.68%) .NET Developer
4 8 (21.05%) Test Analyst
5 7 (18.42%) Senior .NET Developer
5 7 (18.42%) Senior Developer
5 7 (18.42%) Software Developer
6 6 (15.79%) Software Engineer
7 5 (13.16%) .NET Software Developer
7 5 (13.16%) QA Engineer
7 5 (13.16%) Senior .NET Software Developer
7 5 (13.16%) Senior QA Engineer
7 5 (13.16%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (10.53%) .NET Software Engineer
8 4 (10.53%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (10.53%) QA Automation Engineer
8 4 (10.53%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
8 4 (10.53%) Senior Automation Engineer
8 4 (10.53%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (7.89%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) .NET
2 12 (31.58%) .NET Core
2 12 (31.58%) AngularJS
3 8 (21.05%) HTML
3 8 (21.05%) Web Services
4 7 (18.42%) Node.js
5 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (15.79%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (15.79%) HTML5
6 5 (13.16%) React
7 4 (10.53%) Jest
8 3 (7.89%) CSS
9 2 (5.26%) REST
9 2 (5.26%) Vue.js
10 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
10 1 (2.63%) Entity Framework
10 1 (2.63%) LESS
10 1 (2.63%) NgRx
10 1 (2.63%) Sass
10 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) User Experience
2 10 (26.32%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (10.53%) e-Learning
5 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
1 8 (21.05%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (55.26%) Test Automation
3 17 (44.74%) Software Engineering
4 15 (39.47%) TDD
5 14 (36.84%) BDD
6 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
7 11 (28.95%) Black-Box Testing
8 10 (26.32%) Unit Testing
9 9 (23.68%) Scrum
9 9 (23.68%) SDLC
9 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
10 8 (21.05%) Defect Management
10 8 (21.05%) Functional Testing
10 8 (21.05%) MVC
10 8 (21.05%) Regression Testing
11 7 (18.42%) Acceptance Criteria
11 7 (18.42%) DevOps
11 7 (18.42%) Microservices
11 7 (18.42%) Sprint Retrospective
11 7 (18.42%) Sprint Review
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) JavaScript
2 11 (28.95%) C#
3 4 (10.53%) Java
3 4 (10.53%) SQL
3 4 (10.53%) XAML
4 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.26%) C
6 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.63%) Python
6 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Cognos
2 1 (2.63%) IFS
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle