Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 39 45
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 47 66 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 5.86% 5.80% 5.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.81% 27.73% 55.24%
Number of salaries quoted 49 56 54
South Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.30% -11.33%
10th Percentile £30,750 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £60,000 £52,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -5.88%

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 139 238 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 17.33% 20.93% 9.21%
Number of salaries quoted 112 149 94
South Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £27,000 £24,485 £24,600
90th Percentile £61,534 £60,000 £57,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% - +12.00%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for QA in South Yorkshire

QA
Salary Histogram in South Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 17 February 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 17 February 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 -4 32 £41,500 -2.35% 13
Doncaster +18 2 £31,500 - 3
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (57.45%) Test Automation
3 17 (36.17%) SQL Server
4 16 (34.04%) Postman
5 15 (31.91%) Software Engineering
5 15 (31.91%) Software Testing
6 14 (29.79%) Selenium
6 14 (29.79%) JavaScript
6 14 (29.79%) Scrum
7 13 (27.66%) TDD
7 13 (27.66%) BDD
7 13 (27.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (23.40%) Regression Testing
8 11 (23.40%) IIS
8 11 (23.40%) Windows
8 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
8 11 (23.40%) Windows Server
8 11 (23.40%) Black-Box Testing
8 11 (23.40%) Defect Management
8 11 (23.40%) SDLC
9 10 (21.28%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (21.28%) Sprint Retrospective
9 10 (21.28%) Sprint Review
9 10 (21.28%) C#
9 10 (21.28%) HTML
9 10 (21.28%) LINQPad
9 10 (21.28%) Unit Testing
10 9 (19.15%) .NET
10 9 (19.15%) AngularJS
11 8 (17.02%) 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 11 (23.40%) IIS
2 2 (4.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) GitHub
2 4 (8.51%) AWS Lambda
2 4 (8.51%) Serverless
3 1 (2.13%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.13%) GSM
1 1 (2.13%) LTE
1 1 (2.13%) NFC
1 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (36.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.13%) MS Access
3 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (34.04%) Postman
2 14 (29.79%) Selenium
3 13 (27.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (21.28%) LINQPad
5 8 (17.02%) WebDriver
6 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
7 5 (10.64%) Bitbucket
8 4 (8.51%) SpecFlow
9 3 (6.38%) Cypress.io
9 3 (6.38%) JIRA
10 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
11 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
11 1 (2.13%) Maven
11 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
11 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (10.64%) Local Government
1 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.38%) Games
3 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Analyst
2 12 (25.53%) Test Analyst
3 11 (23.40%) Developer
4 6 (12.77%) .NET Developer
4 6 (12.77%) QA Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Software Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Coordinator
5 5 (10.64%) QA Automation Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Senior QA Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Software Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Automation Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Developer in Test
7 3 (6.38%) QA Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) HTML
2 9 (19.15%) .NET
2 9 (19.15%) AngularJS
3 8 (17.02%) .NET Core
3 8 (17.02%) Web Services
4 7 (14.89%) HTML5
5 6 (12.77%) React
6 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (10.64%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (10.64%) Jest
6 5 (10.64%) REST
7 4 (8.51%) CSS
8 3 (6.38%) Node.js
9 2 (4.26%) LAMP
9 2 (4.26%) Symfony
10 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
10 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
10 1 (2.13%) Entity Framework
10 1 (2.13%) jQuery
10 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (17.02%) User Experience
3 7 (14.89%) e-Learning
4 5 (10.64%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (4.26%) BBC
5 2 (4.26%) Learning Management System
5 2 (4.26%) Smartphone
5 2 (4.26%) Social Media
6 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Windows
1 11 (23.40%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (57.45%) Test Automation
3 15 (31.91%) Software Engineering
3 15 (31.91%) Software Testing
4 14 (29.79%) Scrum
5 13 (27.66%) BDD
5 13 (27.66%) TDD
6 11 (23.40%) Black-Box Testing
6 11 (23.40%) Defect Management
6 11 (23.40%) Regression Testing
6 11 (23.40%) SDLC
7 10 (21.28%) Sprint Retrospective
7 10 (21.28%) Sprint Review
7 10 (21.28%) Unit Testing
8 8 (17.02%) Functional Testing
8 8 (17.02%) QA Automation
8 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
9 7 (14.89%) Acceptance Criteria
9 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (14.89%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) JavaScript
2 10 (21.28%) C#
3 7 (14.89%) Java
4 5 (10.64%) SQL
5 4 (8.51%) Bash Shell
5 4 (8.51%) XAML
6 2 (4.26%) PHP
7 1 (2.13%) C
7 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.13%) Python
7 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) ISEB
2 2 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) BT
3 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.26%) Zend