Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 52 44
Rank change year-on-year +11 -8 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 54 60 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 4.90% 4.31% 5.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.47% 31.58% 42.36%
Number of salaries quoted 47 45 73
South Yorkshire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -13.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £45,700 £45,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £41,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +7.14%

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 107 190 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 9.72% 13.66% 12.61%
Number of salaries quoted 90 134 156
South Yorkshire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,075 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,875 £57,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +8.45%

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

QA
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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in South Yorkshire

QA
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 23 November 2017. 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 +25 54 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Rotherham +4 2 - -
Doncaster +1 2 - - 1
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 44 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (42.59%) Test Automation
3 21 (38.89%) SQL
4 20 (37.04%) Selenium
5 17 (31.48%) HP UFT
6 16 (29.63%) Test Strategy
7 15 (27.78%) HP
8 14 (25.93%) Test Scripting
8 14 (25.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 14 (25.93%) SoapUI
8 14 (25.93%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (22.22%) JIRA
9 12 (22.22%) Scrum
10 11 (20.37%) Atlassian
10 11 (20.37%) T-SQL
10 11 (20.37%) Broadband
10 11 (20.37%) Computer Science
10 11 (20.37%) User Stories
10 11 (20.37%) SDLC
11 9 (16.67%) Finance
12 8 (14.81%) Unit Testing
12 8 (14.81%) OOP
13 7 (12.96%) Linux
13 7 (12.96%) Analytics
13 7 (12.96%) Acceptance Criteria
14 6 (11.11%) User Experience
14 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
14 6 (11.11%) TDD
15 5 (9.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration

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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 4 (7.41%) Apache
2 2 (3.70%) SAS
3 1 (1.85%) Confluence
3 1 (1.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.85%) nginx
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.85%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.37%) Broadband
2 1 (1.85%) DHCP
2 1 (1.85%) DNS
2 1 (1.85%) Firewall
2 1 (1.85%) SAN
2 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) MS Access
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.85%) GIS
2 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.85%) MySQL
2 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (37.04%) Selenium
2 17 (31.48%) HP UFT
3 14 (25.93%) SoapUI
4 12 (22.22%) JIRA
5 5 (9.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (7.41%) NUnit
7 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.70%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.70%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.85%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.85%) eCATT
9 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Legal
2 3 (5.56%) Retail
3 2 (3.70%) Local Government
4 1 (1.85%) Automotive
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (27.78%) Analyst
1 15 (27.78%) QA Engineer
1 15 (27.78%) Test Engineer
2 12 (22.22%) QA Test Engineer
3 11 (20.37%) Business Analyst
3 11 (20.37%) Developer
3 11 (20.37%) Software QA Engineer
3 11 (20.37%) Software Quality Engineer
3 11 (20.37%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) iOS Developer
4 5 (9.26%) Linux Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Senior QA Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Tester
6 3 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.70%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) Web Services
2 4 (7.41%) .NET
3 3 (5.56%) jQuery
3 3 (5.56%) RESTful
3 3 (5.56%) Sass
4 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.85%) LAMP
4 1 (1.85%) Node.js
4 1 (1.85%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.93%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (20.37%) Computer Science
3 6 (11.11%) User Experience
4 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.85%) Clustering
5 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Linux
2 5 (9.26%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.70%) Windows
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (42.59%) Test Automation
3 16 (29.63%) Test Strategy
4 14 (25.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 14 (25.93%) Test Scripting
5 12 (22.22%) Scrum
6 11 (20.37%) SDLC
6 11 (20.37%) User Stories
7 8 (14.81%) OOP
7 8 (14.81%) Unit Testing
8 7 (12.96%) Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (12.96%) Analytics
9 6 (11.11%) TDD
10 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (9.26%) Functional Testing
10 5 (9.26%) iOS Development
10 5 (9.26%) OO
10 5 (9.26%) Performance Metrics
11 4 (7.41%) Manual Testing
11 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.89%) SQL
2 11 (20.37%) T-SQL
3 4 (7.41%) C#
3 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.70%) C
5 1 (1.85%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.85%) PHP
5 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.85%) Python
5 1 (1.85%) R
5 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.85%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.85%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Docker
2 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Ansible
1 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.85%) Puppet
1 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) HP
2 11 (20.37%) Atlassian
3 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.70%) Capita
4 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.85%) Apple
5 1 (1.85%) Intel
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle
5 1 (1.85%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.85%) SAP