The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wakefield with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Yorkshire / Wakefield
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 23 29
Rank change year-on-year +7 +6  
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 6.52% 6.71% 0.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 55.00% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 1
Median salary £40,000 £27,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +45.45% -31.25%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Wakefield with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Wakefield
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 16 20 4
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wakefield 17.39% 12.20% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 13 20 4
Median salary £41,000 £28,750 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.60% -16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £23,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £38,500 £42,700
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Wakefield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wakefield citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Wakefield

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Salary Trend in Wakefield

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

Salary trend for QA in Wakefield

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Salary Histogram in Wakefield

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Wakefield over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Wakefield region with a requirement for QA.

1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 2 (33.33%) EMC
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) CommVault
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 2 (33.33%) SWOT Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) PaaS
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) IaaS
2 2 (33.33%) Veeam
2 2 (33.33%) Presales
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
2 2 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) People Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Wakefield 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) IaaS
1 2 (33.33%) PaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
1 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) IT Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Presales Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) QA Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Author
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Author
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
1 2 (33.33%) IT Strategy
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Presales
1 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 2 (33.33%) SWOT Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) People Management
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) CommVault
2 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 2 (33.33%) EMC
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
2 2 (33.33%) Veeam
2 2 (33.33%) VMware