Period
to 23 November 2017

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

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Yorkshire > Wakefield
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 42 38
Rank change year-on-year +19 -4 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 6.15% 1.77% 2.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.61% 8.77% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 5
Wakefield median annual salary £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +108.33%
10th Percentile £31,600 £23,775 £32,750
90th Percentile £47,500 £55,000 £44,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +13.48%

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 Wakefield with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Wakefield
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 49 57 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 20.08% 20.21% 5.85%
Number of salaries quoted 42 54 7
Wakefield median annual salary £33,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,550 £32,000
90th Percentile £48,625 £53,500 £43,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £41,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.78% +5.63% +9.59%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Wakefield

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

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Wakefield

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 Wakefield region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (40.00%) HTML
1 6 (40.00%) CSS
2 4 (26.67%) Unix
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Subversion
2 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) ISEB
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) .NET
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (13.33%) Product Management
4 2 (13.33%) High Availability
4 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (13.33%) Release Management
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) User Stories
4 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) People Management
5 1 (6.67%) SDLC
5 1 (6.67%) Presales
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Transformation

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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 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (26.67%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Advertising
1 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Author
1 5 (33.33%) Technical Author
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) QA Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Navision Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Presales Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) CSS
1 6 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
1 4 (26.67%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (13.33%) High Availability
2 2 (13.33%) Product Management
2 2 (13.33%) Release Management
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (13.33%) User Stories
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 1 (6.67%) IT Strategy
3 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.67%) People Management
3 1 (6.67%) Presales
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.67%) SDLC
3 1 (6.67%) SWOT Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) CommVault
2 1 (6.67%) Dell
2 1 (6.67%) EMC
2 1 (6.67%) NetApp
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Veeam
2 1 (6.67%) VMware