Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West 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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 59 57
Rank change year-on-year -32 -2 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 188 315 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.83% 4.30% 4.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.74% 32.98% 38.89%
Number of salaries quoted 169 266 362
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £62,500 £55,900
Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% +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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 703 955 1,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 10.59% 13.04% 12.39%
Number of salaries quoted 587 812 830
West Yorkshire median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,000 £58,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +5.63%

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Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in West Yorkshire

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Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for QA in West Yorkshire

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Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in West Yorkshire

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Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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
Leeds -23 118 £37,500 -11.76% 45
Bradford -39 31 £36,500 -14.12% 8
Wakefield +12 12 £37,750 - 4
Huddersfield +4 9 £42,000 +44.83% 3
Halifax +8 5 £47,500 -
Wetherby +12 2 £30,500 +7.02%
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 83 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (26.06%) Test Automation
3 45 (23.94%) Scrum
4 40 (21.28%) SQL
5 34 (18.09%) Java
6 33 (17.55%) C#
7 32 (17.02%) Selenium
8 30 (15.96%) JavaScript
9 27 (14.36%) Software Testing
10 26 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
11 24 (12.77%) ISTQB
11 24 (12.77%) .NET
12 22 (11.70%) HTML
12 22 (11.70%) CSS
12 22 (11.70%) Git (software)
13 21 (11.17%) Test Scripting
13 21 (11.17%) Web Services
13 21 (11.17%) XML
14 20 (10.64%) Microsoft
14 20 (10.64%) Project Management
14 20 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (10.11%) User Stories
16 18 (9.57%) Test Strategy
17 17 (9.04%) Continuous Improvement
17 17 (9.04%) SDLC
17 17 (9.04%) SQL Server
18 16 (8.51%) MVC
18 16 (8.51%) Degree
18 16 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 2 (1.06%) Apache Pig
1 2 (1.06%) Apache Spark
1 2 (1.06%) CMS
1 2 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (1.06%) nginx
1 2 (1.06%) OpenEdge
1 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.06%) WordPress
2 1 (0.53%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Magento
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.13%) SaaS
2 2 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.06%) Firewall
2 1 (0.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.13%) MySQL
3 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.60%) DB2
3 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.06%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.06%) BigQuery
4 2 (1.06%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (1.06%) DataStage
4 2 (1.06%) DecisionStream
4 2 (1.06%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.06%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (1.06%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.06%) Redis
5 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.53%) Event Store
5 1 (0.53%) Riak
5 1 (0.53%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 32 (17.02%) Selenium
2 22 (11.70%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.38%) Cucumber
4 11 (5.85%) Jenkins
4 11 (5.85%) Subversion
5 8 (4.26%) JIRA
6 7 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (3.72%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.19%) Eclipse
8 5 (2.66%) Mercurial
8 5 (2.66%) Selenium IDE
9 4 (2.13%) Appium
9 4 (2.13%) Bower
9 4 (2.13%) Calabash
9 4 (2.13%) Grunt
9 4 (2.13%) gulp
9 4 (2.13%) Jasmine
9 4 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (2.13%) PHPUnit
9 4 (2.13%) Protractor
General
1 14 (7.45%) Retail
2 13 (6.91%) Finance
3 5 (2.66%) Marketing
4 3 (1.60%) Games
5 2 (1.06%) Advertising
5 2 (1.06%) Automotive
5 2 (1.06%) Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Electronics
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Local Government
6 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (39.36%) Analyst
2 41 (21.81%) Test Analyst
3 38 (20.21%) Developer
4 17 (9.04%) Business Analyst
5 15 (7.98%) QA Analyst
5 15 (7.98%) Tester
6 14 (7.45%) Senior Developer
7 13 (6.91%) QA Test Analyst
8 12 (6.38%) Test Manager
9 10 (5.32%) Author
9 10 (5.32%) Technical Author
10 9 (4.79%) Automation Test Analyst
11 8 (4.26%) .NET Developer
11 8 (4.26%) Java Developer
11 8 (4.26%) Senior .NET Developer
12 7 (3.72%) Manual Test Analyst
12 7 (3.72%) QA Engineer
12 7 (3.72%) QA Tester
13 6 (3.19%) C# Developer
13 6 (3.19%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.77%) .NET
2 22 (11.70%) CSS
2 22 (11.70%) HTML
3 21 (11.17%) Web Services
3 21 (11.17%) XML
4 13 (6.91%) ASP.NET
4 13 (6.91%) jQuery
5 10 (5.32%) .NET Framework
5 10 (5.32%) ADO.NET
5 10 (5.32%) Entity Framework
6 8 (4.26%) AngularJS
6 8 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 6 (3.19%) CSS3
7 6 (3.19%) HTML5
7 6 (3.19%) SOAP
8 5 (2.66%) LAMP
9 4 (2.13%) Backbone.js
9 4 (2.13%) JSON
9 4 (2.13%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.85%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.66%) User Experience
6 3 (1.60%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.06%) PMI
8 1 (0.53%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.53%) Fintech
8 1 (0.53%) IVR
8 1 (0.53%) NHS
8 1 (0.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.98%) Android
2 14 (7.45%) Apple iOS
3 12 (6.38%) Windows
4 8 (4.26%) Linux
5 6 (3.19%) Unix
6 2 (1.06%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (26.06%) Test Automation
3 45 (23.94%) Scrum
4 27 (14.36%) Software Testing
5 21 (11.17%) Test Scripting
6 20 (10.64%) Project Management
6 20 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (10.11%) User Stories
8 18 (9.57%) Test Strategy
9 17 (9.04%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (9.04%) SDLC
10 16 (8.51%) MVC
11 15 (7.98%) OO
12 14 (7.45%) Line Management
13 13 (6.91%) Software Engineering
14 11 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (5.85%) Manual Testing
14 11 (5.85%) Software Delivery
14 11 (5.85%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (21.28%) SQL
2 34 (18.09%) Java
3 33 (17.55%) C#
4 30 (15.96%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.79%) Python
6 8 (4.26%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.19%) C++
7 6 (3.19%) PHP
8 5 (2.66%) Objective-C
9 4 (2.13%) Ruby
10 3 (1.60%) Apple Swift
10 3 (1.60%) C
11 2 (1.06%) OpenEdge ABL
11 2 (1.06%) Progress 4GL
12 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (12.77%) ISTQB
2 16 (8.51%) Degree
2 16 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (5.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (5.32%) ISEB
5 3 (1.60%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.06%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (1.60%) PMO
2 2 (1.06%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.06%) P3O
2 2 (1.06%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) GDPR
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.66%) Ansible
2 4 (2.13%) Puppet
3 3 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.53%) Grafana
4 1 (0.53%) Graphite
Vendors
1 20 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.72%) webMethods
3 4 (2.13%) Perforce
4 3 (1.60%) Apple
4 3 (1.60%) Capita
4 3 (1.60%) Google
4 3 (1.60%) JDA
5 2 (1.06%) Cognos
5 2 (1.06%) hybris
5 2 (1.06%) IBM
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle
5 2 (1.06%) Progress
5 2 (1.06%) SAP
5 2 (1.06%) Sony
6 1 (0.53%) Avature
6 1 (0.53%) HP
6 1 (0.53%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.53%) Remedy
6 1 (0.53%) Splunk
6 1 (0.53%) Tableau