Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 96 52
Rank change year-on-year +50 -44 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 285 194 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 5.21% 2.84% 4.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.01% 26.98% 34.96%
Number of salaries quoted 227 166 318
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,125 £27,275
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £62,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +13.33%

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 814 719 1,024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 14.87% 10.53% 13.36%
Number of salaries quoted 646 599 873
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £63,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

QA
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

QA
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

QA
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in West Yorkshire

QA
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 14 November 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 +52 217 £42,500 +13.33% 41
Bradford +23 21 £34,250 -19.41% 4
Halifax +22 19 £45,000 +2.86% 2
Wakefield -14 9 £42,500 - 7
Huddersfield -1 5 £45,000 +7.14% 2
Wetherby -4 4 £26,250 -19.23% 1
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 148 (51.93%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (41.40%) Test Automation
3 97 (34.04%) C#
4 88 (30.88%) .NET
5 73 (25.61%) Microsoft
6 70 (24.56%) SQL
7 59 (20.70%) Java
8 54 (18.95%) ASP.NET
9 53 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
10 51 (17.89%) Software Testing
11 48 (16.84%) MVC
11 48 (16.84%) Finance
11 48 (16.84%) SQL Server
12 46 (16.14%) Python
12 46 (16.14%) Selenium
13 45 (15.79%) JavaScript
13 45 (15.79%) QA Automation
14 39 (13.68%) Marketing
14 39 (13.68%) ASP.NET MVC
15 36 (12.63%) Google
16 35 (12.28%) Web Services
17 34 (11.93%) Self-Motivation
18 33 (11.58%) Retail
19 32 (11.23%) Google Cloud Platform
19 32 (11.23%) Public Cloud
20 29 (10.18%) Test Strategy
20 29 (10.18%) Degree
21 28 (9.82%) TDD
22 26 (9.12%) Scrum
22 26 (9.12%) Problem-Solving

QA
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 19 (6.67%) IIS
2 11 (3.86%) CMS
2 11 (3.86%) Confluence
3 10 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (2.46%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.46%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.11%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.75%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.35%) Apache
8 1 (0.35%) nginx
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 53 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (11.23%) Google Cloud Platform
3 15 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (4.91%) SaaS
5 6 (2.11%) Office 365
6 5 (1.75%) GitHub
6 5 (1.75%) Sage Pay
7 4 (1.40%) Force.com
8 3 (1.05%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.35%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.35%) PaaS
9 1 (0.35%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.86%) Bluetooth
1 11 (3.86%) GSM
1 11 (3.86%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (3.51%) FTP
3 9 (3.16%) Internet
4 6 (2.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (16.84%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
2 9 (3.16%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (2.11%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.11%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.05%) MySQL
6 2 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (0.70%) Big Data
6 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.70%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.70%) Power BI
6 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.35%) HBase
7 1 (0.35%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.35%) Redis
7 1 (0.35%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 46 (16.14%) Selenium
2 22 (7.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (7.02%) Visual Studio
4 19 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 18 (6.32%) Git (software)
6 17 (5.96%) JIRA
7 11 (3.86%) Cucumber
7 11 (3.86%) LabVIEW
8 10 (3.51%) WebDriver
9 6 (2.11%) JMeter
9 6 (2.11%) LoadRunner
9 6 (2.11%) LoadUI
9 6 (2.11%) Rational Performance Tester
9 6 (2.11%) SoapUI
10 5 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (1.75%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 3 (1.05%) Jasmine
11 3 (1.05%) JUnit
11 3 (1.05%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.05%) Subversion
General
1 48 (16.84%) Finance
2 39 (13.68%) Marketing
3 33 (11.58%) Retail
4 17 (5.96%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.86%) Electronics
6 7 (2.46%) Legal
7 5 (1.75%) Banking
8 3 (1.05%) Games
9 2 (0.70%) Law
10 1 (0.35%) Automotive
10 1 (0.35%) Back Office
10 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 74 (25.96%) Developer
2 60 (21.05%) Analyst
3 53 (18.60%) Tester
4 41 (14.39%) QA Engineer
5 39 (13.68%) QA Automation Engineer
6 35 (12.28%) Automation Engineer
7 27 (9.47%) Test Analyst
8 23 (8.07%) Automation Tester
8 23 (8.07%) QA Tester
9 22 (7.72%) QA Analyst
10 20 (7.02%) QA Test Analyst
11 18 (6.32%) Software Developer
12 14 (4.91%) Support Analyst
13 13 (4.56%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (4.56%) Developer in Test
13 13 (4.56%) Software Tester
14 12 (4.21%) Automation Test Analyst
14 12 (4.21%) QA Automation Tester
14 12 (4.21%) Senior Developer
14 12 (4.21%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (30.88%) .NET
2 54 (18.95%) ASP.NET
3 39 (13.68%) ASP.NET MVC
4 35 (12.28%) Web Services
5 24 (8.42%) REST
5 24 (8.42%) SOAP
6 21 (7.37%) HTML
7 18 (6.32%) CSS
8 17 (5.96%) XML
9 13 (4.56%) WCF
10 12 (4.21%) HTML5
11 11 (3.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (3.51%) .NET Framework
13 9 (3.16%) AngularJS
13 9 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (3.16%) Spring
14 8 (2.81%) Node.js
14 8 (2.81%) Sass
15 7 (2.46%) JSON
16 6 (2.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.93%) Self-Motivation
2 32 (11.23%) Public Cloud
3 14 (4.91%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.21%) e-Learning
5 11 (3.86%) Replication
6 10 (3.51%) User Experience
7 6 (2.11%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.40%) Life Science
8 4 (1.40%) Social Media
9 2 (0.70%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.70%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.70%) Fintech
10 1 (0.35%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.35%) IVR
10 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.61%) Windows
2 9 (3.16%) Android
3 8 (2.81%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.81%) Unix
4 7 (2.46%) Linux
5 6 (2.11%) AIX
5 6 (2.11%) VMS
5 6 (2.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (51.93%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (41.40%) Test Automation
3 51 (17.89%) Software Testing
4 48 (16.84%) MVC
5 45 (15.79%) QA Automation
6 29 (10.18%) Test Strategy
7 28 (9.82%) TDD
8 26 (9.12%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (9.12%) Scrum
9 25 (8.77%) Software Engineering
10 24 (8.42%) Mentoring
11 23 (8.07%) Integration Testing
12 22 (7.72%) Coaching
12 22 (7.72%) Scenario Testing
13 21 (7.37%) Business Analysis
14 18 (6.32%) User Stories
15 17 (5.96%) DevOps
15 17 (5.96%) E-Commerce
15 17 (5.96%) Web Application Development
16 16 (5.61%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 97 (34.04%) C#
2 70 (24.56%) SQL
3 59 (20.70%) Java
4 46 (16.14%) Python
5 45 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 25 (8.77%) T-SQL
7 14 (4.91%) PHP
8 11 (3.86%) C
8 11 (3.86%) VB
9 10 (3.51%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.81%) C++
11 6 (2.11%) Apex Code
11 6 (2.11%) Scala
11 6 (2.11%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.75%) VBA
13 3 (1.05%) Java 8
14 2 (0.70%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.70%) R
15 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 29 (10.18%) Degree
2 23 (8.07%) ISTQB
3 21 (7.37%) ISEB
4 19 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.75%) MCSD
6 5 (1.75%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.75%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.96%) SLA
2 2 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.35%) GDPR
3 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (3.86%) Firmware
2 10 (3.51%) Hyper-V
2 10 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.70%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 73 (25.61%) Microsoft
2 36 (12.63%) Google
3 12 (4.21%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (2.46%) IBM
4 7 (2.46%) Oracle
5 6 (2.11%) SAP
5 6 (2.11%) ServiceNow
5 6 (2.11%) Software AG
5 6 (2.11%) webMethods
6 5 (1.75%) HP
6 5 (1.75%) Telerik
7 2 (0.70%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.70%) Tableau
8 1 (0.35%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.35%) Nintex
8 1 (0.35%) Remedy
8 1 (0.35%) Sony