Period
to 17 November 2017

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

Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 50 51
Rank change year-on-year -44 +1 +21
Permanent jobs citing QA 196 365 486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.89% 4.75% 5.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.22% 35.44% 41.61%
Number of salaries quoted 167 325 387
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +13.48%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £59,250
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 720 1030 1168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 10.61% 13.40% 12.56%
Number of salaries quoted 601 879 882
West Yorkshire median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +9.61%

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 17 November 2017.

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 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
Leeds -18 142 £37,500 -11.76% 16
Bradford -54 21 £42,500 -10.53%
Wakefield +15 15 £42,500 +3.03% 2
Huddersfield -3 5 £42,000 +12.00%
Wetherby +19 3 £32,500 +14.04%
Halifax +14 2 £47,500 -9.52%
QA
Yorkshire

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

1 86 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (29.59%) Test Automation
3 54 (27.55%) SQL
4 48 (24.49%) Scrum
5 47 (23.98%) Selenium
6 31 (15.82%) Test Strategy
7 28 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 27 (13.78%) SDLC
9 26 (13.27%) Test Management
10 25 (12.76%) ISTQB
10 25 (12.76%) Linux
11 23 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
12 22 (11.22%) Finance
12 22 (11.22%) Test Scripting
13 21 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (10.20%) IBM
14 20 (10.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 20 (10.20%) User Stories
15 19 (9.69%) ETL
15 19 (9.69%) CSS
15 19 (9.69%) HTML
16 18 (9.18%) Java
16 18 (9.18%) Business Analysis
17 17 (8.67%) Data Warehouse
17 17 (8.67%) DataStage
17 17 (8.67%) IBM InfoSphere
18 16 (8.16%) Line Management
18 16 (8.16%) Software Delivery
18 16 (8.16%) Defect Tracking

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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 4 (2.04%) IIS
2 3 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.02%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.02%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.51%) Confluence
4 1 (0.51%) Drupal
4 1 (0.51%) JBoss
4 1 (0.51%) Jetty
4 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.57%) SaaS
2 3 (1.53%) PaaS
3 2 (1.02%) IaaS
4 1 (0.51%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.02%) SMS
2 1 (0.51%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.67%) Data Warehouse
1 17 (8.67%) DataStage
1 17 (8.67%) IBM InfoSphere
2 14 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.53%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.02%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.02%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (1.02%) DB2
4 2 (1.02%) DecisionStream
4 2 (1.02%) Riak
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.51%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.51%) Event Store
5 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.51%) MySQL
5 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.51%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.51%) Redis
5 1 (0.51%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 47 (23.98%) Selenium
2 15 (7.65%) Cucumber
3 14 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 11 (5.61%) Jenkins
5 8 (4.08%) JIRA
5 8 (4.08%) SoapUI
6 7 (3.57%) Selenium IDE
6 7 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (3.06%) Subversion
7 6 (3.06%) WebDriver
8 4 (2.04%) Bower
8 4 (2.04%) Grunt
8 4 (2.04%) gulp
8 4 (2.04%) Jasmine
8 4 (2.04%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (2.04%) Protractor
9 2 (1.02%) MSTest
9 2 (1.02%) Ranorex
9 2 (1.02%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (11.22%) Finance
2 9 (4.59%) Retail
3 6 (3.06%) Marketing
4 1 (0.51%) Advertising
4 1 (0.51%) Automotive
4 1 (0.51%) Banking
4 1 (0.51%) Games
4 1 (0.51%) Legal
4 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 73 (37.24%) Analyst
2 40 (20.41%) Test Analyst
3 24 (12.24%) Business Analyst
4 16 (8.16%) Developer
4 16 (8.16%) Tester
5 15 (7.65%) Test Manager
6 12 (6.12%) Author
6 12 (6.12%) Automation Test Analyst
6 12 (6.12%) QA Analyst
6 12 (6.12%) Technical Author
7 10 (5.10%) Manual Test Analyst
7 10 (5.10%) Test Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (4.08%) Agile Business Analyst
9 8 (4.08%) Architect
9 8 (4.08%) QA Test Analyst
10 7 (3.57%) Consultant
10 7 (3.57%) Functional Analyst
10 7 (3.57%) Functional Test Analyst
11 6 (3.06%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.69%) CSS
1 19 (9.69%) HTML
2 15 (7.65%) .NET
3 10 (5.10%) Web Services
4 9 (4.59%) ASP.NET
4 9 (4.59%) XML
5 6 (3.06%) AngularJS
6 5 (2.55%) CSS3
6 5 (2.55%) HTML5
6 5 (2.55%) SOAP
7 4 (2.04%) Angular 2
7 4 (2.04%) JSP
7 4 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (1.53%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.53%) ADO.NET
8 3 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.53%) Entity Framework
8 3 (1.53%) jQuery
8 3 (1.53%) NumPy
9 2 (1.02%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.63%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.59%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.53%) User Experience
6 2 (1.02%) Fintech
6 2 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.51%) IVR
7 1 (0.51%) NHS
7 1 (0.51%) PMI
7 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.76%) Linux
2 11 (5.61%) Android
2 11 (5.61%) Apple iOS
3 10 (5.10%) Windows
4 6 (3.06%) Unix
5 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (29.59%) Test Automation
3 48 (24.49%) Scrum
4 31 (15.82%) Test Strategy
5 28 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 27 (13.78%) SDLC
7 26 (13.27%) Test Management
8 22 (11.22%) Test Scripting
9 21 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (10.20%) User Stories
11 19 (9.69%) ETL
12 18 (9.18%) Business Analysis
13 16 (8.16%) Defect Tracking
13 16 (8.16%) E-Commerce
13 16 (8.16%) Line Management
13 16 (8.16%) Performance Testing
13 16 (8.16%) Security Testing
13 16 (8.16%) Software Delivery
14 15 (7.65%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 54 (27.55%) SQL
2 18 (9.18%) Java
3 16 (8.16%) JavaScript
4 15 (7.65%) Bash Shell
4 15 (7.65%) C#
4 15 (7.65%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.55%) Python
5 5 (2.55%) Ruby
6 4 (2.04%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.53%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.51%) C
8 1 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.51%) PHP
8 1 (0.51%) VB
8 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (12.76%) ISTQB
2 20 (10.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (7.65%) ISEB
4 13 (6.63%) Degree
5 6 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.53%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (1.53%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.02%) PMO
3 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.51%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (2.04%) Docker
2 2 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.55%) Puppet
2 2 (1.02%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.51%) Ansible
3 1 (0.51%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.51%) Grafana
3 1 (0.51%) Graphite
3 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (10.20%) IBM
2 15 (7.65%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.65%) Netezza
3 4 (2.04%) HP
3 4 (2.04%) SAP
4 3 (1.53%) webMethods
5 2 (1.02%) Capita
5 2 (1.02%) Cisco
5 2 (1.02%) Cognos
5 2 (1.02%) CommVault
5 2 (1.02%) Dell
5 2 (1.02%) EMC
5 2 (1.02%) NetApp
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle
5 2 (1.02%) Veeam
5 2 (1.02%) VMware
6 1 (0.51%) Avature
6 1 (0.51%) hybris
6 1 (0.51%) Nintex
6 1 (0.51%) Splunk