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 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 66 78 48
Rank change year-on-year +12 -30  
Permanent jobs citing QA 130 143 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.64% 3.25% 5.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 27.93% 34.77%
Number of salaries quoted 114 127 186
Median salary £42,500 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £31,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
West Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 390 512 742
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 10.92% 11.63% 14.89%
Number of salaries quoted 335 409 538
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £27,416
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +18 104 £42,500 +11.84% 22
Bradford -6 13 £42,500 +6.25%
Halifax +2 6 £40,000 -
Huddersfield -1 5 £50,000 +33.33%
Batley - 1 £35,000 -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 161 (55.33%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (36.43%) Selenium
3 102 (35.05%) SQL
4 84 (28.87%) Scrum
5 81 (27.84%) Java
6 80 (27.49%) Test Strategy
7 76 (26.12%) ISTQB
8 75 (25.77%) ISEB
9 74 (25.43%) Software Testing
10 66 (22.68%) Test Management
11 65 (22.34%) Test Automation
12 64 (21.99%) Functional Testing
13 62 (21.31%) Cucumber
14 58 (19.93%) Software Delivery
15 57 (19.59%) Waterfall
16 56 (19.24%) Defect Tracking
17 52 (17.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 52 (17.87%) Oracle
18 48 (16.49%) Regression Testing
18 48 (16.49%) Mentoring
19 47 (16.15%) Kanban
19 47 (16.15%) .NET
20 44 (15.12%) C#
21 43 (14.78%) Finance
21 43 (14.78%) Test Scripting
21 43 (14.78%) Relational Database
22 39 (13.40%) Logistics
22 39 (13.40%) Microsoft
23 38 (13.06%) TDD
24 37 (12.71%) Automation Testing

QA
Top Related 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 8 (2.75%) Apache
2 4 (1.37%) Drupal
2 4 (1.37%) JBoss
2 4 (1.37%) nginx
2 4 (1.37%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.37%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.37%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.37%) WordPress
3 3 (1.03%) CMS
3 3 (1.03%) Confluence
3 3 (1.03%) Jetty
4 2 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.69%) IIS
5 1 (0.34%) Kentico
5 1 (0.34%) Moodle
5 1 (0.34%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.34%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.06%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.69%) Epicor Tropos
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.03%) Office 365
3 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.34%) GitHub
3 1 (0.34%) Heroku
3 1 (0.34%) PaaS
3 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.06%) HTTP
2 5 (1.72%) LAN
3 3 (1.03%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.69%) Internet
4 2 (0.69%) VLAN
4 2 (0.69%) VPN
4 2 (0.69%) WAN
5 1 (0.34%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.78%) Relational Database
2 17 (5.84%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.41%) MySQL
5 5 (1.72%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.03%) Couchbase
6 3 (1.03%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.03%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.03%) Redis
6 3 (1.03%) Riak
7 2 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.69%) CouchDB
7 2 (0.69%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.34%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 106 (36.43%) Selenium
2 62 (21.31%) Cucumber
3 33 (11.34%) SoapUI
3 33 (11.34%) Visual Studio
4 26 (8.93%) JIRA
5 21 (7.22%) Git (software)
5 21 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (6.87%) JMeter
7 19 (6.53%) LoadRunner
8 17 (5.84%) WebDriver
9 15 (5.15%) Maven
10 13 (4.47%) Gatling
11 12 (4.12%) Jenkins
12 6 (2.06%) Eclipse
12 6 (2.06%) Grunt
12 6 (2.06%) MSTest
13 5 (1.72%) JUnit
13 5 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (1.72%) Selenium IDE
13 5 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 43 (14.78%) Finance
2 10 (3.44%) Advertising
2 10 (3.44%) Legal
3 7 (2.41%) Retail
4 5 (1.72%) Banking
5 4 (1.37%) Games
5 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.03%) Marketing
7 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 79 (27.15%) Analyst
2 66 (22.68%) Test Engineer
3 49 (16.84%) Test Analyst
4 43 (14.78%) Senior Test Engineer
5 30 (10.31%) Developer
6 28 (9.62%) QA Analyst
7 27 (9.28%) Tester
8 20 (6.87%) QA Test Analyst
8 20 (6.87%) QA Tester
9 16 (5.50%) Test Manager
10 14 (4.81%) Consultant
11 12 (4.12%) Java Engineer
11 12 (4.12%) Performance Engineer
11 12 (4.12%) Performance Test Engineer
11 12 (4.12%) QA Engineer
11 12 (4.12%) Test Leader
12 11 (3.78%) .NET Developer
13 10 (3.44%) Senior Developer
13 10 (3.44%) Test Consultant
14 9 (3.09%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (16.15%) .NET
2 29 (9.97%) HTML
3 23 (7.90%) CSS
4 21 (7.22%) XML
5 18 (6.19%) Spring
6 15 (5.15%) SOAP
7 14 (4.81%) Hibernate
8 12 (4.12%) Web Services
9 10 (3.44%) .NET Framework
9 10 (3.44%) ASP.NET
10 9 (3.09%) WCF
11 8 (2.75%) HTML5
11 8 (2.75%) WPF
12 6 (2.06%) jQuery
12 6 (2.06%) Node.js
12 6 (2.06%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (2.06%) REST
13 5 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (1.72%) React
13 5 (1.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.47%) User Experience
2 10 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.72%) Driving Licence
3 5 (1.72%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.03%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.03%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.03%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.03%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.69%) Clustering
5 2 (0.69%) e-Health
6 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.34%) Animation
6 1 (0.34%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.34%) Fintech
6 1 (0.34%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.34%) NHS
6 1 (0.34%) SCORM
6 1 (0.34%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.47%) Windows
2 10 (3.44%) Linux
3 4 (1.37%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.69%) Unix
5 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (55.33%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (28.87%) Scrum
3 80 (27.49%) Test Strategy
4 74 (25.43%) Software Testing
5 66 (22.68%) Test Management
6 65 (22.34%) Test Automation
7 64 (21.99%) Functional Testing
8 58 (19.93%) Software Delivery
9 57 (19.59%) Waterfall
10 56 (19.24%) Defect Tracking
11 48 (16.49%) Mentoring
11 48 (16.49%) Regression Testing
12 47 (16.15%) Kanban
13 43 (14.78%) Test Scripting
14 39 (13.40%) Logistics
15 38 (13.06%) TDD
16 37 (12.71%) Automation Testing
17 34 (11.68%) BDD
18 30 (10.31%) Automated Testing
19 29 (9.97%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 102 (35.05%) SQL
2 81 (27.84%) Java
3 44 (15.12%) C#
4 30 (10.31%) JavaScript
5 15 (5.15%) Python
5 15 (5.15%) Scala
6 13 (4.47%) T-SQL
7 11 (3.78%) PHP
8 6 (2.06%) Ruby
9 5 (1.72%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.03%) C++
10 3 (1.03%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.69%) Groovy
11 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.34%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.34%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.34%) C
12 1 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.34%) Go
12 1 (0.34%) OpenEdge ABL
Qualifications
1 76 (26.12%) ISTQB
2 75 (25.77%) ISEB
3 52 (17.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (3.44%) Degree
5 6 (2.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (0.69%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.41%) SLA
2 5 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.03%) SDET
4 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.69%) PMO
5 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.34%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 3 (1.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (2.75%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 52 (17.87%) Oracle
2 39 (13.40%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.75%) SAP
4 7 (2.41%) HP
5 3 (1.03%) Dynatrace
6 2 (0.69%) Epicor
6 2 (0.69%) Remedy
6 2 (0.69%) Sony
6 2 (0.69%) VMware
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe
7 1 (0.34%) Apple
7 1 (0.34%) Blackboard
7 1 (0.34%) IBM
7 1 (0.34%) Nintex
7 1 (0.34%) Progress
7 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds
Sky Betting & Gaming
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus outstanding benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Outstanding + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35,000 + Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Healthcare, bonus and overtime
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000.00 - £53000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Car + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
West Yorkshire
Baltimore
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Leeds
Mason Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum + benifits
Posted: 9 days ago