Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 52 76
Rank change year-on-year -37 +24 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 132 318 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.93% 4.87% 3.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.03% 35.49% 32.38%
Number of salaries quoted 108 254 226
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £29,563
90th Percentile £49,825 £57,500 £58,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £44,624 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.56% - +5.26%

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 471 896 806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 10.44% 13.72% 11.35%
Number of salaries quoted 371 728 682
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £24,375 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £61,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019. 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 -51 78 £42,500 -5.56% 29
Halifax +3 27 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Bradford +19 16 £48,500 +21.25%
Wakefield -9 5 £32,750 -6.43% 3
Batley - 2 £27,500 -
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 76 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (35.61%) Scrum
2 47 (35.61%) Test Automation
3 46 (34.85%) SQL
4 32 (24.24%) C#
5 29 (21.97%) .NET
5 29 (21.97%) Microsoft
6 26 (19.70%) DevOps
7 23 (17.42%) Finance
7 23 (17.42%) Microsoft Azure
8 22 (16.67%) Selenium
9 19 (14.39%) Degree
10 18 (13.64%) ISTQB
10 18 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
11 17 (12.88%) Git (software)
11 17 (12.88%) XML
12 16 (12.12%) ITIL
12 16 (12.12%) SQL Server
12 16 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (11.36%) Line Management
13 15 (11.36%) SDLC
14 14 (10.61%) Collaborative Working
14 14 (10.61%) TDD
15 13 (9.85%) MVC
15 13 (9.85%) Validation
15 13 (9.85%) JavaScript
15 13 (9.85%) Waterfall
15 13 (9.85%) Software Testing
15 13 (9.85%) Software Engineering
16 12 (9.09%) Kanban

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 4 (3.03%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.52%) Confluence
3 1 (0.76%) CMS
3 1 (0.76%) IIS
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) HFM
1 2 (1.52%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.79%) GitHub
3 2 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.52%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.52%) SaaS
4 1 (0.76%) Office 365
4 1 (0.76%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.76%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.06%) Bluetooth
1 8 (6.06%) GSM
1 8 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.52%) VoIP
3 1 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.79%) MySQL
4 4 (3.03%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.03%) RavenDB
5 3 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.27%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.27%) Big Data
5 3 (2.27%) HBase
5 3 (2.27%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.27%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.27%) Sqoop
6 2 (1.52%) Essbase
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.76%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.76%) Power BI
7 1 (0.76%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 22 (16.67%) Selenium
2 17 (12.88%) Git (software)
3 11 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 10 (7.58%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (6.06%) LabVIEW
6 7 (5.30%) JIRA
7 4 (3.03%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.27%) GitLab
8 3 (2.27%) JMeter
8 3 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.52%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.52%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.52%) Mockito
9 2 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.76%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.76%) Hamcrest
10 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.76%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.76%) Zephyr
General
1 23 (17.42%) Finance
2 11 (8.33%) Marketing
3 10 (7.58%) Manufacturing
4 8 (6.06%) Electronics
5 4 (3.03%) Games
6 2 (1.52%) Legal
6 2 (1.52%) Retail
7 1 (0.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (21.97%) Analyst
2 26 (19.70%) Developer
3 17 (12.88%) QA Engineer
4 16 (12.12%) Test Leader
4 16 (12.12%) Tester
5 15 (11.36%) .NET Developer
5 15 (11.36%) Software Developer
6 14 (10.61%) C# Developer
7 13 (9.85%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (9.85%) Test Analyst
8 12 (9.09%) Applications Support
9 11 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
9 11 (8.33%) Automation Tester
9 11 (8.33%) Support Analyst
10 10 (7.58%) .NET Software Developer
10 10 (7.58%) C# Software Developer
10 10 (7.58%) QA Analyst
10 10 (7.58%) SQL Developer
10 10 (7.58%) Test Engineer
11 9 (6.82%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.97%) .NET
2 17 (12.88%) XML
3 11 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 10 (7.58%) HTML
5 8 (6.06%) ASP.NET
5 8 (6.06%) CSS
5 8 (6.06%) Web Services
6 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (3.03%) React
6 4 (3.03%) Symfony
7 3 (2.27%) ADO.NET
7 3 (2.27%) jQuery
7 3 (2.27%) REST
7 3 (2.27%) Sass
8 2 (1.52%) Kafka
8 2 (1.52%) LAMP
8 2 (1.52%) Node.js
8 2 (1.52%) RESTful
8 2 (1.52%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.82%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.06%) Analogue Electronics
3 7 (5.30%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.27%) Social Media
6 2 (1.52%) User Experience
6 2 (1.52%) W3C
7 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.76%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.27%) Unix
2 2 (1.52%) Android
2 2 (1.52%) Windows
3 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.76%) Linux
3 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (35.61%) Scrum
2 47 (35.61%) Test Automation
3 26 (19.70%) DevOps
4 18 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
5 16 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
5 16 (12.12%) ITIL
6 15 (11.36%) Line Management
6 15 (11.36%) SDLC
7 14 (10.61%) Collaborative Working
7 14 (10.61%) TDD
8 13 (9.85%) MVC
8 13 (9.85%) Software Engineering
8 13 (9.85%) Software Testing
8 13 (9.85%) Validation
8 13 (9.85%) Waterfall
9 12 (9.09%) Kanban
9 12 (9.09%) Project Management
10 11 (8.33%) BDD
10 11 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 46 (34.85%) SQL
2 32 (24.24%) C#
3 13 (9.85%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.33%) VB
5 10 (7.58%) Java
5 10 (7.58%) PowerShell
6 8 (6.06%) C
7 4 (3.03%) PHP
8 3 (2.27%) Python
8 3 (2.27%) Scala
9 2 (1.52%) C++
10 1 (0.76%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.76%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (14.39%) Degree
2 18 (13.64%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.27%) ISEB
4 2 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.52%) MCP
4 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.76%) CCDA
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.76%) MCSA
5 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.76%) VTSP
System Software
1 8 (6.06%) Firmware
2 3 (2.27%) Apache Flume
2 3 (2.27%) HDFS
3 2 (1.52%) Docker
4 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.03%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (2.27%) Oozie
3 1 (0.76%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 29 (21.97%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.55%) Oracle
3 4 (3.03%) SolarWinds
4 3 (2.27%) Cloudera
4 3 (2.27%) Google
5 2 (1.52%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.76%) arcserve
6 1 (0.76%) Aruba
6 1 (0.76%) Cisco
6 1 (0.76%) Dell
6 1 (0.76%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.76%) HP
6 1 (0.76%) iManage
6 1 (0.76%) Remedy
6 1 (0.76%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (0.76%) SonicWALL
6 1 (0.76%) Tableau
6 1 (0.76%) Veeam
6 1 (0.76%) VMware
6 1 (0.76%) WatchGuard