Period
to 3 August 2021

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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 62 59 98
Rank change year-on-year -3 +39 -45
Permanent jobs citing QA 154 92 121
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 4.13% 4.10% 2.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.49% 32.97% 25.10%
Number of salaries quoted 121 73 99
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £58,750 £53,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £55,000 £49,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,624
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.84% +11.56%

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 489 279 482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.11% 12.44% 10.79%
Number of salaries quoted 376 229 388
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,900 £24,375
25th Percentile £35,428 £33,750 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £58,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £69,000 £62,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing QA as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in West Yorkshire.

Salary trend for QA in West Yorkshire

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Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 2021. 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 +12 113 £50,000 +14.29% 22
Wakefield +2 17 £43,250 +23.57% 1
Bradford -6 6 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Halifax -8 5 £32,500 -24.42% 2
Huddersfield -1 4 £45,800 -8.40% 2
Wetherby - 2 £27,500 - 1
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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 99 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (49.35%) Test Automation
3 47 (30.52%) Java
4 41 (26.62%) JavaScript
4 41 (26.62%) Test Strategy
5 39 (25.32%) C#
6 36 (23.38%) SQL
7 33 (21.43%) Scrum
7 33 (21.43%) Selenium
7 33 (21.43%) Social Skills
8 29 (18.83%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (17.53%) Software Testing
10 23 (14.94%) DevOps
11 21 (13.64%) XML
11 21 (13.64%) Azure
12 20 (12.99%) BDD
13 19 (12.34%) TDD
13 19 (12.34%) Mentoring
13 19 (12.34%) Jenkins
14 18 (11.69%) Marketing
15 17 (11.04%) Python
15 17 (11.04%) JSON
15 17 (11.04%) JIRA
15 17 (11.04%) REST
16 16 (10.39%) Cucumber
16 16 (10.39%) SDLC
16 16 (10.39%) Git (software)
17 15 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (9.74%) HTML
17 15 (9.74%) Finance

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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 (2.60%) Mule
1 4 (2.60%) Mule ESB
2 3 (1.95%) IIS
2 3 (1.95%) SAS
3 2 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.30%) nginx
4 1 (0.65%) Apache
4 1 (0.65%) Confluence
4 1 (0.65%) Mailman
4 1 (0.65%) OpenEdge
4 1 (0.65%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.30%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.65%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.65%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.65%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.64%) Azure
2 10 (6.49%) AWS
2 10 (6.49%) GitHub
3 5 (3.25%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (1.95%) IaaS
4 3 (1.95%) PaaS
4 3 (1.95%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.30%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (1.30%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 2 (1.30%) Slack
6 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.65%) Azure Key Vault
6 1 (0.65%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.65%) Datadog
6 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.65%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.49%) HTTP
2 7 (4.55%) Broadband
3 3 (1.95%) DNS
4 2 (1.30%) DHCP
5 1 (0.65%) CTI
5 1 (0.65%) Firewall
5 1 (0.65%) Internet
5 1 (0.65%) Network Security
5 1 (0.65%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.90%) MySQL
2 6 (3.90%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.60%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.95%) FileMaker
5 3 (1.95%) Metadata
5 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (1.95%) Power BI
5 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.30%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.30%) Spark SQL
7 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (21.43%) Selenium
2 19 (12.34%) Jenkins
3 17 (11.04%) JIRA
4 16 (10.39%) Cucumber
4 16 (10.39%) Git (software)
5 14 (9.09%) Postman
6 13 (8.44%) SpecFlow
7 8 (5.19%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (4.55%) Maven
8 7 (4.55%) Visual Studio
9 6 (3.90%) minitest
9 6 (3.90%) Mocha
10 5 (3.25%) RSpec
10 5 (3.25%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.95%) Appium
12 2 (1.30%) InstallShield
12 2 (1.30%) IntelliJ
12 2 (1.30%) JMeter
12 2 (1.30%) MSI
12 2 (1.30%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (21.43%) Social Skills
2 29 (18.83%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (11.69%) Marketing
4 15 (9.74%) Finance
5 10 (6.49%) Games
6 8 (5.19%) Public Sector
7 6 (3.90%) Legal
7 6 (3.90%) Retail
8 5 (3.25%) Local Government
9 4 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.95%) Law
11 2 (1.30%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (1.30%) Financial Institution
11 2 (1.30%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.65%) Automotive
12 1 (0.65%) Banking
12 1 (0.65%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (18.18%) Analyst
2 23 (14.94%) QA Engineer
3 21 (13.64%) Developer
3 21 (13.64%) Tester
4 18 (11.69%) Test Manager
5 16 (10.39%) Automation Tester
6 13 (8.44%) Test Analyst
7 11 (7.14%) Business Analyst
7 11 (7.14%) Java Developer
7 11 (7.14%) QA Leader
8 10 (6.49%) Senior Developer
9 9 (5.84%) Senior Java Developer
9 9 (5.84%) Test Leader
10 8 (5.19%) Software Tester
11 5 (3.25%) QA Analyst
11 5 (3.25%) QA Test Analyst
11 5 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (3.25%) Senior QA Engineer
11 5 (3.25%) Senior Test Analyst
12 4 (2.60%) Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.64%) XML
2 17 (11.04%) JSON
2 17 (11.04%) REST
3 15 (9.74%) HTML
4 13 (8.44%) React
4 13 (8.44%) Spring
5 12 (7.79%) .NET
5 12 (7.79%) AngularJS
6 9 (5.84%) SOAP
7 8 (5.19%) Vue.js
8 7 (4.55%) Web Services
9 6 (3.90%) Chai
9 6 (3.90%) Jest
9 6 (3.90%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (3.25%) ASP.NET
10 5 (3.25%) Gherkin
10 5 (3.25%) JMS
11 4 (2.60%) Node.js
11 4 (2.60%) RESTful
12 3 (1.95%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.19%) Mobile App
1 8 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (4.55%) Social Media
2 7 (4.55%) User Experience
3 5 (3.25%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.60%) Life Science
5 3 (1.95%) NHS
6 2 (1.30%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.30%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (0.65%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.65%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.65%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.65%) EPoS
7 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.65%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.25%) Windows
2 4 (2.60%) Android
3 3 (1.95%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.95%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.30%) Linux
5 1 (0.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (49.35%) Test Automation
3 41 (26.62%) Test Strategy
4 33 (21.43%) Scrum
5 27 (17.53%) Software Testing
6 23 (14.94%) DevOps
7 20 (12.99%) BDD
8 19 (12.34%) Mentoring
8 19 (12.34%) TDD
9 16 (10.39%) SDLC
10 15 (9.74%) API Testing
10 15 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (9.09%) Kanban
11 14 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
12 13 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (8.44%) Performance Testing
13 12 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (7.14%) OO
14 11 (7.14%) Software Engineering
14 11 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (30.52%) Java
2 41 (26.62%) JavaScript
3 39 (25.32%) C#
4 36 (23.38%) SQL
5 17 (11.04%) Python
6 11 (7.14%) PHP
7 7 (4.55%) TypeScript
8 6 (3.90%) C
8 6 (3.90%) Ruby
9 4 (2.60%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.95%) X++
11 2 (1.30%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.65%) Java 8
12 1 (0.65%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.65%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.65%) PL/1
12 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.25%) Degree
3 4 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.95%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.65%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.60%) Accessibility
2 3 (1.95%) CDISC
2 3 (1.95%) SLA
3 2 (1.30%) GDPR
3 2 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 11 (7.14%) Docker
2 2 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.95%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.65%) Ansible
3 1 (0.65%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 12 (7.79%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.90%) SAP
3 4 (2.60%) AppDynamics
4 2 (1.30%) Capita
4 2 (1.30%) Databricks
4 2 (1.30%) Dynatrace
4 2 (1.30%) Sage
4 2 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.30%) SolarWinds
4 2 (1.30%) VMware
5 1 (0.65%) Adobe
5 1 (0.65%) Google
5 1 (0.65%) HP
5 1 (0.65%) hybris
5 1 (0.65%) Magma
5 1 (0.65%) Minitab
5 1 (0.65%) Splunk