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

Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 52 43
Rank change year-on-year -29 -9  
Permanent jobs citing QA 113 183 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.19% 4.64% 6.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.90% 34.08% 44.75%
Number of salaries quoted 92 163 218
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,350 £62,500 £54,900
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 405 537 628
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 11.43% 13.61% 13.61%
Number of salaries quoted 332 452 471
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 -28 79 £45,000 +18.42% 10
Bradford -25 18 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Wakefield +7 6 £40,000 +45.45%
Halifax +4 3 £50,000 -
Huddersfield +5 2 £68,750 - 3
Wetherby +5 1 £32,500 +14.03% 1
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 127 (52.48%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (43.80%) Test Automation
3 86 (35.54%) SQL
4 83 (34.30%) Scrum
5 77 (31.82%) Selenium
6 59 (24.38%) ISEB
7 58 (23.97%) Test Strategy
8 54 (22.31%) ISTQB
9 49 (20.25%) Test Scripting
10 46 (19.01%) Software Testing
11 44 (18.18%) Java
12 43 (17.77%) Test Management
13 40 (16.53%) Finance
14 39 (16.12%) Kanban
15 38 (15.70%) .NET
15 38 (15.70%) Cucumber
16 36 (14.88%) Software Delivery
16 36 (14.88%) Defect Tracking
16 36 (14.88%) Microsoft
17 35 (14.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 34 (14.05%) Functional Testing
18 34 (14.05%) E-Commerce
18 34 (14.05%) Regression Testing
19 31 (12.81%) Waterfall
20 28 (11.57%) C#
21 27 (11.16%) Oracle
22 26 (10.74%) Mentoring
23 22 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
23 22 (9.09%) SoapUI
24 21 (8.68%) Relational Database

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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 5 (2.07%) JBoss
1 5 (2.07%) Jetty
1 5 (2.07%) Tomcat
1 5 (2.07%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.65%) IIS
3 3 (1.24%) Apache
4 2 (0.83%) CMS
4 2 (0.83%) Drupal
4 2 (0.83%) WordPress
5 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.41%) Confluence
5 1 (0.41%) nginx
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.13%) Office 365
2 2 (0.83%) IaaS
2 2 (0.83%) PaaS
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.41%) SaaS
3 1 (0.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.48%) VLAN
1 6 (2.48%) VPN
2 2 (0.83%) HTTP
2 2 (0.83%) Internet
3 1 (0.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.68%) Relational Database
2 13 (5.37%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (4.13%) DataStage
3 10 (4.13%) IBM InfoSphere
4 7 (2.89%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.89%) Riak
5 6 (2.48%) MySQL
6 5 (2.07%) Couchbase
6 5 (2.07%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.07%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.07%) Redis
7 2 (0.83%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 77 (31.82%) Selenium
2 38 (15.70%) Cucumber
3 22 (9.09%) SoapUI
4 19 (7.85%) Visual Studio
5 18 (7.44%) JIRA
6 16 (6.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (6.20%) Git (software)
7 15 (6.20%) LoadRunner
8 13 (5.37%) Gatling
9 12 (4.96%) JMeter
10 10 (4.13%) Jenkins
11 9 (3.72%) Maven
11 9 (3.72%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.65%) Appium
12 4 (1.65%) Selenium IDE
12 4 (1.65%) Zephyr
13 3 (1.24%) Grunt
13 3 (1.24%) MSTest
13 3 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (1.24%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (16.53%) Finance
2 3 (1.24%) Advertising
2 3 (1.24%) Legal
3 2 (0.83%) Games
3 2 (0.83%) Marketing
4 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (26.86%) Analyst
2 43 (17.77%) Test Engineer
3 34 (14.05%) Test Analyst
4 25 (10.33%) Tester
5 23 (9.50%) Business Analyst
6 16 (6.61%) Developer
6 16 (6.61%) Senior Test Engineer
7 15 (6.20%) Test Leader
8 13 (5.37%) QA Analyst
8 13 (5.37%) QA Tester
8 13 (5.37%) Test Manager
9 12 (4.96%) Consultant
9 12 (4.96%) QA Engineer
10 10 (4.13%) Agile Business Analyst
10 10 (4.13%) QA Leader
10 10 (4.13%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (3.72%) Business Development Analyst
11 9 (3.72%) Development Analyst
11 9 (3.72%) Java Engineer
11 9 (3.72%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (15.70%) .NET
2 14 (5.79%) HTML
3 13 (5.37%) CSS
4 11 (4.55%) SOAP
4 11 (4.55%) Spring
5 10 (4.13%) .NET Framework
5 10 (4.13%) Web Services
6 9 (3.72%) Hibernate
7 7 (2.89%) Node.js
7 7 (2.89%) REST
7 7 (2.89%) XML
8 6 (2.48%) AngularJS
8 6 (2.48%) ASP.NET
8 6 (2.48%) HTML5
8 6 (2.48%) React
9 4 (1.65%) jQuery
9 4 (1.65%) WCF
10 3 (1.24%) RESTful
10 3 (1.24%) Symfony
10 3 (1.24%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.20%) Fintech
2 11 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.48%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.07%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.24%) User Experience
6 2 (0.83%) Clustering
6 2 (0.83%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.83%) NHS
7 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.02%) Linux
2 14 (5.79%) Windows
3 7 (2.89%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.65%) Unix
5 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.83%) Android
6 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (52.48%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (43.80%) Test Automation
3 83 (34.30%) Scrum
4 58 (23.97%) Test Strategy
5 49 (20.25%) Test Scripting
6 46 (19.01%) Software Testing
7 43 (17.77%) Test Management
8 39 (16.12%) Kanban
9 36 (14.88%) Defect Tracking
9 36 (14.88%) Software Delivery
10 34 (14.05%) E-Commerce
10 34 (14.05%) Functional Testing
10 34 (14.05%) Regression Testing
11 31 (12.81%) Waterfall
12 26 (10.74%) Mentoring
13 22 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (8.26%) Feasibility Study
14 20 (8.26%) SDLC
14 20 (8.26%) TDD
15 18 (7.44%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 86 (35.54%) SQL
2 44 (18.18%) Java
3 28 (11.57%) C#
4 21 (8.68%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.13%) Bash Shell
5 10 (4.13%) Scala
5 10 (4.13%) Shell Script
6 8 (3.31%) PHP
7 4 (1.65%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.65%) Python
8 3 (1.24%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.83%) Groovy
9 2 (0.83%) Ruby
10 1 (0.41%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.41%) C++
10 1 (0.41%) Go
10 1 (0.41%) Perl
10 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.41%) VB
10 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 59 (24.38%) ISEB
2 54 (22.31%) ISTQB
3 35 (14.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.65%) Degree
5 3 (1.24%) SAP Certification
6 2 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.24%) PMO
2 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.65%) Docker
3 2 (0.83%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (2.48%) Puppet
2 3 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.83%) Ansible
3 2 (0.83%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.83%) Grafana
3 2 (0.83%) Graphite
4 1 (0.41%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 36 (14.88%) Microsoft
2 27 (11.16%) Oracle
3 12 (4.96%) IBM
4 10 (4.13%) Netezza
5 8 (3.31%) VMware
6 7 (2.89%) HP
7 4 (1.65%) SAP
8 3 (1.24%) Dynatrace
9 2 (0.83%) Cisco
9 2 (0.83%) CommVault
9 2 (0.83%) Dell
9 2 (0.83%) EMC
9 2 (0.83%) NetApp
9 2 (0.83%) Splunk
9 2 (0.83%) Veeam
10 1 (0.41%) Google
10 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £29000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per day plus benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary and Benefits on Application!
Posted: Yesterday
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £52,000 per annum + unbeatable benefits package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent additional benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Free parking + Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £45k - £50k per annum with a package total of up to £65k!
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Car + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 7 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + car, pension, bonus etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago