Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 91 59
Rank change year-on-year +39 -32 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 221 188 313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 4.57% 2.86% 4.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.12% 26.90% 33.26%
Number of salaries quoted 185 169 265
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +13.33%

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 688 699 941
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 14.24% 10.64% 13.02%
Number of salaries quoted 549 583 800
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £62,050
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75% +6.67%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 +36 150 £42,500 +9.68% 26
Halifax +20 19 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Bradford +19 19 £32,500 -10.96% 4
Huddersfield -4 9 £47,500 +13.10%
Wakefield -8 7 £42,500 +12.58% 3
Batley - 5 £27,500 - 1
Wetherby -9 2 £47,500 +55.74%
Ilkley - 2 £26,000 -
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 91 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (30.77%) Test Automation
2 68 (30.77%) SQL
3 61 (27.60%) .NET
4 57 (25.79%) Microsoft
5 47 (21.27%) C#
6 42 (19.00%) Software Testing
7 41 (18.55%) SQL Server
8 37 (16.74%) ASP.NET
9 36 (16.29%) Web Services
10 34 (15.38%) Marketing
10 34 (15.38%) Degree
11 33 (14.93%) Python
12 32 (14.48%) MVC
13 31 (14.03%) Microsoft Azure
14 30 (13.57%) Finance
15 29 (13.12%) Selenium
16 28 (12.67%) Google
16 28 (12.67%) Coaching
17 27 (12.22%) JavaScript
18 25 (11.31%) Scrum
19 24 (10.86%) ISTQB
19 24 (10.86%) ASP.NET MVC
20 23 (10.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 23 (10.41%) QA Automation
20 23 (10.41%) Self-Motivation
21 22 (9.95%) Mentoring
22 21 (9.50%) HTML
22 21 (9.50%) Java
22 21 (9.50%) T-SQL

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 16 (7.24%) IIS
2 11 (4.98%) CMS
2 11 (4.98%) Confluence
3 9 (4.07%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (3.17%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.81%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.81%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.45%) Kentico
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (4.98%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (9.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 12 (5.43%) SaaS
4 10 (4.52%) GitHub
5 8 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (3.17%) Google Analytics
6 7 (3.17%) Office 365
7 5 (2.26%) Force.com
8 4 (1.81%) Sage Pay
9 1 (0.45%) AdWords
9 1 (0.45%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.33%) Bluetooth
1 14 (6.33%) GSM
1 14 (6.33%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (4.52%) FTP
3 8 (3.62%) Internet
4 1 (0.45%) DNS
4 1 (0.45%) HTTP
4 1 (0.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (18.55%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.52%) Big Data
3 8 (3.62%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (3.17%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.71%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.71%) Power BI
5 6 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.26%) Apache Hive
6 5 (2.26%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.26%) HBase
6 5 (2.26%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.81%) Data Lake
7 4 (1.81%) Spark SQL
7 4 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.81%) Sqoop
8 2 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.45%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (13.12%) Selenium
2 20 (9.05%) JIRA
3 19 (8.60%) Visual Studio
4 15 (6.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (6.33%) LabVIEW
6 13 (5.88%) Git (software)
7 11 (4.98%) Jenkins
8 9 (4.07%) Cucumber
9 8 (3.62%) Bitbucket
9 8 (3.62%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (1.81%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 2 (0.90%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.90%) Subversion
11 2 (0.90%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.90%) Zephyr
12 1 (0.45%) Hudson
12 1 (0.45%) LoadUI
12 1 (0.45%) MSTest
12 1 (0.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 34 (15.38%) Marketing
2 30 (13.57%) Finance
3 18 (8.14%) Manufacturing
4 16 (7.24%) Retail
5 14 (6.33%) Electronics
6 5 (2.26%) Legal
7 4 (1.81%) Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Back Office
8 1 (0.45%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (22.62%) Analyst
2 44 (19.91%) Developer
3 27 (12.22%) QA Engineer
4 26 (11.76%) QA Automation Engineer
4 26 (11.76%) Tester
5 22 (9.95%) Test Analyst
6 21 (9.50%) Automation Engineer
7 17 (7.69%) Automation Tester
8 15 (6.79%) Support Analyst
9 14 (6.33%) Electronics Engineer
9 14 (6.33%) Senior Electronics Engineer
10 13 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (5.43%) QA Tester
11 12 (5.43%) Software Developer
12 10 (4.52%) Software Analyst
12 10 (4.52%) Software Test Analyst
13 9 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
13 9 (4.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 9 (4.07%) QA Analyst
13 9 (4.07%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (27.60%) .NET
2 37 (16.74%) ASP.NET
3 36 (16.29%) Web Services
4 24 (10.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 21 (9.50%) HTML
6 19 (8.60%) REST
7 18 (8.14%) CSS
7 18 (8.14%) XML
8 14 (6.33%) SOAP
9 12 (5.43%) WCF
10 11 (4.98%) HTML5
10 11 (4.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (4.52%) .NET Framework
11 10 (4.52%) Sass
12 9 (4.07%) AngularJS
12 9 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (3.62%) jQuery
14 7 (3.17%) Kendo UI
14 7 (3.17%) Node.js
14 7 (3.17%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.41%) Self-Motivation
2 21 (9.50%) Public Cloud
3 15 (6.79%) e-Learning
4 14 (6.33%) User Experience
5 10 (4.52%) Replication
6 8 (3.62%) Social Media
7 7 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (2.71%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.81%) Life Science
9 4 (1.81%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.36%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.90%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.45%) Fintech
12 1 (0.45%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.88%) Windows
2 7 (3.17%) Android
2 7 (3.17%) Apple iOS
2 7 (3.17%) Windows 10
3 6 (2.71%) Unix
4 3 (1.36%) VMS
5 2 (0.90%) Linux
6 1 (0.45%) AIX
6 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 42 (19.00%) Software Testing
4 32 (14.48%) MVC
5 28 (12.67%) Coaching
6 25 (11.31%) Scrum
7 23 (10.41%) QA Automation
8 22 (9.95%) Mentoring
9 21 (9.50%) Collaborative Working
9 21 (9.50%) Waterfall
10 20 (9.05%) Test Strategy
11 19 (8.60%) Business Analysis
11 19 (8.60%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (8.14%) Analytics
13 16 (7.24%) Root Cause Analysis
13 16 (7.24%) SDLC
13 16 (7.24%) Validation
14 15 (6.79%) Software Engineering
15 14 (6.33%) FMEA
15 14 (6.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 68 (30.77%) SQL
2 47 (21.27%) C#
3 33 (14.93%) Python
4 27 (12.22%) JavaScript
5 21 (9.50%) Java
5 21 (9.50%) T-SQL
6 14 (6.33%) C
6 14 (6.33%) VB
7 8 (3.62%) PowerShell
8 7 (3.17%) Apex Code
8 7 (3.17%) C++
8 7 (3.17%) TypeScript
9 6 (2.71%) R
10 5 (2.26%) Scala
11 4 (1.81%) VBA
12 2 (0.90%) Java 8
12 2 (0.90%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 34 (15.38%) Degree
2 24 (10.86%) ISTQB
3 23 (10.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (8.14%) ISEB
5 6 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.90%) MCSD
7 2 (0.90%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.45%) OCP
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.45%) RHCE
8 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.79%) SLA
2 2 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (6.33%) Firmware
2 8 (3.62%) Hyper-V
2 8 (3.62%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (3.17%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.81%) Apache Flume
4 4 (1.81%) HDFS
5 2 (0.90%) Docker
6 1 (0.45%) Postfix
6 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (1.81%) Oozie
3 3 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 57 (25.79%) Microsoft
2 28 (12.67%) Google
3 12 (5.43%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (4.07%) Oracle
5 7 (3.17%) ServiceNow
5 7 (3.17%) Software AG
5 7 (3.17%) webMethods
6 6 (2.71%) Remedy
6 6 (2.71%) Tableau
7 5 (2.26%) Cloudera
7 5 (2.26%) SAP
8 4 (1.81%) Hortonworks
8 4 (1.81%) Telerik
8 4 (1.81%) TOWER Software
9 3 (1.36%) HP
9 3 (1.36%) iManage
10 1 (0.45%) BMC
10 1 (0.45%) IBM
10 1 (0.45%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.45%) VMware