Period
to 20 September 2018

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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 95 58
Rank change year-on-year +44 -37 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 295 210 361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 5.05% 3.05% 4.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.79% 27.70% 33.55%
Number of salaries quoted 233 182 332
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +0.61% +3.13%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £26,275
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £62,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 848 758 1,076
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 14.51% 11.00% 13.74%
Number of salaries quoted 693 641 887
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,550
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £63,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 September 2018.

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 September 2018. 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 +46 233 £45,000 +12.50% 27
Halifax +21 16 £45,000 -55.00%
Bradford +15 15 £37,500 -21.05% 4
Wakefield -5 14 £38,750 -13.89% 8
Wetherby -2 5 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Huddersfield +2 4 £45,000 -55.00% 4
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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.

1 177 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (43.05%) C#
3 114 (38.64%) Test Automation
4 87 (29.49%) Java
5 81 (27.46%) .NET
6 77 (26.10%) Finance
7 71 (24.07%) Microsoft
8 62 (21.02%) SQL
9 60 (20.34%) Python
10 59 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 54 (18.31%) MVC
11 54 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
12 53 (17.97%) Retail
13 49 (16.61%) QA Automation
14 47 (15.93%) JavaScript
15 44 (14.92%) ASP.NET MVC
16 43 (14.58%) SQL Server
17 42 (14.24%) TDD
17 42 (14.24%) Selenium
18 40 (13.56%) PHP
19 39 (13.22%) Marketing
20 35 (11.86%) Software Testing
21 33 (11.19%) Google
21 33 (11.19%) Self-Motivation
22 31 (10.51%) Google Cloud Platform
22 31 (10.51%) Public Cloud
23 30 (10.17%) Web Services
24 28 (9.49%) Mentoring
25 26 (8.81%) Test Strategy
26 25 (8.47%) Git (software)

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 18 (6.10%) IIS
2 15 (5.08%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (3.39%) Confluence
4 8 (2.71%) CMS
5 7 (2.37%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.37%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.69%) Apache
6 5 (1.69%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.68%) nginx
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 19 (6.44%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) iTrent
2 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.34%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.34%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 54 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (10.51%) Google Cloud Platform
3 21 (7.12%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.39%) SaaS
5 4 (1.36%) Sage Pay
6 3 (1.02%) GitHub
6 3 (1.02%) Office 365
7 2 (0.68%) Force.com
8 1 (0.34%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.34%) PaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.05%) Internet
2 6 (2.03%) Bluetooth
2 6 (2.03%) GSM
2 6 (2.03%) HTTP
2 6 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.34%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.41%) NoSQL
3 10 (3.39%) MySQL
4 9 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (3.05%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.69%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.36%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.68%) Redis
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.34%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.34%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.34%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 42 (14.24%) Selenium
2 25 (8.47%) Git (software)
3 19 (6.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (5.76%) Visual Studio
5 15 (5.08%) Jenkins
6 12 (4.07%) JIRA
6 12 (4.07%) WebDriver
7 9 (3.05%) Cucumber
7 9 (3.05%) JMeter
7 9 (3.05%) SoapUI
8 7 (2.37%) PHPUnit
9 6 (2.03%) LabVIEW
9 6 (2.03%) LoadRunner
9 6 (2.03%) LoadUI
9 6 (2.03%) Rational Performance Tester
10 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (1.69%) TestComplete
10 5 (1.69%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 4 (1.36%) Jasmine
11 4 (1.36%) TeamCity
General
1 77 (26.10%) Finance
2 53 (17.97%) Retail
3 39 (13.22%) Marketing
4 11 (3.73%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.03%) Electronics
6 4 (1.36%) Legal
7 3 (1.02%) Banking
7 3 (1.02%) Games
8 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.68%) Law
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Automotive
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 97 (32.88%) Developer
2 62 (21.02%) Analyst
3 51 (17.29%) Tester
4 37 (12.54%) QA Engineer
5 36 (12.20%) QA Automation Engineer
6 35 (11.86%) Automation Engineer
7 31 (10.51%) Senior Developer
8 29 (9.83%) Test Analyst
9 27 (9.15%) QA Tester
10 23 (7.80%) QA Analyst
11 21 (7.12%) QA Test Analyst
12 19 (6.44%) Java Developer
13 18 (6.10%) Junior
14 17 (5.76%) Automation Tester
15 15 (5.08%) QA Automation Tester
15 15 (5.08%) Software Developer
16 14 (4.75%) Developer in Test
17 13 (4.41%) .NET Developer
17 13 (4.41%) Junior Developer
17 13 (4.41%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (27.46%) .NET
2 59 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 44 (14.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 30 (10.17%) Web Services
5 23 (7.80%) SOAP
6 18 (6.10%) REST
6 18 (6.10%) Spring
7 16 (5.42%) HTML
8 14 (4.75%) Hibernate
9 13 (4.41%) CSS
9 13 (4.41%) WCF
10 12 (4.07%) .NET Framework
11 9 (3.05%) HTML5
12 8 (2.71%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (2.71%) Sass
13 7 (2.37%) LAMP
13 7 (2.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (2.03%) AngularJS
14 6 (2.03%) jQuery
14 6 (2.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.19%) Self-Motivation
2 31 (10.51%) Public Cloud
3 16 (5.42%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.73%) User Experience
6 10 (3.39%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.39%) e-Learning
6 10 (3.39%) Replication
7 5 (1.69%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.02%) Life Science
8 3 (1.02%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.02%) PMI
9 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.68%) Fintech
10 1 (0.34%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.34%) IVR
10 1 (0.34%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.07%) Windows
2 10 (3.39%) Unix
3 8 (2.71%) Android
4 7 (2.37%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.37%) Linux
5 6 (2.03%) AIX
6 5 (1.69%) VMS
7 3 (1.02%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (38.64%) Test Automation
3 54 (18.31%) MVC
4 49 (16.61%) QA Automation
5 42 (14.24%) TDD
6 35 (11.86%) Software Testing
7 28 (9.49%) Mentoring
8 26 (8.81%) Test Strategy
9 25 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (8.14%) Integration Testing
11 23 (7.80%) OOP
11 23 (7.80%) Scenario Testing
11 23 (7.80%) User Stories
12 22 (7.46%) DevOps
12 22 (7.46%) Software Engineering
13 20 (6.78%) Manual Testing
13 20 (6.78%) Scrum
14 19 (6.44%) Business Analysis
14 19 (6.44%) Coaching
14 19 (6.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 127 (43.05%) C#
2 87 (29.49%) Java
3 62 (21.02%) SQL
4 60 (20.34%) Python
5 47 (15.93%) JavaScript
6 40 (13.56%) PHP
7 23 (7.80%) T-SQL
8 11 (3.73%) Scala
9 8 (2.71%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.03%) C
10 6 (2.03%) C++
10 6 (2.03%) VB
11 5 (1.69%) VBA
12 4 (1.36%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.02%) Apex Code
13 3 (1.02%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.02%) Java 8
13 3 (1.02%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.02%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (5.76%) Degree
2 15 (5.08%) ISTQB
3 11 (3.73%) ISEB
4 9 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.37%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.37%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.69%) MCSD
7 3 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.02%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.76%) SLA
2 4 (1.36%) PMO
3 3 (1.02%) P3O
4 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.34%) GDPR
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (2.71%) Hyper-V
1 8 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (2.03%) Firmware
3 4 (1.36%) Docker
4 3 (1.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (0.68%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 71 (24.07%) Microsoft
2 33 (11.19%) Google
3 8 (2.71%) Oracle
3 8 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (2.37%) IBM
5 5 (1.69%) SAP
6 4 (1.36%) Telerik
7 3 (1.02%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.02%) Software AG
7 3 (1.02%) webMethods
8 2 (0.68%) Apple
8 2 (0.68%) HP
8 2 (0.68%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.68%) Sony
8 2 (0.68%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.34%) Nintex
9 1 (0.34%) Twitter