Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 76 70 71
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 131 177 261
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.35% 3.74% 3.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.42% 29.70% 31.03%
Number of salaries quoted 99 155 234
Median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £59,000 £55,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -12.50%

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 392 596 841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 10.04% 12.60% 11.70%
Number of salaries quoted 326 485 672
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £61,250 £59,875
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.20% +10.67%

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 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 2020. 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 +20 94 £37,500 -10.71% 12
Halifax -2 14 £43,000 -4.44%
Bradford -7 11 £36,500 -9.88% 1
Wakefield +14 9 £33,500 +11.67% 4
Huddersfield +5 1 £50,000 +5.26% 1
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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 82 (62.60%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (41.22%) Test Automation
3 34 (25.95%) Scrum
4 32 (24.43%) C#
4 32 (24.43%) Selenium
5 29 (22.14%) .NET
5 29 (22.14%) BDD
5 29 (22.14%) SDLC
6 28 (21.37%) SQL
7 25 (19.08%) DevOps
8 23 (17.56%) Software Testing
9 22 (16.79%) Finance
10 20 (15.27%) Java
10 20 (15.27%) REST
11 18 (13.74%) Test Scripting
11 18 (13.74%) TDD
11 18 (13.74%) Software Engineering
11 18 (13.74%) Regression Testing
12 17 (12.98%) Degree
13 16 (12.21%) API Testing
13 16 (12.21%) Project Delivery
14 15 (11.45%) BrowserStack
14 15 (11.45%) User Experience
14 15 (11.45%) Legal
14 15 (11.45%) JIRA
14 15 (11.45%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (11.45%) Cucumber
15 14 (10.69%) Test Strategy
15 14 (10.69%) Jenkins
15 14 (10.69%) Manual Testing

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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 7 (5.34%) Confluence
2 4 (3.05%) CICS
3 3 (2.29%) SAS
4 1 (0.76%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Fuse
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Magento
1 1 (0.76%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.45%) BrowserStack
2 10 (7.63%) Sauce Labs
3 8 (6.11%) Azure
4 4 (3.05%) GitHub
4 4 (3.05%) SaaS
5 3 (2.29%) AWS
5 3 (2.29%) Trello
6 2 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 1 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.05%) SAN
2 3 (2.29%) HTTP
3 1 (0.76%) 3G
3 1 (0.76%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.82%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.29%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (2.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.76%) Big Data
3 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.76%) MySQL
3 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (24.43%) Selenium
2 15 (11.45%) Cucumber
2 15 (11.45%) JIRA
2 15 (11.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (10.69%) Jenkins
4 13 (9.92%) SoapUI
5 10 (7.63%) SpecFlow
5 10 (7.63%) Visual Studio
6 9 (6.87%) Postman
7 6 (4.58%) Gatling
7 6 (4.58%) JMeter
7 6 (4.58%) WebDriver
8 5 (3.82%) Protractor
8 5 (3.82%) TeamCity
8 5 (3.82%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (3.05%) Cypress.io
9 4 (3.05%) IBM UrbanCode
9 4 (3.05%) VersionOne
10 3 (2.29%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.53%) Bitbucket
General
1 22 (16.79%) Finance
2 15 (11.45%) Legal
3 13 (9.92%) Marketing
4 6 (4.58%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.29%) Banking
6 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (25.19%) Analyst
2 31 (23.66%) Tester
3 20 (15.27%) QA Engineer
4 16 (12.21%) QA Tester
5 13 (9.92%) Software Engineer
6 12 (9.16%) Test Analyst
7 10 (7.63%) Automation Tester
7 10 (7.63%) QA Analyst
7 10 (7.63%) QA Leader
8 6 (4.58%) Developer
8 6 (4.58%) Graduate
8 6 (4.58%) Graduate Tester
8 6 (4.58%) IT Engineer
8 6 (4.58%) Junior
8 6 (4.58%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (4.58%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (4.58%) Test Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) QA Automation Tester
9 5 (3.82%) QA Test Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (22.14%) .NET
2 20 (15.27%) REST
3 14 (10.69%) CSS
4 11 (8.40%) SOAP
5 9 (6.87%) JSON
6 7 (5.34%) Web Services
7 5 (3.82%) .NET Core
7 5 (3.82%) HTML
7 5 (3.82%) Vue.js
8 4 (3.05%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.05%) Apache Flex
8 4 (3.05%) Nightwatchjs
8 4 (3.05%) React
9 3 (2.29%) XML
10 2 (1.53%) LAMP
10 2 (1.53%) Symfony
11 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (0.76%) jQuery
11 1 (0.76%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.45%) User Experience
2 10 (7.63%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.34%) Video on Demand
4 5 (3.82%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.82%) NHS
4 5 (3.82%) Video\Live Streaming
5 4 (3.05%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.53%) Social Media
7 1 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.76%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.76%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.05%) zOS
2 3 (2.29%) Android
2 3 (2.29%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.53%) Linux
3 2 (1.53%) Unix
4 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (62.60%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (41.22%) Test Automation
3 34 (25.95%) Scrum
4 29 (22.14%) BDD
4 29 (22.14%) SDLC
5 25 (19.08%) DevOps
6 23 (17.56%) Software Testing
7 18 (13.74%) Regression Testing
7 18 (13.74%) Software Engineering
7 18 (13.74%) TDD
7 18 (13.74%) Test Scripting
8 16 (12.21%) API Testing
8 16 (12.21%) Project Delivery
9 14 (10.69%) Manual Testing
9 14 (10.69%) Test Strategy
10 13 (9.92%) Non-Functional Testing
10 13 (9.92%) Performance Testing
10 13 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (9.16%) Collaborative Working
11 12 (9.16%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.43%) C#
2 28 (21.37%) SQL
3 20 (15.27%) Java
4 14 (10.69%) Python
5 11 (8.40%) JavaScript
6 9 (6.87%) Apple Swift
6 9 (6.87%) Objective-C
7 8 (6.11%) Groovy
8 7 (5.34%) Bash Shell
8 7 (5.34%) Ruby
9 5 (3.82%) VB
9 5 (3.82%) VB6
10 4 (3.05%) C++
10 4 (3.05%) COBOL
10 4 (3.05%) JCL
10 4 (3.05%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.05%) REXX
10 4 (3.05%) VBScript
11 3 (2.29%) PHP
12 1 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (12.98%) Degree
2 13 (9.92%) ISTQB
3 9 (6.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (4.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (3.05%) MCP
6 3 (2.29%) ISEB
7 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.29%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.53%) SLA
4 1 (0.76%) GDPR
4 1 (0.76%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.76%) NCSC
System Software
1 8 (6.11%) Docker
2 4 (3.05%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (4.58%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (1.53%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.53%) Rancher
3 1 (0.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (8.40%) Oracle
2 10 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.58%) CA
4 4 (3.05%) Cisco
4 4 (3.05%) NetApp
4 4 (3.05%) Nimble Storage
4 4 (3.05%) VMware
5 2 (1.53%) Cognizant
5 2 (1.53%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.53%) Remedy
5 2 (1.53%) SAP
6 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.76%) Databricks