Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 74 66
Rank change year-on-year +21 -8 -21
Permanent jobs citing QA 319 263 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 4.83% 3.67% 3.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.64% 32.39% 30.62%
Number of salaries quoted 257 226 322
West Yorkshire median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,063 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £62,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

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 895 812 1,068
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.56% 11.34% 12.84%
Number of salaries quoted 730 687 871
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £61,250 £63,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +23 248 £45,000 +5.88% 49
Bradford +6 27 £40,000 -15.79% 3
Halifax +34 16 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Wakefield -4 14 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Wetherby +4 6 £27,500 -15.38% 3
Huddersfield -1 1 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Pudsey - 1 £50,000 -
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 218 (68.34%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (41.38%) C#
3 129 (40.44%) Test Automation
4 103 (32.29%) Java
5 102 (31.97%) Finance
6 80 (25.08%) Retail
7 71 (22.26%) Python
8 66 (20.69%) .NET
9 65 (20.38%) SQL
10 60 (18.81%) PHP
11 52 (16.30%) TDD
12 50 (15.67%) Microsoft
12 50 (15.67%) Selenium
13 49 (15.36%) ASP.NET
14 47 (14.73%) MVC
15 44 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
16 43 (13.48%) JavaScript
17 41 (12.85%) ASP.NET MVC
17 41 (12.85%) QA Automation
18 39 (12.23%) OOP
19 38 (11.91%) Software Testing
19 38 (11.91%) Manual Testing
20 35 (10.97%) Test Scripting
21 34 (10.66%) User Acceptance Testing
22 33 (10.34%) Scrum
23 29 (9.09%) Integration Testing
23 29 (9.09%) Git (software)
23 29 (9.09%) Marketing
24 27 (8.46%) DevOps
24 27 (8.46%) Test Strategy

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 21 (6.58%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.51%) Apache
3 7 (2.19%) Confluence
4 6 (1.88%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.88%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.57%) nginx
6 4 (1.25%) CMS
6 4 (1.25%) IIS
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.31%) InVision
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) iTrent
2 1 (0.31%) Magento
2 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.31%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.31%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (7.21%) Google Cloud Platform
3 19 (5.96%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.57%) SaaS
5 3 (0.94%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.63%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.31%) GitHub
7 1 (0.31%) PaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.57%) HTTP
2 1 (0.31%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.31%) Firewall
2 1 (0.31%) FTP
2 1 (0.31%) GSM
2 1 (0.31%) Internet
2 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.58%) NoSQL
3 19 (5.96%) MySQL
4 10 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.88%) QlikView
7 5 (1.57%) Redis
7 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.25%) Couchbase
8 4 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.94%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.94%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.63%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.31%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 50 (15.67%) Selenium
2 29 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 18 (5.64%) SoapUI
4 17 (5.33%) WebDriver
5 14 (4.39%) Jenkins
6 12 (3.76%) Cucumber
7 10 (3.13%) PHPUnit
8 9 (2.82%) JMeter
8 9 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (2.51%) JIRA
10 6 (1.88%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.88%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.57%) LoadRunner
11 5 (1.57%) LoadUI
11 5 (1.57%) Rational Performance Tester
11 5 (1.57%) TestComplete
12 4 (1.25%) Buildbot
12 4 (1.25%) Jasmine
12 4 (1.25%) Subversion
13 3 (0.94%) Appium
General
1 102 (31.97%) Finance
2 80 (25.08%) Retail
3 29 (9.09%) Marketing
4 5 (1.57%) Legal
4 5 (1.57%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.25%) Advertising
6 3 (0.94%) Banking
6 3 (0.94%) Electronics
6 3 (0.94%) Games
6 3 (0.94%) Law
7 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.31%) Automotive
8 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 101 (31.66%) Developer
2 87 (27.27%) Analyst
3 52 (16.30%) Test Analyst
4 51 (15.99%) Tester
5 44 (13.79%) Senior Developer
6 33 (10.34%) QA Engineer
7 31 (9.72%) QA Automation Engineer
8 28 (8.78%) Automation Engineer
8 28 (8.78%) QA Tester
9 25 (7.84%) Java Developer
9 25 (7.84%) QA Analyst
10 24 (7.52%) Junior
11 22 (6.90%) QA Test Analyst
12 19 (5.96%) Automation Tester
13 18 (5.64%) Junior Developer
14 16 (5.02%) .NET Developer
15 15 (4.70%) QA Automation Tester
16 14 (4.39%) Automation Test Analyst
16 14 (4.39%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
16 14 (4.39%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (20.69%) .NET
2 49 (15.36%) ASP.NET
3 41 (12.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 24 (7.52%) Spring
5 22 (6.90%) Hibernate
6 21 (6.58%) Web Services
7 11 (3.45%) React
8 10 (3.13%) LAMP
8 10 (3.13%) SOAP
9 9 (2.82%) RESTful
9 9 (2.82%) Sass
10 8 (2.51%) .NET Framework
10 8 (2.51%) AngularJS
10 8 (2.51%) REST
11 7 (2.19%) jQuery
12 6 (1.88%) Gherkin
13 5 (1.57%) Backbone.js
13 5 (1.57%) Ember.js
13 5 (1.57%) Entity Framework
13 5 (1.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.46%) Self-Motivation
2 24 (7.52%) Public Cloud
3 17 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.33%) User Experience
4 14 (4.39%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.76%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.82%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.51%) Fintech
8 6 (1.88%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.25%) PMI
10 2 (0.63%) Life Science
11 1 (0.31%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.31%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.31%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.31%) IVR
11 1 (0.31%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.13%) Unix
2 7 (2.19%) Windows
3 6 (1.88%) Android
3 6 (1.88%) Linux
4 5 (1.57%) AIX
4 5 (1.57%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.25%) VMS
6 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (68.34%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (40.44%) Test Automation
3 52 (16.30%) TDD
4 47 (14.73%) MVC
5 41 (12.85%) QA Automation
6 39 (12.23%) OOP
7 38 (11.91%) Manual Testing
7 38 (11.91%) Software Testing
8 35 (10.97%) Test Scripting
9 34 (10.66%) User Acceptance Testing
10 33 (10.34%) Scrum
11 29 (9.09%) Integration Testing
12 27 (8.46%) DevOps
12 27 (8.46%) Test Strategy
13 26 (8.15%) Mentoring
14 25 (7.84%) E-Commerce
15 23 (7.21%) User Stories
16 22 (6.90%) Software Engineering
17 21 (6.58%) Collaborative Working
17 21 (6.58%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 132 (41.38%) C#
2 103 (32.29%) Java
3 71 (22.26%) Python
4 65 (20.38%) SQL
5 60 (18.81%) PHP
6 43 (13.48%) JavaScript
7 16 (5.02%) Scala
8 7 (2.19%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.88%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.57%) C++
11 4 (1.25%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.94%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.94%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.31%) C
14 1 (0.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.31%) Groovy
14 1 (0.31%) Java 8
14 1 (0.31%) VB
14 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (6.90%) ISEB
2 15 (4.70%) ISTQB
3 8 (2.51%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.51%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.19%) Degree
5 6 (1.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.25%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.94%) MCSD
7 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.63%) APMP
8 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.31%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.31%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.31%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.13%) SLA
2 5 (1.57%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.25%) P3O
3 4 (1.25%) PMO
4 3 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.63%) GDPR
6 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.88%) Docker
2 4 (1.25%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.31%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (0.94%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.63%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.31%) Ansible
3 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 50 (15.67%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.84%) Google
3 7 (2.19%) Oracle
4 6 (1.88%) IBM
5 3 (0.94%) HP
6 2 (0.63%) Apple
6 2 (0.63%) Cisco
6 2 (0.63%) SAP
6 2 (0.63%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.63%) Sony
6 2 (0.63%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe
7 1 (0.31%) Demandware
7 1 (0.31%) JDA
7 1 (0.31%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.31%) Nintex
7 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.31%) Tableau
7 1 (0.31%) Twitter
7 1 (0.31%) Zend