Period
to 8 July 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 8 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 86 57
Rank change year-on-year +26 -29 +19
Permanent jobs citing QA 105 144 313
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.94% 3.14% 4.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.47% 29.03% 35.09%
Number of salaries quoted 85 119 270
Median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £56,500 £50,500 £57,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £44,624 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.84% +11.56% -

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 296 496 892
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 11.11% 10.82% 13.28%
Number of salaries quoted 245 396 725
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £27,200 £24,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,750 £61,875 £58,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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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 8 July 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 8 July 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 +25 58 £42,500 +0.59% 9
Bradford +12 19 £55,000 +17.65% 1
Halifax -1 13 £43,000 -4.44%
Wakefield +18 6 £33,500 +2.29% 3
Huddersfield - 1 £50,000 -
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 59 (56.19%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (46.67%) Test Automation
3 32 (30.48%) C#
4 26 (24.76%) SQL
5 25 (23.81%) Selenium
6 24 (22.86%) .NET
7 23 (21.90%) Software Engineering
8 22 (20.95%) DevOps
9 21 (20.00%) SDLC
10 20 (19.05%) BDD
10 20 (19.05%) CSS
11 18 (17.14%) Java
11 18 (17.14%) JavaScript
11 18 (17.14%) Degree
11 18 (17.14%) JIRA
12 17 (16.19%) Project Management
12 17 (16.19%) Finance
13 16 (15.24%) Regression Testing
13 16 (15.24%) AngularJS
14 15 (14.29%) Cucumber
14 15 (14.29%) Jenkins
14 15 (14.29%) Test Scripting
15 14 (13.33%) Software Testing
15 14 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (13.33%) User Experience
15 14 (13.33%) REST
15 14 (13.33%) HTML
15 14 (13.33%) XML
15 14 (13.33%) Project Delivery
16 13 (12.38%) Scrum

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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 10 (9.52%) Confluence
2 4 (3.81%) CICS
3 3 (2.86%) Apache
4 1 (0.95%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Fuse
Business Applications
1 10 (9.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.95%) Magento
2 1 (0.95%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.43%) AWS
2 9 (8.57%) Azure
3 6 (5.71%) BrowserStack
4 5 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (4.76%) IaaS
4 5 (4.76%) Serverless
4 5 (4.76%) Trello
5 2 (1.90%) GitHub
6 1 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.95%) Amazon Cognito
6 1 (0.95%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 1 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.95%) npm
6 1 (0.95%) SaaS
6 1 (0.95%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.86%) HTTP
2 2 (1.90%) 3G
2 2 (1.90%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.95%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 7 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.81%) MySQL
4 1 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.95%) Big Data
4 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (23.81%) Selenium
2 18 (17.14%) JIRA
3 15 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 15 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 14 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (9.52%) SoapUI
5 10 (9.52%) SpecFlow
6 9 (8.57%) Postman
7 7 (6.67%) WebDriver
8 6 (5.71%) Gatling
8 6 (5.71%) JMeter
9 5 (4.76%) Protractor
9 5 (4.76%) Ranorex
9 5 (4.76%) TeamCity
9 5 (4.76%) Visual Studio
9 5 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (3.81%) IBM UrbanCode
10 4 (3.81%) VersionOne
11 3 (2.86%) Git (software)
12 2 (1.90%) TestNG
General
1 17 (16.19%) Finance
2 6 (5.71%) Legal
2 6 (5.71%) Public Sector
3 5 (4.76%) Marketing
4 4 (3.81%) Retail
5 3 (2.86%) Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Publishing
6 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (22.86%) Analyst
2 19 (18.10%) Developer
3 16 (15.24%) Tester
4 13 (12.38%) Software Engineer
5 10 (9.52%) QA Analyst
5 10 (9.52%) Test Analyst
6 9 (8.57%) QA Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) ServiceNow Developer
7 8 (7.62%) QA Tester
8 7 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) Test Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) .NET Developer
9 6 (5.71%) Automation Tester
9 6 (5.71%) C# Developer
9 6 (5.71%) Junior
9 6 (5.71%) QA Leader
9 6 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.86%) .NET
2 20 (19.05%) CSS
3 16 (15.24%) AngularJS
4 14 (13.33%) HTML
4 14 (13.33%) REST
4 14 (13.33%) XML
5 11 (10.48%) Ajax
6 10 (9.52%) jQuery
7 8 (7.62%) SOAP
8 7 (6.67%) Web Services
9 6 (5.71%) JSON
10 5 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (4.76%) LAMP
10 5 (4.76%) React
11 4 (3.81%) RESTful
12 3 (2.86%) .NET Core
12 3 (2.86%) Vue.js
13 2 (1.90%) Apache Flex
13 2 (1.90%) Nightwatchjs
13 2 (1.90%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.33%) User Experience
2 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (4.76%) Data Structures
3 5 (4.76%) NHS
4 4 (3.81%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.81%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.81%) Video on Demand
4 4 (3.81%) Video\Live Streaming
5 2 (1.90%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (1.90%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.90%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.95%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.81%) Linux
1 4 (3.81%) zOS
2 3 (2.86%) CentOS
2 3 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.90%) Unix
4 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (56.19%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (46.67%) Test Automation
3 23 (21.90%) Software Engineering
4 22 (20.95%) DevOps
5 21 (20.00%) SDLC
6 20 (19.05%) BDD
7 17 (16.19%) Project Management
8 16 (15.24%) Regression Testing
9 15 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 14 (13.33%) Project Delivery
10 14 (13.33%) Software Testing
11 13 (12.38%) Scrum
12 12 (11.43%) API Testing
12 12 (11.43%) Performance Testing
12 12 (11.43%) Service Management
13 11 (10.48%) TDD
14 10 (9.52%) Issue Tracking
14 10 (9.52%) ITSM
14 10 (9.52%) Manual Testing
14 10 (9.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 32 (30.48%) C#
2 26 (24.76%) SQL
3 18 (17.14%) Java
3 18 (17.14%) JavaScript
4 12 (11.43%) Python
5 8 (7.62%) Groovy
6 6 (5.71%) Bash Shell
6 6 (5.71%) PHP
7 5 (4.76%) VB
7 5 (4.76%) VB6
8 4 (3.81%) Apple Swift
8 4 (3.81%) C++
8 4 (3.81%) COBOL
8 4 (3.81%) JCL
8 4 (3.81%) Objective-C
8 4 (3.81%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.81%) REXX
8 4 (3.81%) Ruby
8 4 (3.81%) VBScript
9 2 (1.90%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (17.14%) Degree
2 9 (8.57%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.67%) ISEB
4 6 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (3.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.81%) MCP
6 1 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.95%) GDPR
2 1 (0.95%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (0.95%) NCSC
2 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (10.48%) Docker
2 2 (1.90%) Firmware
3 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.81%) CA Service Virtualization
1 4 (3.81%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.86%) Ansible
2 3 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.86%) Puppet
2 3 (2.86%) Terraform
3 2 (1.90%) HP Fortify
3 2 (1.90%) Rancher
3 2 (1.90%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.95%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (9.52%) Oracle
1 10 (9.52%) Remedy
1 10 (9.52%) ServiceNow
1 10 (9.52%) SolarWinds
2 4 (3.81%) CA
2 4 (3.81%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.90%) Cognizant
4 1 (0.95%) Cisco
4 1 (0.95%) Databricks
4 1 (0.95%) NetApp
4 1 (0.95%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.95%) SAP
4 1 (0.95%) VMware