Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in York 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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 48 63
Rank change year-on-year +16 +15 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 61 30 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in York 8.54% 4.56% 2.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.48% 62.50% 30.77%
Number of salaries quoted 65 21 6
York median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +26.98% -7.35%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £117,500 £47,500 £51,250
North Yorkshire median annual salary £50,000 £39,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year +26.58% +25.40% -10.00%

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 York with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
York
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 108 48 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in York 15.13% 7.29% 8.18%
Number of salaries quoted 78 32 28
York median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £21,025 £26,375 £29,000
90th Percentile £117,500 £49,875 £64,125
North Yorkshire median annual salary £43,250 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +8.13% +14.29% -9.09%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in York

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in York.

Job vacancy trend for QA in York

QA
Salary Trend in York

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in York.

Salary trend for QA in York

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Salary Histogram in York

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in York over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in York

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 York region with a requirement for QA.

1 54 (88.52%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (42.62%) Test Automation
3 21 (34.43%) Selenium
3 21 (34.43%) JMeter
4 16 (26.23%) ISEB
4 16 (26.23%) Performance Testing
5 14 (22.95%) HP
5 14 (22.95%) LoadRunner
5 14 (22.95%) Retail
5 14 (22.95%) WebLOAD
5 14 (22.95%) TestComplete
5 14 (22.95%) NeoLoad
5 14 (22.95%) LoadUI
6 12 (19.67%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (19.67%) Software Engineering
6 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
6 12 (19.67%) Finance
7 11 (18.03%) DevOps
8 10 (16.39%) Gherkin
8 10 (16.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (16.39%) Web Services
9 9 (14.75%) Service Delivery
9 9 (14.75%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (14.75%) Resource Management
9 9 (14.75%) Waterfall
9 9 (14.75%) Product Management
9 9 (14.75%) Problem Management
9 9 (14.75%) Capacity Management
9 9 (14.75%) User Experience
9 9 (14.75%) SDLC

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Co-occurring IT Skills in York 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 2 (3.28%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.64%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.28%) Big Data
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (34.43%) JMeter
1 21 (34.43%) Selenium
2 14 (22.95%) LoadRunner
2 14 (22.95%) LoadUI
2 14 (22.95%) NeoLoad
2 14 (22.95%) TestComplete
2 14 (22.95%) WebLOAD
3 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
4 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
5 5 (8.20%) Cucumber
5 5 (8.20%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.56%) Vagrant
7 2 (3.28%) JIRA
7 2 (3.28%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (22.95%) Retail
2 12 (19.67%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Front Office
3 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Tester
2 16 (26.23%) Automation Tester
2 16 (26.23%) Performance Engineer
2 16 (26.23%) Performance Test Engineer
2 16 (26.23%) Test Engineer
3 15 (24.59%) Analyst
3 15 (24.59%) Performance Tester
4 14 (22.95%) Test Automation Engineer
5 10 (16.39%) Business Analyst
6 9 (14.75%) Agile Business Analyst
7 8 (13.11%) SDLC Business Analyst
8 7 (11.48%) Developer
9 5 (8.20%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) Python Developer
9 5 (8.20%) QA Automation Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) QA Engineer
10 4 (6.56%) Senior Developer
10 4 (6.56%) Senior Python Developer
11 3 (4.92%) Security Specialist
11 3 (4.92%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) Gherkin
1 10 (16.39%) Web Services
2 7 (11.48%) CSS
2 7 (11.48%) HTML
2 7 (11.48%) jQuery
3 5 (8.20%) RESTful
3 5 (8.20%) SOAP
3 5 (8.20%) XML
4 4 (6.56%) Qt
5 3 (4.92%) .NET
5 3 (4.92%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.92%) Hibernate
5 3 (4.92%) Spring
5 3 (4.92%) WPF
6 2 (3.28%) Ajax
6 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.28%) CSS3
6 2 (3.28%) HTML5
6 2 (3.28%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) User Experience
2 6 (9.84%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.92%) Fintech
5 1 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.64%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.64%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Linux
2 3 (4.92%) FreeBSD
2 3 (4.92%) Unix
3 2 (3.28%) Windows
3 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (88.52%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (42.62%) Test Automation
3 16 (26.23%) Performance Testing
4 12 (19.67%) Software Engineering
5 11 (18.03%) DevOps
6 10 (16.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (14.75%) Capacity Management
7 9 (14.75%) Customer-Centricity
7 9 (14.75%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (14.75%) IT Strategy
7 9 (14.75%) Problem Management
7 9 (14.75%) Product Management
7 9 (14.75%) Resource Management
7 9 (14.75%) SDLC
7 9 (14.75%) Service Delivery
7 9 (14.75%) User Stories
7 9 (14.75%) Waterfall
8 7 (11.48%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (11.48%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
2 8 (13.11%) Java
3 6 (9.84%) Python
3 6 (9.84%) SQL
4 5 (8.20%) Ruby
5 4 (6.56%) C#
6 2 (3.28%) C
6 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.64%) C++
7 1 (1.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (26.23%) ISEB
2 8 (13.11%) Degree
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.64%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (22.95%) HP
2 3 (4.92%) Twitter
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.28%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.64%) Cognos
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle
4 1 (1.64%) Solace