Period
to 16 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 99 50 89
Rank change year-on-year -49 +39 -27
Permanent jobs citing QA 251 419 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.56% 5.02% 3.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.47% 34.20% 31.03%
Number of salaries quoted 220 359 250
Yorkshire median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +10.39% -8.33%
10th Percentile £27,450 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £68,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 Yorkshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,169 1,225 970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 16.58% 14.66% 10.09%
Number of salaries quoted 787 955 803
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £20,900 £26,100 £23,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Yorkshire

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Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for QA in Yorkshire

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Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Yorkshire

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Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 16 October 2019. 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
West Yorkshire -34 136 £42,500 - 41
North Yorkshire -48 49 £43,500 -13.00% 13
South Yorkshire +3 46 £40,000 - 21
East Yorkshire +7 17 £45,000 +12.50% 5
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England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 157 (62.55%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (35.06%) Test Automation
3 86 (34.26%) SQL
4 76 (30.28%) Scrum
5 71 (28.29%) C#
6 67 (26.69%) SQL Server
7 58 (23.11%) Microsoft
8 55 (21.91%) Selenium
9 54 (21.51%) DevOps
10 52 (20.72%) SDLC
11 51 (20.32%) .NET
12 47 (18.73%) Git (software)
13 46 (18.33%) JavaScript
14 41 (16.33%) Azure
15 39 (15.54%) Problem-Solving
16 38 (15.14%) Software Engineering
17 37 (14.74%) Degree
18 34 (13.55%) WebDriver
18 34 (13.55%) Continuous Improvement
19 33 (13.15%) Open Source
20 32 (12.75%) JIRA
21 31 (12.35%) Java
22 30 (11.95%) HTML
22 30 (11.95%) Regression Testing
22 30 (11.95%) Finance
23 29 (11.55%) Computer Science
23 29 (11.55%) ISTQB
24 28 (11.16%) TDD
25 27 (10.76%) Team Foundation Server
26 26 (10.36%) Software Testing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 20 (7.97%) Confluence
2 10 (3.98%) IIS
3 3 (1.20%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.20%) SAS
4 2 (0.80%) Drupal
5 1 (0.40%) CMS
5 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (3.19%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (0.80%) HFM
2 2 (0.80%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 41 (16.33%) Azure
2 17 (6.77%) AWS
3 8 (3.19%) GCP
4 6 (2.39%) GitHub
5 4 (1.59%) SaaS
6 2 (0.80%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.40%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.40%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.20%) SAN
2 2 (0.80%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (0.80%) iSCSI
2 2 (0.80%) SSL
3 1 (0.40%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.40%) GSM
3 1 (0.40%) LTE
3 1 (0.40%) NFC
3 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (26.69%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (6.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (3.98%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 8 (3.19%) DB2
7 8 (3.19%) MySQL
8 4 (1.59%) Apache Hive
8 4 (1.59%) Big Data
8 4 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.20%) Essbase
9 3 (1.20%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.20%) Looker
9 3 (1.20%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.20%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.80%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 55 (21.91%) Selenium
2 47 (18.73%) Git (software)
3 34 (13.55%) WebDriver
4 32 (12.75%) JIRA
5 27 (10.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (8.76%) Octopus Deploy
7 21 (8.37%) Visual Studio
8 19 (7.57%) Jenkins
9 17 (6.77%) Visual Studio Team System
10 16 (6.37%) JMeter
11 13 (5.18%) Cucumber
12 11 (4.38%) Subversion
13 10 (3.98%) Eclipse
13 10 (3.98%) LoadRunner
13 10 (3.98%) LoadUI
13 10 (3.98%) NeoLoad
13 10 (3.98%) TestComplete
13 10 (3.98%) WebLOAD
14 8 (3.19%) Android Studio
14 8 (3.19%) IntelliJ
General
1 30 (11.95%) Finance
2 22 (8.76%) Marketing
3 14 (5.58%) Retail
4 9 (3.59%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.79%) Legal
6 7 (2.79%) Local Government
7 5 (1.99%) Banking
8 4 (1.59%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.80%) Games
10 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.40%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.40%) Law
10 1 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 55 (21.91%) Analyst
2 54 (21.51%) Developer
3 39 (15.54%) Tester
4 32 (12.75%) Software Developer
5 27 (10.76%) C# Developer
6 25 (9.96%) C# Software Developer
6 25 (9.96%) Test Analyst
7 24 (9.56%) .NET Developer
7 24 (9.56%) SQL Developer
8 22 (8.76%) C# .NET Developer
9 21 (8.37%) .NET Software Developer
10 20 (7.97%) Test Leader
11 18 (7.17%) Azure Developer
11 18 (7.17%) QA Tester
12 17 (6.77%) Team Leader
12 17 (6.77%) Test Engineer
13 16 (6.37%) QA Engineer
13 16 (6.37%) Software Engineering Team Leader
13 16 (6.37%) Software Team Leader
14 15 (5.98%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (20.32%) .NET
2 30 (11.95%) HTML
3 24 (9.56%) ASP.NET
4 23 (9.16%) XML
5 17 (6.77%) HTML5
5 17 (6.77%) Web Services
6 16 (6.37%) REST
7 14 (5.58%) CSS
8 13 (5.18%) Ajax
8 13 (5.18%) Spring
9 10 (3.98%) Spring Boot
10 9 (3.59%) JSON
10 9 (3.59%) LAMP
10 9 (3.59%) Symfony
11 8 (3.19%) Hibernate
11 8 (3.19%) J2EE
11 8 (3.19%) JAXB
11 8 (3.19%) JDBC
11 8 (3.19%) JDOM
11 8 (3.19%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.98%) User Experience
2 10 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.79%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.99%) Renewable Energy
6 4 (1.59%) e-Learning
6 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.20%) BBC
7 3 (1.20%) Learning Management System
7 3 (1.20%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.20%) Social Media
8 2 (0.80%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.80%) Life Science
8 2 (0.80%) W3C
9 1 (0.40%) NHS
9 1 (0.40%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.40%) PKI
9 1 (0.40%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.97%) Windows
2 11 (4.38%) Android
3 8 (3.19%) Windows 7
3 8 (3.19%) Windows 8
3 8 (3.19%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.79%) Linux
5 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.80%) Unix
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (62.55%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (35.06%) Test Automation
3 76 (30.28%) Scrum
4 54 (21.51%) DevOps
5 52 (20.72%) SDLC
6 39 (15.54%) Problem-Solving
7 38 (15.14%) Software Engineering
8 34 (13.55%) Continuous Improvement
9 33 (13.15%) Open Source
10 30 (11.95%) Regression Testing
11 29 (11.55%) Computer Science
12 28 (11.16%) TDD
13 26 (10.36%) Software Testing
13 26 (10.36%) Stakeholder Management
14 25 (9.96%) BDD
15 24 (9.56%) Collaborative Working
15 24 (9.56%) Performance Testing
16 23 (9.16%) Defect Management
17 22 (8.76%) Process Improvement
18 21 (8.37%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 86 (34.26%) SQL
2 71 (28.29%) C#
3 46 (18.33%) JavaScript
4 31 (12.35%) Java
5 23 (9.16%) PowerShell
6 17 (6.77%) Python
7 14 (5.58%) PHP
8 10 (3.98%) Java 8
9 6 (2.39%) Ruby
10 4 (1.59%) VBA
11 3 (1.20%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.20%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.20%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.80%) R
12 2 (0.80%) Scala
12 2 (0.80%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.80%) VB
13 1 (0.40%) ES6
13 1 (0.40%) Go
13 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 37 (14.74%) Degree
2 29 (11.55%) ISTQB
3 23 (9.16%) ISEB
4 16 (6.37%) HND
5 8 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.59%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.40%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.40%) HNC
8 1 (0.40%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.79%) PMO
2 3 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.40%) GDPR
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (4.38%) Docker
2 2 (0.80%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.80%) HDFS
3 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.59%) Ansible
1 4 (1.59%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (0.80%) Icinga
2 2 (0.80%) Nagios
2 2 (0.80%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.80%) Oozie
2 2 (0.80%) Opsview
2 2 (0.80%) Puppet
3 1 (0.40%) Grafana
3 1 (0.40%) Kibana
3 1 (0.40%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 58 (23.11%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.57%) Oracle
3 10 (3.98%) HP
3 10 (3.98%) Zend
4 8 (3.19%) Atlassian
5 7 (2.79%) BT
6 4 (1.59%) CA
6 4 (1.59%) Cloudera
7 3 (1.20%) Cognos
7 3 (1.20%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 3 (1.20%) Hyperion
7 3 (1.20%) IBM
7 3 (1.20%) NetApp
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco
8 1 (0.40%) Google
8 1 (0.40%) Perforce
8 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.40%) Tableau
8 1 (0.40%) Trend Micro
8 1 (0.40%) VMware