Period
to

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 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 39 75 52
Rank change year-on-year +36 -23 +68
Permanent jobs citing QA 464 225 153
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 6.34% 3.66% 4.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.77% 28.37% 35.83%
Number of salaries quoted 142 174 133
10th Percentile £38,750 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £36,563 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 1,374 793 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 18.76% 12.88% 12.95%
Number of salaries quoted 657 595 347
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,850 £26,550
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,790 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - - +10.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Yorkshire

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Salary Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for QA in Yorkshire

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Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

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 August 2022. 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
Jobs
West Yorkshire +19 268 £55,000 +15.79% 27
South Yorkshire +63 123 £52,500 +10.53% 9
North Yorkshire +15 57 £60,000 +29.73% 5
East Yorkshire +6 11 £47,500 +25.00% 1
QA
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, 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.

1 254 (54.74%) Agile
2 159 (34.27%) Microsoft
3 141 (30.39%) Java
4 138 (29.74%) Mentoring
5 133 (28.66%) Test Automation
6 120 (25.86%) DevOps
7 115 (24.78%) Social Skills
8 114 (24.57%) Python
9 113 (24.35%) Azure
10 110 (23.71%) Software Testing
11 106 (22.84%) AWS
12 105 (22.63%) Games
13 94 (20.26%) Test Strategy
13 94 (20.26%) Data Science
14 90 (19.40%) Cybersecurity
15 87 (18.75%) Software Engineering
16 82 (17.67%) Machine Learning
17 80 (17.24%) Big Data
17 80 (17.24%) Analytics
18 79 (17.03%) Degree
19 77 (16.59%) Data Analytics
20 76 (16.38%) Spring
21 75 (16.16%) Data Architecture
21 75 (16.16%) Virtual Team
21 75 (16.16%) Algorithms
21 75 (16.16%) GCP
21 75 (16.16%) Data Engineering
22 74 (15.95%) Threat Analysis
22 74 (15.95%) SFIA
22 74 (15.95%) Information Security

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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 5 (1.08%) Apache Spark
2 4 (0.86%) CMS
2 4 (0.86%) Confluence
3 3 (0.65%) Headless CMS
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 18 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.43%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 113 (24.35%) Azure
2 106 (22.84%) AWS
3 75 (16.16%) GCP
4 32 (6.90%) SaaS
5 10 (2.16%) GitHub
6 9 (1.94%) Matillion
6 9 (1.94%) Snowflake
6 9 (1.94%) TestFlight
7 8 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (1.51%) Azure DevOps
9 5 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.08%) Serverless
10 4 (0.86%) Tricentis Tosca
11 3 (0.65%) Amplience
11 3 (0.65%) npm
11 3 (0.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 3 (0.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.43%) BlazeMeter
12 2 (0.43%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.39%) Broadband
2 7 (1.51%) HTTP
3 3 (0.65%) FTP
4 2 (0.43%) Internet
5 1 (0.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (17.24%) Big Data
2 46 (9.91%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.94%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.72%) MySQL
5 6 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.86%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.65%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.43%) DB2
8 2 (0.43%) Redis
9 1 (0.22%) DynamoDB
9 1 (0.22%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.22%) GIS
9 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.22%) Power BI
9 1 (0.22%) Spatial Data
9 1 (0.22%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 60 (12.93%) JMeter
2 53 (11.42%) Selenium
3 44 (9.48%) Zephyr
4 43 (9.27%) Rational Quality Manager
5 36 (7.76%) Postman
6 32 (6.90%) Jenkins
7 28 (6.03%) JIRA
8 23 (4.96%) Cucumber
8 23 (4.96%) Git (software)
9 18 (3.88%) Cypress.io
10 15 (3.23%) FitNesse
10 15 (3.23%) TestCafe
11 12 (2.59%) SpecFlow
12 8 (1.72%) Gatling
13 6 (1.29%) SoapUI
14 4 (0.86%) Appium
14 4 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (0.86%) WebDriver
15 2 (0.43%) SonarQube
15 2 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 115 (24.78%) Social Skills
2 105 (22.63%) Games
3 60 (12.93%) Retail
4 34 (7.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 31 (6.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 31 (6.68%) Manufacturing
6 30 (6.47%) Finance
7 28 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (5.39%) Law
9 17 (3.66%) Back Office
10 12 (2.59%) Marketing
11 9 (1.94%) Influencing Skills
11 9 (1.94%) Legal
11 9 (1.94%) Organisational Skills
12 7 (1.51%) Electronics
12 7 (1.51%) Presentation Skills
12 7 (1.51%) Social Housing
13 5 (1.08%) Public Sector
14 4 (0.86%) Banking
15 3 (0.65%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 74 (15.95%) Trainee
2 55 (11.85%) QA Leader
3 41 (8.84%) Analyst
4 39 (8.41%) Developer
5 37 (7.97%) Tester
6 34 (7.33%) Software Engineer
7 28 (6.03%) Senior Analyst
8 27 (5.82%) QA Manager
9 26 (5.60%) Business Analyst
10 25 (5.39%) Senior Business Analyst
11 23 (4.96%) QA Engineer
12 19 (4.09%) Test Manager
13 18 (3.88%) Cloud Engineer
14 16 (3.45%) C# Software Engineer
14 16 (3.45%) Graduate
14 16 (3.45%) Graduate Software Engineer
14 16 (3.45%) Senior C# Software Engineer
14 16 (3.45%) Senior Cloud Engineer
14 16 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
15 14 (3.02%) Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (16.38%) Spring
2 63 (13.58%) .NET
3 48 (10.34%) CSS
3 48 (10.34%) HTML
4 39 (8.41%) .NET Framework
5 34 (7.33%) ASP.NET
6 33 (7.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (5.60%) Gherkin
8 18 (3.88%) JSON
9 13 (2.80%) REST
10 12 (2.59%) Vue.js
11 10 (2.16%) Playwright
11 10 (2.16%) WPF
11 10 (2.16%) XML
12 9 (1.94%) GraphQL
13 8 (1.72%) Node.js
13 8 (1.72%) Web Services
14 7 (1.51%) React
15 4 (0.86%) HTML5
15 4 (0.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 75 (16.16%) Algorithms
1 75 (16.16%) Virtual Team
2 31 (6.68%) Mobile App
3 19 (4.09%) User Experience
4 18 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (3.23%) Social Media
6 14 (3.02%) Data Protection Act
6 14 (3.02%) Life Science
7 13 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.80%) SCADA
8 6 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.29%) Robotics
9 5 (1.08%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (1.08%) Industry 4.0
10 4 (0.86%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.86%) Legacy Systems
10 4 (0.86%) NHS
11 3 (0.65%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.65%) Hackathon
12 2 (0.43%) Sports Betting
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.96%) Linux
2 20 (4.31%) Windows
3 16 (3.45%) Android
3 16 (3.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (54.74%) Agile
2 138 (29.74%) Mentoring
3 133 (28.66%) Test Automation
4 120 (25.86%) DevOps
5 110 (23.71%) Software Testing
6 94 (20.26%) Data Science
6 94 (20.26%) Test Strategy
7 90 (19.40%) Cybersecurity
8 87 (18.75%) Software Engineering
9 82 (17.67%) Machine Learning
10 80 (17.24%) Analytics
11 77 (16.59%) Data Analytics
12 75 (16.16%) Data Architecture
12 75 (16.16%) Data Engineering
13 74 (15.95%) Information Security
13 74 (15.95%) Security Management
13 74 (15.95%) SFIA
13 74 (15.95%) Threat Analysis
14 71 (15.30%) Project Delivery
15 65 (14.01%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 141 (30.39%) Java
2 114 (24.57%) Python
3 73 (15.73%) C#
4 51 (10.99%) JavaScript
5 32 (6.90%) SQL
6 21 (4.53%) C
7 11 (2.37%) TypeScript
8 10 (2.16%) C++
9 8 (1.72%) PHP
10 7 (1.51%) Scala
11 6 (1.29%) Bash
12 3 (0.65%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.43%) XPath
14 1 (0.22%) Go
14 1 (0.22%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.22%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.22%) VB
14 1 (0.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 79 (17.03%) Degree
2 48 (10.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.08%) ISTQB
4 4 (0.86%) DBS Check
4 4 (0.86%) ISEB
4 4 (0.86%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.65%) AWS Certification
5 3 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.74%) GMP
2 21 (4.53%) Accessibility
3 6 (1.29%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.29%) GLP
3 6 (1.29%) GxP
4 3 (0.65%) PMO
5 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.29%) Docker
2 4 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 44 (9.48%) HP ALM
1 44 (9.48%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.86%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 159 (34.27%) Microsoft
2 45 (9.70%) Google
2 45 (9.70%) HP
2 45 (9.70%) IBM
3 22 (4.74%) SAP
4 16 (3.45%) ANSYS
4 16 (3.45%) Bloomberg
5 11 (2.37%) Minitab
6 6 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.08%) Databricks
7 5 (1.08%) UiPath
8 4 (0.86%) IFS
8 4 (0.86%) Oracle
9 2 (0.43%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.22%) Cadence
10 1 (0.22%) DoubleClick
10 1 (0.22%) Dynatrace