Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 124 46
Rank change year-on-year +76 -78 +40
Permanent jobs citing QA 162 223 491
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 4.78% 2.91% 5.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.51% 17.01% 36.75%
Number of salaries quoted 142 190 461
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £66,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 410 1,311 1,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 12.11% 17.10% 14.33%
Number of salaries quoted 332 794 1,088
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,300 £20,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,250 £61,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £54,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.00% - +2.04%

QA
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

QA
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for QA in Yorkshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 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
West Yorkshire +34 88 £46,250 +6.32% 12
North Yorkshire +89 39 £42,500 -22.73% 2
South Yorkshire +17 29 £45,000 +28.57% 4
East Yorkshire +14 4 £60,000 +33.33% 2
QA
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 99 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (38.89%) Test Automation
3 62 (38.27%) JavaScript
4 50 (30.86%) C#
5 46 (28.40%) SQL
5 46 (28.40%) .NET
5 46 (28.40%) Software Engineering
6 43 (26.54%) SDLC
7 39 (24.07%) Java
8 38 (23.46%) AngularJS
9 34 (20.99%) DevOps
9 34 (20.99%) TDD
10 33 (20.37%) User Experience
11 31 (19.14%) SQL Server
12 30 (18.52%) HTML
12 30 (18.52%) Degree
13 29 (17.90%) BDD
13 29 (17.90%) Scrum
14 27 (16.67%) Project Management
15 26 (16.05%) Selenium
16 24 (14.81%) CSS
17 23 (14.20%) Unit Testing
17 23 (14.20%) JIRA
18 22 (13.58%) REST
19 20 (12.35%) Test Scripting
20 19 (11.73%) Subversion
20 19 (11.73%) AWS
20 19 (11.73%) Python
21 18 (11.11%) OOP
21 18 (11.11%) Cucumber

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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 9 (5.56%) Confluence
2 4 (2.47%) CICS
3 3 (1.85%) Apache
4 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 3 (1.85%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (7.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.62%) Magento
2 1 (0.62%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.73%) AWS
2 10 (6.17%) Azure
2 10 (6.17%) Serverless
3 9 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (3.09%) IaaS
5 4 (2.47%) BrowserStack
5 4 (2.47%) Trello
6 3 (1.85%) GCP
6 3 (1.85%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (1.23%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (1.23%) GitHub
8 1 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.62%) Amazon Cognito
8 1 (0.62%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 1 (0.62%) npm
8 1 (0.62%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.85%) HTTP
2 2 (1.23%) 3G
2 2 (1.23%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.62%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.14%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.64%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.09%) MySQL
4 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.23%) Big Data
6 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.62%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.62%) OLAP
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.62%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 26 (16.05%) Selenium
2 23 (14.20%) JIRA
3 19 (11.73%) Subversion
4 18 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 18 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 14 (8.64%) Git (software)
6 10 (6.17%) JUnit
6 10 (6.17%) SpecFlow
6 10 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (5.56%) Postman
8 8 (4.94%) Eclipse
9 7 (4.32%) SoapUI
9 7 (4.32%) WebDriver
10 6 (3.70%) Sikuli
10 6 (3.70%) TeamCity
10 6 (3.70%) TestComplete
10 6 (3.70%) Visual Studio
11 5 (3.09%) Maven
11 5 (3.09%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (2.47%) JMeter
General
1 14 (8.64%) Finance
2 9 (5.56%) Marketing
3 6 (3.70%) Banking
4 5 (3.09%) Games
4 5 (3.09%) Public Sector
4 5 (3.09%) Retail
5 3 (1.85%) Legal
6 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.62%) Back Office
7 1 (0.62%) Publishing
7 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (37.04%) Developer
2 29 (17.90%) Senior Developer
3 26 (16.05%) Analyst
4 25 (15.43%) .NET Developer
5 22 (13.58%) Software Engineer
6 20 (12.35%) Senior .NET Developer
7 16 (9.88%) QA Engineer
8 14 (8.64%) Senior Software Engineer
9 13 (8.02%) QA Analyst
10 12 (7.41%) Software Developer
10 12 (7.41%) Test Analyst
11 11 (6.79%) .NET Software Developer
11 11 (6.79%) ServiceNow Developer
12 10 (6.17%) JavaScript Developer
12 10 (6.17%) Test Engineer
12 10 (6.17%) Tester
13 9 (5.56%) Agile .NET Developer
13 9 (5.56%) C# Developer
13 9 (5.56%) Senior SQL Developer
13 9 (5.56%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (28.40%) .NET
2 38 (23.46%) AngularJS
3 30 (18.52%) HTML
4 24 (14.81%) CSS
5 22 (13.58%) REST
6 18 (11.11%) .NET Core
7 17 (10.49%) XML
8 13 (8.02%) Ajax
8 13 (8.02%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (8.02%) Elastic Stack
8 13 (8.02%) HTML5
8 13 (8.02%) jQuery
9 10 (6.17%) KnockoutJS
10 9 (5.56%) Node.js
11 8 (4.94%) Spring
12 7 (4.32%) React
12 7 (4.32%) SOAP
12 7 (4.32%) Web Services
13 5 (3.09%) ASP.NET
13 5 (3.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (20.37%) User Experience
2 18 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (9.26%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.32%) Data Structures
6 5 (3.09%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.47%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.47%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.85%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.85%) NHS
8 3 (1.85%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.85%) Video\Live Streaming
8 3 (1.85%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (1.23%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.23%) Replication
10 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.02%) Linux
2 10 (6.17%) Windows
3 4 (2.47%) Unix
3 4 (2.47%) zOS
4 3 (1.85%) CentOS
4 3 (1.85%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (38.89%) Test Automation
3 46 (28.40%) Software Engineering
4 43 (26.54%) SDLC
5 34 (20.99%) DevOps
5 34 (20.99%) TDD
6 29 (17.90%) BDD
6 29 (17.90%) Scrum
7 27 (16.67%) Project Management
8 23 (14.20%) Unit Testing
9 20 (12.35%) Test Scripting
10 18 (11.11%) OOP
11 17 (10.49%) MVC
12 16 (9.88%) CAD
12 16 (9.88%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (9.88%) Microservices
12 16 (9.88%) People Management
12 16 (9.88%) Web Development
13 15 (9.26%) Test Strategy
14 14 (8.64%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 62 (38.27%) JavaScript
2 50 (30.86%) C#
3 46 (28.40%) SQL
4 39 (24.07%) Java
5 19 (11.73%) Python
6 8 (4.94%) Bash Shell
6 8 (4.94%) Groovy
7 7 (4.32%) C++
7 7 (4.32%) PHP
8 6 (3.70%) Ruby
9 5 (3.09%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.09%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.47%) COBOL
10 4 (2.47%) JCL
10 4 (2.47%) REXX
10 4 (2.47%) VBScript
11 3 (1.85%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.85%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.85%) Perl
12 2 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (18.52%) Degree
2 12 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.70%) ISEB
3 6 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (2.47%) MCP
5 2 (1.23%) HND
5 2 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.62%) Government Security Classifications
1 1 (0.62%) NCSC
System Software
1 15 (9.26%) Docker
2 2 (1.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (6.17%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.70%) CA Service Virtualization
3 3 (1.85%) Ansible
3 3 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.85%) Puppet
3 3 (1.85%) SCCM
3 3 (1.85%) Terraform
4 2 (1.23%) HP Fortify
4 2 (1.23%) Rancher
4 2 (1.23%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.62%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.41%) Remedy
2 12 (7.41%) ServiceNow
2 12 (7.41%) SolarWinds
3 7 (4.32%) Oracle
4 6 (3.70%) CA
5 3 (1.85%) Apple
5 3 (1.85%) Perforce
5 3 (1.85%) Sony
6 2 (1.23%) Cognizant
6 2 (1.23%) Perfecto Mobile
7 1 (0.62%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.62%) Cognos
7 1 (0.62%) Google
7 1 (0.62%) IFS
7 1 (0.62%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.62%) SnapLogic