Period
to 1 March 2021

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 1 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 92 56 60
Rank change year-on-year -36 +4 +16
Permanent jobs citing QA 120 261 305
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.77% 4.29% 4.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.25% 35.08% 29.73%
Number of salaries quoted 104 211 268
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,750 £27,175
90th Percentile £59,425 £53,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -

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 384 744 1,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 8.88% 12.23% 14.01%
Number of salaries quoted 301 623 785
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19% +2.44%
10th Percentile £22,250 £24,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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

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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 1 March 2021.

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 1 March 2021. 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 -25 66 £37,500 - 27
South Yorkshire -21 27 £50,000 +25.00% 5
North Yorkshire -12 23 £36,000 -4.00% 6
East Yorkshire -6 2 £40,000 +33.33%
QA
England

For the 6 months to 1 March 2021, 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 58 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 25 (20.83%) Azure
4 22 (18.33%) Mobile App
5 20 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 18 (15.00%) Mathematics
7 17 (14.17%) C
7 17 (14.17%) C#
8 16 (13.33%) Waterfall
9 15 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
9 15 (12.50%) TDD
10 14 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (11.67%) Scrum
10 14 (11.67%) Java
10 14 (11.67%) SQL
10 14 (11.67%) .NET
10 14 (11.67%) Test Strategy
10 14 (11.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (10.83%) Selenium
11 13 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (10.83%) Functional Testing
11 13 (10.83%) HTML
11 13 (10.83%) Finance
11 13 (10.83%) Mentoring
12 12 (10.00%) SDLC
12 12 (10.00%) Regression Testing
12 12 (10.00%) REST
12 12 (10.00%) Marketing
13 11 (9.17%) Cybersecurity
13 11 (9.17%) SaaS

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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 4 (3.33%) CMS
2 3 (2.50%) Headless CMS
2 3 (2.50%) SAS
2 3 (2.50%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.67%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.83%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.83%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.83%) Azure
2 11 (9.17%) SaaS
3 7 (5.83%) AWS
4 5 (4.17%) Google Drive
4 5 (4.17%) Slack
5 4 (3.33%) Microsoft 365
6 3 (2.50%) GCP
6 3 (2.50%) Serverless
7 2 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.67%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.83%) GitHub
8 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.83%) IaaS
8 1 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.33%) Broadband
1 4 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (0.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.67%) NoSQL
1 8 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (2.50%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.67%) Power BI
4 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.83%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.83%) QlikView
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (10.83%) Selenium
2 9 (7.50%) JIRA
3 6 (5.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (3.33%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.50%) Babel
5 3 (2.50%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.50%) Postman
5 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.50%) webpack
6 2 (1.67%) IntelliJ
6 2 (1.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.67%) JMeter
6 2 (1.67%) TestRail
7 1 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.83%) Maven
7 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.83%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (10.83%) Finance
2 12 (10.00%) Marketing
3 9 (7.50%) Games
4 5 (4.17%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.33%) Automotive
5 4 (3.33%) Billing
5 4 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.67%) Czech Language
7 2 (1.67%) Law
7 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.83%) Back Office
8 1 (0.83%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.83%) Legal
8 1 (0.83%) Local Government
8 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (19.17%) Developer
2 19 (15.83%) Analyst
3 12 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 10 (8.33%) Tester
5 8 (6.67%) Junior
5 8 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 7 (5.83%) Junior Tester
6 7 (5.83%) Test Manager
7 6 (5.00%) Java Developer
7 6 (5.00%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.00%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) Digital Project Manager
8 5 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (4.17%) IT Support
8 5 (4.17%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.17%) QA Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) QA Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.67%) .NET
2 13 (10.83%) HTML
3 12 (10.00%) REST
4 11 (9.17%) CSS
5 10 (8.33%) AngularJS
5 10 (8.33%) React
6 9 (7.50%) SOAP
7 8 (6.67%) Gherkin
7 8 (6.67%) Web Services
7 8 (6.67%) XML
8 6 (5.00%) Vue.js
9 5 (4.17%) Flutter
9 5 (4.17%) React Native
10 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET
10 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (3.33%) JSON
11 3 (2.50%) JSON Schema
12 2 (1.67%) RESTful
12 2 (1.67%) Spring
12 2 (1.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.33%) Mobile App
2 11 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.50%) User Experience
4 6 (5.00%) Life Science
5 4 (3.33%) Blog
5 4 (3.33%) Cyberattack
6 3 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.67%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.67%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.67%) NHS
8 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.83%) Pharmacovigilance
8 1 (0.83%) PlayStation
8 1 (0.83%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.83%) Android
2 5 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 5 (4.17%) Windows
3 2 (1.67%) Linux
4 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 18 (15.00%) Mathematics
4 16 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 15 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 15 (12.50%) TDD
6 14 (11.67%) Scrum
6 14 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (11.67%) Test Strategy
6 14 (11.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (10.83%) Functional Testing
7 13 (10.83%) Mentoring
8 12 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 12 (10.00%) SDLC
9 11 (9.17%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (9.17%) DevOps
9 11 (9.17%) Project Management
9 11 (9.17%) Software Engineering
10 10 (8.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 17 (14.17%) C
2 17 (14.17%) C#
3 14 (11.67%) Java
3 14 (11.67%) SQL
4 8 (6.67%) PHP
5 5 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.33%) PHP 7
6 4 (3.33%) Python
7 2 (1.67%) C++
7 2 (1.67%) Java 8
7 2 (1.67%) Kotlin
7 2 (1.67%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.67%) R
8 1 (0.83%) PL/1
8 1 (0.83%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (3.33%) Degree
2 2 (1.67%) ISEB
2 2 (1.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.50%) CDISC
2 2 (1.67%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 8 (6.67%) Docker
2 4 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.00%) Google
3 4 (3.33%) Apple
3 4 (3.33%) HubSpot
4 3 (2.50%) Oracle
4 3 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.50%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.67%) IFS
5 2 (1.67%) Sage
5 2 (1.67%) SAP
6 1 (0.83%) Adobe
6 1 (0.83%) Zuora