Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 59 56 81
Rank change year-on-year -3 +25 -16
Permanent jobs citing QA 262 331 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 4.30% 4.47% 3.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.84% 30.73% 32.11%
Number of salaries quoted 225 282 271
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -9.09%
10th Percentile £26,450 £27,525 £26,250
90th Percentile £54,500 £60,000 £53,750
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 731 1,077 981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 12.00% 14.54% 10.08%
Number of salaries quoted 627 821 809
Yorkshire median annual salary £41,000 £42,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.38% +1.20% +10.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,000 £62,500 £60,120
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

QA
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

QA
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

QA
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

Salary histogram for QA in Yorkshire

QA
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 24 January 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 -20 147 £40,000 -8.57% 42
North Yorkshire +27 59 £37,500 -31.82% 17
South Yorkshire +6 46 £40,750 +1.88% 15
East Yorkshire +18 7 £45,000 +15.38% 4
QA
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 153 (58.40%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (38.55%) Test Automation
3 68 (25.95%) Scrum
4 61 (23.28%) Selenium
5 59 (22.52%) SQL
6 55 (20.99%) C#
7 54 (20.61%) SDLC
8 47 (17.94%) Software Testing
9 45 (17.18%) SQL Server
10 43 (16.41%) Regression Testing
10 43 (16.41%) DevOps
11 41 (15.65%) BDD
11 41 (15.65%) .NET
12 40 (15.27%) JavaScript
13 38 (14.50%) Microsoft
14 37 (14.12%) Team Foundation Server
15 36 (13.74%) Finance
16 35 (13.36%) TDD
17 34 (12.98%) JIRA
18 33 (12.60%) Defect Management
19 32 (12.21%) API Testing
19 32 (12.21%) Test Strategy
19 32 (12.21%) Java
20 31 (11.83%) HTML
20 31 (11.83%) WebDriver
21 30 (11.45%) Software Engineering
22 29 (11.07%) Git (software)
22 29 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
23 28 (10.69%) Mentoring
24 27 (10.31%) User Acceptance Testing

QA
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 18 (6.87%) Confluence
2 12 (4.58%) IIS
3 5 (1.91%) SAS
4 2 (0.76%) Drupal
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (3.05%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (0.76%) Magento
2 1 (0.38%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.25%) Azure
2 17 (6.49%) AWS
3 12 (4.58%) BrowserStack
4 9 (3.44%) Sauce Labs
5 8 (3.05%) GCP
5 8 (3.05%) GitHub
6 4 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.53%) SaaS
7 3 (1.15%) Serverless
7 3 (1.15%) Trello
8 2 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.91%) SAN
2 2 (0.76%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (0.76%) iSCSI
2 2 (0.76%) SSL
3 1 (0.38%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.38%) GSM
3 1 (0.38%) LTE
3 1 (0.38%) NFC
3 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (17.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 10 (3.82%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.05%) DB2
5 5 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.53%) MySQL
7 3 (1.15%) Big Data
7 3 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.15%) Looker
7 3 (1.15%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.76%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.76%) Essbase
9 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.38%) MS Access
9 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 61 (23.28%) Selenium
2 37 (14.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (12.98%) JIRA
4 31 (11.83%) WebDriver
5 29 (11.07%) Git (software)
6 25 (9.54%) Postman
7 24 (9.16%) Jenkins
8 15 (5.73%) Visual Studio
9 14 (5.34%) Cucumber
10 12 (4.58%) Subversion
11 10 (3.82%) LINQPad
11 10 (3.82%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (3.44%) Bitbucket
12 9 (3.44%) Eclipse
12 9 (3.44%) JUnit
12 9 (3.44%) Maven
13 8 (3.05%) Ant
13 8 (3.05%) IntelliJ
13 8 (3.05%) SoapUI
13 8 (3.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (13.74%) Finance
2 20 (7.63%) Marketing
3 14 (5.34%) Legal
4 11 (4.20%) Retail
4 11 (4.20%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.05%) Local Government
5 8 (3.05%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.67%) Banking
7 3 (1.15%) Games
7 3 (1.15%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.38%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 75 (28.63%) Analyst
2 46 (17.56%) Tester
3 44 (16.79%) Developer
4 35 (13.36%) Test Analyst
5 30 (11.45%) QA Tester
6 26 (9.92%) QA Leader
7 23 (8.78%) QA Engineer
8 18 (6.87%) Software Developer
9 16 (6.11%) Software Tester
10 15 (5.73%) C# Developer
11 14 (5.34%) .NET Developer
11 14 (5.34%) Business Systems Analyst
11 14 (5.34%) Lead Tester
11 14 (5.34%) QA Analyst
11 14 (5.34%) Systems Analyst
12 13 (4.96%) C# Software Developer
13 12 (4.58%) Automation Tester
13 12 (4.58%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (4.20%) Junior
14 11 (4.20%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (15.65%) .NET
2 31 (11.83%) HTML
3 26 (9.92%) REST
4 23 (8.78%) Web Services
5 20 (7.63%) CSS
6 18 (6.87%) HTML5
7 16 (6.11%) XML
8 13 (4.96%) Ajax
8 13 (4.96%) JSON
9 12 (4.58%) Spring
10 10 (3.82%) .NET Core
10 10 (3.82%) ASP.NET
10 10 (3.82%) jQuery
11 9 (3.44%) Spring Boot
12 8 (3.05%) AngularJS
12 8 (3.05%) CSS3
12 8 (3.05%) Dropwizard
12 8 (3.05%) Hibernate
12 8 (3.05%) JAXB
12 8 (3.05%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.02%) User Experience
2 12 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.20%) Renewable Energy
4 10 (3.82%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.91%) e-Learning
6 5 (1.91%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.91%) Video on Demand
7 4 (1.53%) Social Media
8 3 (1.15%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.15%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (0.76%) BBC
9 2 (0.76%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.76%) NHS
9 2 (0.76%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.38%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.38%) Life Science
10 1 (0.38%) PKI
10 1 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.02%) Windows
2 13 (4.96%) Android
3 10 (3.82%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.05%) Linux
4 8 (3.05%) Windows 7
4 8 (3.05%) Windows 8
5 5 (1.91%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (58.40%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (38.55%) Test Automation
3 68 (25.95%) Scrum
4 54 (20.61%) SDLC
5 47 (17.94%) Software Testing
6 43 (16.41%) DevOps
6 43 (16.41%) Regression Testing
7 41 (15.65%) BDD
8 35 (13.36%) TDD
9 33 (12.60%) Defect Management
10 32 (12.21%) API Testing
10 32 (12.21%) Test Strategy
11 30 (11.45%) Software Engineering
12 29 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
13 28 (10.69%) Mentoring
14 27 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (10.31%) User Acceptance Testing
15 25 (9.54%) Functional Testing
16 24 (9.16%) User Stories
16 24 (9.16%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 59 (22.52%) SQL
2 55 (20.99%) C#
3 40 (15.27%) JavaScript
4 32 (12.21%) Java
5 22 (8.40%) Python
6 11 (4.20%) PowerShell
6 11 (4.20%) VBA
7 10 (3.82%) PHP
8 9 (3.44%) Apple Swift
8 9 (3.44%) Java 8
8 9 (3.44%) Objective-C
8 9 (3.44%) Ruby
9 7 (2.67%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.53%) R
11 3 (1.15%) XAML
12 2 (0.76%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (10.31%) ISTQB
2 25 (9.54%) Degree
3 19 (7.25%) ISEB
4 10 (3.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.53%) HND
6 4 (1.53%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.76%) PhD
8 1 (0.38%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.38%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.91%) Data Quality
1 5 (1.91%) PMO
2 4 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.76%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (4.58%) Docker
2 3 (1.15%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (2.29%) CA Service Virtualization
2 4 (1.53%) Ansible
3 2 (0.76%) Icinga
3 2 (0.76%) Nagios
3 2 (0.76%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.76%) Opsview
3 2 (0.76%) Puppet
4 1 (0.38%) Grafana
4 1 (0.38%) Kibana
4 1 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 38 (14.50%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.11%) Oracle
3 8 (3.05%) Zend
4 7 (2.67%) Atlassian
4 7 (2.67%) BT
5 6 (2.29%) CA
6 5 (1.91%) NetApp
7 3 (1.15%) Cisco
7 3 (1.15%) Nimble Storage
7 3 (1.15%) VMware
8 2 (0.76%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.76%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.76%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.76%) Remedy
8 2 (0.76%) SAP
9 1 (0.38%) Cognos
9 1 (0.38%) Google
9 1 (0.38%) IBM
9 1 (0.38%) New Relic
9 1 (0.38%) Perforce