Period
to 22 April 2018

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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 74 59
Rank change year-on-year +12 -15 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 425 393 548
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 4.10% 3.70% 4.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.33% 32.83% 33.91%
Number of salaries quoted 361 321 501
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

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 1,238 1,197 1,616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 11.94% 11.28% 12.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,004 987 1,249
Yorkshire median annual salary £41,500 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.28% -10.00% +9.59%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £60,420 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018. 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 +1 265 £40,000 -5.88% 41
South Yorkshire +11 79 £35,000 -6.67% 14
North Yorkshire +15 55 £40,000 +41.59% 11
East Yorkshire +7 11 £35,000 +16.67% 1
QA
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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.

1 274 (64.47%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (32.47%) Test Automation
3 107 (25.18%) Finance
4 101 (23.76%) SQL
5 98 (23.06%) C#
6 93 (21.88%) Selenium
7 82 (19.29%) Retail
8 81 (19.06%) Scrum
9 77 (18.12%) Java
10 76 (17.88%) Manual Testing
11 67 (15.76%) User Acceptance Testing
12 66 (15.53%) Test Scripting
13 63 (14.82%) .NET
14 55 (12.94%) Python
15 54 (12.71%) ISEB
16 49 (11.53%) SDLC
17 47 (11.06%) PHP
18 46 (10.82%) ASP.NET
18 46 (10.82%) TDD
19 44 (10.35%) Git (software)
20 42 (9.88%) JavaScript
20 42 (9.88%) Microsoft
21 40 (9.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 39 (9.18%) MVC
22 39 (9.18%) Web Services
22 39 (9.18%) OOP
23 38 (8.94%) Integration Testing
24 36 (8.47%) Software Testing
25 35 (8.24%) System Integration Testing
26 34 (8.00%) Analytical Skills

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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 21 (4.94%) Tomcat
2 11 (2.59%) Apache
3 6 (1.41%) Confluence
3 6 (1.41%) nginx
3 6 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.18%) CMS
5 3 (0.71%) IIS
6 2 (0.47%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.47%) OpenEdge
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.47%) WordPress
7 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 14 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.24%) InVision
4 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.24%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Magento
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.47%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (0.47%) BrowserStack
4 2 (0.47%) GitHub
5 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.24%) SaaS
5 1 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.12%) Broadband
2 3 (0.71%) Firewall
3 2 (0.47%) SSH
3 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.41%) NoSQL
3 19 (4.47%) MySQL
4 11 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.41%) QlikView
7 6 (1.41%) Redis
8 5 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.47%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.47%) DB2
9 2 (0.47%) GIS
9 2 (0.47%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 93 (21.88%) Selenium
2 44 (10.35%) Git (software)
3 29 (6.82%) JIRA
4 26 (6.12%) SoapUI
5 21 (4.94%) TestComplete
6 18 (4.24%) JMeter
7 17 (4.00%) Cucumber
8 15 (3.53%) LoadRunner
8 15 (3.53%) LoadUI
8 15 (3.53%) NeoLoad
8 15 (3.53%) WebDriver
8 15 (3.53%) WebLOAD
9 9 (2.12%) Calabash
9 9 (2.12%) PHPUnit
10 8 (1.88%) Jenkins
11 7 (1.65%) Capybara
11 7 (1.65%) SpecFlow
11 7 (1.65%) Subversion
12 6 (1.41%) HP UFT
12 6 (1.41%) NUnit
General
1 107 (25.18%) Finance
2 82 (19.29%) Retail
3 12 (2.82%) Marketing
4 10 (2.35%) Games
5 5 (1.18%) Advertising
5 5 (1.18%) Banking
6 4 (0.94%) Electronics
6 4 (0.94%) Legal
6 4 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.71%) Automotive
8 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.47%) French Language
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Local Government
9 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 151 (35.53%) Analyst
2 110 (25.88%) Developer
3 95 (22.35%) Test Analyst
4 61 (14.35%) Tester
5 39 (9.18%) QA Engineer
5 39 (9.18%) Senior Developer
5 39 (9.18%) Test Engineer
6 35 (8.24%) QA Tester
7 33 (7.76%) Business Analyst
8 29 (6.82%) Java Developer
9 28 (6.59%) Test Automation Engineer
10 27 (6.35%) QA Analyst
11 24 (5.65%) QA Automation Engineer
11 24 (5.65%) QA Test Analyst
12 23 (5.41%) .NET Developer
13 20 (4.71%) Automation Tester
13 20 (4.71%) Manual Test Analyst
14 18 (4.24%) SQL Analyst
15 17 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
16 16 (3.76%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (14.82%) .NET
2 46 (10.82%) ASP.NET
3 39 (9.18%) Web Services
4 26 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 23 (5.41%) Hibernate
5 23 (5.41%) jQuery
5 23 (5.41%) Spring
6 18 (4.24%) XML
7 16 (3.76%) .NET Framework
7 16 (3.76%) RESTful
8 14 (3.29%) ADO.NET
8 14 (3.29%) Entity Framework
8 14 (3.29%) Sass
9 11 (2.59%) AngularJS
9 11 (2.59%) React
10 10 (2.35%) LAMP
11 9 (2.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 9 (2.12%) CSS
11 9 (2.12%) WCF
12 8 (1.88%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.29%) Mobile App
3 28 (6.59%) Computer Science
4 26 (6.12%) User Experience
5 20 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.12%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.88%) Fintech
9 5 (1.18%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.18%) PMI
9 5 (1.18%) Video\Live Streaming
10 4 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.47%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.47%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.24%) 3D Printing
12 1 (0.24%) IVR
12 1 (0.24%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.24%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.53%) Windows
2 9 (2.12%) Android
3 8 (1.88%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.94%) Linux
4 4 (0.94%) Unix
5 3 (0.71%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.47%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (64.47%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (32.47%) Test Automation
3 81 (19.06%) Scrum
4 76 (17.88%) Manual Testing
5 67 (15.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 66 (15.53%) Test Scripting
7 49 (11.53%) SDLC
8 46 (10.82%) TDD
9 40 (9.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 39 (9.18%) MVC
10 39 (9.18%) OOP
11 38 (8.94%) Integration Testing
12 36 (8.47%) Software Testing
13 35 (8.24%) System Integration Testing
14 32 (7.53%) Test Strategy
15 26 (6.12%) Mentoring
15 26 (6.12%) Project Management
16 25 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
16 25 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
16 25 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 101 (23.76%) SQL
2 98 (23.06%) C#
3 77 (18.12%) Java
4 55 (12.94%) Python
5 47 (11.06%) PHP
6 42 (9.88%) JavaScript
7 17 (4.00%) T-SQL
8 13 (3.06%) Ruby
9 10 (2.35%) VB.NET
10 9 (2.12%) Scala
11 8 (1.88%) C++
12 7 (1.65%) C
12 7 (1.65%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.18%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.71%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.47%) OpenEdge ABL
15 2 (0.47%) Progress 4GL
16 1 (0.24%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.24%) VC++
Qualifications
1 54 (12.71%) ISEB
2 27 (6.35%) Degree
3 20 (4.71%) ISTQB
4 14 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.18%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.71%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.71%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.47%) APMP
8 2 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.24%) PhD
9 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.65%) Data Quality
1 7 (1.65%) SLA
2 6 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.18%) P3O
3 5 (1.18%) PMO
4 3 (0.71%) COBIT
5 2 (0.47%) GDPR
5 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.24%) MISRA
System Software
1 7 (1.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.18%) Ansible
2 4 (0.94%) Puppet
3 3 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.47%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.24%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (9.88%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.18%) HP
3 16 (3.76%) Twitter
4 15 (3.53%) Google
5 12 (2.82%) Atlassian
6 7 (1.65%) Sony
7 6 (1.41%) webMethods
8 5 (1.18%) Apple
8 5 (1.18%) Capita
9 4 (0.94%) JDA
9 4 (0.94%) Oracle
9 4 (0.94%) Perforce
10 3 (0.71%) SAP
11 2 (0.47%) Cisco
11 2 (0.47%) hybris
11 2 (0.47%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (0.47%) Progress
11 2 (0.47%) Remedy
11 2 (0.47%) Tableau
11 2 (0.47%) Xamarin