Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 73 57 113
Rank change year-on-year -16 +56 -65
Permanent jobs citing QA 231 109 252
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.58% 4.16% 3.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.14% 31.96% 19.00%
Number of salaries quoted 179 104 216
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,813 £32,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £59,375 £55,000 £49,294
90th Percentile £70,000 " £55,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 851 341 1,326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.21% 13.01% 17.87%
Number of salaries quoted 661 279 852
10th Percentile £23,750 £26,250 £20,250
25th Percentile £33,000 £33,750 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £51,299
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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

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 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 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 -3 169 £45,500 +1.11% 31
North Yorkshire -7 23 £47,500 +11.76% 6
South Yorkshire -49 23 £47,500 +5.56% 9
East Yorkshire -5 10 £39,000 +20.00% 1
QA
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 140 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (47.62%) Test Automation
3 64 (27.71%) C#
4 57 (24.68%) Java
4 57 (24.68%) Selenium
5 55 (23.81%) Software Testing
6 50 (21.65%) SQL
7 48 (20.78%) JavaScript
8 47 (20.35%) Scrum
9 46 (19.91%) Test Strategy
10 44 (19.05%) Azure
11 43 (18.61%) DevOps
11 43 (18.61%) Social Skills
12 36 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
13 34 (14.72%) BDD
14 30 (12.99%) Mentoring
14 30 (12.99%) Software Engineering
15 27 (11.69%) TDD
15 27 (11.69%) JIRA
15 27 (11.69%) Python
15 27 (11.69%) Jenkins
15 27 (11.69%) Git (software)
16 25 (10.82%) Manual Testing
16 25 (10.82%) REST
17 24 (10.39%) Microsoft
17 24 (10.39%) Marketing
17 24 (10.39%) Postman
18 23 (9.96%) HTML
18 23 (9.96%) XML
18 23 (9.96%) Continuous Integration

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 7 (3.03%) Confluence
2 4 (1.73%) Mule
2 4 (1.73%) Mule ESB
2 4 (1.73%) SAS
3 3 (1.30%) IIS
4 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.87%) nginx
5 1 (0.43%) Apache
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.43%) Luigi
5 1 (0.43%) Mailman
5 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.43%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 44 (19.05%) Azure
2 12 (5.19%) GitHub
3 10 (4.33%) AWS
4 7 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (2.60%) IaaS
5 6 (2.60%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (2.60%) PaaS
6 5 (2.16%) Power Platform
7 4 (1.73%) Apigee
7 4 (1.73%) Google Play
7 4 (1.73%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.30%) SaaS
9 2 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.87%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 2 (0.87%) Slack
10 1 (0.43%) Azure Key Vault
10 1 (0.43%) Matillion
10 1 (0.43%) npm
10 1 (0.43%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.33%) HTTP
2 8 (3.46%) Broadband
3 3 (1.30%) DNS
4 2 (0.87%) DHCP
5 1 (0.43%) CTI
5 1 (0.43%) Firewall
5 1 (0.43%) Internet
5 1 (0.43%) Network Security
5 1 (0.43%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.03%) MySQL
3 7 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (2.60%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.16%) FileMaker
5 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (2.16%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.16%) Power BI
5 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.73%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.30%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.30%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.30%) Metadata
7 3 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.87%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 57 (24.68%) Selenium
2 27 (11.69%) Git (software)
2 27 (11.69%) Jenkins
2 27 (11.69%) JIRA
3 24 (10.39%) Postman
4 20 (8.66%) Cucumber
4 20 (8.66%) WebDriver
5 13 (5.63%) SpecFlow
6 11 (4.76%) Appium
6 11 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (4.33%) JMeter
8 9 (3.90%) Visual Studio
9 6 (2.60%) minitest
9 6 (2.60%) Mocha
10 5 (2.16%) Bitbucket
10 5 (2.16%) Gatling
10 5 (2.16%) Katalon Studio
10 5 (2.16%) Maven
10 5 (2.16%) RSpec
10 5 (2.16%) SoapUI
General
1 43 (18.61%) Social Skills
2 36 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (10.39%) Marketing
4 22 (9.52%) Finance
5 21 (9.09%) Games
6 11 (4.76%) Legal
7 9 (3.90%) Public Sector
8 7 (3.03%) Law
9 6 (2.60%) Local Government
9 6 (2.60%) Retail
10 5 (2.16%) Billing
10 5 (2.16%) Documentation Skills
11 4 (1.73%) Banking
11 4 (1.73%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.73%) Social Housing
12 3 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.87%) Presentation Skills
14 1 (0.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 1 (0.43%) Organisational Skills
14 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (18.18%) Analyst
2 39 (16.88%) QA Engineer
3 25 (10.82%) Developer
3 25 (10.82%) Tester
4 21 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 17 (7.36%) Automation Tester
6 15 (6.49%) Test Manager
7 14 (6.06%) QA Leader
8 11 (4.76%) Business Analyst
9 10 (4.33%) Software Tester
10 9 (3.90%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.90%) Technical Leader
10 9 (3.90%) Test Engineer
11 8 (3.46%) Automation Engineer
11 8 (3.46%) Test Leader
12 7 (3.03%) .NET Developer
12 7 (3.03%) Senior QA Engineer
12 7 (3.03%) Software Engineer
13 6 (2.60%) Quality Engineer
13 6 (2.60%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.82%) REST
2 23 (9.96%) HTML
2 23 (9.96%) XML
3 20 (8.66%) .NET
3 20 (8.66%) JSON
4 19 (8.23%) Gherkin
5 17 (7.36%) React
5 17 (7.36%) Spring
6 15 (6.49%) SOAP
7 14 (6.06%) AngularJS
7 14 (6.06%) Web Services
8 11 (4.76%) RESTful
9 9 (3.90%) CSS
10 7 (3.03%) Vue.js
10 7 (3.03%) WebdriverIO
11 6 (2.60%) Chai
11 6 (2.60%) Jest
11 6 (2.60%) Node.js
11 6 (2.60%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (2.16%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 12 (5.19%) User Experience
3 11 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.46%) Social Media
6 5 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.73%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.73%) NHS
8 3 (1.30%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.30%) Legacy Systems
8 3 (1.30%) Life Science
9 2 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.43%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.43%) EPoS
10 1 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.46%) Windows
2 5 (2.16%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.30%) Android
3 3 (1.30%) Linux
3 3 (1.30%) VMS
4 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.87%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (47.62%) Test Automation
3 55 (23.81%) Software Testing
4 47 (20.35%) Scrum
5 46 (19.91%) Test Strategy
6 43 (18.61%) DevOps
7 34 (14.72%) BDD
8 30 (12.99%) Mentoring
8 30 (12.99%) Software Engineering
9 27 (11.69%) TDD
10 25 (10.82%) Manual Testing
11 23 (9.96%) API Testing
11 23 (9.96%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (9.52%) Scenario Testing
13 19 (8.23%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (7.79%) SDLC
15 17 (7.36%) Test Scripting
16 16 (6.93%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (27.71%) C#
2 57 (24.68%) Java
3 50 (21.65%) SQL
4 48 (20.78%) JavaScript
5 27 (11.69%) Python
6 18 (7.79%) PHP
7 10 (4.33%) Ruby
8 9 (3.90%) TypeScript
9 7 (3.03%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.60%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.16%) C
11 5 (2.16%) Kotlin
11 5 (2.16%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.16%) X++
12 4 (1.73%) C++
13 3 (1.30%) Scala
14 2 (0.87%) HiveQL
15 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.43%) Groovy
15 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (6.49%) ISTQB
2 7 (3.03%) Degree
2 7 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.16%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.30%) ISEB
5 2 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.16%) Accessibility
1 5 (2.16%) SLA
2 4 (1.73%) GDPR
2 4 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.87%) CDISC
5 1 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (6.93%) Docker
2 4 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (3.03%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.43%) Ansible
3 1 (0.43%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (10.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.60%) Google
3 5 (2.16%) Atlassian
3 5 (2.16%) BT
3 5 (2.16%) Oracle
3 5 (2.16%) SAP
4 4 (1.73%) AppDynamics
5 3 (1.30%) Brio
6 2 (0.87%) Capita
6 2 (0.87%) Databricks
6 2 (0.87%) Dynatrace
6 2 (0.87%) SolarWinds
6 2 (0.87%) VMware
7 1 (0.43%) ANSYS
7 1 (0.43%) HP
7 1 (0.43%) IBM
7 1 (0.43%) Magma
7 1 (0.43%) Minitab
7 1 (0.43%) Splunk
7 1 (0.43%) Sun