Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 82 66
Rank change year-on-year +34 -16 -14
Permanent jobs citing QA 489 359 483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 5.10% 3.36% 4.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.44% 32.28% 31.47%
Number of salaries quoted 422 292 440
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,625 £58,750 £58,650
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 1,342 1,112 1,535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.99% 10.41% 12.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,089 915 1,206
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,850 £24,625
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +11.11%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +22 313 £40,500 -4.71% 63
South Yorkshire +35 79 £35,000 -12.50% 14
North Yorkshire +46 73 £41,250 +42.24% 5
East Yorkshire +19 12 £35,000 +16.67% 2
QA
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 353 (72.19%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (36.81%) Test Automation
3 151 (30.88%) C#
4 143 (29.24%) Finance
5 117 (23.93%) Java
6 107 (21.88%) Retail
7 96 (19.63%) SQL
8 90 (18.40%) Selenium
9 87 (17.79%) Python
10 86 (17.59%) .NET
11 75 (15.34%) Manual Testing
12 67 (13.70%) PHP
13 64 (13.09%) Scrum
13 64 (13.09%) User Acceptance Testing
14 62 (12.68%) Microsoft
15 60 (12.27%) ASP.NET
16 56 (11.45%) Microsoft Azure
17 55 (11.25%) Integration Testing
17 55 (11.25%) JavaScript
17 55 (11.25%) TDD
18 54 (11.04%) DevOps
19 53 (10.84%) SDLC
20 51 (10.43%) Test Scripting
21 50 (10.22%) MVC
22 48 (9.82%) QA Automation
23 47 (9.61%) Amazon AWS
24 46 (9.41%) Git (software)
25 45 (9.20%) Software Testing
25 45 (9.20%) ISEB
26 44 (9.00%) ASP.NET MVC

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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 28 (5.73%) Tomcat
2 9 (1.84%) Confluence
3 8 (1.64%) Apache
3 8 (1.64%) IIS
4 6 (1.23%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.23%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.02%) nginx
6 4 (0.82%) CMS
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.41%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.20%) SAS
8 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.20%) InVision
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) iTrent
2 1 (0.20%) Magento
2 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.20%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 56 (11.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (9.61%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (4.91%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (1.64%) SaaS
5 4 (0.82%) GitHub
6 3 (0.61%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.41%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (0.41%) FinancialForce
7 2 (0.41%) PaaS
8 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.20%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.20%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.84%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.02%) HTTP
3 3 (0.61%) SSH
4 2 (0.41%) Skype
5 1 (0.20%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.20%) Firewall
5 1 (0.20%) FTP
5 1 (0.20%) GSM
5 1 (0.20%) Internet
5 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.57%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.73%) NoSQL
3 20 (4.09%) MySQL
4 13 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.23%) QlikView
10 5 (1.02%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.02%) Redis
10 5 (1.02%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.82%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.41%) OLAP
13 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.41%) Oracle ODI
13 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 90 (18.40%) Selenium
2 46 (9.41%) Git (software)
3 27 (5.52%) SoapUI
4 24 (4.91%) JMeter
5 22 (4.50%) Jenkins
6 21 (4.29%) WebDriver
7 19 (3.89%) Cucumber
8 17 (3.48%) LoadRunner
8 17 (3.48%) LoadUI
8 17 (3.48%) TestComplete
9 16 (3.27%) JIRA
10 12 (2.45%) NeoLoad
10 12 (2.45%) WebLOAD
11 11 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (1.84%) PHPUnit
13 7 (1.43%) Vagrant
14 6 (1.23%) SpecFlow
14 6 (1.23%) TeamCity
15 5 (1.02%) Rational Performance Tester
15 5 (1.02%) SonarQube
General
1 143 (29.24%) Finance
2 107 (21.88%) Retail
3 31 (6.34%) Marketing
4 7 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.23%) Games
6 5 (1.02%) Legal
7 4 (0.82%) Advertising
7 4 (0.82%) Banking
8 3 (0.61%) Electronics
8 3 (0.61%) Law
9 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.41%) French Language
9 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.20%) Automotive
10 1 (0.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 152 (31.08%) Analyst
2 124 (25.36%) Developer
3 90 (18.40%) Test Analyst
4 76 (15.54%) Tester
5 48 (9.82%) QA Engineer
6 45 (9.20%) Senior Developer
7 40 (8.18%) QA Automation Engineer
8 38 (7.77%) QA Tester
9 34 (6.95%) Automation Engineer
10 32 (6.54%) Automation Tester
10 32 (6.54%) Java Developer
11 31 (6.34%) Business Analyst
12 28 (5.73%) QA Analyst
13 26 (5.32%) QA Test Analyst
14 25 (5.11%) Test Engineer
15 21 (4.29%) Junior
16 20 (4.09%) Manual Test Analyst
17 19 (3.89%) .NET Developer
17 19 (3.89%) Test Automation Engineer
18 17 (3.48%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (17.59%) .NET
2 60 (12.27%) ASP.NET
3 44 (9.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 34 (6.95%) Spring
5 32 (6.54%) Hibernate
6 25 (5.11%) Web Services
7 14 (2.86%) React
7 14 (2.86%) RESTful
8 10 (2.04%) SOAP
9 9 (1.84%) .NET Framework
9 9 (1.84%) Gherkin
9 9 (1.84%) LAMP
9 9 (1.84%) Sass
9 9 (1.84%) WCF
10 8 (1.64%) AngularJS
10 8 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 8 (1.64%) CSS
10 8 (1.64%) jQuery
10 8 (1.64%) REST
11 7 (1.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.98%) Self-Motivation
2 33 (6.75%) User Experience
3 31 (6.34%) Mobile App
4 26 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (5.11%) Public Cloud
6 17 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (2.45%) Computer Science
8 11 (2.25%) Fintech
9 8 (1.64%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.82%) PMI
12 3 (0.61%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.61%) Replication
13 2 (0.41%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.41%) e-Learning
13 2 (0.41%) IVR
13 2 (0.41%) Life Science
13 2 (0.41%) PKI
13 2 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.07%) Windows
2 14 (2.86%) Linux
2 14 (2.86%) Unix
3 7 (1.43%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.23%) Android
5 5 (1.02%) AIX
5 5 (1.02%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.82%) VMS
6 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.61%) FreeBSD
8 2 (0.41%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (72.19%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (36.81%) Test Automation
3 75 (15.34%) Manual Testing
4 64 (13.09%) Scrum
4 64 (13.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 55 (11.25%) Integration Testing
5 55 (11.25%) TDD
6 54 (11.04%) DevOps
7 53 (10.84%) SDLC
8 51 (10.43%) Test Scripting
9 50 (10.22%) MVC
10 48 (9.82%) QA Automation
11 45 (9.20%) Software Testing
12 41 (8.38%) Software Engineering
13 39 (7.98%) Test Strategy
13 39 (7.98%) User Stories
14 38 (7.77%) OOP
15 35 (7.16%) System Integration Testing
16 33 (6.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 33 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (30.88%) C#
2 117 (23.93%) Java
3 96 (19.63%) SQL
4 87 (17.79%) Python
5 67 (13.70%) PHP
6 55 (11.25%) JavaScript
7 15 (3.07%) Scala
8 10 (2.04%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.64%) Ruby
9 8 (1.64%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.23%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.02%) C
11 5 (1.02%) C++
12 4 (0.82%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.61%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.61%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.41%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.41%) VBA
15 1 (0.20%) VB
15 1 (0.20%) VC++
Qualifications
1 45 (9.20%) ISEB
2 23 (4.70%) Degree
3 16 (3.27%) ISTQB
4 10 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.04%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.82%) MCSD
7 4 (0.82%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.41%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.41%) APMP
8 2 (0.41%) CCENT
8 2 (0.41%) CCNA
8 2 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.41%) MCITP
8 2 (0.41%) MCSE
8 2 (0.41%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.25%) SLA
2 9 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.02%) PMO
4 4 (0.82%) P3O
5 3 (0.61%) COBIT
6 2 (0.41%) GDPR
7 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (2.04%) Docker
2 4 (0.82%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (1.02%) Puppet
2 4 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.61%) Ansible
3 3 (0.61%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.41%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 62 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.32%) Google
3 15 (3.07%) HP
4 14 (2.86%) Twitter
5 8 (1.64%) Oracle
6 6 (1.23%) IBM
7 5 (1.02%) Cisco
8 4 (0.82%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.61%) SAP
10 2 (0.41%) Apple
10 2 (0.41%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.41%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.41%) Sony
10 2 (0.41%) VMware
11 1 (0.20%) Demandware
11 1 (0.20%) IFS
11 1 (0.20%) Nintex
11 1 (0.20%) Tableau
11 1 (0.20%) Telerik