Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 84 56 95
Rank change year-on-year -28 +39 -33
Permanent jobs citing QA 167 216 260
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.31% 4.39% 3.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.45% 38.23% 22.75%
Number of salaries quoted 125 175 222
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £27,050
25th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £32,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +13.75% -5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £55,000 £48,750 £49,500
90th Percentile £65,750 £55,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 531 565 1,143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 10.53% 11.47% 15.24%
Number of salaries quoted 416 465 796
10th Percentile £23,000 £26,250 £20,375
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £27,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +2.41%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £68,125 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -

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 11 May 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 11 May 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 -6 108 £45,800 +22.13% 26
North Yorkshire -11 28 £40,000 +6.67% 6
South Yorkshire -34 25 £52,500 +16.67% 4
East Yorkshire -9 6 £39,000 +11.43% 1
QA
England

For the 6 months to 11 May 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 78 (46.71%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (42.51%) Test Automation
3 45 (26.95%) Social Skills
4 39 (23.35%) Test Strategy
5 30 (17.96%) SQL
5 30 (17.96%) Azure
6 29 (17.37%) C#
7 28 (16.77%) Java
8 24 (14.37%) JavaScript
9 23 (13.77%) C
9 23 (13.77%) Finance
9 23 (13.77%) Mathematics
9 23 (13.77%) Software Testing
10 22 (13.17%) Marketing
10 22 (13.17%) Selenium
10 22 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (13.17%) Scrum
11 21 (12.57%) TDD
12 20 (11.98%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (11.98%) Microsoft
12 20 (11.98%) Waterfall
13 18 (10.78%) Mobile App
13 18 (10.78%) JIRA
14 17 (10.18%) .NET
14 17 (10.18%) Mentoring
14 17 (10.18%) BDD
15 16 (9.58%) Non-Functional Testing
15 16 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (9.58%) Scenario Testing
15 16 (9.58%) Project Management

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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 3 (1.80%) Mule
1 3 (1.80%) Mule ESB
1 3 (1.80%) SAS
2 2 (1.20%) CMS
2 2 (1.20%) WordPress
3 1 (0.60%) Apache
3 1 (0.60%) Headless CMS
3 1 (0.60%) IIS
3 1 (0.60%) OpenEdge
3 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.60%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (3.59%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.20%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.60%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.60%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.60%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 30 (17.96%) Azure
2 11 (6.59%) AWS
2 11 (6.59%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (2.99%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (2.99%) Google Drive
3 5 (2.99%) SaaS
3 5 (2.99%) Slack
4 3 (1.80%) GitHub
5 2 (1.20%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.60%) GCP
6 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.60%) IaaS
6 1 (0.60%) Matillion
6 1 (0.60%) PaaS
6 1 (0.60%) Serverless
6 1 (0.60%) Stripe
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.40%) Broadband
1 4 (2.40%) Firewall
2 2 (1.20%) Internet
3 1 (0.60%) HTTP
3 1 (0.60%) Intranet
3 1 (0.60%) LAN
3 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 6 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.99%) FileMaker
4 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (2.40%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.20%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.20%) Power BI
8 1 (0.60%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.60%) MySQL
8 1 (0.60%) QlikView
8 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.60%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 22 (13.17%) Selenium
2 18 (10.78%) JIRA
3 9 (5.39%) WebDriver
4 8 (4.79%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.19%) Jenkins
5 7 (4.19%) Maven
5 7 (4.19%) Postman
6 6 (3.59%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.99%) Git (software)
7 5 (2.99%) SoapUI
7 5 (2.99%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.20%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.20%) JMeter
8 2 (1.20%) TestRail
9 1 (0.60%) GitLab
9 1 (0.60%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.60%) minitest
9 1 (0.60%) Subversion
9 1 (0.60%) webpack
9 1 (0.60%) Zephyr
General
1 45 (26.95%) Social Skills
2 23 (13.77%) Finance
3 22 (13.17%) Marketing
4 16 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (6.59%) Games
6 6 (3.59%) Law
6 6 (3.59%) Public Sector
7 5 (2.99%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.40%) Automotive
8 4 (2.40%) Billing
8 4 (2.40%) Local Government
8 4 (2.40%) Manufacturing
8 4 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.80%) Legal
9 3 (1.80%) Retail
10 2 (1.20%) Czech Language
10 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.20%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.60%) Back Office
11 1 (0.60%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 36 (21.56%) Analyst
2 29 (17.37%) Developer
3 20 (11.98%) Test Manager
4 17 (10.18%) Test Analyst
5 14 (8.38%) Senior Developer
6 13 (7.78%) Java Developer
7 11 (6.59%) Business Analyst
7 11 (6.59%) Tester
8 10 (5.99%) Senior Java Developer
9 9 (5.39%) QA Engineer
10 8 (4.79%) QA Analyst
10 8 (4.79%) QA Leader
10 8 (4.79%) Software Developer
10 8 (4.79%) Test Engineer
11 7 (4.19%) Project Manager
11 7 (4.19%) QA Test Analyst
11 7 (4.19%) Test Leader
12 6 (3.59%) Business Systems Analyst
12 6 (3.59%) IT Support
12 6 (3.59%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.18%) .NET
2 15 (8.98%) REST
3 14 (8.38%) Gherkin
3 14 (8.38%) SOAP
4 13 (7.78%) HTML
4 13 (7.78%) Web Services
5 10 (5.99%) CSS
5 10 (5.99%) XML
6 8 (4.79%) Spring
7 7 (4.19%) AngularJS
7 7 (4.19%) ASP.NET
7 7 (4.19%) JSON
7 7 (4.19%) React
8 6 (3.59%) Vue.js
9 5 (2.99%) JMS
10 4 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (1.80%) Flutter
11 3 (1.80%) JSON Schema
11 3 (1.80%) React Native
11 3 (1.80%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.78%) Mobile App
2 10 (5.99%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (4.79%) User Experience
4 7 (4.19%) Life Science
5 5 (2.99%) NHS
6 4 (2.40%) Blog
6 4 (2.40%) Cyberattack
6 4 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.20%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.60%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.60%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.60%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.60%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.59%) Windows
2 6 (3.59%) Android
2 6 (3.59%) Windows 10
3 4 (2.40%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.20%) Linux
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (46.71%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (42.51%) Test Automation
3 39 (23.35%) Test Strategy
4 23 (13.77%) Mathematics
4 23 (13.77%) Software Testing
5 22 (13.17%) Scrum
5 22 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (12.57%) TDD
7 20 (11.98%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (11.98%) Waterfall
8 17 (10.18%) BDD
8 17 (10.18%) Mentoring
9 16 (9.58%) Non-Functional Testing
9 16 (9.58%) Project Management
9 16 (9.58%) Scenario Testing
10 15 (8.98%) DevOps
10 15 (8.98%) Unit Testing
11 14 (8.38%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 14 (8.38%) Technical Leadership
12 13 (7.78%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 30 (17.96%) SQL
2 29 (17.37%) C#
3 28 (16.77%) Java
4 24 (14.37%) JavaScript
5 23 (13.77%) C
6 8 (4.79%) Python
7 6 (3.59%) PHP
8 5 (2.99%) X++
9 3 (1.80%) PHP 7
9 3 (1.80%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.80%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.20%) Java 8
10 2 (1.20%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.20%) Ruby
11 1 (0.60%) C++
11 1 (0.60%) PL/1
11 1 (0.60%) R
11 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (3.59%) Degree
1 6 (3.59%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.40%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.80%) ISEB
3 3 (1.80%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.80%) CDISC
2 2 (1.20%) Good Clinical Practice
3 1 (0.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.60%) GDPR
3 1 (0.60%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.19%) Docker
2 4 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) HP ALM
1 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 20 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.59%) Google
3 5 (2.99%) SAP
4 4 (2.40%) Apple
4 4 (2.40%) HubSpot
5 3 (1.80%) AppDynamics
5 3 (1.80%) IFS
5 3 (1.80%) Oracle
5 3 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.20%) Sage
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe
7 1 (0.60%) Capita
7 1 (0.60%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.60%) HP
7 1 (0.60%) hybris
7 1 (0.60%) Minitab
7 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.60%) Splunk
7 1 (0.60%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.60%) Zuora