Period
to 29 November 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 29 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 83 69 50
Rank change year-on-year -14 -19 +32
Permanent jobs citing QA 95 261 401
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.97% 3.93% 4.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.41% 27.42% 32.65%
Number of salaries quoted 89 228 338
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,450 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 323 952 1,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 10.11% 14.33% 14.76%
Number of salaries quoted 252 714 942
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £22,300 £22,500 £22,550
90th Percentile £64,875 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -

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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

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Salary Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for QA in Yorkshire

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Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 29 November 2020.

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 29 November 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 -16 48 £42,500 - 20
South Yorkshire -10 23 £45,000 - 4
North Yorkshire +16 21 £47,500 +18.75% 5
East Yorkshire +2 1 £32,500 -27.78%
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England

For the 6 months to 29 November 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 48 (50.53%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (42.11%) Test Automation
3 35 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 30 (31.58%) AngularJS
5 26 (27.37%) Software Engineering
6 25 (26.32%) Scrum
6 25 (26.32%) C#
7 23 (24.21%) SQL
8 22 (23.16%) .NET
9 20 (21.05%) SQL Server
10 19 (20.00%) Project Management
11 18 (18.95%) Java
12 17 (17.89%) HTML
12 17 (17.89%) TDD
12 17 (17.89%) User Experience
13 16 (16.84%) Unit Testing
14 15 (15.79%) DevOps
14 15 (15.79%) BDD
14 15 (15.79%) REST
14 15 (15.79%) Subversion
14 15 (15.79%) Microsoft
15 14 (14.74%) CSS
16 13 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (12.63%) Degree
17 12 (12.63%) Python
17 12 (12.63%) SDLC
18 11 (11.58%) Selenium
18 11 (11.58%) Git (software)
18 11 (11.58%) Azure
19 10 (10.53%) KnockoutJS

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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 (3.16%) CMS
1 3 (3.16%) Headless CMS
1 3 (3.16%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.05%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.58%) Azure
2 8 (8.42%) AWS
3 7 (7.37%) Serverless
4 6 (6.32%) SaaS
5 4 (4.21%) GCP
6 3 (3.16%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.11%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (2.11%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.05%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) Broadband
1 1 (1.05%) Skype
1 1 (1.05%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.11%) Power BI
7 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.05%) DB2
7 1 (1.05%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (15.79%) Subversion
2 11 (11.58%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.58%) Selenium
3 9 (9.47%) JUnit
4 8 (8.42%) Eclipse
5 7 (7.37%) Cucumber
6 6 (6.32%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.26%) Maven
8 4 (4.21%) Gradle
8 4 (4.21%) JIRA
8 4 (4.21%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.16%) Babel
9 3 (3.16%) WebDriver
9 3 (3.16%) webpack
10 2 (2.11%) Sikuli
10 2 (2.11%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.11%) TestComplete
11 1 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.05%) TestNG
11 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (7.37%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Games
2 6 (6.32%) Public Sector
3 5 (5.26%) Marketing
4 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Law
5 1 (1.05%) Local Government
5 1 (1.05%) Retail
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (32.63%) Developer
2 12 (12.63%) .NET Developer
2 12 (12.63%) QA Engineer
2 12 (12.63%) Software Engineer
3 11 (11.58%) Senior Software Engineer
4 10 (10.53%) Senior Developer
5 9 (9.47%) Analyst
5 9 (9.47%) C# Developer
6 8 (8.42%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (8.42%) C# Software Developer
6 8 (8.42%) Junior
6 8 (8.42%) Senior .NET Developer
6 8 (8.42%) Software Developer
7 7 (7.37%) .NET Software Developer
7 7 (7.37%) Java Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) ServiceNow Developer
7 7 (7.37%) Test Analyst
7 7 (7.37%) Test Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Tester
8 6 (6.32%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (31.58%) AngularJS
2 22 (23.16%) .NET
3 17 (17.89%) HTML
4 15 (15.79%) REST
5 14 (14.74%) CSS
6 10 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
6 10 (10.53%) XML
7 9 (9.47%) Spring
8 8 (8.42%) Ajax
8 8 (8.42%) React
9 7 (7.37%) jQuery
10 4 (4.21%) .NET Core
10 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (4.21%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (4.21%) HTML5
10 4 (4.21%) RESTful
11 3 (3.16%) Flutter
11 3 (3.16%) Node.js
11 3 (3.16%) React Native
11 3 (3.16%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.89%) User Experience
2 9 (9.47%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (9.47%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (8.42%) Mobile App
4 7 (7.37%) Data Structures
5 5 (5.26%) Algorithms
5 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.11%) NHS
7 1 (1.05%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.05%) PlayStation
7 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.05%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.47%) Windows
2 6 (6.32%) Linux
3 4 (4.21%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.16%) Android
4 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (50.53%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (42.11%) Test Automation
3 26 (27.37%) Software Engineering
4 25 (26.32%) Scrum
5 19 (20.00%) Project Management
6 17 (17.89%) TDD
7 16 (16.84%) Unit Testing
8 15 (15.79%) BDD
8 15 (15.79%) DevOps
9 13 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (12.63%) SDLC
11 9 (9.47%) Data Security
11 9 (9.47%) Issue Tracking
12 8 (8.42%) ITSM
12 8 (8.42%) Mentoring
12 8 (8.42%) Microservices
12 8 (8.42%) Service Management
13 7 (7.37%) Front End Development
13 7 (7.37%) Manual Testing
13 7 (7.37%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (36.84%) JavaScript
2 25 (26.32%) C#
3 23 (24.21%) SQL
4 18 (18.95%) Java
5 12 (12.63%) Python
6 7 (7.37%) PHP
7 6 (6.32%) C++
8 4 (4.21%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.21%) Perl
8 4 (4.21%) Ruby
9 3 (3.16%) C
9 3 (3.16%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.16%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.11%) R
11 1 (1.05%) PHP 7
11 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (12.63%) Degree
2 2 (2.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.05%) ACCA
3 1 (1.05%) CIMA
3 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (8.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) Kubernetes
2 5 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.37%) Remedy
2 7 (7.37%) ServiceNow
2 7 (7.37%) SolarWinds
3 4 (4.21%) Apple
3 4 (4.21%) Perforce
3 4 (4.21%) Sony
4 3 (3.16%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.05%) Google
5 1 (1.05%) IFS
5 1 (1.05%) SAP