Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 84 59
Rank change year-on-year +33 -25 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 424 308 495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 5.09% 3.14% 4.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.28% 31.79% 33.86%
Number of salaries quoted 361 261 403
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,300
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 1,237 969 1,462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.84% 9.87% 13.07%
Number of salaries quoted 947 803 1,177
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,050 £22,650
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +44 281 £42,500 +6.25% 63
South Yorkshire 0 62 £40,000 +13.48% 17
North Yorkshire +14 61 £50,000 +29.87% 8
East Yorkshire +12 10 £40,000 +18.52% 10
QA
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 236 (55.66%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (42.22%) Test Automation
3 117 (27.59%) C#
4 103 (24.29%) .NET
5 96 (22.64%) SQL
6 86 (20.28%) Microsoft
7 84 (19.81%) Java
7 84 (19.81%) Selenium
8 77 (18.16%) Finance
9 71 (16.75%) JavaScript
10 67 (15.80%) SQL Server
11 66 (15.57%) Microsoft Azure
12 63 (14.86%) Software Testing
13 61 (14.39%) ASP.NET
14 59 (13.92%) Retail
15 56 (13.21%) QA Automation
16 54 (12.74%) MVC
17 52 (12.26%) Software Engineering
18 51 (12.03%) Web Services
19 50 (11.79%) Python
19 50 (11.79%) DevOps
20 45 (10.61%) Degree
21 41 (9.67%) ISEB
22 40 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
22 40 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
23 39 (9.20%) Marketing
23 39 (9.20%) Performance Testing
24 38 (8.96%) Self-Motivation
25 37 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
26 36 (8.49%) Google

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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 20 (4.72%) IIS
2 14 (3.30%) Confluence
3 11 (2.59%) CMS
4 10 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (2.12%) Umbraco
6 8 (1.89%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.65%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.65%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.24%) Apache
9 1 (0.24%) nginx
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (4.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.47%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 66 (15.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (7.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 20 (4.72%) SaaS
5 7 (1.65%) GitHub
6 6 (1.42%) Office 365
7 5 (1.18%) Sage Pay
8 4 (0.94%) Force.com
8 4 (0.94%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.47%) FinancialForce
9 2 (0.47%) PaaS
10 1 (0.24%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.24%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.59%) Bluetooth
1 11 (2.59%) FTP
1 11 (2.59%) GSM
1 11 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (2.12%) Internet
3 6 (1.42%) HTTP
4 4 (0.94%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.24%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (15.80%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.07%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (2.36%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (2.12%) NoSQL
4 9 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.42%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.94%) Big Data
7 4 (0.94%) MySQL
8 3 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.47%) OLAP
9 2 (0.47%) Power BI
10 1 (0.24%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 84 (19.81%) Selenium
2 30 (7.08%) Jenkins
3 28 (6.60%) Git (software)
4 27 (6.37%) JMeter
5 24 (5.66%) JIRA
6 22 (5.19%) LoadRunner
6 22 (5.19%) LoadUI
6 22 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (4.95%) Visual Studio
8 18 (4.25%) Cucumber
9 16 (3.77%) NeoLoad
9 16 (3.77%) TestComplete
9 16 (3.77%) WebLOAD
10 14 (3.30%) SoapUI
11 13 (3.07%) WebDriver
12 11 (2.59%) LabVIEW
13 6 (1.42%) Rational Performance Tester
14 5 (1.18%) Subversion
14 5 (1.18%) Vagrant
14 5 (1.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 77 (18.16%) Finance
2 59 (13.92%) Retail
3 39 (9.20%) Marketing
4 20 (4.72%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.59%) Electronics
6 7 (1.65%) Legal
7 6 (1.42%) Banking
8 4 (0.94%) Games
9 3 (0.71%) Law
10 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) Automotive
11 1 (0.24%) Back Office
11 1 (0.24%) Front Office
11 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 100 (23.58%) Analyst
2 86 (20.28%) Tester
3 82 (19.34%) Developer
4 55 (12.97%) QA Engineer
5 45 (10.61%) QA Automation Engineer
6 44 (10.38%) Automation Tester
7 41 (9.67%) Automation Engineer
8 36 (8.49%) Test Analyst
9 31 (7.31%) Performance Tester
10 26 (6.13%) QA Analyst
11 25 (5.90%) QA Tester
12 24 (5.66%) QA Test Analyst
13 23 (5.42%) Test Engineer
14 20 (4.72%) Software Developer
15 19 (4.48%) Test Automation Engineer
16 17 (4.01%) Business Analyst
16 17 (4.01%) Performance Engineer
16 17 (4.01%) Performance Test Engineer
16 17 (4.01%) Software Tester
17 16 (3.77%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (24.29%) .NET
2 61 (14.39%) ASP.NET
3 51 (12.03%) Web Services
4 40 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 33 (7.78%) HTML
6 30 (7.08%) CSS
7 29 (6.84%) SOAP
8 25 (5.90%) REST
9 23 (5.42%) XML
10 15 (3.54%) HTML5
11 14 (3.30%) .NET Framework
11 14 (3.30%) Gherkin
11 14 (3.30%) Spring
11 14 (3.30%) WCF
12 13 (3.07%) AngularJS
12 13 (3.07%) jQuery
12 13 (3.07%) RESTful
13 11 (2.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (2.36%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (2.36%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.96%) Self-Motivation
2 31 (7.31%) Public Cloud
3 27 (6.37%) Greenfield Project
4 26 (6.13%) Computer Science
5 22 (5.19%) User Experience
6 13 (3.07%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.83%) e-Learning
7 12 (2.83%) Replication
8 6 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.18%) Social Media
10 4 (0.94%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.94%) Fintech
10 4 (0.94%) Life Science
11 3 (0.71%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.47%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.24%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.24%) EPoS
13 1 (0.24%) Fixed Income
13 1 (0.24%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.48%) Windows
2 10 (2.36%) Android
2 10 (2.36%) Unix
3 9 (2.12%) Apple iOS
3 9 (2.12%) Linux
4 7 (1.65%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.42%) AIX
5 6 (1.42%) VMS
6 3 (0.71%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.47%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (55.66%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (42.22%) Test Automation
3 63 (14.86%) Software Testing
4 56 (13.21%) QA Automation
5 54 (12.74%) MVC
6 52 (12.26%) Software Engineering
7 50 (11.79%) DevOps
8 39 (9.20%) Performance Testing
9 37 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
10 35 (8.25%) Scrum
10 35 (8.25%) TDD
10 35 (8.25%) Test Strategy
11 32 (7.55%) SDLC
12 29 (6.84%) Integration Testing
12 29 (6.84%) User Stories
12 29 (6.84%) Waterfall
13 28 (6.60%) Mentoring
14 27 (6.37%) Coaching
15 26 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
16 23 (5.42%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 117 (27.59%) C#
2 96 (22.64%) SQL
3 84 (19.81%) Java
4 71 (16.75%) JavaScript
5 50 (11.79%) Python
6 27 (6.37%) T-SQL
7 18 (4.25%) PHP
8 12 (2.83%) C
9 11 (2.59%) VB
10 10 (2.36%) C++
10 10 (2.36%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.65%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.42%) Apex Code
13 5 (1.18%) Ruby
13 5 (1.18%) Scala
13 5 (1.18%) VBA
14 4 (0.94%) Java 8
15 3 (0.71%) MATLAB
16 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.47%) R
Qualifications
1 45 (10.61%) Degree
2 41 (9.67%) ISEB
3 27 (6.37%) ISTQB
4 20 (4.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.18%) MCSD
7 5 (1.18%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.18%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.47%) CISA
9 2 (0.47%) CISM
9 2 (0.47%) CISSP
9 2 (0.47%) CRISC
10 1 (0.24%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.24%) CCENT
10 1 (0.24%) CCNA
10 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.24%) HNC
10 1 (0.24%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.01%) SLA
2 5 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.94%) PMO
4 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.24%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (2.59%) Firmware
2 10 (2.36%) Hyper-V
2 10 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.65%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.65%) Docker
4 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (1.42%) Puppet
2 5 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.47%) Ansible
4 2 (0.47%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 86 (20.28%) Microsoft
2 36 (8.49%) Google
3 21 (4.95%) HP
4 14 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.89%) Oracle
6 7 (1.65%) IBM
7 6 (1.42%) SAP
7 6 (1.42%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.42%) Software AG
7 6 (1.42%) webMethods
8 5 (1.18%) Telerik
9 3 (0.71%) IFS
10 2 (0.47%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.47%) Cisco
10 2 (0.47%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.47%) Tableau
10 2 (0.47%) Twitter
10 2 (0.47%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.47%) Zend
11 1 (0.24%) Cloudera