Period
to 17 November 2017

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 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 59 51
Rank change year-on-year -24 -8 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 307 495 666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.13% 4.42% 5.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.68% 33.86% 40.19%
Number of salaries quoted 260 403 541
Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,700 £26,300 £25,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 969 1462 1657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 9.88% 13.07% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 802 1177 1258
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +9.61%
10th Percentile £24,025 £22,650 £24,675
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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 2017. 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 -44 196 £40,000 -5.88% 21
South Yorkshire +8 53 £35,250 -6.00% 3
North Yorkshire +8 40 £38,500 +24.19% 2
East Yorkshire -15 7 £33,750 -10.00%
QA
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 153 (49.84%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (39.74%) Test Automation
3 84 (27.36%) Selenium
4 82 (26.71%) SQL
5 69 (22.48%) Scrum
6 66 (21.50%) Test Strategy
7 43 (14.01%) Test Scripting
8 42 (13.68%) SDLC
9 38 (12.38%) Finance
10 36 (11.73%) Software Testing
11 35 (11.40%) Cucumber
12 32 (10.42%) ISTQB
12 32 (10.42%) Linux
12 32 (10.42%) User Stories
13 29 (9.45%) JavaScript
14 28 (9.12%) Manual Testing
14 28 (9.12%) JIRA
15 27 (8.79%) Test Management
15 27 (8.79%) .NET
16 26 (8.47%) Microsoft
16 26 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (8.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 25 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
18 24 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
19 23 (7.49%) Ruby
19 23 (7.49%) C#
20 22 (7.17%) HTML
20 22 (7.17%) Java
20 22 (7.17%) CSS
20 22 (7.17%) ISEB

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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 5 (1.63%) IIS
2 4 (1.30%) Apache
2 4 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.65%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.65%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.65%) Confluence
3 2 (0.65%) SAS
3 2 (0.65%) WordPress
4 1 (0.33%) CMS
4 1 (0.33%) Drupal
4 1 (0.33%) JBoss
4 1 (0.33%) Jetty
4 1 (0.33%) nginx
4 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) HipChat
5 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.95%) Magento
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.28%) SaaS
2 3 (0.98%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.98%) PaaS
3 2 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.65%) IaaS
3 2 (0.65%) Office 365
3 2 (0.65%) Slack
4 1 (0.33%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.33%) G Suite
4 1 (0.33%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.26%) Broadband
2 2 (0.65%) Firewall
2 2 (0.65%) SMS
3 1 (0.33%) DHCP
3 1 (0.33%) DNS
3 1 (0.33%) SAN
3 1 (0.33%) Skype
3 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (5.54%) DataStage
2 17 (5.54%) IBM InfoSphere
3 16 (5.21%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.98%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.65%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.65%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (0.65%) DB2
6 2 (0.65%) DecisionStream
6 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.65%) MS Access
6 2 (0.65%) MySQL
6 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.65%) Riak
7 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.33%) GIS
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 84 (27.36%) Selenium
2 35 (11.40%) Cucumber
3 28 (9.12%) JIRA
4 22 (7.17%) SoapUI
5 20 (6.51%) HP UFT
6 17 (5.54%) Git (software)
7 11 (3.58%) Jenkins
8 10 (3.26%) Selenium IDE
9 9 (2.93%) WebDriver
10 7 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.95%) Subversion
12 5 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.30%) Appium
13 4 (1.30%) Bower
13 4 (1.30%) Grunt
13 4 (1.30%) gulp
13 4 (1.30%) Jasmine
13 4 (1.30%) Karma Test Runner
13 4 (1.30%) NUnit
13 4 (1.30%) PHPUnit
General
1 38 (12.38%) Finance
2 14 (4.56%) Retail
3 7 (2.28%) Marketing
4 4 (1.30%) Games
4 4 (1.30%) Legal
5 2 (0.65%) Automotive
5 2 (0.65%) Back Office
5 2 (0.65%) French Language
5 2 (0.65%) German Language
5 2 (0.65%) Local Government
5 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.65%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (0.65%) Spanish Language
5 2 (0.65%) Swedish Language
6 1 (0.33%) Advertising
6 1 (0.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (31.27%) Analyst
2 48 (15.64%) Test Analyst
3 39 (12.70%) Tester
4 34 (11.07%) Business Analyst
4 34 (11.07%) QA Engineer
5 33 (10.75%) Developer
6 32 (10.42%) Test Engineer
7 19 (6.19%) QA Tester
8 18 (5.86%) QA Test Engineer
9 17 (5.54%) QA Analyst
9 17 (5.54%) Test Manager
10 15 (4.89%) QA Automation Engineer
11 14 (4.56%) Test Automation Engineer
12 13 (4.23%) Automation Test Analyst
12 13 (4.23%) Manual Test Analyst
13 12 (3.91%) Author
13 12 (3.91%) Automation Tester
13 12 (3.91%) Software Test Engineer
13 12 (3.91%) Technical Author
14 11 (3.58%) Software Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.79%) .NET
2 22 (7.17%) CSS
2 22 (7.17%) HTML
3 15 (4.89%) Web Services
4 12 (3.91%) ASP.NET
5 10 (3.26%) AngularJS
6 9 (2.93%) XML
7 8 (2.61%) Node.js
8 6 (1.95%) CSS3
8 6 (1.95%) HTML5
8 6 (1.95%) jQuery
9 5 (1.63%) Backbone.js
9 5 (1.63%) React
9 5 (1.63%) SOAP
9 5 (1.63%) Symfony
10 4 (1.30%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.30%) Angular 2
10 4 (1.30%) JSP
10 4 (1.30%) RESTful
10 4 (1.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.17%) Mobile App
3 17 (5.54%) Computer Science
3 17 (5.54%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.93%) User Experience
6 7 (2.28%) Video\Live Streaming
7 4 (1.30%) PMI
8 2 (0.65%) Fintech
9 1 (0.33%) Clustering
9 1 (0.33%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.33%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.33%) IVR
9 1 (0.33%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.33%) NHS
9 1 (0.33%) Social Media
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.42%) Linux
2 16 (5.21%) Apple iOS
3 13 (4.23%) Windows
4 11 (3.58%) Android
5 6 (1.95%) Unix
6 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (49.84%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (39.74%) Test Automation
3 69 (22.48%) Scrum
4 66 (21.50%) Test Strategy
5 43 (14.01%) Test Scripting
6 42 (13.68%) SDLC
7 36 (11.73%) Software Testing
8 32 (10.42%) User Stories
9 28 (9.12%) Manual Testing
10 27 (8.79%) Test Management
11 25 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 24 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (7.17%) Mentoring
13 22 (7.17%) TDD
14 21 (6.84%) Project Management
15 19 (6.19%) BDD
15 19 (6.19%) ETL
15 19 (6.19%) Functional Testing
15 19 (6.19%) Performance Testing
15 19 (6.19%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (26.71%) SQL
2 29 (9.45%) JavaScript
3 23 (7.49%) C#
3 23 (7.49%) Ruby
4 22 (7.17%) Java
5 16 (5.21%) Shell Script
6 15 (4.89%) Bash Shell
7 13 (4.23%) T-SQL
8 10 (3.26%) PHP
9 8 (2.61%) Python
10 5 (1.63%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.98%) C
12 2 (0.65%) VB
12 2 (0.65%) VBScript
13 1 (0.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.33%) R
13 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (10.42%) ISTQB
2 25 (8.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 22 (7.17%) ISEB
4 19 (6.19%) Degree
5 7 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.30%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (1.30%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.30%) SAP Certification
7 3 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.98%) PMO
3 2 (0.65%) SLA
4 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.33%) P3O
System Software
1 6 (1.95%) Docker
2 3 (0.98%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.95%) Puppet
2 3 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.65%) Ansible
3 2 (0.65%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.33%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.33%) Grafana
4 1 (0.33%) Graphite
4 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.51%) IBM
3 19 (6.19%) HP
4 15 (4.89%) Netezza
5 10 (3.26%) Atlassian
6 8 (2.61%) Google
7 5 (1.63%) SAP
8 4 (1.30%) Capita
9 3 (0.98%) Oracle
9 3 (0.98%) Twitter
9 3 (0.98%) webMethods
10 2 (0.65%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.65%) Cisco
10 2 (0.65%) Cognos
10 2 (0.65%) CommVault
10 2 (0.65%) Dell
10 2 (0.65%) EMC
10 2 (0.65%) NetApp
10 2 (0.65%) Sony
10 2 (0.65%) Veeam