Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 64 54
Rank change year-on-year -13 -10 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 315 453 610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.26% 4.17% 4.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.47% 32.92% 38.05%
Number of salaries quoted 273 345 521
Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £53,500 £62,000 £53,750
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 970 1,376 1,603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 10.05% 12.68% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 805 1,104 1,212
Yorkshire median annual salary £41,000 £37,906 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.16% +1.08% +5.63%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £23,520
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -29 196 £38,750 -8.82% 74
South Yorkshire -6 54 £34,500 -8.00% 13
North Yorkshire +21 48 £40,000 +33.33% 8
East Yorkshire -8 5 £37,500 +19.05% 8
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England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 165 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (36.83%) Test Automation
3 81 (25.71%) Selenium
4 77 (24.44%) SQL
5 69 (21.90%) Scrum
6 53 (16.83%) Test Strategy
7 45 (14.29%) C#
8 43 (13.65%) Java
8 43 (13.65%) JavaScript
9 40 (12.70%) SDLC
9 40 (12.70%) Test Scripting
10 39 (12.38%) .NET
11 35 (11.11%) Cucumber
12 34 (10.79%) User Stories
12 34 (10.79%) Microsoft
13 33 (10.48%) JIRA
14 31 (9.84%) ISTQB
15 30 (9.52%) Software Testing
15 30 (9.52%) Git (software)
15 30 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
16 29 (9.21%) Web Services
17 28 (8.89%) Computer Science
18 27 (8.57%) Finance
18 27 (8.57%) Retail
19 26 (8.25%) Manual Testing
20 25 (7.94%) Ruby
20 25 (7.94%) ISEB
20 25 (7.94%) Project Management
20 25 (7.94%) CSS
20 25 (7.94%) HTML

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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 6 (1.90%) Apache
2 3 (0.95%) Confluence
2 3 (0.95%) nginx
2 3 (0.95%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.63%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.63%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.63%) ArcGIS
3 2 (0.63%) CMS
3 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.63%) IIS
3 2 (0.63%) OpenEdge
3 2 (0.63%) SAS
3 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.63%) WordPress
4 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 16 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.32%) Simulink
5 1 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Magento
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.59%) SaaS
2 4 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.32%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.32%) Office 365
4 1 (0.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.44%) Broadband
2 3 (0.95%) Firewall
3 1 (0.32%) DHCP
3 1 (0.32%) DNS
3 1 (0.32%) SAN
3 1 (0.32%) Skype
3 1 (0.32%) SMS
3 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.22%) MySQL
3 6 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.59%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.95%) DB2
5 3 (0.95%) GIS
5 3 (0.95%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.95%) MS Access
5 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.63%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.63%) BigQuery
6 2 (0.63%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (0.63%) DataStage
6 2 (0.63%) DecisionStream
6 2 (0.63%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.63%) Redis
7 1 (0.32%) Event Store
7 1 (0.32%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 81 (25.71%) Selenium
2 35 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 33 (10.48%) JIRA
4 30 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 16 (5.08%) HP UFT
6 15 (4.76%) SoapUI
7 13 (4.13%) Jenkins
8 12 (3.81%) WebDriver
9 11 (3.49%) Subversion
10 9 (2.86%) Calabash
11 8 (2.54%) JMeter
11 8 (2.54%) Selenium IDE
11 8 (2.54%) TestComplete
12 7 (2.22%) Capybara
12 7 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (1.90%) LoadRunner
13 6 (1.90%) LoadUI
13 6 (1.90%) Mercurial
13 6 (1.90%) NeoLoad
13 6 (1.90%) WebLOAD
General
1 27 (8.57%) Finance
1 27 (8.57%) Retail
2 8 (2.54%) Games
3 5 (1.59%) Marketing
4 3 (0.95%) Automotive
4 3 (0.95%) Legal
4 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.63%) Advertising
5 2 (0.63%) Banking
5 2 (0.63%) Electronics
5 2 (0.63%) French Language
5 2 (0.63%) German Language
5 2 (0.63%) Local Government
5 2 (0.63%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (0.63%) Spanish Language
5 2 (0.63%) Swedish Language
6 1 (0.32%) Back Office
6 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 111 (35.24%) Analyst
2 62 (19.68%) Developer
3 56 (17.78%) Test Analyst
4 43 (13.65%) Tester
5 38 (12.06%) QA Engineer
6 32 (10.16%) Test Engineer
7 31 (9.84%) Business Analyst
8 27 (8.57%) QA Analyst
9 25 (7.94%) QA Tester
10 22 (6.98%) QA Test Analyst
11 20 (6.35%) QA Test Engineer
12 19 (6.03%) Senior Developer
13 16 (5.08%) QA Automation Engineer
13 16 (5.08%) Test Automation Engineer
14 14 (4.44%) Test Manager
15 12 (3.81%) Software Test Engineer
16 11 (3.49%) Automation Test Analyst
16 11 (3.49%) Software QA Engineer
16 11 (3.49%) Software Quality Engineer
17 10 (3.17%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (12.38%) .NET
2 29 (9.21%) Web Services
3 25 (7.94%) CSS
3 25 (7.94%) HTML
4 21 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 21 (6.67%) XML
5 19 (6.03%) jQuery
6 12 (3.81%) .NET Framework
7 11 (3.49%) ADO.NET
7 11 (3.49%) AngularJS
7 11 (3.49%) Entity Framework
8 9 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (2.54%) RESTful
10 7 (2.22%) CSS3
10 7 (2.22%) HTML5
10 7 (2.22%) Node.js
10 7 (2.22%) Sass
11 6 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 6 (1.90%) Backbone.js
11 6 (1.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (8.89%) Computer Science
3 17 (5.40%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (4.13%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.81%) User Experience
6 10 (3.17%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.86%) Video\Live Streaming
8 5 (1.59%) PMI
9 4 (1.27%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.32%) Clustering
11 1 (0.32%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.32%) Fintech
11 1 (0.32%) IVR
11 1 (0.32%) Learning Management System
11 1 (0.32%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.32%) NHS
11 1 (0.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.40%) Apple iOS
2 16 (5.08%) Windows
3 15 (4.76%) Android
4 13 (4.13%) Linux
5 7 (2.22%) Unix
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (36.83%) Test Automation
3 69 (21.90%) Scrum
4 53 (16.83%) Test Strategy
5 40 (12.70%) SDLC
5 40 (12.70%) Test Scripting
6 34 (10.79%) User Stories
7 30 (9.52%) Software Testing
8 26 (8.25%) Manual Testing
9 25 (7.94%) Project Management
10 23 (7.30%) TDD
11 22 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (6.03%) Software Engineering
14 18 (5.71%) Line Management
14 18 (5.71%) Mentoring
14 18 (5.71%) MVC
14 18 (5.71%) OO
14 18 (5.71%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 77 (24.44%) SQL
2 45 (14.29%) C#
3 43 (13.65%) Java
3 43 (13.65%) JavaScript
4 25 (7.94%) Ruby
5 22 (6.98%) T-SQL
6 14 (4.44%) Python
7 12 (3.81%) PHP
8 6 (1.90%) C++
9 5 (1.59%) C
9 5 (1.59%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.95%) Apple Swift
10 3 (0.95%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.63%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.63%) OpenEdge ABL
11 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.63%) Progress 4GL
12 1 (0.32%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.32%) R
12 1 (0.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (9.84%) ISTQB
2 25 (7.94%) ISEB
3 23 (7.30%) Degree
4 20 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (4.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.59%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.27%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (1.27%) PMO
2 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.63%) P3O
2 2 (0.63%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) GDPR
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.32%) MISRA
3 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.90%) Docker
2 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.90%) Ansible
1 6 (1.90%) Puppet
2 4 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.32%) Grafana
3 1 (0.32%) Graphite
3 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (10.79%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.67%) HP
3 15 (4.76%) Atlassian
4 7 (2.22%) Google
4 7 (2.22%) webMethods
5 6 (1.90%) Sony
5 6 (1.90%) Twitter
6 5 (1.59%) Capita
7 4 (1.27%) Perforce
8 3 (0.95%) Apple
8 3 (0.95%) JDA
9 2 (0.63%) Cognos
9 2 (0.63%) hybris
9 2 (0.63%) IBM
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle
9 2 (0.63%) Progress
9 2 (0.63%) SAP
10 1 (0.32%) Civica
10 1 (0.32%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.32%) Remedy