Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 58 72 64
Rank change year-on-year +14 -8 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 234 282 422
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 4.05% 3.81% 4.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.29% 26.68% 34.48%
Number of salaries quoted 192 239 397
Median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,950 £27,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £60,000 £53,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +0.61%

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 663 1,057 1,224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 11.47% 14.30% 11.71%
Number of salaries quoted 542 771 985
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +1.20% +10.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £64,875 £61,250 £60,360
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 7 April 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 7 April 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 -6 131 £37,500 -11.76% 21
North Yorkshire +68 55 £37,500 -31.82% 7
South Yorkshire +1 37 £41,500 +7.10% 5
East Yorkshire +14 6 £47,500 +35.71%
QA
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 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.

1 144 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (44.02%) Test Automation
3 53 (22.65%) Selenium
4 52 (22.22%) SDLC
5 50 (21.37%) Scrum
6 49 (20.94%) BDD
7 46 (19.66%) .NET
8 45 (19.23%) JavaScript
9 44 (18.80%) C#
9 44 (18.80%) Software Testing
10 43 (18.38%) Regression Testing
10 43 (18.38%) SQL
11 38 (16.24%) Software Engineering
11 38 (16.24%) DevOps
12 36 (15.38%) Java
13 34 (14.53%) TDD
14 32 (13.68%) Test Scripting
14 32 (13.68%) Test Strategy
15 28 (11.97%) User Experience
16 26 (11.11%) API Testing
16 26 (11.11%) Finance
17 25 (10.68%) Functional Testing
17 25 (10.68%) Team Foundation Server
17 25 (10.68%) Postman
18 24 (10.26%) JIRA
19 23 (9.83%) REST
20 22 (9.40%) User Stories
20 22 (9.40%) Collaborative Working
20 22 (9.40%) SQL Server
20 22 (9.40%) Python

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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 8 (3.42%) IIS
2 7 (2.99%) Confluence
3 4 (1.71%) CICS
4 3 (1.28%) SAS
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 4 (1.71%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Magento
1 1 (0.43%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.41%) BrowserStack
2 14 (5.98%) Sauce Labs
3 10 (4.27%) Azure
4 9 (3.85%) AWS
5 8 (3.42%) AWS Lambda
5 8 (3.42%) GitHub
5 8 (3.42%) Serverless
6 4 (1.71%) BlazeMeter
6 4 (1.71%) SaaS
7 3 (1.28%) Trello
8 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 1 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.43%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.71%) SAN
2 3 (1.28%) HTTP
3 1 (0.43%) 3G
3 1 (0.43%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.27%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.14%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.85%) MySQL
7 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.43%) Big Data
8 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.43%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.43%) MS Access
8 1 (0.43%) OLAP
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 53 (22.65%) Selenium
2 25 (10.68%) Postman
2 25 (10.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (10.26%) JIRA
4 21 (8.97%) Cucumber
4 21 (8.97%) Jenkins
5 18 (7.69%) WebDriver
6 14 (5.98%) SpecFlow
7 13 (5.56%) SoapUI
7 13 (5.56%) Visual Studio
8 12 (5.13%) Git (software)
9 7 (2.99%) Gatling
9 7 (2.99%) JMeter
9 7 (2.99%) LINQPad
9 7 (2.99%) Subversion
9 7 (2.99%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (2.56%) Bitbucket
10 6 (2.56%) TeamCity
11 5 (2.14%) Protractor
11 5 (2.14%) TestComplete
General
1 26 (11.11%) Finance
2 15 (6.41%) Legal
2 15 (6.41%) Marketing
3 8 (3.42%) Banking
4 7 (2.99%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.71%) Games
5 4 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.85%) Retail
7 1 (0.43%) Back Office
7 1 (0.43%) Local Government
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (25.64%) Analyst
2 44 (18.80%) Tester
3 43 (18.38%) Developer
4 31 (13.25%) QA Engineer
4 31 (13.25%) Test Analyst
5 26 (11.11%) QA Tester
6 22 (9.40%) QA Leader
7 19 (8.12%) Senior Developer
8 18 (7.69%) Software Engineer
9 17 (7.26%) QA Analyst
10 14 (5.98%) Automation Tester
11 13 (5.56%) .NET Developer
11 13 (5.56%) Software Tester
12 12 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
12 12 (5.13%) Test Engineer
13 11 (4.70%) Senior .NET Developer
14 10 (4.27%) Lead Tester
14 10 (4.27%) Senior QA Engineer
15 9 (3.85%) QA Automation Engineer
16 8 (3.42%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (19.66%) .NET
2 23 (9.83%) REST
3 17 (7.26%) .NET Core
4 16 (6.84%) CSS
5 15 (6.41%) Web Services
6 14 (5.98%) AngularJS
7 11 (4.70%) HTML
7 11 (4.70%) SOAP
8 9 (3.85%) JSON
8 9 (3.85%) React
9 8 (3.42%) Node.js
10 7 (2.99%) Vue.js
11 5 (2.14%) .NET Framework
11 5 (2.14%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (2.14%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (2.14%) HTML5
12 4 (1.71%) Apache Flex
12 4 (1.71%) ASP.NET
12 4 (1.71%) Nightwatchjs
12 4 (1.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.97%) User Experience
2 12 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.27%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.85%) Renewable Energy
5 8 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.99%) Video on Demand
7 5 (2.14%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.14%) NHS
7 5 (2.14%) Video\Live Streaming
8 4 (1.71%) e-Learning
8 4 (1.71%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.71%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.85%) Social Media
10 1 (0.43%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.43%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.43%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.56%) Windows
2 8 (3.42%) Linux
2 8 (3.42%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.56%) Unix
4 4 (1.71%) zOS
5 3 (1.28%) Android
5 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (44.02%) Test Automation
3 52 (22.22%) SDLC
4 50 (21.37%) Scrum
5 49 (20.94%) BDD
6 44 (18.80%) Software Testing
7 43 (18.38%) Regression Testing
8 38 (16.24%) DevOps
8 38 (16.24%) Software Engineering
9 34 (14.53%) TDD
10 32 (13.68%) Test Scripting
10 32 (13.68%) Test Strategy
11 26 (11.11%) API Testing
12 25 (10.68%) Functional Testing
13 22 (9.40%) Collaborative Working
13 22 (9.40%) User Stories
14 21 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (8.97%) Defect Management
14 21 (8.97%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (8.12%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (19.23%) JavaScript
2 44 (18.80%) C#
3 43 (18.38%) SQL
4 36 (15.38%) Java
5 22 (9.40%) Python
6 9 (3.85%) Apple Swift
6 9 (3.85%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.85%) Objective-C
7 8 (3.42%) Groovy
7 8 (3.42%) VBA
8 7 (2.99%) Ruby
9 5 (2.14%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.14%) VB
9 5 (2.14%) VB6
10 4 (1.71%) C++
10 4 (1.71%) COBOL
10 4 (1.71%) JCL
10 4 (1.71%) REXX
10 4 (1.71%) VBScript
10 4 (1.71%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (8.55%) Degree
2 19 (8.12%) ISTQB
3 11 (4.70%) ISEB
4 9 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.71%) MCP
7 2 (0.85%) HND
7 2 (0.85%) PhD
8 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.85%) SLA
4 1 (0.43%) GDPR
4 1 (0.43%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.43%) NCSC
System Software
1 8 (3.42%) Docker
2 4 (1.71%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (4.27%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (0.85%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.85%) Rancher
3 1 (0.43%) Terraform
3 1 (0.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (9.40%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.13%) Oracle
3 10 (4.27%) CA
4 4 (1.71%) Cisco
4 4 (1.71%) NetApp
4 4 (1.71%) Nimble Storage
4 4 (1.71%) Perfecto Mobile
4 4 (1.71%) VMware
5 2 (0.85%) Cognizant
5 2 (0.85%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.85%) Remedy
5 2 (0.85%) SAP
6 1 (0.43%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.43%) Cognos
6 1 (0.43%) Databricks
6 1 (0.43%) IFS
6 1 (0.43%) SnapLogic