Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 79 63
Rank change year-on-year +22 -16 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 329 313 451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 4.49% 3.25% 4.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.78% 32.64% 32.94%
Number of salaries quoted 279 271 342
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 £26,250 £27,025
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £62,000
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 1,069 959 1,369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.57% 9.96% 12.63%
Number of salaries quoted 813 798 1,096
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,000 £41,500 £37,703
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.20% +10.07% +0.54%
10th Percentile £21,000 £25,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £62,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Yorkshire

QA
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 20 January 2019. 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 +35 214 £45,000 +12.50% 59
South Yorkshire +5 62 £40,000 +14.29% 8
North Yorkshire -10 40 £55,000 +37.50% 4
East Yorkshire +17 9 £38,250 +2.00% 3
QA
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 150 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (39.51%) Test Automation
3 87 (26.44%) SQL
4 63 (19.15%) .NET
4 63 (19.15%) Degree
5 62 (18.84%) Selenium
6 61 (18.54%) Microsoft
7 57 (17.33%) SQL Server
7 57 (17.33%) C#
8 56 (17.02%) Java
8 56 (17.02%) JavaScript
9 52 (15.81%) Web Services
10 50 (15.20%) Software Testing
11 45 (13.68%) Python
12 41 (12.46%) Collaborative Working
13 39 (11.85%) DevOps
14 38 (11.55%) ASP.NET
14 38 (11.55%) Software Engineering
14 38 (11.55%) Finance
15 37 (11.25%) ISEB
16 35 (10.64%) Performance Testing
17 34 (10.33%) Marketing
18 33 (10.03%) MVC
18 33 (10.03%) HTML
18 33 (10.03%) Microsoft Azure
19 32 (9.73%) Scrum
20 31 (9.42%) Coaching
20 31 (9.42%) QA Automation
21 30 (9.12%) ISTQB
22 29 (8.81%) CSS

QA
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 15 (4.56%) Confluence
1 15 (4.56%) IIS
2 11 (3.34%) CMS
3 9 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (2.43%) Umbraco
5 7 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.52%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.30%) Kentico
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (3.65%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (7.60%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (7.60%) GitHub
3 18 (5.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (4.56%) SaaS
5 12 (3.65%) Amazon S3
5 12 (3.65%) CloudFront
6 7 (2.13%) Google Analytics
6 7 (2.13%) Office 365
7 5 (1.52%) Force.com
8 4 (1.22%) Sage Pay
9 1 (0.30%) AdWords
9 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.30%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.26%) Bluetooth
1 14 (4.26%) GSM
1 14 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
2 12 (3.65%) Skype
3 10 (3.04%) FTP
4 8 (2.43%) Internet
5 2 (0.61%) DNS
6 1 (0.30%) DHCP
6 1 (0.30%) SMTP
6 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.90%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (3.65%) Hazelcast
5 11 (3.34%) Big Data
6 8 (2.43%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.43%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.43%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (1.82%) Apache Hive
7 6 (1.82%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.82%) HBase
7 6 (1.82%) Power BI
7 6 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.52%) Data Lake
8 5 (1.52%) Spark SQL
8 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.52%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 62 (18.84%) Selenium
2 29 (8.81%) JIRA
3 22 (6.69%) JMeter
4 20 (6.08%) Visual Studio
5 19 (5.78%) Git (software)
6 18 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (4.86%) Jenkins
7 16 (4.86%) LoadRunner
7 16 (4.86%) LoadUI
7 16 (4.86%) NeoLoad
7 16 (4.86%) TestComplete
7 16 (4.86%) WebLOAD
8 14 (4.26%) GitLab
8 14 (4.26%) LabVIEW
9 13 (3.95%) Cucumber
10 12 (3.65%) CircleCI
10 12 (3.65%) IntelliJ
11 11 (3.34%) WebDriver
12 9 (2.74%) Bitbucket
12 9 (2.74%) SoapUI
General
1 38 (11.55%) Finance
2 34 (10.33%) Marketing
3 25 (7.60%) Retail
4 20 (6.08%) Manufacturing
5 14 (4.26%) Electronics
5 14 (4.26%) Games
6 6 (1.82%) Banking
7 5 (1.52%) Legal
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) Front Office
8 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (22.49%) Analyst
2 58 (17.63%) Tester
3 47 (14.29%) Developer
4 38 (11.55%) Automation Tester
5 33 (10.03%) QA Engineer
5 33 (10.03%) Test Analyst
6 30 (9.12%) Performance Tester
7 27 (8.21%) QA Automation Engineer
8 25 (7.60%) Test Engineer
9 23 (6.99%) Test Automation Engineer
10 22 (6.69%) Automation Engineer
11 16 (4.86%) Performance Engineer
11 16 (4.86%) Performance Test Engineer
12 15 (4.56%) QA Tester
12 15 (4.56%) Support Analyst
13 14 (4.26%) Electronics Engineer
13 14 (4.26%) Senior Electronics Engineer
14 12 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (3.65%) Machine Learning Engineer
14 12 (3.65%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (19.15%) .NET
2 52 (15.81%) Web Services
3 38 (11.55%) ASP.NET
4 33 (10.03%) HTML
5 29 (8.81%) CSS
6 27 (8.21%) XML
7 21 (6.38%) REST
8 20 (6.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 20 (6.08%) Node.js
9 18 (5.47%) SOAP
10 15 (4.56%) Vue.js
11 13 (3.95%) HTML5
11 13 (3.95%) jQuery
12 12 (3.65%) .NET Framework
12 12 (3.65%) AngularJS
12 12 (3.65%) Elastic Stack
12 12 (3.65%) WCF
13 11 (3.34%) RESTful
13 11 (3.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (3.04%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.99%) Self-Motivation
2 22 (6.69%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (5.47%) Public Cloud
4 16 (4.86%) Algorithms
4 16 (4.86%) User Experience
5 15 (4.56%) e-Learning
6 12 (3.65%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (3.04%) Mobile App
8 9 (2.74%) Replication
8 9 (2.74%) Social Media
9 6 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.82%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.22%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.22%) Life Science
11 3 (0.91%) Learning Management System
12 2 (0.61%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.30%) BBC
13 1 (0.30%) EPoS
13 1 (0.30%) Fixed Income
13 1 (0.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.47%) Windows
2 14 (4.26%) Linux
3 9 (2.74%) Android
4 8 (2.43%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.13%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.82%) Unix
7 3 (0.91%) VMS
8 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.30%) Solaris
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (39.51%) Test Automation
3 50 (15.20%) Software Testing
4 41 (12.46%) Collaborative Working
5 39 (11.85%) DevOps
6 38 (11.55%) Software Engineering
7 35 (10.64%) Performance Testing
8 33 (10.03%) MVC
9 32 (9.73%) Scrum
10 31 (9.42%) Coaching
10 31 (9.42%) QA Automation
11 29 (8.81%) Waterfall
12 28 (8.51%) Computer Science
12 28 (8.51%) SDLC
13 27 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
14 26 (7.90%) Mentoring
15 24 (7.29%) Test Strategy
16 22 (6.69%) Analytics
17 21 (6.38%) Regression Testing
18 20 (6.08%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 87 (26.44%) SQL
2 57 (17.33%) C#
3 56 (17.02%) Java
3 56 (17.02%) JavaScript
4 45 (13.68%) Python
5 21 (6.38%) C++
6 20 (6.08%) T-SQL
6 20 (6.08%) TypeScript
7 15 (4.56%) C
8 14 (4.26%) VB
9 8 (2.43%) PowerShell
10 7 (2.13%) Apex Code
11 6 (1.82%) R
11 6 (1.82%) Scala
12 5 (1.52%) PHP
13 3 (0.91%) Java 8
13 3 (0.91%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.91%) VBA
14 2 (0.61%) Ruby
15 1 (0.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 63 (19.15%) Degree
2 37 (11.25%) ISEB
3 30 (9.12%) ISTQB
4 24 (7.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (3.65%) PhD
5 12 (3.65%) Postgraduate
6 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.61%) CISA
7 2 (0.61%) CISM
7 2 (0.61%) CISSP
7 2 (0.61%) CRISC
7 2 (0.61%) HND
7 2 (0.61%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) HNC
8 1 (0.30%) MCSD
8 1 (0.30%) OCP
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.30%) RHCE
8 1 (0.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.95%) SLA
2 5 (1.52%) PMO
3 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (4.26%) Firmware
2 9 (2.74%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (2.13%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.52%) Apache Flume
5 5 (1.52%) HDFS
6 2 (0.61%) Docker
7 1 (0.30%) Postfix
7 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (3.65%) Consul
1 12 (3.65%) Prometheus
1 12 (3.65%) Terraform
2 7 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (1.52%) Oozie
4 3 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.30%) Puppet
5 1 (0.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 61 (18.54%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.60%) Google
3 19 (5.78%) HP
4 13 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (3.34%) Oracle
6 7 (2.13%) ServiceNow
6 7 (2.13%) Software AG
6 7 (2.13%) webMethods
7 6 (1.82%) Cloudera
7 6 (1.82%) Remedy
7 6 (1.82%) Tableau
8 5 (1.52%) Hortonworks
8 5 (1.52%) SAP
9 4 (1.22%) Telerik
9 4 (1.22%) TOWER Software
10 3 (0.91%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.91%) iManage
10 3 (0.91%) Zend
11 2 (0.61%) IFS
12 1 (0.30%) Planview