Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 90 59
Rank change year-on-year +44 -31 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 444 315 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 5.15% 3.14% 4.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.21% 30.94% 33.16%
Number of salaries quoted 378 262 429
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £58,750 £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 1,261 1,018 1,511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.63% 10.15% 13.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,002 840 1,181
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,547 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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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

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

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Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 23 September 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 23 September 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 +42 290 £45,000 +10.43% 50
North Yorkshire +23 72 £45,000 +28.57% 8
South Yorkshire +18 59 £35,000 -12.50% 14
East Yorkshire +13 11 £40,000 +33.33% 4
QA
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 283 (63.74%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (36.71%) Test Automation
3 144 (32.43%) C#
4 113 (25.45%) Finance
5 112 (25.23%) Java
6 98 (22.07%) .NET
7 84 (18.92%) Microsoft
8 82 (18.47%) SQL
9 81 (18.24%) Retail
10 78 (17.57%) Selenium
11 72 (16.22%) Python
12 70 (15.77%) JavaScript
13 67 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
14 65 (14.64%) ASP.NET
15 61 (13.74%) SQL Server
16 58 (13.06%) QA Automation
17 56 (12.61%) MVC
18 53 (11.94%) DevOps
19 50 (11.26%) TDD
19 50 (11.26%) Amazon AWS
20 47 (10.59%) Software Testing
20 47 (10.59%) Software Engineering
20 47 (10.59%) PHP
21 46 (10.36%) Web Services
21 46 (10.36%) SDLC
22 45 (10.14%) ASP.NET MVC
23 42 (9.46%) Self-Motivation
24 41 (9.23%) Git (software)
25 39 (8.78%) User Stories
25 39 (8.78%) Marketing

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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 21 (4.73%) IIS
2 20 (4.50%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.70%) Confluence
4 10 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (2.25%) CMS
5 9 (2.03%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.58%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.13%) Apache
7 5 (1.13%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.45%) nginx
8 2 (0.45%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) iTrent
2 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.23%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 67 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (11.26%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (6.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (3.60%) SaaS
5 5 (1.13%) GitHub
5 5 (1.13%) Office 365
6 4 (0.90%) Sage Pay
7 3 (0.68%) Force.com
8 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.45%) FinancialForce
8 2 (0.45%) PaaS
9 1 (0.23%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.23%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.03%) Internet
1 9 (2.03%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.35%) Bluetooth
2 6 (1.35%) GSM
2 6 (1.35%) HTTP
2 6 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (0.68%) SSH
4 2 (0.45%) Skype
5 1 (0.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.05%) NoSQL
3 11 (2.48%) MySQL
3 11 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.58%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.13%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.90%) Couchbase
7 4 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.45%) Big Data
9 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.45%) OLAP
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 78 (17.57%) Selenium
2 41 (9.23%) Git (software)
3 31 (6.98%) JMeter
4 28 (6.31%) Jenkins
5 20 (4.50%) JIRA
5 20 (4.50%) LoadRunner
5 20 (4.50%) LoadUI
6 19 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (4.28%) Visual Studio
7 18 (4.05%) TestComplete
8 16 (3.60%) Cucumber
9 15 (3.38%) WebDriver
10 14 (3.15%) NeoLoad
10 14 (3.15%) WebLOAD
11 13 (2.93%) SoapUI
12 8 (1.80%) Vagrant
13 7 (1.58%) PHPUnit
14 6 (1.35%) LabVIEW
14 6 (1.35%) Rational Performance Tester
15 5 (1.13%) TeamCity
General
1 113 (25.45%) Finance
2 81 (18.24%) Retail
3 39 (8.78%) Marketing
4 15 (3.38%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.35%) Electronics
6 5 (1.13%) Banking
7 4 (0.90%) Games
7 4 (0.90%) Legal
8 3 (0.68%) Law
9 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) Front Office
10 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (27.25%) Developer
2 99 (22.30%) Analyst
3 81 (18.24%) Tester
4 51 (11.49%) QA Engineer
5 43 (9.68%) QA Automation Engineer
6 42 (9.46%) Automation Engineer
7 35 (7.88%) Automation Tester
7 35 (7.88%) Senior Developer
7 35 (7.88%) Test Analyst
8 33 (7.43%) QA Tester
9 25 (5.63%) QA Analyst
10 24 (5.41%) Java Developer
10 24 (5.41%) Performance Tester
11 23 (5.18%) QA Test Analyst
12 22 (4.95%) Business Analyst
13 21 (4.73%) Test Engineer
14 20 (4.50%) Junior
15 19 (4.28%) Software Developer
16 17 (3.83%) Performance Engineer
16 17 (3.83%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (22.07%) .NET
2 65 (14.64%) ASP.NET
3 46 (10.36%) Web Services
4 45 (10.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 28 (6.31%) SOAP
6 27 (6.08%) Spring
7 26 (5.86%) HTML
8 23 (5.18%) CSS
8 23 (5.18%) Hibernate
9 21 (4.73%) REST
10 18 (4.05%) WCF
11 17 (3.83%) RESTful
12 16 (3.60%) .NET Framework
13 15 (3.38%) Gherkin
14 14 (3.15%) HTML5
15 13 (2.93%) jQuery
16 11 (2.48%) AngularJS
16 11 (2.48%) XML
17 10 (2.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 10 (2.25%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.46%) Self-Motivation
2 30 (6.76%) Public Cloud
2 30 (6.76%) User Experience
3 23 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.18%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (4.05%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.48%) Replication
6 10 (2.25%) e-Learning
6 10 (2.25%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (0.90%) Fintech
9 3 (0.68%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.68%) Life Science
9 3 (0.68%) PMI
10 2 (0.45%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.45%) PKI
11 1 (0.23%) CCTV
11 1 (0.23%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.73%) Windows
2 15 (3.38%) Linux
3 13 (2.93%) Unix
4 10 (2.25%) Android
5 9 (2.03%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.58%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.35%) AIX
7 6 (1.35%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.13%) VMS
9 3 (0.68%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.45%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (63.74%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (36.71%) Test Automation
3 58 (13.06%) QA Automation
4 56 (12.61%) MVC
5 53 (11.94%) DevOps
6 50 (11.26%) TDD
7 47 (10.59%) Software Engineering
7 47 (10.59%) Software Testing
8 46 (10.36%) SDLC
9 39 (8.78%) User Stories
10 36 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (8.11%) Test Strategy
11 32 (7.21%) Integration Testing
11 32 (7.21%) Performance Testing
11 32 (7.21%) Scrum
11 32 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 31 (6.98%) Mentoring
13 29 (6.53%) Waterfall
14 26 (5.86%) Manual Testing
15 24 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 144 (32.43%) C#
2 112 (25.23%) Java
3 82 (18.47%) SQL
4 72 (16.22%) Python
5 70 (15.77%) JavaScript
6 47 (10.59%) PHP
7 25 (5.63%) T-SQL
8 11 (2.48%) C
8 11 (2.48%) Scala
9 8 (1.80%) C++
9 8 (1.80%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.35%) Ruby
10 6 (1.35%) TypeScript
10 6 (1.35%) VB
11 5 (1.13%) Apex Code
11 5 (1.13%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.13%) VBA
12 4 (0.90%) Java 8
12 4 (0.90%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.68%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 35 (7.88%) Degree
2 33 (7.43%) ISEB
3 15 (3.38%) ISTQB
4 11 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.03%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.03%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.13%) MCSD
8 4 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.68%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.45%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.45%) CCENT
10 2 (0.45%) CCNA
10 2 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.45%) MCITP
10 2 (0.45%) MCSE
10 2 (0.45%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.83%) SLA
2 6 (1.35%) PMO
3 5 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.68%) P3O
5 1 (0.23%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (2.25%) Docker
2 8 (1.80%) Hyper-V
2 8 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.58%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.35%) Firmware
5 2 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.35%) Puppet
2 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.68%) Ansible
4 2 (0.45%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 84 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 32 (7.21%) Google
3 16 (3.60%) HP
4 12 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (2.03%) Oracle
5 9 (2.03%) Twitter
6 7 (1.58%) IBM
7 5 (1.13%) SAP
7 5 (1.13%) ServiceNow
7 5 (1.13%) Software AG
7 5 (1.13%) webMethods
8 4 (0.90%) Telerik
8 4 (0.90%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.68%) Cisco
9 3 (0.68%) IFS
10 2 (0.45%) Apple
10 2 (0.45%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.45%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.45%) Sony
10 2 (0.45%) VMware