The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 164 148 129
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 18 7 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.48% 0.27% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.28% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 28
Average salary £40,000 £31,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.98% +21.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,150 £30,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,050 £32,500 £33,650
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,750
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
QA Analyst
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3644 2485 2678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 96.66% 95.50% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2808 1914 2192
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Analyst in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Analyst across the Leeds region.

QA Analyst Salary Trend in Leeds

QA Analyst
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Analyst across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

QA Analyst Salary Histogram in Leeds

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds region that cited QA Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Analyst in their job title.

1 21 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (71.43%) XML
4 14 (66.67%) XSD
4 14 (66.67%) SOAP
4 14 (66.67%) Web Services
4 14 (66.67%) WSDL
5 13 (61.90%) SQL
6 12 (57.14%) .NET
7 11 (52.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
9 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
10 8 (38.10%) DSDM
10 8 (38.10%) HP
10 8 (38.10%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
10 8 (38.10%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (38.10%) Test Management
10 8 (38.10%) User Stories
10 8 (38.10%) Cucumber
10 8 (38.10%) SpecFlow
10 8 (38.10%) Agile Testing
10 8 (38.10%) Business Analysis
10 8 (38.10%) Selenium
10 8 (38.10%) FitNesse
10 8 (38.10%) Marketing
10 8 (38.10%) Automation Testing
11 6 (28.57%) Waterfall
12 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
13 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds region that cited QA Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) IIS
1 1 (4.76%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (38.10%) Cucumber
2 8 (38.10%) SpecFlow
2 8 (38.10%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (38.10%) Selenium
2 8 (38.10%) FitNesse
3 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (38.10%) Marketing
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (71.43%) XML
2 14 (66.67%) XSD
2 14 (66.67%) WSDL
2 14 (66.67%) SOAP
2 14 (66.67%) Web Services
3 12 (57.14%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.76%) XML Schema
4 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) DSDM
2 8 (38.10%) Business Analysis
2 8 (38.10%) Test Management
2 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Testing
2 8 (38.10%) User Stories
2 8 (38.10%) Automation Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
5 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Fault Management
5 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.52%) Validation
6 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
2 2 (9.52%) C
3 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) HP