The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 163 177 145
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 5 2 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.15% 0.060% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.063% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 8
Average salary £30,000 £28,000 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -21.67%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
QA Engineer
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
3304 3183 2843
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 97.41% 96.08% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2690 2476 2412
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Leeds

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region that cited QA Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (75.00%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) ISEB
3 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
4 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (50.00%) .NET
4 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Social Network
6 1 (12.50%) Selenium
6 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (12.50%) System Testing
6 1 (12.50%) V-Model
6 1 (12.50%) TestNG
6 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (12.50%) Open Source
6 1 (12.50%) Waterfall

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region that cited QA Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JUnit
1 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) TestNG
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Social Network
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) LexisNexis