The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 159 178 186
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 17 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.53% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 17 4 6
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
QA Tester
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
3125 3440 3662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 97.08% 97.76% 97.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2521 2724 2954
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

QA Tester Salary Trend in Leeds

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Leeds region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 40 (100.00%) QA
2 32 (80.00%) Selenium
3 31 (77.50%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (67.50%) Test Scripting
5 21 (52.50%) SQL
6 20 (50.00%) ISEB
6 20 (50.00%) ISTQB
7 18 (45.00%) .NET
7 18 (45.00%) MS Excel
7 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
7 18 (45.00%) Test Strategy
7 18 (45.00%) SoapUI
8 17 (42.50%) Automation Testing
8 17 (42.50%) Manual Testing
9 16 (40.00%) Java
9 16 (40.00%) Scrum
10 13 (32.50%) QA Automation
11 12 (30.00%) Cucumber
11 12 (30.00%) BDD
11 12 (30.00%) TDD
12 11 (27.50%) JMeter
13 10 (25.00%) JIRA
14 9 (22.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (22.50%) Automated Testing
14 9 (22.50%) Workflow
14 9 (22.50%) Regression Testing
14 9 (22.50%) Defect Management
14 9 (22.50%) Functional Testing
15 7 (17.50%) WebDriver
15 7 (17.50%) NeoLoad

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Leeds region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 18 (45.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 32 (80.00%) Selenium
2 18 (45.00%) SoapUI
3 12 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 11 (27.50%) JMeter
5 10 (25.00%) JIRA
6 7 (17.50%) NeoLoad
6 7 (17.50%) WebDriver
7 4 (10.00%) Gerrit
7 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
7 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
7 4 (10.00%) Mercurial
8 2 (5.00%) DbUnit
8 2 (5.00%) FitNesse
8 2 (5.00%) JUnit
8 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (45.00%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) XML
3 3 (7.50%) Web Services
4 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.00%) Middleware
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.50%) CSS
5 1 (2.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) AS400
2 2 (5.00%) iSeries
2 2 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (77.50%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (67.50%) Test Scripting
3 18 (45.00%) Test Strategy
4 17 (42.50%) Automation Testing
4 17 (42.50%) Manual Testing
5 16 (40.00%) Scrum
6 13 (32.50%) QA Automation
7 12 (30.00%) BDD
7 12 (30.00%) TDD
8 9 (22.50%) Automated Testing
8 9 (22.50%) Defect Management
8 9 (22.50%) Functional Testing
8 9 (22.50%) Regression Testing
8 9 (22.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (22.50%) Workflow
9 4 (10.00%) API Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.00%) OWASP
9 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 3 (7.50%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) SQL
2 16 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (10.00%) Ruby
4 2 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (50.00%) ISEB
1 20 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (12.50%) Degree
2 5 (12.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) HP
2 5 (12.50%) Telerik
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle
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