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 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 178 184 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 7 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.20% 0.082% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.084% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 0
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
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
3346 3563 2429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 95.82% 97.30% 95.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2639 2833 1851
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 July 2015, 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 11 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (81.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) SQL
4 7 (63.64%) ISEB
4 7 (63.64%) ISTQB
5 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
5 6 (54.55%) Scrum
5 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
5 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
6 4 (36.36%) Selenium
7 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
7 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (27.27%) V-Model
7 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
7 3 (27.27%) User Stories
7 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
7 3 (27.27%) User Experience
7 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (27.27%) SDLC
7 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
7 3 (27.27%) ERP
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL
7 3 (27.27%) RAD
7 3 (27.27%) .NET
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 3 (27.27%) Legal

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (36.36%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (27.27%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) RESTful
2 1 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
1 3 (27.27%) User Experience
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Scrum
2 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
3 3 (27.27%) V-Model
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) RAD
3 3 (27.27%) ERP
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) User Stories
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
3 3 (27.27%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) CMMI
4 1 (9.09%) TQM
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) ISEB
1 7 (63.64%) ISTQB
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft