The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Leeds region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 157 179 194
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 6 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.22% 0.29% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.29% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 1
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.47% -2.85%
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
2679 3410 3648
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 97.99% 97.54% 97.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2285 2722 2850
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of job ads across the Leeds region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leeds region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) QA
2 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (72.22%) Selenium
3 13 (72.22%) SQL
3 13 (72.22%) Manual Testing
3 13 (72.22%) Automation Testing
4 12 (66.67%) SoapUI
4 12 (66.67%) Scrum
5 11 (61.11%) Test Strategy
6 10 (55.56%) Test Scripting
7 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (50.00%) ISEB
7 9 (50.00%) .NET
7 9 (50.00%) MS Excel
7 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
8 4 (22.22%) JIRA
9 3 (16.67%) SOA
9 3 (16.67%) XML
9 3 (16.67%) Python
9 3 (16.67%) Oracle
9 3 (16.67%) Java
9 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
9 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
10 2 (11.11%) BDD
10 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
10 2 (11.11%) Maven
10 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
10 2 (11.11%) Ruby
10 2 (11.11%) TDD
10 2 (11.11%) HTML

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 2 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Selenium
2 12 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 4 (22.22%) JIRA
4 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 2 (11.11%) JMeter
5 2 (11.11%) Maven
6 1 (5.56%) Ant
6 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
6 1 (5.56%) FitNesse
6 1 (5.56%) Gatling
6 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
6 1 (5.56%) Mercurial
6 1 (5.56%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (5.56%) The Grinder
6 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (5.56%) VisualVM
6 1 (5.56%) YourKit
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.56%) JSON
4 1 (5.56%) RESTful
4 1 (5.56%) Spring
4 1 (5.56%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) Automation Testing
2 13 (72.22%) Manual Testing
3 12 (66.67%) Scrum
4 11 (61.11%) Test Strategy
5 10 (55.56%) Test Scripting
6 3 (16.67%) SOA
7 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 2 (11.11%) BDD
7 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.11%) TDD
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Open Source
8 1 (5.56%) OWASP
8 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.56%) User Stories
8 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) Python
3 2 (11.11%) Ruby
4 1 (5.56%) CoffeeScript
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) Scala
4 1 (5.56%) VBA
4 1 (5.56%) VBScript
4 1 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) ISEB
1 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) AppDynamics
3 1 (5.56%) Dynatrace
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) New Relic