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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 189 - 152
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 0 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.027% - 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% - 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 8
Average salary £31,500 - £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
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
3646 2490 2640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 96.71% 95.51% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2839 1915 2153
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
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 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 24 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Fault Management
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) XML Schema
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) V-Model
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Fault Management
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) V-Model
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft