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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 163 177 173
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 23 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.68% 0.12% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.12% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 23 4 3
Average salary £37,500 £44,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.77% +23.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £35,075 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £44,700 £35,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -10.29%
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
3240 3360 3180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 96.34% 97.99% 97.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2717 2726 2456
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 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 33 (100.00%) QA
2 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (69.70%) Selenium
4 21 (63.64%) Test Scripting
5 14 (42.42%) Java
6 13 (39.39%) MS Excel
6 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
6 13 (39.39%) ISEB
6 13 (39.39%) ISTQB
7 12 (36.36%) Scrum
7 12 (36.36%) TDD
7 12 (36.36%) SQL
7 12 (36.36%) Test Strategy
8 11 (33.33%) QA Automation
8 11 (33.33%) Cucumber
8 11 (33.33%) BDD
8 11 (33.33%) .NET
9 10 (30.30%) Automation Testing
10 9 (27.27%) Defect Management
10 9 (27.27%) JMeter
11 8 (24.24%) JIRA
12 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
12 7 (21.21%) Degree
12 7 (21.21%) Automated Testing
12 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
12 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
12 7 (21.21%) Workflow
12 7 (21.21%) Regression Testing
12 7 (21.21%) SoapUI

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

Applications
1 13 (39.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (69.70%) Selenium
2 11 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 9 (27.27%) JMeter
4 8 (24.24%) JIRA
5 7 (21.21%) NeoLoad
5 7 (21.21%) SoapUI
6 6 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (12.12%) WebDriver
8 3 (9.09%) DbUnit
8 3 (9.09%) FitNesse
8 3 (9.09%) JUnit
9 2 (6.06%) Gerrit
9 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
9 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
9 2 (6.06%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (9.09%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) Middleware
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (9.09%) Web Services
2 3 (9.09%) XML
3 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
2 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) AS400
3 3 (9.09%) iSeries
3 3 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (63.64%) Test Scripting
3 12 (36.36%) Scrum
3 12 (36.36%) TDD
3 12 (36.36%) Test Strategy
4 11 (33.33%) BDD
4 11 (33.33%) QA Automation
5 10 (30.30%) Automation Testing
6 9 (27.27%) Defect Management
7 7 (21.21%) Automated Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Functional Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Regression Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
7 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Workflow
8 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) Java
2 12 (36.36%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) ISEB
1 13 (39.39%) ISTQB
2 7 (21.21%) Degree
3 5 (15.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) HP
2 5 (15.15%) Telerik
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
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