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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 161 170 183
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 11 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.37% 0.031% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.032% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 8
Median salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
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
2930 3146 3630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 97.44% 97.55% 98.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2382 2475 2956
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,360 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 27 May 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 33 (100.00%) QA
2 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (78.79%) Selenium
4 19 (57.58%) Test Scripting
5 18 (54.55%) SQL
6 17 (51.52%) ISTQB
6 17 (51.52%) ISEB
7 15 (45.45%) Manual Testing
7 15 (45.45%) .NET
7 15 (45.45%) MS Excel
7 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
7 15 (45.45%) Automation Testing
7 15 (45.45%) SoapUI
8 14 (42.42%) Scrum
8 14 (42.42%) Java
9 13 (39.39%) Test Strategy
10 12 (36.36%) Cucumber
10 12 (36.36%) BDD
10 12 (36.36%) TDD
11 11 (33.33%) JMeter
12 10 (30.30%) QA Automation
13 8 (24.24%) JIRA
14 7 (21.21%) Automated Testing
14 7 (21.21%) NeoLoad
15 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
15 6 (18.18%) Functional Testing
15 6 (18.18%) Defect Management
15 6 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
15 6 (18.18%) Workflow
15 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing

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 (6.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (45.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (78.79%) Selenium
2 15 (45.45%) SoapUI
3 12 (36.36%) Cucumber
4 11 (33.33%) JMeter
5 8 (24.24%) JIRA
6 7 (21.21%) NeoLoad
7 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
8 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
9 4 (12.12%) Gerrit
9 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
9 4 (12.12%) Mercurial
10 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (3.03%) Ant
11 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
11 1 (3.03%) FitNesse
11 1 (3.03%) Maven
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (45.45%) .NET
2 6 (18.18%) XML
3 3 (9.09%) Web Services
4 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.06%) CSS
4 2 (6.06%) HTML
5 1 (3.03%) JSON
5 1 (3.03%) RESTful
5 1 (3.03%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.06%) User Experience
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) Test Scripting
3 15 (45.45%) Automation Testing
3 15 (45.45%) Manual Testing
4 14 (42.42%) Scrum
5 13 (39.39%) Test Strategy
6 12 (36.36%) BDD
6 12 (36.36%) TDD
7 10 (30.30%) QA Automation
8 7 (21.21%) Automated Testing
9 6 (18.18%) Defect Management
9 6 (18.18%) Functional Testing
9 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
9 6 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (18.18%) Workflow
10 4 (12.12%) API Testing
10 4 (12.12%) OWASP
11 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
11 3 (9.09%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) SQL
2 14 (42.42%) Java
3 4 (12.12%) Ruby
4 2 (6.06%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) Python
5 1 (3.03%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (51.52%) ISEB
1 17 (51.52%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) HP
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) Telerik