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

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 177 - 129
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 0 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.13% - 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% - 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 18
Average salary £34,000 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
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
3638 3553 2677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 97.51% 96.26% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2931 2847 2160
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Leeds

QA Tester
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (60.00%) User Stories
3 3 (60.00%) User Experience
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (20.00%) HTML
5 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) PHP
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) JIRA
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle