The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 79 44 27
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -17
Permanent jobs citing QA 114 142 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 2.99% 5.37% 7.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.61% 44.51% 52.64%
Number of salaries quoted 78 120 165
Average salary £38,000 £34,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -18.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £50,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
385 319 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 10.11% 12.07% 14.67%
Number of salaries quoted 260 263 332
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

QA
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Leeds region.

QA Salary Trend in Leeds

QA
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Leeds

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 200 (64.31%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (38.91%) Project Management
3 77 (24.76%) SQL
4 74 (23.79%) Test Strategy
5 73 (23.47%) Java
6 72 (23.15%) Scrum
7 64 (20.58%) E-Commerce
8 61 (19.61%) Web Services
9 59 (18.97%) XML
10 56 (18.01%) Selenium
11 54 (17.36%) Test Scripting
12 52 (16.72%) SQL Server
13 51 (16.40%) Test Planning
14 48 (15.43%) Finance
15 47 (15.11%) JavaScript
16 45 (14.47%) PHP
17 44 (14.15%) Degree
18 43 (13.83%) .NET
18 43 (13.83%) Open Source
19 42 (13.50%) TDD
20 39 (12.54%) Linux
21 38 (12.22%) ISEB
22 37 (11.90%) MySQL
23 36 (11.58%) Technical Architecture
24 35 (11.25%) UML
24 35 (11.25%) Microsoft
25 34 (10.93%) Cisco
25 34 (10.93%) HTTP
25 34 (10.93%) LAMP
26 33 (10.61%) Internet

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 32 (10.29%) Apache
1 32 (10.29%) Tomcat
2 31 (9.97%) WebLogic
2 31 (9.97%) WebLogic Portal
2 31 (9.97%) WebSphere
3 9 (2.89%) CMS
4 6 (1.93%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.29%) Drupal
6 3 (0.96%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.96%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.64%) Node.js
7 2 (0.64%) IIS
7 2 (0.64%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.32%) Lync
8 1 (0.32%) WordPress
8 1 (0.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (5.47%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.96%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.64%) MS Project
4 2 (0.64%) MS Office
4 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.64%) FreeHand
4 2 (0.64%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) JDE OneWorld
1 3 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.64%) osCommerce
2 2 (0.64%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.93%) HTTP
2 33 (10.61%) Internet
3 31 (9.97%) AMQP
4 3 (0.96%) Intranet
4 3 (0.96%) DHCP
4 3 (0.96%) Firewall
4 3 (0.96%) IP Telephony
4 3 (0.96%) Cisco IPT
4 3 (0.96%) VPN
4 3 (0.96%) DNS
5 2 (0.64%) LAN
6 1 (0.32%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (16.72%) SQL Server
2 37 (11.90%) MySQL
3 7 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.29%) DB2
5 4 (1.29%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.64%) Data Mart
7 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.64%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 56 (18.01%) Selenium
2 27 (8.68%) Cucumber
3 24 (7.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (5.79%) WebDriver
5 17 (5.47%) SpecFlow
5 17 (5.47%) FitNesse
6 16 (5.14%) JUnit
6 16 (5.14%) QuickTest Pro
7 13 (4.18%) SoapUI
8 10 (3.22%) Visual Studio
9 9 (2.89%) Jenkins
10 7 (2.25%) JBehave
11 6 (1.93%) JMeter
12 5 (1.61%) Git (software)
13 4 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (1.29%) ReSharper
13 4 (1.29%) Maven
14 3 (0.96%) Ant
14 3 (0.96%) Subversion
14 3 (0.96%) Eclipse
General
1 48 (15.43%) Finance
2 15 (4.82%) Marketing
3 10 (3.22%) Retail
4 9 (2.89%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.61%) Banking
6 4 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.32%) Publishing
7 1 (0.32%) Legal
7 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 146 (46.95%) Analyst
2 114 (36.66%) Test Analyst
3 78 (25.08%) Agile Test Analyst
4 64 (20.58%) Developer
5 33 (10.61%) Architect
6 31 (9.97%) Solutions Architect
7 27 (8.68%) Senior Developer
8 24 (7.72%) Tester
8 24 (7.72%) QA Analyst
9 23 (7.40%) Support Analyst
10 19 (6.11%) Senior Analyst
11 17 (5.47%) Senior Test Analyst
12 16 (5.14%) Lead Developer
13 15 (4.82%) Senior Architect
13 15 (4.82%) Senior Solutions Architect
14 12 (3.86%) SQL Developer
15 11 (3.54%) Test Manager
16 10 (3.22%) Software Engineer
16 10 (3.22%) Test Leader
16 10 (3.22%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (19.61%) Web Services
2 59 (18.97%) XML
3 43 (13.83%) .NET
4 34 (10.93%) LAMP
5 31 (9.97%) ActiveMQ
5 31 (9.97%) RabbitMQ
5 31 (9.97%) J2EE
6 26 (8.36%) SOAP
7 23 (7.40%) XSD
8 22 (7.07%) WSDL
9 17 (5.47%) HTML
10 12 (3.86%) CSS
11 11 (3.54%) ASP.NET
12 8 (2.57%) jQuery
13 5 (1.61%) Symfony
13 5 (1.61%) XHTML
13 5 (1.61%) HTML5
14 4 (1.29%) COM
15 3 (0.96%) Flash
15 3 (0.96%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.83%) Open Source
2 31 (9.97%) Symmetrix
2 31 (9.97%) Clustering
2 31 (9.97%) RIA
3 28 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.93%) User Experience
5 6 (1.93%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.29%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.29%) EPoS
6 4 (1.29%) EFTPOS
6 4 (1.29%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.96%) NHS
7 3 (0.96%) Social Media
7 3 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.64%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.64%) BBC
8 2 (0.64%) Blog
8 2 (0.64%) Social Network
8 2 (0.64%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 39 (12.54%) Linux
2 31 (9.97%) Solaris
3 13 (4.18%) Windows
4 5 (1.61%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.96%) Windows 8
5 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.96%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.64%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.64%) Android
6 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (64.31%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (38.91%) Project Management
3 74 (23.79%) Test Strategy
4 72 (23.15%) Scrum
5 64 (20.58%) E-Commerce
6 54 (17.36%) Test Scripting
7 51 (16.40%) Test Planning
8 42 (13.50%) TDD
9 36 (11.58%) Technical Architecture
10 35 (11.25%) UML
11 31 (9.97%) Content Management
11 31 (9.97%) Network Load Balancing
11 31 (9.97%) Load Testing
11 31 (9.97%) High Availability
11 31 (9.97%) Test Automation
12 28 (9.00%) ITIL
13 26 (8.36%) User Acceptance Testing
13 26 (8.36%) Automated Testing
14 23 (7.40%) Business Analysis
15 22 (7.07%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (24.76%) SQL
2 73 (23.47%) Java
3 47 (15.11%) JavaScript
4 45 (14.47%) PHP
5 22 (7.07%) C#
6 20 (6.43%) Ruby
7 19 (6.11%) Perl
8 12 (3.86%) C++
9 10 (3.22%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.25%) Python
11 6 (1.93%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.93%) C
12 5 (1.61%) VB
13 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.64%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.64%) VB6
14 2 (0.64%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.32%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (14.15%) Degree
2 38 (12.22%) ISEB
3 20 (6.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (4.82%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (2.89%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.96%) MCITP
7 3 (0.96%) MCSE
7 3 (0.96%) CCNA
7 3 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.64%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.32%) PMP
9 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.32%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.14%) SLA
2 5 (1.61%) FATCA
2 5 (1.61%) AIFMD
3 2 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (0.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (6.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (11.25%) Microsoft
2 34 (10.93%) Cisco
3 31 (9.97%) EMC
3 31 (9.97%) F5
4 29 (9.32%) Oracle
5 20 (6.43%) HP
6 5 (1.61%) EPiServer
6 5 (1.61%) IBM
7 4 (1.29%) Capita
8 3 (0.96%) Zend
9 2 (0.64%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.64%) Adobe
9 2 (0.64%) Macromedia
10 1 (0.32%) Nortel
10 1 (0.32%) Avaya
10 1 (0.32%) SAP
10 1 (0.32%) Splunk
10 1 (0.32%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.32%) Atlassian
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £35,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000 + Excellent Bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £39000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £80K per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago