The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Leeds region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 26 33
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 148 194 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 4.03% 7.51% 6.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.28% 57.40% 51.02%
Number of salaries quoted 94 157 146
Average salary £43,250 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,150 £31,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
397 338 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 10.82% 13.09% 13.59%
Number of salaries quoted 269 267 279
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -6.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
West Yorkshire

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 30 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Leeds

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 126 (35.20%) Project Management
2 99 (27.65%) SQL
3 93 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (23.18%) SQL Server
5 78 (21.79%) Test Strategy
6 77 (21.51%) Java
7 72 (20.11%) Scrum
8 69 (19.27%) Finance
9 66 (18.44%) XML
10 65 (18.16%) Web Services
11 63 (17.60%) .NET
12 62 (17.32%) Selenium
13 61 (17.04%) Test Scripting
14 59 (16.48%) E-Commerce
15 54 (15.08%) JavaScript
16 53 (14.80%) Microsoft
17 46 (12.85%) Degree
18 45 (12.57%) PHP
19 42 (11.73%) TDD
20 41 (11.45%) Open Source
21 39 (10.89%) Team Foundation Server
21 39 (10.89%) Test Automation
21 39 (10.89%) Load Testing
21 39 (10.89%) Linux
21 39 (10.89%) ISEB
22 37 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
23 36 (10.06%) C#
24 35 (9.78%) MySQL
24 35 (9.78%) UML
24 35 (9.78%) Cisco

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 33 (9.22%) Apache
1 33 (9.22%) Tomcat
2 32 (8.94%) WebLogic
2 32 (8.94%) WebLogic Portal
2 32 (8.94%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.96%) CMS
4 6 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.12%) Drupal
6 3 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.84%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.84%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.56%) Joomla!
7 2 (0.56%) Node.js
8 1 (0.28%) WordPress
8 1 (0.28%) Confluence
8 1 (0.28%) IIS
8 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 31 (8.66%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.84%) MS Project
3 2 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.56%) MS Office
3 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) FreeHand
4 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.56%) osCommerce
2 2 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.56%) IaaS
2 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (9.50%) Internet
2 33 (9.22%) HTTP
3 32 (8.94%) AMQP
4 4 (1.12%) Intranet
5 3 (0.84%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (0.84%) DNS
5 3 (0.84%) VPN
5 3 (0.84%) DHCP
5 3 (0.84%) Firewall
5 3 (0.84%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.56%) LAN
7 1 (0.28%) CTI
7 1 (0.28%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (23.18%) SQL Server
2 35 (9.78%) MySQL
3 20 (5.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (4.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.51%) DB2
6 6 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.84%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.84%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.28%) Big Data
10 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 62 (17.32%) Selenium
2 39 (10.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (8.10%) Cucumber
4 21 (5.87%) SpecFlow
5 20 (5.59%) WebDriver
6 19 (5.31%) Visual Studio
7 18 (5.03%) FitNesse
8 16 (4.47%) QuickTest Pro
8 16 (4.47%) SoapUI
9 14 (3.91%) JUnit
10 8 (2.23%) Jenkins
11 6 (1.68%) JBehave
12 5 (1.40%) MorphX
13 4 (1.12%) Maven
13 4 (1.12%) Subversion
13 4 (1.12%) ReSharper
13 4 (1.12%) Git (software)
13 4 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (1.12%) Selenium IDE
14 3 (0.84%) JIRA
General
1 69 (19.27%) Finance
2 25 (6.98%) Marketing
3 13 (3.63%) Legal
4 12 (3.35%) Retail
5 6 (1.68%) Games
5 6 (1.68%) Banking
6 4 (1.12%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
8 1 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 139 (38.83%) Analyst
2 103 (28.77%) Test Analyst
3 92 (25.70%) Developer
4 72 (20.11%) Agile Test Analyst
5 35 (9.78%) Senior Developer
6 32 (8.94%) Architect
6 32 (8.94%) Tester
6 32 (8.94%) Solutions Architect
7 27 (7.54%) Support Analyst
8 20 (5.59%) Project Manager
9 17 (4.75%) Lead Developer
9 17 (4.75%) SQL Developer
10 15 (4.19%) Senior Architect
10 15 (4.19%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 14 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (3.91%) Test Manager
12 13 (3.63%) Automation Tester
12 13 (3.63%) QA Analyst
13 12 (3.35%) Test Engineer
13 12 (3.35%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (18.44%) XML
2 65 (18.16%) Web Services
3 63 (17.60%) .NET
4 34 (9.50%) LAMP
5 32 (8.94%) J2EE
5 32 (8.94%) ActiveMQ
5 32 (8.94%) RabbitMQ
6 31 (8.66%) SOAP
7 26 (7.26%) WSDL
7 26 (7.26%) XSD
8 23 (6.42%) ASP.NET
9 20 (5.59%) HTML
10 16 (4.47%) jQuery
11 15 (4.19%) CSS
12 13 (3.63%) WCF
13 9 (2.51%) .NET Framework
14 8 (2.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 5 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
15 5 (1.40%) Symfony
15 5 (1.40%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.45%) Open Source
2 32 (8.94%) Symmetrix
2 32 (8.94%) Clustering
2 32 (8.94%) RIA
3 9 (2.51%) EPoS
3 9 (2.51%) EFTPOS
4 8 (2.23%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.84%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.84%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.56%) BBC
8 2 (0.56%) Replication
8 2 (0.56%) IVR
8 2 (0.56%) NHS
8 2 (0.56%) Social Media
9 1 (0.28%) Photography
9 1 (0.28%) Blog
9 1 (0.28%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 39 (10.89%) Linux
2 32 (8.94%) Solaris
3 25 (6.98%) Windows
4 7 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.12%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.84%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.84%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.56%) Android
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (35.20%) Project Management
2 93 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (21.79%) Test Strategy
4 72 (20.11%) Scrum
5 61 (17.04%) Test Scripting
6 59 (16.48%) E-Commerce
7 42 (11.73%) TDD
8 39 (10.89%) Test Automation
8 39 (10.89%) Load Testing
9 37 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
10 35 (9.78%) UML
11 33 (9.22%) ITIL
12 32 (8.94%) Content Management
12 32 (8.94%) Network Load Balancing
12 32 (8.94%) High Availability
13 30 (8.38%) User Acceptance Testing
13 30 (8.38%) Test Management
14 29 (8.10%) User Stories
15 25 (6.98%) BDD
16 23 (6.42%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (27.65%) SQL
2 77 (21.51%) Java
3 54 (15.08%) JavaScript
4 45 (12.57%) PHP
5 36 (10.06%) C#
6 22 (6.15%) T-SQL
7 21 (5.87%) Ruby
8 19 (5.31%) Perl
9 13 (3.63%) C++
10 8 (2.23%) VB.NET
10 8 (2.23%) Python
11 6 (1.68%) VB
12 5 (1.40%) X++
13 4 (1.12%) C
14 3 (0.84%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.56%) VB6
15 2 (0.56%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.28%) VC++
16 1 (0.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 46 (12.85%) Degree
2 39 (10.89%) ISEB
3 19 (5.31%) ITIL Certification
4 17 (4.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (2.23%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.84%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.84%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.84%) MCSE
7 3 (0.84%) CCNA
7 3 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.84%) MCITP
8 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.28%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.28%) PMP
9 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.59%) SLA
2 5 (1.40%) FATCA
2 5 (1.40%) AIFMD
3 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (7.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 53 (14.80%) Microsoft
2 35 (9.78%) Cisco
3 33 (9.22%) Oracle
4 32 (8.94%) EMC
4 32 (8.94%) F5
5 29 (8.10%) HP
6 10 (2.79%) IBM
7 5 (1.40%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.84%) Zend
9 2 (0.56%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.28%) Splunk
10 1 (0.28%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.28%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.28%) SAP
10 1 (0.28%) Nortel
10 1 (0.28%) Avaya
10 1 (0.28%) Adobe
10 1 (0.28%) Macromedia
10 1 (0.28%) Capita
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum 16% Pension + generous holidays
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Larson Group
Salary: car
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £competitive salary range+bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45707 - £56504 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £39000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Competitive + Excellent company benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 15 days ago