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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 74 49 34
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 127 150 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 3.47% 4.83% 6.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.56% 40.87% 51.99%
Number of salaries quoted 116 125 119
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -4.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £45,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
390 367 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 10.67% 11.82% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 309 284 256
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £55,000 £55,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 27 November 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Leeds

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 163 (64.94%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (34.26%) Project Management
3 52 (20.72%) SQL
4 49 (19.52%) Test Strategy
5 46 (18.33%) Scrum
6 41 (16.33%) Finance
7 38 (15.14%) Test Scripting
8 34 (13.55%) Web Services
9 33 (13.15%) Microsoft
10 32 (12.75%) Automation Testing
11 31 (12.35%) E-Commerce
11 31 (12.35%) Java
11 31 (12.35%) Degree
12 29 (11.55%) TDD
12 29 (11.55%) Selenium
13 28 (11.16%) Line Management
14 27 (10.76%) Test Planning
15 26 (10.36%) XML
16 25 (9.96%) JavaScript
16 25 (9.96%) .NET
16 25 (9.96%) ISEB
16 25 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
16 25 (9.96%) Non-Functional Testing
16 25 (9.96%) Manual Testing
17 24 (9.56%) Automated Testing
18 23 (9.16%) Software Testing
18 23 (9.16%) Mentoring
19 22 (8.76%) SQL Server
20 21 (8.37%) Regression Testing
20 21 (8.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 13 (5.18%) Apache
2 10 (3.98%) Tomcat
2 10 (3.98%) WebSphere
3 9 (3.59%) WebLogic
3 9 (3.59%) WebLogic Portal
4 5 (1.99%) IIS
4 5 (1.99%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.20%) nginx
5 3 (1.20%) Node.js
6 2 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.80%) Lync
6 2 (0.80%) CMS
7 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.40%) Mule
7 1 (0.40%) Confluence
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (6.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 16 (6.37%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.79%) MS Project
4 4 (1.59%) MS Office
5 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.40%) FreeHand
6 1 (0.40%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.59%) JDE OneWorld
1 4 (1.59%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.80%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.20%) Amazon S3
1 3 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.37%) HTTP
2 12 (4.78%) Internet
3 9 (3.59%) AMQP
4 4 (1.59%) DNS
5 3 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.40%) SAN
6 1 (0.40%) CTI
6 1 (0.40%) Intranet
6 1 (0.40%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.98%) MySQL
3 10 (3.98%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.79%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.20%) Redis
5 3 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.20%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.80%) Big Data
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (11.55%) Selenium
2 20 (7.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (7.97%) JUnit
3 17 (6.77%) FitNesse
4 14 (5.58%) Cucumber
5 12 (4.78%) JIRA
5 12 (4.78%) NUnit
6 11 (4.38%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (3.59%) SpecFlow
8 8 (3.19%) Visual Studio
9 7 (2.79%) JMeter
10 6 (2.39%) Jenkins
10 6 (2.39%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.99%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.59%) Subversion
12 4 (1.59%) JBehave
13 3 (1.20%) Git (software)
13 3 (1.20%) SoapUI
14 2 (0.80%) Hudson
14 2 (0.80%) JProfiler
General
1 41 (16.33%) Finance
2 16 (6.37%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.98%) Marketing
4 13 (5.18%) Retail
5 11 (4.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (3.59%) Banking
7 8 (3.19%) Aerospace
8 6 (2.39%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.99%) Legal
10 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.40%) Publishing
11 1 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 125 (49.80%) Analyst
2 104 (41.43%) Test Analyst
3 53 (21.12%) Agile Test Analyst
4 34 (13.55%) QA Analyst
5 25 (9.96%) Senior Analyst
6 24 (9.56%) Senior Test Analyst
7 19 (7.57%) Developer
8 15 (5.98%) Test Leader
9 14 (5.58%) PMO Manager
10 13 (5.18%) Architect
11 12 (4.78%) Project Manager
12 9 (3.59%) Test Manager
12 9 (3.59%) Support Analyst
12 9 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (3.19%) Tester
14 7 (2.79%) Software Engineer
14 7 (2.79%) Test Team Leader
14 7 (2.79%) Team Leader
15 6 (2.39%) Lead Developer
15 6 (2.39%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (13.55%) Web Services
2 26 (10.36%) XML
3 25 (9.96%) .NET
4 17 (6.77%) SOAP
5 15 (5.98%) LAMP
6 14 (5.58%) WSDL
6 14 (5.58%) XSD
6 14 (5.58%) HTML
7 11 (4.38%) CSS
8 9 (3.59%) J2EE
8 9 (3.59%) ActiveMQ
8 9 (3.59%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (3.19%) jQuery
9 8 (3.19%) HTML5
10 5 (1.99%) Middleware
10 5 (1.99%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.59%) CSS3
11 4 (1.59%) Ajax
12 3 (1.20%) WCF
12 3 (1.20%) Modernizr
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.98%) User Experience
2 15 (5.98%) Open Source
3 13 (5.18%) NHS
4 10 (3.98%) Clustering
4 10 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.59%) RIA
5 9 (3.59%) Symmetrix
6 8 (3.19%) Informatics
6 8 (3.19%) Health Informatics
7 7 (2.79%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.39%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.20%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.20%) Equities
9 3 (1.20%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.20%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.80%) Social Network
10 2 (0.80%) FMCG
10 2 (0.80%) iPhone
10 2 (0.80%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.97%) Linux
2 10 (3.98%) Windows
3 9 (3.59%) Solaris
4 6 (2.39%) UNIX
5 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.80%) Android
5 2 (0.80%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (64.94%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (34.26%) Project Management
3 49 (19.52%) Test Strategy
4 46 (18.33%) Scrum
5 38 (15.14%) Test Scripting
6 32 (12.75%) Automation Testing
7 31 (12.35%) E-Commerce
8 29 (11.55%) TDD
9 28 (11.16%) Line Management
10 27 (10.76%) Test Planning
11 25 (9.96%) Non-Functional Testing
11 25 (9.96%) Manual Testing
12 24 (9.56%) Automated Testing
13 23 (9.16%) Software Testing
13 23 (9.16%) Mentoring
14 21 (8.37%) Agile Testing
14 21 (8.37%) Regression Testing
15 20 (7.97%) Business Analysis
16 19 (7.57%) Waterfall
17 18 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (20.72%) SQL
2 31 (12.35%) Java
3 25 (9.96%) JavaScript
4 20 (7.97%) PHP
5 12 (4.78%) C++
6 11 (4.38%) Perl
6 11 (4.38%) Ruby
7 9 (3.59%) C#
8 7 (2.79%) Python
9 5 (1.99%) C
9 5 (1.99%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.20%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.80%) VBScript
11 2 (0.80%) VB
11 2 (0.80%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.80%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.40%) X++
12 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (12.35%) Degree
2 25 (9.96%) ISEB
3 21 (8.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (2.79%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.80%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.40%) PMP
7 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.40%) APMP
7 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.99%) SLA
2 3 (1.20%) FATCA
2 3 (1.20%) AIFMD
3 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.40%) UAG
2 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (5.58%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.20%) Puppet
2 3 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.20%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.40%) SCCM
3 1 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (13.15%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.77%) Oracle
3 10 (3.98%) HP
4 9 (3.59%) EMC
4 9 (3.59%) Cisco
4 9 (3.59%) F5
5 4 (1.59%) Capita
5 4 (1.59%) LexisNexis
6 3 (1.20%) Percona
7 2 (0.80%) IBM
7 2 (0.80%) SAP
7 2 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.40%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.40%) webMethods
8 1 (0.40%) Remedy
8 1 (0.40%) VMware
8 1 (0.40%) Nortel
8 1 (0.40%) Avaya
8 1 (0.40%) Empirix
8 1 (0.40%) Mapinfo
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
XCM Rock
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Up to 50% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £39000.00 - £47000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Health and Social Care Information Centre
Salary: From £39,239 to £47,088 per annum £39,239 - £47,088
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
OHO Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
Posted: 15 days ago