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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 58 58
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 164 148 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 4.88% 4.32% 4.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.44% 37.47% 35.63%
Number of salaries quoted 136 116 100
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £55,000 £46,525
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
438 395 407
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 13.02% 11.52% 12.47%
Number of salaries quoted 346 305 269
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £24,822
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Leeds

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 165 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (27.72%) SQL
3 68 (22.44%) .NET
4 66 (21.78%) Mentoring
5 63 (20.79%) Test Scripting
6 59 (19.47%) Java
7 54 (17.82%) Finance
8 53 (17.49%) ISEB
9 48 (15.84%) SDLC
10 47 (15.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 46 (15.18%) Microsoft
12 44 (14.52%) Selenium
13 42 (13.86%) Degree
14 41 (13.53%) ISTQB
14 41 (13.53%) TDD
14 41 (13.53%) BDD
15 40 (13.20%) Cucumber
16 39 (12.87%) C#
17 38 (12.54%) Software Testing
18 37 (12.21%) Automated Testing
18 37 (12.21%) Scrum
19 36 (11.88%) Functional Testing
19 36 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
20 35 (11.55%) SQL Server
20 35 (11.55%) Project Management
21 34 (11.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 33 (10.89%) MS Excel
23 32 (10.56%) E-Commerce
23 32 (10.56%) T-SQL
24 29 (9.57%) Coaching

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (3.96%) Node.js
2 8 (2.64%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (2.31%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (1.32%) Confluence
4 4 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.32%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.99%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.66%) CMS
6 2 (0.66%) JBoss
7 1 (0.33%) Drupal
7 1 (0.33%) IIS
7 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (10.89%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.96%) MS Office
3 8 (2.64%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.32%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (4.95%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.99%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.65%) Internet
2 4 (1.32%) HTTP
3 2 (0.66%) Firewall
3 2 (0.66%) FTP
3 2 (0.66%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.66%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.55%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (5.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (5.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (3.96%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.64%) Oracle Database
8 7 (2.31%) Big Data
9 6 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.98%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.32%) SSDT
11 3 (0.99%) DB2
11 3 (0.99%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.33%) DataStage
13 1 (0.33%) GIS
13 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.33%) MySQL
13 1 (0.33%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 47 (15.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 44 (14.52%) Selenium
3 40 (13.20%) Cucumber
4 26 (8.58%) JIRA
4 26 (8.58%) JMeter
5 22 (7.26%) NeoLoad
5 22 (7.26%) Visual Studio
6 19 (6.27%) JUnit
6 19 (6.27%) SoapUI
7 12 (3.96%) WebDriver
8 11 (3.63%) Jenkins
8 11 (3.63%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (2.64%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (2.64%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.98%) Maven
11 5 (1.65%) Git (software)
11 5 (1.65%) SilkTest
12 4 (1.32%) tSQLt
13 3 (0.99%) DbUnit
13 3 (0.99%) Gradle
General
1 54 (17.82%) Finance
2 19 (6.27%) Legal
3 18 (5.94%) Retail
4 7 (2.31%) Marketing
5 6 (1.98%) Law
6 4 (1.32%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.66%) Back Office
7 2 (0.66%) Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (36.63%) Analyst
2 68 (22.44%) Test Analyst
3 59 (19.47%) Developer
4 46 (15.18%) Tester
5 39 (12.87%) Test Leader
6 36 (11.88%) QA Analyst
7 33 (10.89%) QA Tester
7 33 (10.89%) Test Engineer
8 32 (10.56%) QA Engineer
9 30 (9.90%) QA Test Analyst
10 25 (8.25%) Senior Developer
11 18 (5.94%) QA Leader
11 18 (5.94%) QA Test Engineer
12 17 (5.61%) Database Developer
12 17 (5.61%) Team Leader
12 17 (5.61%) Test Team Leader
13 16 (5.28%) Lead Test Analyst
14 15 (4.95%) Automation Engineer
14 15 (4.95%) QA Team Leader
15 14 (4.62%) Senior Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (22.44%) .NET
2 28 (9.24%) CSS
2 28 (9.24%) XML
3 25 (8.25%) Web Services
4 23 (7.59%) HTML
5 20 (6.60%) REST
6 18 (5.94%) SOAP
7 16 (5.28%) jQuery
8 13 (4.29%) Spring
9 12 (3.96%) Hibernate
10 10 (3.30%) Apache Flex
11 8 (2.64%) ASP.NET
11 8 (2.64%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (2.31%) AngularJS
13 6 (1.98%) J2EE
13 6 (1.98%) JSON
14 5 (1.65%) HTML5
14 5 (1.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 4 (1.32%) Java EE
15 4 (1.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.61%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.63%) User Experience
4 6 (1.98%) DataPower
4 6 (1.98%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.98%) Mathematics
4 6 (1.98%) Mobile App
5 3 (0.99%) AS400
5 3 (0.99%) iSeries
5 3 (0.99%) N-Tier
5 3 (0.99%) RIA
6 2 (0.66%) Blog
6 2 (0.66%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.25%) Linux
2 18 (5.94%) Windows
3 4 (1.32%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.99%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.66%) AIX
5 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.66%) Unix
5 2 (0.66%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (21.78%) Mentoring
3 63 (20.79%) Test Scripting
4 48 (15.84%) SDLC
5 41 (13.53%) BDD
5 41 (13.53%) TDD
6 38 (12.54%) Software Testing
7 37 (12.21%) Automated Testing
7 37 (12.21%) Scrum
8 36 (11.88%) Functional Testing
9 35 (11.55%) Project Management
10 32 (10.56%) E-Commerce
11 29 (9.57%) Coaching
11 29 (9.57%) Test Management
12 28 (9.24%) Line Management
13 27 (8.91%) Software Engineering
14 26 (8.58%) Test Strategy
15 25 (8.25%) Defect Management
15 25 (8.25%) QA Automation
16 23 (7.59%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 84 (27.72%) SQL
2 59 (19.47%) Java
3 39 (12.87%) C#
4 32 (10.56%) T-SQL
5 23 (7.59%) JavaScript
6 16 (5.28%) PowerShell
7 7 (2.31%) C
8 5 (1.65%) PHP
8 5 (1.65%) Ruby
9 3 (0.99%) C++
9 3 (0.99%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.33%) Python
11 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (17.49%) ISEB
2 42 (13.86%) Degree
3 41 (13.53%) ISTQB
4 34 (11.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (3.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.65%) HND
8 2 (0.66%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.33%) ECDL
9 1 (0.33%) MCT
9 1 (0.33%) MOS
9 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.97%) SDET
2 7 (2.31%) HL7
3 4 (1.32%) SLA
4 3 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (1.98%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.99%) Puppet
3 2 (0.66%) nmon
Vendors
1 46 (15.18%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.26%) Oracle
3 9 (2.97%) HP
4 8 (2.64%) IBM
5 5 (1.65%) Telerik
6 2 (0.66%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.33%) Epicor
7 1 (0.33%) Informatica
7 1 (0.33%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.33%) SAP
7 1 (0.33%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.33%) Tableau
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