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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 55 26
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -29
Permanent jobs citing QA 140 132 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 3.70% 4.59% 7.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 39.88% 54.36%
Number of salaries quoted 113 117 147
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -24.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £28,000 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £41,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +5.26%
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
420 331 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 11.09% 11.52% 14.65%
Number of salaries quoted 311 276 299
Average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 24 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Leeds

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 185 (63.14%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (37.88%) Project Management
3 67 (22.87%) SQL
3 67 (22.87%) Scrum
4 59 (20.14%) Test Strategy
5 57 (19.45%) Java
6 50 (17.06%) Web Services
7 47 (16.04%) E-Commerce
8 46 (15.70%) Test Scripting
9 42 (14.33%) Selenium
9 42 (14.33%) XML
9 42 (14.33%) Finance
9 42 (14.33%) Degree
10 41 (13.99%) TDD
11 40 (13.65%) Test Planning
12 39 (13.31%) JavaScript
13 38 (12.97%) SQL Server
14 33 (11.26%) PHP
15 32 (10.92%) Open Source
16 31 (10.58%) .NET
16 31 (10.58%) UML
17 30 (10.24%) Microsoft
18 29 (9.90%) Linux
18 29 (9.90%) HTTP
19 28 (9.56%) LAMP
19 28 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
19 28 (9.56%) Automation Testing
20 27 (9.22%) MySQL
21 26 (8.87%) ISEB
21 26 (8.87%) Technical Architecture

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 25 (8.53%) Apache
2 24 (8.19%) Tomcat
3 23 (7.85%) WebLogic
3 23 (7.85%) WebLogic Portal
3 23 (7.85%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.71%) IIS
4 5 (1.71%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.37%) CMS
6 2 (0.68%) Lync
6 2 (0.68%) Node.js
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.34%) Drupal
7 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.34%) WordPress
7 1 (0.34%) nginx
7 1 (0.34%) Confluence
7 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (5.80%) MS PowerPoint
2 12 (4.10%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.05%) MS Project
4 3 (1.02%) MS Office
4 3 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.02%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.68%) FreeHand
5 2 (0.68%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) JDE OneWorld
1 4 (1.37%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.68%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.34%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.90%) HTTP
2 24 (8.19%) Internet
3 23 (7.85%) AMQP
4 3 (1.02%) Intranet
5 2 (0.68%) DNS
6 1 (0.34%) SAN
6 1 (0.34%) CTI
6 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.34%) LAN
6 1 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.97%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.22%) MySQL
3 8 (2.73%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.39%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.02%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.68%) Big Data
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.34%) Redis
Development Applications
1 42 (14.33%) Selenium
2 23 (7.85%) Cucumber
3 22 (7.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (6.48%) JUnit
5 15 (5.12%) FitNesse
6 14 (4.78%) SpecFlow
7 13 (4.44%) WebDriver
8 12 (4.10%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (3.41%) Jenkins
10 9 (3.07%) Visual Studio
11 8 (2.73%) SoapUI
12 7 (2.39%) JBehave
12 7 (2.39%) JMeter
12 7 (2.39%) JIRA
13 5 (1.71%) Git (software)
13 5 (1.71%) Eclipse
14 4 (1.37%) ReSharper
14 4 (1.37%) NUnit
14 4 (1.37%) Subversion
14 4 (1.37%) Maven
General
1 42 (14.33%) Finance
2 15 (5.12%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.78%) Marketing
4 11 (3.75%) Retail
5 8 (2.73%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.39%) Banking
7 5 (1.71%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.68%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
10 1 (0.34%) Legal
10 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 135 (46.08%) Analyst
2 105 (35.84%) Test Analyst
3 62 (21.16%) Agile Test Analyst
4 46 (15.70%) Developer
5 30 (10.24%) QA Analyst
6 26 (8.87%) Architect
7 23 (7.85%) Solutions Architect
8 21 (7.17%) Support Analyst
9 20 (6.83%) Senior Analyst
10 19 (6.48%) Senior Test Analyst
11 16 (5.46%) Senior Developer
11 16 (5.46%) Tester
12 14 (4.78%) PMO Manager
13 12 (4.10%) Senior Architect
13 12 (4.10%) Senior Solutions Architect
14 11 (3.75%) Lead Developer
14 11 (3.75%) Test Leader
15 9 (3.07%) Test Team Leader
15 9 (3.07%) Test Manager
15 9 (3.07%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (17.06%) Web Services
2 42 (14.33%) XML
3 31 (10.58%) .NET
4 28 (9.56%) LAMP
5 23 (7.85%) J2EE
5 23 (7.85%) ActiveMQ
5 23 (7.85%) RabbitMQ
6 20 (6.83%) SOAP
7 16 (5.46%) HTML
7 16 (5.46%) WSDL
7 16 (5.46%) XSD
8 11 (3.75%) CSS
9 8 (2.73%) HTML5
10 7 (2.39%) jQuery
11 6 (2.05%) ASP.NET
12 5 (1.71%) Ajax
13 4 (1.37%) Middleware
13 4 (1.37%) COM
14 3 (1.02%) Flash
14 3 (1.02%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.92%) Open Source
2 28 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (8.19%) Clustering
4 23 (7.85%) Symmetrix
4 23 (7.85%) RIA
5 13 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.75%) User Experience
7 10 (3.41%) NHS
8 7 (2.39%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.71%) Informatics
9 5 (1.71%) Health Informatics
10 4 (1.37%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.37%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.02%) Social Media
11 3 (1.02%) Graphic Design
11 3 (1.02%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.02%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.02%) Equities
12 2 (0.68%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.68%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.90%) Linux
2 23 (7.85%) Solaris
3 7 (2.39%) Windows
4 3 (1.02%) Android
4 3 (1.02%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.68%) UNIX
5 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (63.14%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (37.88%) Project Management
3 67 (22.87%) Scrum
4 59 (20.14%) Test Strategy
5 47 (16.04%) E-Commerce
6 46 (15.70%) Test Scripting
7 41 (13.99%) TDD
8 40 (13.65%) Test Planning
9 31 (10.58%) UML
10 28 (9.56%) Automation Testing
11 26 (8.87%) Technical Architecture
11 26 (8.87%) User Acceptance Testing
12 24 (8.19%) High Availability
13 23 (7.85%) Test Automation
13 23 (7.85%) Load Testing
13 23 (7.85%) Network Load Balancing
13 23 (7.85%) Content Management
14 22 (7.51%) ITIL
14 22 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (6.83%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (22.87%) SQL
2 57 (19.45%) Java
3 39 (13.31%) JavaScript
4 33 (11.26%) PHP
5 18 (6.14%) Ruby
6 17 (5.80%) Perl
7 16 (5.46%) C#
8 15 (5.12%) C++
9 8 (2.73%) Python
10 6 (2.05%) VB.NET
10 6 (2.05%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.71%) C
11 5 (1.71%) VB
12 3 (1.02%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.68%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.68%) SPARQL
13 2 (0.68%) VBScript
13 2 (0.68%) VB6
14 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.34%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 42 (14.33%) Degree
2 26 (8.87%) ISEB
3 19 (6.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.39%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.68%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.34%) APMP
9 1 (0.34%) PMP
9 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.44%) SLA
2 5 (1.71%) FATCA
2 5 (1.71%) AIFMD
3 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.34%) UAG
2 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (4.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.34%) Puppet
2 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.34%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.34%) SCCM
2 1 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (10.24%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.19%) Oracle
3 23 (7.85%) Cisco
3 23 (7.85%) EMC
3 23 (7.85%) F5
4 14 (4.78%) HP
5 4 (1.37%) Capita
6 3 (1.02%) EPiServer
6 3 (1.02%) SAP
7 2 (0.68%) Adobe
7 2 (0.68%) Macromedia
7 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.68%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.34%) Percona
8 1 (0.34%) Remedy
8 1 (0.34%) VMware
8 1 (0.34%) Zend
8 1 (0.34%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.34%) IBM
8 1 (0.34%) Nortel
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Hudson - London
Salary: £50000 - £57000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £39000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: salary dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Lewis Paige
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £39000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Leeds
OHO Group
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Leeds
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago