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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 67 34 29
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 131 174 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 3.46% 6.60% 7.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.68% 53.87% 51.80%
Number of salaries quoted 86 142 162
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,550 £23,525
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -
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
389 323 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 10.27% 12.24% 14.15%
Number of salaries quoted 266 257 318
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -7.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,700 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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 22 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Leeds

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 121 (35.48%) Project Management
2 103 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (26.39%) SQL
4 80 (23.46%) Java
5 77 (22.58%) Test Strategy
6 72 (21.11%) Scrum
7 70 (20.53%) SQL Server
8 68 (19.94%) Web Services
9 66 (19.35%) XML
10 63 (18.48%) E-Commerce
10 63 (18.48%) Selenium
11 59 (17.30%) Test Scripting
12 56 (16.42%) Finance
13 54 (15.84%) .NET
14 51 (14.96%) JavaScript
15 48 (14.08%) Microsoft
16 47 (13.78%) PHP
16 47 (13.78%) Degree
17 45 (13.20%) TDD
18 42 (12.32%) ISEB
18 42 (12.32%) Open Source
19 40 (11.73%) Linux
20 39 (11.44%) Test Automation
21 37 (10.85%) Technical Architecture
21 37 (10.85%) UML
21 37 (10.85%) MySQL
22 35 (10.26%) Cisco
22 35 (10.26%) Load Testing
23 34 (9.97%) Team Foundation Server
23 34 (9.97%) Internet

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (9.68%) Apache
1 33 (9.68%) Tomcat
2 32 (9.38%) WebLogic Portal
2 32 (9.38%) WebLogic
2 32 (9.38%) WebSphere
3 9 (2.64%) CMS
4 8 (2.35%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.17%) Drupal
6 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.88%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.88%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.59%) IIS
7 2 (0.59%) Node.js
7 2 (0.59%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.29%) WordPress
8 1 (0.29%) Lync
8 1 (0.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 27 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.17%) MS Project
3 3 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.88%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.59%) MS Office
4 2 (0.59%) FreeHand
4 2 (0.59%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.59%) osCommerce
1 2 (0.59%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.59%) IaaS
2 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (9.97%) Internet
1 34 (9.97%) HTTP
2 32 (9.38%) AMQP
3 5 (1.47%) Intranet
4 3 (0.88%) Cisco IPT
4 3 (0.88%) IP Telephony
4 3 (0.88%) Firewall
4 3 (0.88%) DNS
4 3 (0.88%) VPN
4 3 (0.88%) DHCP
5 2 (0.59%) LAN
6 1 (0.29%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (20.53%) SQL Server
2 37 (10.85%) MySQL
3 13 (3.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.05%) DB2
6 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.88%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.59%) Data Mart
8 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 63 (18.48%) Selenium
2 34 (9.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (8.50%) Cucumber
4 20 (5.87%) WebDriver
4 20 (5.87%) SpecFlow
5 19 (5.57%) FitNesse
6 17 (4.99%) QuickTest Pro
7 16 (4.69%) SoapUI
8 15 (4.40%) JUnit
8 15 (4.40%) Visual Studio
9 8 (2.35%) Jenkins
10 7 (2.05%) JBehave
11 5 (1.47%) JMeter
12 4 (1.17%) Maven
12 4 (1.17%) Subversion
12 4 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (1.17%) Git (software)
12 4 (1.17%) ReSharper
13 3 (0.88%) JIRA
13 3 (0.88%) Selenium IDE
General
1 56 (16.42%) Finance
2 21 (6.16%) Marketing
3 10 (2.93%) Retail
4 6 (1.76%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.47%) Banking
6 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.88%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Publishing
8 1 (0.29%) Games
8 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) Back Office
8 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 148 (43.40%) Analyst
2 114 (33.43%) Test Analyst
3 80 (23.46%) Agile Test Analyst
4 78 (22.87%) Developer
5 33 (9.68%) Architect
6 32 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
7 31 (9.09%) Senior Developer
7 31 (9.09%) Tester
8 25 (7.33%) Support Analyst
9 20 (5.87%) Senior Analyst
10 19 (5.57%) QA Analyst
11 17 (4.99%) Senior Test Analyst
11 17 (4.99%) Lead Developer
12 15 (4.40%) Senior Architect
12 15 (4.40%) Test Manager
12 15 (4.40%) Senior Solutions Architect
12 15 (4.40%) SQL Developer
13 14 (4.11%) Project Manager
14 13 (3.81%) Automation Tester
15 12 (3.52%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (19.94%) Web Services
2 66 (19.35%) XML
3 54 (15.84%) .NET
4 34 (9.97%) LAMP
5 32 (9.38%) J2EE
5 32 (9.38%) SOAP
5 32 (9.38%) ActiveMQ
5 32 (9.38%) RabbitMQ
6 28 (8.21%) XSD
6 28 (8.21%) WSDL
7 19 (5.57%) HTML
8 17 (4.99%) ASP.NET
9 13 (3.81%) jQuery
9 13 (3.81%) CSS
10 8 (2.35%) WCF
11 5 (1.47%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.47%) Symfony
11 5 (1.47%) XHTML
12 4 (1.17%) COM
12 4 (1.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.32%) Open Source
2 32 (9.38%) Symmetrix
2 32 (9.38%) Clustering
2 32 (9.38%) RIA
3 7 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (2.05%) EPoS
3 7 (2.05%) EFTPOS
3 7 (2.05%) Client/Server
4 6 (1.76%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.76%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.88%) Mathematics
5 3 (0.88%) Social Media
5 3 (0.88%) NHS
6 2 (0.59%) IVR
6 2 (0.59%) BBC
6 2 (0.59%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.59%) Blog
7 1 (0.29%) Social Network
7 1 (0.29%) Photography
7 1 (0.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 40 (11.73%) Linux
2 32 (9.38%) Solaris
3 18 (5.28%) Windows
4 7 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.47%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.88%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.88%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.59%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.29%) Android
8 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (35.48%) Project Management
2 103 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (22.58%) Test Strategy
4 72 (21.11%) Scrum
5 63 (18.48%) E-Commerce
6 59 (17.30%) Test Scripting
7 45 (13.20%) TDD
8 39 (11.44%) Test Automation
9 37 (10.85%) Technical Architecture
9 37 (10.85%) UML
10 35 (10.26%) Load Testing
11 32 (9.38%) Content Management
11 32 (9.38%) Network Load Balancing
11 32 (9.38%) High Availability
12 30 (8.80%) ITIL
13 28 (8.21%) User Acceptance Testing
13 28 (8.21%) Test Management
13 28 (8.21%) User Stories
13 28 (8.21%) Business Analysis
14 27 (7.92%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (26.39%) SQL
2 80 (23.46%) Java
3 51 (14.96%) JavaScript
4 47 (13.78%) PHP
5 31 (9.09%) C#
6 21 (6.16%) Ruby
7 19 (5.57%) Perl
8 13 (3.81%) C++
8 13 (3.81%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.35%) Python
10 7 (2.05%) VB
10 7 (2.05%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.76%) C
12 3 (0.88%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.59%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.59%) VB6
13 2 (0.59%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.59%) X++
14 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 47 (13.78%) Degree
2 42 (12.32%) ISEB
3 22 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (4.99%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (2.64%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.88%) MCITP
7 3 (0.88%) CCNA
7 3 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.88%) MCSE
8 2 (0.59%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.29%) APMP
9 1 (0.29%) PMP
9 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.28%) SLA
2 5 (1.47%) FATCA
2 5 (1.47%) AIFMD
3 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (7.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 48 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 35 (10.26%) Cisco
3 32 (9.38%) EMC
3 32 (9.38%) F5
4 30 (8.80%) Oracle
5 28 (8.21%) HP
6 8 (2.35%) IBM
7 5 (1.47%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.88%) Zend
9 2 (0.59%) Adobe
9 2 (0.59%) Macromedia
9 2 (0.59%) Capita
9 2 (0.59%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.29%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.29%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.29%) Splunk
10 1 (0.29%) Nortel
10 1 (0.29%) Avaya
10 1 (0.29%) SAP
Yeadon, Leeds, Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Venturi
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum (DOE) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + pension, health care, bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £56000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £39000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago