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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 48 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 -25
Permanent jobs citing QA 180 172 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 4.87% 4.67% 8.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.23% 37.31% 59.75%
Number of salaries quoted 128 130 194
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £27,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £53,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
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
407 461 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 11.00% 12.52% 14.50%
Number of salaries quoted 292 352 336
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £23,450 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £74,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Leeds

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

1 143 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (30.94%) SQL
3 64 (20.85%) Line Management
4 60 (19.54%) Finance
5 57 (18.57%) Microsoft
6 54 (17.59%) TDD
7 52 (16.94%) Unit Testing
8 50 (16.29%) Java
9 47 (15.31%) Manual Testing
10 46 (14.98%) Mentoring
11 45 (14.66%) Non-Functional Testing
11 45 (14.66%) Test Scripting
12 43 (14.01%) Degree
12 43 (14.01%) Configuration Management
13 40 (13.03%) Selenium
14 39 (12.70%) Performance Testing
14 39 (12.70%) Project Management
14 39 (12.70%) Software Testing
15 38 (12.38%) JUnit
16 37 (12.05%) Oracle
16 37 (12.05%) MS Excel
17 36 (11.73%) .NET
17 36 (11.73%) ISEB
17 36 (11.73%) Agile Testing
18 35 (11.40%) Automated Testing
18 35 (11.40%) NUnit
19 34 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
20 32 (10.42%) Coaching
21 30 (9.77%) SQL Server
21 30 (9.77%) JavaScript

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 (3.91%) IIS
2 11 (3.58%) Apache
3 4 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.30%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.98%) nginx
4 3 (0.98%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.98%) Node.js
4 3 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.65%) JBoss
5 2 (0.65%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.33%) Mule
6 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.33%) Lync
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.33%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 37 (12.05%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.23%) SPSS
3 9 (2.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.61%) MS Project
5 5 (1.63%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.98%) MS Office
7 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (0.98%) Amazon S3
1 3 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.98%) Route 53
1 3 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
1 3 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 3 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.93%) Firewall
2 8 (2.61%) DNS
3 7 (2.28%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.95%) Internet
5 4 (1.30%) LAN
6 3 (0.98%) WAN
6 3 (0.98%) HTTP
6 3 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.65%) DHCP
7 2 (0.65%) VPN
8 1 (0.33%) SAN
8 1 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.77%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (4.89%) Oracle BI EE
3 14 (4.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.26%) MySQL
6 8 (2.61%) Big Data
6 8 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.28%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.95%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.95%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.30%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.98%) DB2
10 3 (0.98%) Redis
10 3 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.65%) DTS
Development Applications
1 40 (13.03%) Selenium
2 38 (12.38%) JUnit
3 35 (11.40%) NUnit
4 23 (7.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (5.54%) JIRA
5 17 (5.54%) Visual Studio
6 16 (5.21%) Cucumber
7 13 (4.23%) WebDriver
8 12 (3.91%) FitNesse
9 9 (2.93%) Hudson
9 9 (2.93%) Jenkins
10 8 (2.61%) Selenium IDE
10 8 (2.61%) TeamCity
10 8 (2.61%) Git (software)
11 7 (2.28%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (2.28%) SoapUI
12 4 (1.30%) QuickTest Pro
13 3 (0.98%) Subversion
14 2 (0.65%) WATIR
15 1 (0.33%) MorphX
General
1 60 (19.54%) Finance
2 18 (5.86%) Retail
3 16 (5.21%) Pharmaceutical
4 11 (3.58%) Banking
4 11 (3.58%) Retail Banking
5 10 (3.26%) Aerospace
6 9 (2.93%) Marketing
7 6 (1.95%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.63%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 121 (39.41%) Analyst
2 83 (27.04%) Test Analyst
3 29 (9.45%) QA Analyst
4 25 (8.14%) Developer
4 25 (8.14%) Team Leader
5 23 (7.49%) Project Manager
6 20 (6.51%) Senior Analyst
7 19 (6.19%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 17 (5.54%) Tester
9 16 (5.21%) Delivery Manager
10 15 (4.89%) Test Team Leader
10 15 (4.89%) Senior Test Analyst
11 14 (4.56%) Business Analyst
11 14 (4.56%) Test Leader
12 12 (3.91%) Test Manager
13 11 (3.58%) Agile Test Analyst
14 10 (3.26%) Test Engineer
15 9 (2.93%) PHP Developer
15 9 (2.93%) Technical Manager
15 9 (2.93%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.73%) .NET
2 24 (7.82%) jQuery
3 23 (7.49%) CSS
4 19 (6.19%) HTML
5 14 (4.56%) ASP.NET
6 11 (3.58%) WCF
7 10 (3.26%) Symfony
7 10 (3.26%) RESTful
7 10 (3.26%) KnockoutJS
8 9 (2.93%) Modernizr
8 9 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (2.93%) Web Services
9 8 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (1.95%) XML
10 6 (1.95%) Ajax
11 5 (1.63%) Middleware
12 4 (1.30%) LAMP
12 4 (1.30%) HTML5
13 3 (0.98%) CSS3
13 3 (0.98%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.51%) User Experience
3 13 (4.23%) Visualisation
3 13 (4.23%) Statistics
3 13 (4.23%) Taxonomies
3 13 (4.23%) Mathematics
4 12 (3.91%) NHS
5 11 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.26%) Informatics
6 10 (3.26%) Health Informatics
7 9 (2.93%) Graphic Design
8 5 (1.63%) GIS
9 4 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.98%) Open Source
10 3 (0.98%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.65%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.65%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.65%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.49%) Linux
2 13 (4.23%) UNIX
3 12 (3.91%) Windows
4 5 (1.63%) Solaris
5 3 (0.98%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.98%) Android
6 2 (0.65%) HPUX
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (20.85%) Line Management
3 54 (17.59%) TDD
4 52 (16.94%) Unit Testing
5 47 (15.31%) Manual Testing
6 46 (14.98%) Mentoring
7 45 (14.66%) Test Scripting
7 45 (14.66%) Non-Functional Testing
8 43 (14.01%) Configuration Management
9 39 (12.70%) Project Management
9 39 (12.70%) Software Testing
9 39 (12.70%) Performance Testing
10 36 (11.73%) Agile Testing
11 35 (11.40%) Automated Testing
12 32 (10.42%) Coaching
13 28 (9.12%) Automation Testing
14 27 (8.79%) Test Strategy
15 26 (8.47%) Scrum
16 25 (8.14%) People Management
17 22 (7.17%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 95 (30.94%) SQL
2 50 (16.29%) Java
3 30 (9.77%) JavaScript
4 28 (9.12%) C#
5 16 (5.21%) PHP
6 13 (4.23%) MATLAB
6 13 (4.23%) R
7 8 (2.61%) C++
8 6 (1.95%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.63%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.63%) Ruby
10 4 (1.30%) Python
10 4 (1.30%) Perl
11 3 (0.98%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.65%) C
13 1 (0.33%) VBScript
13 1 (0.33%) X++
13 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.33%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 43 (14.01%) Degree
2 36 (11.73%) ISEB
3 18 (5.86%) ISTQB
4 13 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (1.63%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.33%) MCITP
6 1 (0.33%) MCSE
6 1 (0.33%) MCSA
6 1 (0.33%) CCNA
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.93%) SLA
2 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (1.95%) HDFS
2 4 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.33%) UAG
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (3.91%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.98%) Puppet
2 3 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.98%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.33%) SCCM
3 1 (0.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 57 (18.57%) Microsoft
2 37 (12.05%) Oracle
3 13 (4.23%) Tableau
4 10 (3.26%) HP
5 8 (2.61%) Citrix
6 7 (2.28%) IBM
7 4 (1.30%) LexisNexis
8 3 (0.98%) Percona
8 3 (0.98%) Fujitsu
9 2 (0.65%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.65%) Cisco
9 2 (0.65%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.65%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.33%) Mapinfo
10 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.33%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.33%) webMethods
10 1 (0.33%) Remedy
10 1 (0.33%) VMware
10 1 (0.33%) SAP
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