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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 59 40 21
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -19
Permanent jobs citing QA 135 212 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 4.12% 5.81% 9.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.93% 43.44% 62.02%
Number of salaries quoted 105 155 201
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 £29,400 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +4.57%
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
322 488 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 9.84% 13.38% 14.67%
Number of salaries quoted 233 360 333
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,529 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £65,000
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 22 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Leeds

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 112 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (31.08%) SQL
3 56 (18.92%) Java
4 55 (18.58%) Finance
5 52 (17.57%) Line Management
6 49 (16.55%) .NET
7 47 (15.88%) TDD
8 46 (15.54%) Microsoft
8 46 (15.54%) Unit Testing
9 44 (14.86%) Test Scripting
10 42 (14.19%) Degree
11 41 (13.85%) Oracle
12 40 (13.51%) C#
12 40 (13.51%) Selenium
12 40 (13.51%) Mentoring
13 37 (12.50%) Coaching
13 37 (12.50%) Manual Testing
14 35 (11.82%) ISEB
15 33 (11.15%) Project Management
16 32 (10.81%) Configuration Management
17 31 (10.47%) SQL Server
17 31 (10.47%) Performance Testing
17 31 (10.47%) Non-Functional Testing
18 28 (9.46%) JUnit
19 27 (9.12%) MS Excel
19 27 (9.12%) Automated Testing
19 27 (9.12%) People Management
20 26 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
20 26 (8.78%) Agile Testing
20 26 (8.78%) Software Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (3.72%) IIS
2 8 (2.70%) Apache
3 5 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.01%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.01%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.68%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.68%) JBoss
7 1 (0.34%) CMS
7 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.34%) Lync
7 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.34%) Drupal
7 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 27 (9.12%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.39%) SPSS
3 5 (1.69%) MS Project
4 4 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.01%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.68%) MS Office
7 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.04%) Firewall
2 8 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.69%) HTTP
3 5 (1.69%) DNS
4 4 (1.35%) FTP
4 4 (1.35%) LAN
5 3 (1.01%) Internet
5 3 (1.01%) WAN
6 2 (0.68%) DHCP
6 2 (0.68%) VPN
7 1 (0.34%) SAN
7 1 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.07%) Oracle BI EE
3 14 (4.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (4.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (3.38%) Big Data
7 9 (3.04%) MySQL
8 8 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (2.03%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.03%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.01%) DB2
12 3 (1.01%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.68%) DTS
14 1 (0.34%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 40 (13.51%) Selenium
2 28 (9.46%) JUnit
3 26 (8.78%) NUnit
4 22 (7.43%) Visual Studio
5 15 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (5.07%) Cucumber
6 14 (4.73%) WebDriver
7 10 (3.38%) Jenkins
7 10 (3.38%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (3.04%) Git (software)
9 8 (2.70%) SoapUI
9 8 (2.70%) Selenium IDE
9 8 (2.70%) JIRA
9 8 (2.70%) Hudson
9 8 (2.70%) TeamCity
10 6 (2.03%) FitNesse
11 3 (1.01%) Synon
12 2 (0.68%) Firebug
12 2 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
12 2 (0.68%) LoadRunner
General
1 55 (18.58%) Finance
2 13 (4.39%) Retail
3 9 (3.04%) Marketing
4 6 (2.03%) Retail Banking
4 6 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (2.03%) Banking
4 6 (2.03%) Legal
5 3 (1.01%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.34%) Games
6 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 99 (33.45%) Analyst
2 61 (20.61%) Test Analyst
3 38 (12.84%) Developer
4 25 (8.45%) Team Leader
5 21 (7.09%) QA Analyst
6 20 (6.76%) Delivery Manager
7 16 (5.41%) Tester
8 15 (5.07%) Project Manager
8 15 (5.07%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
9 12 (4.05%) Business Analyst
9 12 (4.05%) Test Team Leader
10 11 (3.72%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (3.72%) Software Developer
10 11 (3.72%) Test Manager
11 10 (3.38%) PHP Developer
12 9 (3.04%) Technical Manager
12 9 (3.04%) Development Manager
12 9 (3.04%) Support Analyst
12 9 (3.04%) Test Leader
12 9 (3.04%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (16.55%) .NET
2 22 (7.43%) jQuery
3 20 (6.76%) CSS
4 16 (5.41%) ASP.NET
5 13 (4.39%) HTML
6 9 (3.04%) XML
6 9 (3.04%) RESTful
6 9 (3.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (3.04%) WCF
6 9 (3.04%) Symfony
7 8 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (2.70%) XSLT
8 7 (2.36%) Web Services
8 7 (2.36%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (2.03%) Modernizr
10 5 (1.69%) Ajax
10 5 (1.69%) DOM
11 4 (1.35%) REST
12 3 (1.01%) SOAP
12 3 (1.01%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.39%) Statistics
2 13 (4.39%) Taxonomies
2 13 (4.39%) Mathematics
2 13 (4.39%) Visualisation
3 10 (3.38%) User Experience
4 7 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.03%) Graphic Design
6 4 (1.35%) GIS
7 3 (1.01%) AS400
7 3 (1.01%) NHS
7 3 (1.01%) Informatics
7 3 (1.01%) Health Informatics
8 2 (0.68%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.68%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.68%) Open Source
8 2 (0.68%) Social Media
8 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.34%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.43%) Linux
2 13 (4.39%) Windows
3 10 (3.38%) UNIX
4 8 (2.70%) Solaris
5 6 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.68%) Android
7 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.68%) HPUX
8 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (17.57%) Line Management
3 47 (15.88%) TDD
4 46 (15.54%) Unit Testing
5 44 (14.86%) Test Scripting
6 40 (13.51%) Mentoring
7 37 (12.50%) Coaching
7 37 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 33 (11.15%) Project Management
9 32 (10.81%) Configuration Management
10 31 (10.47%) Performance Testing
10 31 (10.47%) Non-Functional Testing
11 27 (9.12%) Automated Testing
11 27 (9.12%) People Management
12 26 (8.78%) Agile Testing
12 26 (8.78%) Software Testing
12 26 (8.78%) E-Commerce
13 24 (8.11%) Test Strategy
14 22 (7.43%) MVC
14 22 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 92 (31.08%) SQL
2 56 (18.92%) Java
3 40 (13.51%) C#
4 21 (7.09%) JavaScript
5 13 (4.39%) MATLAB
5 13 (4.39%) R
6 11 (3.72%) PHP
6 11 (3.72%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.70%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.03%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.69%) C++
10 3 (1.01%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.34%) Ruby
12 1 (0.34%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (14.19%) Degree
2 35 (11.82%) ISEB
3 20 (6.76%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (2.03%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.34%) MCITP
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.34%) CCNA
6 1 (0.34%) MCSE
6 1 (0.34%) MCSA
6 1 (0.34%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.72%) SLA
2 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.34%) HL7
2 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (2.03%) HDFS
2 4 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (3.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.34%) Nagios
2 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.34%) SCCM
2 1 (0.34%) SCOM
2 1 (0.34%) logstash
2 1 (0.34%) Graylog
Vendors
1 46 (15.54%) Microsoft
2 41 (13.85%) Oracle
3 13 (4.39%) Tableau
4 12 (4.05%) HP
5 8 (2.70%) Citrix
6 6 (2.03%) IBM
7 3 (1.01%) Cisco
7 3 (1.01%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.68%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.68%) Splunk
8 2 (0.68%) Facebook
8 2 (0.68%) Twitter
8 2 (0.68%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.68%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.68%) VMware
9 1 (0.34%) Remedy
9 1 (0.34%) Informatica
9 1 (0.34%) Intel
9 1 (0.34%) Avaya
9 1 (0.34%) Cognos
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: £35,000 per annum £35,000 + bonus + benefits + free parking
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Cordant Group PLC
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £27000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 11 days ago