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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 53 40
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -13
Permanent jobs citing QA 125 155 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 3.74% 4.79% 5.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.06% 39.95% 48.71%
Number of salaries quoted 115 121 133
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,100 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
367 388 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 10.98% 11.98% 11.87%
Number of salaries quoted 298 271 289
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 29 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Leeds

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 156 (63.93%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (28.28%) Project Management
3 52 (21.31%) SQL
4 42 (17.21%) Finance
5 38 (15.57%) Test Strategy
6 35 (14.34%) Scrum
6 35 (14.34%) Test Scripting
7 34 (13.93%) Automation Testing
7 34 (13.93%) Microsoft
8 33 (13.52%) Line Management
9 31 (12.70%) Manual Testing
10 30 (12.30%) Selenium
10 30 (12.30%) Non-Functional Testing
11 29 (11.89%) .NET
12 28 (11.48%) Degree
13 27 (11.07%) Agile Testing
13 27 (11.07%) Mentoring
13 27 (11.07%) Java
13 27 (11.07%) Web Services
13 27 (11.07%) ISEB
13 27 (11.07%) Automated Testing
13 27 (11.07%) Software Testing
14 26 (10.66%) TDD
15 25 (10.25%) JUnit
16 23 (9.43%) JavaScript
16 23 (9.43%) Configuration Management
16 23 (9.43%) Test Planning
17 22 (9.02%) Regression Testing
18 21 (8.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 21 (8.61%) Waterfall

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 8 (3.28%) IIS
1 8 (3.28%) Apache
2 6 (2.46%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.46%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.23%) WebLogic Portal
3 3 (1.23%) nginx
3 3 (1.23%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.23%) Node.js
4 2 (0.82%) Lync
4 2 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.82%) JBoss
4 2 (0.82%) CMS
4 2 (0.82%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.41%) Mule
5 1 (0.41%) Confluence
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (3.28%) MS Project
4 4 (1.64%) MS Office
5 3 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.41%) FreeHand
6 1 (0.41%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.64%) JDE OneWorld
1 4 (1.64%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.82%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.23%) Amazon S3
1 3 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.10%) HTTP
2 6 (2.46%) Internet
3 5 (2.05%) DNS
4 4 (1.64%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.23%) Firewall
5 3 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.23%) AMQP
6 2 (0.82%) VPN
6 2 (0.82%) LAN
7 1 (0.41%) SAN
7 1 (0.41%) CTI
7 1 (0.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.92%) MySQL
3 10 (4.10%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.87%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.46%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.23%) Redis
7 2 (0.82%) Big Data
7 2 (0.82%) DB2
7 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (12.30%) Selenium
2 25 (10.25%) JUnit
3 20 (8.20%) FitNesse
3 20 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (7.38%) NUnit
5 14 (5.74%) JIRA
6 13 (5.33%) Cucumber
7 12 (4.92%) QuickTest Pro
8 9 (3.69%) Visual Studio
9 8 (3.28%) SpecFlow
10 7 (2.87%) WebDriver
11 6 (2.46%) Jenkins
11 6 (2.46%) JMeter
12 5 (2.05%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.64%) Subversion
14 3 (1.23%) Git (software)
14 3 (1.23%) Hudson
15 2 (0.82%) SoapUI
15 2 (0.82%) JProfiler
15 2 (0.82%) JBehave
General
1 42 (17.21%) Finance
2 16 (6.56%) Telecoms
2 16 (6.56%) Retail
3 15 (6.15%) Marketing
4 13 (5.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (3.28%) Aerospace
5 8 (3.28%) Retail Banking
5 8 (3.28%) Banking
6 5 (2.05%) Legal
7 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.41%) Publishing
8 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 116 (47.54%) Analyst
2 100 (40.98%) Test Analyst
3 44 (18.03%) Agile Test Analyst
4 36 (14.75%) QA Analyst
5 25 (10.25%) Senior Analyst
6 24 (9.84%) Senior Test Analyst
7 17 (6.97%) Test Leader
8 15 (6.15%) Project Manager
9 14 (5.74%) PMO Manager
10 12 (4.92%) Developer
11 11 (4.51%) Test Manager
12 9 (3.69%) Team Leader
13 8 (3.28%) Test Team Leader
13 8 (3.28%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
14 7 (2.87%) Designer
14 7 (2.87%) QA Engineer
14 7 (2.87%) Software Engineer
14 7 (2.87%) Architect
14 7 (2.87%) Business Analyst
15 6 (2.46%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.89%) .NET
2 27 (11.07%) Web Services
3 20 (8.20%) XML
4 18 (7.38%) HTML
5 17 (6.97%) SOAP
6 15 (6.15%) CSS
7 14 (5.74%) XSD
7 14 (5.74%) WSDL
8 12 (4.92%) jQuery
9 9 (3.69%) LAMP
10 8 (3.28%) HTML5
11 6 (2.46%) Middleware
11 6 (2.46%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (2.46%) Modernizr
12 5 (2.05%) J2EE
12 5 (2.05%) ASP.NET
13 4 (1.64%) CSS3
13 4 (1.64%) Ajax
14 3 (1.23%) ActiveMQ
14 3 (1.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.79%) User Experience
3 13 (5.33%) NHS
4 9 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (3.69%) Open Source
5 8 (3.28%) Health Informatics
5 8 (3.28%) Informatics
6 7 (2.87%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.46%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.46%) Graphic Design
8 4 (1.64%) Clustering
9 3 (1.23%) Equities
9 3 (1.23%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.23%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.23%) Symmetrix
9 3 (1.23%) RIA
9 3 (1.23%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.82%) iPad
10 2 (0.82%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.82%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.79%) Linux
2 13 (5.33%) Windows
3 7 (2.87%) UNIX
4 3 (1.23%) Solaris
4 3 (1.23%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.82%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.82%) Android
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.41%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (63.93%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (28.28%) Project Management
3 38 (15.57%) Test Strategy
4 35 (14.34%) Test Scripting
4 35 (14.34%) Scrum
5 34 (13.93%) Automation Testing
6 33 (13.52%) Line Management
7 31 (12.70%) Manual Testing
8 30 (12.30%) Non-Functional Testing
9 27 (11.07%) Agile Testing
9 27 (11.07%) Mentoring
9 27 (11.07%) Automated Testing
9 27 (11.07%) Software Testing
10 26 (10.66%) TDD
11 23 (9.43%) Configuration Management
11 23 (9.43%) Test Planning
12 22 (9.02%) Regression Testing
13 21 (8.61%) Waterfall
14 20 (8.20%) E-Commerce
15 19 (7.79%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 52 (21.31%) SQL
2 27 (11.07%) Java
3 23 (9.43%) JavaScript
4 15 (6.15%) PHP
5 10 (4.10%) C#
6 8 (3.28%) C++
7 7 (2.87%) Perl
7 7 (2.87%) Ruby
8 6 (2.46%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.05%) C
10 4 (1.64%) Python
11 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.82%) SPARQL
12 2 (0.82%) VBScript
13 1 (0.41%) VB
13 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.41%) X++
Qualifications
1 28 (11.48%) Degree
2 27 (11.07%) ISEB
3 21 (8.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (3.69%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.82%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.41%) PMP
7 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.41%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.23%) SLA
2 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.82%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.82%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.41%) UAG
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (6.56%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.23%) Puppet
2 3 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.23%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.41%) SCCM
3 1 (0.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (13.93%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.38%) Oracle
3 11 (4.51%) HP
4 4 (1.64%) Capita
4 4 (1.64%) LexisNexis
5 3 (1.23%) Percona
5 3 (1.23%) F5
5 3 (1.23%) EMC
5 3 (1.23%) Cisco
6 2 (0.82%) SAP
6 2 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.41%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.41%) webMethods
7 1 (0.41%) Remedy
7 1 (0.41%) VMware
7 1 (0.41%) Splunk
7 1 (0.41%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.41%) IBM
7 1 (0.41%) Adobe
Leeds
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum 20% bonus, Excellent benefits package
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000 per annum + Car, Pension
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago