The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 92 68 94
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +26
Permanent jobs citing QA 73 137 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 2.83% 3.78% 3.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.98% 38.16% 28.09%
Number of salaries quoted 56 96 81
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,468 £29,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
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
281 359 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 10.88% 9.90% 10.77%
Number of salaries quoted 226 273 285
Median salary £42,500 £43,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +8.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £28,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of job ads across the Leeds region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Leeds

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for QA.

1 135 (68.88%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (34.69%) SQL
3 59 (30.10%) Selenium
4 54 (27.55%) Scrum
5 49 (25.00%) Finance
6 43 (21.94%) ISEB
7 42 (21.43%) Software Testing
8 39 (19.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (18.88%) ISTQB
10 36 (18.37%) C#
11 34 (17.35%) Manual Testing
12 33 (16.84%) Waterfall
12 33 (16.84%) Test Strategy
12 33 (16.84%) E-Commerce
13 32 (16.33%) Functional Testing
14 31 (15.82%) Degree
14 31 (15.82%) .NET
14 31 (15.82%) SQL Server
15 30 (15.31%) Team Foundation Server
15 30 (15.31%) Test Automation
15 30 (15.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 29 (14.80%) Microsoft
16 29 (14.80%) Java
17 28 (14.29%) SDLC
17 28 (14.29%) SoapUI
18 26 (13.27%) Mentoring
18 26 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
19 25 (12.76%) Kanban
20 24 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
20 24 (12.24%) Test Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (1.53%) Drupal
2 3 (1.53%) WordPress
3 2 (1.02%) Apache
3 2 (1.02%) nginx
3 2 (1.02%) OpenEdge
3 2 (1.02%) SAS
4 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.51%) CMS
4 1 (0.51%) JBoss
4 1 (0.51%) Jetty
4 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.51%) MS Project
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.04%) SAP CRM
2 3 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.53%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.02%) Network Security
2 1 (0.51%) DHCP
2 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.82%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (5.61%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.55%) MySQL
5 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.53%) CouchDB
7 3 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.53%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.02%) DB2
8 2 (1.02%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.51%) DataStage
9 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.51%) Power BI
9 1 (0.51%) QualityStage
9 1 (0.51%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 59 (30.10%) Selenium
2 30 (15.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 21 (10.71%) Cucumber
5 17 (8.67%) JIRA
6 14 (7.14%) WebDriver
7 11 (5.61%) Visual Studio
8 9 (4.59%) Jenkins
9 7 (3.57%) Git (software)
10 6 (3.06%) Maven
10 6 (3.06%) SpecFlow
10 6 (3.06%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.53%) CruiseControl
11 3 (1.53%) EasyMock
11 3 (1.53%) Gradle
11 3 (1.53%) Grunt
11 3 (1.53%) JMeter
11 3 (1.53%) JUnit
11 3 (1.53%) Mockito
11 3 (1.53%) TestNG
General
1 49 (25.00%) Finance
2 15 (7.65%) Retail
3 14 (7.14%) Legal
4 13 (6.63%) Banking
5 4 (2.04%) Marketing
6 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.02%) Games
7 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 82 (41.84%) Analyst
2 55 (28.06%) Test Analyst
3 33 (16.84%) Test Engineer
4 30 (15.31%) Developer
5 22 (11.22%) Tester
6 17 (8.67%) Systems Analyst
7 14 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
8 13 (6.63%) QA Analyst
8 13 (6.63%) Web Engineer
9 12 (6.12%) QA Tester
9 12 (6.12%) SQL Analyst
10 11 (5.61%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (5.61%) Systems Test Analyst
11 10 (5.10%) Consultant
11 10 (5.10%) Development Manager
11 10 (5.10%) QA Test Analyst
11 10 (5.10%) SAP Consultant
11 10 (5.10%) Senior Test Analyst
12 9 (4.59%) SQL Developer
13 8 (4.08%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.82%) .NET
2 15 (7.65%) ASP.NET
2 15 (7.65%) HTML
3 10 (5.10%) CSS
4 9 (4.59%) XML
5 5 (2.55%) Spring
6 4 (2.04%) CSS3
6 4 (2.04%) HTML5
6 4 (2.04%) Sass
7 3 (1.53%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.53%) PowerMock
7 3 (1.53%) RESTful
7 3 (1.53%) SOAP
8 2 (1.02%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.02%) jQuery
8 2 (1.02%) PhoneGap
8 2 (1.02%) Symfony
8 2 (1.02%) Velocity
8 2 (1.02%) WCF
8 2 (1.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (3.57%) User Experience
2 7 (3.57%) Visualisation
3 5 (2.55%) iPad
4 4 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.53%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.02%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.02%) e-Health
6 2 (1.02%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.02%) Statistics
7 1 (0.51%) CMDB
7 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.51%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.04%) Unix
2 2 (1.02%) Windows
3 1 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (68.88%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (27.55%) Scrum
3 42 (21.43%) Software Testing
4 39 (19.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (17.35%) Manual Testing
6 33 (16.84%) E-Commerce
6 33 (16.84%) Test Strategy
6 33 (16.84%) Waterfall
7 32 (16.33%) Functional Testing
8 30 (15.31%) Test Automation
9 28 (14.29%) SDLC
10 26 (13.27%) Mentoring
11 25 (12.76%) Kanban
12 24 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (12.24%) Test Management
12 24 (12.24%) Test Scripting
13 23 (11.73%) TDD
14 22 (11.22%) Automation Testing
15 21 (10.71%) ITIL
16 18 (9.18%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (34.69%) SQL
2 36 (18.37%) C#
3 29 (14.80%) Java
4 17 (8.67%) T-SQL
5 15 (7.65%) JavaScript
6 9 (4.59%) PHP
6 9 (4.59%) Python
7 7 (3.57%) ABAP
8 3 (1.53%) R
8 3 (1.53%) Ruby
9 2 (1.02%) OpenEdge ABL
9 2 (1.02%) Progress 4GL
9 2 (1.02%) Scala
9 2 (1.02%) VBA
10 1 (0.51%) C
10 1 (0.51%) C++
10 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.51%) VBScript
10 1 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 43 (21.94%) ISEB
2 37 (18.88%) ISTQB
3 31 (15.82%) Degree
4 30 (15.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.02%) APMP
6 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.51%) CEH
7 1 (0.51%) CISMP
7 1 (0.51%) CISSP
7 1 (0.51%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.53%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.51%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (2.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (14.80%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.67%) Oracle
3 12 (6.12%) SAP
4 3 (1.53%) HP
5 2 (1.02%) IBM
5 2 (1.02%) JD Edwards
5 2 (1.02%) Progress
5 2 (1.02%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.51%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.51%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.51%) Facebook
6 1 (0.51%) Google
6 1 (0.51%) New Relic
6 1 (0.51%) Tableau
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Salary: £40,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Head Resourcing
Salary: free parking, pension, bonus etc.
Posted: 6 days ago
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Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
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EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Up to £45,000
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