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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 66 25
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -41
Permanent jobs citing QA 144 148 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 4.13% 4.02% 7.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.37% 36.63% 58.28%
Number of salaries quoted 109 94 160
Average salary £40,000 £43,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.51% +15.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,150 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £64,250 £56,000
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
332 404 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 9.51% 10.98% 13.21%
Number of salaries quoted 249 276 269
Average salary £43,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,750 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Leeds

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 118 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (28.62%) SQL
3 63 (20.72%) .NET
4 62 (20.39%) Java
5 60 (19.74%) C#
6 59 (19.41%) Finance
7 55 (18.09%) Test Scripting
8 48 (15.79%) Microsoft
9 46 (15.13%) SDLC
10 44 (14.47%) ISEB
11 43 (14.14%) TDD
12 42 (13.82%) Line Management
13 39 (12.83%) Project Management
14 38 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
14 38 (12.50%) Degree
15 37 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
16 36 (11.84%) Mentoring
17 32 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
17 32 (10.53%) SQL Server
18 31 (10.20%) E-Commerce
18 31 (10.20%) ISTQB
19 29 (9.54%) Migration
19 29 (9.54%) Selenium
20 27 (8.88%) Scrum
21 26 (8.55%) Software Testing
21 26 (8.55%) Unit Testing
22 25 (8.22%) Coaching
22 25 (8.22%) Test Strategy
23 24 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
23 24 (7.89%) Visual Studio

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (3.29%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (1.32%) IIS
5 2 (0.66%) Apache
6 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.33%) CMS
6 1 (0.33%) Drupal
6 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.33%) Lync
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.33%) Node.js
6 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.62%) SPSS
3 8 (2.63%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.66%) MS Office
5 1 (0.33%) MS Project
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (5.59%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.99%) SaaS
2 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.97%) TCP/IP
1 6 (1.97%) Firewall
2 5 (1.64%) HTTP
3 4 (1.32%) FTP
3 4 (1.32%) LAN
3 4 (1.32%) WAN
4 3 (0.99%) DNS
4 3 (0.99%) Internet
5 2 (0.66%) Network Security
5 2 (0.66%) SAN
5 2 (0.66%) DHCP
6 1 (0.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.33%) NAS
6 1 (0.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (6.25%) Big Data
4 18 (5.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 18 (5.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (4.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (3.62%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (2.30%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.97%) MySQL
9 6 (1.97%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.64%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.64%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.33%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.33%) OLTP
12 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 32 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (9.54%) Selenium
3 24 (7.89%) Visual Studio
4 17 (5.59%) Cucumber
5 11 (3.62%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (3.29%) WebDriver
7 9 (2.96%) JMeter
8 8 (2.63%) NUnit
8 8 (2.63%) JUnit
8 8 (2.63%) SoapUI
9 7 (2.30%) Jenkins
9 7 (2.30%) Selenium IDE
10 6 (1.97%) Git (software)
11 5 (1.64%) Subversion
11 5 (1.64%) NeoLoad
12 4 (1.32%) Maven
12 4 (1.32%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.99%) Synon
13 3 (0.99%) JIRA
13 3 (0.99%) TeamCity
General
1 59 (19.41%) Finance
2 18 (5.92%) Legal
3 10 (3.29%) Marketing
4 8 (2.63%) Retail
5 3 (0.99%) Aerospace
5 3 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (0.99%) Banking
6 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Games
7 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 98 (32.24%) Analyst
2 56 (18.42%) Test Analyst
3 52 (17.11%) Developer
4 24 (7.89%) Tester
5 19 (6.25%) QA Analyst
6 16 (5.26%) Development Manager
6 16 (5.26%) Team Leader
7 15 (4.93%) QA Engineer
7 15 (4.93%) Test Engineer
8 14 (4.61%) Software Development Manager
8 14 (4.61%) Lead Developer
8 14 (4.61%) Delivery Manager
8 14 (4.61%) Software Manager
9 13 (4.28%) QA Test Analyst
9 13 (4.28%) Consultant
10 12 (3.95%) Test Manager
10 12 (3.95%) Business Analyst
10 12 (3.95%) QA Tester
11 11 (3.62%) Systems Tester
11 11 (3.62%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (20.72%) .NET
2 22 (7.24%) ASP.NET
3 18 (5.92%) WCF
4 15 (4.93%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (4.93%) CSS
5 14 (4.61%) XML
5 14 (4.61%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (4.28%) jQuery
6 13 (4.28%) Web Services
6 13 (4.28%) XSLT
7 11 (3.62%) REST
8 6 (1.97%) HTML
9 5 (1.64%) RESTful
9 5 (1.64%) DOM
10 4 (1.32%) Apache Flex
10 4 (1.32%) Spring
10 4 (1.32%) WPF
10 4 (1.32%) SOAP
11 3 (0.99%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.99%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.95%) Statistics
2 12 (3.95%) Mathematics
3 11 (3.62%) Visualisation
3 11 (3.62%) Taxonomies
4 5 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.64%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.64%) User Experience
5 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.32%) GIS
6 3 (0.99%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.99%) AS400
6 3 (0.99%) Informatics
6 3 (0.99%) NHS
6 3 (0.99%) Social Media
6 3 (0.99%) Health Informatics
6 3 (0.99%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.33%) PMI
7 1 (0.33%) New Media
7 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.59%) Linux
2 12 (3.95%) Windows
3 9 (2.96%) UNIX
4 8 (2.63%) Solaris
5 6 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.33%) Android
7 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (18.09%) Test Scripting
3 46 (15.13%) SDLC
4 43 (14.14%) TDD
5 42 (13.82%) Line Management
6 39 (12.83%) Project Management
7 38 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
8 36 (11.84%) Mentoring
9 31 (10.20%) E-Commerce
10 29 (9.54%) Migration
11 27 (8.88%) Scrum
12 26 (8.55%) Software Testing
12 26 (8.55%) Unit Testing
13 25 (8.22%) Test Strategy
13 25 (8.22%) Coaching
14 24 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
15 22 (7.24%) Manual Testing
15 22 (7.24%) Automated Testing
16 21 (6.91%) ITIL
16 21 (6.91%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 87 (28.62%) SQL
2 62 (20.39%) Java
3 60 (19.74%) C#
4 22 (7.24%) T-SQL
5 13 (4.28%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.62%) R
6 11 (3.62%) MATLAB
7 8 (2.63%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.97%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.99%) PHP
9 3 (0.99%) C++
10 1 (0.33%) C
10 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (14.47%) ISEB
2 38 (12.50%) Degree
3 31 (10.20%) ISTQB
4 11 (3.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (1.97%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.33%) MCITP
7 1 (0.33%) APMP
7 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.33%) HND
7 1 (0.33%) MCSE
7 1 (0.33%) MCSA
7 1 (0.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.96%) SLA
2 3 (0.99%) HL7
3 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (1.64%) HDFS
2 3 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.99%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.33%) logstash
2 1 (0.33%) Graylog
2 1 (0.33%) Nagios
2 1 (0.33%) SCCM
2 1 (0.33%) SCOM
2 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 48 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.57%) Oracle
3 18 (5.92%) Tableau
4 12 (3.95%) HP
5 7 (2.30%) IBM
6 6 (1.97%) Citrix
6 6 (1.97%) Capita
7 3 (0.99%) Fujitsu
7 3 (0.99%) VMware
8 2 (0.66%) Facebook
8 2 (0.66%) Twitter
8 2 (0.66%) Pega
8 2 (0.66%) Cisco
9 1 (0.33%) Cognos
9 1 (0.33%) Informatica
9 1 (0.33%) Nokia
9 1 (0.33%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.33%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.33%) Remedy
9 1 (0.33%) Sitecore
Leeds
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: Salary negotiable 10% full benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
RMI International
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Jet2.com
Posted: 23 days ago