The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Analyst
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 146 166
Rank change year-on-year +3 +20  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 9 25 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.36% 0.78% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.80% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 6 25 20
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +8.69%  
UK excluding London median salary £33,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -5.71% +7.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2466 3125 3569
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.43% 97.11% 97.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2162 2522 2837
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in Leeds

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Analyst in Leeds.

Salary trend for QA Analyst in Leeds

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, QA Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leeds region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (77.78%) Test Scripting
3 10 (55.56%) ISEB
3 10 (55.56%) SQL
4 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 9 (50.00%) Selenium
4 9 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 9 (50.00%) Automation Testing
5 7 (38.89%) .NET
5 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
6 5 (27.78%) Finance
6 5 (27.78%) Scrum
6 5 (27.78%) SoapUI
6 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (22.22%) V-Model
7 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
7 4 (22.22%) Driving Licence
7 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Business Development
8 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
9 2 (11.11%) NumPy
9 2 (11.11%) User Stories
9 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
9 2 (11.11%) SDET
9 2 (11.11%) C#

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (27.78%) SoapUI
2 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (11.11%) JIRA
3 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) NumPy
2 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Driving Licence
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) e-Health
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 9 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 9 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) Business Development
4 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) V-Model
4 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.11%) User Stories
6 1 (5.56%) Test Management
6 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) ISEB
2 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) HP