The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £41,250 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

Quality Assurance Engineer
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 158 183
Rank change year-on-year 0 +25  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 2 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.080% 0.21% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.21% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 2
Median salary £41,250 £35,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.85% -20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £29,000 £42,750
10% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £35,000 £44,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  

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 2435 2811 3232
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.13% 97.88% 98.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2020 2338 2557
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Leeds

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, QA Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) QA
1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) Java
4 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
5 6 (54.55%) Finance
6 5 (45.45%) Scrum
7 4 (36.36%) Validation
7 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
8 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
8 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
8 3 (27.27%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
8 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
8 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
8 3 (27.27%) JIRA
8 3 (27.27%) SQL
8 3 (27.27%) .NET
8 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 3 (27.27%) HP
8 3 (27.27%) ISEB
9 2 (18.18%) Process Management
9 2 (18.18%) Data Security
9 2 (18.18%) TDD
9 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
9 2 (18.18%) Greenfield Project

QA Engineer 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 11 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
2 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
2 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) Appium
3 1 (9.09%) PHPUnit
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) CSS3
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) HTML5
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) JMS
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) JSP
2 1 (9.09%) Servlets
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) Symfony
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (9.09%) Fintech
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
3 5 (45.45%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (36.36%) Validation
5 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
5 3 (27.27%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
6 2 (18.18%) Data Security
6 2 (18.18%) Process Management
6 2 (18.18%) TDD
7 1 (9.09%) Lean Six Sigma
7 1 (9.09%) QA Automation
7 1 (9.09%) SDET
7 1 (9.09%) SDLC
7 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma
7 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) HP
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
Leeds, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £28k - 32.5k per year + benefits
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