The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 153 157 182
Rank change year-on-year +4 +25  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 19 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.19% 0.58% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.60% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4 19 6
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  

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 2499 3190 3621
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.35% 96.70% 97.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2203 2616 2918
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 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Leeds

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in Leeds

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, QA Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (53.33%) Functional Testing
4 8 (53.33%) Test Strategy
5 7 (46.67%) Selenium
6 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 5 (33.33%) BDD
6 5 (33.33%) Ruby
6 5 (33.33%) TDD
7 4 (26.67%) Finance
7 4 (26.67%) Advertising
7 4 (26.67%) Scrum
7 4 (26.67%) HTML
7 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (26.67%) HTTP
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (26.67%) .NET
7 4 (26.67%) CSS
7 4 (26.67%) XML
7 4 (26.67%) Python
7 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Driving Licence
7 4 (26.67%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Business Development
7 4 (26.67%) JSON
7 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
7 4 (26.67%) V-Model
7 4 (26.67%) RSpec
7 4 (26.67%) WebDriver

QA Tester Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Selenium
2 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (26.67%) RSpec
3 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
4 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.67%) JIRA
5 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (26.67%) Advertising
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
1 4 (26.67%) CSS
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
1 4 (26.67%) JSON
1 4 (26.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (53.33%) Functional Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Test Strategy
4 5 (33.33%) BDD
4 5 (33.33%) TDD
5 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Business Development
5 4 (26.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 4 (26.67%) V-Model
5 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
6 1 (6.67%) MVC
6 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Test Management
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Ruby
2 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (26.67%) Python
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
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