Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Tester was - in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

Quality Assurance Tester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 220 250
Rank change year-on-year +4 +30 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 9 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.10% 0.17% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.17% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 24
Leeds median annual salary - £33,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.57% +11.11%
West Yorkshire median annual salary £30,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14% +16.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Leeds
Permanent vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 4743 5284 6787
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.03% 98.09% 97.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4008 4560 5454
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings that featured QA Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

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 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 5 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Test Management
2 4 (80.00%) Defect Tracking
2 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) IIS
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) User Stories
5 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) SOAP
5 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum

QA Tester 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
1 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Defect Tracking
1 4 (80.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA