The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 29 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 Tester
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 153 182
Rank change year-on-year +9 +29  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 6 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.24% 0.32% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.32% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 0
Leeds median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
West Yorkshire median annual salary £32,500 £33,500 -
% change year-on-year -2.98% -  

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 2443 2786 3278
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.10% 97.96% 97.97%
Number of salaries quoted 7902 10502 11809
Leeds median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 11 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (72.73%) Test Scripting
3 7 (63.64%) SoapUI
3 7 (63.64%) Selenium
4 6 (54.55%) .NET
4 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
5 5 (45.45%) Test Management
5 5 (45.45%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (36.36%) Scrum
6 4 (36.36%) SQL
6 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
7 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
7 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
7 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 3 (27.27%) IIS
7 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
7 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 3 (27.27%) ISEB
8 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
8 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
9 1 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
9 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (9.09%) User Stories
9 1 (9.09%) Web Testing

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 (27.27%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
1 7 (63.64%) SoapUI
2 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Test Scripting
2 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 5 (45.45%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (45.45%) Test Management
4 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
6 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 1 (9.09%) User Stories
7 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
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