Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 73 61
Rank change year-on-year -11 -12 +24
Permanent jobs citing QA 143 211 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.86% 3.87% 4.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.88% 30.62% 36.50%
Number of salaries quoted 122 183 229
Leeds median annual salary £38,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.13% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £24,950
90th Percentile £59,875 £66,750 £60,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +13.48%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Leeds
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 532 689 789
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 10.65% 12.65% 11.50%
Number of salaries quoted 444 588 601
Leeds median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - +12.17%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £64,450 £64,125 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.19% +5.00% +9.59%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Leeds

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Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for QA in Leeds

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Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Leeds over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for QA.

1 69 (48.25%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (34.97%) Test Automation
3 48 (33.57%) SQL
4 42 (29.37%) Selenium
5 36 (25.17%) Scrum
6 27 (18.88%) Test Strategy
7 26 (18.18%) Test Management
8 25 (17.48%) SDLC
9 22 (15.38%) ISTQB
10 20 (13.99%) Test Scripting
10 20 (13.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 19 (13.29%) Linux
11 19 (13.29%) ETL
11 19 (13.29%) IBM
12 18 (12.59%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (11.89%) Software Testing
13 17 (11.89%) DataStage
13 17 (11.89%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (11.89%) Line Management
13 17 (11.89%) IBM InfoSphere
14 16 (11.19%) Software Delivery
14 16 (11.19%) Defect Tracking
14 16 (11.19%) Java
14 16 (11.19%) Finance
14 16 (11.19%) Performance Testing
14 16 (11.19%) Security Testing
15 15 (10.49%) Netezza
15 15 (10.49%) Bash Shell
15 15 (10.49%) Cucumber
15 15 (10.49%) Data Migration

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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 4 (2.80%) IIS
2 2 (1.40%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.40%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.70%) Drupal
3 1 (0.70%) JBoss
3 1 (0.70%) Jetty
3 1 (0.70%) OpenEdge
3 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.40%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.90%) SaaS
2 1 (0.70%) BrowserStack
2 1 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.40%) Firewall
1 2 (1.40%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.89%) Data Warehouse
1 17 (11.89%) DataStage
1 17 (11.89%) IBM InfoSphere
2 9 (6.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.10%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.40%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.40%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (1.40%) DB2
4 2 (1.40%) DecisionStream
4 2 (1.40%) Riak
5 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.70%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.70%) Event Store
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.70%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.70%) Redis
5 1 (0.70%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (29.37%) Selenium
2 15 (10.49%) Cucumber
3 11 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 8 (5.59%) Git (software)
4 8 (5.59%) SoapUI
5 7 (4.90%) Selenium IDE
5 7 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.20%) JIRA
6 6 (4.20%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.80%) Bower
7 4 (2.80%) Grunt
7 4 (2.80%) gulp
7 4 (2.80%) Jasmine
7 4 (2.80%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (2.80%) Protractor
8 2 (1.40%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.40%) Ranorex
8 2 (1.40%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.70%) WebSpeed
General
1 16 (11.19%) Finance
2 6 (4.20%) Marketing
3 3 (2.10%) Retail
4 1 (0.70%) Automotive
4 1 (0.70%) Legal
4 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (34.97%) Analyst
2 38 (26.57%) Test Analyst
3 15 (10.49%) Test Manager
4 14 (9.79%) Tester
5 12 (8.39%) Automation Test Analyst
6 11 (7.69%) Developer
7 10 (6.99%) Manual Test Analyst
7 10 (6.99%) QA Analyst
7 10 (6.99%) Test Engineer
8 8 (5.59%) QA Test Analyst
9 7 (4.90%) Architect
9 7 (4.90%) Functional Analyst
9 7 (4.90%) Functional Test Analyst
9 7 (4.90%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (4.20%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.20%) Database Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) Senior Database Engineer
11 5 (3.50%) QA Tester
11 5 (3.50%) Senior DBA
11 5 (3.50%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.39%) .NET
2 11 (7.69%) HTML
3 10 (6.99%) CSS
4 7 (4.90%) Web Services
5 6 (4.20%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.50%) AngularJS
6 5 (3.50%) CSS3
6 5 (3.50%) HTML5
6 5 (3.50%) SOAP
6 5 (3.50%) XML
7 4 (2.80%) Angular 2
7 4 (2.80%) JSP
7 4 (2.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (2.10%) NumPy
9 2 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 2 (1.40%) Node.js
10 1 (0.70%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.70%) MDX
10 1 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (4.90%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.20%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.10%) User Experience
5 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.70%) IVR
5 1 (0.70%) NHS
5 1 (0.70%) PMI
5 1 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.29%) Linux
2 11 (7.69%) Android
2 11 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 7 (4.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (48.25%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (34.97%) Test Automation
3 36 (25.17%) Scrum
4 27 (18.88%) Test Strategy
5 26 (18.18%) Test Management
6 25 (17.48%) SDLC
7 20 (13.99%) Test Scripting
8 19 (13.29%) ETL
9 18 (12.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (11.89%) Line Management
10 17 (11.89%) Software Testing
11 16 (11.19%) Defect Tracking
11 16 (11.19%) Performance Testing
11 16 (11.19%) Security Testing
11 16 (11.19%) Software Delivery
12 15 (10.49%) Data Migration
12 15 (10.49%) Data Modelling
12 15 (10.49%) Migration
13 12 (8.39%) Functional Testing
13 12 (8.39%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 48 (33.57%) SQL
2 16 (11.19%) Java
3 15 (10.49%) Bash Shell
3 15 (10.49%) Shell Script
4 13 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.39%) C#
6 5 (3.50%) Python
6 5 (3.50%) Ruby
7 4 (2.80%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.70%) OpenEdge ABL
8 1 (0.70%) PHP
8 1 (0.70%) Progress 4GL
8 1 (0.70%) VB
8 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 20 (13.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (9.09%) ISEB
4 7 (4.90%) Degree
5 4 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.10%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.40%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.40%) PMO
3 1 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.70%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (2.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.50%) Puppet
2 2 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.70%) Ansible
3 1 (0.70%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.70%) Grafana
3 1 (0.70%) Graphite
3 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (13.29%) IBM
2 15 (10.49%) Netezza
3 6 (4.20%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.80%) HP
5 3 (2.10%) SAP
6 2 (1.40%) Cognos
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle
6 2 (1.40%) webMethods
7 1 (0.70%) Avature
7 1 (0.70%) Capita
7 1 (0.70%) Nintex
7 1 (0.70%) Progress
7 1 (0.70%) Splunk