Period
to 21 May 2018

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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 74 61
Rank change year-on-year +11 -13 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 200 184 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.22% 3.64% 4.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.73% 34.20% 31.01%
Number of salaries quoted 156 161 274
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84% -5.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £53,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

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 611 538 861
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 12.88% 10.63% 13.41%
Number of salaries quoted 490 458 670
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,060 £57,500 £63,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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

QA
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

QA
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Leeds over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for QA.

1 133 (66.50%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (40.50%) C#
3 76 (38.00%) Java
4 70 (35.00%) Finance
5 63 (31.50%) Test Automation
6 59 (29.50%) Retail
7 52 (26.00%) PHP
8 50 (25.00%) Python
9 41 (20.50%) SQL
9 41 (20.50%) TDD
10 34 (17.00%) .NET
11 30 (15.00%) OOP
11 30 (15.00%) Git (software)
12 26 (13.00%) Test Scripting
13 25 (12.50%) Scrum
14 24 (12.00%) MVC
14 24 (12.00%) Selenium
15 23 (11.50%) ASP.NET
16 22 (11.00%) JavaScript
16 22 (11.00%) ASP.NET MVC
17 21 (10.50%) Manual Testing
18 20 (10.00%) Microsoft
19 19 (9.50%) NoSQL
19 19 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
20 18 (9.00%) DevOps
20 18 (9.00%) Spring
21 17 (8.50%) Software Engineering
21 17 (8.50%) Hibernate
21 17 (8.50%) Tomcat
21 17 (8.50%) QA Automation

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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 17 (8.50%) Tomcat
2 7 (3.50%) Apache
3 6 (3.00%) nginx
3 6 (3.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.50%) CMS
5 3 (1.50%) Confluence
6 2 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.00%) WordPress
7 1 (0.50%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.50%) InVision
4 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Magento
2 1 (0.50%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.50%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.50%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.50%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (6.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.00%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (1.00%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.50%) NoSQL
2 11 (5.50%) MySQL
3 8 (4.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.00%) Redis
5 5 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.00%) Couchbase
6 4 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.00%) BigQuery
7 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 30 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 24 (12.00%) Selenium
3 10 (5.00%) PHPUnit
4 9 (4.50%) SoapUI
5 8 (4.00%) Jenkins
5 8 (4.00%) WebDriver
6 7 (3.50%) Subversion
7 6 (3.00%) Appium
8 5 (2.50%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.50%) Mercurial
8 5 (2.50%) TestComplete
9 4 (2.00%) Calabash
9 4 (2.00%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.50%) Ant
10 3 (1.50%) JIRA
10 3 (1.50%) Liquibase
10 3 (1.50%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.00%) NUnit
11 2 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (1.00%) TeamCity
General
1 70 (35.00%) Finance
2 59 (29.50%) Retail
3 13 (6.50%) Marketing
4 5 (2.50%) Advertising
5 4 (2.00%) Legal
6 2 (1.00%) Electronics
6 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.50%) Automotive
7 1 (0.50%) Games
7 1 (0.50%) Law
7 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 75 (37.50%) Developer
2 47 (23.50%) Analyst
3 31 (15.50%) Senior Developer
3 31 (15.50%) Test Analyst
4 23 (11.50%) Java Developer
5 19 (9.50%) Tester
6 16 (8.00%) QA Engineer
7 15 (7.50%) QA Automation Engineer
7 15 (7.50%) Test Manager
8 14 (7.00%) Automation Engineer
8 14 (7.00%) Junior
9 12 (6.00%) .NET Developer
9 12 (6.00%) PHP Developer
10 11 (5.50%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
10 11 (5.50%) QA Tester
10 11 (5.50%) Senior .NET Developer
11 10 (5.00%) Junior Developer
11 10 (5.00%) QA Analyst
11 10 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
12 9 (4.50%) Junior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (17.00%) .NET
2 23 (11.50%) ASP.NET
3 22 (11.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (9.00%) Spring
5 17 (8.50%) Hibernate
6 12 (6.00%) Web Services
7 11 (5.50%) LAMP
8 10 (5.00%) React
8 10 (5.00%) Sass
9 8 (4.00%) XML
10 7 (3.50%) RESTful
11 5 (2.50%) CSS
11 5 (2.50%) HTML
11 5 (2.50%) SOAP
12 4 (2.00%) jQuery
12 4 (2.00%) JSON
13 3 (1.50%) Gherkin
13 3 (1.50%) LESS
14 2 (1.00%) AngularJS
14 2 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.50%) User Experience
2 14 (7.00%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (6.00%) Mobile App
4 11 (5.50%) Public Cloud
5 9 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.50%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.50%) PMI
8 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.50%) Fintech
9 1 (0.50%) IVR
9 1 (0.50%) Life Science
9 1 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.00%) Android
2 5 (2.50%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.50%) Unix
3 3 (1.50%) Windows
4 2 (1.00%) Linux
4 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (66.50%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (31.50%) Test Automation
3 41 (20.50%) TDD
4 30 (15.00%) OOP
5 26 (13.00%) Test Scripting
6 25 (12.50%) Scrum
7 24 (12.00%) MVC
8 21 (10.50%) Manual Testing
9 18 (9.00%) DevOps
10 17 (8.50%) Collaborative Working
10 17 (8.50%) QA Automation
10 17 (8.50%) Software Engineering
11 16 (8.00%) Unit Testing
12 15 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (7.00%) Mentoring
13 14 (7.00%) Test Strategy
14 12 (6.00%) Integration Testing
15 11 (5.50%) Front End Development
15 11 (5.50%) Non-Functional Testing
15 11 (5.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 81 (40.50%) C#
2 76 (38.00%) Java
3 52 (26.00%) PHP
4 50 (25.00%) Python
5 41 (20.50%) SQL
6 22 (11.00%) JavaScript
7 12 (6.00%) Scala
8 5 (2.50%) C++
9 4 (2.00%) Apple Swift
9 4 (2.00%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.50%) C
11 1 (0.50%) OpenEdge ABL
11 1 (0.50%) Progress 4GL
11 1 (0.50%) Ruby
11 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (7.50%) ISEB
2 10 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (2.50%) Degree
3 5 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (2.50%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.50%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.00%) APMP
5 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.50%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.50%) Data Quality
1 5 (2.50%) P3O
1 5 (2.50%) PMO
1 5 (2.50%) SLA
2 3 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.00%) GDPR
3 2 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.50%) Ansible
2 3 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.50%) Puppet
3 2 (1.00%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.50%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.50%) Google
3 5 (2.50%) Oracle
4 4 (2.00%) Apple
4 4 (2.00%) Perforce
4 4 (2.00%) webMethods
5 2 (1.00%) Cisco
6 1 (0.50%) Adobe
6 1 (0.50%) Civica
6 1 (0.50%) Demandware
6 1 (0.50%) HP
6 1 (0.50%) IBM
6 1 (0.50%) Progress
6 1 (0.50%) SAP
6 1 (0.50%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.50%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.50%) Zend