Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 98 74
Rank change year-on-year +39 -24 -14
Permanent jobs citing QA 145 124 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.31% 2.60% 3.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.96% 25.10% 30.24%
Number of salaries quoted 116 113 154
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £28,125 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,354 £55,000 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £38,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.68% -8.82% +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 484 494 625
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 14.40% 10.35% 11.75%
Number of salaries quoted 387 410 524
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £43,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £27,500 £21,075
90th Percentile £63,354 £64,775 £63,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 58 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (36.55%) SQL
3 49 (33.79%) .NET
4 47 (32.41%) Test Automation
5 42 (28.97%) Microsoft
6 36 (24.83%) C#
7 33 (22.76%) Software Testing
8 31 (21.38%) Python
9 30 (20.69%) Web Services
10 28 (19.31%) ASP.NET
11 27 (18.62%) Coaching
12 26 (17.93%) Google
13 24 (16.55%) Microsoft Azure
13 24 (16.55%) SQL Server
14 23 (15.86%) MVC
15 22 (15.17%) Finance
15 22 (15.17%) Mentoring
16 21 (14.48%) Self-Motivation
16 21 (14.48%) Selenium
17 20 (13.79%) Scrum
17 20 (13.79%) QA Automation
18 19 (13.10%) Google Cloud Platform
18 19 (13.10%) Public Cloud
18 19 (13.10%) JavaScript
18 19 (13.10%) ASP.NET MVC
19 18 (12.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 18 (12.41%) Analytics
20 17 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
20 17 (11.72%) Business Analysis
20 17 (11.72%) Visual Studio

QA
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 16 (11.03%) IIS
2 9 (6.21%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (3.45%) CMS
3 5 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.76%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.76%) Confluence
5 2 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.38%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.69%) Kentico
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (13.10%) Google Cloud Platform
3 11 (7.59%) GitHub
4 7 (4.83%) Google Analytics
5 5 (3.45%) Force.com
5 5 (3.45%) Office 365
5 5 (3.45%) SaaS
6 4 (2.76%) Sage Pay
7 3 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.69%) AdWords
8 1 (0.69%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.90%) FTP
2 8 (5.52%) Internet
3 1 (0.69%) DNS
3 1 (0.69%) HTTP
3 1 (0.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.55%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.90%) Big Data
3 8 (5.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (4.83%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.14%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.14%) Power BI
6 5 (3.45%) Apache Hive
6 5 (3.45%) Hadoop
6 5 (3.45%) HBase
7 4 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.76%) Data Lake
7 4 (2.76%) Spark SQL
7 4 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.76%) Sqoop
8 2 (1.38%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 21 (14.48%) Selenium
2 17 (11.72%) Visual Studio
3 14 (9.66%) JIRA
4 13 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (8.28%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.83%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.76%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (2.76%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 3 (2.07%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.07%) Subversion
9 2 (1.38%) JUnit
9 2 (1.38%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.69%) Hamcrest
10 1 (0.69%) Hudson
10 1 (0.69%) JBehave
10 1 (0.69%) Mockito
10 1 (0.69%) MSTest
10 1 (0.69%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (15.17%) Finance
2 16 (11.03%) Marketing
3 13 (8.97%) Retail
4 5 (3.45%) Banking
5 4 (2.76%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.07%) Legal
7 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (22.07%) Developer
2 31 (21.38%) Analyst
3 20 (13.79%) QA Automation Engineer
3 20 (13.79%) QA Engineer
3 20 (13.79%) Tester
4 19 (13.10%) Automation Engineer
5 13 (8.97%) Automation Tester
5 13 (8.97%) Support Analyst
6 9 (6.21%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (6.21%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 8 (5.52%) BizTalk Developer
7 8 (5.52%) Test Analyst
8 7 (4.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 7 (4.83%) QA Tester
9 6 (4.14%) Account Manager
9 6 (4.14%) Campaign Manager
9 6 (4.14%) Data Analyst
9 6 (4.14%) Digital Account Manager
9 6 (4.14%) IT Trainer
9 6 (4.14%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (33.79%) .NET
2 30 (20.69%) Web Services
3 28 (19.31%) ASP.NET
4 19 (13.10%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (10.34%) HTML
5 15 (10.34%) SOAP
6 14 (9.66%) XML
7 12 (8.28%) CSS
8 10 (6.90%) REST
9 9 (6.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (5.52%) Sass
10 8 (5.52%) WCF
11 7 (4.83%) AngularJS
11 7 (4.83%) jQuery
12 6 (4.14%) JSON
13 5 (3.45%) COM
13 5 (3.45%) HTML5
13 5 (3.45%) Kendo UI
13 5 (3.45%) Node.js
13 5 (3.45%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.48%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (13.10%) Public Cloud
3 15 (10.34%) e-Learning
4 10 (6.90%) Replication
5 8 (5.52%) Social Media
6 6 (4.14%) Data Structures
7 5 (3.45%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.45%) User Experience
8 4 (2.76%) Life Science
9 3 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.69%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.59%) Windows
2 6 (4.14%) Android
2 6 (4.14%) Unix
3 5 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.45%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.07%) Linux
5 1 (0.69%) AIX
5 1 (0.69%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.69%) Solaris
5 1 (0.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (32.41%) Test Automation
3 33 (22.76%) Software Testing
4 27 (18.62%) Coaching
5 23 (15.86%) MVC
6 22 (15.17%) Mentoring
7 20 (13.79%) QA Automation
7 20 (13.79%) Scrum
8 18 (12.41%) Analytics
9 17 (11.72%) Business Analysis
9 17 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (10.34%) Test Strategy
11 14 (9.66%) Waterfall
12 13 (8.97%) Web Application Development
13 11 (7.59%) Computer Science
14 10 (6.90%) Data Analysis
14 10 (6.90%) Data Integration
14 10 (6.90%) Mathematics
14 10 (6.90%) Software Engineering
14 10 (6.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (36.55%) SQL
2 36 (24.83%) C#
3 31 (21.38%) Python
4 19 (13.10%) JavaScript
5 16 (11.03%) Java
6 12 (8.28%) T-SQL
7 7 (4.83%) C++
8 6 (4.14%) R
9 5 (3.45%) Apex Code
9 5 (3.45%) Scala
9 5 (3.45%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.76%) VBA
11 2 (1.38%) Java 8
11 2 (1.38%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 18 (12.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 17 (11.72%) ISEB
3 16 (11.03%) Degree
4 15 (10.34%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.38%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.69%) MCSD
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.69%) OCP
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.69%) RHCE
7 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.28%) SLA
2 2 (1.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.69%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.76%) Apache Flume
2 4 (2.76%) HDFS
3 1 (0.69%) Postfix
3 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (2.76%) Oozie
3 3 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (28.97%) Microsoft
2 26 (17.93%) Google
3 10 (6.90%) Oracle
3 10 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (4.14%) Tableau
5 5 (3.45%) Cloudera
5 5 (3.45%) SAP
5 5 (3.45%) ServiceNow
5 5 (3.45%) Software AG
5 5 (3.45%) webMethods
6 4 (2.76%) Hortonworks
6 4 (2.76%) Telerik
7 3 (2.07%) HP
7 3 (2.07%) iManage
8 1 (0.69%) BMC
8 1 (0.69%) IBM
8 1 (0.69%) Infoblox
8 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.69%) Remedy
8 1 (0.69%) VMware