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

Quality Assurance (QA)
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 87 73
Rank change year-on-year +44 -14 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 233 154 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 5.60% 3.12% 3.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.46% 28.47% 27.86%
Number of salaries quoted 174 132 189
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £38,750 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.13% +1.97% -5.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,625 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £64,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% -1.19% +5.00%

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 657 541 725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 15.78% 10.96% 13.07%
Number of salaries quoted 540 460 594
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,975 £22,825
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £65,875
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +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 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 146 (62.66%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (46.35%) C#
3 99 (42.49%) Test Automation
4 75 (32.19%) Java
5 72 (30.90%) .NET
6 70 (30.04%) Finance
7 62 (26.61%) Microsoft
8 59 (25.32%) Python
9 52 (22.32%) ASP.NET
9 52 (22.32%) Microsoft Azure
10 48 (20.60%) SQL
11 47 (20.17%) MVC
12 46 (19.74%) Retail
13 44 (18.88%) QA Automation
14 43 (18.45%) ASP.NET MVC
15 40 (17.17%) PHP
16 37 (15.88%) JavaScript
16 37 (15.88%) TDD
17 32 (13.73%) Self-Motivation
18 30 (12.88%) Google
18 30 (12.88%) Selenium
18 30 (12.88%) SQL Server
18 30 (12.88%) Google Cloud Platform
18 30 (12.88%) Public Cloud
19 29 (12.45%) Marketing
20 28 (12.02%) Software Testing
21 27 (11.59%) Web Services
22 26 (11.16%) Mentoring
23 23 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
23 23 (9.87%) OOP

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 18 (7.73%) IIS
2 15 (6.44%) Tomcat
3 10 (4.29%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (3.43%) Confluence
5 7 (3.00%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.00%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.15%) Apache
7 3 (1.29%) CMS
8 2 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.86%) nginx
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (6.01%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.43%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.43%) SAP MM
1 1 (0.43%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 52 (22.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (12.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 21 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.72%) SaaS
4 4 (1.72%) Sage Pay
5 3 (1.29%) Force.com
5 3 (1.29%) GitHub
5 3 (1.29%) Office 365
6 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.43%) PaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.86%) Internet
2 6 (2.58%) HTTP
3 1 (0.43%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.58%) NoSQL
3 9 (3.86%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (3.43%) MySQL
5 5 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.72%) Couchbase
6 4 (1.72%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.86%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.86%) Redis
8 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.43%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.43%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.43%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (12.88%) Selenium
2 20 (8.58%) Git (software)
3 17 (7.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (7.30%) Visual Studio
4 11 (4.72%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.43%) Cucumber
5 8 (3.43%) JIRA
6 7 (3.00%) PHPUnit
6 7 (3.00%) WebDriver
7 6 (2.58%) LoadRunner
7 6 (2.58%) LoadUI
7 6 (2.58%) Rational Performance Tester
8 5 (2.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (2.15%) TestComplete
8 5 (2.15%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 4 (1.72%) Jasmine
9 4 (1.72%) JMeter
9 4 (1.72%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.86%) JUnit
General
1 70 (30.04%) Finance
2 46 (19.74%) Retail
3 29 (12.45%) Marketing
4 5 (2.15%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.86%) Banking
5 2 (0.86%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.86%) Law
5 2 (0.86%) Legal
6 1 (0.43%) Automotive
6 1 (0.43%) Back Office
6 1 (0.43%) Games
6 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 86 (36.91%) Developer
2 48 (20.60%) Analyst
3 40 (17.17%) Tester
4 31 (13.30%) Automation Engineer
4 31 (13.30%) QA Automation Engineer
4 31 (13.30%) QA Engineer
5 29 (12.45%) Senior Developer
6 22 (9.44%) QA Analyst
7 21 (9.01%) Test Analyst
8 20 (8.58%) QA Test Analyst
9 19 (8.15%) Java Developer
10 18 (7.73%) Junior
11 17 (7.30%) QA Tester
12 13 (5.58%) Automation Tester
12 13 (5.58%) Developer in Test
12 13 (5.58%) Junior Developer
13 12 (5.15%) Software Tester
13 12 (5.15%) Support Analyst
14 11 (4.72%) Junior Test Analyst
14 11 (4.72%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (30.90%) .NET
2 52 (22.32%) ASP.NET
3 43 (18.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 27 (11.59%) Web Services
5 21 (9.01%) SOAP
6 17 (7.30%) Spring
7 14 (6.01%) Hibernate
8 12 (5.15%) HTML
9 10 (4.29%) REST
10 9 (3.86%) CSS
10 9 (3.86%) WCF
11 8 (3.43%) Sass
12 7 (3.00%) LAMP
12 7 (3.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (2.58%) .NET Framework
13 6 (2.58%) React
13 6 (2.58%) RESTful
14 5 (2.15%) HTML5
14 5 (2.15%) Node.js
14 5 (2.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.73%) Self-Motivation
2 30 (12.88%) Public Cloud
3 10 (4.29%) e-Learning
3 10 (4.29%) Replication
4 9 (3.86%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (3.43%) User Experience
6 7 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.72%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.29%) Life Science
8 3 (1.29%) PMI
9 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.86%) Fintech
10 1 (0.43%) IVR
10 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.15%) Windows
2 10 (4.29%) Unix
3 6 (2.58%) AIX
3 6 (2.58%) Android
3 6 (2.58%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.58%) Linux
4 3 (1.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (62.66%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (42.49%) Test Automation
3 47 (20.17%) MVC
4 44 (18.88%) QA Automation
5 37 (15.88%) TDD
6 28 (12.02%) Software Testing
7 26 (11.16%) Mentoring
8 23 (9.87%) OOP
8 23 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (9.01%) User Stories
10 20 (8.58%) Test Strategy
11 19 (8.15%) Integration Testing
11 19 (8.15%) Scenario Testing
12 18 (7.73%) Coaching
13 17 (7.30%) Scrum
14 16 (6.87%) Software Engineering
14 16 (6.87%) Unit Testing
15 15 (6.44%) Business Analysis
15 15 (6.44%) Manual Testing
16 14 (6.01%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 108 (46.35%) C#
2 75 (32.19%) Java
3 59 (25.32%) Python
4 48 (20.60%) SQL
5 40 (17.17%) PHP
6 37 (15.88%) JavaScript
7 14 (6.01%) T-SQL
8 11 (4.72%) Scala
9 5 (2.15%) VBA
10 4 (1.72%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.29%) Apex Code
11 3 (1.29%) C++
11 3 (1.29%) Java 8
11 3 (1.29%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.86%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.86%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.86%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 9 (3.86%) Degree
1 9 (3.86%) ISTQB
2 8 (3.43%) ISEB
3 7 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (3.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.15%) MCSD
4 5 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.30%) SLA
2 4 (1.72%) PMO
3 3 (1.29%) P3O
4 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (0.86%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 62 (26.61%) Microsoft
2 30 (12.88%) Google
3 8 (3.43%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (3.00%) IBM
4 7 (3.00%) Oracle
5 5 (2.15%) SAP
6 4 (1.72%) Telerik
7 3 (1.29%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.29%) Software AG
7 3 (1.29%) webMethods
8 2 (0.86%) HP
8 2 (0.86%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.43%) Apple
9 1 (0.43%) Nintex
9 1 (0.43%) Xamarin