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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 53 69
Rank change year-on-year -28 +16  
Permanent jobs citing QA 79 126 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.12% 4.30% 3.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.21% 31.03% 34.12%
Number of salaries quoted 63 114 107
Median salary £45,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.42% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,650 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £64,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 280 406 381
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 11.06% 13.84% 11.48%
Number of salaries quoted 226 337 292
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,800 £29,010
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 100 (54.64%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (50.27%) Test Automation
3 83 (45.36%) SQL
4 71 (38.80%) Selenium
5 67 (36.61%) Scrum
6 49 (26.78%) ISEB
7 48 (26.23%) Test Strategy
8 46 (25.14%) ISTQB
9 43 (23.50%) Test Management
10 42 (22.95%) Test Scripting
11 41 (22.40%) Java
12 38 (20.77%) Cucumber
13 36 (19.67%) Defect Tracking
14 34 (18.58%) Software Delivery
14 34 (18.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 34 (18.58%) Software Testing
15 33 (18.03%) Regression Testing
16 32 (17.49%) Functional Testing
17 30 (16.39%) .NET
17 30 (16.39%) Kanban
18 29 (15.85%) Microsoft
19 27 (14.75%) Oracle
20 23 (12.57%) Mentoring
21 22 (12.02%) Waterfall
22 20 (10.93%) C#
22 20 (10.93%) E-Commerce
22 20 (10.93%) Relational Database
23 19 (10.38%) Visual Studio
24 18 (9.84%) JavaScript
24 18 (9.84%) Logistics

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 5 (2.73%) JBoss
1 5 (2.73%) Jetty
1 5 (2.73%) Tomcat
1 5 (2.73%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.19%) IIS
3 3 (1.64%) Apache
4 2 (1.09%) CMS
4 2 (1.09%) Drupal
4 2 (1.09%) WordPress
5 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.55%) Confluence
5 1 (0.55%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.92%) Office 365
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.55%) BrowserStack
2 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.55%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.28%) VLAN
1 6 (3.28%) VPN
2 2 (1.09%) HTTP
2 2 (1.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.93%) Relational Database
2 10 (5.46%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (5.46%) DataStage
2 10 (5.46%) IBM InfoSphere
2 10 (5.46%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.83%) MongoDB
3 7 (3.83%) Riak
4 6 (3.28%) MySQL
5 5 (2.73%) Couchbase
5 5 (2.73%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.73%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.73%) Redis
6 2 (1.09%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 71 (38.80%) Selenium
2 38 (20.77%) Cucumber
3 19 (10.38%) Visual Studio
4 18 (9.84%) JIRA
5 16 (8.74%) SoapUI
6 15 (8.20%) Git (software)
6 15 (8.20%) LoadRunner
7 13 (7.10%) Gatling
7 13 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (4.92%) JMeter
8 9 (4.92%) Maven
9 8 (4.37%) Jenkins
9 8 (4.37%) WebDriver
10 4 (2.19%) Appium
10 4 (2.19%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (2.19%) Zephyr
11 3 (1.64%) Grunt
11 3 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (1.64%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.09%) Mocha
General
1 14 (7.65%) Finance
2 2 (1.09%) Advertising
2 2 (1.09%) Marketing
3 1 (0.55%) Games
3 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (22.40%) Test Engineer
2 40 (21.86%) Analyst
3 32 (17.49%) Test Analyst
4 19 (10.38%) Tester
5 15 (8.20%) Senior Test Engineer
6 14 (7.65%) Test Leader
7 13 (7.10%) QA Analyst
8 12 (6.56%) Developer
9 11 (6.01%) QA Engineer
10 10 (5.46%) Consultant
10 10 (5.46%) QA Tester
11 9 (4.92%) IT Manager
11 9 (4.92%) Performance Engineer
11 9 (4.92%) Performance Test Engineer
12 8 (4.37%) Java Engineer
12 8 (4.37%) Manual Tester
12 8 (4.37%) QA Leader
12 8 (4.37%) Test Manager
13 7 (3.83%) QA Test Analyst
14 6 (3.28%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.39%) .NET
2 11 (6.01%) Spring
3 10 (5.46%) CSS
3 10 (5.46%) HTML
4 9 (4.92%) Hibernate
4 9 (4.92%) SOAP
5 7 (3.83%) Node.js
5 7 (3.83%) REST
5 7 (3.83%) Web Services
6 6 (3.28%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.73%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.73%) HTML5
7 5 (2.73%) React
7 5 (2.73%) XML
8 4 (2.19%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.64%) CSS3
9 3 (1.64%) Ember.js
9 3 (1.64%) Gherkin
9 3 (1.64%) RESTful
9 3 (1.64%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
1 5 (2.73%) Management Information System
2 3 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.64%) Mobile App
2 3 (1.64%) User Experience
3 2 (1.09%) Clustering
3 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.09%) NHS
4 1 (0.55%) Fintech
4 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.29%) Linux
2 10 (5.46%) Windows
3 7 (3.83%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.19%) Unix
5 2 (1.09%) Android
5 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (54.64%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (50.27%) Test Automation
3 67 (36.61%) Scrum
4 48 (26.23%) Test Strategy
5 43 (23.50%) Test Management
6 42 (22.95%) Test Scripting
7 36 (19.67%) Defect Tracking
8 34 (18.58%) Software Delivery
8 34 (18.58%) Software Testing
9 33 (18.03%) Regression Testing
10 32 (17.49%) Functional Testing
11 30 (16.39%) Kanban
12 23 (12.57%) Mentoring
13 22 (12.02%) Waterfall
14 20 (10.93%) E-Commerce
15 18 (9.84%) Logistics
15 18 (9.84%) SDLC
16 17 (9.29%) TDD
17 16 (8.74%) Performance Testing
18 14 (7.65%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (45.36%) SQL
2 41 (22.40%) Java
3 20 (10.93%) C#
4 18 (9.84%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.46%) Bash Shell
5 10 (5.46%) Scala
5 10 (5.46%) Shell Script
6 8 (4.37%) PHP
7 4 (2.19%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.19%) Python
8 2 (1.09%) Ruby
8 2 (1.09%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.55%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.55%) C++
9 1 (0.55%) Go
9 1 (0.55%) Perl
9 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (26.78%) ISEB
2 46 (25.14%) ISTQB
3 34 (18.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.09%) Degree
4 2 (1.09%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (3.28%) Puppet
2 3 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.09%) Ansible
3 2 (1.09%) Grafana
3 2 (1.09%) Graphite
4 1 (0.55%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.55%) Salt
Vendors
1 29 (15.85%) Microsoft
2 27 (14.75%) Oracle
3 11 (6.01%) IBM
4 10 (5.46%) Netezza
5 7 (3.83%) HP
6 6 (3.28%) VMware
7 3 (1.64%) Dynatrace
8 2 (1.09%) SAP
8 2 (1.09%) Splunk
9 1 (0.55%) Google
9 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
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Salary: £28k - 32.5k per year + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Rullion
Salary: £29000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
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networx
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary and Benefits on Application!
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £52,000 per annum + unbeatable benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
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Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Free parking + Bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Car + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Leeds
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 8 days ago