Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 40 81
Rank change year-on-year -49 +41 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 88 220 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.95% 5.66% 3.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.14% 34.87% 28.95%
Number of salaries quoted 79 164 130
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £64,000 £57,500 £58,875
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.88%

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 302 631 525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 10.14% 16.23% 10.99%
Number of salaries quoted 257 511 448
Leeds median annual salary £40,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.11% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £22,500 £27,500 £26,100
90th Percentile £69,250 £63,750 £62,875
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year -3.41% +6.02% -

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 16 October 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Leeds

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 60 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (38.64%) SQL
3 32 (36.36%) C#
4 26 (29.55%) .NET
4 26 (29.55%) Microsoft
5 24 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 23 (26.14%) Azure
7 22 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 22 (25.00%) Process Improvement
7 22 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 21 (23.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (23.86%) SOA
8 21 (23.86%) PowerShell
9 20 (22.73%) Scrum
10 19 (21.59%) Selenium
11 13 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (14.77%) TDD
11 13 (14.77%) BDD
12 11 (12.50%) DevOps
13 10 (11.36%) Functional Testing
13 10 (11.36%) WebDriver
14 9 (10.23%) Git (software)
14 9 (10.23%) API Testing
14 9 (10.23%) Java
14 9 (10.23%) JavaScript
14 9 (10.23%) Finance
15 8 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (9.09%) SDLC
15 8 (9.09%) Coaching
15 8 (9.09%) Cucumber

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 3 (3.41%) Apache Spark
1 3 (3.41%) SAS
2 2 (2.27%) Drupal
2 2 (2.27%) IIS
3 1 (1.14%) CMS
3 1 (1.14%) Confluence
3 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 23 (26.14%) Azure
2 5 (5.68%) GitHub
3 3 (3.41%) AWS
4 2 (2.27%) BrowserStack
4 2 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.27%) SaaS
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.14%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.14%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) SSL
2 1 (1.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 21 (23.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.55%) Apache Hive
3 4 (4.55%) Big Data
3 4 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.41%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (3.41%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.41%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.41%) MySQL
5 2 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.27%) HBase
5 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.27%) RavenDB
5 2 (2.27%) Sqoop
6 1 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.14%) Looker
6 1 (1.14%) Power BI
6 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 19 (21.59%) Selenium
3 10 (11.36%) WebDriver
4 9 (10.23%) Git (software)
5 8 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 8 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 7 (7.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (6.82%) JIRA
8 5 (5.68%) Visual Studio
9 4 (4.55%) HP UFT
10 3 (3.41%) JMeter
10 3 (3.41%) Protractor
10 3 (3.41%) SoapUI
11 2 (2.27%) Bitbucket
11 2 (2.27%) GitLab
11 2 (2.27%) Subversion
11 2 (2.27%) TeamCity
12 1 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (1.14%) SpecFlow
12 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (10.23%) Finance
2 5 (5.68%) Banking
2 5 (5.68%) Legal
3 4 (4.55%) Marketing
4 3 (3.41%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 35 (39.77%) Developer
2 25 (28.41%) Software Developer
3 23 (26.14%) C# Developer
4 22 (25.00%) C# Software Developer
5 21 (23.86%) .NET Developer
5 21 (23.86%) .NET Software Developer
5 21 (23.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (23.86%) SQL Developer
6 18 (20.45%) Azure Developer
7 11 (12.50%) QA Engineer
8 8 (9.09%) Analyst
9 7 (7.95%) Test Leader
10 6 (6.82%) QA Leader
10 6 (6.82%) Tester
11 5 (5.68%) QA Tester
12 4 (4.55%) Account Manager
12 4 (4.55%) Automation Test Lead
12 4 (4.55%) Digital Account Manager
12 4 (4.55%) PHP Developer
13 3 (3.41%) Digital Campaign Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (29.55%) .NET
2 7 (7.95%) HTML
3 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.55%) XML
4 3 (3.41%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.41%) CSS
4 3 (3.41%) REST
4 3 (3.41%) Sass
4 3 (3.41%) Web Services
5 2 (2.27%) Ajax
5 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.27%) Kafka
5 2 (2.27%) LAMP
5 2 (2.27%) Node.js
5 2 (2.27%) SOAP
5 2 (2.27%) Symfony
5 2 (2.27%) XSLT
6 1 (1.14%) Spring
6 1 (1.14%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.68%) User Experience
3 2 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.27%) W3C
4 1 (1.14%) Life Science
4 1 (1.14%) NHS
4 1 (1.14%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.14%) PKI
4 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.14%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.14%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.27%) Android
1 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
1 2 (2.27%) Unix
2 1 (1.14%) Linux
2 1 (1.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 22 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 21 (23.86%) SOA
4 20 (22.73%) Scrum
5 13 (14.77%) BDD
5 13 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (14.77%) TDD
6 11 (12.50%) DevOps
7 10 (11.36%) Functional Testing
8 9 (10.23%) API Testing
9 8 (9.09%) Analytics
9 8 (9.09%) Coaching
9 8 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (9.09%) Open Source
9 8 (9.09%) SDLC
9 8 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (7.95%) Collaborative Working
10 7 (7.95%) Software Engineering
10 7 (7.95%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 34 (38.64%) SQL
2 32 (36.36%) C#
3 21 (23.86%) PowerShell
4 9 (10.23%) Java
4 9 (10.23%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.55%) PHP
5 4 (4.55%) Python
6 3 (3.41%) Apple Swift
6 3 (3.41%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.27%) Ruby
7 2 (2.27%) Scala
8 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.14%) Java 8
8 1 (1.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (7.95%) ISTQB
2 5 (5.68%) Degree
3 4 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.27%) ISEB
5 1 (1.14%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.27%) PMO
3 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.41%) Docker
2 2 (2.27%) Apache Flume
2 2 (2.27%) HDFS
3 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (2.27%) Oozie
3 1 (1.14%) Ansible
3 1 (1.14%) Grafana
3 1 (1.14%) Kibana
Vendors
1 26 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.68%) Oracle
3 4 (4.55%) CA
3 4 (4.55%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.14%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco
4 1 (1.14%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 1 (1.14%) Google
4 1 (1.14%) NetApp
4 1 (1.14%) New Relic
4 1 (1.14%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (1.14%) Tableau
4 1 (1.14%) Trend Micro
4 1 (1.14%) VMware
4 1 (1.14%) Zend