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

Quality Assurance (QA)
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 92 71
Rank change year-on-year +49 -21 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 214 144 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 5.46% 2.89% 3.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.57% 27.22% 30.49%
Number of salaries quoted 165 123 179
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £59,750 £67,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -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 619 529 679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 15.80% 10.61% 12.58%
Number of salaries quoted 490 441 578
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £65,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +6.25%

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 November 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 114 (53.27%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (43.93%) Test Automation
3 84 (39.25%) C#
4 79 (36.92%) .NET
5 64 (29.91%) Microsoft
6 57 (26.64%) SQL
7 50 (23.36%) ASP.NET
8 49 (22.90%) Microsoft Azure
9 47 (21.96%) Python
10 45 (21.03%) Java
11 44 (20.56%) MVC
11 44 (20.56%) Software Testing
12 42 (19.63%) Finance
13 40 (18.69%) QA Automation
14 39 (18.22%) ASP.NET MVC
15 38 (17.76%) Google
16 35 (16.36%) Selenium
16 35 (16.36%) Web Services
17 34 (15.89%) Self-Motivation
18 33 (15.42%) JavaScript
19 32 (14.95%) SQL Server
19 32 (14.95%) Google Cloud Platform
19 32 (14.95%) Public Cloud
20 29 (13.55%) Retail
21 24 (11.21%) Marketing
21 24 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
22 22 (10.28%) Mentoring
22 22 (10.28%) Coaching
22 22 (10.28%) Test Strategy
23 21 (9.81%) TDD

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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 19 (8.88%) IIS
2 10 (4.67%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (3.74%) Confluence
4 6 (2.80%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.80%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.80%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.34%) CMS
6 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.47%) Apache
7 1 (0.47%) Kentico
7 1 (0.47%) nginx
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 49 (22.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (14.95%) Google Cloud Platform
3 15 (7.01%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.27%) SaaS
5 6 (2.80%) Google Analytics
6 5 (2.34%) Force.com
6 5 (2.34%) GitHub
6 5 (2.34%) Office 365
6 5 (2.34%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.47%) AdWords
7 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.47%) PaaS
7 1 (0.47%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.14%) FTP
2 9 (4.21%) Internet
3 5 (2.34%) HTTP
4 1 (0.47%) DNS
4 1 (0.47%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.21%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (2.80%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.87%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.40%) Big Data
6 3 (1.40%) MySQL
6 3 (1.40%) Power BI
7 2 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.47%) HBase
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.47%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.47%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.47%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 35 (16.36%) Selenium
2 19 (8.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (8.88%) Visual Studio
3 17 (7.94%) Jenkins
4 14 (6.54%) JIRA
5 12 (5.61%) Git (software)
6 9 (4.21%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.34%) LoadRunner
7 5 (2.34%) LoadUI
7 5 (2.34%) Rational Performance Tester
7 5 (2.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (2.34%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 5 (2.34%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.40%) PHPUnit
8 3 (1.40%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.40%) Subversion
9 2 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.93%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.93%) JMeter
9 2 (0.93%) JUnit
General
1 42 (19.63%) Finance
2 29 (13.55%) Retail
3 24 (11.21%) Marketing
4 5 (2.34%) Legal
4 5 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.87%) Banking
6 2 (0.93%) Law
7 1 (0.47%) Automotive
7 1 (0.47%) Back Office
7 1 (0.47%) Games
7 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (28.50%) Developer
2 45 (21.03%) Analyst
3 39 (18.22%) Tester
4 33 (15.42%) QA Automation Engineer
4 33 (15.42%) QA Engineer
5 32 (14.95%) Automation Engineer
6 18 (8.41%) Automation Tester
7 17 (7.94%) QA Analyst
8 16 (7.48%) Test Analyst
9 15 (7.01%) QA Test Analyst
10 14 (6.54%) Support Analyst
11 12 (5.61%) Software Developer
11 12 (5.61%) Software Tester
12 11 (5.14%) Developer in Test
12 11 (5.14%) Junior
12 11 (5.14%) QA Tester
12 11 (5.14%) Senior Developer
13 10 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support
13 10 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
13 10 (4.67%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (36.92%) .NET
2 50 (23.36%) ASP.NET
3 39 (18.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 35 (16.36%) Web Services
5 21 (9.81%) SOAP
6 16 (7.48%) XML
7 15 (7.01%) HTML
8 12 (5.61%) CSS
8 12 (5.61%) REST
9 10 (4.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (4.21%) WCF
11 8 (3.74%) AngularJS
12 7 (3.27%) HTML5
12 7 (3.27%) JSON
12 7 (3.27%) Sass
12 7 (3.27%) Spring
13 6 (2.80%) .NET Framework
13 6 (2.80%) jQuery
13 6 (2.80%) Node.js
14 5 (2.34%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.89%) Self-Motivation
2 32 (14.95%) Public Cloud
3 13 (6.07%) e-Learning
4 11 (5.14%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.14%) Replication
5 7 (3.27%) Social Media
6 6 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.80%) User Experience
7 5 (2.34%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.87%) Life Science
9 3 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.40%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.93%) Fintech
11 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.47%) IVR
11 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.01%) Windows
2 8 (3.74%) Unix
3 7 (3.27%) Android
3 7 (3.27%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.80%) Linux
5 5 (2.34%) AIX
5 5 (2.34%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (53.27%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (43.93%) Test Automation
3 44 (20.56%) MVC
3 44 (20.56%) Software Testing
4 40 (18.69%) QA Automation
5 24 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (10.28%) Coaching
6 22 (10.28%) Mentoring
6 22 (10.28%) Test Strategy
7 21 (9.81%) TDD
8 20 (9.35%) Scrum
9 18 (8.41%) Business Analysis
9 18 (8.41%) E-Commerce
9 18 (8.41%) Web Application Development
10 17 (7.94%) Integration Testing
10 17 (7.94%) Scenario Testing
10 17 (7.94%) Software Engineering
11 15 (7.01%) User Stories
12 12 (5.61%) Mathematics
13 11 (5.14%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 84 (39.25%) C#
2 57 (26.64%) SQL
3 47 (21.96%) Python
4 45 (21.03%) Java
5 33 (15.42%) JavaScript
6 14 (6.54%) T-SQL
7 13 (6.07%) PHP
8 8 (3.74%) C++
9 5 (2.34%) Apex Code
9 5 (2.34%) Scala
9 5 (2.34%) TypeScript
9 5 (2.34%) VBA
10 3 (1.40%) Java 8
10 3 (1.40%) R
11 2 (0.93%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.93%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.47%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.47%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 20 (9.35%) ISEB
1 20 (9.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 19 (8.88%) ISTQB
3 15 (7.01%) Degree
4 5 (2.34%) MCSD
4 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.34%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.87%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.47%) OCP
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.47%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.94%) SLA
2 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.47%) Docker
2 1 (0.47%) Postfix
2 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.93%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 64 (29.91%) Microsoft
2 38 (17.76%) Google
3 11 (5.14%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (2.80%) IBM
4 6 (2.80%) Oracle
4 6 (2.80%) SAP
5 5 (2.34%) HP
5 5 (2.34%) ServiceNow
5 5 (2.34%) Software AG
5 5 (2.34%) Telerik
5 5 (2.34%) webMethods
6 3 (1.40%) Tableau
7 1 (0.47%) BMC
7 1 (0.47%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.47%) Infoblox
7 1 (0.47%) Nintex
7 1 (0.47%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.47%) Remedy
7 1 (0.47%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.47%) VMware