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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 78 50
Rank change year-on-year +17 -28  
Permanent jobs citing QA 108 114 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.17% 3.46% 4.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.91% 27.60% 33.27%
Number of salaries quoted 93 98 130
Median salary £42,500 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,300 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 264 413 550
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 10.19% 12.52% 14.73%
Number of salaries quoted 223 313 403
Median salary £39,301 £41,500 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.30% +5.73%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Leeds

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 136 (60.18%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (42.48%) SQL
3 85 (37.61%) Selenium
4 81 (35.84%) Scrum
5 67 (29.65%) Java
5 67 (29.65%) Test Strategy
6 65 (28.76%) ISEB
6 65 (28.76%) ISTQB
7 63 (27.88%) Test Management
8 60 (26.55%) Cucumber
9 56 (24.78%) Functional Testing
10 53 (23.45%) Software Delivery
11 51 (22.57%) Defect Tracking
12 49 (21.68%) Test Automation
12 49 (21.68%) Software Testing
13 48 (21.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 47 (20.80%) Waterfall
14 47 (20.80%) Oracle
15 46 (20.35%) Regression Testing
16 44 (19.47%) Kanban
17 39 (17.26%) Relational Database
18 38 (16.81%) Mentoring
19 36 (15.93%) Automation Testing
19 36 (15.93%) Microsoft
19 36 (15.93%) Test Scripting
19 36 (15.93%) Logistics
20 35 (15.49%) .NET
21 33 (14.60%) Visual Studio
22 30 (13.27%) TDD
23 29 (12.83%) C#

QA
Top Related 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 8 (3.54%) Apache
2 4 (1.77%) Drupal
2 4 (1.77%) nginx
2 4 (1.77%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.77%) WordPress
3 3 (1.33%) Confluence
3 3 (1.33%) JBoss
3 3 (1.33%) Jetty
3 3 (1.33%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.33%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.88%) CMS
4 2 (0.88%) IIS
5 1 (0.44%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (4.87%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.77%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.65%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.77%) Office 365
3 1 (0.44%) PaaS
3 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.65%) HTTP
2 3 (1.33%) LAN
3 2 (0.88%) Internet
3 2 (0.88%) VLAN
3 2 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (17.26%) Relational Database
2 14 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.65%) MySQL
5 5 (2.21%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.33%) Couchbase
6 3 (1.33%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.33%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.33%) Redis
6 3 (1.33%) Riak
7 2 (0.88%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.44%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.44%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.44%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.44%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 85 (37.61%) Selenium
2 60 (26.55%) Cucumber
3 33 (14.60%) Visual Studio
4 25 (11.06%) JIRA
5 20 (8.85%) Git (software)
6 19 (8.41%) LoadRunner
7 15 (6.64%) SoapUI
7 15 (6.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (6.19%) Gatling
8 14 (6.19%) JMeter
8 14 (6.19%) Maven
9 13 (5.75%) WebDriver
10 6 (2.65%) Grunt
11 5 (2.21%) Jenkins
11 5 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (2.21%) Selenium IDE
11 5 (2.21%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (1.77%) RSpec
12 4 (1.77%) Zephyr
13 3 (1.33%) Appium
General
1 26 (11.50%) Finance
2 10 (4.42%) Advertising
3 1 (0.44%) Games
3 1 (0.44%) Marketing
3 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (26.99%) Analyst
2 57 (25.22%) Test Engineer
3 39 (17.26%) Test Analyst
4 33 (14.60%) Senior Test Engineer
5 25 (11.06%) Developer
5 25 (11.06%) QA Analyst
6 19 (8.41%) QA Test Analyst
7 18 (7.96%) Tester
8 15 (6.64%) QA Tester
9 14 (6.19%) Consultant
10 12 (5.31%) Performance Engineer
10 12 (5.31%) Performance Test Engineer
10 12 (5.31%) QA Engineer
10 12 (5.31%) Test Leader
11 11 (4.87%) Test Manager
12 10 (4.42%) Java Engineer
12 10 (4.42%) Test Consultant
13 9 (3.98%) Senior Developer
13 9 (3.98%) Service Analyst
14 8 (3.54%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (15.49%) .NET
2 23 (10.18%) HTML
3 19 (8.41%) CSS
4 16 (7.08%) Spring
5 15 (6.64%) XML
6 13 (5.75%) Hibernate
7 10 (4.42%) Web Services
8 8 (3.54%) WPF
9 7 (3.10%) ASP.NET
9 7 (3.10%) HTML5
9 7 (3.10%) WCF
10 6 (2.65%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.65%) Node.js
10 6 (2.65%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (2.65%) REST
10 6 (2.65%) SOAP
11 5 (2.21%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (2.21%) CSS3
12 4 (1.77%) Backbone.js
12 4 (1.77%) React
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.87%) User Experience
2 5 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.21%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.77%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.88%) Clustering
5 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.88%) e-Health
5 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.44%) Fintech
6 1 (0.44%) NHS
6 1 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.98%) Linux
2 7 (3.10%) Windows
3 4 (1.77%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.88%) Unix
5 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (60.18%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (35.84%) Scrum
3 67 (29.65%) Test Strategy
4 63 (27.88%) Test Management
5 56 (24.78%) Functional Testing
6 53 (23.45%) Software Delivery
7 51 (22.57%) Defect Tracking
8 49 (21.68%) Software Testing
8 49 (21.68%) Test Automation
9 47 (20.80%) Waterfall
10 46 (20.35%) Regression Testing
11 44 (19.47%) Kanban
12 38 (16.81%) Mentoring
13 36 (15.93%) Automation Testing
13 36 (15.93%) Logistics
13 36 (15.93%) Test Scripting
14 30 (13.27%) TDD
15 25 (11.06%) BDD
16 24 (10.62%) E-Commerce
17 17 (7.52%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 96 (42.48%) SQL
2 67 (29.65%) Java
3 29 (12.83%) C#
4 21 (9.29%) JavaScript
5 15 (6.64%) Python
5 15 (6.64%) Scala
6 11 (4.87%) PHP
6 11 (4.87%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.65%) Ruby
8 5 (2.21%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.88%) C++
9 2 (0.88%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.88%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.44%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.44%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.44%) Go
10 1 (0.44%) OpenEdge ABL
10 1 (0.44%) Perl
10 1 (0.44%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 65 (28.76%) ISEB
1 65 (28.76%) ISTQB
2 48 (21.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (3.54%) Degree
4 2 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (0.88%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.10%) SLA
2 5 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.77%) SDET
4 2 (0.88%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 4 (1.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 47 (20.80%) Oracle
2 36 (15.93%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.54%) SAP
4 6 (2.65%) HP
5 3 (1.33%) Dynatrace
6 2 (0.88%) VMware
7 1 (0.44%) Apple
7 1 (0.44%) IBM
7 1 (0.44%) Nintex
7 1 (0.44%) Progress
7 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 46 minutes ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Sky Betting & Gaming
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus outstanding benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Outstanding + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Car + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Mason Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum + benifits
Posted: 13 days ago