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

Quality Assurance (QA)
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 67 68
Rank change year-on-year +21 +1 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 248 201 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 5.21% 3.93% 3.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.31% 34.84% 28.86%
Number of salaries quoted 186 171 235
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £63,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.71% +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 683 577 790
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 14.36% 11.29% 13.15%
Number of salaries quoted 553 489 638
Leeds median annual salary £43,500 £41,500 £39,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.82% +4.40% -0.63%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £65,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +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 July 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 177 (71.37%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (46.77%) C#
3 106 (42.74%) Test Automation
4 91 (36.69%) Java
5 83 (33.47%) Finance
6 71 (28.63%) Python
7 67 (27.02%) Retail
8 60 (24.19%) .NET
9 59 (23.79%) PHP
10 49 (19.76%) TDD
11 46 (18.55%) SQL
11 46 (18.55%) ASP.NET
11 46 (18.55%) Microsoft Azure
12 44 (17.74%) MVC
13 43 (17.34%) ASP.NET MVC
14 41 (16.53%) Microsoft
15 39 (15.73%) QA Automation
16 38 (15.32%) OOP
17 37 (14.92%) Selenium
18 33 (13.31%) JavaScript
19 28 (11.29%) Test Scripting
19 28 (11.29%) Manual Testing
19 28 (11.29%) Self-Motivation
20 27 (10.89%) Git (software)
20 27 (10.89%) Marketing
21 26 (10.48%) Public Cloud
22 25 (10.08%) Google Cloud Platform
22 25 (10.08%) Google
23 23 (9.27%) Software Testing
23 23 (9.27%) Scrum

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 19 (7.66%) Tomcat
2 8 (3.23%) Apache
3 7 (2.82%) Confluence
3 7 (2.82%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.42%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.02%) nginx
6 4 (1.61%) IIS
7 3 (1.21%) CMS
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.40%) InVision
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Magento
1 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.40%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.40%) SAP MM
1 1 (0.40%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 46 (18.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (10.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 19 (7.66%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.21%) SaaS
5 2 (0.81%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (0.81%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.40%) GitHub
6 1 (0.40%) PaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.42%) HTTP
2 1 (0.40%) FTP
2 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.66%) NoSQL
2 15 (6.05%) SQL Server
3 13 (5.24%) MySQL
4 6 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.02%) Redis
6 4 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.61%) Couchbase
6 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.21%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.81%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (14.92%) Selenium
2 27 (10.89%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.84%) SoapUI
4 10 (4.03%) WebDriver
5 9 (3.63%) Cucumber
5 9 (3.63%) Jenkins
5 9 (3.63%) PHPUnit
5 9 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.42%) LoadRunner
6 6 (2.42%) LoadUI
6 6 (2.42%) Rational Performance Tester
7 5 (2.02%) JIRA
7 5 (2.02%) TestComplete
8 4 (1.61%) Jasmine
8 4 (1.61%) JMeter
8 4 (1.61%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.21%) Subversion
9 3 (1.21%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.81%) NUnit
General
1 83 (33.47%) Finance
2 67 (27.02%) Retail
3 27 (10.89%) Marketing
4 5 (2.02%) Legal
5 4 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.21%) Advertising
6 3 (1.21%) Law
7 2 (0.81%) Electronics
7 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Automotive
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 87 (35.08%) Developer
2 59 (23.79%) Analyst
3 39 (15.73%) Tester
4 37 (14.92%) Senior Developer
5 36 (14.52%) Test Analyst
6 28 (11.29%) QA Automation Engineer
6 28 (11.29%) QA Engineer
7 27 (10.89%) Automation Engineer
8 23 (9.27%) Java Developer
9 22 (8.87%) QA Analyst
10 21 (8.47%) Junior
11 20 (8.06%) QA Test Analyst
12 16 (6.45%) Junior Developer
12 16 (6.45%) QA Tester
13 14 (5.65%) .NET Developer
14 13 (5.24%) Automation Test Analyst
14 13 (5.24%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
14 13 (5.24%) Senior .NET Developer
15 12 (4.84%) Automation Tester
15 12 (4.84%) QA Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (24.19%) .NET
2 46 (18.55%) ASP.NET
3 43 (17.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 21 (8.47%) Spring
5 20 (8.06%) Hibernate
6 15 (6.05%) Web Services
7 11 (4.44%) React
8 10 (4.03%) SOAP
9 9 (3.63%) LAMP
9 9 (3.63%) Sass
10 8 (3.23%) RESTful
11 5 (2.02%) HTML
12 4 (1.61%) CSS
12 4 (1.61%) Gherkin
12 4 (1.61%) REST
13 3 (1.21%) .NET Framework
13 3 (1.21%) AngularJS
13 3 (1.21%) React Native
13 3 (1.21%) XML
14 2 (0.81%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.29%) Self-Motivation
2 26 (10.48%) Public Cloud
3 15 (6.05%) User Experience
4 13 (5.24%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.63%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.61%) PMI
8 2 (0.81%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.81%) Fintech
8 2 (0.81%) IVR
8 2 (0.81%) Life Science
8 2 (0.81%) Replication
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.03%) Unix
2 7 (2.82%) Windows
3 6 (2.42%) AIX
3 6 (2.42%) Linux
4 4 (1.61%) Android
4 4 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (71.37%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (42.74%) Test Automation
3 49 (19.76%) TDD
4 44 (17.74%) MVC
5 39 (15.73%) QA Automation
6 38 (15.32%) OOP
7 28 (11.29%) Manual Testing
7 28 (11.29%) Test Scripting
8 23 (9.27%) Scrum
8 23 (9.27%) Software Testing
9 22 (8.87%) User Stories
10 21 (8.47%) Integration Testing
10 21 (8.47%) Test Strategy
11 19 (7.66%) Mentoring
12 18 (7.26%) Collaborative Working
12 18 (7.26%) DevOps
12 18 (7.26%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (6.85%) E-Commerce
14 16 (6.45%) Scenario Testing
14 16 (6.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 116 (46.77%) C#
2 91 (36.69%) Java
3 71 (28.63%) Python
4 59 (23.79%) PHP
5 46 (18.55%) SQL
6 33 (13.31%) JavaScript
7 15 (6.05%) Scala
8 4 (1.61%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.21%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.81%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.81%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.81%) VBA
11 1 (0.40%) C++
11 1 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.40%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 12 (4.84%) ISEB
2 9 (3.63%) ISTQB
3 8 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.61%) Degree
5 4 (1.61%) MCSD
5 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.61%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.81%) APMP
7 2 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.03%) SLA
2 4 (1.61%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.61%) P3O
2 4 (1.61%) PMO
3 3 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.40%) GDPR
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.21%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.81%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (16.53%) Microsoft
2 25 (10.08%) Google
3 7 (2.82%) IBM
4 6 (2.42%) Oracle
5 3 (1.21%) HP
6 2 (0.81%) Cisco
6 2 (0.81%) SAP
6 2 (0.81%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.40%) Adobe
7 1 (0.40%) Apple
7 1 (0.40%) Demandware
7 1 (0.40%) Nintex
7 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.40%) Telerik
7 1 (0.40%) webMethods
7 1 (0.40%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.40%) Zend