The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 279 319 318
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 29 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.12% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.13% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 28 15 10
Average salary £62,500 £50,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £44,400 £46,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £79,500 £72,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%
QA Leader
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9666 11451 11171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.76% 92.49% 93.26%
Number of salaries quoted 8308 9575 9809
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Leader in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

QA Leader
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Leader across the City of London region.

QA Leader Salary Trend in the City of London

QA Leader
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Leader across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

QA Leader Salary Histogram in the City of London

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited QA Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Leader in their job title.

1 37 (100.00%) QA
2 30 (81.08%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (78.38%) Selenium
4 26 (70.27%) C#
5 25 (67.57%) Test Automation
6 19 (51.35%) WebDriver
7 18 (48.65%) BDD
7 18 (48.65%) TDD
8 15 (40.54%) E-Commerce
9 13 (35.14%) OO
9 13 (35.14%) Performance Testing
9 13 (35.14%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (35.14%) Mentoring
10 11 (29.73%) Finance
11 10 (27.03%) Test Scripting
12 8 (21.62%) SDLC
12 8 (21.62%) Automated Testing
13 6 (16.22%) Line Management
13 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
14 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
14 5 (13.51%) FitNesse
14 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
14 5 (13.51%) Java
14 5 (13.51%) .NET
14 5 (13.51%) Web Services
14 5 (13.51%) Windows
15 4 (10.81%) Banking
15 4 (10.81%) JIRA
15 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
15 4 (10.81%) SpecFlow

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited QA Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) CMS
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.70%) Firewall
1 1 (2.70%) Multicast
1 1 (2.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (78.38%) Selenium
2 19 (51.35%) WebDriver
3 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
4 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
4 5 (13.51%) FitNesse
5 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (10.81%) SpecFlow
5 4 (10.81%) JIRA
6 3 (8.11%) NUnit
6 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.70%) Xcode
7 1 (2.70%) Ant
7 1 (2.70%) JUnit
7 1 (2.70%) Maven
7 1 (2.70%) eggPlant
7 1 (2.70%) Spock
7 1 (2.70%) Geb
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
4 2 (5.41%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.70%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) .NET
1 5 (13.51%) Web Services
2 3 (8.11%) Middleware
2 3 (8.11%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (2.70%) WPF
3 1 (2.70%) Silverlight
3 1 (2.70%) Grails
3 1 (2.70%) Flash
3 1 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Client/Server
1 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Android
2 2 (5.41%) UNIX
3 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (81.08%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (67.57%) Test Automation
3 18 (48.65%) BDD
3 18 (48.65%) TDD
4 15 (40.54%) E-Commerce
5 13 (35.14%) OO
5 13 (35.14%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (35.14%) Performance Testing
5 13 (35.14%) Mentoring
6 10 (27.03%) Test Scripting
7 8 (21.62%) SDLC
7 8 (21.62%) Automated Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Line Management
9 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
9 3 (8.11%) Test Management
10 2 (5.41%) Electronic Trading
10 2 (5.41%) Manual Testing
10 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
10 2 (5.41%) Load Testing
11 1 (2.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (70.27%) C#
2 5 (13.51%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) HP
2 1 (2.70%) Citrix
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle
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