The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the England 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 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 772 739 704
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 103 130 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.096% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 92 105 153
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £84,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.87% +2.50%
QA Leader
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
100981 98008 102599
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.54% 94.70% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 84373 81527 88568
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in England

QA Leader
Salary Trend in England

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

QA Leader Salary Trend in England

QA Leader
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Leader across the England region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

QA Leader Salary Histogram in England

QA Leader
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader within the England region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +14 74 £56,250 +7.14% 7
West Midlands +6 11 £37,500 +15.38% 3
South East -4 10 £47,500 - 1
East Midlands +11 2 £52,500 +31.25%
South West -15 2 £50,000 +25.00% 1
East of England -35 2 £45,000 +12.50%
North West -18 1 £45,000 -
QA Leader
UK

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 221 (100.00%) QA
2 93 (42.08%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (33.94%) Selenium
4 62 (28.05%) Test Scripting
5 59 (26.70%) Manual Testing
5 59 (26.70%) Automated Testing
6 58 (26.24%) Finance
7 54 (24.43%) SQL
7 54 (24.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 40 (18.10%) Test Automation
9 39 (17.65%) Java
10 38 (17.19%) TDD
10 38 (17.19%) JIRA
11 35 (15.84%) Automation Testing
12 31 (14.03%) Scrum
13 30 (13.57%) ISEB
14 27 (12.22%) Data Warehouse
14 27 (12.22%) WebDriver
15 25 (11.31%) Software Testing
16 24 (10.86%) Cucumber
17 23 (10.41%) ISTQB
17 23 (10.41%) C#
18 22 (9.95%) Continuous Integration
19 21 (9.50%) Degree
19 21 (9.50%) Mentoring
20 20 (9.05%) Jenkins
20 20 (9.05%) Mobile App
20 20 (9.05%) .NET
20 20 (9.05%) E-Commerce
21 19 (8.60%) JavaScript

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 8 (3.62%) Confluence
2 7 (3.17%) IIS
3 4 (1.81%) Apache
3 4 (1.81%) SAS
4 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.45%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (3.62%) MS Office
2 3 (1.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.17%) SaaS
2 3 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.81%) Internet
2 2 (0.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.22%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (4.98%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.71%) MySQL
4 5 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.26%) Big Data
5 4 (1.81%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 75 (33.94%) Selenium
2 38 (17.19%) JIRA
3 27 (12.22%) WebDriver
4 24 (10.86%) Cucumber
5 20 (9.05%) Jenkins
6 14 (6.33%) Git (software)
7 12 (5.43%) QuickTest Pro
7 12 (5.43%) TeamCity
7 12 (5.43%) RSpec
8 11 (4.98%) JMeter
9 10 (4.52%) JUnit
9 10 (4.52%) Visual Studio
10 9 (4.07%) Xcode
11 8 (3.62%) Behat
12 6 (2.71%) PhantomJS
12 6 (2.71%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 6 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (2.71%) Sahi
13 4 (1.81%) Serena SBM
13 4 (1.81%) TestDirector
General
1 58 (26.24%) Finance
2 18 (8.14%) Marketing
3 13 (5.88%) Front Office
4 9 (4.07%) Banking
5 6 (2.71%) Games
5 6 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.81%) Advertising
6 4 (1.81%) Publishing
6 4 (1.81%) Retail
7 3 (1.36%) Electronics
8 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.90%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
9 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.05%) .NET
2 9 (4.07%) XML
3 8 (3.62%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (3.62%) Web Services
4 7 (3.17%) Middleware
5 3 (1.36%) Hibernate
5 3 (1.36%) Spring
5 3 (1.36%) J2EE
5 3 (1.36%) Struts
5 3 (1.36%) iOS SDK
5 3 (1.36%) REST
5 3 (1.36%) Android SDK
6 1 (0.45%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.45%) Velocity
6 1 (0.45%) Symfony
6 1 (0.45%) Django
6 1 (0.45%) jQuery
6 1 (0.45%) RESTful
6 1 (0.45%) CSS
6 1 (0.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.05%) Mobile App
2 13 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.43%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.52%) Credit Risk
5 8 (3.62%) iPhone
5 8 (3.62%) Open Source
5 8 (3.62%) iPad
5 8 (3.62%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.17%) Equities
7 5 (2.26%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.81%) User Experience
9 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.90%) Derivative
10 2 (0.90%) Streaming Music
10 2 (0.90%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.90%) Social Gaming
10 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.90%) Mobile Games
10 2 (0.90%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.14%) Apple iOS
2 10 (4.52%) UNIX
3 9 (4.07%) Linux
4 8 (3.62%) Windows
5 7 (3.17%) Android
6 3 (1.36%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.90%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (42.08%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (28.05%) Test Scripting
3 59 (26.70%) Manual Testing
3 59 (26.70%) Automated Testing
4 54 (24.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 40 (18.10%) Test Automation
6 38 (17.19%) TDD
7 35 (15.84%) Automation Testing
8 31 (14.03%) Scrum
9 25 (11.31%) Software Testing
10 22 (9.95%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (9.50%) Mentoring
12 20 (9.05%) E-Commerce
13 19 (8.60%) BDD
14 18 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (6.79%) Risk Analysis
15 15 (6.79%) Performance Testing
16 12 (5.43%) Load Testing
16 12 (5.43%) Regression Testing
17 10 (4.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (24.43%) SQL
2 39 (17.65%) Java
3 23 (10.41%) C#
4 19 (8.60%) JavaScript
5 14 (6.33%) PHP
6 9 (4.07%) Ruby
7 8 (3.62%) Objective-C
8 6 (2.71%) Python
8 6 (2.71%) C++
9 4 (1.81%) VBScript
9 4 (1.81%) VB
9 4 (1.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (13.57%) ISEB
2 23 (10.41%) ISTQB
3 21 (9.50%) Degree
4 5 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 14 (6.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.52%) HP
3 7 (3.17%) Fidessa
4 6 (2.71%) Green Hat
5 2 (0.90%) Adobe
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle
5 2 (0.90%) SAP
6 1 (0.45%) Progress
6 1 (0.45%) Sybase
6 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.45%) Zend
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hammersmith
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Croydon
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Solihull
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago