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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 784 778 759
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 83 110 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.081% 0.100% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.11% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 72 95 80
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,750 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,750 £48,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-14.35% +2.63%
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
96278 104019 95979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.49% 94.49% 94.54%
Number of salaries quoted 80462 86063 80776
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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 +21 58 £62,500 +13.63% 8
South East +2 10 £40,000 -15.78% 8
West Midlands -5 5 £41,000 -8.88%
East Midlands +1 4 £42,500 +6.25%
South West -8 3 £40,500 -19.00% 1
North West - 3 £50,000 -
QA Leader
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QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

1 174 (100.00%) QA
2 94 (54.02%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (47.70%) Selenium
4 62 (35.63%) Test Automation
5 60 (34.48%) C#
6 50 (28.74%) Test Scripting
7 43 (24.71%) Java
7 43 (24.71%) ISEB
8 41 (23.56%) WebDriver
9 38 (21.84%) Automated Testing
10 37 (21.26%) Finance
11 33 (18.97%) BDD
12 30 (17.24%) TDD
13 29 (16.67%) SQL
14 28 (16.09%) Test Strategy
14 28 (16.09%) JIRA
15 27 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (14.94%) Mentoring
16 26 (14.94%) Scrum
16 26 (14.94%) SDLC
17 25 (14.37%) ISTQB
18 24 (13.79%) .NET
19 22 (12.64%) Automation Testing
20 19 (10.92%) Banking
20 19 (10.92%) Manual Testing
21 18 (10.34%) Mobile App
22 17 (9.77%) Test Management
22 17 (9.77%) Windows
23 16 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
23 16 (9.20%) Analytical Skills

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 6 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.30%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.30%) Confluence
3 2 (1.15%) Node.js
3 2 (1.15%) IIS
3 2 (1.15%) JBoss
3 2 (1.15%) CMS
3 2 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.15%) MS Project
2 1 (0.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Summit
2 2 (1.15%) Temenos T24
2 2 (1.15%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.30%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.15%) Firewall
2 2 (1.15%) Wireless
2 2 (1.15%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.72%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.15%) MySQL
3 2 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.15%) MS Access
3 2 (1.15%) OLTP
3 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.15%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 83 (47.70%) Selenium
2 41 (23.56%) WebDriver
3 28 (16.09%) JIRA
4 15 (8.62%) Cucumber
5 13 (7.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (6.90%) Jenkins
6 12 (6.90%) FitNesse
6 12 (6.90%) Visual Studio
7 9 (5.17%) SpecFlow
7 9 (5.17%) TeamCity
8 8 (4.60%) JUnit
9 6 (3.45%) TestComplete
9 6 (3.45%) Git (software)
10 5 (2.87%) Ranorex
10 5 (2.87%) HP UFT
10 5 (2.87%) JMeter
11 4 (2.30%) WATIR
11 4 (2.30%) JProfiler
11 4 (2.30%) Sahi
11 4 (2.30%) Selenium IDE
General
1 37 (21.26%) Finance
2 19 (10.92%) Banking
3 14 (8.05%) Games
4 13 (7.47%) Telecoms
5 10 (5.75%) Retail
6 6 (3.45%) Legal
7 4 (2.30%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.30%) Front Office
7 4 (2.30%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.30%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.30%) Marketing
8 3 (1.72%) Publishing
9 2 (1.15%) Law
10 1 (0.57%) Back Office
10 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.57%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.79%) .NET
2 8 (4.60%) Web Services
3 6 (3.45%) Middleware
3 6 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
3 6 (3.45%) WPF
4 5 (2.87%) REST
4 5 (2.87%) HTML
5 4 (2.30%) SOAP
5 4 (2.30%) XML
6 3 (1.72%) WinForms
7 2 (1.15%) Spring
7 2 (1.15%) Ajax
7 2 (1.15%) Silverlight
7 2 (1.15%) Flash
7 2 (1.15%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 1 (0.57%) LAMP
8 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.57%) CSS
8 1 (0.57%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.34%) Mobile App
2 16 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.45%) Social Gaming
3 6 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (2.87%) Mobile Games
4 5 (2.87%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.72%) Replication
6 2 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.15%) Statistics
7 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.57%) Equities
7 1 (0.57%) Derivative
7 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.77%) Windows
2 15 (8.62%) Android
3 14 (8.05%) Apple iOS
4 8 (4.60%) UNIX
5 6 (3.45%) Linux
6 5 (2.87%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.72%) Windows Vista
7 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.72%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.72%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (54.02%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (35.63%) Test Automation
3 50 (28.74%) Test Scripting
4 38 (21.84%) Automated Testing
5 33 (18.97%) BDD
6 30 (17.24%) TDD
7 28 (16.09%) Test Strategy
8 27 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (14.94%) Mentoring
9 26 (14.94%) Scrum
9 26 (14.94%) SDLC
10 22 (12.64%) Automation Testing
11 19 (10.92%) Manual Testing
12 17 (9.77%) Test Management
13 16 (9.20%) Line Management
13 16 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (8.62%) Performance Testing
14 15 (8.62%) E-Commerce
15 14 (8.05%) Regression Testing
15 14 (8.05%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (34.48%) C#
2 43 (24.71%) Java
3 29 (16.67%) SQL
4 9 (5.17%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.45%) C
5 6 (3.45%) PHP
6 5 (2.87%) Python
7 4 (2.30%) C++
8 3 (1.72%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.15%) VBScript
9 2 (1.15%) VB
9 2 (1.15%) Perl
9 2 (1.15%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.15%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 43 (24.71%) ISEB
2 25 (14.37%) ISTQB
3 13 (7.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (6.90%) Degree
5 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (2.30%) Basel III
2 4 (2.30%) EMIR
2 4 (2.30%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (2.30%) MiFID
3 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (4.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (6.32%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.75%) Oracle
3 5 (2.87%) VMware
4 4 (2.30%) Facebook
4 4 (2.30%) Progress
5 3 (1.72%) HP
6 2 (1.15%) Citrix
6 2 (1.15%) Green Hat
6 2 (1.15%) Telerik
7 1 (0.57%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.57%) Adobe
7 1 (0.57%) Murex
7 1 (0.57%) Calypso
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