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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 764 728 715
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 119 131 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 101 109 164
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
103237 94545 105384
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.22% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 84342 79126 90809
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -35 60 £55,000 +10.00% 7
South East -33 14 £37,782 -24.43%
North West - 9 £56,500 -
West Midlands -1 8 £37,500 +20.96% 2
South West -13 8 £50,000 +17.64% 1
East of England -25 7 £75,000 +66.66%
Yorkshire -46 7 £42,500 +7.59%
East Midlands -13 6 £40,000 +10.34%
QA Leader
UK

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 226 (100.00%) QA
2 88 (38.94%) Selenium
3 71 (31.42%) Finance
4 67 (29.65%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (26.55%) Automated Testing
6 53 (23.45%) Java
7 50 (22.12%) SQL
7 50 (22.12%) Test Scripting
8 36 (15.93%) User Acceptance Testing
9 35 (15.49%) Degree
9 35 (15.49%) Automation Testing
10 34 (15.04%) Scrum
11 32 (14.16%) WebDriver
12 30 (13.27%) Cucumber
13 29 (12.83%) Test Automation
14 27 (11.95%) Data Warehouse
14 27 (11.95%) ISEB
15 26 (11.50%) Manual Testing
16 24 (10.62%) Computer Science
17 23 (10.18%) BDD
18 22 (9.73%) TDD
18 22 (9.73%) Software Testing
19 20 (8.85%) C#
19 20 (8.85%) JIRA
19 20 (8.85%) Test Management
19 20 (8.85%) Apple iOS
20 18 (7.96%) Client/Server
21 17 (7.52%) Windows
21 17 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
21 17 (7.52%) Regression Testing

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 9 (3.98%) Apache
2 4 (1.77%) IIS
2 4 (1.77%) SAS
3 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.44%) Confluence
3 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.77%) MS Office
2 3 (1.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.77%) HTTP
2 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.44%) Internet
2 1 (0.44%) NAS
2 1 (0.44%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.44%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.95%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.65%) MySQL
3 6 (2.65%) Big Data
4 5 (2.21%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.88%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 88 (38.94%) Selenium
2 32 (14.16%) WebDriver
3 30 (13.27%) Cucumber
4 20 (8.85%) JIRA
5 11 (4.87%) JUnit
5 11 (4.87%) Visual Studio
5 11 (4.87%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (3.98%) Sahi
7 8 (3.54%) Behat
8 7 (3.10%) TestNG
9 6 (2.65%) Jenkins
9 6 (2.65%) PhantomJS
9 6 (2.65%) RSpec
10 4 (1.77%) JBehave
10 4 (1.77%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (1.77%) SpecFlow
10 4 (1.77%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.77%) Serena SBM
11 3 (1.33%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.33%) SoapUI
General
1 71 (31.42%) Finance
2 15 (6.64%) Banking
2 15 (6.64%) Marketing
3 14 (6.19%) Financial Institution
4 12 (5.31%) Games
5 5 (2.21%) Advertising
5 5 (2.21%) Front Office
6 4 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.33%) Publishing
7 3 (1.33%) Electronics
7 3 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.33%) Retail
8 1 (0.44%) Billing
8 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.08%) .NET
2 13 (5.75%) XML
3 11 (4.87%) HTML
4 9 (3.98%) Apache Flex
5 4 (1.77%) jQuery
6 3 (1.33%) Web Services
6 3 (1.33%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (1.33%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.88%) JSF
7 2 (0.88%) JSON
7 2 (0.88%) RESTful
7 2 (0.88%) REST
7 2 (0.88%) J2EE
8 1 (0.44%) CSS
8 1 (0.44%) Struts
8 1 (0.44%) XSL
8 1 (0.44%) J2ME
8 1 (0.44%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.44%) Spring
8 1 (0.44%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.62%) Computer Science
2 18 (7.96%) Client/Server
3 9 (3.98%) Equities
4 8 (3.54%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.21%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.33%) Derivative
6 3 (1.33%) Open Source
6 3 (1.33%) iPad
7 2 (0.88%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.88%) Online Games
7 2 (0.88%) Streaming Music
7 2 (0.88%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.88%) iPhone
8 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.44%) DTV
8 1 (0.44%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.44%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.44%) Tandem
8 1 (0.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.85%) Apple iOS
2 17 (7.52%) Windows
3 16 (7.08%) Linux
4 15 (6.64%) UNIX
5 14 (6.19%) Android
6 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (29.65%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (26.55%) Automated Testing
3 50 (22.12%) Test Scripting
4 36 (15.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 35 (15.49%) Automation Testing
6 34 (15.04%) Scrum
7 29 (12.83%) Test Automation
8 26 (11.50%) Manual Testing
9 23 (10.18%) BDD
10 22 (9.73%) TDD
10 22 (9.73%) Software Testing
11 20 (8.85%) Test Management
12 17 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (7.52%) Regression Testing
13 16 (7.08%) Risk Analysis
14 14 (6.19%) Load Testing
14 14 (6.19%) Software Engineering
15 13 (5.75%) E-Commerce
15 13 (5.75%) Performance Testing
16 12 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 53 (23.45%) Java
2 50 (22.12%) SQL
3 20 (8.85%) C#
4 16 (7.08%) PHP
4 16 (7.08%) Python
5 15 (6.64%) JavaScript
6 14 (6.19%) Ruby
7 10 (4.42%) PowerHouse
7 10 (4.42%) C++
8 8 (3.54%) Perl
9 5 (2.21%) C
10 4 (1.77%) VBScript
10 4 (1.77%) VB
11 2 (0.88%) VBA
12 1 (0.44%) Groovy
12 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (15.49%) Degree
2 27 (11.95%) ISEB
3 13 (5.75%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (3.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (4.87%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.10%) Fidessa
3 4 (1.77%) Oracle
4 2 (0.88%) SAP
4 2 (0.88%) HP
5 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.44%) Zend
5 1 (0.44%) Cerillion
5 1 (0.44%) Green Hat
5 1 (0.44%) JBoss
5 1 (0.44%) Progress
5 1 (0.44%) IBM
5 1 (0.44%) Sybase
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe
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