The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the 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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 591 551 531
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 52 79 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 46 68 82
Average salary £56,250 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £42,350 £47,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,250 £48,750 £43,750
% change year-on-year
-11.28% +11.42%
QA Leader
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the 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
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
41382 44337 42616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.67% 93.92% 94.05%
Number of salaries quoted 34926 36524 36097
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £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 London

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

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in London

QA Leader
Salary Trend in London

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

QA Leader Salary Trend in London

QA Leader
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Leader across the London region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

QA Leader Salary Histogram in London

QA Leader
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader within the London region over the 3 months to 1 April 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
(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
City of London +11 13 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Croydon +12 2 £50,000 -0.99%
Ealing - 2 - -
Chiswick - 1 £42,500 -
South Croydon - 1 £47,500 -
QA Leader
England

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the 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.

1 107 (100.00%) QA
2 68 (63.55%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (54.21%) Selenium
4 49 (45.79%) Test Automation
5 40 (37.38%) Test Scripting
6 34 (31.78%) C#
7 32 (29.91%) WebDriver
8 30 (28.04%) JIRA
9 27 (25.23%) TDD
10 24 (22.43%) Finance
11 23 (21.50%) Jenkins
12 22 (20.56%) Scrum
12 22 (20.56%) Manual Testing
13 21 (19.63%) Automated Testing
13 21 (19.63%) Apple iOS
14 20 (18.69%) Mobile App
15 19 (17.76%) Java
15 19 (17.76%) BDD
16 18 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (16.82%) Git (software)
17 17 (15.89%) ISEB
18 16 (14.95%) User Acceptance Testing
18 16 (14.95%) Android
19 15 (14.02%) Cucumber
20 14 (13.08%) SQL
20 14 (13.08%) Automation Testing
21 13 (12.15%) Line Management
22 12 (11.21%) .NET
22 12 (11.21%) Software Testing
22 12 (11.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the 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 9 (8.41%) Confluence
2 3 (2.80%) IIS
3 2 (1.87%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (3.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.93%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) GPRS
1 1 (0.93%) GSM
1 1 (0.93%) SMS
1 1 (0.93%) 3GPP
1 1 (0.93%) UMTS
1 1 (0.93%) WCDMA
1 1 (0.93%) Internet
1 1 (0.93%) 3G
1 1 (0.93%) Wireless
1 1 (0.93%) HSDPA
1 1 (0.93%) 2G
1 1 (0.93%) IP Telephony
1 1 (0.93%) HSUPA
1 1 (0.93%) HSPA
1 1 (0.93%) LTE
1 1 (0.93%) NAS
1 1 (0.93%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 58 (54.21%) Selenium
2 32 (29.91%) WebDriver
3 30 (28.04%) JIRA
4 23 (21.50%) Jenkins
5 18 (16.82%) Git (software)
6 15 (14.02%) Cucumber
7 11 (10.28%) Visual Studio
7 11 (10.28%) JMeter
8 10 (9.35%) Xcode
9 9 (8.41%) TeamCity
10 7 (6.54%) Calabash
10 7 (6.54%) SpecFlow
10 7 (6.54%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (5.61%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 6 (5.61%) Selenium IDE
12 5 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (4.67%) FitNesse
13 4 (3.74%) TestLink
14 3 (2.80%) JBehave
14 3 (2.80%) eggPlant
General
1 24 (22.43%) Finance
2 11 (10.28%) Games
3 9 (8.41%) Banking
4 8 (7.48%) Telecoms
5 6 (5.61%) Retail
6 5 (4.67%) Publishing
7 4 (3.74%) Retail Banking
7 4 (3.74%) Back Office
8 3 (2.80%) Financial Institution
8 3 (2.80%) Front Office
9 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.93%) Marketing
10 1 (0.93%) Legal
10 1 (0.93%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.21%) .NET
2 10 (9.35%) Middleware
3 8 (7.48%) Web Services
4 6 (5.61%) REST
5 5 (4.67%) HTML
6 4 (3.74%) CSS
6 4 (3.74%) SOAP
7 3 (2.80%) iOS SDK
7 3 (2.80%) Android SDK
8 1 (0.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 1 (0.93%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.93%) XML
8 1 (0.93%) Ajax
8 1 (0.93%) JSON
8 1 (0.93%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.69%) Mobile App
2 8 (7.48%) iPad
2 8 (7.48%) iPhone
2 8 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.61%) Social Gaming
4 5 (4.67%) Mobile Games
5 4 (3.74%) Open Source
6 3 (2.80%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.80%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.87%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.87%) Derivative
7 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.93%) Social Media
8 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.93%) Handset
8 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.63%) Apple iOS
2 16 (14.95%) Android
3 7 (6.54%) Windows
4 3 (2.80%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.87%) Linux
6 1 (0.93%) UNIX
6 1 (0.93%) BlackBerry OS
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (63.55%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (45.79%) Test Automation
3 40 (37.38%) Test Scripting
4 27 (25.23%) TDD
5 22 (20.56%) Scrum
5 22 (20.56%) Manual Testing
6 21 (19.63%) Automated Testing
7 19 (17.76%) BDD
8 18 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (14.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (13.08%) Automation Testing
11 13 (12.15%) Line Management
12 12 (11.21%) Software Testing
13 11 (10.28%) Mentoring
14 10 (9.35%) Load Testing
15 9 (8.41%) Unit Testing
15 9 (8.41%) Requirements Analysis
15 9 (8.41%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (8.41%) Mobile Development
16 8 (7.48%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (31.78%) C#
2 19 (17.76%) Java
3 14 (13.08%) SQL
4 9 (8.41%) Objective-C
5 6 (5.61%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.67%) C
6 5 (4.67%) PHP
7 4 (3.74%) C++
8 2 (1.87%) Perl
8 2 (1.87%) Python
8 2 (1.87%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (15.89%) ISEB
2 12 (11.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (6.54%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.61%) Degree
5 1 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.87%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.87%) Basel III
2 2 (1.87%) EMIR
2 2 (1.87%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (1.87%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 6 (5.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.74%) Progress
2 4 (3.74%) HP
2 4 (3.74%) Facebook
3 3 (2.80%) ION Trading
4 2 (1.87%) Green Hat
4 2 (1.87%) Oracle
5 1 (0.93%) Intel
5 1 (0.93%) Nokia
5 1 (0.93%) Adobe
5 1 (0.93%) Murex
5 1 (0.93%) Calypso
5 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
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