The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank - 175 198
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 0 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.080% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.084% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 1
Average salary - £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
QA Leader
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4010 3563 4217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.53% 94.86% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3465 3103 3801
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

QA Leader
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

QA Leader Salary Trend in Manchester

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 10 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (80.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Load Testing
4 6 (60.00%) Performance Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (50.00%) BDD
5 5 (50.00%) Big Data
5 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (50.00%) SQL
6 4 (40.00%) SAS
7 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (30.00%) Scrum
8 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
8 2 (20.00%) Degree
8 2 (20.00%) Oracle
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
8 2 (20.00%) Analytics
8 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (20.00%) Coaching
9 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
9 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
9 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
9 1 (10.00%) SaaS
9 1 (10.00%) RESTful
9 1 (10.00%) SAP
9 1 (10.00%) Web Services
9 1 (10.00%) PHP
9 1 (10.00%) .NET

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (40.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Big Data
2 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) Symfony
1 1 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Automated Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Load Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Performance Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (50.00%) BDD
4 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum
6 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) Analytics
6 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (20.00%) Coaching
7 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
7 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Zend