The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had QA Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Lead
England / North West
Rank 229 221 250
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 17 13 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.24% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.25% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 3
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +38.46%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5736 5290 6658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.57% 96.02% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4849 4449 5691
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured QA Leader in the job title.

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

QA Leader
Salary Trend in the North West

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

QA Leader Salary Trend in the North West

QA Leader
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Leader across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

QA Leader Salary Histogram in the North West

QA Leader
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -19 12 £40,000 -11.11%
Lancashire - 3 £43,750 -
Merseyside - 2 £35,250 -
QA Leader
England

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, QA Leader job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 42 (100.00%) QA
2 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (42.86%) Windows
3 18 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
5 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (33.33%) Selenium
6 13 (30.95%) ISEB
7 12 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (28.57%) Automation Testing
7 12 (28.57%) Windows Server
8 11 (26.19%) Case Management
8 11 (26.19%) Defect Tracking
8 11 (26.19%) Windows 10
8 11 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (26.19%) Mac OS X
8 11 (26.19%) VMware
8 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
9 10 (23.81%) Manual Testing
10 9 (21.43%) C#
11 8 (19.05%) Test Management
11 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
12 7 (16.67%) SQL
12 7 (16.67%) Gherkin
12 7 (16.67%) iPad
12 7 (16.67%) SDLC
13 6 (14.29%) Test Strategy
13 6 (14.29%) SpecFlow

QA Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 12 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 6 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.38%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (9.52%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 5 (11.90%) CSS
2 5 (11.90%) HTML
2 5 (11.90%) Node.js
3 3 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (16.67%) iPad
3 2 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (42.86%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 11 (26.19%) Mac OS X
3 11 (26.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 11 (26.19%) Case Management
4 11 (26.19%) Defect Tracking
5 10 (23.81%) Manual Testing
6 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
6 8 (19.05%) Test Management
7 7 (16.67%) SDLC
8 6 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 5 (11.90%) Load Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
9 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
9 5 (11.90%) System Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Regression Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
11 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1 (2.38%) Test Scripting
12 1 (2.38%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) C#
2 7 (16.67%) SQL
3 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) C
4 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) ISEB
2 5 (11.90%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
1 11 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) VMware