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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 212 255 250
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 31 5 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.076% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.078% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 27 5 7
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -15.92%
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £43,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.65% -14.00%
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 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
5982 6384 7061
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.36% 96.95% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5020 5299 5702
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +14 20 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Merseyside - 10 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
QA Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 39 (100.00%) QA
2 22 (56.41%) ISEB
2 22 (56.41%) Automated Testing
3 20 (51.28%) Microsoft
4 18 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (43.59%) SQL Server
6 16 (41.03%) Windows
7 15 (38.46%) MS Excel
7 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
7 15 (38.46%) Defect Tracking
7 15 (38.46%) Windows Server
7 15 (38.46%) Case Management
8 14 (35.90%) Windows 10
8 14 (35.90%) VMware
8 14 (35.90%) Mac OS X
8 14 (35.90%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (25.64%) Selenium
10 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (20.51%) Test Scripting
11 8 (20.51%) API Testing
11 8 (20.51%) System Testing
12 7 (17.95%) Test Strategy
12 7 (17.95%) Mentoring
12 7 (17.95%) SDLC
12 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (17.95%) SQL
13 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
13 6 (15.38%) ISTQB
13 6 (15.38%) Cucumber

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 15 (38.46%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (43.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (25.64%) Selenium
2 6 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 5 (12.82%) LoadRunner
3 5 (12.82%) SoapUI
4 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.69%) Ranorex
6 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) Gherkin
2 3 (7.69%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (41.03%) Windows
2 15 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 14 (35.90%) Mac OS X
3 14 (35.90%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Automated Testing
2 15 (38.46%) Case Management
2 15 (38.46%) Defect Tracking
3 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (20.51%) API Testing
4 8 (20.51%) System Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Test Scripting
5 7 (17.95%) Mentoring
5 7 (17.95%) SDLC
5 7 (17.95%) Test Strategy
5 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
7 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (7.69%) OOD
8 3 (7.69%) Test Management
9 2 (5.13%) Automation Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Manual Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 1 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) C#
3 4 (10.26%) Java
4 2 (5.13%) C
5 1 (2.56%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (56.41%) ISEB
2 6 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 14 (35.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 20 (51.28%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.90%) VMware
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 3 (7.69%) Telerik
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