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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 206 255 246
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 31 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.076% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.078% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 28 5 7
Median salary £38,125 £50,000 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.75% -11.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £46,000 £53,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,300 £58,800
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
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
5723 6375 6815
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.75% 96.84% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4797 5193 5471
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 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +17 21 £45,000 -10.00%
Merseyside - 10 £37,500 -
QA Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 40 (100.00%) QA
2 19 (47.50%) ISEB
2 19 (47.50%) Automated Testing
3 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (45.00%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 15 (37.50%) Windows
6 14 (35.00%) Active Directory
6 14 (35.00%) Windows Server
7 13 (32.50%) Case Management
7 13 (32.50%) Defect Tracking
7 13 (32.50%) Windows 10
7 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
7 13 (32.50%) Mac OS X
7 13 (32.50%) VMware
7 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (32.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (30.00%) Selenium
9 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 8 (20.00%) API Testing
11 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
11 7 (17.50%) Gherkin
11 7 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (17.50%) SQL
11 7 (17.50%) C#
12 6 (15.00%) LoadRunner
12 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
12 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
12 6 (15.00%) System Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.50%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Selenium
2 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (15.00%) LoadRunner
3 5 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.50%) Ranorex
6 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.50%) TestComplete
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.50%) Games
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) Gherkin
2 3 (7.50%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (45.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (32.50%) Mac OS X
3 13 (32.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Automated Testing
2 13 (32.50%) Case Management
2 13 (32.50%) Defect Tracking
3 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (20.00%) API Testing
4 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
5 7 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (15.00%) SDLC
6 6 (15.00%) System Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.50%) Automation Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (7.50%) OOD
8 3 (7.50%) QMS
8 3 (7.50%) Quality Management
9 2 (5.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) C#
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) C
4 1 (2.50%) C++
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (47.50%) ISEB
2 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (32.50%) VMware
3 4 (10.00%) Telerik
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle