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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 415 403 401
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 14 26 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.062% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 8 24 32
Average salary £37,782 £50,000 £49,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.43% +1.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,097 £39,750 £36,850
10% offered a salary of more than £37,997 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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 South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21319 20397 21773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.67% 95.06% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 16777 16814 18582
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

QA Leader
Salary Trend in the South East

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

QA Leader Salary Trend in the South East

QA Leader
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. 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
Berkshire +4 11 £37,782 -24.43%
Oxfordshire - 3 £38,500 -
QA Leader
England

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 30 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (80.00%) Selenium
3 21 (70.00%) Java
4 14 (46.67%) WebDriver
5 10 (33.33%) Scrum
5 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (30.00%) Code Coverage
7 7 (23.33%) SQL
7 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
8 6 (20.00%) Python
8 6 (20.00%) Automated Testing
9 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (16.67%) Apache
9 5 (16.67%) UNIX
9 5 (16.67%) Linux
9 5 (16.67%) Perl
9 5 (16.67%) C
9 5 (16.67%) C++
9 5 (16.67%) DevOps
9 5 (16.67%) TestNG
9 5 (16.67%) SaaS
9 5 (16.67%) Web Application Development
10 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
10 4 (13.33%) HTTP
10 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
11 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
11 3 (10.00%) ISEB
11 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 5 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 24 (80.00%) Selenium
2 14 (46.67%) WebDriver
3 5 (16.67%) TestNG
4 2 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (6.67%) Maven
5 1 (3.33%) JIRA
5 1 (3.33%) JUnit
5 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.33%) TestComplete
5 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (6.67%) Publishing
1 2 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) XSL
2 1 (3.33%) J2ME
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Open Source
2 1 (3.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) UNIX
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Android
2 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Scrum
1 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) Code Coverage
3 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
4 6 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (16.67%) Web Application Development
5 5 (16.67%) DevOps
6 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 3 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing
8 2 (6.67%) User Stories
8 2 (6.67%) ITIL
9 1 (3.33%) OO
9 1 (3.33%) Project Management
9 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
9 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (70.00%) Java
2 7 (23.33%) SQL
3 6 (20.00%) Python
4 5 (16.67%) C++
4 5 (16.67%) Perl
4 5 (16.67%) C
5 2 (6.67%) VBScript
5 2 (6.67%) VB
6 1 (3.33%) PHP
6 1 (3.33%) C#
6 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.33%) PowerHouse
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ISEB
1 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) JBoss
1 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com