The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 236 227 209
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 3 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.053% 0.034% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.036% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 7
Average salary £44,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.47% +4.54%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £50,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +14.28%
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 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5458 5631 5057
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.75% 95.64% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4597 4683 4460
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

QA Leader
Salary Trend in the South West

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

QA Leader Salary Trend in the South West

QA Leader
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 1 June 2015. 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
Dorset - 2 - -
Bristol -3 1 £44,000 -23.47%
QA Leader
England

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 6 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) VBScript
3 2 (33.33%) VB
3 2 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) TestDirector
3 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (33.33%) Middleware
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) JUnit
3 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) OLTP
3 2 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (33.33%) Cash Management
3 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Temenos T24
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (33.33%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) TestDirector
1 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Financial Institution
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
1 2 (33.33%) XML
1 2 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (33.33%) Statistics
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 2 (33.33%) Cash Management
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Management
1 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (33.33%) Resilience Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Process Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) VBScript
2 2 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Green Hat
2 1 (16.67%) HP