The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Leader role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 766 732 704
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 128 146 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 111 127 163
Average salary £51,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.36% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,556 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend

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

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QA Leader
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Leader within the UK.

QA Leader Salary Trend in the UK

QA Leader
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Leader over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 within the UK.

QA Leader Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Leader
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
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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
England -7 126 £51,000 +7.36% 8
London +4 82 £55,000 +10.00% 4
City of London +5 21 £47,500 -20.83% 1
South East -18 14 £37,782 -24.43% 2
Berkshire +8 10 £37,782 -24.43%
Manchester +2 10 £55,250 +57.85% 1
North West -5 10 £55,250 +57.85% 1
Slough - 8 £37,782 -
South West -28 7 £50,000 +17.64%
West Midlands -5 5 £36,250 +16.93% 1
Bristol -10 5 £50,000 +17.64%
Wembley +2 3 - -
Yorkshire -50 3 £42,500 +7.59%
Reading -4 2 £25,500 -49.00%
East Midlands -13 2 £47,500 +26.66%
Bedfordshire -15 2 £75,000 +87.50%
Scotland -19 2 £70,000 +70.73%
Sheffield -19 2 £42,500 +7.59%
Hertfordshire -21 2 £75,000 +66.66%
South Yorkshire -22 2 £42,500 +7.59%
East of England -24 2 £75,000 +76.47%
Oxfordshire - 2 £39,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 - -
Dagenham - 2 £48,750 -
Leicestershire +4 1 £35,000 -
Ealing +2 1 - -
Glasgow -11 1 £70,000 +70.73%
Leeds - 1 £37,500 -
Leicester - 1 £35,000 -

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 235 (100.00%) QA
2 83 (35.32%) Selenium
3 81 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (31.91%) Finance
5 67 (28.51%) Automated Testing
6 64 (27.23%) Test Scripting
7 57 (24.26%) SQL
8 49 (20.85%) Java
9 48 (20.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 40 (17.02%) Manual Testing
11 35 (14.89%) Scrum
12 33 (14.04%) Automation Testing
13 31 (13.19%) Test Automation
13 31 (13.19%) TDD
14 30 (12.77%) Data Warehouse
14 30 (12.77%) WebDriver
15 29 (12.34%) ISEB
16 28 (11.91%) Cucumber
16 28 (11.91%) JIRA
17 27 (11.49%) Software Testing
17 27 (11.49%) Degree
18 26 (11.06%) Mentoring
19 24 (10.21%) BDD
20 22 (9.36%) C#
21 21 (8.94%) .NET
21 21 (8.94%) Risk Analysis
22 20 (8.51%) Computer Science
22 20 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
23 19 (8.09%) Business Intelligence
24 18 (7.66%) E-Commerce

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 9 (3.83%) Apache
2 4 (1.70%) SAS
2 4 (1.70%) IIS
3 1 (0.43%) Confluence
3 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.70%) MS Office
2 3 (1.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.26%) SaaS
2 3 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.70%) HTTP
2 1 (0.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.77%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (5.96%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.55%) MySQL
4 5 (2.13%) Big Data
4 5 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.13%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 83 (35.32%) Selenium
2 30 (12.77%) WebDriver
3 28 (11.91%) Cucumber
3 28 (11.91%) JIRA
4 15 (6.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 13 (5.53%) Visual Studio
6 10 (4.26%) JUnit
7 9 (3.83%) Sahi
7 9 (3.83%) TeamCity
8 8 (3.40%) Jenkins
8 8 (3.40%) Behat
8 8 (3.40%) RSpec
9 7 (2.98%) TestNG
10 6 (2.55%) JMeter
10 6 (2.55%) PhantomJS
11 4 (1.70%) Serena SBM
11 4 (1.70%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.70%) Selenium IDE
11 4 (1.70%) Git (software)
11 4 (1.70%) JBehave
General
1 75 (31.91%) Finance
2 17 (7.23%) Marketing
3 15 (6.38%) Banking
4 13 (5.53%) Games
5 9 (3.83%) Financial Institution
6 8 (3.40%) Front Office
7 4 (1.70%) Retail
7 4 (1.70%) Advertising
8 3 (1.28%) Electronics
8 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.28%) Publishing
9 2 (0.85%) Legal
9 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.43%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.94%) .NET
2 12 (5.11%) XML
3 8 (3.40%) HTML
4 6 (2.55%) Apache Flex
5 5 (2.13%) Web Services
6 4 (1.70%) J2EE
6 4 (1.70%) jQuery
7 3 (1.28%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (1.28%) Spring
7 3 (1.28%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.28%) Struts
8 2 (0.85%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.85%) RESTful
9 1 (0.43%) REST
9 1 (0.43%) Symfony
9 1 (0.43%) JSON
9 1 (0.43%) JSF
9 1 (0.43%) CSS
9 1 (0.43%) XSL
9 1 (0.43%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.51%) Computer Science
1 20 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.38%) Client/Server
3 9 (3.83%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.40%) Equities
4 8 (3.40%) Open Source
5 5 (2.13%) Digital Media
5 5 (2.13%) Credit Risk
6 4 (1.70%) Derivative
7 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.85%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.85%) Mobile Games
8 2 (0.85%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (0.85%) Streaming Music
8 2 (0.85%) Social Gaming
9 1 (0.43%) Social Media
9 1 (0.43%) iPad
9 1 (0.43%) Online Games
9 1 (0.43%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.66%) Linux
1 18 (7.66%) Apple iOS
2 15 (6.38%) UNIX
3 12 (5.11%) Android
4 9 (3.83%) Windows
5 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (28.51%) Automated Testing
3 64 (27.23%) Test Scripting
4 48 (20.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 40 (17.02%) Manual Testing
6 35 (14.89%) Scrum
7 33 (14.04%) Automation Testing
8 31 (13.19%) Test Automation
8 31 (13.19%) TDD
9 27 (11.49%) Software Testing
10 26 (11.06%) Mentoring
11 24 (10.21%) BDD
12 21 (8.94%) Risk Analysis
13 19 (8.09%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (7.66%) E-Commerce
15 17 (7.23%) Software Engineering
15 17 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (7.23%) Regression Testing
16 16 (6.81%) Performance Testing
17 15 (6.38%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (24.26%) SQL
2 49 (20.85%) Java
3 22 (9.36%) C#
4 16 (6.81%) JavaScript
4 16 (6.81%) PHP
5 14 (5.96%) Python
6 10 (4.26%) Ruby
7 9 (3.83%) C++
8 7 (2.98%) Perl
8 7 (2.98%) PowerHouse
9 5 (2.13%) C
10 4 (1.70%) VBScript
10 4 (1.70%) VB
10 4 (1.70%) VBA
11 1 (0.43%) Groovy
11 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (12.34%) ISEB
2 27 (11.49%) Degree
3 18 (7.66%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (2.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (4.68%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.98%) Fidessa
3 4 (1.70%) HP
3 4 (1.70%) Oracle
4 3 (1.28%) Green Hat
5 2 (0.85%) Adobe
5 2 (0.85%) SAP
6 1 (0.43%) Cerillion
6 1 (0.43%) Zend
6 1 (0.43%) JBoss
6 1 (0.43%) Sybase
6 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.43%) IBM
6 1 (0.43%) Progress
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum 5k benefits package ontop
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Car + pension + Medical
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TRG
Salary: 45000-55000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
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Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 17 days ago
Oxford
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Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + car and bonus
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago