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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 788 739 695
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 107 147 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 97 129 154
Average salary £51,000 £47,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.36% -2.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,750 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.70%

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
107784 102248 109748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.51% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 87953 84954 93424
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -48 105 £50,000 +5.26% 11
London +6 75 £55,000 +4.76% 4
City of London +21 24 £47,500 -20.83%
South East -13 12 £37,782 -24.43% 2
West Midlands -19 5 £37,500 +18.11% 3
Berkshire - 5 £37,782 -
Bristol +3 4 £50,000 +17.64%
Manchester -13 4 £54,000 +54.28%
North West -16 4 £54,000 +20.00%
South West -22 4 £50,000 +17.64%
Guildford 0 3 £52,500 +16.66%
Surrey -2 3 £52,500 +16.66% 1
East Midlands -7 3 £45,000 +20.00%
Slough - 3 £37,782 -
Scotland -6 2 £70,000 +70.73%
Dagenham - 2 £48,750 -
Leicestershire +11 1 £35,000 -
Ealing +7 1 - - 1
Glasgow -2 1 £70,000 +70.73%
Cambridgeshire -9 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Birmingham -12 1 £52,500 +69.35%
East of England -41 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Lincolnshire - 1 £45,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £60,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £39,000 -
Brighton - 1 £25,500 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £45,000 -
Coventry - 1 £37,500 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £70,000 -
Hungerford - 1 - -

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 228 (100.00%) QA
2 84 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (33.77%) Selenium
4 69 (30.26%) Finance
5 68 (29.82%) Automated Testing
6 57 (25.00%) SQL
7 56 (24.56%) Test Scripting
8 50 (21.93%) Manual Testing
9 49 (21.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 42 (18.42%) Java
11 35 (15.35%) Automation Testing
12 33 (14.47%) JIRA
12 33 (14.47%) TDD
13 32 (14.04%) Scrum
13 32 (14.04%) ISEB
14 29 (12.72%) Data Warehouse
14 29 (12.72%) Test Automation
15 27 (11.84%) WebDriver
15 27 (11.84%) Cucumber
16 25 (10.96%) Software Testing
17 22 (9.65%) Degree
17 22 (9.65%) Mentoring
18 21 (9.21%) E-Commerce
18 21 (9.21%) BDD
19 19 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
19 19 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
19 19 (8.33%) .NET
20 18 (7.89%) C#
20 18 (7.89%) Performance Testing
20 18 (7.89%) ISTQB

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5 (2.19%) IIS
1 5 (2.19%) Apache
2 4 (1.75%) SAS
3 2 (0.88%) Confluence
4 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.44%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (1.75%) MS Office
2 3 (1.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.07%) SaaS
2 3 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.32%) Internet
2 1 (0.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.72%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.63%) MySQL
4 5 (2.19%) Data Mining
4 5 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.19%) Big Data
5 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 77 (33.77%) Selenium
2 33 (14.47%) JIRA
3 27 (11.84%) WebDriver
3 27 (11.84%) Cucumber
4 14 (6.14%) TeamCity
5 13 (5.70%) QuickTest Pro
6 12 (5.26%) Visual Studio
6 12 (5.26%) RSpec
7 11 (4.82%) Jenkins
7 11 (4.82%) JMeter
8 10 (4.39%) JUnit
9 8 (3.51%) Behat
10 6 (2.63%) PhantomJS
10 6 (2.63%) Sahi
11 4 (1.75%) Git (software)
11 4 (1.75%) TestDirector
11 4 (1.75%) Serena SBM
12 3 (1.32%) TestNG
12 3 (1.32%) Selenium IDE
12 3 (1.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 69 (30.26%) Finance
2 17 (7.46%) Marketing
3 12 (5.26%) Banking
4 11 (4.82%) Front Office
5 10 (4.39%) Games
6 7 (3.07%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.63%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.75%) Advertising
8 4 (1.75%) Retail
9 3 (1.32%) Publishing
9 3 (1.32%) Electronics
10 2 (0.88%) Legal
10 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.33%) .NET
2 11 (4.82%) XML
3 9 (3.95%) Web Services
4 5 (2.19%) HTML
5 4 (1.75%) Apache Flex
5 4 (1.75%) J2EE
6 3 (1.32%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.32%) Spring
6 3 (1.32%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (1.32%) Struts
7 2 (0.88%) jQuery
7 2 (0.88%) RESTful
7 2 (0.88%) REST
7 2 (0.88%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.44%) Symfony
8 1 (0.44%) CSS
8 1 (0.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.14%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.70%) Client/Server
4 9 (3.95%) Open Source
5 8 (3.51%) Credit Risk
5 8 (3.51%) Equities
6 7 (3.07%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.19%) Digital Media
7 5 (2.19%) Derivative
8 3 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.88%) Social Media
9 2 (0.88%) Social Gaming
9 2 (0.88%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.88%) Mobile Games
9 2 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (0.88%) Streaming Music
10 1 (0.44%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.44%) Tandem
10 1 (0.44%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.14%) Linux
2 13 (5.70%) Apple iOS
3 12 (5.26%) UNIX
4 8 (3.51%) Windows
5 7 (3.07%) Android
6 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (29.82%) Automated Testing
3 56 (24.56%) Test Scripting
4 50 (21.93%) Manual Testing
5 49 (21.49%) User Acceptance Testing
6 35 (15.35%) Automation Testing
7 33 (14.47%) TDD
8 32 (14.04%) Scrum
9 29 (12.72%) Test Automation
10 25 (10.96%) Software Testing
11 22 (9.65%) Mentoring
12 21 (9.21%) BDD
12 21 (9.21%) E-Commerce
13 19 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
14 18 (7.89%) Performance Testing
15 17 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (5.70%) Load Testing
17 11 (4.82%) Project Management
17 11 (4.82%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (25.00%) SQL
2 42 (18.42%) Java
3 18 (7.89%) C#
4 16 (7.02%) JavaScript
5 15 (6.58%) PHP
6 8 (3.51%) Ruby
7 7 (3.07%) Python
8 6 (2.63%) C++
9 4 (1.75%) VBScript
9 4 (1.75%) VB
9 4 (1.75%) VBA
9 4 (1.75%) PowerHouse
10 1 (0.44%) C
10 1 (0.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (14.04%) ISEB
2 22 (9.65%) Degree
3 18 (7.89%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.44%) SLA
Systems Management
1 13 (5.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (4.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.95%) HP
3 7 (3.07%) Fidessa
3 7 (3.07%) Green Hat
4 2 (0.88%) Adobe
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle
4 2 (0.88%) SAP
5 1 (0.44%) Progress
5 1 (0.44%) IBM
5 1 (0.44%) Sybase
5 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.44%) Zend
West Yorkshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ealing
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary Package + Full Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Car + pension + Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 per annum + benefits, car allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Godalming, Surrey
@ITS
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
OHO Group
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley Associates
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Brighton
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £23,000 - £28,000 + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 25 days ago