The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had QA Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Lead
UK
Rank 695 768 841
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +73
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 154 171 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 129 157 100
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,750
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.43%

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
81391 96427 101725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.46% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 67597 80923 84638
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,999 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured QA Leader in the job title.

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 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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
England +76 154 £52,500 +10.52% 23
London +65 65 £62,500 - 11
East of England +35 21 £45,000 +32.35% 2
East Midlands +21 19 £45,000 - 1
North West -11 18 £40,000 -11.11%
South East +62 15 £55,000 +37.50% 3
West Midlands -5 13 £46,500 +9.41% 3
Manchester -19 13 £42,500 -5.55%
Hertfordshire +11 11 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Nottinghamshire - 10 £50,000 -
Harpenden +14 9 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Kent +18 8 £29,900 -52.16% 1
City of London +18 8 £55,000 +15.78% 4
Birmingham -9 7 £45,500 +7.05% 2
Leicestershire 0 6 £45,000 -
Nottingham - 6 £60,000 -
Stockport +9 5 £45,000 -
Berkshire +54 4 £60,000 +76.47%
Bedfordshire +16 4 £42,500 -26.08%
Luton -6 4 £42,500 -26.08%
Loughborough - 4 £45,000 -
Reading - 4 £60,000 -
Oldham - 4 £40,000 -
Essex - 4 £55,000 -
Derbyshire - 3 £35,000 - 1
Derby - 3 £35,000 - 1
Lancashire - 3 £43,750 -
Warwickshire +18 2 £47,500 +11.76%
Coventry +12 2 £47,500 +18.75%
Solihull -15 2 - - 1

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 375 (100.00%) QA
2 236 (62.93%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (50.13%) Selenium
4 96 (25.60%) Automated Testing
5 95 (25.33%) Cucumber
6 84 (22.40%) Java
7 81 (21.60%) WebDriver
8 79 (21.07%) BDD
9 78 (20.80%) Test Automation
10 73 (19.47%) Finance
11 71 (18.93%) Test Strategy
12 68 (18.13%) Scrum
13 67 (17.87%) Software Testing
14 66 (17.60%) ISTQB
15 65 (17.33%) JIRA
15 65 (17.33%) Test Scripting
16 63 (16.80%) Manual Testing
17 61 (16.27%) Automation Testing
18 58 (15.47%) SQL
19 55 (14.67%) Degree
20 53 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
21 52 (13.87%) TDD
22 50 (13.33%) Mentoring
23 47 (12.53%) Test Management
24 45 (12.00%) C#
25 43 (11.47%) Continuous Integration
26 42 (11.20%) Windows
26 42 (11.20%) ISEB
26 42 (11.20%) Mobile App
27 39 (10.40%) SDLC

QA Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 12 (3.20%) Confluence
2 9 (2.40%) CMS
3 5 (1.33%) Apache
3 5 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (1.33%) Umbraco
4 4 (1.07%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.80%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.80%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.53%) Drupal
7 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.27%) Documentum
7 1 (0.27%) FileNet
7 1 (0.27%) nginx
7 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (4.80%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.07%) MS Office
4 2 (0.53%) MS Project
4 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.53%) HFM
3 2 (0.53%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 2 (0.53%) Magento
3 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.27%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.27%) SaaS
3 14 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.07%) GitHub
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.27%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.33%) HTTP
2 4 (1.07%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.93%) Big Data
2 11 (2.93%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.40%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.33%) MySQL
5 4 (1.07%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.07%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (0.80%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.53%) HBase
7 2 (0.53%) Power BI
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.27%) DataStage
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 188 (50.13%) Selenium
2 95 (25.33%) Cucumber
3 81 (21.60%) WebDriver
4 65 (17.33%) JIRA
5 36 (9.60%) Git (software)
6 32 (8.53%) Jenkins
7 24 (6.40%) HP UFT
8 23 (6.13%) JMeter
9 20 (5.33%) Robot Framework
9 20 (5.33%) SoapUI
10 18 (4.80%) SpecFlow
11 17 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (4.27%) Visual Studio
13 15 (4.00%) Appium
14 13 (3.47%) Capybara
15 11 (2.93%) Maven
15 11 (2.93%) TeamCity
15 11 (2.93%) WATIR
16 10 (2.67%) Fiddler
16 10 (2.67%) TestComplete
General
1 73 (19.47%) Finance
2 20 (5.33%) Banking
3 18 (4.80%) Marketing
4 12 (3.20%) Games
5 10 (2.67%) Retail
6 8 (2.13%) Law
7 5 (1.33%) Legal
7 5 (1.33%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.80%) Back Office
8 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.80%) Publishing
9 2 (0.53%) Advertising
9 2 (0.53%) Electronics
9 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.07%) Gherkin
2 33 (8.80%) .NET
3 20 (5.33%) HTML
4 16 (4.27%) SOAP
5 14 (3.73%) J2EE
6 12 (3.20%) CSS
6 12 (3.20%) RESTful
7 10 (2.67%) AngularJS
8 9 (2.40%) XML
9 8 (2.13%) Node.js
10 7 (1.87%) REST
11 6 (1.60%) HTML5
11 6 (1.60%) Web Services
12 5 (1.33%) .NET Framework
13 4 (1.07%) JSON
14 3 (0.80%) ASP.NET
14 3 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
14 3 (0.80%) Middleware
14 3 (0.80%) RabbitMQ
14 3 (0.80%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 53 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (11.20%) Mobile App
3 15 (4.00%) Fintech
4 14 (3.73%) iPad
5 9 (2.40%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.60%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.33%) Statistics
8 4 (1.07%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.07%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.80%) Chip and PIN
9 3 (0.80%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.80%) EMV
9 3 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.80%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.53%) Equities
10 2 (0.53%) Handset
10 2 (0.53%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.53%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (11.20%) Windows
2 35 (9.33%) Linux
3 26 (6.93%) Android
4 25 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 23 (6.13%) Unix
6 13 (3.47%) Windows Server
7 12 (3.20%) Mac OS X
7 12 (3.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (62.93%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (25.60%) Automated Testing
3 79 (21.07%) BDD
4 78 (20.80%) Test Automation
5 71 (18.93%) Test Strategy
6 68 (18.13%) Scrum
7 67 (17.87%) Software Testing
8 65 (17.33%) Test Scripting
9 63 (16.80%) Manual Testing
10 61 (16.27%) Automation Testing
11 52 (13.87%) TDD
12 50 (13.33%) Mentoring
13 47 (12.53%) Test Management
14 43 (11.47%) Continuous Integration
15 39 (10.40%) Performance Testing
15 39 (10.40%) SDLC
16 37 (9.87%) Project Management
16 37 (9.87%) Waterfall
17 34 (9.07%) User Acceptance Testing
18 32 (8.53%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (22.40%) Java
2 58 (15.47%) SQL
3 45 (12.00%) C#
4 33 (8.80%) Python
5 29 (7.73%) Ruby
6 25 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 14 (3.73%) T-SQL
8 10 (2.67%) Groovy
9 8 (2.13%) C++
10 7 (1.87%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.60%) PHP
12 5 (1.33%) C
12 5 (1.33%) Perl
12 5 (1.33%) Scala
13 4 (1.07%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.27%) Lua
14 1 (0.27%) R
Qualifications
1 66 (17.60%) ISTQB
2 55 (14.67%) Degree
3 42 (11.20%) ISEB
4 14 (3.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.80%) CSQA
6 2 (0.53%) AAT
6 2 (0.53%) ACCA
6 2 (0.53%) HND
6 2 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.27%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 375 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (2.93%) SDET
3 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.27%) MiFID
System Software
1 12 (3.20%) Active Directory
1 12 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (3.20%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.07%) Ansible
3 3 (0.80%) Capistrano
3 3 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.80%) Puppet
3 3 (0.80%) Salt
Vendors
1 39 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.33%) Oracle
3 16 (4.27%) HP
4 12 (3.20%) VMware
5 6 (1.60%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.33%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.07%) hybris
8 3 (0.80%) Hyperion
8 3 (0.80%) SAP
9 2 (0.53%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.27%) ATG
10 1 (0.27%) Demandware
10 1 (0.27%) IBM
10 1 (0.27%) Informatica
10 1 (0.27%) MEDITECH
10 1 (0.27%) Perforce
10 1 (0.27%) Remedy
10 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.27%) Sony
10 1 (0.27%) Tableau
Fareham, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £0.00 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Suffolk
The People Network
Salary: holiday discounts, flexible hours
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Anthony James Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The National Trust
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Solihull
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Strong Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive bonus package
Posted: 15 days ago
Derby
Picsolve
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60,000 to £70,000 + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
TDA Group
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 10 days ago