The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 761 759 706
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 120 111 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 102 90 174
Average salary £52,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.47% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,750 £66,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109888 102187 111746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.37% 94.26% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 89595 84579 95723
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -52 118 £51,500 +8.42% 9
London -29 61 £55,000 +11.67% 5
South East -17 16 £38,141 -23.71% 1
City of London -5 15 £50,000 -20.00% 2
Berkshire +10 12 £37,782 -24.43% 1
Slough - 9 £37,782 - 1
East of England -18 8 £75,000 +66.66%
Yorkshire -22 8 £42,500 +16.43%
North West - 8 £56,500 - 1
Manchester - 8 £56,500 - 1
South Yorkshire -9 6 £42,500 +16.43%
Sheffield -11 6 £42,500 +16.43%
East Midlands -15 6 £40,000 +10.34%
South West -18 6 £50,000 -
West Midlands +7 5 £40,000 -1.84% 2
Bedfordshire -1 5 £75,000 +87.50%
Hertfordshire -20 5 £75,000 +66.66%
Wembley - 4 - -
Bristol - 4 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £38,500 -
Birmingham +13 2 £40,000 +29.03%
Nottinghamshire +4 2 £40,000 +6.66%
Nottingham -2 2 £40,000 +6.66%
Reading -2 2 - -
Derbyshire -12 2 £40,000 +14.28%
Derby -20 2 £40,000 +14.28%
Leicester - 2 £40,000 -
Swindon - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £46,250 -

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 226 (100.00%) QA
2 89 (39.38%) Selenium
3 77 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (30.53%) Finance
5 61 (26.99%) Automated Testing
6 57 (25.22%) Java
7 49 (21.68%) SQL
8 45 (19.91%) Test Scripting
9 40 (17.70%) Degree
10 39 (17.26%) Automation Testing
11 35 (15.49%) Scrum
12 31 (13.72%) WebDriver
13 30 (13.27%) Test Automation
14 27 (11.95%) Cucumber
14 27 (11.95%) User Acceptance Testing
14 27 (11.95%) Computer Science
15 25 (11.06%) Manual Testing
16 24 (10.62%) Software Testing
16 24 (10.62%) C#
16 24 (10.62%) ISEB
17 22 (9.73%) Client/Server
17 22 (9.73%) JIRA
17 22 (9.73%) Test Management
18 21 (9.29%) BDD
18 21 (9.29%) TDD
18 21 (9.29%) Data Warehouse
19 20 (8.85%) Apple iOS
20 19 (8.41%) Windows
21 18 (7.96%) .NET
21 18 (7.96%) UNIX

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (3.98%) Apache
2 4 (1.77%) SAS
2 4 (1.77%) IIS
3 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (1.33%) MS Office
1 3 (1.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.77%) HTTP
2 2 (0.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.44%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.44%) FTP
3 1 (0.44%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.29%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.10%) MySQL
3 7 (3.10%) Big Data
4 5 (2.21%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.33%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.88%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.44%) HBase
Development Applications
1 89 (39.38%) Selenium
2 31 (13.72%) WebDriver
3 27 (11.95%) Cucumber
4 22 (9.73%) JIRA
5 12 (5.31%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (5.31%) JUnit
6 10 (4.42%) Visual Studio
7 9 (3.98%) Sahi
8 8 (3.54%) Behat
9 7 (3.10%) TestNG
10 6 (2.65%) RSpec
10 6 (2.65%) Jenkins
10 6 (2.65%) PhantomJS
11 4 (1.77%) JBehave
11 4 (1.77%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.77%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.77%) Selenium IDE
11 4 (1.77%) Serena SBM
12 3 (1.33%) NUnit
12 3 (1.33%) JMeter
General
1 69 (30.53%) Finance
2 17 (7.52%) Financial Institution
3 16 (7.08%) Banking
4 13 (5.75%) Marketing
5 11 (4.87%) Games
6 5 (2.21%) Retail
6 5 (2.21%) Advertising
7 4 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.77%) Front Office
8 3 (1.33%) Electronics
8 3 (1.33%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.88%) Publishing
10 1 (0.44%) Billing
10 1 (0.44%) Legal
10 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.44%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.96%) .NET
2 16 (7.08%) XML
3 15 (6.64%) HTML
4 13 (5.75%) Apache Flex
5 4 (1.77%) Gherkin
5 4 (1.77%) jQuery
6 3 (1.33%) JSON
6 3 (1.33%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (1.33%) REST
7 2 (0.88%) Web Services
7 2 (0.88%) CSS
7 2 (0.88%) JSF
8 1 (0.44%) J2EE
8 1 (0.44%) JSP
8 1 (0.44%) XSL
8 1 (0.44%) J2ME
8 1 (0.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.95%) Computer Science
2 22 (9.73%) Client/Server
3 9 (3.98%) Equities
4 8 (3.54%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.77%) Derivative
6 3 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.33%) iPad
7 2 (0.88%) Open Source
7 2 (0.88%) iPhone
7 2 (0.88%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.88%) Online Games
7 2 (0.88%) Online Gambling
7 2 (0.88%) Streaming Music
7 2 (0.88%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.88%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.44%) Tandem
8 1 (0.44%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.44%) DTV
8 1 (0.44%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.85%) Apple iOS
2 19 (8.41%) Windows
3 18 (7.96%) UNIX
4 17 (7.52%) Linux
5 13 (5.75%) Android
6 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (26.99%) Automated Testing
3 45 (19.91%) Test Scripting
4 39 (17.26%) Automation Testing
5 35 (15.49%) Scrum
6 30 (13.27%) Test Automation
7 27 (11.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 25 (11.06%) Manual Testing
9 24 (10.62%) Software Testing
10 22 (9.73%) Test Management
11 21 (9.29%) BDD
11 21 (9.29%) TDD
12 15 (6.64%) Regression Testing
12 15 (6.64%) Load Testing
13 14 (6.19%) Risk Analysis
13 14 (6.19%) Software Engineering
14 13 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (5.75%) Performance Testing
15 12 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (4.87%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 57 (25.22%) Java
2 49 (21.68%) SQL
3 24 (10.62%) C#
4 15 (6.64%) PHP
5 14 (6.19%) JavaScript
6 13 (5.75%) Python
6 13 (5.75%) PowerHouse
6 13 (5.75%) Ruby
7 11 (4.87%) C++
8 9 (3.98%) Perl
9 5 (2.21%) C
10 4 (1.77%) VBScript
10 4 (1.77%) VB
11 2 (0.88%) VBA
12 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.44%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 40 (17.70%) Degree
2 24 (10.62%) ISEB
3 12 (5.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (4.42%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (5.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (4.42%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.10%) Fidessa
3 4 (1.77%) HP
3 4 (1.77%) Oracle
4 1 (0.44%) Micro Focus
4 1 (0.44%) Sybase
4 1 (0.44%) SAP
4 1 (0.44%) IBM
4 1 (0.44%) JBoss
4 1 (0.44%) Progress
4 1 (0.44%) Cerillion
4 1 (0.44%) Green Hat
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