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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 774 825 852
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 163 149 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 149 123 123
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,000 £43,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -13.00%

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
98711 106520 115260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.47% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 82990 86917 93519
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 5 May 2016 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 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +54 162 £52,500 +5.00% 12
London +31 88 £63,750 +15.90% 7
South East +22 28 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Berkshire +18 18 £50,000 +3.62% 1
City of London +50 17 £60,000 +26.31% 2
East Midlands +24 14 £37,500 -9.09%
North West +16 10 £48,000 +41.17% 1
Manchester +11 10 £48,000 +12.94% 1
Bracknell +8 10 £50,000 -9.09% 1
West Midlands -13 10 £45,000 +5.88%
Leicestershire +17 8 £37,500 -6.25%
Loughborough - 8 £37,500 -
Yorkshire +14 5 £53,750 -
Nottingham +11 5 £51,250 +20.58%
Nottinghamshire +5 5 £51,250 +20.58%
East of England +3 5 £27,500 -42.10%
Oxfordshire 0 5 - -
Wokingham - 5 £52,500 -
Coventry +11 4 £47,500 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £53,750 -
Ipswich - 3 £27,500 -
Leeds - 3 £62,500 -
Birmingham - 3 £45,000 -
Suffolk - 3 £27,500 -
Brighton +26 2 - - 1
East Sussex +10 2 - - 1
Hampshire +8 2 £55,000 +25.71%
Newbury -1 2 £34,000 -35.23%
South West -2 2 £45,000 +1.12% 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £50,000 -

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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.

1 329 (100.00%) QA
2 198 (60.18%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (34.95%) Selenium
4 89 (27.05%) Automated Testing
5 84 (25.53%) Software Testing
6 78 (23.71%) Finance
7 73 (22.19%) BDD
8 67 (20.36%) Test Automation
9 61 (18.54%) Manual Testing
10 60 (18.24%) Scrum
11 59 (17.93%) Java
12 58 (17.63%) WebDriver
13 55 (16.72%) Test Strategy
14 51 (15.50%) TDD
15 49 (14.89%) C#
16 45 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
17 42 (12.77%) Automation Testing
17 42 (12.77%) ISEB
18 40 (12.16%) SDLC
18 40 (12.16%) SQL
18 40 (12.16%) Windows
19 39 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
19 39 (11.85%) JIRA
19 39 (11.85%) Mentoring
20 38 (11.55%) Cucumber
20 38 (11.55%) User Acceptance Testing
21 37 (11.25%) Android
21 37 (11.25%) Apple iOS
22 35 (10.64%) Functional Testing
23 34 (10.33%) Mobile App

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 4 (1.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.61%) Confluence
2 2 (0.61%) IIS
2 2 (0.61%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.30%) Apache
3 1 (0.30%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (3.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.52%) Magento
2 2 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.61%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.43%) SaaS
3 4 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.91%) HTTP
2 2 (0.61%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.30%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.52%) Oracle Database
2 5 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (0.91%) Big Data
4 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.61%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.61%) MySQL
5 2 (0.61%) OLTP
6 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 115 (34.95%) Selenium
2 58 (17.63%) WebDriver
3 39 (11.85%) JIRA
4 38 (11.55%) Cucumber
5 34 (10.33%) SpecFlow
6 29 (8.81%) Appium
7 23 (6.99%) Jenkins
8 15 (4.56%) Jasmine
9 12 (3.65%) HP UFT
10 11 (3.34%) Git (software)
10 11 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (3.04%) Calabash
11 10 (3.04%) JBehave
11 10 (3.04%) NUnit
11 10 (3.04%) TestNG
11 10 (3.04%) Visual Studio
12 8 (2.43%) LoadRunner
13 7 (2.13%) Fiddler
13 7 (2.13%) JMeter
13 7 (2.13%) NeoLoad
General
1 78 (23.71%) Finance
2 29 (8.81%) Retail
3 19 (5.78%) Banking
4 14 (4.26%) Games
5 12 (3.65%) Law
6 7 (2.13%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.13%) Legal
7 5 (1.52%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.91%) Local Government
8 3 (0.91%) Publishing
9 2 (0.61%) Back Office
9 2 (0.61%) Front Office
9 2 (0.61%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.03%) .NET
2 22 (6.69%) Web Services
3 14 (4.26%) XML
4 11 (3.34%) HTML
4 11 (3.34%) REST
5 10 (3.04%) CSS
6 8 (2.43%) Gherkin
7 6 (1.82%) Middleware
8 4 (1.22%) Behat
8 4 (1.22%) JMS
8 4 (1.22%) RESTful
8 4 (1.22%) Symfony
8 4 (1.22%) XML Messaging
9 3 (0.91%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.61%) Android SDK
10 2 (0.61%) HTML5
10 2 (0.61%) iOS SDK
10 2 (0.61%) jQuery
10 2 (0.61%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 1 (0.30%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (10.33%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.43%) Fintech
5 7 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.82%) PMI
7 5 (1.52%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.22%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.22%) User Experience
9 3 (0.91%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.30%) Blog
10 1 (0.30%) Derivative
10 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.30%) Life Science
10 1 (0.30%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.30%) Social Gaming
10 1 (0.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (12.16%) Windows
2 37 (11.25%) Android
2 37 (11.25%) Apple iOS
3 13 (3.95%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.74%) Mac OS X
4 9 (2.74%) Unix
4 9 (2.74%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.22%) Windows Phone
6 3 (0.91%) Linux
6 3 (0.91%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.30%) CentOS
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (60.18%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (27.05%) Automated Testing
3 84 (25.53%) Software Testing
4 73 (22.19%) BDD
5 67 (20.36%) Test Automation
6 61 (18.54%) Manual Testing
7 60 (18.24%) Scrum
8 55 (16.72%) Test Strategy
9 51 (15.50%) TDD
10 42 (12.77%) Automation Testing
11 40 (12.16%) SDLC
12 39 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (11.85%) Mentoring
13 38 (11.55%) User Acceptance Testing
14 35 (10.64%) Functional Testing
15 32 (9.73%) E-Commerce
16 31 (9.42%) Test Scripting
17 29 (8.81%) QA Automation
18 25 (7.60%) Test Management
19 20 (6.08%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (17.93%) Java
2 49 (14.89%) C#
3 40 (12.16%) SQL
4 13 (3.95%) Python
4 13 (3.95%) Ruby
5 10 (3.04%) PHP
6 7 (2.13%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.91%) C++
8 2 (0.61%) C
9 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.30%) Groovy
9 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (12.77%) ISEB
2 33 (10.03%) Degree
3 27 (8.21%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.82%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.22%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.91%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 329 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) GMP
2 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (3.34%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.22%) CA Service Virtualization
2 4 (1.22%) nmon
2 4 (1.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (7.60%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.04%) VMware
3 9 (2.74%) Dynatrace
4 8 (2.43%) HP
4 8 (2.43%) Oracle
5 6 (1.82%) New Relic
6 3 (0.91%) Google
6 3 (0.91%) IBM
7 2 (0.61%) Cadence
7 2 (0.61%) Green Hat
7 2 (0.61%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.61%) Sophos
7 2 (0.61%) Telerik
7 2 (0.61%) webMethods
8 1 (0.30%) ATG
8 1 (0.30%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.30%) hybris
8 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.30%) SAP
8 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
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