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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 795 737 715
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 84 135 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 76 103 139
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £37,350 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £85,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%

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
99917 98112 105285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83183 79195 90333
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 27 January 2015 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 27 January 2015. 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 -49 84 £50,000 - 13
London -9 49 £50,000 -4.76% 8
South East -41 14 £47,500 -13.63%
Berkshire -2 9 £47,500 -13.63%
Bracknell - 9 £47,500 -
West Midlands -6 7 £34,000 -32.00%
East of England -12 7 £55,000 +37.50% 4
Hertfordshire - 7 £55,000 - 1
City of London 0 6 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Croydon +14 5 £50,000 -16.66%
St Albans - 5 £55,000 - 1
Surrey -4 3 £50,000 -16.66%
North West -20 3 £32,500 -40.90%
Docklands, London - 3 - -
Preston +3 2 £32,500 -40.90%
Lancashire -1 2 £32,500 -40.90%
Birmingham -14 2 £35,750 -28.50%
Coventry - 2 £39,500 -
Solihull - 2 £33,250 -
Watford - 2 £27,500 -
Ealing - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +1 1 £35,000 -2.77%
South West -11 1 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Hammersmith - 1 £45,000 -
Worcester - 1 £32,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £40,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £32,500 -
East Sussex - 1 £25,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £37,500 -
South Croydon - 1 £47,500 - 1

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 189 (100.00%) QA
2 92 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (37.57%) Selenium
4 53 (28.04%) Test Scripting
5 52 (27.51%) Finance
6 49 (25.93%) Test Automation
7 45 (23.81%) Manual Testing
8 42 (22.22%) SQL
9 39 (20.63%) User Acceptance Testing
10 36 (19.05%) TDD
10 36 (19.05%) Automated Testing
11 34 (17.99%) JIRA
12 33 (17.46%) WebDriver
13 31 (16.40%) ISEB
14 27 (14.29%) Java
14 27 (14.29%) C#
15 26 (13.76%) Scrum
15 26 (13.76%) Automation Testing
15 26 (13.76%) Software Testing
16 25 (13.23%) Cucumber
17 22 (11.64%) Jenkins
18 21 (11.11%) .NET
19 20 (10.58%) Mentoring
20 19 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
20 19 (10.05%) ISTQB
20 19 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
20 19 (10.05%) TeamCity
21 18 (9.52%) Mobile App
22 17 (8.99%) BDD
22 17 (8.99%) Apple iOS

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 8 (4.23%) Confluence
2 7 (3.70%) IIS
3 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.53%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (2.65%) MS Office
2 1 (0.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.70%) SaaS
2 3 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.12%) Internet
2 2 (1.06%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.53%) HSPA
3 1 (0.53%) LTE
3 1 (0.53%) NAS
3 1 (0.53%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.53%) 3G
3 1 (0.53%) Wireless
3 1 (0.53%) HSDPA
3 1 (0.53%) 2G
3 1 (0.53%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.53%) HSUPA
3 1 (0.53%) GPRS
3 1 (0.53%) GSM
3 1 (0.53%) SMS
3 1 (0.53%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.53%) UMTS
3 1 (0.53%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.82%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.23%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 71 (37.57%) Selenium
2 34 (17.99%) JIRA
3 33 (17.46%) WebDriver
4 25 (13.23%) Cucumber
5 22 (11.64%) Jenkins
6 19 (10.05%) TeamCity
7 15 (7.94%) Git (software)
7 15 (7.94%) JMeter
8 13 (6.88%) QuickTest Pro
9 12 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (5.82%) Xcode
10 11 (5.82%) SpecFlow
11 9 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
12 8 (4.23%) JUnit
12 8 (4.23%) Visual Studio
13 6 (3.17%) RSpec
13 6 (3.17%) Calabash
13 6 (3.17%) Appcelerator Titanium
14 5 (2.65%) NUnit
15 3 (1.59%) Eclipse
General
1 52 (27.51%) Finance
2 10 (5.29%) Games
3 9 (4.76%) Front Office
3 9 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.70%) Banking
4 7 (3.70%) Marketing
5 6 (3.17%) Retail
5 6 (3.17%) Publishing
6 4 (2.12%) Back Office
7 3 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.06%) Legal
8 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.11%) .NET
2 11 (5.82%) Web Services
3 8 (4.23%) Middleware
4 6 (3.17%) CSS
4 6 (3.17%) REST
5 5 (2.65%) SOAP
5 5 (2.65%) HTML
6 3 (1.59%) iOS SDK
6 3 (1.59%) Struts
6 3 (1.59%) J2EE
6 3 (1.59%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.59%) Spring
6 3 (1.59%) Android SDK
7 2 (1.06%) jQuery
8 1 (0.53%) RESTful
8 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.53%) Velocity
8 1 (0.53%) Symfony
8 1 (0.53%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.23%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.23%) Credit Risk
3 8 (4.23%) iPhone
3 8 (4.23%) Open Source
3 8 (4.23%) iPad
4 4 (2.12%) Digital Media
4 4 (2.12%) User Experience
5 3 (1.59%) Social Gaming
5 3 (1.59%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.59%) Mobile Games
6 2 (1.06%) Derivative
6 2 (1.06%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.06%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.06%) Social Media
6 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.53%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.99%) Apple iOS
2 13 (6.88%) Windows
3 11 (5.82%) Android
4 9 (4.76%) UNIX
5 5 (2.65%) Linux
6 3 (1.59%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.06%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.06%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.53%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (28.04%) Test Scripting
3 49 (25.93%) Test Automation
4 45 (23.81%) Manual Testing
5 39 (20.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 36 (19.05%) TDD
6 36 (19.05%) Automated Testing
7 26 (13.76%) Software Testing
7 26 (13.76%) Scrum
7 26 (13.76%) Automation Testing
8 20 (10.58%) Mentoring
9 19 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (8.99%) BDD
11 16 (8.47%) E-Commerce
12 14 (7.41%) System Testing
13 12 (6.35%) Performance Testing
13 12 (6.35%) Regression Testing
13 12 (6.35%) Line Management
14 11 (5.82%) Test Strategy
15 9 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 42 (22.22%) SQL
2 27 (14.29%) C#
2 27 (14.29%) Java
3 17 (8.99%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.23%) Objective-C
5 6 (3.17%) Python
6 5 (2.65%) PHP
7 4 (2.12%) Ruby
8 3 (1.59%) C
8 3 (1.59%) C++
9 2 (1.06%) VBA
10 1 (0.53%) Perl
10 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (16.40%) ISEB
2 19 (10.05%) ISTQB
3 15 (7.94%) Degree
4 8 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 13 (6.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (5.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.76%) HP
3 6 (3.17%) Green Hat
4 3 (1.59%) ION Trading
4 3 (1.59%) Adobe
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle
5 2 (1.06%) SAP
6 1 (0.53%) Fidessa
6 1 (0.53%) Intel
6 1 (0.53%) Nokia
6 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.53%) Zend
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Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + be - excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 70,000
Posted: Yesterday
Ealing
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary Package + Full Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
New Gen Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus fantastic benefits.
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
South Croydon
Ortolan Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago