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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 742 825 850
Rank change year-on-year
+83 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 179 139 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 151 122 142
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £74,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%

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
93569 106792 116655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.49% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 78866 88051 95388
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +97 178 £52,500 -4.54% 14
London +43 93 £62,500 - 6
South East +72 35 £50,000 +17.64% 1
City of London +44 16 £66,250 +6.00% 2
North West +26 14 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Manchester +10 13 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Berkshire +19 12 £50,000 -4.76% 1
East Midlands +15 12 £37,500 -11.76%
West Midlands -21 10 £42,500 +3.65% 1
East Sussex - 9 £29,000 -
Brighton - 9 £29,000 -
Birmingham - 8 £42,500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 7 £52,500 -
Leicestershire - 7 £37,500 -
Stockport - 7 £45,000 - 1
Loughborough - 7 £37,500 -
East of England +41 5 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Yorkshire +26 5 £47,500 - 1
Abingdon - 5 £52,500 -
Leeds - 5 £47,500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £47,500 - 1
Bracknell - 5 £50,000 -
Altrincham - 5 £36,500 -
Surrey +22 4 £42,500 +6.25%
South West +15 4 £55,000 +35.80% 1
Nottinghamshire +9 4 £47,500 +11.76%
Nottingham +8 4 £47,500 +11.76%
Bristol - 4 £55,000 -
Hampshire +12 3 £55,000 +22.22%
Basingstoke -4 3 £55,000 +57.14%

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 337 (100.00%) QA
2 193 (57.27%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (37.09%) Selenium
4 87 (25.82%) Automated Testing
5 77 (22.85%) Finance
6 75 (22.26%) BDD
7 73 (21.66%) Manual Testing
8 69 (20.47%) Software Testing
9 65 (19.29%) Scrum
10 59 (17.51%) Test Automation
11 58 (17.21%) ISEB
12 55 (16.32%) WebDriver
12 55 (16.32%) TDD
12 55 (16.32%) Test Strategy
13 50 (14.84%) Java
13 50 (14.84%) SQL
14 49 (14.54%) Automation Testing
15 48 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
15 48 (14.24%) ISTQB
16 46 (13.65%) C#
17 45 (13.35%) Mentoring
18 44 (13.06%) SDLC
18 44 (13.06%) User Acceptance Testing
19 43 (12.76%) E-Commerce
20 42 (12.46%) Windows
20 42 (12.46%) JIRA
21 41 (12.17%) Cucumber
22 40 (11.87%) Continuous Integration
23 37 (10.98%) Degree
24 36 (10.68%) 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 3 (0.89%) Confluence
1 3 (0.89%) IIS
1 3 (0.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.59%) Documentum
2 2 (0.59%) FileNet
3 1 (0.30%) Apache
3 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (4.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (3.26%) Magento
2 2 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.67%) SaaS
4 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.19%) Internet
2 2 (0.59%) HTTP
3 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.30%) Intranet
3 1 (0.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.53%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.37%) MySQL
3 5 (1.48%) Data Mining
4 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.89%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 125 (37.09%) Selenium
2 55 (16.32%) WebDriver
3 42 (12.46%) JIRA
4 41 (12.17%) Cucumber
5 29 (8.61%) SpecFlow
6 27 (8.01%) Appium
7 18 (5.34%) Jenkins
8 15 (4.45%) Jasmine
9 14 (4.15%) JMeter
10 10 (2.97%) JBehave
10 10 (2.97%) PHPUnit
10 10 (2.97%) SoapUI
10 10 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (2.97%) TestNG
10 10 (2.97%) Visual Studio
11 9 (2.67%) Calabash
11 9 (2.67%) NUnit
11 9 (2.67%) Ranorex
12 8 (2.37%) HP UFT
12 8 (2.37%) TeamCity
General
1 77 (22.85%) Finance
2 29 (8.61%) Retail
3 14 (4.15%) Banking
4 13 (3.86%) Games
5 11 (3.26%) Law
6 5 (1.48%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.19%) Legal
7 4 (1.19%) Marketing
7 4 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.89%) Local Government
8 3 (0.89%) Publishing
9 2 (0.59%) Advertising
9 2 (0.59%) Back Office
9 2 (0.59%) Front Office
9 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.68%) .NET
2 26 (7.72%) Web Services
3 17 (5.04%) HTML
4 16 (4.75%) CSS
5 15 (4.45%) Gherkin
6 12 (3.56%) REST
7 10 (2.97%) Behat
7 10 (2.97%) Symfony
8 9 (2.67%) XML
9 7 (2.08%) RESTful
10 6 (1.78%) SOAP
11 3 (0.89%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.59%) Android SDK
12 2 (0.59%) iOS SDK
12 2 (0.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 1 (0.30%) ELK Stack
13 1 (0.30%) Flash
13 1 (0.30%) Grails
13 1 (0.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 48 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (10.68%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.26%) User Experience
4 10 (2.97%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (2.37%) Virtual Team
6 7 (2.08%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.78%) Fintech
7 6 (1.78%) PMI
8 5 (1.48%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.48%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.89%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.30%) Blog
10 1 (0.30%) Derivative
10 1 (0.30%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.30%) Handset
10 1 (0.30%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.30%) OTC Derivatives
10 1 (0.30%) PlayStation
10 1 (0.30%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 42 (12.46%) Windows
2 30 (8.90%) Android
2 30 (8.90%) Apple iOS
3 15 (4.45%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.26%) Windows 10
5 10 (2.97%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.48%) Linux
7 4 (1.19%) Unix
7 4 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (57.27%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (25.82%) Automated Testing
3 75 (22.26%) BDD
4 73 (21.66%) Manual Testing
5 69 (20.47%) Software Testing
6 65 (19.29%) Scrum
7 59 (17.51%) Test Automation
8 55 (16.32%) TDD
8 55 (16.32%) Test Strategy
9 49 (14.54%) Automation Testing
10 45 (13.35%) Mentoring
11 44 (13.06%) SDLC
11 44 (13.06%) User Acceptance Testing
12 43 (12.76%) E-Commerce
13 40 (11.87%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (9.20%) Test Scripting
15 30 (8.90%) QA Automation
16 26 (7.72%) Functional Testing
17 25 (7.42%) Regression Testing
17 25 (7.42%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (14.84%) Java
1 50 (14.84%) SQL
2 46 (13.65%) C#
3 16 (4.75%) PHP
4 11 (3.26%) Ruby
5 9 (2.67%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.67%) Python
6 2 (0.59%) C
6 2 (0.59%) C++
7 1 (0.30%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.30%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (0.30%) Groovy
7 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (17.21%) ISEB
2 48 (14.24%) ISTQB
3 37 (10.98%) Degree
4 6 (1.78%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.19%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.89%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 337 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (3.56%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (2.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (9.20%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.26%) VMware
3 6 (1.78%) New Relic
3 6 (1.78%) Oracle
4 5 (1.48%) Dynatrace
5 4 (1.19%) Telerik
6 2 (0.59%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.59%) Cadence
6 2 (0.59%) HP
6 2 (0.59%) JD Edwards
6 2 (0.59%) SAP
6 2 (0.59%) Sophos
7 1 (0.30%) ATG
7 1 (0.30%) Demandware
7 1 (0.30%) Google
7 1 (0.30%) hybris
7 1 (0.30%) IBM
7 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
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