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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 818 752 755
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 117 138 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 95 121 139
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £35,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £40,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+16.04% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
115980 107065 119193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.69% 94.79%
Number of salaries quoted 94004 89146 102136
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -54 116 £50,000 -13.04% 20
London -69 75 £50,000 -16.66% 11
South East -4 21 £50,000 +11.11% 7
City of London -8 21 £47,500 -20.83% 3
East of England -1 12 £40,000 -
Berkshire +12 10 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Bedfordshire - 9 £40,000 -
Kent -15 6 £51,000 -11.30%
Sidcup - 5 £50,000 -
Bedford - 5 £40,000 -
Luton - 4 £49,500 -
Maidstone - 4 - -
Reading - 4 - - 1
Guildford -4 3 £42,500 -10.52%
Suffolk -5 3 £25,000 -28.57%
Surrey -5 3 £51,250 -4.65%
Ipswich -7 3 £25,000 -28.57%
Yorkshire -52 3 £40,000 - 2
Bromley - 3 £50,000 -
Bristol +4 2 £57,500 +40.24%
West Midlands +3 2 £50,000 +17.64%
South West -2 2 £57,500 +40.24%
Hampshire -7 2 £43,750 -20.45% 2
West Yorkshire -35 2 £40,000 -
North West - 2 £48,750 -
Croydon - 2 £50,500 -
Slough - 2 - - 2
Wakefield - 2 £40,000 -
Bracknell - 2 £48,750 -
Manchester - 2 £48,750 -

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 247 (100.00%) QA
2 103 (41.70%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (38.46%) Selenium
4 81 (32.79%) Java
5 72 (29.15%) SQL
6 50 (20.24%) Automated Testing
7 46 (18.62%) Finance
8 44 (17.81%) C#
9 39 (15.79%) Test Scripting
9 39 (15.79%) Automation Testing
10 38 (15.38%) Test Strategy
10 38 (15.38%) Degree
11 35 (14.17%) Manual Testing
12 32 (12.96%) Test Automation
12 32 (12.96%) Linux
12 32 (12.96%) ISEB
13 31 (12.55%) Scrum
14 30 (12.15%) WebDriver
14 30 (12.15%) Apple iOS
15 28 (11.34%) Software Testing
16 26 (10.53%) Android
17 25 (10.12%) .NET
18 24 (9.72%) JUnit
18 24 (9.72%) Test Management
19 23 (9.31%) Computer Science
19 23 (9.31%) XML
20 22 (8.91%) Python
20 22 (8.91%) Validation
20 22 (8.91%) Release Management
21 21 (8.50%) Client/Server

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 4 (1.62%) Apache
2 3 (1.21%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.40%) IIS
4 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.40%) MS Office
2 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.86%) SaaS
2 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.62%) HTTP
2 2 (0.81%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.40%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.40%) FTP
3 1 (0.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.86%) Hadoop
2 11 (4.45%) NoSQL
2 11 (4.45%) HBase
3 9 (3.64%) SQL Server
4 8 (3.24%) Big Data
5 4 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (1.62%) Riak
6 3 (1.21%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.21%) MySQL
7 2 (0.81%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.81%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 95 (38.46%) Selenium
2 30 (12.15%) WebDriver
3 24 (9.72%) JUnit
4 18 (7.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (5.67%) JIRA
6 12 (4.86%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.24%) Calabash
7 8 (3.24%) TestNG
8 4 (1.62%) Robotium
8 4 (1.62%) NUnit
8 4 (1.62%) Serena SBM
9 3 (1.21%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.21%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.21%) Sahi
9 3 (1.21%) MonkeyTalk
9 3 (1.21%) eggPlant
10 2 (0.81%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (0.81%) RubyMine
10 2 (0.81%) EasyMock
10 2 (0.81%) Git (software)
General
1 46 (18.62%) Finance
2 15 (6.07%) Financial Institution
3 11 (4.45%) Retail
4 9 (3.64%) Banking
5 8 (3.24%) Games
6 6 (2.43%) Marketing
6 6 (2.43%) Advertising
7 2 (0.81%) Local Government
7 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Automotive
8 1 (0.40%) Law
8 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.12%) .NET
2 23 (9.31%) XML
3 13 (5.26%) HTML
4 10 (4.05%) Apache Flex
5 7 (2.83%) RESTful
6 5 (2.02%) Gherkin
7 4 (1.62%) Ajax
7 4 (1.62%) JSON
8 3 (1.21%) Web Services
8 3 (1.21%) CSS
9 2 (0.81%) REST
9 2 (0.81%) jQuery
10 1 (0.40%) J2ME
10 1 (0.40%) JSP
10 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.40%) XSL
10 1 (0.40%) J2EE
10 1 (0.40%) JSF
10 1 (0.40%) WCF
10 1 (0.40%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.31%) Computer Science
2 21 (8.50%) Client/Server
3 19 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.62%) Open Source
6 3 (1.21%) e-Health
6 3 (1.21%) iPad
7 2 (0.81%) iPhone
7 2 (0.81%) Derivative
7 2 (0.81%) Online Games
7 2 (0.81%) Online Gambling
7 2 (0.81%) Wiki
7 2 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.81%) NHS
7 2 (0.81%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.40%) PMI
8 1 (0.40%) Equities
8 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.40%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.96%) Linux
2 30 (12.15%) Apple iOS
3 26 (10.53%) Android
4 21 (8.50%) Windows
5 12 (4.86%) UNIX
6 1 (0.40%) Solaris
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (41.70%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (20.24%) Automated Testing
3 39 (15.79%) Test Scripting
3 39 (15.79%) Automation Testing
4 38 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 35 (14.17%) Manual Testing
6 32 (12.96%) Test Automation
7 31 (12.55%) Scrum
8 28 (11.34%) Software Testing
9 24 (9.72%) Test Management
10 22 (8.91%) Validation
10 22 (8.91%) Release Management
11 18 (7.29%) Data Validation
11 18 (7.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (7.29%) Regression Testing
12 14 (5.67%) Software Engineering
13 13 (5.26%) Data Architecture
13 13 (5.26%) TDD
14 11 (4.45%) Performance Testing
15 10 (4.05%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 81 (32.79%) Java
2 72 (29.15%) SQL
3 44 (17.81%) C#
4 22 (8.91%) Python
5 12 (4.86%) Perl
6 11 (4.45%) C++
7 10 (4.05%) JavaScript
7 10 (4.05%) PowerHouse
8 8 (3.24%) PHP
9 6 (2.43%) Ruby
9 6 (2.43%) C
10 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.40%) VB
10 1 (0.40%) VBA
10 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.40%) PHP5
10 1 (0.40%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 38 (15.38%) Degree
2 32 (12.96%) ISEB
3 12 (4.86%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.21%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.81%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (4.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (4.05%) Oracle
2 6 (2.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.02%) Google
4 4 (1.62%) Apple
5 3 (1.21%) HP
6 2 (0.81%) IBM
7 1 (0.40%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.40%) VMware
7 1 (0.40%) Cerillion
London
Huxley Associates
Posted: 8 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive salary DOE with Exc Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £37,000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Excellent Company bene
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + bonus + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mayflower Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum + car allowance + strong bonus + fle
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Cognizant
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonuses & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Fareham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 days ago
London
DigitasLBi
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
London
We Source Talent
Salary: £Excellent
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Websense
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago