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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 784 790 796
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 108 124 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.11% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 101 104 85
Average salary £60,000 £50,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.22% +6.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,900
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +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
103461 110803 102664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 85580 90507 85036
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +6 108 £60,000 +20.00% 18
London +39 75 £62,500 +13.63% 8
City of London +43 28 £62,500 +25.00% 1
South East +17 14 £40,000 +3.89% 4
Surrey +14 6 £40,000 -11.11%
East Midlands +4 6 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Nottingham +3 6 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Nottinghamshire -1 6 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Hampshire - 5 £60,000 - 2
Guildford +9 4 £40,000 -11.11%
West Midlands -14 4 £36,500 -8.75% 1
Cambridgeshire +11 3 £44,500 +8.53% 1
Manchester +6 3 £47,500 -15.92% 2
North West +4 3 £47,500 -15.92% 2
East of England -7 3 £44,500 -40.66% 1
South West -16 3 £40,500 -19.00%
Wimbledon - 3 £37,500 -
Southampton - 3 £62,500 - 1
Surbiton - 3 £52,500 -
Cambridge - 3 £44,500 -
Berkshire -2 2 £47,500 +25.72%
Dorset - 2 - -
Solihull - 2 £32,000 - 1
Bournemouth - 2 - -
Oxfordshire +10 1 £32,500 -15.58% 2
Reading +4 1 £55,000 -
Ealing -24 1 £55,000 -
Stockport - 1 £45,000 - 1
Newbury - 1 £40,000 -
Gloucester - 1 £40,500 -

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 203 (100.00%) QA
2 123 (60.59%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (50.74%) Selenium
4 74 (36.45%) C#
5 71 (34.98%) Test Automation
6 56 (27.59%) Test Scripting
7 51 (25.12%) Java
7 51 (25.12%) ISEB
7 51 (25.12%) Automated Testing
7 51 (25.12%) Finance
8 48 (23.65%) WebDriver
9 43 (21.18%) BDD
10 40 (19.70%) TDD
11 38 (18.72%) Test Strategy
12 37 (18.23%) SDLC
13 35 (17.24%) SQL
14 34 (16.75%) Mentoring
15 33 (16.26%) Automation Testing
16 32 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (15.27%) .NET
18 26 (12.81%) JIRA
19 25 (12.32%) ISTQB
20 24 (11.82%) Scrum
21 22 (10.84%) Banking
21 22 (10.84%) E-Commerce
21 22 (10.84%) Software Testing
22 21 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
22 21 (10.34%) Windows
23 19 (9.36%) Performance Testing
23 19 (9.36%) Test Management

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.97%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.97%) Confluence
3 2 (0.99%) Node.js
3 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.99%) IIS
3 2 (0.99%) JBoss
3 2 (0.99%) CMS
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (1.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.97%) Summit
2 2 (0.99%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.99%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.97%) TCP/IP
1 4 (1.97%) Wireless
2 2 (0.99%) Multicast
2 2 (0.99%) Firewall
3 1 (0.49%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.48%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.99%) MySQL
3 2 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.99%) MS Access
3 2 (0.99%) OLTP
3 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 103 (50.74%) Selenium
2 48 (23.65%) WebDriver
3 26 (12.81%) JIRA
4 19 (9.36%) FitNesse
4 19 (9.36%) Cucumber
5 15 (7.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (6.90%) Visual Studio
7 12 (5.91%) Jenkins
8 10 (4.93%) SpecFlow
9 8 (3.94%) JUnit
10 7 (3.45%) TeamCity
11 6 (2.96%) Git (software)
11 6 (2.96%) TestComplete
12 5 (2.46%) HP UFT
12 5 (2.46%) JMeter
12 5 (2.46%) Ranorex
13 4 (1.97%) WATIR
13 4 (1.97%) NUnit
13 4 (1.97%) Sahi
13 4 (1.97%) JProfiler
General
1 51 (25.12%) Finance
2 22 (10.84%) Banking
3 15 (7.39%) Games
4 11 (5.42%) Retail
5 9 (4.43%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.45%) Legal
7 5 (2.46%) Front Office
7 5 (2.46%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.97%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.97%) Marketing
8 4 (1.97%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.99%) Law
10 1 (0.49%) Advertising
10 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.27%) .NET
2 12 (5.91%) Web Services
3 9 (4.43%) Middleware
4 8 (3.94%) FIX Protocol
5 7 (3.45%) WPF
6 6 (2.96%) XML
7 5 (2.46%) HTML
8 4 (1.97%) REST
8 4 (1.97%) Gherkin
9 3 (1.48%) SOAP
9 3 (1.48%) WinForms
9 3 (1.48%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.99%) Spring
10 2 (0.99%) Ajax
10 2 (0.99%) Silverlight
10 2 (0.99%) Flash
10 2 (0.99%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 1 (0.49%) LAMP
11 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.49%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.37%) Mobile App
3 10 (4.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.46%) Social Gaming
6 4 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.97%) Mobile Games
6 4 (1.97%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.48%) Replication
8 2 (0.99%) Equities
8 2 (0.99%) Statistics
8 2 (0.99%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.49%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.34%) Windows
2 15 (7.39%) Android
3 14 (6.90%) Apple iOS
4 11 (5.42%) Linux
5 9 (4.43%) UNIX
6 5 (2.46%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.48%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.48%) Windows Vista
7 3 (1.48%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.99%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (60.59%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (34.98%) Test Automation
3 56 (27.59%) Test Scripting
4 51 (25.12%) Automated Testing
5 43 (21.18%) BDD
6 40 (19.70%) TDD
7 38 (18.72%) Test Strategy
8 37 (18.23%) SDLC
9 34 (16.75%) Mentoring
10 33 (16.26%) Automation Testing
11 32 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (11.82%) Scrum
13 22 (10.84%) Software Testing
13 22 (10.84%) E-Commerce
14 21 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (9.36%) Performance Testing
15 19 (9.36%) Test Management
15 19 (9.36%) Manual Testing
16 17 (8.37%) Regression Testing
17 16 (7.88%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (36.45%) C#
2 51 (25.12%) Java
3 35 (17.24%) SQL
4 11 (5.42%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.96%) C
6 5 (2.46%) PHP
6 5 (2.46%) Python
7 4 (1.97%) C++
8 3 (1.48%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.99%) VBScript
9 2 (0.99%) VB
9 2 (0.99%) Perl
9 2 (0.99%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.99%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 51 (25.12%) ISEB
2 25 (12.32%) ISTQB
3 16 (7.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (5.42%) Degree
5 4 (1.97%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (1.97%) Basel III
2 4 (1.97%) EMIR
2 4 (1.97%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (1.97%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (4.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (8.37%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.91%) Oracle
3 7 (3.45%) VMware
4 5 (2.46%) HP
5 4 (1.97%) Telerik
5 4 (1.97%) Facebook
5 4 (1.97%) Progress
6 2 (0.99%) Green Hat
6 2 (0.99%) Citrix
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.49%) McAfee
7 1 (0.49%) ATG
7 1 (0.49%) Murex
7 1 (0.49%) Calypso
7 1 (0.49%) Fidessa
7 1 (0.49%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.49%) Sybase
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