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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 788 774 706
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -68
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 105 137 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 94 112 155
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £84,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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
107809 104785 105042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.70% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 89260 86303 89863
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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
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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 -43 104 £52,500 +10.52% 12
London -6 75 £55,000 +4.76% 7
City of London +38 20 £55,000 +4.76%
West Midlands +11 11 £37,500 +15.38% 3
South East -23 10 £47,500 - 1
Coventry - 6 £39,500 -
Surrey +12 3 £52,500 -4.54%
Guildford - 3 £52,500 -
Birmingham - 3 £37,500 - 1
Berkshire +15 2 £47,500 +5.55% 1
East Midlands +6 2 £52,500 +31.25%
Bristol +5 2 £50,000 +17.64%
South West -22 2 £50,000 +25.00% 1
East of England -32 2 £45,000 +12.50%
East Sussex - 2 £25,500 -
Croydon - 2 £51,250 - 1
Solihull - 2 £33,250 - 1
Brighton - 2 £25,500 -
Oxford +18 1 £39,000 -13.33%
Oxfordshire +12 1 £39,000 -13.33%
Glasgow +5 1 £70,000 +70.73%
Scotland +1 1 £70,000 +70.73%
Cambridgeshire -6 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Hertfordshire -18 1 - -
Manchester -19 1 £45,000 +20.00%
North West -31 1 £45,000 +9.09%
Lincolnshire - 1 £45,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £60,000 -
Ealing - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £60,000 -

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 227 (100.00%) QA
2 94 (41.41%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (33.48%) Selenium
4 62 (27.31%) Test Scripting
5 61 (26.87%) Finance
6 59 (25.99%) Automated Testing
6 59 (25.99%) Manual Testing
7 57 (25.11%) SQL
8 54 (23.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 40 (17.62%) Test Automation
9 40 (17.62%) Java
10 38 (16.74%) TDD
10 38 (16.74%) JIRA
11 35 (15.42%) Automation Testing
12 32 (14.10%) Scrum
13 31 (13.66%) ISEB
14 28 (12.33%) WebDriver
15 27 (11.89%) Data Warehouse
16 25 (11.01%) Software Testing
17 24 (10.57%) ISTQB
17 24 (10.57%) Cucumber
18 23 (10.13%) C#
19 22 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
20 21 (9.25%) Degree
20 21 (9.25%) Mentoring
21 20 (8.81%) E-Commerce
21 20 (8.81%) .NET
21 20 (8.81%) Jenkins
21 20 (8.81%) Mobile App
22 19 (8.37%) BDD

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (3.52%) Confluence
2 7 (3.08%) IIS
3 4 (1.76%) Apache
3 4 (1.76%) SAS
4 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (3.52%) MS Office
2 3 (1.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.08%) SaaS
2 3 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.76%) Internet
2 2 (0.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.89%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (4.85%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.64%) MySQL
4 5 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.20%) Big Data
5 4 (1.76%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 76 (33.48%) Selenium
2 38 (16.74%) JIRA
3 28 (12.33%) WebDriver
4 24 (10.57%) Cucumber
5 20 (8.81%) Jenkins
6 14 (6.17%) Git (software)
6 14 (6.17%) QuickTest Pro
7 12 (5.29%) TeamCity
7 12 (5.29%) Visual Studio
7 12 (5.29%) RSpec
8 11 (4.85%) JMeter
9 10 (4.41%) JUnit
10 9 (3.96%) Xcode
11 8 (3.52%) Behat
12 6 (2.64%) PhantomJS
12 6 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (2.64%) Sahi
12 6 (2.64%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 4 (1.76%) Calabash
13 4 (1.76%) Serena SBM
General
1 61 (26.87%) Finance
2 18 (7.93%) Marketing
3 13 (5.73%) Front Office
4 9 (3.96%) Banking
5 6 (2.64%) Games
5 6 (2.64%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.76%) Advertising
6 4 (1.76%) Publishing
6 4 (1.76%) Retail
7 3 (1.32%) Legal
7 3 (1.32%) Electronics
8 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.81%) .NET
2 9 (3.96%) XML
3 8 (3.52%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (3.52%) Web Services
4 7 (3.08%) Middleware
5 3 (1.32%) Hibernate
5 3 (1.32%) Spring
5 3 (1.32%) J2EE
5 3 (1.32%) Struts
5 3 (1.32%) iOS SDK
5 3 (1.32%) REST
5 3 (1.32%) Android SDK
6 1 (0.44%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.44%) Velocity
6 1 (0.44%) Symfony
6 1 (0.44%) Django
6 1 (0.44%) jQuery
6 1 (0.44%) RESTful
6 1 (0.44%) CSS
6 1 (0.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.81%) Mobile App
2 15 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.29%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.41%) Credit Risk
5 8 (3.52%) iPhone
5 8 (3.52%) Open Source
5 8 (3.52%) iPad
5 8 (3.52%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.08%) Equities
7 5 (2.20%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.76%) User Experience
8 4 (1.76%) Derivative
9 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (0.88%) Streaming Music
10 2 (0.88%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.88%) Social Gaming
10 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.88%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.93%) Apple iOS
2 12 (5.29%) UNIX
3 11 (4.85%) Linux
4 8 (3.52%) Windows
5 7 (3.08%) Android
6 3 (1.32%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.88%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.88%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (41.41%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (27.31%) Test Scripting
3 59 (25.99%) Manual Testing
3 59 (25.99%) Automated Testing
4 54 (23.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 40 (17.62%) Test Automation
6 38 (16.74%) TDD
7 35 (15.42%) Automation Testing
8 32 (14.10%) Scrum
9 25 (11.01%) Software Testing
10 22 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (9.25%) Mentoring
12 20 (8.81%) E-Commerce
13 19 (8.37%) BDD
14 18 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (6.61%) Risk Analysis
15 15 (6.61%) Performance Testing
16 12 (5.29%) Load Testing
16 12 (5.29%) Regression Testing
17 10 (4.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (25.11%) SQL
2 40 (17.62%) Java
3 23 (10.13%) C#
4 19 (8.37%) JavaScript
5 14 (6.17%) PHP
6 9 (3.96%) Ruby
7 8 (3.52%) Objective-C
8 6 (2.64%) Python
8 6 (2.64%) C++
9 4 (1.76%) VBScript
9 4 (1.76%) VB
9 4 (1.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (13.66%) ISEB
2 24 (10.57%) ISTQB
3 21 (9.25%) Degree
4 5 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 14 (6.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (6.61%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.41%) HP
3 7 (3.08%) Fidessa
4 6 (2.64%) Green Hat
5 2 (0.88%) Adobe
5 2 (0.88%) Oracle
5 2 (0.88%) SAP
6 1 (0.44%) Progress
6 1 (0.44%) Sybase
6 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.44%) Zend
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hammersmith
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Croydon
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Solihull
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago