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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 781 775 722
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 124 104 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.096% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.10% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 104 85 166
Average salary £50,750 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.84% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,900 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110640 102566 112158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90375 84963 96161
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -12 122 £50,000 +5.26% 15
London -44 61 £55,000 +10.00% 10
South East -17 16 £38,500 -23.00% 1
City of London -7 15 £50,000 -20.00% 1
Berkshire +14 12 £37,782 -24.43% 1
East of England -3 10 £75,000 +66.66% 1
Yorkshire -29 9 £42,500 +16.43%
North West - 8 £56,500 - 1
Manchester - 8 £56,500 - 1
Slough - 8 £37,782 - 1
Bedfordshire -5 7 £75,000 +87.50%
Sheffield 0 6 £42,500 +16.43%
South Yorkshire -4 6 £42,500 +16.43%
West Midlands -5 6 £40,000 -1.84% 2
East Midlands -5 6 £40,000 +14.28%
South West -11 6 £50,000 -9.09%
Hertfordshire -7 5 £75,000 +66.66%
Wembley - 4 - -
Bristol - 4 £50,000 -
Reading -1 3 - -
Luton - 3 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £38,500 -
Nottinghamshire +5 2 £40,000 -
Birmingham +2 2 £40,000 +29.03%
Nottingham -3 2 £40,000 -
Derbyshire -11 2 £40,000 +14.28%
Derby -20 2 £40,000 +14.28%
Coventry - 2 £50,000 -
Leicester - 2 £40,000 -
Swindon - 2 - -

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 228 (100.00%) QA
2 90 (39.47%) Selenium
3 81 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (29.39%) Finance
5 62 (27.19%) Automated Testing
6 59 (25.88%) Java
7 47 (20.61%) SQL
8 44 (19.30%) Test Scripting
9 40 (17.54%) Degree
9 40 (17.54%) Automation Testing
10 36 (15.79%) Scrum
11 30 (13.16%) WebDriver
11 30 (13.16%) Test Automation
12 26 (11.40%) Cucumber
12 26 (11.40%) Computer Science
12 26 (11.40%) User Acceptance Testing
13 25 (10.96%) Manual Testing
13 25 (10.96%) Software Testing
13 25 (10.96%) C#
13 25 (10.96%) ISEB
14 22 (9.65%) TDD
14 22 (9.65%) Client/Server
14 22 (9.65%) JIRA
14 22 (9.65%) Apple iOS
15 21 (9.21%) BDD
15 21 (9.21%) Test Management
16 20 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (8.77%) Windows
17 18 (7.89%) Linux
17 18 (7.89%) .NET

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (3.95%) Apache
2 4 (1.75%) IIS
2 4 (1.75%) SAS
3 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.44%) Confluence
3 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.75%) HTTP
2 2 (0.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.44%) NAS
3 1 (0.44%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.44%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (6.14%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.07%) MySQL
3 7 (3.07%) Big Data
4 5 (2.19%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.32%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.88%) HBase
6 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 90 (39.47%) Selenium
2 30 (13.16%) WebDriver
3 26 (11.40%) Cucumber
4 22 (9.65%) JIRA
5 13 (5.70%) JUnit
6 12 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (4.39%) Visual Studio
8 9 (3.95%) Sahi
9 8 (3.51%) Behat
10 7 (3.07%) TestNG
11 6 (2.63%) Jenkins
11 6 (2.63%) RSpec
11 6 (2.63%) PhantomJS
12 4 (1.75%) Selenium IDE
12 4 (1.75%) JBehave
12 4 (1.75%) SoapUI
12 4 (1.75%) SpecFlow
12 4 (1.75%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.75%) JMeter
12 4 (1.75%) Serena SBM
General
1 67 (29.39%) Finance
2 18 (7.89%) Financial Institution
3 16 (7.02%) Banking
4 13 (5.70%) Marketing
5 11 (4.82%) Games
6 6 (2.63%) Retail
7 5 (2.19%) Advertising
8 4 (1.75%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.75%) Front Office
9 3 (1.32%) Electronics
9 3 (1.32%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.88%) Publishing
11 1 (0.44%) Legal
11 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.44%) Local Government
11 1 (0.44%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.89%) .NET
2 16 (7.02%) XML
3 15 (6.58%) HTML
4 13 (5.70%) Apache Flex
5 4 (1.75%) jQuery
5 4 (1.75%) Gherkin
6 3 (1.32%) REST
6 3 (1.32%) JSON
6 3 (1.32%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (1.32%) CSS
7 2 (0.88%) Web Services
7 2 (0.88%) JSF
8 1 (0.44%) Ajax
8 1 (0.44%) RESTful
8 1 (0.44%) XSL
8 1 (0.44%) J2ME
8 1 (0.44%) JSP
8 1 (0.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.40%) Computer Science
2 22 (9.65%) Client/Server
3 9 (3.95%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.51%) Equities
5 4 (1.75%) Derivative
6 3 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.32%) iPad
7 2 (0.88%) Streaming Music
7 2 (0.88%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.88%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.88%) Online Games
7 2 (0.88%) Online Gambling
7 2 (0.88%) iPhone
7 2 (0.88%) Open Source
8 1 (0.44%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.44%) Wiki
8 1 (0.44%) Social Network
8 1 (0.44%) DTV
8 1 (0.44%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.44%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.65%) Apple iOS
2 20 (8.77%) Windows
3 18 (7.89%) Linux
4 17 (7.46%) UNIX
5 14 (6.14%) Android
6 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (27.19%) Automated Testing
3 44 (19.30%) Test Scripting
4 40 (17.54%) Automation Testing
5 36 (15.79%) Scrum
6 30 (13.16%) Test Automation
7 26 (11.40%) User Acceptance Testing
8 25 (10.96%) Manual Testing
8 25 (10.96%) Software Testing
9 22 (9.65%) TDD
10 21 (9.21%) BDD
10 21 (9.21%) Test Management
11 16 (7.02%) Load Testing
11 16 (7.02%) Regression Testing
12 15 (6.58%) Software Engineering
13 13 (5.70%) Performance Testing
13 13 (5.70%) Risk Analysis
13 13 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (4.39%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 59 (25.88%) Java
2 47 (20.61%) SQL
3 25 (10.96%) C#
4 15 (6.58%) PHP
5 14 (6.14%) JavaScript
6 13 (5.70%) PowerHouse
6 13 (5.70%) Ruby
7 12 (5.26%) Python
8 11 (4.82%) C++
9 9 (3.95%) Perl
10 5 (2.19%) C
11 4 (1.75%) VBScript
11 4 (1.75%) VB
12 2 (0.88%) VBA
13 1 (0.44%) Groovy
13 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (17.54%) Degree
2 25 (10.96%) ISEB
3 13 (5.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (4.39%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (4.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.63%) Fidessa
3 4 (1.75%) HP
3 4 (1.75%) Oracle
4 2 (0.88%) IBM
5 1 (0.44%) Sybase
5 1 (0.44%) SAP
5 1 (0.44%) JBoss
5 1 (0.44%) Progress
5 1 (0.44%) Micro Focus
5 1 (0.44%) Google
5 1 (0.44%) Cerillion
5 1 (0.44%) Green Hat
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Car + pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Ealing, London
RecruitmentRevolution.com
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Cognizant
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Next Move IT
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Argyll Scott
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ealing, London
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Dagenham
Modis International - London
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70,000 per annum Bonus, Private Medical Care, Study Support, Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + car
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum + 12% bonus & Bens
Posted: 16 days ago