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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 799 821 806
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 98 111 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.092% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.097% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 82 98 86
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £37,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £71,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.64%

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
102195 114720 103098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 83974 94226 85780
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,954 £27,186 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +29 97 £55,000 +10.00% 11
London +36 64 £60,000 +20.00% 8
City of London +42 12 £60,000 +26.31% 4
South East +7 10 £40,000 -15.78% 1
East Midlands +17 7 £42,500 +6.25%
North West - 6 £33,500 -
Nottinghamshire +7 5 £42,500 +6.25%
Nottingham +5 5 £42,500 +6.25%
West Midlands +3 5 - - 1
Surrey +38 4 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Guildford +18 4 £40,000 -11.11% 1
South West -1 3 £44,000 -23.47%
Berkshire -5 3 £55,000 +15.78%
Cheshire - 3 £33,000 -
Ealing - 3 £55,000 -
Manchester - 3 £35,000 -
Chiswick - 3 £42,500 -
Cambridgeshire +11 2 - - 1
East of England +10 2 - - 1
Coventry -3 2 - -
Bournemouth - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - - 1
Oxford - 2 £33,750 -
Warrington - 2 £33,500 -
Dorset - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £33,750 -
Wimbledon - 2 £37,500 -
Leicestershire +17 1 £40,000 -
Leicester +16 1 £40,000 -
Bracknell +16 1 £55,000 +15.78%

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 182 (100.00%) QA
2 99 (54.40%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (47.25%) Selenium
4 57 (31.32%) Test Automation
5 55 (30.22%) Test Scripting
6 51 (28.02%) C#
7 42 (23.08%) ISEB
8 41 (22.53%) Automated Testing
8 41 (22.53%) WebDriver
9 38 (20.88%) Java
9 38 (20.88%) Finance
10 37 (20.33%) SQL
11 32 (17.58%) BDD
12 30 (16.48%) JIRA
13 29 (15.93%) Scrum
14 28 (15.38%) TDD
14 28 (15.38%) .NET
15 26 (14.29%) Test Strategy
16 23 (12.64%) Cucumber
16 23 (12.64%) ISTQB
16 23 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (12.09%) Mentoring
17 22 (12.09%) SDLC
18 21 (11.54%) Windows
18 21 (11.54%) Manual Testing
19 20 (10.99%) Banking
19 20 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
20 19 (10.44%) Software Testing
20 19 (10.44%) Test Management
20 19 (10.44%) Mobile App

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (3.30%) IIS
2 5 (2.75%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.20%) Confluence
3 4 (2.20%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.10%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.10%) Node.js
4 2 (1.10%) CMS
4 2 (1.10%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (1.10%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.20%) Summit
2 2 (1.10%) Temenos T24
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.55%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.20%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.65%) Wireless
3 2 (1.10%) Firewall
3 2 (1.10%) Multicast
4 1 (0.55%) GPRS
4 1 (0.55%) GSM
4 1 (0.55%) SMS
4 1 (0.55%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.55%) UMTS
4 1 (0.55%) WCDMA
4 1 (0.55%) 3G
4 1 (0.55%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.55%) HSDPA
4 1 (0.55%) 2G
4 1 (0.55%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.55%) NAS
4 1 (0.55%) HSPA
4 1 (0.55%) LTE
4 1 (0.55%) HSUPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.10%) OLTP
3 2 (1.10%) MS Access
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.10%) MySQL
4 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 86 (47.25%) Selenium
2 41 (22.53%) WebDriver
3 30 (16.48%) JIRA
4 23 (12.64%) Cucumber
5 17 (9.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 14 (7.69%) SpecFlow
7 13 (7.14%) Visual Studio
7 13 (7.14%) TeamCity
8 10 (5.49%) FitNesse
8 10 (5.49%) JMeter
9 9 (4.95%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (4.40%) JUnit
11 6 (3.30%) NUnit
11 6 (3.30%) Git (software)
11 6 (3.30%) TestComplete
11 6 (3.30%) Selenium IDE
12 5 (2.75%) Ranorex
12 5 (2.75%) eggPlant
12 5 (2.75%) LoadRunner
General
1 38 (20.88%) Finance
2 20 (10.99%) Banking
3 17 (9.34%) Games
4 14 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 12 (6.59%) Retail
6 4 (2.20%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.20%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.20%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.20%) Back Office
6 4 (2.20%) Publishing
7 3 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.65%) Marketing
8 2 (1.10%) Front Office
8 2 (1.10%) Law
8 2 (1.10%) Legal
9 1 (0.55%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.38%) .NET
2 10 (5.49%) Web Services
3 9 (4.95%) HTML
4 8 (4.40%) REST
5 7 (3.85%) SOAP
5 7 (3.85%) Middleware
6 6 (3.30%) WPF
7 5 (2.75%) CSS
8 4 (2.20%) XML
9 3 (1.65%) WinForms
10 2 (1.10%) Ajax
10 2 (1.10%) Spring
10 2 (1.10%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (1.10%) Silverlight
10 2 (1.10%) Flash
10 2 (1.10%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.55%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.55%) jQuery
11 1 (0.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (10.44%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.30%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.30%) Social Gaming
4 5 (2.75%) Mobile Games
5 3 (1.65%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.65%) Replication
5 3 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.10%) Statistics
6 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.55%) Handset
7 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.55%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.54%) Windows
2 16 (8.79%) Android
3 15 (8.24%) Apple iOS
4 8 (4.40%) UNIX
5 5 (2.75%) Linux
5 5 (2.75%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.65%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.65%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.65%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.10%) Solaris
8 1 (0.55%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (54.40%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (31.32%) Test Automation
3 55 (30.22%) Test Scripting
4 41 (22.53%) Automated Testing
5 32 (17.58%) BDD
6 29 (15.93%) Scrum
7 28 (15.38%) TDD
8 26 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 23 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (12.09%) Mentoring
10 22 (12.09%) SDLC
11 21 (11.54%) Manual Testing
12 19 (10.44%) Software Testing
12 19 (10.44%) Test Management
13 16 (8.79%) Automation Testing
14 15 (8.24%) User Acceptance Testing
15 14 (7.69%) Performance Testing
15 14 (7.69%) Project Management
15 14 (7.69%) Regression Testing
16 13 (7.14%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (28.02%) C#
2 38 (20.88%) Java
3 37 (20.33%) SQL
4 9 (4.95%) C
5 8 (4.40%) PHP
6 7 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.30%) Python
8 4 (2.20%) C++
9 3 (1.65%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.65%) VBScript
9 3 (1.65%) Perl
10 2 (1.10%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (23.08%) ISEB
2 23 (12.64%) ISTQB
3 14 (7.69%) Degree
3 14 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.10%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (2.20%) MiFID
2 4 (2.20%) Basel III
2 4 (2.20%) EMIR
2 4 (2.20%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (6.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.59%) Oracle
3 5 (2.75%) VMware
4 4 (2.20%) Facebook
4 4 (2.20%) HP
4 4 (2.20%) Progress
5 3 (1.65%) ION Trading
6 2 (1.10%) Telerik
6 2 (1.10%) Citrix
6 2 (1.10%) Green Hat
7 1 (0.55%) SAP
7 1 (0.55%) Intel
7 1 (0.55%) Adobe
7 1 (0.55%) Murex
7 1 (0.55%) Calypso
7 1 (0.55%) Nokia
7 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 52 minutes ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Winter Court Consulting Limited
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum £70,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum £65,000 plus bens
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum £65,000 plus bens
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
REPL
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Competitive benefits package
Posted: 22 days ago