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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 761 785 743
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 138 125 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 135 106 115
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +8.33%

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
104523 110040 100310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 87158 89009 83141
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +34 134 £52,500 +5.00% 12
London +15 80 £62,500 +13.63% 5
City of London +45 28 £62,500 +31.57%
South East +17 22 £51,250 +35.64% 6
East of England +5 9 £44,500 -40.66%
Surrey - 9 £45,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 9 £44,500 -
West Midlands -5 7 £41,000 +9.33%
Hampshire - 7 £62,500 - 2
East Midlands +8 6 £42,500 +6.25%
Nottingham +2 6 £42,500 +6.25%
Nottinghamshire -7 6 £42,500 +6.25%
Southampton - 6 £62,500 - 2
Cambridge - 6 £44,000 -
Manchester -1 5 £45,000 -20.35% 1
North West -2 5 £45,000 -20.35% 1
Solihull - 5 £32,000 -
West Yorkshire +10 4 £37,500 -
Yorkshire +5 4 £37,500 -11.76%
South Wales - 4 £37,500 -
Wales - 4 £37,500 -
Berkshire +9 3 £55,000 +45.57% 1
Leeds +9 3 £37,500 -
Oxfordshire +6 3 £32,500 -15.58%
Newport - 3 £37,500 -
Stockport - 3 £45,000 - 1
Surbiton - 3 £52,500 -
Reading -4 2 £55,000 +115.68%
Wimbledon - 2 £37,500 -
Oxford - 2 £32,500 -

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 231 (100.00%) QA
2 140 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (51.52%) Selenium
4 77 (33.33%) C#
5 70 (30.30%) ISEB
6 69 (29.87%) Test Automation
7 62 (26.84%) Finance
8 60 (25.97%) Test Scripting
9 58 (25.11%) Automated Testing
10 56 (24.24%) Java
11 50 (21.65%) BDD
12 46 (19.91%) WebDriver
13 44 (19.05%) SDLC
14 43 (18.61%) Software Testing
15 40 (17.32%) ISTQB
16 39 (16.88%) TDD
17 38 (16.45%) Test Strategy
18 37 (16.02%) Mentoring
19 36 (15.58%) Automation Testing
19 36 (15.58%) SQL
20 34 (14.72%) .NET
20 34 (14.72%) Cucumber
21 28 (12.12%) Windows
22 27 (11.69%) Microsoft
22 27 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
22 27 (11.69%) Performance Testing
23 25 (10.82%) FitNesse
24 24 (10.39%) E-Commerce
24 24 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
25 23 (9.96%) User Acceptance Testing

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 8 (3.46%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.73%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.87%) IIS
3 2 (0.87%) JBoss
3 2 (0.87%) CMS
3 2 (0.87%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.87%) Confluence
3 2 (0.87%) Node.js
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (2.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.30%) MS Office
3 2 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.73%) Summit
2 2 (0.87%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.16%) Wireless
2 4 (1.73%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.87%) Firewall
3 2 (0.87%) Multicast
4 1 (0.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.30%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.87%) MySQL
3 2 (0.87%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.87%) MS Access
3 2 (0.87%) OLTP
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.43%) Big Data
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 119 (51.52%) Selenium
2 46 (19.91%) WebDriver
3 34 (14.72%) Cucumber
4 25 (10.82%) FitNesse
5 23 (9.96%) JIRA
6 19 (8.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (6.49%) SpecFlow
8 14 (6.06%) Visual Studio
9 11 (4.76%) JUnit
9 11 (4.76%) Jenkins
10 8 (3.46%) NUnit
11 7 (3.03%) SoapUI
12 6 (2.60%) Ranorex
12 6 (2.60%) TestComplete
12 6 (2.60%) JProfiler
12 6 (2.60%) Sahi
13 4 (1.73%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.73%) WATIR
14 3 (1.30%) TestDirector
14 3 (1.30%) Behat
General
1 62 (26.84%) Finance
2 19 (8.23%) Banking
3 16 (6.93%) Games
4 10 (4.33%) Retail
4 10 (4.33%) Legal
5 6 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.16%) Front Office
6 5 (2.16%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.16%) Marketing
7 4 (1.73%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.87%) Law
8 2 (0.87%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Publishing
9 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (14.72%) .NET
2 16 (6.93%) Web Services
3 12 (5.19%) Middleware
4 9 (3.90%) XML
4 9 (3.90%) FIX Protocol
5 8 (3.46%) Gherkin
6 7 (3.03%) WPF
7 6 (2.60%) REST
8 5 (2.16%) HTML
9 4 (1.73%) SOAP
10 3 (1.30%) WinForms
10 3 (1.30%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.30%) Grails
11 2 (0.87%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 2 (0.87%) Ajax
11 2 (0.87%) Silverlight
11 2 (0.87%) Flash
12 1 (0.43%) LAMP
12 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.49%) Client/Server
3 14 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (3.90%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.73%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.30%) Mobile Games
7 3 (1.30%) Replication
7 3 (1.30%) Equities
7 3 (1.30%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.30%) Social Gaming
8 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.87%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.87%) Statistics
8 2 (0.87%) iPhone
9 1 (0.43%) Derivative
9 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.12%) Windows
2 16 (6.93%) Android
3 13 (5.63%) UNIX
3 13 (5.63%) Apple iOS
4 12 (5.19%) Linux
5 5 (2.16%) Windows XP
5 5 (2.16%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.73%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.30%) Windows Vista
7 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.30%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.87%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (29.87%) Test Automation
3 60 (25.97%) Test Scripting
4 58 (25.11%) Automated Testing
5 50 (21.65%) BDD
6 44 (19.05%) SDLC
7 43 (18.61%) Software Testing
8 39 (16.88%) TDD
9 38 (16.45%) Test Strategy
10 37 (16.02%) Mentoring
11 36 (15.58%) Automation Testing
12 27 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (11.69%) Performance Testing
13 24 (10.39%) E-Commerce
14 23 (9.96%) User Acceptance Testing
14 23 (9.96%) Test Management
15 21 (9.09%) Manual Testing
16 19 (8.23%) Scrum
17 16 (6.93%) Software Engineering
18 15 (6.49%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (33.33%) C#
2 56 (24.24%) Java
3 36 (15.58%) SQL
4 11 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.46%) Python
6 5 (2.16%) C
6 5 (2.16%) PHP
7 4 (1.73%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.73%) C++
8 3 (1.30%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.30%) ActionScript
8 3 (1.30%) ActionScript 3.0
9 2 (0.87%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.87%) Perl
10 1 (0.43%) VBA
10 1 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 70 (30.30%) ISEB
2 40 (17.32%) ISTQB
3 18 (7.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (4.76%) Degree
5 7 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (1.73%) Basel III
2 4 (1.73%) EMIR
2 4 (1.73%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (1.73%) MiFID
3 1 (0.43%) GAMP
System Software
1 5 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.73%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 8 (3.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (11.69%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.19%) Oracle
3 5 (2.16%) VMware
4 4 (1.73%) Telerik
4 4 (1.73%) HP
5 3 (1.30%) Facebook
5 3 (1.30%) Progress
6 2 (0.87%) Green Hat
6 2 (0.87%) Citrix
7 1 (0.43%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.43%) CODA
7 1 (0.43%) McAfee
7 1 (0.43%) ATG
7 1 (0.43%) Murex
7 1 (0.43%) Calypso
7 1 (0.43%) Fidessa
7 1 (0.43%) Sybase
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South East
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Salary: €90000 - €100000 per annum
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Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Feltham, Middlesex
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Salary: From £42,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Stockport, Cheshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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London
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Posted: 7 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
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Salary: £60000 - £650000 per annum + 30 days hol, flexitime
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Surrey
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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