The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had QA Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 707 759 825
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 206 216 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 174 204 137
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,600 £37,500 £37,782
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -13.00%

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
91719 105001 110310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.26% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76765 87557 89208
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured QA Leader in the job title.

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 30 September 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 192 £47,500 -5.00% 17
London +38 107 £60,000 - 14
North West +27 30 £45,000 - 2
East of England +37 25 £45,000 +1.12% 1
City of London +41 21 £45,000 -35.71% 3
Manchester +10 19 £45,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 13 £45,000 -
South East +5 8 £47,500 +5.55%
Merseyside - 8 £37,500 -
Cardiff +20 7 £45,000 +20.00%
South Wales +10 7 £45,000 +20.00%
South West +7 7 £36,000 -44.61%
Wales +4 7 £45,000 +20.00%
Stockport +3 7 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands -9 7 £43,750 -7.89%
Harpenden - 7 £45,000 -
Liverpool - 7 £37,500 -
East Midlands +19 6 £40,000 -
Essex - 6 £62,500 -
Scotland +18 5 £36,250 -12.65%
Berkshire +10 5 £47,500 -13.63%
Brentwood - 5 £62,500 -
Bristol - 5 £36,000 -
Nottingham +3 4 £35,000 -17.64%
Nottinghamshire 0 4 £35,000 -17.64%
Luton - 4 £40,000 -
Birmingham - 4 £40,000 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £40,000 -
St Albans - 3 £45,000 -
Dorset +17 2 £37,500 -42.30%

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, QA Leader job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 384 (100.00%) QA
2 210 (54.69%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (40.36%) Selenium
4 84 (21.88%) Automated Testing
4 84 (21.88%) ISTQB
5 81 (21.09%) BDD
6 79 (20.57%) Finance
7 77 (20.05%) Test Strategy
8 74 (19.27%) ISEB
8 74 (19.27%) Manual Testing
9 72 (18.75%) Cucumber
10 69 (17.97%) Scrum
11 67 (17.45%) JIRA
12 66 (17.19%) Software Testing
12 66 (17.19%) Java
13 65 (16.93%) Test Automation
14 60 (15.63%) Test Scripting
14 60 (15.63%) Mentoring
15 57 (14.84%) Degree
16 55 (14.32%) Automation Testing
17 53 (13.80%) Analytical Skills
17 53 (13.80%) WebDriver
17 53 (13.80%) SQL
18 49 (12.76%) SDLC
19 47 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
20 46 (11.98%) TDD
21 45 (11.72%) Windows
21 45 (11.72%) Microsoft
22 43 (11.20%) Android
22 43 (11.20%) C#

QA Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (1.82%) Confluence
2 5 (1.30%) Documentum
2 5 (1.30%) FileNet
3 3 (0.78%) Apache
3 3 (0.78%) CMS
4 2 (0.52%) Drupal
5 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.26%) IIS
5 1 (0.26%) nginx
5 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.30%) MS Office
3 2 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (3.13%) Magento
2 3 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.34%) SaaS
4 3 (0.78%) GitHub
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.04%) Internet
2 1 (0.26%) HTTP
2 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.26%) Intranet
2 1 (0.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.86%) MySQL
3 10 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.04%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.52%) Big Data
6 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.52%) HBase
6 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 155 (40.36%) Selenium
2 72 (18.75%) Cucumber
3 67 (17.45%) JIRA
4 53 (13.80%) WebDriver
5 20 (5.21%) Git (software)
5 20 (5.21%) Jenkins
5 20 (5.21%) SoapUI
6 17 (4.43%) Appium
7 16 (4.17%) SpecFlow
8 14 (3.65%) Fiddler
8 14 (3.65%) JMeter
9 13 (3.39%) TeamCity
10 11 (2.86%) PHPUnit
10 11 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (2.60%) Visual Studio
12 9 (2.34%) HP UFT
13 8 (2.08%) Robot Framework
14 7 (1.82%) Bugzilla
14 7 (1.82%) Ranorex
15 6 (1.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 79 (20.57%) Finance
2 18 (4.69%) Banking
3 16 (4.17%) Retail
4 11 (2.86%) Law
5 10 (2.60%) Games
5 10 (2.60%) Marketing
6 6 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.30%) Publishing
8 4 (1.04%) Back Office
8 4 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.78%) Electronics
9 3 (0.78%) Legal
10 2 (0.52%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (10.16%) Gherkin
2 29 (7.55%) .NET
3 23 (5.99%) HTML
4 19 (4.95%) CSS
5 18 (4.69%) Web Services
6 11 (2.86%) Behat
6 11 (2.86%) RESTful
6 11 (2.86%) SOAP
6 11 (2.86%) Symfony
7 9 (2.34%) REST
8 7 (1.82%) XML
9 6 (1.56%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.04%) HTML5
11 3 (0.78%) Middleware
12 2 (0.52%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.52%) Django
12 2 (0.52%) Guava
12 2 (0.52%) Guice
12 2 (0.52%) J2EE
12 2 (0.52%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.80%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (10.94%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.39%) User Experience
3 13 (3.39%) Virtual Team
4 12 (3.13%) Fintech
5 11 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (2.08%) iPad
9 7 (1.82%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.30%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.04%) Handset
12 3 (0.78%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.78%) Device Driver
12 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
13 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.52%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.52%) Equities
13 2 (0.52%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 45 (11.72%) Windows
2 43 (11.20%) Android
2 43 (11.20%) Apple iOS
3 17 (4.43%) Windows Server
4 16 (4.17%) Windows 10
5 15 (3.91%) Mac OS X
6 11 (2.86%) Linux
6 11 (2.86%) Unix
7 4 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (54.69%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (21.88%) Automated Testing
3 81 (21.09%) BDD
4 77 (20.05%) Test Strategy
5 74 (19.27%) Manual Testing
6 69 (17.97%) Scrum
7 66 (17.19%) Software Testing
8 65 (16.93%) Test Automation
9 60 (15.63%) Mentoring
9 60 (15.63%) Test Scripting
10 55 (14.32%) Automation Testing
11 49 (12.76%) SDLC
12 47 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
13 46 (11.98%) TDD
14 39 (10.16%) User Acceptance Testing
15 36 (9.38%) Test Management
16 34 (8.85%) Defect Tracking
17 33 (8.59%) Project Management
18 32 (8.33%) E-Commerce
19 31 (8.07%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (17.19%) Java
2 53 (13.80%) SQL
3 43 (11.20%) C#
4 22 (5.73%) JavaScript
5 16 (4.17%) Ruby
6 13 (3.39%) PHP
6 13 (3.39%) Python
7 8 (2.08%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.30%) C++
9 3 (0.78%) C
9 3 (0.78%) Groovy
10 1 (0.26%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.26%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 84 (21.88%) ISTQB
2 74 (19.27%) ISEB
3 57 (14.84%) Degree
4 17 (4.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.52%) AAT
6 2 (0.52%) HND
6 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.26%) CSQA
7 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 384 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (1.56%) SDET
3 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (3.91%) Active Directory
1 15 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.26%) Ansible
Vendors
1 45 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.91%) VMware
3 13 (3.39%) Oracle
4 7 (1.82%) Atlassian
5 3 (0.78%) hybris
5 3 (0.78%) SAP
5 3 (0.78%) Telerik
6 2 (0.52%) HP
6 2 (0.52%) JD Edwards
6 2 (0.52%) MEDITECH
7 1 (0.26%) ATG
7 1 (0.26%) Cadence
7 1 (0.26%) Demandware
7 1 (0.26%) IBM
7 1 (0.26%) New Relic
7 1 (0.26%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.26%) Sophos
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Salary: From £45,000 to £85,000 per annum
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Salary: £0 - £40,000 per year
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
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Salary: £45,000 - £70,000 per year
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Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
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