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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 797 768 725
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 84 124 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 71 97 125
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.00%

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -46 82 £50,000 - 11
London -19 46 £51,250 +2.50% 7
South East -17 15 £47,500 -13.63% 1
East of England -1 11 £55,000 +37.50% 1
City of London -3 11 £48,750 +14.70% 3
Berkshire +3 9 £47,500 -13.63%
Bracknell -2 9 £47,500 -5.00%
Hertfordshire - 7 £55,000 -
St Albans - 6 £55,000 -
Croydon +9 3 £50,000 -16.66%
Surrey -10 3 £50,000 -2.43%
North West -10 3 £32,500 -40.90%
Docklands, London - 3 - -
South West - 3 £45,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 1
Cambridge - 3 - - 1
Ealing - 3 - -
Preston +14 2 £32,500 -40.90%
Lancashire +2 2 £32,500 -40.90%
Wiltshire - 2 £45,000 - 1
Wales - 2 £32,800 -
South Wales - 2 £32,800 -
Newport - 2 £32,800 -
Swindon - 2 £45,000 - 1
Bedford +6 1 £32,500 -18.75%
Bedfordshire +1 1 £32,500 -18.75%
West Midlands -21 1 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Merseyside - 1 £40,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £32,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £26,000 - 1

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 185 (100.00%) QA
2 106 (57.30%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (40.54%) Selenium
4 56 (30.27%) Test Automation
5 48 (25.95%) Test Scripting
6 42 (22.70%) TDD
7 41 (22.16%) Manual Testing
8 39 (21.08%) JIRA
8 39 (21.08%) Automated Testing
9 38 (20.54%) Finance
10 37 (20.00%) SQL
10 37 (20.00%) WebDriver
11 33 (17.84%) C#
12 32 (17.30%) Scrum
13 29 (15.68%) User Acceptance Testing
14 27 (14.59%) Java
15 26 (14.05%) .NET
16 25 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (12.97%) Cucumber
17 24 (12.97%) Jenkins
17 24 (12.97%) ISEB
18 23 (12.43%) Automation Testing
18 23 (12.43%) Software Testing
19 22 (11.89%) Mobile App
20 21 (11.35%) TeamCity
21 20 (10.81%) BDD
22 19 (10.27%) Git (software)
22 19 (10.27%) JMeter
23 18 (9.73%) Mentoring
24 17 (9.19%) Apple iOS

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 10 (5.41%) Confluence
2 7 (3.78%) IIS
3 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.54%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (2.16%) MS Office
2 2 (1.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.70%) SaaS
2 3 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.62%) Internet
2 2 (1.08%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.54%) HSPA
3 1 (0.54%) LTE
3 1 (0.54%) NAS
3 1 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.54%) 3G
3 1 (0.54%) Wireless
3 1 (0.54%) HSDPA
3 1 (0.54%) 2G
3 1 (0.54%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.54%) HSUPA
3 1 (0.54%) GPRS
3 1 (0.54%) GSM
3 1 (0.54%) SMS
3 1 (0.54%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.54%) UMTS
3 1 (0.54%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 75 (40.54%) Selenium
2 39 (21.08%) JIRA
3 37 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 24 (12.97%) Cucumber
4 24 (12.97%) Jenkins
5 21 (11.35%) TeamCity
6 19 (10.27%) Git (software)
6 19 (10.27%) JMeter
7 15 (8.11%) QuickTest Pro
8 14 (7.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (6.49%) Visual Studio
9 12 (6.49%) Xcode
9 12 (6.49%) SpecFlow
10 9 (4.86%) JUnit
10 9 (4.86%) Selenium IDE
11 8 (4.32%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 7 (3.78%) Calabash
13 6 (3.24%) RSpec
13 6 (3.24%) NUnit
14 4 (2.16%) LoadRunner
General
1 38 (20.54%) Finance
2 12 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.41%) Banking
3 10 (5.41%) Retail
4 9 (4.86%) Games
5 8 (4.32%) Front Office
6 6 (3.24%) Publishing
7 5 (2.70%) Marketing
8 4 (2.16%) Back Office
9 3 (1.62%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.62%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.08%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.05%) .NET
2 10 (5.41%) Web Services
2 10 (5.41%) Middleware
3 7 (3.78%) REST
4 6 (3.24%) CSS
5 5 (2.70%) SOAP
5 5 (2.70%) HTML
6 4 (2.16%) Spring
7 3 (1.62%) iOS SDK
7 3 (1.62%) Android SDK
8 2 (1.08%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.08%) jQuery
8 2 (1.08%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.08%) Struts
8 2 (1.08%) J2EE
9 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.54%) JSON
9 1 (0.54%) Velocity
9 1 (0.54%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.89%) Mobile App
2 15 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.32%) Credit Risk
3 8 (4.32%) iPhone
3 8 (4.32%) Open Source
3 8 (4.32%) iPad
4 7 (3.78%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.16%) User Experience
6 3 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.62%) Social Gaming
6 3 (1.62%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.08%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.08%) Mobile Games
7 2 (1.08%) Derivative
7 2 (1.08%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.08%) Social Media
8 1 (0.54%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.54%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.19%) Apple iOS
2 16 (8.65%) Windows
3 12 (6.49%) Android
4 9 (4.86%) UNIX
5 4 (2.16%) Linux
6 3 (1.62%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.08%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.08%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.54%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (57.30%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (30.27%) Test Automation
3 48 (25.95%) Test Scripting
4 42 (22.70%) TDD
5 41 (22.16%) Manual Testing
6 39 (21.08%) Automated Testing
7 32 (17.30%) Scrum
8 29 (15.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 25 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (12.43%) Software Testing
10 23 (12.43%) Automation Testing
11 20 (10.81%) BDD
12 18 (9.73%) Mentoring
13 16 (8.65%) System Testing
14 14 (7.57%) E-Commerce
14 14 (7.57%) Regression Testing
15 12 (6.49%) Unit Testing
15 12 (6.49%) Test Strategy
15 12 (6.49%) Line Management
16 11 (5.95%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.00%) SQL
2 33 (17.84%) C#
3 27 (14.59%) Java
4 13 (7.03%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.32%) Objective-C
6 4 (2.16%) C
6 4 (2.16%) PHP
7 3 (1.62%) Ruby
7 3 (1.62%) C++
7 3 (1.62%) VBScript
8 2 (1.08%) VB
8 2 (1.08%) VBA
9 1 (0.54%) Python
9 1 (0.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (12.97%) ISEB
2 15 (8.11%) ISTQB
3 13 (7.03%) Degree
4 7 (3.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.62%) VCP4
6 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (5.95%) Microsoft
1 11 (5.95%) HP
2 6 (3.24%) Green Hat
3 3 (1.62%) VMware
3 3 (1.62%) ION Trading
4 2 (1.08%) Oracle
5 1 (0.54%) SAP
5 1 (0.54%) Progress
5 1 (0.54%) Adobe
5 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.54%) Facebook
5 1 (0.54%) Intel
5 1 (0.54%) Nokia
City of London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £1.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Group
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + 15% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central Scotland
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: 40000-46000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 32k per year + Company benefitsI
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Creation Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 21 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago