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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 784 842 769
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -73
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 167 99 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.095% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.098% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 152 90 131
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,250 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +9.19%

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 +69 159 £50,000 - 26
London +20 78 £65,000 +23.80% 15
West Midlands +6 26 £42,500 +25.00% 2
City of London +64 16 £50,000 - 5
South East -8 16 £51,250 +7.89% 2
North West +16 13 £45,000 +38.46%
Solihull +21 11 £42,500 +25.00%
Manchester - 11 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 8 £40,000 - 4
East of England +2 7 £34,000 -38.18% 1
Stockport - 7 £45,000 -
Birmingham -3 6 £42,500 +25.00%
South West -5 6 £70,000 +60.00% 1
Leeds - 6 £40,000 - 2
West Yorkshire - 6 £40,000 - 2
Hampshire +15 5 £70,000 +64.70%
Southampton +10 5 £70,000 +64.70%
Scotland +3 5 £37,500 +31.57% 1
Suffolk - 5 £34,000 -
East Midlands - 5 £45,000 - 1
Ipswich - 5 £34,000 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £40,000 -
Bournemouth - 5 - -
Dorset - 5 - -
Edinburgh +11 4 £37,500 +31.57% 1
Coventry -2 4 £41,250 +4.43% 2
Berkshire -5 4 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Warwickshire - 4 £42,500 -
Leicestershire - 4 £45,000 -
Oxford - 3 £40,000 -

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 382 (100.00%) QA
2 245 (64.14%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (41.36%) Selenium
4 106 (27.75%) Automated Testing
5 100 (26.18%) Software Testing
6 87 (22.77%) BDD
7 82 (21.47%) Test Automation
8 75 (19.63%) ISEB
9 70 (18.32%) Scrum
10 66 (17.28%) Cucumber
11 65 (17.02%) WebDriver
11 65 (17.02%) C#
11 65 (17.02%) Java
12 64 (16.75%) Finance
13 63 (16.49%) Mentoring
14 60 (15.71%) TDD
15 58 (15.18%) Android
16 55 (14.40%) SDLC
16 55 (14.40%) Test Scripting
17 54 (14.14%) Microsoft
17 54 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
18 52 (13.61%) Apple iOS
19 51 (13.35%) Windows
20 50 (13.09%) SQL
21 49 (12.83%) ISTQB
22 47 (12.30%) Mobile App
23 46 (12.04%) SpecFlow
24 45 (11.78%) Test Strategy
24 45 (11.78%) Test Management
25 44 (11.52%) Automation Testing

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (2.09%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.79%) Confluence
2 3 (0.79%) MQSeries
2 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (0.52%) Apache
3 2 (0.52%) IIS
4 1 (0.26%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (6.28%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (0.79%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.31%) SaaS
3 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.31%) Internet
2 4 (1.05%) HTTP
3 3 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.12%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.57%) Big Data
3 6 (1.57%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.79%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (0.79%) OLTP
5 3 (0.79%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 158 (41.36%) Selenium
2 66 (17.28%) Cucumber
3 65 (17.02%) WebDriver
4 46 (12.04%) SpecFlow
5 42 (10.99%) JIRA
6 28 (7.33%) Appium
7 25 (6.54%) Jenkins
8 20 (5.24%) HP UFT
8 20 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (5.24%) Visual Studio
9 17 (4.45%) Git (software)
10 15 (3.93%) Calabash
11 14 (3.66%) JUnit
12 13 (3.40%) JBehave
12 13 (3.40%) NUnit
13 10 (2.62%) TestNG
14 9 (2.36%) SoapUI
15 8 (2.09%) FitNesse
15 8 (2.09%) Jasmine
15 8 (2.09%) JProfiler
General
1 64 (16.75%) Finance
2 27 (7.07%) Retail
3 15 (3.93%) Banking
4 14 (3.66%) Legal
5 11 (2.88%) Law
6 9 (2.36%) Marketing
7 8 (2.09%) Games
8 7 (1.83%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.83%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.79%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.52%) Front Office
11 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.26%) Local Government
12 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (9.69%) .NET
2 25 (6.54%) Web Services
3 21 (5.50%) XML
4 17 (4.45%) Gherkin
5 16 (4.19%) Middleware
6 14 (3.66%) REST
7 5 (1.31%) Behat
7 5 (1.31%) HTML
7 5 (1.31%) JMS
7 5 (1.31%) XML Messaging
8 4 (1.05%) CSS
8 4 (1.05%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (1.05%) RESTful
9 3 (0.79%) COM
9 3 (0.79%) Grails
9 3 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.52%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.52%) Django
10 2 (0.52%) jQuery
10 2 (0.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 54 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (12.30%) Mobile App
3 19 (4.97%) Client/Server
4 18 (4.71%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.83%) Fintech
6 6 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.31%) iPhone
7 5 (1.31%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.05%) Equities
9 3 (0.79%) BBC
10 2 (0.52%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.52%) User Experience
11 1 (0.26%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.26%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.26%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.26%) iPad
11 1 (0.26%) PMI
11 1 (0.26%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 58 (15.18%) Android
2 52 (13.61%) Apple iOS
3 51 (13.35%) Windows
4 21 (5.50%) Windows Server
5 18 (4.71%) Mac OS X
5 18 (4.71%) Windows 10
6 16 (4.19%) Unix
7 8 (2.09%) Windows Phone
8 6 (1.57%) Linux
9 4 (1.05%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.79%) CentOS
11 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (64.14%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (27.75%) Automated Testing
3 100 (26.18%) Software Testing
4 87 (22.77%) BDD
5 82 (21.47%) Test Automation
6 70 (18.32%) Scrum
7 63 (16.49%) Mentoring
8 60 (15.71%) TDD
9 55 (14.40%) SDLC
9 55 (14.40%) Test Scripting
10 45 (11.78%) Test Management
10 45 (11.78%) Test Strategy
11 44 (11.52%) Automation Testing
12 43 (11.26%) Manual Testing
13 40 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
14 37 (9.69%) Functional Testing
15 35 (9.16%) Waterfall
16 31 (8.12%) Performance Testing
17 29 (7.59%) Defect Tracking
17 29 (7.59%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (17.02%) C#
1 65 (17.02%) Java
2 50 (13.09%) SQL
3 22 (5.76%) Ruby
4 20 (5.24%) Python
5 8 (2.09%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.31%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.31%) PHP
7 3 (0.79%) ActionScript
7 3 (0.79%) ActionScript 3.0
7 3 (0.79%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.52%) C++
9 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 75 (19.63%) ISEB
2 49 (12.83%) ISTQB
3 21 (5.50%) Degree
3 21 (5.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (1.31%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 382 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) GAMP
2 2 (0.52%) GMP
2 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
3 1 (0.26%) SDET
System Software
1 19 (4.97%) Active Directory
1 19 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (4.45%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.31%) CA LISA
2 5 (1.31%) nmon
2 5 (1.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (14.14%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.50%) VMware
3 12 (3.14%) HP
4 11 (2.88%) Oracle
5 10 (2.62%) Dynatrace
6 5 (1.31%) New Relic
7 3 (0.79%) Google
7 3 (0.79%) Green Hat
7 3 (0.79%) IBM
7 3 (0.79%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.79%) webMethods
8 2 (0.52%) ATG
8 2 (0.52%) SAP
9 1 (0.26%) Cadence
9 1 (0.26%) CODA
9 1 (0.26%) Telerik
South West London
Energon People
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Wiser Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Wiser Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
V2
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + uncapped bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £47000 Per Annum £30-47K
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £51886 - £61745 per annum + RRA + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South Yorkshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £65000 per annum + bens + equity
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
North West London
asos
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Which?
Salary: Competitive salary + 28 days annual leave + up to 11% pension
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Tui
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £78000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Employee Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago