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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 807 814 767
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 97 106 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.088% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.093% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 79 90 100
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £40,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,250 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £50,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.21%

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
104512 113471 104451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85520 92371 86950
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 £27,000 £26,500
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 5 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 5 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 +32 94 £50,000 - 8
London +7 59 £56,250 +12.50% 5
South East +13 9 £40,000 -20.00% 1
City of London +21 7 £47,500 - 2
East of England +6 6 £32,500 -24.85%
East Midlands - 6 £41,250 -
North West - 6 £33,500 -
West Midlands -10 5 - -
Cambridgeshire - 5 - -
Cambridge - 5 - -
Nottingham - 4 £42,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £42,500 -
South West -8 3 £45,000 -21.73% 2
Berkshire -11 3 £55,000 +10.00%
Oxfordshire - 3 £30,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £33,000 -
Oxford - 3 £30,000 -
Manchester - 3 £35,000 -
Ealing - 3 £55,000 -
Chiswick - 3 £42,500 -
Coventry -16 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £40,000 -
Newport - 2 £32,800 -
Swindon - 2 £45,000 -
Warrington - 2 £33,500 -
Surrey - 2 £40,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £45,000 -
Wales - 2 £32,800 -
South Wales - 2 £32,800 -
Wimbledon - 2 £37,500 -

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 177 (100.00%) QA
2 101 (57.06%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (45.20%) Selenium
4 56 (31.64%) Test Scripting
5 55 (31.07%) Test Automation
6 44 (24.86%) C#
7 42 (23.73%) ISEB
8 39 (22.03%) WebDriver
9 36 (20.34%) Automated Testing
10 35 (19.77%) JIRA
11 34 (19.21%) SQL
12 32 (18.08%) Scrum
12 32 (18.08%) Finance
13 31 (17.51%) Java
14 30 (16.95%) TDD
15 29 (16.38%) Mobile App
16 28 (15.82%) .NET
17 27 (15.25%) ISTQB
18 26 (14.69%) BDD
19 24 (13.56%) Cucumber
20 22 (12.43%) Apple iOS
20 22 (12.43%) Continuous Integration
20 22 (12.43%) Manual Testing
20 22 (12.43%) Mentoring
21 21 (11.86%) Windows
22 20 (11.30%) Software Testing
22 20 (11.30%) Team Foundation Server
23 19 (10.73%) Test Strategy
23 19 (10.73%) Jenkins
24 18 (10.17%) Analytical Skills

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 9 (5.08%) Confluence
2 5 (2.82%) IIS
3 3 (1.69%) Node.js
4 2 (1.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.56%) CMS
5 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.56%) JBoss
5 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.26%) MS Office
2 2 (1.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Summit
2 1 (0.56%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.69%) Wireless
2 1 (0.56%) HSDPA
2 1 (0.56%) 2G
2 1 (0.56%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.56%) HSUPA
2 1 (0.56%) HSPA
2 1 (0.56%) LTE
2 1 (0.56%) NAS
2 1 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.56%) Multicast
2 1 (0.56%) GPRS
2 1 (0.56%) GSM
2 1 (0.56%) SMS
2 1 (0.56%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.56%) UMTS
2 1 (0.56%) WCDMA
2 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.56%) 3G
2 1 (0.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.13%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.13%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.13%) MySQL
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 80 (45.20%) Selenium
2 39 (22.03%) WebDriver
3 35 (19.77%) JIRA
4 24 (13.56%) Cucumber
5 20 (11.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (10.73%) Jenkins
7 15 (8.47%) SpecFlow
7 15 (8.47%) TeamCity
7 15 (8.47%) Git (software)
7 15 (8.47%) Visual Studio
8 11 (6.21%) JMeter
9 10 (5.65%) Xcode
9 10 (5.65%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (4.52%) Selenium IDE
11 7 (3.95%) FitNesse
11 7 (3.95%) Calabash
12 6 (3.39%) TestComplete
12 6 (3.39%) NUnit
12 6 (3.39%) JUnit
13 5 (2.82%) LoadRunner
General
1 32 (18.08%) Finance
2 17 (9.60%) Banking
3 16 (9.04%) Games
4 14 (7.91%) Telecoms
5 12 (6.78%) Retail
6 4 (2.26%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.26%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.26%) Publishing
6 4 (2.26%) Back Office
7 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.13%) Law
8 2 (1.13%) Marketing
9 1 (0.56%) Legal
9 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.82%) .NET
2 10 (5.65%) Middleware
3 9 (5.08%) Web Services
4 8 (4.52%) HTML
5 6 (3.39%) SOAP
5 6 (3.39%) WPF
5 6 (3.39%) REST
6 5 (2.82%) CSS
7 3 (1.69%) WinForms
8 2 (1.13%) Spring
8 2 (1.13%) Ajax
8 2 (1.13%) iOS SDK
8 2 (1.13%) XML
8 2 (1.13%) Android SDK
8 2 (1.13%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (0.56%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.56%) Flash
9 1 (0.56%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.56%) Django
9 1 (0.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.38%) Mobile App
2 18 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.95%) iPad
3 7 (3.95%) iPhone
4 6 (3.39%) Social Gaming
5 5 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.82%) Mobile Games
6 3 (1.69%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.69%) Open Source
7 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.13%) Replication
8 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.56%) Derivative
8 1 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.56%) Handset
8 1 (0.56%) User Experience
8 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.43%) Apple iOS
2 21 (11.86%) Windows
3 17 (9.60%) Android
4 7 (3.95%) UNIX
5 4 (2.26%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.13%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.13%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.13%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.13%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.56%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (0.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (57.06%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (31.64%) Test Scripting
3 55 (31.07%) Test Automation
4 36 (20.34%) Automated Testing
5 32 (18.08%) Scrum
6 30 (16.95%) TDD
7 26 (14.69%) BDD
8 22 (12.43%) Mentoring
8 22 (12.43%) Manual Testing
8 22 (12.43%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (11.30%) Software Testing
10 19 (10.73%) Test Strategy
11 17 (9.60%) Automation Testing
11 17 (9.60%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (7.91%) Project Management
13 12 (6.78%) Line Management
14 11 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (6.21%) Test Management
14 11 (6.21%) Unit Testing
15 10 (5.65%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (24.86%) C#
2 34 (19.21%) SQL
3 31 (17.51%) Java
4 9 (5.08%) Objective-C
5 8 (4.52%) C
6 7 (3.95%) PHP
6 7 (3.95%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.26%) Python
8 3 (1.69%) Perl
8 3 (1.69%) C++
8 3 (1.69%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.69%) VBScript
9 2 (1.13%) VB
9 2 (1.13%) Ruby
9 2 (1.13%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 42 (23.73%) ISEB
2 27 (15.25%) ISTQB
3 15 (8.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (5.65%) Degree
5 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (2.26%) Basel III
2 4 (2.26%) EMIR
2 4 (2.26%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (2.26%) MiFID
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (9.60%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.08%) Oracle
3 5 (2.82%) VMware
4 4 (2.26%) Progress
4 4 (2.26%) Facebook
4 4 (2.26%) HP
5 3 (1.69%) ION Trading
6 2 (1.13%) Telerik
7 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.56%) SAP
7 1 (0.56%) Intel
7 1 (0.56%) Citrix
7 1 (0.56%) Nokia
7 1 (0.56%) Adobe
7 1 (0.56%) Murex
7 1 (0.56%) Calypso
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