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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 779 738 715
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 122 132 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 103 110 166
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
110597 101053 111513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89479 83749 95349
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,350 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 August 2014 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 21 August 2014. 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 -36 119 £50,000 +5.26% 11
London -35 60 £55,000 +10.00% 7
South East -33 14 £37,782 -24.43%
City of London -14 13 £47,500 -22.76% 2
Berkshire +9 11 £37,782 -24.43%
Manchester - 9 £56,500 - 1
North West - 9 £56,500 - 1
West Midlands -1 8 £37,500 +20.96% 2
South West -13 8 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Slough - 8 £37,782 -
East of England -25 7 £75,000 +66.66%
Yorkshire -46 7 £42,500 +7.59%
South Yorkshire -12 6 £42,500 +7.59%
East Midlands -13 6 £40,000 +10.34%
Sheffield -14 6 £42,500 +7.59%
Bristol - 6 £50,000 - 1
Bedfordshire 0 5 £75,000 +87.50%
Hertfordshire -16 5 £75,000 +66.66%
Wembley - 4 - -
Leicestershire -6 3 £40,000 +14.28%
Reading -7 3 £25,500 -49.00%
Leicester - 3 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £38,500 -
Birmingham +3 2 £40,000 +29.03%
Derby -10 2 £40,000 +14.28%
Derbyshire -10 2 £40,000 +14.28%
Swindon - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Dagenham - 2 £48,750 - 1
Scotland - 2 £70,000 -

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

1 229 (100.00%) QA
2 89 (38.86%) Selenium
3 73 (31.88%) Finance
4 68 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (26.20%) Automated Testing
6 54 (23.58%) Java
7 52 (22.71%) SQL
8 50 (21.83%) Test Scripting
9 36 (15.72%) User Acceptance Testing
10 35 (15.28%) Scrum
10 35 (15.28%) Degree
10 35 (15.28%) Automation Testing
11 33 (14.41%) WebDriver
12 30 (13.10%) Cucumber
13 29 (12.66%) Test Automation
14 28 (12.23%) ISEB
15 27 (11.79%) Data Warehouse
16 26 (11.35%) Manual Testing
17 24 (10.48%) Computer Science
18 23 (10.04%) BDD
19 22 (9.61%) TDD
19 22 (9.61%) Software Testing
20 20 (8.73%) C#
20 20 (8.73%) JIRA
20 20 (8.73%) Test Management
20 20 (8.73%) Apple iOS
21 18 (7.86%) Client/Server
22 17 (7.42%) Windows
22 17 (7.42%) Linux
22 17 (7.42%) Business Intelligence

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 (3.93%) Apache
2 4 (1.75%) IIS
2 4 (1.75%) SAS
3 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.44%) Confluence
3 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.75%) MS Office
2 3 (1.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.75%) HTTP
2 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.44%) Internet
2 1 (0.44%) NAS
2 1 (0.44%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.44%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.79%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (6.11%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.62%) MySQL
3 6 (2.62%) Big Data
4 5 (2.18%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 89 (38.86%) Selenium
2 33 (14.41%) WebDriver
3 30 (13.10%) Cucumber
4 20 (8.73%) JIRA
5 12 (5.24%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (4.80%) JUnit
6 11 (4.80%) Visual Studio
7 9 (3.93%) Sahi
8 8 (3.49%) Behat
9 7 (3.06%) TestNG
10 6 (2.62%) Jenkins
10 6 (2.62%) PhantomJS
10 6 (2.62%) RSpec
11 4 (1.75%) JBehave
11 4 (1.75%) Selenium IDE
11 4 (1.75%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.75%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.75%) Serena SBM
12 3 (1.31%) Git (software)
12 3 (1.31%) SoapUI
General
1 73 (31.88%) Finance
2 15 (6.55%) Banking
2 15 (6.55%) Marketing
3 14 (6.11%) Financial Institution
4 12 (5.24%) Games
5 5 (2.18%) Advertising
5 5 (2.18%) Front Office
6 4 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.31%) Publishing
7 3 (1.31%) Electronics
7 3 (1.31%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.31%) Retail
8 1 (0.44%) Billing
8 1 (0.44%) Legal
8 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.99%) .NET
2 13 (5.68%) XML
3 11 (4.80%) HTML
4 9 (3.93%) Apache Flex
5 4 (1.75%) jQuery
6 3 (1.31%) Web Services
6 3 (1.31%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (1.31%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.87%) JSF
7 2 (0.87%) JSON
7 2 (0.87%) RESTful
7 2 (0.87%) REST
7 2 (0.87%) J2EE
8 1 (0.44%) CSS
8 1 (0.44%) Struts
8 1 (0.44%) XSL
8 1 (0.44%) J2ME
8 1 (0.44%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.44%) Spring
8 1 (0.44%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.48%) Computer Science
2 18 (7.86%) Client/Server
3 9 (3.93%) Equities
4 8 (3.49%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.18%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.75%) Derivative
7 3 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.31%) Open Source
7 3 (1.31%) iPad
8 2 (0.87%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.87%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.87%) Online Games
8 2 (0.87%) Streaming Music
8 2 (0.87%) iPhone
9 1 (0.44%) Online Gambling
9 1 (0.44%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.44%) Social Network
9 1 (0.44%) DTV
9 1 (0.44%) Mobile Games
9 1 (0.44%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.73%) Apple iOS
2 17 (7.42%) Windows
2 17 (7.42%) Linux
3 16 (6.99%) UNIX
4 14 (6.11%) Android
5 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (26.20%) Automated Testing
3 50 (21.83%) Test Scripting
4 36 (15.72%) User Acceptance Testing
5 35 (15.28%) Automation Testing
5 35 (15.28%) Scrum
6 29 (12.66%) Test Automation
7 26 (11.35%) Manual Testing
8 23 (10.04%) BDD
9 22 (9.61%) TDD
9 22 (9.61%) Software Testing
10 20 (8.73%) Test Management
11 17 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (7.42%) Regression Testing
12 16 (6.99%) Risk Analysis
13 14 (6.11%) Load Testing
13 14 (6.11%) Software Engineering
14 13 (5.68%) E-Commerce
14 13 (5.68%) Performance Testing
15 12 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 54 (23.58%) Java
2 52 (22.71%) SQL
3 20 (8.73%) C#
4 16 (6.99%) PHP
4 16 (6.99%) Python
5 15 (6.55%) JavaScript
6 14 (6.11%) Ruby
7 10 (4.37%) PowerHouse
7 10 (4.37%) C++
8 8 (3.49%) Perl
9 5 (2.18%) C
10 4 (1.75%) VBScript
10 4 (1.75%) VB
11 2 (0.87%) VBA
12 1 (0.44%) Groovy
12 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (15.28%) Degree
2 28 (12.23%) ISEB
3 14 (6.11%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.87%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (3.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (4.80%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.06%) Fidessa
3 4 (1.75%) Oracle
4 2 (0.87%) SAP
4 2 (0.87%) HP
5 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.44%) Zend
5 1 (0.44%) Cerillion
5 1 (0.44%) Green Hat
5 1 (0.44%) JBoss
5 1 (0.44%) Progress
5 1 (0.44%) IBM
5 1 (0.44%) Sybase
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe
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