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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 785 748 724
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 95 131 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 82 98 148
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £37,500 £38,050
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £67,500 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 95 £50,000 - 7
London -29 59 £57,500 +9.52% 4
City of London +12 12 £55,000 +4.76%
West Midlands -5 12 £37,500 -25.00%
South East -17 12 £47,500 - 1
East of England -16 6 £55,000 +37.50%
Coventry - 6 £39,500 -
Surrey 0 5 £52,500 -4.54%
Hertfordshire - 5 £55,000 -
Berkshire +6 4 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Birmingham -10 3 £37,500 -25.00%
Bracknell - 3 £47,500 - 1
Croydon - 3 £50,000 -
Guildford - 3 £52,500 -
St Albans - 3 £55,000 -
Docklands, London - 3 - -
North West -24 2 £36,250 -23.68%
East Sussex - 2 £25,500 -
Watford - 2 £27,500 -
Solihull - 2 £33,250 -
Brighton - 2 £25,500 -
Ealing - 2 - - 1
East Midlands +19 1 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire +1 1 £35,000 -2.77%
Cambridgeshire -4 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Lancashire -5 1 £32,500 -40.90%
Preston -11 1 £32,500 -40.90%
South West -13 1 £37,500 -6.25%
Hammersmith -13 1 £45,000 -11.76%
Merseyside - 1 £40,000 -

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 218 (100.00%) QA
2 103 (47.25%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (36.24%) Selenium
4 63 (28.90%) Test Scripting
5 59 (27.06%) SQL
6 58 (26.61%) Finance
7 49 (22.48%) Automated Testing
8 48 (22.02%) Manual Testing
9 45 (20.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 45 (20.64%) Test Automation
10 38 (17.43%) Java
10 38 (17.43%) JIRA
11 35 (16.06%) TDD
12 34 (15.60%) ISEB
12 34 (15.60%) Scrum
13 32 (14.68%) WebDriver
14 28 (12.84%) C#
14 28 (12.84%) Automation Testing
15 27 (12.39%) Software Testing
15 27 (12.39%) Cucumber
16 25 (11.47%) ISTQB
17 24 (11.01%) .NET
18 23 (10.55%) Jenkins
18 23 (10.55%) Mentoring
19 22 (10.09%) Degree
20 21 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
21 19 (8.72%) JavaScript
21 19 (8.72%) Data Warehouse
21 19 (8.72%) E-Commerce
21 19 (8.72%) BDD

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (3.67%) IIS
1 8 (3.67%) Confluence
2 4 (1.83%) SAS
3 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.46%) Apache
4 1 (0.46%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (3.67%) MS Office
2 4 (1.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.46%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.21%) SaaS
2 3 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.46%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.83%) Internet
2 2 (0.92%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.46%) HSPA
3 1 (0.46%) LTE
3 1 (0.46%) NAS
3 1 (0.46%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.46%) 3G
3 1 (0.46%) Wireless
3 1 (0.46%) HSDPA
3 1 (0.46%) 2G
3 1 (0.46%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.46%) HSUPA
3 1 (0.46%) GPRS
3 1 (0.46%) GSM
3 1 (0.46%) SMS
3 1 (0.46%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.46%) UMTS
3 1 (0.46%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.72%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (5.05%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.29%) Big Data
4 3 (1.38%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 79 (36.24%) Selenium
2 38 (17.43%) JIRA
3 32 (14.68%) WebDriver
4 27 (12.39%) Cucumber
5 23 (10.55%) Jenkins
6 18 (8.26%) QuickTest Pro
7 16 (7.34%) TeamCity
8 15 (6.88%) Git (software)
9 14 (6.42%) JMeter
10 12 (5.50%) RSpec
11 10 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (4.59%) Xcode
11 10 (4.59%) JUnit
12 8 (3.67%) SpecFlow
13 7 (3.21%) Visual Studio
14 6 (2.75%) Behat
14 6 (2.75%) Appcelerator Titanium
14 6 (2.75%) Sahi
14 6 (2.75%) PhantomJS
15 5 (2.29%) Selenium IDE
General
1 58 (26.61%) Finance
2 14 (6.42%) Marketing
3 13 (5.96%) Front Office
4 10 (4.59%) Banking
5 7 (3.21%) Games
5 7 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.75%) Retail
7 4 (1.83%) Publishing
8 3 (1.38%) Electronics
8 3 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.38%) Advertising
9 2 (0.92%) Legal
9 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.92%) Back Office
9 2 (0.92%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.01%) .NET
2 10 (4.59%) Web Services
3 8 (3.67%) Middleware
3 8 (3.67%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (2.75%) XML
5 5 (2.29%) REST
6 4 (1.83%) CSS
7 3 (1.38%) SOAP
7 3 (1.38%) Struts
7 3 (1.38%) J2EE
7 3 (1.38%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.38%) Spring
7 3 (1.38%) HTML
7 3 (1.38%) iOS SDK
7 3 (1.38%) Android SDK
8 2 (0.92%) jQuery
9 1 (0.46%) RESTful
9 1 (0.46%) Velocity
9 1 (0.46%) Symfony
9 1 (0.46%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.72%) Mobile App
2 18 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.96%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.59%) Credit Risk
5 8 (3.67%) iPhone
5 8 (3.67%) Open Source
5 8 (3.67%) iPad
6 7 (3.21%) Equities
7 4 (1.83%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.83%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.83%) User Experience
8 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.38%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.38%) Derivative
9 2 (0.92%) Streaming Music
9 2 (0.92%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.92%) Social Media
9 2 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.92%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.80%) Apple iOS
2 13 (5.96%) UNIX
3 10 (4.59%) Windows
3 10 (4.59%) Linux
4 9 (4.13%) Android
5 3 (1.38%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.92%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.92%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.46%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (47.25%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (28.90%) Test Scripting
3 49 (22.48%) Automated Testing
4 48 (22.02%) Manual Testing
5 45 (20.64%) Test Automation
5 45 (20.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 35 (16.06%) TDD
7 34 (15.60%) Scrum
8 28 (12.84%) Automation Testing
9 27 (12.39%) Software Testing
10 23 (10.55%) Mentoring
11 21 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (8.72%) BDD
12 19 (8.72%) E-Commerce
13 17 (7.80%) Performance Testing
14 15 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (5.50%) Project Management
15 12 (5.50%) Regression Testing
15 12 (5.50%) Load Testing
16 11 (5.05%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 59 (27.06%) SQL
2 38 (17.43%) Java
3 28 (12.84%) C#
4 19 (8.72%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.13%) PHP
6 8 (3.67%) Objective-C
7 6 (2.75%) Python
8 5 (2.29%) Ruby
8 5 (2.29%) C++
9 4 (1.83%) VBScript
9 4 (1.83%) VBA
10 3 (1.38%) VB
11 2 (0.92%) C
12 1 (0.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 34 (15.60%) ISEB
2 25 (11.47%) ISTQB
3 22 (10.09%) Degree
4 8 (3.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 16 (7.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (5.05%) HP
1 11 (5.05%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.21%) Fidessa
3 6 (2.75%) Green Hat
4 4 (1.83%) Oracle
5 3 (1.38%) SAP
5 3 (1.38%) ION Trading
6 2 (0.92%) Adobe
7 1 (0.46%) Zend
7 1 (0.46%) Progress
7 1 (0.46%) Sybase
7 1 (0.46%) Intel
7 1 (0.46%) Nokia
7 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
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