The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had QA Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Manager
UK
Rank 745 799 840
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 107 126 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 81 95 92
Median salary £50,000 £65,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £88,000 £79,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £58,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-23.40% +30.55%

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
81194 94811 101108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.46% 96.44% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 67365 79575 84080
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

QA Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured QA Manager in the job title.

QA Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QA Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Manager within the UK.

QA Manager Salary Trend in the UK

QA Manager
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Manager over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 within the UK.

QA Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Manager
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +55 102 £50,000 -23.07% 10
London +66 45 £61,250 -12.50% 5
South East +54 15 £50,000 -23.07% 2
West Midlands +11 12 £45,000 +5.88%
East of England +9 9 £42,500 -34.61% 2
North West -6 9 £45,000 +5.88%
City of London +41 8 £80,000 +28.00% 1
Warwickshire +22 8 £45,000 +5.88%
North East - 8 £35,000 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £35,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 8 £35,000 - 1
Kent +12 7 £29,900 -29.64%
Manchester -16 7 £45,000 -
Bromley - 7 - -
Warwick - 6 £45,000 -
East Midlands +12 4 £47,500 -
Hampshire +7 4 £50,000 -25.92%
Birmingham -5 4 £50,000 -13.04%
Scotland - 4 £55,250 -
Surrey +35 3 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Derbyshire +20 3 £47,500 -
Derby +10 3 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire -8 3 £60,000 +4.34% 1
Guildford - 3 £50,000 - 1
Bedfordshire +14 2 £40,000 -37.25%
Coventry +13 2 £42,500 -
Hertfordshire 0 2 £42,500 -34.61% 1
Cambridge -4 2 £60,000 +4.34% 1
Luton -12 2 £40,000 -27.27%
Harpenden - 2 £42,500 -

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, QA Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring QA Manager in the job title.

1 222 (100.00%) QA
2 108 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (25.23%) Selenium
4 46 (20.72%) Test Strategy
5 36 (16.22%) ISTQB
6 35 (15.77%) SDLC
7 31 (13.96%) User Acceptance Testing
8 30 (13.51%) TDD
8 30 (13.51%) Automation Testing
9 29 (13.06%) JIRA
10 28 (12.61%) Automated Testing
10 28 (12.61%) Software Testing
10 28 (12.61%) Test Scripting
10 28 (12.61%) Test Automation
11 27 (12.16%) Test Management
11 27 (12.16%) Cucumber
11 27 (12.16%) BDD
11 27 (12.16%) Finance
11 27 (12.16%) Java
12 26 (11.71%) Project Management
13 25 (11.26%) Scrum
14 24 (10.81%) ISEB
15 23 (10.36%) SQL
15 23 (10.36%) Regression Testing
16 22 (9.91%) .NET
16 22 (9.91%) Performance Testing
16 22 (9.91%) Manual Testing
17 21 (9.46%) C#
18 20 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
18 20 (9.01%) Coaching

QA Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.60%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (3.60%) MQSeries
1 8 (3.60%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.80%) Confluence
2 4 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.45%) CMS
4 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.95%) MS Office
3 5 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.90%) MS Project
4 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.41%) SaaS
2 2 (0.90%) Google Play
2 2 (0.90%) iTunes
2 2 (0.90%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.60%) Internet
2 2 (0.90%) Wireless
3 1 (0.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.80%) DB2
3 3 (1.35%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 56 (25.23%) Selenium
2 29 (13.06%) JIRA
3 27 (12.16%) Cucumber
4 15 (6.76%) WebDriver
5 13 (5.86%) Robot Framework
6 12 (5.41%) Jenkins
7 8 (3.60%) Git (software)
8 7 (3.15%) HP UFT
8 7 (3.15%) SoapUI
8 7 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (2.70%) Calabash
9 6 (2.70%) LoadRunner
10 5 (2.25%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.25%) TeamCity
10 5 (2.25%) WATIR
11 3 (1.35%) Appium
11 3 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.35%) JMeter
12 2 (0.90%) NUnit
12 2 (0.90%) YouTrack
General
1 27 (12.16%) Finance
2 13 (5.86%) Retail
3 10 (4.50%) Banking
4 9 (4.05%) Automotive
5 8 (3.60%) Games
6 5 (2.25%) Back Office
7 4 (1.80%) Brand Awareness
7 4 (1.80%) Front Office
8 3 (1.35%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.35%) Law
8 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.90%) Legal
9 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.45%) Electronics
10 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.45%) French Language
10 1 (0.45%) Marketing
10 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.91%) .NET
2 11 (4.95%) Gherkin
2 11 (4.95%) SOAP
3 10 (4.50%) HTML
4 8 (3.60%) AngularJS
4 8 (3.60%) REST
4 8 (3.60%) Web Services
4 8 (3.60%) XML
5 7 (3.15%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.70%) CSS
7 5 (2.25%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.80%) Node.js
8 4 (1.80%) RESTful
9 3 (1.35%) Ajax
9 3 (1.35%) ASP.NET 2.0
9 3 (1.35%) Entity Framework
9 3 (1.35%) HTML5
9 3 (1.35%) LINQ
9 3 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 14 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.86%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.15%) iPad
5 7 (3.15%) Statistics
5 7 (3.15%) User Experience
6 6 (2.70%) Augmented Reality
7 4 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.80%) NHS
7 4 (1.80%) Reinsurance
8 2 (0.90%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.90%) Fintech
8 2 (0.90%) Life Science
8 2 (0.90%) Xbox
9 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.45%) Derivative
9 1 (0.45%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.45%) LIMS
9 1 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.41%) Windows
2 10 (4.50%) Linux
3 8 (3.60%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.70%) Android
4 6 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.90%) Unix
5 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (20.72%) Test Strategy
3 35 (15.77%) SDLC
4 31 (13.96%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (13.51%) Automation Testing
5 30 (13.51%) TDD
6 28 (12.61%) Automated Testing
6 28 (12.61%) Software Testing
6 28 (12.61%) Test Automation
6 28 (12.61%) Test Scripting
7 27 (12.16%) BDD
7 27 (12.16%) Test Management
8 26 (11.71%) Project Management
9 25 (11.26%) Scrum
10 23 (10.36%) Regression Testing
11 22 (9.91%) Manual Testing
11 22 (9.91%) Performance Testing
12 20 (9.01%) Coaching
12 20 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (8.56%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.16%) Java
2 23 (10.36%) SQL
3 21 (9.46%) C#
4 12 (5.41%) Ruby
5 10 (4.50%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.50%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.70%) C
7 5 (2.25%) Python
8 4 (1.80%) Go
8 4 (1.80%) Groovy
9 3 (1.35%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.35%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.90%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.90%) C++
10 2 (0.90%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.45%) Perl
11 1 (0.45%) PHP
11 1 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 36 (16.22%) ISTQB
2 24 (10.81%) ISEB
3 12 (5.41%) Degree
4 9 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (3.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (2.25%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.25%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.90%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.90%) PMP
9 1 (0.45%) ACCA
9 1 (0.45%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (3.60%) HL7
3 4 (1.80%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.35%) COBIT
5 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
6 1 (0.45%) MiFID
6 1 (0.45%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (4.05%) Docker
2 4 (1.80%) etcd
Systems Management
1 9 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.60%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 4 (1.80%) Consul
3 4 (1.80%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (6.31%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.41%) HP
3 8 (3.60%) VMware
4 5 (2.25%) Oracle
5 4 (1.80%) Google
6 3 (1.35%) SAP
6 3 (1.35%) Sophos
7 2 (0.90%) Ariba
7 2 (0.90%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.90%) Rackspace
7 2 (0.90%) Sun
8 1 (0.45%) CODA
8 1 (0.45%) New Relic
8 1 (0.45%) Sitecore
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £53000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55k - 65k + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hainton
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Bonus & Flexible Working.
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago