The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Manager role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 771 729 644
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -85
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 102 190 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 91 162 220
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,750 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +5.26%

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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 29 May 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 -38 98 £55,000 +4.76% 13
London -3 51 £60,000 - 7
City of London +37 17 £65,000 +1.96% 3
West Yorkshire +24 15 £51,000 +28.30%
Yorkshire +24 15 £51,000 +28.30%
East of England +13 11 £75,000 +36.36% 1
South East +3 11 £50,000 - 2
Bradford - 11 £51,000 -
Essex +10 6 £75,000 -
Brentwood - 6 £75,000 -
Hampshire +5 5 £45,000 +2.85% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £50,000 -3.84%
Birmingham -17 3 £65,000 +26.21% 1
West Midlands -20 3 £65,000 +36.84% 1
Walsall - 3 £65,000 -
Fareham - 3 £45,000 -
Surrey +23 2 £50,000 -16.66%
Scotland +15 2 £43,913 -2.41%
North West +13 2 £37,000 -7.50%
Berkshire +5 2 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Egham - 2 £50,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £37,000 -
Glasgow - 2 £43,913 -
Peterborough - 2 £50,000 -
Farnborough - 2 £53,750 - 1
Suffolk +10 1 £29,000 -17.14% 1
Cambridge +7 1 £50,000 -3.84%
Kent +4 1 - -
Hertfordshire +3 1 £75,000 +36.36%
Watford +3 1 £75,000 +36.36%

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited QA Manager 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 Manager in their job title.

1 188 (100.00%) QA
2 89 (47.34%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (31.38%) Test Management
4 54 (28.72%) Finance
5 43 (22.87%) Test Strategy
6 39 (20.74%) Automated Testing
7 38 (20.21%) Test Automation
7 38 (20.21%) Selenium
8 32 (17.02%) ISTQB
8 32 (17.02%) Banking
9 28 (14.89%) Software Testing
9 28 (14.89%) Degree
9 28 (14.89%) JIRA
10 27 (14.36%) Retail
11 26 (13.83%) TDD
11 26 (13.83%) ISEB
12 25 (13.30%) SDLC
13 24 (12.77%) Project Management
13 24 (12.77%) SQL
14 23 (12.23%) Java
14 23 (12.23%) E-Commerce
15 22 (11.70%) Mentoring
16 21 (11.17%) User Acceptance Testing
16 21 (11.17%) Test Scripting
17 20 (10.64%) Manual Testing
18 19 (10.11%) System Testing
18 19 (10.11%) Line Management
18 19 (10.11%) Regression Testing
18 19 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
19 18 (9.57%) HTML

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited QA Manager 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 Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.66%) Confluence
3 2 (1.06%) JBoss
3 2 (1.06%) Apache
3 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.06%) IIS
3 2 (1.06%) CMS
3 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.53%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (1.60%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.60%) MS Project
2 2 (1.06%) MS Office
2 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.06%) Sage 200
1 2 (1.06%) Sage CRM
1 2 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.06%) SaaS
1 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.06%) Firewall
1 2 (1.06%) Multicast
2 1 (0.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.06%) MySQL
2 2 (1.06%) MS Access
2 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (20.21%) Selenium
2 28 (14.89%) JIRA
3 11 (5.85%) JMeter
3 11 (5.85%) WebDriver
3 11 (5.85%) Cucumber
4 9 (4.79%) LoadRunner
5 5 (2.66%) eggPlant
5 5 (2.66%) Calabash
6 4 (2.13%) Ant
6 4 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (2.13%) Maven
6 4 (2.13%) Xcode
6 4 (2.13%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.60%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.06%) JUnit
8 2 (1.06%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.53%) jMock
9 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
General
1 54 (28.72%) Finance
2 32 (17.02%) Banking
3 27 (14.36%) Retail
4 9 (4.79%) Retail Banking
4 9 (4.79%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.72%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.72%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.66%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.66%) Back Office
7 4 (2.13%) Marketing
8 3 (1.60%) Publishing
9 2 (1.06%) Law
9 2 (1.06%) Electronics
10 1 (0.53%) Legal
10 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.57%) HTML
2 13 (6.91%) Web Services
3 11 (5.85%) SOAP
3 11 (5.85%) FIX Protocol
4 8 (4.26%) REST
5 7 (3.72%) XML
6 4 (2.13%) .NET
6 4 (2.13%) FpML
6 4 (2.13%) HTML5
6 4 (2.13%) Silverlight
7 3 (1.60%) WCF
7 3 (1.60%) CSS
8 2 (1.06%) Flash
8 2 (1.06%) RESTful
8 2 (1.06%) WPF
9 1 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.53%) LAMP
9 1 (0.53%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.45%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.32%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.72%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.13%) SWIFT
5 3 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.06%) DTV
6 2 (1.06%) Equities
6 2 (1.06%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.53%) Derivative
7 1 (0.53%) Statistics
7 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.53%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.04%) Windows
2 12 (6.38%) UNIX
3 7 (3.72%) Android
3 7 (3.72%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (47.34%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (31.38%) Test Management
3 43 (22.87%) Test Strategy
4 39 (20.74%) Automated Testing
5 38 (20.21%) Test Automation
6 28 (14.89%) Software Testing
7 26 (13.83%) TDD
8 25 (13.30%) SDLC
9 24 (12.77%) Project Management
10 23 (12.23%) E-Commerce
11 22 (11.70%) Mentoring
12 21 (11.17%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (11.17%) Test Scripting
13 20 (10.64%) Manual Testing
14 19 (10.11%) System Testing
14 19 (10.11%) Line Management
14 19 (10.11%) Regression Testing
14 19 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (9.04%) People Management
15 17 (9.04%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.77%) SQL
2 23 (12.23%) Java
3 12 (6.38%) JavaScript
3 12 (6.38%) Python
4 9 (4.79%) PHP
5 8 (4.26%) C#
6 6 (3.19%) C
7 5 (2.66%) Ruby
7 5 (2.66%) C++
8 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.53%) PHP5
9 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (17.02%) ISTQB
2 28 (14.89%) Degree
3 26 (13.83%) ISEB
4 4 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (1.60%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.06%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (4.79%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.13%) TickIT
5 3 (1.60%) WAI
6 2 (1.06%) SLA
6 2 (1.06%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.53%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 10 (5.32%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.06%) cPanel
Vendors
1 12 (6.38%) HP
2 8 (4.26%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.66%) Oracle
4 2 (1.06%) SAP
4 2 (1.06%) Pegasus
4 2 (1.06%) Sage
4 2 (1.06%) Citrix
5 1 (0.53%) Murex
5 1 (0.53%) Calypso
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