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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 778 766 752
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 132 201 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 100 161 156
Median salary £60,000 £56,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.19% +2.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,950 £45,000 £43,750
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%

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
91699 105420 108853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76674 87821 88006
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 September 2016 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 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -13 130 £60,000 - 9
London +29 63 £65,000 - 5
South East +26 30 £58,000 -3.33% 1
City of London +59 18 £65,000 +4.00% 1
Hampshire +18 15 £55,000 -8.33%
West Midlands 0 14 £47,500 -7.76% 3
Birmingham -16 10 £47,500 -12.03% 2
Fareham - 9 £55,000 -
East Midlands +21 7 £62,500 +78.57%
Berkshire +14 7 £70,000 +27.27%
East of England +14 7 £40,000 -38.46%
Nottingham - 7 £62,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 7 £62,500 -
Oxfordshire -4 5 - -
South West -10 5 £40,000 -2.43%
Abingdon -12 5 - -
Bedfordshire +17 4 £40,000 -
Reading +12 4 £70,000 +27.27%
Luton +2 4 £40,000 -
Warwickshire -1 4 £46,000 -10.67%
Southampton - 4 £35,500 -
Warwick - 4 £46,000 -
Scotland +27 2 - -
Surrey +26 2 £61,250 - 1
Dorset +17 2 £37,500 -42.30%
Swindon +6 2 - -
Essex +6 2 - -
Wiltshire +5 2 - -
Yorkshire -1 2 £37,500 -25.00%
South Yorkshire - 2 £37,500 -

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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.

1 245 (100.00%) QA
2 121 (49.39%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (31.02%) Test Strategy
4 52 (21.22%) Selenium
5 51 (20.82%) Finance
6 42 (17.14%) ISTQB
7 39 (15.92%) Software Testing
8 36 (14.69%) Test Management
9 35 (14.29%) Regression Testing
10 34 (13.88%) Automated Testing
11 33 (13.47%) Java
12 32 (13.06%) Cucumber
13 30 (12.24%) BDD
14 29 (11.84%) TDD
15 28 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
16 27 (11.02%) Performance Testing
17 26 (10.61%) SQL
17 26 (10.61%) ISEB
17 26 (10.61%) Manual Testing
17 26 (10.61%) Mentoring
17 26 (10.61%) SDLC
18 25 (10.20%) Coaching
18 25 (10.20%) Functional Testing
18 25 (10.20%) Non-Functional Testing
18 25 (10.20%) JIRA
18 25 (10.20%) Scrum
19 24 (9.80%) Project Management
19 24 (9.80%) Test Scripting
20 23 (9.39%) Automation Testing
21 22 (8.98%) People Management

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 2 (0.82%) CMS
2 1 (0.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.04%) MS Office
3 2 (0.82%) MS Project
4 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.45%) SaaS
2 3 (1.22%) Google Play
2 3 (1.22%) iTunes
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.86%) Internet
2 4 (1.63%) Firewall
3 1 (0.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.04%) Data Mining
3 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.82%) Power BI
4 2 (0.82%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.82%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.41%) DataStage
5 1 (0.41%) DB2
5 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 52 (21.22%) Selenium
2 32 (13.06%) Cucumber
3 25 (10.20%) JIRA
4 13 (5.31%) Jenkins
5 10 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (3.67%) SoapUI
7 8 (3.27%) SpecFlow
7 8 (3.27%) WebDriver
8 6 (2.45%) LoadRunner
8 6 (2.45%) WATIR
9 5 (2.04%) Git (software)
9 5 (2.04%) HP UFT
10 4 (1.63%) FitNesse
10 4 (1.63%) JMeter
10 4 (1.63%) Robot Framework
10 4 (1.63%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.22%) Calabash
12 2 (0.82%) RSpec
12 2 (0.82%) YouTrack
General
1 51 (20.82%) Finance
2 17 (6.94%) Retail
3 12 (4.90%) Banking
4 11 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.67%) Back Office
5 9 (3.67%) Games
6 7 (2.86%) Marketing
7 6 (2.45%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.22%) Advertising
8 3 (1.22%) Law
9 2 (0.82%) Front Office
9 2 (0.82%) Legal
9 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.41%) Billing
10 1 (0.41%) Electronics
10 1 (0.41%) French Language
10 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.16%) .NET
2 18 (7.35%) HTML
3 12 (4.90%) Gherkin
4 8 (3.27%) CSS
5 6 (2.45%) HTML5
5 6 (2.45%) RESTful
6 5 (2.04%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.63%) Ajax
7 4 (1.63%) Apache CXF
7 4 (1.63%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 4 (1.63%) SOAP
8 3 (1.22%) Entity Framework
8 3 (1.22%) Lambda Expressions
8 3 (1.22%) LINQ
8 3 (1.22%) XML
9 2 (0.82%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.82%) Flash
9 2 (0.82%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.82%) Web Services
10 1 (0.41%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
1 20 (8.16%) Mobile App
2 15 (6.12%) User Experience
3 9 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.45%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.45%) Reinsurance
5 5 (2.04%) Internet of Things
5 5 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.63%) iPad
7 3 (1.22%) Augmented Reality
7 3 (1.22%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.22%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.22%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (1.22%) Statistics
8 2 (0.82%) Derivative
8 2 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.82%) Life Science
8 2 (0.82%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.41%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.41%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.67%) Windows
2 3 (1.22%) Android
2 3 (1.22%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.41%) Linux
3 1 (0.41%) Unix
3 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (49.39%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (31.02%) Test Strategy
3 39 (15.92%) Software Testing
4 36 (14.69%) Test Management
5 35 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 34 (13.88%) Automated Testing
7 30 (12.24%) BDD
8 29 (11.84%) TDD
9 28 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 27 (11.02%) Performance Testing
11 26 (10.61%) Manual Testing
11 26 (10.61%) Mentoring
11 26 (10.61%) SDLC
12 25 (10.20%) Coaching
12 25 (10.20%) Functional Testing
12 25 (10.20%) Non-Functional Testing
12 25 (10.20%) Scrum
13 24 (9.80%) Project Management
13 24 (9.80%) Test Scripting
14 23 (9.39%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.47%) Java
2 26 (10.61%) SQL
3 21 (8.57%) C#
4 17 (6.94%) Ruby
5 10 (4.08%) T-SQL
6 8 (3.27%) C
7 7 (2.86%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.45%) Groovy
9 2 (0.82%) C++
10 1 (0.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (17.14%) ISTQB
2 26 (10.61%) ISEB
3 15 (6.12%) Degree
4 12 (4.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (4.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (2.04%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.63%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.82%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.82%) PMP
9 1 (0.41%) ACCA
9 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (2.45%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
3 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) COBIT
4 1 (0.41%) GAMP
4 1 (0.41%) SDET
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (4.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.04%) Sophos
3 4 (1.63%) Cognizant
3 4 (1.63%) HP
3 4 (1.63%) Oracle
4 3 (1.22%) Google
5 2 (0.82%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.82%) SAP
5 2 (0.82%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (0.82%) Sun
5 2 (0.82%) Tableau
6 1 (0.41%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.41%) CODA
6 1 (0.41%) IBM
6 1 (0.41%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (0.41%) Informatica
6 1 (0.41%) New Relic
6 1 (0.41%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.41%) ServiceNow
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