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 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 787 829 793
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 122 136 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 92 114 184
Median salary £55,000 £53,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.32% +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £45,000 £39,800
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.00%

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
95982 104272 114131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 80766 85499 93521
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 May 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 May 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 +5 114 £55,000 - 14
London +18 46 £65,000 +8.33% 11
South East +35 30 £56,250 +25.00% 3
East Midlands - 15 £37,500 -
Berkshire +22 13 £50,000 -
Surrey +9 9 £60,000 +20.00%
Birmingham -7 9 £37,500 -37.50%
West Midlands -12 9 £37,500 -42.30%
Bracknell - 9 £50,000 -
Leicestershire - 9 £37,500 -
Loughborough - 8 £37,500 -
North West +21 6 £51,000 +14.60%
Scotland -1 6 £51,250 +16.70%
Glasgow -12 6 £51,250 +16.70%
Camberley - 5 £60,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £70,000 -
Hampshire +18 4 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Manchester -5 4 £51,000 -2.85%
Fareham -11 4 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Newbury - 4 £57,500 -
Nottingham - 4 £72,500 -
City of London +36 3 £81,250 +25.00% 5
North East - 3 £55,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £55,000 -
Wimbledon - 3 £36,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £55,000 -
East of England +22 2 £60,000 -20.00%
South West - 2 £47,500 -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 - -

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 267 (100.00%) QA
2 121 (45.32%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (22.47%) SDLC
4 58 (21.72%) Finance
5 57 (21.35%) Test Strategy
6 45 (16.85%) Test Management
7 42 (15.73%) Software Testing
8 40 (14.98%) Selenium
9 39 (14.61%) Test Automation
9 39 (14.61%) ISTQB
10 38 (14.23%) Test Planning
11 36 (13.48%) Automated Testing
11 36 (13.48%) ISEB
12 35 (13.11%) Project Management
12 35 (13.11%) System Testing
13 34 (12.73%) Java
13 34 (12.73%) Quality Management
13 34 (12.73%) BDD
14 33 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
14 33 (12.36%) Defect Management
15 32 (11.99%) Performance Testing
16 31 (11.61%) User Acceptance Testing
16 31 (11.61%) Manual Testing
16 31 (11.61%) TDD
16 31 (11.61%) Cucumber
17 28 (10.49%) Scrum
17 28 (10.49%) JIRA
18 26 (9.74%) Integration Testing
19 25 (9.36%) Regression Testing
19 25 (9.36%) Mentoring

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 (0.75%) CMS
2 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (4.87%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.00%) MS Office
3 6 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.87%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (5.62%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.37%) Magento
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.37%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.49%) SaaS
2 3 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.50%) Internet
2 3 (1.12%) Firewall
3 1 (0.37%) DVB
3 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.12%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.75%) DataStage
3 2 (0.75%) DB2
3 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.37%) MySQL
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.37%) Power BI
4 1 (0.37%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 40 (14.98%) Selenium
2 31 (11.61%) Cucumber
3 28 (10.49%) JIRA
4 15 (5.62%) WebDriver
5 14 (5.24%) HP UFT
6 8 (3.00%) LoadRunner
7 7 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (2.25%) Git (software)
8 6 (2.25%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.50%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.75%) Appium
10 2 (0.75%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.75%) Bower
10 2 (0.75%) Grunt
10 2 (0.75%) Jtest
10 2 (0.75%) Protractor
10 2 (0.75%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.75%) TestComplete
10 2 (0.75%) TestNG
10 2 (0.75%) Zephyr
General
1 58 (21.72%) Finance
2 22 (8.24%) Banking
3 21 (7.87%) Manufacturing
4 20 (7.49%) Pharmaceutical
5 18 (6.74%) Telecoms
6 15 (5.62%) Retail
7 13 (4.87%) Marketing
8 11 (4.12%) Games
9 6 (2.25%) Electronics
9 6 (2.25%) Financial Institution
9 6 (2.25%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.87%) Law
11 4 (1.50%) Automotive
12 3 (1.12%) Billing
13 2 (0.75%) German Language
13 2 (0.75%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.37%) Advertising
14 1 (0.37%) Front Office
14 1 (0.37%) Legal
14 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.99%) Web Services
2 15 (5.62%) .NET
3 12 (4.49%) HTML
4 6 (2.25%) Gherkin
5 5 (1.87%) CSS
5 5 (1.87%) HTML5
5 5 (1.87%) XML
6 4 (1.50%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.50%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.75%) AppFabric
7 2 (0.75%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.75%) CSS3
7 2 (0.75%) Flash
7 2 (0.75%) RESTful
7 2 (0.75%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.37%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.37%) Apache CXF
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.37%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.61%) Data Centre
3 19 (7.12%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (4.12%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.12%) User Experience
5 9 (3.37%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.50%) Internet of Things
8 3 (1.12%) Fintech
9 2 (0.75%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.75%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.37%) Derivative
10 1 (0.37%) OTC Derivatives
10 1 (0.37%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (8.99%) Windows
2 5 (1.87%) Unix
3 2 (0.75%) Linux
4 1 (0.37%) Android
4 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (45.32%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (22.47%) SDLC
3 57 (21.35%) Test Strategy
4 45 (16.85%) Test Management
5 42 (15.73%) Software Testing
6 39 (14.61%) Test Automation
7 38 (14.23%) Test Planning
8 36 (13.48%) Automated Testing
9 35 (13.11%) Project Management
9 35 (13.11%) System Testing
10 34 (12.73%) BDD
10 34 (12.73%) Quality Management
11 33 (12.36%) Defect Management
12 32 (11.99%) Performance Testing
13 31 (11.61%) Manual Testing
13 31 (11.61%) TDD
13 31 (11.61%) User Acceptance Testing
14 28 (10.49%) Scrum
15 26 (9.74%) Integration Testing
16 25 (9.36%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (12.73%) Java
2 18 (6.74%) C
3 17 (6.37%) SQL
4 14 (5.24%) C#
5 12 (4.49%) Ruby
6 10 (3.75%) JavaScript
7 8 (3.00%) Python
8 7 (2.62%) Groovy
9 6 (2.25%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.75%) C++
11 1 (0.37%) Clojure
11 1 (0.37%) Haskell
11 1 (0.37%) PHP
11 1 (0.37%) Scala
11 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (14.61%) ISTQB
2 36 (13.48%) ISEB
3 22 (8.24%) Degree
4 12 (4.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (1.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.37%) ISACA
7 1 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (5.24%) GAMP
3 7 (2.62%) GMP
4 3 (1.12%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.75%) COBIT
6 1 (0.37%) ISO 14000
6 1 (0.37%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.37%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.37%) WAI
Systems Management
1 11 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.75%) SCCM
3 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (7.87%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.74%) HP
3 16 (5.99%) SAP
4 7 (2.62%) Oracle
5 4 (1.50%) Cognizant
6 3 (1.12%) IBM
7 2 (0.75%) Apple
7 2 (0.75%) IBM Sterling
7 2 (0.75%) Informatica
7 2 (0.75%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.37%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.37%) ATG
8 1 (0.37%) Demandware
8 1 (0.37%) Empirix
8 1 (0.37%) hybris
8 1 (0.37%) New Relic
8 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.37%) Tableau
8 1 (0.37%) VMware
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