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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 789 782 731
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -51
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 122 199 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 103 155 207
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £78,250 £81,900
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,250
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.30%

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
94446 105603 113036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79450 87181 92036
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -43 120 £60,000 +9.09% 12
London +9 63 £65,000 - 4
South East -1 25 £55,000 - 4
Fareham -5 12 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Hampshire -8 12 £55,000 +22.22% 1
North West +21 8 £55,500 +23.33%
East of England +17 7 £50,000 -4.76%
City of London +67 6 £70,000 -6.66% 1
East Midlands +7 6 £60,000 +74.54% 1
West Midlands +1 6 £47,500 -6.40% 1
Birmingham -12 6 £47,500 -12.03% 1
South West +3 5 £37,500 -7.97% 2
Surrey +29 4 £67,500 - 1
Oxfordshire -14 4 - -
Abingdon - 4 - -
Hertfordshire +19 3 £50,000 -4.76%
Manchester -12 3 £51,000 +13.33%
Nottinghamshire - 3 £67,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £50,000 -
Nottingham - 3 £67,500 -
Bedfordshire +24 2 £40,000 -
Wiltshire +20 2 - - 1
Luton +17 2 £40,000 -
Swindon +7 2 - - 1
Leicestershire -1 2 £37,500 +9.09%
Berkshire -9 2 £59,250 -12.22% 1
Liverpool - 2 £32,500 -
Merseyside - 2 £32,500 -
Dorset - 2 £37,500 -
Poole - 2 £37,500 -

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
2 135 (50.56%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (25.84%) Test Strategy
4 64 (23.97%) Finance
5 48 (17.98%) ISTQB
5 48 (17.98%) SDLC
6 44 (16.48%) Software Testing
6 44 (16.48%) Regression Testing
7 42 (15.73%) Test Management
8 40 (14.98%) ISEB
9 38 (14.23%) Automated Testing
10 37 (13.86%) Test Planning
11 36 (13.48%) Selenium
11 36 (13.48%) User Acceptance Testing
12 35 (13.11%) System Testing
13 32 (11.99%) Java
14 30 (11.24%) Project Management
14 30 (11.24%) Manual Testing
14 30 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
14 30 (11.24%) Defect Management
15 29 (10.86%) Cucumber
15 29 (10.86%) BDD
16 28 (10.49%) Integration Testing
16 28 (10.49%) JIRA
17 27 (10.11%) Mentoring
18 26 (9.74%) People Management
18 26 (9.74%) Functional Testing
18 26 (9.74%) Test Automation
19 25 (9.36%) Performance Testing
19 25 (9.36%) TDD

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 10 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.87%) MS Office
3 3 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (4.49%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.37%) Magento
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.37%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.37%) SaaS
2 3 (1.12%) Google Play
2 3 (1.12%) iTunes
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.62%) Internet
2 3 (1.12%) Firewall
3 1 (0.37%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.50%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.75%) DataStage
3 2 (0.75%) DB2
3 2 (0.75%) Power BI
3 2 (0.75%) PowerPivot
3 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (13.48%) Selenium
2 29 (10.86%) Cucumber
3 28 (10.49%) JIRA
4 7 (2.62%) SpecFlow
4 7 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.25%) WebDriver
6 5 (1.87%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.50%) HP UFT
8 3 (1.12%) JMeter
8 3 (1.12%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.75%) Appium
9 2 (0.75%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.75%) Jtest
9 2 (0.75%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.75%) Robot Framework
9 2 (0.75%) TestComplete
9 2 (0.75%) TestRail
9 2 (0.75%) WATIR
10 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (23.97%) Finance
2 21 (7.87%) Banking
3 19 (7.12%) Telecoms
4 14 (5.24%) Games
4 14 (5.24%) Marketing
4 14 (5.24%) Retail
5 8 (3.00%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.62%) Back Office
7 6 (2.25%) Electronics
7 6 (2.25%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.87%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.87%) Law
9 3 (1.12%) Advertising
9 3 (1.12%) Automotive
10 2 (0.75%) Billing
10 2 (0.75%) German Language
10 2 (0.75%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.75%) Legal
10 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.37%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.99%) HTML
2 13 (4.87%) .NET
3 9 (3.37%) Gherkin
3 9 (3.37%) Web Services
4 8 (3.00%) CSS
5 5 (1.87%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (1.87%) HTML5
6 3 (1.12%) RESTful
6 3 (1.12%) XML
7 2 (0.75%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.75%) Apache CXF
7 2 (0.75%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.75%) Flash
7 2 (0.75%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.37%) Ajax
8 1 (0.37%) AppFabric
8 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.37%) LINQ
8 1 (0.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.37%) Mobile App
3 16 (5.99%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.99%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (5.24%) User Experience
5 5 (1.87%) Internet of Things
5 5 (1.87%) Reinsurance
6 4 (1.50%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.50%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.12%) Augmented Reality
7 3 (1.12%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (1.12%) Statistics
8 2 (0.75%) Fintech
8 2 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.75%) iPad
8 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.75%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.75%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.37%) Artificial Intelligence
9 1 (0.37%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.37%) Windows
2 4 (1.50%) Android
2 4 (1.50%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.50%) Unix
3 2 (0.75%) Linux
4 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (50.56%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (25.84%) Test Strategy
3 48 (17.98%) SDLC
4 44 (16.48%) Regression Testing
4 44 (16.48%) Software Testing
5 42 (15.73%) Test Management
6 38 (14.23%) Automated Testing
7 37 (13.86%) Test Planning
8 36 (13.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 35 (13.11%) System Testing
10 30 (11.24%) Defect Management
10 30 (11.24%) Manual Testing
10 30 (11.24%) Project Management
11 29 (10.86%) BDD
12 28 (10.49%) Integration Testing
13 27 (10.11%) Mentoring
14 26 (9.74%) Functional Testing
14 26 (9.74%) People Management
14 26 (9.74%) Test Automation
15 25 (9.36%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.99%) Java
2 25 (9.36%) SQL
3 15 (5.62%) C
3 15 (5.62%) C#
4 13 (4.87%) Ruby
5 8 (3.00%) Groovy
6 6 (2.25%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.25%) Python
7 5 (1.87%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.50%) C++
9 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (17.98%) ISTQB
2 40 (14.98%) ISEB
3 18 (6.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 15 (5.62%) Degree
5 7 (2.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.75%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (3.37%) GAMP
3 2 (0.75%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) COBIT
4 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (6.74%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.00%) HP
2 8 (3.00%) SAP
3 6 (2.25%) Oracle
4 5 (1.87%) Cognizant
5 4 (1.50%) Sophos
6 3 (1.12%) Google
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
7 2 (0.75%) Tableau
8 1 (0.37%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.37%) ATG
8 1 (0.37%) CODA
8 1 (0.37%) Demandware
8 1 (0.37%) hybris
8 1 (0.37%) New Relic
8 1 (0.37%) ServiceNow
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