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 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 686 691 740
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 203 184 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 146 167 142
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £77,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £53,750 £48,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+10.82% -7.61%

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
108233 100307 110663
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.27% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 87592 83387 94376
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

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 12 September 2014 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 12 September 2014. 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 -1 194 £55,000 -8.33% 15
London -10 91 £60,000 -10.44% 5
South East +14 52 £57,500 +15.00% 3
City of London +10 25 £60,000 -7.69%
Surrey +10 17 £57,500 +2.22% 2
South West -11 16 £50,000 +53.84%
Berkshire -3 12 £47,500 +35.71%
East of England -34 10 £57,500 +2.22% 3
Leatherhead - 10 £57,500 - 1
West Midlands 0 8 £48,750 +2.63% 2
Scotland -8 7 £50,000 - 2
North West -10 7 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Somerset -14 7 £39,500 -
Kent - 7 £65,000 -
Newbury +8 6 £47,500 -5.00%
Oxfordshire - 6 £32,500 -
Edinburgh -9 5 £50,000 - 2
Manchester -10 5 £50,000 -6.97% 1
Bolton - 5 £50,000 - 1
Coventry - 5 £47,500 -
Middlesex - 5 £55,000 -
East Midlands -8 4 £55,000 +37.50%
Dorset - 4 £52,500 -
Essex - 4 £70,000 -
Poole - 4 £52,500 -
Luton -8 3 £57,500 -16.36%
Reading -11 3 £52,500 +50.00%
Bedfordshire -13 3 £57,500 +15.00%
Cambridgeshire -24 3 £50,000 -28.57% 2
West Yorkshire -30 3 £42,500 +5.59%

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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.

1 409 (100.00%) QA
2 220 (53.79%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (29.58%) Selenium
4 114 (27.87%) Software Testing
5 108 (26.41%) Scrum
6 88 (21.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 87 (21.27%) Test Automation
8 80 (19.56%) Test Management
9 76 (18.58%) SQL
10 69 (16.87%) Finance
10 69 (16.87%) Test Strategy
11 61 (14.91%) ISEB
12 59 (14.43%) Java
13 58 (14.18%) Automated Testing
14 57 (13.94%) Degree
15 56 (13.69%) Stakeholder Management
16 52 (12.71%) ISTQB
16 52 (12.71%) TDD
17 49 (11.98%) JIRA
17 49 (11.98%) Security Cleared
17 49 (11.98%) WebDriver
18 48 (11.74%) Banking
19 47 (11.49%) Migration
20 45 (11.00%) Cucumber
21 43 (10.51%) Security Testing
22 41 (10.02%) Computer Science
23 35 (8.56%) Manual Testing
23 35 (8.56%) Data Migration
24 34 (8.31%) Continuous Integration
24 34 (8.31%) PHP

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 13 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.47%) Confluence
3 3 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (0.73%) IIS
3 3 (0.73%) Apache
4 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.49%) Node.js
4 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (4.40%) MS Office
2 12 (2.93%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (0.73%) Magento
2 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.49%) Exchequer
2 2 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.24%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.44%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) GitHub
2 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.71%) Internet
2 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.24%) SAN
3 1 (0.24%) LAN
3 1 (0.24%) VoIP
3 1 (0.24%) WAN
3 1 (0.24%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.18%) MySQL
2 10 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.98%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.73%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.49%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.49%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.49%) Redis
6 2 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.24%) Big Data
7 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 121 (29.58%) Selenium
2 49 (11.98%) JIRA
2 49 (11.98%) WebDriver
3 45 (11.00%) Cucumber
4 26 (6.36%) Jenkins
5 25 (6.11%) QuickTest Pro
6 21 (5.13%) JUnit
7 16 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (3.67%) JMeter
9 10 (2.44%) eggPlant
10 8 (1.96%) SpecFlow
11 7 (1.71%) Xcode
11 7 (1.71%) NUnit
11 7 (1.71%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.47%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.22%) LoadRunner
13 5 (1.22%) FitNesse
13 5 (1.22%) WatiN
13 5 (1.22%) JBehave
14 4 (0.98%) TestDirector
General
1 69 (16.87%) Finance
2 48 (11.74%) Banking
3 29 (7.09%) Retail
4 27 (6.60%) Investment Banking
5 16 (3.91%) Front Office
6 14 (3.42%) Marketing
7 13 (3.18%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.44%) Games
9 9 (2.20%) Manufacturing
9 9 (2.20%) Publishing
10 7 (1.71%) Aerospace
11 5 (1.22%) Law
12 4 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.98%) Back Office
12 4 (0.98%) Advertising
12 4 (0.98%) Military
13 3 (0.73%) Legal
14 2 (0.49%) Electronics
14 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.82%) Web Services
2 28 (6.85%) .NET
3 19 (4.65%) LAMP
4 18 (4.40%) XML
5 9 (2.20%) REST
6 8 (1.96%) HTML
7 4 (0.98%) Django
7 4 (0.98%) SOAP
7 4 (0.98%) HTML5
8 3 (0.73%) Gherkin
8 3 (0.73%) DHTML
8 3 (0.73%) JSP
9 2 (0.49%) RESTful
10 1 (0.24%) jQuery
10 1 (0.24%) JSF
10 1 (0.24%) JSON
10 1 (0.24%) Velocity
10 1 (0.24%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.24%) XSL
10 1 (0.24%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.02%) Computer Science
2 27 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.89%) Derivative
4 16 (3.91%) Open Source
5 10 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.44%) Equity Derivative
6 8 (1.96%) Blackberry
6 8 (1.96%) Equities
7 7 (1.71%) Digital Media
8 6 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.22%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.22%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.22%) Physics
9 5 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.22%) iPad
10 4 (0.98%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.98%) Statistics
11 3 (0.73%) BBC
12 2 (0.49%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.09%) Linux
2 22 (5.38%) Windows
3 13 (3.18%) Android
4 11 (2.69%) UNIX
5 7 (1.71%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (53.79%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (27.87%) Software Testing
3 108 (26.41%) Scrum
4 88 (21.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 87 (21.27%) Test Automation
6 80 (19.56%) Test Management
7 69 (16.87%) Test Strategy
8 58 (14.18%) Automated Testing
9 56 (13.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 52 (12.71%) TDD
11 47 (11.49%) Migration
12 43 (10.51%) Security Testing
13 35 (8.56%) Manual Testing
13 35 (8.56%) Data Migration
14 34 (8.31%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (7.82%) Automation Testing
16 31 (7.58%) Test Scripting
16 31 (7.58%) Regression Testing
17 29 (7.09%) Project Management
17 29 (7.09%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (18.58%) SQL
2 59 (14.43%) Java
3 34 (8.31%) PHP
4 32 (7.82%) Python
5 31 (7.58%) C#
6 26 (6.36%) JavaScript
7 16 (3.91%) Perl
8 15 (3.67%) Ruby
9 14 (3.42%) C++
10 8 (1.96%) C
10 8 (1.96%) VB
11 4 (0.98%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.49%) Jython
12 2 (0.49%) Scala
13 1 (0.24%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 61 (14.91%) ISEB
2 57 (13.94%) Degree
3 52 (12.71%) ISTQB
4 49 (11.98%) Security Cleared
5 12 (2.93%) CSQE
6 11 (2.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (0.73%) CSQA
7 3 (0.73%) PMP
7 3 (0.73%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.49%) HND
8 2 (0.49%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.49%) AAT
9 1 (0.24%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.24%) CISSP
9 1 (0.24%) CISM
9 1 (0.24%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 409 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (4.89%) ISO 9001
3 8 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.22%) TickIT
5 3 (0.73%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.49%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.49%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.24%) WCAG
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (3.91%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.24%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 21 (5.13%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.18%) Oracle
3 9 (2.20%) HP
4 6 (1.47%) SAP
5 4 (0.98%) Facebook
6 3 (0.73%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.49%) Sage
8 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.24%) VMware
8 1 (0.24%) Google
8 1 (0.24%) Green Hat
8 1 (0.24%) Progress
8 1 (0.24%) Sybase
8 1 (0.24%) Avaya
8 1 (0.24%) Informatica
8 1 (0.24%) Epicor
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Pension + Life Assurance
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford
Real Staffing
Salary: £55 - £80 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Modis International - London
Salary: £50 - £70 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £52500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum inc benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sentinel IT LLP
Salary: £45k - £60k per annum + 10% annual bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum £40-55K PA
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Titchfield, Hampshire
Office for National Statistics
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Office for National Statistics
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Hertfordshire
Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Redditch
Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago