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 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 733 684 705
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 159 232 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 128 180 177
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £52,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-1.92% +9.47%

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
103461 110803 102664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 85580 90507 85036
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 £26,500 £26,500
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 July 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 July 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 -41 159 £55,000 - 17
London -36 69 £65,000 +4.00% 10
South East +8 31 £55,250 +0.45% 4
West Yorkshire +17 17 £51,000 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire +15 17 £51,000 +20.00% 1
Bradford - 13 £51,000 - 1
East of England -5 12 £51,250 -6.81% 1
Berkshire +9 10 £67,500 +42.10% 3
City of London +8 10 £72,500 +7.40%
South West -6 10 £40,750 -25.90% 1
North West +14 8 £45,000 -14.28%
Buckinghamshire +3 8 £62,500 -10.71%
Hampshire - 8 £55,000 - 1
Manchester +17 7 £45,000 -25.00%
Gloucestershire -7 7 £41,750 -7.22%
Reading +11 6 £67,500 - 2
Tewkesbury +8 6 £42,500 -5.55%
Milton Keynes - 6 £62,500 -
West Midlands -29 5 £50,750 +6.84%
Cambridgeshire +6 4 £50,000 -3.84% 1
Birmingham -3 4 £50,750 -3.33%
Surrey -2 3 £50,000 -13.04%
Essex -4 3 £78,750 +5.00%
Salford - 3 £45,000 -
Surbiton - 3 £52,500 -
Peterborough - 3 £50,000 -
Egham - 3 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire +9 2 £43,250 +33.07%
Luton +5 2 - -
East Midlands +4 2 £34,375 -31.25%

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 243 (100.00%) QA
2 130 (53.50%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (29.63%) Test Management
4 66 (27.16%) Finance
5 62 (25.51%) Test Strategy
6 52 (21.40%) Selenium
7 51 (20.99%) Banking
8 46 (18.93%) Test Automation
9 41 (16.87%) Java
9 41 (16.87%) Automated Testing
10 39 (16.05%) ISTQB
10 39 (16.05%) Project Management
11 38 (15.64%) TDD
12 37 (15.23%) SDLC
13 36 (14.81%) JIRA
14 35 (14.40%) Degree
14 35 (14.40%) Regression Testing
15 33 (13.58%) Stakeholder Management
15 33 (13.58%) Scrum
16 32 (13.17%) Software Testing
17 29 (11.93%) Mentoring
18 28 (11.52%) User Acceptance Testing
18 28 (11.52%) Test Scripting
18 28 (11.52%) Manual Testing
19 27 (11.11%) BDD
19 27 (11.11%) E-Commerce
20 24 (9.88%) SQL
21 23 (9.47%) HTML
22 22 (9.05%) Line Management
23 21 (8.64%) Web Services

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (2.47%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.06%) nginx
2 5 (2.06%) Confluence
3 3 (1.23%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.82%) CMS
4 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.82%) IIS
4 2 (0.82%) JBoss
5 1 (0.41%) MTS
5 1 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.65%) MS Office
2 3 (1.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.23%) MS Project
3 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Endur
2 2 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.41%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.23%) SaaS
2 2 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.82%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.06%) Internet
2 4 (1.65%) Broadband
3 2 (0.82%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.82%) Firewall
3 2 (0.82%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.88%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.23%) MySQL
3 3 (1.23%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.82%) MS Access
4 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 52 (21.40%) Selenium
2 36 (14.81%) JIRA
3 21 (8.64%) Cucumber
4 18 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (5.76%) WebDriver
6 10 (4.12%) Jenkins
6 10 (4.12%) Visual Studio
7 9 (3.70%) LoadRunner
8 8 (3.29%) JMeter
8 8 (3.29%) SpecFlow
9 7 (2.88%) Maven
10 6 (2.47%) HP UFT
10 6 (2.47%) SoapUI
10 6 (2.47%) Git (software)
11 5 (2.06%) QADirector
12 4 (1.65%) TestDirector
12 4 (1.65%) Ant
12 4 (1.65%) JUnit
12 4 (1.65%) Calabash
13 3 (1.23%) eggPlant
General
1 66 (27.16%) Finance
2 51 (20.99%) Banking
3 20 (8.23%) Retail
3 20 (8.23%) Investment Banking
4 15 (6.17%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.70%) Retail Banking
6 7 (2.88%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.88%) Front Office
7 5 (2.06%) Back Office
7 5 (2.06%) Marketing
7 5 (2.06%) Advertising
8 4 (1.65%) Publishing
8 4 (1.65%) Law
8 4 (1.65%) Legal
9 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.82%) Electronics
10 1 (0.41%) Games
10 1 (0.41%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.47%) HTML
2 21 (8.64%) Web Services
3 18 (7.41%) FIX Protocol
4 15 (6.17%) SOAP
5 11 (4.53%) .NET
6 10 (4.12%) XML
6 10 (4.12%) HTML5
7 8 (3.29%) REST
8 4 (1.65%) RESTful
8 4 (1.65%) FpML
9 3 (1.23%) Flash
9 3 (1.23%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.23%) Spring
9 3 (1.23%) Silverlight
9 3 (1.23%) Drools
9 3 (1.23%) Gherkin
10 2 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.82%) CSS
11 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.41%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 18 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 15 (6.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.70%) Fixed Income
5 9 (3.70%) Equities
6 5 (2.06%) Derivative
7 4 (1.65%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.65%) SWIFT
7 4 (1.65%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.23%) New Media
8 3 (1.23%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.82%) DTV
10 1 (0.41%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.41%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (0.41%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.23%) Windows
2 12 (4.94%) Linux
3 7 (2.88%) Android
3 7 (2.88%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.88%) UNIX
4 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (53.50%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (29.63%) Test Management
3 62 (25.51%) Test Strategy
4 46 (18.93%) Test Automation
5 41 (16.87%) Automated Testing
6 39 (16.05%) Project Management
7 38 (15.64%) TDD
8 37 (15.23%) SDLC
9 35 (14.40%) Regression Testing
10 33 (13.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (13.58%) Scrum
11 32 (13.17%) Software Testing
12 29 (11.93%) Mentoring
13 28 (11.52%) Test Scripting
13 28 (11.52%) Manual Testing
13 28 (11.52%) User Acceptance Testing
14 27 (11.11%) E-Commerce
14 27 (11.11%) BDD
15 22 (9.05%) Line Management
16 19 (7.82%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 41 (16.87%) Java
2 24 (9.88%) SQL
3 14 (5.76%) C#
4 10 (4.12%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.12%) Python
5 8 (3.29%) PHP
6 4 (1.65%) Ruby
6 4 (1.65%) C
7 3 (1.23%) Groovy
7 3 (1.23%) C++
8 1 (0.41%) PHP5
8 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 39 (16.05%) ISTQB
2 35 (14.40%) Degree
3 18 (7.41%) ISEB
4 9 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (3.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (1.65%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) HND
8 1 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 243 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (3.70%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.82%) WAI
4 2 (0.82%) SLA
4 2 (0.82%) TickIT
4 2 (0.82%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.41%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 12 (4.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (8.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.35%) Oracle
3 10 (4.12%) HP
4 4 (1.65%) OpenLink
5 3 (1.23%) Splunk
5 3 (1.23%) AppDynamics
6 2 (0.82%) SAP
6 2 (0.82%) Citrix
7 1 (0.41%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.41%) Sage
7 1 (0.41%) Sun
7 1 (0.41%) Murex
7 1 (0.41%) Calypso
7 1 (0.41%) Telerik
7 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
East London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus car, bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Salary: car allowance + bonus + pension
Posted: 15 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £42,000 to £50,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading
The People Network
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Creation Recruitment
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 23 days ago
Berkshire
Three
Posted: 26 days ago
Cambridge
Bluetownonline Ltd
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 27 days ago