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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 784 725 672
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 118 216 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 100 172 194
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,750
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +4.71%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £27,000 £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 3 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 3 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 -69 115 £56,250 +7.14% 17
London -49 57 £62,500 - 8
South East -1 15 £53,750 -2.27% 4
City of London +23 14 £67,500 - 2
West Yorkshire +14 14 £51,000 +24.01% 1
Yorkshire +12 14 £51,000 +24.01% 1
Bradford - 11 £51,000 -
East of England -2 8 £51,250 -6.81% 3
Buckinghamshire - 7 £62,500 -
North West -1 6 £45,000 -10.00%
Gloucestershire +2 5 £41,500 -7.77%
South West -1 5 £41,500 -17.00%
Birmingham -4 5 £65,000 +25.00%
West Midlands -31 5 £65,000 +36.84% 1
Milton Keynes - 5 £62,500 -
Tewkesbury +10 4 £42,500 -5.55%
Manchester +2 4 £47,500 -13.63%
Hampshire -3 4 £48,750 -2.50% 2
Walsall - 3 £65,000 -
Bedfordshire +15 2 - -
Surrey +6 2 £50,000 -9.09%
Luton +4 2 - -
Essex -1 2 £75,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire -1 2 £50,000 -3.84% 1
Reading -4 2 £50,000 -
Berkshire -11 2 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Cheshire - 2 £37,000 -
Salford - 2 £45,000 -
Peterborough - 2 £50,000 -
High Wycombe - 2 £52,500 -

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 206 (100.00%) QA
2 107 (51.94%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (33.98%) Test Management
4 58 (28.16%) Finance
5 54 (26.21%) Test Strategy
6 47 (22.82%) Test Automation
7 44 (21.36%) Selenium
8 38 (18.45%) Automated Testing
8 38 (18.45%) Banking
9 37 (17.96%) ISTQB
10 36 (17.48%) Project Management
11 35 (16.99%) Degree
12 33 (16.02%) Java
13 32 (15.53%) TDD
13 32 (15.53%) JIRA
14 29 (14.08%) User Acceptance Testing
15 28 (13.59%) Software Testing
15 28 (13.59%) SDLC
16 27 (13.11%) Mentoring
16 27 (13.11%) Test Scripting
16 27 (13.11%) Scrum
16 27 (13.11%) Regression Testing
17 26 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
18 25 (12.14%) E-Commerce
19 24 (11.65%) BDD
20 22 (10.68%) Manual Testing
21 21 (10.19%) SQL
21 21 (10.19%) HTML
21 21 (10.19%) Retail
21 21 (10.19%) Line Management

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 7 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.43%) Confluence
3 4 (1.94%) nginx
4 2 (0.97%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.97%) CMS
4 2 (0.97%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.97%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.97%) IIS
4 2 (0.97%) JBoss
5 1 (0.49%) MTS
5 1 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.46%) MS Project
2 3 (1.46%) MS Office
3 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.94%) Endur
2 2 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.97%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.97%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.46%) SaaS
2 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.97%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.97%) TCP/IP
1 2 (0.97%) Firewall
1 2 (0.97%) Multicast
2 1 (0.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.43%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.46%) MySQL
4 2 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.97%) MS Access
4 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (21.36%) Selenium
2 32 (15.53%) JIRA
3 18 (8.74%) Cucumber
4 16 (7.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (5.83%) WebDriver
6 9 (4.37%) Jenkins
6 9 (4.37%) LoadRunner
7 8 (3.88%) JMeter
7 8 (3.88%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.91%) HP UFT
8 6 (2.91%) Maven
8 6 (2.91%) SpecFlow
9 5 (2.43%) Git (software)
10 4 (1.94%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.94%) Ant
11 3 (1.46%) JUnit
11 3 (1.46%) Calabash
11 3 (1.46%) eggPlant
12 2 (0.97%) NeoLoad
12 2 (0.97%) Mockito
General
1 58 (28.16%) Finance
2 38 (18.45%) Banking
3 21 (10.19%) Retail
4 16 (7.77%) Investment Banking
5 9 (4.37%) Retail Banking
6 8 (3.88%) Telecoms
7 7 (3.40%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.43%) Front Office
8 5 (2.43%) Back Office
8 5 (2.43%) Marketing
9 4 (1.94%) Law
9 4 (1.94%) Legal
9 4 (1.94%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.46%) Advertising
10 3 (1.46%) Publishing
11 2 (0.97%) Electronics
12 1 (0.49%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.19%) HTML
2 15 (7.28%) Web Services
2 15 (7.28%) FIX Protocol
3 13 (6.31%) SOAP
4 8 (3.88%) XML
4 8 (3.88%) HTML5
4 8 (3.88%) REST
5 7 (3.40%) .NET
6 4 (1.94%) FpML
6 4 (1.94%) Silverlight
6 4 (1.94%) RESTful
7 3 (1.46%) Gherkin
7 3 (1.46%) CSS
8 2 (0.97%) Flash
8 2 (0.97%) Drools
8 2 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.97%) WCF
8 2 (0.97%) WPF
8 2 (0.97%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.97%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.74%) Computer Science
2 15 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.34%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (4.85%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.91%) Fixed Income
5 6 (2.91%) Equities
6 4 (1.94%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.46%) Derivative
8 2 (0.97%) DTV
8 2 (0.97%) New Media
9 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.49%) EPoS
9 1 (0.49%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.71%) Windows
2 11 (5.34%) Linux
3 8 (3.88%) UNIX
4 6 (2.91%) Android
4 6 (2.91%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (51.94%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (33.98%) Test Management
3 54 (26.21%) Test Strategy
4 47 (22.82%) Test Automation
5 38 (18.45%) Automated Testing
6 36 (17.48%) Project Management
7 32 (15.53%) TDD
8 29 (14.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 28 (13.59%) Software Testing
9 28 (13.59%) SDLC
10 27 (13.11%) Mentoring
10 27 (13.11%) Test Scripting
10 27 (13.11%) Regression Testing
10 27 (13.11%) Scrum
11 26 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (12.14%) E-Commerce
13 24 (11.65%) BDD
14 22 (10.68%) Manual Testing
15 21 (10.19%) Line Management
16 19 (9.22%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.02%) Java
2 21 (10.19%) SQL
3 13 (6.31%) C#
4 11 (5.34%) JavaScript
4 11 (5.34%) Python
5 6 (2.91%) PHP
6 4 (1.94%) Ruby
6 4 (1.94%) C
7 2 (0.97%) Groovy
7 2 (0.97%) C++
8 1 (0.49%) PHP5
8 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 37 (17.96%) ISTQB
2 35 (16.99%) Degree
3 20 (9.71%) ISEB
4 7 (3.40%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.46%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.97%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.49%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (3.88%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.94%) TickIT
5 3 (1.46%) WAI
6 2 (0.97%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.97%) SLA
7 1 (0.49%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 11 (5.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (9.22%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.83%) HP
3 8 (3.88%) Oracle
4 4 (1.94%) OpenLink
5 2 (0.97%) Splunk
5 2 (0.97%) AppDynamics
5 2 (0.97%) SAP
5 2 (0.97%) Citrix
5 2 (0.97%) Pegasus
5 2 (0.97%) Sage
6 1 (0.49%) Murex
6 1 (0.49%) Calypso
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
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Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Resourcing People Ltd.
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + commensurate benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Burgess Hill
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Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, pension etc.
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Swan Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum £70-90,000 + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Explore Group
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
First Point
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
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Fareham, Hampshire
Zurich
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
First Point
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
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London
First Point
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
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