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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 792 717 716
Rank change year-on-year
-75 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 103 182 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 77 156 167
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,800 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,750 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%

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
106313 103834 110138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88520 84369 94875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -67 94 £50,000 -10.71% 6
London -40 42 £65,000 - 2
South West +6 15 £40,750 -10.43%
North West -8 14 £40,000 +6.66%
Bristol +22 11 £43,250 +1.76%
South East -5 11 £43,750 - 2
City of London -3 7 £65,000 -13.33% 1
Scotland +8 6 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Edinburgh -4 6 £45,000 -14.28%
Manchester -19 6 £50,000 +33.33%
West Midlands - 5 £50,000 - 1
Surrey 0 4 £35,000 -30.00%
Newport +16 3 - -
South Wales +10 3 - -
Wales +8 3 - -
Berkshire +2 3 £47,500 - 1
Hampshire -21 3 - -
East of England -47 3 £45,000 -8.62%
Birmingham - 3 £50,000 -
Bolton - 3 £50,000 -
East Midlands +14 2 £45,000 +5.88%
Somerset +12 2 £39,000 -17.02%
Gloucestershire -15 2 £53,750 +18.13%
Hertfordshire - 2 £41,250 -
Bracknell - 2 £47,500 - 1
Leeds -3 1 £55,000 -
Cheshire -9 1 £50,000 +33.33%
West Yorkshire -14 1 £55,000 +10.00%
Cambridge -24 1 £45,000 -7.21%
Yorkshire -25 1 £55,000 -2.65%

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 301 (100.00%) QA
2 143 (47.51%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (26.25%) Selenium
4 70 (23.26%) Test Automation
5 64 (21.26%) Software Testing
6 59 (19.60%) Scrum
6 59 (19.60%) ISEB
7 57 (18.94%) JIRA
8 55 (18.27%) Test Strategy
9 54 (17.94%) SQL
10 53 (17.61%) User Acceptance Testing
11 52 (17.28%) Finance
12 47 (15.61%) Test Management
12 47 (15.61%) ISTQB
13 46 (15.28%) Degree
14 42 (13.95%) Banking
15 36 (11.96%) Retail
16 33 (10.96%) WebDriver
17 32 (10.63%) TDD
17 32 (10.63%) Java
18 31 (10.30%) Automated Testing
19 29 (9.63%) Computer Science
19 29 (9.63%) JavaScript
19 29 (9.63%) PHP
20 28 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
21 27 (8.97%) Web Services
21 27 (8.97%) Python
21 27 (8.97%) Line Management
22 26 (8.64%) Migration
22 26 (8.64%) Jenkins

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 6 (1.99%) Confluence
2 3 (1.00%) Apache
3 2 (0.66%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.33%) Lync
Applications
1 19 (6.31%) MS Office
2 9 (2.99%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.66%) SaaS
2 1 (0.33%) GitHub
2 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.32%) Internet
2 3 (1.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.33%) SAN
3 1 (0.33%) LAN
3 1 (0.33%) VoIP
3 1 (0.33%) WAN
3 1 (0.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.32%) MySQL
2 5 (1.66%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.66%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 79 (26.25%) Selenium
2 57 (18.94%) JIRA
3 33 (10.96%) WebDriver
4 26 (8.64%) Jenkins
5 20 (6.64%) Cucumber
6 16 (5.32%) QuickTest Pro
7 15 (4.98%) JMeter
8 10 (3.32%) Subversion
8 10 (3.32%) TeamCity
9 8 (2.66%) JUnit
10 4 (1.33%) TestDirector
10 4 (1.33%) Bugzilla
10 4 (1.33%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.33%) Capybara
11 3 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.66%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.66%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.66%) JBehave
12 2 (0.66%) FogBugz
12 2 (0.66%) eggPlant
General
1 52 (17.28%) Finance
2 42 (13.95%) Banking
3 36 (11.96%) Retail
4 12 (3.99%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.99%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.65%) Publishing
6 8 (2.66%) Aerospace
6 8 (2.66%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.33%) Marketing
8 6 (1.99%) Front Office
9 4 (1.33%) Military
10 3 (1.00%) Electronics
10 3 (1.00%) Legal
11 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.66%) Games
11 2 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.66%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.33%) Advertising
12 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.97%) Web Services
2 17 (5.65%) XML
3 13 (4.32%) HTML
4 12 (3.99%) LAMP
5 10 (3.32%) .NET
6 9 (2.99%) XML Schema
7 6 (1.99%) DHTML
7 6 (1.99%) JSP
8 4 (1.33%) Django
8 4 (1.33%) HTML5
9 2 (0.66%) SOAP
10 1 (0.33%) JSON
10 1 (0.33%) Velocity
10 1 (0.33%) WCF
10 1 (0.33%) REST
10 1 (0.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.63%) Computer Science
2 24 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.99%) Derivative
4 11 (3.65%) Statistics
4 11 (3.65%) Open Source
5 10 (3.32%) Visualisation
6 8 (2.66%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (1.66%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.66%) Physics
8 5 (1.66%) Equities
9 3 (1.00%) BBC
9 3 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.00%) DTV
9 3 (1.00%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.66%) User Experience
10 2 (0.66%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.66%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.66%) EPoS
11 1 (0.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.31%) Windows
2 19 (6.31%) Linux
3 15 (4.98%) UNIX
4 3 (1.00%) Android
5 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (47.51%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (23.26%) Test Automation
3 64 (21.26%) Software Testing
4 59 (19.60%) Scrum
5 55 (18.27%) Test Strategy
6 53 (17.61%) User Acceptance Testing
7 47 (15.61%) Test Management
8 32 (10.63%) TDD
9 31 (10.30%) Automated Testing
10 28 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (8.97%) Line Management
12 26 (8.64%) Migration
13 25 (8.31%) Project Management
13 25 (8.31%) Test Scripting
14 22 (7.31%) Manual Testing
14 22 (7.31%) Automation Testing
14 22 (7.31%) Waterfall
15 20 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (5.98%) Security Testing
16 18 (5.98%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 54 (17.94%) SQL
2 32 (10.63%) Java
3 29 (9.63%) JavaScript
3 29 (9.63%) PHP
4 27 (8.97%) Python
5 18 (5.98%) C++
6 17 (5.65%) C#
7 15 (4.98%) Ruby
8 8 (2.66%) Perl
9 7 (2.33%) VB
10 5 (1.66%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.33%) C
12 1 (0.33%) Jython
Qualifications
1 59 (19.60%) ISEB
2 47 (15.61%) ISTQB
3 46 (15.28%) Degree
4 22 (7.31%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.66%) CSQE
6 2 (0.66%) PMP
6 2 (0.66%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 301 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (5.32%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.99%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.00%) TickIT
6 2 (0.66%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 10 (3.32%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.00%) cPanel
Vendors
1 9 (2.99%) Microsoft
2 6 (1.99%) HP
2 6 (1.99%) Oracle
3 3 (1.00%) SAP
4 2 (0.66%) Epicor
5 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.33%) VMware
5 1 (0.33%) Google
5 1 (0.33%) Green Hat
5 1 (0.33%) Avaya
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