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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 719 706 744
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 172 183 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 125 166 135
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £54,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.99%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £43,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £68,750
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+13.40% -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
106380 101290 110833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.35% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 86308 84102 94334
Average salary £45,000 £43,164 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -35 163 £57,500 - 11
London -17 70 £60,000 -14.28% 3
South East +19 45 £57,500 +15.00% 2
City of London +4 19 £56,250 -21.05%
Surrey +6 18 £57,500 +9.52% 1
South West -8 15 £45,000 +16.12%
North West -7 10 £50,000 +4.53% 3
East of England -32 10 £62,500 +19.04% 2
Leatherhead - 10 £57,500 - 1
Berkshire +5 8 £49,500 +41.42%
Somerset -3 7 £39,500 -
Manchester -14 7 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Bolton - 7 £50,000 - 1
Kent +5 6 £66,250 +10.41%
Scotland -4 5 £50,000 - 1
East Midlands -9 5 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Essex - 5 £70,000 -
Newbury +9 4 £47,500 -5.00%
Hampshire -15 4 - - 1
Edinburgh -19 4 £50,000 - 1
Poole - 4 £52,500 -
Dorset - 4 £52,500 -
Newport +14 3 - - 1
South Wales +13 3 - - 1
Wales +8 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -28 3 £50,000 -28.57% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £60,000 -
West Midlands - 3 £52,500 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £32,500 -
Middlesex - 3 £55,000 -

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 391 (100.00%) QA
2 208 (53.20%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (28.64%) Selenium
4 99 (25.32%) Software Testing
4 99 (25.32%) Scrum
5 86 (21.99%) Test Automation
6 84 (21.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 79 (20.20%) SQL
8 76 (19.44%) Test Management
9 66 (16.88%) Finance
10 65 (16.62%) Test Strategy
11 59 (15.09%) Degree
12 58 (14.83%) ISEB
13 55 (14.07%) Java
14 54 (13.81%) Stakeholder Management
14 54 (13.81%) Automated Testing
15 49 (12.53%) JIRA
16 48 (12.28%) Banking
17 47 (12.02%) TDD
17 47 (12.02%) ISTQB
17 47 (12.02%) Security Cleared
18 43 (11.00%) Migration
19 42 (10.74%) Computer Science
19 42 (10.74%) Cucumber
19 42 (10.74%) WebDriver
20 39 (9.97%) Security Testing
21 32 (8.18%) PHP
22 31 (7.93%) Python
22 31 (7.93%) Project Management
22 31 (7.93%) Data Migration

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (3.32%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.53%) Confluence
3 3 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (0.77%) IIS
4 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.51%) Node.js
5 1 (0.26%) Apache
Applications
1 19 (4.86%) MS Office
2 11 (2.81%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Magento
1 3 (0.77%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.51%) Exchequer
2 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.26%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.81%) SaaS
2 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.56%) Internet
2 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.26%) SAN
3 1 (0.26%) LAN
3 1 (0.26%) VoIP
3 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.81%) MySQL
2 6 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.28%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.02%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.77%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (0.51%) Redis
6 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 112 (28.64%) Selenium
2 49 (12.53%) JIRA
3 42 (10.74%) Cucumber
3 42 (10.74%) WebDriver
4 26 (6.65%) Jenkins
5 25 (6.39%) QuickTest Pro
6 20 (5.12%) JUnit
7 16 (4.09%) JMeter
8 15 (3.84%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (2.05%) eggPlant
9 8 (2.05%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.53%) Visual Studio
10 6 (1.53%) FitNesse
10 6 (1.53%) SoapUI
11 5 (1.28%) JBehave
11 5 (1.28%) LoadRunner
11 5 (1.28%) Xcode
12 4 (1.02%) TestDirector
12 4 (1.02%) NUnit
12 4 (1.02%) Capybara
General
1 66 (16.88%) Finance
2 48 (12.28%) Banking
3 27 (6.91%) Retail
3 27 (6.91%) Investment Banking
4 16 (4.09%) Front Office
5 10 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.30%) Marketing
6 9 (2.30%) Publishing
6 9 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.79%) Games
7 7 (1.79%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.28%) Law
9 4 (1.02%) Advertising
9 4 (1.02%) Back Office
9 4 (1.02%) Military
10 3 (0.77%) Legal
11 2 (0.51%) Electronics
11 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.51%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.67%) Web Services
2 22 (5.63%) .NET
3 20 (5.12%) XML
4 17 (4.35%) LAMP
5 11 (2.81%) HTML
6 6 (1.53%) DHTML
6 6 (1.53%) JSP
7 4 (1.02%) Django
7 4 (1.02%) HTML5
8 3 (0.77%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.51%) XML Schema
9 2 (0.51%) SOAP
9 2 (0.51%) REST
9 2 (0.51%) RESTful
10 1 (0.26%) Apache Camel
10 1 (0.26%) JSON
10 1 (0.26%) Velocity
10 1 (0.26%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.26%) JSF
10 1 (0.26%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.74%) Computer Science
2 26 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.12%) Derivative
4 15 (3.84%) Open Source
5 10 (2.56%) Equity Derivative
5 10 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.05%) Equities
6 8 (2.05%) Statistics
7 6 (1.53%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.53%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.28%) iPad
8 5 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.28%) Credit Risk
8 5 (1.28%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.28%) Physics
8 5 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.28%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.02%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.77%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.77%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.65%) Linux
2 22 (5.63%) Windows
3 12 (3.07%) UNIX
4 8 (2.05%) Android
5 6 (1.53%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (53.20%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (25.32%) Software Testing
2 99 (25.32%) Scrum
3 86 (21.99%) Test Automation
4 84 (21.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 76 (19.44%) Test Management
6 65 (16.62%) Test Strategy
7 54 (13.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 54 (13.81%) Automated Testing
8 47 (12.02%) TDD
9 43 (11.00%) Migration
10 39 (9.97%) Security Testing
11 31 (7.93%) Project Management
11 31 (7.93%) Data Migration
12 30 (7.67%) Test Scripting
13 29 (7.42%) Regression Testing
13 29 (7.42%) Line Management
14 28 (7.16%) Automation Testing
15 27 (6.91%) Mentoring
15 27 (6.91%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (20.20%) SQL
2 55 (14.07%) Java
3 32 (8.18%) PHP
4 31 (7.93%) Python
5 29 (7.42%) JavaScript
6 26 (6.65%) C#
7 16 (4.09%) C++
8 15 (3.84%) Perl
9 14 (3.58%) Ruby
10 8 (2.05%) VB
11 6 (1.53%) C
12 3 (0.77%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.51%) Jython
13 2 (0.51%) Scala
14 1 (0.26%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 59 (15.09%) Degree
2 58 (14.83%) ISEB
3 47 (12.02%) ISTQB
3 47 (12.02%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.07%) CSQE
5 11 (2.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (0.77%) CSQA
7 3 (0.77%) PMP
7 3 (0.77%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.51%) HND
8 2 (0.51%) AAT
8 2 (0.51%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.26%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.26%) CEH
9 1 (0.26%) CISSP
9 1 (0.26%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 391 (100.00%) QA
2 18 (4.60%) ISO 9001
3 8 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.53%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.28%) TickIT
6 2 (0.51%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (4.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.26%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 20 (5.12%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.84%) Oracle
3 9 (2.30%) HP
4 6 (1.53%) SAP
5 3 (0.77%) JD Edwards
6 2 (0.51%) Sage
7 1 (0.26%) Green Hat
7 1 (0.26%) Google
7 1 (0.26%) Sybase
7 1 (0.26%) Avaya
7 1 (0.26%) Informatica
7 1 (0.26%) Progress
7 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.26%) Epicor
7 1 (0.26%) VMware
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum £40-55K PA
Posted: 2 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Serco Group PLC
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £47000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
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: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Hyperion Systems Engineering
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary with excellent remuneration package
Posted: 9 days ago
Preston
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Knutsford
Real Staffing
Salary: £55 - £80 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Titchfield, Hampshire
Office for National Statistics
Posted: 22 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Office for National Statistics
Posted: 22 days ago