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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 813 770 676
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -94
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 86 162 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.14% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 84 140 194
Average salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,750 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £48,750 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.56%

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
104967 112334 104688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85785 91103 87039
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 £38,000
% 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 27 April 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 27 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -45 81 £55,000 +5.76% 10
London -22 46 £60,000 - 6
City of London +26 19 £58,750 -7.84% 4
East of England +25 11 £75,000 +44.23%
South East -3 9 £50,000 -
Yorkshire +21 8 £51,000 +28.30% 1
West Yorkshire +5 8 £51,000 +28.30% 1
Bradford - 6 £51,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +12 4 £50,000 -3.84%
Essex +2 4 £75,000 +9.09%
Brentwood - 4 £75,000 -
East Midlands +13 3 £32,500 -9.72%
Cambridge +11 3 £50,000 -3.84%
Buckinghamshire +6 3 £50,000 +17.64%
Watford - 3 £75,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £75,000 -
Leicestershire - 3 £32,500 -
Loughborough - 3 £32,500 -
Kent +2 2 £47,500 -5.00%
Birmingham -8 2 £65,000 -
Berkshire -9 2 £51,250 +2.50%
West Midlands -37 2 £65,000 +36.84%
Scotland - 2 £43,913 -
Walsall - 2 £65,000 -
Dover - 2 £47,500 -
Glasgow - 2 £43,913 -
Surrey +15 1 £50,000 -16.66%
Bracknell +7 1 £47,500 -2.56%
Leeds +6 1 £52,500 +32.07%
North West +2 1 £35,000 +16.66% 2

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 186 (100.00%) QA
2 87 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (31.18%) Finance
4 50 (26.88%) Test Management
5 37 (19.89%) ISTQB
6 36 (19.35%) Automated Testing
6 36 (19.35%) JIRA
7 35 (18.82%) Selenium
7 35 (18.82%) Banking
8 34 (18.28%) ISEB
8 34 (18.28%) Test Strategy
9 33 (17.74%) Software Testing
10 32 (17.20%) Retail
11 28 (15.05%) Test Automation
12 26 (13.98%) Degree
13 24 (12.90%) SQL
14 23 (12.37%) TDD
14 23 (12.37%) Line Management
15 22 (11.83%) Mentoring
15 22 (11.83%) Project Management
16 21 (11.29%) User Acceptance Testing
17 20 (10.75%) Test Scripting
17 20 (10.75%) People Management
18 19 (10.22%) Manual Testing
18 19 (10.22%) E-Commerce
18 19 (10.22%) Java
19 18 (9.68%) Windows
19 18 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
19 18 (9.68%) System Testing
20 17 (9.14%) UNIX

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 5 (2.69%) Confluence
2 4 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.61%) Apache
4 1 (0.54%) CMS
4 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.54%) IIS
4 1 (0.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (2.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) MS Project
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.08%) Sage 200
1 2 (1.08%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.54%) Internet
2 1 (0.54%) Firewall
2 1 (0.54%) Multicast
2 1 (0.54%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 36 (19.35%) JIRA
2 35 (18.82%) Selenium
3 12 (6.45%) JMeter
4 11 (5.91%) WebDriver
5 10 (5.38%) LoadRunner
6 8 (4.30%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.23%) Subversion
8 5 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.69%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.15%) Xcode
9 4 (2.15%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (2.15%) Calabash
9 4 (2.15%) eggPlant
10 2 (1.08%) Ant
10 2 (1.08%) JUnit
10 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.08%) Maven
11 1 (0.54%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.54%) Mockito
11 1 (0.54%) EasyMock
General
1 58 (31.18%) Finance
2 35 (18.82%) Banking
3 32 (17.20%) Retail
4 9 (4.84%) Retail Banking
4 9 (4.84%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.76%) Financial Institution
6 6 (3.23%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.69%) Back Office
7 5 (2.69%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.15%) Marketing
9 3 (1.61%) Publishing
10 2 (1.08%) Electronics
10 2 (1.08%) Law
10 2 (1.08%) Legal
11 1 (0.54%) Games
11 1 (0.54%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.06%) HTML
2 11 (5.91%) Web Services
2 11 (5.91%) XML
3 10 (5.38%) SOAP
4 9 (4.84%) FIX Protocol
5 8 (4.30%) REST
6 7 (3.76%) .NET
7 5 (2.69%) XML Schema
8 4 (2.15%) FpML
9 3 (1.61%) WCF
9 3 (1.61%) CSS
9 3 (1.61%) Silverlight
10 2 (1.08%) RESTful
10 2 (1.08%) HTML5
10 2 (1.08%) WPF
11 1 (0.54%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.99%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.38%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.84%) Open Source
5 7 (3.76%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.15%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.08%) Statistics
7 2 (1.08%) EPoS
7 2 (1.08%) DTV
7 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.54%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.54%) Derivative
8 1 (0.54%) Social Media
8 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.68%) Windows
2 17 (9.14%) UNIX
3 5 (2.69%) Linux
3 5 (2.69%) Android
3 5 (2.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (26.88%) Test Management
3 36 (19.35%) Automated Testing
4 34 (18.28%) Test Strategy
5 33 (17.74%) Software Testing
6 28 (15.05%) Test Automation
7 23 (12.37%) TDD
7 23 (12.37%) Line Management
8 22 (11.83%) Mentoring
8 22 (11.83%) Project Management
9 21 (11.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (10.75%) Test Scripting
10 20 (10.75%) People Management
11 19 (10.22%) Manual Testing
11 19 (10.22%) E-Commerce
12 18 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (9.68%) System Testing
13 16 (8.60%) Load Testing
13 16 (8.60%) BDD
14 15 (8.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.90%) SQL
2 19 (10.22%) Java
3 14 (7.53%) Python
4 11 (5.91%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.38%) PHP
6 8 (4.30%) C#
6 8 (4.30%) C++
7 6 (3.23%) C
8 5 (2.69%) Ruby
9 3 (1.61%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (19.89%) ISTQB
2 34 (18.28%) ISEB
3 26 (13.98%) Degree
4 4 (2.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.08%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (4.30%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.15%) TickIT
5 3 (1.61%) WAI
6 1 (0.54%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.54%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (4.30%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.61%) cPanel
Vendors
1 12 (6.45%) HP
2 9 (4.84%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.08%) Oracle
3 2 (1.08%) SAP
3 2 (1.08%) Pegasus
3 2 (1.08%) Sage
4 1 (0.54%) Citrix
4 1 (0.54%) Murex
4 1 (0.54%) Calypso
England
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bradford, Yorkshire
Larson Group
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £37k - 58k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Webrecruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £46 - £55000 per annum + 17% pension + 25 days holiday
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Explore Group
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago