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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 776 771 690
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -81
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 102 122 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 81 93 178
Average salary £47,500 £57,500 £50,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.39% +14.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,250 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -14 96 £47,500 -17.39% 15
London -35 30 £65,000 +8.33% 5
South West +6 20 £41,500 -11.70% 1
South East -27 15 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Bristol - 14 £45,000 - 1
North West -5 9 £40,000 -17.94% 1
Berkshire -10 8 £47,500 -5.00% 1
East of England -15 8 £62,500 +25.00% 3
West Midlands - 7 £45,000 -
Edinburgh +9 6 £46,250 -11.90% 3
Scotland +4 6 £46,250 -11.90% 4
Bracknell - 6 £47,500 - 1
City of London -7 5 £71,250 +11.76% 3
Essex -15 5 £80,000 +10.34% 1
Brentwood -16 5 £80,000 +10.34%
Birmingham - 5 £37,500 -
Somerset +8 4 £40,000 -29.20%
Surrey -2 4 £35,000 -41.66%
Manchester -9 4 £45,000 -25.00% 1
East Midlands +16 2 £40,000 -30.43% 3
Gloucestershire -7 2 £53,750 +14.36%
Hampshire -21 2 £57,500 +35.29%
Hertfordshire - 2 £41,250 - 1
Lancashire - 2 £32,500 -
Leicestershire - 2 £40,000 - 1
Preston - 2 £32,500 -
Loughborough - 2 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire -7 1 £50,000 -
Yorkshire -10 1 £55,000 -12.69%

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 240 (100.00%) QA
2 109 (45.42%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (24.17%) ISEB
4 54 (22.50%) Software Testing
4 54 (22.50%) Test Automation
5 53 (22.08%) ISTQB
6 49 (20.42%) Test Management
7 47 (19.58%) Scrum
8 46 (19.17%) Finance
9 42 (17.50%) SQL
9 42 (17.50%) Selenium
10 39 (16.25%) JIRA
10 39 (16.25%) Test Strategy
11 34 (14.17%) User Acceptance Testing
12 32 (13.33%) Banking
12 32 (13.33%) Retail
13 31 (12.92%) Degree
14 27 (11.25%) Automated Testing
15 24 (10.00%) Line Management
16 22 (9.17%) Windows
17 21 (8.75%) JavaScript
17 21 (8.75%) Python
18 20 (8.33%) WebDriver
18 20 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (7.92%) Waterfall
19 19 (7.92%) TDD
19 19 (7.92%) C++
20 18 (7.50%) Java
20 18 (7.50%) Migration
20 18 (7.50%) Test Scripting

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (1.25%) Apache
2 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.83%) Confluence
3 1 (0.42%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (5.00%) MS Office
2 9 (3.75%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.67%) SaaS
2 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.42%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.75%) Internet
2 3 (1.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.42%) DHCP
3 1 (0.42%) LAN
3 1 (0.42%) VoIP
3 1 (0.42%) WAN
3 1 (0.42%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.08%) MySQL
3 4 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.42%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 42 (17.50%) Selenium
2 39 (16.25%) JIRA
3 20 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 16 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 15 (6.25%) Cucumber
6 12 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (4.17%) Subversion
8 9 (3.75%) TeamCity
8 9 (3.75%) JMeter
9 4 (1.67%) Capybara
10 3 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.25%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.25%) TestDirector
10 3 (1.25%) JUnit
11 2 (0.83%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.83%) Xcode
11 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.83%) Ant
11 2 (0.83%) Calabash
11 2 (0.83%) eggPlant
General
1 46 (19.17%) Finance
2 32 (13.33%) Banking
2 32 (13.33%) Retail
3 7 (2.92%) Publishing
4 6 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.08%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.67%) Marketing
7 3 (1.25%) Front Office
8 2 (0.83%) Legal
8 2 (0.83%) Games
8 2 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.42%) Electronics
9 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.42%) Law
9 1 (0.42%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.42%) HTML
2 12 (5.00%) Web Services
3 10 (4.17%) XML
4 9 (3.75%) .NET
4 9 (3.75%) XML Schema
5 6 (2.50%) DHTML
5 6 (2.50%) JSP
6 5 (2.08%) LAMP
7 3 (1.25%) HTML5
8 2 (0.83%) SOAP
8 2 (0.83%) Django
8 2 (0.83%) WCF
9 1 (0.42%) RESTful
9 1 (0.42%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.42%) REST
9 1 (0.42%) WPF
9 1 (0.42%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.42%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.83%) Computer Science
3 12 (5.00%) Statistics
4 10 (4.17%) Visualisation
5 7 (2.92%) Open Source
6 6 (2.50%) Derivative
7 5 (2.08%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.67%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (1.25%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.25%) Equities
9 3 (1.25%) BBC
10 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.83%) EPoS
11 1 (0.42%) Social Media
11 1 (0.42%) Interactive TV
11 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.42%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.42%) DTV
11 1 (0.42%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.17%) Windows
2 17 (7.08%) UNIX
3 15 (6.25%) Linux
4 2 (0.83%) Android
4 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (45.42%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (22.50%) Software Testing
2 54 (22.50%) Test Automation
3 49 (20.42%) Test Management
4 47 (19.58%) Scrum
5 39 (16.25%) Test Strategy
6 34 (14.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (11.25%) Automated Testing
8 24 (10.00%) Line Management
9 19 (7.92%) Waterfall
9 19 (7.92%) TDD
10 18 (7.50%) Migration
10 18 (7.50%) Test Scripting
11 17 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (7.08%) Project Management
12 16 (6.67%) Regression Testing
13 15 (6.25%) System Testing
13 15 (6.25%) People Management
13 15 (6.25%) Mentoring
14 13 (5.42%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (17.50%) SQL
2 21 (8.75%) JavaScript
2 21 (8.75%) Python
3 19 (7.92%) C++
4 18 (7.50%) Java
5 17 (7.08%) PHP
6 16 (6.67%) C#
7 13 (5.42%) Ruby
8 5 (2.08%) Perl
8 5 (2.08%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.67%) VB
9 4 (1.67%) C
10 1 (0.42%) Jython
Qualifications
1 58 (24.17%) ISEB
2 53 (22.08%) ISTQB
3 31 (12.92%) Degree
4 9 (3.75%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.83%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.42%) PMP
7 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (3.33%) ISO 9001
3 6 (2.50%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.83%) TickIT
5 2 (0.83%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.42%) WAI
6 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
Systems Management
1 8 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.25%) cPanel
Vendors
1 11 (4.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.92%) HP
2 7 (2.92%) Oracle
3 1 (0.42%) Google
3 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.42%) Sage
3 1 (0.42%) Epicor
3 1 (0.42%) Pegasus
3 1 (0.42%) Avaya
3 1 (0.42%) SAP
3 1 (0.42%) VMware
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Heallthcare
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £58,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k + pkg
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TheSmartList
Salary: Circa £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Other
Vodafone
Posted: 8 days ago
Leicestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
West London
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Salary: From £54,000 to £54,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + package
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus Standard Company Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 14 days ago
City, Edinburgh
TheSmartList
Salary: Circa £50,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago