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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 790 756 701
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 85 122 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 76 99 142
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £71,750 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-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
100852 100814 101486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.48% 94.87%
Number of salaries quoted 83020 81115 85647
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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -31 81 £47,500 -13.63% 13
London -17 21 £60,000 - 7
South West -3 15 £45,000 -31.81%
South East -29 15 £47,500 +5.55%
Bristol - 10 £45,000 -
East of England +2 9 £75,000 +20.00% 1
City of London +2 7 £47,500 -24.00% 4
Berkshire -6 7 £47,500 -5.00%
Bracknell -6 6 £47,500 -2.56%
West Midlands -39 6 £41,250 -13.15%
East Midlands +25 5 £32,500 -43.47% 2
North West -2 5 £45,000 -7.69%
Essex -5 5 £80,000 +18.51% 1
Leicestershire - 5 £32,500 - 1
Brentwood - 5 £80,000 - 1
Loughborough - 5 £32,500 - 1
Birmingham - 4 £37,500 -
Manchester +7 3 £45,000 -25.00%
Somerset +5 3 £40,000 -39.39%
Surrey -3 3 £35,000 -41.66%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £50,000 -
Edinburgh - 3 £46,250 -
Scotland - 3 £46,250 - 2
Cambridge +5 2 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £50,000 -
Hampshire -16 2 £57,500 +35.29%
Hertfordshire - 2 £75,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £53,750 -
Watford - 2 £75,000 -
Lancashire - 2 £32,500 -

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 198 (100.00%) QA
2 90 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (22.22%) Finance
4 43 (21.72%) Test Management
5 41 (20.71%) ISEB
6 38 (19.19%) Software Testing
6 38 (19.19%) ISTQB
7 34 (17.17%) JIRA
8 31 (15.66%) Retail
9 30 (15.15%) Banking
10 29 (14.65%) Test Automation
11 28 (14.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 27 (13.64%) Degree
12 27 (13.64%) Test Strategy
12 27 (13.64%) Automated Testing
13 26 (13.13%) SQL
14 25 (12.63%) Selenium
15 20 (10.10%) Scrum
16 19 (9.60%) TDD
17 18 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
18 17 (8.59%) JavaScript
18 17 (8.59%) UNIX
18 17 (8.59%) Windows
18 17 (8.59%) System Testing
19 16 (8.08%) Python
19 16 (8.08%) C++
20 15 (7.58%) Line Management
20 15 (7.58%) People Management
21 14 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
21 14 (7.07%) Mentoring

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (1.52%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.52%) Apache
2 1 (0.51%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (3.03%) MS Office
1 6 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.01%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.52%) SaaS
2 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.03%) Internet
2 1 (0.51%) DHCP
2 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.01%) MySQL
4 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.51%) Big Data
4 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (17.17%) JIRA
2 25 (12.63%) Selenium
3 10 (5.05%) Subversion
3 10 (5.05%) WebDriver
4 9 (4.55%) TeamCity
5 8 (4.04%) JMeter
5 8 (4.04%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.52%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.52%) Calabash
8 3 (1.52%) eggPlant
8 3 (1.52%) Xcode
8 3 (1.52%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.01%) Ant
9 2 (1.01%) JUnit
9 2 (1.01%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.01%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.51%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.51%) FitNesse
General
1 44 (22.22%) Finance
2 31 (15.66%) Retail
3 30 (15.15%) Banking
4 8 (4.04%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.54%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.53%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.02%) Publishing
7 4 (2.02%) Marketing
8 3 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.01%) Games
9 2 (1.01%) Electronics
9 2 (1.01%) Legal
9 2 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.51%) Law
10 1 (0.51%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.06%) HTML
2 9 (4.55%) XML Schema
2 9 (4.55%) XML
3 8 (4.04%) .NET
4 5 (2.53%) Web Services
4 5 (2.53%) JSP
4 5 (2.53%) DHTML
5 3 (1.52%) WCF
5 3 (1.52%) SOAP
6 2 (1.01%) CSS
6 2 (1.01%) LAMP
6 2 (1.01%) WPF
6 2 (1.01%) Silverlight
6 2 (1.01%) HTML5
6 2 (1.01%) REST
7 1 (0.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.06%) Statistics
3 11 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.05%) Visualisation
5 6 (3.03%) Open Source
6 5 (2.53%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.01%) DTV
8 2 (1.01%) EPoS
8 2 (1.01%) Derivative
9 1 (0.51%) Social Media
9 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.51%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.51%) Interactive TV
9 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.51%) BBC
9 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.59%) UNIX
1 17 (8.59%) Windows
2 6 (3.03%) Linux
3 3 (1.52%) Android
3 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (21.72%) Test Management
3 38 (19.19%) Software Testing
4 29 (14.65%) Test Automation
5 28 (14.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (13.64%) Test Strategy
6 27 (13.64%) Automated Testing
7 20 (10.10%) Scrum
8 19 (9.60%) TDD
9 18 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (8.59%) System Testing
11 15 (7.58%) Line Management
11 15 (7.58%) People Management
12 14 (7.07%) Mentoring
12 14 (7.07%) Manual Testing
12 14 (7.07%) Regression Testing
13 13 (6.57%) Risk Management
14 12 (6.06%) Data Management
14 12 (6.06%) Project Management
14 12 (6.06%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.13%) SQL
2 17 (8.59%) JavaScript
3 16 (8.08%) Python
3 16 (8.08%) C++
4 12 (6.06%) C#
4 12 (6.06%) Java
4 12 (6.06%) PHP
5 6 (3.03%) Ruby
6 4 (2.02%) C
6 4 (2.02%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 41 (20.71%) ISEB
2 38 (19.19%) ISTQB
3 27 (13.64%) Degree
4 5 (2.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (1.52%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.01%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.51%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (3.03%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.53%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.01%) TickIT
5 2 (1.01%) WAI
6 1 (0.51%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 3 (1.52%) cPanel
2 2 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.54%) HP
3 6 (3.03%) Oracle
4 2 (1.01%) Pegasus
4 2 (1.01%) Sage
4 2 (1.01%) SAP
5 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.51%) Epicor
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: 41000-46000 Per Annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Salary: £47500
Posted: 23 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + pension, bonus, private health
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + 15% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £38,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Boston Hale
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Group
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Central Scotland
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: 40000-46000 Per Annum
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + 15% bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
Loughborough
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 21 days ago