The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had QA Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 819 833 733
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -100
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 113 145 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 93 117 207
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.91% +1.00%

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
94522 107194 114726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79692 88358 93874
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured QA Manager in the job title.

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 29 June 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 110 £55,000 - 9
London +4 51 £65,000 +4.00% 2
South East +35 23 £55,000 +22.22% 4
East Midlands - 13 £37,500 -
North West +35 8 £51,000 +21.42%
Hampshire -3 7 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Fareham -6 7 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Leicestershire - 7 £37,500 -
Berkshire +23 6 £50,000 -
Loughborough - 6 £37,500 -
East of England +29 5 £50,000 -20.00% 1
Surrey +22 5 £67,500 +35.00%
Nottinghamshire - 5 £65,000 -
Manchester -1 4 £51,000 +7.36%
Birmingham -10 4 £37,500 -37.50% 1
West Midlands -23 4 £37,500 -42.30% 2
Bracknell - 4 £50,000 -
Nottingham - 4 £67,500 -
South West +21 3 £47,500 +14.45%
Hertfordshire - 3 £50,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £50,000 -
City of London +45 2 £80,000 +23.07% 1
Liverpool - 2 £32,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £55,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £32,500 -
North East - 2 £55,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £55,000 -
Wimbledon - 2 £36,000 -
Milton Keynes +24 1 £37,500 -40.00%
Buckinghamshire +22 1 £37,500 -40.00%

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, QA Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring QA Manager in the job title.

1 264 (100.00%) QA
2 115 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (25.38%) Finance
4 59 (22.35%) Test Strategy
4 59 (22.35%) SDLC
5 47 (17.80%) Test Management
6 40 (15.15%) Test Planning
6 40 (15.15%) Software Testing
7 39 (14.77%) ISTQB
7 39 (14.77%) System Testing
8 36 (13.64%) ISEB
9 35 (13.26%) Project Management
10 34 (12.88%) User Acceptance Testing
10 34 (12.88%) Selenium
11 33 (12.50%) Automated Testing
12 32 (12.12%) Defect Management
12 32 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
13 30 (11.36%) Regression Testing
13 30 (11.36%) Integration Testing
13 30 (11.36%) Test Automation
13 30 (11.36%) BDD
14 29 (10.98%) Cucumber
14 29 (10.98%) Quality Management
14 29 (10.98%) Java
15 28 (10.61%) TDD
15 28 (10.61%) Performance Testing
16 26 (9.85%) Manual Testing
17 24 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
17 24 (9.09%) People Management
17 24 (9.09%) Mentoring

QA Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.76%) CMS
2 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.03%) MS Office
3 6 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (5.68%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.38%) Magento
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.38%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.03%) SaaS
2 2 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.89%) Internet
2 3 (1.14%) Firewall
3 1 (0.38%) DVB
3 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.76%) DataStage
2 2 (0.76%) DB2
2 2 (0.76%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.38%) Power BI
3 1 (0.38%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 34 (12.88%) Selenium
2 29 (10.98%) Cucumber
3 22 (8.33%) JIRA
4 11 (4.17%) HP UFT
5 9 (3.41%) WebDriver
6 7 (2.65%) LoadRunner
6 7 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.89%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.89%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.76%) Appium
8 2 (0.76%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.76%) FitNesse
8 2 (0.76%) JMeter
8 2 (0.76%) Jtest
8 2 (0.76%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.76%) TestComplete
8 2 (0.76%) TestRail
9 1 (0.38%) Bower
9 1 (0.38%) Protractor
9 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 67 (25.38%) Finance
2 22 (8.33%) Banking
3 18 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 16 (6.06%) Manufacturing
5 15 (5.68%) Retail
6 14 (5.30%) Marketing
6 14 (5.30%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (4.17%) Games
8 8 (3.03%) Financial Institution
9 6 (2.27%) Electronics
9 6 (2.27%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.89%) Law
11 4 (1.52%) Automotive
12 3 (1.14%) Billing
13 2 (0.76%) German Language
13 2 (0.76%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.38%) Advertising
14 1 (0.38%) Front Office
14 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.55%) .NET
2 11 (4.17%) Web Services
3 10 (3.79%) HTML
4 7 (2.65%) Gherkin
5 5 (1.89%) CSS
5 5 (1.89%) HTML5
6 4 (1.52%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (1.14%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.76%) Apache CXF
8 2 (0.76%) AppFabric
8 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.76%) CSS3
8 2 (0.76%) Flash
8 2 (0.76%) RESTful
8 2 (0.76%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.76%) XML
9 1 (0.38%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.38%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.71%) Data Centre
3 15 (5.68%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (4.92%) User Experience
5 9 (3.41%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.03%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.27%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.89%) Internet of Things
9 3 (1.14%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.76%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.76%) Fintech
10 2 (0.76%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.76%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.38%) Artificial Intelligence
11 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.38%) Derivative
11 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.38%) OTC Derivatives
11 1 (0.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.95%) Windows
2 5 (1.89%) Unix
3 2 (0.76%) Linux
4 1 (0.38%) Android
4 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (22.35%) SDLC
2 59 (22.35%) Test Strategy
3 47 (17.80%) Test Management
4 40 (15.15%) Software Testing
4 40 (15.15%) Test Planning
5 39 (14.77%) System Testing
6 35 (13.26%) Project Management
7 34 (12.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 33 (12.50%) Automated Testing
9 32 (12.12%) Defect Management
10 30 (11.36%) BDD
10 30 (11.36%) Integration Testing
10 30 (11.36%) Regression Testing
10 30 (11.36%) Test Automation
11 29 (10.98%) Quality Management
12 28 (10.61%) Performance Testing
12 28 (10.61%) TDD
13 26 (9.85%) Manual Testing
14 24 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (10.98%) Java
2 18 (6.82%) C
3 15 (5.68%) SQL
4 12 (4.55%) C#
4 12 (4.55%) Ruby
5 7 (2.65%) Groovy
6 6 (2.27%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.27%) Python
7 3 (1.14%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.76%) C++
9 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (14.77%) ISTQB
2 36 (13.64%) ISEB
3 20 (7.58%) Degree
4 16 (6.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (1.89%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) ISACA
6 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 264 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (5.30%) GAMP
3 3 (1.14%) GMP
3 3 (1.14%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.76%) COBIT
4 2 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.38%) ISO 14000
5 1 (0.38%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.38%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.38%) SLA
5 1 (0.38%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (3.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (7.95%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.44%) HP
3 15 (5.68%) SAP
4 6 (2.27%) Oracle
5 5 (1.89%) Cognizant
6 3 (1.14%) IBM
7 2 (0.76%) Apple
7 2 (0.76%) IBM Sterling
7 2 (0.76%) Informatica
7 2 (0.76%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.38%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.38%) ATG
8 1 (0.38%) Demandware
8 1 (0.38%) Empirix
8 1 (0.38%) hybris
8 1 (0.38%) New Relic
8 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.38%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.38%) Tableau
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