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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 738 707 695
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 164 219 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 133 157 174
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,500 £40,600
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £76,750
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £52,500 £49,250
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.59%

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
104155 109749 101582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86857 88754 84247
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -27 157 £57,500 +4.54% 10
London -27 73 £68,750 +14.58% 2
South East -25 42 £61,250 +6.52% 4
Berkshire +13 16 £55,000 +15.78% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 12 £62,500 -3.84%
South West -19 12 £40,750 -18.50%
Milton Keynes - 10 £62,500 -
Hampshire +26 9 £60,000 - 1
Yorkshire +18 9 £55,000 +29.41%
West Yorkshire +15 9 £55,000 +29.41%
Reading +9 9 £55,000 +4.76% 1
City of London +8 8 £72,500 +7.40%
East of England +2 8 £52,500 -8.69% 2
Bradford - 8 £55,000 -
Gloucestershire - 8 £42,500 -
Manchester +7 7 £45,000 -10.00%
North West -3 7 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Tewkesbury - 7 £42,500 -
Glasgow +14 6 £50,000 -28.57%
Scotland +4 6 £50,000 -
Basingstoke - 6 £55,499 -
West Midlands -11 4 £49,500 +4.21% 1
Cambridgeshire +26 3 £50,000 - 1
Docklands, London +4 3 £90,000 +5.88%
Oxfordshire +3 3 £45,000 +38.46%
Bristol -10 3 £30,000 -
Salford - 3 £45,000 -
Surbiton - 3 £52,500 -
Bedfordshire +8 2 - -
Luton +6 2 - -

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 268 (100.00%) QA
2 137 (51.12%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (29.48%) Test Management
4 68 (25.37%) Test Strategy
5 67 (25.00%) Finance
6 54 (20.15%) Selenium
7 51 (19.03%) Banking
7 51 (19.03%) Project Management
8 48 (17.91%) ISTQB
9 45 (16.79%) Test Automation
10 44 (16.42%) SDLC
11 42 (15.67%) Java
12 39 (14.55%) Regression Testing
13 38 (14.18%) Scrum
13 38 (14.18%) TDD
14 36 (13.43%) Software Testing
15 34 (12.69%) Stakeholder Management
16 32 (11.94%) Automated Testing
16 32 (11.94%) Degree
17 29 (10.82%) Test Scripting
17 29 (10.82%) Mentoring
18 28 (10.45%) Continuous Improvement
18 28 (10.45%) BDD
18 28 (10.45%) Microsoft
19 27 (10.07%) User Acceptance Testing
19 27 (10.07%) JIRA
20 26 (9.70%) Windows
21 25 (9.33%) SQL
21 25 (9.33%) ISEB
21 25 (9.33%) Investment Banking

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 9 (3.36%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.87%) nginx
2 5 (1.87%) Confluence
3 3 (1.12%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.75%) CMS
4 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.75%) IIS
4 2 (0.75%) JBoss
5 1 (0.37%) MTS
5 1 (0.37%) SAS
5 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (5.22%) MS Office
2 8 (2.99%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.49%) MS Project
4 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.49%) Endur
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.49%) SaaS
2 2 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.75%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.61%) Internet
2 5 (1.87%) Broadband
3 2 (0.75%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.75%) Firewall
3 2 (0.75%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.99%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.12%) MySQL
3 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.12%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.75%) MS Access
4 2 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 54 (20.15%) Selenium
2 27 (10.07%) JIRA
3 23 (8.58%) Cucumber
4 21 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (6.34%) WebDriver
6 12 (4.48%) Jenkins
7 10 (3.73%) SpecFlow
7 10 (3.73%) Visual Studio
8 8 (2.99%) Maven
9 7 (2.61%) HP UFT
9 7 (2.61%) LoadRunner
9 7 (2.61%) JMeter
10 6 (2.24%) SoapUI
10 6 (2.24%) Git (software)
11 5 (1.87%) Ant
11 5 (1.87%) QADirector
12 4 (1.49%) TestDirector
12 4 (1.49%) JUnit
13 3 (1.12%) FitNesse
13 3 (1.12%) jMock
General
1 67 (25.00%) Finance
2 51 (19.03%) Banking
3 25 (9.33%) Investment Banking
4 17 (6.34%) Retail
5 11 (4.10%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.36%) Front Office
7 7 (2.61%) Legal
8 6 (2.24%) Marketing
9 5 (1.87%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.87%) Advertising
9 5 (1.87%) Law
9 5 (1.87%) Back Office
10 4 (1.49%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.49%) Publishing
11 1 (0.37%) Games
11 1 (0.37%) Billing
11 1 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Electronics
11 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.96%) HTML
2 21 (7.84%) FIX Protocol
3 19 (7.09%) Web Services
4 14 (5.22%) .NET
5 13 (4.85%) SOAP
6 12 (4.48%) HTML5
7 11 (4.10%) XML
8 6 (2.24%) REST
9 5 (1.87%) Gherkin
10 4 (1.49%) FpML
10 4 (1.49%) RESTful
11 3 (1.12%) Drools
11 3 (1.12%) Hibernate
11 3 (1.12%) Spring
11 3 (1.12%) Flash
12 2 (0.75%) Silverlight
12 2 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
13 1 (0.37%) Velocity
13 1 (0.37%) LAMP
13 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 16 (5.97%) Computer Science
3 16 (5.97%) Mobile App
4 14 (5.22%) Equities
5 12 (4.48%) Fixed Income
6 9 (3.36%) Client/Server
6 9 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.99%) Derivative
8 5 (1.87%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.49%) SWIFT
10 3 (1.12%) New Media
10 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.75%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.37%) iPad
12 1 (0.37%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.37%) Equity Derivative
12 1 (0.37%) 3D Graphics
12 1 (0.37%) Biometrics
12 1 (0.37%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.70%) Windows
2 14 (5.22%) Linux
3 8 (2.99%) UNIX
4 7 (2.61%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.24%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.24%) Android
6 4 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (51.12%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (29.48%) Test Management
3 68 (25.37%) Test Strategy
4 51 (19.03%) Project Management
5 45 (16.79%) Test Automation
6 44 (16.42%) SDLC
7 39 (14.55%) Regression Testing
8 38 (14.18%) TDD
8 38 (14.18%) Scrum
9 36 (13.43%) Software Testing
10 34 (12.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 32 (11.94%) Automated Testing
12 29 (10.82%) Mentoring
12 29 (10.82%) Test Scripting
13 28 (10.45%) BDD
13 28 (10.45%) Continuous Improvement
14 27 (10.07%) User Acceptance Testing
15 25 (9.33%) Manual Testing
16 24 (8.96%) E-Commerce
17 20 (7.46%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (15.67%) Java
2 25 (9.33%) SQL
3 16 (5.97%) C#
4 9 (3.36%) Python
5 8 (2.99%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.61%) PHP
7 5 (1.87%) Ruby
8 4 (1.49%) C
9 3 (1.12%) Groovy
9 3 (1.12%) C++
10 1 (0.37%) PHP5
10 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 48 (17.91%) ISTQB
2 32 (11.94%) Degree
3 25 (9.33%) ISEB
4 12 (4.48%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 9 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (2.24%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.75%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.37%) HND
10 1 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (4.48%) ISO 9001
3 11 (4.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.49%) ISO 9000
5 3 (1.12%) COBIT
6 2 (0.75%) SLA
6 2 (0.75%) TickIT
6 2 (0.75%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.75%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.37%) EMIR
7 1 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.37%) MiFID
7 1 (0.37%) WAI
Systems Management
1 15 (5.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (10.45%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.34%) Oracle
3 12 (4.48%) HP
4 4 (1.49%) OpenLink
5 3 (1.12%) Splunk
5 3 (1.12%) AppDynamics
6 2 (0.75%) Citrix
6 2 (0.75%) SAP
7 1 (0.37%) Charles River
7 1 (0.37%) Sun
7 1 (0.37%) Murex
7 1 (0.37%) Calypso
7 1 (0.37%) Telerik
7 1 (0.37%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.37%) Wall Street Systems
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Crewe
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £42,000 to £50,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Berkshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £70k DoE + top package
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago