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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 743 693 749
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 147 209 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 106 188 129
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £39,550 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £80,750 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £48,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.24% -3.00%

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
106438 102688 109004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.55% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 86956 85302 92787
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,500
% 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 22 October 2014 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 22 October 2014. 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 -45 138 £57,500 +4.54% 13
London -24 62 £61,250 -12.50% 5
South East -17 30 £57,500 +21.05%
City of London +8 16 £55,000 -26.66% 3
South West -8 14 £40,000 +3.22% 2
North West -8 14 £50,000 +4.53% 3
Surrey -1 11 £57,500 +9.52%
Manchester -5 9 £50,000 -4.76% 1
East of England -46 8 £68,750 +41.75% 1
Bolton - 8 £50,000 -
Somerset -10 7 £39,500 - 1
Hampshire -15 6 - -
Newport +22 5 - -
South Wales +10 5 - -
Wales +4 5 - -
Essex - 5 £70,000 -
Leatherhead - 5 £57,500 -
Kent +6 4 £70,000 +16.66%
East Midlands -5 4 £50,000 +25.00%
Berkshire -11 4 £52,500 +50.00%
Scotland -2 3 £50,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £60,000 -
Dorset - 3 £50,000 -
Poole - 3 £50,000 -
Nottinghamshire +4 2 £55,000 +37.50%
Nottingham -1 2 £55,000 +37.50%
Reading -5 2 £52,500 +50.00%
Edinburgh -7 2 £47,500 -
Docklands, London -8 2 £85,000 +78.94%
Cambridgeshire -43 2 £45,000 -7.21% 1

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

1 375 (100.00%) QA
2 205 (54.67%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (28.27%) Selenium
4 95 (25.33%) Software Testing
5 93 (24.80%) Scrum
6 84 (22.40%) Test Automation
7 76 (20.27%) User Acceptance Testing
8 74 (19.73%) SQL
9 68 (18.13%) Test Management
10 62 (16.53%) Test Strategy
11 61 (16.27%) Degree
12 60 (16.00%) ISEB
12 60 (16.00%) Finance
13 52 (13.87%) Automated Testing
14 51 (13.60%) JIRA
14 51 (13.60%) Stakeholder Management
15 48 (12.80%) Java
16 47 (12.53%) ISTQB
16 47 (12.53%) Banking
17 44 (11.73%) TDD
17 44 (11.73%) Security Cleared
18 41 (10.93%) Computer Science
19 40 (10.67%) Migration
20 37 (9.87%) WebDriver
20 37 (9.87%) Cucumber
21 36 (9.60%) Security Testing
22 32 (8.53%) Web Services
23 31 (8.27%) Project Management
23 31 (8.27%) Test Scripting
24 28 (7.47%) Data Migration

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 12 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.60%) Confluence
3 3 (0.80%) IIS
3 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.53%) Node.js
4 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 20 (5.33%) MS Office
2 11 (2.93%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.53%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Magento
3 1 (0.27%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.93%) SaaS
2 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.67%) Internet
2 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.27%) LAN
3 1 (0.27%) VoIP
3 1 (0.27%) WAN
3 1 (0.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.93%) MySQL
2 6 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.80%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (0.53%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.53%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.53%) Redis
5 2 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 106 (28.27%) Selenium
2 51 (13.60%) JIRA
3 37 (9.87%) WebDriver
3 37 (9.87%) Cucumber
4 27 (7.20%) Jenkins
5 24 (6.40%) QuickTest Pro
6 20 (5.33%) JUnit
7 16 (4.27%) JMeter
8 14 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (2.13%) SpecFlow
10 7 (1.87%) eggPlant
11 6 (1.60%) SoapUI
11 6 (1.60%) FitNesse
12 5 (1.33%) LoadRunner
12 5 (1.33%) Visual Studio
13 4 (1.07%) JBehave
13 4 (1.07%) Capybara
13 4 (1.07%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.07%) TestDirector
13 4 (1.07%) Xcode
General
1 60 (16.00%) Finance
2 47 (12.53%) Banking
3 26 (6.93%) Retail
3 26 (6.93%) Investment Banking
4 14 (3.73%) Front Office
5 11 (2.93%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.13%) Marketing
7 8 (2.13%) Publishing
7 8 (2.13%) Games
7 8 (2.13%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.07%) Military
8 4 (1.07%) Law
9 3 (0.80%) Advertising
9 3 (0.80%) Legal
9 3 (0.80%) Electronics
10 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.53%) Web Services
2 17 (4.53%) XML
2 17 (4.53%) LAMP
3 16 (4.27%) .NET
4 10 (2.67%) HTML
5 6 (1.60%) DHTML
5 6 (1.60%) JSP
6 4 (1.07%) HTML5
6 4 (1.07%) Django
7 3 (0.80%) XML Schema
7 3 (0.80%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.53%) REST
8 2 (0.53%) RESTful
8 2 (0.53%) SOAP
9 1 (0.27%) Velocity
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.27%) JSON
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.93%) Computer Science
2 24 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.07%) Derivative
4 14 (3.73%) Open Source
5 12 (3.20%) Statistics
6 10 (2.67%) Visualisation
7 9 (2.40%) Equity Derivative
8 8 (2.13%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.87%) Equities
10 5 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.33%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.33%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.33%) Physics
10 5 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.07%) iPad
11 4 (1.07%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.07%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.80%) BBC
12 3 (0.80%) DTV
12 3 (0.80%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.40%) Linux
2 23 (6.13%) Windows
3 12 (3.20%) UNIX
4 5 (1.33%) Android
5 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (54.67%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (25.33%) Software Testing
3 93 (24.80%) Scrum
4 84 (22.40%) Test Automation
5 76 (20.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 68 (18.13%) Test Management
7 62 (16.53%) Test Strategy
8 52 (13.87%) Automated Testing
9 51 (13.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 44 (11.73%) TDD
11 40 (10.67%) Migration
12 36 (9.60%) Security Testing
13 31 (8.27%) Project Management
13 31 (8.27%) Test Scripting
14 28 (7.47%) Data Migration
14 28 (7.47%) Line Management
15 26 (6.93%) Regression Testing
15 26 (6.93%) Manual Testing
15 26 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (6.93%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (19.73%) SQL
2 48 (12.80%) Java
3 28 (7.47%) JavaScript
3 28 (7.47%) PHP
4 27 (7.20%) Python
5 21 (5.60%) C#
6 16 (4.27%) C++
7 14 (3.73%) Perl
8 12 (3.20%) Ruby
9 8 (2.13%) VB
10 5 (1.33%) C
11 2 (0.53%) Scala
11 2 (0.53%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.27%) Jython
Qualifications
1 61 (16.27%) Degree
2 60 (16.00%) ISEB
3 47 (12.53%) ISTQB
4 44 (11.73%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.13%) CSQE
7 4 (1.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.80%) PMP
8 3 (0.80%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.53%) AAT
9 2 (0.53%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.53%) HND
10 1 (0.27%) CISSP
10 1 (0.27%) CISM
10 1 (0.27%) CSQA
10 1 (0.27%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.27%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 375 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (5.33%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.60%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.33%) TickIT
6 2 (0.53%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (4.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.27%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 20 (5.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.93%) Oracle
3 9 (2.40%) HP
4 5 (1.33%) SAP
5 2 (0.53%) Sage
5 2 (0.53%) Epicor
6 1 (0.27%) Progress
6 1 (0.27%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.27%) Avaya
6 1 (0.27%) Informatica
6 1 (0.27%) Sybase
6 1 (0.27%) VMware
6 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.27%) Google
6 1 (0.27%) Green Hat
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Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum £40-55K PA
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
iKonnect
Salary: £100000 per annum + EXCELLENT BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 20 hours ago
Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Salary: £45 - £55 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Castleford, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Vodafone
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 11 days ago
Wiltshire
Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago