The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 219 203 205
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 7 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.13% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 3
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% +20.96%
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +8.33%
QA Leader
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5337 5127 5166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.86% 95.42% 94.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4439 4248 4386
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Leader in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

QA Leader
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Leader across the West Midlands region.

QA Leader Salary Trend in the West Midlands

QA Leader
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Leader across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

QA Leader Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

QA Leader
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Solihull - 5 £32,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £42,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £41,000 -
QA Leader
England

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited QA Leader 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 Leader in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
4 5 (41.67%) ISEB
4 5 (41.67%) Project Management
4 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
6 3 (25.00%) SDLC
7 2 (16.67%) Black-Box Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Time Management
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) .NET
7 2 (16.67%) Retail
8 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (8.33%) LAMP
8 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
8 1 (8.33%) Selenium
8 1 (8.33%) Oracle
8 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
8 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
8 1 (8.33%) Web Services
8 1 (8.33%) Linux
8 1 (8.33%) MS Excel

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited QA Leader 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 Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (8.33%) Behat
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) LAMP
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Project Management
2 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) Black-Box Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Time Management
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Product Management
6 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (8.33%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (41.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat