Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Lead
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 199 190
Rank change year-on-year +25 -9 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 11 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.30% 0.27% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.28% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 8
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.10% +7.06% +13.33%
10th Percentile £40,750 £36,600 £41,250
90th Percentile £63,000 £65,000 £43,750
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +13.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3,545 4,243 3,633
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 97.01% 97.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2,693 3,172 3,066
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured QA Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for QA Leader in Birmingham

QA Leader
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for QA Leader in Birmingham

QA Leader
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Leader in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for QA Leader in Birmingham

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, QA Leader 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 across the Birmingham region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
1 11 (100.00%) QA
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) WebDriver
3 7 (63.64%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (45.45%) JMeter
4 5 (45.45%) QA Automation
5 4 (36.36%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (36.36%) TDD
5 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
5 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Time Management
6 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
6 3 (27.27%) Java
6 3 (27.27%) SQL
6 3 (27.27%) SOAP
6 3 (27.27%) TestRail
7 2 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 2 (18.18%) ISEB
7 2 (18.18%) Games
7 2 (18.18%) Apache
7 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
7 2 (18.18%) REST
7 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing

QA Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
2 7 (63.64%) WebDriver
3 5 (45.45%) JMeter
4 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
4 3 (27.27%) TestRail
5 2 (18.18%) JIRA
6 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
6 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
6 1 (9.09%) IntelliJ
6 1 (9.09%) JBehave
6 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
6 1 (9.09%) Maven
6 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
6 1 (9.09%) Subversion
6 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
6 1 (9.09%) WATIR
General
1 2 (18.18%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) SOAP
2 2 (18.18%) REST
3 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
3 1 (9.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) QA Automation
4 4 (36.36%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (36.36%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 4 (36.36%) Time Management
4 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
5 2 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Collateral Management
6 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
6 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 1 (9.09%) SDLC
6 1 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) Perl
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA