The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £45,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 137 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 2 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.10% 0.12% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.13% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 0
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% -  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +12.35%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1866 2340 1779
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 97.04% 95.04% 97.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1549 1760 1452
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured QA Leader in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, 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 9 (100.00%) QA
1 9 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 6 (66.67%) Selenium
3 5 (55.56%) Load Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Kanban
3 5 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (55.56%) JSON
3 5 (55.56%) REST
3 5 (55.56%) Functional Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
3 5 (55.56%) SOAP
3 5 (55.56%) Tomcat
3 5 (55.56%) DSDM
3 5 (55.56%) JMeter
3 5 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (55.56%) Scrum
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) Software Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB
4 3 (33.33%) JUnit
4 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC

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 5 (55.56%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 6 (66.67%) Selenium
3 5 (55.56%) JMeter
3 5 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
4 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 3 (33.33%) JUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) JSON
1 5 (55.56%) REST
1 5 (55.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) DSDM
1 5 (55.56%) Functional Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Kanban
1 5 (55.56%) Load Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Non-Functional Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Scrum
1 5 (55.56%) Software Delivery
1 5 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) BDD
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA