Period
to 27 July 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 203 -
Rank change year-on-year +27 - +180
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 11 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.28% 0.23% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.24% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 0
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
West Midlands median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% +9.76% -8.89%

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 3731 4611 3738
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.53% 95.64% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3105 3463 3079
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £68,750
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 11 (100.00%) QA
1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) TestRail
3 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (72.73%) Cucumber
3 8 (72.73%) JIRA
3 8 (72.73%) Manual Testing
4 7 (63.64%) Games
4 7 (63.64%) ISTQB
4 7 (63.64%) ISEB
4 7 (63.64%) WebDriver
4 7 (63.64%) System Integration Testing
4 7 (63.64%) Scenario Testing
5 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
6 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing
6 5 (45.45%) Intranet
6 5 (45.45%) JMeter
6 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
6 5 (45.45%) Statistics
6 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (36.36%) Java
8 3 (27.27%) SQL
8 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
9 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
9 2 (18.18%) SOAP
9 2 (18.18%) Tomcat

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%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
2 9 (81.82%) TestRail
3 8 (72.73%) Cucumber
3 8 (72.73%) JIRA
4 7 (63.64%) WebDriver
5 5 (45.45%) JMeter
6 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
7 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (63.64%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) JSON
1 2 (18.18%) REST
1 2 (18.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Manual Testing
3 7 (63.64%) Scenario Testing
3 7 (63.64%) System Integration Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
5 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Statistics
6 2 (18.18%) DSDM
6 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Kanban
6 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) ISEB
1 7 (63.64%) ISTQB
2 5 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA