The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 243 296
Rank change year-on-year +43 +53  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 35 15 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.67% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 30 15 19
Median salary £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +8.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,750 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £51,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% +5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4963 6109 9859
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.35% 96.24% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4438 5576 8450
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
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 the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Leader in the City of London

QA Leader
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for QA Leader in the City of London

QA Leader
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Leader in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Leader in the City of London

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 City of London region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 50 (100.00%) QA
2 45 (90.00%) Test Automation
3 39 (78.00%) Selenium
3 39 (78.00%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (64.00%) Mobile App
5 28 (56.00%) Test Scripting
6 27 (54.00%) BDD
6 27 (54.00%) TDD
7 24 (48.00%) WebDriver
8 19 (38.00%) DevOps
9 18 (36.00%) Java
10 17 (34.00%) Manual Testing
11 16 (32.00%) Retail
12 15 (30.00%) C#
12 15 (30.00%) SpecFlow
13 14 (28.00%) Process Improvement
13 14 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 13 (26.00%) Finance
14 13 (26.00%) Software Engineering
14 13 (26.00%) JIRA
15 11 (22.00%) Test Strategy
16 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
16 10 (20.00%) QA Automation
17 9 (18.00%) Jenkins
17 9 (18.00%) Scenario Testing
17 9 (18.00%) E-Commerce
17 9 (18.00%) JMeter
17 9 (18.00%) Confluence
17 9 (18.00%) GitHub
17 9 (18.00%) Bitbucket

QA Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 9 (18.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) HFM
1 3 (6.00%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (18.00%) GitHub
3 6 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.00%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
1 1 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) Big Data
1 8 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.00%) Power BI
3 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (78.00%) Selenium
2 24 (48.00%) WebDriver
3 15 (30.00%) SpecFlow
4 13 (26.00%) JIRA
5 9 (18.00%) Bitbucket
5 9 (18.00%) Jenkins
5 9 (18.00%) JMeter
6 7 (14.00%) Appium
7 6 (12.00%) Calabash
7 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
7 6 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (12.00%) Xcode
8 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
8 2 (4.00%) MSTest
8 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.00%) Capybara
9 1 (2.00%) Geb
9 1 (2.00%) Spock
9 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (32.00%) Retail
2 13 (26.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) RESTful
2 4 (8.00%) HTML
3 3 (6.00%) HTML5
4 2 (4.00%) .NET
4 2 (4.00%) XML
5 1 (2.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.00%) JSON
5 1 (2.00%) SOAP
5 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (64.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) Fintech
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Android
1 6 (12.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 39 (78.00%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (56.00%) Test Scripting
4 27 (54.00%) BDD
4 27 (54.00%) TDD
5 19 (38.00%) DevOps
6 17 (34.00%) Manual Testing
7 14 (28.00%) Process Improvement
8 13 (26.00%) Software Engineering
9 11 (22.00%) Test Strategy
10 10 (20.00%) QA Automation
11 9 (18.00%) E-Commerce
11 9 (18.00%) Scenario Testing
12 8 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (14.00%) Integration Testing
13 7 (14.00%) OOP
14 6 (12.00%) Agile Testing
14 6 (12.00%) Pair Programming
14 6 (12.00%) Performance Testing
14 6 (12.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.00%) Java
2 15 (30.00%) C#
3 8 (16.00%) SQL
4 6 (12.00%) Apple Swift
4 6 (12.00%) Objective-C
5 5 (10.00%) Groovy
6 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) ISEB
2 5 (10.00%) Degree
3 3 (6.00%) ACCA
4 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.00%) Oracle
3 7 (14.00%) Tableau
4 4 (8.00%) Atlassian
5 3 (6.00%) Hyperion
6 1 (2.00%) Sitecore
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Negotiable
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