The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Lead
London / City of London
Rank 207 258 306
Rank change year-on-year +51 +48  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 16 16 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.32% 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.24% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 16 16 12
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,750 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £62,500 £64,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 4870 6777 9756
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.94% 95.65% 95.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4470 6059 8310
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Leader in the City of London

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 28 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (71.43%) Selenium
3 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 13 (46.43%) TDD
6 12 (42.86%) BDD
7 11 (39.29%) Jenkins
7 11 (39.29%) Mobile App
7 11 (39.29%) Test Scripting
7 11 (39.29%) QA Automation
8 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
8 10 (35.71%) JMeter
9 8 (28.57%) Retail
9 8 (28.57%) Manual Testing
10 7 (25.00%) Cucumber
10 7 (25.00%) Test Automation
10 7 (25.00%) SQL
10 7 (25.00%) Relational Database
11 6 (21.43%) HTML
11 6 (21.43%) XML
11 6 (21.43%) Linux
11 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
11 6 (21.43%) HTTP
11 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
11 6 (21.43%) Test Management
11 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
11 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
11 6 (21.43%) Coaching
11 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
12 5 (17.86%) GitHub

QA Leader Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (17.86%) CMS
1 5 (17.86%) Confluence
1 5 (17.86%) Sitecore CMS
1 5 (17.86%) Umbraco
2 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) HFM
1 2 (7.14%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) GitHub
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (14.29%) Big Data
2 4 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (10.71%) Power BI
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (71.43%) Selenium
2 14 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 11 (39.29%) Jenkins
4 10 (35.71%) JMeter
5 7 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 5 (17.86%) Bitbucket
6 5 (17.86%) Capybara
6 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
6 5 (17.86%) JIRA
6 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
6 5 (17.86%) WATIR
7 3 (10.71%) SpecFlow
8 2 (7.14%) Appium
9 1 (3.57%) Calabash
9 1 (3.57%) Geb
9 1 (3.57%) gulp
9 1 (3.57%) Spock
9 1 (3.57%) Xcode
General
1 8 (28.57%) Retail
2 5 (17.86%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Front Office
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) HTML
1 6 (21.43%) XML
2 5 (17.86%) SOAP
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.14%) Fintech
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Android
2 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.57%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) TDD
3 12 (42.86%) BDD
4 11 (39.29%) QA Automation
4 11 (39.29%) Test Scripting
5 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
6 8 (28.57%) Manual Testing
7 7 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 6 (21.43%) Coaching
8 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
8 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Test Management
8 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
9 5 (17.86%) Analytics
9 5 (17.86%) Automation Testing
9 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
9 5 (17.86%) Security Testing
9 5 (17.86%) Web Analytics
9 5 (17.86%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) Java
2 5 (17.86%) Ruby
3 4 (14.29%) C#
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) Apple Swift
6 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) ISEB
2 2 (7.14%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) MiFID
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Sitecore
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle
4 3 (10.71%) Tableau
5 2 (7.14%) Hyperion
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