Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 17 November 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 251 264
Rank change year-on-year +69 +13 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 51 17 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.98% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.26% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 43 14 12
East Midlands median annual salary £57,500 £38,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +48.39% -8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £43,200 £29,000 £27,375
90th Percentile £65,000 £48,375 £44,875
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 5062 6423 7289
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.29% 97.69% 97.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4217 5081 5926
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,650 £23,935 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Leader in the East Midlands

QA Leader
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Salary trend for QA Leader in the East Midlands

QA Leader
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Leader in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Leader in the East Midlands

QA Leader
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +50 41 £57,500 +64.29% 1
Northamptonshire - 9 £47,500 -
Derbyshire -3 1 - -
QA Leader
England

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 East Midlands region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 51 (100.00%) QA
2 44 (86.27%) Test Automation
3 33 (64.71%) Java
4 27 (52.94%) Manual Testing
5 24 (47.06%) Selenium
6 20 (39.22%) Web Services
7 19 (37.25%) Scrum
8 18 (35.29%) WebDriver
9 16 (31.37%) Regression Testing
10 15 (29.41%) ISTQB
11 12 (23.53%) Windows
11 12 (23.53%) Open Source
11 12 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (19.61%) Software Testing
12 10 (19.61%) C#
12 10 (19.61%) RAD
12 10 (19.61%) Defect Management
12 10 (19.61%) SDLC
12 10 (19.61%) Functional Testing
13 9 (17.65%) Cucumber
13 9 (17.65%) BDD
13 9 (17.65%) QA Automation
13 9 (17.65%) Project Management
14 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
14 8 (15.69%) Technical Architecture
14 8 (15.69%) Degree
14 8 (15.69%) Telecoms
14 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (15.69%) Performance Management
14 8 (15.69%) Non-Functional Testing

QA Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 24 (47.06%) Selenium
2 18 (35.29%) WebDriver
3 9 (17.65%) Cucumber
4 7 (13.73%) SoapUI
5 4 (7.84%) JMeter
6 3 (5.88%) Appium
6 3 (5.88%) Calabash
General
1 8 (15.69%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.80%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (39.22%) Web Services
2 4 (7.84%) .NET
3 3 (5.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (86.27%) Test Automation
2 27 (52.94%) Manual Testing
3 19 (37.25%) Scrum
4 16 (31.37%) Regression Testing
5 12 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (23.53%) Open Source
6 10 (19.61%) Defect Management
6 10 (19.61%) Functional Testing
6 10 (19.61%) RAD
6 10 (19.61%) SDLC
6 10 (19.61%) Software Testing
7 9 (17.65%) BDD
7 9 (17.65%) Project Management
7 9 (17.65%) QA Automation
8 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (15.69%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (15.69%) Performance Management
8 8 (15.69%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (13.73%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (9.80%) OO
Programming Languages
1 33 (64.71%) Java
2 10 (19.61%) C#
3 3 (5.88%) Python
3 3 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (29.41%) ISTQB
2 8 (15.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (100.00%) QA