The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £52,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 26 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
England / East of England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 253 259 296
Rank change year-on-year +6 +37  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 9 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.14% 0.074% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.077% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 2
Median salary £52,000 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,650 £27,500 £47,750
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £50,000 £49,750
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 East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6051 6484 7998
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 97.20% 96.19% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4956 5512 6599
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
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 East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Leader in the East of England

QA Leader
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for QA Leader in the East of England

QA Leader
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Leader in the East of England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Leader in the East of England

QA Leader
Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire - 5 £52,000 - 3
Hertfordshire -4 3 £80,000 +60.00%
Essex -4 1 £47,500 -5.00%
QA Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 East of England region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) QA
2 22 (95.65%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (86.96%) Selenium
4 15 (65.22%) ISTQB
5 14 (60.87%) Test Automation
6 12 (52.17%) Software Testing
7 10 (43.48%) Test Strategy
7 10 (43.48%) WebDriver
7 10 (43.48%) JIRA
8 9 (39.13%) Cucumber
9 8 (34.78%) ISEB
10 7 (30.43%) .NET
11 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
12 5 (21.74%) BDD
13 4 (17.39%) Fintech
13 4 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
13 4 (17.39%) Java
13 4 (17.39%) SQL
13 4 (17.39%) Finance
13 4 (17.39%) TDD
14 3 (13.04%) Scrum
14 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
14 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
14 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
14 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
14 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
14 3 (13.04%) SDLC
15 2 (8.70%) QA Automation
15 2 (8.70%) JBehave

QA Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (8.70%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 20 (86.96%) Selenium
2 10 (43.48%) JIRA
2 10 (43.48%) WebDriver
3 9 (39.13%) Cucumber
4 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
5 2 (8.70%) JBehave
5 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.70%) Robot Framework
5 2 (8.70%) Subversion
6 1 (4.35%) eggPlant
6 1 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
6 1 (4.35%) YouTrack
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Publishing
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Italian Language
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Fintech
2 2 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (60.87%) Test Automation
3 12 (52.17%) Software Testing
4 10 (43.48%) Test Strategy
5 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
6 5 (21.74%) BDD
7 4 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (17.39%) TDD
8 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
8 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Scrum
8 3 (13.04%) SDLC
8 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (8.70%) DevOps
9 2 (8.70%) People Management
9 2 (8.70%) QA Automation
9 2 (8.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) ISTQB
2 8 (34.78%) ISEB
3 2 (8.70%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k DoE + options
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago