Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 23 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 of England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 338 328 377
Rank change year-on-year -10 +49 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 21 38 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.17% 0.29% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.30% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 21 32 17
East of England median annual salary £60,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% +3.45% -17.14%
10th Percentile £47,500 £35,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £47,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.91% +3.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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 of England
Permanent vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 11644 12742 14711
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.45% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 9559 10572 12210
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Essex +35 17 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Hertfordshire -22 2 £80,000 +77.78% 2
Cambridgeshire -22 2 £52,000 -0.95% 1
QA Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 of England region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) QA
1 21 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (90.48%) Selenium
3 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (76.19%) TDD
5 14 (66.67%) SQL
6 11 (52.38%) .NET
6 11 (52.38%) Manual Testing
7 10 (47.62%) C#
8 8 (38.10%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (33.33%) BDD
9 7 (33.33%) WebDriver
9 7 (33.33%) JIRA
9 7 (33.33%) HTML
9 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 7 (33.33%) CSS
9 7 (33.33%) Banking
9 7 (33.33%) Scrum
9 7 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (28.57%) Collaborative Working
10 6 (28.57%) Data Structures
10 6 (28.57%) Code Coverage
10 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
11 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
11 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
11 5 (23.81%) SpecFlow
11 5 (23.81%) User Stories
12 4 (19.05%) Android Development
12 4 (19.05%) iOS Development
12 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing

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 (9.52%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (90.48%) Selenium
2 7 (33.33%) JIRA
2 7 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 5 (23.81%) SpecFlow
4 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
5 2 (9.52%) eggPlant
5 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 2 (9.52%) Mercurial
5 2 (9.52%) Moq
5 2 (9.52%) MSTest
6 1 (4.76%) Bitbucket
General
1 7 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) .NET
2 7 (33.33%) CSS
2 7 (33.33%) HTML
3 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
3 4 (19.05%) HTML5
3 4 (19.05%) jQuery
3 4 (19.05%) WinForms
4 2 (9.52%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (28.57%) Data Structures
3 2 (9.52%) Fintech
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Android
1 4 (19.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (76.19%) TDD
4 11 (52.38%) Manual Testing
5 8 (38.10%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (33.33%) BDD
6 7 (33.33%) Scrum
7 6 (28.57%) Code Coverage
7 6 (28.57%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
8 5 (23.81%) User Stories
9 4 (19.05%) Android Development
9 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
9 4 (19.05%) iOS Development
9 4 (19.05%) OO
10 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (14.29%) OOP
10 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
11 2 (9.52%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) C#
3 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (100.00%) QA