Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 828 818 913
Rank change year-on-year -10 +95 +94
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 330 404 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 270 321 347
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,375 £35,625 £36,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161629 173153 199104
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 130679 146162 166923
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,013 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Leader in England

QA Leader
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for QA Leader in England

QA Leader
Salary Histogram in England

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

Salary histogram for QA Leader in England

QA Leader
Job Locations in 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 England 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
London -50 163 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Midlands +79 70 £57,500 +43.75% 2
East Midlands +69 51 £57,500 +48.39% 1
North of England -29 32 £46,250 +2.78% 2
South East +44 29 £45,000 -10.00% 1
North West -37 23 £47,500 +5.56% 2
East of England -9 20 £60,000 +33.33% 2
West Midlands +15 19 £45,000 +5.88% 1
South West +13 16 £40,000 +8.84%
Yorkshire +28 7 £40,000 -11.11%
North East +13 2 £62,500 +56.25%
QA Leader
UK

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

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 England region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 330 (100.00%) QA
2 253 (76.67%) Test Automation
3 173 (52.42%) Agile Software Development
4 158 (47.88%) Selenium
5 116 (35.15%) Java
6 88 (26.67%) Cucumber
7 85 (25.76%) BDD
8 79 (23.94%) Finance
9 73 (22.12%) Software Testing
9 73 (22.12%) Manual Testing
10 70 (21.21%) Test Strategy
11 69 (20.91%) WebDriver
12 67 (20.30%) JIRA
13 64 (19.39%) Test Scripting
13 64 (19.39%) TDD
14 62 (18.79%) SQL
15 61 (18.48%) Scrum
16 60 (18.18%) Regression Testing
17 54 (16.36%) C#
17 54 (16.36%) Mentoring
18 51 (15.45%) Functional Testing
19 50 (15.15%) ISTQB
20 46 (13.94%) ISEB
21 41 (12.42%) Web Services
22 39 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
23 38 (11.52%) SDLC
24 36 (10.91%) Non-Functional Testing
24 36 (10.91%) .NET
24 36 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
25 35 (10.61%) Scenario Testing

QA Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 13 (3.94%) Confluence
2 6 (1.82%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.91%) Apache
4 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.21%) HFM
1 4 (1.21%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 2 (0.61%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.30%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.61%) BrowserStack
3 2 (0.61%) SaaS
3 2 (0.61%) Slack
4 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.30%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.33%) Intranet
2 8 (2.42%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.61%) HTTP
5 1 (0.30%) Internet
5 1 (0.30%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.30%) SMS
5 1 (0.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.88%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.85%) Big Data
3 9 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.82%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.52%) Power BI
6 4 (1.21%) MySQL
6 4 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.91%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.91%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.61%) QlikView
9 1 (0.30%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.30%) Essbase
9 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 158 (47.88%) Selenium
2 88 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 69 (20.91%) WebDriver
4 67 (20.30%) JIRA
5 27 (8.18%) TestRail
6 26 (7.88%) Jenkins
6 26 (7.88%) SoapUI
7 23 (6.97%) SpecFlow
8 21 (6.36%) JMeter
9 17 (5.15%) FitNesse
10 14 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (3.94%) Git (software)
12 10 (3.03%) Visual Studio
13 7 (2.12%) Appium
13 7 (2.12%) Jasmine
13 7 (2.12%) JUnit
13 7 (2.12%) LoadRunner
13 7 (2.12%) Protractor
14 6 (1.82%) Mocha
14 6 (1.82%) MSTest
General
1 79 (23.94%) Finance
2 32 (9.70%) Games
3 27 (8.18%) Banking
4 18 (5.45%) Retail
5 12 (3.64%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.73%) Advertising
6 9 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.82%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.82%) Russian Language
8 5 (1.52%) Marketing
9 3 (0.91%) Back Office
9 3 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.61%) Publishing
11 1 (0.30%) Automotive
11 1 (0.30%) Law
11 1 (0.30%) Legal
11 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (12.42%) Web Services
2 36 (10.91%) .NET
3 14 (4.24%) HTML
3 14 (4.24%) SOAP
4 13 (3.94%) CSS
5 11 (3.33%) ASP.NET
6 10 (3.03%) REST
7 8 (2.42%) Nightwatchjs
8 7 (2.12%) Gherkin
8 7 (2.12%) jQuery
9 6 (1.82%) Chai
9 6 (1.82%) HTML5
9 6 (1.82%) Kafka
9 6 (1.82%) Node.js
9 6 (1.82%) RESTful
9 6 (1.82%) Spring
9 6 (1.82%) Spring Cloud
9 6 (1.82%) WinForms
10 5 (1.52%) JSON
11 4 (1.21%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (4.85%) Mobile App
4 15 (4.55%) Equities
5 13 (3.94%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.03%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.42%) Derivative
8 7 (2.12%) Data Structures
8 7 (2.12%) Fintech
8 7 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.82%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.52%) User Experience
11 4 (1.21%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.21%) Replication
12 3 (0.91%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.61%) OTC Derivatives
14 1 (0.30%) Algorithms
14 1 (0.30%) iPad
14 1 (0.30%) Reference Data
14 1 (0.30%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.48%) Windows
2 24 (7.27%) Unix
3 20 (6.06%) Linux
4 11 (3.33%) Android
4 11 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.91%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (76.67%) Test Automation
2 173 (52.42%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (25.76%) BDD
4 73 (22.12%) Manual Testing
4 73 (22.12%) Software Testing
5 70 (21.21%) Test Strategy
6 64 (19.39%) TDD
6 64 (19.39%) Test Scripting
7 61 (18.48%) Scrum
8 60 (18.18%) Regression Testing
9 54 (16.36%) Mentoring
10 51 (15.45%) Functional Testing
11 38 (11.52%) SDLC
12 36 (10.91%) Non-Functional Testing
12 36 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
13 35 (10.61%) Scenario Testing
14 34 (10.30%) Integration Testing
15 32 (9.70%) Defect Management
16 28 (8.48%) API Testing
16 28 (8.48%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 116 (35.15%) Java
2 62 (18.79%) SQL
3 54 (16.36%) C#
4 32 (9.70%) JavaScript
5 22 (6.67%) Python
5 22 (6.67%) Ruby
6 17 (5.15%) Groovy
7 6 (1.82%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.21%) Perl
8 4 (1.21%) PHP
8 4 (1.21%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.91%) C++
10 2 (0.61%) Scala
11 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.30%) C
11 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (15.15%) ISTQB
2 46 (13.94%) ISEB
3 32 (9.70%) Degree
4 21 (6.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.21%) ACCA
6 4 (1.21%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.91%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 330 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (3.03%) PMO
3 8 (2.42%) ISO 20022
3 8 (2.42%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.61%) SLA
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.21%) Xen
2 3 (0.91%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.30%) Docker
3 1 (0.30%) LXC
3 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.52%) Puppet
3 3 (0.91%) Ansible
4 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 27 (8.18%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.45%) Oracle
3 5 (1.52%) Tableau
4 4 (1.21%) Capita
4 4 (1.21%) Hyperion
5 3 (0.91%) Cadence
5 3 (0.91%) Sony
5 3 (0.91%) Sophos
6 2 (0.61%) Google
7 1 (0.30%) CA
7 1 (0.30%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.30%) Charles River
7 1 (0.30%) hybris
7 1 (0.30%) IBM
7 1 (0.30%) Mapbox
7 1 (0.30%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.30%) Murex
7 1 (0.30%) Serena