The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 710 779 828
Rank change year-on-year +69 +49  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 149 156 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 133 141 99
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.63% +1.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 77326 94599 97418
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.30% 96.46% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 64770 80048 80399
Median salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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
London +58 79 £60,000 -5.88% 11
East of England +46 15 £45,000 +63.63% 1
East Midlands +18 15 £37,500 -
South East +52 14 £53,250 +6.50% 1
South West +39 9 £37,500 -25.00%
Yorkshire +34 8 £48,500 +7.77%
West Midlands +14 7 £45,500 +7.05% 3
North West -23 2 £40,000 -16.66%
QA Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 327 (100.00%) QA
2 216 (66.06%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (55.96%) Selenium
4 89 (27.22%) Automated Testing
5 86 (26.30%) Test Strategy
6 84 (25.69%) WebDriver
7 77 (23.55%) Test Automation
8 75 (22.94%) Java
9 69 (21.10%) Cucumber
9 69 (21.10%) BDD
10 64 (19.57%) Automation Testing
10 64 (19.57%) Scrum
10 64 (19.57%) Finance
11 61 (18.65%) Test Scripting
12 59 (18.04%) Manual Testing
12 59 (18.04%) Software Testing
13 56 (17.13%) TDD
14 52 (15.90%) SQL
14 52 (15.90%) ISTQB
15 51 (15.60%) JIRA
16 50 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
17 47 (14.37%) Mobile App
18 45 (13.76%) C#
19 42 (12.84%) Performance Testing
20 41 (12.54%) ISEB
20 41 (12.54%) Mentoring
21 39 (11.93%) .NET
22 38 (11.62%) Linux
23 36 (11.01%) Regression Testing
23 36 (11.01%) SQL Server

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 12 (3.67%) Confluence
2 10 (3.06%) Apache
3 7 (2.14%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.83%) CMS
5 5 (1.53%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (1.53%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.61%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 18 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.22%) MS Office
4 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.61%) HFM
3 2 (0.61%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 1 (0.31%) Magento
4 1 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.20%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.98%) SaaS
4 8 (2.45%) Force.com
5 6 (1.83%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.83%) HTTP
2 5 (1.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.81%) Big Data
3 13 (3.98%) MySQL
4 12 (3.67%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.45%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.53%) Power BI
8 4 (1.22%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.22%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.92%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.31%) DataStage
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 183 (55.96%) Selenium
2 84 (25.69%) WebDriver
3 69 (21.10%) Cucumber
4 51 (15.60%) JIRA
5 36 (11.01%) Jenkins
6 32 (9.79%) JMeter
7 29 (8.87%) Git (software)
8 20 (6.12%) SpecFlow
9 19 (5.81%) SoapUI
10 17 (5.20%) Appium
10 17 (5.20%) HP UFT
11 15 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (4.28%) Robot Framework
13 13 (3.98%) Visual Studio
14 12 (3.67%) TeamCity
15 10 (3.06%) Calabash
15 10 (3.06%) Maven
16 9 (2.75%) Capybara
16 9 (2.75%) WATIR
17 8 (2.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 64 (19.57%) Finance
2 20 (6.12%) Retail
3 18 (5.50%) Banking
4 13 (3.98%) Marketing
5 6 (1.83%) Games
5 6 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.22%) Law
7 3 (0.92%) Advertising
7 3 (0.92%) Legal
8 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Front Office
9 1 (0.31%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (11.93%) .NET
2 25 (7.65%) Gherkin
3 18 (5.50%) SOAP
4 17 (5.20%) HTML
4 17 (5.20%) RESTful
5 13 (3.98%) Web Services
5 13 (3.98%) XML
6 12 (3.67%) J2EE
7 10 (3.06%) CSS
8 9 (2.75%) JSON
9 7 (2.14%) .NET Framework
9 7 (2.14%) AngularJS
9 7 (2.14%) REST
9 7 (2.14%) Spring
10 6 (1.83%) Node.js
11 5 (1.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (1.22%) Apache POI
12 4 (1.22%) HTML5
12 4 (1.22%) JDBC
12 4 (1.22%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (14.37%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.36%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.45%) Fintech
5 7 (2.14%) iPad
6 5 (1.53%) User Experience
7 4 (1.22%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.22%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.92%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.31%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.31%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.31%) Arduino
9 1 (0.31%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.31%) Equities
9 1 (0.31%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.31%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.31%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.31%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.62%) Linux
2 25 (7.65%) Windows
3 21 (6.42%) Unix
4 10 (3.06%) Android
5 9 (2.75%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.14%) Mac OS X
6 7 (2.14%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (66.06%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (27.22%) Automated Testing
3 86 (26.30%) Test Strategy
4 77 (23.55%) Test Automation
5 69 (21.10%) BDD
6 64 (19.57%) Automation Testing
6 64 (19.57%) Scrum
7 61 (18.65%) Test Scripting
8 59 (18.04%) Manual Testing
8 59 (18.04%) Software Testing
9 56 (17.13%) TDD
10 42 (12.84%) Performance Testing
11 41 (12.54%) Mentoring
12 36 (11.01%) Regression Testing
13 35 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (10.70%) Functional Testing
13 35 (10.70%) Test Management
14 34 (10.40%) Kanban
14 34 (10.40%) QA Automation
15 32 (9.79%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 75 (22.94%) Java
2 52 (15.90%) SQL
3 45 (13.76%) C#
4 30 (9.17%) Python
5 23 (7.03%) JavaScript
6 20 (6.12%) Ruby
7 12 (3.67%) PHP
8 9 (2.75%) Groovy
9 8 (2.45%) C++
9 8 (2.45%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.14%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.14%) Perl
11 6 (1.83%) Scala
12 4 (1.22%) C
13 3 (0.92%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.92%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.92%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.61%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.31%) Lua
15 1 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 52 (15.90%) ISTQB
2 41 (12.54%) ISEB
3 31 (9.48%) Degree
4 8 (2.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.92%) CSQA
6 2 (0.61%) ACCA
7 1 (0.31%) HND
7 1 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.31%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 327 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (3.06%) PMO
3 6 (1.83%) SDET
4 2 (0.61%) MiFID
5 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (2.45%) Docker
2 7 (2.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.14%) Ansible
3 3 (0.92%) Capistrano
3 3 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.92%) Puppet
3 3 (0.92%) Salt
4 1 (0.31%) Grafana
4 1 (0.31%) Kibana
4 1 (0.31%) logstash
4 1 (0.31%) StatsD
Vendors
1 33 (10.09%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.81%) Oracle
3 15 (4.59%) HP
4 8 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.14%) VMware
6 5 (1.53%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.22%) Tableau
8 3 (0.92%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.31%) hybris
9 1 (0.31%) Informatica
9 1 (0.31%) Perforce
9 1 (0.31%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.31%) Remedy
9 1 (0.31%) SAP
9 1 (0.31%) Sony
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