The median annual salary for a QA Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 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 Manager
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 784 796 807
Rank change year-on-year +12 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 73 113 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.088% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 62 91 115
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £36,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £53,750 £51,000
% change year-on-year -2.32% +5.39%  

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 79382 89280 100510
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.54% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 65298 76096 83752
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Manager in England

QA Manager
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for QA Manager in England

QA Manager
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Manager in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Manager in England

QA Manager
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 Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 24 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
London +32 52 £70,000 +7.69% 6
North West -38 8 £52,500 +2.94%
East of England 0 5 £47,500 -5.00%
South East +23 3 £66,250 +20.45% 1
South West +8 3 £42,500 -10.52%
West Midlands +8 2 £47,750 +27.33%
QA Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, QA Manager 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 Manager in the job title.

1 184 (100.00%) QA
2 104 (56.52%) Test Automation
3 100 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (33.70%) Test Strategy
5 49 (26.63%) Selenium
6 35 (19.02%) Finance
7 32 (17.39%) Regression Testing
8 31 (16.85%) BDD
9 30 (16.30%) Microsoft
10 29 (15.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 29 (15.76%) SDLC
11 28 (15.22%) Software Testing
12 25 (13.59%) ISEB
12 25 (13.59%) Mentoring
13 23 (12.50%) Performance Testing
13 23 (12.50%) Test Management
13 23 (12.50%) Manual Testing
13 23 (12.50%) Cucumber
14 22 (11.96%) SQL
15 21 (11.41%) Coaching
15 21 (11.41%) Functional Testing
16 20 (10.87%) C#
16 20 (10.87%) Project Management
16 20 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
17 18 (9.78%) Degree
18 17 (9.24%) Windows
18 17 (9.24%) Non-Functional Testing
19 16 (8.70%) Analytics
19 16 (8.70%) SQL Server
19 16 (8.70%) TDD

QA Manager 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 8 (4.35%) Confluence
2 7 (3.80%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (3.80%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.26%) MQSeries
4 5 (2.72%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.54%) Apache
6 1 (0.54%) CMS
6 1 (0.54%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.54%) JBoss
6 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (5.98%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.35%) SPSS
3 7 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.54%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.17%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (1.09%) HFM
3 2 (1.09%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.54%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.54%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.89%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.26%) SaaS
3 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.80%) Internet
2 4 (2.17%) PuTTY
2 4 (2.17%) Wireless
3 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.26%) Big Data
4 4 (2.17%) DB2
5 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.09%) Power BI
6 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 49 (26.63%) Selenium
2 23 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 15 (8.15%) JIRA
4 14 (7.61%) WebDriver
5 12 (6.52%) HP UFT
6 11 (5.98%) Appium
7 10 (5.43%) Calabash
7 10 (5.43%) NUnit
8 8 (4.35%) Ranorex
8 8 (4.35%) Toad
9 6 (3.26%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.72%) Jenkins
11 4 (2.17%) Protractor
11 4 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.63%) eggPlant
12 3 (1.63%) JUnit
12 3 (1.63%) QADirector
12 3 (1.63%) TestNG
12 3 (1.63%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.09%) SilkTest
General
1 35 (19.02%) Finance
2 10 (5.43%) Banking
3 7 (3.80%) Automotive
3 7 (3.80%) Retail
4 6 (3.26%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.72%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.09%) Publishing
7 1 (0.54%) Back Office
7 1 (0.54%) Front Office
7 1 (0.54%) Games
7 1 (0.54%) Legal
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.52%) .NET
2 11 (5.98%) XML
3 9 (4.89%) Web Services
4 8 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 8 (4.35%) SOAP
5 6 (3.26%) REST
6 5 (2.72%) Middleware
6 5 (2.72%) Reactive Extensions
7 4 (2.17%) Gherkin
7 4 (2.17%) HTML
8 2 (1.09%) RESTful
9 1 (0.54%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.54%) CSS
9 1 (0.54%) Django
9 1 (0.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.07%) Fintech
2 10 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.72%) Derivative
3 5 (2.72%) Equities
3 5 (2.72%) Fixed Income
3 5 (2.72%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.72%) OTC Derivatives
4 4 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.17%) Reference Data
4 4 (2.17%) Smart City
5 3 (1.63%) NHS
5 3 (1.63%) User Experience
6 2 (1.09%) iPad
6 2 (1.09%) Xbox
7 1 (0.54%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.54%) LIMS
7 1 (0.54%) Smart Home
7 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.24%) Windows
2 6 (3.26%) Android
2 6 (3.26%) Apple iOS
2 6 (3.26%) Linux
2 6 (3.26%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (56.52%) Test Automation
2 100 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (33.70%) Test Strategy
4 32 (17.39%) Regression Testing
5 31 (16.85%) BDD
6 29 (15.76%) SDLC
6 29 (15.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 28 (15.22%) Software Testing
8 25 (13.59%) Mentoring
9 23 (12.50%) Manual Testing
9 23 (12.50%) Performance Testing
9 23 (12.50%) Test Management
10 21 (11.41%) Coaching
10 21 (11.41%) Functional Testing
11 20 (10.87%) Project Management
11 20 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (9.24%) Non-Functional Testing
13 16 (8.70%) Analytics
13 16 (8.70%) TDD
14 15 (8.15%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.96%) SQL
2 20 (10.87%) C#
3 11 (5.98%) Java
4 5 (2.72%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.72%) Ruby
5 4 (2.17%) Python
6 3 (1.63%) C++
7 2 (1.09%) Groovy
8 1 (0.54%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.54%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (0.54%) C
8 1 (0.54%) PHP
8 1 (0.54%) R
8 1 (0.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (13.59%) ISEB
2 18 (9.78%) Degree
3 16 (8.70%) ISTQB
4 7 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.26%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (1.09%) ACCA
8 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (3.26%) HL7
2 6 (3.26%) PMO
3 5 (2.72%) COBIT
3 5 (2.72%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.54%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (8.15%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.26%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 30 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.07%) HP
3 11 (5.98%) Oracle
4 6 (3.26%) SAP
4 6 (3.26%) VMware
5 5 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.17%) Capita
6 4 (2.17%) Murex
6 4 (2.17%) Serena
7 2 (1.09%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.09%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.09%) Tableau
7 2 (1.09%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.54%) Google
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