The median annual salary for a QA Manager 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 Manager
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 749 790 844
Rank change year-on-year +41 +54  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 110 145 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.15% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 86 111 90
Median salary £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £50,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,500 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -19.16% +20.00%  

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 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 30 March 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 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 +46 49 £65,000 - 8
East of England +44 18 £60,000 -7.69%
South East +36 11 £50,000 -14.89% 1
South West +37 7 £42,500 -39.28%
West Midlands +24 7 £45,000 +12.50%
North East +13 7 £35,000 -
Yorkshire - 7 £48,500 - 2
East Midlands +1 2 £42,500 +13.33%
North West -19 2 £72,500 -
QA Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 204 (100.00%) QA
2 96 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (24.51%) Test Strategy
4 47 (23.04%) Selenium
5 36 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 35 (17.16%) SDLC
7 33 (16.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 33 (16.18%) Finance
8 29 (14.22%) Software Testing
8 29 (14.22%) Automation Testing
9 28 (13.73%) Automated Testing
9 28 (13.73%) ISEB
10 25 (12.25%) ISTQB
11 24 (11.76%) Test Management
11 24 (11.76%) Project Management
12 23 (11.27%) Test Scripting
13 22 (10.78%) BDD
14 21 (10.29%) C#
14 21 (10.29%) Regression Testing
14 21 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (9.80%) Service Management
15 20 (9.80%) ITSM
15 20 (9.80%) Microsoft
15 20 (9.80%) Functional Testing
15 20 (9.80%) Non-Functional Testing
15 20 (9.80%) Manual Testing
16 19 (9.31%) JIRA
16 19 (9.31%) HP
16 19 (9.31%) SQL
16 19 (9.31%) MS Excel

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 10 (4.90%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (4.41%) MQSeries
2 9 (4.41%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.45%) Confluence
3 5 (2.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.47%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.49%) CMS
5 1 (0.49%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.49%) JBoss
5 1 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (9.31%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.86%) MS Office
3 5 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.49%) HipChat
5 1 (0.49%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.49%) IntelliMatch
1 1 (0.49%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.49%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.88%) SaaS
2 2 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.41%) Internet
2 5 (2.45%) Wireless
3 1 (0.49%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.45%) DB2
3 3 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 47 (23.04%) Selenium
2 19 (9.31%) JIRA
3 17 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 17 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 11 (5.39%) HP UFT
5 9 (4.41%) Appium
5 9 (4.41%) Robot Framework
6 6 (2.94%) Calabash
6 6 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.45%) NUnit
8 4 (1.96%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.96%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.47%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.98%) JBehave
10 2 (0.98%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.98%) Protractor
10 2 (0.98%) Robotium
10 2 (0.98%) SilkTest
10 2 (0.98%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.49%) Ranorex
General
1 33 (16.18%) Finance
2 15 (7.35%) Automotive
3 9 (4.41%) Retail
4 6 (2.94%) Banking
5 5 (2.45%) Games
5 5 (2.45%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.96%) Brand Awareness
7 3 (1.47%) Front Office
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
8 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Marketing
8 1 (0.49%) Publishing
8 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.86%) XML
2 12 (5.88%) .NET
3 10 (4.90%) Web Services
4 9 (4.41%) REST
4 9 (4.41%) SOAP
5 7 (3.43%) AngularJS
6 6 (2.94%) Gherkin
7 5 (2.45%) Reactive Extensions
8 4 (1.96%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.96%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.47%) HTML
9 3 (1.47%) Node.js
9 3 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (0.98%) LAMP
10 2 (0.98%) Velocity
11 1 (0.49%) CSS
11 1 (0.49%) J2EE
11 1 (0.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.43%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.43%) Fintech
3 5 (2.45%) NHS
4 4 (1.96%) Augmented Reality
5 3 (1.47%) iPad
5 3 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.47%) Xbox
6 2 (0.98%) Derivative
6 2 (0.98%) Equities
6 2 (0.98%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.98%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.49%) FMCG
7 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.49%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.49%) LIMS
7 1 (0.49%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.49%) Replication
7 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.37%) Windows
2 10 (4.90%) Linux
3 9 (4.41%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.43%) Android
4 7 (3.43%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.98%) Unix
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (24.51%) Test Strategy
3 36 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 35 (17.16%) SDLC
5 33 (16.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 29 (14.22%) Automation Testing
6 29 (14.22%) Software Testing
7 28 (13.73%) Automated Testing
8 24 (11.76%) Project Management
8 24 (11.76%) Test Management
9 23 (11.27%) Test Scripting
10 22 (10.78%) BDD
11 21 (10.29%) Regression Testing
11 21 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (9.80%) Functional Testing
12 20 (9.80%) ITSM
12 20 (9.80%) Manual Testing
12 20 (9.80%) Non-Functional Testing
12 20 (9.80%) Service Management
13 19 (9.31%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.29%) C#
2 19 (9.31%) SQL
3 12 (5.88%) Java
4 7 (3.43%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.96%) C
5 4 (1.96%) Go
5 4 (1.96%) Python
6 3 (1.47%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.47%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.47%) Ruby
6 3 (1.47%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.98%) Apple Swift
7 2 (0.98%) Objective-C
7 2 (0.98%) PHP
8 1 (0.49%) C++
8 1 (0.49%) Perl
8 1 (0.49%) R
8 1 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (13.73%) ISEB
2 25 (12.25%) ISTQB
3 18 (8.82%) Degree
4 9 (4.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.47%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.47%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.49%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (4.41%) HL7
3 7 (3.43%) COBIT
4 6 (2.94%) PMO
5 4 (1.96%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.49%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.49%) MiFID
6 1 (0.49%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (3.92%) Docker
2 4 (1.96%) etcd
3 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (6.86%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (4.41%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 4 (1.96%) Consul
3 4 (1.96%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (9.80%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.31%) HP
3 9 (4.41%) SAP
3 9 (4.41%) VMware
4 7 (3.43%) Oracle
5 3 (1.47%) Google
6 2 (0.98%) Ariba
7 1 (0.49%) Murex
7 1 (0.49%) New Relic
7 1 (0.49%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.49%) Serena
7 1 (0.49%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.49%) Xamarin
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