Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 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 Manager
UK > England
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1036 949 929
Rank change year-on-year -87 -20 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 124 229 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.074% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 107 180 272
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,750 £35,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +4.55%

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 160642 172382 198265
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.51% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 129864 145429 166431
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,488
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.18% +3.31%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

QA Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 25 November 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 6 months to 25 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 -20 80 £57,500 -11.54% 3
South East +16 15 £55,500 +0.91% 1
North of England 0 10 £56,250 +40.63%
Midlands +13 9 £53,750 +7.50% 2
North West -6 7 £57,500 +21.05%
South West +5 6 £43,750 +9.38% 2
West Midlands +6 5 £52,500 +10.53%
East Midlands +19 4 £60,000 +9.09% 2
East of England -6 4 £47,500 +18.75%
Yorkshire +27 3 £55,000 +46.67%
QA Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 124 (100.00%) QA
2 74 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (51.61%) Test Automation
4 43 (34.68%) Test Strategy
5 33 (26.61%) Finance
6 30 (24.19%) SDLC
7 29 (23.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 25 (20.16%) ISEB
9 24 (19.35%) Scrum
10 23 (18.55%) Degree
11 22 (17.74%) Mentoring
12 21 (16.94%) Selenium
13 20 (16.13%) Test Scripting
13 20 (16.13%) Functional Testing
14 19 (15.32%) BDD
14 19 (15.32%) Regression Testing
14 19 (15.32%) Windows
15 17 (13.71%) ISTQB
16 15 (12.10%) Manual Testing
16 15 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (11.29%) Test Management
18 13 (10.48%) Continuous Improvement
18 13 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (10.48%) Performance Testing
18 13 (10.48%) JIRA
18 13 (10.48%) SQL
18 13 (10.48%) Microsoft
19 12 (9.68%) Project Management
19 12 (9.68%) Software Testing
19 12 (9.68%) Computer Science

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 (6.45%) Confluence
2 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.81%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Markit EDM
1 5 (4.03%) SAP S/4HANA
1 5 (4.03%) thinkFolio
2 4 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.42%) HFM
3 3 (2.42%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.03%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.61%) Google Play
5 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.81%) Internet
1 1 (0.81%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.45%) Big Data
1 8 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.03%) GIS
2 5 (4.03%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.42%) Power BI
4 1 (0.81%) Essbase
4 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (16.94%) Selenium
2 13 (10.48%) JIRA
3 12 (9.68%) Cucumber
4 9 (7.26%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.65%) Calabash
5 7 (5.65%) Ranorex
5 7 (5.65%) WebDriver
6 6 (4.84%) Appium
6 6 (4.84%) LoadRunner
7 5 (4.03%) MSTest
7 5 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.23%) QADirector
8 4 (3.23%) Toad
9 3 (2.42%) eggPlant
9 3 (2.42%) JUnit
9 3 (2.42%) NUnit
9 3 (2.42%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.42%) TestNG
10 2 (1.61%) Protractor
10 2 (1.61%) Robotium
General
1 33 (26.61%) Finance
2 9 (7.26%) Banking
3 7 (5.65%) Retail
4 4 (3.23%) Digital Economy
4 4 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.42%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.42%) Automotive
6 2 (1.61%) Back Office
6 2 (1.61%) Games
7 1 (0.81%) Electronics
7 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.81%) Front Office
7 1 (0.81%) Legal
7 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.81%) Marketing
7 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.45%) .NET
2 5 (4.03%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.42%) Web Services
4 2 (1.61%) JSON
4 2 (1.61%) RESTful
4 2 (1.61%) SOAP
4 2 (1.61%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.81%) Django
5 1 (0.81%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.81%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.81%) HTML
5 1 (0.81%) J2EE
5 1 (0.81%) Middleware
5 1 (0.81%) REST
5 1 (0.81%) Velocity
5 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 11 (8.87%) Mobile App
3 10 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.45%) Fintech
5 4 (3.23%) User Experience
6 2 (1.61%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.61%) NHS
6 2 (1.61%) Online Games
7 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.81%) Derivative
7 1 (0.81%) Equities
7 1 (0.81%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.81%) iPad
7 1 (0.81%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.81%) Social Gaming
7 1 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.32%) Windows
2 11 (8.87%) Linux
3 3 (2.42%) Solaris
3 3 (2.42%) Unix
4 1 (0.81%) Android
4 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.81%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (51.61%) Test Automation
3 43 (34.68%) Test Strategy
4 30 (24.19%) SDLC
5 29 (23.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (19.35%) Scrum
7 22 (17.74%) Mentoring
8 20 (16.13%) Functional Testing
8 20 (16.13%) Test Scripting
9 19 (15.32%) BDD
9 19 (15.32%) Regression Testing
10 15 (12.10%) Manual Testing
10 15 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (11.29%) Test Management
12 13 (10.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (10.48%) Performance Testing
13 12 (9.68%) Project Management
13 12 (9.68%) Software Testing
14 11 (8.87%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.48%) SQL
2 8 (6.45%) Java
3 5 (4.03%) C
3 5 (4.03%) Python
3 5 (4.03%) Ruby
4 4 (3.23%) C#
4 4 (3.23%) C++
5 3 (2.42%) Embedded C
5 3 (2.42%) Embedded C++
5 3 (2.42%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.42%) Perl
6 2 (1.61%) Groovy
7 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (20.16%) ISEB
2 23 (18.55%) Degree
3 17 (13.71%) ISTQB
4 10 (8.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.42%) ACCA
5 3 (2.42%) APMG
5 3 (2.42%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.42%) PMP
6 2 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.81%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (4.03%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.61%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.81%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (10.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.03%) Ariba
2 5 (4.03%) Concur
2 5 (4.03%) SAP
3 3 (2.42%) Hyperion
3 3 (2.42%) Oracle
3 3 (2.42%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.42%) Tableau
4 2 (1.61%) Apple
4 2 (1.61%) New Relic
4 2 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.81%) Capita
5 1 (0.81%) HP
5 1 (0.81%) IBM
5 1 (0.81%) Remedy