The median annual salary for a QA Manager was £56,500 in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 28 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 155 155
Rank change year-on-year +25 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 13 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.59% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.28% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 4
Median salary £56,500 £65,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.07% -13.33%  
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 Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2136 2490 2319
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 96.17% 95.81% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1801 2059 1861
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Manager in Hertfordshire

QA Manager
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for QA Manager in Hertfordshire

QA Manager
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Manager in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Manager in Hertfordshire

QA Manager
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Manager within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Watford - 6 £72,500 -
Potters Bar - 4 £58,250 -
QA Manager
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 Hertfordshire region featuring QA Manager in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) Finance
4 8 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (43.75%) SQL
5 7 (43.75%) Automation Testing
6 6 (37.50%) BDD
7 5 (31.25%) Selenium
7 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
7 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
7 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
7 5 (31.25%) SDLC
8 4 (25.00%) Defect Management
8 4 (25.00%) Reactive Extensions
8 4 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (25.00%) PMO
8 4 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
8 4 (25.00%) MS Office
8 4 (25.00%) XML
8 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (25.00%) C#
8 4 (25.00%) Test Management
9 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
9 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (18.75%) SaaS
9 3 (18.75%) ISEB
9 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (18.75%) Keyword-Driven Testing

QA Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) Robot Framework
3 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 2 (12.50%) JBehave
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Reactive Extensions
1 4 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (43.75%) Automation Testing
4 6 (37.50%) BDD
5 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
5 5 (31.25%) SDLC
5 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
6 4 (25.00%) Defect Management
6 4 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Test Management
7 3 (18.75%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Coaching
8 2 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 2 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (18.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (25.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft