The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Lead
England / London
Rank 499 560 593
Rank change year-on-year +61 +33  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 68 85 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.21% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 63 80 50
Median salary £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +13.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,000 £42,250
10% offered a salary of more than £88,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 31786 39894 40068
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.74% 96.09% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 26873 34408 33640
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Leader in London

QA Leader
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for QA Leader in London

QA Leader
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Leader in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Leader in London

QA Leader
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader within the London region over the 3 months to 23 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
City of London +50 15 £55,000 +4.76% 6
QA Leader
England

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 166 (100.00%) QA
2 101 (60.84%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (57.23%) Selenium
4 51 (30.72%) Java
5 50 (30.12%) BDD
6 49 (29.52%) Cucumber
7 46 (27.71%) Test Automation
7 46 (27.71%) WebDriver
7 46 (27.71%) Automated Testing
8 45 (27.11%) Finance
9 36 (21.69%) Scrum
10 35 (21.08%) Manual Testing
11 34 (20.48%) TDD
12 33 (19.88%) Test Strategy
12 33 (19.88%) Analytical Skills
13 32 (19.28%) Mobile App
14 30 (18.07%) SQL
15 28 (16.87%) Jenkins
16 27 (16.27%) Analytics
16 27 (16.27%) Performance Testing
17 26 (15.66%) Test Scripting
17 26 (15.66%) Software Testing
17 26 (15.66%) Linux
17 26 (15.66%) Regression Testing
18 25 (15.06%) JMeter
18 25 (15.06%) .NET
18 25 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
18 25 (15.06%) Git (software)
19 24 (14.46%) C#
19 24 (14.46%) Mentoring

QA Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 11 (6.63%) Confluence
2 8 (4.82%) Apache
3 6 (3.61%) CMS
4 5 (3.01%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.01%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (3.01%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 8 (4.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.01%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.20%) HFM
2 2 (1.20%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.82%) Force.com
2 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.01%) GitHub
4 3 (1.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.61%) HTTP
2 1 (0.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.02%) Oracle Database
3 9 (5.42%) Big Data
3 9 (5.42%) MySQL
4 8 (4.82%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.41%) Power BI
7 1 (0.60%) DataStage
7 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 95 (57.23%) Selenium
2 49 (29.52%) Cucumber
3 46 (27.71%) WebDriver
4 28 (16.87%) Jenkins
5 25 (15.06%) Git (software)
5 25 (15.06%) JMeter
6 20 (12.05%) JIRA
7 14 (8.43%) SoapUI
8 13 (7.83%) Appium
9 12 (7.23%) HP UFT
9 12 (7.23%) SpecFlow
10 8 (4.82%) Capybara
10 8 (4.82%) TeamCity
10 8 (4.82%) WATIR
11 6 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (3.01%) Calabash
12 5 (3.01%) Maven
12 5 (3.01%) RSpec
12 5 (3.01%) TestComplete
13 4 (2.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (27.11%) Finance
2 14 (8.43%) Marketing
3 11 (6.63%) Banking
4 8 (4.82%) Retail
5 3 (1.81%) Advertising
6 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Law
7 1 (0.60%) Front Office
7 1 (0.60%) Games
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.06%) .NET
2 17 (10.24%) Gherkin
3 12 (7.23%) RESTful
3 12 (7.23%) SOAP
3 12 (7.23%) Web Services
4 11 (6.63%) HTML
4 11 (6.63%) XML
5 7 (4.22%) .NET Framework
6 6 (3.61%) J2EE
6 6 (3.61%) Spring
7 5 (3.01%) AngularJS
7 5 (3.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (2.41%) Apache POI
8 4 (2.41%) JDBC
8 4 (2.41%) JSON
8 4 (2.41%) LAMP
8 4 (2.41%) YAML
9 3 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.81%) Behat
9 3 (1.81%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 33 (19.88%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (19.28%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.22%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.41%) Fintech
4 4 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.41%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.41%) User Experience
5 3 (1.81%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.20%) Equities
7 1 (0.60%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.60%) Arduino
7 1 (0.60%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.66%) Linux
2 17 (10.24%) Unix
3 14 (8.43%) Windows
4 8 (4.82%) Android
5 7 (4.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (60.84%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (30.12%) BDD
3 46 (27.71%) Automated Testing
3 46 (27.71%) Test Automation
4 36 (21.69%) Scrum
5 35 (21.08%) Manual Testing
6 34 (20.48%) TDD
7 33 (19.88%) Test Strategy
8 27 (16.27%) Analytics
8 27 (16.27%) Performance Testing
9 26 (15.66%) Regression Testing
9 26 (15.66%) Software Testing
9 26 (15.66%) Test Scripting
10 25 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (14.46%) Mentoring
11 24 (14.46%) QA Automation
12 20 (12.05%) Automation Testing
12 20 (12.05%) Kanban
12 20 (12.05%) Test Management
13 19 (11.45%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.72%) Java
2 30 (18.07%) SQL
3 24 (14.46%) C#
4 17 (10.24%) JavaScript
5 16 (9.64%) Python
6 15 (9.04%) Ruby
7 9 (5.42%) PHP
8 8 (4.82%) Groovy
9 6 (3.61%) C++
10 5 (3.01%) Scala
11 4 (2.41%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.81%) C
12 3 (1.81%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.60%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.60%) Lua
14 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.60%) Perl
14 1 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (9.04%) Degree
2 12 (7.23%) ISTQB
3 10 (6.02%) ISEB
4 2 (1.20%) ACCA
5 1 (0.60%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (6.63%) PMO
3 4 (2.41%) SDET
4 1 (0.60%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (2.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (4.22%) Ansible
2 3 (1.81%) Capistrano
2 3 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.81%) Puppet
2 3 (1.81%) Salt
3 1 (0.60%) Grafana
3 1 (0.60%) Kibana
3 1 (0.60%) logstash
3 1 (0.60%) StatsD
Vendors
1 20 (12.05%) Oracle
2 13 (7.83%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.82%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (3.61%) HP
5 5 (3.01%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.81%) Hyperion
6 3 (1.81%) Tableau
7 1 (0.60%) Informatica
7 1 (0.60%) Perforce
7 1 (0.60%) Rackspace
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