Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 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 Lead
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 685 622 720
Rank change year-on-year -63 +98 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 159 230 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.21% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.32% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 124 177 197
London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £37,750 £44,100 £42,500
90th Percentile £74,625 £83,750 £85,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 70426 72444 85501
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 95.96% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 55326 62571 72563
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Central London -8 26 £57,500 +10.19%
West London +19 8 £31,000 -38.00%
South London +5 1 - -
QA Leader
England

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 159 (100.00%) QA
2 115 (72.33%) Test Automation
3 92 (57.86%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (47.17%) Selenium
5 55 (34.59%) Finance
6 53 (33.33%) Java
7 52 (32.70%) BDD
8 45 (28.30%) Cucumber
9 41 (25.79%) JIRA
10 38 (23.90%) Test Scripting
11 37 (23.27%) SQL
12 36 (22.64%) Test Strategy
13 31 (19.50%) TDD
13 31 (19.50%) WebDriver
14 29 (18.24%) Software Testing
14 29 (18.24%) Mentoring
15 26 (16.35%) API Testing
15 26 (16.35%) Functional Testing
16 25 (15.72%) Integration Testing
17 24 (15.09%) Scrum
17 24 (15.09%) C#
18 23 (14.47%) JavaScript
19 22 (13.84%) Analytical Skills
20 21 (13.21%) Jenkins
20 21 (13.21%) Games
20 21 (13.21%) Unix
20 21 (13.21%) User Acceptance Testing
21 20 (12.58%) Regression Testing
21 20 (12.58%) Banking
21 20 (12.58%) Collaborative Working

QA Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 10 (6.29%) Confluence
2 6 (3.77%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.89%) Apache
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) HFM
1 4 (2.52%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 1 (0.63%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.63%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.26%) Slack
4 1 (0.63%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.63%) SaaS
4 1 (0.63%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (0.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.77%) Intranet
2 4 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.63%) Internet
3 1 (0.63%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.06%) Big Data
2 12 (7.55%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.77%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.14%) Power BI
6 4 (2.52%) MySQL
6 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.26%) QlikView
8 2 (1.26%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.63%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.63%) Essbase
9 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 75 (47.17%) Selenium
2 45 (28.30%) Cucumber
3 41 (25.79%) JIRA
4 31 (19.50%) WebDriver
5 21 (13.21%) Jenkins
6 17 (10.69%) FitNesse
7 16 (10.06%) SpecFlow
8 13 (8.18%) SoapUI
9 12 (7.55%) TestRail
10 10 (6.29%) Git (software)
10 10 (6.29%) JMeter
11 7 (4.40%) Jasmine
11 7 (4.40%) Protractor
12 6 (3.77%) Mocha
12 6 (3.77%) Subversion
12 6 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (3.14%) JUnit
13 5 (3.14%) Robot Framework
14 4 (2.52%) Geb
14 4 (2.52%) IntelliJ
General
1 55 (34.59%) Finance
2 21 (13.21%) Games
3 20 (12.58%) Banking
4 12 (7.55%) Investment Banking
5 11 (6.92%) Retail
6 6 (3.77%) Retail Banking
6 6 (3.77%) Russian Language
7 5 (3.14%) Advertising
8 4 (2.52%) Marketing
9 3 (1.89%) Back Office
9 3 (1.89%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.63%) Legal
10 1 (0.63%) Publishing
10 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.06%) Web Services
2 13 (8.18%) .NET
3 11 (6.92%) SOAP
4 7 (4.40%) Nightwatchjs
4 7 (4.40%) REST
5 6 (3.77%) Chai
5 6 (3.77%) Gherkin
5 6 (3.77%) HTML
5 6 (3.77%) Kafka
5 6 (3.77%) Spring
5 6 (3.77%) Spring Cloud
6 5 (3.14%) CSS
6 5 (3.14%) Node.js
7 4 (2.52%) JSON
7 4 (2.52%) React
7 4 (2.52%) RESTful
7 4 (2.52%) XML
8 3 (1.89%) Apache POI
8 3 (1.89%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.89%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.84%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.43%) Equities
3 12 (7.55%) Computer Science
4 11 (6.92%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (6.92%) Mobile App
5 8 (5.03%) Derivative
6 7 (4.40%) Client/Server
6 7 (4.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (3.77%) Virtual Team
8 5 (3.14%) User Experience
9 4 (2.52%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.89%) Fixed Income
11 2 (1.26%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.26%) OTC Derivatives
12 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.63%) Fintech
12 1 (0.63%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.63%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.21%) Unix
2 12 (7.55%) Linux
3 5 (3.14%) Android
3 5 (3.14%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.26%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (72.33%) Test Automation
2 92 (57.86%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (32.70%) BDD
4 38 (23.90%) Test Scripting
5 36 (22.64%) Test Strategy
6 31 (19.50%) TDD
7 29 (18.24%) Mentoring
7 29 (18.24%) Software Testing
8 26 (16.35%) API Testing
8 26 (16.35%) Functional Testing
9 25 (15.72%) Integration Testing
10 24 (15.09%) Scrum
11 21 (13.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (12.58%) Collaborative Working
12 20 (12.58%) Regression Testing
13 18 (11.32%) Manual Testing
14 17 (10.69%) Release Management
15 16 (10.06%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (10.06%) Software Engineering
15 16 (10.06%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (33.33%) Java
2 37 (23.27%) SQL
3 24 (15.09%) C#
4 23 (14.47%) JavaScript
5 16 (10.06%) Groovy
6 13 (8.18%) Python
6 13 (8.18%) Ruby
7 6 (3.77%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.52%) PHP
9 2 (1.26%) Perl
9 2 (1.26%) Scala
10 1 (0.63%) C
10 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (11.95%) Degree
2 17 (10.69%) ISEB
3 8 (5.03%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.52%) ACCA
7 3 (1.89%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (5.03%) ISO 20022
2 8 (5.03%) ISO 8583
3 5 (3.14%) PMO
4 2 (1.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.52%) Xen
2 1 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (5.03%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.14%) Puppet
3 3 (1.89%) Ansible
4 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (9.43%) Microsoft
1 15 (9.43%) Oracle
2 5 (3.14%) Tableau
3 4 (2.52%) Hyperion
4 3 (1.89%) Sony
5 1 (0.63%) CA
5 1 (0.63%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.63%) Charles River
5 1 (0.63%) Google
5 1 (0.63%) IBM
5 1 (0.63%) Micro Focus
5 1 (0.63%) Murex
5 1 (0.63%) Serena