The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 506 546 578
Rank change year-on-year +40 +32  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 96 92 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 77 81 83
Median salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,600
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £79,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88%  

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 34788 38440 42425
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.80% 95.91% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 28171 33459 35846
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +47 32 £60,000 -9.43% 2
QA Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 168 (100.00%) QA
2 141 (83.93%) Test Automation
3 111 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (64.88%) Selenium
5 72 (42.86%) BDD
6 65 (38.69%) Java
7 57 (33.93%) WebDriver
8 47 (27.98%) Test Scripting
8 47 (27.98%) Finance
9 46 (27.38%) TDD
10 37 (22.02%) Manual Testing
11 36 (21.43%) Cucumber
11 36 (21.43%) SQL
12 35 (20.83%) Jenkins
13 34 (20.24%) Mobile App
13 34 (20.24%) Mentoring
14 32 (19.05%) QA Automation
14 32 (19.05%) JIRA
15 31 (18.45%) Big Data
15 31 (18.45%) Scrum
15 31 (18.45%) E-Commerce
16 30 (17.86%) JavaScript
16 30 (17.86%) JMeter
17 29 (17.26%) RESTful
18 27 (16.07%) Git (software)
18 27 (16.07%) Performance Testing
18 27 (16.07%) SpecFlow
18 27 (16.07%) Test Strategy
18 27 (16.07%) Analytics
18 27 (16.07%) Amazon AWS

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 19 (11.31%) Apache
2 10 (5.95%) Confluence
3 3 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.19%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.60%) CMS
5 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.98%) VisionPLUS
2 3 (1.79%) HFM
2 3 (1.79%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 2 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.60%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 27 (16.07%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (7.74%) Force.com
4 12 (7.14%) GitHub
5 1 (0.60%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.98%) HTTP
2 2 (1.19%) Internet
3 1 (0.60%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (18.45%) Big Data
2 24 (14.29%) MySQL
3 14 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 9 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (4.17%) Power BI
6 5 (2.98%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.38%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.38%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 109 (64.88%) Selenium
2 57 (33.93%) WebDriver
3 36 (21.43%) Cucumber
4 35 (20.83%) Jenkins
5 32 (19.05%) JIRA
6 30 (17.86%) JMeter
7 27 (16.07%) Git (software)
7 27 (16.07%) SpecFlow
8 18 (10.71%) Appium
9 16 (9.52%) Calabash
10 14 (8.33%) TeamCity
11 9 (5.36%) Bitbucket
11 9 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (4.76%) Maven
12 8 (4.76%) SoapUI
13 6 (3.57%) Xcode
14 5 (2.98%) JUnit
14 5 (2.98%) Protractor
15 3 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
15 3 (1.79%) YouTrack
General
1 47 (27.98%) Finance
2 19 (11.31%) Retail
3 5 (2.98%) Banking
4 3 (1.79%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.19%) Advertising
5 2 (1.19%) Law
5 2 (1.19%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (17.26%) RESTful
2 26 (15.48%) Web Services
3 22 (13.10%) .NET
3 22 (13.10%) Gherkin
4 18 (10.71%) XML
5 17 (10.12%) JSON
6 15 (8.93%) Apache POI
6 15 (8.93%) JDBC
6 15 (8.93%) YAML
7 14 (8.33%) LAMP
8 10 (5.95%) HTML
9 7 (4.17%) Spring
10 6 (3.57%) SOAP
11 5 (2.98%) HTML5
12 4 (2.38%) React
12 4 (2.38%) REST
13 3 (1.79%) .NET Framework
13 3 (1.79%) Chai
13 3 (1.79%) CSS
14 2 (1.19%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.24%) Mobile App
2 25 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (13.10%) Computer Science
4 14 (8.33%) User Experience
5 3 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.19%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.19%) Equities
6 2 (1.19%) Fintech
6 2 (1.19%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.60%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.60%) Derivative
7 1 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.60%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.60%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.60%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.90%) Linux
2 11 (6.55%) Android
2 11 (6.55%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.98%) Unix
4 1 (0.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (83.93%) Test Automation
2 111 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (42.86%) BDD
4 47 (27.98%) Test Scripting
5 46 (27.38%) TDD
6 37 (22.02%) Manual Testing
7 34 (20.24%) Mentoring
8 32 (19.05%) QA Automation
9 31 (18.45%) E-Commerce
9 31 (18.45%) Scrum
10 27 (16.07%) Analytics
10 27 (16.07%) Performance Testing
10 27 (16.07%) Test Strategy
11 26 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (15.48%) Software Engineering
12 25 (14.88%) Functional Testing
12 25 (14.88%) Kanban
13 23 (13.69%) Data Analysis
14 22 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (12.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (38.69%) Java
2 36 (21.43%) SQL
3 30 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 27 (16.07%) C#
5 17 (10.12%) PHP
6 11 (6.55%) Groovy
7 10 (5.95%) Python
8 6 (3.57%) Apple Swift
8 6 (3.57%) Objective-C
9 4 (2.38%) Ruby
10 3 (1.79%) C++
11 2 (1.19%) C
11 2 (1.19%) Scala
11 2 (1.19%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.60%) Perl
12 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (5.36%) ISEB
2 6 (3.57%) Degree
2 6 (3.57%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.79%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (1.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.60%) MiFID
3 1 (0.60%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (2.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (8.93%) Ansible
2 7 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.38%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.60%) Grafana
4 1 (0.60%) Kibana
4 1 (0.60%) logstash
4 1 (0.60%) StatsD
Vendors
1 19 (11.31%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.33%) Oracle
3 13 (7.74%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (4.17%) Tableau
5 4 (2.38%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.79%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.60%) HP
7 1 (0.60%) Murex
7 1 (0.60%) Serena
7 1 (0.60%) Sitecore
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus & corporate benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Creation Recruitment
Salary: £60,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago