The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 22 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 170 178
Rank change year-on-year -39 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 3 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.072% 0.34% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.35% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 6
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £52,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +15.55% +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 Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4104 3434 3261
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.95% 98.17% 96.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3513 2953 2725
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Leader in Manchester

QA Leader
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for QA Leader in Manchester

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 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 Manchester region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Games
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) TestRail
3 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (50.00%) People Management
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (50.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) SaaS
4 1 (25.00%) iPad
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management

QA Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) TestRail
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (75.00%) Games
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) People Management
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
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