Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 24 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 273 248 247
Rank change year-on-year -25 -1 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 15 41 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.19% 0.55% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.56% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15 38 20
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -16.67%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £31,175
90th Percentile £52,500 £49,000 £49,125
North West median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -16.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 7724 7302 7232
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.38% 97.45% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 6413 6271 6025
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Leader in Manchester over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Leader in Manchester

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Manchester region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) QA
1 15 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (66.67%) Selenium
3 9 (60.00%) Regression Testing
4 8 (53.33%) Finance
4 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (46.67%) Java
6 6 (40.00%) Cucumber
6 6 (40.00%) ISEB
6 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (33.33%) Retail
7 5 (33.33%) Windows
7 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (33.33%) SDLC
8 4 (26.67%) Defect Management
8 4 (26.67%) Defect Tracking
8 4 (26.67%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
8 4 (26.67%) ATDD
8 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (26.67%) Performance Management
8 4 (26.67%) Refactoring
8 4 (26.67%) BDD
8 4 (26.67%) Scrum
8 4 (26.67%) Capita
8 4 (26.67%) TDD
8 4 (26.67%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
9 3 (20.00%) Degree

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 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Selenium
2 6 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (20.00%) JIRA
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (20.00%) Toad
3 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (13.33%) TestRail
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (13.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Fintech
2 1 (6.67%) iPad
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Android
3 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (33.33%) SDLC
5 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 4 (26.67%) ATDD
6 4 (26.67%) BDD
6 4 (26.67%) Defect Management
6 4 (26.67%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (26.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Performance Management
6 4 (26.67%) Refactoring
6 4 (26.67%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 4 (26.67%) TDD
6 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
7 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Capita
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle