The median annual salary for a QA Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester 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 Manager
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 177 183
Rank change year-on-year -31 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 7 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.17% 0.11% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.12% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 1
Median salary £52,500 £51,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year -4.54% +7.84%  

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 4120 3439 3202
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.84% 98.14% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3526 2957 2668
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 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Manager in Manchester

QA Manager
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for QA Manager in Manchester

QA Manager
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Manager in Manchester over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Manager in Manchester

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, QA Manager 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 Manager in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Retail
4 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
5 2 (25.00%) Line Management
5 2 (25.00%) User Stories
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) SaaS
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) iPad
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Selenium
6 1 (12.50%) ISO 9000
6 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 1 (12.50%) BDD
6 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 1 (12.50%) Protractor
6 1 (12.50%) People Management

QA Manager 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 2 (25.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) Protractor
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (25.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Line Management
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) User Stories
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) People Management
5 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) ISO 9000