The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 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 / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 267 221 250
Rank change year-on-year -46 +29  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 5 16 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.073% 0.29% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.29% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 5 15 6
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% -10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £33,200 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £47,500 £52,625
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 the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6603 5488 6123
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.44% 97.86% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 20745 19426 22170
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Leader in the North West

QA Leader
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for QA Leader in the North West

QA Leader
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Manchester -41 4 £37,500 -16.66%
Cheshire - 1 £35,000 -
QA Leader
England

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) QA
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Games
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) People Management
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) QA Automation
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) TestRail
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
3 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) JSON
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server

QA Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) TestRail
2 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (42.86%) Games
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Internet of Things
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) People Management
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
3 2 (28.57%) QA Automation
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
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