Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 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
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 356 299 332
Rank change year-on-year -57 +33 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 22 60 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.48% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.49% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 20 54 23
North West median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -16.67%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,300 £32,200
90th Percentile £70,000 £47,500 £48,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -0.99% +1.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12848 12139 12423
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 97.00% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10290 10208 10309
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Leader in the North West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -41 15 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Cheshire -24 6 £55,000 -
QA Leader
England

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

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

1 22 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (72.73%) Test Automation
3 14 (63.64%) Finance
4 10 (45.45%) Selenium
5 9 (40.91%) Regression Testing
5 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (40.91%) SDLC
6 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
6 7 (31.82%) Java
7 6 (27.27%) ISEB
7 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
7 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
8 5 (22.73%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (22.73%) BDD
8 5 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
8 5 (22.73%) TDD
8 5 (22.73%) Retail
8 5 (22.73%) Windows
9 4 (18.18%) Capita
9 4 (18.18%) Advertising
9 4 (18.18%) Scrum
9 4 (18.18%) Performance Management
9 4 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (18.18%) Refactoring
9 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
9 4 (18.18%) ATDD
9 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (18.18%) Defect Management
9 4 (18.18%) Defect Tracking

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 (4.55%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Selenium
2 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 3 (13.64%) JIRA
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (13.64%) Toad
3 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
4 2 (9.09%) TestRail
General
1 14 (63.64%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Retail
3 4 (18.18%) Advertising
4 2 (9.09%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Fintech
3 1 (4.55%) iPad
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.09%) Android
3 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Regression Testing
2 9 (40.91%) SDLC
3 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
5 5 (22.73%) BDD
5 5 (22.73%) Exploratory Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (22.73%) TDD
5 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
6 4 (18.18%) ATDD
6 4 (18.18%) Defect Management
6 4 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (18.18%) Performance Management
6 4 (18.18%) Refactoring
6 4 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) Scrum
6 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
6 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISEB
2 4 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Capita
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle