The median annual salary for a QA Manager was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 March 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
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 234 247
Rank change year-on-year -11 +13  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 2 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.033% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 8
Median salary £72,500 £72,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +81.25%  
UK excluding London median salary £49,250 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -17.91% +20.00%  

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 5952 5571 6393
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.88% 97.06% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4981 4675 5148
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

QA Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Manager in the North West

QA Manager
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for QA Manager in the North West

QA Manager
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 Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 March 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 -28 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £72,500 -
QA Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 North West region featuring QA Manager in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Test Management
3 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 4 (36.36%) SDLC
4 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Google
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) User Stories
5 2 (18.18%) People Management
6 1 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Customer-Centric Approach
6 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
6 1 (9.09%) Line Management
6 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
6 1 (9.09%) SaaS
6 1 (9.09%) System Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 1 (9.09%) ISEB
6 1 (9.09%) ISO 9000
6 1 (9.09%) RDBMS

QA Manager 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 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
2 4 (36.36%) SDLC
2 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Test Management
3 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) People Management
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) User Stories
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Customer-Centric Approach
5 1 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) Line Management
5 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
5 1 (9.09%) System Testing
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Google
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft