The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 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 / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 392 407 461
Rank change year-on-year +15 +54  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 4 35 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.028% 0.19% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.20% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 4 23 17
Median salary £48,750 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £42,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +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 South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 13973 17912 20759
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.60% 96.94% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11705 15216 16890
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured QA Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Leader in the South East

QA Leader
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for QA Leader in the South East

QA Leader
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Leader in the South East over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Leader in the South East

QA Leader
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
West Sussex - 3 £52,500 - 1
Hampshire +15 1 £32,500 -40.90%
QA Leader
England

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

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

1 19 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
4 7 (36.84%) Finance
5 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
5 6 (31.58%) Selenium
6 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
6 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
6 5 (26.32%) HP
6 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
6 5 (26.32%) Scrum
6 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (21.05%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (21.05%) Test Management
7 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (15.79%) JIRA
8 3 (15.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (15.79%) Statistics
8 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
8 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
8 3 (15.79%) Scenario Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Linux
9 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
9 2 (10.53%) Unix
9 2 (10.53%) C#

QA Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Selenium
2 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
3 3 (15.79%) JIRA
4 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
1 2 (10.53%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
3 5 (26.32%) Scrum
3 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 4 (21.05%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (21.05%) Test Management
4 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Statistics
5 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Data Entry
7 1 (5.26%) Image Processing
7 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C#
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) PMO
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) HP
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