Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South 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 > South West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 311 327 341
Rank change year-on-year +16 +14 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 17 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.17% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15 10 4
South West median annual salary £40,000 £36,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.84% -26.50% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,000 £41,425
90th Percentile £44,000 £53,750 £62,250
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 South 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10043 10599 11397
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.53% 96.99% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 8318 8956 9646
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 South West

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Leader in the South West

QA Leader
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for QA Leader in the South West

QA Leader
Salary Histogram in the South West

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

Salary histogram for QA Leader in the South West

QA Leader
Job Locations in the South 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 South 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
Wiltshire +8 6 £40,000 -
Bristol -26 4 £40,000 +11.11% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £38,500 -
Somerset - 2 £36,250 -
Devon - 2 £37,500 -
QA Leader
England

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 South West region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (52.94%) ISEB
4 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
5 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
5 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (29.41%) Line Management
5 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
6 4 (23.53%) JIRA
7 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
7 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (17.65%) User Stories
7 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (17.65%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Acceptance Criteria
8 2 (11.76%) DevOps
8 2 (11.76%) People Management
8 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (11.76%) SDLC
8 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Product Management
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
8 2 (11.76%) Change Management
8 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Workflow

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

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SMS
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
3 5 (29.41%) Line Management
3 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
3 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Acceptance Criteria
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) User Stories
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps
5 2 (11.76%) People Management
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Product Management
5 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Requirements Management
5 2 (11.76%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) ISEB
2 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
4 2 (11.76%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft