The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South 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 / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 240 230 247
Rank change year-on-year -10 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 2 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.038% 0.095% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.098% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 1
Median salary £42,500 £55,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.72% +35.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £38,050 £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £63,500 £43,250
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 South 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
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5138 5116 5783
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 97.09% 97.58% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16476 17695 21961
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,250 £23,750 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £61,250 £61,250
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 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
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 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
Bristol -23 2 £42,500 -22.72%
QA Leader
England

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 South West region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (81.82%) Test Strategy
3 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (54.55%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (54.55%) Selenium
3 6 (54.55%) Performance Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Load Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Security Testing
3 6 (54.55%) C#
3 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 6 (54.55%) NUnit
3 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
5 4 (36.36%) Software Delivery
5 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 4 (36.36%) JIRA
5 4 (36.36%) ISEB
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) Scrum
6 1 (9.09%) SDLC
6 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
6 1 (9.09%) Line Management
6 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 1 (9.09%) Coaching

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 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) NUnit
1 6 (54.55%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) JIRA
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Test Strategy
3 6 (54.55%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (54.55%) Load Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Performance Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Security Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
4 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
5 4 (36.36%) Software Delivery
5 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Coaching
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) Line Management
6 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 1 (9.09%) Scrum
6 1 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft