Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Manager was £43,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 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 Manager
England > South West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 324 335 344
Rank change year-on-year +11 +9 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 6 6 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.058% 0.056% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.057% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 14
South West median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% -15.00%
10th Percentile £39,075 £36,000 £28,625
90th Percentile £52,900 £60,000 £69,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +9.09%

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 10031 10440 11540
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.53% 96.98% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8317 8817 9769
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 £24,700 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,300
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

QA Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Manager in the South West

QA Manager
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for QA Manager in the South West

QA Manager
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 Manager within the South West region over the 6 months to 20 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
Bristol - 2 £40,000 -
Devon - 2 £43,750 - 1
Somerset - 2 £51,000 -
QA Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 South West region featuring QA Manager in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 2 (33.33%) ISO 9001
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) NHS
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (33.33%) ISO 14001
3 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Disruptive Innovation
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (16.67%) People Management
4 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) API Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) Android
4 1 (16.67%) RESTful
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall

QA Manager 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
1 1 (16.67%) Velocity
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) API Testing
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (16.67%) Disruptive Innovation
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) People Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) ISO 14001
2 2 (33.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft