The median annual salary for a QA Manager was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West 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 Manager
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 238 246
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 3 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.057% 0.057% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.058% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 4
Median salary £42,500 £47,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.52% +14.45%  
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £53,750 £51,000
% change year-on-year -2.32% +5.39%  

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 5067 5129 5828
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.99% 97.64% 97.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4214 4347 4914
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 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
Bristol -16 3 £42,500 -5.55%
QA Manager
England

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 9 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (88.89%) Regression Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Test Strategy
3 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) NUnit
3 6 (66.67%) C#
3 6 (66.67%) Selenium
3 6 (66.67%) Performance Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Load Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Security Testing
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) Budget Control
5 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
5 2 (22.22%) Coaching
5 2 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) System Testing
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Retail
6 1 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance

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:

Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) NUnit
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Regression Testing
1 8 (88.89%) Test Strategy
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (66.67%) Load Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Budget Control
3 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
3 2 (22.22%) Coaching
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) System Testing
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA