The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 700 788 845
Rank change year-on-year +88 +57  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 152 162 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 136 147 107
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £34,600
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.63% +1.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Leader in the UK

QA Leader
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for QA Leader in the UK

QA Leader
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Leader over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Leader in the UK

QA Leader
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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
England +69 149 £55,000 +10.00% 16
London +58 79 £60,000 -5.88% 11
City of London +41 22 £55,000 +4.76% 5
East of England +46 15 £45,000 +63.63% 1
East Midlands +18 15 £37,500 -
South East +52 14 £53,250 +6.50% 1
Hertfordshire - 12 £45,000 -
South West +39 9 £37,500 -25.00%
Yorkshire +34 8 £48,500 +7.77%
Leeds +27 8 £48,500 +7.77%
West Yorkshire +19 8 £48,500 +7.77%
Harpenden - 8 £45,000 -
West Midlands +14 7 £45,500 +7.05% 3
Kent +25 6 £57,500 -
Birmingham +19 6 £45,500 +7.05% 2
Nottinghamshire +11 6 £60,000 -
Leicestershire 0 6 £37,500 -
Leicester - 6 £37,500 -
Bristol +4 4 £42,500 -39.28%
Exeter - 4 £33,000 -
Devon - 4 £33,000 -
Nottingham +9 3 £60,000 -
Derby - 3 - -
Derbyshire - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 £52,500 -
Berkshire +28 2 £55,750 +11.50%
Hampshire +20 2 £47,500 -29.62%
North West -23 2 £40,000 -16.66%
Watford - 2 £72,500 -
Suffolk +25 1 £55,000 +100.00%

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 332 (100.00%) QA
2 220 (66.27%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (55.42%) Selenium
4 90 (27.11%) Test Strategy
5 89 (26.81%) Automated Testing
6 85 (25.60%) WebDriver
7 80 (24.10%) Test Automation
8 75 (22.59%) Java
9 69 (20.78%) Cucumber
9 69 (20.78%) BDD
10 65 (19.58%) Finance
11 64 (19.28%) Scrum
11 64 (19.28%) Automation Testing
12 62 (18.67%) Test Scripting
13 59 (17.77%) Manual Testing
13 59 (17.77%) Software Testing
14 56 (16.87%) TDD
15 55 (16.57%) ISTQB
15 55 (16.57%) SQL
16 54 (16.27%) JIRA
17 50 (15.06%) Analytical Skills
18 47 (14.16%) Mobile App
19 45 (13.55%) C#
19 45 (13.55%) Performance Testing
20 41 (12.35%) Mentoring
20 41 (12.35%) ISEB
21 39 (11.75%) .NET
22 38 (11.45%) Linux
22 38 (11.45%) Functional Testing
23 36 (10.84%) Regression Testing

QA Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 12 (3.61%) Confluence
2 10 (3.01%) Apache
3 7 (2.11%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.81%) CMS
5 5 (1.51%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.51%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (1.51%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 18 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.20%) MS Office
4 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.60%) HFM
3 2 (0.60%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 1 (0.30%) Magento
4 1 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.12%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.92%) SaaS
4 8 (2.41%) Force.com
5 6 (1.81%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.81%) HTTP
2 5 (1.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.72%) Big Data
3 13 (3.92%) MySQL
4 12 (3.61%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.41%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.51%) Power BI
8 4 (1.20%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.20%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.90%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.30%) DataStage
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 184 (55.42%) Selenium
2 85 (25.60%) WebDriver
3 69 (20.78%) Cucumber
4 54 (16.27%) JIRA
5 36 (10.84%) Jenkins
6 32 (9.64%) JMeter
7 29 (8.73%) Git (software)
8 20 (6.02%) SpecFlow
9 19 (5.72%) SoapUI
10 17 (5.12%) Appium
10 17 (5.12%) HP UFT
11 15 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (4.22%) Robot Framework
12 14 (4.22%) Visual Studio
13 12 (3.61%) TeamCity
14 11 (3.31%) LoadRunner
15 10 (3.01%) Calabash
15 10 (3.01%) Maven
16 9 (2.71%) Capybara
16 9 (2.71%) WATIR
General
1 65 (19.58%) Finance
2 20 (6.02%) Retail
3 18 (5.42%) Banking
4 13 (3.92%) Marketing
5 6 (1.81%) Games
5 6 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.20%) Law
7 3 (0.90%) Advertising
7 3 (0.90%) Legal
8 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Front Office
9 1 (0.30%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (11.75%) .NET
2 25 (7.53%) Gherkin
3 18 (5.42%) SOAP
4 17 (5.12%) HTML
4 17 (5.12%) RESTful
5 13 (3.92%) Web Services
5 13 (3.92%) XML
6 12 (3.61%) J2EE
7 10 (3.01%) CSS
8 9 (2.71%) JSON
9 7 (2.11%) .NET Framework
9 7 (2.11%) AngularJS
9 7 (2.11%) REST
9 7 (2.11%) Spring
10 6 (1.81%) Node.js
11 5 (1.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (1.20%) Apache POI
12 4 (1.20%) HTML5
12 4 (1.20%) Swagger
12 4 (1.20%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (15.06%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (14.16%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.31%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.71%) Fintech
5 7 (2.11%) iPad
6 5 (1.51%) User Experience
7 4 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.20%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.90%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.30%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.30%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.30%) Arduino
9 1 (0.30%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (0.30%) EMV
9 1 (0.30%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.30%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.30%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.30%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.45%) Linux
2 25 (7.53%) Windows
3 21 (6.33%) Unix
4 10 (3.01%) Android
5 9 (2.71%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.11%) Mac OS X
6 7 (2.11%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (66.27%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (27.11%) Test Strategy
3 89 (26.81%) Automated Testing
4 80 (24.10%) Test Automation
5 69 (20.78%) BDD
6 64 (19.28%) Automation Testing
6 64 (19.28%) Scrum
7 62 (18.67%) Test Scripting
8 59 (17.77%) Manual Testing
8 59 (17.77%) Software Testing
9 56 (16.87%) TDD
10 45 (13.55%) Performance Testing
11 41 (12.35%) Mentoring
12 38 (11.45%) Functional Testing
13 36 (10.84%) Regression Testing
14 35 (10.54%) Continuous Integration
14 35 (10.54%) Test Management
15 34 (10.24%) Kanban
15 34 (10.24%) QA Automation
16 33 (9.94%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 75 (22.59%) Java
2 55 (16.57%) SQL
3 45 (13.55%) C#
4 30 (9.04%) Python
5 23 (6.93%) JavaScript
6 20 (6.02%) Ruby
7 12 (3.61%) PHP
8 9 (2.71%) Groovy
9 8 (2.41%) C++
9 8 (2.41%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.11%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.11%) Perl
11 6 (1.81%) Scala
12 4 (1.20%) C
13 3 (0.90%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.90%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.90%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.60%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.30%) Lua
15 1 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 55 (16.57%) ISTQB
2 41 (12.35%) ISEB
3 32 (9.64%) Degree
4 8 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.90%) CSQA
6 2 (0.60%) ACCA
7 1 (0.30%) HND
7 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.30%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 332 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (3.01%) PMO
3 6 (1.81%) SDET
4 4 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.60%) MiFID
6 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (2.41%) Docker
2 7 (2.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.11%) Ansible
3 3 (0.90%) Capistrano
3 3 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.90%) Puppet
3 3 (0.90%) Salt
4 1 (0.30%) Grafana
4 1 (0.30%) Kibana
4 1 (0.30%) logstash
4 1 (0.30%) StatsD
Vendors
1 33 (9.94%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.72%) Oracle
3 15 (4.52%) HP
4 8 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.11%) VMware
6 5 (1.51%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.20%) Tableau
8 3 (0.90%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.30%) hybris
9 1 (0.30%) Informatica
9 1 (0.30%) Perforce
9 1 (0.30%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.30%) Remedy
9 1 (0.30%) SAP
9 1 (0.30%) Sony
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