The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies 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 Lead
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 738 743 835
Rank change year-on-year +5 +92  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 145 180 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 120 152 123
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,250 £74,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88%  

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 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 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 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
England +16 143 £57,500 +9.52% 24
London +33 98 £65,000 +4.00% 12
City of London +44 34 £60,000 -9.43% 3
East Midlands +21 15 £55,000 +46.66% 2
Nottinghamshire +13 12 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Nottingham +12 12 £55,000 +15.78% 1
East of England +4 9 £52,000 +4.00% 3
West Midlands +7 7 £47,500 +15.15% 1
North West -47 5 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Cambridge - 5 £52,000 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 5 £52,000 - 3
South East +15 4 £48,750 -2.50% 4
Manchester -32 4 £37,500 -16.66%
South West +7 3 £42,500 -22.72%
Hertfordshire -1 3 £80,000 +60.00%
Bristol -19 3 £42,500 -22.72%
Lichfield - 3 £47,500 -
Staffordshire - 3 £47,500 -
West Sussex - 3 £52,500 - 1
West Yorkshire +12 2 £32,500 -31.57%
Birmingham +2 2 £40,000 -5.88%
Yorkshire +2 2 £32,500 -31.57% 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £50,000 - 1
Northampton - 2 £50,000 - 1
Watford - 2 £80,000 -
Wakefield - 2 £32,500 -
Hampshire +15 1 £32,500 -40.90%
Warwickshire +11 1 £58,000 +45.00% 1
Essex +2 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Derbyshire - 1 - -

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 289 (100.00%) QA
2 225 (77.85%) Test Automation
3 187 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
4 180 (62.28%) Selenium
5 84 (29.07%) BDD
6 83 (28.72%) WebDriver
7 80 (27.68%) Java
8 67 (23.18%) Test Scripting
9 65 (22.49%) Test Strategy
10 64 (22.15%) Manual Testing
11 62 (21.45%) Finance
12 61 (21.11%) Scrum
13 59 (20.42%) JIRA
14 58 (20.07%) Cucumber
15 55 (19.03%) ISTQB
15 55 (19.03%) TDD
16 54 (18.69%) Functional Testing
17 48 (16.61%) Regression Testing
17 48 (16.61%) Software Testing
18 47 (16.26%) SQL
18 47 (16.26%) Mentoring
19 46 (15.92%) Performance Testing
20 43 (14.88%) C#
20 43 (14.88%) Mobile App
21 39 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
21 39 (13.49%) QA Automation
22 38 (13.15%) Jenkins
23 37 (12.80%) Scenario Testing
23 37 (12.80%) Kanban
24 36 (12.46%) Continuous Integration

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 19 (6.57%) Apache
2 13 (4.50%) Confluence
3 6 (2.08%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.04%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.35%) CMS
5 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.73%) VisionPLUS
2 4 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.04%) HFM
3 3 (1.04%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.35%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.50%) Force.com
4 12 (4.15%) GitHub
5 5 (1.73%) SaaS
6 2 (0.69%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.08%) HTTP
2 4 (1.38%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.04%) Internet
4 2 (0.69%) Intranet
5 1 (0.35%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (12.11%) Big Data
2 25 (8.65%) MySQL
3 20 (6.92%) SQL Server
4 9 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.42%) Power BI
6 6 (2.08%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.73%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.38%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.69%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 180 (62.28%) Selenium
2 83 (28.72%) WebDriver
3 59 (20.42%) JIRA
4 58 (20.07%) Cucumber
5 38 (13.15%) Jenkins
6 34 (11.76%) JMeter
7 32 (11.07%) Git (software)
8 28 (9.69%) SpecFlow
9 18 (6.23%) Appium
10 16 (5.54%) Calabash
11 15 (5.19%) SoapUI
11 15 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (5.19%) TeamCity
12 12 (4.15%) Visual Studio
13 9 (3.11%) Bitbucket
13 9 (3.11%) JUnit
14 8 (2.77%) Maven
15 7 (2.42%) NUnit
16 6 (2.08%) Xcode
17 5 (1.73%) Protractor
General
1 62 (21.45%) Finance
2 30 (10.38%) Retail
3 9 (3.11%) Banking
4 8 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.08%) Games
6 4 (1.38%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.69%) Advertising
7 2 (0.69%) Law
7 2 (0.69%) Legal
7 2 (0.69%) Publishing
8 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.46%) .NET
2 32 (11.07%) RESTful
3 29 (10.03%) Web Services
4 24 (8.30%) Gherkin
5 23 (7.96%) JSON
6 19 (6.57%) XML
7 15 (5.19%) Apache POI
7 15 (5.19%) JDBC
7 15 (5.19%) YAML
8 14 (4.84%) LAMP
9 12 (4.15%) HTML
10 11 (3.81%) SOAP
11 9 (3.11%) REST
12 7 (2.42%) HTML5
12 7 (2.42%) Spring
13 4 (1.38%) CSS
13 4 (1.38%) React
14 3 (1.04%) .NET Framework
14 3 (1.04%) Chai
14 3 (1.04%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.88%) Mobile App
2 39 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (8.65%) Computer Science
4 15 (5.19%) User Experience
5 9 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.77%) Fintech
7 4 (1.38%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.38%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.69%) Equities
8 2 (0.69%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.35%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.35%) Derivative
9 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.35%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.35%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.35%) iPad
9 1 (0.35%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.35%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (8.30%) Linux
2 13 (4.50%) Windows
3 11 (3.81%) Android
3 11 (3.81%) Apple iOS
4 9 (3.11%) Unix
5 2 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (77.85%) Test Automation
2 187 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (29.07%) BDD
4 67 (23.18%) Test Scripting
5 65 (22.49%) Test Strategy
6 64 (22.15%) Manual Testing
7 61 (21.11%) Scrum
8 55 (19.03%) TDD
9 54 (18.69%) Functional Testing
10 48 (16.61%) Regression Testing
10 48 (16.61%) Software Testing
11 47 (16.26%) Mentoring
12 46 (15.92%) Performance Testing
13 39 (13.49%) QA Automation
14 37 (12.80%) Kanban
14 37 (12.80%) Scenario Testing
15 36 (12.46%) Continuous Integration
16 33 (11.42%) Load Testing
16 33 (11.42%) Software Engineering
17 32 (11.07%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 80 (27.68%) Java
2 47 (16.26%) SQL
3 43 (14.88%) C#
4 33 (11.42%) JavaScript
5 18 (6.23%) PHP
6 15 (5.19%) Python
7 11 (3.81%) Groovy
8 8 (2.77%) Ruby
9 6 (2.08%) Apple Swift
9 6 (2.08%) Objective-C
10 5 (1.73%) Perl
11 3 (1.04%) C
11 3 (1.04%) C++
12 2 (0.69%) Scala
12 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.69%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (19.03%) ISTQB
2 36 (12.46%) ISEB
3 20 (6.92%) Degree
4 6 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.04%) ACCA
6 2 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.35%) CSQA
7 1 (0.35%) HND
7 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 289 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (1.38%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.35%) MiFID
4 1 (0.35%) PMO
4 1 (0.35%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (1.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (5.19%) Ansible
1 15 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.73%) HockeyApp
3 1 (0.35%) Grafana
3 1 (0.35%) Kibana
3 1 (0.35%) logstash
3 1 (0.35%) StatsD
Vendors
1 30 (10.38%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.84%) Oracle
3 13 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (2.42%) Tableau
5 6 (2.08%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.08%) HP
6 3 (1.04%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.35%) Murex
7 1 (0.35%) Serena
7 1 (0.35%) Sitecore
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