Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1046 992 966
Rank change year-on-year -54 -26 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 136 234 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 117 182 271
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,750 £35,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% -4.76% +5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

QA Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Manager in the UK

QA Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for QA Manager in the UK

QA Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Manager over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Manager in the UK

QA Manager
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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
England -85 127 £57,500 +4.55% 11
London -23 83 £57,500 -11.54% 4
UK excluding London -41 48 £51,000 +2.00% 7
South East +12 15 £55,500 +0.91%
North of England -20 10 £55,000 +37.50% 4
Midlands +5 9 £53,750 +7.50% 1
North West -29 7 £55,000 +10.00% 4
South West +11 6 £43,750 +9.38% 2
West Midlands -11 5 £52,500 +10.53%
East Midlands +28 4 £60,000 +9.09% 1
East of England +3 4 £47,500 +18.75%
Yorkshire +21 3 £55,000 +46.67%
Wales - 3 £43,750 -
Scotland -15 1 £60,000 +16.50%

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 featuring QA Manager in the job title.

1 136 (100.00%) QA
2 76 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (53.68%) Test Automation
4 46 (33.82%) Test Strategy
5 37 (27.21%) Finance
6 32 (23.53%) SDLC
7 30 (22.06%) User Acceptance Testing
8 27 (19.85%) ISEB
9 25 (18.38%) Scrum
10 24 (17.65%) Degree
10 24 (17.65%) Mentoring
11 22 (16.18%) ISTQB
11 22 (16.18%) Functional Testing
11 22 (16.18%) Regression Testing
12 21 (15.44%) Selenium
12 21 (15.44%) Test Scripting
13 20 (14.71%) Windows
14 19 (13.97%) BDD
15 17 (12.50%) Test Management
16 16 (11.76%) Manual Testing
16 16 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
17 15 (11.03%) Microsoft
17 15 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
18 14 (10.29%) SQL
18 14 (10.29%) Software Testing
19 13 (9.56%) People Management
19 13 (9.56%) JIRA
19 13 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
19 13 (9.56%) Performance Testing
19 13 (9.56%) Cucumber

QA Manager 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 8 (5.88%) Confluence
2 2 (1.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.74%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.68%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (3.68%) Markit EDM
1 5 (3.68%) SAP S/4HANA
1 5 (3.68%) thinkFolio
2 3 (2.21%) HFM
2 3 (2.21%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.68%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.47%) Google Play
4 2 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.74%) Internet
1 1 (0.74%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.88%) Big Data
3 6 (4.41%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.68%) GIS
5 3 (2.21%) Power BI
6 1 (0.74%) Essbase
6 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (15.44%) Selenium
2 13 (9.56%) Cucumber
2 13 (9.56%) JIRA
3 9 (6.62%) Jenkins
4 8 (5.88%) Calabash
4 8 (5.88%) Ranorex
5 7 (5.15%) Appium
5 7 (5.15%) WebDriver
6 6 (4.41%) LoadRunner
7 5 (3.68%) MSTest
7 5 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.68%) Toad
8 4 (2.94%) QADirector
9 3 (2.21%) eggPlant
9 3 (2.21%) JUnit
9 3 (2.21%) NUnit
9 3 (2.21%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.21%) TestNG
10 2 (1.47%) Robotium
10 2 (1.47%) TestComplete
General
1 37 (27.21%) Finance
2 10 (7.35%) Banking
3 8 (5.88%) Retail
4 4 (2.94%) Digital Economy
4 4 (2.94%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.21%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.21%) Automotive
5 3 (2.21%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.47%) Back Office
6 2 (1.47%) Games
7 1 (0.74%) Electronics
7 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.74%) Front Office
7 1 (0.74%) Legal
7 1 (0.74%) Marketing
7 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.88%) .NET
2 6 (4.41%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.21%) Web Services
4 2 (1.47%) JSON
4 2 (1.47%) RESTful
4 2 (1.47%) SOAP
4 2 (1.47%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (0.74%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.74%) Django
5 1 (0.74%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.74%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.74%) HTML
5 1 (0.74%) J2EE
5 1 (0.74%) Middleware
5 1 (0.74%) REST
5 1 (0.74%) Velocity
5 1 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.82%) Computer Science
2 11 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.09%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.88%) Fintech
4 4 (2.94%) User Experience
5 2 (1.47%) iPad
5 2 (1.47%) Market Risk
5 2 (1.47%) NHS
5 2 (1.47%) Online Games
6 1 (0.74%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.74%) Derivative
6 1 (0.74%) Equities
6 1 (0.74%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.74%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (0.74%) Social Gaming
6 1 (0.74%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.71%) Windows
2 11 (8.09%) Linux
3 3 (2.21%) Solaris
3 3 (2.21%) Unix
4 1 (0.74%) Android
4 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.74%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (53.68%) Test Automation
3 46 (33.82%) Test Strategy
4 32 (23.53%) SDLC
5 30 (22.06%) User Acceptance Testing
6 25 (18.38%) Scrum
7 24 (17.65%) Mentoring
8 22 (16.18%) Functional Testing
8 22 (16.18%) Regression Testing
9 21 (15.44%) Test Scripting
10 19 (13.97%) BDD
11 17 (12.50%) Test Management
12 16 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (11.76%) Manual Testing
13 15 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (10.29%) Software Testing
15 13 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (9.56%) Performance Testing
15 13 (9.56%) Project Management
15 13 (9.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.29%) SQL
2 7 (5.15%) Java
3 5 (3.68%) C
3 5 (3.68%) Python
3 5 (3.68%) Ruby
4 4 (2.94%) C#
4 4 (2.94%) C++
4 4 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.21%) Embedded C
5 3 (2.21%) Embedded C++
5 3 (2.21%) Perl
6 2 (1.47%) Groovy
7 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (19.85%) ISEB
2 24 (17.65%) Degree
3 22 (16.18%) ISTQB
4 10 (7.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.21%) ACCA
6 3 (2.21%) APMG
6 3 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.21%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.21%) PMP
7 2 (1.47%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (4.41%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.47%) GxP
4 2 (1.47%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.74%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (11.03%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.68%) Ariba
2 5 (3.68%) Concur
2 5 (3.68%) SAP
3 3 (2.21%) Hyperion
3 3 (2.21%) Oracle
3 3 (2.21%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (2.21%) Tableau
4 2 (1.47%) Apple
4 2 (1.47%) Capita
4 2 (1.47%) New Relic
5 1 (0.74%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.74%) HP
5 1 (0.74%) IBM
5 1 (0.74%) Remedy