The median annual salary for a QA Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Manager
UK
Rank 734 800 857
Rank change year-on-year +66 +57  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 115 146 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.15% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 92 114 88
Median salary £55,000 £61,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.20% +22.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £47,200 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,500 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -19.16% +20.00%  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Manager in the UK

QA Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +60 108 £55,000 -12.00% 9
London +58 47 £62,500 -3.84% 7
East of England +40 17 £60,000 -7.69%
South East +46 13 £50,000 -16.66%
Hertfordshire +22 12 £56,500 -13.07%
West Midlands +28 8 £45,000 +12.50%
Tyne and Wear - 7 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £48,500 -
Yorkshire - 7 £48,500 - 1
North East - 7 £35,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £35,000 -
South West +26 6 £42,500 -39.28%
Bromley - 6 - -
Warwickshire +34 5 £45,000 +12.50%
Cambridgeshire +21 5 £60,000 -4.00%
Warwick - 5 £45,000 -
Watford - 5 £72,500 -
Kent - 5 £29,900 -
Cambridge +12 4 £60,000 -4.00%
Coventry - 4 £42,500 -
Leeds - 4 £48,500 -
Potters Bar - 4 £58,250 -
City of London +44 3 £75,000 +3.44% 1
Berkshire +18 3 £49,500 -10.00%
Scotland +15 3 £57,500 +3.13%
Bristol +6 3 £42,500 -39.28%
Cardiff - 3 £45,000 -
Huddersfield - 3 £50,000 -
Edinburgh - 3 £57,500 -
Swindon - 3 £65,000 -

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 207 (100.00%) QA
2 94 (45.41%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (23.19%) Test Strategy
4 44 (21.26%) Selenium
5 36 (17.39%) SDLC
6 33 (15.94%) Test Automation
6 33 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 32 (15.46%) Automated Testing
8 30 (14.49%) ISEB
9 29 (14.01%) Software Testing
9 29 (14.01%) ISTQB
9 29 (14.01%) Finance
10 26 (12.56%) Test Management
10 26 (12.56%) Automation Testing
11 25 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (11.59%) Project Management
12 24 (11.59%) Test Scripting
12 24 (11.59%) BDD
13 23 (11.11%) TDD
14 22 (10.63%) Scrum
14 22 (10.63%) Manual Testing
15 20 (9.66%) JIRA
15 20 (9.66%) Non-Functional Testing
15 20 (9.66%) Service Management
15 20 (9.66%) ITSM
16 19 (9.18%) Regression Testing
16 19 (9.18%) Microsoft
16 19 (9.18%) Functional Testing
16 19 (9.18%) Performance Testing
17 18 (8.70%) Degree

QA Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 10 (4.83%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (4.35%) MQSeries
2 9 (4.35%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.42%) Confluence
3 5 (2.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.97%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.97%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.48%) CMS
6 1 (0.48%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.48%) JBoss
6 1 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.28%) MS Office
3 5 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.48%) HipChat
5 1 (0.48%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.48%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.48%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.28%) SaaS
2 2 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.35%) Internet
2 5 (2.42%) Wireless
3 2 (0.97%) Skype
3 2 (0.97%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.97%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.42%) DB2
3 3 (1.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.97%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (21.26%) Selenium
2 20 (9.66%) JIRA
3 16 (7.73%) Cucumber
3 16 (7.73%) WebDriver
4 9 (4.35%) HP UFT
4 9 (4.35%) Robot Framework
5 8 (3.86%) Appium
6 6 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.42%) Calabash
8 4 (1.93%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.45%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.45%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.45%) NUnit
9 3 (1.45%) SonarQube
9 3 (1.45%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.97%) JBehave
10 2 (0.97%) Protractor
10 2 (0.97%) Robotium
10 2 (0.97%) SilkTest
10 2 (0.97%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (14.01%) Finance
2 15 (7.25%) Automotive
3 9 (4.35%) Retail
4 7 (3.38%) Banking
5 6 (2.90%) Games
6 4 (1.93%) Brand Awareness
6 4 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.45%) Front Office
7 3 (1.45%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.97%) Billing
9 1 (0.48%) Electronics
9 1 (0.48%) Law
9 1 (0.48%) Legal
9 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.48%) Marketing
9 1 (0.48%) Publishing
9 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.28%) XML
2 11 (5.31%) .NET
3 10 (4.83%) SOAP
3 10 (4.83%) Web Services
4 9 (4.35%) REST
5 7 (3.38%) AngularJS
6 6 (2.90%) Gherkin
7 5 (2.42%) HTML
8 4 (1.93%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.93%) Node.js
8 4 (1.93%) Reactive Extensions
9 3 (1.45%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.45%) CSS
9 3 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (0.97%) LAMP
10 2 (0.97%) RESTful
10 2 (0.97%) Velocity
11 1 (0.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 8 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.38%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.38%) Fintech
4 5 (2.42%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.42%) NHS
5 4 (1.93%) Augmented Reality
6 3 (1.45%) iPad
6 3 (1.45%) Xbox
7 1 (0.48%) FMCG
7 1 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.48%) LIMS
7 1 (0.48%) Replication
7 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.80%) Windows
2 10 (4.83%) Linux
3 9 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.86%) Android
4 8 (3.86%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.97%) Unix
6 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (45.41%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (23.19%) Test Strategy
3 36 (17.39%) SDLC
4 33 (15.94%) Test Automation
4 33 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 32 (15.46%) Automated Testing
6 29 (14.01%) Software Testing
7 26 (12.56%) Automation Testing
7 26 (12.56%) Test Management
8 25 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (11.59%) BDD
9 24 (11.59%) Project Management
9 24 (11.59%) Test Scripting
10 23 (11.11%) TDD
11 22 (10.63%) Manual Testing
11 22 (10.63%) Scrum
12 20 (9.66%) ITSM
12 20 (9.66%) Non-Functional Testing
12 20 (9.66%) Service Management
13 19 (9.18%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.70%) C#
2 17 (8.21%) SQL
3 13 (6.28%) Java
4 8 (3.86%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.93%) C
5 4 (1.93%) Go
5 4 (1.93%) Python
5 4 (1.93%) Ruby
6 3 (1.45%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.45%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.45%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.97%) Apple Swift
7 2 (0.97%) Objective-C
7 2 (0.97%) PHP
8 1 (0.48%) C++
8 1 (0.48%) Groovy
8 1 (0.48%) Perl
8 1 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 30 (14.49%) ISEB
2 29 (14.01%) ISTQB
3 18 (8.70%) Degree
4 9 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (3.86%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.45%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.45%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.48%) ACCA
9 1 (0.48%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (4.35%) HL7
3 7 (3.38%) COBIT
4 5 (2.42%) PMO
5 4 (1.93%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.48%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.48%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (3.86%) Docker
2 4 (1.93%) etcd
3 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (4.35%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 4 (1.93%) Consul
3 4 (1.93%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (9.18%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.70%) HP
3 9 (4.35%) VMware
4 8 (3.86%) SAP
5 6 (2.90%) Oracle
6 2 (0.97%) Ariba
6 2 (0.97%) Cisco
6 2 (0.97%) Google
7 1 (0.48%) New Relic
7 1 (0.48%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.48%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.48%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.48%) Xamarin
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