The median annual salary for a QA Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 797 816 837
Rank change year-on-year +19 +21  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 77 117 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 65 94 118
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,800 £36,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year -4.54% +7.84%  

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 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA 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 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Manager in the UK

QA Manager
Top 29 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 26 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 -2 73 £57,500 +4.54% 6
London +29 52 £70,000 +7.69% 5
City of London +37 14 £71,000 -8.38% 1
North West -36 8 £52,500 +2.94%
Manchester -31 7 £52,500 +2.94%
East of England +2 5 £47,500 -5.00%
South East +39 3 £66,250 +20.45% 1
South West -8 3 £42,500 -10.52%
Bristol -20 3 £42,500 -5.55%
Essex - 3 £47,500 -
West Midlands +11 2 £47,750 +27.33%
Oxfordshire - 2 £65,000 - 1
Chelmsford - 2 £47,500 -
Oxford - 2 £65,000 - 1
Berkshire +15 1 £67,500 +35.00%
Birmingham +4 1 £43,000 +14.66%
Scotland +4 1 £40,000 -21.56% 1
Suffolk +4 1 £52,500 -12.50%
Hertfordshire -7 1 £100,000 +100.00%
Edinburgh - 1 £40,000 -
Wales - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £52,500 -
North Wales - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £52,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £72,500 -
Watford - 1 £100,000 -
Reading - 1 £67,500 -
Chester - 1 £72,500 -
Witham - 1 £47,500 -

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 featuring QA Manager in the job title.

1 194 (100.00%) QA
2 114 (58.76%) Test Automation
3 105 (54.12%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (34.02%) Test Strategy
5 50 (25.77%) Selenium
6 38 (19.59%) Finance
7 35 (18.04%) BDD
8 33 (17.01%) User Acceptance Testing
9 32 (16.49%) Regression Testing
9 32 (16.49%) Microsoft
10 31 (15.98%) SDLC
11 30 (15.46%) Software Testing
12 29 (14.95%) Test Management
13 28 (14.43%) ISEB
14 26 (13.40%) Performance Testing
14 26 (13.40%) Mentoring
15 24 (12.37%) Cucumber
16 23 (11.86%) Manual Testing
16 23 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
17 22 (11.34%) SQL
17 22 (11.34%) Functional Testing
18 21 (10.82%) Coaching
19 20 (10.31%) Degree
19 20 (10.31%) C#
19 20 (10.31%) TDD
19 20 (10.31%) Scrum
20 19 (9.79%) Project Management
20 19 (9.79%) ISTQB
20 19 (9.79%) Test Scripting
21 18 (9.28%) SQL Server

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 (4.12%) Confluence
2 6 (3.09%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (3.09%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.58%) MQSeries
3 5 (2.58%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.03%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.52%) Apache
6 1 (0.52%) CMS
6 1 (0.52%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.52%) JBoss
6 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (5.67%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (4.12%) SPSS
4 3 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.52%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.06%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (1.03%) HFM
3 2 (1.03%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.52%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.52%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.64%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.09%) SaaS
3 1 (0.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.09%) Internet
2 4 (2.06%) PuTTY
2 4 (2.06%) Wireless
3 2 (1.03%) Skype
3 2 (1.03%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.03%) WebEx
4 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.12%) Big Data
2 8 (4.12%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.06%) DB2
3 4 (2.06%) Power BI
4 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 50 (25.77%) Selenium
2 24 (12.37%) Cucumber
3 15 (7.73%) JIRA
4 14 (7.22%) WebDriver
5 12 (6.19%) HP UFT
6 11 (5.67%) Appium
7 10 (5.15%) Calabash
7 10 (5.15%) NUnit
8 8 (4.12%) Ranorex
8 8 (4.12%) Toad
9 6 (3.09%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.58%) Jenkins
11 4 (2.06%) Protractor
11 4 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.55%) JUnit
12 3 (1.55%) QADirector
12 3 (1.55%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.55%) SonarQube
12 3 (1.55%) TestNG
12 3 (1.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (19.59%) Finance
2 13 (6.70%) Banking
3 9 (4.64%) Retail
4 7 (3.61%) Automotive
5 6 (3.09%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.58%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.03%) Billing
7 2 (1.03%) Publishing
7 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.52%) Back Office
8 1 (0.52%) Front Office
8 1 (0.52%) Games
8 1 (0.52%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.19%) .NET
2 10 (5.15%) XML
3 8 (4.12%) ASP.NET
3 8 (4.12%) SOAP
3 8 (4.12%) Web Services
4 5 (2.58%) Middleware
4 5 (2.58%) Reactive Extensions
4 5 (2.58%) REST
5 4 (2.06%) Gherkin
5 4 (2.06%) HTML
6 3 (1.55%) RESTful
7 1 (0.52%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.52%) CSS
7 1 (0.52%) Django
7 1 (0.52%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (6.70%) Fintech
2 9 (4.64%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.61%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.58%) Derivative
5 5 (2.58%) Equities
5 5 (2.58%) Fixed Income
5 5 (2.58%) OTC Derivatives
6 4 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.06%) Reference Data
6 4 (2.06%) Smart City
7 3 (1.55%) NHS
7 3 (1.55%) User Experience
8 2 (1.03%) iPad
8 2 (1.03%) Xbox
9 1 (0.52%) FMCG
9 1 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.52%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.52%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.76%) Windows
2 7 (3.61%) Android
2 7 (3.61%) Apple iOS
2 7 (3.61%) Linux
3 5 (2.58%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.55%) Unix
5 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (58.76%) Test Automation
2 105 (54.12%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (34.02%) Test Strategy
4 35 (18.04%) BDD
5 33 (17.01%) User Acceptance Testing
6 32 (16.49%) Regression Testing
7 31 (15.98%) SDLC
8 30 (15.46%) Software Testing
9 29 (14.95%) Test Management
10 26 (13.40%) Mentoring
10 26 (13.40%) Performance Testing
11 23 (11.86%) Manual Testing
11 23 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (11.34%) Functional Testing
13 21 (10.82%) Coaching
14 20 (10.31%) Scrum
14 20 (10.31%) TDD
15 19 (9.79%) Project Management
15 19 (9.79%) Test Scripting
16 18 (9.28%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.34%) SQL
2 20 (10.31%) C#
3 12 (6.19%) Java
4 6 (3.09%) Ruby
5 5 (2.58%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.06%) Python
7 3 (1.55%) C++
7 3 (1.55%) Groovy
8 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.52%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.52%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (0.52%) C
9 1 (0.52%) PHP
9 1 (0.52%) R
9 1 (0.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (14.43%) ISEB
2 20 (10.31%) Degree
3 19 (9.79%) ISTQB
4 7 (3.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.09%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.06%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (1.03%) ACCA
8 2 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (3.09%) PMO
3 5 (2.58%) COBIT
3 5 (2.58%) HL7
3 5 (2.58%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.06%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.03%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (7.73%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.58%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 32 (16.49%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.70%) HP
2 13 (6.70%) Oracle
3 6 (3.09%) SAP
4 5 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (2.58%) VMware
5 4 (2.06%) Capita
5 4 (2.06%) Murex
5 4 (2.06%) Serena
5 4 (2.06%) Tableau
6 2 (1.03%) Cisco
6 2 (1.03%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.03%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.03%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.52%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.52%) Google
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