Period
to 18 September 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £36,500 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

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

Quality Assurance Lead
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 100 -
Rank change year-on-year +12 - -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 6 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.65% 0.30% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.31% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 0
Watford median annual salary £36,500 £80,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -54.38% - -
Hertfordshire median annual salary £36,500 £80,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -54.38% +77.78% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Permanent vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 901 979 927
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.93% 96.36% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 777 790 794
Watford median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +9.89%
10th Percentile £26,750 £28,475 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +2.22%

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Leader in Watford

QA Leader
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for QA Leader in Watford

QA Leader
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Leader in Watford over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for QA Leader in Watford

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, QA Leader job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Watford region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) QA
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Test Strategy
2 5 (83.33%) QA Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (66.67%) Acceptance Criteria
3 4 (66.67%) Data-Driven Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) Test Planning
3 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Capybara
4 1 (16.67%) PhantomJS
4 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Groovy
4 1 (16.67%) Law
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Degree

QA Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Capybara
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) PhantomJS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Law
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) AIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) QA Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Test Strategy
3 4 (66.67%) Acceptance Criteria
3 4 (66.67%) Data-Driven Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) Test Planning
3 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Groovy
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle