The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 28 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
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 2 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.37% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% - -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Median salary £80,000 - -
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 527 474 533
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 97.23% 97.93% 99.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2229 1833 2156
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 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 across the Watford region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) Fintech
2 2 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) People Management
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 2 (50.00%) JBehave
2 2 (50.00%) Confluence
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) JBehave
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Fintech
2 2 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) People Management
2 2 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA