The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 27 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 229 220
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 6 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 3
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +3.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £38,400 £34,200
10% offered a salary of more than £53,800 £48,500 £42,200
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 the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4998 5922 5498
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.90% 96.23% 96.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4230 4644 4558
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured QA Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Leader in the West Midlands

QA Leader
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for QA Leader in the West Midlands

QA Leader
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Leader in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Leader in the West Midlands

QA Leader
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 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
Staffordshire - 3 £47,500 -
Birmingham +7 2 £40,000 -5.88%
Warwickshire +6 1 £58,000 +45.00% 1
QA Leader
England

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Midlands region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
3 9 (64.29%) Manual Testing
3 9 (64.29%) WebDriver
3 9 (64.29%) ISTQB
4 8 (57.14%) Selenium
4 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
6 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (35.71%) Degree
7 5 (35.71%) ISEB
7 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
7 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (35.71%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (28.57%) Software Delivery
8 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
8 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (28.57%) Kanban
8 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (28.57%) REST
8 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
8 4 (28.57%) JMeter
8 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
8 4 (28.57%) DSDM
8 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
8 4 (28.57%) SOAP
8 4 (28.57%) JSON
8 4 (28.57%) Scrum

QA Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) BrowserStack
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) WebDriver
2 8 (57.14%) Selenium
3 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (28.57%) JMeter
4 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
5 3 (21.43%) JUnit
6 2 (14.29%) JIRA
6 2 (14.29%) TestRail
7 1 (7.14%) Concordion
7 1 (7.14%) FitNesse
7 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
7 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (14.29%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) JSON
1 4 (28.57%) REST
1 4 (28.57%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 9 (64.29%) Manual Testing
3 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
6 4 (28.57%) DSDM
6 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Kanban
6 4 (28.57%) Load Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Scrum
6 4 (28.57%) Software Delivery
6 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
7 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
8 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Statistics
8 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) PHP
1 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) ISTQB
2 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 5 (35.71%) ISEB
3 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (7.14%) CSQA
4 1 (7.14%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
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