Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Leader was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 305 320 314
Rank change year-on-year +15 -6 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Leader 19 20 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 17
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +11.84%
10th Percentile £39,125 £33,400 £31,800
90th Percentile £64,063 £65,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9806 11125 10631
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.20% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 8079 8819 8837
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +26 11 £42,500 - 1
Warwickshire +1 3 £60,750 +51.88%
Staffordshire - 3 £47,500 -
Shropshire - 2 £62,500 -
QA Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 19 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (84.21%) Test Automation
3 15 (78.95%) Selenium
4 12 (63.16%) Cucumber
5 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (52.63%) ISTQB
6 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
6 9 (47.37%) Manual Testing
6 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (47.37%) TestRail
7 8 (42.11%) Scenario Testing
7 8 (42.11%) WebDriver
7 8 (42.11%) JIRA
8 7 (36.84%) Games
8 7 (36.84%) ISEB
8 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
8 7 (36.84%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
9 5 (26.32%) Intranet
9 5 (26.32%) Java
9 5 (26.32%) Statistics
9 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (21.05%) TDD
10 4 (21.05%) JMeter
10 4 (21.05%) SQL
11 3 (15.79%) LoadRunner
11 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
11 3 (15.79%) BDD
11 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
11 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy

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 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 15 (78.95%) Selenium
2 12 (63.16%) Cucumber
3 9 (47.37%) TestRail
4 8 (42.11%) JIRA
4 8 (42.11%) WebDriver
5 4 (21.05%) JMeter
6 3 (15.79%) LoadRunner
7 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
7 2 (10.53%) Zephyr
8 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (36.84%) Games
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) JSON
1 1 (5.26%) Node.js
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Test Automation
2 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (47.37%) Manual Testing
3 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
4 8 (42.11%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (36.84%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
6 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Statistics
7 4 (21.05%) TDD
8 3 (15.79%) BDD
8 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
8 3 (15.79%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
8 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
8 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
9 2 (10.53%) Acceptance Criteria
9 2 (10.53%) Case Management
9 2 (10.53%) DevOps
9 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) ISTQB
2 7 (36.84%) ISEB
3 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) QA