The median annual salary for a QA Manager was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Manager
England / West Midlands
Rank 202 225 212
Rank change year-on-year +23 -13  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 8 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.20% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.20% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 5
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £40,000 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,500 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -19.16% +20.00%  

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 4568 5904 4865
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.86% 96.34% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3763 4801 4148
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Manager in the West Midlands

QA Manager
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for QA Manager in the West Midlands

QA Manager
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 Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Warwickshire +30 5 £45,000 +12.50%
Coventry - 4 £42,500 -
Birmingham +3 1 - -
QA Manager
England

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 across the West Midlands region featuring QA Manager in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (63.16%) ITSM
2 12 (63.16%) Service Management
3 8 (42.11%) Business Continuity
4 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
5 5 (26.32%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
7 3 (15.79%) Degree
7 3 (15.79%) JIRA
7 3 (15.79%) Test Management
7 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
7 3 (15.79%) SQL
7 3 (15.79%) ISEB
7 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
7 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
8 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
8 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
8 2 (10.53%) SDLC
8 2 (10.53%) Internal Audit
8 2 (10.53%) HTML
8 2 (10.53%) Project Management
8 2 (10.53%) CSS
8 2 (10.53%) Games
8 2 (10.53%) Selenium
8 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Software Testing

QA Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.26%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (10.53%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) CSS
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) ITSM
1 12 (63.16%) Service Management
2 8 (42.11%) Business Continuity
3 5 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (26.32%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Test Management
6 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Internal Audit
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) SDLC
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Case Management
7 1 (5.26%) Coaching
7 1 (5.26%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (5.26%) Line Management
7 1 (5.26%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
1 3 (15.79%) ISEB
1 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft