The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 5434 4692 5158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 5.05% 4.61% 4.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.57% 45.06% 47.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4274 3819 4280
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
11422 10412 10771
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.61% 10.22% 9.66%
Number of salaries quoted 8934 8384 8907
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £28,350
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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UK

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in England

QA
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the England region.

QA Salary Trend in England

QA
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in England

QA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 3016 £50,000 -1.96% 315
South East -10 827 £42,500 - 122
East of England +28 378 £44,500 +11.25% 46
Yorkshire -12 300 £40,000 +6.66% 34
North West +19 272 £40,000 +21.21% 33
South West +8 239 £36,000 +0.69% 41
West Midlands -3 192 £42,500 +6.25% 18
East Midlands +9 172 £35,000 - 14
North East -14 21 £30,850 -9.26% 15
Midlands +13 8 £47,500 -5.00%
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UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 3044 (27.46%) SQL
2 2793 (25.20%) Finance
3 2759 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
4 2653 (23.93%) Java
5 2214 (19.97%) Degree
6 2103 (18.97%) Selenium
7 1948 (17.57%) C#
8 1855 (16.73%) Scrum
9 1768 (15.95%) .NET
10 1649 (14.88%) JavaScript
11 1517 (13.69%) HTML
12 1485 (13.40%) SQL Server
13 1413 (12.75%) Software Testing
14 1349 (12.17%) Microsoft
15 1326 (11.96%) Project Management
16 1315 (11.86%) Automated Testing
17 1290 (11.64%) ISEB
18 1272 (11.47%) Test Scripting
19 1271 (11.47%) Windows
20 1256 (11.33%) TDD
21 1217 (10.98%) Linux
22 1190 (10.74%) User Acceptance Testing
23 1184 (10.68%) Test Automation
24 1113 (10.04%) CSS
25 1098 (9.91%) E-Commerce
25 1098 (9.91%) Computer Science
26 979 (8.83%) Oracle
27 976 (8.80%) XML
28 971 (8.76%) Retail
29 898 (8.10%) BDD

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 329 (2.97%) Apache
2 302 (2.72%) IIS
3 285 (2.57%) CMS
4 261 (2.35%) Tomcat
5 221 (1.99%) SharePoint
6 181 (1.63%) WebSphere
7 145 (1.31%) Confluence
8 138 (1.24%) Node.js
9 112 (1.01%) WebLogic
10 101 (0.91%) Drupal
11 85 (0.77%) nginx
12 83 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
13 68 (0.61%) MS Exchange
14 60 (0.54%) SAS
15 58 (0.52%) Apache Solr
15 58 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
16 49 (0.44%) WordPress
17 39 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
18 35 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
19 32 (0.29%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 807 (7.28%) MS Excel
2 468 (4.22%) MS Office
3 151 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 142 (1.28%) Photoshop
5 137 (1.24%) MS Project
6 101 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
7 69 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
8 37 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
9 32 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
10 18 (0.16%) InDesign
11 11 (0.099%) SPSS
12 10 (0.090%) AutoCAD
13 8 (0.072%) FastStats
14 7 (0.063%) InfoPath
15 6 (0.054%) Adobe Captivate
16 5 (0.045%) GIMP
16 5 (0.045%) Mingle
16 5 (0.045%) Adobe After Effects
16 5 (0.045%) RoboHelp
17 3 (0.027%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 85 (0.77%) JDE OneWorld
2 79 (0.71%) Magento
3 43 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 36 (0.32%) SAP CO
4 36 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 36 (0.32%) SAP FI
5 33 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 27 (0.24%) Sophis RISQUE
7 25 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
8 23 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
9 20 (0.18%) BASE24
10 19 (0.17%) Google Analytics
10 19 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
11 17 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
12 16 (0.14%) SAP ERP
13 14 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
14 13 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
15 12 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
15 12 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
15 12 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 271 (2.44%) SaaS
2 129 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 118 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
4 104 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
5 52 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
6 48 (0.43%) GitHub
7 42 (0.38%) PaaS
8 36 (0.32%) IaaS
9 27 (0.24%) Rackspace Cloud
10 23 (0.21%) LucidChart
11 20 (0.18%) Office 365
12 14 (0.13%) Amazon S3
12 14 (0.13%) Google Apps
13 12 (0.11%) Force.com
14 11 (0.099%) Amazon EMR
15 9 (0.081%) ElastiCache
16 8 (0.072%) Heroku
17 7 (0.063%) SuccessFactors
17 7 (0.063%) Google App Engine
18 5 (0.045%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 491 (4.43%) Internet
2 312 (2.81%) HTTP
3 158 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 130 (1.17%) Firewall
5 103 (0.93%) SAN
6 93 (0.84%) LAN
7 92 (0.83%) Intranet
8 77 (0.69%) DNS
9 76 (0.69%) WAN
10 54 (0.49%) Wireless
11 53 (0.48%) VoIP
11 53 (0.48%) VPN
12 49 (0.44%) Ethernet
13 48 (0.43%) SNMP
13 48 (0.43%) NAS
14 43 (0.39%) AMQP
15 39 (0.35%) LDAP
16 38 (0.34%) 4G
16 38 (0.34%) SMTP
17 36 (0.32%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1485 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 669 (6.04%) MySQL
3 433 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
4 411 (3.71%) Relational Database
5 242 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 238 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 235 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 201 (1.81%) Big Data
9 189 (1.71%) MongoDB
10 183 (1.65%) DB2
11 168 (1.52%) RDBMS
12 161 (1.45%) NoSQL
13 155 (1.40%) Oracle Database
14 147 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
15 106 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
16 105 (0.95%) Hadoop
17 98 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 79 (0.71%) OLAP
19 77 (0.69%) OLTP
20 60 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2103 (18.97%) Selenium
2 842 (7.60%) WebDriver
3 745 (6.72%) Cucumber
4 688 (6.21%) JIRA
5 611 (5.51%) Git (software)
6 572 (5.16%) QuickTest Pro
7 431 (3.89%) Visual Studio
8 424 (3.82%) Jenkins
9 412 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 401 (3.62%) Subversion
11 392 (3.54%) JUnit
12 286 (2.58%) FitNesse
13 269 (2.43%) Maven
14 221 (1.99%) SoapUI
15 220 (1.98%) SpecFlow
16 209 (1.89%) NUnit
17 202 (1.82%) TeamCity
18 195 (1.76%) Hudson
19 173 (1.56%) JMeter
20 147 (1.33%) Eclipse
General
1 2793 (25.20%) Finance
2 971 (8.76%) Retail
3 726 (6.55%) Banking
4 612 (5.52%) Marketing
5 442 (3.99%) Games
6 430 (3.88%) Telecoms
7 267 (2.41%) Investment Banking
8 235 (2.12%) Publishing
9 214 (1.93%) Back Office
10 203 (1.83%) Advertising
11 199 (1.80%) Front Office
12 148 (1.34%) Legal
13 132 (1.19%) Manufacturing
14 109 (0.98%) Financial Institution
15 104 (0.94%) Law
16 98 (0.88%) Automotive
17 83 (0.75%) Billing
18 69 (0.62%) Music Industry
19 51 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
20 46 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2619 (23.63%) Analyst
2 2207 (19.91%) Developer
3 1330 (12.00%) Test Analyst
4 1203 (10.85%) Tester
5 942 (8.50%) QA Engineer
6 810 (7.31%) Test Engineer
7 764 (6.89%) QA Analyst
8 547 (4.93%) QA Tester
9 537 (4.84%) Business Analyst
10 527 (4.75%) Consultant
11 485 (4.38%) Test Manager
12 476 (4.29%) Project Manager
13 458 (4.13%) Senior Developer
14 418 (3.77%) Java Developer
15 393 (3.55%) Architect
16 381 (3.44%) QA Manager
17 340 (3.07%) Senior Analyst
18 334 (3.01%) Software Engineer
19 294 (2.65%) Automation Engineer
20 288 (2.60%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1768 (15.95%) .NET
2 1517 (13.69%) HTML
3 1113 (10.04%) CSS
4 976 (8.80%) XML
5 831 (7.50%) Web Services
6 639 (5.76%) jQuery
7 599 (5.40%) ASP.NET
8 499 (4.50%) HTML5
9 406 (3.66%) SOAP
10 381 (3.44%) Spring
11 369 (3.33%) REST
12 358 (3.23%) J2EE
13 322 (2.90%) CSS3
14 318 (2.87%) Ajax
15 286 (2.58%) Hibernate
16 282 (2.54%) JSON
17 265 (2.39%) .NET Framework
18 227 (2.05%) RESTful
19 212 (1.91%) Gherkin
20 190 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1098 (9.91%) Computer Science
2 535 (4.83%) Mobile App
3 508 (4.58%) Open Source
4 326 (2.94%) Mathematics
5 315 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 235 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
7 223 (2.01%) Client/Server
8 165 (1.49%) Blackberry
9 156 (1.41%) Equities
10 152 (1.37%) iPhone
11 146 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 141 (1.27%) Derivative
13 120 (1.08%) Social Media
14 119 (1.07%) Digital Media
15 115 (1.04%) iPad
16 106 (0.96%) Visualisation
17 88 (0.79%) Blog
18 73 (0.66%) Data Integration
19 72 (0.65%) Statistics
20 69 (0.62%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1271 (11.47%) Windows
2 1217 (10.98%) Linux
3 708 (6.39%) UNIX
4 592 (5.34%) Android
5 482 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 185 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 128 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 117 (1.06%) Solaris
9 114 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 87 (0.78%) Debian
11 77 (0.69%) Windows 7
12 72 (0.65%) Ubuntu
13 70 (0.63%) Mac OS X
14 63 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
15 54 (0.49%) Windows XP
16 46 (0.41%) Windows Phone
17 38 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
18 34 (0.31%) CentOS
19 28 (0.25%) Windows Vista
20 26 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2759 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
2 1855 (16.73%) Scrum
3 1413 (12.75%) Software Testing
4 1326 (11.96%) Project Management
5 1315 (11.86%) Automated Testing
6 1272 (11.47%) Test Scripting
7 1256 (11.33%) TDD
8 1190 (10.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1184 (10.68%) Test Automation
10 1098 (9.91%) E-Commerce
11 898 (8.10%) BDD
12 876 (7.90%) OO
13 838 (7.56%) Software Engineering
14 797 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
15 763 (6.88%) Test Strategy
16 708 (6.39%) Automation Testing
17 662 (5.97%) Manual Testing
18 626 (5.65%) Regression Testing
19 526 (4.75%) Unit Testing
20 506 (4.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3044 (27.46%) SQL
2 2653 (23.93%) Java
3 1948 (17.57%) C#
4 1649 (14.88%) JavaScript
5 851 (7.68%) Python
6 828 (7.47%) PHP
7 661 (5.96%) C++
8 637 (5.75%) Ruby
9 422 (3.81%) Perl
10 298 (2.69%) T-SQL
11 292 (2.63%) C
12 260 (2.35%) VB
13 162 (1.46%) Shell Script
14 148 (1.34%) Bash Shell
15 137 (1.24%) VBScript
16 132 (1.19%) VB.NET
17 124 (1.12%) Objective-C
18 113 (1.02%) PowerShell
19 107 (0.97%) PL/SQL
20 104 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2214 (19.97%) Degree
2 1290 (11.64%) ISEB
3 657 (5.93%) ISTQB
4 346 (3.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 312 (2.81%) Security Cleared
6 168 (1.52%) SC Cleared
7 109 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 74 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
9 71 (0.64%) PMI Certification
10 62 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 45 (0.41%) HND
12 41 (0.37%) PMP
12 41 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
13 33 (0.30%) MCP
14 32 (0.29%) MCSE
14 32 (0.29%) CISSP
14 32 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 32 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 31 (0.28%) CCNA
15 31 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (1.32%) SLA
2 70 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 34 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 26 (0.23%) TickIT
6 23 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 19 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 17 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 14 (0.13%) Solvency II
10 11 (0.099%) ISO 8583
11 10 (0.090%) Basel III
11 10 (0.090%) P3O
12 8 (0.072%) GMP
13 7 (0.063%) FATCA
13 7 (0.063%) Dodd-Frank
13 7 (0.063%) WCAG
13 7 (0.063%) COBIT
14 6 (0.054%) WAI
14 6 (0.054%) AIFMD
14 6 (0.054%) COREP
System Software
1 168 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 135 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 57 (0.51%) Varnish
5 40 (0.36%) KVM
6 36 (0.32%) XenApp
7 28 (0.25%) Samba
8 27 (0.24%) XenServer
9 26 (0.23%) NFS
10 25 (0.23%) VMware ESX
11 23 (0.21%) Xen
11 23 (0.21%) XenDesktop
12 18 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
13 17 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
14 16 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
15 14 (0.13%) Squid
16 12 (0.11%) VirtualBox
17 10 (0.090%) MetaFrame
17 10 (0.090%) qmail
18 9 (0.081%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 560 (5.05%) HP Quality Center
2 159 (1.43%) Puppet
3 136 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 71 (0.64%) Nagios
5 62 (0.56%) ZABBIX
6 34 (0.31%) HAProxy
7 32 (0.29%) logstash
8 30 (0.27%) StatsD
9 28 (0.25%) SCCM
9 28 (0.25%) Kibana
10 27 (0.24%) Ganglia
11 24 (0.22%) Ansible
12 19 (0.17%) Plesk
13 18 (0.16%) Backup Exec
14 17 (0.15%) Vagrant
15 16 (0.14%) Opsview
16 14 (0.13%) CA Endevor
17 13 (0.12%) Capistrano
17 13 (0.12%) NetBackup
17 13 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1349 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 979 (8.83%) Oracle
3 568 (5.12%) HP
4 255 (2.30%) SAP
5 235 (2.12%) IBM
6 188 (1.70%) VMware
7 178 (1.61%) Adobe
8 161 (1.45%) JBoss
9 155 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
10 150 (1.35%) Cisco
11 129 (1.16%) Google
11 129 (1.16%) Red Hat
12 127 (1.15%) Business Objects
13 118 (1.06%) Citrix
13 118 (1.06%) Zend
14 108 (0.97%) Informatica
15 77 (0.69%) EMC
16 74 (0.67%) Dell
17 67 (0.60%) Apple
18 66 (0.60%) Facebook
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £35-50,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 + 5% bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
East London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Negotiable for the right qualified candidate
Posted: 4 hours ago
Essex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Negotiable for the right qualified candidate
Posted: 4 hours ago
Carnforth, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Salary Negotiable for the right candidate
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £35-£40k Basic + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Salary Negotiable for the right candidate
Posted: 4 hours ago
Berkshire
Zetman
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
East London
Coral Racing Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago