The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 51 57
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 3966 5085 4875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 4.73% 5.05% 4.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.89% 43.10% 40.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3153 4097 3774
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 £30,450 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
9699 11798 12180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 11.56% 11.71% 11.32%
Number of salaries quoted 7762 9443 9673
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,050 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +7.31%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 4 December 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in England

QA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the England region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +6 2000 £55,000 - 250
South East -19 579 £45,000 - 56
East of England -6 326 £47,500 +11.76% 32
North West -21 261 £40,000 +6.66% 43
Yorkshire -7 237 £40,000 +6.66% 16
West Midlands -20 216 £40,000 - 38
East Midlands +2 171 £42,000 +11.99% 17
South West -39 134 £42,500 +9.67% 34
North East +13 23 £35,000 +6.87% 6
Midlands +7 5 £40,000 +23.07% 1
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UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for QA.

1 4435 (53.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2009 (24.14%) Finance
3 1977 (23.75%) SQL
4 1946 (23.38%) Selenium
5 1878 (22.56%) Java
6 1607 (19.31%) Scrum
7 1582 (19.01%) C#
8 1303 (15.66%) .NET
9 1296 (15.57%) Degree
10 1260 (15.14%) JavaScript
11 1190 (14.30%) Test Automation
12 1158 (13.91%) HTML
13 1125 (13.52%) SDLC
14 1104 (13.26%) TDD
15 1090 (13.10%) BDD
16 1039 (12.48%) Microsoft
17 1010 (12.14%) Software Testing
18 964 (11.58%) Project Management
19 961 (11.55%) Automated Testing
20 947 (11.38%) JIRA
21 935 (11.23%) Cucumber
22 921 (11.07%) Continuous Integration
23 901 (10.83%) Test Scripting
24 877 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
25 867 (10.42%) CSS
26 836 (10.04%) Linux
27 825 (9.91%) SQL Server
28 806 (9.68%) ISEB
29 797 (9.58%) Web Services
30 744 (8.94%) Manual Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 246 (2.96%) CMS
2 230 (2.76%) Confluence
3 162 (1.95%) IIS
4 150 (1.80%) Apache
5 128 (1.54%) Tomcat
6 108 (1.30%) SharePoint
7 71 (0.85%) nginx
8 58 (0.70%) WebSphere
9 53 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 52 (0.62%) WordPress
11 51 (0.61%) SAS
12 49 (0.59%) Drupal
13 44 (0.53%) JBoss
14 42 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
15 35 (0.42%) WebLogic
16 34 (0.41%) Umbraco
17 33 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
18 24 (0.29%) Apache Spark
19 20 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
20 17 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 554 (6.66%) MS Excel
2 266 (3.20%) MS Office
3 117 (1.41%) MS Project
4 112 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 90 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 74 (0.89%) Photoshop
7 28 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 19 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.13%) SPSS
10 10 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
11 9 (0.11%) Fireworks
12 7 (0.084%) AutoCAD
13 5 (0.060%) Acrobat
13 5 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 4 (0.048%) Adobe Captivate
14 4 (0.048%) FrameMaker
15 3 (0.036%) Chatbot
15 3 (0.036%) InDesign
15 3 (0.036%) Stata
16 2 (0.024%) EViews
Business Applications
1 50 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 34 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 34 (0.41%) Magento
4 24 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
5 20 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 17 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 15 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
8 14 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
9 13 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
10 12 (0.14%) Cognos Controller
10 12 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
10 12 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
11 11 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
12 10 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
12 10 (0.12%) SAP CRM
12 10 (0.12%) Sonata
13 9 (0.11%) LatentZero
13 9 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
13 9 (0.11%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 341 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
2 245 (2.94%) SaaS
3 239 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 98 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
5 94 (1.13%) GitHub
6 60 (0.72%) Amazon S3
7 53 (0.64%) PaaS
8 49 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
9 48 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 44 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
11 41 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
11 41 (0.49%) IaaS
12 38 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
13 24 (0.29%) Google Play
14 21 (0.25%) Google Analytics
15 20 (0.24%) Office 365
16 19 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
16 19 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
17 12 (0.14%) OpenShift
18 10 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 252 (3.03%) Internet
2 170 (2.04%) HTTP
3 143 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 115 (1.38%) Intranet
5 87 (1.05%) HTTPS
6 82 (0.99%) Firewall
7 57 (0.68%) Network Security
8 53 (0.64%) LDAP
8 53 (0.64%) VPN
9 45 (0.54%) DNS
10 37 (0.44%) SAN
11 35 (0.42%) Kerberos
12 34 (0.41%) SSL
13 33 (0.40%) LAN
13 33 (0.40%) WAN
14 27 (0.32%) NAS
15 25 (0.30%) MPLS
16 24 (0.29%) DHCP
16 24 (0.29%) Wireless
17 23 (0.28%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 825 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 409 (4.91%) MySQL
3 262 (3.15%) Relational Database
4 248 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
5 243 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 213 (2.56%) NoSQL
7 170 (2.04%) MongoDB
8 142 (1.71%) Big Data
9 141 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 108 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
11 104 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
12 87 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
13 81 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
14 79 (0.95%) Oracle Database
15 78 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 74 (0.89%) RDBMS
17 70 (0.84%) Hadoop
18 65 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
19 64 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
20 59 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1946 (23.38%) Selenium
2 947 (11.38%) JIRA
3 935 (11.23%) Cucumber
4 711 (8.54%) Git (software)
5 642 (7.71%) WebDriver
6 636 (7.64%) Jenkins
7 478 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 385 (4.63%) SoapUI
9 346 (4.16%) Visual Studio
10 312 (3.75%) SpecFlow
11 284 (3.41%) JUnit
12 261 (3.14%) Subversion
13 245 (2.94%) JMeter
14 232 (2.79%) TeamCity
15 198 (2.38%) HP UFT
16 189 (2.27%) Maven
17 186 (2.23%) Appium
18 134 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 121 (1.45%) LoadRunner
20 114 (1.37%) Gradle
General
1 2009 (24.14%) Finance
2 616 (7.40%) Retail
3 440 (5.29%) Banking
4 303 (3.64%) Marketing
5 290 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 280 (3.36%) Games
7 161 (1.93%) Legal
8 142 (1.71%) Back Office
9 141 (1.69%) Law
10 119 (1.43%) Publishing
11 111 (1.33%) Advertising
11 111 (1.33%) Front Office
12 82 (0.99%) Investment Banking
13 81 (0.97%) Manufacturing
14 61 (0.73%) Financial Institution
15 51 (0.61%) Automotive
16 41 (0.49%) Electronics
17 35 (0.42%) Aerospace
17 35 (0.42%) Billing
18 25 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1724 (20.71%) Analyst
2 1548 (18.60%) Developer
3 1022 (12.28%) Tester
4 852 (10.24%) Test Analyst
5 799 (9.60%) QA Engineer
6 654 (7.86%) QA Tester
7 603 (7.24%) QA Analyst
8 534 (6.42%) Test Engineer
9 426 (5.12%) Automation Tester
10 392 (4.71%) Project Manager
11 387 (4.65%) QA Test Analyst
12 378 (4.54%) QA Leader
13 358 (4.30%) .NET Developer
14 320 (3.84%) Business Analyst
15 312 (3.75%) Senior Developer
16 291 (3.50%) Architect
17 288 (3.46%) Java Developer
18 270 (3.24%) QA Automation Tester
18 270 (3.24%) QA Test Engineer
18 270 (3.24%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1303 (15.66%) .NET
2 1158 (13.91%) HTML
3 867 (10.42%) CSS
4 797 (9.58%) Web Services
5 707 (8.49%) XML
6 522 (6.27%) ASP.NET
7 392 (4.71%) HTML5
8 372 (4.47%) REST
9 343 (4.12%) SOAP
10 333 (4.00%) jQuery
11 266 (3.20%) AngularJS
12 265 (3.18%) .NET Framework
13 264 (3.17%) Gherkin
14 253 (3.04%) CSS3
15 236 (2.84%) Spring
16 234 (2.81%) RESTful
17 233 (2.80%) JSON
18 221 (2.66%) ASP.NET MVC
19 187 (2.25%) Ajax
20 157 (1.89%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 877 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
2 570 (6.85%) Computer Science
3 531 (6.38%) Mobile App
4 502 (6.03%) User Experience
5 243 (2.92%) Management Information System
6 189 (2.27%) Fintech
7 149 (1.79%) Data Centre
8 137 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
9 124 (1.49%) Mathematics
10 121 (1.45%) iPad
11 120 (1.44%) Client/Server
12 118 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 85 (1.02%) Data Structures
14 79 (0.95%) Virtual Team
15 75 (0.90%) Derivative
16 74 (0.89%) Fixed Income
17 72 (0.87%) Statistics
18 67 (0.80%) Algorithms
19 64 (0.77%) Online Games
20 63 (0.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 836 (10.04%) Linux
2 723 (8.69%) Windows
3 539 (6.48%) Unix
4 423 (5.08%) Android
5 376 (4.52%) Apple iOS
6 107 (1.29%) Windows Server
7 65 (0.78%) CentOS
8 61 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 44 (0.53%) Mac OS X
9 44 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (0.41%) Windows 10
11 32 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (0.35%) Windows 7
13 26 (0.31%) Solaris
13 26 (0.31%) Windows 8
14 24 (0.29%) Ubuntu
15 16 (0.19%) Debian
16 12 (0.14%) AIX
16 12 (0.14%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4435 (53.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1607 (19.31%) Scrum
3 1190 (14.30%) Test Automation
4 1125 (13.52%) SDLC
5 1104 (13.26%) TDD
6 1090 (13.10%) BDD
7 1010 (12.14%) Software Testing
8 964 (11.58%) Project Management
9 961 (11.55%) Automated Testing
10 921 (11.07%) Continuous Integration
11 901 (10.83%) Test Scripting
12 744 (8.94%) Manual Testing
13 738 (8.87%) User Acceptance Testing
14 713 (8.57%) E-Commerce
15 711 (8.54%) Regression Testing
16 669 (8.04%) Automation Testing
17 666 (8.00%) Software Engineering
18 636 (7.64%) Test Strategy
19 600 (7.21%) Functional Testing
20 567 (6.81%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1977 (23.75%) SQL
2 1878 (22.56%) Java
3 1582 (19.01%) C#
4 1260 (15.14%) JavaScript
5 715 (8.59%) Python
6 549 (6.60%) Ruby
7 359 (4.31%) C++
8 322 (3.87%) PHP
9 266 (3.20%) C
10 261 (3.14%) Perl
11 247 (2.97%) T-SQL
12 222 (2.67%) Bash Shell
13 177 (2.13%) PowerShell
14 164 (1.97%) VB.NET
15 148 (1.78%) PL/SQL
16 127 (1.53%) Shell Script
17 125 (1.50%) Scala
18 102 (1.23%) Groovy
19 93 (1.12%) XPath
20 82 (0.99%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1296 (15.57%) Degree
2 806 (9.68%) ISEB
3 693 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 283 (3.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 157 (1.89%) PMP
6 136 (1.63%) Security Cleared
7 107 (1.29%) PMI Certification
8 81 (0.97%) SC Cleared
9 66 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 55 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
11 51 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
12 50 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 48 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 43 (0.52%) CCNP
15 42 (0.50%) DV Cleared
16 35 (0.42%) AWS Certification
17 34 (0.41%) CISSP
18 31 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
19 30 (0.36%) CISM
19 30 (0.36%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (2.20%) SLA
2 177 (2.13%) SDET
3 68 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 61 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 39 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 39 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.24%) ISO 14001
7 18 (0.22%) GCP
8 15 (0.18%) HL7
8 15 (0.18%) P3O
9 11 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.12%) MiFID
10 10 (0.12%) WCAG
11 8 (0.096%) COBIT
11 8 (0.096%) SEPA
12 7 (0.084%) ISO 9000
12 7 (0.084%) ISO22301
13 6 (0.072%) MISRA
14 4 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
15 3 (0.036%) EMIR
System Software
1 159 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 125 (1.50%) Docker
3 78 (0.94%) Active Directory
4 48 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 30 (0.36%) Hyper-V
6 27 (0.32%) vSphere
7 19 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
7 19 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (0.22%) Varnish
9 17 (0.20%) GlusterFS
10 13 (0.16%) vCloud
11 11 (0.13%) NFS
12 9 (0.11%) Firmware
12 9 (0.11%) KVM
12 9 (0.11%) XenApp
13 8 (0.096%) VirtualBox
13 8 (0.096%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.072%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.060%) BlackBerry Internet Service
16 4 (0.048%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 196 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
2 188 (2.26%) Puppet
3 182 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
4 111 (1.33%) Ansible
5 57 (0.68%) Nagios
6 48 (0.58%) SCCM
7 35 (0.42%) SELinux
8 31 (0.37%) Kubernetes
9 21 (0.25%) Ganglia
10 20 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 19 (0.23%) Rundeck
12 17 (0.20%) Cacti
12 17 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
12 17 (0.20%) OpenView
13 15 (0.18%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 15 (0.18%) ZABBIX
14 13 (0.16%) Rancher
15 12 (0.14%) SCVMM
15 12 (0.14%) WSUS
16 11 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1039 (12.48%) Microsoft
2 604 (7.26%) Oracle
3 221 (2.66%) SAP
4 202 (2.43%) HP
5 180 (2.16%) VMware
6 134 (1.61%) Google
7 126 (1.51%) Atlassian
8 124 (1.49%) IBM
9 111 (1.33%) Cisco
10 108 (1.30%) Red Hat
11 107 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
12 89 (1.07%) EPiServer
13 64 (0.77%) Adobe
14 62 (0.74%) Siebel
15 61 (0.73%) Sun
16 55 (0.66%) EMC
16 55 (0.66%) Informatica
17 51 (0.61%) hybris
18 47 (0.56%) Citrix
19 46 (0.55%) New Relic
South East London
Anna-Christina Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £21k - 24k per year + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £28k - 30k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35,000 + Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum 10% annual bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Cloudscope
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Billericay, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Gym, Health Care & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum base.
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum plus 10% annual bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Michael Page International
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Awesome Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Flexible working hours, remote wor
Posted: 3 days ago