The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 52 52
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 4776 4751 5136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 4.53% 4.64% 4.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.18% 46.02% 46.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3700 3623 4369
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
QA
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
11060 10323 11058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.50% 10.08% 10.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8747 7971 9128
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -1 2488 £52,500 -4.54% 264
South East -2 765 £42,000 -6.66% 91
East of England +24 366 £42,500 +6.25% 38
North West +3 317 £37,500 -2.59% 26
Yorkshire +5 297 £35,000 - 39
South West +10 185 £37,500 -4.45% 38
West Midlands +1 185 £36,500 -5.80% 25
East Midlands +9 118 £39,000 -2.50% 12
North East -21 23 £34,000 -26.88% 2
Midlands 0 9 £55,000 +15.78% 2
South Coast - 1 £35,000 -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 4618 (46.59%) Agile Software Development
2 2531 (25.53%) SQL
3 2505 (25.27%) Finance
4 2044 (20.62%) Java
5 1863 (18.79%) Degree
6 1837 (18.53%) Scrum
7 1816 (18.32%) Selenium
8 1714 (17.29%) C#
9 1580 (15.94%) JavaScript
10 1409 (14.21%) .NET
11 1331 (13.43%) HTML
12 1329 (13.41%) TDD
13 1309 (13.20%) Microsoft
14 1298 (13.09%) SQL Server
15 1242 (12.53%) ISEB
16 1202 (12.13%) Software Testing
17 1152 (11.62%) Project Management
18 1110 (11.20%) Windows
19 1089 (10.99%) Test Scripting
20 1081 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
21 1074 (10.83%) Automated Testing
22 1063 (10.72%) Linux
23 1047 (10.56%) Test Automation
24 1023 (10.32%) BDD
25 989 (9.98%) Retail
26 952 (9.60%) CSS
27 931 (9.39%) E-Commerce
28 899 (9.07%) User Acceptance Testing
29 890 (8.98%) Computer Science
30 866 (8.74%) XML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 257 (2.59%) IIS
2 223 (2.25%) SharePoint
2 223 (2.25%) CMS
3 216 (2.18%) Tomcat
4 202 (2.04%) Apache
5 114 (1.15%) WebSphere
6 102 (1.03%) Confluence
7 93 (0.94%) Node.js
8 72 (0.73%) Drupal
9 71 (0.72%) JBoss
10 69 (0.70%) SAS
11 50 (0.50%) WebLogic
11 50 (0.50%) nginx
12 47 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
13 45 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
14 41 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
15 39 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
16 38 (0.38%) Apache Solr
17 35 (0.35%) Jetty
18 33 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 731 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 373 (3.76%) MS Office
3 113 (1.14%) MS Project
4 112 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 109 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 74 (0.75%) Photoshop
7 50 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 35 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
9 29 (0.29%) AutoCAD
10 16 (0.16%) InfoPath
10 16 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
11 15 (0.15%) SPSS
12 14 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 12 (0.12%) Acrobat
14 9 (0.091%) Fireworks
15 7 (0.071%) Mingle
16 6 (0.061%) FreeHand
17 5 (0.050%) FastStats
18 4 (0.040%) FrameMaker
19 3 (0.030%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 99 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (0.67%) Sophis RISQUE
3 41 (0.41%) Magento
4 38 (0.38%) Google Analytics
5 34 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 27 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
7 26 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
7 26 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
8 24 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
8 24 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
8 24 (0.24%) SAP CRM
9 23 (0.23%) JDE OneWorld
9 23 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
10 22 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
10 22 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
11 20 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 19 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
13 16 (0.16%) Towers Watson Igloo
14 15 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
15 14 (0.14%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 237 (2.39%) SaaS
2 95 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
3 82 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
4 78 (0.79%) GitHub
5 41 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
6 36 (0.36%) Rackspace Cloud
7 34 (0.34%) PaaS
7 34 (0.34%) IaaS
8 22 (0.22%) Amazon S3
9 21 (0.21%) Office 365
10 20 (0.20%) Force.com
11 18 (0.18%) Google Apps
12 14 (0.14%) LucidChart
13 9 (0.091%) Amazon EMR
14 8 (0.081%) SuccessFactors
14 8 (0.081%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.071%) AWS Data Pipeline
15 7 (0.071%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 7 (0.071%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 364 (3.67%) Internet
2 166 (1.67%) HTTP
3 165 (1.66%) TCP/IP
4 115 (1.16%) Intranet
5 107 (1.08%) Firewall
6 92 (0.93%) Wireless
7 85 (0.86%) SAN
8 67 (0.68%) LAN
9 64 (0.65%) WAN
10 56 (0.56%) 3G
11 47 (0.47%) LTE
12 41 (0.41%) 2G
13 40 (0.40%) DNS
14 39 (0.39%) ATM
14 39 (0.39%) GSM
15 37 (0.37%) NAS
16 36 (0.36%) VoIP
16 36 (0.36%) VPN
17 35 (0.35%) UMTS
18 31 (0.31%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1298 (13.09%) SQL Server
2 455 (4.59%) Relational Database
3 426 (4.30%) MySQL
4 358 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
5 250 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 245 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 207 (2.09%) Big Data
8 206 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 160 (1.61%) RDBMS
10 154 (1.55%) Oracle Database
11 141 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 139 (1.40%) MongoDB
13 130 (1.31%) NoSQL
14 122 (1.23%) DB2
15 83 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
16 76 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
17 72 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
18 70 (0.71%) SQLite
19 68 (0.69%) Hadoop
20 64 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1816 (18.32%) Selenium
2 823 (8.30%) JIRA
3 815 (8.22%) WebDriver
4 707 (7.13%) Cucumber
5 622 (6.27%) Git (software)
6 485 (4.89%) QuickTest Pro
7 473 (4.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 472 (4.76%) Visual Studio
9 416 (4.20%) Jenkins
10 324 (3.27%) Subversion
11 320 (3.23%) TeamCity
12 317 (3.20%) JUnit
13 279 (2.81%) SpecFlow
14 241 (2.43%) JMeter
15 209 (2.11%) NUnit
16 205 (2.07%) FitNesse
17 198 (2.00%) SoapUI
18 171 (1.73%) Hudson
19 154 (1.55%) Maven
19 154 (1.55%) Eclipse
General
1 2505 (25.27%) Finance
2 989 (9.98%) Retail
3 786 (7.93%) Banking
4 500 (5.04%) Marketing
5 392 (3.95%) Telecoms
6 300 (3.03%) Games
7 199 (2.01%) Aerospace
8 191 (1.93%) Advertising
9 182 (1.84%) Legal
10 160 (1.61%) Publishing
11 152 (1.53%) Investment Banking
12 151 (1.52%) Front Office
13 138 (1.39%) Back Office
14 130 (1.31%) Manufacturing
15 126 (1.27%) Law
16 78 (0.79%) Billing
17 74 (0.75%) Financial Institution
18 66 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
18 66 (0.67%) Automotive
19 48 (0.48%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 2370 (23.91%) Analyst
2 1774 (17.90%) Developer
3 1161 (11.71%) Test Analyst
4 1020 (10.29%) Tester
5 858 (8.66%) QA Engineer
6 642 (6.48%) Test Engineer
7 590 (5.95%) QA Analyst
8 467 (4.71%) Business Analyst
9 461 (4.65%) Consultant
10 437 (4.41%) QA Tester
11 408 (4.12%) Project Manager
12 404 (4.08%) Software Engineer
13 400 (4.04%) Senior Developer
14 379 (3.82%) Architect
15 366 (3.69%) Test Manager
16 339 (3.42%) Senior Analyst
17 282 (2.84%) QA Manager
18 273 (2.75%) Software Tester
19 255 (2.57%) Junior
20 242 (2.44%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1409 (14.21%) .NET
2 1331 (13.43%) HTML
3 952 (9.60%) CSS
4 866 (8.74%) XML
5 786 (7.93%) Web Services
6 619 (6.24%) jQuery
7 585 (5.90%) ASP.NET
8 451 (4.55%) HTML5
9 392 (3.95%) SOAP
10 372 (3.75%) REST
11 290 (2.93%) Spring
12 261 (2.63%) .NET Framework
13 240 (2.42%) JSON
14 237 (2.39%) ASP.NET MVC
15 236 (2.38%) J2EE
16 220 (2.22%) Gherkin
17 218 (2.20%) RESTful
18 217 (2.19%) Ajax
19 207 (2.09%) CSS3
20 181 (1.83%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1081 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
2 890 (8.98%) Computer Science
3 627 (6.33%) User Experience
4 524 (5.29%) Open Source
5 494 (4.98%) Mobile App
6 301 (3.04%) Management Information System
7 257 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
8 202 (2.04%) Client/Server
9 190 (1.92%) Mathematics
10 171 (1.73%) iPhone
11 166 (1.67%) Blog
12 145 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 126 (1.27%) Social Media
14 114 (1.15%) Algorithms
15 107 (1.08%) iPad
16 98 (0.99%) Digital Media
17 91 (0.92%) Blackberry
17 91 (0.92%) Mainframe
17 91 (0.92%) Fixed Income
18 89 (0.90%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1110 (11.20%) Windows
2 1063 (10.72%) Linux
3 738 (7.44%) UNIX
4 446 (4.50%) Android
5 352 (3.55%) Apple iOS
6 128 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 107 (1.08%) Mac OS X
8 101 (1.02%) Solaris
9 67 (0.68%) Ubuntu
10 63 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 58 (0.59%) Debian
12 56 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 52 (0.52%) Windows 7
14 43 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
15 41 (0.41%) Windows Phone
16 38 (0.38%) Windows XP
17 36 (0.36%) CentOS
18 18 (0.18%) AIX
19 16 (0.16%) Windows 8
20 11 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4618 (46.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1837 (18.53%) Scrum
3 1329 (13.41%) TDD
4 1202 (12.13%) Software Testing
5 1152 (11.62%) Project Management
6 1089 (10.99%) Test Scripting
7 1074 (10.83%) Automated Testing
8 1047 (10.56%) Test Automation
9 1023 (10.32%) BDD
10 931 (9.39%) E-Commerce
11 899 (9.07%) User Acceptance Testing
12 818 (8.25%) Manual Testing
13 768 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
14 767 (7.74%) OO
15 740 (7.46%) Software Engineering
16 680 (6.86%) Automation Testing
17 676 (6.82%) Mentoring
18 644 (6.50%) Test Strategy
19 594 (5.99%) Regression Testing
20 545 (5.50%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2531 (25.53%) SQL
2 2044 (20.62%) Java
3 1714 (17.29%) C#
4 1580 (15.94%) JavaScript
5 629 (6.35%) Python
6 568 (5.73%) C++
7 500 (5.04%) PHP
8 498 (5.02%) Ruby
9 311 (3.14%) Perl
10 271 (2.73%) T-SQL
11 217 (2.19%) C
12 151 (1.52%) Shell Script
13 138 (1.39%) VB
14 135 (1.36%) VB.NET
15 133 (1.34%) PowerShell
16 126 (1.27%) PL/SQL
17 102 (1.03%) VBScript
18 89 (0.90%) Objective-C
19 82 (0.83%) Bash Shell
20 81 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1863 (18.79%) Degree
2 1242 (12.53%) ISEB
3 706 (7.12%) ISTQB
4 454 (4.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 227 (2.29%) Security Cleared
6 128 (1.29%) SC Cleared
7 97 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 95 (0.96%) PMI Certification
9 46 (0.46%) PMP
10 43 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
11 40 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
11 40 (0.40%) MCSE
12 35 (0.35%) DV Cleared
13 31 (0.31%) HND
14 30 (0.30%) CISSP
14 30 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 27 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 27 (0.27%) MCITP
16 25 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
16 25 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (1.38%) SLA
2 87 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 74 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 47 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 46 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 45 (0.45%) Data Quality
7 22 (0.22%) COBIT
8 20 (0.20%) TickIT
9 16 (0.16%) ISO 9000
10 14 (0.14%) ISO 8583
11 12 (0.12%) P3O
12 11 (0.11%) Solvency II
12 11 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 11 (0.11%) GAAP
13 10 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
14 9 (0.091%) HL7
14 9 (0.091%) WAI
15 7 (0.071%) GMP
16 6 (0.061%) MiFID
17 4 (0.040%) FATCA
System Software
1 124 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 100 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 40 (0.40%) Varnish
5 34 (0.34%) KVM
6 29 (0.29%) Samba
7 27 (0.27%) Firmware
8 23 (0.23%) XenApp
9 20 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
10 16 (0.16%) Squid
10 16 (0.16%) XenDesktop
11 15 (0.15%) VMware ESX
12 13 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (0.13%) vSphere
13 12 (0.12%) Xen
13 12 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.081%) Oracle RMAN
14 8 (0.081%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (0.081%) MetaFrame
14 8 (0.081%) qmail
Systems Management
1 472 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 131 (1.32%) Puppet
3 122 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (0.45%) ZABBIX
5 39 (0.39%) Nagios
6 35 (0.35%) HAProxy
7 30 (0.30%) StatsD
7 30 (0.30%) Graphite
7 30 (0.30%) SCCM
8 29 (0.29%) logstash
9 28 (0.28%) Kibana
10 25 (0.25%) Ansible
11 17 (0.17%) SCOM
12 16 (0.16%) CA Endevor
13 14 (0.14%) OpenView
13 14 (0.14%) Tivoli
14 13 (0.13%) Vagrant
15 11 (0.11%) Zenoss
16 10 (0.10%) ServiceCenter
16 10 (0.10%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 1309 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 797 (8.04%) Oracle
3 461 (4.65%) HP
4 283 (2.85%) SAP
5 221 (2.23%) IBM
6 182 (1.84%) VMware
7 153 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
8 139 (1.40%) Google
9 134 (1.35%) Business Objects
10 129 (1.30%) Cisco
11 92 (0.93%) Red Hat
12 91 (0.92%) Adobe
13 81 (0.82%) Dell
14 70 (0.71%) Informatica
15 66 (0.67%) Sitecore
16 64 (0.65%) Zend
16 64 (0.65%) Cognos
17 56 (0.56%) Apple
18 54 (0.54%) Citrix
18 54 (0.54%) Facebook
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