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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 51 55
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 4325 5323 5092
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 4.84% 5.21% 4.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.89% 44.92% 41.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3551 4320 3874
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
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
10842 11849 12227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 12.13% 11.61% 11.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8559 9569 9552
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 £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -10 2127 £55,000 - 245
South East -10 726 £45,000 +5.88% 72
East of England +2 312 £45,000 +12.50% 33
North West -13 254 £35,000 -6.66% 37
West Midlands -12 253 £36,750 -2.00% 32
Yorkshire -3 252 £42,500 +21.42% 23
East Midlands 0 216 £42,500 +13.33% 17
South West -43 143 £37,500 -6.25% 19
North East +19 35 £40,000 +23.07% 8
Midlands +4 1 £35,000 -17.64%
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 4738 (53.02%) Agile Software Development
2 2227 (24.92%) Finance
3 2141 (23.96%) Java
4 2125 (23.78%) SQL
5 2061 (23.06%) Selenium
6 1734 (19.40%) Scrum
7 1656 (18.53%) C#
8 1504 (16.83%) Degree
9 1376 (15.40%) .NET
10 1254 (14.03%) HTML
11 1252 (14.01%) JavaScript
12 1244 (13.92%) Test Automation
13 1232 (13.79%) TDD
14 1181 (13.21%) SDLC
15 1154 (12.91%) BDD
16 1132 (12.67%) Microsoft
17 1085 (12.14%) Software Testing
18 1040 (11.64%) Project Management
19 1021 (11.42%) Automated Testing
20 1010 (11.30%) JIRA
21 944 (10.56%) Cucumber
22 936 (10.47%) CSS
23 932 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
24 916 (10.25%) Continuous Integration
25 902 (10.09%) ISEB
26 885 (9.90%) Test Scripting
27 866 (9.69%) SQL Server
28 843 (9.43%) Linux
29 840 (9.40%) Manual Testing
30 827 (9.25%) Web Services

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
1 254 (2.84%) CMS
2 214 (2.39%) Confluence
3 141 (1.58%) Apache
4 139 (1.56%) IIS
5 116 (1.30%) SharePoint
6 100 (1.12%) Tomcat
7 58 (0.65%) Drupal
7 58 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 55 (0.62%) nginx
9 44 (0.49%) SAS
10 42 (0.47%) WordPress
11 41 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
12 38 (0.43%) JBoss
13 37 (0.41%) WebLogic
14 30 (0.34%) Umbraco
14 30 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
15 29 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
16 21 (0.23%) Apache Solr
17 19 (0.21%) Apache Spark
17 19 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 619 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 310 (3.47%) MS Office
3 102 (1.14%) MS Project
4 93 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 88 (0.98%) Photoshop
6 79 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
7 32 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 29 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (0.15%) SPSS
10 11 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
11 10 (0.11%) AutoCAD
12 6 (0.067%) Fireworks
12 6 (0.067%) Maya
13 5 (0.056%) HipChat
13 5 (0.056%) InDesign
14 4 (0.045%) GNU Octave
14 4 (0.045%) InfoPath
15 3 (0.034%) 3ds Max
15 3 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
15 3 (0.034%) Stata
Business Applications
1 64 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 56 (0.63%) Magento
3 42 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 37 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
5 24 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
6 23 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
7 22 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
8 20 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
9 18 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
10 16 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 15 (0.17%) MultiFonds
11 15 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
12 14 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
12 14 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
12 14 (0.16%) Sonata
13 12 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 12 (0.13%) Cognos Controller
13 12 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
13 12 (0.13%) LatentZero
13 12 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 358 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
2 222 (2.48%) SaaS
3 196 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 72 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
5 70 (0.78%) GitHub
6 54 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
7 41 (0.46%) Amazon S3
8 33 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
9 32 (0.36%) PaaS
10 31 (0.35%) Google Analytics
11 26 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 21 (0.23%) Office 365
13 20 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
14 19 (0.21%) Google Play
14 19 (0.21%) OpenShift
15 18 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
16 17 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
17 14 (0.16%) IaaS
18 11 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
19 10 (0.11%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 251 (2.81%) Internet
2 162 (1.81%) HTTP
3 136 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 115 (1.29%) Firewall
5 96 (1.07%) Intranet
6 86 (0.96%) HTTPS
7 82 (0.92%) Network Security
8 51 (0.57%) DNS
8 51 (0.57%) VPN
9 47 (0.53%) SAN
10 46 (0.51%) LDAP
11 33 (0.37%) LAN
12 32 (0.36%) NAS
12 32 (0.36%) SSL
13 31 (0.35%) WAN
14 29 (0.32%) VoIP
15 28 (0.31%) Wireless
16 25 (0.28%) MPLS
17 24 (0.27%) SNMP
18 23 (0.26%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 866 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 471 (5.27%) MySQL
3 292 (3.27%) Relational Database
4 284 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
5 189 (2.11%) NoSQL
6 179 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 164 (1.84%) Big Data
8 161 (1.80%) MongoDB
9 136 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 101 (1.13%) Oracle Database
10 101 (1.13%) RDBMS
11 96 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
12 92 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
12 92 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
13 84 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 82 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
15 81 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
16 61 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
17 57 (0.64%) DB2
18 52 (0.58%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 2061 (23.06%) Selenium
2 1010 (11.30%) JIRA
3 944 (10.56%) Cucumber
4 698 (7.81%) Git (software)
4 698 (7.81%) WebDriver
5 663 (7.42%) Jenkins
6 547 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 401 (4.49%) SoapUI
8 342 (3.83%) Visual Studio
9 336 (3.76%) SpecFlow
10 290 (3.24%) JUnit
11 278 (3.11%) Subversion
12 270 (3.02%) JMeter
13 262 (2.93%) TeamCity
14 212 (2.37%) HP UFT
15 206 (2.31%) Maven
16 194 (2.17%) Appium
17 166 (1.86%) LoadRunner
18 135 (1.51%) NUnit
19 129 (1.44%) Gradle
General
1 2227 (24.92%) Finance
2 717 (8.02%) Retail
3 489 (5.47%) Banking
4 334 (3.74%) Games
5 333 (3.73%) Telecoms
6 315 (3.52%) Marketing
7 196 (2.19%) Law
8 188 (2.10%) Back Office
9 183 (2.05%) Legal
10 133 (1.49%) Advertising
11 127 (1.42%) Manufacturing
12 106 (1.19%) Publishing
13 84 (0.94%) Front Office
14 69 (0.77%) Investment Banking
15 68 (0.76%) Financial Institution
16 66 (0.74%) Automotive
17 61 (0.68%) Aerospace
18 46 (0.51%) Electronics
19 30 (0.34%) Billing
20 26 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1932 (21.62%) Analyst
2 1723 (19.28%) Developer
3 1188 (13.29%) Tester
4 972 (10.88%) Test Analyst
5 873 (9.77%) QA Engineer
6 730 (8.17%) QA Tester
7 675 (7.55%) QA Analyst
8 598 (6.69%) Test Engineer
9 484 (5.42%) Automation Tester
10 447 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
11 397 (4.44%) Project Manager
12 368 (4.12%) QA Leader
13 363 (4.06%) Software Tester
14 348 (3.89%) QA Test Engineer
15 338 (3.78%) Business Analyst
16 332 (3.71%) Architect
17 328 (3.67%) Senior Developer
18 313 (3.50%) Java Developer
19 310 (3.47%) .NET Developer
20 304 (3.40%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1376 (15.40%) .NET
2 1254 (14.03%) HTML
3 936 (10.47%) CSS
4 827 (9.25%) Web Services
5 731 (8.18%) XML
6 494 (5.53%) ASP.NET
7 432 (4.83%) HTML5
8 411 (4.60%) jQuery
9 410 (4.59%) REST
10 380 (4.25%) SOAP
11 278 (3.11%) Spring
12 271 (3.03%) CSS3
13 266 (2.98%) AngularJS
14 261 (2.92%) RESTful
15 259 (2.90%) .NET Framework
16 252 (2.82%) JSON
17 251 (2.81%) Gherkin
18 232 (2.60%) Ajax
19 201 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
20 182 (2.04%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 932 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
2 680 (7.61%) Computer Science
3 586 (6.56%) Mobile App
4 530 (5.93%) User Experience
5 221 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 177 (1.98%) Fintech
7 161 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
8 153 (1.71%) Data Centre
9 148 (1.66%) Client/Server
10 140 (1.57%) Mathematics
11 135 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 114 (1.28%) iPad
13 89 (1.00%) Virtual Team
14 84 (0.94%) PMI
15 75 (0.84%) Blog
16 70 (0.78%) Online Games
16 70 (0.78%) Statistics
16 70 (0.78%) Visualisation
17 62 (0.69%) Data Structures
18 60 (0.67%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 843 (9.43%) Linux
2 784 (8.77%) Windows
3 580 (6.49%) Unix
4 437 (4.89%) Android
5 385 (4.31%) Apple iOS
6 137 (1.53%) Windows Server
7 65 (0.73%) CentOS
8 63 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 49 (0.55%) Solaris
10 44 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 40 (0.45%) Mac OS X
12 36 (0.40%) Windows 10
13 35 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 32 (0.36%) Windows 7
15 24 (0.27%) Ubuntu
16 23 (0.26%) Windows 8
17 18 (0.20%) Debian
18 13 (0.15%) AIX
18 13 (0.15%) Windows XP
19 12 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4738 (53.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1734 (19.40%) Scrum
3 1244 (13.92%) Test Automation
4 1232 (13.79%) TDD
5 1181 (13.21%) SDLC
6 1154 (12.91%) BDD
7 1085 (12.14%) Software Testing
8 1040 (11.64%) Project Management
9 1021 (11.42%) Automated Testing
10 916 (10.25%) Continuous Integration
11 885 (9.90%) Test Scripting
12 840 (9.40%) Manual Testing
13 785 (8.78%) Regression Testing
14 760 (8.50%) User Acceptance Testing
15 729 (8.16%) E-Commerce
16 714 (7.99%) Automation Testing
17 701 (7.84%) Mentoring
18 684 (7.65%) Software Engineering
19 666 (7.45%) Test Strategy
20 665 (7.44%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2141 (23.96%) Java
2 2125 (23.78%) SQL
3 1656 (18.53%) C#
4 1252 (14.01%) JavaScript
5 708 (7.92%) Python
6 558 (6.24%) Ruby
7 418 (4.68%) PHP
8 407 (4.55%) C++
9 284 (3.18%) C
10 258 (2.89%) Perl
11 225 (2.52%) VB.NET
12 218 (2.44%) T-SQL
13 174 (1.95%) Bash Shell
14 171 (1.91%) PL/SQL
15 161 (1.80%) PowerShell
16 135 (1.51%) Shell Script
17 115 (1.29%) VB
18 112 (1.25%) Objective-C
19 105 (1.17%) Groovy
20 97 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1504 (16.83%) Degree
2 902 (10.09%) ISEB
3 785 (8.78%) ISTQB
4 322 (3.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 191 (2.14%) Security Cleared
6 153 (1.71%) PMP
7 147 (1.64%) PMI Certification
8 93 (1.04%) SC Cleared
9 76 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 56 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 56 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 51 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
12 50 (0.56%) CREST Certified
13 49 (0.55%) DV Cleared
14 47 (0.53%) CCNP
14 47 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
15 36 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
16 35 (0.39%) CISSP
17 31 (0.35%) CHECK Team Leader
18 23 (0.26%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (1.85%) SDET
2 158 (1.77%) SLA
3 104 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 45 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 42 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 39 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 28 (0.31%) GCP
8 20 (0.22%) MiFID
9 19 (0.21%) ISO 14001
10 18 (0.20%) COBIT
11 16 (0.18%) WCAG
12 11 (0.12%) ISO22301
13 10 (0.11%) HL7
14 9 (0.10%) ISO 9000
14 9 (0.10%) Section 508
15 7 (0.078%) WAI
16 6 (0.067%) EMIR
16 6 (0.067%) MISRA
16 6 (0.067%) SEPA
17 5 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 184 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 144 (1.61%) Docker
3 76 (0.85%) Active Directory
4 51 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 47 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 32 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (0.32%) vSphere
8 23 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
9 18 (0.20%) NFS
9 18 (0.20%) Varnish
10 17 (0.19%) GlusterFS
10 17 (0.19%) KVM
11 15 (0.17%) Firmware
11 15 (0.17%) vCloud
12 12 (0.13%) VMware ESX
13 11 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
14 9 (0.10%) XenApp
15 8 (0.090%) Squid
16 7 (0.078%) Microsoft App-V
17 5 (0.056%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 199 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
2 198 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
3 182 (2.04%) Puppet
4 99 (1.11%) Ansible
5 70 (0.78%) Nagios
6 52 (0.58%) SCCM
7 24 (0.27%) Ganglia
8 23 (0.26%) HP SiteScope
8 23 (0.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 22 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 21 (0.23%) Rundeck
11 18 (0.20%) SELinux
11 18 (0.20%) WSUS
11 18 (0.20%) ZABBIX
12 17 (0.19%) Cacti
12 17 (0.19%) OpenView
13 12 (0.13%) FortiGate
14 11 (0.12%) NetBackup
15 10 (0.11%) Kubernetes
15 10 (0.11%) Packer
Vendors
1 1132 (12.67%) Microsoft
2 720 (8.06%) Oracle
3 239 (2.67%) HP
4 222 (2.48%) SAP
5 206 (2.31%) VMware
6 149 (1.67%) Google
7 132 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
8 129 (1.44%) IBM
9 114 (1.28%) Cisco
10 99 (1.11%) Atlassian
11 93 (1.04%) Red Hat
12 74 (0.83%) Informatica
13 68 (0.76%) Adobe
14 61 (0.68%) EMC
15 55 (0.62%) Sophos
16 52 (0.58%) EPiServer
17 51 (0.57%) NetApp
18 46 (0.51%) Tableau
19 41 (0.46%) BMC
19 41 (0.46%) Cognizant
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum base plus package!
Posted: 11 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Cloudscope
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
South East London
Good & Co
Salary: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday & Group Pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East London
Good & Co
Salary: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday & Group Pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum base.
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £32k - 35k per year + 3000 bouns
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
set2recruit
Salary: £40000 Per Annum Up to £40,000 DOE
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £40,000 to £48,000 per annum £38-£48K + bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Engage PSG
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Caspian One Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Playtech
Salary: Annual Bonus plus great benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago