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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 56 55
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 4587 4438 4567
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 4.84% 4.55% 4.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.91% 41.19% 43.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3779 3439 3512
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
11492 10774 10471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 12.14% 11.05% 10.91%
Number of salaries quoted 9227 8475 8110
Average salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% -1.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £71,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(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 -9 2150 £55,000 +4.76% 372
South East +14 840 £45,000 - 101
East of England +22 407 £42,500 +6.25% 30
Yorkshire +10 304 £38,000 -5.00% 46
North West +22 260 £40,000 +6.66% 50
South West +14 247 £38,000 -0.65% 49
West Midlands +12 207 £42,500 +21.42% 41
East Midlands +14 122 £37,500 - 16
North East +26 32 £37,250 +6.42% 14
Midlands +21 8 £32,500 -40.90%
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4679 (48.45%) Agile Software Development
2 2604 (26.96%) Java
3 2418 (25.04%) Finance
4 2411 (24.96%) SQL
5 2057 (21.30%) Selenium
6 1967 (20.37%) C#
7 1819 (18.83%) Degree
8 1720 (17.81%) Scrum
9 1496 (15.49%) .NET
10 1471 (15.23%) SDLC
11 1381 (14.30%) TDD
12 1373 (14.22%) Test Automation
13 1341 (13.88%) JavaScript
14 1294 (13.40%) BDD
15 1263 (13.08%) Microsoft
16 1235 (12.79%) HTML
17 1217 (12.60%) SQL Server
18 1179 (12.21%) Test Scripting
19 1174 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
20 1161 (12.02%) Automated Testing
21 1131 (11.71%) Software Testing
22 1083 (11.21%) Windows
23 1058 (10.95%) Web Services
24 1025 (10.61%) JIRA
25 1021 (10.57%) ISEB
26 955 (9.89%) CSS
27 946 (9.79%) Computer Science
27 946 (9.79%) WebDriver
28 942 (9.75%) Project Management
29 938 (9.71%) Continuous Integration

QA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 185 (1.92%) IIS
2 182 (1.88%) Node.js
3 163 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 150 (1.55%) Apache
5 128 (1.33%) Tomcat
6 117 (1.21%) Confluence
7 114 (1.18%) WebSphere
8 107 (1.11%) CMS
9 90 (0.93%) JBoss
10 48 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
11 47 (0.49%) Mule
12 42 (0.43%) WebLogic
13 40 (0.41%) MS Exchange
14 39 (0.40%) Drupal
15 38 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
16 34 (0.35%) SAS
17 32 (0.33%) Mule ESB
18 30 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
19 24 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
20 22 (0.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 712 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 354 (3.67%) MS Office
3 128 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 113 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 95 (0.98%) MS Project
6 79 (0.82%) Photoshop
7 28 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 18 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 17 (0.18%) PowerPivot
10 14 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
11 10 (0.10%) HipChat
11 10 (0.10%) Maya
12 9 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (0.062%) InDesign
14 5 (0.052%) FrameMaker
15 4 (0.041%) InfoPath
15 4 (0.041%) Mingle
16 3 (0.031%) Adobe After Effects
16 3 (0.031%) SPSS
17 2 (0.021%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 61 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
2 48 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
3 47 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 38 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 36 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 35 (0.36%) MultiFonds
6 35 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
7 34 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
8 28 (0.29%) thinkFolio
9 27 (0.28%) Markit EDM
10 26 (0.27%) Beauchamp
10 26 (0.27%) Eagle PACE
10 26 (0.27%) Eze OMS
10 26 (0.27%) Odyssey Triple'A Plus
10 26 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
10 26 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
10 26 (0.27%) PORTIA
10 26 (0.27%) SAP ERP
10 26 (0.27%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 331 (3.43%) SaaS
2 265 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
3 157 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 65 (0.67%) GitHub
5 51 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 36 (0.37%) PaaS
7 34 (0.35%) Google Analytics
8 33 (0.34%) Office 365
9 28 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
10 27 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
11 24 (0.25%) OpenShift
12 21 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 19 (0.20%) Heroku
14 13 (0.13%) IaaS
14 13 (0.13%) Lucidchart
15 12 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (0.12%) Silverpop
16 7 (0.072%) Adobe Analytics
16 7 (0.072%) Google Drive
16 7 (0.072%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 208 (2.15%) HTTP
2 203 (2.10%) Internet
3 142 (1.47%) Firewall
4 120 (1.24%) TCP/IP
5 52 (0.54%) DNS
5 52 (0.54%) HTTPS
6 47 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
6 47 (0.49%) WAN
7 45 (0.47%) LAN
8 43 (0.45%) SMTP
8 43 (0.45%) SSL
9 42 (0.43%) VoIP
10 39 (0.40%) SSH
10 39 (0.40%) VPN
11 34 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
12 28 (0.29%) Wireless
13 27 (0.28%) SAN
13 27 (0.28%) Wireshark
14 26 (0.27%) NAS
15 24 (0.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1217 (12.60%) SQL Server
2 357 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 262 (2.71%) MySQL
4 252 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 232 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
6 216 (2.24%) NoSQL
7 215 (2.23%) Big Data
8 201 (2.08%) Oracle Database
9 199 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 191 (1.98%) MongoDB
11 160 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 117 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
13 114 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
14 112 (1.16%) DB2
15 106 (1.10%) RDBMS
16 99 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
17 77 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
18 72 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
19 71 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
20 59 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2057 (21.30%) Selenium
2 1025 (10.61%) JIRA
3 946 (9.79%) WebDriver
4 934 (9.67%) Cucumber
5 654 (6.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 618 (6.40%) Jenkins
7 543 (5.62%) Git (software)
8 463 (4.79%) Visual Studio
9 386 (4.00%) SpecFlow
10 346 (3.58%) JUnit
11 341 (3.53%) HP UFT
12 269 (2.79%) SoapUI
13 266 (2.75%) Maven
14 257 (2.66%) Subversion
15 226 (2.34%) JMeter
16 225 (2.33%) NUnit
17 159 (1.65%) Appium
18 145 (1.50%) FitNesse
19 142 (1.47%) TeamCity
20 133 (1.38%) Hudson
General
1 2418 (25.04%) Finance
2 645 (6.68%) Banking
3 625 (6.47%) Retail
4 410 (4.25%) Marketing
5 307 (3.18%) Games
6 284 (2.94%) Telecoms
7 205 (2.12%) Law
8 192 (1.99%) Front Office
9 176 (1.82%) Investment Banking
10 164 (1.70%) Manufacturing
11 154 (1.59%) Legal
12 151 (1.56%) Back Office
13 119 (1.23%) Publishing
14 104 (1.08%) Electronics
15 90 (0.93%) Advertising
16 81 (0.84%) Financial Institution
17 78 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
18 51 (0.53%) Brand Awareness
19 37 (0.38%) Local Government
20 36 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2385 (24.69%) Analyst
2 1918 (19.86%) Developer
3 1258 (13.03%) Tester
4 1210 (12.53%) Test Analyst
5 1072 (11.10%) QA Engineer
6 809 (8.38%) QA Analyst
7 712 (7.37%) Test Engineer
8 701 (7.26%) QA Tester
9 569 (5.89%) QA Test Analyst
10 432 (4.47%) Java Developer
11 426 (4.41%) Automation Engineer
11 426 (4.41%) Business Analyst
12 390 (4.04%) QA Test Engineer
13 389 (4.03%) Senior Analyst
14 381 (3.94%) Test Leader
15 377 (3.90%) C# Developer
16 370 (3.83%) Automation Tester
17 368 (3.81%) Project Manager
18 363 (3.76%) Senior Developer
19 357 (3.70%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1496 (15.49%) .NET
2 1235 (12.79%) HTML
3 1058 (10.95%) Web Services
4 955 (9.89%) CSS
5 842 (8.72%) XML
6 477 (4.94%) jQuery
7 471 (4.88%) ASP.NET
8 470 (4.87%) HTML5
9 446 (4.62%) REST
10 445 (4.61%) SOAP
11 398 (4.12%) Spring
12 320 (3.31%) AngularJS
13 318 (3.29%) RESTful
14 313 (3.24%) JSON
15 276 (2.86%) .NET Framework
16 259 (2.68%) Ajax
17 252 (2.61%) CSS3
18 236 (2.44%) Gherkin
19 215 (2.23%) J2EE
20 186 (1.93%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1174 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 946 (9.79%) Computer Science
3 541 (5.60%) Mobile App
4 437 (4.52%) User Experience
5 286 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 268 (2.77%) Mathematics
7 232 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
8 200 (2.07%) Client/Server
9 170 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 135 (1.40%) Derivative
11 131 (1.36%) Fintech
12 126 (1.30%) Equities
13 109 (1.13%) Algorithms
14 100 (1.04%) Data Centre
15 93 (0.96%) Blog
16 78 (0.81%) Online Games
16 78 (0.81%) Replication
17 76 (0.79%) Digital Media
18 75 (0.78%) Fixed Income
19 74 (0.77%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1083 (11.21%) Windows
2 855 (8.85%) Linux
3 727 (7.53%) Unix
4 441 (4.57%) Android
5 416 (4.31%) Apple iOS
6 203 (2.10%) Windows Server
7 103 (1.07%) Mac OS X
8 62 (0.64%) Solaris
9 55 (0.57%) CentOS
10 42 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 40 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 40 (0.41%) Windows 7
12 25 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (0.25%) Windows 8
14 22 (0.23%) Windows 10
15 18 (0.19%) Windows Phone
16 16 (0.17%) Debian
17 15 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
18 11 (0.11%) SUSE
18 11 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4679 (48.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1720 (17.81%) Scrum
3 1471 (15.23%) SDLC
4 1381 (14.30%) TDD
5 1373 (14.22%) Test Automation
6 1294 (13.40%) BDD
7 1179 (12.21%) Test Scripting
8 1161 (12.02%) Automated Testing
9 1131 (11.71%) Software Testing
10 942 (9.75%) Project Management
11 938 (9.71%) Continuous Integration
12 936 (9.69%) Software Engineering
13 907 (9.39%) User Acceptance Testing
14 853 (8.83%) E-Commerce
15 840 (8.70%) Manual Testing
16 814 (8.43%) Functional Testing
17 813 (8.42%) Mentoring
18 738 (7.64%) Automation Testing
19 712 (7.37%) Test Strategy
20 643 (6.66%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2604 (26.96%) Java
2 2411 (24.96%) SQL
3 1967 (20.37%) C#
4 1341 (13.88%) JavaScript
5 726 (7.52%) Python
6 536 (5.55%) Ruby
7 463 (4.79%) C++
7 463 (4.79%) PHP
8 277 (2.87%) PL/SQL
9 262 (2.71%) T-SQL
10 195 (2.02%) C
11 194 (2.01%) Perl
12 187 (1.94%) Shell Script
13 184 (1.91%) VB.NET
14 130 (1.35%) Bash Shell
15 118 (1.22%) Groovy
16 116 (1.20%) PowerShell
17 112 (1.16%) Scala
18 84 (0.87%) VB
18 84 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1819 (18.83%) Degree
2 1021 (10.57%) ISEB
3 836 (8.66%) ISTQB
4 411 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 164 (1.70%) Security Cleared
6 114 (1.18%) PMI Certification
7 83 (0.86%) SC Cleared
8 59 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 57 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 45 (0.47%) PMP
11 36 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
12 31 (0.32%) DV Cleared
12 31 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 30 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 27 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 26 (0.27%) CCNP
16 24 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 23 (0.24%) HND
17 23 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
18 20 (0.21%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (1.53%) SDET
2 106 (1.10%) Data Quality
3 94 (0.97%) SLA
4 62 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 61 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 33 (0.34%) COBIT
7 29 (0.30%) GMP
8 27 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 22 (0.23%) MiFID
10 17 (0.18%) GAMP
11 16 (0.17%) EMIR
11 16 (0.17%) HL7
12 14 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
13 13 (0.13%) ISO13485
13 13 (0.13%) SEPA
14 10 (0.10%) ISO 9000
15 8 (0.083%) GxP
15 8 (0.083%) ISO 14001
16 7 (0.072%) GCP
16 7 (0.072%) ISO22301
System Software
1 163 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 142 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (1.31%) Docker
4 51 (0.53%) vSphere
5 48 (0.50%) Hyper-V
6 36 (0.37%) VMware ESX
7 19 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (0.19%) Firmware
9 17 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 12 (0.12%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.11%) KVM
11 11 (0.11%) VirtualBox
12 9 (0.093%) XenApp
12 9 (0.093%) XenServer
13 8 (0.083%) Time Sharing Option
13 8 (0.083%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 7 (0.072%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.072%) Varnish
15 5 (0.052%) HDFS
16 4 (0.041%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 393 (4.07%) HP Quality Center
2 145 (1.50%) Puppet
3 119 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 79 (0.82%) Ansible
5 77 (0.80%) SCCM
6 34 (0.35%) WSUS
7 33 (0.34%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 19 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 17 (0.18%) Data Guard
10 14 (0.14%) Nagios
10 14 (0.14%) Tivoli
11 13 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
12 12 (0.12%) Salt
13 11 (0.11%) CA LISA
14 10 (0.10%) ZABBIX
15 9 (0.093%) Capistrano
15 9 (0.093%) Mesos
16 7 (0.072%) HAProxy
16 7 (0.072%) nmon
16 7 (0.072%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1263 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 828 (8.57%) Oracle
3 365 (3.78%) HP
4 270 (2.80%) SAP
5 168 (1.74%) VMware
6 165 (1.71%) IBM
7 162 (1.68%) Google
8 95 (0.98%) Cisco
9 92 (0.95%) Red Hat
10 83 (0.86%) Adobe
11 67 (0.69%) Citrix
12 63 (0.65%) hybris
13 62 (0.64%) TOWER Software
14 59 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
15 58 (0.60%) Informatica
16 51 (0.53%) Facebook
16 51 (0.53%) Tableau
17 49 (0.51%) Twitter
18 48 (0.50%) Atlassian
18 48 (0.50%) Perforce
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus)
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + 10% BONUS
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 Per Annum Car allowance + benefits + bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + Benefits + Car
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
Energon People
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive salary and company benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
LA International
Salary: £48000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £55k - 65k per year + ben + bon
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions Limited
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Tribal Worldwide
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Huge Benefit package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago