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

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 55 52
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 4563 4945 5681
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 4.97% 4.84% 5.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.12% 42.63% 44.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3753 4042 4504
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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
10833 11599 12787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 11.79% 11.34% 11.43%
Number of salaries quoted 8684 9216 10122
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 May 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 May 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 -4 2221 £55,000 +7.84% 287
South East +4 876 £45,000 - 103
East of England +9 324 £45,000 +8.43% 45
West Midlands +35 287 £35,500 -11.25% 40
Yorkshire -13 239 £40,000 - 30
North West -10 197 £37,750 +0.66% 47
East Midlands +22 194 £40,750 +1.87% 22
South West -6 174 £42,500 +13.33% 32
North East +26 36 £60,000 +100.00% 10
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4725 (51.45%) Agile Software Development
2 2507 (27.30%) Java
3 2415 (26.30%) SQL
4 2350 (25.59%) Finance
5 2035 (22.16%) Selenium
6 1758 (19.14%) C#
7 1713 (18.65%) Scrum
8 1619 (17.63%) Degree
9 1455 (15.84%) .NET
10 1355 (14.76%) JavaScript
11 1315 (14.32%) HTML
12 1307 (14.23%) SDLC
13 1296 (14.11%) Test Automation
14 1293 (14.08%) Microsoft
15 1280 (13.94%) TDD
16 1246 (13.57%) BDD
17 1070 (11.65%) SQL Server
18 1024 (11.15%) Automated Testing
19 1004 (10.93%) CSS
20 999 (10.88%) JIRA
20 999 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
21 982 (10.69%) Software Testing
22 950 (10.35%) Windows
23 941 (10.25%) Cucumber
24 932 (10.15%) Web Services
25 916 (9.97%) Computer Science
26 904 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
27 893 (9.72%) Project Management
28 887 (9.66%) Test Scripting
29 882 (9.60%) Linux

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
1 215 (2.34%) Node.js
2 184 (2.00%) CMS
3 157 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 153 (1.67%) Confluence
5 133 (1.45%) IIS
6 127 (1.38%) Apache
7 116 (1.26%) Tomcat
8 115 (1.25%) WebSphere
9 62 (0.68%) JBoss
10 60 (0.65%) Drupal
11 43 (0.47%) SAS
12 35 (0.38%) Mule
13 34 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
14 33 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
14 33 (0.36%) MS Exchange
15 30 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
16 25 (0.27%) CICS
16 25 (0.27%) Umbraco
16 25 (0.27%) WebLogic
17 23 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 691 (7.52%) MS Excel
2 304 (3.31%) MS Office
3 123 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 105 (1.14%) MS Project
5 101 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 82 (0.89%) Photoshop
7 21 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 20 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 16 (0.17%) Maya
10 12 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
11 9 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.076%) AutoCAD
12 7 (0.076%) InDesign
12 7 (0.076%) InfoPath
13 6 (0.065%) HipChat
14 5 (0.054%) Adobe After Effects
14 5 (0.054%) GNU Octave
14 5 (0.054%) SPSS
15 4 (0.044%) Acrobat
16 3 (0.033%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 52 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
2 48 (0.52%) Magento
3 44 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
4 42 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
5 40 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
5 40 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 38 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
7 37 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
8 31 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
9 30 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
10 22 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
11 21 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 21 (0.23%) Siebel Analytics
12 20 (0.22%) MultiFonds
12 20 (0.22%) SAP ERP
13 18 (0.20%) Markit EDM
14 15 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
14 15 (0.16%) thinkFolio
15 14 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
15 14 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 334 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 263 (2.86%) SaaS
3 170 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 102 (1.11%) GitHub
5 48 (0.52%) PaaS
6 40 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 33 (0.36%) Google Analytics
8 26 (0.28%) Office 365
9 24 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
10 23 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (0.22%) Amazon S3
12 18 (0.20%) Google Tag Manager
13 17 (0.19%) OpenShift
14 16 (0.17%) Heroku
15 14 (0.15%) Google Play
16 12 (0.13%) IaaS
16 12 (0.13%) Silverpop
17 10 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
18 9 (0.098%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 8 (0.087%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 181 (1.97%) Internet
2 159 (1.73%) HTTP
3 130 (1.42%) Firewall
4 108 (1.18%) TCP/IP
5 58 (0.63%) VoIP
6 52 (0.57%) Intranet
7 49 (0.53%) Network Security
8 46 (0.50%) IPv4
9 45 (0.49%) LAN
9 45 (0.49%) SSL
10 43 (0.47%) WAN
11 42 (0.46%) SAN
12 33 (0.36%) DNS
12 33 (0.36%) VPN
13 32 (0.35%) SMTP
14 30 (0.33%) NAS
15 27 (0.29%) Cisco IOS
16 25 (0.27%) HTTPS
16 25 (0.27%) Wireless
17 23 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1070 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 398 (4.33%) Relational Database
3 374 (4.07%) MySQL
4 303 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
5 225 (2.45%) Oracle Database
6 208 (2.27%) NoSQL
7 180 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 174 (1.89%) Big Data
9 150 (1.63%) RDBMS
10 145 (1.58%) MongoDB
11 141 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 132 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 116 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
14 112 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
15 105 (1.14%) DB2
16 94 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
17 84 (0.91%) Data Mining
18 81 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
19 77 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 61 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2035 (22.16%) Selenium
2 999 (10.88%) JIRA
3 941 (10.25%) Cucumber
4 862 (9.39%) WebDriver
5 661 (7.20%) Jenkins
6 638 (6.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 597 (6.50%) Git (software)
8 419 (4.56%) Visual Studio
9 335 (3.65%) JUnit
10 310 (3.38%) SpecFlow
11 304 (3.31%) SoapUI
12 289 (3.15%) HP UFT
13 268 (2.92%) Subversion
14 263 (2.86%) Maven
15 227 (2.47%) JMeter
16 190 (2.07%) Appium
17 188 (2.05%) TeamCity
18 187 (2.04%) NUnit
19 136 (1.48%) Hudson
20 120 (1.31%) LoadRunner
General
1 2350 (25.59%) Finance
2 611 (6.65%) Retail
3 575 (6.26%) Banking
4 403 (4.39%) Marketing
5 380 (4.14%) Telecoms
6 319 (3.47%) Games
7 229 (2.49%) Law
8 184 (2.00%) Manufacturing
9 143 (1.56%) Advertising
10 141 (1.54%) Back Office
11 135 (1.47%) Legal
12 117 (1.27%) Front Office
13 102 (1.11%) Investment Banking
14 100 (1.09%) Financial Institution
15 97 (1.06%) Publishing
16 83 (0.90%) Electronics
17 55 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
18 50 (0.54%) Automotive
19 42 (0.46%) Aerospace
20 38 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2139 (23.29%) Analyst
2 1901 (20.70%) Developer
3 1211 (13.19%) Tester
4 1075 (11.71%) Test Analyst
5 998 (10.87%) QA Engineer
6 725 (7.90%) QA Analyst
7 696 (7.58%) QA Tester
8 667 (7.26%) Test Engineer
9 484 (5.27%) QA Test Analyst
10 442 (4.81%) QA Test Engineer
11 437 (4.76%) Automation Tester
12 401 (4.37%) Senior Developer
13 397 (4.32%) Business Analyst
14 387 (4.21%) Project Manager
15 360 (3.92%) Java Developer
16 340 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
17 330 (3.59%) C# Developer
18 325 (3.54%) Java Engineer
19 320 (3.48%) QA Leader
20 291 (3.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1455 (15.84%) .NET
2 1315 (14.32%) HTML
3 1004 (10.93%) CSS
4 932 (10.15%) Web Services
5 807 (8.79%) XML
6 559 (6.09%) HTML5
7 489 (5.33%) jQuery
8 468 (5.10%) ASP.NET
9 427 (4.65%) SOAP
10 415 (4.52%) REST
11 396 (4.31%) Spring
12 333 (3.63%) RESTful
13 324 (3.53%) CSS3
14 309 (3.36%) Ajax
14 309 (3.36%) JSON
15 291 (3.17%) .NET Framework
15 291 (3.17%) AngularJS
16 213 (2.32%) J2EE
17 203 (2.21%) Gherkin
18 167 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 999 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
2 916 (9.97%) Computer Science
3 525 (5.72%) Mobile App
4 458 (4.99%) User Experience
5 230 (2.50%) Mathematics
6 229 (2.49%) Management Information System
7 188 (2.05%) Client/Server
7 188 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
8 179 (1.95%) Data Centre
8 179 (1.95%) Fintech
9 106 (1.15%) Mainframe
10 105 (1.14%) iPad
11 100 (1.09%) Visualisation
12 97 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 89 (0.97%) Digital Media
14 86 (0.94%) Derivative
14 86 (0.94%) Online Games
15 76 (0.83%) Algorithms
16 74 (0.81%) Blog
17 73 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 950 (10.35%) Windows
2 882 (9.60%) Linux
3 647 (7.05%) Unix
4 452 (4.92%) Android
5 421 (4.58%) Apple iOS
6 201 (2.19%) Windows Server
7 65 (0.71%) Mac OS X
8 64 (0.70%) Solaris
9 55 (0.60%) CentOS
10 43 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 33 (0.36%) Windows 7
12 31 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (0.25%) Windows 10
14 22 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 22 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 20 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
16 18 (0.20%) Windows Phone
17 16 (0.17%) Debian
18 15 (0.16%) Windows XP
19 13 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4725 (51.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1713 (18.65%) Scrum
3 1307 (14.23%) SDLC
4 1296 (14.11%) Test Automation
5 1280 (13.94%) TDD
6 1246 (13.57%) BDD
7 1024 (11.15%) Automated Testing
8 982 (10.69%) Software Testing
9 904 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
10 893 (9.72%) Project Management
11 887 (9.66%) Test Scripting
12 806 (8.78%) Manual Testing
13 781 (8.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 770 (8.39%) E-Commerce
15 756 (8.23%) Automation Testing
16 749 (8.16%) Mentoring
17 747 (8.13%) Functional Testing
18 740 (8.06%) Software Engineering
19 640 (6.97%) OO
20 639 (6.96%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2507 (27.30%) Java
2 2415 (26.30%) SQL
3 1758 (19.14%) C#
4 1355 (14.76%) JavaScript
5 730 (7.95%) Python
6 541 (5.89%) Ruby
7 503 (5.48%) PHP
8 426 (4.64%) C++
9 269 (2.93%) PL/SQL
10 251 (2.73%) VB.NET
11 246 (2.68%) C
12 207 (2.25%) Perl
13 192 (2.09%) T-SQL
14 161 (1.75%) Shell Script
15 134 (1.46%) Bash Shell
16 127 (1.38%) Objective-C
17 116 (1.26%) VB
18 114 (1.24%) Groovy
18 114 (1.24%) PowerShell
19 96 (1.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1619 (17.63%) Degree
2 869 (9.46%) ISEB
3 772 (8.41%) ISTQB
4 329 (3.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 180 (1.96%) Security Cleared
6 121 (1.32%) PMI Certification
7 85 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 77 (0.84%) SC Cleared
9 54 (0.59%) PMP
10 49 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
11 48 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 44 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 29 (0.32%) CREST Certified
14 26 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 24 (0.26%) CHECK Team Leader
15 24 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
15 24 (0.26%) DV Cleared
16 22 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 21 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
17 21 (0.23%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (1.68%) SLA
2 135 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 127 (1.38%) SDET
4 59 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 55 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (0.30%) ISO 14001
7 22 (0.24%) COBIT
8 21 (0.23%) GCP
8 21 (0.23%) ISO22301
9 20 (0.22%) MiFID
10 17 (0.19%) GAMP
11 16 (0.17%) PCI DSS
12 14 (0.15%) ISO20022
13 11 (0.12%) HL7
13 11 (0.12%) ISO15022
14 10 (0.11%) GMP
15 8 (0.087%) ISO 9000
15 8 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 7 (0.076%) ISO19770
17 6 (0.065%) FATCA
System Software
1 175 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 173 (1.88%) Docker
3 113 (1.23%) Active Directory
4 42 (0.46%) vSphere
5 39 (0.42%) VMware ESX
6 37 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 30 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (0.25%) Firmware
9 22 (0.24%) KVM
10 16 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
11 15 (0.16%) NFS
12 14 (0.15%) Squid
13 10 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.087%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 7 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.076%) XenApp
16 5 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 5 (0.054%) XenServer
17 4 (0.044%) HDFS
17 4 (0.044%) Xen
Systems Management
1 258 (2.81%) HP Quality Center
2 135 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
3 127 (1.38%) Puppet
4 95 (1.03%) Ansible
5 39 (0.42%) SCCM
6 27 (0.29%) Nagios
7 23 (0.25%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 23 (0.25%) WSUS
8 15 (0.16%) CA Endevor
9 13 (0.14%) Perfmon
10 12 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
10 12 (0.13%) Salt
11 11 (0.12%) CloudHub
12 10 (0.11%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.11%) ZABBIX
13 9 (0.098%) Data Guard
14 8 (0.087%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 7 (0.076%) AppDNA
15 7 (0.076%) CA Service Virtualization
15 7 (0.076%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1293 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 875 (9.53%) Oracle
3 289 (3.15%) HP
4 249 (2.71%) SAP
5 215 (2.34%) VMware
6 169 (1.84%) IBM
7 146 (1.59%) Google
8 94 (1.02%) Cisco
9 82 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
10 76 (0.83%) Sophos
11 75 (0.82%) Atlassian
12 68 (0.74%) Adobe
12 68 (0.74%) Twitter
13 64 (0.70%) Red Hat
14 58 (0.63%) Zend
15 57 (0.62%) TOWER Software
16 56 (0.61%) Informatica
17 53 (0.58%) Citrix
17 53 (0.58%) Retek
18 52 (0.57%) Tableau
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Energon People
Salary: £40000 - £120000 per annum + amazing benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonuses
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 28k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £33800.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £100000.00 - £120000.00 per annum + Bonus & Package
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £0 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
University of Nottingham
Salary: £28,982 - 37,768 per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum 15% Bonus, Healthcare, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package, Health Care, Bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 38-40k
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Roqit
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago