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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 48 49
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 4906 5621 5011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 4.73% 4.98% 4.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.90% 47.50% 47.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3977 4418 4153
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+7.89% -
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
11176 11834 10539
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.77% 10.49% 10.13%
Number of salaries quoted 8879 9324 8484
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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 -10 2405 £52,300 +4.60% 287
South East +16 954 £45,000 - 115
Yorkshire -8 364 £40,000 +14.28% 39
East of England -2 350 £40,000 - 33
North West +3 284 £35,125 +0.35% 49
South West -23 198 £37,500 +4.16% 30
West Midlands -13 154 £35,000 -18.60% 30
East Midlands +25 146 £40,000 +11.11% 20
North East -9 15 £34,000 +13.33% 9
Midlands +11 3 £62,000 +18.09%
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 4433 (47.55%) Agile Software Development
2 2650 (28.42%) Finance
3 2520 (27.03%) SQL
4 2079 (22.30%) Java
5 1797 (19.27%) Scrum
6 1717 (18.42%) Selenium
7 1700 (18.23%) C#
8 1668 (17.89%) Degree
9 1469 (15.76%) .NET
10 1424 (15.27%) JavaScript
11 1383 (14.83%) Microsoft
12 1306 (14.01%) TDD
13 1265 (13.57%) HTML
13 1265 (13.57%) SQL Server
14 1204 (12.91%) Test Automation
15 1117 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
16 1091 (11.70%) Test Scripting
17 1087 (11.66%) Automated Testing
18 1074 (11.52%) ISEB
19 1030 (11.05%) BDD
20 1010 (10.83%) Windows
21 1000 (10.73%) Project Management
22 999 (10.72%) Software Testing
23 987 (10.59%) Linux
24 918 (9.85%) User Acceptance Testing
25 906 (9.72%) Oracle
26 887 (9.51%) E-Commerce
27 886 (9.50%) CSS
28 879 (9.43%) Retail
29 838 (8.99%) XML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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
1 241 (2.59%) Apache
2 219 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 200 (2.15%) IIS
4 191 (2.05%) Tomcat
5 172 (1.84%) CMS
6 120 (1.29%) WebSphere
7 99 (1.06%) Confluence
8 77 (0.83%) SAS
9 70 (0.75%) Node.js
10 56 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
11 53 (0.57%) JBoss
11 53 (0.57%) Drupal
12 49 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
13 43 (0.46%) WordPress
14 41 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
14 41 (0.44%) MS Exchange
15 38 (0.41%) nginx
16 33 (0.35%) GlassFish
17 32 (0.34%) WebLogic
18 31 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 820 (8.80%) MS Excel
2 346 (3.71%) MS Office
3 162 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 130 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 122 (1.31%) MS Project
6 66 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 34 (0.36%) SPSS
8 24 (0.26%) AutoCAD
8 24 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 20 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
10 16 (0.17%) Mingle
11 12 (0.13%) InfoPath
12 9 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 8 (0.086%) Fireworks
13 8 (0.086%) FrameMaker
14 5 (0.054%) RoboHelp
14 5 (0.054%) FreeHand
14 5 (0.054%) OmniGraffle
15 3 (0.032%) XMetaL
16 2 (0.021%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 72 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 54 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
3 54 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
4 52 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
5 50 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
6 46 (0.49%) Google Analytics
6 46 (0.49%) Sophis RISQUE
7 41 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 40 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
9 39 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
10 31 (0.33%) Magento
11 27 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
12 24 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
12 24 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
13 21 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
14 16 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
15 15 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
16 14 (0.15%) thinkFolio
16 14 (0.15%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 244 (2.62%) SaaS
2 152 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
3 96 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 67 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
5 43 (0.46%) GitHub
6 28 (0.30%) IaaS
7 25 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
7 25 (0.27%) PaaS
8 14 (0.15%) Office 365
9 13 (0.14%) Force.com
10 11 (0.12%) Basecamp
10 11 (0.12%) Dropbox
11 9 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.097%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.064%) Google Drive
12 6 (0.064%) Lucidchart
12 6 (0.064%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.064%) FinancialForce.com
13 5 (0.054%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.043%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 220 (2.36%) Internet
2 181 (1.94%) HTTP
3 162 (1.74%) TCP/IP
4 118 (1.27%) Firewall
5 98 (1.05%) Wireless
6 65 (0.70%) DNS
7 55 (0.59%) Intranet
8 49 (0.53%) ATM
9 42 (0.45%) SAN
10 38 (0.41%) GSM
10 38 (0.41%) LTE
11 34 (0.36%) Network Security
11 34 (0.36%) LAN
11 34 (0.36%) VPN
12 33 (0.35%) 3G
13 32 (0.34%) 2G
13 32 (0.34%) UMTS
13 32 (0.34%) VoIP
14 28 (0.30%) WAN
14 28 (0.30%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1265 (13.57%) SQL Server
2 458 (4.91%) MySQL
3 376 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
4 372 (3.99%) Relational Database
5 278 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 274 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 218 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 196 (2.10%) Big Data
9 187 (2.01%) MongoDB
9 187 (2.01%) NoSQL
10 174 (1.87%) Oracle Database
11 130 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 106 (1.14%) RDBMS
12 106 (1.14%) DB2
13 93 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
14 89 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
15 83 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
16 78 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
17 75 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
18 72 (0.77%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1717 (18.42%) Selenium
2 799 (8.57%) WebDriver
3 785 (8.42%) JIRA
4 662 (7.10%) Cucumber
5 571 (6.12%) Git (software)
6 569 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 498 (5.34%) Jenkins
8 492 (5.28%) Visual Studio
9 390 (4.18%) QuickTest Pro
10 307 (3.29%) Subversion
11 290 (3.11%) JUnit
12 259 (2.78%) SpecFlow
13 246 (2.64%) TeamCity
14 243 (2.61%) NUnit
15 242 (2.60%) SoapUI
16 214 (2.30%) JMeter
17 170 (1.82%) FitNesse
18 168 (1.80%) Maven
19 162 (1.74%) Eclipse
20 144 (1.54%) Calabash
General
1 2650 (28.42%) Finance
2 879 (9.43%) Retail
3 796 (8.54%) Banking
4 525 (5.63%) Marketing
5 353 (3.79%) Telecoms
6 293 (3.14%) Games
7 231 (2.48%) Aerospace
8 176 (1.89%) Back Office
8 176 (1.89%) Legal
9 161 (1.73%) Advertising
10 134 (1.44%) Investment Banking
11 133 (1.43%) Law
12 127 (1.36%) Publishing
13 119 (1.28%) Manufacturing
14 114 (1.22%) Financial Institution
15 97 (1.04%) Front Office
16 88 (0.94%) Billing
17 82 (0.88%) Automotive
18 75 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
19 52 (0.56%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 2303 (24.70%) Analyst
2 1654 (17.74%) Developer
3 1140 (12.23%) Test Analyst
4 996 (10.68%) Tester
5 710 (7.62%) QA Engineer
6 575 (6.17%) QA Analyst
7 505 (5.42%) Test Engineer
8 494 (5.30%) Business Analyst
9 432 (4.63%) Software Engineer
10 405 (4.34%) Consultant
11 364 (3.90%) Project Manager
12 363 (3.89%) QA Tester
13 362 (3.88%) Test Manager
14 328 (3.52%) Software Tester
15 327 (3.51%) Architect
16 303 (3.25%) Senior Developer
17 297 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
18 291 (3.12%) Software Developer
19 251 (2.69%) Junior
20 209 (2.24%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1469 (15.76%) .NET
2 1265 (13.57%) HTML
3 886 (9.50%) CSS
4 838 (8.99%) XML
5 808 (8.67%) Web Services
6 530 (5.68%) ASP.NET
7 509 (5.46%) jQuery
8 403 (4.32%) HTML5
9 357 (3.83%) REST
10 334 (3.58%) SOAP
11 282 (3.02%) Spring
12 278 (2.98%) Ajax
13 268 (2.87%) ASP.NET MVC
14 252 (2.70%) JSON
15 250 (2.68%) RESTful
16 223 (2.39%) AngularJS
17 220 (2.36%) WCF
18 204 (2.19%) .NET Framework
19 194 (2.08%) Hibernate
20 191 (2.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1117 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
2 731 (7.84%) Computer Science
3 548 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 545 (5.85%) Open Source
5 468 (5.02%) User Experience
6 332 (3.56%) Management Information System
7 230 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
8 207 (2.22%) Mathematics
9 144 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 143 (1.53%) Blog
11 133 (1.43%) Data Integration
12 127 (1.36%) Client/Server
13 123 (1.32%) iPhone
14 108 (1.16%) Social Media
15 107 (1.15%) iPad
16 102 (1.09%) Digital Media
17 92 (0.99%) Online Games
18 84 (0.90%) Fixed Income
19 78 (0.84%) Data Structures
19 78 (0.84%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1010 (10.83%) Windows
2 987 (10.59%) Linux
3 641 (6.88%) UNIX
4 451 (4.84%) Android
5 432 (4.63%) Apple iOS
6 123 (1.32%) Solaris
7 92 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 76 (0.82%) Mac OS X
9 68 (0.73%) Windows 7
10 67 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 56 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 55 (0.59%) Ubuntu
13 49 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 41 (0.44%) CentOS
15 35 (0.38%) Windows Phone
16 34 (0.36%) Windows 8
17 33 (0.35%) Debian
18 32 (0.34%) Windows XP
19 24 (0.26%) AIX
20 19 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4433 (47.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1797 (19.27%) Scrum
3 1306 (14.01%) TDD
4 1204 (12.91%) Test Automation
5 1091 (11.70%) Test Scripting
6 1087 (11.66%) Automated Testing
7 1030 (11.05%) BDD
8 1000 (10.73%) Project Management
9 999 (10.72%) Software Testing
10 918 (9.85%) User Acceptance Testing
11 887 (9.51%) E-Commerce
12 804 (8.62%) Manual Testing
13 771 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
14 749 (8.03%) Software Engineering
15 722 (7.74%) Mentoring
16 652 (6.99%) OO
17 591 (6.34%) Test Strategy
18 566 (6.07%) Continuous Improvement
19 559 (6.00%) Regression Testing
20 554 (5.94%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2520 (27.03%) SQL
2 2079 (22.30%) Java
3 1700 (18.23%) C#
4 1424 (15.27%) JavaScript
5 576 (6.18%) Python
6 468 (5.02%) PHP
6 468 (5.02%) Ruby
7 450 (4.83%) C++
8 297 (3.19%) Perl
9 287 (3.08%) T-SQL
10 248 (2.66%) C
11 178 (1.91%) PL/SQL
12 139 (1.49%) Shell Script
13 130 (1.39%) Objective-C
14 128 (1.37%) Bash Shell
15 120 (1.29%) VB
16 117 (1.25%) PowerShell
17 85 (0.91%) VBScript
18 82 (0.88%) VBA
19 78 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1668 (17.89%) Degree
2 1074 (11.52%) ISEB
3 722 (7.74%) ISTQB
4 371 (3.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 136 (1.46%) Security Cleared
6 112 (1.20%) PMI Certification
7 94 (1.01%) SC Cleared
8 65 (0.70%) PMP
9 60 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 40 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 38 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 30 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
13 28 (0.30%) DV Cleared
14 26 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
14 26 (0.28%) HND
15 24 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 23 (0.25%) CIMA
17 22 (0.24%) ACCA
17 22 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 22 (0.24%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (1.32%) SLA
2 65 (0.70%) ISO 9001
3 40 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 26 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 25 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 18 (0.19%) COBIT
8 16 (0.17%) ISO 9000
9 15 (0.16%) Basel III
10 14 (0.15%) GMP
11 12 (0.13%) P3O
12 11 (0.12%) CRD IV
12 11 (0.12%) Basel II
13 10 (0.11%) MiFID
13 10 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
13 10 (0.11%) Solvency II
14 9 (0.097%) ISO 8583
15 7 (0.075%) TickIT
15 7 (0.075%) ISO 14001
16 6 (0.064%) EMIR
System Software
1 97 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 95 (1.02%) Active Directory
3 38 (0.41%) KVM
4 32 (0.34%) Varnish
5 31 (0.33%) Squid
6 27 (0.29%) Firmware
7 26 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 24 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
9 20 (0.21%) Docker
10 17 (0.18%) GlusterFS
10 17 (0.18%) Xen
11 16 (0.17%) Samba
12 15 (0.16%) vSphere
13 12 (0.13%) VMware ESX
14 10 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (0.11%) NFS
15 9 (0.097%) VMware ESXi
16 8 (0.086%) XenApp
17 7 (0.075%) HDFS
18 6 (0.064%) qmail
Systems Management
1 309 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
2 152 (1.63%) Puppet
3 131 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (0.55%) Nagios
5 37 (0.40%) ZABBIX
6 27 (0.29%) HAProxy
7 23 (0.25%) SCCM
8 22 (0.24%) Ansible
8 22 (0.24%) logstash
9 17 (0.18%) Graphite
10 16 (0.17%) Kibana
10 16 (0.17%) StatsD
11 15 (0.16%) Data Guard
11 15 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
12 14 (0.15%) CA Endevor
13 13 (0.14%) Tivoli
14 12 (0.13%) NetBackup
15 11 (0.12%) collectd
16 10 (0.11%) CA LISA
16 10 (0.11%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1383 (14.83%) Microsoft
2 906 (9.72%) Oracle
3 332 (3.56%) HP
4 214 (2.30%) SAP
5 197 (2.11%) Google
6 190 (2.04%) IBM
7 172 (1.84%) VMware
8 134 (1.44%) Business Objects
9 110 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
10 90 (0.97%) Cisco
11 86 (0.92%) Red Hat
12 73 (0.78%) Facebook
13 70 (0.75%) Tableau
14 62 (0.67%) Sun
15 49 (0.53%) Adobe
15 49 (0.53%) Dell
16 47 (0.50%) Zend
17 46 (0.49%) Juniper
18 44 (0.47%) Informatica
19 42 (0.45%) Sitecore
Warrington, Cheshire
Webrecruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Windsor, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxfordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £50 - £55 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: £65,000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
QA
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £46 - £55000 per annum + 17% pension + 25 days holiday
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £56000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £24000.00 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 3 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Close Brothers Group plc
Salary: Competitive + Discretionary Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
York, Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago