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

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 53 51
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 4550 5127 5804
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 5.01% 4.96% 5.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.52% 43.75% 44.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3805 4197 4550
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
10702 11719 12936
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 11.78% 11.34% 11.47%
Number of salaries quoted 8625 9341 10125
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -1 2243 £57,500 +9.52% 221
South East +1 798 £45,000 - 76
East of England +15 305 £45,000 +12.50% 30
West Midlands +11 288 £36,000 -14.28% 35
Yorkshire -7 243 £40,000 - 36
East Midlands +15 226 £45,000 +12.50% 24
North West -15 191 £38,000 +1.33% 46
South West -8 189 £42,500 +10.38% 28
North East +34 45 £65,000 +83.09% 12
Midlands +11 4 £47,500 -17.03%
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 4790 (52.28%) Agile Software Development
2 2443 (26.66%) Java
3 2391 (26.10%) SQL
4 2348 (25.63%) Finance
5 2015 (21.99%) Selenium
6 1731 (18.89%) Scrum
7 1701 (18.57%) C#
8 1632 (17.81%) Degree
9 1444 (15.76%) .NET
10 1355 (14.79%) JavaScript
11 1341 (14.64%) HTML
12 1311 (14.31%) TDD
13 1297 (14.16%) Microsoft
14 1282 (13.99%) Test Automation
15 1276 (13.93%) SDLC
16 1217 (13.28%) BDD
17 1033 (11.27%) SQL Server
17 1033 (11.27%) CSS
17 1033 (11.27%) Automated Testing
18 997 (10.88%) Software Testing
19 969 (10.58%) JIRA
20 968 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
21 933 (10.18%) Project Management
21 933 (10.18%) Cucumber
22 921 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
23 917 (10.01%) Windows
24 912 (9.95%) Web Services
25 892 (9.74%) Linux
26 882 (9.63%) Computer Science
27 872 (9.52%) ISEB

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
1 202 (2.20%) CMS
2 163 (1.78%) SharePoint
3 160 (1.75%) Confluence
4 134 (1.46%) Apache
5 124 (1.35%) IIS
6 112 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 102 (1.11%) WebSphere
8 63 (0.69%) Drupal
9 57 (0.62%) JBoss
10 42 (0.46%) SAS
11 37 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
12 35 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
13 34 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
14 30 (0.33%) WebLogic
15 28 (0.31%) Umbraco
16 27 (0.29%) WordPress
17 25 (0.27%) nginx
17 25 (0.27%) OpenStack
18 24 (0.26%) Mule
19 21 (0.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 681 (7.43%) MS Excel
2 318 (3.47%) MS Office
3 117 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 103 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 96 (1.05%) MS Project
6 87 (0.95%) Photoshop
7 24 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
8 20 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (0.14%) Maya
10 10 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 10 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
11 8 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.076%) SPSS
13 6 (0.065%) InfoPath
14 5 (0.055%) Adobe After Effects
14 5 (0.055%) GNU Octave
14 5 (0.055%) HipChat
14 5 (0.055%) InDesign
15 3 (0.033%) 3ds Max
15 3 (0.033%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 56 (0.61%) Magento
2 52 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 46 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 40 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
5 38 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
6 37 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 34 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
8 32 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
9 31 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
10 28 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
11 24 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
12 21 (0.23%) Markit EDM
12 21 (0.23%) MultiFonds
12 21 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 18 (0.20%) thinkFolio
14 17 (0.19%) Siebel Analytics
15 16 (0.17%) LatentZero
15 16 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
16 14 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
17 12 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 346 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
2 229 (2.50%) SaaS
3 176 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 96 (1.05%) GitHub
5 42 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 40 (0.44%) PaaS
7 32 (0.35%) Google Analytics
8 28 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (0.27%) Office 365
10 20 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 18 (0.20%) Google Tag Manager
12 16 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 16 (0.17%) Google Play
13 12 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (0.13%) Silverpop
14 11 (0.12%) Heroku
14 11 (0.12%) IaaS
14 11 (0.12%) OpenShift
15 10 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 9 (0.098%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 189 (2.06%) Internet
2 140 (1.53%) HTTP
3 121 (1.32%) Firewall
4 107 (1.17%) TCP/IP
5 66 (0.72%) Intranet
6 56 (0.61%) Network Security
7 54 (0.59%) VoIP
8 52 (0.57%) IPv4
9 44 (0.48%) SAN
10 39 (0.43%) LAN
11 35 (0.38%) VPN
11 35 (0.38%) WAN
12 34 (0.37%) DNS
12 34 (0.37%) SMTP
13 31 (0.34%) SSL
14 29 (0.32%) NAS
15 24 (0.26%) LDAP
16 22 (0.24%) HTTPS
16 22 (0.24%) Multicast
17 21 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1033 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 420 (4.58%) MySQL
3 399 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 289 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
5 202 (2.20%) NoSQL
6 194 (2.12%) Oracle Database
7 168 (1.83%) Big Data
8 158 (1.72%) RDBMS
9 157 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 138 (1.51%) MongoDB
11 135 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 132 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 109 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
14 105 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
15 93 (1.02%) DB2
16 91 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
17 85 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 79 (0.86%) Data Mining
19 77 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
20 63 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2015 (21.99%) Selenium
2 969 (10.58%) JIRA
3 933 (10.18%) Cucumber
4 804 (8.78%) WebDriver
5 683 (7.45%) Jenkins
6 616 (6.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 607 (6.63%) Git (software)
8 395 (4.31%) Visual Studio
9 347 (3.79%) SoapUI
10 341 (3.72%) JUnit
11 324 (3.54%) SpecFlow
12 274 (2.99%) Subversion
13 259 (2.83%) HP UFT
14 254 (2.77%) Maven
15 230 (2.51%) JMeter
16 215 (2.35%) TeamCity
17 189 (2.06%) Appium
18 181 (1.98%) NUnit
19 133 (1.45%) TestNG
20 129 (1.41%) LoadRunner
General
1 2348 (25.63%) Finance
2 619 (6.76%) Retail
3 582 (6.35%) Banking
4 399 (4.35%) Marketing
5 378 (4.13%) Telecoms
6 324 (3.54%) Games
7 221 (2.41%) Law
8 179 (1.95%) Manufacturing
9 153 (1.67%) Back Office
10 144 (1.57%) Legal
11 133 (1.45%) Advertising
12 102 (1.11%) Front Office
13 98 (1.07%) Financial Institution
14 92 (1.00%) Investment Banking
14 92 (1.00%) Publishing
15 74 (0.81%) Electronics
16 63 (0.69%) Automotive
17 53 (0.58%) Aerospace
18 43 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
19 34 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2077 (22.67%) Analyst
2 1924 (21.00%) Developer
3 1202 (13.12%) Tester
4 1039 (11.34%) Test Analyst
5 958 (10.46%) QA Engineer
6 707 (7.72%) QA Analyst
6 707 (7.72%) QA Tester
7 650 (7.09%) Test Engineer
8 476 (5.20%) QA Test Analyst
9 447 (4.88%) Automation Tester
10 420 (4.58%) QA Test Engineer
11 410 (4.48%) Senior Developer
12 387 (4.22%) Business Analyst
13 384 (4.19%) Project Manager
14 355 (3.87%) Java Developer
15 333 (3.63%) Automation Test Analyst
16 330 (3.60%) QA Leader
17 318 (3.47%) Software Tester
18 315 (3.44%) C# Developer
19 309 (3.37%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1444 (15.76%) .NET
2 1341 (14.64%) HTML
3 1033 (11.27%) CSS
4 912 (9.95%) Web Services
5 801 (8.74%) XML
6 549 (5.99%) HTML5
7 481 (5.25%) jQuery
8 451 (4.92%) ASP.NET
9 448 (4.89%) SOAP
10 423 (4.62%) REST
11 370 (4.04%) Spring
12 321 (3.50%) CSS3
13 317 (3.46%) RESTful
14 309 (3.37%) JSON
15 287 (3.13%) AngularJS
16 286 (3.12%) Ajax
17 268 (2.93%) .NET Framework
18 217 (2.37%) J2EE
19 209 (2.28%) Node.js
20 205 (2.24%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 968 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
2 882 (9.63%) Computer Science
3 528 (5.76%) Mobile App
4 505 (5.51%) User Experience
5 220 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 218 (2.38%) Mathematics
7 185 (2.02%) Data Centre
8 180 (1.96%) Client/Server
8 180 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 174 (1.90%) Fintech
10 112 (1.22%) Visualisation
11 110 (1.20%) Virtual Team
12 106 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 105 (1.15%) iPad
14 102 (1.11%) Mainframe
15 84 (0.92%) Digital Media
16 80 (0.87%) Derivative
17 79 (0.86%) Online Games
18 71 (0.77%) Statistics
19 70 (0.76%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 917 (10.01%) Windows
2 892 (9.74%) Linux
3 651 (7.11%) Unix
4 455 (4.97%) Android
5 419 (4.57%) Apple iOS
6 188 (2.05%) Windows Server
7 73 (0.80%) Solaris
8 58 (0.63%) Mac OS X
9 52 (0.57%) CentOS
10 49 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 33 (0.36%) Windows 7
12 33 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (0.25%) Windows 10
14 22 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 22 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (0.21%) Debian
16 18 (0.20%) Windows Phone
17 15 (0.16%) AIX
18 13 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4790 (52.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1731 (18.89%) Scrum
3 1311 (14.31%) TDD
4 1282 (13.99%) Test Automation
5 1276 (13.93%) SDLC
6 1217 (13.28%) BDD
7 1033 (11.27%) Automated Testing
8 997 (10.88%) Software Testing
9 933 (10.18%) Project Management
10 921 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
11 858 (9.36%) Test Scripting
12 809 (8.83%) User Acceptance Testing
13 806 (8.80%) Manual Testing
14 771 (8.42%) E-Commerce
15 749 (8.18%) Automation Testing
16 737 (8.04%) Mentoring
17 736 (8.03%) Functional Testing
18 689 (7.52%) Software Engineering
19 648 (7.07%) OO
20 629 (6.87%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2443 (26.66%) Java
2 2391 (26.10%) SQL
3 1701 (18.57%) C#
4 1355 (14.79%) JavaScript
5 724 (7.90%) Python
6 540 (5.89%) Ruby
7 507 (5.53%) PHP
8 424 (4.63%) C++
9 261 (2.85%) C
9 261 (2.85%) PL/SQL
10 253 (2.76%) VB.NET
11 224 (2.44%) Perl
12 199 (2.17%) T-SQL
13 165 (1.80%) Shell Script
14 163 (1.78%) Bash Shell
15 139 (1.52%) Objective-C
16 129 (1.41%) PowerShell
17 119 (1.30%) VB
18 113 (1.23%) Groovy
19 102 (1.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1632 (17.81%) Degree
2 872 (9.52%) ISEB
3 757 (8.26%) ISTQB
4 310 (3.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 195 (2.13%) Security Cleared
6 136 (1.48%) PMI Certification
7 86 (0.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 82 (0.90%) SC Cleared
9 77 (0.84%) PMP
10 50 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 44 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 43 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
13 32 (0.35%) CREST Certified
14 31 (0.34%) DV Cleared
15 27 (0.29%) CHECK Team Leader
15 27 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
16 21 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
17 18 (0.20%) CCNP
17 18 (0.20%) MBA
18 17 (0.19%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (1.66%) SLA
2 144 (1.57%) Data Quality
3 133 (1.45%) SDET
4 57 (0.62%) ISO 9001
5 47 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (0.31%) ISO 14001
7 25 (0.27%) MiFID
8 23 (0.25%) GCP
9 21 (0.23%) COBIT
10 19 (0.21%) ISO22301
11 16 (0.17%) GAMP
12 14 (0.15%) PCI DSS
13 13 (0.14%) ISO20022
14 11 (0.12%) ISO15022
15 10 (0.11%) HL7
15 10 (0.11%) WCAG
16 8 (0.087%) ISO 9000
17 7 (0.076%) FATCA
17 7 (0.076%) Section 508
17 7 (0.076%) WAI
System Software
1 185 (2.02%) Docker
2 177 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (1.10%) Active Directory
4 36 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 36 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 31 (0.34%) VMware ESX
5 31 (0.34%) vSphere
6 30 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (0.29%) KVM
8 26 (0.28%) Firmware
9 19 (0.21%) NFS
10 15 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
11 14 (0.15%) Squid
12 13 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.087%) GeoWebCache
14 8 (0.087%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 8 (0.087%) XenApp
15 7 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (0.065%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 229 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
2 156 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
3 149 (1.63%) Puppet
4 97 (1.06%) Ansible
5 50 (0.55%) Nagios
6 33 (0.36%) SCCM
7 20 (0.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 16 (0.17%) WSUS
9 15 (0.16%) CA Endevor
10 14 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
11 13 (0.14%) Perfmon
11 13 (0.14%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.12%) Ganglia
13 10 (0.11%) CloudHub
13 10 (0.11%) Salt
14 9 (0.098%) CA Service Virtualization
14 9 (0.098%) NetBackup
14 9 (0.098%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 9 (0.098%) Rundeck
15 8 (0.087%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1297 (14.16%) Microsoft
2 849 (9.27%) Oracle
3 288 (3.14%) HP
4 230 (2.51%) SAP
5 220 (2.40%) VMware
6 156 (1.70%) IBM
7 150 (1.64%) Google
8 95 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
9 86 (0.94%) Atlassian
10 81 (0.88%) Cisco
11 78 (0.85%) Red Hat
12 66 (0.72%) Sophos
13 64 (0.70%) Twitter
14 59 (0.64%) Informatica
15 57 (0.62%) Tableau
15 57 (0.62%) Zend
16 56 (0.61%) BMC
17 55 (0.60%) Adobe
18 49 (0.53%) Remedy
18 49 (0.53%) TOWER Software
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £50,000 to £61,000 per annum including Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + pension + private medical
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: Yesterday
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits and Career
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + training, bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Capita ITPS
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Stott & May
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum base plus package!
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Exclusive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 4 days ago