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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 50 48
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 4441 4840 4848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 4.54% 4.92% 5.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.02% 47.18% 48.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3471 3766 4061
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +0.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
10324 10258 10056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.56% 10.43% 10.38%
Number of salaries quoted 8080 8004 8134
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 5 March 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 5 March 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 2208 £52,300 +2.54% 324
South East +20 817 £45,000 - 187
Yorkshire -3 325 £40,000 +14.28% 70
East of England +7 321 £40,000 - 56
North West -8 238 £35,000 - 93
South West 0 218 £37,500 +8.69% 55
West Midlands -11 155 £35,000 -9.67% 53
East Midlands +2 107 £37,500 +4.16% 39
North East -9 16 £35,000 -4.10% 13
Midlands -9 2 £62,000 +30.52%
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 4371 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
2 2489 (26.87%) Finance
3 2443 (26.37%) SQL
4 1873 (20.22%) Java
5 1830 (19.76%) Scrum
6 1694 (18.29%) C#
7 1631 (17.61%) Degree
8 1612 (17.40%) Selenium
9 1450 (15.65%) JavaScript
10 1436 (15.50%) .NET
11 1381 (14.91%) Microsoft
12 1307 (14.11%) TDD
13 1270 (13.71%) SQL Server
14 1256 (13.56%) HTML
15 1119 (12.08%) ISEB
16 1105 (11.93%) Test Automation
17 1068 (11.53%) Software Testing
18 1058 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
19 1044 (11.27%) Windows
20 1015 (10.96%) Automated Testing
21 996 (10.75%) Test Scripting
22 985 (10.63%) Project Management
23 978 (10.56%) BDD
24 971 (10.48%) Linux
25 943 (10.18%) Retail
26 910 (9.82%) User Acceptance Testing
27 892 (9.63%) CSS
28 847 (9.14%) E-Commerce
29 831 (8.97%) Banking
30 827 (8.93%) XML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
1 212 (2.29%) SharePoint
2 209 (2.26%) Apache
3 196 (2.12%) IIS
4 182 (1.96%) Tomcat
5 178 (1.92%) CMS
6 103 (1.11%) WebSphere
7 88 (0.95%) Confluence
8 70 (0.76%) Node.js
9 59 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
10 58 (0.63%) Drupal
11 54 (0.58%) JBoss
12 53 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
12 53 (0.57%) SAS
13 37 (0.40%) WebLogic
14 35 (0.38%) WordPress
14 35 (0.38%) MS Exchange
15 32 (0.35%) nginx
16 31 (0.33%) GlassFish
17 30 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
18 29 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 788 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 364 (3.93%) MS Office
3 125 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 116 (1.25%) MS Project
5 115 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 68 (0.73%) Photoshop
7 42 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 31 (0.33%) SPSS
9 30 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
10 26 (0.28%) AutoCAD
11 16 (0.17%) InfoPath
12 12 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 10 (0.11%) Mingle
14 8 (0.086%) Fireworks
15 7 (0.076%) OmniGraffle
15 7 (0.076%) Acrobat
16 5 (0.054%) RoboHelp
16 5 (0.054%) FreeHand
17 3 (0.032%) XMetaL
18 2 (0.022%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 86 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (0.64%) Sophis RISQUE
3 52 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 51 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
4 51 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
4 51 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
5 47 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
6 37 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
7 36 (0.39%) Magento
8 35 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
9 34 (0.37%) Google Analytics
10 31 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 27 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
12 25 (0.27%) SAP CRM
13 24 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
14 22 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
15 20 (0.22%) Towers Watson Igloo
15 20 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
16 17 (0.18%) BASE24
17 14 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 217 (2.34%) SaaS
2 74 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (0.51%) GitHub
5 42 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 40 (0.43%) Rackspace Cloud
7 21 (0.23%) PaaS
7 21 (0.23%) Force.com
8 20 (0.22%) IaaS
9 14 (0.15%) Google Apps
10 12 (0.13%) Office 365
11 10 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.065%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.054%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.043%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.043%) Trello
14 4 (0.043%) LucidChart
14 4 (0.043%) Basecamp
14 4 (0.043%) Route 53
14 4 (0.043%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 232 (2.50%) Internet
2 166 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 146 (1.58%) HTTP
4 117 (1.26%) Firewall
5 105 (1.13%) Wireless
6 62 (0.67%) Intranet
7 55 (0.59%) DNS
8 50 (0.54%) LTE
9 47 (0.51%) SAN
10 45 (0.49%) GSM
11 44 (0.48%) 3G
12 43 (0.46%) 2G
13 42 (0.45%) LAN
14 41 (0.44%) UMTS
14 41 (0.44%) ATM
15 39 (0.42%) RNC
15 39 (0.42%) WiMAX
16 37 (0.40%) WAN
17 32 (0.35%) Network Security
18 27 (0.29%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1270 (13.71%) SQL Server
2 431 (4.65%) MySQL
3 383 (4.13%) Relational Database
4 325 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
5 269 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 265 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 215 (2.32%) Big Data
8 206 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 177 (1.91%) NoSQL
10 155 (1.67%) Oracle Database
11 148 (1.60%) MongoDB
12 129 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 112 (1.21%) DB2
14 104 (1.12%) RDBMS
15 86 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
16 83 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
17 74 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
18 72 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
19 68 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
20 58 (0.63%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1612 (17.40%) Selenium
2 764 (8.25%) JIRA
3 755 (8.15%) WebDriver
4 632 (6.82%) Cucumber
5 583 (6.29%) Git (software)
6 539 (5.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 488 (5.27%) Visual Studio
8 419 (4.52%) Jenkins
9 394 (4.25%) QuickTest Pro
10 310 (3.35%) Subversion
11 288 (3.11%) TeamCity
12 279 (3.01%) JUnit
13 265 (2.86%) SpecFlow
14 241 (2.60%) NUnit
15 230 (2.48%) JMeter
16 221 (2.39%) SoapUI
17 195 (2.11%) FitNesse
18 150 (1.62%) Eclipse
19 144 (1.55%) Calabash
20 136 (1.47%) Hudson
General
1 2489 (26.87%) Finance
2 943 (10.18%) Retail
3 831 (8.97%) Banking
4 503 (5.43%) Marketing
5 374 (4.04%) Telecoms
6 282 (3.04%) Aerospace
7 270 (2.91%) Games
8 172 (1.86%) Legal
9 159 (1.72%) Advertising
10 150 (1.62%) Back Office
11 143 (1.54%) Publishing
12 129 (1.39%) Investment Banking
12 129 (1.39%) Manufacturing
13 125 (1.35%) Law
14 116 (1.25%) Front Office
15 95 (1.03%) Financial Institution
16 81 (0.87%) Billing
17 75 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
18 68 (0.73%) Automotive
19 46 (0.50%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 2289 (24.71%) Analyst
2 1630 (17.60%) Developer
3 1143 (12.34%) Test Analyst
4 972 (10.49%) Tester
5 680 (7.34%) QA Engineer
6 560 (6.05%) QA Analyst
7 538 (5.81%) Test Engineer
8 450 (4.86%) Consultant
9 446 (4.81%) Software Engineer
10 444 (4.79%) Business Analyst
11 397 (4.29%) QA Tester
12 382 (4.12%) Project Manager
13 346 (3.74%) Test Manager
14 343 (3.70%) Architect
15 325 (3.51%) Software Tester
16 312 (3.37%) Senior Developer
17 295 (3.18%) Senior Analyst
18 259 (2.80%) Software Developer
19 257 (2.77%) Junior
20 212 (2.29%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1436 (15.50%) .NET
2 1256 (13.56%) HTML
3 892 (9.63%) CSS
4 827 (8.93%) XML
5 715 (7.72%) Web Services
6 551 (5.95%) ASP.NET
7 540 (5.83%) jQuery
8 421 (4.54%) HTML5
9 331 (3.57%) REST
10 328 (3.54%) SOAP
11 256 (2.76%) Spring
11 256 (2.76%) ASP.NET MVC
12 236 (2.55%) Ajax
12 236 (2.55%) RESTful
13 234 (2.53%) JSON
14 227 (2.45%) WCF
15 217 (2.34%) .NET Framework
16 196 (2.12%) AngularJS
17 185 (2.00%) J2EE
18 176 (1.90%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1058 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
2 711 (7.68%) Computer Science
3 553 (5.97%) Open Source
4 500 (5.40%) User Experience
5 486 (5.25%) Mobile App
6 286 (3.09%) Management Information System
7 270 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
8 191 (2.06%) Mathematics
9 159 (1.72%) Blog
10 139 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 131 (1.41%) iPhone
12 127 (1.37%) Client/Server
13 113 (1.22%) Data Integration
14 103 (1.11%) Social Media
15 100 (1.08%) iPad
16 91 (0.98%) Digital Media
17 90 (0.97%) Fixed Income
18 81 (0.87%) Data Structures
19 80 (0.86%) Online Games
20 77 (0.83%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1044 (11.27%) Windows
2 971 (10.48%) Linux
3 677 (7.31%) UNIX
4 429 (4.63%) Android
5 385 (4.16%) Apple iOS
6 112 (1.21%) Solaris
7 96 (1.04%) Mac OS X
8 95 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 60 (0.65%) Windows 7
9 60 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 57 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 44 (0.48%) Windows XP
12 42 (0.45%) Ubuntu
13 41 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 38 (0.41%) CentOS
15 35 (0.38%) Windows Phone
16 30 (0.32%) Debian
17 24 (0.26%) Windows 8
17 24 (0.26%) AIX
18 17 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4371 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1830 (19.76%) Scrum
3 1307 (14.11%) TDD
4 1105 (11.93%) Test Automation
5 1068 (11.53%) Software Testing
6 1015 (10.96%) Automated Testing
7 996 (10.75%) Test Scripting
8 985 (10.63%) Project Management
9 978 (10.56%) BDD
10 910 (9.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 847 (9.14%) E-Commerce
12 791 (8.54%) Manual Testing
13 751 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
14 684 (7.38%) OO
15 680 (7.34%) Mentoring
16 667 (7.20%) Software Engineering
17 593 (6.40%) Automation Testing
18 588 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
19 571 (6.16%) Test Strategy
20 528 (5.70%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2443 (26.37%) SQL
2 1873 (20.22%) Java
3 1694 (18.29%) C#
4 1450 (15.65%) JavaScript
5 559 (6.03%) Python
6 491 (5.30%) C++
7 442 (4.77%) Ruby
8 420 (4.53%) PHP
9 298 (3.22%) T-SQL
10 284 (3.07%) Perl
11 221 (2.39%) C
12 146 (1.58%) PL/SQL
13 128 (1.38%) Shell Script
14 124 (1.34%) PowerShell
15 115 (1.24%) Objective-C
16 114 (1.23%) Bash Shell
17 92 (0.99%) VB
17 92 (0.99%) VB.NET
18 87 (0.94%) VBScript
19 79 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1631 (17.61%) Degree
2 1119 (12.08%) ISEB
3 668 (7.21%) ISTQB
4 456 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 232 (2.50%) VCP4
6 145 (1.57%) Security Cleared
7 107 (1.16%) PMI Certification
8 96 (1.04%) SC Cleared
9 72 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 62 (0.67%) PMP
11 48 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
12 38 (0.41%) HND
13 33 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 31 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
15 28 (0.30%) CIMA
16 26 (0.28%) ACCA
16 26 (0.28%) DV Cleared
17 25 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 25 (0.27%) CISSP
18 24 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (1.31%) SLA
2 71 (0.77%) ISO 9001
3 56 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 42 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 38 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 34 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 18 (0.19%) ISO 8583
7 18 (0.19%) ISO 9000
7 18 (0.19%) COBIT
8 14 (0.15%) TickIT
9 12 (0.13%) Solvency II
10 9 (0.097%) WAI
10 9 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 8 (0.086%) GMP
12 7 (0.076%) MiFID
12 7 (0.076%) P3O
13 6 (0.065%) Dodd-Frank
13 6 (0.065%) GAAP
14 5 (0.054%) Basel III
14 5 (0.054%) Basel II
System Software
1 96 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (0.96%) Active Directory
3 35 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 29 (0.31%) Squid
5 28 (0.30%) Firmware
6 25 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
7 21 (0.23%) Varnish
7 21 (0.23%) KVM
8 19 (0.21%) vSphere
9 15 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
10 14 (0.15%) Xen
11 13 (0.14%) XenDesktop
12 12 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (0.13%) XenApp
13 9 (0.097%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.097%) NFS
13 9 (0.097%) VMware ESX
13 9 (0.097%) Samba
13 9 (0.097%) Docker
14 6 (0.065%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 333 (3.59%) HP Quality Center
2 130 (1.40%) Puppet
3 124 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (0.46%) Nagios
5 30 (0.32%) ZABBIX
6 23 (0.25%) SCCM
7 22 (0.24%) HAProxy
8 21 (0.23%) Ansible
9 16 (0.17%) CA Endevor
10 15 (0.16%) Data Guard
11 13 (0.14%) Vagrant
11 13 (0.14%) logstash
12 12 (0.13%) Graphite
12 12 (0.13%) OpenView
12 12 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 11 (0.12%) NetBackup
13 11 (0.12%) Pingdom
13 11 (0.12%) collectd
13 11 (0.12%) StatsD
14 9 (0.097%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1381 (14.91%) Microsoft
2 812 (8.77%) Oracle
3 343 (3.70%) HP
4 244 (2.63%) SAP
5 181 (1.95%) IBM
6 179 (1.93%) VMware
7 164 (1.77%) Google
8 129 (1.39%) Business Objects
9 123 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
10 95 (1.03%) Cisco
11 81 (0.87%) Red Hat
12 62 (0.67%) Sun
13 61 (0.66%) Adobe
14 57 (0.62%) Facebook
15 55 (0.59%) Tableau
16 52 (0.56%) Nokia
17 51 (0.55%) Citrix
18 48 (0.52%) Nortel
18 48 (0.52%) Ericsson
19 47 (0.51%) Informatica
Hungerford, Berkshire
CDK Global
Posted: 40 minutes ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Oxford Hays
Posted: 45 minutes ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Sanderson
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 47 minutes ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package
Posted: 48 minutes ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 58 minutes ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
North East
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: Up to £40, 000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Tyneside
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: £38, 000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17,000 - £22,000 Dependent on Experience
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £16,000 - £20,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Amamzing benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum base plus package!
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum base.
Posted: 4 hours ago