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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 47 52
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 4761 5552 4660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 4.78% 5.06% 4.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.74% 47.54% 45.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3876 4403 3909
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 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +4.57%
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
10641 11679 10206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.68% 10.65% 10.02%
Number of salaries quoted 8471 9243 8337
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 £72,500 £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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -8 2323 £51,500 +3.00% 332
South East +13 917 £45,000 +5.88% 102
Yorkshire -4 357 £40,000 +14.28% 31
East of England +6 331 £40,500 +1.25% 46
North West +2 259 £37,500 -6.25% 65
West Midlands -11 185 £40,000 -11.11% 33
South West -29 182 £37,500 +4.16% 45
East Midlands +14 156 £40,000 +14.28% 23
North East -7 14 £27,500 -8.33% 9
Midlands 0 4 £62,000 +24.00%
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4324 (46.78%) Agile Software Development
2 2740 (29.64%) Finance
3 2503 (27.08%) SQL
4 2115 (22.88%) Java
5 1758 (19.02%) Scrum
6 1745 (18.88%) Selenium
7 1675 (18.12%) Degree
8 1657 (17.93%) C#
9 1496 (16.18%) .NET
10 1372 (14.84%) Microsoft
11 1360 (14.71%) JavaScript
12 1307 (14.14%) SQL Server
13 1243 (13.45%) TDD
14 1206 (13.05%) HTML
15 1168 (12.64%) Test Automation
16 1130 (12.22%) Test Scripting
17 1091 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
18 1087 (11.76%) Automated Testing
19 1027 (11.11%) BDD
20 1018 (11.01%) ISEB
21 998 (10.80%) Project Management
22 959 (10.37%) Oracle
23 944 (10.21%) Linux
24 943 (10.20%) Windows
25 923 (9.98%) User Acceptance Testing
26 899 (9.73%) Software Testing
27 851 (9.21%) CSS
28 849 (9.18%) E-Commerce
29 812 (8.78%) Manual Testing
30 810 (8.76%) MS Excel

QA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 235 (2.54%) Apache
2 204 (2.21%) IIS
3 203 (2.20%) SharePoint
4 177 (1.91%) Tomcat
5 142 (1.54%) CMS
6 110 (1.19%) WebSphere
7 95 (1.03%) Confluence
8 84 (0.91%) SAS
9 70 (0.76%) Node.js
10 63 (0.68%) JBoss
11 49 (0.53%) Drupal
11 49 (0.53%) nginx
11 49 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
12 45 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
12 45 (0.49%) MS Exchange
13 41 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
14 39 (0.42%) WebLogic
15 37 (0.40%) Apache Solr
16 35 (0.38%) WordPress
17 32 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 810 (8.76%) MS Excel
2 353 (3.82%) MS Office
3 179 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 130 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 114 (1.23%) MS Project
6 65 (0.70%) Photoshop
7 27 (0.29%) SPSS
8 21 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 20 (0.22%) AutoCAD
10 18 (0.19%) Mingle
11 13 (0.14%) InfoPath
12 11 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
13 9 (0.097%) FrameMaker
14 5 (0.054%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.043%) RoboHelp
16 3 (0.032%) XMetaL
17 2 (0.022%) Fireworks
17 2 (0.022%) PowerPivot
18 1 (0.011%) Houdini
18 1 (0.011%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 58 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
1 58 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
2 57 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
3 56 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 55 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
5 52 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
6 47 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
7 44 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 43 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
9 30 (0.32%) Sophis RISQUE
10 26 (0.28%) Magento
11 25 (0.27%) Oracle iProcurement
12 24 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
13 21 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
14 19 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
14 19 (0.21%) thinkFolio
14 19 (0.21%) MultiFonds
15 14 (0.15%) Markit EDM
15 14 (0.15%) JDE EnterpriseOne
16 13 (0.14%) PORTIA
Cloud Services
1 257 (2.78%) SaaS
2 186 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
3 105 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 83 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
5 44 (0.48%) GitHub
6 40 (0.43%) IaaS
7 35 (0.38%) Google Analytics
8 31 (0.34%) PaaS
9 27 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
10 15 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (0.13%) Dropbox
11 12 (0.13%) Office 365
12 11 (0.12%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.11%) Basecamp
14 8 (0.087%) Force.com
15 7 (0.076%) Heroku
15 7 (0.076%) Lucidchart
15 7 (0.076%) Google Drive
16 6 (0.065%) FinancialForce.com
17 5 (0.054%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 213 (2.30%) Internet
2 179 (1.94%) HTTP
3 153 (1.66%) TCP/IP
4 121 (1.31%) Firewall
5 85 (0.92%) Wireless
6 66 (0.71%) DNS
7 43 (0.47%) SAN
7 43 (0.47%) ATM
7 43 (0.47%) LAN
8 41 (0.44%) Intranet
9 39 (0.42%) VoIP
10 37 (0.40%) VPN
10 37 (0.40%) WAN
11 34 (0.37%) GSM
12 32 (0.35%) UMTS
13 30 (0.32%) Network Security
13 30 (0.32%) LTE
14 28 (0.30%) HTTPS
15 26 (0.28%) 3G
16 24 (0.26%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1307 (14.14%) SQL Server
2 436 (4.72%) MySQL
3 386 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
4 360 (3.89%) Relational Database
5 286 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 282 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 219 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 204 (2.21%) MongoDB
9 189 (2.04%) NoSQL
9 189 (2.04%) Big Data
10 174 (1.88%) Oracle Database
11 143 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 106 (1.15%) RDBMS
13 102 (1.10%) DB2
14 99 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
14 99 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
15 81 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
15 81 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
16 75 (0.81%) Hadoop
17 73 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1745 (18.88%) Selenium
2 758 (8.20%) JIRA
3 750 (8.11%) WebDriver
4 672 (7.27%) Cucumber
5 545 (5.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 527 (5.70%) Git (software)
7 494 (5.34%) Jenkins
8 469 (5.07%) Visual Studio
9 384 (4.15%) QuickTest Pro
10 289 (3.13%) Subversion
11 287 (3.10%) JUnit
12 250 (2.70%) SpecFlow
13 239 (2.59%) SoapUI
14 215 (2.33%) NUnit
15 203 (2.20%) TeamCity
16 188 (2.03%) Maven
17 186 (2.01%) JMeter
18 165 (1.78%) FitNesse
19 147 (1.59%) Eclipse
20 123 (1.33%) Appium
General
1 2740 (29.64%) Finance
2 794 (8.59%) Retail
3 766 (8.29%) Banking
4 490 (5.30%) Marketing
5 319 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 293 (3.17%) Games
7 184 (1.99%) Legal
8 180 (1.95%) Aerospace
9 174 (1.88%) Back Office
10 129 (1.40%) Investment Banking
11 126 (1.36%) Advertising
11 126 (1.36%) Financial Institution
12 123 (1.33%) Law
13 120 (1.30%) Manufacturing
14 113 (1.22%) Publishing
15 95 (1.03%) Automotive
16 92 (1.00%) Front Office
17 73 (0.79%) Billing
18 70 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
19 46 (0.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2318 (25.08%) Analyst
2 1628 (17.61%) Developer
3 1128 (12.20%) Test Analyst
4 980 (10.60%) Tester
5 720 (7.79%) QA Engineer
6 602 (6.51%) QA Analyst
7 535 (5.79%) Business Analyst
8 450 (4.87%) Test Engineer
9 381 (4.12%) Software Engineer
10 380 (4.11%) Consultant
11 373 (4.04%) QA Tester
12 370 (4.00%) Test Manager
13 352 (3.81%) Project Manager
14 340 (3.68%) Architect
15 310 (3.35%) Software Tester
16 302 (3.27%) Senior Analyst
17 298 (3.22%) Software Developer
18 275 (2.97%) Senior Developer
19 260 (2.81%) Junior
20 213 (2.30%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1496 (16.18%) .NET
2 1206 (13.05%) HTML
3 851 (9.21%) CSS
4 794 (8.59%) Web Services
4 794 (8.59%) XML
5 538 (5.82%) ASP.NET
6 462 (5.00%) jQuery
7 374 (4.05%) HTML5
8 346 (3.74%) REST
9 309 (3.34%) SOAP
10 277 (3.00%) Ajax
11 269 (2.91%) Spring
12 253 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
13 241 (2.61%) RESTful
14 226 (2.44%) AngularJS
15 215 (2.33%) .NET Framework
16 211 (2.28%) JSON
17 200 (2.16%) WCF
18 181 (1.96%) Hibernate
19 177 (1.91%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1091 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
2 743 (8.04%) Computer Science
3 536 (5.80%) Mobile App
4 494 (5.34%) Open Source
5 426 (4.61%) User Experience
6 342 (3.70%) Management Information System
7 234 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
8 206 (2.23%) Mathematics
9 148 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 137 (1.48%) Blog
11 130 (1.41%) Client/Server
12 129 (1.40%) Data Integration
13 100 (1.08%) Social Media
14 96 (1.04%) Digital Media
15 88 (0.95%) Equities
15 88 (0.95%) iPhone
16 83 (0.90%) Fixed Income
17 80 (0.87%) Blackberry
17 80 (0.87%) iPad
18 78 (0.84%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 944 (10.21%) Linux
2 943 (10.20%) Windows
3 609 (6.59%) UNIX
4 424 (4.59%) Apple iOS
5 420 (4.54%) Android
6 106 (1.15%) Solaris
7 104 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 74 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 69 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 69 (0.75%) Ubuntu
10 63 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 53 (0.57%) Mac OS X
12 49 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 43 (0.47%) Debian
14 40 (0.43%) CentOS
15 38 (0.41%) Windows 8
16 35 (0.38%) Windows XP
17 34 (0.37%) Windows Phone
18 22 (0.24%) AIX
19 20 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4324 (46.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1758 (19.02%) Scrum
3 1243 (13.45%) TDD
4 1168 (12.64%) Test Automation
5 1130 (12.22%) Test Scripting
6 1087 (11.76%) Automated Testing
7 1027 (11.11%) BDD
8 998 (10.80%) Project Management
9 923 (9.98%) User Acceptance Testing
10 899 (9.73%) Software Testing
11 849 (9.18%) E-Commerce
12 812 (8.78%) Manual Testing
13 761 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
14 711 (7.69%) Software Engineering
15 704 (7.62%) Mentoring
16 613 (6.63%) OO
17 572 (6.19%) Regression Testing
18 566 (6.12%) Test Strategy
19 549 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
20 528 (5.71%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2503 (27.08%) SQL
2 2115 (22.88%) Java
3 1657 (17.93%) C#
4 1360 (14.71%) JavaScript
5 534 (5.78%) Python
6 459 (4.97%) PHP
7 434 (4.69%) Ruby
8 418 (4.52%) C++
9 307 (3.32%) T-SQL
10 277 (3.00%) C
11 262 (2.83%) Perl
12 199 (2.15%) PL/SQL
13 129 (1.40%) Bash Shell
14 128 (1.38%) VB
14 128 (1.38%) Shell Script
15 109 (1.18%) PowerShell
16 106 (1.15%) Objective-C
17 80 (0.87%) VBScript
18 68 (0.74%) VBA
19 63 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1675 (18.12%) Degree
2 1018 (11.01%) ISEB
3 699 (7.56%) ISTQB
4 331 (3.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 115 (1.24%) Security Cleared
6 92 (1.00%) PMI Certification
7 77 (0.83%) SC Cleared
8 64 (0.69%) PMP
9 61 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 44 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 34 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
12 32 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
13 29 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 26 (0.28%) HND
15 24 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
16 22 (0.24%) MCP
16 22 (0.24%) DV Cleared
17 21 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 20 (0.22%) CIMA
18 20 (0.22%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (1.35%) SLA
2 59 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 45 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 26 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 26 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 21 (0.23%) Basel III
7 20 (0.22%) GMP
8 17 (0.18%) Basel II
9 16 (0.17%) CRD IV
9 16 (0.17%) COBIT
10 15 (0.16%) P3O
11 14 (0.15%) ISO 9000
12 10 (0.11%) Solvency II
12 10 (0.11%) HL7
13 9 (0.097%) ISO 14001
14 8 (0.087%) ISO 8583
14 8 (0.087%) TickIT
15 7 (0.076%) MiFID
15 7 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 94 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 86 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 46 (0.50%) KVM
4 41 (0.44%) Varnish
5 31 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
6 28 (0.30%) Firmware
7 24 (0.26%) GlusterFS
7 24 (0.26%) Squid
8 23 (0.25%) Samba
9 22 (0.24%) Docker
10 19 (0.21%) Hyper-V
11 17 (0.18%) Xen
12 14 (0.15%) VMware ESX
13 13 (0.14%) vSphere
14 12 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (0.13%) NFS
14 12 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
15 9 (0.097%) XenServer
16 8 (0.087%) XenApp
17 7 (0.076%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 298 (3.22%) HP Quality Center
2 163 (1.76%) Puppet
3 142 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
4 58 (0.63%) Nagios
5 40 (0.43%) Ansible
6 39 (0.42%) ZABBIX
7 33 (0.36%) logstash
8 32 (0.35%) HAProxy
9 27 (0.29%) SCCM
10 24 (0.26%) Kibana
10 24 (0.26%) Graphite
11 23 (0.25%) StatsD
12 19 (0.21%) Tivoli
12 19 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
13 18 (0.19%) Data Guard
14 15 (0.16%) CA Endevor
15 13 (0.14%) OpenView
15 13 (0.14%) NetBackup
16 11 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
16 11 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1372 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 959 (10.37%) Oracle
3 346 (3.74%) HP
4 199 (2.15%) SAP
5 187 (2.02%) IBM
6 182 (1.97%) Google
7 166 (1.80%) VMware
8 127 (1.37%) Business Objects
9 94 (1.02%) Cisco
10 89 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
11 86 (0.93%) Red Hat
12 73 (0.79%) Facebook
13 63 (0.68%) Tableau
14 62 (0.67%) Juniper
15 60 (0.65%) Sun
16 53 (0.57%) Zend
17 49 (0.53%) Dell
18 47 (0.51%) Adobe
19 45 (0.49%) Citrix
19 45 (0.49%) Informatica
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
BPR Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 Per Annum £30,000 - £50,000 + Bonu
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 8% pens, 25 days hols, insurance
Posted: 10 hours ago
Lincolnshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 32.5k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 10 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 10 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EPSN Workforce UK Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum Plus Corp Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago