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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
UK / England
Rank 58 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 3927 4617 4481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 4.99% 4.84% 4.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.55% 39.50% 40.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3113 3803 3485
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 £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
8815 11690 11090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 11.21% 12.26% 11.14%
Number of salaries quoted 7023 9378 8702
Median salary £48,000 £50,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +3.52%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +8 1924 £55,000 - 275
South East +2 653 £40,000 -11.11% 102
East of England -4 300 £43,750 +2.94% 36
North West -3 270 £37,747 -5.63% 44
West Midlands +29 240 £44,869 +5.57% 35
Yorkshire -24 175 £40,000 +5.26% 34
South West -29 169 £45,000 +12.50% 23
East Midlands +23 165 £35,000 -6.66% 17
North East -3 28 £35,000 -6.04% 6
Midlands +8 1 £65,000 +85.71%
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 4438 (55.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1986 (24.85%) Selenium
3 1955 (24.46%) SQL
4 1932 (24.17%) Java
5 1930 (24.15%) Finance
6 1584 (19.82%) C#
7 1511 (18.90%) Scrum
8 1293 (16.18%) JavaScript
9 1292 (16.16%) .NET
10 1216 (15.21%) TDD
11 1212 (15.16%) Degree
12 1185 (14.83%) Test Automation
13 1164 (14.56%) BDD
14 1119 (14.00%) Microsoft
15 1034 (12.94%) SDLC
16 994 (12.44%) HTML
17 964 (12.06%) Software Testing
18 947 (11.85%) Automated Testing
19 890 (11.13%) SQL Server
20 881 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
21 880 (11.01%) Test Scripting
22 856 (10.71%) Project Management
23 851 (10.65%) Cucumber
24 822 (10.28%) JIRA
25 809 (10.12%) Software Engineering
26 798 (9.98%) Web Services
27 797 (9.97%) Linux
28 775 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
29 757 (9.47%) CSS
30 756 (9.46%) Python

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
1 222 (2.78%) CMS
1 222 (2.78%) Confluence
2 163 (2.04%) Tomcat
3 155 (1.94%) Apache
4 150 (1.88%) IIS
5 132 (1.65%) SharePoint
6 102 (1.28%) EPiServer
7 70 (0.88%) JBoss
8 60 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
8 60 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 58 (0.73%) nginx
10 56 (0.70%) Apache Spark
11 55 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
11 55 (0.69%) WebSphere
12 53 (0.66%) SAS
13 39 (0.49%) Drupal
13 39 (0.49%) WebLogic
13 39 (0.49%) WordPress
14 28 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
15 26 (0.33%) Jetty
Applications
1 561 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 229 (2.87%) MS Office
3 124 (1.55%) MS Project
4 103 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 87 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 58 (0.73%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 15 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.088%) SPSS
10 6 (0.075%) Fireworks
10 6 (0.075%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.050%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.050%) FrameMaker
11 4 (0.050%) InDesign
11 4 (0.050%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.050%) Snagit
12 2 (0.025%) Autodesk Inventor
12 2 (0.025%) Maya
12 2 (0.025%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 54 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (0.65%) Magento
3 40 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 23 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 17 (0.21%) SAP R/3
6 14 (0.18%) assyst
6 14 (0.18%) SAP FI
6 14 (0.18%) Sentinel
7 13 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 11 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 10 (0.13%) Sonata
10 9 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
11 8 (0.10%) Northgate Housing
11 8 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
12 7 (0.088%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 7 (0.088%) SAP CO
12 7 (0.088%) SAP FI/CO
13 6 (0.075%) SAP ERP
13 6 (0.075%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 374 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
2 310 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 270 (3.38%) SaaS
4 104 (1.30%) GitHub
5 100 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
6 67 (0.84%) IaaS
7 60 (0.75%) PaaS
8 52 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
9 51 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
10 49 (0.61%) Amazon S3
11 40 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
12 39 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 39 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
13 33 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
14 32 (0.40%) Office 365
15 26 (0.33%) Google Play
16 20 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
17 15 (0.19%) OpenShift
17 15 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
18 14 (0.18%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 231 (2.89%) Internet
2 182 (2.28%) HTTP
3 132 (1.65%) TCP/IP
4 104 (1.30%) Intranet
5 67 (0.84%) Firewall
6 56 (0.70%) HTTPS
7 47 (0.59%) Network Security
8 42 (0.53%) LDAP
9 41 (0.51%) VPN
10 35 (0.44%) SAN
11 29 (0.36%) LAN
11 29 (0.36%) Wireless
12 28 (0.35%) SSL
13 27 (0.34%) FTP
13 27 (0.34%) WAN
14 26 (0.33%) DNS
15 25 (0.31%) Kerberos
16 22 (0.28%) Multicast
17 20 (0.25%) VoIP
18 17 (0.21%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 890 (11.13%) SQL Server
2 367 (4.59%) MySQL
3 274 (3.43%) Relational Database
4 263 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 244 (3.05%) NoSQL
6 233 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
7 179 (2.24%) MongoDB
8 174 (2.18%) Big Data
9 162 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 115 (1.44%) Hadoop
11 113 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
12 107 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
13 100 (1.25%) Oracle Database
14 82 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
14 82 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
14 82 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 80 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
16 66 (0.83%) RDBMS
17 52 (0.65%) HBase
18 50 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1986 (24.85%) Selenium
2 851 (10.65%) Cucumber
3 822 (10.28%) JIRA
4 733 (9.17%) WebDriver
5 689 (8.62%) Git (software)
6 518 (6.48%) Jenkins
7 460 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 384 (4.80%) Visual Studio
9 329 (4.12%) SoapUI
10 315 (3.94%) JUnit
11 286 (3.58%) SpecFlow
12 242 (3.03%) Subversion
13 240 (3.00%) JMeter
14 226 (2.83%) Maven
15 215 (2.69%) TeamCity
16 214 (2.68%) HP UFT
17 209 (2.61%) Appium
18 137 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 119 (1.49%) Calabash
20 113 (1.41%) NUnit
General
1 1930 (24.15%) Finance
2 557 (6.97%) Retail
3 482 (6.03%) Banking
4 287 (3.59%) Marketing
5 234 (2.93%) Telecoms
6 222 (2.78%) Games
7 129 (1.61%) Publishing
8 128 (1.60%) Front Office
9 118 (1.48%) Manufacturing
10 116 (1.45%) Legal
11 101 (1.26%) Advertising
12 95 (1.19%) Back Office
13 91 (1.14%) Investment Banking
14 76 (0.95%) Automotive
15 75 (0.94%) Financial Institution
16 72 (0.90%) Law
17 35 (0.44%) Electronics
18 33 (0.41%) Multimedia
19 31 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
20 29 (0.36%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1563 (19.55%) Analyst
2 1522 (19.04%) Developer
3 951 (11.90%) Tester
4 897 (11.22%) QA Engineer
5 813 (10.17%) Test Analyst
6 616 (7.71%) QA Tester
7 599 (7.49%) QA Analyst
8 593 (7.42%) Test Engineer
9 412 (5.15%) Automation Tester
10 380 (4.75%) .NET Developer
11 378 (4.73%) QA Test Analyst
12 346 (4.33%) QA Leader
13 337 (4.22%) Project Manager
14 316 (3.95%) Java Developer
15 311 (3.89%) QA Automation Engineer
16 307 (3.84%) C# Developer
17 299 (3.74%) Senior Developer
18 284 (3.55%) Business Analyst
19 282 (3.53%) QA Test Engineer
20 264 (3.30%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1292 (16.16%) .NET
2 994 (12.44%) HTML
3 798 (9.98%) Web Services
4 757 (9.47%) CSS
5 659 (8.24%) XML
6 534 (6.68%) ASP.NET
7 403 (5.04%) HTML5
8 323 (4.04%) AngularJS
9 311 (3.89%) REST
10 286 (3.58%) SOAP
11 279 (3.49%) jQuery
12 265 (3.32%) RESTful
13 261 (3.27%) Gherkin
14 259 (3.24%) .NET Framework
15 241 (3.02%) Spring
16 236 (2.95%) CSS3
17 215 (2.69%) ASP.NET MVC
18 208 (2.60%) JSON
19 175 (2.19%) Node.js
20 161 (2.01%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 775 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 634 (7.93%) Computer Science
3 511 (6.39%) Mobile App
4 459 (5.74%) User Experience
5 282 (3.53%) Management Information System
6 213 (2.66%) Fintech
7 158 (1.98%) Data Centre
8 149 (1.86%) iPad
9 119 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
10 118 (1.48%) Client/Server
11 104 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 104 (1.30%) Virtual Team
12 98 (1.23%) Fixed Income
13 91 (1.14%) Data Structures
14 81 (1.01%) Equities
15 75 (0.94%) Derivative
16 70 (0.88%) Algorithms
17 59 (0.74%) Digital Media
18 53 (0.66%) iPhone
19 49 (0.61%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 797 (9.97%) Linux
2 674 (8.43%) Windows
3 428 (5.35%) Unix
4 377 (4.72%) Android
5 321 (4.02%) Apple iOS
6 101 (1.26%) Windows Server
7 43 (0.54%) CentOS
8 40 (0.50%) Mac OS X
8 40 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (0.49%) Windows 7
9 39 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (0.39%) Ubuntu
12 27 (0.34%) Debian
13 24 (0.30%) Windows 8
14 22 (0.28%) Solaris
14 22 (0.28%) Windows 10
15 16 (0.20%) Windows XP
16 12 (0.15%) Windows Phone
17 8 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4438 (55.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1511 (18.90%) Scrum
3 1216 (15.21%) TDD
4 1185 (14.83%) Test Automation
5 1164 (14.56%) BDD
6 1034 (12.94%) SDLC
7 964 (12.06%) Software Testing
8 947 (11.85%) Automated Testing
9 881 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
10 880 (11.01%) Test Scripting
11 856 (10.71%) Project Management
12 809 (10.12%) Software Engineering
13 753 (9.42%) E-Commerce
14 745 (9.32%) Regression Testing
15 739 (9.25%) User Acceptance Testing
16 712 (8.91%) Automation Testing
17 689 (8.62%) Manual Testing
18 630 (7.88%) Functional Testing
19 600 (7.51%) OO
20 585 (7.32%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1955 (24.46%) SQL
2 1932 (24.17%) Java
3 1584 (19.82%) C#
4 1293 (16.18%) JavaScript
5 756 (9.46%) Python
6 441 (5.52%) Ruby
7 296 (3.70%) PHP
8 285 (3.57%) C++
9 244 (3.05%) T-SQL
10 224 (2.80%) Bash Shell
11 213 (2.66%) C
12 212 (2.65%) Perl
13 166 (2.08%) Scala
14 148 (1.85%) PowerShell
15 142 (1.78%) VB.NET
16 134 (1.68%) PL/SQL
17 119 (1.49%) Shell Script
18 101 (1.26%) XPath
19 92 (1.15%) Groovy
20 76 (0.95%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1212 (15.16%) Degree
2 688 (8.61%) ISEB
3 677 (8.47%) ISTQB
4 242 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 107 (1.34%) PMP
6 98 (1.23%) Security Cleared
7 81 (1.01%) PMI Certification
8 75 (0.94%) SC Cleared
9 68 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 55 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
11 51 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 40 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
13 39 (0.49%) MBA
14 38 (0.48%) MCP
15 35 (0.44%) APMP
15 35 (0.44%) AWS Certification
16 33 (0.41%) PhD
17 31 (0.39%) CCNA
18 30 (0.38%) CISSP
19 27 (0.34%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (2.54%) SDET
2 156 (1.95%) SLA
3 73 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 47 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 47 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 41 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 21 (0.26%) HL7
6 21 (0.26%) ISO 14001
7 15 (0.19%) MiFID
8 14 (0.18%) COBIT
8 14 (0.18%) P3O
9 9 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.10%) ISO 9000
11 7 (0.088%) GCP
11 7 (0.088%) ISO22301
12 6 (0.075%) SEPA
13 5 (0.063%) EMIR
13 5 (0.063%) SSAE 16
14 4 (0.050%) WCAG
15 3 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 142 (1.78%) Docker
2 118 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (1.06%) Active Directory
4 51 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
5 36 (0.45%) vSphere
6 19 (0.24%) XenApp
7 17 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 15 (0.19%) XenDesktop
9 13 (0.16%) Firmware
10 11 (0.14%) BlackBerry Internet Service
11 10 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (0.11%) VirtualBox
13 8 (0.10%) GlusterFS
13 8 (0.10%) Varnish
13 8 (0.10%) vCloud
13 8 (0.10%) VMware ESX
14 6 (0.075%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.063%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 5 (0.063%) HDFS
16 4 (0.050%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 161 (2.01%) Puppet
2 144 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
3 142 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
4 121 (1.51%) Ansible
5 48 (0.60%) Nagios
6 40 (0.50%) SCCM
7 35 (0.44%) Kubernetes
8 25 (0.31%) SELinux
9 19 (0.24%) Rancher
10 17 (0.21%) Kibana
11 16 (0.20%) Grafana
11 16 (0.20%) Terraform
12 14 (0.18%) Mesos
13 12 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
13 12 (0.15%) SCVMM
13 12 (0.15%) StatsD
14 10 (0.13%) Consul
14 10 (0.13%) rkt
15 9 (0.11%) HP Data Protector
15 9 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1119 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 555 (6.94%) Oracle
3 199 (2.49%) SAP
4 181 (2.26%) HP
5 148 (1.85%) Google
6 143 (1.79%) VMware
7 102 (1.28%) Red Hat
8 96 (1.20%) Atlassian
8 96 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
9 94 (1.18%) Cisco
10 82 (1.03%) IBM
11 81 (1.01%) Sun
12 66 (0.83%) Siebel
13 65 (0.81%) Citrix
14 59 (0.74%) Adobe
15 49 (0.61%) Cognizant
15 49 (0.61%) hybris
15 49 (0.61%) Juniper
16 44 (0.55%) Apple
17 43 (0.54%) Tableau
London
Networkers
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 2 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £42k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £45k per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Plus package
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum Negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits and Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
MA Associates Worldwide
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
The Workshop
Salary: Excellent salary + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Networkers
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, equity, flexi working
Posted: 6 hours ago
Avon
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 44 minutes ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Plus Bonus Plus Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
The Workshop
Salary: Excellent salary + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday