The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 5493 4674 5189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 5.03% 4.59% 4.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.28% 44.81% 48.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4328 3773 4298
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
11618 10431 10797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.63% 10.25% 9.71%
Number of salaries quoted 9111 8345 8927
Average salary £45,000 £45,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.09% +1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,062 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
UK

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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 3055 £50,000 -2.91% 297
South East -7 840 £42,500 - 111
East of England +23 374 £44,000 +10.00% 30
Yorkshire -15 304 £40,000 +6.66% 34
North West +23 281 £40,000 +21.21% 36
South West +21 242 £35,000 - 50
West Midlands -3 193 £42,500 +4.29% 24
East Midlands +1 160 £35,000 - 13
North East -14 25 £30,000 -11.76% 16
Midlands +17 9 £47,500 -5.00%
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 3023 (27.35%) SQL
2 2757 (24.94%) Finance
3 2752 (24.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2636 (23.85%) Java
5 2211 (20.00%) Degree
6 2100 (19.00%) Selenium
7 1917 (17.34%) C#
8 1843 (16.67%) Scrum
9 1742 (15.76%) .NET
10 1669 (15.10%) JavaScript
11 1528 (13.82%) HTML
12 1478 (13.37%) SQL Server
13 1407 (12.73%) Software Testing
14 1336 (12.09%) Microsoft
14 1336 (12.09%) Project Management
15 1308 (11.83%) Automated Testing
16 1272 (11.51%) ISEB
17 1263 (11.43%) Test Scripting
18 1258 (11.38%) TDD
19 1249 (11.30%) Windows
20 1215 (10.99%) Linux
21 1183 (10.70%) Test Automation
22 1177 (10.65%) User Acceptance Testing
23 1123 (10.16%) CSS
24 1103 (9.98%) Computer Science
25 1094 (9.90%) E-Commerce
26 970 (8.78%) XML
27 961 (8.69%) Retail
28 959 (8.68%) Oracle
29 901 (8.15%) BDD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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
1 329 (2.98%) Apache
2 300 (2.71%) IIS
3 288 (2.61%) CMS
4 264 (2.39%) Tomcat
5 214 (1.94%) SharePoint
6 180 (1.63%) WebSphere
7 148 (1.34%) Confluence
8 142 (1.28%) Node.js
9 109 (0.99%) WebLogic
10 99 (0.90%) Drupal
11 85 (0.77%) nginx
12 84 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
13 66 (0.60%) MS Exchange
14 64 (0.58%) SAS
15 60 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
16 59 (0.53%) Apache Solr
17 49 (0.44%) WordPress
18 39 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
19 35 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
20 32 (0.29%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 805 (7.28%) MS Excel
2 463 (4.19%) MS Office
3 151 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 141 (1.28%) Photoshop
5 135 (1.22%) MS Project
6 96 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
7 69 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
8 37 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
9 34 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
10 15 (0.14%) InDesign
11 11 (0.100%) SPSS
12 9 (0.081%) AutoCAD
13 8 (0.072%) FastStats
14 6 (0.054%) InfoPath
14 6 (0.054%) Adobe Captivate
15 5 (0.045%) GIMP
15 5 (0.045%) RoboHelp
16 4 (0.036%) Acrobat
16 4 (0.036%) Mingle
17 3 (0.027%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 83 (0.75%) JDE OneWorld
2 78 (0.71%) Magento
3 43 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 38 (0.34%) SAP FI
4 38 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
4 38 (0.34%) SAP CO
5 32 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 27 (0.24%) Sophis RISQUE
7 24 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 24 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
8 22 (0.20%) Google Analytics
9 20 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
10 19 (0.17%) BASE24
11 17 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
12 14 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
12 14 (0.13%) SAP ERP
13 13 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
13 13 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
14 12 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
14 12 (0.11%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 271 (2.45%) SaaS
2 127 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 115 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
4 102 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
5 53 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
6 43 (0.39%) GitHub
7 41 (0.37%) PaaS
8 35 (0.32%) IaaS
9 25 (0.23%) LucidChart
9 25 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
10 22 (0.20%) Office 365
11 15 (0.14%) Amazon S3
12 14 (0.13%) Google Apps
13 13 (0.12%) Force.com
14 11 (0.100%) Amazon EMR
15 9 (0.081%) ElastiCache
16 7 (0.063%) SuccessFactors
16 7 (0.063%) Google App Engine
16 7 (0.063%) Heroku
17 5 (0.045%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 494 (4.47%) Internet
2 310 (2.80%) HTTP
3 156 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 126 (1.14%) Firewall
5 103 (0.93%) SAN
6 99 (0.90%) Intranet
7 94 (0.85%) LAN
8 78 (0.71%) WAN
9 73 (0.66%) DNS
10 56 (0.51%) Wireless
11 55 (0.50%) VPN
12 53 (0.48%) VoIP
13 51 (0.46%) SNMP
14 50 (0.45%) NAS
15 49 (0.44%) Ethernet
16 43 (0.39%) AMQP
17 41 (0.37%) SMTP
18 37 (0.33%) LDAP
18 37 (0.33%) 4G
19 35 (0.32%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1478 (13.37%) SQL Server
2 658 (5.95%) MySQL
3 437 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
4 415 (3.75%) Relational Database
5 246 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 238 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 237 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 199 (1.80%) Big Data
9 188 (1.70%) MongoDB
10 182 (1.65%) DB2
11 167 (1.51%) RDBMS
12 154 (1.39%) NoSQL
13 148 (1.34%) Oracle Database
14 138 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
15 107 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 101 (0.91%) Hadoop
17 99 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
18 78 (0.71%) OLAP
19 76 (0.69%) OLTP
20 62 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2100 (19.00%) Selenium
2 845 (7.64%) WebDriver
3 744 (6.73%) Cucumber
4 695 (6.29%) JIRA
5 609 (5.51%) Git (software)
6 572 (5.18%) QuickTest Pro
7 432 (3.91%) Visual Studio
8 427 (3.86%) Jenkins
9 399 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 392 (3.55%) Subversion
11 388 (3.51%) JUnit
12 284 (2.57%) FitNesse
13 262 (2.37%) Maven
14 222 (2.01%) SoapUI
15 214 (1.94%) SpecFlow
16 203 (1.84%) TeamCity
17 199 (1.80%) NUnit
18 194 (1.76%) Hudson
19 167 (1.51%) JMeter
20 148 (1.34%) Eclipse
General
1 2757 (24.94%) Finance
2 961 (8.69%) Retail
3 715 (6.47%) Banking
4 605 (5.47%) Marketing
5 439 (3.97%) Games
6 435 (3.94%) Telecoms
7 262 (2.37%) Investment Banking
8 237 (2.14%) Publishing
9 210 (1.90%) Back Office
10 205 (1.85%) Advertising
11 199 (1.80%) Front Office
12 153 (1.38%) Legal
13 131 (1.19%) Manufacturing
14 109 (0.99%) Law
15 108 (0.98%) Financial Institution
16 93 (0.84%) Automotive
17 77 (0.70%) Billing
18 70 (0.63%) Music Industry
19 52 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
20 45 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2612 (23.63%) Analyst
2 2198 (19.89%) Developer
3 1331 (12.04%) Test Analyst
4 1199 (10.85%) Tester
5 943 (8.53%) QA Engineer
6 808 (7.31%) Test Engineer
7 766 (6.93%) QA Analyst
8 553 (5.00%) QA Tester
9 529 (4.79%) Business Analyst
10 528 (4.78%) Consultant
11 480 (4.34%) Test Manager
12 479 (4.33%) Project Manager
13 456 (4.13%) Senior Developer
14 420 (3.80%) Java Developer
15 391 (3.54%) Architect
16 385 (3.48%) QA Manager
17 340 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
18 328 (2.97%) Software Engineer
19 296 (2.68%) Automation Engineer
20 283 (2.56%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1742 (15.76%) .NET
2 1528 (13.82%) HTML
3 1123 (10.16%) CSS
4 970 (8.78%) XML
5 835 (7.55%) Web Services
6 646 (5.84%) jQuery
7 603 (5.46%) ASP.NET
8 505 (4.57%) HTML5
9 408 (3.69%) SOAP
10 375 (3.39%) Spring
11 367 (3.32%) REST
12 359 (3.25%) J2EE
13 326 (2.95%) CSS3
14 319 (2.89%) Ajax
15 282 (2.55%) Hibernate
16 278 (2.52%) JSON
17 262 (2.37%) .NET Framework
18 223 (2.02%) RESTful
19 210 (1.90%) Gherkin
20 194 (1.76%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1103 (9.98%) Computer Science
2 525 (4.75%) Mobile App
3 502 (4.54%) Open Source
4 327 (2.96%) Mathematics
5 307 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 233 (2.11%) Client/Server
7 231 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
8 161 (1.46%) Blackberry
9 158 (1.43%) iPhone
10 155 (1.40%) Equities
11 153 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 147 (1.33%) Derivative
13 124 (1.12%) Social Media
13 124 (1.12%) Digital Media
14 111 (1.00%) iPad
15 106 (0.96%) Visualisation
16 83 (0.75%) Blog
17 74 (0.67%) Data Integration
18 72 (0.65%) Statistics
19 71 (0.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1249 (11.30%) Windows
2 1215 (10.99%) Linux
3 720 (6.51%) UNIX
4 579 (5.24%) Android
5 467 (4.23%) Apple iOS
6 181 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 120 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 117 (1.06%) Solaris
9 111 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 87 (0.79%) Debian
11 77 (0.70%) Windows 7
12 73 (0.66%) Ubuntu
13 68 (0.62%) Mac OS X
14 63 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
15 50 (0.45%) Windows XP
16 42 (0.38%) Windows Phone
17 37 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
18 32 (0.29%) CentOS
19 25 (0.23%) Windows 8
19 25 (0.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2752 (24.90%) Agile Software Development
2 1843 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1407 (12.73%) Software Testing
4 1336 (12.09%) Project Management
5 1308 (11.83%) Automated Testing
6 1263 (11.43%) Test Scripting
7 1258 (11.38%) TDD
8 1183 (10.70%) Test Automation
9 1177 (10.65%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1094 (9.90%) E-Commerce
11 901 (8.15%) BDD
12 870 (7.87%) OO
13 833 (7.54%) Software Engineering
14 799 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
15 756 (6.84%) Test Strategy
16 695 (6.29%) Automation Testing
17 669 (6.05%) Manual Testing
18 617 (5.58%) Regression Testing
19 526 (4.76%) Unit Testing
20 504 (4.56%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3023 (27.35%) SQL
2 2636 (23.85%) Java
3 1917 (17.34%) C#
4 1669 (15.10%) JavaScript
5 843 (7.63%) Python
6 837 (7.57%) PHP
7 650 (5.88%) C++
8 629 (5.69%) Ruby
9 418 (3.78%) Perl
10 285 (2.58%) C
10 285 (2.58%) T-SQL
11 265 (2.40%) VB
12 162 (1.47%) Shell Script
13 140 (1.27%) Bash Shell
14 135 (1.22%) VBScript
15 132 (1.19%) VB.NET
16 121 (1.09%) Objective-C
17 113 (1.02%) PowerShell
18 104 (0.94%) VBA
19 100 (0.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2211 (20.00%) Degree
2 1272 (11.51%) ISEB
3 652 (5.90%) ISTQB
4 335 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 311 (2.81%) Security Cleared
6 166 (1.50%) SC Cleared
7 108 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 71 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
9 70 (0.63%) PMI Certification
10 60 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 46 (0.42%) HND
12 40 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
13 39 (0.35%) PMP
14 32 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 31 (0.28%) DV Cleared
15 31 (0.28%) CISSP
15 31 (0.28%) CCNA
15 31 (0.28%) MCSE
16 30 (0.27%) MCP
16 30 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (1.28%) SLA
2 70 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 35 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 27 (0.24%) TickIT
6 23 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 17 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 16 (0.14%) ISO 9000
8 16 (0.14%) Solvency II
9 10 (0.090%) ISO 8583
9 10 (0.090%) P3O
10 8 (0.072%) Basel III
10 8 (0.072%) GMP
11 7 (0.063%) WCAG
11 7 (0.063%) FATCA
12 6 (0.054%) COBIT
12 6 (0.054%) Dodd-Frank
12 6 (0.054%) AIFMD
13 5 (0.045%) COREP
13 5 (0.045%) GAMP
System Software
1 171 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 137 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 56 (0.51%) Varnish
5 39 (0.35%) KVM
6 36 (0.33%) XenApp
7 28 (0.25%) Samba
8 27 (0.24%) VMware ESX
8 27 (0.24%) XenServer
9 26 (0.24%) NFS
10 23 (0.21%) Xen
11 22 (0.20%) XenDesktop
12 17 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
12 17 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
13 16 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
14 14 (0.13%) Squid
15 12 (0.11%) MetaFrame
16 11 (0.100%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 11 (0.100%) VirtualBox
17 10 (0.090%) qmail
Systems Management
1 549 (4.97%) HP Quality Center
2 157 (1.42%) Puppet
3 133 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 71 (0.64%) Nagios
5 61 (0.55%) ZABBIX
6 32 (0.29%) HAProxy
6 32 (0.29%) logstash
7 30 (0.27%) StatsD
8 29 (0.26%) SCCM
9 28 (0.25%) Kibana
10 27 (0.24%) Ganglia
11 24 (0.22%) Ansible
12 19 (0.17%) Plesk
13 18 (0.16%) Opsview
14 16 (0.14%) Vagrant
14 16 (0.14%) Backup Exec
15 14 (0.13%) Tivoli
15 14 (0.13%) Capistrano
15 14 (0.13%) SCOM
15 14 (0.13%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1336 (12.09%) Microsoft
2 959 (8.68%) Oracle
3 562 (5.08%) HP
4 258 (2.33%) SAP
5 237 (2.14%) IBM
6 185 (1.67%) VMware
7 178 (1.61%) Adobe
8 159 (1.44%) JBoss
9 154 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
10 150 (1.36%) Cisco
11 134 (1.21%) Business Objects
12 130 (1.18%) Google
13 125 (1.13%) Red Hat
14 120 (1.09%) Zend
15 116 (1.05%) Citrix
16 105 (0.95%) Informatica
17 76 (0.69%) EMC
18 74 (0.67%) Dell
19 68 (0.62%) Cognos
20 67 (0.61%) Facebook
London
X4 Group
Salary: £28k - 50k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warwickshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Car + pension + Medical
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Pension + Medical
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £43000 - £50000 per annum + Car + pension + Medical
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 to £38000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 to £65000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £36000 - £36500 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Remit Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Remit Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Cobham
Salary: Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago