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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 53 50
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 4434 4587 5092
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 4.56% 4.72% 4.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.56% 46.06% 48.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3438 3533 4358
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
10178 9958 10602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.48% 10.24% 10.17%
Number of salaries quoted 8008 7731 8741
Average salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 0 2351 £52,500 - 308
South East +4 735 £42,500 -5.55% 123
East of England +14 300 £40,000 -3.61% 37
Yorkshire -1 289 £40,000 +14.28% 54
North West -6 242 £37,500 - 62
South West +20 204 £37,500 +12.78% 46
West Midlands -17 172 £35,000 -12.50% 25
East Midlands -14 100 £37,500 -6.25% 12
North East -6 13 £35,000 -16.66% 7
Midlands -11 1 £55,000 -10.20% 1
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 4437 (47.32%) Agile Software Development
2 2469 (26.33%) Finance
3 2412 (25.72%) SQL
4 1874 (19.99%) Java
5 1844 (19.67%) Scrum
6 1697 (18.10%) Selenium
7 1692 (18.04%) Degree
8 1658 (17.68%) C#
9 1482 (15.80%) JavaScript
10 1357 (14.47%) .NET
11 1304 (13.91%) Microsoft
12 1288 (13.74%) TDD
13 1274 (13.59%) HTML
14 1228 (13.10%) SQL Server
15 1194 (12.73%) ISEB
16 1148 (12.24%) Software Testing
17 1089 (11.61%) Test Automation
18 1079 (11.51%) Project Management
19 1066 (11.37%) Windows
20 1065 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
21 1040 (11.09%) Test Scripting
22 1032 (11.01%) Automated Testing
23 983 (10.48%) Retail
24 979 (10.44%) Linux
25 976 (10.41%) BDD
26 909 (9.69%) CSS
27 872 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
28 865 (9.22%) E-Commerce
29 840 (8.96%) Banking
30 830 (8.85%) XML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 221 (2.36%) IIS
2 220 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 198 (2.11%) CMS
4 191 (2.04%) Apache
5 190 (2.03%) Tomcat
6 106 (1.13%) WebSphere
7 77 (0.82%) Confluence
8 70 (0.75%) Node.js
9 66 (0.70%) SAS
10 59 (0.63%) Drupal
11 55 (0.59%) JBoss
12 47 (0.50%) WebLogic
13 46 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
14 40 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
15 38 (0.41%) nginx
16 37 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
17 36 (0.38%) WordPress
18 30 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
19 29 (0.31%) Jetty
19 29 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 733 (7.82%) MS Excel
2 339 (3.62%) MS Office
3 115 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 112 (1.19%) MS Project
5 111 (1.18%) MS Visio
6 67 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 43 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
8 32 (0.34%) AutoCAD
8 32 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
9 19 (0.20%) SPSS
10 17 (0.18%) InfoPath
11 13 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 10 (0.11%) Acrobat
13 9 (0.096%) Fireworks
13 9 (0.096%) OmniGraffle
13 9 (0.096%) Mingle
14 6 (0.064%) RoboHelp
14 6 (0.064%) FreeHand
15 3 (0.032%) InDesign
15 3 (0.032%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 89 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (0.75%) Sophis RISQUE
3 50 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 50 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
3 50 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
4 46 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
5 44 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
6 39 (0.42%) Magento
7 36 (0.38%) Google Analytics
7 36 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
7 36 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
8 31 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
8 31 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
9 23 (0.25%) SAP CRM
10 20 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
10 20 (0.21%) Towers Watson Igloo
11 17 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
11 17 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
11 17 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 15 (0.16%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 210 (2.24%) SaaS
2 93 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 70 (0.75%) GitHub
5 56 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 42 (0.45%) Rackspace Cloud
7 26 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (0.23%) PaaS
9 21 (0.22%) IaaS
10 19 (0.20%) Force.com
11 16 (0.17%) Google Apps
12 15 (0.16%) Office 365
13 14 (0.15%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.075%) SuccessFactors
14 7 (0.075%) Google Cloud Platform
15 6 (0.064%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.064%) LucidChart
16 5 (0.053%) Trello
16 5 (0.053%) Amazon EMR
16 5 (0.053%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 263 (2.80%) Internet
2 174 (1.86%) TCP/IP
3 164 (1.75%) HTTP
4 114 (1.22%) Firewall
5 92 (0.98%) Wireless
6 72 (0.77%) Intranet
7 63 (0.67%) SAN
8 50 (0.53%) 3G
9 48 (0.51%) WAN
10 47 (0.50%) LAN
11 46 (0.49%) DNS
11 46 (0.49%) LTE
12 40 (0.43%) GSM
13 39 (0.42%) 2G
14 36 (0.38%) ATM
14 36 (0.38%) UMTS
15 34 (0.36%) WiMAX
15 34 (0.36%) RNC
16 31 (0.33%) DHCP
16 31 (0.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1228 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 428 (4.56%) MySQL
3 409 (4.36%) Relational Database
4 330 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
5 240 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 229 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 208 (2.22%) Big Data
8 177 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 169 (1.80%) Oracle Database
10 139 (1.48%) NoSQL
11 135 (1.44%) MongoDB
12 129 (1.38%) RDBMS
13 114 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 102 (1.09%) DB2
15 89 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
16 87 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
17 69 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
18 67 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
18 67 (0.71%) SQLite
19 59 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1697 (18.10%) Selenium
2 805 (8.58%) WebDriver
3 790 (8.42%) JIRA
4 653 (6.96%) Cucumber
5 604 (6.44%) Git (software)
6 499 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 455 (4.85%) Visual Studio
8 423 (4.51%) QuickTest Pro
9 403 (4.30%) Jenkins
10 316 (3.37%) TeamCity
11 297 (3.17%) Subversion
12 285 (3.04%) JUnit
13 271 (2.89%) SpecFlow
14 236 (2.52%) JMeter
15 217 (2.31%) NUnit
16 200 (2.13%) SoapUI
17 194 (2.07%) FitNesse
18 152 (1.62%) Hudson
19 144 (1.54%) Eclipse
20 128 (1.37%) Maven
General
1 2469 (26.33%) Finance
2 983 (10.48%) Retail
3 840 (8.96%) Banking
4 479 (5.11%) Marketing
5 375 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 286 (3.05%) Games
7 272 (2.90%) Aerospace
8 179 (1.91%) Legal
9 161 (1.72%) Advertising
10 151 (1.61%) Publishing
11 139 (1.48%) Back Office
12 136 (1.45%) Investment Banking
13 123 (1.31%) Front Office
14 120 (1.28%) Law
15 117 (1.25%) Manufacturing
16 83 (0.89%) Financial Institution
17 75 (0.80%) Billing
18 71 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
19 66 (0.70%) Automotive
20 42 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2301 (24.54%) Analyst
2 1588 (16.94%) Developer
3 1145 (12.21%) Test Analyst
4 977 (10.42%) Tester
5 754 (8.04%) QA Engineer
6 559 (5.96%) Test Engineer
7 556 (5.93%) QA Analyst
8 461 (4.92%) Consultant
9 442 (4.71%) Software Engineer
10 439 (4.68%) Business Analyst
11 418 (4.46%) Project Manager
12 401 (4.28%) QA Tester
13 358 (3.82%) Architect
14 353 (3.76%) Test Manager
15 325 (3.47%) Senior Analyst
16 323 (3.44%) Senior Developer
17 289 (3.08%) Software Tester
18 235 (2.51%) Junior
19 232 (2.47%) Test Consultant
20 226 (2.41%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1357 (14.47%) .NET
2 1274 (13.59%) HTML
3 909 (9.69%) CSS
4 830 (8.85%) XML
5 723 (7.71%) Web Services
6 564 (6.01%) jQuery
7 545 (5.81%) ASP.NET
8 420 (4.48%) HTML5
9 368 (3.92%) REST
10 356 (3.80%) SOAP
11 264 (2.82%) Spring
12 234 (2.50%) JSON
13 231 (2.46%) .NET Framework
14 225 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
15 222 (2.37%) RESTful
16 216 (2.30%) Ajax
17 207 (2.21%) WCF
18 200 (2.13%) J2EE
19 187 (1.99%) Gherkin
20 179 (1.91%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1065 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 758 (8.08%) Computer Science
3 551 (5.88%) Open Source
4 550 (5.87%) User Experience
5 475 (5.07%) Mobile App
6 293 (3.12%) Management Information System
7 254 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
8 182 (1.94%) Blog
9 167 (1.78%) Mathematics
10 148 (1.58%) iPhone
11 136 (1.45%) Client/Server
12 135 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 102 (1.09%) Data Integration
14 100 (1.07%) iPad
15 95 (1.01%) Social Media
16 94 (1.00%) Fixed Income
17 91 (0.97%) Mainframe
18 87 (0.93%) Algorithms
19 81 (0.86%) Digital Media
20 74 (0.79%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1066 (11.37%) Windows
2 979 (10.44%) Linux
3 695 (7.41%) UNIX
4 419 (4.47%) Android
5 351 (3.74%) Apple iOS
6 106 (1.13%) Mac OS X
7 100 (1.07%) Solaris
8 95 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 51 (0.54%) Ubuntu
10 50 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 50 (0.53%) Windows 7
11 49 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 43 (0.46%) Windows Phone
13 41 (0.44%) Windows XP
14 40 (0.43%) Debian
15 38 (0.41%) CentOS
16 34 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
17 18 (0.19%) Windows 8
18 17 (0.18%) AIX
19 14 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4437 (47.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1844 (19.67%) Scrum
3 1288 (13.74%) TDD
4 1148 (12.24%) Software Testing
5 1089 (11.61%) Test Automation
6 1079 (11.51%) Project Management
7 1040 (11.09%) Test Scripting
8 1032 (11.01%) Automated Testing
9 976 (10.41%) BDD
10 872 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
11 865 (9.22%) E-Commerce
12 789 (8.41%) Manual Testing
13 737 (7.86%) Continuous Integration
14 702 (7.49%) Software Engineering
15 695 (7.41%) OO
16 667 (7.11%) Mentoring
17 644 (6.87%) Automation Testing
18 621 (6.62%) Test Strategy
19 586 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
20 549 (5.85%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2412 (25.72%) SQL
2 1874 (19.99%) Java
3 1658 (17.68%) C#
4 1482 (15.80%) JavaScript
5 570 (6.08%) Python
6 520 (5.55%) C++
7 470 (5.01%) Ruby
8 411 (4.38%) PHP
9 295 (3.15%) Perl
10 277 (2.95%) T-SQL
11 204 (2.18%) C
12 142 (1.51%) PL/SQL
13 127 (1.35%) Shell Script
14 126 (1.34%) PowerShell
15 102 (1.09%) VB.NET
16 95 (1.01%) VB
16 95 (1.01%) Bash Shell
17 93 (0.99%) Objective-C
18 87 (0.93%) VBScript
19 80 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1692 (18.04%) Degree
2 1194 (12.73%) ISEB
3 683 (7.28%) ISTQB
4 483 (5.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 172 (1.83%) Security Cleared
6 94 (1.00%) SC Cleared
6 94 (1.00%) PMI Certification
7 92 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 49 (0.52%) PMP
9 43 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
10 39 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
11 38 (0.41%) MCSE
12 33 (0.35%) HND
13 29 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 28 (0.30%) MCITP
15 27 (0.29%) CIMA
16 25 (0.27%) ACCA
16 25 (0.27%) APMP
16 25 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 24 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (1.30%) SLA
2 83 (0.89%) ISO 9001
3 70 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 40 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 36 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 21 (0.22%) COBIT
8 19 (0.20%) TickIT
9 17 (0.18%) ISO 9000
10 15 (0.16%) ISO 8583
11 11 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 10 (0.11%) WAI
13 9 (0.096%) GAAP
14 8 (0.085%) HL7
14 8 (0.085%) P3O
14 8 (0.085%) Dodd-Frank
15 7 (0.075%) Solvency II
16 6 (0.064%) MiFID
17 5 (0.053%) GMP
18 4 (0.043%) FATCA
System Software
1 92 (0.98%) Active Directory
1 92 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (0.43%) Hyper-V
3 28 (0.30%) KVM
4 26 (0.28%) Varnish
5 23 (0.25%) Firmware
6 20 (0.21%) Squid
6 20 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
7 16 (0.17%) Samba
8 14 (0.15%) XenDesktop
9 13 (0.14%) vSphere
9 13 (0.14%) Xen
9 13 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (0.13%) XenApp
11 10 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
11 10 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.085%) NFS
13 7 (0.075%) Docker
14 6 (0.064%) Kerio MailServer
14 6 (0.064%) qmail
Systems Management
1 390 (4.16%) HP Quality Center
2 124 (1.32%) Puppet
3 117 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (0.41%) Nagios
5 35 (0.37%) ZABBIX
6 29 (0.31%) HAProxy
7 22 (0.23%) Ansible
8 19 (0.20%) SCCM
9 18 (0.19%) StatsD
9 18 (0.19%) Graphite
10 17 (0.18%) logstash
11 16 (0.17%) CA Endevor
12 15 (0.16%) Kibana
13 14 (0.15%) OpenView
14 13 (0.14%) Vagrant
15 12 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 11 (0.12%) SCOM
16 11 (0.12%) Zenoss
17 10 (0.11%) ServiceCenter
17 10 (0.11%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1304 (13.91%) Microsoft
2 821 (8.76%) Oracle
3 371 (3.96%) HP
4 247 (2.63%) SAP
5 192 (2.05%) IBM
6 176 (1.88%) VMware
7 143 (1.53%) Google
8 136 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
9 119 (1.27%) Business Objects
10 104 (1.11%) Cisco
11 73 (0.78%) Red Hat
12 72 (0.77%) Adobe
13 64 (0.68%) Dell
14 59 (0.63%) Sun
15 58 (0.62%) Informatica
15 58 (0.62%) Sitecore
16 51 (0.54%) Cognos
17 50 (0.53%) Facebook
18 48 (0.51%) Nokia
19 46 (0.49%) Apple
South West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £56,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Maximum £50,000 plus discretionary b
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £31,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Kuoni Global Travel Services
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum + An excellent benefits package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Engage PSG
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + 5500
Posted: 15 hours ago