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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
UK / England
Rank 59 57 60
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 3791 4466 4304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 4.81% 4.86% 4.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.23% 39.72% 39.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3011 3635 3293
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median 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 £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
8976 11244 10858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 11.39% 12.24% 11.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7208 9005 8567
Median salary £48,733 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.53% +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £74,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +3 1813 £55,000 - 275
South East -6 587 £42,500 -10.52% 95
East of England -4 330 £45,000 +5.88% 35
North West -14 271 £40,000 +6.66% 30
West Midlands +4 233 £45,000 +5.88% 29
Yorkshire -13 194 £40,000 - 28
East Midlands +27 167 £37,750 +0.66% 20
South West -24 148 £42,500 +6.25% 39
North East 0 31 £35,000 -6.66% 9
Midlands +10 6 £40,000 +23.07% 1
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 4392 (54.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1945 (24.32%) SQL
3 1919 (23.99%) Selenium
4 1912 (23.90%) Finance
5 1859 (23.24%) Java
6 1583 (19.79%) C#
7 1542 (19.28%) Scrum
8 1279 (15.99%) .NET
9 1250 (15.63%) JavaScript
10 1186 (14.83%) Degree
11 1166 (14.58%) Test Automation
12 1137 (14.21%) TDD
13 1132 (14.15%) BDD
14 1071 (13.39%) SDLC
15 1068 (13.35%) Microsoft
16 1043 (13.04%) HTML
17 971 (12.14%) Software Testing
18 959 (11.99%) Automated Testing
19 906 (11.33%) Test Scripting
20 893 (11.16%) Project Management
21 886 (11.08%) Continuous Integration
22 866 (10.83%) JIRA
23 865 (10.81%) Cucumber
24 848 (10.60%) SQL Server
25 834 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
26 810 (10.13%) Linux
27 796 (9.95%) CSS
28 787 (9.84%) Web Services
29 736 (9.20%) ISEB
30 730 (9.13%) User Acceptance Testing

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
1 239 (2.99%) CMS
2 210 (2.63%) Confluence
3 154 (1.93%) IIS
4 145 (1.81%) Tomcat
5 140 (1.75%) Apache
6 124 (1.55%) SharePoint
7 60 (0.75%) nginx
8 55 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 53 (0.66%) SAS
10 51 (0.64%) JBoss
11 50 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
11 50 (0.63%) WebSphere
12 49 (0.61%) WordPress
13 43 (0.54%) WebLogic
14 41 (0.51%) Drupal
14 41 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
15 35 (0.44%) Apache Spark
16 29 (0.36%) Umbraco
17 27 (0.34%) Jetty
18 18 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 556 (6.95%) MS Excel
2 236 (2.95%) MS Office
3 121 (1.51%) MS Project
4 108 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 95 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 64 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 21 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
8 16 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
10 8 (0.10%) Fireworks
10 8 (0.10%) SPSS
11 5 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.050%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.050%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.050%) FrameMaker
12 4 (0.050%) InDesign
12 4 (0.050%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.050%) Snagit
13 2 (0.025%) Maya
13 2 (0.025%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 51 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.59%) Magento
3 37 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 31 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 24 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 16 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 15 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 13 (0.16%) assyst
8 13 (0.16%) Sentinel
9 11 (0.14%) SAP R/3
10 10 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
10 10 (0.13%) Sonata
11 9 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
12 8 (0.10%) Cognos Controller
12 8 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
12 8 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
12 8 (0.10%) SAP FI
12 8 (0.10%) SAP hybris
13 7 (0.088%) Northgate Housing
13 7 (0.088%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 311 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
2 272 (3.40%) SaaS
3 260 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 92 (1.15%) GitHub
5 85 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
6 60 (0.75%) PaaS
7 57 (0.71%) IaaS
8 50 (0.63%) Amazon S3
9 44 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 42 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
11 41 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 41 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
12 35 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
13 26 (0.33%) Office 365
14 25 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
15 23 (0.29%) Google Play
16 17 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
17 15 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
17 15 (0.19%) Google Analytics
18 13 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 237 (2.96%) Internet
2 160 (2.00%) HTTP
3 133 (1.66%) TCP/IP
4 121 (1.51%) Intranet
5 79 (0.99%) Firewall
6 78 (0.98%) HTTPS
7 51 (0.64%) VPN
8 50 (0.63%) Network Security
9 45 (0.56%) LDAP
10 37 (0.46%) LAN
11 35 (0.44%) WAN
12 34 (0.43%) DNS
12 34 (0.43%) SAN
13 32 (0.40%) SSL
14 30 (0.38%) Kerberos
15 23 (0.29%) NAS
15 23 (0.29%) Wireless
16 22 (0.28%) FTP
17 21 (0.26%) Cisco IOS
18 19 (0.24%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 848 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 389 (4.86%) MySQL
3 269 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 265 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 234 (2.93%) NoSQL
6 231 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
7 187 (2.34%) MongoDB
8 153 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 151 (1.89%) Big Data
10 115 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
11 99 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
12 91 (1.14%) Oracle Database
13 84 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
14 80 (1.00%) Hadoop
15 79 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 76 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
17 75 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
18 66 (0.83%) RDBMS
19 60 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
20 49 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1919 (23.99%) Selenium
2 866 (10.83%) JIRA
3 865 (10.81%) Cucumber
4 681 (8.51%) Git (software)
5 659 (8.24%) WebDriver
6 545 (6.81%) Jenkins
7 467 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 374 (4.68%) Visual Studio
9 330 (4.13%) SoapUI
10 297 (3.71%) SpecFlow
11 270 (3.38%) JUnit
12 257 (3.21%) Subversion
13 216 (2.70%) JMeter
14 203 (2.54%) HP UFT
15 201 (2.51%) TeamCity
16 193 (2.41%) Maven
17 179 (2.24%) Appium
18 125 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 107 (1.34%) NUnit
20 100 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1912 (23.90%) Finance
2 582 (7.28%) Retail
3 449 (5.61%) Banking
4 283 (3.54%) Marketing
5 273 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 261 (3.26%) Games
7 138 (1.73%) Legal
8 129 (1.61%) Publishing
9 114 (1.43%) Front Office
10 107 (1.34%) Back Office
11 102 (1.28%) Advertising
12 100 (1.25%) Law
13 99 (1.24%) Manufacturing
14 90 (1.13%) Investment Banking
15 58 (0.73%) Automotive
15 58 (0.73%) Financial Institution
16 38 (0.48%) Electronics
17 36 (0.45%) Billing
18 33 (0.41%) Multimedia
19 30 (0.38%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1638 (20.48%) Analyst
2 1507 (18.84%) Developer
3 936 (11.70%) Tester
4 846 (10.58%) Test Analyst
5 828 (10.35%) QA Engineer
6 601 (7.51%) QA Analyst
7 593 (7.41%) QA Tester
8 539 (6.74%) Test Engineer
9 397 (4.96%) Automation Tester
10 378 (4.73%) .NET Developer
10 378 (4.73%) QA Test Analyst
11 364 (4.55%) QA Leader
12 345 (4.31%) Project Manager
13 309 (3.86%) Senior Developer
14 307 (3.84%) Java Developer
15 300 (3.75%) Business Analyst
16 288 (3.60%) C# Developer
17 279 (3.49%) QA Automation Engineer
18 273 (3.41%) QA Test Engineer
19 259 (3.24%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1279 (15.99%) .NET
2 1043 (13.04%) HTML
3 796 (9.95%) CSS
4 787 (9.84%) Web Services
5 681 (8.51%) XML
6 542 (6.78%) ASP.NET
7 389 (4.86%) HTML5
8 322 (4.03%) REST
9 302 (3.78%) SOAP
10 286 (3.58%) jQuery
11 281 (3.51%) AngularJS
12 273 (3.41%) .NET Framework
13 254 (3.18%) CSS3
13 254 (3.18%) Gherkin
14 235 (2.94%) RESTful
15 234 (2.93%) Spring
16 227 (2.84%) ASP.NET MVC
17 209 (2.61%) JSON
18 164 (2.05%) Node.js
19 159 (1.99%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 834 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
2 563 (7.04%) Computer Science
3 513 (6.41%) Mobile App
4 497 (6.21%) User Experience
5 253 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 195 (2.44%) Fintech
7 157 (1.96%) Data Centre
8 141 (1.76%) iPad
9 123 (1.54%) Mathematics
10 120 (1.50%) Client/Server
11 111 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
12 109 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 94 (1.18%) Virtual Team
14 90 (1.13%) Data Structures
15 83 (1.04%) Fixed Income
15 83 (1.04%) Statistics
16 76 (0.95%) Derivative
17 73 (0.91%) Visualisation
18 68 (0.85%) Algorithms
19 63 (0.79%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 810 (10.13%) Linux
2 700 (8.75%) Windows
3 474 (5.93%) Unix
4 390 (4.88%) Android
5 337 (4.21%) Apple iOS
6 106 (1.33%) Windows Server
7 54 (0.68%) CentOS
8 50 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 48 (0.60%) Mac OS X
10 32 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (0.36%) Ubuntu
12 28 (0.35%) Windows 7
13 26 (0.33%) Windows 8
14 25 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
15 23 (0.29%) Windows 10
16 21 (0.26%) Debian
17 17 (0.21%) Solaris
18 15 (0.19%) Windows XP
19 10 (0.13%) Windows Phone
20 7 (0.088%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4392 (54.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1542 (19.28%) Scrum
3 1166 (14.58%) Test Automation
4 1137 (14.21%) TDD
5 1132 (14.15%) BDD
6 1071 (13.39%) SDLC
7 971 (12.14%) Software Testing
8 959 (11.99%) Automated Testing
9 906 (11.33%) Test Scripting
10 893 (11.16%) Project Management
11 886 (11.08%) Continuous Integration
12 730 (9.13%) User Acceptance Testing
13 721 (9.01%) Manual Testing
14 720 (9.00%) E-Commerce
15 716 (8.95%) Regression Testing
16 697 (8.71%) Software Engineering
17 687 (8.59%) Automation Testing
18 580 (7.25%) Test Strategy
19 570 (7.13%) Functional Testing
20 562 (7.03%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1945 (24.32%) SQL
2 1859 (23.24%) Java
3 1583 (19.79%) C#
4 1250 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 726 (9.08%) Python
6 479 (5.99%) Ruby
7 338 (4.23%) C++
8 286 (3.58%) PHP
9 247 (3.09%) C
10 236 (2.95%) Perl
10 236 (2.95%) T-SQL
11 222 (2.78%) Bash Shell
12 162 (2.03%) PowerShell
13 145 (1.81%) VB.NET
14 144 (1.80%) PL/SQL
15 122 (1.53%) Scala
16 112 (1.40%) Shell Script
17 109 (1.36%) XPath
18 89 (1.11%) Groovy
19 73 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 1186 (14.83%) Degree
2 736 (9.20%) ISEB
3 688 (8.60%) ISTQB
4 272 (3.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 132 (1.65%) PMP
6 117 (1.46%) Security Cleared
7 81 (1.01%) SC Cleared
8 76 (0.95%) PMI Certification
9 75 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 64 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
11 50 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
11 50 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 36 (0.45%) CCNP
13 35 (0.44%) CISSP
14 34 (0.43%) MCP
15 33 (0.41%) AWS Certification
15 33 (0.41%) CISA
15 33 (0.41%) CISM
16 32 (0.40%) DV Cleared
16 32 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (2.36%) SDET
2 185 (2.31%) SLA
3 78 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 47 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 41 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 39 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (0.29%) HL7
8 21 (0.26%) ISO 14001
9 14 (0.18%) MiFID
9 14 (0.18%) P3O
10 12 (0.15%) GCP
11 11 (0.14%) COBIT
12 10 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.088%) ISO 9000
13 7 (0.088%) ISO22301
13 7 (0.088%) SEPA
14 6 (0.075%) WCAG
15 5 (0.063%) MISRA
16 4 (0.050%) EMIR
16 4 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 145 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 120 (1.50%) Docker
3 79 (0.99%) Active Directory
4 51 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
5 35 (0.44%) vSphere
6 24 (0.30%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.18%) vCloud
7 14 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (0.18%) XenApp
8 13 (0.16%) Varnish
8 13 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (0.16%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.15%) GlusterFS
10 9 (0.11%) BlackBerry Internet Service
10 9 (0.11%) VirtualBox
11 8 (0.10%) Firmware
12 7 (0.088%) VMware ESX
13 6 (0.075%) NFS
14 4 (0.050%) HDFS
14 4 (0.050%) KVM
Systems Management
1 171 (2.14%) Puppet
2 160 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 155 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
4 109 (1.36%) Ansible
5 55 (0.69%) Nagios
6 47 (0.59%) SCCM
7 33 (0.41%) Kubernetes
8 30 (0.38%) SELinux
9 15 (0.19%) Rundeck
10 14 (0.18%) Grafana
10 14 (0.18%) Rancher
11 13 (0.16%) Ganglia
11 13 (0.16%) HP SiteScope
11 13 (0.16%) Mesos
12 12 (0.15%) Cacti
12 12 (0.15%) OpenView
12 12 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 12 (0.15%) SCVMM
12 12 (0.15%) Terraform
13 11 (0.14%) Consul
Vendors
1 1068 (13.35%) Microsoft
2 566 (7.08%) Oracle
3 206 (2.58%) SAP
4 182 (2.28%) HP
5 167 (2.09%) VMware
6 129 (1.61%) Google
7 111 (1.39%) Cisco
8 109 (1.36%) EPiServer
9 106 (1.33%) IBM
10 104 (1.30%) Red Hat
11 103 (1.29%) Atlassian
12 82 (1.03%) Sun
13 79 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
14 70 (0.88%) Siebel
15 60 (0.75%) Adobe
16 57 (0.71%) Citrix
17 49 (0.61%) EMC
18 47 (0.59%) hybris
19 44 (0.55%) Juniper
20 43 (0.54%) NetApp
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Benifits
Posted: 4 hours ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Plus package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension plus Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Webrecruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £50 - £60 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Graham Matthews
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + 15% bonus, 5% pension, other benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 hours ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - 65,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago