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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 52 50
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 5141 4525 5406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 4.81% 4.53% 4.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.26% 44.49% 46.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3921 3596 4472
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 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
11358 10170 11652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.62% 10.19% 10.66%
Number of salaries quoted 8845 8066 9655
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 £27,500 £28,000 £27,826
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +8 2723 £52,500 - 260
South East -5 835 £41,000 -8.88% 115
North West +41 346 £40,000 +22.13% 74
East of England +19 343 £41,500 +3.75% 41
Yorkshire -6 260 £33,500 -4.28% 40
South West +4 228 £35,000 - 35
West Midlands -2 192 £39,000 -10.85% 38
East Midlands -6 146 £35,000 - 15
North East +5 41 £32,500 -9.09% 19
Midlands +25 13 - - 1
South Coast - 1 £35,000 -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4973 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
2 2842 (25.92%) SQL
3 2697 (24.60%) Finance
4 2503 (22.83%) Java
5 2159 (19.69%) Degree
6 2086 (19.03%) Selenium
7 1899 (17.32%) Scrum
8 1763 (16.08%) C#
9 1715 (15.64%) JavaScript
10 1551 (14.15%) .NET
11 1483 (13.53%) HTML
12 1398 (12.75%) Project Management
13 1394 (12.72%) SQL Server
13 1394 (12.72%) Software Testing
14 1309 (11.94%) ISEB
15 1303 (11.89%) TDD
16 1290 (11.77%) Analytical Skills
17 1269 (11.58%) Automated Testing
18 1259 (11.48%) Microsoft
19 1257 (11.47%) Test Scripting
20 1172 (10.69%) Linux
21 1141 (10.41%) Test Automation
22 1133 (10.33%) Windows
23 1132 (10.33%) User Acceptance Testing
24 1101 (10.04%) E-Commerce
25 1094 (9.98%) CSS
26 1070 (9.76%) Computer Science
27 976 (8.90%) BDD
28 974 (8.88%) Retail
29 914 (8.34%) XML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 302 (2.75%) Apache
2 281 (2.56%) IIS
3 267 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 257 (2.34%) CMS
5 210 (1.92%) SharePoint
6 167 (1.52%) WebSphere
7 136 (1.24%) Confluence
8 131 (1.19%) Node.js
9 96 (0.88%) WebLogic
10 91 (0.83%) Drupal
11 80 (0.73%) nginx
12 68 (0.62%) SAS
13 66 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
14 61 (0.56%) MS Exchange
15 56 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
16 54 (0.49%) Apache Solr
17 44 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
18 40 (0.36%) WordPress
19 38 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
20 33 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 712 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 448 (4.09%) MS Office
3 137 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 136 (1.24%) MS Project
5 106 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
6 102 (0.93%) Photoshop
7 47 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
8 36 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
9 34 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
10 17 (0.16%) AutoCAD
11 11 (0.10%) InDesign
12 7 (0.064%) InfoPath
12 7 (0.064%) SPSS
12 7 (0.064%) FastStats
13 6 (0.055%) Adobe Captivate
14 5 (0.046%) Acrobat
15 4 (0.036%) RoboHelp
15 4 (0.036%) Fireworks
15 4 (0.036%) FrameMaker
16 3 (0.027%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 73 (0.67%) JDE OneWorld
2 66 (0.60%) Magento
3 56 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 35 (0.32%) SAP FI
4 35 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 35 (0.32%) SAP CO
5 34 (0.31%) Sophis RISQUE
6 28 (0.26%) BASE24
7 25 (0.23%) Google Analytics
8 24 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
9 23 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
10 22 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
11 18 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
12 17 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
13 15 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 13 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
15 12 (0.11%) SiteCatalyst
16 11 (0.10%) SAP ERP
17 10 (0.091%) Oracle Retail
17 10 (0.091%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 291 (2.65%) SaaS
2 120 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
4 105 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
5 63 (0.57%) GitHub
6 57 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
7 41 (0.37%) PaaS
8 34 (0.31%) IaaS
9 32 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
10 27 (0.25%) LucidChart
11 25 (0.23%) Office 365
11 25 (0.23%) Amazon S3
12 16 (0.15%) Force.com
13 15 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
14 13 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
15 12 (0.11%) ElastiCache
15 12 (0.11%) AWS Data Pipeline
15 12 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 12 (0.11%) Google App Engine
16 10 (0.091%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 478 (4.36%) Internet
2 301 (2.75%) HTTP
3 180 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 118 (1.08%) Firewall
5 105 (0.96%) SAN
6 102 (0.93%) Intranet
7 93 (0.85%) LAN
8 81 (0.74%) WAN
9 63 (0.57%) DNS
10 62 (0.57%) Wireless
11 56 (0.51%) VoIP
12 54 (0.49%) VPN
13 51 (0.47%) Ethernet
14 46 (0.42%) NAS
15 43 (0.39%) AMQP
16 40 (0.36%) SNMP
17 38 (0.35%) VLAN
18 37 (0.34%) LDAP
19 33 (0.30%) ATM
19 33 (0.30%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1394 (12.72%) SQL Server
2 578 (5.27%) MySQL
3 445 (4.06%) Relational Database
4 424 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
5 233 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 211 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 194 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 186 (1.70%) RDBMS
9 185 (1.69%) Big Data
10 180 (1.64%) DB2
11 172 (1.57%) MongoDB
12 134 (1.22%) NoSQL
13 129 (1.18%) Oracle Database
14 110 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 83 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
16 81 (0.74%) Hadoop
17 72 (0.66%) OLTP
18 69 (0.63%) OLAP
19 67 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
19 67 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2086 (19.03%) Selenium
2 869 (7.93%) WebDriver
3 808 (7.37%) Cucumber
4 776 (7.08%) JIRA
5 625 (5.70%) Git (software)
6 583 (5.32%) QuickTest Pro
7 434 (3.96%) Jenkins
8 426 (3.89%) Visual Studio
9 401 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
10 397 (3.62%) JUnit
11 354 (3.23%) Subversion
12 252 (2.30%) FitNesse
13 249 (2.27%) TeamCity
14 243 (2.22%) SpecFlow
15 225 (2.05%) Maven
16 200 (1.82%) SoapUI
17 195 (1.78%) JMeter
18 187 (1.71%) Hudson
19 166 (1.51%) NUnit
20 137 (1.25%) Eclipse
General
1 2697 (24.60%) Finance
2 974 (8.88%) Retail
3 719 (6.56%) Banking
4 547 (4.99%) Marketing
5 427 (3.89%) Telecoms
6 409 (3.73%) Games
7 235 (2.14%) Investment Banking
8 217 (1.98%) Advertising
9 209 (1.91%) Publishing
10 192 (1.75%) Front Office
11 181 (1.65%) Back Office
12 167 (1.52%) Legal
13 126 (1.15%) Manufacturing
14 112 (1.02%) Law
15 94 (0.86%) Financial Institution
16 80 (0.73%) Automotive
17 77 (0.70%) Music Industry
18 58 (0.53%) Retail Banking
19 57 (0.52%) Billing
20 50 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2583 (23.56%) Analyst
2 2070 (18.88%) Developer
3 1240 (11.31%) Test Analyst
4 1169 (10.66%) Tester
5 986 (8.99%) QA Engineer
6 738 (6.73%) Test Engineer
7 694 (6.33%) QA Analyst
8 555 (5.06%) Business Analyst
9 529 (4.83%) Consultant
10 526 (4.80%) QA Tester
11 505 (4.61%) Project Manager
12 486 (4.43%) Test Manager
13 452 (4.12%) Senior Developer
14 391 (3.57%) QA Manager
15 383 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
16 381 (3.48%) Architect
17 358 (3.27%) Java Developer
18 347 (3.17%) Software Engineer
19 316 (2.88%) Automation Engineer
20 296 (2.70%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1551 (14.15%) .NET
2 1483 (13.53%) HTML
3 1094 (9.98%) CSS
4 914 (8.34%) XML
5 815 (7.43%) Web Services
6 655 (5.97%) jQuery
7 576 (5.25%) ASP.NET
8 495 (4.52%) HTML5
9 395 (3.60%) SOAP
10 369 (3.37%) REST
11 349 (3.18%) Spring
12 334 (3.05%) J2EE
13 279 (2.54%) CSS3
14 274 (2.50%) Ajax
15 257 (2.34%) JSON
16 253 (2.31%) .NET Framework
17 248 (2.26%) Gherkin
18 246 (2.24%) Hibernate
19 223 (2.03%) RESTful
20 198 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1290 (11.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1070 (9.76%) Computer Science
3 651 (5.94%) User Experience
4 547 (4.99%) Open Source
5 510 (4.65%) Mobile App
6 316 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 303 (2.76%) Mathematics
8 222 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
9 215 (1.96%) Client/Server
10 153 (1.40%) iPhone
11 151 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 141 (1.29%) Equities
13 140 (1.28%) Blog
14 138 (1.26%) Derivative
15 136 (1.24%) Blackberry
16 134 (1.22%) Social Media
17 117 (1.07%) Digital Media
18 88 (0.80%) Visualisation
19 86 (0.78%) Mainframe
20 83 (0.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1172 (10.69%) Linux
2 1133 (10.33%) Windows
3 754 (6.88%) UNIX
4 521 (4.75%) Android
5 416 (3.79%) Apple iOS
6 141 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 108 (0.99%) Solaris
8 89 (0.81%) Debian
9 83 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 77 (0.70%) Mac OS X
11 75 (0.68%) Ubuntu
12 73 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 70 (0.64%) Windows 7
14 52 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
15 46 (0.42%) Windows XP
16 43 (0.39%) Windows Phone
17 36 (0.33%) CentOS
18 22 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
19 20 (0.18%) AIX
20 19 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4973 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1899 (17.32%) Scrum
3 1398 (12.75%) Project Management
4 1394 (12.72%) Software Testing
5 1303 (11.89%) TDD
6 1269 (11.58%) Automated Testing
7 1257 (11.47%) Test Scripting
8 1141 (10.41%) Test Automation
9 1132 (10.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1101 (10.04%) E-Commerce
11 976 (8.90%) BDD
12 888 (8.10%) Manual Testing
13 822 (7.50%) Software Engineering
14 819 (7.47%) OO
15 811 (7.40%) Continuous Integration
16 791 (7.22%) Regression Testing
17 737 (6.72%) Test Strategy
18 692 (6.31%) Automation Testing
19 667 (6.08%) Mentoring
20 515 (4.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2842 (25.92%) SQL
2 2503 (22.83%) Java
3 1763 (16.08%) C#
4 1715 (15.64%) JavaScript
5 792 (7.22%) Python
6 761 (6.94%) PHP
7 628 (5.73%) Ruby
8 620 (5.66%) C++
9 383 (3.49%) Perl
10 256 (2.34%) C
11 247 (2.25%) T-SQL
12 215 (1.96%) VB
13 149 (1.36%) Shell Script
14 140 (1.28%) VB.NET
15 128 (1.17%) PowerShell
16 123 (1.12%) VBScript
17 106 (0.97%) Bash Shell
18 99 (0.90%) PL/SQL
19 89 (0.81%) VBA
20 85 (0.78%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2159 (19.69%) Degree
2 1309 (11.94%) ISEB
3 683 (6.23%) ISTQB
4 367 (3.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 311 (2.84%) Security Cleared
6 144 (1.31%) SC Cleared
7 114 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 83 (0.76%) PMI Certification
9 50 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
10 49 (0.45%) MCSE
11 48 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
12 47 (0.43%) PMP
13 45 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 40 (0.36%) DV Cleared
15 35 (0.32%) HND
16 34 (0.31%) CCNA
16 34 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
17 27 (0.25%) CISSP
18 26 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 26 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (1.34%) SLA
2 86 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 59 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 34 (0.31%) TickIT
6 31 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 19 (0.17%) ISO 8583
8 18 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 15 (0.14%) Solvency II
10 12 (0.11%) ISO 9000
11 10 (0.091%) COBIT
12 9 (0.082%) HL7
12 9 (0.082%) FATCA
12 9 (0.082%) Dodd-Frank
12 9 (0.082%) GAAP
13 8 (0.073%) GMP
13 8 (0.073%) P3O
13 8 (0.073%) WCAG
14 7 (0.064%) WAI
14 7 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 168 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 123 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 52 (0.47%) Varnish
5 42 (0.38%) KVM
6 33 (0.30%) XenApp
6 33 (0.30%) Samba
7 24 (0.22%) VMware ESX
7 24 (0.22%) Xen
8 23 (0.21%) XenDesktop
9 20 (0.18%) XenServer
9 20 (0.18%) NFS
10 17 (0.16%) Squid
11 13 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (0.11%) MetaFrame
13 11 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 10 (0.091%) Oracle RAC
14 10 (0.091%) qmail
15 6 (0.055%) Tivoli Directory Server
16 5 (0.046%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 553 (5.04%) HP Quality Center
2 148 (1.35%) Puppet
3 126 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 62 (0.57%) ZABBIX
5 59 (0.54%) Nagios
6 36 (0.33%) logstash
7 34 (0.31%) HAProxy
7 34 (0.31%) StatsD
8 32 (0.29%) Kibana
9 28 (0.26%) Ansible
10 24 (0.22%) CA Endevor
11 22 (0.20%) SCCM
12 21 (0.19%) Ganglia
13 20 (0.18%) Opsview
14 15 (0.14%) SCOM
14 15 (0.14%) Tivoli
15 12 (0.11%) Zenoss
15 12 (0.11%) Capistrano
16 11 (0.10%) Backup Exec
17 10 (0.091%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1259 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 876 (7.99%) Oracle
3 566 (5.16%) HP
4 272 (2.48%) SAP
5 263 (2.40%) IBM
6 187 (1.71%) VMware
7 168 (1.53%) Cisco
8 148 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
9 146 (1.33%) Business Objects
10 140 (1.28%) Adobe
11 120 (1.09%) Google
12 118 (1.08%) Zend
13 117 (1.07%) JBoss
14 114 (1.04%) Red Hat
15 100 (0.91%) Informatica
16 92 (0.84%) Citrix
17 84 (0.77%) Dell
18 72 (0.66%) Cognos
19 69 (0.63%) EMC
20 64 (0.58%) Sybase
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + be- training, progression, pens
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Full Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
AMsource Technology
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £24000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti UK Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Half Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Half Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Half Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: From £36,000 to £43,000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Share Option +++
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus+training+bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montagu Olsen Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Pension, Holiday, Healthcare options
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Annapurna
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago