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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 46 51
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 5278 5528 4686
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 5.15% 5.05% 4.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.65% 47.29% 44.68%
Number of salaries quoted 4259 4362 3794
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 £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
11077 11690 10487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.81% 10.67% 10.30%
Number of salaries quoted 8868 9169 8408
Average salary £45,000 £45,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 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 29 July 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 -3 2583 £55,000 +10.00% 377
South East +20 968 £43,500 +2.35% 118
Yorkshire 0 366 £40,000 +6.66% 35
East of England -17 289 £37,500 -14.77% 34
North West +3 272 £40,000 - 75
South West +3 270 £38,324 +6.45% 35
West Midlands +18 242 £39,000 -8.23% 31
East Midlands +13 221 £37,500 +7.14% 27
North East -17 17 £36,000 +20.00% 7
Midlands -15 8 £42,750 -10.00% 1
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4559 (44.92%) Agile Software Development
2 3069 (30.24%) Finance
3 2597 (25.59%) SQL
4 2425 (23.89%) Java
5 1973 (19.44%) Selenium
6 1868 (18.41%) C#
7 1829 (18.02%) Degree
8 1745 (17.19%) Scrum
9 1597 (15.74%) .NET
10 1491 (14.69%) Microsoft
11 1394 (13.74%) SQL Server
12 1371 (13.51%) SDLC
13 1320 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
14 1313 (12.94%) JavaScript
15 1290 (12.71%) TDD
16 1270 (12.51%) Test Automation
17 1261 (12.42%) Test Scripting
18 1194 (11.76%) Automated Testing
19 1164 (11.47%) HTML
20 1140 (11.23%) BDD
21 1110 (10.94%) Project Management
22 1058 (10.42%) Windows
23 1033 (10.18%) Oracle
24 1029 (10.14%) ISEB
25 1001 (9.86%) User Acceptance Testing
26 943 (9.29%) Linux
27 942 (9.28%) E-Commerce
28 918 (9.05%) Manual Testing
29 910 (8.97%) Software Testing
30 886 (8.73%) Continuous Integration

QA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 218 (2.15%) SharePoint
2 201 (1.98%) Apache
3 194 (1.91%) IIS
4 176 (1.73%) Tomcat
5 124 (1.22%) CMS
5 124 (1.22%) WebSphere
6 114 (1.12%) Confluence
7 88 (0.87%) SAS
8 85 (0.84%) JBoss
9 82 (0.81%) Node.js
10 77 (0.76%) nginx
11 76 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
12 73 (0.72%) MS Exchange
13 57 (0.56%) Apache Solr
14 55 (0.54%) WebLogic
15 50 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
16 46 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
17 41 (0.40%) Drupal
18 38 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
19 31 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 886 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 419 (4.13%) MS Office
3 175 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 136 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 116 (1.14%) MS Project
6 66 (0.65%) Photoshop
7 26 (0.26%) SPSS
8 22 (0.22%) Mingle
9 19 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 15 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
11 14 (0.14%) InfoPath
12 11 (0.11%) FrameMaker
13 9 (0.089%) OmniGraffle
14 6 (0.059%) PowerPivot
14 6 (0.059%) Fireworks
15 3 (0.030%) AutoCAD
16 2 (0.020%) Maya
16 2 (0.020%) 3ds Max
16 2 (0.020%) Houdini
16 2 (0.020%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 76 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 50 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 39 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
5 36 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 36 (0.35%) Magento
6 34 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
6 34 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
6 34 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
7 33 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
8 32 (0.32%) Temenos T24
9 30 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
9 30 (0.30%) thinkFolio
10 28 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
10 28 (0.28%) MultiFonds
11 24 (0.24%) LatentZero
12 22 (0.22%) Markit EDM
13 21 (0.21%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
13 21 (0.21%) Advent Moxy
13 21 (0.21%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 313 (3.08%) SaaS
2 219 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
3 117 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 100 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
5 54 (0.53%) IaaS
6 45 (0.44%) PaaS
7 42 (0.41%) GitHub
8 36 (0.35%) Google Analytics
9 34 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (0.20%) Amazon S3
11 14 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
12 13 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
13 12 (0.12%) Dropbox
14 11 (0.11%) Basecamp
15 10 (0.099%) Office 365
16 8 (0.079%) Lucidchart
16 8 (0.079%) Force.com
17 7 (0.069%) Heroku
17 7 (0.069%) Google Drive
18 6 (0.059%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 229 (2.26%) Internet
2 192 (1.89%) HTTP
3 160 (1.58%) TCP/IP
4 142 (1.40%) Firewall
5 98 (0.97%) DNS
6 68 (0.67%) LAN
7 66 (0.65%) VoIP
8 65 (0.64%) WAN
9 61 (0.60%) Wireless
10 45 (0.44%) VPN
11 43 (0.42%) ATM
12 39 (0.38%) DHCP
13 38 (0.37%) SAN
13 38 (0.37%) Network Security
14 33 (0.33%) Intranet
15 32 (0.32%) SSL
16 31 (0.31%) Broadband
17 27 (0.27%) SMTP
18 24 (0.24%) UMTS
19 23 (0.23%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1394 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 431 (4.25%) Relational Database
3 421 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
4 382 (3.76%) MySQL
5 335 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 300 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 250 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 226 (2.23%) Big Data
9 225 (2.22%) MongoDB
10 198 (1.95%) NoSQL
11 186 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 170 (1.68%) Oracle Database
13 132 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
14 117 (1.15%) RDBMS
15 111 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
16 110 (1.08%) DB2
17 105 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
18 96 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
19 79 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
20 75 (0.74%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1973 (19.44%) Selenium
2 868 (8.55%) JIRA
3 824 (8.12%) WebDriver
4 757 (7.46%) Cucumber
5 582 (5.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 565 (5.57%) Jenkins
7 505 (4.98%) Git (software)
8 464 (4.57%) Visual Studio
9 405 (3.99%) HP UFT
10 334 (3.29%) JUnit
11 331 (3.26%) Subversion
12 294 (2.90%) SpecFlow
13 262 (2.58%) SoapUI
14 253 (2.49%) Maven
15 216 (2.13%) FitNesse
16 213 (2.10%) JMeter
17 212 (2.09%) NUnit
18 168 (1.66%) TeamCity
19 133 (1.31%) Eclipse
19 133 (1.31%) LoadRunner
General
1 3069 (30.24%) Finance
2 824 (8.12%) Banking
3 719 (7.08%) Retail
4 512 (5.04%) Marketing
5 349 (3.44%) Telecoms
6 292 (2.88%) Games
7 189 (1.86%) Legal
8 187 (1.84%) Back Office
8 187 (1.84%) Investment Banking
9 176 (1.73%) Front Office
10 148 (1.46%) Financial Institution
11 145 (1.43%) Manufacturing
12 142 (1.40%) Law
13 117 (1.15%) Advertising
14 113 (1.11%) Publishing
15 105 (1.03%) Automotive
16 82 (0.81%) Billing
17 72 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
17 72 (0.71%) Electronics
18 67 (0.66%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2560 (25.22%) Analyst
2 1736 (17.11%) Developer
3 1205 (11.87%) Test Analyst
4 1130 (11.13%) Tester
5 782 (7.71%) QA Engineer
6 719 (7.08%) QA Analyst
7 630 (6.21%) Business Analyst
8 479 (4.72%) Test Engineer
9 455 (4.48%) QA Tester
10 425 (4.19%) Test Manager
11 400 (3.94%) Architect
12 353 (3.48%) Software Tester
13 348 (3.43%) Project Manager
14 334 (3.29%) Software Engineer
15 328 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
16 326 (3.21%) Senior Developer
17 316 (3.11%) Consultant
18 284 (2.80%) Software Developer
19 275 (2.71%) Junior
20 274 (2.70%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1597 (15.74%) .NET
2 1164 (11.47%) HTML
3 873 (8.60%) Web Services
4 840 (8.28%) XML
5 802 (7.90%) CSS
6 555 (5.47%) ASP.NET
7 422 (4.16%) jQuery
8 375 (3.69%) SOAP
9 373 (3.68%) HTML5
10 347 (3.42%) REST
11 301 (2.97%) Spring
12 273 (2.69%) RESTful
13 258 (2.54%) Ajax
14 242 (2.38%) .NET Framework
15 233 (2.30%) AngularJS
16 226 (2.23%) ASP.NET MVC
17 209 (2.06%) WCF
18 188 (1.85%) Gherkin
19 186 (1.83%) J2EE
20 180 (1.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1320 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
2 832 (8.20%) Computer Science
3 541 (5.33%) Mobile App
4 439 (4.33%) User Experience
5 409 (4.03%) Management Information System
6 239 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 220 (2.17%) Mathematics
8 194 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 193 (1.90%) Data Centre
10 158 (1.56%) Client/Server
11 143 (1.41%) Equities
12 133 (1.31%) Blog
13 122 (1.20%) Data Integration
14 121 (1.19%) Replication
15 119 (1.17%) Social Media
16 114 (1.12%) Fixed Income
17 107 (1.05%) Derivative
18 96 (0.95%) Blackberry
19 94 (0.93%) Digital Media
20 91 (0.90%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1058 (10.42%) Windows
2 943 (9.29%) Linux
3 642 (6.33%) UNIX
4 414 (4.08%) Apple iOS
5 393 (3.87%) Android
6 164 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 99 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 97 (0.96%) Solaris
9 94 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 83 (0.82%) Windows 7
11 70 (0.69%) Ubuntu
12 57 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 49 (0.48%) CentOS
13 49 (0.48%) Debian
13 49 (0.48%) Mac OS X
14 44 (0.43%) Windows XP
15 43 (0.42%) Windows 8
16 30 (0.30%) Windows Phone
16 30 (0.30%) Windows Vista
17 19 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4559 (44.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1745 (17.19%) Scrum
3 1371 (13.51%) SDLC
4 1290 (12.71%) TDD
5 1270 (12.51%) Test Automation
6 1261 (12.42%) Test Scripting
7 1194 (11.76%) Automated Testing
8 1140 (11.23%) BDD
9 1110 (10.94%) Project Management
10 1001 (9.86%) User Acceptance Testing
11 942 (9.28%) E-Commerce
12 918 (9.05%) Manual Testing
13 910 (8.97%) Software Testing
14 886 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
15 875 (8.62%) Mentoring
16 758 (7.47%) Software Engineering
17 659 (6.49%) OO
17 659 (6.49%) Regression Testing
18 626 (6.17%) Test Strategy
19 620 (6.11%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2597 (25.59%) SQL
2 2425 (23.89%) Java
3 1868 (18.41%) C#
4 1313 (12.94%) JavaScript
5 561 (5.53%) Python
6 495 (4.88%) PHP
7 446 (4.39%) Ruby
8 417 (4.11%) C++
9 359 (3.54%) T-SQL
10 296 (2.92%) C
11 221 (2.18%) PL/SQL
12 218 (2.15%) Perl
13 166 (1.64%) PowerShell
14 144 (1.42%) Shell Script
15 123 (1.21%) VB
16 118 (1.16%) Bash Shell
17 99 (0.98%) VBScript
18 87 (0.86%) Objective-C
19 77 (0.76%) Groovy
20 69 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1829 (18.02%) Degree
2 1029 (10.14%) ISEB
3 763 (7.52%) ISTQB
4 289 (2.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 154 (1.52%) Security Cleared
6 105 (1.03%) PMI Certification
7 103 (1.01%) SC Cleared
8 66 (0.65%) PMP
9 57 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 57 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 49 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
11 47 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
12 44 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 37 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
14 36 (0.35%) CCIE
15 29 (0.29%) HND
16 24 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 23 (0.23%) DV Cleared
17 23 (0.23%) MCSE
18 21 (0.21%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (1.27%) SLA
2 67 (0.66%) ISO 9001
3 48 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 47 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 30 (0.30%) GMP
6 28 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 24 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 21 (0.21%) Basel III
9 20 (0.20%) P3O
10 17 (0.17%) Basel II
11 16 (0.16%) CRD IV
12 15 (0.15%) HL7
13 14 (0.14%) TickIT
14 12 (0.12%) ISO 14001
15 10 (0.099%) COBIT
15 10 (0.099%) ISO 9000
16 7 (0.069%) Solvency II
17 6 (0.059%) ISO 8583
17 6 (0.059%) PMBOK
17 6 (0.059%) GAMP
System Software
1 130 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 109 (1.07%) Active Directory
3 46 (0.45%) Varnish
4 42 (0.41%) KVM
5 35 (0.34%) VMware ESX
6 34 (0.34%) vSphere
6 34 (0.34%) Time Sharing Option
7 31 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
8 30 (0.30%) Docker
9 29 (0.29%) Firmware
10 28 (0.28%) Xen
10 28 (0.28%) GlusterFS
11 27 (0.27%) Samba
12 23 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 23 (0.23%) Hyper-V
13 16 (0.16%) Squid
13 16 (0.16%) NFS
13 16 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
14 15 (0.15%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 10 (0.099%) UAG
Systems Management
1 303 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
2 182 (1.79%) Puppet
3 148 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
4 67 (0.66%) Ansible
5 62 (0.61%) SCCM
5 62 (0.61%) Nagios
6 40 (0.39%) ZABBIX
7 39 (0.38%) logstash
8 33 (0.33%) HAProxy
9 31 (0.31%) Kibana
10 29 (0.29%) SCOM
11 27 (0.27%) Graphite
12 26 (0.26%) StatsD
13 25 (0.25%) Tivoli
14 24 (0.24%) CA Endevor
15 22 (0.22%) Control-M
16 20 (0.20%) NetBackup
17 19 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
18 18 (0.18%) Data Guard
19 17 (0.17%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1491 (14.69%) Microsoft
2 1033 (10.18%) Oracle
3 403 (3.97%) HP
4 238 (2.35%) IBM
5 236 (2.33%) SAP
6 217 (2.14%) VMware
7 152 (1.50%) Google
8 137 (1.35%) Cisco
9 97 (0.96%) Red Hat
9 97 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
10 90 (0.89%) Juniper
11 70 (0.69%) Tableau
12 65 (0.64%) Adobe
13 64 (0.63%) Facebook
14 57 (0.56%) Zend
15 56 (0.55%) Sun
15 56 (0.55%) Informatica
16 52 (0.51%) New Relic
17 51 (0.50%) Citrix
18 43 (0.42%) Dell
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 23 minutes ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bonus, pension, health, etc.
Posted: 23 minutes ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 26 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 33 minutes ago
Kent
Duke Hudson
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £45k - 58k per year + package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 45k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £38,000 to £38,000 per annum £38,000 + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
IFDS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
LV=
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £37,000 to £47,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: From £19,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, plus Bonus, Medical, Pension + More!
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: From £19,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £19,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago