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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 50 50
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 4671 5246 5489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 5.08% 5.10% 5.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.34% 44.13% 44.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3915 4233 4325
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
11032 11887 12381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 12.01% 11.55% 11.38%
Number of salaries quoted 8843 9434 9719
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -7 2284 £57,500 +4.54% 270
South East -4 765 £45,000 +3.44% 104
East of England +32 336 £45,000 +12.50% 36
West Midlands +17 307 £38,946 -2.63% 37
East Midlands +8 256 £45,000 +20.00% 33
North West +1 236 £37,500 -6.25% 37
Yorkshire -4 236 £40,000 - 35
South West -22 189 £40,000 +5.26% 25
North East +33 46 £47,500 +33.80% 14
Midlands +10 5 £43,750 +2.33% 1
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 4937 (52.59%) Agile Software Development
2 2479 (26.41%) Java
3 2393 (25.49%) Finance
4 2371 (25.26%) SQL
5 2102 (22.39%) Selenium
6 1783 (18.99%) Scrum
7 1718 (18.30%) C#
8 1677 (17.87%) Degree
9 1446 (15.40%) .NET
10 1415 (15.07%) JavaScript
11 1372 (14.62%) HTML
12 1352 (14.40%) TDD
13 1335 (14.22%) Test Automation
14 1287 (13.71%) Microsoft
15 1278 (13.61%) SDLC
16 1227 (13.07%) BDD
17 1059 (11.28%) Software Testing
18 1055 (11.24%) Automated Testing
19 1041 (11.09%) CSS
20 1019 (10.86%) JIRA
21 991 (10.56%) SQL Server
22 990 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
23 984 (10.48%) Project Management
24 960 (10.23%) Cucumber
25 936 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
26 918 (9.78%) Linux
27 917 (9.77%) ISEB
28 911 (9.70%) Windows
29 910 (9.69%) Web Services
30 896 (9.55%) Test Scripting

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
1 212 (2.26%) CMS
2 180 (1.92%) Confluence
3 157 (1.67%) SharePoint
4 144 (1.53%) IIS
5 138 (1.47%) Apache
6 115 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 95 (1.01%) WebSphere
8 66 (0.70%) Drupal
9 48 (0.51%) JBoss
10 42 (0.45%) SAS
11 40 (0.43%) nginx
12 37 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
12 37 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
12 37 (0.39%) WordPress
13 33 (0.35%) WebLogic
14 31 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
15 29 (0.31%) Umbraco
16 22 (0.23%) Apache Spark
17 21 (0.22%) OpenStack
18 19 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 678 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 335 (3.57%) MS Office
3 112 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 100 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 94 (1.00%) MS Project
6 89 (0.95%) Photoshop
7 28 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
8 16 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 14 (0.15%) AutoCAD
10 10 (0.11%) Maya
11 9 (0.096%) SPSS
12 8 (0.085%) OmniGraffle
13 7 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 5 (0.053%) Adobe After Effects
14 5 (0.053%) GNU Octave
14 5 (0.053%) HipChat
14 5 (0.053%) InDesign
15 4 (0.043%) InfoPath
16 3 (0.032%) 3ds Max
16 3 (0.032%) Stata
Business Applications
1 62 (0.66%) Magento
2 58 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 46 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 45 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 35 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
6 32 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
7 30 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 28 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
9 27 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
10 26 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
11 22 (0.23%) Markit EDM
12 21 (0.22%) MultiFonds
13 19 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
13 19 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 18 (0.19%) LatentZero
14 18 (0.19%) thinkFolio
15 17 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
16 15 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
16 15 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
17 14 (0.15%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 356 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
2 242 (2.58%) SaaS
3 183 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 91 (0.97%) GitHub
5 52 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 43 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
7 36 (0.38%) Google Analytics
8 35 (0.37%) PaaS
9 30 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 22 (0.23%) Office 365
11 20 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
12 17 (0.18%) Google Play
12 17 (0.18%) Google Tag Manager
13 15 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
14 14 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 14 (0.15%) OpenShift
15 13 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
16 12 (0.13%) iTunes
17 11 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 9 (0.096%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 224 (2.39%) Internet
2 141 (1.50%) HTTP
3 125 (1.33%) Firewall
4 120 (1.28%) TCP/IP
5 71 (0.76%) Intranet
6 64 (0.68%) Network Security
7 53 (0.56%) IPv4
8 51 (0.54%) VoIP
9 47 (0.50%) DNS
10 45 (0.48%) VPN
11 44 (0.47%) SAN
12 38 (0.40%) LAN
13 33 (0.35%) LDAP
13 33 (0.35%) SMTP
14 32 (0.34%) HTTPS
14 32 (0.34%) SSL
14 32 (0.34%) WAN
15 28 (0.30%) NAS
16 27 (0.29%) Wireless
17 21 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 991 (10.56%) SQL Server
2 440 (4.69%) MySQL
3 368 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 294 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 196 (2.09%) NoSQL
6 171 (1.82%) Big Data
7 165 (1.76%) Oracle Database
8 147 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 146 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 144 (1.53%) RDBMS
11 141 (1.50%) MongoDB
12 140 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 111 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
14 101 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
15 89 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 85 (0.91%) DB2
17 78 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
18 76 (0.81%) Data Mining
19 69 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
20 66 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2102 (22.39%) Selenium
2 1019 (10.86%) JIRA
3 960 (10.23%) Cucumber
4 795 (8.47%) WebDriver
5 707 (7.53%) Jenkins
6 645 (6.87%) Git (software)
7 589 (6.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 394 (4.20%) SoapUI
9 382 (4.07%) Visual Studio
10 355 (3.78%) JUnit
11 301 (3.21%) SpecFlow
12 281 (2.99%) JMeter
13 266 (2.83%) Subversion
14 256 (2.73%) HP UFT
15 252 (2.68%) Maven
16 244 (2.60%) TeamCity
17 192 (2.05%) Appium
18 167 (1.78%) NUnit
19 160 (1.70%) LoadRunner
20 133 (1.42%) TestNG
General
1 2393 (25.49%) Finance
2 630 (6.71%) Retail
3 550 (5.86%) Banking
4 409 (4.36%) Telecoms
5 395 (4.21%) Marketing
6 339 (3.61%) Games
7 225 (2.40%) Law
8 181 (1.93%) Back Office
9 168 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 166 (1.77%) Legal
11 153 (1.63%) Advertising
12 98 (1.04%) Financial Institution
13 92 (0.98%) Front Office
13 92 (0.98%) Publishing
14 81 (0.86%) Investment Banking
15 72 (0.77%) Automotive
16 67 (0.71%) Electronics
17 57 (0.61%) Aerospace
18 33 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
19 27 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2078 (22.14%) Analyst
2 1886 (20.09%) Developer
3 1248 (13.29%) Tester
4 1046 (11.14%) Test Analyst
5 966 (10.29%) QA Engineer
6 747 (7.96%) QA Tester
7 733 (7.81%) QA Analyst
8 653 (6.96%) Test Engineer
9 486 (5.18%) QA Test Analyst
10 484 (5.16%) Automation Tester
11 413 (4.40%) QA Test Engineer
12 388 (4.13%) Senior Developer
13 381 (4.06%) Project Manager
14 378 (4.03%) Business Analyst
15 361 (3.85%) Software Tester
16 347 (3.70%) QA Leader
17 335 (3.57%) Java Developer
18 327 (3.48%) Architect
19 324 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
20 321 (3.42%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1446 (15.40%) .NET
2 1372 (14.62%) HTML
3 1041 (11.09%) CSS
4 910 (9.69%) Web Services
5 809 (8.62%) XML
6 534 (5.69%) HTML5
7 488 (5.20%) jQuery
8 467 (4.97%) ASP.NET
9 454 (4.84%) REST
10 450 (4.79%) SOAP
11 368 (3.92%) Spring
12 315 (3.36%) RESTful
13 313 (3.33%) JSON
14 307 (3.27%) CSS3
15 292 (3.11%) AngularJS
16 287 (3.06%) Ajax
17 278 (2.96%) .NET Framework
18 215 (2.29%) Gherkin
19 214 (2.28%) Node.js
20 207 (2.21%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 990 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
2 863 (9.19%) Computer Science
3 568 (6.05%) Mobile App
4 510 (5.43%) User Experience
5 218 (2.32%) Management Information System
6 201 (2.14%) Mathematics
7 191 (2.03%) Data Centre
8 184 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 170 (1.81%) Fintech
10 164 (1.75%) Client/Server
11 131 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 116 (1.24%) iPad
13 114 (1.21%) Visualisation
14 102 (1.09%) Mainframe
15 99 (1.05%) Virtual Team
16 81 (0.86%) Digital Media
17 75 (0.80%) Online Games
17 75 (0.80%) Statistics
18 74 (0.79%) PMI
19 73 (0.78%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 918 (9.78%) Linux
2 911 (9.70%) Windows
3 643 (6.85%) Unix
4 468 (4.99%) Android
5 428 (4.56%) Apple iOS
6 175 (1.86%) Windows Server
7 71 (0.76%) Solaris
8 56 (0.60%) CentOS
9 54 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 47 (0.50%) Mac OS X
11 42 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 39 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 36 (0.38%) Windows 7
14 34 (0.36%) Windows 10
15 26 (0.28%) Windows 8
16 21 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
17 19 (0.20%) Debian
18 17 (0.18%) AIX
18 17 (0.18%) Ubuntu
18 17 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4937 (52.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1783 (18.99%) Scrum
3 1352 (14.40%) TDD
4 1335 (14.22%) Test Automation
5 1278 (13.61%) SDLC
6 1227 (13.07%) BDD
7 1059 (11.28%) Software Testing
8 1055 (11.24%) Automated Testing
9 984 (10.48%) Project Management
10 936 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
11 896 (9.55%) Test Scripting
12 828 (8.82%) Manual Testing
12 828 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
13 826 (8.80%) Regression Testing
14 767 (8.17%) Automation Testing
15 765 (8.15%) E-Commerce
16 763 (8.13%) Functional Testing
17 755 (8.04%) Mentoring
18 707 (7.53%) Software Engineering
19 623 (6.64%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2479 (26.41%) Java
2 2371 (25.26%) SQL
3 1718 (18.30%) C#
4 1415 (15.07%) JavaScript
5 756 (8.05%) Python
6 571 (6.08%) Ruby
7 511 (5.44%) PHP
8 456 (4.86%) C++
9 296 (3.15%) C
10 264 (2.81%) Perl
11 261 (2.78%) VB.NET
12 224 (2.39%) PL/SQL
13 209 (2.23%) T-SQL
14 190 (2.02%) Bash Shell
15 163 (1.74%) Shell Script
16 147 (1.57%) PowerShell
17 136 (1.45%) Objective-C
18 125 (1.33%) VB
19 120 (1.28%) Groovy
20 112 (1.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1677 (17.87%) Degree
2 917 (9.77%) ISEB
3 790 (8.42%) ISTQB
4 314 (3.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 201 (2.14%) Security Cleared
6 129 (1.37%) PMI Certification
7 95 (1.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 92 (0.98%) PMP
9 82 (0.87%) SC Cleared
10 55 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 49 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 48 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
13 40 (0.43%) CREST Certified
14 35 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
15 34 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
15 34 (0.36%) DV Cleared
16 32 (0.34%) CCNP
17 30 (0.32%) CHECK Team Leader
18 18 (0.19%) CCDP
18 18 (0.19%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (1.89%) SLA
2 148 (1.58%) SDET
3 138 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 49 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 47 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (0.29%) GCP
6 27 (0.29%) ISO 14001
7 25 (0.27%) MiFID
8 20 (0.21%) COBIT
9 16 (0.17%) ISO22301
10 13 (0.14%) PCI DSS
11 12 (0.13%) WCAG
12 11 (0.12%) GAMP
13 10 (0.11%) HL7
13 10 (0.11%) ISO15022
13 10 (0.11%) ISO20022
14 7 (0.075%) FATCA
14 7 (0.075%) Section 508
14 7 (0.075%) WAI
15 6 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 188 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 177 (1.89%) Docker
3 95 (1.01%) Active Directory
4 39 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 39 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
5 35 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (0.32%) vSphere
7 27 (0.29%) VMware ESX
8 26 (0.28%) Firmware
8 26 (0.28%) KVM
9 21 (0.22%) NFS
10 19 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
11 15 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
12 13 (0.14%) Squid
13 12 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
14 9 (0.096%) GlusterFS
14 9 (0.096%) Varnish
14 9 (0.096%) vCloud
15 8 (0.085%) GeoWebCache
15 8 (0.085%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 250 (2.66%) HP Quality Center
2 179 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
3 167 (1.78%) Puppet
4 109 (1.16%) Ansible
5 58 (0.62%) Nagios
6 40 (0.43%) SCCM
7 21 (0.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 19 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
9 18 (0.19%) ZABBIX
10 16 (0.17%) Ganglia
10 16 (0.17%) WSUS
11 15 (0.16%) CA Endevor
12 14 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 12 (0.13%) Perfmon
13 12 (0.13%) Rundeck
14 11 (0.12%) NetBackup
15 10 (0.11%) CloudHub
15 10 (0.11%) FortiGate
15 10 (0.11%) Packer
15 10 (0.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1287 (13.71%) Microsoft
2 832 (8.86%) Oracle
3 299 (3.19%) HP
4 241 (2.57%) SAP
5 229 (2.44%) VMware
6 152 (1.62%) Google
7 147 (1.57%) IBM
8 120 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
9 101 (1.08%) Cisco
10 94 (1.00%) Atlassian
11 93 (0.99%) Red Hat
12 75 (0.80%) Sophos
13 62 (0.66%) Informatica
14 60 (0.64%) BMC
15 58 (0.62%) Adobe
16 55 (0.59%) Zend
17 54 (0.58%) Tableau
18 53 (0.56%) Twitter
19 49 (0.52%) Cognizant
20 47 (0.50%) Remedy
City, London
Tiro Partners
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 21 minutes ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
North West
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 + Bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Unspecified Excellent + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East London
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £75k - 80k per year + Benefits & 25 days holiday
Posted: 2 hours ago
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Market Leading Salaries + 10% bonus, 5% pension, car or allowance
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + travel,pension,bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £95,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 1 hour ago
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28197.00 - £30676.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago