The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 48 54
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 5660 5754 4857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.12% 4.96% 4.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.84% 46.35% 43.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4500 4359 3839
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
11830 12415 11045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.70% 10.69% 10.25%
Number of salaries quoted 9453 9575 8679
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.92%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA within the UK.

QA Salary Trend in the UK

QA
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 within the UK.

QA Salary Histogram in the UK

QA
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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
England +3 5321 £45,000 - 627
London -1 2650 £55,000 +4.76% 275
South East +14 987 £42,500 +6.25% 118
City of London +5 543 £55,000 +4.76% 59
Yorkshire +10 322 £37,500 +7.14% 33
East of England -12 306 £37,500 -9.63% 44
North West -6 291 £38,500 -3.75% 59
Berkshire 0 253 £50,000 +25.00% 32
South West +4 251 £42,500 +21.42% 35
West Midlands +19 242 £37,500 -6.25% 32
West Yorkshire +20 239 £40,000 +14.28% 19
East Midlands +22 237 £37,500 +7.14% 20
Surrey +1 220 £45,000 -5.26% 21
Scotland -2 198 £37,500 -6.83% 31
Manchester -9 179 £37,500 -6.25% 31
Hampshire +33 178 £41,500 +3.75% 22
Nottinghamshire +19 147 £37,500 +7.14% 12
Leeds +10 140 £40,000 - 11
Nottingham +20 139 £37,500 +7.14% 12
Cambridgeshire -2 139 £37,500 - 16
Edinburgh +2 132 £39,750 -1.85% 13
Reading +5 121 £48,000 +28.00% 14
Birmingham +22 104 £38,750 -8.82% 12
Cambridge -5 99 £43,500 +24.28% 14
Oxfordshire +34 89 £42,500 +3.03% 15
Buckinghamshire 0 75 £40,000 +7.38% 4
Bristol -25 68 £45,000 +28.57% 11
Hertfordshire -7 64 £37,500 -6.25% 18
Cheshire -27 61 £45,000 +28.57% 11
East Sussex +32 55 £43,000 +22.85% 3

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 4755 (44.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3248 (30.11%) Finance
3 2618 (24.27%) SQL
4 2551 (23.65%) Java
5 2137 (19.81%) Selenium
6 2012 (18.65%) C#
7 1960 (18.17%) Degree
8 1801 (16.70%) Scrum
9 1621 (15.03%) .NET
10 1566 (14.52%) Microsoft
11 1537 (14.25%) SDLC
12 1478 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
13 1405 (13.02%) SQL Server
14 1393 (12.91%) Test Automation
15 1353 (12.54%) JavaScript
16 1349 (12.51%) Test Scripting
17 1297 (12.02%) TDD
18 1276 (11.83%) Automated Testing
19 1207 (11.19%) Project Management
20 1200 (11.12%) HTML
21 1173 (10.87%) BDD
22 1148 (10.64%) Windows
23 1097 (10.17%) ISEB
24 1069 (9.91%) Software Testing
25 1048 (9.72%) Oracle
26 1008 (9.34%) Web Services
27 1000 (9.27%) User Acceptance Testing
28 974 (9.03%) Banking
29 967 (8.96%) Mentoring
30 964 (8.94%) Computer Science

QA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 253 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 204 (1.89%) IIS
2 204 (1.89%) Apache
3 190 (1.76%) Tomcat
4 171 (1.59%) WebSphere
5 127 (1.18%) CMS
6 99 (0.92%) SAS
6 99 (0.92%) Node.js
7 98 (0.91%) Confluence
8 81 (0.75%) JBoss
9 78 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
9 78 (0.72%) nginx
10 76 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
11 70 (0.65%) WebLogic
12 67 (0.62%) MS Exchange
13 53 (0.49%) Apache Solr
14 41 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
15 40 (0.37%) WordPress
16 39 (0.36%) Drupal
17 34 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 921 (8.54%) MS Excel
2 459 (4.26%) MS Office
3 155 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 147 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 123 (1.14%) MS Project
6 69 (0.64%) Photoshop
7 26 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 21 (0.19%) Mingle
9 19 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
10 16 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 16 (0.15%) SPSS
11 13 (0.12%) PowerPivot
12 12 (0.11%) FrameMaker
13 9 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
14 7 (0.065%) Fireworks
15 4 (0.037%) AutoCAD
16 3 (0.028%) Maya
16 3 (0.028%) 3ds Max
16 3 (0.028%) InDesign
16 3 (0.028%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 92 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 46 (0.43%) Magento
4 42 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 41 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
6 38 (0.35%) MultiFonds
6 38 (0.35%) thinkFolio
7 34 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
8 32 (0.30%) Temenos T24
8 32 (0.30%) LatentZero
8 32 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
9 30 (0.28%) Markit EDM
10 29 (0.27%) Beauchamp
10 29 (0.27%) PORTIA
10 29 (0.27%) Eagle PACE
10 29 (0.27%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
10 29 (0.27%) Advent Moxy
10 29 (0.27%) Front Arena
10 29 (0.27%) HiInvest
10 29 (0.27%) HiPerformance
Cloud Services
1 339 (3.14%) SaaS
2 231 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
3 159 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 119 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
5 52 (0.48%) IaaS
6 47 (0.44%) PaaS
7 45 (0.42%) GitHub
8 44 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
9 38 (0.35%) Google Analytics
10 28 (0.26%) Amazon S3
11 24 (0.22%) Office 365
12 16 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
13 12 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
14 11 (0.10%) Basecamp
14 11 (0.10%) Route 53
15 8 (0.074%) Lucidchart
15 8 (0.074%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.074%) Dropbox
16 7 (0.065%) Google Drive
16 7 (0.065%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 287 (2.66%) Internet
2 206 (1.91%) HTTP
3 175 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 139 (1.29%) Firewall
5 99 (0.92%) DNS
6 75 (0.70%) VoIP
7 72 (0.67%) LAN
8 70 (0.65%) WAN
9 53 (0.49%) VPN
10 51 (0.47%) Wireless
11 43 (0.40%) SSL
12 42 (0.39%) Network Security
13 40 (0.37%) DHCP
14 36 (0.33%) SMTP
15 35 (0.32%) Intranet
16 34 (0.32%) ATM
16 34 (0.32%) SAN
17 29 (0.27%) Broadband
18 24 (0.22%) HTTPS
19 23 (0.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1405 (13.02%) SQL Server
2 439 (4.07%) Relational Database
3 435 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
4 374 (3.47%) MySQL
5 341 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 311 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 264 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 256 (2.37%) Big Data
9 224 (2.08%) MongoDB
10 195 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 184 (1.71%) NoSQL
12 174 (1.61%) Oracle Database
13 140 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
14 137 (1.27%) RDBMS
15 127 (1.18%) DB2
16 126 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
17 101 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
18 88 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
19 72 (0.67%) OLTP
20 71 (0.66%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2137 (19.81%) Selenium
2 892 (8.27%) JIRA
3 848 (7.86%) WebDriver
4 800 (7.42%) Cucumber
5 596 (5.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 578 (5.36%) Jenkins
7 518 (4.80%) Git (software)
8 433 (4.01%) HP UFT
9 430 (3.99%) Visual Studio
10 341 (3.16%) SpecFlow
11 334 (3.10%) JUnit
12 315 (2.92%) Subversion
13 282 (2.61%) SoapUI
14 269 (2.49%) Maven
15 233 (2.16%) JMeter
16 224 (2.08%) FitNesse
17 210 (1.95%) NUnit
18 149 (1.38%) LoadRunner
19 143 (1.33%) TeamCity
20 126 (1.17%) TestNG
General
1 3248 (30.11%) Finance
2 974 (9.03%) Banking
3 764 (7.08%) Retail
4 537 (4.98%) Marketing
5 374 (3.47%) Telecoms
6 319 (2.96%) Games
7 212 (1.97%) Investment Banking
8 189 (1.75%) Legal
9 186 (1.72%) Front Office
10 178 (1.65%) Back Office
11 151 (1.40%) Law
12 148 (1.37%) Manufacturing
13 140 (1.30%) Financial Institution
14 128 (1.19%) Publishing
15 106 (0.98%) Advertising
16 100 (0.93%) Automotive
17 83 (0.77%) Electronics
18 75 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
18 75 (0.70%) Billing
19 73 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2685 (24.89%) Analyst
2 1837 (17.03%) Developer
3 1256 (11.64%) Test Analyst
4 1241 (11.50%) Tester
5 881 (8.17%) QA Engineer
6 773 (7.17%) QA Analyst
7 637 (5.91%) Business Analyst
8 547 (5.07%) Test Engineer
9 506 (4.69%) QA Tester
10 447 (4.14%) Test Manager
11 422 (3.91%) Architect
12 396 (3.67%) Senior Analyst
13 348 (3.23%) Software Engineer
14 347 (3.22%) Project Manager
15 337 (3.12%) Software Tester
16 333 (3.09%) Consultant
16 333 (3.09%) Senior Developer
17 292 (2.71%) Java Developer
18 291 (2.70%) QA Test Analyst
19 280 (2.60%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1621 (15.03%) .NET
2 1200 (11.12%) HTML
3 1008 (9.34%) Web Services
4 839 (7.78%) CSS
5 836 (7.75%) XML
6 549 (5.09%) ASP.NET
7 462 (4.28%) SOAP
8 441 (4.09%) jQuery
9 398 (3.69%) REST
10 391 (3.62%) HTML5
11 310 (2.87%) Spring
12 302 (2.80%) RESTful
13 249 (2.31%) AngularJS
14 247 (2.29%) Ajax
15 240 (2.22%) .NET Framework
16 232 (2.15%) Gherkin
17 212 (1.97%) J2EE
18 197 (1.83%) WCF
19 190 (1.76%) ASP.NET MVC
20 175 (1.62%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1478 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
2 964 (8.94%) Computer Science
3 559 (5.18%) Mobile App
4 463 (4.29%) User Experience
5 405 (3.75%) Management Information System
6 251 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 224 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 220 (2.04%) Mathematics
9 208 (1.93%) Client/Server
10 185 (1.72%) Data Centre
11 164 (1.52%) Equities
12 130 (1.21%) Fixed Income
13 126 (1.17%) Derivative
14 124 (1.15%) Replication
15 118 (1.09%) Blog
16 116 (1.08%) Data Integration
17 98 (0.91%) Social Media
18 95 (0.88%) Blackberry
19 93 (0.86%) iPad
20 92 (0.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1148 (10.64%) Windows
2 955 (8.85%) Linux
3 705 (6.54%) UNIX
4 404 (3.75%) Apple iOS
5 386 (3.58%) Android
6 171 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 107 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 106 (0.98%) Windows 7
9 104 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 81 (0.75%) Solaris
11 76 (0.70%) Mac OS X
12 75 (0.70%) Debian
13 74 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 67 (0.62%) Ubuntu
15 62 (0.57%) Windows 8
16 58 (0.54%) CentOS
17 55 (0.51%) Windows XP
18 45 (0.42%) Windows Vista
19 28 (0.26%) Windows Phone
20 23 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4755 (44.08%) Agile Software Development
2 1801 (16.70%) Scrum
3 1537 (14.25%) SDLC
4 1393 (12.91%) Test Automation
5 1349 (12.51%) Test Scripting
6 1297 (12.02%) TDD
7 1276 (11.83%) Automated Testing
8 1207 (11.19%) Project Management
9 1173 (10.87%) BDD
10 1069 (9.91%) Software Testing
11 1000 (9.27%) User Acceptance Testing
12 967 (8.96%) Mentoring
13 947 (8.78%) E-Commerce
14 918 (8.51%) Manual Testing
15 914 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
16 848 (7.86%) Software Engineering
17 695 (6.44%) Test Strategy
18 693 (6.42%) OO
19 688 (6.38%) Regression Testing
20 680 (6.30%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2618 (24.27%) SQL
2 2551 (23.65%) Java
3 2012 (18.65%) C#
4 1353 (12.54%) JavaScript
5 605 (5.61%) Python
6 511 (4.74%) PHP
7 449 (4.16%) C++
8 435 (4.03%) Ruby
9 391 (3.62%) T-SQL
10 293 (2.72%) C
11 240 (2.22%) PL/SQL
11 240 (2.22%) Perl
12 156 (1.45%) Shell Script
13 151 (1.40%) PowerShell
14 135 (1.25%) VB
15 112 (1.04%) Bash Shell
16 102 (0.95%) VBScript
17 91 (0.84%) Groovy
18 87 (0.81%) VB.NET
19 79 (0.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1960 (18.17%) Degree
2 1097 (10.17%) ISEB
3 828 (7.68%) ISTQB
4 324 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 177 (1.64%) Security Cleared
6 119 (1.10%) PMI Certification
7 114 (1.06%) SC Cleared
8 66 (0.61%) PMP
9 59 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 55 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
11 54 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 53 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 48 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
14 45 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
15 39 (0.36%) HND
16 34 (0.32%) CCIE
17 27 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 25 (0.23%) CCNP
19 23 (0.21%) MCSE
20 21 (0.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (1.35%) SLA
2 82 (0.76%) ISO 9001
3 54 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 51 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 33 (0.31%) GMP
6 28 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 24 (0.22%) P3O
8 19 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 18 (0.17%) TickIT
10 17 (0.16%) HL7
11 16 (0.15%) Basel III
12 15 (0.14%) COBIT
13 14 (0.13%) ISO 14001
14 12 (0.11%) Basel II
15 11 (0.10%) ISO 9000
15 11 (0.10%) CRD IV
16 10 (0.093%) GAMP
17 7 (0.065%) MiFID
17 7 (0.065%) EMIR
18 6 (0.056%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 137 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 127 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 47 (0.44%) Varnish
4 38 (0.35%) KVM
5 36 (0.33%) Docker
6 35 (0.32%) Time Sharing Option
7 31 (0.29%) VMware ESX
8 29 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
8 29 (0.27%) vSphere
9 28 (0.26%) Hyper-V
9 28 (0.26%) GlusterFS
10 27 (0.25%) Samba
10 27 (0.25%) Firmware
11 23 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 23 (0.21%) Xen
12 15 (0.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 14 (0.13%) NFS
14 13 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
15 10 (0.093%) XenServer
16 9 (0.083%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 349 (3.24%) HP Quality Center
2 191 (1.77%) Puppet
3 149 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
4 80 (0.74%) SCCM
5 73 (0.68%) Ansible
6 51 (0.47%) Nagios
7 41 (0.38%) ZABBIX
8 36 (0.33%) HAProxy
8 36 (0.33%) logstash
9 31 (0.29%) Kibana
10 30 (0.28%) Graphite
11 26 (0.24%) StatsD
11 26 (0.24%) SCOM
11 26 (0.24%) Control-M
12 25 (0.23%) CA Endevor
13 24 (0.22%) BladeLogic
14 22 (0.20%) Tivoli
15 19 (0.18%) Vagrant
16 17 (0.16%) OpenView
16 17 (0.16%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1566 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 1048 (9.72%) Oracle
3 446 (4.13%) HP
4 280 (2.60%) SAP
5 229 (2.12%) IBM
6 209 (1.94%) VMware
7 135 (1.25%) Google
7 135 (1.25%) Cisco
8 106 (0.98%) Red Hat
9 87 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
9 87 (0.81%) Juniper
10 78 (0.72%) Adobe
11 68 (0.63%) Informatica
12 60 (0.56%) BMC
12 60 (0.56%) Facebook
13 59 (0.55%) Tableau
14 53 (0.49%) Citrix
15 52 (0.48%) New Relic
16 51 (0.47%) hybris
17 50 (0.46%) Sun
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Computer People
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £24000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hudson IT
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare + Ins
Posted: 4 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
PMC retail
Salary: Competitive + Pension + Healthcare & Other Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £65000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Private Healthca
Posted: 4 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago