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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 4851 4991 5294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.53% 4.74% 4.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.09% 46.06% 48.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3730 3825 4374
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
11257 10836 10985
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.52% 10.29% 10.25%
Number of salaries quoted 8720 8346 8842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,275 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -4 4510 £45,000 - 850
London -5 2282 £52,300 -0.38% 314
South East +18 816 £45,000 - 173
City of London -8 475 £50,000 -4.76% 82
Yorkshire -1 323 £40,000 +14.28% 70
East of England +10 318 £40,000 -2.43% 65
Berkshire +18 303 £45,000 -5.26% 59
North West -4 244 £35,125 +0.35% 84
West Yorkshire -3 234 £40,000 +14.28% 41
South West -1 205 £37,500 +8.69% 56
Surrey +3 198 £45,000 -5.26% 36
Leeds -1 172 £40,000 +14.28% 29
West Midlands -5 164 £35,000 -12.50% 50
Scotland +16 154 £42,500 +14.86% 44
Manchester +15 146 £36,500 -2.66% 60
Bristol +19 123 £37,500 - 18
East Midlands -2 106 £36,250 -0.68% 28
Hampshire +15 101 £40,000 +23.07% 21
Hertfordshire +14 96 £44,250 -1.66% 12
Cambridgeshire -12 94 £40,000 -3.61% 30
Edinburgh +16 88 £45,000 +42.85% 28
Cambridge -8 86 £40,000 -3.61% 26
Reading +4 83 £45,000 -18.18% 31
Birmingham +17 75 £35,000 -26.31% 11
Wales +11 75 £41,500 +38.33% 6
Oxfordshire +6 72 £40,000 +15.94% 14
South Wales +17 67 £41,500 +31.74% 5
Cardiff +16 52 £45,000 +46.34% 5
Newbury +14 50 £48,000 +28.00% 5
Nottinghamshire +4 49 £37,500 +7.14% 12

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4614 (46.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2677 (26.88%) Finance
3 2553 (25.64%) SQL
4 2003 (20.11%) Java
5 1935 (19.43%) Scrum
6 1793 (18.00%) C#
7 1767 (17.74%) Degree
8 1673 (16.80%) Selenium
9 1586 (15.93%) JavaScript
10 1496 (15.02%) .NET
11 1446 (14.52%) Microsoft
12 1377 (13.83%) TDD
13 1365 (13.71%) HTML
14 1331 (13.36%) SQL Server
15 1186 (11.91%) ISEB
16 1151 (11.56%) Test Automation
17 1140 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
18 1128 (11.33%) Software Testing
19 1113 (11.18%) Windows
20 1111 (11.16%) Project Management
21 1065 (10.69%) Test Scripting
22 1056 (10.60%) Automated Testing
23 1022 (10.26%) Linux
23 1022 (10.26%) BDD
24 1019 (10.23%) Retail
25 984 (9.88%) CSS
26 946 (9.50%) User Acceptance Testing
27 943 (9.47%) Banking
28 874 (8.78%) E-Commerce
29 871 (8.75%) Oracle

QA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 233 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 218 (2.19%) Apache
3 201 (2.02%) IIS
4 194 (1.95%) Tomcat
5 183 (1.84%) CMS
6 117 (1.17%) WebSphere
7 89 (0.89%) Confluence
8 80 (0.80%) SAS
9 74 (0.74%) Node.js
10 68 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
11 59 (0.59%) Drupal
12 55 (0.55%) JBoss
13 52 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
14 45 (0.45%) WebLogic
15 35 (0.35%) WordPress
16 32 (0.32%) nginx
17 31 (0.31%) GlassFish
17 31 (0.31%) MS Exchange
18 30 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
19 28 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 839 (8.42%) MS Excel
2 385 (3.87%) MS Office
3 128 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 127 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 126 (1.27%) MS Project
6 72 (0.72%) Photoshop
7 44 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 31 (0.31%) SPSS
8 31 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
9 28 (0.28%) AutoCAD
10 16 (0.16%) InfoPath
11 13 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 9 (0.090%) Mingle
13 8 (0.080%) OmniGraffle
13 8 (0.080%) Fireworks
14 7 (0.070%) Acrobat
15 5 (0.050%) RoboHelp
15 5 (0.050%) FreeHand
16 3 (0.030%) XMetaL
16 3 (0.030%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 108 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.60%) Sophis RISQUE
3 52 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
3 52 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 51 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
4 51 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
5 47 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
6 37 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 37 (0.37%) Magento
7 35 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
8 33 (0.33%) Google Analytics
9 29 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 28 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
11 26 (0.26%) SAP CRM
12 25 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
13 23 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
14 22 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
15 20 (0.20%) Towers Watson Igloo
15 20 (0.20%) BASE24
16 14 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 222 (2.23%) SaaS
2 96 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (0.49%) GitHub
5 47 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 45 (0.45%) Rackspace Cloud
7 26 (0.26%) PaaS
8 20 (0.20%) Force.com
8 20 (0.20%) IaaS
9 14 (0.14%) Google Apps
10 13 (0.13%) Office 365
11 10 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.060%) SuccessFactors
12 6 (0.060%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.050%) LucidChart
14 4 (0.040%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.040%) Trello
14 4 (0.040%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.040%) Heroku
14 4 (0.040%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 254 (2.55%) Internet
2 176 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 173 (1.74%) HTTP
4 120 (1.20%) Firewall
5 109 (1.09%) Wireless
6 62 (0.62%) Intranet
7 54 (0.54%) DNS
7 54 (0.54%) LTE
8 50 (0.50%) 3G
9 49 (0.49%) GSM
10 48 (0.48%) ATM
11 47 (0.47%) 2G
12 46 (0.46%) LAN
12 46 (0.46%) SAN
13 45 (0.45%) UMTS
14 44 (0.44%) WAN
15 43 (0.43%) WiMAX
15 43 (0.43%) RNC
16 41 (0.41%) Network Security
17 30 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1331 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 446 (4.48%) MySQL
3 405 (4.07%) Relational Database
4 339 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
5 275 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 269 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 227 (2.28%) Big Data
8 209 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 180 (1.81%) NoSQL
10 164 (1.65%) Oracle Database
11 150 (1.51%) MongoDB
12 129 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 129 (1.30%) DB2
13 120 (1.20%) RDBMS
14 87 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
15 86 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
16 75 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
17 70 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
17 70 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
18 64 (0.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1673 (16.80%) Selenium
2 790 (7.93%) JIRA
3 755 (7.58%) WebDriver
4 649 (6.52%) Cucumber
5 614 (6.17%) Git (software)
6 547 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 490 (4.92%) Visual Studio
8 424 (4.26%) QuickTest Pro
9 417 (4.19%) Jenkins
10 315 (3.16%) Subversion
11 300 (3.01%) TeamCity
12 290 (2.91%) JUnit
13 270 (2.71%) SpecFlow
14 240 (2.41%) NUnit
15 237 (2.38%) JMeter
16 221 (2.22%) SoapUI
17 200 (2.01%) FitNesse
18 153 (1.54%) Eclipse
19 143 (1.44%) Calabash
20 136 (1.37%) Maven
General
1 2677 (26.88%) Finance
2 1019 (10.23%) Retail
3 943 (9.47%) Banking
4 577 (5.79%) Marketing
5 397 (3.99%) Telecoms
6 293 (2.94%) Games
7 282 (2.83%) Aerospace
8 181 (1.82%) Legal
9 167 (1.68%) Advertising
10 152 (1.53%) Publishing
11 149 (1.50%) Back Office
12 144 (1.45%) Investment Banking
13 132 (1.33%) Manufacturing
14 128 (1.29%) Law
15 119 (1.19%) Front Office
16 102 (1.02%) Financial Institution
17 88 (0.88%) Automotive
18 84 (0.84%) Billing
19 76 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
20 44 (0.44%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2399 (24.09%) Analyst
2 1786 (17.93%) Developer
3 1196 (12.01%) Test Analyst
4 1033 (10.37%) Tester
5 772 (7.75%) QA Engineer
6 574 (5.76%) QA Analyst
7 560 (5.62%) Test Engineer
8 474 (4.76%) Consultant
9 464 (4.66%) Software Engineer
10 463 (4.65%) Business Analyst
11 429 (4.31%) QA Tester
12 425 (4.27%) Project Manager
13 413 (4.15%) Architect
14 379 (3.81%) Test Manager
15 368 (3.70%) Senior Developer
16 337 (3.38%) Software Tester
17 312 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
18 264 (2.65%) Software Developer
19 255 (2.56%) Junior
20 222 (2.23%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1496 (15.02%) .NET
2 1365 (13.71%) HTML
3 984 (9.88%) CSS
4 862 (8.66%) XML
5 773 (7.76%) Web Services
6 599 (6.01%) jQuery
7 579 (5.81%) ASP.NET
8 473 (4.75%) HTML5
9 372 (3.74%) REST
10 349 (3.50%) SOAP
11 259 (2.60%) Spring
11 259 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
12 244 (2.45%) Ajax
13 240 (2.41%) JSON
13 240 (2.41%) RESTful
14 237 (2.38%) WCF
15 227 (2.28%) .NET Framework
16 220 (2.21%) CSS3
17 199 (2.00%) AngularJS
17 199 (2.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1140 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
2 761 (7.64%) Computer Science
3 562 (5.64%) Open Source
4 534 (5.36%) User Experience
5 526 (5.28%) Mobile App
6 297 (2.98%) Management Information System
7 276 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
8 188 (1.89%) Mathematics
9 170 (1.71%) Blog
10 138 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 137 (1.38%) Client/Server
12 133 (1.34%) iPhone
13 112 (1.12%) Data Integration
14 110 (1.10%) Social Media
15 103 (1.03%) iPad
16 93 (0.93%) Digital Media
16 93 (0.93%) Fixed Income
17 90 (0.90%) Data Structures
18 89 (0.89%) Algorithms
19 86 (0.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1113 (11.18%) Windows
2 1022 (10.26%) Linux
3 721 (7.24%) UNIX
4 470 (4.72%) Android
5 435 (4.37%) Apple iOS
6 108 (1.08%) Solaris
7 100 (1.00%) Mac OS X
8 95 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 69 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 65 (0.65%) Windows 7
11 58 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 49 (0.49%) Windows XP
13 43 (0.43%) Ubuntu
14 41 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 41 (0.41%) Windows Phone
15 40 (0.40%) Debian
16 36 (0.36%) CentOS
17 27 (0.27%) AIX
18 25 (0.25%) Windows 8
19 24 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4614 (46.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1935 (19.43%) Scrum
3 1377 (13.83%) TDD
4 1151 (11.56%) Test Automation
5 1128 (11.33%) Software Testing
6 1111 (11.16%) Project Management
7 1065 (10.69%) Test Scripting
8 1056 (10.60%) Automated Testing
9 1022 (10.26%) BDD
10 946 (9.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 874 (8.78%) E-Commerce
12 820 (8.23%) Manual Testing
13 768 (7.71%) Continuous Integration
14 759 (7.62%) Mentoring
15 737 (7.40%) Software Engineering
16 734 (7.37%) OO
17 642 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
18 610 (6.13%) Automation Testing
19 608 (6.11%) Test Strategy
20 579 (5.81%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2553 (25.64%) SQL
2 2003 (20.11%) Java
3 1793 (18.00%) C#
4 1586 (15.93%) JavaScript
5 610 (6.13%) Python
6 540 (5.42%) C++
7 455 (4.57%) Ruby
8 433 (4.35%) PHP
9 322 (3.23%) Perl
10 307 (3.08%) T-SQL
11 235 (2.36%) C
12 168 (1.69%) PL/SQL
13 148 (1.49%) Objective-C
14 131 (1.32%) PowerShell
15 130 (1.31%) Shell Script
16 114 (1.14%) Bash Shell
17 99 (0.99%) VB.NET
18 94 (0.94%) VB
19 90 (0.90%) VBA
20 89 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1767 (17.74%) Degree
2 1186 (11.91%) ISEB
3 720 (7.23%) ISTQB
4 483 (4.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 159 (1.60%) Security Cleared
6 146 (1.47%) VCP4
7 107 (1.07%) PMI Certification
8 103 (1.03%) SC Cleared
9 101 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
10 62 (0.62%) PMP
11 48 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
12 38 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
12 38 (0.38%) HND
13 35 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 30 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 29 (0.29%) CIMA
16 27 (0.27%) ACCA
16 27 (0.27%) CISSP
16 27 (0.27%) DV Cleared
17 25 (0.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (1.33%) SLA
2 70 (0.70%) ISO 9001
3 59 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 38 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 36 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 23 (0.23%) COBIT
8 21 (0.21%) ISO 8583
9 18 (0.18%) ISO 9000
10 16 (0.16%) TickIT
11 12 (0.12%) Solvency II
12 10 (0.10%) P3O
12 10 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 10 (0.10%) WAI
13 7 (0.070%) MiFID
13 7 (0.070%) GAAP
13 7 (0.070%) GMP
14 6 (0.060%) Dodd-Frank
15 4 (0.040%) CRD IV
15 4 (0.040%) Basel III
System Software
1 97 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 35 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 32 (0.32%) Firmware
5 27 (0.27%) Squid
6 24 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
7 21 (0.21%) KVM
8 20 (0.20%) Varnish
9 17 (0.17%) vSphere
10 14 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
11 13 (0.13%) Xen
11 13 (0.13%) XenDesktop
12 12 (0.12%) XenApp
12 12 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.090%) Samba
13 9 (0.090%) NFS
13 9 (0.090%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.090%) Docker
14 7 (0.070%) VMware ESX
15 6 (0.060%) qmail
Systems Management
1 356 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
2 134 (1.35%) Puppet
3 133 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (0.43%) Nagios
5 30 (0.30%) ZABBIX
6 24 (0.24%) SCCM
7 22 (0.22%) HAProxy
8 21 (0.21%) Ansible
8 21 (0.21%) CA Endevor
9 14 (0.14%) Data Guard
9 14 (0.14%) logstash
10 13 (0.13%) Pingdom
11 12 (0.12%) Graphite
11 12 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 12 (0.12%) OpenView
12 11 (0.11%) NetBackup
12 11 (0.11%) Vagrant
12 11 (0.11%) collectd
12 11 (0.11%) StatsD
13 9 (0.090%) Salt
Vendors
1 1446 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 871 (8.75%) Oracle
3 372 (3.74%) HP
4 270 (2.71%) SAP
5 194 (1.95%) IBM
6 180 (1.81%) VMware
7 162 (1.63%) Google
8 131 (1.32%) Business Objects
9 126 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
10 108 (1.08%) Cisco
11 83 (0.83%) Red Hat
12 62 (0.62%) Adobe
12 62 (0.62%) Sun
13 57 (0.57%) Tableau
14 56 (0.56%) Facebook
14 56 (0.56%) Nokia
15 52 (0.52%) Ericsson
15 52 (0.52%) Nortel
16 50 (0.50%) Citrix
17 49 (0.49%) Informatica
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: DOE
Posted: 14 hours ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 19 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Experian
Salary: competitive + package
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
TUI Group
Salary: Excellent basic + fantastic benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
TUI Group
Salary: Excellent basic + fantastic benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
TUI Group
Salary: Excellent basic + fantastic benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
TUI Group
Salary: Excellent basic + fantastic benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
ISL
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Myers Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Extensive benefits to include longer
Posted: Yesterday
London
BLOC
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus 5-50% performance, pension, discount
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 8% pens, 25 days hols, insurance
Posted: Yesterday