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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 52 50
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 5754 4857 5674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.96% 4.51% 4.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.57% 44.17% 46.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4359 3839 4680
Average salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,625 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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
12355 10995 12244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.64% 10.21% 10.46%
Number of salaries quoted 9529 8632 10069
Average salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £74,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 1 September 2014 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 1 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
England +1 5370 £45,000 -5.26% 594
London +7 2884 £52,500 - 280
South East 0 851 £40,000 -5.88% 99
City of London +11 640 £52,500 -4.54% 75
East of England +24 389 £41,500 -2.35% 44
North West +39 339 £40,000 +23.07% 55
Berkshire +17 294 £40,000 -6.97% 25
Yorkshire -18 267 £35,000 - 32
South West +15 231 £35,000 - 19
Surrey +8 215 £47,500 +5.55% 24
Scotland +38 206 £40,250 +23.84% 21
Manchester +58 194 £40,000 +23.07% 31
West Midlands -7 187 £40,000 -11.11% 32
West Yorkshire -27 184 £35,000 - 15
Cambridgeshire +31 183 £37,500 -16.66% 16
East Midlands -6 156 £35,000 +2.94% 15
Cambridge +37 145 £35,000 -12.50% 13
Hampshire -27 129 £40,000 -5.88% 22
Leeds -34 126 £40,000 +14.28% 10
Reading +33 120 £37,500 -16.66% 9
Edinburgh +42 113 £40,500 +48.62% 14
Bristol +30 92 £35,000 -10.25% 5
Cheshire +1 91 £35,000 +6.06% 11
Birmingham -2 72 £42,500 -22.72% 13
Essex +47 67 £57,500 +43.75% 7
Wiltshire +13 66 £37,000 +5.71% 4
Buckinghamshire -9 64 £37,250 -12.35% 10
Glasgow +9 63 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Hertfordshire -29 62 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Nottinghamshire -14 61 £35,000 +6.06% 4

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 3058 (26.40%) SQL
2 2840 (24.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2806 (24.23%) Finance
4 2658 (22.95%) Java
5 2345 (20.25%) Degree
6 2188 (18.89%) Selenium
7 1944 (16.78%) Scrum
8 1903 (16.43%) C#
9 1805 (15.58%) JavaScript
10 1706 (14.73%) .NET
11 1596 (13.78%) HTML
12 1507 (13.01%) Project Management
13 1480 (12.78%) SQL Server
14 1457 (12.58%) Software Testing
15 1403 (12.11%) Microsoft
16 1351 (11.66%) ISEB
17 1331 (11.49%) Automated Testing
18 1309 (11.30%) Test Scripting
19 1305 (11.27%) TDD
20 1245 (10.75%) Linux
21 1229 (10.61%) Windows
22 1202 (10.38%) User Acceptance Testing
23 1195 (10.32%) Test Automation
24 1177 (10.16%) CSS
25 1131 (9.76%) Computer Science
26 1112 (9.60%) E-Commerce
27 1001 (8.64%) Retail
28 997 (8.61%) Oracle
29 982 (8.48%) XML
30 967 (8.35%) BDD

QA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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
1 340 (2.94%) Apache
2 308 (2.66%) IIS
3 289 (2.50%) Tomcat
3 289 (2.50%) CMS
4 240 (2.07%) SharePoint
5 194 (1.67%) WebSphere
6 145 (1.25%) Confluence
7 136 (1.17%) Node.js
8 123 (1.06%) WebLogic
9 106 (0.92%) SAS
10 94 (0.81%) Drupal
11 93 (0.80%) nginx
12 81 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
13 68 (0.59%) MS Exchange
14 61 (0.53%) Apache Solr
15 59 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
16 48 (0.41%) WordPress
17 45 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
18 44 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
19 33 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 817 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 476 (4.11%) MS Office
3 154 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 149 (1.29%) MS Project
5 126 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 124 (1.07%) Photoshop
7 62 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
8 35 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
9 33 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
10 13 (0.11%) InDesign
10 13 (0.11%) AutoCAD
11 9 (0.078%) SPSS
12 8 (0.069%) FastStats
13 6 (0.052%) Adobe Captivate
13 6 (0.052%) Acrobat
13 6 (0.052%) InfoPath
14 5 (0.043%) FrameMaker
14 5 (0.043%) RoboHelp
14 5 (0.043%) GIMP
15 4 (0.035%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 75 (0.65%) Magento
2 74 (0.64%) JDE OneWorld
3 61 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 36 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
4 36 (0.31%) SAP CO
4 36 (0.31%) SAP FI
5 31 (0.27%) Sophis RISQUE
6 28 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 27 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 27 (0.23%) Google Analytics
8 25 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
9 22 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 21 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
10 21 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
11 19 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
11 19 (0.16%) BASE24
12 15 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
13 13 (0.11%) SAP ERP
13 13 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
14 12 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 290 (2.50%) SaaS
2 140 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 118 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
4 107 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
5 67 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
6 63 (0.54%) GitHub
7 42 (0.36%) PaaS
8 33 (0.28%) IaaS
9 27 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
10 26 (0.22%) LucidChart
11 25 (0.22%) Amazon S3
12 24 (0.21%) Office 365
13 21 (0.18%) Taleo
14 16 (0.14%) Force.com
15 15 (0.13%) Google App Engine
15 15 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
16 12 (0.10%) ElastiCache
16 12 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
16 12 (0.10%) AWS Data Pipeline
16 12 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 518 (4.47%) Internet
2 344 (2.97%) HTTP
3 179 (1.55%) TCP/IP
4 119 (1.03%) Firewall
5 106 (0.92%) Intranet
6 104 (0.90%) SAN
7 102 (0.88%) LAN
8 86 (0.74%) WAN
9 75 (0.65%) DNS
10 66 (0.57%) VoIP
11 59 (0.51%) Wireless
12 56 (0.48%) VPN
13 50 (0.43%) Ethernet
13 50 (0.43%) NAS
14 45 (0.39%) SNMP
15 44 (0.38%) SMTP
15 44 (0.38%) AMQP
16 38 (0.33%) LDAP
16 38 (0.33%) VLAN
17 32 (0.28%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1480 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 620 (5.35%) MySQL
3 478 (4.13%) Relational Database
4 457 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
5 249 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 228 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 218 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 204 (1.76%) RDBMS
9 187 (1.61%) Big Data
10 180 (1.55%) DB2
11 175 (1.51%) MongoDB
12 146 (1.26%) Oracle Database
13 133 (1.15%) NoSQL
14 118 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 112 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
16 82 (0.71%) Hadoop
16 82 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
17 74 (0.64%) OLTP
18 69 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
19 68 (0.59%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2188 (18.89%) Selenium
2 907 (7.83%) WebDriver
3 798 (6.89%) JIRA
4 790 (6.82%) Cucumber
5 638 (5.51%) Git (software)
6 597 (5.15%) QuickTest Pro
7 467 (4.03%) Jenkins
8 462 (3.99%) Visual Studio
9 412 (3.56%) JUnit
10 403 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 372 (3.21%) Subversion
12 262 (2.26%) FitNesse
13 243 (2.10%) TeamCity
14 241 (2.08%) Maven
15 233 (2.01%) SpecFlow
16 214 (1.85%) Hudson
17 206 (1.78%) SoapUI
18 178 (1.54%) JMeter
18 178 (1.54%) NUnit
19 147 (1.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 2806 (24.23%) Finance
2 1001 (8.64%) Retail
3 746 (6.44%) Banking
4 577 (4.98%) Marketing
5 464 (4.01%) Games
6 451 (3.89%) Telecoms
7 250 (2.16%) Investment Banking
8 231 (1.99%) Publishing
9 215 (1.86%) Advertising
10 190 (1.64%) Back Office
11 187 (1.61%) Front Office
12 171 (1.48%) Legal
13 134 (1.16%) Manufacturing
14 102 (0.88%) Law
15 101 (0.87%) Financial Institution
16 92 (0.79%) Automotive
17 74 (0.64%) Music Industry
18 70 (0.60%) Billing
19 67 (0.58%) Retail Banking
20 58 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2724 (23.52%) Analyst
2 2181 (18.83%) Developer
3 1300 (11.22%) Test Analyst
4 1237 (10.68%) Tester
5 1031 (8.90%) QA Engineer
6 785 (6.78%) Test Engineer
7 754 (6.51%) QA Analyst
8 570 (4.92%) Business Analyst
9 543 (4.69%) QA Tester
10 539 (4.65%) Consultant
11 519 (4.48%) Test Manager
12 511 (4.41%) Project Manager
13 480 (4.14%) Senior Developer
14 470 (4.06%) Architect
15 405 (3.50%) QA Manager
16 396 (3.42%) Java Developer
17 392 (3.38%) Senior Analyst
18 387 (3.34%) Software Engineer
19 335 (2.89%) Automation Engineer
20 310 (2.68%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1706 (14.73%) .NET
2 1596 (13.78%) HTML
3 1177 (10.16%) CSS
4 982 (8.48%) XML
5 850 (7.34%) Web Services
6 701 (6.05%) jQuery
7 619 (5.34%) ASP.NET
8 549 (4.74%) HTML5
9 412 (3.56%) SOAP
10 375 (3.24%) REST
11 351 (3.03%) J2EE
12 348 (3.00%) Spring
13 325 (2.81%) CSS3
14 300 (2.59%) Ajax
15 284 (2.45%) .NET Framework
16 271 (2.34%) JSON
17 248 (2.14%) Hibernate
18 235 (2.03%) Gherkin
19 230 (1.99%) RESTful
20 216 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1131 (9.76%) Computer Science
2 537 (4.64%) Mobile App
3 524 (4.52%) Open Source
4 342 (2.95%) Management Information System
5 326 (2.81%) Mathematics
6 230 (1.99%) Client/Server
7 222 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 157 (1.36%) iPhone
9 153 (1.32%) Derivative
10 150 (1.30%) Blackberry
11 146 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 144 (1.24%) Equities
13 135 (1.17%) Social Media
14 128 (1.11%) Blog
15 127 (1.10%) Digital Media
16 100 (0.86%) Visualisation
17 86 (0.74%) iPad
18 82 (0.71%) Data Integration
19 72 (0.62%) N-Tier
20 71 (0.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1245 (10.75%) Linux
2 1229 (10.61%) Windows
3 819 (7.07%) UNIX
4 564 (4.87%) Android
5 438 (3.78%) Apple iOS
6 158 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 116 (1.00%) Solaris
8 104 (0.90%) Debian
9 101 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 86 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 80 (0.69%) Mac OS X
11 80 (0.69%) Windows 7
12 73 (0.63%) Ubuntu
13 63 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
14 45 (0.39%) Windows XP
15 43 (0.37%) Windows Phone
16 37 (0.32%) CentOS
17 31 (0.27%) AIX
18 27 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
19 26 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2840 (24.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1944 (16.78%) Scrum
3 1507 (13.01%) Project Management
4 1457 (12.58%) Software Testing
5 1331 (11.49%) Automated Testing
6 1309 (11.30%) Test Scripting
7 1305 (11.27%) TDD
8 1202 (10.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1195 (10.32%) Test Automation
10 1112 (9.60%) E-Commerce
11 967 (8.35%) BDD
12 895 (7.73%) Software Engineering
13 871 (7.52%) OO
14 861 (7.43%) Regression Testing
15 847 (7.31%) Continuous Integration
16 780 (6.73%) Test Strategy
17 714 (6.16%) Automation Testing
18 675 (5.83%) Manual Testing
19 554 (4.78%) Unit Testing
20 532 (4.59%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3058 (26.40%) SQL
2 2658 (22.95%) Java
3 1903 (16.43%) C#
4 1805 (15.58%) JavaScript
5 872 (7.53%) Python
6 808 (6.98%) PHP
7 666 (5.75%) Ruby
8 654 (5.65%) C++
9 451 (3.89%) Perl
10 280 (2.42%) C
11 268 (2.31%) T-SQL
12 238 (2.05%) VB
13 163 (1.41%) Shell Script
14 142 (1.23%) VB.NET
15 133 (1.15%) VBScript
16 127 (1.10%) Bash Shell
17 122 (1.05%) PowerShell
18 112 (0.97%) PL/SQL
19 102 (0.88%) Objective-C
20 101 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2345 (20.25%) Degree
2 1351 (11.66%) ISEB
3 727 (6.28%) ISTQB
4 360 (3.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 317 (2.74%) Security Cleared
6 157 (1.36%) SC Cleared
7 147 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 73 (0.63%) PMI Certification
9 54 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 54 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
10 48 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
11 44 (0.38%) HND
11 44 (0.38%) MCSE
12 43 (0.37%) PMP
13 37 (0.32%) DV Cleared
14 36 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
15 35 (0.30%) CCNA
16 32 (0.28%) CISSP
17 30 (0.26%) MBA
18 28 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (1.41%) SLA
2 92 (0.79%) ISO 9001
3 55 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 34 (0.29%) TickIT
5 27 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 21 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.13%) Solvency II
8 13 (0.11%) ISO 9000
9 10 (0.086%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 10 (0.086%) ISO 8583
9 10 (0.086%) COBIT
10 9 (0.078%) Dodd-Frank
11 8 (0.069%) P3O
11 8 (0.069%) FATCA
11 8 (0.069%) WCAG
11 8 (0.069%) GAMP
11 8 (0.069%) GMP
12 7 (0.060%) GAAP
12 7 (0.060%) HL7
System Software
1 176 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 151 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 58 (0.50%) Varnish
5 42 (0.36%) KVM
6 36 (0.31%) XenApp
7 32 (0.28%) Samba
8 31 (0.27%) Xen
9 28 (0.24%) XenServer
10 27 (0.23%) VMware ESX
11 26 (0.22%) NFS
12 23 (0.20%) XenDesktop
13 17 (0.15%) Squid
14 15 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
15 14 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
16 12 (0.10%) MetaFrame
17 11 (0.095%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 10 (0.086%) qmail
19 9 (0.078%) Oracle RMAN
19 9 (0.078%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 566 (4.89%) HP Quality Center
2 165 (1.42%) Puppet
3 133 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 64 (0.55%) Nagios
5 63 (0.54%) ZABBIX
6 37 (0.32%) logstash
7 34 (0.29%) StatsD
8 33 (0.28%) HAProxy
9 32 (0.28%) Kibana
10 31 (0.27%) Ansible
11 26 (0.22%) SCCM
11 26 (0.22%) Ganglia
12 20 (0.17%) Opsview
13 18 (0.16%) CA Endevor
14 17 (0.15%) SCOM
14 17 (0.15%) Plesk
15 15 (0.13%) Backup Exec
15 15 (0.13%) Tivoli
15 15 (0.13%) Capistrano
16 14 (0.12%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 1403 (12.11%) Microsoft
2 997 (8.61%) Oracle
3 553 (4.77%) HP
4 309 (2.67%) SAP
5 262 (2.26%) IBM
6 202 (1.74%) VMware
7 168 (1.45%) Cisco
8 163 (1.41%) Adobe
9 157 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
10 151 (1.30%) Business Objects
11 138 (1.19%) JBoss
12 127 (1.10%) Google
13 123 (1.06%) Red Hat
14 119 (1.03%) Zend
15 110 (0.95%) Informatica
16 107 (0.92%) Citrix
17 93 (0.80%) Dell
18 80 (0.69%) Cognos
19 72 (0.62%) EMC
20 68 (0.59%) Sybase
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £31000 per annum + +Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £160,000 per annum Equity
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + +Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
NST Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + pension + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
JPS Selection
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
East London
AB Recruit
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent salary DOE + Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 2 hours ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
New Malden, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East London
RM Education
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Thames Ditton, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 5 hours ago