The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 52 53
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 4579 5679 5474
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.85% 5.18% 4.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.89% 44.63% 42.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3747 4528 4124
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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
11480 12725 13008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.17% 11.60% 11.40%
Number of salaries quoted 9044 10142 10065
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 September 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 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
England -6 4321 £50,000 +11.11% 504
London -10 2115 £55,000 - 253
South East -9 736 £45,000 +5.88% 77
City of London +1 326 £55,000 -1.78% 60
East of England +7 306 £45,000 +12.50% 38
West Midlands -8 255 £37,500 - 25
Yorkshire -6 249 £42,500 +21.42% 24
North West -15 248 £36,000 -4.00% 45
East Midlands +1 221 £44,500 +18.66% 16
Berkshire +2 182 £45,000 -10.00% 15
West Yorkshire 0 179 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Surrey -5 155 £47,500 +5.55% 22
Nottinghamshire +9 154 £45,000 +20.00% 9
South West -37 149 £37,500 -6.25% 18
Manchester -22 141 £40,000 +6.66% 29
Nottingham +6 140 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Hampshire -5 140 £44,500 +7.22% 15
Birmingham -4 116 £37,500 +15.38% 11
Scotland -23 94 £36,000 +2.85% 20
Bradford +6 82 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Wales +13 78 £42,500 +21.42% 9
Essex +17 77 £62,500 +31.57% 4
Reading -10 77 £55,000 +14.58% 7
South Wales +29 73 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Hertfordshire +25 73 £42,500 - 11
East Sussex +21 73 £40,000 -6.97% 6
Leeds -24 73 £42,500 +13.33% 9
Brighton +20 66 £38,000 -12.64% 5
Brentwood +4 59 £70,000 +33.33% 1
Cambridgeshire -32 59 £47,500 +18.75% 12

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 with a requirement for QA.

1 4954 (52.60%) Agile Software Development
2 2380 (25.27%) Finance
3 2275 (24.15%) SQL
4 2234 (23.72%) Java
5 2155 (22.88%) Selenium
6 1801 (19.12%) Scrum
7 1762 (18.71%) C#
8 1627 (17.27%) Degree
9 1471 (15.62%) .NET
10 1339 (14.22%) JavaScript
11 1313 (13.94%) HTML
12 1312 (13.93%) Test Automation
13 1277 (13.56%) SDLC
14 1275 (13.54%) TDD
15 1243 (13.20%) Microsoft
16 1189 (12.62%) BDD
17 1119 (11.88%) Software Testing
18 1105 (11.73%) Project Management
19 1049 (11.14%) Automated Testing
20 1046 (11.11%) JIRA
21 1016 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
22 992 (10.53%) CSS
23 969 (10.29%) Cucumber
24 961 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
25 944 (10.02%) ISEB
26 932 (9.89%) SQL Server
27 918 (9.75%) Test Scripting
28 900 (9.56%) Linux
29 892 (9.47%) Manual Testing
30 855 (9.08%) Web Services

QA
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 267 (2.83%) CMS
2 222 (2.36%) Confluence
3 151 (1.60%) IIS
4 149 (1.58%) Apache
5 141 (1.50%) SharePoint
6 103 (1.09%) Tomcat
7 72 (0.76%) WebSphere
8 57 (0.61%) Drupal
9 56 (0.59%) nginx
10 42 (0.45%) SAS
11 41 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
11 41 (0.44%) WordPress
12 40 (0.42%) JBoss
13 39 (0.41%) Umbraco
14 37 (0.39%) WebLogic
14 37 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
15 31 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
16 25 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
17 21 (0.22%) Apache Solr
17 21 (0.22%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 664 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 323 (3.43%) MS Office
3 98 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 95 (1.01%) MS Project
5 89 (0.94%) Photoshop
6 80 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
7 31 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
8 29 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 15 (0.16%) SPSS
10 11 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
11 10 (0.11%) AutoCAD
11 10 (0.11%) Fireworks
12 6 (0.064%) Maya
13 5 (0.053%) HipChat
13 5 (0.053%) InDesign
14 4 (0.042%) GNU Octave
14 4 (0.042%) InfoPath
15 3 (0.032%) 3ds Max
15 3 (0.032%) Adobe Captivate
15 3 (0.032%) Stata
Business Applications
1 68 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 56 (0.59%) Magento
3 44 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 39 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
5 29 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 24 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
7 22 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
8 21 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
8 21 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 19 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
10 15 (0.16%) MultiFonds
10 15 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
10 15 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
11 14 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
11 14 (0.15%) Sonata
12 13 (0.14%) Markit EDM
12 13 (0.14%) SAP CRM
13 12 (0.13%) Cognos Controller
13 12 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
13 12 (0.13%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 370 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
2 233 (2.47%) SaaS
3 209 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 74 (0.79%) GitHub
5 70 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
6 61 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
7 42 (0.45%) Amazon S3
8 34 (0.36%) PaaS
9 33 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 31 (0.33%) Google Analytics
11 26 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 25 (0.27%) Office 365
13 20 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
14 19 (0.20%) Google Play
14 19 (0.20%) OpenShift
15 18 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
16 16 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
17 12 (0.13%) IaaS
18 11 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
19 10 (0.11%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 255 (2.71%) Internet
2 166 (1.76%) HTTP
3 139 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 122 (1.30%) Firewall
5 94 (1.00%) Intranet
6 86 (0.91%) Network Security
7 82 (0.87%) HTTPS
8 56 (0.59%) DNS
8 56 (0.59%) VPN
9 52 (0.55%) SAN
10 46 (0.49%) LDAP
11 40 (0.42%) LAN
12 38 (0.40%) WAN
13 37 (0.39%) NAS
14 35 (0.37%) VoIP
15 32 (0.34%) SSL
16 29 (0.31%) Wireless
17 25 (0.27%) MPLS
18 24 (0.25%) SNMP
19 23 (0.24%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 932 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 483 (5.13%) MySQL
3 311 (3.30%) Relational Database
4 300 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
5 194 (2.06%) Big Data
6 190 (2.02%) NoSQL
7 188 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 169 (1.79%) MongoDB
9 145 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 117 (1.24%) Oracle Database
11 111 (1.18%) RDBMS
12 107 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
13 103 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
14 97 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
15 96 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 92 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
17 81 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
18 63 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
19 58 (0.62%) DB2
20 55 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2155 (22.88%) Selenium
2 1046 (11.11%) JIRA
3 969 (10.29%) Cucumber
4 735 (7.80%) Git (software)
5 726 (7.71%) WebDriver
6 685 (7.27%) Jenkins
7 587 (6.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 402 (4.27%) SoapUI
9 351 (3.73%) Visual Studio
10 346 (3.67%) SpecFlow
11 297 (3.15%) JUnit
12 287 (3.05%) Subversion
13 273 (2.90%) JMeter
14 259 (2.75%) TeamCity
15 224 (2.38%) HP UFT
16 212 (2.25%) Maven
17 195 (2.07%) Appium
18 162 (1.72%) LoadRunner
19 139 (1.48%) NUnit
20 130 (1.38%) Gradle
General
1 2380 (25.27%) Finance
2 757 (8.04%) Retail
3 534 (5.67%) Banking
4 376 (3.99%) Telecoms
5 360 (3.82%) Games
6 339 (3.60%) Marketing
7 202 (2.14%) Law
8 191 (2.03%) Back Office
9 189 (2.01%) Legal
10 158 (1.68%) Manufacturing
11 151 (1.60%) Advertising
12 111 (1.18%) Publishing
13 85 (0.90%) Front Office
14 75 (0.80%) Financial Institution
14 75 (0.80%) Investment Banking
15 65 (0.69%) Automotive
16 60 (0.64%) Aerospace
17 51 (0.54%) Electronics
18 35 (0.37%) Billing
19 30 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2061 (21.88%) Analyst
2 1803 (19.14%) Developer
3 1218 (12.93%) Tester
4 1019 (10.82%) Test Analyst
5 939 (9.97%) QA Engineer
6 743 (7.89%) QA Tester
7 718 (7.62%) QA Analyst
8 620 (6.58%) Test Engineer
9 490 (5.20%) Automation Tester
10 470 (4.99%) QA Test Analyst
11 415 (4.41%) Project Manager
12 376 (3.99%) QA Leader
13 368 (3.91%) QA Test Engineer
14 367 (3.90%) Software Tester
15 361 (3.83%) Architect
16 353 (3.75%) Business Analyst
17 338 (3.59%) Senior Developer
18 327 (3.47%) Java Developer
19 323 (3.43%) .NET Developer
20 308 (3.27%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1471 (15.62%) .NET
2 1313 (13.94%) HTML
3 992 (10.53%) CSS
4 855 (9.08%) Web Services
5 747 (7.93%) XML
6 523 (5.55%) ASP.NET
7 454 (4.82%) HTML5
8 434 (4.61%) jQuery
9 433 (4.60%) REST
10 410 (4.35%) SOAP
11 291 (3.09%) AngularJS
12 287 (3.05%) Spring
13 285 (3.03%) CSS3
14 264 (2.80%) RESTful
15 262 (2.78%) .NET Framework
16 260 (2.76%) JSON
17 257 (2.73%) Ajax
18 251 (2.66%) Gherkin
19 215 (2.28%) ASP.NET MVC
20 201 (2.13%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1016 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
2 743 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 613 (6.51%) Mobile App
4 550 (5.84%) User Experience
5 234 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 188 (2.00%) Fintech
7 163 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
8 161 (1.71%) Data Centre
9 156 (1.66%) Client/Server
10 148 (1.57%) Mathematics
11 135 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 115 (1.22%) iPad
13 98 (1.04%) Virtual Team
14 83 (0.88%) PMI
15 78 (0.83%) Statistics
16 75 (0.80%) Blog
17 74 (0.79%) Online Games
18 72 (0.76%) Data Structures
18 72 (0.76%) Derivative
19 69 (0.73%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 900 (9.56%) Linux
2 831 (8.82%) Windows
3 623 (6.61%) Unix
4 456 (4.84%) Android
5 393 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 142 (1.51%) Windows Server
7 73 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 72 (0.76%) CentOS
9 56 (0.59%) Solaris
10 50 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 48 (0.51%) Mac OS X
12 41 (0.44%) Windows 10
12 41 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
13 31 (0.33%) Windows 7
14 28 (0.30%) AIX
14 28 (0.30%) Windows 8
15 25 (0.27%) Ubuntu
16 18 (0.19%) Debian
17 16 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
18 12 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4954 (52.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1801 (19.12%) Scrum
3 1312 (13.93%) Test Automation
4 1277 (13.56%) SDLC
5 1275 (13.54%) TDD
6 1189 (12.62%) BDD
7 1119 (11.88%) Software Testing
8 1105 (11.73%) Project Management
9 1049 (11.14%) Automated Testing
10 961 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
11 918 (9.75%) Test Scripting
12 892 (9.47%) Manual Testing
13 823 (8.74%) Regression Testing
14 803 (8.53%) User Acceptance Testing
15 756 (8.03%) Automation Testing
16 746 (7.92%) Mentoring
17 743 (7.89%) E-Commerce
18 714 (7.58%) Software Engineering
19 692 (7.35%) Test Strategy
20 682 (7.24%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2275 (24.15%) SQL
2 2234 (23.72%) Java
3 1762 (18.71%) C#
4 1339 (14.22%) JavaScript
5 762 (8.09%) Python
6 570 (6.05%) Ruby
7 433 (4.60%) PHP
8 414 (4.40%) C++
9 299 (3.17%) C
10 269 (2.86%) Perl
11 231 (2.45%) VB.NET
12 229 (2.43%) T-SQL
13 188 (2.00%) Bash Shell
13 188 (2.00%) PL/SQL
14 168 (1.78%) PowerShell
15 146 (1.55%) Shell Script
16 128 (1.36%) VB
17 113 (1.20%) Objective-C
18 110 (1.17%) Scala
19 107 (1.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1627 (17.27%) Degree
2 944 (10.02%) ISEB
3 817 (8.67%) ISTQB
4 324 (3.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 193 (2.05%) Security Cleared
6 155 (1.65%) PMP
7 146 (1.55%) PMI Certification
8 94 (1.00%) SC Cleared
9 76 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 60 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 57 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 51 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
12 51 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
13 50 (0.53%) CREST Certified
14 47 (0.50%) CCNP
14 47 (0.50%) DV Cleared
15 40 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
16 35 (0.37%) CISSP
17 31 (0.33%) CHECK Team Leader
18 23 (0.24%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (1.78%) SLA
2 162 (1.72%) SDET
3 111 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 50 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 49 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 45 (0.48%) ISO 9001
7 28 (0.30%) GCP
8 20 (0.21%) COBIT
8 20 (0.21%) ISO 14001
9 19 (0.20%) MiFID
10 16 (0.17%) WCAG
11 12 (0.13%) ISO22301
12 9 (0.096%) HL7
12 9 (0.096%) ISO 9000
12 9 (0.096%) Section 508
13 7 (0.074%) WAI
14 6 (0.064%) EMIR
14 6 (0.064%) MISRA
14 6 (0.064%) SEPA
15 5 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 191 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 151 (1.60%) Docker
3 87 (0.92%) Active Directory
4 51 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 50 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 32 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (0.31%) vSphere
8 23 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
9 22 (0.23%) NFS
10 17 (0.18%) KVM
10 17 (0.18%) Varnish
11 16 (0.17%) GlusterFS
12 15 (0.16%) Firmware
12 15 (0.16%) vCloud
13 14 (0.15%) XenApp
14 13 (0.14%) VMware ESX
15 12 (0.13%) Squid
16 11 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
17 7 (0.074%) Microsoft App-V
17 7 (0.074%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 208 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
2 202 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
3 190 (2.02%) Puppet
4 104 (1.10%) Ansible
5 70 (0.74%) Nagios
6 52 (0.55%) SCCM
7 23 (0.24%) Ganglia
7 23 (0.24%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 22 (0.23%) HP SiteScope
8 22 (0.23%) Rundeck
9 21 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 19 (0.20%) ZABBIX
11 18 (0.19%) SELinux
11 18 (0.19%) WSUS
12 16 (0.17%) Cacti
12 16 (0.17%) OpenView
13 12 (0.13%) FortiGate
14 11 (0.12%) NetBackup
15 10 (0.11%) Kubernetes
15 10 (0.11%) Packer
Vendors
1 1243 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 789 (8.38%) Oracle
3 240 (2.55%) HP
4 236 (2.51%) SAP
5 222 (2.36%) VMware
6 147 (1.56%) Google
7 141 (1.50%) IBM
8 132 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
9 122 (1.30%) Cisco
10 104 (1.10%) Red Hat
11 102 (1.08%) Atlassian
12 74 (0.79%) Informatica
13 73 (0.78%) Adobe
14 63 (0.67%) EMC
14 63 (0.67%) Sophos
15 51 (0.54%) EPiServer
16 50 (0.53%) Cognizant
17 48 (0.51%) NetApp
17 48 (0.51%) Tableau
18 44 (0.47%) Citrix
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £100,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £39000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £28000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Amazing benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus
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Billericay, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Gym, Health Care & Benefits
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + pension, healthcare etc
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Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000-60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £42000 Per Annum AWS
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum base plus package!
Posted: 3 days ago