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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 53 51
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 5526 4772 5602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.83% 4.47% 4.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.54% 44.16% 45.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4167 3749 4617
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -

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
12134 10806 12210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.60% 10.13% 10.54%
Number of salaries quoted 9351 8472 10058
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 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 19 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 +2 5141 £45,000 -5.26% 629
London +8 2723 £52,500 - 257
South East -5 835 £41,000 -8.88% 110
City of London +5 600 £52,500 -4.54% 81
North West +41 346 £40,000 +22.13% 72
East of England +19 343 £41,500 +3.75% 43
Berkshire +8 275 £40,000 -5.88% 19
Yorkshire -6 260 £33,500 -4.28% 39
South West +4 228 £35,000 - 36
Surrey +3 214 £47,500 - 35
Scotland +35 207 £40,500 +24.61% 22
West Midlands -2 192 £39,000 -10.85% 38
Manchester +64 191 £40,000 +22.13% 33
West Yorkshire -26 170 £35,000 - 20
Cambridgeshire +23 153 £37,500 -16.66% 18
East Midlands -6 146 £35,000 - 14
Hampshire -22 132 £40,500 -4.70% 18
Edinburgh +46 121 £40,500 +24.61% 15
Cambridge +22 121 £35,000 -17.64% 6
Leeds -35 114 £38,000 +11.76% 13
Reading +14 103 £35,000 -20.90% 8
Bristol +36 92 £32,500 -13.33% 14
Cheshire -9 84 £35,000 +6.06% 25
Birmingham -4 78 £42,000 -16.00% 10
Wiltshire +10 72 £37,000 +1.36% 8
Essex +40 69 £70,000 +105.88% 5
Hertfordshire -23 64 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Glasgow +7 57 £42,000 +20.00% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 56 £38,500 -3.75% 11
Nottinghamshire -17 55 £35,000 +2.94% 4

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 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 5168 (44.40%) Agile Software Development
2 2986 (25.65%) SQL
3 2852 (24.50%) Finance
4 2615 (22.47%) Java
5 2311 (19.85%) Degree
6 2139 (18.38%) Selenium
7 1962 (16.86%) Scrum
8 1877 (16.13%) C#
9 1807 (15.52%) JavaScript
10 1660 (14.26%) .NET
11 1565 (13.45%) HTML
12 1532 (13.16%) Project Management
13 1471 (12.64%) SQL Server
14 1457 (12.52%) Software Testing
15 1421 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
16 1376 (11.82%) Microsoft
17 1353 (11.62%) ISEB
18 1330 (11.43%) Automated Testing
19 1327 (11.40%) TDD
20 1310 (11.25%) Test Scripting
21 1243 (10.68%) Linux
22 1207 (10.37%) Windows
23 1181 (10.15%) User Acceptance Testing
24 1172 (10.07%) Test Automation
25 1158 (9.95%) CSS
26 1127 (9.68%) Computer Science
27 1106 (9.50%) E-Commerce
28 1027 (8.82%) Retail
29 992 (8.52%) BDD
30 986 (8.47%) Oracle

QA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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
1 323 (2.77%) Apache
2 290 (2.49%) IIS
3 284 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 268 (2.30%) CMS
5 236 (2.03%) SharePoint
6 182 (1.56%) WebSphere
7 137 (1.18%) Confluence
8 132 (1.13%) Node.js
9 119 (1.02%) WebLogic
10 114 (0.98%) SAS
11 92 (0.79%) Drupal
12 87 (0.75%) nginx
13 71 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
14 61 (0.52%) MS Exchange
15 56 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
16 55 (0.47%) Apache Solr
17 47 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
18 45 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
19 40 (0.34%) WordPress
20 36 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 774 (6.65%) MS Excel
2 473 (4.06%) MS Office
3 152 (1.31%) MS Project
4 146 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 127 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 102 (0.88%) Photoshop
7 47 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
8 37 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
9 36 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
10 17 (0.15%) AutoCAD
11 11 (0.095%) InDesign
12 7 (0.060%) InfoPath
12 7 (0.060%) SPSS
12 7 (0.060%) FastStats
13 6 (0.052%) Adobe Captivate
14 5 (0.043%) Acrobat
15 4 (0.034%) RoboHelp
15 4 (0.034%) Fireworks
15 4 (0.034%) FrameMaker
16 3 (0.026%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 73 (0.63%) JDE OneWorld
2 71 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 66 (0.57%) Magento
4 35 (0.30%) SAP FI
4 35 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
4 35 (0.30%) SAP CO
5 34 (0.29%) Sophis RISQUE
6 28 (0.24%) BASE24
7 26 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
8 25 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
8 25 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 23 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 22 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
11 18 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
11 18 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
11 18 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
12 17 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
13 13 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
14 12 (0.10%) SAP IS-U
14 12 (0.10%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 297 (2.55%) SaaS
2 133 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 117 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
4 105 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
5 64 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
6 63 (0.54%) GitHub
7 41 (0.35%) PaaS
8 34 (0.29%) IaaS
9 32 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
10 27 (0.23%) LucidChart
11 25 (0.21%) Office 365
11 25 (0.21%) Amazon S3
12 21 (0.18%) Taleo
13 18 (0.15%) Force.com
14 16 (0.14%) Google App Engine
15 15 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
16 13 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
17 12 (0.10%) ElastiCache
17 12 (0.10%) AWS Data Pipeline
17 12 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 514 (4.42%) Internet
2 313 (2.69%) HTTP
3 190 (1.63%) TCP/IP
4 123 (1.06%) Firewall
5 105 (0.90%) SAN
6 104 (0.89%) Intranet
7 101 (0.87%) LAN
8 88 (0.76%) WAN
9 70 (0.60%) DNS
10 65 (0.56%) VoIP
10 65 (0.56%) Wireless
11 55 (0.47%) VPN
12 51 (0.44%) Ethernet
13 46 (0.40%) NAS
14 43 (0.37%) AMQP
15 40 (0.34%) SNMP
16 38 (0.33%) VLAN
17 37 (0.32%) SMTP
17 37 (0.32%) LDAP
17 37 (0.32%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1471 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 595 (5.11%) MySQL
3 488 (4.19%) Relational Database
4 447 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
5 249 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 223 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 208 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 207 (1.78%) RDBMS
9 195 (1.68%) DB2
10 191 (1.64%) Big Data
11 172 (1.48%) MongoDB
12 144 (1.24%) Oracle Database
13 134 (1.15%) NoSQL
14 118 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 94 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
16 81 (0.70%) Hadoop
16 81 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
17 77 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
18 72 (0.62%) OLTP
19 70 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2139 (18.38%) Selenium
2 880 (7.56%) WebDriver
3 815 (7.00%) Cucumber
4 810 (6.96%) JIRA
5 639 (5.49%) Git (software)
6 603 (5.18%) QuickTest Pro
7 462 (3.97%) Jenkins
8 447 (3.84%) Visual Studio
9 413 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 411 (3.53%) JUnit
11 365 (3.14%) Subversion
12 255 (2.19%) TeamCity
13 254 (2.18%) FitNesse
14 243 (2.09%) SpecFlow
15 231 (1.98%) Maven
16 203 (1.74%) SoapUI
17 198 (1.70%) JMeter
18 197 (1.69%) Hudson
19 170 (1.46%) NUnit
20 143 (1.23%) Eclipse
General
1 2852 (24.50%) Finance
2 1027 (8.82%) Retail
3 792 (6.80%) Banking
4 567 (4.87%) Marketing
5 450 (3.87%) Telecoms
6 446 (3.83%) Games
7 241 (2.07%) Investment Banking
8 223 (1.92%) Advertising
9 212 (1.82%) Publishing
10 198 (1.70%) Front Office
11 184 (1.58%) Back Office
12 178 (1.53%) Legal
13 137 (1.18%) Manufacturing
14 113 (0.97%) Law
15 97 (0.83%) Financial Institution
16 85 (0.73%) Automotive
17 77 (0.66%) Music Industry
18 71 (0.61%) Retail Banking
19 68 (0.58%) Billing
20 59 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2714 (23.32%) Analyst
2 2173 (18.67%) Developer
3 1280 (11.00%) Test Analyst
4 1214 (10.43%) Tester
5 1043 (8.96%) QA Engineer
6 759 (6.52%) Test Engineer
7 713 (6.13%) QA Analyst
8 578 (4.97%) Business Analyst
9 550 (4.73%) Consultant
10 546 (4.69%) QA Tester
11 533 (4.58%) Project Manager
12 523 (4.49%) Test Manager
13 489 (4.20%) Senior Developer
14 480 (4.12%) Architect
15 409 (3.51%) QA Manager
16 394 (3.38%) Senior Analyst
17 393 (3.38%) Software Engineer
18 384 (3.30%) Java Developer
19 330 (2.84%) Automation Engineer
20 314 (2.70%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1660 (14.26%) .NET
2 1565 (13.45%) HTML
3 1158 (9.95%) CSS
4 975 (8.38%) XML
5 848 (7.29%) Web Services
6 695 (5.97%) jQuery
7 606 (5.21%) ASP.NET
8 542 (4.66%) HTML5
9 407 (3.50%) SOAP
10 369 (3.17%) REST
11 354 (3.04%) J2EE
12 352 (3.02%) Spring
13 307 (2.64%) CSS3
14 281 (2.41%) Ajax
15 274 (2.35%) .NET Framework
16 258 (2.22%) JSON
17 248 (2.13%) Hibernate
17 248 (2.13%) Gherkin
18 223 (1.92%) RESTful
19 203 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1421 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
2 1127 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 673 (5.78%) User Experience
4 547 (4.70%) Open Source
5 529 (4.54%) Mobile App
6 335 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 309 (2.65%) Mathematics
8 227 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 224 (1.92%) Client/Server
10 153 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 153 (1.31%) iPhone
11 148 (1.27%) Blog
12 145 (1.25%) Derivative
13 143 (1.23%) Equities
14 139 (1.19%) Social Media
15 137 (1.18%) Blackberry
16 123 (1.06%) Digital Media
17 99 (0.85%) Visualisation
18 98 (0.84%) Mainframe
19 83 (0.71%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1243 (10.68%) Linux
2 1207 (10.37%) Windows
3 840 (7.22%) UNIX
4 547 (4.70%) Android
5 431 (3.70%) Apple iOS
6 149 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 109 (0.94%) Solaris
8 102 (0.88%) Debian
9 97 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 85 (0.73%) Mac OS X
11 84 (0.72%) Windows 7
12 80 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 76 (0.65%) Ubuntu
14 59 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
15 53 (0.46%) Windows XP
16 43 (0.37%) Windows Phone
17 36 (0.31%) CentOS
17 36 (0.31%) AIX
18 26 (0.22%) Windows 8
19 22 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5168 (44.40%) Agile Software Development
2 1962 (16.86%) Scrum
3 1532 (13.16%) Project Management
4 1457 (12.52%) Software Testing
5 1330 (11.43%) Automated Testing
6 1327 (11.40%) TDD
7 1310 (11.25%) Test Scripting
8 1181 (10.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1172 (10.07%) Test Automation
10 1106 (9.50%) E-Commerce
11 992 (8.52%) BDD
12 916 (7.87%) Manual Testing
13 886 (7.61%) Software Engineering
14 858 (7.37%) OO
15 840 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
16 821 (7.05%) Regression Testing
17 766 (6.58%) Test Strategy
18 747 (6.42%) Mentoring
19 704 (6.05%) Automation Testing
20 540 (4.64%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2986 (25.65%) SQL
2 2615 (22.47%) Java
3 1877 (16.13%) C#
4 1807 (15.52%) JavaScript
5 839 (7.21%) Python
6 776 (6.67%) PHP
7 655 (5.63%) C++
8 645 (5.54%) Ruby
9 435 (3.74%) Perl
10 278 (2.39%) C
11 259 (2.23%) T-SQL
12 217 (1.86%) VB
13 155 (1.33%) Shell Script
14 147 (1.26%) VB.NET
15 131 (1.13%) VBScript
16 130 (1.12%) PowerShell
17 122 (1.05%) PL/SQL
18 116 (1.00%) Bash Shell
19 96 (0.82%) VBA
20 93 (0.80%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2311 (19.85%) Degree
2 1353 (11.62%) ISEB
3 722 (6.20%) ISTQB
4 385 (3.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 317 (2.72%) Security Cleared
6 150 (1.29%) SC Cleared
7 146 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 86 (0.74%) PMI Certification
9 53 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
10 51 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
11 50 (0.43%) PMP
11 50 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 49 (0.42%) MCSE
13 40 (0.34%) HND
13 40 (0.34%) DV Cleared
14 36 (0.31%) CCNA
14 36 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
15 34 (0.29%) MBA
16 28 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 28 (0.24%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (1.43%) SLA
2 92 (0.79%) ISO 9001
3 61 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 38 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 36 (0.31%) TickIT
6 31 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 20 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (0.16%) ISO 8583
9 15 (0.13%) Solvency II
10 12 (0.10%) ISO 9000
11 10 (0.086%) COBIT
12 9 (0.077%) HL7
12 9 (0.077%) FATCA
12 9 (0.077%) Dodd-Frank
12 9 (0.077%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 9 (0.077%) GAAP
13 8 (0.069%) GAMP
13 8 (0.069%) GMP
13 8 (0.069%) P3O
13 8 (0.069%) WCAG
System Software
1 170 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 134 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 52 (0.45%) Varnish
5 42 (0.36%) KVM
6 33 (0.28%) XenApp
6 33 (0.28%) Samba
7 31 (0.27%) Xen
8 24 (0.21%) VMware ESX
9 23 (0.20%) XenServer
9 23 (0.20%) XenDesktop
10 20 (0.17%) NFS
11 17 (0.15%) Squid
12 13 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (0.10%) MetaFrame
14 11 (0.095%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 10 (0.086%) Oracle RAC
15 10 (0.086%) qmail
16 6 (0.052%) Tivoli Directory Server
17 5 (0.043%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 565 (4.85%) HP Quality Center
2 160 (1.37%) Puppet
3 134 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 62 (0.53%) ZABBIX
5 60 (0.52%) Nagios
6 37 (0.32%) logstash
7 34 (0.29%) StatsD
7 34 (0.29%) HAProxy
8 32 (0.27%) Ansible
8 32 (0.27%) Kibana
8 32 (0.27%) CA Endevor
9 23 (0.20%) SCCM
10 22 (0.19%) Ganglia
11 20 (0.17%) Opsview
12 15 (0.13%) SCOM
12 15 (0.13%) Tivoli
13 12 (0.10%) Zenoss
13 12 (0.10%) Capistrano
14 11 (0.095%) Backup Exec
15 10 (0.086%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1376 (11.82%) Microsoft
2 986 (8.47%) Oracle
3 575 (4.94%) HP
4 323 (2.77%) SAP
5 289 (2.48%) IBM
6 199 (1.71%) VMware
7 173 (1.49%) Cisco
8 158 (1.36%) Business Objects
9 151 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
10 144 (1.24%) Adobe
11 125 (1.07%) Google
12 122 (1.05%) JBoss
13 120 (1.03%) Zend
14 119 (1.02%) Red Hat
15 108 (0.93%) Informatica
16 100 (0.86%) Citrix
17 89 (0.76%) Dell
18 83 (0.71%) Cognos
19 69 (0.59%) EMC
20 65 (0.56%) Sybase
Richmond, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus+training+bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Montagu Olsen Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Pension, Holiday, Healthcare options
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Annapurna
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Annapurna
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70,000 per annum + extensive benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
East London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, pension, etc.
Posted: 4 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £24k - 26k per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 hours ago