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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 53 51
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 4792 4775 5267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.54% 4.59% 4.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.25% 45.28% 47.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3682 3630 4441
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 £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £66,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
11079 10545 11062
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.49% 10.15% 10.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8670 8124 9036
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +1 4487 £45,000 -5.26% 661
London 0 2384 £52,500 - 305
South East +9 738 £42,500 -5.55% 122
City of London -6 484 £52,500 -4.54% 94
East of England +25 322 £40,000 -3.61% 37
Yorkshire +3 288 £40,000 +14.28% 47
Berkshire +22 281 £45,000 -8.16% 39
North West -11 240 £37,500 -6.25% 57
South West +22 200 £37,500 +10.29% 47
West Yorkshire -10 194 £40,000 +14.28% 37
Surrey +10 186 £45,000 - 24
West Midlands -15 177 £36,750 -8.12% 21
Manchester +12 142 £37,500 -2.59% 38
Scotland -1 136 £40,000 - 28
Cambridgeshire +13 135 £40,000 -11.11% 19
Leeds -7 134 £40,000 +14.28% 21
Bristol +51 125 £36,250 -3.33% 20
Cambridge +7 113 £40,000 -11.11% 13
East Midlands 0 100 £37,500 -6.25% 15
Hampshire -3 87 £37,500 -6.25% 21
Birmingham +3 84 £37,500 -25.00% 11
Reading +5 80 £45,000 -10.00% 12
Hertfordshire +1 73 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Edinburgh +12 72 £45,000 +25.87% 15
Wales +11 66 £41,500 +43.10% 11
South Wales +17 58 £41,500 +38.33% 10
Cheshire -43 52 £32,500 -23.52% 5
Norfolk +39 50 £44,000 +23.94% 2
North Yorkshire +22 46 £30,000 -14.28% 6
Newbury +12 46 £45,250 +6.47% 4

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4685 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2659 (26.23%) Finance
3 2546 (25.12%) SQL
4 2045 (20.17%) Java
5 1931 (19.05%) Scrum
6 1852 (18.27%) Degree
7 1773 (17.49%) Selenium
8 1765 (17.41%) C#
9 1606 (15.84%) JavaScript
10 1428 (14.09%) .NET
11 1368 (13.50%) HTML
12 1367 (13.49%) Microsoft
13 1342 (13.24%) TDD
14 1290 (12.73%) SQL Server
15 1261 (12.44%) ISEB
16 1223 (12.06%) Software Testing
17 1221 (12.04%) Project Management
18 1152 (11.36%) Test Automation
19 1140 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
20 1128 (11.13%) Windows
21 1114 (10.99%) Test Scripting
22 1099 (10.84%) Automated Testing
23 1055 (10.41%) Linux
24 1051 (10.37%) Retail
25 1016 (10.02%) BDD
26 997 (9.84%) CSS
27 943 (9.30%) Banking
28 924 (9.12%) User Acceptance Testing
29 892 (8.80%) E-Commerce
30 879 (8.67%) Oracle

QA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 248 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 233 (2.30%) IIS
3 210 (2.07%) Apache
4 209 (2.06%) Tomcat
5 203 (2.00%) CMS
6 114 (1.12%) WebSphere
7 97 (0.96%) SAS
8 84 (0.83%) Confluence
9 75 (0.74%) Node.js
10 61 (0.60%) Drupal
10 61 (0.60%) JBoss
11 58 (0.57%) WebLogic
12 45 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
13 42 (0.41%) nginx
14 39 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
15 37 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
16 34 (0.34%) WordPress
16 34 (0.34%) Jetty
17 30 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
18 29 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 797 (7.86%) MS Excel
2 363 (3.58%) MS Office
3 126 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 125 (1.23%) MS Project
5 118 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 70 (0.69%) Photoshop
7 47 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
8 34 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
9 32 (0.32%) AutoCAD
10 18 (0.18%) SPSS
11 17 (0.17%) InfoPath
12 14 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 11 (0.11%) Acrobat
14 10 (0.099%) OmniGraffle
15 9 (0.089%) Fireworks
16 7 (0.069%) Mingle
17 6 (0.059%) RoboHelp
17 6 (0.059%) FreeHand
18 4 (0.039%) FrameMaker
19 3 (0.030%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 115 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 72 (0.71%) Sophis RISQUE
3 50 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 49 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
4 49 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
5 45 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
6 43 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
7 38 (0.37%) Magento
8 36 (0.36%) Google Analytics
9 35 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
9 35 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
10 31 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
11 28 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
12 26 (0.26%) SAP CRM
13 20 (0.20%) Towers Watson Igloo
13 20 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
14 17 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
14 17 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 16 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
16 15 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 215 (2.12%) SaaS
2 117 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
4 71 (0.70%) GitHub
5 70 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 40 (0.39%) Rackspace Cloud
7 32 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 28 (0.28%) PaaS
9 22 (0.22%) IaaS
10 19 (0.19%) Force.com
11 17 (0.17%) Office 365
12 16 (0.16%) Google Apps
13 14 (0.14%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
14 11 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
15 9 (0.089%) Google App Engine
16 7 (0.069%) LucidChart
17 6 (0.059%) OpenShift
18 5 (0.049%) Trello
18 5 (0.049%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 293 (2.89%) Internet
2 192 (1.89%) HTTP
3 182 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 116 (1.14%) Firewall
5 92 (0.91%) Wireless
6 79 (0.78%) Intranet
7 63 (0.62%) SAN
8 57 (0.56%) WAN
9 55 (0.54%) LAN
10 50 (0.49%) DNS
10 50 (0.49%) 3G
11 46 (0.45%) LTE
12 41 (0.40%) ATM
13 39 (0.38%) GSM
14 38 (0.37%) 2G
15 37 (0.36%) Network Security
16 36 (0.36%) DHCP
17 35 (0.35%) UMTS
18 32 (0.32%) WiMAX
18 32 (0.32%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1290 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 447 (4.41%) MySQL
3 437 (4.31%) Relational Database
4 344 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
5 245 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 237 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 220 (2.17%) Big Data
8 186 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 170 (1.68%) Oracle Database
10 143 (1.41%) NoSQL
11 142 (1.40%) RDBMS
12 137 (1.35%) MongoDB
13 118 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 106 (1.05%) DB2
15 89 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
16 84 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
17 75 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
18 70 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
19 68 (0.67%) SQLite
20 60 (0.59%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1773 (17.49%) Selenium
2 829 (8.18%) JIRA
3 817 (8.06%) WebDriver
4 674 (6.65%) Cucumber
5 626 (6.18%) Git (software)
6 502 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 460 (4.54%) Visual Studio
8 454 (4.48%) QuickTest Pro
9 420 (4.14%) Jenkins
10 324 (3.20%) TeamCity
11 305 (3.01%) Subversion
12 302 (2.98%) JUnit
13 275 (2.71%) SpecFlow
14 237 (2.34%) JMeter
15 217 (2.14%) NUnit
16 206 (2.03%) SoapUI
17 202 (1.99%) FitNesse
18 153 (1.51%) Hudson
19 150 (1.48%) Eclipse
20 134 (1.32%) Maven
General
1 2659 (26.23%) Finance
2 1051 (10.37%) Retail
3 943 (9.30%) Banking
4 551 (5.44%) Marketing
5 401 (3.96%) Telecoms
6 309 (3.05%) Games
7 274 (2.70%) Aerospace
8 184 (1.82%) Legal
9 178 (1.76%) Advertising
10 153 (1.51%) Publishing
11 152 (1.50%) Investment Banking
12 143 (1.41%) Back Office
13 131 (1.29%) Front Office
14 125 (1.23%) Manufacturing
15 120 (1.18%) Law
16 88 (0.87%) Financial Institution
17 82 (0.81%) Automotive
18 78 (0.77%) Billing
19 69 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
20 52 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2428 (23.95%) Analyst
2 1755 (17.31%) Developer
3 1200 (11.84%) Test Analyst
4 1032 (10.18%) Tester
5 868 (8.56%) QA Engineer
6 588 (5.80%) Test Engineer
7 578 (5.70%) QA Analyst
8 479 (4.73%) Consultant
9 470 (4.64%) Software Engineer
10 468 (4.62%) Business Analyst
11 457 (4.51%) Project Manager
12 450 (4.44%) QA Tester
13 435 (4.29%) Architect
14 390 (3.85%) Senior Developer
15 388 (3.83%) Test Manager
16 338 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
17 297 (2.93%) Software Tester
18 249 (2.46%) QA Manager
19 246 (2.43%) Junior
20 241 (2.38%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1428 (14.09%) .NET
2 1368 (13.50%) HTML
3 997 (9.84%) CSS
4 866 (8.54%) XML
5 784 (7.73%) Web Services
6 615 (6.07%) jQuery
7 575 (5.67%) ASP.NET
8 469 (4.63%) HTML5
9 405 (4.00%) REST
10 382 (3.77%) SOAP
11 264 (2.60%) Spring
12 238 (2.35%) .NET Framework
13 237 (2.34%) JSON
14 232 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
15 224 (2.21%) RESTful
16 223 (2.20%) Ajax
17 221 (2.18%) J2EE
18 216 (2.13%) CSS3
19 212 (2.09%) WCF
20 186 (1.83%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1140 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
2 832 (8.21%) Computer Science
3 588 (5.80%) User Experience
4 552 (5.45%) Open Source
5 500 (4.93%) Mobile App
6 310 (3.06%) Management Information System
7 255 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
8 187 (1.84%) Blog
9 175 (1.73%) Mathematics
10 156 (1.54%) Client/Server
11 153 (1.51%) iPhone
12 142 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 103 (1.02%) Data Integration
14 101 (1.00%) Social Media
14 101 (1.00%) iPad
15 100 (0.99%) Algorithms
16 97 (0.96%) Mainframe
17 95 (0.94%) Fixed Income
18 86 (0.85%) Data Structures
19 80 (0.79%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1128 (11.13%) Windows
2 1055 (10.41%) Linux
3 757 (7.47%) UNIX
4 454 (4.48%) Android
5 382 (3.77%) Apple iOS
6 107 (1.06%) Mac OS X
7 104 (1.03%) Solaris
8 102 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 62 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 53 (0.52%) Windows 7
10 53 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 52 (0.51%) Debian
11 52 (0.51%) Ubuntu
12 44 (0.43%) Windows Phone
13 43 (0.42%) Windows XP
14 37 (0.36%) CentOS
15 35 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
16 26 (0.26%) AIX
17 19 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
18 18 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4685 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1931 (19.05%) Scrum
3 1342 (13.24%) TDD
4 1223 (12.06%) Software Testing
5 1221 (12.04%) Project Management
6 1152 (11.36%) Test Automation
7 1114 (10.99%) Test Scripting
8 1099 (10.84%) Automated Testing
9 1016 (10.02%) BDD
10 924 (9.12%) User Acceptance Testing
11 892 (8.80%) E-Commerce
12 827 (8.16%) Manual Testing
13 780 (7.69%) Software Engineering
14 773 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
15 750 (7.40%) OO
16 730 (7.20%) Mentoring
17 667 (6.58%) Automation Testing
17 667 (6.58%) Test Strategy
18 652 (6.43%) Continuous Improvement
19 598 (5.90%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2546 (25.12%) SQL
2 2045 (20.17%) Java
3 1765 (17.41%) C#
4 1606 (15.84%) JavaScript
5 636 (6.27%) Python
6 570 (5.62%) C++
7 484 (4.77%) Ruby
8 438 (4.32%) PHP
9 344 (3.39%) Perl
10 283 (2.79%) T-SQL
11 224 (2.21%) C
12 161 (1.59%) PL/SQL
13 131 (1.29%) Shell Script
13 131 (1.29%) PowerShell
14 118 (1.16%) Objective-C
15 111 (1.09%) VB.NET
16 108 (1.07%) VB
17 99 (0.98%) Bash Shell
18 92 (0.91%) VBScript
19 88 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1852 (18.27%) Degree
2 1261 (12.44%) ISEB
3 727 (7.17%) ISTQB
4 511 (5.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 194 (1.91%) Security Cleared
6 122 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 112 (1.10%) SC Cleared
8 98 (0.97%) PMI Certification
9 52 (0.51%) PMP
10 44 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 40 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
11 40 (0.39%) MCSE
12 39 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 35 (0.35%) HND
14 32 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 28 (0.28%) MCITP
16 27 (0.27%) CIMA
17 26 (0.26%) MBA
18 25 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 25 (0.25%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (1.39%) SLA
2 89 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 71 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 52 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 43 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 37 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 24 (0.24%) COBIT
8 20 (0.20%) TickIT
9 17 (0.17%) ISO 9000
10 14 (0.14%) ISO 8583
11 12 (0.12%) P3O
12 11 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 12207
13 10 (0.099%) GAAP
14 9 (0.089%) WAI
15 8 (0.079%) Solvency II
15 8 (0.079%) HL7
15 8 (0.079%) Dodd-Frank
16 6 (0.059%) MiFID
17 5 (0.049%) GMP
18 4 (0.039%) FATCA
System Software
1 101 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 97 (0.96%) Active Directory
3 40 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 29 (0.29%) KVM
4 29 (0.29%) Firmware
5 27 (0.27%) Varnish
6 19 (0.19%) Squid
6 19 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
7 17 (0.17%) Samba
7 17 (0.17%) Xen
8 14 (0.14%) XenDesktop
8 14 (0.14%) XenApp
9 13 (0.13%) vSphere
10 12 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (0.099%) Oracle RMAN
12 9 (0.089%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.069%) Docker
13 7 (0.069%) NFS
14 6 (0.059%) Kerio MailServer
14 6 (0.059%) qmail
Systems Management
1 417 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
2 134 (1.32%) Puppet
3 126 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (0.36%) Nagios
5 35 (0.35%) ZABBIX
6 30 (0.30%) HAProxy
7 26 (0.26%) Ansible
8 21 (0.21%) SCCM
8 21 (0.21%) CA Endevor
9 18 (0.18%) StatsD
9 18 (0.18%) logstash
9 18 (0.18%) Graphite
10 16 (0.16%) Kibana
11 14 (0.14%) OpenView
12 13 (0.13%) Vagrant
13 12 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 11 (0.11%) SCOM
14 11 (0.11%) Zenoss
15 10 (0.099%) Data Guard
15 10 (0.099%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1367 (13.49%) Microsoft
2 879 (8.67%) Oracle
3 394 (3.89%) HP
4 279 (2.75%) SAP
5 208 (2.05%) IBM
6 185 (1.82%) VMware
7 148 (1.46%) Google
8 142 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
9 127 (1.25%) Business Objects
10 107 (1.06%) Cisco
11 76 (0.75%) Adobe
12 75 (0.74%) Red Hat
13 72 (0.71%) Dell
14 61 (0.60%) Informatica
15 60 (0.59%) Sun
16 59 (0.58%) Cognos
17 58 (0.57%) Sitecore
18 51 (0.50%) Facebook
19 47 (0.46%) Apple
20 46 (0.45%) Nokia
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
South West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £35944 - £50744 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Performance Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Heallthcare
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Erecruit Solutions 1
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 -50000
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
JPS Selection
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, shares
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + + 10% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday