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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 51 49
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 5233 5850 5415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.72% 4.84% 4.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.67% 46.79% 47.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4168 4550 4402
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £38,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -0.65%

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
11983 12503 11445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.81% 10.35% 10.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9392 9778 9091
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 4886 £45,000 - 619
London -9 2386 £50,000 - 294
South East +21 962 £45,000 - 108
City of London -11 500 £50,000 -4.76% 90
Yorkshire -4 359 £40,000 +14.28% 36
East of England +2 351 £40,000 - 40
Berkshire +10 299 £45,000 - 34
North West +7 284 £35,000 +1.44% 50
West Yorkshire -7 259 £40,000 +14.28% 20
Surrey +8 237 £45,000 -5.26% 20
South West -26 200 £37,500 +4.16% 30
Manchester +9 168 £36,000 -4.00% 26
Leeds -3 164 £40,000 +14.28% 14
Scotland +29 158 £42,500 +8.97% 17
West Midlands -16 153 £35,000 -18.60% 28
East Midlands +26 143 £40,000 +11.11% 19
Hampshire +32 140 £42,500 +21.42% 14
Cambridgeshire -7 109 £45,000 +12.50% 19
Reading -1 103 £47,500 -13.63% 22
Cambridge -6 98 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Bristol -13 95 £40,000 +6.66% 14
Hertfordshire +10 87 £42,500 - 7
Edinburgh +22 81 £40,000 +1.26% 5
East Sussex +29 80 £50,000 +53.84% 6
Nottinghamshire +37 78 £41,000 +17.14% 10
Nottingham +33 76 £41,000 +17.14% 10
Essex +2 72 £42,250 -0.58% 6
Oxfordshire -8 68 £40,000 +6.66% 19
Guildford +31 63 £42,250 -11.05% 3
Brighton +26 61 £47,500 +50.79% 4

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4610 (46.44%) Agile Software Development
2 2804 (28.25%) Finance
3 2614 (26.33%) SQL
4 2183 (21.99%) Java
5 1899 (19.13%) Scrum
6 1796 (18.09%) Degree
7 1785 (17.98%) C#
8 1764 (17.77%) Selenium
9 1534 (15.45%) JavaScript
10 1530 (15.41%) .NET
11 1470 (14.81%) Microsoft
12 1353 (13.63%) TDD
13 1350 (13.60%) HTML
14 1318 (13.28%) SQL Server
15 1280 (12.89%) Test Automation
16 1179 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
17 1148 (11.56%) Test Scripting
18 1138 (11.46%) Automated Testing
19 1129 (11.37%) ISEB
20 1118 (11.26%) Project Management
21 1071 (10.79%) Software Testing
22 1056 (10.64%) BDD
22 1056 (10.64%) Windows
23 1027 (10.35%) Linux
24 953 (9.60%) CSS
24 953 (9.60%) Oracle
25 942 (9.49%) User Acceptance Testing
26 928 (9.35%) Retail
27 894 (9.01%) E-Commerce
28 890 (8.97%) Banking

QA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 244 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 242 (2.44%) Apache
3 207 (2.09%) IIS
4 195 (1.96%) Tomcat
5 174 (1.75%) CMS
6 136 (1.37%) WebSphere
7 100 (1.01%) Confluence
8 86 (0.87%) SAS
9 79 (0.80%) Node.js
10 67 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
11 53 (0.53%) JBoss
12 51 (0.51%) Drupal
13 48 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
14 44 (0.44%) WordPress
15 41 (0.41%) MS Exchange
16 39 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
17 36 (0.36%) nginx
18 34 (0.34%) WebLogic
19 33 (0.33%) GlassFish
20 30 (0.30%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 881 (8.87%) MS Excel
2 373 (3.76%) MS Office
3 165 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 138 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 124 (1.25%) MS Project
6 69 (0.70%) Photoshop
7 35 (0.35%) SPSS
8 26 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 24 (0.24%) AutoCAD
10 22 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
11 16 (0.16%) Mingle
12 12 (0.12%) InfoPath
13 9 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 8 (0.081%) Fireworks
14 8 (0.081%) FrameMaker
15 5 (0.050%) RoboHelp
15 5 (0.050%) FreeHand
15 5 (0.050%) OmniGraffle
16 3 (0.030%) PowerPivot
16 3 (0.030%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 96 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 52 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
3 52 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
4 51 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
5 48 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
6 46 (0.46%) Sophis RISQUE
7 44 (0.44%) Google Analytics
8 42 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 39 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
10 36 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
11 31 (0.31%) Magento
11 31 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
12 26 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
13 24 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
13 24 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
14 15 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
14 15 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
15 14 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
16 13 (0.13%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 261 (2.63%) SaaS
2 170 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
3 117 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 73 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 45 (0.45%) GitHub
6 28 (0.28%) PaaS
7 26 (0.26%) Rackspace Cloud
7 26 (0.26%) IaaS
8 14 (0.14%) Office 365
8 14 (0.14%) Force.com
9 11 (0.11%) Dropbox
10 10 (0.10%) Basecamp
11 8 (0.081%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.081%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.060%) Google Drive
12 6 (0.060%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.060%) Lucidchart
12 6 (0.060%) FinancialForce.com
13 4 (0.040%) SuccessFactors
13 4 (0.040%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 233 (2.35%) Internet
2 207 (2.09%) HTTP
3 170 (1.71%) TCP/IP
4 118 (1.19%) Firewall
5 106 (1.07%) Wireless
6 68 (0.69%) DNS
7 53 (0.53%) Intranet
8 48 (0.48%) ATM
9 46 (0.46%) GSM
9 46 (0.46%) LTE
10 43 (0.43%) SAN
11 41 (0.41%) 3G
11 41 (0.41%) Network Security
12 40 (0.40%) 2G
12 40 (0.40%) UMTS
13 36 (0.36%) WiMAX
13 36 (0.36%) RNC
14 35 (0.35%) LAN
15 32 (0.32%) VoIP
15 32 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1318 (13.28%) SQL Server
2 461 (4.64%) MySQL
3 388 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
4 382 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 298 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 282 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 230 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 208 (2.10%) Big Data
9 189 (1.90%) NoSQL
10 184 (1.85%) MongoDB
11 179 (1.80%) Oracle Database
12 136 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 115 (1.16%) RDBMS
14 114 (1.15%) DB2
15 93 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
16 90 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
17 89 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
18 76 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
19 75 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
20 72 (0.73%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1764 (17.77%) Selenium
2 808 (8.14%) WebDriver
3 802 (8.08%) JIRA
4 688 (6.93%) Cucumber
5 581 (5.85%) Git (software)
6 575 (5.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 506 (5.10%) Jenkins
8 497 (5.01%) Visual Studio
9 402 (4.05%) QuickTest Pro
10 301 (3.03%) Subversion
11 299 (3.01%) JUnit
12 257 (2.59%) SpecFlow
13 249 (2.51%) TeamCity
14 244 (2.46%) NUnit
15 242 (2.44%) SoapUI
16 223 (2.25%) JMeter
17 176 (1.77%) FitNesse
18 165 (1.66%) Maven
19 161 (1.62%) Eclipse
20 146 (1.47%) Calabash
General
1 2804 (28.25%) Finance
2 928 (9.35%) Retail
3 890 (8.97%) Banking
4 573 (5.77%) Marketing
5 385 (3.88%) Telecoms
6 305 (3.07%) Games
7 235 (2.37%) Aerospace
8 179 (1.80%) Legal
9 174 (1.75%) Back Office
10 164 (1.65%) Advertising
11 140 (1.41%) Investment Banking
12 136 (1.37%) Law
13 128 (1.29%) Publishing
14 127 (1.28%) Financial Institution
15 126 (1.27%) Manufacturing
16 99 (1.00%) Automotive
17 96 (0.97%) Front Office
18 92 (0.93%) Billing
19 76 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
20 52 (0.52%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2404 (24.22%) Analyst
2 1767 (17.80%) Developer
3 1182 (11.91%) Test Analyst
4 1048 (10.56%) Tester
5 803 (8.09%) QA Engineer
6 606 (6.10%) QA Analyst
7 523 (5.27%) Test Engineer
8 496 (5.00%) Business Analyst
9 454 (4.57%) Software Engineer
10 430 (4.33%) Consultant
11 396 (3.99%) QA Tester
12 389 (3.92%) Project Manager
13 383 (3.86%) Architect
14 381 (3.84%) Test Manager
15 345 (3.48%) Senior Developer
16 340 (3.43%) Software Tester
17 322 (3.24%) Senior Analyst
18 296 (2.98%) Software Developer
19 261 (2.63%) Junior
20 214 (2.16%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1530 (15.41%) .NET
2 1350 (13.60%) HTML
3 953 (9.60%) CSS
4 865 (8.71%) XML
5 847 (8.53%) Web Services
6 556 (5.60%) ASP.NET
7 546 (5.50%) jQuery
8 448 (4.51%) HTML5
9 386 (3.89%) REST
10 340 (3.43%) SOAP
11 286 (2.88%) Ajax
12 284 (2.86%) Spring
13 272 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
14 255 (2.57%) JSON
15 254 (2.56%) RESTful
16 230 (2.32%) WCF
17 222 (2.24%) AngularJS
18 216 (2.18%) CSS3
19 210 (2.12%) .NET Framework
20 192 (1.93%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1179 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
2 768 (7.74%) Computer Science
3 573 (5.77%) Mobile App
4 543 (5.47%) Open Source
5 495 (4.99%) User Experience
6 334 (3.36%) Management Information System
7 252 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
8 205 (2.07%) Mathematics
9 147 (1.48%) Blog
10 143 (1.44%) Client/Server
11 142 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 136 (1.37%) Data Integration
13 121 (1.22%) iPhone
14 108 (1.09%) Social Media
15 102 (1.03%) iPad
16 100 (1.01%) Digital Media
17 90 (0.91%) Online Games
18 88 (0.89%) Fixed Income
19 84 (0.85%) Algorithms
20 82 (0.83%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1056 (10.64%) Windows
2 1027 (10.35%) Linux
3 682 (6.87%) UNIX
4 480 (4.84%) Android
5 471 (4.74%) Apple iOS
6 124 (1.25%) Solaris
7 98 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 77 (0.78%) Mac OS X
9 75 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 70 (0.71%) Windows 7
11 59 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 51 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
13 49 (0.49%) Ubuntu
14 40 (0.40%) CentOS
15 38 (0.38%) Debian
16 37 (0.37%) Windows Phone
17 35 (0.35%) Windows 8
18 34 (0.34%) Windows XP
19 26 (0.26%) Mac OS
19 26 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4610 (46.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1899 (19.13%) Scrum
3 1353 (13.63%) TDD
4 1280 (12.89%) Test Automation
5 1148 (11.56%) Test Scripting
6 1138 (11.46%) Automated Testing
7 1118 (11.26%) Project Management
8 1071 (10.79%) Software Testing
9 1056 (10.64%) BDD
10 942 (9.49%) User Acceptance Testing
11 894 (9.01%) E-Commerce
12 837 (8.43%) Manual Testing
13 790 (7.96%) Mentoring
14 789 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
15 787 (7.93%) Software Engineering
16 704 (7.09%) OO
17 629 (6.34%) Test Strategy
18 627 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
19 600 (6.04%) Regression Testing
20 581 (5.85%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2614 (26.33%) SQL
2 2183 (21.99%) Java
3 1785 (17.98%) C#
4 1534 (15.45%) JavaScript
5 624 (6.29%) Python
6 490 (4.94%) C++
7 484 (4.88%) Ruby
8 478 (4.82%) PHP
9 337 (3.39%) Perl
10 302 (3.04%) T-SQL
11 268 (2.70%) C
12 188 (1.89%) PL/SQL
13 158 (1.59%) Objective-C
14 145 (1.46%) Shell Script
15 129 (1.30%) Bash Shell
16 120 (1.21%) VB
17 116 (1.17%) PowerShell
18 88 (0.89%) VBA
19 86 (0.87%) VB.NET
20 83 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1796 (18.09%) Degree
2 1129 (11.37%) ISEB
3 765 (7.71%) ISTQB
4 393 (3.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 148 (1.49%) Security Cleared
6 122 (1.23%) PMI Certification
7 107 (1.08%) SC Cleared
8 84 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 67 (0.67%) PMP
10 43 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 42 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
12 32 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 31 (0.31%) HND
14 30 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
15 29 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
16 27 (0.27%) DV Cleared
17 24 (0.24%) APMP
17 24 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 23 (0.23%) CIMA
19 22 (0.22%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (1.34%) SLA
2 72 (0.73%) ISO 9001
3 45 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 36 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 30 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 26 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 22 (0.22%) COBIT
8 16 (0.16%) ISO 9000
9 15 (0.15%) GMP
9 15 (0.15%) P3O
10 14 (0.14%) Basel III
11 11 (0.11%) TickIT
11 11 (0.11%) Basel II
11 11 (0.11%) CRD IV
12 10 (0.10%) Solvency II
13 9 (0.091%) MiFID
13 9 (0.091%) Dodd-Frank
13 9 (0.091%) ISO 8583
14 7 (0.071%) ISO 14001
15 5 (0.050%) EMIR
System Software
1 101 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 97 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 36 (0.36%) Firmware
3 36 (0.36%) KVM
4 31 (0.31%) Squid
5 29 (0.29%) Varnish
6 27 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 24 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
8 18 (0.18%) Docker
9 16 (0.16%) GlusterFS
10 15 (0.15%) vSphere
10 15 (0.15%) Xen
10 15 (0.15%) Samba
11 12 (0.12%) VMware ESX
12 10 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.091%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.091%) NFS
14 8 (0.081%) XenApp
15 7 (0.071%) HDFS
16 6 (0.060%) qmail
Systems Management
1 329 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
2 154 (1.55%) Puppet
3 135 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (0.49%) Nagios
5 36 (0.36%) ZABBIX
6 26 (0.26%) SCCM
6 26 (0.26%) HAProxy
7 22 (0.22%) Ansible
8 20 (0.20%) logstash
9 16 (0.16%) Graphite
10 15 (0.15%) StatsD
10 15 (0.15%) Data Guard
10 15 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
11 14 (0.14%) CA Endevor
11 14 (0.14%) Kibana
12 13 (0.13%) Control-M
12 13 (0.13%) Tivoli
13 12 (0.12%) NetBackup
14 11 (0.11%) collectd
15 10 (0.10%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1470 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 953 (9.60%) Oracle
3 355 (3.58%) HP
4 245 (2.47%) SAP
5 197 (1.98%) IBM
6 191 (1.92%) Google
7 175 (1.76%) VMware
8 140 (1.41%) Business Objects
9 114 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
10 100 (1.01%) Cisco
11 86 (0.87%) Red Hat
12 75 (0.76%) Facebook
13 70 (0.71%) Tableau
14 62 (0.62%) Sun
15 51 (0.51%) Adobe
16 50 (0.50%) Juniper
17 49 (0.49%) Dell
18 46 (0.46%) Zend
19 43 (0.43%) Informatica
20 42 (0.42%) Citrix
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
UK
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car + pension + Medical
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £46000 - £52000 per annum + Final Salary Pension + Medical
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hillingdon, Middlesex
Celgene
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + 10% Discretionary Bonus & Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum 15% bonus and company pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Johnson & Johnson
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 Per Annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum + 10% OT Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: Salary negotiable 12%
Posted: Yesterday
London
Conspicuous
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday