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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 57 55
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 4844 4756 4834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.77% 4.55% 4.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.56% 41.25% 43.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3945 3646 3671
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
12246 11531 11225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.07% 11.03% 10.89%
Number of salaries quoted 9712 8990 8615
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 4587 £47,500 +5.55% 723
London -9 2150 £55,000 +4.76% 375
South East +14 840 £45,000 - 100
East of England +22 407 £42,500 +6.25% 30
City of London -8 311 £55,000 +8.91% 80
Yorkshire +10 304 £38,000 -5.00% 45
North West +22 260 £40,000 +6.66% 50
South West +14 247 £38,000 -0.65% 50
West Midlands +12 207 £42,500 +21.42% 41
West Yorkshire 0 201 £40,000 - 30
Surrey +3 185 £50,000 +11.11% 22
Manchester +27 164 £40,000 +6.66% 30
Leeds +4 164 £40,000 - 27
Berkshire -37 161 £52,500 +16.66% 28
Cambridgeshire +14 155 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Cambridge +10 132 £47,500 +18.75% 12
Hampshire +45 130 £41,000 +2.50% 18
East Midlands +14 122 £37,500 - 16
Oxfordshire +26 108 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Bristol -14 98 £42,500 +13.33% 20
Scotland -23 97 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Hertfordshire +11 96 £48,000 +12.94% 9
Essex +28 80 £50,000 +25.00% 1
East Sussex +41 72 £38,000 -15.55% 1
Brighton +34 71 £38,000 -15.55% 1
Birmingham -12 68 £40,000 +6.66% 19
Wales +3 67 £37,500 -9.63% 6
South Wales +1 67 £37,500 -9.63% 5
Nottinghamshire +23 62 £37,500 - 7
Reading -9 60 £52,500 +16.66% 6

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4938 (48.24%) Agile Software Development
2 2752 (26.88%) Java
3 2564 (25.05%) SQL
4 2556 (24.97%) Finance
5 2173 (21.23%) Selenium
6 2046 (19.99%) C#
7 1920 (18.76%) Degree
8 1843 (18.00%) Scrum
9 1591 (15.54%) SDLC
10 1560 (15.24%) .NET
11 1431 (13.98%) TDD
12 1426 (13.93%) Test Automation
13 1403 (13.71%) JavaScript
14 1339 (13.08%) Microsoft
15 1326 (12.95%) BDD
16 1302 (12.72%) SQL Server
17 1296 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
18 1292 (12.62%) HTML
19 1266 (12.37%) Test Scripting
20 1230 (12.02%) Automated Testing
21 1195 (11.67%) Software Testing
22 1144 (11.18%) Windows
23 1141 (11.15%) Web Services
24 1092 (10.67%) ISEB
25 1058 (10.34%) JIRA
26 1008 (9.85%) CSS
27 997 (9.74%) Project Management
28 996 (9.73%) Software Engineering
29 990 (9.67%) Computer Science
30 987 (9.64%) Continuous Integration

QA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 191 (1.87%) IIS
2 183 (1.79%) Node.js
3 169 (1.65%) SharePoint
4 165 (1.61%) Apache
5 153 (1.49%) Tomcat
6 135 (1.32%) WebSphere
7 121 (1.18%) Confluence
8 116 (1.13%) CMS
9 96 (0.94%) JBoss
10 49 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
11 48 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
12 47 (0.46%) Mule
12 47 (0.46%) WebLogic
13 41 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
14 40 (0.39%) Drupal
14 40 (0.39%) MS Exchange
15 35 (0.34%) SAS
16 32 (0.31%) Mule ESB
17 29 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 26 (0.25%) MQSeries
Applications
1 758 (7.40%) MS Excel
2 386 (3.77%) MS Office
3 128 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 116 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 97 (0.95%) MS Project
6 83 (0.81%) Photoshop
7 28 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 18 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 17 (0.17%) PowerPivot
10 14 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
11 10 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 10 (0.098%) HipChat
11 10 (0.098%) Maya
12 6 (0.059%) InDesign
13 5 (0.049%) FrameMaker
14 4 (0.039%) InfoPath
14 4 (0.039%) Mingle
14 4 (0.039%) SPSS
15 3 (0.029%) Adobe After Effects
16 2 (0.020%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 61 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 48 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
4 47 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 39 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
6 38 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
7 35 (0.34%) MultiFonds
7 35 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
8 34 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
9 30 (0.29%) SAP ERP
10 28 (0.27%) thinkFolio
11 27 (0.26%) Markit EDM
12 26 (0.25%) Beauchamp
12 26 (0.25%) Eagle PACE
12 26 (0.25%) Eze OMS
12 26 (0.25%) Odyssey Triple'A Plus
12 26 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
12 26 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
12 26 (0.25%) PORTIA
12 26 (0.25%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 339 (3.31%) SaaS
2 272 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
3 164 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 69 (0.67%) GitHub
5 51 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 47 (0.46%) PaaS
7 34 (0.33%) Google Analytics
8 33 (0.32%) Office 365
9 32 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
10 27 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
11 25 (0.24%) OpenShift
12 21 (0.21%) Amazon S3
13 19 (0.19%) Heroku
14 15 (0.15%) IaaS
14 15 (0.15%) Silverpop
15 13 (0.13%) Lucidchart
16 12 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
17 7 (0.068%) Adobe Analytics
17 7 (0.068%) Google Drive
17 7 (0.068%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 214 (2.09%) HTTP
2 211 (2.06%) Internet
3 145 (1.42%) Firewall
4 131 (1.28%) TCP/IP
5 57 (0.56%) DNS
6 52 (0.51%) HTTPS
7 50 (0.49%) SSL
8 49 (0.48%) WAN
9 48 (0.47%) LAN
10 47 (0.46%) Cisco IOS
11 46 (0.45%) VoIP
12 43 (0.42%) SMTP
12 43 (0.42%) VPN
13 39 (0.38%) SSH
14 38 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
15 34 (0.33%) Network Security
15 34 (0.33%) SAN
16 33 (0.32%) Wireless
17 31 (0.30%) NAS
18 27 (0.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1302 (12.72%) SQL Server
2 374 (3.65%) Relational Database
3 274 (2.68%) MySQL
4 265 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
4 265 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 227 (2.22%) Big Data
6 219 (2.14%) NoSQL
7 209 (2.04%) Oracle Database
7 209 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 194 (1.90%) MongoDB
9 174 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 126 (1.23%) DB2
11 118 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
12 114 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
13 113 (1.10%) RDBMS
14 99 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
15 86 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
16 84 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
17 78 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
18 69 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2173 (21.23%) Selenium
2 1058 (10.34%) JIRA
3 979 (9.56%) WebDriver
4 953 (9.31%) Cucumber
5 674 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 649 (6.34%) Jenkins
7 576 (5.63%) Git (software)
8 467 (4.56%) Visual Studio
9 396 (3.87%) SpecFlow
10 361 (3.53%) HP UFT
11 360 (3.52%) JUnit
12 284 (2.77%) SoapUI
13 283 (2.76%) Maven
14 265 (2.59%) Subversion
15 243 (2.37%) JMeter
16 233 (2.28%) NUnit
17 159 (1.55%) Appium
18 145 (1.42%) FitNesse
19 142 (1.39%) TeamCity
20 139 (1.36%) Hudson
General
1 2556 (24.97%) Finance
2 726 (7.09%) Banking
3 680 (6.64%) Retail
4 442 (4.32%) Marketing
5 328 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 316 (3.09%) Games
7 206 (2.01%) Law
8 196 (1.91%) Front Office
9 183 (1.79%) Investment Banking
10 167 (1.63%) Manufacturing
11 162 (1.58%) Legal
12 151 (1.48%) Back Office
13 119 (1.16%) Publishing
14 105 (1.03%) Advertising
15 104 (1.02%) Electronics
16 84 (0.82%) Financial Institution
16 84 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
17 51 (0.50%) Brand Awareness
18 40 (0.39%) Local Government
19 36 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2520 (24.62%) Analyst
2 2027 (19.80%) Developer
3 1313 (12.83%) Tester
4 1291 (12.61%) Test Analyst
5 1140 (11.14%) QA Engineer
6 834 (8.15%) QA Analyst
7 740 (7.23%) Test Engineer
8 711 (6.95%) QA Tester
9 580 (5.67%) QA Test Analyst
10 455 (4.44%) Java Developer
11 451 (4.41%) Automation Engineer
12 441 (4.31%) Business Analyst
13 412 (4.02%) Senior Analyst
14 406 (3.97%) QA Test Engineer
15 400 (3.91%) Test Leader
16 394 (3.85%) C# Developer
17 391 (3.82%) Automation Tester
18 385 (3.76%) Project Manager
19 382 (3.73%) QA Leader
20 377 (3.68%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1560 (15.24%) .NET
2 1292 (12.62%) HTML
3 1141 (11.15%) Web Services
4 1008 (9.85%) CSS
5 871 (8.51%) XML
6 495 (4.84%) ASP.NET
7 493 (4.82%) HTML5
8 486 (4.75%) jQuery
9 471 (4.60%) SOAP
10 467 (4.56%) REST
11 411 (4.01%) Spring
12 346 (3.38%) RESTful
13 340 (3.32%) AngularJS
14 325 (3.17%) JSON
15 288 (2.81%) .NET Framework
16 267 (2.61%) Ajax
17 256 (2.50%) CSS3
18 242 (2.36%) Gherkin
19 226 (2.21%) J2EE
20 196 (1.91%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1296 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
2 990 (9.67%) Computer Science
3 582 (5.69%) Mobile App
4 446 (4.36%) User Experience
5 295 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 270 (2.64%) Mathematics
7 235 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
8 206 (2.01%) Client/Server
9 174 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 138 (1.35%) Derivative
11 132 (1.29%) Fintech
12 130 (1.27%) Equities
13 122 (1.19%) Data Centre
14 111 (1.08%) Algorithms
15 93 (0.91%) Blog
16 82 (0.80%) Replication
17 80 (0.78%) Online Games
18 78 (0.76%) Data Structures
19 77 (0.75%) iPad
20 76 (0.74%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1144 (11.18%) Windows
2 922 (9.01%) Linux
3 812 (7.93%) Unix
4 464 (4.53%) Android
5 449 (4.39%) Apple iOS
6 212 (2.07%) Windows Server
7 105 (1.03%) Mac OS X
8 68 (0.66%) Solaris
9 60 (0.59%) CentOS
10 54 (0.53%) Windows 7
11 53 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 49 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 31 (0.30%) Windows 8
14 29 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 22 (0.21%) Windows 10
15 22 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
16 21 (0.21%) Debian
17 18 (0.18%) Windows Phone
18 15 (0.15%) AIX
19 14 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4938 (48.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1843 (18.00%) Scrum
3 1591 (15.54%) SDLC
4 1431 (13.98%) TDD
5 1426 (13.93%) Test Automation
6 1326 (12.95%) BDD
7 1266 (12.37%) Test Scripting
8 1230 (12.02%) Automated Testing
9 1195 (11.67%) Software Testing
10 997 (9.74%) Project Management
11 996 (9.73%) Software Engineering
12 987 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
13 959 (9.37%) User Acceptance Testing
14 903 (8.82%) Mentoring
15 888 (8.67%) E-Commerce
16 886 (8.65%) Manual Testing
17 839 (8.20%) Functional Testing
18 758 (7.40%) Automation Testing
19 750 (7.33%) Test Strategy
20 673 (6.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2752 (26.88%) Java
2 2564 (25.05%) SQL
3 2046 (19.99%) C#
4 1403 (13.71%) JavaScript
5 779 (7.61%) Python
6 541 (5.28%) Ruby
7 471 (4.60%) C++
8 469 (4.58%) PHP
9 298 (2.91%) PL/SQL
10 285 (2.78%) T-SQL
11 210 (2.05%) Perl
12 204 (1.99%) Shell Script
13 202 (1.97%) C
14 190 (1.86%) VB.NET
15 145 (1.42%) Bash Shell
16 118 (1.15%) Groovy
17 117 (1.14%) PowerShell
18 115 (1.12%) Scala
19 99 (0.97%) VB
20 85 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1920 (18.76%) Degree
2 1092 (10.67%) ISEB
3 900 (8.79%) ISTQB
4 426 (4.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 175 (1.71%) Security Cleared
6 116 (1.13%) PMI Certification
7 93 (0.91%) SC Cleared
8 61 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
9 59 (0.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 45 (0.44%) PMP
11 43 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
12 33 (0.32%) CCNP
12 33 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 33 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 31 (0.30%) DV Cleared
13 31 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 27 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 23 (0.22%) HND
15 23 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
15 23 (0.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (1.45%) SDET
2 114 (1.11%) SLA
3 110 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 64 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 64 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 33 (0.32%) COBIT
6 29 (0.28%) GMP
7 28 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 23 (0.22%) MiFID
9 17 (0.17%) GAMP
9 17 (0.17%) HL7
10 16 (0.16%) EMIR
11 14 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
12 13 (0.13%) ISO13485
12 13 (0.13%) SEPA
13 10 (0.098%) ISO 9000
14 9 (0.088%) P3O
14 9 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 8 (0.078%) GxP
15 8 (0.078%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 170 (1.66%) Active Directory
2 144 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (1.31%) Docker
4 51 (0.50%) vSphere
5 48 (0.47%) Hyper-V
6 36 (0.35%) VMware ESX
7 19 (0.19%) Firmware
7 19 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (0.12%) XenDesktop
10 11 (0.11%) KVM
10 11 (0.11%) VirtualBox
11 10 (0.098%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (0.088%) XenApp
12 9 (0.088%) XenServer
13 8 (0.078%) Time Sharing Option
13 8 (0.078%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 7 (0.068%) Varnish
15 6 (0.059%) NFS
15 6 (0.059%) Squid
Systems Management
1 413 (4.03%) HP Quality Center
2 166 (1.62%) Puppet
3 133 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 82 (0.80%) SCCM
5 80 (0.78%) Ansible
6 35 (0.34%) WSUS
7 33 (0.32%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 19 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 17 (0.17%) Data Guard
10 15 (0.15%) Nagios
11 14 (0.14%) Tivoli
12 13 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
13 12 (0.12%) Salt
14 11 (0.11%) CA LISA
15 10 (0.098%) Capistrano
15 10 (0.098%) ZABBIX
16 9 (0.088%) Mesos
17 7 (0.068%) HAProxy
17 7 (0.068%) nmon
17 7 (0.068%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1339 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 908 (8.87%) Oracle
3 383 (3.74%) HP
4 292 (2.85%) SAP
5 195 (1.90%) IBM
6 170 (1.66%) VMware
7 164 (1.60%) Google
8 108 (1.05%) Red Hat
9 103 (1.01%) Cisco
10 90 (0.88%) Adobe
11 71 (0.69%) Informatica
12 70 (0.68%) Citrix
13 63 (0.62%) hybris
14 62 (0.61%) TOWER Software
15 60 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
16 52 (0.51%) Facebook
17 51 (0.50%) Tableau
18 50 (0.49%) Twitter
19 48 (0.47%) EMC
19 48 (0.47%) Perforce
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + plus package/bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £620000 - £720000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + 10% BONUS
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 Per Annum Car allowance + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + Benefits + Car
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Energon People
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive salary and company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
LA International
Salary: £48000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £55k - 65k per year + ben + bon
Posted: Yesterday
London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions Limited
Posted: Yesterday