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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 49 52
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 5090 5789 4936
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.76% 4.93% 4.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.50% 46.99% 45.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4097 4547 4068
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 £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +4.57%

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
11437 12319 10859
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.70% 10.49% 9.98%
Number of salaries quoted 9001 9689 8777
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 4761 £45,000 - 704
London -8 2323 £51,500 +3.00% 335
South East +13 917 £45,000 +5.88% 103
City of London -16 457 £51,500 -1.90% 112
Yorkshire -4 357 £40,000 +14.28% 34
East of England +6 331 £40,500 +1.25% 46
West Yorkshire -3 261 £40,000 +14.28% 26
North West +2 259 £37,500 -6.25% 65
Berkshire +5 256 £50,000 +11.11% 23
Surrey +7 206 £45,000 -5.26% 20
West Midlands -11 185 £40,000 -11.11% 34
South West -29 182 £37,500 +4.16% 45
Hampshire +38 169 £42,500 +18.05% 21
East Midlands +14 156 £40,000 +14.28% 23
Scotland +21 151 £42,000 - 30
Manchester +23 146 £37,000 -7.50% 34
Leeds -19 135 £40,000 +14.28% 15
Cambridgeshire -8 110 £43,750 +9.37% 21
Reading -12 97 £50,000 +11.11% 13
East Sussex +46 91 £50,000 +53.84% 10
Cambridge -2 91 £45,000 +20.00% 15
Essex +14 86 £45,000 - 6
Nottinghamshire +50 81 £42,500 +24.26% 13
Nottingham +40 81 £42,500 +21.42% 12
Bristol -24 81 £37,500 - 15
Edinburgh +15 76 £41,500 -1.19% 18
Cheshire -10 73 £40,000 +18.51% 14
Brighton +46 68 £50,000 +53.84% 8
Hertfordshire -5 64 £36,250 -14.70% 5
Bradford +17 60 £42,500 -2.85% 5

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4523 (45.62%) Agile Software Development
2 2936 (29.61%) Finance
3 2617 (26.39%) SQL
4 2254 (22.73%) Java
5 1867 (18.83%) Scrum
6 1833 (18.49%) Degree
7 1820 (18.36%) Selenium
8 1741 (17.56%) C#
9 1546 (15.59%) .NET
10 1471 (14.84%) Microsoft
11 1462 (14.75%) JavaScript
12 1368 (13.80%) SQL Server
13 1291 (13.02%) TDD
14 1285 (12.96%) HTML
15 1264 (12.75%) Test Automation
16 1192 (12.02%) Test Scripting
17 1162 (11.72%) Automated Testing
18 1161 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
19 1134 (11.44%) Project Management
20 1066 (10.75%) ISEB
21 1061 (10.70%) BDD
22 1010 (10.19%) Oracle
23 1000 (10.09%) Windows
24 999 (10.08%) Linux
25 971 (9.79%) Software Testing
26 947 (9.55%) User Acceptance Testing
27 904 (9.12%) CSS
28 881 (8.89%) MS Excel
29 870 (8.77%) E-Commerce
30 864 (8.71%) Banking

QA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 250 (2.52%) Apache
2 230 (2.32%) SharePoint
3 217 (2.19%) IIS
4 190 (1.92%) Tomcat
5 148 (1.49%) CMS
6 129 (1.30%) WebSphere
7 97 (0.98%) SAS
8 96 (0.97%) Confluence
9 78 (0.79%) Node.js
10 63 (0.64%) JBoss
11 52 (0.52%) Drupal
11 52 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
12 49 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
12 49 (0.49%) nginx
13 46 (0.46%) WebLogic
14 45 (0.45%) MS Exchange
14 45 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
15 38 (0.38%) WordPress
16 37 (0.37%) Apache Solr
17 32 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 881 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 383 (3.86%) MS Office
3 182 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 138 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 120 (1.21%) MS Project
6 66 (0.67%) Photoshop
7 27 (0.27%) SPSS
8 21 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 20 (0.20%) AutoCAD
10 18 (0.18%) Mingle
11 13 (0.13%) InfoPath
12 11 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
13 9 (0.091%) FrameMaker
14 5 (0.050%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.040%) RoboHelp
16 3 (0.030%) XMetaL
17 2 (0.020%) PowerPivot
17 2 (0.020%) Fireworks
18 1 (0.010%) FreeHand
18 1 (0.010%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 81 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 58 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
3 57 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
4 55 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
5 52 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
6 47 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
7 46 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 43 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
9 30 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
9 30 (0.30%) Sophis RISQUE
10 26 (0.26%) Magento
11 25 (0.25%) Oracle iProcurement
12 24 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
13 21 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
14 19 (0.19%) MultiFonds
14 19 (0.19%) thinkFolio
15 14 (0.14%) Markit EDM
15 14 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
16 13 (0.13%) Decalog
Cloud Services
1 271 (2.73%) SaaS
2 206 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 133 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 95 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
5 47 (0.47%) GitHub
6 40 (0.40%) IaaS
7 35 (0.35%) Google Analytics
8 33 (0.33%) PaaS
9 27 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
10 15 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (0.12%) Office 365
11 12 (0.12%) Dropbox
12 11 (0.11%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.10%) Basecamp
14 9 (0.091%) Force.com
15 7 (0.071%) Heroku
15 7 (0.071%) Google Drive
15 7 (0.071%) Lucidchart
16 6 (0.061%) FinancialForce.com
17 5 (0.050%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 238 (2.40%) Internet
2 211 (2.13%) HTTP
3 168 (1.69%) TCP/IP
4 121 (1.22%) Firewall
5 92 (0.93%) Wireless
6 71 (0.72%) DNS
7 45 (0.45%) SAN
7 45 (0.45%) LAN
8 43 (0.43%) ATM
9 41 (0.41%) GSM
9 41 (0.41%) Intranet
10 40 (0.40%) WAN
11 39 (0.39%) UMTS
11 39 (0.39%) VoIP
12 37 (0.37%) VPN
12 37 (0.37%) Network Security
12 37 (0.37%) LTE
13 33 (0.33%) 3G
14 31 (0.31%) 2G
15 30 (0.30%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1368 (13.80%) SQL Server
2 452 (4.56%) MySQL
3 412 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
4 380 (3.83%) Relational Database
5 304 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 297 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 234 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 208 (2.10%) MongoDB
9 195 (1.97%) Big Data
10 191 (1.93%) NoSQL
11 179 (1.81%) Oracle Database
12 155 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 121 (1.22%) RDBMS
14 113 (1.14%) DB2
15 99 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
15 99 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
16 88 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
17 81 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
18 76 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
19 75 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1820 (18.36%) Selenium
2 777 (7.84%) JIRA
3 761 (7.68%) WebDriver
4 702 (7.08%) Cucumber
5 553 (5.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 545 (5.50%) Git (software)
7 511 (5.15%) Jenkins
8 474 (4.78%) Visual Studio
9 411 (4.15%) QuickTest Pro
10 299 (3.02%) JUnit
11 291 (2.93%) Subversion
12 252 (2.54%) SpecFlow
13 240 (2.42%) SoapUI
14 216 (2.18%) NUnit
15 204 (2.06%) TeamCity
16 195 (1.97%) JMeter
17 194 (1.96%) Maven
18 168 (1.69%) FitNesse
19 150 (1.51%) Eclipse
20 128 (1.29%) Appium
General
1 2936 (29.61%) Finance
2 864 (8.71%) Banking
3 841 (8.48%) Retail
4 538 (5.43%) Marketing
5 348 (3.51%) Telecoms
6 308 (3.11%) Games
7 189 (1.91%) Legal
8 181 (1.83%) Aerospace
9 175 (1.77%) Back Office
10 140 (1.41%) Financial Institution
11 135 (1.36%) Investment Banking
12 130 (1.31%) Law
13 129 (1.30%) Advertising
14 125 (1.26%) Manufacturing
15 120 (1.21%) Publishing
16 113 (1.14%) Automotive
17 92 (0.93%) Front Office
18 74 (0.75%) Billing
19 71 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
20 60 (0.61%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2429 (24.50%) Analyst
2 1749 (17.64%) Developer
3 1175 (11.85%) Test Analyst
4 1043 (10.52%) Tester
5 812 (8.19%) QA Engineer
6 635 (6.40%) QA Analyst
7 542 (5.47%) Business Analyst
8 476 (4.80%) Test Engineer
9 416 (4.20%) Consultant
10 414 (4.18%) QA Tester
11 402 (4.05%) Software Engineer
12 398 (4.01%) Test Manager
13 397 (4.00%) Architect
14 373 (3.76%) Project Manager
15 332 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
16 321 (3.24%) Software Tester
17 308 (3.11%) Senior Developer
18 306 (3.09%) Software Developer
19 271 (2.73%) Junior
20 228 (2.30%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1546 (15.59%) .NET
2 1285 (12.96%) HTML
3 904 (9.12%) CSS
4 856 (8.63%) Web Services
5 826 (8.33%) XML
6 559 (5.64%) ASP.NET
7 488 (4.92%) jQuery
8 407 (4.10%) HTML5
9 386 (3.89%) REST
10 329 (3.32%) SOAP
11 295 (2.98%) Ajax
12 280 (2.82%) Spring
13 258 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
14 250 (2.52%) RESTful
15 230 (2.32%) AngularJS
16 220 (2.22%) .NET Framework
17 216 (2.18%) JSON
18 209 (2.11%) WCF
19 195 (1.97%) CSS3
20 187 (1.89%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1161 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
2 805 (8.12%) Computer Science
3 577 (5.82%) Mobile App
4 500 (5.04%) Open Source
5 447 (4.51%) User Experience
6 354 (3.57%) Management Information System
7 248 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
8 208 (2.10%) Mathematics
9 149 (1.50%) Client/Server
10 148 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 143 (1.44%) Blog
12 132 (1.33%) Data Integration
13 102 (1.03%) Social Media
14 96 (0.97%) Digital Media
15 92 (0.93%) Equities
16 88 (0.89%) iPhone
17 87 (0.88%) Fixed Income
18 81 (0.82%) Blackberry
19 80 (0.81%) iPad
20 78 (0.79%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1000 (10.09%) Windows
2 999 (10.08%) Linux
3 648 (6.54%) UNIX
4 475 (4.79%) Apple iOS
5 458 (4.62%) Android
6 109 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 108 (1.09%) Solaris
8 80 (0.81%) Windows 7
8 80 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 69 (0.70%) Ubuntu
10 66 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 57 (0.57%) Mac OS X
12 54 (0.54%) Debian
13 52 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 41 (0.41%) CentOS
14 41 (0.41%) Windows 8
15 38 (0.38%) Windows XP
16 36 (0.36%) Windows Phone
17 35 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
18 23 (0.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4523 (45.62%) Agile Software Development
2 1867 (18.83%) Scrum
3 1291 (13.02%) TDD
4 1264 (12.75%) Test Automation
5 1192 (12.02%) Test Scripting
6 1162 (11.72%) Automated Testing
7 1134 (11.44%) Project Management
8 1061 (10.70%) BDD
9 971 (9.79%) Software Testing
10 947 (9.55%) User Acceptance Testing
11 870 (8.77%) E-Commerce
12 841 (8.48%) Manual Testing
13 789 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
14 770 (7.77%) Mentoring
15 763 (7.70%) Software Engineering
16 666 (6.72%) OO
17 613 (6.18%) Continuous Improvement
18 610 (6.15%) Regression Testing
19 606 (6.11%) Test Strategy
20 556 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2617 (26.39%) SQL
2 2254 (22.73%) Java
3 1741 (17.56%) C#
4 1462 (14.75%) JavaScript
5 585 (5.90%) Python
6 483 (4.87%) PHP
7 455 (4.59%) C++
7 455 (4.59%) Ruby
8 327 (3.30%) T-SQL
9 310 (3.13%) Perl
10 303 (3.06%) C
11 210 (2.12%) PL/SQL
12 141 (1.42%) Objective-C
13 136 (1.37%) Shell Script
14 135 (1.36%) Bash Shell
15 132 (1.33%) VB
16 109 (1.10%) PowerShell
17 81 (0.82%) VBScript
18 79 (0.80%) VBA
19 68 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1833 (18.49%) Degree
2 1066 (10.75%) ISEB
3 743 (7.49%) ISTQB
4 351 (3.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 125 (1.26%) Security Cleared
6 103 (1.04%) PMI Certification
7 89 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 87 (0.88%) SC Cleared
9 68 (0.69%) PMP
10 52 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 39 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 34 (0.34%) HND
12 34 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
13 33 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
14 28 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
15 23 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 23 (0.23%) MCTS
16 22 (0.22%) DV Cleared
16 22 (0.22%) MCP
17 21 (0.21%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (1.41%) SLA
2 67 (0.68%) ISO 9001
3 51 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 29 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 26 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 21 (0.21%) GMP
7 21 (0.21%) Basel III
8 19 (0.19%) COBIT
9 18 (0.18%) P3O
10 17 (0.17%) Basel II
11 16 (0.16%) CRD IV
12 14 (0.14%) ISO 9000
13 13 (0.13%) TickIT
14 10 (0.10%) Solvency II
14 10 (0.10%) HL7
15 9 (0.091%) ISO 14001
16 8 (0.081%) ISO 8583
17 7 (0.071%) MiFID
17 7 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 99 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 92 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 46 (0.46%) KVM
4 41 (0.41%) Varnish
5 37 (0.37%) Firmware
6 31 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
7 24 (0.24%) GlusterFS
7 24 (0.24%) Squid
8 23 (0.23%) Samba
9 22 (0.22%) Docker
10 21 (0.21%) Hyper-V
11 17 (0.17%) Xen
12 14 (0.14%) VMware ESX
13 13 (0.13%) vSphere
14 12 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
14 12 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (0.12%) NFS
15 10 (0.10%) XenApp
16 9 (0.091%) XenServer
17 8 (0.081%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 319 (3.22%) HP Quality Center
2 174 (1.75%) Puppet
3 151 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 58 (0.58%) Nagios
5 40 (0.40%) Ansible
6 39 (0.39%) ZABBIX
7 33 (0.33%) logstash
8 32 (0.32%) HAProxy
9 31 (0.31%) SCCM
10 24 (0.24%) Kibana
10 24 (0.24%) Graphite
11 23 (0.23%) StatsD
12 19 (0.19%) Tivoli
12 19 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
13 18 (0.18%) Data Guard
14 17 (0.17%) Control-M
15 15 (0.15%) CA Endevor
16 13 (0.13%) OpenView
16 13 (0.13%) NetBackup
17 11 (0.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1471 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 1010 (10.19%) Oracle
3 379 (3.82%) HP
4 228 (2.30%) SAP
5 196 (1.98%) IBM
6 183 (1.85%) Google
7 171 (1.72%) VMware
8 134 (1.35%) Business Objects
9 104 (1.05%) Cisco
10 90 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
11 88 (0.89%) Red Hat
12 76 (0.77%) Facebook
13 68 (0.69%) Juniper
14 63 (0.64%) Tableau
15 60 (0.61%) Sun
16 53 (0.53%) Zend
17 50 (0.50%) Informatica
18 49 (0.49%) Citrix
18 49 (0.49%) Dell
19 48 (0.48%) Adobe
United Kingdom
Ciber UK
Posted: 2 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
BPR Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 Per Annum £30,000 - £50,000 + Bonu
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 8% pens, 25 days hols, insurance
Posted: 5 hours ago
Lincolnshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 32.5k per year
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 hours ago