The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
UK
Rank 59 59 60
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 4105 4897 4765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.89% 4.78% 4.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.00% 39.12% 40.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3251 4002 3660
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
9330 12519 11750
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.11% 12.22% 11.16%
Number of salaries quoted 7418 9933 9124
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +3.52%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 February 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 3931 £50,000 +11.11% 573
London +8 1925 £55,000 - 281
South East +7 655 £40,000 -11.11% 104
East of England -6 301 £45,000 +5.88% 37
City of London +12 283 £55,000 - 58
North West -3 270 £37,624 -5.94% 44
West Midlands +23 240 £45,000 +5.88% 31
Manchester -8 192 £41,500 +3.75% 23
Yorkshire -23 175 £40,000 +5.26% 31
South West -25 167 £45,000 +12.50% 21
East Midlands +24 166 £35,000 -6.66% 15
Berkshire +21 165 £42,500 -15.00% 24
West Yorkshire -16 115 £42,500 +6.25% 19
Surrey +3 105 £45,000 - 23
Hertfordshire +9 103 £43,750 -8.85% 8
Birmingham +32 100 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Oxfordshire +13 99 £37,500 -12.79% 14
Leeds -9 85 £42,500 +11.84% 14
Hampshire -25 81 £42,500 +2.40% 20
Leicestershire +37 79 £35,000 -9.67% 5
Cambridgeshire -28 76 £45,000 - 16
Buckinghamshire +33 69 £37,500 -16.66% 12
Bristol -18 67 £47,500 +14.45% 9
Leicester +28 66 £35,000 -19.07% 3
Scotland +8 64 £42,500 +13.33% 8
Milton Keynes +35 62 £37,500 -18.91% 4
Cambridge -25 59 £43,750 -10.25% 12
Nottinghamshire -2 58 £50,000 +37.93% 8
Reading +36 51 £55,000 +10.00% 7
East Sussex -4 50 £35,000 -7.89% 3

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for QA.

1 4613 (54.92%) Agile Software Development
2 2069 (24.63%) Selenium
3 2052 (24.43%) SQL
4 2025 (24.11%) Finance
5 2012 (23.96%) Java
6 1639 (19.51%) C#
7 1587 (18.90%) Scrum
8 1348 (16.05%) .NET
9 1339 (15.94%) JavaScript
10 1287 (15.32%) Degree
11 1281 (15.25%) TDD
12 1219 (14.51%) Test Automation
13 1205 (14.35%) BDD
14 1172 (13.95%) Microsoft
15 1102 (13.12%) SDLC
16 1038 (12.36%) HTML
17 998 (11.88%) Software Testing
18 979 (11.66%) Automated Testing
19 938 (11.17%) SQL Server
20 928 (11.05%) Test Scripting
21 920 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
22 903 (10.75%) Project Management
23 870 (10.36%) Cucumber
24 844 (10.05%) JIRA
25 843 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
26 835 (9.94%) Linux
27 831 (9.89%) Software Engineering
28 826 (9.83%) Web Services
29 793 (9.44%) CSS
30 791 (9.42%) Python

QA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 226 (2.69%) CMS
2 222 (2.64%) Confluence
3 162 (1.93%) Tomcat
4 161 (1.92%) Apache
5 149 (1.77%) IIS
6 132 (1.57%) SharePoint
7 103 (1.23%) EPiServer
8 70 (0.83%) JBoss
9 68 (0.81%) WebSphere
10 63 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
11 61 (0.73%) Apache Spark
12 59 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 57 (0.68%) nginx
13 57 (0.68%) SAS
14 55 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
15 40 (0.48%) Drupal
16 39 (0.46%) WebLogic
16 39 (0.46%) WordPress
17 31 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
18 28 (0.33%) MQSeries
Applications
1 587 (6.99%) MS Excel
2 245 (2.92%) MS Office
3 123 (1.46%) MS Project
4 104 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 88 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
6 59 (0.70%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 15 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.083%) Fireworks
8 7 (0.083%) SPSS
9 6 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.060%) FrameMaker
11 4 (0.048%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.048%) InDesign
11 4 (0.048%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.048%) Snagit
12 2 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.024%) Autodesk Inventor
12 2 (0.024%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 55 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.64%) Magento
3 40 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 24 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 23 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 17 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 17 (0.20%) SAP R/3
7 15 (0.18%) SAP FI
8 14 (0.17%) assyst
8 14 (0.17%) Sentinel
9 12 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
9 12 (0.14%) SAP CRM
10 11 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
11 10 (0.12%) Sonata
12 9 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
13 8 (0.095%) Northgate Housing
13 8 (0.095%) SAP CO
13 8 (0.095%) SAP FI/CO
13 8 (0.095%) SAP Hybris
14 7 (0.083%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 386 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
2 325 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 279 (3.32%) SaaS
4 106 (1.26%) GitHub
5 99 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
6 67 (0.80%) IaaS
7 63 (0.75%) PaaS
8 55 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
9 52 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
10 48 (0.57%) Amazon S3
11 40 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
12 39 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 39 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
13 35 (0.42%) Office 365
14 33 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
15 28 (0.33%) Google Play
16 20 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
17 18 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
18 16 (0.19%) OpenShift
19 14 (0.17%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 235 (2.80%) Internet
2 189 (2.25%) HTTP
3 132 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 104 (1.24%) Intranet
5 72 (0.86%) Firewall
6 57 (0.68%) HTTPS
7 53 (0.63%) Network Security
8 42 (0.50%) LDAP
9 41 (0.49%) VPN
10 40 (0.48%) SAN
11 31 (0.37%) DNS
12 30 (0.36%) Kerberos
12 30 (0.36%) LAN
13 29 (0.35%) Wireless
14 28 (0.33%) SSL
14 28 (0.33%) WAN
15 27 (0.32%) FTP
16 23 (0.27%) Multicast
16 23 (0.27%) Unified Communications
17 22 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 938 (11.17%) SQL Server
2 381 (4.54%) MySQL
3 289 (3.44%) Relational Database
4 266 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 259 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
5 259 (3.08%) NoSQL
6 191 (2.27%) Big Data
7 186 (2.21%) MongoDB
8 165 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 125 (1.49%) Hadoop
10 119 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 110 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
12 109 (1.30%) Oracle Database
13 91 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
14 90 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
15 83 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
15 83 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 77 (0.92%) RDBMS
17 58 (0.69%) HBase
18 53 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2069 (24.63%) Selenium
2 870 (10.36%) Cucumber
3 844 (10.05%) JIRA
4 752 (8.95%) WebDriver
5 708 (8.43%) Git (software)
6 533 (6.35%) Jenkins
7 477 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 393 (4.68%) Visual Studio
9 337 (4.01%) SoapUI
10 324 (3.86%) JUnit
11 295 (3.51%) SpecFlow
12 249 (2.96%) Subversion
13 247 (2.94%) JMeter
14 225 (2.68%) Maven
15 217 (2.58%) HP UFT
15 217 (2.58%) TeamCity
16 214 (2.55%) Appium
17 135 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 120 (1.43%) NUnit
19 119 (1.42%) Calabash
General
1 2025 (24.11%) Finance
2 574 (6.83%) Retail
3 513 (6.11%) Banking
4 304 (3.62%) Marketing
5 259 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 245 (2.92%) Games
7 139 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 133 (1.58%) Front Office
9 130 (1.55%) Publishing
10 122 (1.45%) Legal
11 110 (1.31%) Advertising
12 96 (1.14%) Back Office
13 90 (1.07%) Investment Banking
14 77 (0.92%) Automotive
14 77 (0.92%) Financial Institution
14 77 (0.92%) Law
15 35 (0.42%) Electronics
16 33 (0.39%) Billing
16 33 (0.39%) Multimedia
16 33 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1627 (19.37%) Analyst
2 1593 (18.97%) Developer
3 1002 (11.93%) Tester
4 948 (11.29%) QA Engineer
5 834 (9.93%) Test Analyst
6 637 (7.58%) QA Tester
7 615 (7.32%) QA Analyst
8 606 (7.22%) Test Engineer
9 429 (5.11%) Automation Tester
10 394 (4.69%) .NET Developer
11 386 (4.60%) QA Test Analyst
12 358 (4.26%) QA Leader
13 346 (4.12%) Project Manager
14 337 (4.01%) Java Developer
15 323 (3.85%) C# Developer
16 319 (3.80%) QA Automation Engineer
17 302 (3.60%) Senior Developer
18 297 (3.54%) Business Analyst
19 292 (3.48%) QA Test Engineer
20 287 (3.42%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1348 (16.05%) .NET
2 1038 (12.36%) HTML
3 826 (9.83%) Web Services
4 793 (9.44%) CSS
5 682 (8.12%) XML
6 557 (6.63%) ASP.NET
7 417 (4.96%) HTML5
8 340 (4.05%) AngularJS
9 329 (3.92%) REST
10 301 (3.58%) SOAP
11 296 (3.52%) jQuery
12 275 (3.27%) .NET Framework
13 267 (3.18%) RESTful
14 264 (3.14%) Gherkin
15 244 (2.91%) CSS3
16 241 (2.87%) Spring
17 233 (2.77%) ASP.NET MVC
18 211 (2.51%) JSON
19 179 (2.13%) Node.js
20 165 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 843 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
2 664 (7.91%) Computer Science
3 519 (6.18%) Mobile App
4 481 (5.73%) User Experience
5 297 (3.54%) Management Information System
6 226 (2.69%) Fintech
7 160 (1.90%) Data Centre
8 151 (1.80%) iPad
9 129 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
10 118 (1.40%) Client/Server
11 108 (1.29%) Virtual Team
12 102 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 98 (1.17%) Fixed Income
14 91 (1.08%) Data Structures
15 83 (0.99%) Derivative
16 80 (0.95%) Equities
17 71 (0.85%) Algorithms
18 66 (0.79%) Digital Media
19 55 (0.65%) iPhone
20 51 (0.61%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 835 (9.94%) Linux
2 700 (8.33%) Windows
3 445 (5.30%) Unix
4 381 (4.54%) Android
5 325 (3.87%) Apple iOS
6 110 (1.31%) Windows Server
7 50 (0.60%) CentOS
8 45 (0.54%) Windows 7
8 45 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 42 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 41 (0.49%) Mac OS X
10 41 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (0.38%) Ubuntu
12 27 (0.32%) Debian
13 25 (0.30%) Windows 8
14 24 (0.29%) Windows 10
15 23 (0.27%) Solaris
16 17 (0.20%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.13%) Windows Phone
18 8 (0.095%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4613 (54.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1587 (18.90%) Scrum
3 1281 (15.25%) TDD
4 1219 (14.51%) Test Automation
5 1205 (14.35%) BDD
6 1102 (13.12%) SDLC
7 998 (11.88%) Software Testing
8 979 (11.66%) Automated Testing
9 928 (11.05%) Test Scripting
10 920 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
11 903 (10.75%) Project Management
12 831 (9.89%) Software Engineering
13 790 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
14 769 (9.16%) Regression Testing
15 768 (9.14%) E-Commerce
16 737 (8.77%) Automation Testing
17 733 (8.73%) Manual Testing
18 647 (7.70%) Functional Testing
19 610 (7.26%) OO
20 601 (7.16%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2052 (24.43%) SQL
2 2012 (23.96%) Java
3 1639 (19.51%) C#
4 1339 (15.94%) JavaScript
5 791 (9.42%) Python
6 458 (5.45%) Ruby
7 312 (3.71%) PHP
8 289 (3.44%) C++
9 246 (2.93%) T-SQL
10 228 (2.71%) Bash Shell
11 220 (2.62%) C
12 215 (2.56%) Perl
13 173 (2.06%) Scala
14 156 (1.86%) PL/SQL
15 151 (1.80%) PowerShell
16 145 (1.73%) VB.NET
17 119 (1.42%) Shell Script
18 101 (1.20%) XPath
19 98 (1.17%) Groovy
20 81 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 1287 (15.32%) Degree
2 708 (8.43%) ISEB
3 700 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 252 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 113 (1.35%) PMP
6 108 (1.29%) Security Cleared
7 83 (0.99%) PMI Certification
8 82 (0.98%) SC Cleared
9 71 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 66 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
11 51 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 45 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
13 41 (0.49%) MBA
14 38 (0.45%) MCP
15 35 (0.42%) APMP
15 35 (0.42%) CCNA
15 35 (0.42%) CISSP
16 34 (0.40%) AWS Certification
16 34 (0.40%) PhD
17 32 (0.38%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (2.43%) SDET
2 167 (1.99%) SLA
3 84 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 58 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 50 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 43 (0.51%) ISO 9001
7 21 (0.25%) HL7
7 21 (0.25%) ISO 14001
8 16 (0.19%) MiFID
9 14 (0.17%) COBIT
9 14 (0.17%) P3O
10 13 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.12%) ISO 9000
12 7 (0.083%) GCP
12 7 (0.083%) ISO22301
13 6 (0.071%) GDPR
13 6 (0.071%) SEPA
14 5 (0.060%) EMIR
14 5 (0.060%) SSAE 16
15 4 (0.048%) WCAG
System Software
1 142 (1.69%) Docker
2 124 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (1.08%) Active Directory
4 51 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
5 40 (0.48%) vSphere
6 22 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 21 (0.25%) XenApp
8 17 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 13 (0.15%) Firmware
10 11 (0.13%) BlackBerry Internet Service
10 11 (0.13%) HDFS
10 11 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (0.12%) vCloud
12 9 (0.11%) VirtualBox
13 8 (0.095%) GlusterFS
13 8 (0.095%) Varnish
13 8 (0.095%) VMware ESX
14 7 (0.083%) Squid
14 7 (0.083%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.071%) NFS
Systems Management
1 171 (2.04%) Puppet
2 152 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
3 151 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
4 123 (1.46%) Ansible
5 49 (0.58%) Nagios
6 45 (0.54%) SCCM
7 34 (0.40%) Kubernetes
8 25 (0.30%) SELinux
9 19 (0.23%) Rancher
10 16 (0.19%) Grafana
10 16 (0.19%) Kibana
11 15 (0.18%) Terraform
12 14 (0.17%) Mesos
13 13 (0.15%) SCVMM
14 12 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
14 12 (0.14%) StatsD
15 11 (0.13%) Consul
16 10 (0.12%) rkt
17 9 (0.11%) HP Data Protector
17 9 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1172 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 590 (7.02%) Oracle
3 216 (2.57%) SAP
4 188 (2.24%) HP
5 151 (1.80%) Google
6 150 (1.79%) VMware
7 111 (1.32%) Red Hat
8 107 (1.27%) Cisco
9 102 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
10 94 (1.12%) Atlassian
11 89 (1.06%) IBM
12 81 (0.96%) Sun
13 68 (0.81%) Citrix
14 66 (0.79%) Siebel
15 59 (0.70%) Adobe
16 56 (0.67%) hybris
17 53 (0.63%) Juniper
18 46 (0.55%) Apple
19 45 (0.54%) Cognizant
20 42 (0.50%) Tableau
Avon
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, life cover plus others
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £17,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lewis Paige
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bonus & Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Salary: pension, flexible working
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus ,shares,Pension,health
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Pension, Medical + More
Posted: 14 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago