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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 54 57
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 4180 5365 5220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.68% 5.00% 4.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.34% 42.92% 40.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3296 4285 4013
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
10362 12500 12913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.60% 11.65% 11.23%
Number of salaries quoted 8195 9899 10181
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,125
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +8.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,164 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.25% +5.27%

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 3 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -5 3960 £50,000 +5.26% 488
London +5 1997 £55,000 - 244
South East -20 576 £45,000 - 58
City of London +30 327 £55,000 - 55
East of England -5 326 £47,500 +11.76% 32
North West -21 260 £40,000 +6.66% 43
Yorkshire -5 238 £40,000 +6.66% 16
West Midlands -22 216 £40,000 - 38
West Yorkshire +4 174 £42,500 +6.25% 15
East Midlands +2 171 £42,000 +11.99% 16
Manchester -31 162 £41,500 +10.66% 25
South West -39 134 £42,500 +10.38% 34
Berkshire -14 128 £55,000 - 13
Leeds +1 123 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Surrey -33 112 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Hampshire -15 100 £45,750 +18.83% 13
Essex +14 97 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Birmingham +4 97 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Hertfordshire +18 96 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Scotland -15 85 £40,000 +3.89% 7
East Sussex +23 73 £35,000 -9.09% 5
Nottinghamshire -9 69 £50,000 +33.33% 7
Brighton +25 65 £35,000 -7.89% 5
Cambridgeshire -32 65 £47,500 +11.76% 16
Oxfordshire -12 62 £44,417 +4.51% 4
Nottingham -18 60 £52,500 +40.00% 5
Brentwood +2 58 £75,000 +33.33%
Glasgow +7 54 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Reading -11 53 £60,000 +14.28% 1
Cambridge -27 51 £47,500 +11.76% 14

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 4720 (53.03%) Agile Software Development
2 2180 (24.49%) Finance
3 2097 (23.56%) SQL
4 2076 (23.32%) Selenium
5 1999 (22.46%) Java
6 1713 (19.25%) Scrum
7 1685 (18.93%) C#
8 1424 (16.00%) Degree
9 1396 (15.68%) .NET
10 1357 (15.25%) JavaScript
11 1259 (14.14%) Test Automation
12 1242 (13.95%) HTML
13 1223 (13.74%) SDLC
14 1180 (13.26%) TDD
15 1149 (12.91%) BDD
16 1137 (12.77%) Microsoft
17 1072 (12.04%) Software Testing
18 1047 (11.76%) Project Management
19 1004 (11.28%) Automated Testing
20 983 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
21 979 (11.00%) JIRA
22 969 (10.89%) Cucumber
23 965 (10.84%) Test Scripting
24 954 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
25 944 (10.61%) CSS
26 900 (10.11%) SQL Server
27 881 (9.90%) Linux
28 855 (9.61%) ISEB
29 841 (9.45%) Web Services
30 810 (9.10%) Manual Testing

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
1 261 (2.93%) CMS
2 238 (2.67%) Confluence
3 166 (1.86%) IIS
4 160 (1.80%) Apache
5 133 (1.49%) Tomcat
6 125 (1.40%) SharePoint
7 73 (0.82%) nginx
8 62 (0.70%) WebSphere
9 53 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 53 (0.60%) WordPress
10 52 (0.58%) SAS
11 50 (0.56%) Drupal
12 49 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
13 44 (0.49%) JBoss
14 41 (0.46%) Umbraco
15 35 (0.39%) WebLogic
16 33 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
17 32 (0.36%) Apache Spark
18 22 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
19 20 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 592 (6.65%) MS Excel
2 286 (3.21%) MS Office
3 117 (1.31%) MS Project
4 115 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 90 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
6 80 (0.90%) Photoshop
7 28 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 19 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (0.15%) Fireworks
9 13 (0.15%) SPSS
10 10 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
11 7 (0.079%) AutoCAD
12 5 (0.056%) Acrobat
12 5 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.056%) FrameMaker
13 4 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.034%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.034%) InDesign
14 3 (0.034%) Stata
15 2 (0.022%) EViews
Business Applications
1 51 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 51 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
2 35 (0.39%) Magento
3 34 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 24 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
5 22 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 18 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
7 17 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 15 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
8 15 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
9 14 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
10 12 (0.13%) Cognos Controller
10 12 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
10 12 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
11 10 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
11 10 (0.11%) SAP CRM
11 10 (0.11%) Sonata
12 9 (0.10%) Markit EDM
12 9 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
12 9 (0.10%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 361 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
2 263 (2.95%) SaaS
3 261 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 99 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
5 95 (1.07%) GitHub
6 61 (0.69%) Amazon S3
7 60 (0.67%) PaaS
8 53 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
9 49 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 48 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 41 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
11 41 (0.46%) IaaS
12 38 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
13 26 (0.29%) Google Play
14 24 (0.27%) Office 365
15 21 (0.24%) Google Analytics
15 21 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
15 21 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
16 12 (0.13%) OpenShift
17 10 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 259 (2.91%) Internet
2 179 (2.01%) HTTP
3 144 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 117 (1.31%) Intranet
5 87 (0.98%) HTTPS
6 84 (0.94%) Firewall
7 64 (0.72%) Network Security
8 55 (0.62%) VPN
9 53 (0.60%) LDAP
10 51 (0.57%) DNS
11 45 (0.51%) SAN
12 41 (0.46%) Kerberos
13 38 (0.43%) LAN
13 38 (0.43%) WAN
14 34 (0.38%) SSL
15 33 (0.37%) NAS
16 25 (0.28%) MPLS
16 25 (0.28%) Wireless
17 24 (0.27%) DHCP
18 23 (0.26%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 900 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 438 (4.92%) MySQL
3 280 (3.15%) Relational Database
4 266 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
5 250 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 222 (2.49%) NoSQL
7 181 (2.03%) MongoDB
8 180 (2.02%) Big Data
9 149 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 110 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
11 109 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
12 99 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
13 88 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 85 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
15 84 (0.94%) Oracle Database
16 81 (0.91%) RDBMS
17 80 (0.90%) Hadoop
18 71 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
19 69 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
20 59 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2076 (23.32%) Selenium
2 979 (11.00%) JIRA
3 969 (10.89%) Cucumber
4 762 (8.56%) Git (software)
5 681 (7.65%) WebDriver
6 668 (7.50%) Jenkins
7 527 (5.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 398 (4.47%) SoapUI
9 365 (4.10%) Visual Studio
10 323 (3.63%) SpecFlow
11 298 (3.35%) JUnit
12 270 (3.03%) Subversion
13 263 (2.95%) JMeter
14 235 (2.64%) TeamCity
15 209 (2.35%) HP UFT
16 195 (2.19%) Maven
17 192 (2.16%) Appium
18 134 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 126 (1.42%) LoadRunner
20 117 (1.31%) Gradle
General
1 2180 (24.49%) Finance
2 660 (7.41%) Retail
3 476 (5.35%) Banking
4 334 (3.75%) Marketing
5 326 (3.66%) Telecoms
6 321 (3.61%) Games
7 164 (1.84%) Legal
8 150 (1.69%) Law
9 148 (1.66%) Back Office
10 134 (1.51%) Advertising
11 123 (1.38%) Publishing
12 117 (1.31%) Manufacturing
13 113 (1.27%) Front Office
14 84 (0.94%) Investment Banking
15 66 (0.74%) Financial Institution
16 53 (0.60%) Automotive
17 44 (0.49%) Electronics
18 39 (0.44%) Billing
19 37 (0.42%) Aerospace
20 30 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1824 (20.49%) Analyst
2 1653 (18.57%) Developer
3 1096 (12.31%) Tester
4 896 (10.07%) Test Analyst
5 863 (9.70%) QA Engineer
6 693 (7.79%) QA Tester
7 630 (7.08%) QA Analyst
8 569 (6.39%) Test Engineer
9 449 (5.04%) Automation Tester
10 414 (4.65%) Project Manager
11 405 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
12 401 (4.51%) QA Leader
13 385 (4.33%) .NET Developer
14 334 (3.75%) Architect
15 330 (3.71%) Business Analyst
16 325 (3.65%) Senior Developer
17 314 (3.53%) Java Developer
18 300 (3.37%) C# Developer
19 294 (3.30%) Software Tester
20 289 (3.25%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1396 (15.68%) .NET
2 1242 (13.95%) HTML
3 944 (10.61%) CSS
4 841 (9.45%) Web Services
5 734 (8.25%) XML
6 566 (6.36%) ASP.NET
7 421 (4.73%) HTML5
8 400 (4.49%) REST
9 374 (4.20%) SOAP
10 365 (4.10%) jQuery
11 298 (3.35%) AngularJS
12 273 (3.07%) .NET Framework
13 272 (3.06%) CSS3
14 269 (3.02%) Gherkin
15 245 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
15 245 (2.75%) RESTful
16 244 (2.74%) Spring
17 239 (2.69%) JSON
18 208 (2.34%) Ajax
19 177 (1.99%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 954 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
2 634 (7.12%) Computer Science
3 564 (6.34%) Mobile App
4 528 (5.93%) User Experience
5 257 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 204 (2.29%) Fintech
7 158 (1.78%) Data Centre
8 146 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
9 140 (1.57%) Mathematics
10 127 (1.43%) Client/Server
11 123 (1.38%) iPad
12 121 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 88 (0.99%) Data Structures
13 88 (0.99%) Virtual Team
14 84 (0.94%) Derivative
15 75 (0.84%) Fixed Income
16 74 (0.83%) Statistics
17 71 (0.80%) Online Games
18 68 (0.76%) Algorithms
19 65 (0.73%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 881 (9.90%) Linux
2 763 (8.57%) Windows
3 555 (6.24%) Unix
4 442 (4.97%) Android
5 387 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 113 (1.27%) Windows Server
7 73 (0.82%) CentOS
8 69 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 51 (0.57%) Mac OS X
10 48 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 37 (0.42%) Windows 10
12 35 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 30 (0.34%) Windows 7
14 28 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 28 (0.31%) Windows 8
15 27 (0.30%) Solaris
16 16 (0.18%) Debian
17 14 (0.16%) AIX
18 13 (0.15%) Windows XP
19 9 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4720 (53.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1713 (19.25%) Scrum
3 1259 (14.14%) Test Automation
4 1223 (13.74%) SDLC
5 1180 (13.26%) TDD
6 1149 (12.91%) BDD
7 1072 (12.04%) Software Testing
8 1047 (11.76%) Project Management
9 1004 (11.28%) Automated Testing
10 983 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
11 965 (10.84%) Test Scripting
12 810 (9.10%) Manual Testing
13 778 (8.74%) User Acceptance Testing
14 768 (8.63%) Regression Testing
15 737 (8.28%) E-Commerce
16 719 (8.08%) Automation Testing
17 715 (8.03%) Software Engineering
18 674 (7.57%) Test Strategy
19 623 (7.00%) Functional Testing
19 623 (7.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2097 (23.56%) SQL
2 1999 (22.46%) Java
3 1685 (18.93%) C#
4 1357 (15.25%) JavaScript
5 769 (8.64%) Python
6 569 (6.39%) Ruby
7 365 (4.10%) C++
8 344 (3.86%) PHP
9 283 (3.18%) C
10 267 (3.00%) Perl
11 259 (2.91%) T-SQL
12 233 (2.62%) Bash Shell
13 184 (2.07%) PowerShell
14 169 (1.90%) VB.NET
15 159 (1.79%) PL/SQL
16 142 (1.60%) Scala
17 132 (1.48%) Shell Script
18 110 (1.24%) Groovy
19 95 (1.07%) VB
20 94 (1.06%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1424 (16.00%) Degree
2 855 (9.61%) ISEB
3 731 (8.21%) ISTQB
4 299 (3.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 166 (1.86%) PMP
6 144 (1.62%) Security Cleared
7 112 (1.26%) PMI Certification
8 86 (0.97%) SC Cleared
9 68 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 59 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
11 55 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
12 50 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 48 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 47 (0.53%) CCNP
15 43 (0.48%) DV Cleared
16 39 (0.44%) CISSP
17 35 (0.39%) AWS Certification
17 35 (0.39%) CISM
17 35 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
18 34 (0.38%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (2.12%) SLA
2 179 (2.01%) SDET
3 80 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 67 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 54 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 40 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 20 (0.22%) ISO 14001
8 18 (0.20%) GCP
9 15 (0.17%) HL7
9 15 (0.17%) P3O
9 15 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.13%) MiFID
11 10 (0.11%) WCAG
12 9 (0.10%) COBIT
13 8 (0.090%) ISO22301
13 8 (0.090%) SEPA
14 7 (0.079%) ISO 9000
15 6 (0.067%) MISRA
16 4 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
17 3 (0.034%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 166 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 132 (1.48%) Docker
3 88 (0.99%) Active Directory
4 48 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
5 35 (0.39%) Hyper-V
6 27 (0.30%) vSphere
7 19 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
7 19 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (0.20%) Varnish
9 17 (0.19%) GlusterFS
9 17 (0.19%) NFS
10 13 (0.15%) vCloud
10 13 (0.15%) XenApp
11 12 (0.13%) XenDesktop
12 10 (0.11%) HDFS
12 10 (0.11%) KVM
13 9 (0.10%) Firmware
14 8 (0.090%) VirtualBox
15 6 (0.067%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (0.067%) Squid
Systems Management
1 208 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
2 201 (2.26%) Puppet
3 189 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
4 115 (1.29%) Ansible
5 57 (0.64%) Nagios
6 50 (0.56%) SCCM
7 35 (0.39%) SELinux
8 32 (0.36%) Kubernetes
9 21 (0.24%) Ganglia
10 20 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 19 (0.21%) Rundeck
12 17 (0.19%) Cacti
12 17 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
12 17 (0.19%) OpenView
13 15 (0.17%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 15 (0.17%) ZABBIX
14 13 (0.15%) Rancher
15 12 (0.13%) SCVMM
15 12 (0.13%) WSUS
16 11 (0.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1137 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 650 (7.30%) Oracle
3 231 (2.60%) SAP
4 214 (2.40%) HP
5 189 (2.12%) VMware
6 138 (1.55%) Google
7 132 (1.48%) IBM
8 129 (1.45%) Atlassian
9 121 (1.36%) Cisco
10 118 (1.33%) Red Hat
11 108 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
12 90 (1.01%) EPiServer
13 69 (0.78%) Adobe
14 62 (0.70%) Siebel
15 61 (0.69%) EMC
15 61 (0.69%) Sun
16 56 (0.63%) Citrix
17 55 (0.62%) Informatica
18 53 (0.60%) hybris
19 47 (0.53%) New Relic
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £28k - 30k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35,000 + Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Cloudscope
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Billericay, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Gym, Health Care & Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum base.
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Wrexham, Clwyd
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Michael Page International
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Awesome Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Health,pension
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + 20-30% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus, pension, h/care, flexi hrs
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Michael Page International
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Awesome Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Which?
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday