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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 46 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 5463 6066 4954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.94% 5.06% 4.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.03% 47.76% 44.93%
Number of salaries quoted 4408 4692 4067
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
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 £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
11869 12701 11027
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.74% 10.59% 10.04%
Number of salaries quoted 9383 9825 8919
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -5 5120 £45,000 -5.26% 716
London -10 2498 £52,500 +5.00% 347
South East +14 944 £45,000 +5.88% 105
City of London -5 542 £51,500 -1.90% 113
Yorkshire -2 378 £40,000 - 43
East of England -12 304 £40,000 -11.11% 47
West Yorkshire -2 289 £40,000 +0.62% 32
North West +3 268 £38,500 -3.75% 63
Berkshire +6 263 £48,750 +13.37% 25
South West -6 244 £38,648 +6.61% 38
Surrey +7 225 £45,000 -5.26% 25
West Midlands +9 224 £41,000 -8.88% 44
Scotland +16 198 £40,000 - 30
East Midlands +10 195 £40,000 +14.28% 18
Hampshire +43 173 £41,500 +15.27% 18
Manchester +9 149 £37,500 -6.25% 40
Leeds -14 136 £42,500 +6.25% 16
Edinburgh +18 121 £40,000 - 12
Nottinghamshire +40 117 £40,000 +23.07% 6
Cambridgeshire -7 112 £41,500 -5.14% 23
Nottingham +38 111 £40,000 +16.95% 6
Reading -6 110 £50,000 +17.64% 12
Bristol -20 96 £37,500 - 18
Bradford +8 81 £41,500 -2.35% 8
Birmingham -9 77 £42,500 -5.55% 16
Cambridge -14 76 £42,500 +6.25% 19
East Sussex +56 74 £43,500 +24.28% 7
Buckinghamshire +1 73 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Essex +12 71 £47,500 -29.62% 8
Cheshire -21 67 £40,000 +14.28% 11

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 4694 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3188 (30.18%) Finance
3 2755 (26.08%) SQL
4 2442 (23.12%) Java
5 1956 (18.52%) Degree
6 1944 (18.40%) Selenium
7 1880 (17.80%) C#
8 1846 (17.48%) Scrum
9 1642 (15.54%) .NET
10 1602 (15.17%) Microsoft
11 1489 (14.10%) SQL Server
12 1464 (13.86%) JavaScript
13 1415 (13.40%) SDLC
14 1331 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
15 1330 (12.59%) Test Automation
16 1323 (12.52%) TDD
17 1306 (12.36%) Test Scripting
18 1266 (11.99%) HTML
19 1260 (11.93%) Automated Testing
20 1232 (11.66%) Project Management
21 1108 (10.49%) BDD
22 1093 (10.35%) ISEB
23 1083 (10.25%) Oracle
24 1069 (10.12%) Windows
25 1045 (9.89%) User Acceptance Testing
26 990 (9.37%) Linux
27 975 (9.23%) Software Testing
28 956 (9.05%) MS Excel
29 936 (8.86%) E-Commerce
30 919 (8.70%) Manual Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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
1 243 (2.30%) Apache
2 232 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 227 (2.15%) IIS
4 197 (1.87%) Tomcat
5 153 (1.45%) WebSphere
6 147 (1.39%) CMS
7 110 (1.04%) Confluence
8 106 (1.00%) SAS
9 83 (0.79%) Node.js
10 81 (0.77%) JBoss
11 70 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
11 70 (0.66%) nginx
12 68 (0.64%) MS Exchange
13 64 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
14 60 (0.57%) WebLogic
15 51 (0.48%) Apache Solr
16 50 (0.47%) Drupal
17 46 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
18 39 (0.37%) WordPress
19 33 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 956 (9.05%) MS Excel
2 444 (4.20%) MS Office
3 194 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 136 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 135 (1.28%) MS Project
6 65 (0.62%) Photoshop
7 25 (0.24%) SPSS
8 23 (0.22%) Mingle
9 20 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.095%) InfoPath
10 10 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
11 9 (0.085%) FrameMaker
12 7 (0.066%) AutoCAD
12 7 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
13 5 (0.047%) PowerPivot
14 3 (0.028%) XMetaL
14 3 (0.028%) RoboHelp
15 1 (0.009%) Fireworks
15 1 (0.009%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.009%) Maya
Business Applications
1 91 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 53 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 49 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
5 46 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
6 45 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
6 45 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
7 42 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
8 40 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
8 40 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
9 36 (0.34%) Magento
10 33 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
11 26 (0.25%) Temenos T24
12 22 (0.21%) thinkFolio
13 21 (0.20%) MultiFonds
14 19 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
15 17 (0.16%) Markit EDM
16 16 (0.15%) LatentZero
16 16 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
16 16 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 315 (2.98%) SaaS
2 231 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
3 138 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 110 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
5 51 (0.48%) GitHub
6 47 (0.44%) IaaS
7 40 (0.38%) PaaS
8 37 (0.35%) Google Analytics
9 22 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (0.20%) Rackspace Cloud
11 18 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 12 (0.11%) Dropbox
13 11 (0.10%) Basecamp
14 10 (0.095%) Office 365
14 10 (0.095%) Force.com
15 9 (0.085%) Adobe Analytics
16 8 (0.076%) Heroku
17 7 (0.066%) Lucidchart
17 7 (0.066%) Google Drive
18 6 (0.057%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 268 (2.54%) Internet
2 204 (1.93%) HTTP
3 174 (1.65%) TCP/IP
4 133 (1.26%) Firewall
5 98 (0.93%) DNS
6 77 (0.73%) Wireless
7 62 (0.59%) LAN
8 57 (0.54%) VoIP
9 56 (0.53%) WAN
10 45 (0.43%) ATM
11 42 (0.40%) SAN
12 38 (0.36%) VPN
12 38 (0.36%) Network Security
13 36 (0.34%) Intranet
14 33 (0.31%) UMTS
15 30 (0.28%) DHCP
15 30 (0.28%) GSM
16 29 (0.27%) SSL
17 27 (0.26%) HTTPS
18 26 (0.25%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1489 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 459 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 445 (4.21%) Relational Database
4 440 (4.17%) MySQL
5 354 (3.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 338 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 264 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 227 (2.15%) MongoDB
9 224 (2.12%) Big Data
10 196 (1.86%) NoSQL
11 195 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 173 (1.64%) Oracle Database
13 139 (1.32%) RDBMS
14 137 (1.30%) DB2
15 116 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
16 113 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
17 103 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
18 86 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
19 77 (0.73%) Hadoop
20 73 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1944 (18.40%) Selenium
2 847 (8.02%) JIRA
3 816 (7.73%) WebDriver
4 741 (7.02%) Cucumber
5 588 (5.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 562 (5.32%) Git (software)
7 560 (5.30%) Jenkins
8 481 (4.55%) Visual Studio
9 418 (3.96%) HP UFT
10 333 (3.15%) Subversion
11 314 (2.97%) JUnit
12 268 (2.54%) SpecFlow
13 254 (2.40%) SoapUI
14 235 (2.22%) Maven
15 212 (2.01%) JMeter
16 211 (2.00%) NUnit
17 189 (1.79%) FitNesse
18 185 (1.75%) TeamCity
19 139 (1.32%) Eclipse
20 126 (1.19%) LoadRunner
General
1 3188 (30.18%) Finance
2 894 (8.46%) Banking
3 784 (7.42%) Retail
4 573 (5.42%) Marketing
5 385 (3.64%) Telecoms
6 319 (3.02%) Games
7 194 (1.84%) Legal
8 173 (1.64%) Back Office
9 163 (1.54%) Financial Institution
10 156 (1.48%) Investment Banking
11 147 (1.39%) Manufacturing
12 145 (1.37%) Front Office
13 141 (1.33%) Law
14 132 (1.25%) Advertising
15 130 (1.23%) Publishing
16 111 (1.05%) Automotive
17 105 (0.99%) Aerospace
18 83 (0.79%) Billing
19 79 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
20 68 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2652 (25.11%) Analyst
2 1820 (17.23%) Developer
3 1243 (11.77%) Test Analyst
4 1135 (10.75%) Tester
5 826 (7.82%) QA Engineer
6 728 (6.89%) QA Analyst
7 629 (5.95%) Business Analyst
8 489 (4.63%) Test Engineer
9 452 (4.28%) Architect
10 451 (4.27%) QA Tester
11 431 (4.08%) Test Manager
12 387 (3.66%) Consultant
13 384 (3.64%) Project Manager
14 379 (3.59%) Software Engineer
15 358 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
16 356 (3.37%) Software Tester
17 311 (2.94%) Senior Developer
18 308 (2.92%) Software Developer
19 288 (2.73%) Junior
20 287 (2.72%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1642 (15.54%) .NET
2 1266 (11.99%) HTML
3 893 (8.45%) CSS
4 882 (8.35%) XML
5 872 (8.26%) Web Services
6 602 (5.70%) ASP.NET
7 458 (4.34%) jQuery
8 393 (3.72%) HTML5
9 365 (3.46%) SOAP
10 364 (3.45%) REST
11 308 (2.92%) Spring
12 280 (2.65%) RESTful
13 278 (2.63%) Ajax
14 254 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
15 247 (2.34%) AngularJS
16 231 (2.19%) .NET Framework
17 214 (2.03%) WCF
18 196 (1.86%) Hibernate
19 194 (1.84%) J2EE
19 194 (1.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1331 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
2 883 (8.36%) Computer Science
3 574 (5.43%) Mobile App
4 458 (4.34%) User Experience
5 391 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 255 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
7 224 (2.12%) Mathematics
8 197 (1.87%) Data Centre
9 171 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 164 (1.55%) Client/Server
11 147 (1.39%) Blog
12 129 (1.22%) Data Integration
13 124 (1.17%) Equities
14 115 (1.09%) Social Media
15 113 (1.07%) Replication
16 108 (1.02%) Digital Media
17 102 (0.97%) Fixed Income
18 94 (0.89%) Blackberry
19 84 (0.80%) Data Structures
20 83 (0.79%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1069 (10.12%) Windows
2 990 (9.37%) Linux
3 667 (6.31%) UNIX
4 458 (4.34%) Apple iOS
5 431 (4.08%) Android
6 156 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 107 (1.01%) Solaris
8 97 (0.92%) Windows 7
9 94 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 94 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 80 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 74 (0.70%) Ubuntu
12 68 (0.64%) Debian
13 54 (0.51%) Windows XP
14 53 (0.50%) Windows 8
15 49 (0.46%) Mac OS X
16 40 (0.38%) CentOS
16 40 (0.38%) Windows Vista
17 31 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
18 29 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4694 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1846 (17.48%) Scrum
3 1415 (13.40%) SDLC
4 1330 (12.59%) Test Automation
5 1323 (12.52%) TDD
6 1306 (12.36%) Test Scripting
7 1260 (11.93%) Automated Testing
8 1232 (11.66%) Project Management
9 1108 (10.49%) BDD
10 1045 (9.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 975 (9.23%) Software Testing
12 936 (8.86%) E-Commerce
13 919 (8.70%) Manual Testing
14 889 (8.42%) Mentoring
15 878 (8.31%) Continuous Integration
16 795 (7.53%) Software Engineering
17 707 (6.69%) OO
18 664 (6.29%) Regression Testing
19 623 (5.90%) Continuous Improvement
19 623 (5.90%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2755 (26.08%) SQL
2 2442 (23.12%) Java
3 1880 (17.80%) C#
4 1464 (13.86%) JavaScript
5 598 (5.66%) Python
6 511 (4.84%) PHP
7 460 (4.35%) Ruby
8 436 (4.13%) C++
9 383 (3.63%) T-SQL
10 298 (2.82%) C
11 290 (2.75%) Perl
12 210 (1.99%) PL/SQL
13 152 (1.44%) PowerShell
14 143 (1.35%) VB
15 134 (1.27%) Shell Script
16 128 (1.21%) Bash Shell
17 117 (1.11%) Objective-C
18 101 (0.96%) VBScript
19 75 (0.71%) VBA
20 73 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1956 (18.52%) Degree
2 1093 (10.35%) ISEB
3 817 (7.73%) ISTQB
4 316 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 126 (1.19%) Security Cleared
6 107 (1.01%) PMI Certification
7 82 (0.78%) SC Cleared
8 76 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 67 (0.63%) PMP
10 60 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 53 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 41 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
12 41 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
13 39 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
14 33 (0.31%) HND
15 29 (0.27%) CCIE
15 29 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 22 (0.21%) ACCA
16 22 (0.21%) CIMA
17 19 (0.18%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (1.51%) SLA
2 75 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 61 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 31 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 27 (0.26%) GMP
7 25 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 21 (0.20%) Basel III
9 19 (0.18%) TickIT
10 18 (0.17%) P3O
11 17 (0.16%) Basel II
12 16 (0.15%) CRD IV
13 13 (0.12%) HL7
14 11 (0.10%) COBIT
14 11 (0.10%) ISO 9000
15 10 (0.095%) ISO 14001
15 10 (0.095%) Solvency II
16 7 (0.066%) ISO 8583
17 6 (0.057%) Dodd-Frank
17 6 (0.057%) EMIR
System Software
1 132 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 117 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 48 (0.45%) KVM
4 46 (0.44%) Varnish
5 30 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
6 28 (0.27%) GlusterFS
7 27 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 27 (0.26%) Samba
8 26 (0.25%) Docker
9 25 (0.24%) vSphere
9 25 (0.24%) VMware ESX
9 25 (0.24%) Firmware
10 23 (0.22%) Xen
11 22 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
12 19 (0.18%) Squid
13 16 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
14 15 (0.14%) NFS
15 11 (0.10%) UAG
16 10 (0.095%) XenApp
16 10 (0.095%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 303 (2.87%) HP Quality Center
2 185 (1.75%) Puppet
3 151 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
4 65 (0.62%) Nagios
5 62 (0.59%) SCCM
6 47 (0.44%) Ansible
7 40 (0.38%) logstash
7 40 (0.38%) ZABBIX
8 34 (0.32%) HAProxy
9 31 (0.29%) Kibana
10 28 (0.27%) Graphite
11 27 (0.26%) StatsD
12 25 (0.24%) SCOM
13 24 (0.23%) Tivoli
14 22 (0.21%) Control-M
15 20 (0.19%) Oracle ZFS
16 19 (0.18%) CA Endevor
16 19 (0.18%) NetBackup
17 17 (0.16%) BladeLogic
17 17 (0.16%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1602 (15.17%) Microsoft
2 1083 (10.25%) Oracle
3 406 (3.84%) HP
4 247 (2.34%) SAP
5 236 (2.23%) IBM
6 218 (2.06%) VMware
7 170 (1.61%) Google
8 132 (1.25%) Cisco
9 128 (1.21%) Business Objects
10 101 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
11 89 (0.84%) Red Hat
12 87 (0.82%) Juniper
13 71 (0.67%) Facebook
14 64 (0.61%) Tableau
15 62 (0.59%) Sun
16 60 (0.57%) Citrix
17 58 (0.55%) Adobe
17 58 (0.55%) Zend
18 55 (0.52%) Informatica
19 50 (0.47%) BMC
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Premier Media
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
UK
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
UK
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Other benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-42,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £75,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + 8% Pension, 25 days Holiday
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 65k per year + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus & Package
Posted: 3 hours ago