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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 5376 4803 5636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.78% 4.47% 4.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.18% 44.15% 45.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4058 3766 4611
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 £29,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -

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
11900 10880 12354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.57% 10.13% 10.61%
Number of salaries quoted 9208 8484 10122
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 £27,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 October 2014 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 October 2014. 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 4990 £45,000 -5.26% 661
London +3 2574 £52,500 -2.77% 286
South East -2 817 £41,000 -8.88% 126
City of London 0 548 £52,500 -4.54% 93
North West +47 365 £40,000 +21.21% 59
East of England +25 329 £40,000 - 43
Yorkshire -1 277 £34,500 - 50
Berkshire +11 259 £40,000 -11.11% 29
South West +3 216 £35,000 -0.70% 37
Surrey +1 216 £50,000 - 34
Scotland +36 206 £40,500 +15.71% 21
Manchester +56 197 £40,000 +21.21% 29
West Midlands +1 190 £38,000 -15.55% 33
West Yorkshire -21 173 £35,000 +2.94% 27
East Midlands -6 148 £37,500 +7.14% 11
Cambridgeshire +17 139 £40,000 -11.11% 19
Hampshire -30 132 £41,000 -3.52% 19
Edinburgh +34 127 £40,500 +15.71% 12
Leeds -30 119 £38,500 +13.23% 16
Cambridge +19 104 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Cheshire +2 96 £35,000 +1.44% 22
Reading +14 94 £37,000 -18.68% 9
Bristol +35 86 £35,000 -6.66% 15
Birmingham +1 76 £41,750 -16.50% 14
Hertfordshire -15 75 £39,250 -7.64% 16
Wiltshire +2 70 £35,000 -7.89% 8
Essex +31 66 £55,000 +64.86% 5
Nottinghamshire -12 58 £37,500 +10.29% 2
East Sussex +7 56 £35,000 +16.66% 6
Buckinghamshire 0 54 £38,500 +2.66% 9

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 5086 (44.52%) Agile Software Development
2 2894 (25.33%) SQL
3 2806 (24.56%) Finance
4 2513 (22.00%) Java
5 2250 (19.70%) Degree
6 2074 (18.16%) Selenium
7 1941 (16.99%) Scrum
8 1811 (15.85%) C#
9 1764 (15.44%) JavaScript
10 1586 (13.88%) .NET
11 1514 (13.25%) HTML
12 1493 (13.07%) Project Management
13 1438 (12.59%) SQL Server
14 1429 (12.51%) Software Testing
15 1378 (12.06%) Microsoft
16 1367 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
17 1337 (11.70%) ISEB
18 1323 (11.58%) TDD
19 1296 (11.35%) Automated Testing
20 1266 (11.08%) Test Scripting
21 1208 (10.58%) Linux
22 1178 (10.31%) Windows
23 1156 (10.12%) User Acceptance Testing
24 1136 (9.94%) Test Automation
25 1116 (9.77%) CSS
26 1094 (9.58%) Computer Science
27 1059 (9.27%) E-Commerce
28 1048 (9.17%) Retail
29 1005 (8.80%) BDD
30 955 (8.36%) XML

QA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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
1 307 (2.69%) Apache
2 288 (2.52%) Tomcat
3 285 (2.49%) IIS
4 243 (2.13%) CMS
5 232 (2.03%) SharePoint
6 172 (1.51%) WebSphere
7 133 (1.16%) Confluence
8 129 (1.13%) Node.js
9 118 (1.03%) WebLogic
10 112 (0.98%) SAS
11 89 (0.78%) Drupal
12 84 (0.74%) nginx
13 62 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
14 58 (0.51%) MS Exchange
15 56 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
16 52 (0.46%) Apache Solr
17 50 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
18 44 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
19 38 (0.33%) CICS
20 35 (0.31%) Jetty
Applications
1 758 (6.64%) MS Excel
2 457 (4.00%) MS Office
3 144 (1.26%) MS Project
4 139 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 128 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 93 (0.81%) Photoshop
7 41 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 40 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
9 35 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
10 17 (0.15%) AutoCAD
11 8 (0.070%) Acrobat
12 7 (0.061%) InDesign
12 7 (0.061%) FastStats
12 7 (0.061%) InfoPath
12 7 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (0.053%) Adobe Captivate
14 5 (0.044%) SPSS
15 4 (0.035%) RoboHelp
15 4 (0.035%) Fireworks
15 4 (0.035%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 86 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (0.61%) JDE OneWorld
3 55 (0.48%) Magento
4 41 (0.36%) Sophis RISQUE
5 31 (0.27%) BASE24
5 31 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
5 31 (0.27%) SAP CO
5 31 (0.27%) SAP FI
6 27 (0.24%) SAP CRM
7 24 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 23 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
9 22 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
10 21 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 20 (0.18%) Google Analytics
12 18 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
13 17 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
14 15 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
14 15 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
15 14 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
16 13 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 292 (2.56%) SaaS
2 133 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
4 106 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
5 67 (0.59%) GitHub
6 62 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
7 43 (0.38%) PaaS
8 36 (0.32%) Rackspace Cloud
9 35 (0.31%) IaaS
10 26 (0.23%) LucidChart
11 25 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 25 (0.22%) Office 365
12 21 (0.18%) Taleo
13 20 (0.18%) Force.com
14 16 (0.14%) Google App Engine
15 15 (0.13%) Google Apps
15 15 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
16 12 (0.11%) ElastiCache
16 12 (0.11%) AWS Data Pipeline
16 12 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 502 (4.39%) Internet
2 284 (2.49%) HTTP
3 180 (1.58%) TCP/IP
4 121 (1.06%) Firewall
5 102 (0.89%) Intranet
6 99 (0.87%) SAN
7 95 (0.83%) LAN
8 83 (0.73%) WAN
9 66 (0.58%) Wireless
10 61 (0.53%) VoIP
11 60 (0.53%) DNS
12 54 (0.47%) VPN
13 47 (0.41%) Ethernet
14 45 (0.39%) NAS
15 42 (0.37%) AMQP
15 42 (0.37%) ATM
16 38 (0.33%) VLAN
17 37 (0.32%) SNMP
18 36 (0.32%) Network Security
19 35 (0.31%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1438 (12.59%) SQL Server
2 555 (4.86%) MySQL
3 473 (4.14%) Relational Database
4 429 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
5 245 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 221 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 207 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 203 (1.78%) RDBMS
9 191 (1.67%) Big Data
10 190 (1.66%) DB2
11 171 (1.50%) MongoDB
12 138 (1.21%) NoSQL
13 134 (1.17%) Oracle Database
14 123 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 90 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
16 82 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
17 79 (0.69%) Hadoop
17 79 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
18 69 (0.60%) OLTP
19 68 (0.60%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2074 (18.16%) Selenium
2 845 (7.40%) WebDriver
3 818 (7.16%) JIRA
4 800 (7.00%) Cucumber
5 630 (5.52%) Git (software)
6 586 (5.13%) QuickTest Pro
7 444 (3.89%) Jenkins
8 435 (3.81%) Visual Studio
9 412 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 396 (3.47%) JUnit
11 354 (3.10%) Subversion
12 271 (2.37%) TeamCity
13 252 (2.21%) SpecFlow
14 241 (2.11%) FitNesse
15 226 (1.98%) Maven
16 209 (1.83%) JMeter
17 193 (1.69%) SoapUI
18 190 (1.66%) Hudson
19 161 (1.41%) NUnit
20 143 (1.25%) Eclipse
General
1 2806 (24.56%) Finance
2 1048 (9.17%) Retail
3 807 (7.06%) Banking
4 565 (4.95%) Marketing
5 430 (3.76%) Telecoms
6 427 (3.74%) Games
7 231 (2.02%) Investment Banking
8 217 (1.90%) Advertising
9 203 (1.78%) Publishing
10 190 (1.66%) Front Office
11 178 (1.56%) Back Office
12 176 (1.54%) Legal
13 143 (1.25%) Manufacturing
14 113 (0.99%) Law
15 91 (0.80%) Financial Institution
16 83 (0.73%) Automotive
17 77 (0.67%) Music Industry
18 72 (0.63%) Aerospace
19 68 (0.60%) Billing
19 68 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2686 (23.51%) Analyst
2 2103 (18.41%) Developer
3 1256 (11.00%) Test Analyst
4 1191 (10.43%) Tester
5 1023 (8.96%) QA Engineer
6 722 (6.32%) Test Engineer
7 699 (6.12%) QA Analyst
8 577 (5.05%) Business Analyst
9 564 (4.94%) Consultant
10 534 (4.67%) QA Tester
11 514 (4.50%) Test Manager
12 508 (4.45%) Project Manager
13 478 (4.18%) Senior Developer
14 477 (4.18%) Architect
15 391 (3.42%) QA Manager
16 386 (3.38%) Software Engineer
17 385 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
18 378 (3.31%) Java Developer
19 319 (2.79%) Automation Engineer
20 314 (2.75%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1586 (13.88%) .NET
2 1514 (13.25%) HTML
3 1116 (9.77%) CSS
4 955 (8.36%) XML
5 832 (7.28%) Web Services
6 676 (5.92%) jQuery
7 598 (5.24%) ASP.NET
8 521 (4.56%) HTML5
9 395 (3.46%) SOAP
10 368 (3.22%) REST
11 348 (3.05%) J2EE
12 340 (2.98%) Spring
13 293 (2.57%) CSS3
14 275 (2.41%) Ajax
15 269 (2.35%) .NET Framework
16 241 (2.11%) JSON
17 239 (2.09%) Gherkin
18 236 (2.07%) Hibernate
19 219 (1.92%) RESTful
20 200 (1.75%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1367 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 1094 (9.58%) Computer Science
3 660 (5.78%) User Experience
4 549 (4.81%) Open Source
5 520 (4.55%) Mobile App
6 329 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 288 (2.52%) Mathematics
8 242 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
9 218 (1.91%) Client/Server
10 155 (1.36%) Blog
11 145 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 143 (1.25%) iPhone
13 139 (1.22%) Social Media
14 134 (1.17%) Equities
15 133 (1.16%) Derivative
16 123 (1.08%) Algorithms
17 121 (1.06%) Blackberry
18 114 (1.00%) Digital Media
19 105 (0.92%) Mainframe
20 95 (0.83%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1208 (10.58%) Linux
2 1178 (10.31%) Windows
3 833 (7.29%) UNIX
4 505 (4.42%) Android
5 389 (3.41%) Apple iOS
6 151 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 107 (0.94%) Solaris
8 101 (0.88%) Debian
9 91 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 88 (0.77%) Mac OS X
11 85 (0.74%) Windows 7
12 81 (0.71%) Ubuntu
13 79 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
14 58 (0.51%) Windows XP
15 57 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
16 38 (0.33%) Windows Phone
16 38 (0.33%) AIX
17 37 (0.32%) CentOS
18 26 (0.23%) Windows 8
19 19 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5086 (44.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1941 (16.99%) Scrum
3 1493 (13.07%) Project Management
4 1429 (12.51%) Software Testing
5 1323 (11.58%) TDD
6 1296 (11.35%) Automated Testing
7 1266 (11.08%) Test Scripting
8 1156 (10.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1136 (9.94%) Test Automation
10 1059 (9.27%) E-Commerce
11 1005 (8.80%) BDD
12 897 (7.85%) Manual Testing
13 851 (7.45%) Software Engineering
14 834 (7.30%) OO
15 820 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
16 787 (6.89%) Regression Testing
17 732 (6.41%) Test Strategy
18 718 (6.29%) Mentoring
19 693 (6.07%) Automation Testing
20 551 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2894 (25.33%) SQL
2 2513 (22.00%) Java
3 1811 (15.85%) C#
4 1764 (15.44%) JavaScript
5 792 (6.93%) Python
6 716 (6.27%) PHP
7 639 (5.59%) C++
8 625 (5.47%) Ruby
9 411 (3.60%) Perl
10 266 (2.33%) C
11 256 (2.24%) T-SQL
12 206 (1.80%) VB
13 151 (1.32%) Shell Script
14 146 (1.28%) VB.NET
15 133 (1.16%) PowerShell
16 131 (1.15%) VBScript
17 122 (1.07%) PL/SQL
18 107 (0.94%) Bash Shell
19 89 (0.78%) VBA
20 82 (0.72%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2250 (19.70%) Degree
2 1337 (11.70%) ISEB
3 706 (6.18%) ISTQB
4 394 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 306 (2.68%) Security Cleared
6 150 (1.31%) SC Cleared
7 140 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 83 (0.73%) PMI Certification
9 55 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
10 50 (0.44%) PMP
10 50 (0.44%) MCSE
11 47 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 47 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
12 42 (0.37%) HND
13 38 (0.33%) DV Cleared
14 36 (0.32%) CCNA
15 34 (0.30%) MBA
16 33 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
17 28 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 27 (0.24%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (1.43%) SLA
2 91 (0.80%) ISO 9001
3 65 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 39 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 35 (0.31%) TickIT
6 34 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 26 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 22 (0.19%) ISO 8583
9 13 (0.11%) Solvency II
10 11 (0.096%) ISO 9000
10 11 (0.096%) COBIT
11 9 (0.079%) GAAP
11 9 (0.079%) HL7
11 9 (0.079%) Dodd-Frank
11 9 (0.079%) FATCA
12 8 (0.070%) P3O
12 8 (0.070%) WCAG
12 8 (0.070%) WAI
12 8 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 8 (0.070%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 165 (1.44%) Active Directory
2 131 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (0.53%) Hyper-V
4 50 (0.44%) Varnish
5 44 (0.39%) Firmware
6 42 (0.37%) KVM
7 36 (0.32%) XenApp
8 33 (0.29%) Samba
9 29 (0.25%) Xen
10 28 (0.25%) XenDesktop
11 21 (0.18%) VMware ESX
12 19 (0.17%) XenServer
13 18 (0.16%) NFS
14 17 (0.15%) Squid
15 12 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
16 10 (0.088%) Oracle RAC
16 10 (0.088%) qmail
16 10 (0.088%) MetaFrame
17 9 (0.079%) vSphere
17 9 (0.079%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 555 (4.86%) HP Quality Center
2 159 (1.39%) Puppet
3 133 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (0.53%) ZABBIX
5 57 (0.50%) Nagios
6 38 (0.33%) logstash
7 37 (0.32%) CA Endevor
8 35 (0.31%) StatsD
9 34 (0.30%) Ansible
9 34 (0.30%) HAProxy
10 32 (0.28%) Kibana
11 25 (0.22%) SCCM
12 20 (0.18%) Ganglia
13 18 (0.16%) Opsview
14 15 (0.13%) Tivoli
15 13 (0.11%) SCOM
16 12 (0.11%) Vagrant
17 11 (0.096%) Backup Exec
17 11 (0.096%) Capistrano
17 11 (0.096%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 1378 (12.06%) Microsoft
2 953 (8.34%) Oracle
3 571 (5.00%) HP
4 322 (2.82%) SAP
5 292 (2.56%) IBM
6 205 (1.79%) VMware
7 176 (1.54%) Cisco
8 166 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
9 158 (1.38%) Business Objects
10 128 (1.12%) Adobe
11 124 (1.09%) Google
12 118 (1.03%) JBoss
13 110 (0.96%) Red Hat
14 106 (0.93%) Zend
15 104 (0.91%) Informatica
16 100 (0.88%) Citrix
17 84 (0.74%) Cognos
17 84 (0.74%) Dell
18 67 (0.59%) Sybase
18 67 (0.59%) EMC
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