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

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 5202 4914 5210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.56% 4.51% 4.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.66% 45.17% 45.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3994 3769 4298
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 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
11914 10880 11442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.44% 9.98% 10.38%
Number of salaries quoted 9368 8442 9315
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 £26,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 4894 £45,000 -5.26% 605
London -1 2528 £52,500 -4.54% 281
South East -7 772 £40,000 -11.11% 90
City of London -14 503 £55,000 -4.34% 100
North West +14 359 £39,000 +1.29% 47
East of England +26 337 £42,500 +6.25% 39
Yorkshire +13 320 £35,000 - 48
Berkshire +6 227 £40,000 -17.09% 23
Surrey +4 216 £43,750 -2.77% 25
West Midlands +2 194 £36,500 -14.11% 36
West Yorkshire -14 192 £37,500 +10.29% 30
Manchester +25 191 £39,500 +5.33% 24
South West -15 179 £36,500 -7.00% 42
Scotland +15 149 £40,250 +0.62% 16
East Midlands +18 133 £39,000 -2.50% 14
Cambridgeshire +18 132 £40,500 -10.00% 16
Leeds -16 130 £40,000 +17.64% 16
Hampshire -10 121 £40,500 -5.81% 10
Reading -8 95 £42,500 -10.52% 5
Edinburgh +21 92 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Cambridge +11 91 £36,250 -19.44% 11
Cheshire -14 91 £37,500 -11.76% 15
Bristol +34 87 £35,000 -6.66% 21
Hertfordshire -1 81 £42,500 +21.42% 11
Birmingham -2 81 £37,000 -26.00% 15
Essex +10 75 £55,000 +61.76% 3
East Sussex +12 68 £35,000 -12.50% 2
South Yorkshire +25 60 £34,000 -30.25% 9
Brighton +16 59 £35,000 -12.50% 1
North Yorkshire +32 55 £28,500 -18.57% 8

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 4963 (45.09%) Agile Software Development
2 2753 (25.01%) SQL
3 2715 (24.67%) Finance
4 2293 (20.83%) Java
5 2106 (19.14%) Degree
6 1954 (17.75%) Selenium
7 1886 (17.14%) Scrum
8 1776 (16.14%) C#
9 1708 (15.52%) JavaScript
10 1464 (13.30%) .NET
11 1423 (12.93%) HTML
12 1387 (12.60%) Microsoft
13 1368 (12.43%) TDD
14 1366 (12.41%) Project Management
15 1364 (12.39%) SQL Server
16 1353 (12.29%) Software Testing
17 1334 (12.12%) ISEB
18 1229 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
19 1207 (10.97%) Automated Testing
20 1197 (10.88%) Test Scripting
21 1196 (10.87%) Windows
22 1191 (10.82%) Linux
23 1095 (9.95%) Retail
24 1074 (9.76%) Test Automation
25 1059 (9.62%) CSS
26 1045 (9.49%) User Acceptance Testing
27 1031 (9.37%) BDD
28 1014 (9.21%) E-Commerce
29 997 (9.06%) Computer Science
30 937 (8.51%) XML

QA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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
1 275 (2.50%) IIS
2 262 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 256 (2.33%) Apache
4 251 (2.28%) SharePoint
5 242 (2.20%) CMS
6 144 (1.31%) WebSphere
7 122 (1.11%) SAS
8 117 (1.06%) Confluence
9 114 (1.04%) Node.js
10 88 (0.80%) JBoss
11 83 (0.75%) WebLogic
12 82 (0.75%) Drupal
13 65 (0.59%) nginx
14 57 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
15 48 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
16 46 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
17 44 (0.40%) MS Exchange
17 44 (0.40%) Jetty
18 42 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
19 41 (0.37%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 799 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 445 (4.04%) MS Office
3 150 (1.36%) MS Project
4 133 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 117 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 78 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 54 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 37 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
9 21 (0.19%) AutoCAD
9 21 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
10 15 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 12 (0.11%) Acrobat
12 11 (0.100%) SPSS
13 9 (0.082%) InfoPath
14 8 (0.073%) Mingle
15 7 (0.064%) Fireworks
16 6 (0.055%) FastStats
17 5 (0.045%) FreeHand
18 4 (0.036%) FrameMaker
18 4 (0.036%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 117 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.53%) Sophis RISQUE
3 50 (0.45%) Magento
4 39 (0.35%) JDE OneWorld
5 34 (0.31%) SAP CRM
5 34 (0.31%) Google Analytics
6 28 (0.25%) BASE24
7 27 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 27 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 25 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
8 25 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
9 23 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
10 20 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
11 17 (0.15%) SAP FI
11 17 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
11 17 (0.15%) SAP CO
12 16 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
13 15 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
14 14 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
14 14 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 254 (2.31%) SaaS
2 111 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 94 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
4 76 (0.69%) GitHub
5 54 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
6 40 (0.36%) PaaS
7 37 (0.34%) Rackspace Cloud
8 29 (0.26%) IaaS
9 27 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 21 (0.19%) Force.com
10 21 (0.19%) Office 365
11 20 (0.18%) Google Apps
12 18 (0.16%) LucidChart
13 15 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
14 13 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
14 13 (0.12%) Taleo
14 13 (0.12%) Google App Engine
15 11 (0.100%) ElastiCache
15 11 (0.100%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 430 (3.91%) Internet
2 221 (2.01%) HTTP
3 178 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 121 (1.10%) Firewall
5 119 (1.08%) Intranet
6 95 (0.86%) SAN
7 89 (0.81%) Wireless
8 82 (0.75%) LAN
9 78 (0.71%) WAN
10 57 (0.52%) DNS
11 48 (0.44%) VoIP
12 45 (0.41%) 3G
13 43 (0.39%) ATM
13 43 (0.39%) NAS
14 40 (0.36%) VPN
15 39 (0.35%) Ethernet
16 35 (0.32%) DHCP
16 35 (0.32%) Network Security
16 35 (0.32%) LTE
17 33 (0.30%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1364 (12.39%) SQL Server
2 481 (4.37%) Relational Database
3 458 (4.16%) MySQL
4 399 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
5 241 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 221 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 218 (1.98%) Big Data
8 204 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 188 (1.71%) RDBMS
10 165 (1.50%) DB2
11 149 (1.35%) MongoDB
12 145 (1.32%) Oracle Database
13 142 (1.29%) NoSQL
14 135 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 77 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
16 74 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
16 74 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
17 71 (0.65%) SQLite
18 69 (0.63%) OLTP
19 65 (0.59%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1954 (17.75%) Selenium
2 870 (7.90%) JIRA
3 831 (7.55%) WebDriver
4 750 (6.81%) Cucumber
5 647 (5.88%) Git (software)
6 531 (4.82%) QuickTest Pro
7 466 (4.23%) Visual Studio
8 460 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 453 (4.12%) Jenkins
10 358 (3.25%) JUnit
11 347 (3.15%) Subversion
12 323 (2.93%) TeamCity
13 273 (2.48%) SpecFlow
14 243 (2.21%) JMeter
15 219 (1.99%) FitNesse
16 198 (1.80%) SoapUI
17 195 (1.77%) NUnit
18 185 (1.68%) Hudson
19 183 (1.66%) Maven
20 153 (1.39%) Eclipse
General
1 2715 (24.67%) Finance
2 1095 (9.95%) Retail
3 842 (7.65%) Banking
4 555 (5.04%) Marketing
5 418 (3.80%) Telecoms
6 341 (3.10%) Games
7 213 (1.94%) Advertising
8 184 (1.67%) Legal
9 178 (1.62%) Front Office
10 177 (1.61%) Investment Banking
11 170 (1.54%) Publishing
12 156 (1.42%) Aerospace
13 148 (1.34%) Manufacturing
14 145 (1.32%) Back Office
15 124 (1.13%) Law
16 79 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
16 79 (0.72%) Billing
17 75 (0.68%) Financial Institution
18 66 (0.60%) Music Industry
19 65 (0.59%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2595 (23.58%) Analyst
2 1972 (17.92%) Developer
3 1210 (10.99%) Test Analyst
4 1114 (10.12%) Tester
5 980 (8.90%) QA Engineer
6 710 (6.45%) Test Engineer
7 630 (5.72%) QA Analyst
8 542 (4.92%) Business Analyst
9 526 (4.78%) Consultant
10 479 (4.35%) Senior Developer
11 477 (4.33%) Project Manager
12 475 (4.32%) QA Tester
13 471 (4.28%) Architect
14 440 (4.00%) Test Manager
15 403 (3.66%) Software Engineer
16 365 (3.32%) Senior Analyst
17 339 (3.08%) QA Manager
18 327 (2.97%) Java Developer
19 292 (2.65%) Software Tester
20 272 (2.47%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1464 (13.30%) .NET
2 1423 (12.93%) HTML
3 1059 (9.62%) CSS
4 937 (8.51%) XML
5 839 (7.62%) Web Services
6 677 (6.15%) jQuery
7 600 (5.45%) ASP.NET
8 500 (4.54%) HTML5
9 411 (3.73%) SOAP
10 384 (3.49%) REST
11 301 (2.73%) Spring
12 295 (2.68%) J2EE
13 268 (2.44%) .NET Framework
14 261 (2.37%) CSS3
15 237 (2.15%) JSON
16 234 (2.13%) Ajax
17 219 (1.99%) RESTful
18 216 (1.96%) Gherkin
19 215 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
20 203 (1.84%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1229 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
2 997 (9.06%) Computer Science
3 676 (6.14%) User Experience
4 541 (4.92%) Open Source
5 525 (4.77%) Mobile App
6 318 (2.89%) Management Information System
7 262 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
8 222 (2.02%) Mathematics
9 214 (1.94%) Client/Server
10 170 (1.54%) Blog
11 168 (1.53%) iPhone
12 146 (1.33%) Social Media
13 137 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 117 (1.06%) Algorithms
15 115 (1.04%) Mainframe
16 105 (0.95%) Blackberry
16 105 (0.95%) Digital Media
17 103 (0.94%) Derivative
18 100 (0.91%) iPad
19 98 (0.89%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1196 (10.87%) Windows
2 1191 (10.82%) Linux
3 829 (7.53%) UNIX
4 479 (4.35%) Android
5 364 (3.31%) Apple iOS
6 146 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 110 (1.00%) Mac OS X
8 105 (0.95%) Solaris
9 85 (0.77%) Debian
10 82 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 75 (0.68%) Ubuntu
12 73 (0.66%) Windows 7
13 72 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
14 51 (0.46%) Windows XP
14 51 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
15 39 (0.35%) CentOS
16 38 (0.35%) Windows Phone
17 37 (0.34%) AIX
18 18 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
19 16 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4963 (45.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1886 (17.14%) Scrum
3 1368 (12.43%) TDD
4 1366 (12.41%) Project Management
5 1353 (12.29%) Software Testing
6 1207 (10.97%) Automated Testing
7 1197 (10.88%) Test Scripting
8 1074 (9.76%) Test Automation
9 1045 (9.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1031 (9.37%) BDD
11 1014 (9.21%) E-Commerce
12 881 (8.00%) Manual Testing
13 849 (7.71%) Continuous Integration
14 830 (7.54%) OO
15 816 (7.41%) Software Engineering
16 756 (6.87%) Mentoring
17 699 (6.35%) Automation Testing
18 680 (6.18%) Regression Testing
19 679 (6.17%) Test Strategy
20 587 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2753 (25.01%) SQL
2 2293 (20.83%) Java
3 1776 (16.14%) C#
4 1708 (15.52%) JavaScript
5 739 (6.71%) Python
6 622 (5.65%) C++
7 603 (5.48%) PHP
8 563 (5.12%) Ruby
9 387 (3.52%) Perl
10 264 (2.40%) T-SQL
11 241 (2.19%) C
12 164 (1.49%) VB
12 164 (1.49%) Shell Script
13 151 (1.37%) VB.NET
14 147 (1.34%) PowerShell
15 133 (1.21%) PL/SQL
16 106 (0.96%) VBScript
17 98 (0.89%) Bash Shell
18 91 (0.83%) VBA
19 84 (0.76%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2106 (19.14%) Degree
2 1334 (12.12%) ISEB
3 746 (6.78%) ISTQB
4 451 (4.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 276 (2.51%) Security Cleared
6 150 (1.36%) SC Cleared
7 123 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 91 (0.83%) PMI Certification
9 50 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
10 47 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 46 (0.42%) PMP
11 46 (0.42%) MCSE
12 39 (0.35%) DV Cleared
13 37 (0.34%) MBA
14 36 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 33 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 32 (0.29%) CISSP
16 32 (0.29%) CCNA
17 27 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
17 27 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (1.64%) SLA
2 91 (0.83%) ISO 9001
3 72 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 50 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 44 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 39 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 24 (0.22%) TickIT
8 23 (0.21%) ISO 8583
9 19 (0.17%) COBIT
10 14 (0.13%) ISO 9000
11 12 (0.11%) Solvency II
11 12 (0.11%) P3O
12 11 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 12207
13 9 (0.082%) Dodd-Frank
13 9 (0.082%) FATCA
13 9 (0.082%) HL7
14 8 (0.073%) WAI
14 8 (0.073%) GAAP
15 6 (0.055%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 6 (0.055%) GAMP
System Software
1 142 (1.29%) Active Directory
2 129 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (0.44%) Hyper-V
4 46 (0.42%) Varnish
5 33 (0.30%) KVM
6 28 (0.25%) Samba
6 28 (0.25%) Firmware
7 25 (0.23%) XenApp
8 24 (0.22%) Squid
9 22 (0.20%) Xen
10 20 (0.18%) VMware ESX
11 18 (0.16%) XenDesktop
12 16 (0.15%) vSphere
12 16 (0.15%) NFS
13 14 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
14 13 (0.12%) qmail
15 11 (0.100%) VMware ESXi
16 8 (0.073%) XenServer
16 8 (0.073%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 8 (0.073%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 522 (4.74%) HP Quality Center
2 156 (1.42%) Puppet
3 133 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
4 48 (0.44%) ZABBIX
5 45 (0.41%) Nagios
6 35 (0.32%) CA Endevor
6 35 (0.32%) Ansible
6 35 (0.32%) logstash
7 32 (0.29%) HAProxy
8 31 (0.28%) SCCM
9 29 (0.26%) StatsD
10 28 (0.25%) Kibana
11 16 (0.15%) Vagrant
12 15 (0.14%) SCOM
12 15 (0.14%) Ganglia
13 14 (0.13%) OpenView
14 12 (0.11%) Tivoli
14 12 (0.11%) Opsview
15 11 (0.100%) NetBackup
15 11 (0.100%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1387 (12.60%) Microsoft
2 891 (8.10%) Oracle
3 528 (4.80%) HP
4 329 (2.99%) SAP
5 275 (2.50%) IBM
6 219 (1.99%) VMware
7 172 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
8 154 (1.40%) Cisco
9 142 (1.29%) Business Objects
9 142 (1.29%) Google
10 109 (0.99%) Red Hat
11 104 (0.94%) Adobe
12 93 (0.84%) Informatica
13 86 (0.78%) Dell
14 80 (0.73%) Zend
15 76 (0.69%) Cognos
16 69 (0.63%) Sitecore
17 65 (0.59%) Citrix
18 59 (0.54%) Sybase
19 55 (0.50%) PeopleSoft
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
New Gen Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus fantastic benefits.
Posted: 7 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + -
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 10 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Next Move IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum + relocation assistance (discretionary)
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
UK
Experis Ltd
Salary: Up to £65k pkg
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 - 65000 + excellent bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Pension, Health
Posted: 15 hours ago