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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 54 52
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 5054 4969 5408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.51% 4.54% 4.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.26% 45.45% 46.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3885 3751 4527
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 £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
11682 10934 11662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.43% 9.99% 10.10%
Number of salaries quoted 9196 8385 9540
Average salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,500
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 4749 £45,000 -5.26% 555
London -1 2472 £52,500 -4.54% 269
South East +1 768 £42,000 -6.66% 93
City of London -13 480 £55,000 -4.34% 105
East of England +23 363 £41,500 +3.75% 37
North West +6 312 £38,000 -1.29% 31
Yorkshire +9 299 £36,500 +4.28% 39
Berkshire +8 259 £46,500 -7.00% 29
Surrey +13 218 £40,000 -11.11% 11
West Yorkshire -15 188 £38,000 +8.57% 28
South West +8 187 £37,500 -4.45% 41
West Midlands -3 184 £36,500 -8.75% 27
Manchester +22 175 £38,000 +1.33% 19
Cambridgeshire +13 148 £40,000 -15.78% 12
Scotland +11 135 £39,750 -0.62% 35
Leeds -17 129 £40,000 +14.28% 19
East Midlands +10 115 £39,000 -2.50% 14
Cambridge +12 105 £40,000 -15.78% 9
Bristol +51 102 £35,000 -8.79% 17
Hampshire -28 102 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Reading +10 99 £42,500 -10.52% 7
Hertfordshire +12 91 £42,500 +21.42% 9
Birmingham +3 86 £40,000 -23.07% 13
Cheshire -20 78 £35,000 -22.22% 8
Edinburgh +7 70 £41,250 +3.12% 14
Essex -2 58 £40,000 +5.26% 4
South Yorkshire +14 57 £32,750 -31.05% 2
Wales +16 55 £37,500 +25.00% 18
South Wales +26 52 £37,500 +25.00% 14
Sheffield +9 52 £32,500 -31.57% 2

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4809 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 2683 (25.36%) Finance
3 2638 (24.93%) SQL
4 2175 (20.56%) Java
5 2021 (19.10%) Degree
6 1899 (17.95%) Scrum
7 1865 (17.63%) Selenium
8 1812 (17.13%) C#
9 1692 (15.99%) JavaScript
10 1491 (14.09%) .NET
11 1416 (13.38%) HTML
12 1394 (13.18%) Microsoft
13 1371 (12.96%) TDD
14 1363 (12.88%) SQL Server
15 1303 (12.32%) ISEB
16 1288 (12.17%) Project Management
17 1257 (11.88%) Software Testing
18 1166 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
19 1163 (10.99%) Windows
20 1151 (10.88%) Test Scripting
21 1144 (10.81%) Automated Testing
22 1126 (10.64%) Linux
23 1090 (10.30%) Test Automation
24 1049 (9.91%) BDD
25 1048 (9.91%) Retail
26 1034 (9.77%) CSS
27 950 (8.98%) Computer Science
28 949 (8.97%) User Acceptance Testing
29 941 (8.89%) E-Commerce
30 902 (8.53%) XML

QA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 263 (2.49%) IIS
2 253 (2.39%) SharePoint
3 235 (2.22%) Tomcat
4 227 (2.15%) CMS
5 220 (2.08%) Apache
6 127 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 110 (1.04%) SAS
8 104 (0.98%) Confluence
9 93 (0.88%) Node.js
10 76 (0.72%) JBoss
11 73 (0.69%) Drupal
12 69 (0.65%) WebLogic
13 54 (0.51%) nginx
14 46 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
15 45 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
16 41 (0.39%) Jetty
16 41 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
16 41 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
17 38 (0.36%) Apache Solr
18 33 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 805 (7.61%) MS Excel
2 401 (3.79%) MS Office
3 134 (1.27%) MS Project
4 126 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 117 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 72 (0.68%) Photoshop
7 53 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 34 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
9 31 (0.29%) AutoCAD
10 17 (0.16%) InfoPath
11 15 (0.14%) SPSS
11 15 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
12 14 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 12 (0.11%) Acrobat
14 9 (0.085%) Fireworks
15 7 (0.066%) Mingle
16 6 (0.057%) FreeHand
17 5 (0.047%) FastStats
18 4 (0.038%) FrameMaker
19 3 (0.028%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 124 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (0.61%) Sophis RISQUE
3 40 (0.38%) Magento
4 38 (0.36%) Google Analytics
5 36 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 31 (0.29%) SAP CRM
7 28 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
7 28 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
8 27 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
9 25 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 24 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
10 24 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
11 23 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
11 23 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
11 23 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
12 22 (0.21%) JDE OneWorld
13 20 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
13 20 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
14 16 (0.15%) Towers Watson Igloo
15 14 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 246 (2.33%) SaaS
2 117 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
4 89 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
5 78 (0.74%) GitHub
6 48 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
7 39 (0.37%) PaaS
8 36 (0.34%) Rackspace Cloud
9 34 (0.32%) IaaS
10 22 (0.21%) Office 365
10 22 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 20 (0.19%) Force.com
12 18 (0.17%) Google Apps
13 13 (0.12%) LucidChart
14 12 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
15 10 (0.095%) SuccessFactors
15 10 (0.095%) Google App Engine
16 9 (0.085%) Taleo
16 9 (0.085%) Amazon EMR
17 7 (0.066%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 386 (3.65%) Internet
2 185 (1.75%) HTTP
3 174 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 117 (1.11%) Intranet
5 112 (1.06%) Firewall
6 94 (0.89%) Wireless
7 86 (0.81%) SAN
8 74 (0.70%) LAN
9 72 (0.68%) WAN
10 56 (0.53%) 3G
11 48 (0.45%) LTE
12 47 (0.44%) DNS
13 44 (0.42%) ATM
14 41 (0.39%) 2G
15 39 (0.37%) GSM
16 37 (0.35%) VoIP
16 37 (0.35%) NAS
17 36 (0.34%) VPN
17 36 (0.34%) DHCP
18 35 (0.33%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1363 (12.88%) SQL Server
2 488 (4.61%) Relational Database
3 445 (4.21%) MySQL
4 369 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
5 257 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 249 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 219 (2.07%) Big Data
8 217 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 180 (1.70%) RDBMS
10 167 (1.58%) Oracle Database
11 144 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 141 (1.33%) MongoDB
13 135 (1.28%) NoSQL
14 125 (1.18%) DB2
15 89 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
16 80 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
17 76 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
18 71 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
19 69 (0.65%) SQLite
20 67 (0.63%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1865 (17.63%) Selenium
2 853 (8.06%) JIRA
3 818 (7.73%) WebDriver
4 715 (6.76%) Cucumber
5 644 (6.09%) Git (software)
6 506 (4.78%) QuickTest Pro
7 480 (4.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 476 (4.50%) Visual Studio
9 433 (4.09%) Jenkins
10 332 (3.14%) JUnit
11 331 (3.13%) Subversion
12 324 (3.06%) TeamCity
13 277 (2.62%) SpecFlow
14 243 (2.30%) JMeter
15 214 (2.02%) NUnit
16 208 (1.97%) FitNesse
17 200 (1.89%) SoapUI
18 171 (1.62%) Hudson
19 160 (1.51%) Eclipse
20 159 (1.50%) Maven
General
1 2683 (25.36%) Finance
2 1048 (9.91%) Retail
3 879 (8.31%) Banking
4 560 (5.29%) Marketing
5 412 (3.89%) Telecoms
6 318 (3.01%) Games
7 207 (1.96%) Aerospace
8 203 (1.92%) Advertising
9 191 (1.81%) Legal
10 164 (1.55%) Investment Banking
11 160 (1.51%) Publishing
12 153 (1.45%) Front Office
13 142 (1.34%) Manufacturing
14 141 (1.33%) Back Office
15 126 (1.19%) Law
16 85 (0.80%) Billing
17 80 (0.76%) Financial Institution
18 77 (0.73%) Automotive
19 75 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
20 58 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2484 (23.48%) Analyst
2 1890 (17.86%) Developer
3 1206 (11.40%) Test Analyst
4 1073 (10.14%) Tester
5 943 (8.91%) QA Engineer
6 664 (6.28%) Test Engineer
7 610 (5.77%) QA Analyst
8 488 (4.61%) Business Analyst
9 486 (4.59%) Consultant
10 470 (4.44%) Architect
10 470 (4.44%) QA Tester
11 450 (4.25%) Project Manager
12 444 (4.20%) Senior Developer
13 443 (4.19%) Software Engineer
14 403 (3.81%) Test Manager
15 349 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
16 296 (2.80%) QA Manager
17 287 (2.71%) Software Tester
18 263 (2.49%) Java Developer
19 259 (2.45%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1491 (14.09%) .NET
2 1416 (13.38%) HTML
3 1034 (9.77%) CSS
4 902 (8.53%) XML
5 825 (7.80%) Web Services
6 666 (6.29%) jQuery
7 614 (5.80%) ASP.NET
8 502 (4.74%) HTML5
9 406 (3.84%) SOAP
10 383 (3.62%) REST
11 289 (2.73%) Spring
12 271 (2.56%) .NET Framework
13 253 (2.39%) J2EE
14 245 (2.32%) CSS3
15 243 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
16 240 (2.27%) JSON
17 221 (2.09%) RESTful
18 220 (2.08%) Ajax
18 220 (2.08%) Gherkin
19 198 (1.87%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1166 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
2 950 (8.98%) Computer Science
3 650 (6.14%) User Experience
4 529 (5.00%) Open Source
5 516 (4.88%) Mobile App
6 326 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 263 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
8 209 (1.98%) Client/Server
9 195 (1.84%) Mathematics
10 175 (1.65%) Blog
11 169 (1.60%) iPhone
12 145 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 130 (1.23%) Social Media
14 119 (1.12%) Algorithms
15 107 (1.01%) iPad
16 99 (0.94%) Digital Media
17 96 (0.91%) Mainframe
18 95 (0.90%) Data Integration
19 92 (0.87%) Blackberry
20 91 (0.86%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1163 (10.99%) Windows
2 1126 (10.64%) Linux
3 797 (7.53%) UNIX
4 474 (4.48%) Android
5 375 (3.54%) Apple iOS
6 134 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 107 (1.01%) Mac OS X
8 102 (0.96%) Solaris
9 74 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 69 (0.65%) Debian
11 68 (0.64%) Ubuntu
12 62 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 59 (0.56%) Windows 7
14 48 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
15 46 (0.43%) Windows Phone
16 44 (0.42%) Windows XP
17 37 (0.35%) CentOS
18 30 (0.28%) AIX
19 19 (0.18%) Windows 8
20 15 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4809 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1899 (17.95%) Scrum
3 1371 (12.96%) TDD
4 1288 (12.17%) Project Management
5 1257 (11.88%) Software Testing
6 1151 (10.88%) Test Scripting
7 1144 (10.81%) Automated Testing
8 1090 (10.30%) Test Automation
9 1049 (9.91%) BDD
10 949 (8.97%) User Acceptance Testing
11 941 (8.89%) E-Commerce
12 853 (8.06%) Manual Testing
13 807 (7.63%) Software Engineering
14 798 (7.54%) OO
15 797 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
16 742 (7.01%) Mentoring
17 691 (6.53%) Automation Testing
18 675 (6.38%) Test Strategy
19 619 (5.85%) Regression Testing
20 604 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2638 (24.93%) SQL
2 2175 (20.56%) Java
3 1812 (17.13%) C#
4 1692 (15.99%) JavaScript
5 680 (6.43%) Python
6 607 (5.74%) C++
7 516 (4.88%) PHP
7 516 (4.88%) Ruby
8 362 (3.42%) Perl
9 277 (2.62%) T-SQL
10 241 (2.28%) C
11 152 (1.44%) PL/SQL
11 152 (1.44%) Shell Script
12 141 (1.33%) VB
13 140 (1.32%) VB.NET
14 135 (1.28%) PowerShell
15 107 (1.01%) VBScript
16 106 (1.00%) Objective-C
17 94 (0.89%) Bash Shell
18 91 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2021 (19.10%) Degree
2 1303 (12.32%) ISEB
3 756 (7.15%) ISTQB
4 481 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 239 (2.26%) Security Cleared
6 141 (1.33%) SC Cleared
7 126 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 96 (0.91%) PMI Certification
9 48 (0.45%) PMP
10 45 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
11 42 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 41 (0.39%) MCSE
13 36 (0.34%) DV Cleared
14 34 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 33 (0.31%) HND
15 33 (0.31%) MBA
16 32 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 31 (0.29%) CISSP
18 27 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
18 27 (0.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (1.47%) SLA
2 88 (0.83%) ISO 9001
3 74 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 48 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 46 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 26 (0.25%) COBIT
7 20 (0.19%) TickIT
8 16 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 14 (0.13%) ISO 8583
10 12 (0.11%) P3O
11 11 (0.10%) Solvency II
11 11 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 11 (0.10%) GAAP
12 10 (0.095%) Dodd-Frank
13 9 (0.085%) HL7
13 9 (0.085%) WAI
14 7 (0.066%) GMP
15 6 (0.057%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 6 (0.057%) MiFID
System Software
1 127 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 114 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 40 (0.38%) Varnish
5 34 (0.32%) KVM
6 32 (0.30%) Firmware
7 29 (0.27%) Samba
8 22 (0.21%) XenApp
9 21 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
10 16 (0.15%) Squid
10 16 (0.15%) Xen
11 15 (0.14%) VMware ESX
11 15 (0.14%) XenDesktop
12 13 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (0.12%) vSphere
13 12 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.085%) Oracle RMAN
15 8 (0.076%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 8 (0.076%) MetaFrame
15 8 (0.076%) qmail
Systems Management
1 480 (4.54%) HP Quality Center
2 145 (1.37%) Puppet
3 132 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (0.43%) ZABBIX
5 39 (0.37%) Nagios
6 35 (0.33%) HAProxy
7 33 (0.31%) SCCM
8 31 (0.29%) logstash
9 30 (0.28%) StatsD
9 30 (0.28%) Ansible
9 30 (0.28%) Graphite
10 28 (0.26%) Kibana
11 21 (0.20%) CA Endevor
12 17 (0.16%) SCOM
13 14 (0.13%) OpenView
14 13 (0.12%) Tivoli
14 13 (0.12%) Vagrant
15 11 (0.10%) Zenoss
16 10 (0.095%) ServiceCenter
16 10 (0.095%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 1394 (13.18%) Microsoft
2 868 (8.20%) Oracle
3 472 (4.46%) HP
4 317 (3.00%) SAP
5 230 (2.17%) IBM
6 198 (1.87%) VMware
7 157 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
8 143 (1.35%) Google
9 138 (1.30%) Business Objects
10 134 (1.27%) Cisco
11 94 (0.89%) Red Hat
12 92 (0.87%) Adobe
13 86 (0.81%) Dell
14 77 (0.73%) Informatica
15 69 (0.65%) Cognos
16 66 (0.62%) Sitecore
17 64 (0.60%) Zend
18 58 (0.55%) Apple
19 55 (0.52%) Sun
20 54 (0.51%) Facebook
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