The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 49 51
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 5815 4966 5475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.99% 4.58% 4.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.08% 44.73% 47.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4510 3956 4514
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12352 11102 11535
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.61% 10.24% 9.82%
Number of salaries quoted 9604 8780 9480
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 August 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 August 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 +2 5453 £47,500 +5.55% 627
London +10 3024 £51,000 -0.97% 293
South East -8 835 £42,500 -2.29% 116
City of London +18 712 £52,500 -4.54% 107
East of England +19 377 £42,500 +2.40% 29
Berkshire +22 312 £42,500 -5.55% 32
Yorkshire -17 294 £40,000 +6.66% 38
North West +28 292 £40,000 +21.21% 36
South West +10 241 £35,000 - 51
West Yorkshire -20 211 £40,000 - 22
Surrey +6 203 £47,500 +5.55% 24
Scotland +25 191 £40,000 +14.28% 25
West Midlands -5 190 £42,500 - 27
Cambridgeshire +27 185 £42,000 -0.59% 13
Manchester +32 162 £40,000 +14.28% 16
East Midlands -12 155 £35,000 - 24
Leeds -35 143 £44,000 +17.33% 14
Cambridge +35 139 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Reading +37 130 £42,250 -11.05% 7
Edinburgh +28 105 £40,000 +46.78% 15
Hampshire -43 101 £35,000 -12.50% 23
Bristol +13 95 £35,000 -2.77% 13
Cheshire +10 89 £32,500 -1.51% 10
Birmingham -6 70 £45,000 -3.22% 13
Hertfordshire -39 63 £42,500 -3.95% 9
Glasgow -5 61 £40,000 - 4
Oxfordshire -9 59 £45,000 -7.21% 8
Coventry +30 58 £45,000 -12.19% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 57 £35,000 -6.66% 10
Wiltshire +11 53 £37,500 +7.14% 10

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 3159 (27.15%) SQL
2 2886 (24.81%) Finance
3 2825 (24.28%) Agile Software Development
4 2715 (23.34%) Java
5 2354 (20.23%) Degree
6 2159 (18.56%) Selenium
7 2007 (17.25%) C#
8 1915 (16.46%) Scrum
9 1831 (15.74%) .NET
10 1757 (15.10%) JavaScript
11 1600 (13.75%) HTML
12 1544 (13.27%) SQL Server
13 1469 (12.63%) Software Testing
14 1441 (12.39%) Microsoft
14 1441 (12.39%) Project Management
15 1365 (11.73%) Automated Testing
16 1319 (11.34%) Windows
17 1314 (11.29%) ISEB
18 1307 (11.23%) Test Scripting
19 1268 (10.90%) TDD
20 1261 (10.84%) Linux
21 1217 (10.46%) User Acceptance Testing
22 1216 (10.45%) Test Automation
23 1184 (10.18%) CSS
24 1161 (9.98%) Computer Science
25 1094 (9.40%) E-Commerce
26 1065 (9.15%) Oracle
27 1017 (8.74%) XML
28 989 (8.50%) Retail
29 913 (7.85%) BDD

QA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 340 (2.92%) Apache
2 311 (2.67%) IIS
3 302 (2.60%) CMS
4 279 (2.40%) Tomcat
5 231 (1.99%) SharePoint
6 198 (1.70%) WebSphere
7 151 (1.30%) Confluence
8 146 (1.25%) Node.js
9 123 (1.06%) WebLogic
10 102 (0.88%) SAS
11 101 (0.87%) Drupal
12 89 (0.76%) nginx
12 89 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
13 67 (0.58%) MS Exchange
14 59 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
15 58 (0.50%) Apache Solr
16 50 (0.43%) WordPress
17 48 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
18 35 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
19 32 (0.28%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 844 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 475 (4.08%) MS Office
3 163 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 142 (1.22%) MS Project
5 136 (1.17%) Photoshop
6 116 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 69 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
8 37 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
9 36 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
10 15 (0.13%) InDesign
11 11 (0.095%) SPSS
12 8 (0.069%) AutoCAD
12 8 (0.069%) FastStats
13 6 (0.052%) Adobe Captivate
13 6 (0.052%) InfoPath
14 5 (0.043%) GIMP
14 5 (0.043%) RoboHelp
14 5 (0.043%) Acrobat
15 4 (0.034%) Mingle
15 4 (0.034%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 80 (0.69%) Magento
1 80 (0.69%) JDE OneWorld
2 51 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 38 (0.33%) SAP CO
3 38 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
3 38 (0.33%) SAP FI
4 34 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 30 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 25 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 24 (0.21%) Sophis RISQUE
7 24 (0.21%) Google Analytics
8 23 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
9 22 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
10 20 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 20 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
11 19 (0.16%) BASE24
12 17 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
13 14 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
13 14 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
14 13 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 280 (2.41%) SaaS
2 130 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 121 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
4 100 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
5 61 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
6 41 (0.35%) GitHub
7 39 (0.34%) PaaS
8 33 (0.28%) IaaS
9 28 (0.24%) LucidChart
10 25 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
11 23 (0.20%) Office 365
12 18 (0.15%) Amazon S3
13 17 (0.15%) Taleo
14 16 (0.14%) Force.com
15 14 (0.12%) Google Apps
16 12 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
17 10 (0.086%) ElastiCache
18 9 (0.077%) Google App Engine
19 8 (0.069%) SuccessFactors
20 6 (0.052%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 519 (4.46%) Internet
2 318 (2.73%) HTTP
3 163 (1.40%) TCP/IP
4 126 (1.08%) Firewall
5 104 (0.89%) Intranet
6 101 (0.87%) SAN
7 98 (0.84%) LAN
8 80 (0.69%) WAN
9 74 (0.64%) DNS
10 63 (0.54%) VoIP
11 59 (0.51%) Wireless
12 56 (0.48%) VPN
13 49 (0.42%) NAS
13 49 (0.42%) SNMP
13 49 (0.42%) Ethernet
14 43 (0.37%) AMQP
15 42 (0.36%) SMTP
16 36 (0.31%) 4G
16 36 (0.31%) LDAP
17 35 (0.30%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1544 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 662 (5.69%) MySQL
3 463 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
4 451 (3.88%) Relational Database
5 259 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 251 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 243 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 202 (1.74%) Big Data
9 195 (1.68%) DB2
10 186 (1.60%) MongoDB
11 184 (1.58%) RDBMS
12 161 (1.38%) Oracle Database
13 155 (1.33%) NoSQL
14 148 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
15 113 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 102 (0.88%) Hadoop
17 96 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
18 78 (0.67%) OLAP
19 76 (0.65%) OLTP
19 76 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2159 (18.56%) Selenium
2 868 (7.46%) WebDriver
3 750 (6.45%) Cucumber
4 728 (6.26%) JIRA
5 615 (5.29%) Git (software)
6 597 (5.13%) QuickTest Pro
7 461 (3.96%) Visual Studio
8 457 (3.93%) Jenkins
9 410 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 402 (3.46%) JUnit
11 395 (3.40%) Subversion
12 282 (2.42%) FitNesse
13 267 (2.29%) Maven
14 222 (1.91%) SoapUI
15 215 (1.85%) SpecFlow
16 207 (1.78%) Hudson
16 207 (1.78%) TeamCity
17 201 (1.73%) NUnit
18 171 (1.47%) JMeter
19 154 (1.32%) Eclipse
General
1 2886 (24.81%) Finance
2 989 (8.50%) Retail
3 760 (6.53%) Banking
4 609 (5.23%) Marketing
5 477 (4.10%) Games
6 450 (3.87%) Telecoms
7 261 (2.24%) Investment Banking
8 243 (2.09%) Publishing
9 211 (1.81%) Back Office
10 210 (1.81%) Advertising
11 199 (1.71%) Front Office
12 164 (1.41%) Legal
13 135 (1.16%) Manufacturing
14 113 (0.97%) Law
15 108 (0.93%) Financial Institution
16 96 (0.83%) Automotive
17 85 (0.73%) Billing
18 70 (0.60%) Music Industry
19 62 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
20 53 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2759 (23.71%) Analyst
2 2265 (19.47%) Developer
3 1382 (11.88%) Test Analyst
4 1235 (10.62%) Tester
5 1001 (8.60%) QA Engineer
6 826 (7.10%) Test Engineer
7 791 (6.80%) QA Analyst
8 560 (4.81%) QA Tester
9 552 (4.74%) Business Analyst
10 550 (4.73%) Consultant
11 507 (4.36%) Test Manager
12 489 (4.20%) Project Manager
13 477 (4.10%) Architect
14 473 (4.07%) Senior Developer
15 426 (3.66%) Java Developer
16 399 (3.43%) QA Manager
17 372 (3.20%) Senior Analyst
18 366 (3.15%) Software Engineer
19 313 (2.69%) Automation Engineer
20 297 (2.55%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1831 (15.74%) .NET
2 1600 (13.75%) HTML
3 1184 (10.18%) CSS
4 1017 (8.74%) XML
5 862 (7.41%) Web Services
6 684 (5.88%) jQuery
7 627 (5.39%) ASP.NET
8 552 (4.74%) HTML5
9 411 (3.53%) SOAP
10 371 (3.19%) Spring
10 371 (3.19%) J2EE
11 364 (3.13%) REST
12 355 (3.05%) CSS3
13 327 (2.81%) Ajax
14 285 (2.45%) .NET Framework
15 282 (2.42%) JSON
16 272 (2.34%) Hibernate
17 221 (1.90%) RESTful
18 213 (1.83%) WCF
19 208 (1.79%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1161 (9.98%) Computer Science
2 535 (4.60%) Mobile App
3 503 (4.32%) Open Source
4 348 (2.99%) Mathematics
5 318 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 247 (2.12%) Client/Server
7 238 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
8 160 (1.38%) Blackberry
8 160 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 160 (1.38%) Equities
9 156 (1.34%) Derivative
10 154 (1.32%) iPhone
11 133 (1.14%) Social Media
12 131 (1.13%) Digital Media
13 115 (0.99%) Visualisation
14 106 (0.91%) iPad
15 89 (0.76%) Blog
16 80 (0.69%) Data Integration
17 78 (0.67%) Statistics
18 77 (0.66%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1319 (11.34%) Windows
2 1261 (10.84%) Linux
3 796 (6.84%) UNIX
4 593 (5.10%) Android
5 469 (4.03%) Apple iOS
6 183 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 120 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 118 (1.01%) Solaris
8 118 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 96 (0.83%) Debian
10 91 (0.78%) Windows 7
11 76 (0.65%) Mac OS X
12 72 (0.62%) Ubuntu
13 68 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
14 57 (0.49%) Windows XP
15 44 (0.38%) Windows Phone
16 34 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
16 34 (0.29%) CentOS
17 32 (0.28%) Windows 8
18 26 (0.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2825 (24.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1915 (16.46%) Scrum
3 1469 (12.63%) Software Testing
4 1441 (12.39%) Project Management
5 1365 (11.73%) Automated Testing
6 1307 (11.23%) Test Scripting
7 1268 (10.90%) TDD
8 1217 (10.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1216 (10.45%) Test Automation
10 1094 (9.40%) E-Commerce
11 913 (7.85%) BDD
12 904 (7.77%) OO
13 878 (7.55%) Software Engineering
14 827 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
15 776 (6.67%) Test Strategy
16 711 (6.11%) Automation Testing
17 688 (5.91%) Manual Testing
18 639 (5.49%) Regression Testing
19 564 (4.85%) Unit Testing
20 516 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3159 (27.15%) SQL
2 2715 (23.34%) Java
3 2007 (17.25%) C#
4 1757 (15.10%) JavaScript
5 889 (7.64%) Python
6 840 (7.22%) PHP
7 681 (5.85%) C++
8 647 (5.56%) Ruby
9 451 (3.88%) Perl
10 297 (2.55%) C
11 286 (2.46%) T-SQL
12 265 (2.28%) VB
13 166 (1.43%) Shell Script
14 146 (1.25%) VBScript
15 143 (1.23%) Bash Shell
16 137 (1.18%) VB.NET
17 121 (1.04%) Objective-C
18 112 (0.96%) PL/SQL
19 111 (0.95%) PowerShell
20 109 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2354 (20.23%) Degree
2 1314 (11.29%) ISEB
3 684 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 346 (2.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 324 (2.78%) Security Cleared
6 175 (1.50%) SC Cleared
7 132 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 75 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
9 72 (0.62%) PMI Certification
10 58 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 50 (0.43%) HND
12 44 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
13 41 (0.35%) PMP
14 37 (0.32%) DV Cleared
14 37 (0.32%) CISSP
15 34 (0.29%) CCNA
16 31 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 31 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 30 (0.26%) MCSE
17 30 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (1.29%) SLA
2 78 (0.67%) ISO 9001
3 45 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 29 (0.25%) TickIT
6 25 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 24 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 16 (0.14%) Solvency II
8 16 (0.14%) ISO 9000
9 12 (0.10%) COBIT
10 10 (0.086%) P3O
10 10 (0.086%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 10 (0.086%) ISO 8583
11 9 (0.077%) GMP
12 8 (0.069%) GAMP
13 7 (0.060%) WCAG
13 7 (0.060%) FATCA
14 6 (0.052%) Basel III
14 6 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
14 6 (0.052%) AIFMD
System Software
1 170 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 147 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 55 (0.47%) Varnish
5 39 (0.34%) KVM
6 34 (0.29%) XenApp
7 30 (0.26%) XenServer
8 28 (0.24%) Xen
9 27 (0.23%) VMware ESX
9 27 (0.23%) Samba
10 26 (0.22%) NFS
11 22 (0.19%) XenDesktop
12 17 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
13 16 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
14 14 (0.12%) Squid
14 14 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
15 12 (0.10%) MetaFrame
16 11 (0.095%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 10 (0.086%) VirtualBox
17 10 (0.086%) qmail
Systems Management
1 558 (4.80%) HP Quality Center
2 168 (1.44%) Puppet
3 137 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
4 72 (0.62%) Nagios
5 59 (0.51%) ZABBIX
6 32 (0.28%) logstash
7 31 (0.27%) SCCM
8 30 (0.26%) HAProxy
9 29 (0.25%) StatsD
10 28 (0.24%) Ganglia
11 27 (0.23%) Kibana
12 26 (0.22%) Ansible
13 20 (0.17%) Opsview
14 19 (0.16%) Plesk
15 18 (0.15%) CA Endevor
16 15 (0.13%) Capistrano
16 15 (0.13%) Backup Exec
16 15 (0.13%) Tivoli
16 15 (0.13%) Vagrant
17 14 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1441 (12.39%) Microsoft
2 1065 (9.15%) Oracle
3 566 (4.87%) HP
4 306 (2.63%) SAP
5 265 (2.28%) IBM
6 191 (1.64%) VMware
7 179 (1.54%) Adobe
8 160 (1.38%) JBoss
9 158 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
10 152 (1.31%) Cisco
11 149 (1.28%) Business Objects
12 135 (1.16%) Google
13 130 (1.12%) Red Hat
14 121 (1.04%) Zend
15 119 (1.02%) Citrix
16 112 (0.96%) Informatica
17 80 (0.69%) Cognos
18 75 (0.64%) EMC
19 72 (0.62%) Dell
20 68 (0.58%) Sybase
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