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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 5887 4965 5410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.02% 4.56% 4.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.43% 44.91% 47.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4568 3977 4480
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 £66,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12412 11055 11356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.59% 10.16% 9.63%
Number of salaries quoted 9628 8782 9348
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +4 5528 £47,500 +5.55% 613
London +9 3062 £50,000 -2.91% 309
South East -8 847 £42,500 - 111
City of London +22 726 £52,500 -2.77% 107
East of England +24 379 £44,000 +10.00% 30
Yorkshire -11 311 £37,500 +2.73% 36
Berkshire +23 306 £42,500 -5.55% 38
North West +24 284 £40,000 +21.21% 35
South West +18 243 £36,000 +2.12% 45
West Yorkshire -19 225 £39,750 -0.62% 22
Surrey +11 204 £47,500 +5.55% 30
West Midlands -16 192 £42,500 +6.25% 20
Scotland +20 191 £40,000 +14.28% 19
Cambridgeshire +30 186 £42,250 +5.62% 11
East Midlands +4 169 £35,000 - 15
Manchester +31 153 £40,000 +14.28% 19
Leeds -36 149 £42,500 +13.33% 15
Cambridge +40 140 £36,500 -8.75% 6
Reading +36 130 £42,000 -11.57% 10
Hampshire -30 104 £36,000 -7.69% 14
Edinburgh +28 103 £40,000 +48.14% 11
Bristol +11 99 £35,500 -1.38% 12
Cheshire +13 93 £35,000 +6.06% 5
Birmingham -14 67 £43,750 -4.37% 7
Oxfordshire -10 66 £42,500 -13.70% 6
Coventry +26 63 £45,000 -12.19% 3
Hertfordshire -33 62 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Glasgow -3 61 £40,000 - 5
Buckinghamshire -6 61 £35,000 -6.66% 10
Derbyshire +18 53 £37,500 - 4

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3174 (27.21%) SQL
2 2905 (24.91%) Finance
3 2841 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
4 2729 (23.40%) Java
5 2357 (20.21%) Degree
6 2156 (18.48%) Selenium
7 2032 (17.42%) C#
8 1916 (16.43%) Scrum
9 1847 (15.84%) .NET
10 1735 (14.87%) JavaScript
11 1596 (13.68%) HTML
12 1552 (13.31%) SQL Server
13 1469 (12.59%) Software Testing
14 1452 (12.45%) Microsoft
15 1432 (12.28%) Project Management
16 1368 (11.73%) Automated Testing
17 1333 (11.43%) Windows
18 1316 (11.28%) ISEB
19 1315 (11.27%) Test Scripting
20 1281 (10.98%) TDD
21 1270 (10.89%) Linux
22 1225 (10.50%) User Acceptance Testing
23 1212 (10.39%) Test Automation
24 1175 (10.07%) CSS
25 1158 (9.93%) Computer Science
26 1102 (9.45%) E-Commerce
27 1081 (9.27%) Oracle
28 1017 (8.72%) XML
29 1000 (8.57%) Retail
30 911 (7.81%) OO

QA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 341 (2.92%) Apache
2 312 (2.67%) IIS
3 300 (2.57%) CMS
4 271 (2.32%) Tomcat
5 228 (1.95%) SharePoint
6 191 (1.64%) WebSphere
7 151 (1.29%) Confluence
8 142 (1.22%) Node.js
9 124 (1.06%) WebLogic
10 99 (0.85%) SAS
11 97 (0.83%) Drupal
12 89 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
13 87 (0.75%) nginx
14 67 (0.57%) MS Exchange
15 57 (0.49%) Apache Solr
15 57 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
16 49 (0.42%) WordPress
17 48 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
18 35 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
19 32 (0.27%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 853 (7.31%) MS Excel
2 482 (4.13%) MS Office
3 159 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 145 (1.24%) MS Project
5 137 (1.17%) Photoshop
6 118 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
7 67 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
8 36 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 34 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
10 15 (0.13%) InDesign
11 11 (0.094%) SPSS
12 9 (0.077%) AutoCAD
13 8 (0.069%) FastStats
14 6 (0.051%) InfoPath
14 6 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
15 5 (0.043%) GIMP
15 5 (0.043%) RoboHelp
16 4 (0.034%) Acrobat
16 4 (0.034%) Mingle
17 3 (0.026%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 84 (0.72%) JDE OneWorld
2 78 (0.67%) Magento
3 52 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 39 (0.33%) SAP FI
4 39 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
4 39 (0.33%) SAP CO
5 35 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 29 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
7 25 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 25 (0.21%) Sophis RISQUE
8 23 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
9 22 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 20 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
10 20 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 20 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
11 19 (0.16%) BASE24
12 18 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
13 14 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
13 14 (0.12%) SAP ERP
14 13 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 278 (2.38%) SaaS
2 131 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 119 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
4 101 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
5 55 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
6 45 (0.39%) GitHub
7 40 (0.34%) PaaS
8 34 (0.29%) IaaS
9 26 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
10 25 (0.21%) LucidChart
11 22 (0.19%) Office 365
12 17 (0.15%) Taleo
13 16 (0.14%) Force.com
14 15 (0.13%) Amazon S3
15 14 (0.12%) Google Apps
16 11 (0.094%) Amazon EMR
17 9 (0.077%) ElastiCache
18 7 (0.060%) SuccessFactors
18 7 (0.060%) Heroku
18 7 (0.060%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 517 (4.43%) Internet
2 314 (2.69%) HTTP
3 161 (1.38%) TCP/IP
4 130 (1.11%) Firewall
5 106 (0.91%) SAN
6 100 (0.86%) Intranet
7 99 (0.85%) LAN
8 81 (0.69%) WAN
9 76 (0.65%) DNS
10 61 (0.52%) VoIP
11 57 (0.49%) Wireless
12 56 (0.48%) VPN
13 50 (0.43%) SNMP
14 49 (0.42%) Ethernet
14 49 (0.42%) NAS
15 43 (0.37%) AMQP
16 42 (0.36%) SMTP
17 38 (0.33%) LDAP
17 38 (0.33%) 4G
18 36 (0.31%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1552 (13.31%) SQL Server
2 664 (5.69%) MySQL
3 459 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
4 446 (3.82%) Relational Database
5 260 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 254 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 247 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 205 (1.76%) Big Data
9 195 (1.67%) DB2
10 186 (1.59%) MongoDB
11 183 (1.57%) RDBMS
12 163 (1.40%) Oracle Database
13 156 (1.34%) NoSQL
14 154 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
15 111 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 105 (0.90%) Hadoop
17 103 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
18 79 (0.68%) OLAP
19 76 (0.65%) OLTP
19 76 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2156 (18.48%) Selenium
2 859 (7.36%) WebDriver
3 749 (6.42%) Cucumber
4 717 (6.15%) JIRA
5 617 (5.29%) Git (software)
6 594 (5.09%) QuickTest Pro
7 460 (3.94%) Visual Studio
8 445 (3.82%) Jenkins
9 414 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 403 (3.46%) JUnit
11 394 (3.38%) Subversion
12 290 (2.49%) FitNesse
13 271 (2.32%) Maven
14 225 (1.93%) SoapUI
15 219 (1.88%) SpecFlow
16 207 (1.77%) NUnit
17 204 (1.75%) Hudson
18 201 (1.72%) TeamCity
19 170 (1.46%) JMeter
20 150 (1.29%) Eclipse
General
1 2905 (24.91%) Finance
2 1000 (8.57%) Retail
3 776 (6.65%) Banking
4 625 (5.36%) Marketing
5 475 (4.07%) Games
6 449 (3.85%) Telecoms
7 273 (2.34%) Investment Banking
8 240 (2.06%) Publishing
9 214 (1.83%) Back Office
10 212 (1.82%) Advertising
11 203 (1.74%) Front Office
12 161 (1.38%) Legal
13 136 (1.17%) Manufacturing
14 110 (0.94%) Law
15 106 (0.91%) Financial Institution
16 99 (0.85%) Automotive
17 91 (0.78%) Billing
18 69 (0.59%) Music Industry
19 62 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
20 51 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2752 (23.59%) Analyst
2 2297 (19.69%) Developer
3 1380 (11.83%) Test Analyst
4 1237 (10.61%) Tester
5 994 (8.52%) QA Engineer
6 830 (7.12%) Test Engineer
7 794 (6.81%) QA Analyst
8 562 (4.82%) QA Tester
9 551 (4.72%) Business Analyst
10 550 (4.72%) Consultant
11 510 (4.37%) Test Manager
12 493 (4.23%) Project Manager
13 477 (4.09%) Senior Developer
14 474 (4.06%) Architect
15 431 (3.70%) Java Developer
16 394 (3.38%) QA Manager
17 373 (3.20%) Software Engineer
18 365 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
19 304 (2.61%) Automation Engineer
20 302 (2.59%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1847 (15.84%) .NET
2 1596 (13.68%) HTML
3 1175 (10.07%) CSS
4 1017 (8.72%) XML
5 857 (7.35%) Web Services
6 682 (5.85%) jQuery
7 632 (5.42%) ASP.NET
8 549 (4.71%) HTML5
9 415 (3.56%) SOAP
10 385 (3.30%) Spring
11 368 (3.16%) J2EE
12 366 (3.14%) REST
13 354 (3.03%) CSS3
14 329 (2.82%) Ajax
15 284 (2.43%) Hibernate
16 283 (2.43%) .NET Framework
16 283 (2.43%) JSON
17 221 (1.89%) RESTful
18 216 (1.85%) WCF
19 210 (1.80%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1158 (9.93%) Computer Science
2 538 (4.61%) Mobile App
3 505 (4.33%) Open Source
4 346 (2.97%) Mathematics
5 325 (2.79%) Management Information System
6 239 (2.05%) Client/Server
6 239 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
7 161 (1.38%) Blackberry
8 160 (1.37%) Equities
9 157 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 154 (1.32%) iPhone
11 151 (1.29%) Derivative
12 127 (1.09%) Digital Media
13 126 (1.08%) Social Media
14 115 (0.99%) Visualisation
15 111 (0.95%) iPad
16 89 (0.76%) Blog
17 78 (0.67%) Data Integration
17 78 (0.67%) Statistics
18 77 (0.66%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1333 (11.43%) Windows
2 1270 (10.89%) Linux
3 788 (6.76%) UNIX
4 602 (5.16%) Android
5 482 (4.13%) Apple iOS
6 191 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 131 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 125 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 122 (1.05%) Solaris
10 93 (0.80%) Debian
11 91 (0.78%) Windows 7
12 79 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 73 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
14 72 (0.62%) Ubuntu
15 60 (0.51%) Windows XP
16 42 (0.36%) Windows Phone
17 37 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
18 34 (0.29%) Windows 8
19 33 (0.28%) CentOS
20 28 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2841 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1916 (16.43%) Scrum
3 1469 (12.59%) Software Testing
4 1432 (12.28%) Project Management
5 1368 (11.73%) Automated Testing
6 1315 (11.27%) Test Scripting
7 1281 (10.98%) TDD
8 1225 (10.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1212 (10.39%) Test Automation
10 1102 (9.45%) E-Commerce
11 911 (7.81%) OO
12 906 (7.77%) BDD
13 872 (7.48%) Software Engineering
14 819 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
15 777 (6.66%) Test Strategy
16 716 (6.14%) Automation Testing
17 683 (5.86%) Manual Testing
18 651 (5.58%) Regression Testing
19 563 (4.83%) Unit Testing
20 524 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3174 (27.21%) SQL
2 2729 (23.40%) Java
3 2032 (17.42%) C#
4 1735 (14.87%) JavaScript
5 893 (7.66%) Python
6 842 (7.22%) PHP
7 682 (5.85%) C++
8 650 (5.57%) Ruby
9 457 (3.92%) Perl
10 302 (2.59%) C
11 299 (2.56%) T-SQL
12 264 (2.26%) VB
13 168 (1.44%) Shell Script
14 150 (1.29%) Bash Shell
15 145 (1.24%) VBScript
16 138 (1.18%) VB.NET
17 128 (1.10%) Objective-C
18 120 (1.03%) PL/SQL
19 112 (0.96%) PowerShell
20 111 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2357 (20.21%) Degree
2 1316 (11.28%) ISEB
3 686 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 348 (2.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 325 (2.79%) Security Cleared
6 180 (1.54%) SC Cleared
7 133 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 79 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
9 70 (0.60%) PMI Certification
10 62 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 51 (0.44%) HND
12 43 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
13 40 (0.34%) PMP
13 40 (0.34%) CISSP
14 37 (0.32%) DV Cleared
15 34 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 33 (0.28%) CCNA
17 32 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 31 (0.27%) MCP
18 31 (0.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (1.34%) SLA
2 76 (0.65%) ISO 9001
3 44 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 28 (0.24%) TickIT
5 28 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 23 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 17 (0.15%) ISO 9000
8 16 (0.14%) Solvency II
9 15 (0.13%) COBIT
10 10 (0.086%) ISO 8583
10 10 (0.086%) P3O
11 9 (0.077%) Basel III
11 9 (0.077%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 8 (0.069%) GMP
12 8 (0.069%) BS25999
13 7 (0.060%) FATCA
13 7 (0.060%) GAMP
13 7 (0.060%) WCAG
14 6 (0.051%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 173 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 143 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 56 (0.48%) Varnish
5 39 (0.33%) KVM
6 36 (0.31%) XenApp
7 30 (0.26%) XenServer
8 27 (0.23%) Samba
9 26 (0.22%) VMware ESX
9 26 (0.22%) NFS
9 26 (0.22%) Xen
10 22 (0.19%) XenDesktop
11 17 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
11 17 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
12 16 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (0.12%) Squid
14 12 (0.10%) MetaFrame
15 11 (0.094%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 11 (0.094%) VirtualBox
16 10 (0.086%) qmail
Systems Management
1 565 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
2 167 (1.43%) Puppet
3 137 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
4 72 (0.62%) Nagios
5 60 (0.51%) ZABBIX
6 32 (0.27%) HAProxy
6 32 (0.27%) logstash
7 30 (0.26%) SCCM
8 29 (0.25%) StatsD
9 28 (0.24%) Ganglia
10 27 (0.23%) Kibana
11 24 (0.21%) Ansible
12 19 (0.16%) Plesk
12 19 (0.16%) Backup Exec
13 18 (0.15%) CA Endevor
13 18 (0.15%) Opsview
14 16 (0.14%) Vagrant
15 14 (0.12%) Capistrano
15 14 (0.12%) NetBackup
16 13 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1452 (12.45%) Microsoft
2 1081 (9.27%) Oracle
3 579 (4.96%) HP
4 306 (2.62%) SAP
5 263 (2.25%) IBM
6 193 (1.65%) VMware
7 180 (1.54%) Adobe
8 164 (1.41%) JBoss
9 160 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
10 152 (1.30%) Cisco
11 147 (1.26%) Business Objects
12 136 (1.17%) Red Hat
13 131 (1.12%) Google
14 125 (1.07%) Citrix
15 119 (1.02%) Zend
16 114 (0.98%) Informatica
17 80 (0.69%) EMC
18 78 (0.67%) Cognos
19 73 (0.63%) Dell
20 66 (0.57%) Sybase
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus / Shares / Training
Posted: 9 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Remit Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus + Pension + Health etc
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 to £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dundee, Angus
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
X4 Group
Salary: £26k - 37k per year + company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Stirlingshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50 - £60 per annum + bonus, pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Fusion Experience
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday