The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
UK
Rank 61 58 59
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 3930 4828 4718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.73% 4.81% 4.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.26% 39.52% 39.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3109 3918 3594
Median salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
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 median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
9299 12217 11829
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.20% 12.17% 11.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7413 9710 9280
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 22 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 3751 £47,500 - 578
London +2 1781 £55,000 - 277
South East -7 590 £42,500 -5.55% 96
East of England -4 327 £45,000 +5.88% 37
City of London +21 302 £55,000 - 60
North West -15 269 £40,000 +5.26% 34
West Midlands +4 235 £45,000 +5.88% 41
Yorkshire -21 190 £39,000 -2.50% 26
Manchester -11 187 £42,500 +11.84% 24
East Midlands +22 163 £37,000 -1.33% 17
South West -28 147 £42,750 +8.22% 37
Berkshire +18 137 £54,000 -1.81% 28
West Yorkshire -6 124 £42,500 +6.25% 22
Surrey -10 103 £49,946 -0.10% 20
Hertfordshire +17 102 £45,000 -6.25% 12
Birmingham +22 101 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Oxfordshire +12 97 £45,000 - 9
Leeds -13 97 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Cambridgeshire -23 88 £45,000 -5.26% 13
Cambridge -16 76 £45,000 -5.26% 9
Hampshire -12 72 £44,750 +7.83% 15
Scotland -7 69 £43,000 +14.66% 7
Leicestershire +23 63 £35,000 -15.15% 3
Nottinghamshire -12 59 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Essex +3 58 £47,500 -5.00% 2
East Sussex +3 56 £35,000 -7.89% 7
Leicester +25 53 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Buckinghamshire +21 53 £37,500 -16.66% 7
Reading +21 50 £60,000 +14.28% 6
Brighton +1 49 £35,000 -7.89% 7

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for QA.

1 4536 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
2 2004 (24.21%) SQL
3 1998 (24.13%) Finance
4 1982 (23.94%) Selenium
5 1910 (23.07%) Java
6 1626 (19.64%) C#
7 1604 (19.37%) Scrum
8 1326 (16.02%) .NET
9 1299 (15.69%) JavaScript
10 1236 (14.93%) Degree
11 1192 (14.40%) TDD
12 1190 (14.37%) Test Automation
13 1174 (14.18%) BDD
14 1139 (13.76%) SDLC
15 1089 (13.15%) Microsoft
16 1067 (12.89%) HTML
17 988 (11.93%) Software Testing
18 967 (11.68%) Automated Testing
19 934 (11.28%) Test Scripting
20 933 (11.27%) Project Management
21 914 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
22 899 (10.86%) SQL Server
23 869 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
24 867 (10.47%) Cucumber
25 861 (10.40%) JIRA
26 830 (10.03%) CSS
27 827 (9.99%) Linux
28 812 (9.81%) Web Services
29 758 (9.16%) User Acceptance Testing
30 755 (9.12%) Manual Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 246 (2.97%) CMS
2 209 (2.52%) Confluence
3 149 (1.80%) Apache
4 145 (1.75%) Tomcat
5 144 (1.74%) IIS
6 123 (1.49%) SharePoint
7 59 (0.71%) WebSphere
8 58 (0.70%) nginx
9 55 (0.66%) JBoss
9 55 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 54 (0.65%) SAS
11 49 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
11 49 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
12 45 (0.54%) Apache Spark
13 42 (0.51%) WordPress
14 40 (0.48%) WebLogic
15 37 (0.45%) Drupal
16 34 (0.41%) Umbraco
17 28 (0.34%) Jetty
18 24 (0.29%) MQSeries
Applications
1 555 (6.70%) MS Excel
2 238 (2.87%) MS Office
3 117 (1.41%) MS Project
4 109 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 91 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 64 (0.77%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 16 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.12%) Fireworks
9 10 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
9 10 (0.12%) SPSS
10 5 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.060%) FrameMaker
11 4 (0.048%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.048%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.048%) InDesign
11 4 (0.048%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.048%) Snagit
12 2 (0.024%) Maya
12 2 (0.024%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 49 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.57%) Magento
3 37 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 29 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 26 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 15 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 13 (0.16%) assyst
7 13 (0.16%) Sentinel
8 12 (0.14%) SAP R/3
9 11 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 11 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
10 10 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
10 10 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
11 9 (0.11%) SAP FI
11 9 (0.11%) Sonata
12 8 (0.097%) Oracle BPM
12 8 (0.097%) SAP hybris
13 7 (0.085%) Northgate Housing
13 7 (0.085%) SAP CRM
14 6 (0.072%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 326 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
2 280 (3.38%) SaaS
3 270 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 96 (1.16%) GitHub
5 86 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
6 64 (0.77%) PaaS
7 59 (0.71%) IaaS
8 49 (0.59%) Amazon S3
8 49 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
9 43 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
10 40 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 40 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
11 34 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
12 30 (0.36%) Office 365
13 27 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
14 23 (0.28%) Google Play
15 19 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
16 15 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
17 14 (0.17%) OpenShift
18 13 (0.16%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 241 (2.91%) Internet
2 169 (2.04%) HTTP
3 132 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 123 (1.49%) Intranet
5 77 (0.93%) Firewall
6 74 (0.89%) HTTPS
7 57 (0.69%) Network Security
8 47 (0.57%) VPN
9 44 (0.53%) LDAP
10 38 (0.46%) SAN
11 37 (0.45%) LAN
12 36 (0.43%) DNS
13 35 (0.42%) WAN
14 34 (0.41%) Kerberos
15 29 (0.35%) SSL
16 27 (0.33%) NAS
17 25 (0.30%) FTP
18 24 (0.29%) Wireless
19 20 (0.24%) Cisco IOS
20 18 (0.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 899 (10.86%) SQL Server
2 400 (4.83%) MySQL
3 277 (3.35%) Relational Database
4 267 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 246 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
5 246 (2.97%) NoSQL
6 197 (2.38%) MongoDB
7 180 (2.17%) Big Data
8 151 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 116 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
10 102 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
11 97 (1.17%) Oracle Database
12 95 (1.15%) Hadoop
13 89 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
14 82 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 81 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
16 76 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
17 72 (0.87%) RDBMS
18 60 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
19 52 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1982 (23.94%) Selenium
2 867 (10.47%) Cucumber
3 861 (10.40%) JIRA
4 704 (8.50%) Git (software)
5 675 (8.15%) WebDriver
6 555 (6.70%) Jenkins
7 486 (5.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 388 (4.69%) Visual Studio
9 331 (4.00%) SoapUI
10 299 (3.61%) SpecFlow
11 280 (3.38%) JUnit
12 261 (3.15%) Subversion
13 220 (2.66%) JMeter
14 210 (2.54%) HP UFT
15 199 (2.40%) Maven
16 196 (2.37%) TeamCity
17 181 (2.19%) Appium
18 127 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 112 (1.35%) NUnit
20 96 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1998 (24.13%) Finance
2 598 (7.22%) Retail
3 481 (5.81%) Banking
4 305 (3.68%) Marketing
5 288 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 279 (3.37%) Games
7 140 (1.69%) Legal
8 130 (1.57%) Publishing
9 128 (1.55%) Manufacturing
10 116 (1.40%) Front Office
11 112 (1.35%) Advertising
12 102 (1.23%) Back Office
13 96 (1.16%) Law
14 91 (1.10%) Investment Banking
15 62 (0.75%) Automotive
15 62 (0.75%) Financial Institution
16 40 (0.48%) Billing
16 40 (0.48%) Electronics
17 35 (0.42%) Multimedia
18 34 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1653 (19.97%) Analyst
2 1557 (18.81%) Developer
3 969 (11.70%) Tester
4 883 (10.67%) QA Engineer
5 842 (10.17%) Test Analyst
6 610 (7.37%) QA Tester
7 595 (7.19%) QA Analyst
8 563 (6.80%) Test Engineer
9 408 (4.93%) Automation Tester
10 392 (4.73%) .NET Developer
11 376 (4.54%) QA Test Analyst
12 368 (4.44%) QA Leader
13 360 (4.35%) Project Manager
14 322 (3.89%) Java Developer
15 313 (3.78%) Business Analyst
15 313 (3.78%) Senior Developer
16 306 (3.70%) C# Developer
17 287 (3.47%) QA Test Engineer
18 285 (3.44%) QA Automation Engineer
19 280 (3.38%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1326 (16.02%) .NET
2 1067 (12.89%) HTML
3 830 (10.03%) CSS
4 812 (9.81%) Web Services
5 687 (8.30%) XML
6 568 (6.86%) ASP.NET
7 411 (4.96%) HTML5
8 335 (4.05%) REST
9 313 (3.78%) SOAP
10 308 (3.72%) AngularJS
11 307 (3.71%) jQuery
12 282 (3.41%) .NET Framework
13 266 (3.21%) CSS3
14 256 (3.09%) Gherkin
15 245 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
16 235 (2.84%) Spring
17 234 (2.83%) RESTful
18 208 (2.51%) JSON
19 174 (2.10%) Ajax
20 173 (2.09%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 869 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
2 603 (7.28%) Computer Science
3 513 (6.20%) Mobile App
4 504 (6.09%) User Experience
5 262 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 209 (2.52%) Fintech
7 153 (1.85%) Data Centre
8 141 (1.70%) iPad
9 135 (1.63%) Mathematics
10 121 (1.46%) Client/Server
11 118 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
12 103 (1.24%) Virtual Team
13 102 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 87 (1.05%) Data Structures
15 86 (1.04%) Fixed Income
16 81 (0.98%) Derivative
17 80 (0.97%) Statistics
18 74 (0.89%) Visualisation
19 66 (0.80%) Algorithms
19 66 (0.80%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 827 (9.99%) Linux
2 702 (8.48%) Windows
3 466 (5.63%) Unix
4 387 (4.67%) Android
5 330 (3.99%) Apple iOS
6 110 (1.33%) Windows Server
7 59 (0.71%) CentOS
8 54 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (0.57%) Mac OS X
10 32 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (0.35%) Ubuntu
12 28 (0.34%) Windows 7
13 25 (0.30%) Windows 8
13 25 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (0.24%) Debian
14 20 (0.24%) Windows 10
15 17 (0.21%) Solaris
16 16 (0.19%) Windows XP
17 10 (0.12%) Windows Phone
18 8 (0.097%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4536 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1604 (19.37%) Scrum
3 1192 (14.40%) TDD
4 1190 (14.37%) Test Automation
5 1174 (14.18%) BDD
6 1139 (13.76%) SDLC
7 988 (11.93%) Software Testing
8 967 (11.68%) Automated Testing
9 934 (11.28%) Test Scripting
10 933 (11.27%) Project Management
11 914 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
12 758 (9.16%) User Acceptance Testing
13 755 (9.12%) Manual Testing
14 743 (8.97%) Regression Testing
15 732 (8.84%) E-Commerce
16 728 (8.79%) Software Engineering
17 713 (8.61%) Automation Testing
18 593 (7.16%) OO
19 583 (7.04%) Test Strategy
20 582 (7.03%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2004 (24.21%) SQL
2 1910 (23.07%) Java
3 1626 (19.64%) C#
4 1299 (15.69%) JavaScript
5 746 (9.01%) Python
6 472 (5.70%) Ruby
7 320 (3.87%) C++
8 299 (3.61%) PHP
9 246 (2.97%) C
10 237 (2.86%) T-SQL
11 225 (2.72%) Perl
12 217 (2.62%) Bash Shell
13 157 (1.90%) PL/SQL
14 156 (1.88%) PowerShell
15 146 (1.76%) VB.NET
16 138 (1.67%) Scala
17 112 (1.35%) XPath
18 109 (1.32%) Shell Script
19 96 (1.16%) Groovy
20 85 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 1236 (14.93%) Degree
2 728 (8.79%) ISEB
3 681 (8.23%) ISTQB
4 274 (3.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 141 (1.70%) PMP
6 118 (1.43%) Security Cleared
7 85 (1.03%) SC Cleared
8 79 (0.95%) PMI Certification
9 75 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 63 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
11 51 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 50 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
13 39 (0.47%) CISSP
14 37 (0.45%) CISA
14 37 (0.45%) CISM
14 37 (0.45%) MBA
15 35 (0.42%) CCNP
15 35 (0.42%) MCP
16 32 (0.39%) AWS Certification
16 32 (0.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (2.23%) SDET
1 185 (2.23%) SLA
2 89 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 50 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 44 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 23 (0.28%) HL7
6 22 (0.27%) ISO 14001
7 15 (0.18%) MiFID
8 14 (0.17%) P3O
9 13 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.13%) COBIT
11 10 (0.12%) GCP
11 10 (0.12%) ISO 9000
12 8 (0.097%) ISO22301
13 7 (0.085%) SEPA
14 6 (0.072%) GDPR
14 6 (0.072%) WCAG
15 5 (0.060%) MISRA
16 4 (0.048%) EMIR
System Software
1 138 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 123 (1.49%) Docker
3 81 (0.98%) Active Directory
4 52 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
5 37 (0.45%) vSphere
6 26 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 16 (0.19%) XenApp
8 15 (0.18%) XenDesktop
9 13 (0.16%) vCloud
10 12 (0.14%) HDFS
10 12 (0.14%) Varnish
10 12 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (0.13%) GlusterFS
11 11 (0.13%) NFS
11 11 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.11%) BlackBerry Internet Service
13 8 (0.097%) Firmware
13 8 (0.097%) VirtualBox
14 7 (0.085%) VMware ESX
15 6 (0.072%) Squid
Systems Management
1 175 (2.11%) Puppet
2 161 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 146 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
4 109 (1.32%) Ansible
5 52 (0.63%) Nagios
6 48 (0.58%) SCCM
7 32 (0.39%) Kubernetes
8 28 (0.34%) SELinux
9 16 (0.19%) Rancher
10 15 (0.18%) Grafana
11 14 (0.17%) Rundeck
12 13 (0.16%) Mesos
13 12 (0.14%) SCVMM
13 12 (0.14%) Terraform
14 11 (0.13%) Cacti
14 11 (0.13%) Consul
14 11 (0.13%) Ganglia
14 11 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
14 11 (0.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 11 (0.13%) StatsD
Vendors
1 1089 (13.15%) Microsoft
2 590 (7.13%) Oracle
3 213 (2.57%) SAP
4 179 (2.16%) HP
5 162 (1.96%) VMware
6 126 (1.52%) Google
7 115 (1.39%) Cisco
8 111 (1.34%) EPiServer
9 110 (1.33%) IBM
10 104 (1.26%) Red Hat
11 100 (1.21%) Atlassian
12 83 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
13 80 (0.97%) Sun
14 71 (0.86%) Siebel
15 62 (0.75%) Citrix
16 59 (0.71%) Adobe
17 52 (0.63%) EMC
17 52 (0.63%) hybris
18 48 (0.58%) Juniper
19 43 (0.52%) NetApp
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 44 minutes ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Durham, County Durham
Hainton
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £48,000 to £52,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + £45,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Billericay, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Gym, Health Care & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £38000.00 - £58000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bath, Avon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum +
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + good bonus (10%) + health + pensio
Posted: 2 days ago