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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 46 51
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 5604 5864 4958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.11% 5.01% 4.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.40% 47.09% 44.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4463 4557 3966
Average salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,900 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
11823 12454 11102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.79% 10.63% 10.21%
Number of salaries quoted 9357 9672 8823
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 30 July 2015 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 30 July 2015. 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 0 5278 £45,000 -5.26% 756
London -2 2591 £55,000 +10.00% 380
South East +18 966 £43,500 +2.35% 124
City of London -5 554 £54,000 +2.85% 88
Yorkshire 0 361 £40,000 +0.62% 34
East of England -18 288 £37,500 -14.77% 39
West Yorkshire +11 283 £40,000 - 22
North West +3 271 £40,000 - 75
South West +4 270 £38,324 +9.49% 28
Berkshire -1 249 £50,000 +18.34% 27
West Midlands +19 243 £38,750 -8.82% 34
Surrey +14 227 £45,000 -5.26% 36
East Midlands +15 221 £37,500 +7.14% 31
Hampshire +42 179 £41,000 +17.14% 20
Scotland +1 179 £39,750 -0.62% 32
Manchester +12 165 £40,000 - 49
Leeds 0 143 £41,250 -2.94% 13
Nottinghamshire +37 127 £38,000 +8.57% 16
Nottingham +34 119 £40,000 +14.28% 15
Reading -9 115 £50,000 +17.64% 12
Edinburgh +5 111 £40,000 - 22
Cambridgeshire -11 108 £40,000 -4.76% 19
Birmingham +12 93 £42,500 - 10
Bristol -20 82 £37,500 +7.14% 16
Oxfordshire +17 79 £42,500 -2.85% 19
Buckinghamshire +12 78 £38,750 +10.71% 4
Bradford +15 73 £41,500 -2.35% 9
East Sussex +53 71 £43,000 +14.66% 6
Cambridge -13 71 £40,000 +12.67% 16
Hertfordshire +8 69 £33,750 -20.58% 6

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 4756 (44.10%) Agile Software Development
2 3277 (30.38%) Finance
3 2718 (25.20%) SQL
4 2540 (23.55%) Java
5 2044 (18.95%) Selenium
6 1994 (18.49%) Degree
7 1942 (18.01%) C#
8 1835 (17.01%) Scrum
9 1647 (15.27%) .NET
10 1607 (14.90%) Microsoft
11 1493 (13.84%) SDLC
12 1465 (13.58%) SQL Server
13 1430 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
14 1402 (13.00%) JavaScript
15 1345 (12.47%) Test Automation
16 1331 (12.34%) TDD
17 1315 (12.19%) Test Scripting
18 1287 (11.93%) Automated Testing
19 1236 (11.46%) HTML
20 1233 (11.43%) Project Management
21 1169 (10.84%) BDD
22 1101 (10.21%) Windows
23 1083 (10.04%) Oracle
23 1083 (10.04%) ISEB
24 1037 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
25 997 (9.24%) Linux
26 992 (9.20%) Software Testing
27 975 (9.04%) E-Commerce
28 960 (8.90%) MS Excel
29 949 (8.80%) Mentoring

QA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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
1 240 (2.23%) SharePoint
2 233 (2.16%) Apache
3 206 (1.91%) IIS
4 205 (1.90%) Tomcat
5 160 (1.48%) WebSphere
6 135 (1.25%) CMS
7 113 (1.05%) Confluence
8 101 (0.94%) SAS
9 93 (0.86%) Node.js
10 85 (0.79%) JBoss
11 82 (0.76%) nginx
12 79 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
13 74 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
14 73 (0.68%) MS Exchange
15 63 (0.58%) WebLogic
16 57 (0.53%) Apache Solr
17 47 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
18 44 (0.41%) Drupal
19 38 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
20 37 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 960 (8.90%) MS Excel
2 455 (4.22%) MS Office
3 178 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 142 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 132 (1.22%) MS Project
6 67 (0.62%) Photoshop
7 25 (0.23%) SPSS
8 21 (0.19%) Mingle
9 19 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 15 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
11 14 (0.13%) InfoPath
12 11 (0.10%) FrameMaker
13 9 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
14 6 (0.056%) PowerPivot
14 6 (0.056%) Fireworks
15 3 (0.028%) AutoCAD
16 2 (0.019%) Maya
16 2 (0.019%) 3ds Max
16 2 (0.019%) Houdini
16 2 (0.019%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 95 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 51 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 47 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 38 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 36 (0.33%) Magento
7 35 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
8 34 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
9 33 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
10 32 (0.30%) Temenos T24
10 32 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
11 31 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
12 30 (0.28%) thinkFolio
13 28 (0.26%) MultiFonds
14 27 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
15 24 (0.22%) LatentZero
16 22 (0.20%) Markit EDM
17 21 (0.19%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
17 21 (0.19%) Advent Moxy
17 21 (0.19%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 337 (3.12%) SaaS
2 239 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 136 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 110 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
5 55 (0.51%) IaaS
6 52 (0.48%) PaaS
7 45 (0.42%) GitHub
8 39 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
9 36 (0.33%) Google Analytics
10 25 (0.23%) Amazon S3
11 14 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
12 13 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
13 12 (0.11%) Dropbox
14 11 (0.10%) Basecamp
14 11 (0.10%) Office 365
15 9 (0.083%) Route 53
15 9 (0.083%) Amazon ELB
16 8 (0.074%) Lucidchart
16 8 (0.074%) Force.com
17 7 (0.065%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 271 (2.51%) Internet
2 207 (1.92%) HTTP
3 179 (1.66%) TCP/IP
4 145 (1.34%) Firewall
5 105 (0.97%) DNS
6 74 (0.69%) LAN
7 71 (0.66%) WAN
8 67 (0.62%) VoIP
8 67 (0.62%) Wireless
9 45 (0.42%) VPN
10 44 (0.41%) DHCP
10 44 (0.41%) Network Security
11 43 (0.40%) ATM
12 38 (0.35%) SAN
13 37 (0.34%) Intranet
14 32 (0.30%) SSL
14 32 (0.30%) Broadband
15 30 (0.28%) UMTS
16 28 (0.26%) GSM
17 27 (0.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1465 (13.58%) SQL Server
2 460 (4.27%) Relational Database
3 459 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
4 409 (3.79%) MySQL
5 364 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 337 (3.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 273 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 244 (2.26%) Big Data
9 229 (2.12%) MongoDB
10 208 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 199 (1.85%) NoSQL
12 175 (1.62%) Oracle Database
13 140 (1.30%) RDBMS
14 134 (1.24%) DB2
15 131 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
16 114 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
16 114 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
17 99 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
18 79 (0.73%) Hadoop
19 77 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2044 (18.95%) Selenium
2 888 (8.23%) JIRA
3 832 (7.71%) WebDriver
4 788 (7.31%) Cucumber
5 593 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 587 (5.44%) Jenkins
7 548 (5.08%) Git (software)
8 462 (4.28%) Visual Studio
9 430 (3.99%) HP UFT
10 345 (3.20%) JUnit
11 334 (3.10%) Subversion
12 301 (2.79%) SpecFlow
13 264 (2.45%) SoapUI
14 263 (2.44%) Maven
15 224 (2.08%) JMeter
16 221 (2.05%) FitNesse
17 213 (1.97%) NUnit
18 167 (1.55%) TeamCity
19 139 (1.29%) LoadRunner
20 134 (1.24%) Eclipse
General
1 3277 (30.38%) Finance
2 940 (8.72%) Banking
3 778 (7.21%) Retail
4 567 (5.26%) Marketing
5 392 (3.63%) Telecoms
6 313 (2.90%) Games
7 192 (1.78%) Legal
8 191 (1.77%) Investment Banking
9 189 (1.75%) Back Office
10 178 (1.65%) Front Office
11 162 (1.50%) Financial Institution
12 156 (1.45%) Law
13 155 (1.44%) Manufacturing
14 128 (1.19%) Publishing
15 119 (1.10%) Advertising
16 112 (1.04%) Automotive
17 83 (0.77%) Billing
18 80 (0.74%) Electronics
19 72 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
20 69 (0.64%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2675 (24.80%) Analyst
2 1844 (17.10%) Developer
3 1247 (11.56%) Test Analyst
4 1192 (11.05%) Tester
5 856 (7.94%) QA Engineer
6 753 (6.98%) QA Analyst
7 641 (5.94%) Business Analyst
8 511 (4.74%) Test Engineer
9 495 (4.59%) QA Tester
10 454 (4.21%) Test Manager
11 450 (4.17%) Architect
12 365 (3.38%) Project Manager
13 362 (3.36%) Consultant
13 362 (3.36%) Software Tester
14 359 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
15 357 (3.31%) Software Engineer
16 342 (3.17%) Senior Developer
17 300 (2.78%) Java Developer
18 287 (2.66%) Software Developer
19 286 (2.65%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1647 (15.27%) .NET
2 1236 (11.46%) HTML
3 935 (8.67%) Web Services
4 871 (8.08%) XML
5 856 (7.94%) CSS
6 579 (5.37%) ASP.NET
7 440 (4.08%) jQuery
8 408 (3.78%) HTML5
9 404 (3.75%) SOAP
10 357 (3.31%) REST
11 310 (2.87%) Spring
12 297 (2.75%) RESTful
13 269 (2.49%) Ajax
14 251 (2.33%) .NET Framework
15 250 (2.32%) AngularJS
16 230 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
17 217 (2.01%) WCF
18 198 (1.84%) J2EE
19 194 (1.80%) Gherkin
20 183 (1.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1430 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
2 922 (8.55%) Computer Science
3 580 (5.38%) Mobile App
4 460 (4.27%) User Experience
5 417 (3.87%) Management Information System
6 249 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
7 221 (2.05%) Mathematics
8 196 (1.82%) Data Centre
9 193 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 172 (1.59%) Client/Server
11 148 (1.37%) Equities
12 138 (1.28%) Blog
13 123 (1.14%) Data Integration
14 122 (1.13%) Social Media
15 120 (1.11%) Replication
16 118 (1.09%) Fixed Income
17 114 (1.06%) Derivative
18 102 (0.95%) Digital Media
19 96 (0.89%) Blackberry
20 93 (0.86%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1101 (10.21%) Windows
2 997 (9.24%) Linux
3 685 (6.35%) UNIX
4 436 (4.04%) Apple iOS
5 413 (3.83%) Android
6 177 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 112 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 107 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 98 (0.91%) Windows 7
9 98 (0.91%) Solaris
10 78 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 71 (0.66%) Debian
12 70 (0.65%) Ubuntu
13 58 (0.54%) Windows XP
14 56 (0.52%) Windows 8
15 55 (0.51%) Mac OS X
16 53 (0.49%) CentOS
17 44 (0.41%) Windows Vista
18 29 (0.27%) Windows Phone
19 25 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4756 (44.10%) Agile Software Development
2 1835 (17.01%) Scrum
3 1493 (13.84%) SDLC
4 1345 (12.47%) Test Automation
5 1331 (12.34%) TDD
6 1315 (12.19%) Test Scripting
7 1287 (11.93%) Automated Testing
8 1233 (11.43%) Project Management
9 1169 (10.84%) BDD
10 1037 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 992 (9.20%) Software Testing
12 975 (9.04%) E-Commerce
13 949 (8.80%) Mentoring
14 941 (8.73%) Manual Testing
15 929 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
16 813 (7.54%) Software Engineering
17 714 (6.62%) OO
18 686 (6.36%) Regression Testing
19 663 (6.15%) Test Strategy
20 639 (5.92%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2718 (25.20%) SQL
2 2540 (23.55%) Java
3 1942 (18.01%) C#
4 1402 (13.00%) JavaScript
5 604 (5.60%) Python
6 524 (4.86%) PHP
7 471 (4.37%) Ruby
8 431 (4.00%) C++
9 400 (3.71%) T-SQL
10 310 (2.87%) C
11 265 (2.46%) Perl
12 225 (2.09%) PL/SQL
13 166 (1.54%) PowerShell
14 149 (1.38%) Shell Script
15 136 (1.26%) VB
16 121 (1.12%) Bash Shell
17 99 (0.92%) VBScript
18 92 (0.85%) Objective-C
19 80 (0.74%) VBA
20 77 (0.71%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1994 (18.49%) Degree
2 1083 (10.04%) ISEB
3 814 (7.55%) ISTQB
4 305 (2.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 164 (1.52%) Security Cleared
6 119 (1.10%) PMI Certification
7 109 (1.01%) SC Cleared
8 73 (0.68%) PMP
9 70 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 61 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 53 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
11 53 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 47 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
13 41 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
14 39 (0.36%) CCIE
15 38 (0.35%) HND
16 27 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 24 (0.22%) DV Cleared
17 24 (0.22%) CCNP
18 23 (0.21%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (1.41%) SLA
2 74 (0.69%) ISO 9001
3 54 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 53 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 31 (0.29%) GMP
6 30 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 24 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 21 (0.19%) Basel III
9 20 (0.19%) P3O
10 19 (0.18%) TickIT
11 17 (0.16%) Basel II
11 17 (0.16%) HL7
12 16 (0.15%) CRD IV
13 12 (0.11%) ISO 14001
14 11 (0.10%) COBIT
15 10 (0.093%) ISO 9000
16 7 (0.065%) Solvency II
17 6 (0.056%) ISO 8583
17 6 (0.056%) PMBOK
17 6 (0.056%) GAMP
System Software
1 139 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 128 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 46 (0.43%) Varnish
4 42 (0.39%) KVM
5 34 (0.32%) vSphere
5 34 (0.32%) Firmware
5 34 (0.32%) VMware ESX
5 34 (0.32%) Time Sharing Option
6 31 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
7 30 (0.28%) Docker
8 28 (0.26%) GlusterFS
8 28 (0.26%) Xen
8 28 (0.26%) Hyper-V
9 27 (0.25%) Samba
10 22 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (0.15%) Squid
11 16 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (0.14%) NFS
12 15 (0.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 11 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 323 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
2 201 (1.86%) Puppet
3 162 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
4 77 (0.71%) SCCM
5 67 (0.62%) Ansible
6 60 (0.56%) Nagios
7 40 (0.37%) ZABBIX
8 39 (0.36%) logstash
9 33 (0.31%) HAProxy
10 31 (0.29%) Kibana
11 29 (0.27%) SCOM
11 29 (0.27%) Control-M
12 27 (0.25%) Graphite
13 26 (0.24%) StatsD
14 25 (0.23%) Tivoli
15 24 (0.22%) CA Endevor
16 20 (0.19%) BladeLogic
17 19 (0.18%) NetBackup
17 19 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
18 18 (0.17%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1607 (14.90%) Microsoft
2 1083 (10.04%) Oracle
3 428 (3.97%) HP
4 272 (2.52%) SAP
5 242 (2.24%) IBM
6 227 (2.10%) VMware
7 156 (1.45%) Google
8 144 (1.34%) Cisco
9 105 (0.97%) Red Hat
10 97 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
11 96 (0.89%) Juniper
12 69 (0.64%) Tableau
13 67 (0.62%) Facebook
14 66 (0.61%) Adobe
15 62 (0.57%) Informatica
16 60 (0.56%) Citrix
17 56 (0.52%) Sun
17 56 (0.52%) Zend
18 55 (0.51%) BMC
19 53 (0.49%) New Relic
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