Period
to 24 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 46 57
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 5,468 7,428 8,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.70% 5.27% 5.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.36% 37.58% 39.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4,250 5,656 6,526
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,475 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £84,100 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 14,636 19,765 20,729
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.59% 14.01% 12.71%
Number of salaries quoted 11,345 14,605 16,114
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,368 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.74% - +5.26%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for QA in England

QA
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in England.

Salary trend for QA in England

QA
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in England over the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

Salary histogram for QA in England

QA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the England region over the 6 months to 24 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -10 2,524 £65,000 +12.55% 307
South East -11 1,158 £50,000 +5.26% 198
North of England +5 749 £42,500 - 236
Midlands -11 455 £43,000 +1.18% 132
North West +5 390 £45,000 +5.88% 113
South West +7 345 £40,000 - 92
West Midlands +4 305 £45,000 +5.88% 72
Yorkshire -3 262 £40,000 -5.88% 78
East of England -7 230 £54,000 +20.00% 77
East Midlands -32 147 £40,000 -11.11% 60
North East +30 98 £45,000 +12.50% 45
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for QA.

1 2,956 (54.06%) Agile Software Development
2 2,262 (41.37%) Test Automation
3 1,276 (23.34%) Java
4 1,273 (23.28%) SQL
5 1,221 (22.33%) Scrum
6 1,146 (20.96%) C#
7 1,092 (19.97%) JavaScript
8 1,066 (19.50%) Selenium
9 1,003 (18.34%) Finance
10 949 (17.36%) DevOps
11 819 (14.98%) JIRA
12 737 (13.48%) Python
12 737 (13.48%) TDD
13 719 (13.15%) .NET
14 689 (12.60%) BDD
15 673 (12.31%) SDLC
16 663 (12.13%) Software Engineering
17 651 (11.91%) Degree
18 629 (11.50%) Problem-Solving
19 623 (11.39%) Azure
20 618 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
21 612 (11.19%) Linux
22 602 (11.01%) AWS
23 601 (10.99%) Microsoft
24 566 (10.35%) Mentoring
25 558 (10.20%) Git (software)
26 531 (9.71%) HTML
27 515 (9.42%) SQL Server
28 507 (9.27%) Web Services
29 480 (8.78%) Jenkins

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 291 (5.32%) Confluence
2 114 (2.08%) CMS
3 76 (1.39%) IIS
4 74 (1.35%) Apache
5 72 (1.32%) Apache Spark
6 65 (1.19%) SharePoint
7 44 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
8 42 (0.77%) Tomcat
9 35 (0.64%) EPiServer
10 32 (0.59%) nginx
11 31 (0.57%) SAS
12 27 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
13 24 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 22 (0.40%) JBoss
15 19 (0.35%) Apache Solr
16 15 (0.27%) NServiceBus
16 15 (0.27%) WordPress
17 14 (0.26%) Drupal
17 14 (0.26%) WebSphere
18 12 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 152 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 75 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
3 74 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 67 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
5 50 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 28 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.20%) Sketch
9 9 (0.16%) Chatbot
10 7 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.091%) Adobe XD
11 5 (0.091%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.091%) InVision
12 3 (0.055%) Abaqus
12 3 (0.055%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.055%) Mathcad
13 2 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.037%) Zeplin
14 1 (0.018%) SOLIDWORKS
14 1 (0.018%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 38 (0.69%) Magento
2 35 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
3 27 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 18 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 16 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
7 12 (0.22%) NetSuite
8 10 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 8 (0.15%) SAP ERP
9 8 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
10 7 (0.13%) Markit EDM
11 6 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
11 6 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
12 5 (0.091%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 4 (0.073%) JDE EnterpriseOne
13 4 (0.073%) Oracle Retail
13 4 (0.073%) R3 Corda
13 4 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
13 4 (0.073%) thinkFolio
14 3 (0.055%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 623 (11.39%) Azure
2 602 (11.01%) AWS
3 273 (4.99%) SaaS
4 148 (2.71%) GCP
5 140 (2.56%) GitHub
6 80 (1.46%) Power Platform
7 60 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
7 60 (1.10%) BrowserStack
7 60 (1.10%) Office 365
8 56 (1.02%) PaaS
9 53 (0.97%) OpenShift
10 50 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
11 45 (0.82%) Amazon S3
12 44 (0.80%) Serverless
13 37 (0.68%) Google Analytics
14 36 (0.66%) Sauce Labs
15 34 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
16 33 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
17 30 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
18 29 (0.53%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 101 (1.85%) Internet
2 66 (1.21%) HTTP
3 63 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 53 (0.97%) Firewall
5 28 (0.51%) VoIP
6 25 (0.46%) DNS
7 20 (0.37%) SSL
8 19 (0.35%) ZigBee
9 18 (0.33%) VPN
9 18 (0.33%) Wireshark
10 14 (0.26%) Intranet
10 14 (0.26%) Wireless
11 13 (0.24%) DHCP
12 11 (0.20%) LAN
12 11 (0.20%) SNMP
13 10 (0.18%) SAN
14 9 (0.16%) 802.11
14 9 (0.16%) Multicast
14 9 (0.16%) PuTTY
15 8 (0.15%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 515 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 244 (4.46%) Big Data
3 221 (4.04%) Relational Database
4 203 (3.71%) NoSQL
5 184 (3.37%) MySQL
6 172 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
7 165 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
8 121 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 94 (1.72%) MongoDB
10 93 (1.70%) Hadoop
10 93 (1.70%) Redis
11 76 (1.39%) Power BI
12 75 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 73 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 72 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
15 66 (1.21%) Oracle Database
16 58 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
17 52 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 48 (0.88%) Data Mining
19 44 (0.80%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,066 (19.50%) Selenium
2 819 (14.98%) JIRA
3 558 (10.20%) Git (software)
4 480 (8.78%) Jenkins
5 475 (8.69%) Cucumber
6 369 (6.75%) Postman
7 328 (6.00%) WebDriver
8 237 (4.33%) SpecFlow
9 228 (4.17%) JMeter
10 197 (3.60%) SoapUI
11 149 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
12 142 (2.60%) Appium
13 130 (2.38%) JUnit
14 126 (2.30%) Maven
15 115 (2.10%) TeamCity
16 114 (2.08%) Visual Studio
17 99 (1.81%) Cypress.io
17 99 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
18 87 (1.59%) Bitbucket
19 82 (1.50%) webpack
General
1 1,003 (18.34%) Finance
2 275 (5.03%) Marketing
3 250 (4.57%) Retail
4 211 (3.86%) Banking
5 171 (3.13%) Public Sector
6 158 (2.89%) Games
7 138 (2.52%) Telecoms
8 85 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 76 (1.39%) Legal
10 65 (1.19%) Aerospace
11 49 (0.90%) Advertising
12 48 (0.88%) Law
13 45 (0.82%) Back Office
14 37 (0.68%) Electronics
15 35 (0.64%) Investment Banking
16 32 (0.59%) Front Office
17 25 (0.46%) Billing
17 25 (0.46%) Local Government
18 24 (0.44%) Financial Institution
19 22 (0.40%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 996 (18.22%) Developer
2 787 (14.39%) QA Engineer
3 777 (14.21%) Analyst
4 517 (9.46%) Tester
5 354 (6.47%) Test Engineer
6 290 (5.30%) QA Analyst
7 276 (5.05%) Test Analyst
8 256 (4.68%) QA Tester
9 243 (4.44%) Senior Developer
10 213 (3.90%) QA Leader
11 197 (3.60%) Software Engineer
12 191 (3.49%) Senior QA Engineer
13 185 (3.38%) QA Automation Engineer
14 180 (3.29%) Architect
15 177 (3.24%) .NET Developer
16 176 (3.22%) Automation Engineer
17 162 (2.96%) Automation Tester
18 159 (2.91%) Test Manager
19 150 (2.74%) C# Developer
20 149 (2.72%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 719 (13.15%) .NET
2 531 (9.71%) HTML
3 507 (9.27%) Web Services
4 447 (8.17%) CSS
5 446 (8.16%) REST
6 319 (5.83%) AngularJS
7 295 (5.40%) Node.js
8 294 (5.38%) XML
9 282 (5.16%) SOAP
10 280 (5.12%) React
11 258 (4.72%) RESTful
12 233 (4.26%) Spring
13 218 (3.99%) HTML5
14 210 (3.84%) Gherkin
15 196 (3.58%) ASP.NET
16 192 (3.51%) JSON
17 176 (3.22%) .NET Framework
18 154 (2.82%) jQuery
19 132 (2.41%) Redux
19 132 (2.41%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 462 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 366 (6.69%) Mobile App
3 362 (6.62%) User Experience
4 223 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
5 154 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
6 151 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
7 135 (2.47%) Management Information System
8 114 (2.08%) Virtual Team
9 76 (1.39%) Client/Server
10 74 (1.35%) Algorithms
11 73 (1.34%) PMI
12 59 (1.08%) Data Structures
13 43 (0.79%) Hedge funds
14 42 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
15 37 (0.68%) Data Centre
16 36 (0.66%) Driving Licence
16 36 (0.66%) Fixed Income
17 35 (0.64%) Cloud Native
17 35 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
18 32 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 612 (11.19%) Linux
2 396 (7.24%) Windows
3 231 (4.22%) Unix
4 221 (4.04%) Apple iOS
5 215 (3.93%) Android
6 45 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 22 (0.40%) Windows 8
8 20 (0.37%) CentOS
8 20 (0.37%) Windows 7
9 19 (0.35%) Windows 10
10 18 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (0.24%) Fedora
12 8 (0.15%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.13%) Kali Linux
14 6 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
14 6 (0.11%) Mesosphere
14 6 (0.11%) Robot Operating System
14 6 (0.11%) Tizen
15 5 (0.091%) AIX
15 5 (0.091%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,956 (54.06%) Agile Software Development
2 2,262 (41.37%) Test Automation
3 1,221 (22.33%) Scrum
4 949 (17.36%) DevOps
5 737 (13.48%) TDD
6 689 (12.60%) BDD
7 673 (12.31%) SDLC
8 663 (12.13%) Software Engineering
9 629 (11.50%) Problem-Solving
10 618 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
11 566 (10.35%) Mentoring
12 478 (8.74%) Test Strategy
13 455 (8.32%) Manual Testing
14 451 (8.25%) Computer Science
15 430 (7.86%) Regression Testing
16 418 (7.64%) Test Scripting
17 415 (7.59%) Software Testing
18 382 (6.99%) Project Management
19 367 (6.71%) Microservices
20 348 (6.36%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,276 (23.34%) Java
2 1,273 (23.28%) SQL
3 1,146 (20.96%) C#
4 1,092 (19.97%) JavaScript
5 737 (13.48%) Python
6 230 (4.21%) PHP
7 185 (3.38%) C++
8 170 (3.11%) Ruby
9 165 (3.02%) PowerShell
10 156 (2.85%) Scala
11 126 (2.30%) TypeScript
12 121 (2.21%) T-SQL
13 119 (2.18%) Bash Shell
14 104 (1.90%) C
15 100 (1.83%) PL/SQL
16 91 (1.66%) Shell Script
17 87 (1.59%) Java 8
18 56 (1.02%) ES6
18 56 (1.02%) Go
19 55 (1.01%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 651 (11.91%) Degree
2 419 (7.66%) ISTQB
3 220 (4.02%) ISEB
4 212 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 175 (3.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 112 (2.05%) Security Cleared
7 95 (1.74%) PMI Certification
8 86 (1.57%) SC Cleared
9 34 (0.62%) PMP
10 28 (0.51%) CISSP
10 28 (0.51%) Master's Degree
10 28 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 22 (0.40%) SAFe Agilist
12 21 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 20 (0.37%) CISM
13 20 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 19 (0.35%) CREST Certified
14 19 (0.35%) DBS Check
15 18 (0.33%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (2.21%) Data Quality
2 90 (1.65%) PMO
3 68 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 58 (1.06%) SLA
5 56 (1.02%) GDPR
6 27 (0.49%) NIST
7 20 (0.37%) WCAG
8 16 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 15 (0.27%) IFRS
10 14 (0.26%) PCI DSS
11 10 (0.18%) COBIT
11 10 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 9 (0.16%) GMP
12 9 (0.16%) ISO 22301
12 9 (0.16%) NCSC
13 6 (0.11%) Solvency II
14 5 (0.091%) EMIR
14 5 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.073%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 4 (0.073%) PMBOK
System Software
1 422 (7.72%) Docker
2 43 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 28 (0.51%) HDFS
4 20 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (0.27%) XenApp
7 12 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.13%) BitLocker
9 7 (0.13%) Firmware
9 7 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.091%) ACF2
10 5 (0.091%) RACF
11 4 (0.073%) Varnish
11 4 (0.073%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.073%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.055%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.055%) IAG
13 2 (0.037%) KVM
13 2 (0.037%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 259 (4.74%) Kubernetes
2 134 (2.45%) Ansible
3 96 (1.76%) Terraform
4 77 (1.41%) HP ALM
5 67 (1.23%) Puppet
6 58 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
7 39 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (0.46%) SCCM
9 19 (0.35%) Kibana
10 16 (0.29%) Oozie
11 12 (0.22%) Nagios
12 11 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
13 10 (0.18%) Packer
13 10 (0.18%) Salt
14 9 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
14 9 (0.16%) HP Fortify
14 9 (0.16%) logstash
14 9 (0.16%) WebInspect
15 8 (0.15%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 601 (10.99%) Microsoft
2 271 (4.96%) Oracle
3 178 (3.26%) Google
4 169 (3.09%) HP
5 106 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
6 92 (1.68%) SAP
7 85 (1.55%) WorldPay
8 74 (1.35%) Atlassian
9 62 (1.13%) Adobe
10 56 (1.02%) IBM
11 49 (0.90%) Red Hat
12 48 (0.88%) Sage
13 46 (0.84%) CA
14 45 (0.82%) Informatica
15 40 (0.73%) Xamarin
16 39 (0.71%) Remedy
16 39 (0.71%) VMware
17 36 (0.66%) Delphix
18 35 (0.64%) Cloudera
19 34 (0.62%) Cisco