Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 56 54
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 8,124 7,937 9,784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.05% 4.78% 4.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.37% 37.63% 38.34%
Number of salaries quoted 6,432 6,419 8,128
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,475 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,892 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.22% +10.87% -

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 20,636 21,091 25,520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.82% 12.70% 13.03%
Number of salaries quoted 16,037 16,802 20,430
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,717 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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 +4 4,020 £57,500 +4.55% 656
South East +11 1,441 £44,000 -1.12% 256
North of England -3 981 £42,000 +5.00% 279
Midlands +13 811 £42,500 +6.25% 149
North West +8 606 £45,000 +20.00% 150
East of England -18 501 £45,000 - 150
West Midlands +11 445 £40,000 - 71
South West +38 388 £40,000 - 97
East Midlands +11 365 £45,500 +13.75% 78
Yorkshire -16 309 £37,500 -10.71% 103
North East +1 70 £42,000 +20.00% 26
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 across the England region with a requirement for QA.

1 4,414 (54.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3,304 (40.67%) Test Automation
3 2,344 (28.85%) Java
4 2,199 (27.07%) Finance
5 1,949 (23.99%) SQL
6 1,899 (23.38%) Selenium
7 1,629 (20.05%) Scrum
8 1,574 (19.37%) JavaScript
9 1,562 (19.23%) C#
10 1,302 (16.03%) Degree
11 1,291 (15.89%) TDD
12 1,243 (15.30%) BDD
13 1,224 (15.07%) .NET
14 1,162 (14.30%) SDLC
15 1,014 (12.48%) Cucumber
16 1,005 (12.37%) HTML
17 964 (11.87%) JIRA
18 950 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
19 939 (11.56%) Software Engineering
20 934 (11.50%) Project Management
21 924 (11.37%) SQL Server
22 919 (11.31%) Microsoft
23 874 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
24 839 (10.33%) Web Services
25 805 (9.91%) Computer Science
26 789 (9.71%) Banking
27 775 (9.54%) Python
28 748 (9.21%) Software Testing
29 740 (9.11%) WebDriver
30 733 (9.02%) Linux

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
1 242 (2.98%) Confluence
2 190 (2.34%) CMS
3 111 (1.37%) Tomcat
4 108 (1.33%) IIS
5 96 (1.18%) SharePoint
6 94 (1.16%) Apache
7 87 (1.07%) Apache Spark
8 81 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
9 66 (0.81%) JBoss
10 52 (0.64%) Drupal
11 50 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
12 43 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 41 (0.50%) SAS
14 40 (0.49%) Umbraco
14 40 (0.49%) WebSphere
15 38 (0.47%) EPiServer
16 34 (0.42%) nginx
17 30 (0.37%) Apache Solr
18 26 (0.32%) WebLogic
19 25 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 253 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 185 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
3 92 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 85 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
5 70 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 37 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 23 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 20 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.15%) Simulink
10 10 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 9 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
12 5 (0.062%) InDesign
12 5 (0.062%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.037%) GIMP
13 3 (0.037%) HipChat
13 3 (0.037%) InVision
13 3 (0.037%) Mingle
14 2 (0.025%) Doxygen
14 2 (0.025%) Revit
14 2 (0.025%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 85 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 78 (0.96%) SAP Hybris
3 44 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 38 (0.47%) Magento
5 37 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
6 21 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 19 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
8 17 (0.21%) SAP CRM
9 16 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
10 15 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
11 13 (0.16%) SAP CO
11 13 (0.16%) SAP FI
11 13 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
12 12 (0.15%) Markit EDM
13 10 (0.12%) SAP ERP
14 9 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
14 9 (0.11%) thinkFolio
15 8 (0.098%) Oracle Cash Management
15 8 (0.098%) SAP MM
15 8 (0.098%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 618 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
2 390 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 275 (3.39%) SaaS
4 99 (1.22%) GitHub
5 80 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 77 (0.95%) PaaS
7 68 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
8 63 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
9 58 (0.71%) Office 365
10 51 (0.63%) npm
11 44 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
12 39 (0.48%) IaaS
12 39 (0.48%) OpenShift
13 29 (0.36%) BlazeMeter
14 25 (0.31%) Sauce Labs
15 24 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
16 23 (0.28%) Google Analytics
17 21 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
18 19 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 19 (0.23%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 155 (1.91%) Internet
2 133 (1.64%) HTTP
3 130 (1.60%) Firewall
4 88 (1.08%) TCP/IP
5 45 (0.55%) Intranet
6 38 (0.47%) SAN
7 35 (0.43%) Wireless
8 34 (0.42%) VoIP
8 34 (0.42%) VPN
9 33 (0.41%) DNS
9 33 (0.41%) Network Security
10 29 (0.36%) SMS
11 27 (0.33%) VLAN
11 27 (0.33%) WAN
12 26 (0.32%) SSL
13 25 (0.31%) LAN
14 22 (0.27%) Ethernet
14 22 (0.27%) Skype
15 18 (0.22%) DHCP
15 18 (0.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 924 (11.37%) SQL Server
2 281 (3.46%) Relational Database
3 280 (3.45%) MySQL
4 260 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
5 250 (3.08%) Big Data
6 243 (2.99%) NoSQL
7 172 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 125 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 104 (1.28%) Hadoop
9 104 (1.28%) MongoDB
10 97 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
11 84 (1.03%) Redis
12 82 (1.01%) Oracle Database
13 80 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 75 (0.92%) RDBMS
15 74 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
15 74 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
16 73 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
17 62 (0.76%) Power BI
18 55 (0.68%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,899 (23.38%) Selenium
2 1,014 (12.48%) Cucumber
3 964 (11.87%) JIRA
4 740 (9.11%) WebDriver
5 679 (8.36%) Git (software)
6 637 (7.84%) Jenkins
7 381 (4.69%) SoapUI
8 346 (4.26%) Visual Studio
9 329 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 304 (3.74%) Maven
11 287 (3.53%) JUnit
12 247 (3.04%) SpecFlow
13 241 (2.97%) JMeter
14 236 (2.90%) Subversion
15 215 (2.65%) TeamCity
16 191 (2.35%) HP UFT
17 159 (1.96%) Appium
18 118 (1.45%) NUnit
19 100 (1.23%) Protractor
20 98 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2,199 (27.07%) Finance
2 789 (9.71%) Banking
3 560 (6.89%) Retail
4 423 (5.21%) Investment Banking
5 365 (4.49%) Marketing
6 324 (3.99%) Retail Banking
7 266 (3.27%) Games
8 259 (3.19%) Front Office
9 208 (2.56%) Telecoms
10 154 (1.90%) Manufacturing
11 152 (1.87%) Legal
12 106 (1.30%) Advertising
13 96 (1.18%) Law
14 86 (1.06%) Electronics
15 84 (1.03%) Back Office
16 79 (0.97%) Financial Institution
17 66 (0.81%) Publishing
18 64 (0.79%) Automotive
19 55 (0.68%) German Language
20 37 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,722 (21.20%) Developer
2 1,469 (18.08%) Analyst
3 959 (11.80%) QA Engineer
4 855 (10.52%) Tester
5 614 (7.56%) Test Analyst
6 501 (6.17%) Test Engineer
7 498 (6.13%) Java Developer
8 441 (5.43%) QA Analyst
9 424 (5.22%) QA Tester
10 422 (5.19%) Business Analyst
11 355 (4.37%) Senior Developer
12 348 (4.28%) Automation Tester
13 337 (4.15%) QA Leader
14 304 (3.74%) QA Automation Engineer
15 293 (3.61%) C# Developer
16 285 (3.51%) .NET Developer
17 284 (3.50%) Architect
18 283 (3.48%) QA Test Engineer
19 282 (3.47%) QA Test Analyst
20 277 (3.41%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,224 (15.07%) .NET
2 1,005 (12.37%) HTML
3 839 (10.33%) Web Services
4 688 (8.47%) CSS
5 570 (7.02%) AngularJS
6 528 (6.50%) REST
7 521 (6.41%) RESTful
8 495 (6.09%) XML
9 486 (5.98%) ASP.NET
10 405 (4.99%) HTML5
11 388 (4.78%) Spring
12 383 (4.71%) jQuery
13 378 (4.65%) SOAP
14 351 (4.32%) Node.js
15 231 (2.84%) .NET Framework
16 227 (2.79%) JSON
17 207 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC
18 200 (2.46%) CSS3
19 199 (2.45%) React
20 193 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 950 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 805 (9.91%) Computer Science
3 484 (5.96%) User Experience
4 435 (5.35%) Mobile App
5 290 (3.57%) Fintech
6 221 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
7 219 (2.70%) Management Information System
8 211 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
9 199 (2.45%) Equities
10 164 (2.02%) Data Structures
11 151 (1.86%) Algorithms
12 133 (1.64%) Derivative
13 113 (1.39%) Client/Server
14 111 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
15 102 (1.26%) Virtual Team
16 91 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 91 (1.12%) iPad
17 89 (1.10%) PMI
18 85 (1.05%) Fixed Income
19 77 (0.95%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 733 (9.02%) Linux
2 605 (7.45%) Windows
3 393 (4.84%) Apple iOS
4 384 (4.73%) Android
5 344 (4.23%) Unix
6 96 (1.18%) Windows Server
7 41 (0.50%) Windows 7
8 40 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 29 (0.36%) Windows 10
12 24 (0.30%) Solaris
13 22 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 15 (0.18%) AIX
15 13 (0.16%) CentOS
15 13 (0.16%) Debian
15 13 (0.16%) Ubuntu
16 12 (0.15%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,414 (54.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3,304 (40.67%) Test Automation
3 1,629 (20.05%) Scrum
4 1,291 (15.89%) TDD
5 1,243 (15.30%) BDD
6 1,162 (14.30%) SDLC
7 939 (11.56%) Software Engineering
8 934 (11.50%) Project Management
9 874 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
10 748 (9.21%) Software Testing
11 720 (8.86%) Manual Testing
12 714 (8.79%) Test Strategy
13 655 (8.06%) Test Scripting
14 648 (7.98%) Continuous Improvement
15 642 (7.90%) DevOps
16 637 (7.84%) Mentoring
17 601 (7.40%) OO
17 601 (7.40%) Regression Testing
17 601 (7.40%) User Acceptance Testing
18 573 (7.05%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2,344 (28.85%) Java
2 1,949 (23.99%) SQL
3 1,574 (19.37%) JavaScript
4 1,562 (19.23%) C#
5 775 (9.54%) Python
6 384 (4.73%) Ruby
7 374 (4.60%) C++
8 308 (3.79%) PHP
9 264 (3.25%) C
10 234 (2.88%) T-SQL
11 140 (1.72%) Bash Shell
12 126 (1.55%) PowerShell
13 121 (1.49%) Groovy
14 110 (1.35%) Scala
15 109 (1.34%) Shell Script
16 107 (1.32%) Perl
16 107 (1.32%) VB.NET
17 98 (1.21%) VB
18 83 (1.02%) PL/SQL
19 80 (0.98%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,302 (16.03%) Degree
2 500 (6.15%) ISTQB
3 450 (5.54%) ISEB
4 359 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 213 (2.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 108 (1.33%) PMI Certification
7 73 (0.90%) Security Cleared
8 58 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 51 (0.63%) SC Cleared
10 50 (0.62%) Master's Degree
11 45 (0.55%) MBA
12 38 (0.47%) PMP
13 37 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
14 36 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 32 (0.39%) Sun Certification
16 31 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
17 29 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
18 26 (0.32%) CCNP
19 24 (0.30%) MCSE
20 23 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (1.62%) PMO
2 99 (1.22%) Data Quality
3 70 (0.86%) SLA
4 38 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 37 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 37 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 26 (0.32%) GDPR
7 21 (0.26%) MiFID
8 15 (0.18%) IEC 62304
8 15 (0.18%) Solvency II
9 13 (0.16%) GCP
9 13 (0.16%) ISO 14001
10 12 (0.15%) ISO 13485
11 11 (0.14%) EMIR
11 11 (0.14%) ISO 9000
12 10 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 10 (0.12%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 9 (0.11%) ISO 20022
13 9 (0.11%) ISO 8583
14 8 (0.098%) COBIT
System Software
1 283 (3.48%) Docker
2 86 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 45 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 23 (0.28%) Firmware
6 20 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (0.22%) Apache Flume
9 14 (0.17%) HDFS
10 13 (0.16%) VMware NSX
11 9 (0.11%) vSphere
12 7 (0.086%) vCloud
12 7 (0.086%) Xen
13 5 (0.062%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 5 (0.062%) KVM
13 5 (0.062%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.049%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.049%) XenApp
14 4 (0.049%) XenDesktop
15 2 (0.025%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 133 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 123 (1.51%) Puppet
3 120 (1.48%) Ansible
4 112 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
5 77 (0.95%) Kubernetes
6 27 (0.33%) PowerBroker
7 22 (0.27%) SCCM
8 21 (0.26%) Terraform
9 20 (0.25%) Oozie
10 19 (0.23%) Nagios
11 16 (0.20%) HockeyApp
11 16 (0.20%) Mesos
12 15 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
12 15 (0.18%) Kibana
13 13 (0.16%) SCOM
14 12 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
14 12 (0.15%) Marathon
15 10 (0.12%) logstash
15 10 (0.12%) ZABBIX
16 9 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 919 (11.31%) Microsoft
2 493 (6.07%) Oracle
3 295 (3.63%) SAP
4 177 (2.18%) Google
5 173 (2.13%) HP
6 111 (1.37%) VMware
7 99 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
8 92 (1.13%) hybris
9 88 (1.08%) Sitecore
10 80 (0.98%) Cisco
11 75 (0.92%) Capita
12 66 (0.81%) Adobe
13 65 (0.80%) IBM
14 63 (0.78%) Red Hat
15 54 (0.66%) Xamarin
16 51 (0.63%) Atlassian
17 50 (0.62%) Cadence
17 50 (0.62%) Telerik
18 47 (0.58%) Apple
18 47 (0.58%) Splunk