Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 57 56
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 7,586 8,418 8,258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.12% 5.04% 4.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.53% 39.82% 37.16%
Number of salaries quoted 5,853 6,408 6,751
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 20,213 21,139 22,222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.65% 12.66% 12.81%
Number of salaries quoted 15,154 16,055 17,718
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -1 3,709 £60,000 +3.45% 466
South East +19 1,503 £47,500 +5.56% 210
North of England +8 909 £42,500 - 222
Midlands -8 594 £42,500 - 119
North West -11 477 £42,500 -5.56% 121
South West +21 423 £40,000 - 94
East of England +3 408 £45,000 - 90
Yorkshire +29 373 £42,500 +13.33% 67
West Midlands -11 324 £44,000 +10.00% 70
East Midlands -4 262 £42,500 -5.56% 49
North East +1 60 £37,250 -11.31% 34
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 4,188 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
2 3,167 (41.75%) Test Automation
3 1,927 (25.40%) Java
4 1,853 (24.43%) Finance
5 1,738 (22.91%) Selenium
6 1,730 (22.81%) SQL
7 1,656 (21.83%) C#
8 1,441 (19.00%) Scrum
9 1,431 (18.86%) JavaScript
10 1,226 (16.16%) Degree
11 1,147 (15.12%) .NET
12 1,020 (13.45%) JIRA
13 978 (12.89%) BDD
14 936 (12.34%) Software Engineering
15 928 (12.23%) TDD
16 896 (11.81%) SDLC
17 893 (11.77%) Microsoft
18 870 (11.47%) DevOps
19 837 (11.03%) Problem-Solving
20 829 (10.93%) Python
21 820 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
22 803 (10.59%) HTML
23 762 (10.04%) Cucumber
24 754 (9.94%) Project Management
25 742 (9.78%) Git (software)
26 733 (9.66%) Software Testing
27 729 (9.61%) Jenkins
28 711 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
29 701 (9.24%) Computer Science
30 675 (8.90%) Amazon AWS

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
1 357 (4.71%) Confluence
2 143 (1.89%) CMS
3 107 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 91 (1.20%) Apache Spark
5 87 (1.15%) IIS
6 78 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
7 70 (0.92%) Apache
8 42 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 34 (0.45%) WordPress
10 31 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
10 31 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 31 (0.41%) SAS
11 30 (0.40%) Drupal
11 30 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
12 27 (0.36%) Umbraco
13 26 (0.34%) Mule
14 21 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
15 20 (0.26%) JBoss
16 18 (0.24%) WebLogic
16 18 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 247 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 197 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
3 95 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 94 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
5 89 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 19 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 16 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 16 (0.21%) SPSS
9 15 (0.20%) Mingle
10 13 (0.17%) AutoCAD
10 13 (0.17%) Chatbot
11 10 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.092%) Revit
13 6 (0.079%) Stata
14 5 (0.066%) Adobe After Effects
15 4 (0.053%) GNU Octave
15 4 (0.053%) InVision
16 2 (0.026%) Fireworks
16 2 (0.026%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 56 (0.74%) thinkFolio
2 54 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.71%) Temenos T24
3 49 (0.65%) Magento
4 41 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
5 34 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
6 18 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 13 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
8 12 (0.16%) SAP FI
9 11 (0.15%) SAP CO
9 11 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
10 10 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
10 10 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
11 9 (0.12%) FastStats
12 8 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
12 8 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
12 8 (0.11%) SAP Bank Analyzer
12 8 (0.11%) SAP BPC
12 8 (0.11%) SAP FS
12 8 (0.11%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 675 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
2 623 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 295 (3.89%) SaaS
4 189 (2.49%) GitHub
5 176 (2.32%) Google Cloud Platform
6 113 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
7 85 (1.12%) PaaS
8 70 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
9 66 (0.87%) Office 365
10 61 (0.80%) OpenShift
11 52 (0.69%) Serverless
12 47 (0.62%) npm
13 44 (0.58%) IaaS
14 42 (0.55%) BrowserStack
15 34 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
16 31 (0.41%) Amazon S3
16 31 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
17 30 (0.40%) Google Analytics
17 30 (0.40%) Sauce Labs
18 29 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 104 (1.37%) Internet
2 68 (0.90%) Firewall
3 60 (0.79%) HTTP
4 36 (0.47%) TCP/IP
5 35 (0.46%) GSM
6 30 (0.40%) DNS
6 30 (0.40%) LAN
7 29 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
8 25 (0.33%) FTP
8 25 (0.33%) Network Security
9 23 (0.30%) SMS
10 21 (0.28%) LTE
10 21 (0.28%) SSL
11 20 (0.26%) 3G
11 20 (0.26%) 4G
11 20 (0.26%) Unified Communications
11 20 (0.26%) VPN
11 20 (0.26%) WAN
12 17 (0.22%) Bluetooth
12 17 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 649 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 235 (3.10%) Big Data
3 228 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
4 213 (2.81%) Relational Database
5 181 (2.39%) NoSQL
6 178 (2.35%) MySQL
7 165 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 128 (1.69%) Hadoop
9 99 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
10 98 (1.29%) MongoDB
11 96 (1.27%) Power BI
12 84 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 74 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 67 (0.88%) Blockchain
15 56 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
16 55 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
17 51 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
18 50 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
19 46 (0.61%) RDBMS
20 44 (0.58%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1,738 (22.91%) Selenium
2 1,020 (13.45%) JIRA
3 762 (10.04%) Cucumber
4 742 (9.78%) Git (software)
5 729 (9.61%) Jenkins
6 672 (8.86%) WebDriver
7 373 (4.92%) SoapUI
8 355 (4.68%) JMeter
9 294 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 294 (3.88%) Visual Studio
10 267 (3.52%) SpecFlow
11 252 (3.32%) Maven
12 204 (2.69%) JUnit
13 200 (2.64%) TeamCity
14 154 (2.03%) Appium
15 144 (1.90%) HP UFT
16 142 (1.87%) Subversion
17 106 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 106 (1.40%) Zephyr
18 102 (1.34%) Protractor
General
1 1,853 (24.43%) Finance
2 571 (7.53%) Retail
3 570 (7.51%) Banking
4 380 (5.01%) Marketing
5 276 (3.64%) Games
6 162 (2.14%) Law
7 140 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 119 (1.57%) Manufacturing
9 106 (1.40%) Legal
10 99 (1.31%) Investment Banking
11 91 (1.20%) Publishing
12 72 (0.95%) Advertising
13 65 (0.86%) Back Office
14 63 (0.83%) Electronics
15 58 (0.76%) Financial Institution
16 51 (0.67%) Front Office
17 38 (0.50%) Automotive
18 34 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
19 28 (0.37%) French Language
20 25 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,481 (19.52%) Developer
2 1,424 (18.77%) Analyst
3 1,102 (14.53%) QA Engineer
4 808 (10.65%) Tester
5 607 (8.00%) Test Analyst
6 574 (7.57%) Test Engineer
7 421 (5.55%) QA Tester
8 409 (5.39%) Automation Tester
9 395 (5.21%) QA Analyst
10 369 (4.86%) Business Analyst
11 356 (4.69%) QA Automation Engineer
12 305 (4.02%) Senior Developer
13 281 (3.70%) Project Manager
14 279 (3.68%) QA Test Engineer
15 274 (3.61%) C# Developer
16 269 (3.55%) .NET Developer
16 269 (3.55%) Architect
17 267 (3.52%) Java Developer
18 255 (3.36%) Test Automation Engineer
19 252 (3.32%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,147 (15.12%) .NET
2 803 (10.59%) HTML
3 666 (8.78%) CSS
4 632 (8.33%) Web Services
5 497 (6.55%) AngularJS
6 495 (6.53%) REST
7 436 (5.75%) XML
8 403 (5.31%) SOAP
9 387 (5.10%) ASP.NET
10 371 (4.89%) RESTful
11 339 (4.47%) JSON
12 301 (3.97%) HTML5
13 292 (3.85%) Spring
14 272 (3.59%) jQuery
15 268 (3.53%) React
16 257 (3.39%) Node.js
17 208 (2.74%) Gherkin
18 201 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
19 200 (2.64%) .NET Framework
20 198 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 711 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
2 560 (7.38%) User Experience
3 438 (5.77%) Fintech
4 372 (4.90%) Mobile App
5 305 (4.02%) Management Information System
6 289 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
7 198 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
8 108 (1.42%) Fixed Income
9 103 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 100 (1.32%) Virtual Team
11 92 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 87 (1.15%) Equities
13 81 (1.07%) Data Centre
14 74 (0.98%) Public Cloud
15 71 (0.94%) e-Learning
16 65 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
17 64 (0.84%) Data Structures
18 62 (0.82%) Derivative
19 55 (0.73%) Reinsurance
20 52 (0.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 590 (7.78%) Linux
2 501 (6.60%) Windows
3 271 (3.57%) Android
4 225 (2.97%) Apple iOS
5 215 (2.83%) Unix
6 56 (0.74%) CentOS
7 53 (0.70%) Windows Server
8 40 (0.53%) Windows 10
9 37 (0.49%) Ubuntu
10 35 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (0.26%) Mesosphere
11 20 (0.26%) VMS
12 13 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 12 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (0.15%) Windows Phone
15 10 (0.13%) Windows 7
16 9 (0.12%) Solaris
17 8 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
18 7 (0.092%) Windows Phone 8
19 5 (0.066%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,188 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
2 3,167 (41.75%) Test Automation
3 1,441 (19.00%) Scrum
4 978 (12.89%) BDD
5 936 (12.34%) Software Engineering
6 928 (12.23%) TDD
7 896 (11.81%) SDLC
8 870 (11.47%) DevOps
9 837 (11.03%) Problem-Solving
10 820 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
11 754 (9.94%) Project Management
12 733 (9.66%) Software Testing
13 701 (9.24%) Computer Science
14 664 (8.75%) Manual Testing
15 620 (8.17%) Mentoring
16 618 (8.15%) Test Strategy
17 580 (7.65%) Continuous Improvement
18 528 (6.96%) Test Scripting
19 510 (6.72%) User Stories
20 478 (6.30%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,927 (25.40%) Java
2 1,730 (22.81%) SQL
3 1,656 (21.83%) C#
4 1,431 (18.86%) JavaScript
5 829 (10.93%) Python
6 287 (3.78%) Ruby
7 251 (3.31%) PHP
8 218 (2.87%) T-SQL
9 201 (2.65%) C
10 191 (2.52%) C++
11 173 (2.28%) PowerShell
12 142 (1.87%) Bash Shell
13 112 (1.48%) TypeScript
14 110 (1.45%) PL/SQL
15 90 (1.19%) Scala
16 86 (1.13%) Go
17 83 (1.09%) VB.NET
18 82 (1.08%) Java 8
19 71 (0.94%) Perl
19 71 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,226 (16.16%) Degree
2 419 (5.52%) ISTQB
3 351 (4.63%) ISEB
4 239 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 146 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 113 (1.49%) Security Cleared
7 84 (1.11%) SC Cleared
8 79 (1.04%) PMI Certification
9 64 (0.84%) PMP
10 52 (0.69%) Master's Degree
11 46 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
12 45 (0.59%) CISSP
13 35 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 29 (0.38%) CISA
15 28 (0.37%) DBS Check
16 26 (0.34%) CISM
17 25 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
17 25 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
18 22 (0.29%) MCSE
18 22 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (2.23%) PMO
2 103 (1.36%) Data Quality
3 71 (0.94%) SLA
4 64 (0.84%) GDPR
5 56 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 31 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 21 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 17 (0.22%) MiFID
10 14 (0.18%) ISO 9000
10 14 (0.18%) SEPA
11 13 (0.17%) TARGET2
12 11 (0.15%) COBIT
13 10 (0.13%) ISO 20022
13 10 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 15288
14 8 (0.11%) IFRS
14 8 (0.11%) PMBOK
14 8 (0.11%) PSD2
15 7 (0.092%) Actionable Recommendations
16 6 (0.079%) WCAG
System Software
1 393 (5.18%) Docker
2 76 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 65 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
5 37 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 30 (0.40%) Firmware
7 20 (0.26%) HDFS
8 13 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 9 (0.12%) Apache Flume
10 8 (0.11%) vSphere
10 8 (0.11%) XenApp
11 6 (0.079%) KVM
11 6 (0.079%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.066%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.066%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.053%) XenServer
14 3 (0.040%) GlusterFS
14 3 (0.040%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.040%) Xen
Systems Management
1 236 (3.11%) Kubernetes
2 171 (2.25%) Ansible
3 142 (1.87%) Puppet
4 132 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
5 128 (1.69%) Terraform
6 121 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
7 74 (0.98%) HP ALM
8 39 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
9 27 (0.36%) Prometheus
10 26 (0.34%) Consul
11 25 (0.33%) Packer
12 20 (0.26%) Automic
12 20 (0.26%) Kibana
13 14 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
13 14 (0.18%) Oozie
14 13 (0.17%) CloudHub
14 13 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
15 12 (0.16%) AirWatch
16 11 (0.15%) Grafana
17 10 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 893 (11.77%) Microsoft
2 383 (5.05%) Oracle
3 240 (3.16%) SAP
4 221 (2.91%) Google
5 143 (1.89%) HP
6 131 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
7 91 (1.20%) IBM
8 89 (1.17%) VMware
9 86 (1.13%) Atlassian
10 79 (1.04%) Tableau
11 76 (1.00%) Red Hat
12 57 (0.75%) Splunk
13 56 (0.74%) Charles River
13 56 (0.74%) WorldPay
14 54 (0.71%) hybris
15 49 (0.65%) Informatica
16 45 (0.59%) ATG
17 44 (0.58%) Adobe
18 43 (0.57%) Sitecore
19 42 (0.55%) Apple