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

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 63 56
Rank change year-on-year +13 -7 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 7,748 7,971 8,890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.08% 4.88% 4.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.49% 38.87% 37.63%
Number of salaries quoted 6,121 5,774 7,352
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 20,130 20,507 23,627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.21% 12.55% 13.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15,363 15,265 18,799
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,668 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 October 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 October 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 3,718 £60,000 +4.35% 494
South East +23 1,552 £48,500 +7.78% 215
North of England +25 1,002 £42,500 +6.25% 233
Midlands -8 557 £42,500 - 140
North West +10 521 £42,500 +6.25% 130
South West +25 457 £40,000 - 87
East of England +15 427 £45,000 - 101
Yorkshire +38 425 £42,500 +13.33% 71
West Midlands -3 316 £45,000 +12.50% 79
East Midlands -5 233 £40,000 -13.04% 61
North East +5 57 £40,000 +2.56% 32
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 4,268 (55.09%) Agile Software Development
2 3,288 (42.44%) Test Automation
3 2,032 (26.23%) Java
4 2,013 (25.98%) Finance
5 1,802 (23.26%) Selenium
6 1,761 (22.73%) C#
7 1,716 (22.15%) SQL
8 1,542 (19.90%) JavaScript
9 1,329 (17.15%) Scrum
10 1,269 (16.38%) .NET
11 1,112 (14.35%) Degree
12 1,050 (13.55%) BDD
13 1,006 (12.98%) TDD
14 967 (12.48%) Problem-Solving
15 947 (12.22%) JIRA
16 914 (11.80%) DevOps
17 901 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
18 897 (11.58%) Microsoft
19 881 (11.37%) SDLC
20 878 (11.33%) Python
21 873 (11.27%) Software Engineering
22 827 (10.67%) HTML
23 813 (10.49%) Cucumber
24 794 (10.25%) Git (software)
25 790 (10.20%) Project Management
26 756 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
27 749 (9.67%) Amazon AWS
28 744 (9.60%) Jenkins
29 742 (9.58%) Software Testing
30 686 (8.85%) WebDriver

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
1 366 (4.72%) Confluence
2 169 (2.18%) CMS
3 100 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
4 99 (1.28%) Apache Spark
5 96 (1.24%) SharePoint
6 92 (1.19%) IIS
7 73 (0.94%) Apache
8 52 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 44 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
10 39 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
11 37 (0.48%) WordPress
12 35 (0.45%) Drupal
13 30 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 25 (0.32%) SAS
15 24 (0.31%) nginx
16 22 (0.28%) Mule
17 21 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 21 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
17 21 (0.27%) JBoss
18 19 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 216 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 197 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
3 87 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
4 82 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 76 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 18 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 18 (0.23%) SPSS
8 15 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.14%) AutoCAD
9 11 (0.14%) Chatbot
10 10 (0.13%) Mingle
11 9 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.077%) Adobe After Effects
12 6 (0.077%) Stata
13 5 (0.065%) Fireworks
14 4 (0.052%) GNU Octave
15 3 (0.039%) Revit
16 2 (0.026%) InfoPath
16 2 (0.026%) InVision
Business Applications
1 54 (0.70%) SAP Hybris
2 41 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
3 40 (0.52%) Magento
4 35 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
7 12 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
8 11 (0.14%) SAP FI
9 10 (0.13%) HFM
9 10 (0.13%) Relativity
9 10 (0.13%) SAP CO
9 10 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
10 9 (0.12%) FastStats
11 8 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
12 7 (0.090%) assyst
12 7 (0.090%) SAP Bank Analyzer
12 7 (0.090%) SAP BPC
12 7 (0.090%) SAP FS
12 7 (0.090%) SAP MDM
12 7 (0.090%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 749 (9.67%) Amazon AWS
2 663 (8.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 295 (3.81%) SaaS
4 216 (2.79%) GitHub
5 135 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
6 108 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
7 76 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
8 67 (0.86%) PaaS
9 63 (0.81%) Office 365
10 60 (0.77%) Serverless
11 57 (0.74%) OpenShift
12 53 (0.68%) npm
13 52 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
14 48 (0.62%) BrowserStack
15 47 (0.61%) IaaS
16 41 (0.53%) Amazon S3
17 39 (0.50%) Sauce Labs
18 34 (0.44%) BlazeMeter
19 29 (0.37%) Google Analytics
20 27 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 114 (1.47%) Internet
2 79 (1.02%) HTTP
3 76 (0.98%) Firewall
4 58 (0.75%) TCP/IP
5 51 (0.66%) SMS
6 33 (0.43%) DNS
7 32 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
8 31 (0.40%) LTE
9 30 (0.39%) GSM
9 30 (0.39%) SSL
10 26 (0.34%) Network Security
10 26 (0.34%) Wireless
11 24 (0.31%) LAN
12 22 (0.28%) VPN
13 21 (0.27%) Unified Communications
14 20 (0.26%) 3G
14 20 (0.26%) 4G
15 18 (0.23%) FTP
16 17 (0.22%) UMTS
17 15 (0.19%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 685 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 267 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 251 (3.24%) Big Data
4 217 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
5 191 (2.47%) MySQL
6 164 (2.12%) NoSQL
7 161 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 133 (1.72%) Hadoop
9 116 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
10 101 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 100 (1.29%) MongoDB
12 83 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 73 (0.94%) Power BI
14 67 (0.86%) Blockchain
15 66 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
16 64 (0.83%) RDBMS
17 52 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
18 49 (0.63%) Redis
19 43 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
19 43 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1,802 (23.26%) Selenium
2 947 (12.22%) JIRA
3 813 (10.49%) Cucumber
4 794 (10.25%) Git (software)
5 744 (9.60%) Jenkins
6 686 (8.85%) WebDriver
7 352 (4.54%) SoapUI
8 346 (4.47%) JMeter
9 344 (4.44%) SpecFlow
10 331 (4.27%) Visual Studio
11 290 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
12 271 (3.50%) Maven
13 217 (2.80%) TeamCity
14 213 (2.75%) JUnit
15 161 (2.08%) Appium
16 156 (2.01%) HP UFT
17 135 (1.74%) Subversion
18 130 (1.68%) Protractor
19 119 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 111 (1.43%) LoadRunner
General
1 2,013 (25.98%) Finance
2 492 (6.35%) Retail
3 445 (5.74%) Banking
4 421 (5.43%) Marketing
5 199 (2.57%) Games
6 159 (2.05%) Law
7 148 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 126 (1.63%) Investment Banking
9 101 (1.30%) Legal
10 100 (1.29%) Manufacturing
11 81 (1.05%) Publishing
12 80 (1.03%) Financial Institution
13 74 (0.96%) Advertising
14 63 (0.81%) Back Office
15 59 (0.76%) Electronics
16 52 (0.67%) Automotive
16 52 (0.67%) Front Office
17 30 (0.39%) French Language
17 30 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
18 26 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,584 (20.44%) Developer
2 1,443 (18.62%) Analyst
3 1,140 (14.71%) QA Engineer
4 832 (10.74%) Tester
5 608 (7.85%) Test Analyst
6 553 (7.14%) Test Engineer
7 436 (5.63%) QA Tester
8 433 (5.59%) Automation Tester
9 423 (5.46%) QA Analyst
10 403 (5.20%) QA Automation Engineer
11 345 (4.45%) Senior Developer
12 331 (4.27%) Business Analyst
13 296 (3.82%) Developer in Test
14 282 (3.64%) Java Developer
15 272 (3.51%) QA Test Engineer
16 271 (3.50%) C# Developer
17 267 (3.45%) .NET Developer
18 265 (3.42%) Project Manager
19 264 (3.41%) QA Leader
20 256 (3.30%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,269 (16.38%) .NET
2 827 (10.67%) HTML
3 671 (8.66%) CSS
4 645 (8.32%) Web Services
5 478 (6.17%) AngularJS
6 471 (6.08%) REST
7 414 (5.34%) XML
8 411 (5.30%) ASP.NET
9 383 (4.94%) SOAP
10 372 (4.80%) RESTful
11 328 (4.23%) JSON
12 302 (3.90%) HTML5
13 299 (3.86%) Node.js
14 290 (3.74%) Spring
15 264 (3.41%) React
16 257 (3.32%) jQuery
17 221 (2.85%) Gherkin
18 218 (2.81%) ASP.NET Web API
19 214 (2.76%) ASP.NET MVC
20 213 (2.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 756 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 648 (8.36%) User Experience
3 610 (7.87%) Computer Science
4 437 (5.64%) Fintech
5 347 (4.48%) Mobile App
6 305 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
7 223 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
8 161 (2.08%) Management Information System
9 137 (1.77%) Virtual Team
10 116 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
11 89 (1.15%) Public Cloud
12 79 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
13 78 (1.01%) Fixed Income
14 75 (0.97%) Data Centre
15 64 (0.83%) Algorithms
16 57 (0.74%) Hedge funds
17 53 (0.68%) e-Learning
18 51 (0.66%) Reinsurance
19 48 (0.62%) Replication
20 46 (0.59%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 663 (8.56%) Linux
2 555 (7.16%) Windows
3 288 (3.72%) Android
4 270 (3.48%) Unix
5 253 (3.27%) Apple iOS
6 70 (0.90%) CentOS
7 58 (0.75%) Windows Server
8 46 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 45 (0.58%) Windows 10
10 41 (0.53%) Ubuntu
11 23 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 13 (0.17%) AIX
13 12 (0.15%) Mesosphere
13 12 (0.15%) VMS
14 11 (0.14%) Windows 7
15 8 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.090%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.090%) Windows Phone
17 6 (0.077%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,268 (55.09%) Agile Software Development
2 3,288 (42.44%) Test Automation
3 1,329 (17.15%) Scrum
4 1,050 (13.55%) BDD
5 1,006 (12.98%) TDD
6 967 (12.48%) Problem-Solving
7 914 (11.80%) DevOps
8 901 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
9 881 (11.37%) SDLC
10 873 (11.27%) Software Engineering
11 790 (10.20%) Project Management
12 742 (9.58%) Software Testing
13 665 (8.58%) Manual Testing
14 639 (8.25%) Test Strategy
15 621 (8.01%) Mentoring
16 529 (6.83%) Test Scripting
17 493 (6.36%) E-Commerce
18 492 (6.35%) Regression Testing
19 490 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
20 467 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2,032 (26.23%) Java
2 1,761 (22.73%) C#
3 1,716 (22.15%) SQL
4 1,542 (19.90%) JavaScript
5 878 (11.33%) Python
6 318 (4.10%) Ruby
7 264 (3.41%) T-SQL
8 246 (3.18%) PHP
9 197 (2.54%) C++
10 169 (2.18%) C
11 160 (2.07%) PowerShell
12 138 (1.78%) Bash Shell
13 124 (1.60%) TypeScript
14 117 (1.51%) Scala
15 102 (1.32%) Java 8
16 99 (1.28%) Perl
17 97 (1.25%) PL/SQL
18 78 (1.01%) VB.NET
19 77 (0.99%) ES6
19 77 (0.99%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,112 (14.35%) Degree
2 435 (5.61%) ISTQB
3 364 (4.70%) ISEB
4 241 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 124 (1.60%) Security Cleared
6 121 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 88 (1.14%) SC Cleared
8 70 (0.90%) Master's Degree
9 60 (0.77%) PMI Certification
10 48 (0.62%) CISSP
11 42 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 39 (0.50%) PMP
13 37 (0.48%) PhD
14 29 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 28 (0.36%) CISA
15 28 (0.36%) DBS Check
15 28 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
16 25 (0.32%) CISM
17 23 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
18 22 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (2.19%) PMO
2 94 (1.21%) Data Quality
3 69 (0.89%) SLA
4 62 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 49 (0.63%) GDPR
6 35 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 34 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 22 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 19 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.14%) PMBOK
10 11 (0.14%) WCAG
11 10 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
11 10 (0.13%) ISO 9000
12 8 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (0.10%) HIPAA
13 7 (0.090%) IFRS
13 7 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 15288
13 7 (0.090%) PSD2
14 6 (0.077%) Actionable Recommendations
14 6 (0.077%) MiFID
System Software
1 392 (5.06%) Docker
2 80 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 76 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 48 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 33 (0.43%) Firmware
7 28 (0.36%) HDFS
8 19 (0.25%) KVM
8 19 (0.25%) VirtualBox
9 16 (0.21%) Xen
10 13 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 12 (0.15%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.065%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.052%) LXC
13 4 (0.052%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.052%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.039%) ACF2
14 3 (0.039%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.039%) RACF
15 2 (0.026%) Squid
Systems Management
1 204 (2.63%) Kubernetes
2 178 (2.30%) Ansible
3 153 (1.97%) Puppet
4 150 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
5 116 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
6 103 (1.33%) Terraform
7 49 (0.63%) HP ALM
8 30 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
8 30 (0.39%) Kibana
8 30 (0.39%) Packer
9 22 (0.28%) Oozie
10 21 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
11 18 (0.23%) logstash
12 17 (0.22%) Consul
13 15 (0.19%) Nagios
14 14 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
15 13 (0.17%) Mesos
15 13 (0.17%) Prometheus
16 12 (0.15%) AirWatch
16 12 (0.15%) Automic
Vendors
1 897 (11.58%) Microsoft
2 426 (5.50%) Oracle
3 248 (3.20%) SAP
4 215 (2.77%) Google
5 121 (1.56%) HP
5 121 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
6 113 (1.46%) VMware
7 98 (1.26%) Atlassian
8 94 (1.21%) IBM
9 83 (1.07%) Red Hat
10 76 (0.98%) hybris
11 63 (0.81%) Tableau
12 61 (0.79%) Sitecore
13 60 (0.77%) ATG
14 56 (0.72%) Informatica
15 54 (0.70%) Splunk
16 52 (0.67%) Apple
17 49 (0.63%) Adobe
18 42 (0.54%) Cisco
18 42 (0.54%) WorldPay