Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 62 59
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 8,168 7,847 9,201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.08% 4.85% 4.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.20% 39.92% 37.17%
Number of salaries quoted 6,540 6,032 7,697
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 21,381 19,659 24,754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.29% 12.14% 13.18%
Number of salaries quoted 16,475 15,284 19,794
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.06% +7.78%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 18 June 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 18 June 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 0 3,987 £57,500 - 511
South East +8 1,504 £45,000 +5.88% 193
North of England +25 1,128 £42,500 +13.33% 252
North West +25 587 £45,000 +20.00% 134
East of England +2 562 £45,000 - 95
Midlands -28 538 £42,500 +6.25% 122
Yorkshire +33 467 £40,000 - 87
South West +27 465 £42,500 - 74
West Midlands -25 313 £45,000 +12.50% 65
East Midlands -15 225 £40,000 - 57
North East +1 75 £42,000 +20.00% 31
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 4,640 (56.81%) Agile Software Development
2 3,513 (43.01%) Test Automation
3 2,237 (27.39%) Java
4 2,025 (24.79%) Finance
5 1,996 (24.44%) Selenium
6 1,915 (23.45%) SQL
7 1,781 (21.80%) C#
8 1,576 (19.29%) JavaScript
9 1,565 (19.16%) Scrum
10 1,229 (15.05%) .NET
11 1,212 (14.84%) BDD
12 1,196 (14.64%) TDD
13 1,058 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
14 1,021 (12.50%) JIRA
15 1,007 (12.33%) SDLC
16 1,000 (12.24%) Degree
17 995 (12.18%) Software Engineering
18 982 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
19 920 (11.26%) Cucumber
20 905 (11.08%) HTML
21 895 (10.96%) Python
22 890 (10.90%) DevOps
23 877 (10.74%) Microsoft
24 867 (10.61%) SQL Server
25 851 (10.42%) Git (software)
26 818 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
27 803 (9.83%) Web Services
28 752 (9.21%) Linux
29 750 (9.18%) Manual Testing
30 746 (9.13%) 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
1 344 (4.21%) Confluence
2 186 (2.28%) CMS
3 131 (1.60%) Tomcat
4 116 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
5 109 (1.33%) SharePoint
6 106 (1.30%) Apache
7 102 (1.25%) Apache Spark
8 79 (0.97%) IIS
9 65 (0.80%) Drupal
10 59 (0.72%) WordPress
11 50 (0.61%) nginx
12 49 (0.60%) Apache Solr
12 49 (0.60%) JBoss
13 45 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
14 41 (0.50%) WebSphere
15 30 (0.37%) OpenStack
15 30 (0.37%) WebLogic
16 28 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 23 (0.28%) Umbraco
18 20 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 217 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 185 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
3 78 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 62 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
5 57 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 23 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 13 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.12%) InVision
10 9 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.061%) Mingle
11 5 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.049%) Houdini
12 4 (0.049%) InDesign
12 4 (0.049%) Maya
12 4 (0.049%) NUKE
13 3 (0.037%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.037%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.037%) S-PLUS
13 3 (0.037%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 54 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
3 21 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
4 19 (0.23%) Elite 3E
5 17 (0.21%) Magento
6 15 (0.18%) MetaTrader
7 14 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 12 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 10 (0.12%) HFM
10 9 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
11 8 (0.098%) Relativity
11 8 (0.098%) Unit4 Business World
12 7 (0.086%) Shopify
13 6 (0.073%) Eloqua
13 6 (0.073%) Ringtail
13 6 (0.073%) SAP CO
13 6 (0.073%) SAP FI
13 6 (0.073%) SAP FI/CO
13 6 (0.073%) Unica
14 5 (0.061%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 736 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
2 574 (7.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 306 (3.75%) SaaS
4 145 (1.78%) GitHub
5 92 (1.13%) PaaS
6 83 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
7 80 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
8 75 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
8 75 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
9 59 (0.72%) IaaS
10 57 (0.70%) Serverless
11 56 (0.69%) BrowserStack
12 55 (0.67%) NuGet
13 53 (0.65%) Amazon S3
13 53 (0.65%) npm
14 49 (0.60%) Sauce Labs
15 48 (0.59%) Adobe Analytics
15 48 (0.59%) Office 365
16 41 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
17 40 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 153 (1.87%) HTTP
2 120 (1.47%) Internet
3 89 (1.09%) TCP/IP
4 75 (0.92%) Firewall
5 63 (0.77%) SMS
6 58 (0.71%) SSL
7 56 (0.69%) DNS
8 50 (0.61%) SAN
9 34 (0.42%) Network Security
10 33 (0.40%) Wireless
11 31 (0.38%) VPN
12 25 (0.31%) VoIP
13 24 (0.29%) NAS
13 24 (0.29%) WAN
14 23 (0.28%) LAN
15 22 (0.27%) Software-Defined Networking
16 21 (0.26%) NetScaler
17 20 (0.24%) Intranet
18 19 (0.23%) FTP
19 18 (0.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 867 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 310 (3.80%) Relational Database
3 272 (3.33%) Big Data
4 270 (3.31%) MySQL
5 255 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
6 231 (2.83%) NoSQL
7 177 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 154 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 128 (1.57%) MongoDB
10 126 (1.54%) Hadoop
11 125 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
12 105 (1.29%) RDBMS
13 103 (1.26%) Oracle Database
14 85 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 79 (0.97%) Blockchain
16 72 (0.88%) Power BI
17 69 (0.84%) Redis
18 67 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
19 66 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
20 61 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1,996 (24.44%) Selenium
2 1,021 (12.50%) JIRA
3 920 (11.26%) Cucumber
4 851 (10.42%) Git (software)
5 746 (9.13%) Jenkins
6 740 (9.06%) WebDriver
7 384 (4.70%) SoapUI
8 338 (4.14%) SpecFlow
9 333 (4.08%) Visual Studio
10 312 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 281 (3.44%) JMeter
12 270 (3.31%) Maven
13 252 (3.09%) JUnit
14 248 (3.04%) TeamCity
15 201 (2.46%) Appium
16 171 (2.09%) Subversion
17 157 (1.92%) NUnit
18 153 (1.87%) HP UFT
19 118 (1.44%) Protractor
20 112 (1.37%) LoadRunner
General
1 2,025 (24.79%) Finance
2 531 (6.50%) Retail
3 476 (5.83%) Banking
4 407 (4.98%) Marketing
5 264 (3.23%) Games
6 182 (2.23%) Law
7 174 (2.13%) Investment Banking
8 151 (1.85%) Telecoms
9 127 (1.55%) Legal
10 116 (1.42%) Manufacturing
11 111 (1.36%) Financial Institution
12 101 (1.24%) Electronics
13 99 (1.21%) Advertising
14 88 (1.08%) Front Office
15 77 (0.94%) Publishing
16 51 (0.62%) Back Office
17 46 (0.56%) Automotive
18 39 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
19 37 (0.45%) Retail Banking
20 22 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,680 (20.57%) Developer
2 1,538 (18.83%) Analyst
3 1,158 (14.18%) QA Engineer
4 857 (10.49%) Tester
5 730 (8.94%) Test Analyst
6 614 (7.52%) Test Engineer
7 528 (6.46%) QA Analyst
8 508 (6.22%) QA Tester
9 434 (5.31%) Automation Tester
10 429 (5.25%) QA Automation Engineer
11 367 (4.49%) Java Developer
12 362 (4.43%) Senior Developer
13 353 (4.32%) Business Analyst
14 334 (4.09%) Test Automation Engineer
15 322 (3.94%) QA Test Analyst
16 318 (3.89%) QA Test Engineer
17 317 (3.88%) QA Leader
18 271 (3.32%) Architect
19 262 (3.21%) Developer in Test
20 249 (3.05%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,229 (15.05%) .NET
2 905 (11.08%) HTML
3 803 (9.83%) Web Services
4 676 (8.28%) CSS
5 517 (6.33%) AngularJS
6 467 (5.72%) REST
7 418 (5.12%) RESTful
8 409 (5.01%) ASP.NET
9 381 (4.66%) HTML5
10 369 (4.52%) XML
11 351 (4.30%) SOAP
12 335 (4.10%) Spring
13 321 (3.93%) Node.js
14 301 (3.69%) jQuery
15 291 (3.56%) React
16 239 (2.93%) JSON
17 206 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC
18 202 (2.47%) Gherkin
19 198 (2.42%) .NET Framework
20 184 (2.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 818 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
2 652 (7.98%) Computer Science
3 598 (7.32%) User Experience
4 429 (5.25%) Mobile App
5 425 (5.20%) Fintech
6 352 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
7 231 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
8 219 (2.68%) Management Information System
9 183 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
10 118 (1.44%) Algorithms
10 118 (1.44%) Fixed Income
11 109 (1.33%) Virtual Team
12 93 (1.14%) Equities
13 91 (1.11%) Data Centre
14 90 (1.10%) Data Structures
15 84 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
16 75 (0.92%) Public Cloud
17 74 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 70 (0.86%) PMI
19 66 (0.81%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 752 (9.21%) Linux
2 619 (7.58%) Windows
3 329 (4.03%) Android
4 301 (3.69%) Unix
5 300 (3.67%) Apple iOS
6 88 (1.08%) Windows Server
7 65 (0.80%) CentOS
8 51 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (0.50%) Windows 10
10 35 (0.43%) Windows 7
11 29 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 22 (0.27%) Ubuntu
13 17 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (0.18%) AIX
15 11 (0.13%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.12%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.11%) Windows Phone
18 7 (0.086%) Nucleus RTOS
19 6 (0.073%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,640 (56.81%) Agile Software Development
2 3,513 (43.01%) Test Automation
3 1,565 (19.16%) Scrum
4 1,212 (14.84%) BDD
5 1,196 (14.64%) TDD
6 1,058 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
7 1,007 (12.33%) SDLC
8 995 (12.18%) Software Engineering
9 982 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
10 890 (10.90%) DevOps
11 750 (9.18%) Manual Testing
12 744 (9.11%) Project Management
13 712 (8.72%) Test Strategy
14 710 (8.69%) Software Testing
15 676 (8.28%) Test Scripting
16 654 (8.01%) Mentoring
17 631 (7.73%) User Acceptance Testing
18 626 (7.66%) Regression Testing
19 570 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
20 523 (6.40%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2,237 (27.39%) Java
2 1,915 (23.45%) SQL
3 1,781 (21.80%) C#
4 1,576 (19.29%) JavaScript
5 895 (10.96%) Python
6 337 (4.13%) Ruby
7 310 (3.80%) PHP
8 276 (3.38%) T-SQL
9 251 (3.07%) C++
10 185 (2.26%) C
11 158 (1.93%) Bash Shell
12 147 (1.80%) PowerShell
13 131 (1.60%) Shell Script
14 130 (1.59%) Perl
15 123 (1.51%) ES6
16 117 (1.43%) Java 8
17 116 (1.42%) Scala
18 100 (1.22%) TypeScript
19 86 (1.05%) Go
20 75 (0.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,000 (12.24%) Degree
2 509 (6.23%) ISTQB
3 446 (5.46%) ISEB
4 273 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 160 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 124 (1.52%) Security Cleared
7 99 (1.21%) PMI Certification
8 76 (0.93%) SC Cleared
9 67 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 46 (0.56%) Master's Degree
11 41 (0.50%) PMP
12 37 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
12 37 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
12 37 (0.45%) PhD
13 29 (0.36%) CISSP
13 29 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 24 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
14 24 (0.29%) CISM
15 23 (0.28%) CISA
15 23 (0.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (1.41%) PMO
2 87 (1.07%) Data Quality
3 74 (0.91%) SLA
4 64 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 55 (0.67%) ISO 9001
6 54 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 44 (0.54%) GDPR
8 25 (0.31%) GCP
9 18 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (0.21%) Solvency II
11 16 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 14 (0.17%) COBIT
12 14 (0.17%) MiFID
13 10 (0.12%) DO-178B
14 8 (0.098%) EMIR
14 8 (0.098%) HIPAA
14 8 (0.098%) PSD2
14 8 (0.098%) Web Application Security Consortium
15 7 (0.086%) SEPA
15 7 (0.086%) WCAG
System Software
1 330 (4.04%) Docker
2 135 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (0.87%) Active Directory
4 70 (0.86%) Hyper-V
5 41 (0.50%) VirtualBox
6 37 (0.45%) Xen
7 30 (0.37%) HDFS
8 29 (0.36%) VMware NSX
9 26 (0.32%) Firmware
10 25 (0.31%) Apache Flume
11 23 (0.28%) KVM
12 19 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
13 14 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 10 (0.12%) vSphere
15 9 (0.11%) vCloud
16 7 (0.086%) VMware ESXi
17 6 (0.073%) LXC
17 6 (0.073%) Oracle RAC
18 4 (0.049%) GridGain
18 4 (0.049%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 203 (2.49%) Ansible
2 157 (1.92%) Puppet
3 121 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
4 115 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
5 113 (1.38%) Kubernetes
6 73 (0.89%) HP ALM
7 63 (0.77%) Terraform
8 37 (0.45%) Kibana
9 29 (0.36%) Oozie
10 26 (0.32%) logstash
11 25 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
12 22 (0.27%) Nagios
13 15 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
13 15 (0.18%) Packer
13 15 (0.18%) Perfmon
14 14 (0.17%) Mesos
15 12 (0.15%) Check_MK
16 11 (0.13%) HAProxy
16 11 (0.13%) WebInspect
17 9 (0.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 877 (10.74%) Microsoft
2 464 (5.68%) Oracle
3 249 (3.05%) SAP
4 207 (2.53%) Google
5 189 (2.31%) HP
6 177 (2.17%) VMware
7 106 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
8 99 (1.21%) IBM
9 96 (1.18%) Adobe
10 93 (1.14%) Capita
11 81 (0.99%) Sitecore
12 68 (0.83%) Atlassian
12 68 (0.83%) Cisco
13 65 (0.80%) hybris
14 62 (0.76%) WorldPay
15 59 (0.72%) Red Hat
16 52 (0.64%) Tableau
17 41 (0.50%) Splunk
17 41 (0.50%) Xamarin
18 40 (0.49%) TIBCO