Period
to 18 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 58 59
Rank change year-on-year +12 +1 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 7,426 8,252 7,972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.31% 5.06% 4.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.06% 39.64% 38.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5,634 6,607 6,393
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
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 19,513 20,818 20,567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.95% 12.77% 12.48%
Number of salaries quoted 14,409 16,272 16,387
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £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 18 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 +5 3,725 £60,000 +4.35% 510
South East +8 1,435 £47,500 +10.47% 273
North of England -1 821 £42,500 - 210
Midlands -5 617 £42,500 - 165
North West -7 448 £45,000 - 112
East of England -1 404 £45,000 - 92
South West -2 386 £40,000 - 88
West Midlands +2 352 £42,500 +6.25% 100
Yorkshire +16 309 £42,500 +6.25% 69
East Midlands -7 263 £42,500 -5.56% 65
North East +1 65 £40,000 -4.76% 29
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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 4,115 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
2 3,153 (42.46%) Test Automation
3 2,003 (26.97%) Java
4 1,754 (23.62%) SQL
5 1,640 (22.08%) Selenium
6 1,602 (21.57%) C#
7 1,581 (21.29%) Finance
8 1,496 (20.15%) Scrum
9 1,344 (18.10%) JavaScript
10 1,237 (16.66%) Degree
11 1,027 (13.83%) .NET
12 1,024 (13.79%) JIRA
13 1,023 (13.78%) Software Engineering
14 953 (12.83%) BDD
15 896 (12.07%) TDD
16 870 (11.72%) SDLC
17 869 (11.70%) Microsoft
18 831 (11.19%) DevOps
19 820 (11.04%) Python
20 807 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
21 792 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
22 777 (10.46%) Computer Science
23 770 (10.37%) Cucumber
24 760 (10.23%) HTML
25 728 (9.80%) Jenkins
26 719 (9.68%) Software Testing
27 716 (9.64%) Banking
28 707 (9.52%) Git (software)
29 683 (9.20%) Project Management
30 681 (9.17%) SQL Server

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
1 307 (4.13%) Confluence
2 165 (2.22%) CMS
3 116 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 75 (1.01%) Apache Spark
5 68 (0.92%) Apache
6 65 (0.88%) IIS
7 53 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 45 (0.61%) WordPress
9 43 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
10 33 (0.44%) Umbraco
11 31 (0.42%) JBoss
12 30 (0.40%) Drupal
12 30 (0.40%) WebSphere
13 26 (0.35%) WebLogic
14 25 (0.34%) Mule
14 25 (0.34%) SAS
15 22 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 22 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
16 19 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
17 17 (0.23%) nginx
Applications
1 234 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 164 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
3 93 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 85 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
5 75 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 27 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 23 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 14 (0.19%) Mingle
9 11 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (0.12%) Revit
11 8 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (0.11%) InVision
11 8 (0.11%) SPSS
12 7 (0.094%) Chatbot
13 6 (0.081%) AutoCAD
14 5 (0.067%) Adobe After Effects
15 4 (0.054%) Stata
16 3 (0.040%) MicroStation
17 2 (0.027%) 3ds Max
17 2 (0.027%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 135 (1.82%) Temenos T24
2 110 (1.48%) thinkFolio
3 71 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 46 (0.62%) Magento
5 33 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
6 23 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
7 18 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
8 17 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
9 13 (0.18%) SAP Business One
9 13 (0.18%) SAP CO
9 13 (0.18%) SAP FI
9 13 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
10 11 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
10 11 (0.15%) FastStats
11 10 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
11 10 (0.13%) SAP ERP
12 9 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
12 9 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
13 8 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
13 8 (0.11%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 621 (8.36%) Amazon AWS
2 580 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 257 (3.46%) SaaS
4 193 (2.60%) GitHub
5 157 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 95 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
7 83 (1.12%) PaaS
8 73 (0.98%) Office 365
9 65 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
10 49 (0.66%) BrowserStack
11 44 (0.59%) Serverless
12 41 (0.55%) OpenShift
13 37 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
14 36 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 35 (0.47%) Google Analytics
16 34 (0.46%) IaaS
17 32 (0.43%) Amazon S3
17 32 (0.43%) npm
18 30 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
19 29 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (1.24%) Internet
2 59 (0.79%) HTTP
3 55 (0.74%) Firewall
4 33 (0.44%) TCP/IP
5 32 (0.43%) Skype
6 31 (0.42%) SSL
7 30 (0.40%) GSM
8 29 (0.39%) LAN
8 29 (0.39%) WAN
9 24 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
10 23 (0.31%) FTP
10 23 (0.31%) Network Security
11 22 (0.30%) Bluetooth
11 22 (0.30%) DNS
12 21 (0.28%) Wireless
13 20 (0.27%) Unified Communications
13 20 (0.27%) Wireshark
14 19 (0.26%) VPN
15 18 (0.24%) SSH
16 16 (0.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 681 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 227 (3.06%) Relational Database
3 219 (2.95%) NoSQL
4 197 (2.65%) Big Data
5 195 (2.63%) MySQL
6 185 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
7 143 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 112 (1.51%) MongoDB
9 108 (1.45%) Hadoop
10 106 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
11 102 (1.37%) Power BI
12 79 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 72 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 55 (0.74%) Blockchain
15 53 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
15 53 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
16 52 (0.70%) Oracle Database
17 51 (0.69%) DB2
18 49 (0.66%) Data Lake
19 46 (0.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,640 (22.08%) Selenium
2 1,024 (13.79%) JIRA
3 770 (10.37%) Cucumber
4 728 (9.80%) Jenkins
5 707 (9.52%) Git (software)
6 615 (8.28%) WebDriver
7 379 (5.10%) SoapUI
8 368 (4.96%) JMeter
9 294 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 253 (3.41%) SpecFlow
11 226 (3.04%) Maven
12 221 (2.98%) Visual Studio
13 193 (2.60%) JUnit
14 191 (2.57%) TeamCity
15 164 (2.21%) Appium
16 147 (1.98%) Subversion
17 145 (1.95%) HP UFT
18 118 (1.59%) Zephyr
19 101 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
20 96 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,581 (21.29%) Finance
2 716 (9.64%) Banking
3 544 (7.33%) Retail
4 377 (5.08%) Games
5 341 (4.59%) Marketing
6 166 (2.24%) Law
7 144 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 132 (1.78%) Manufacturing
9 108 (1.45%) Publishing
10 94 (1.27%) Legal
11 80 (1.08%) Advertising
12 79 (1.06%) Front Office
13 74 (1.00%) Investment Banking
14 73 (0.98%) Electronics
15 66 (0.89%) Back Office
16 50 (0.67%) Financial Institution
17 47 (0.63%) German Language
18 44 (0.59%) Private Banking
19 40 (0.54%) Automotive
20 34 (0.46%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,425 (19.19%) Developer
2 1,321 (17.79%) Analyst
3 1,067 (14.37%) QA Engineer
4 844 (11.37%) Tester
5 612 (8.24%) Test Engineer
6 578 (7.78%) Test Analyst
7 453 (6.10%) QA Tester
8 435 (5.86%) Automation Tester
9 410 (5.52%) QA Analyst
10 374 (5.04%) Business Analyst
11 319 (4.30%) QA Automation Engineer
12 287 (3.86%) Senior Developer
12 287 (3.86%) Test Automation Engineer
13 284 (3.82%) QA Test Engineer
14 277 (3.73%) Java Developer
15 268 (3.61%) Architect
16 262 (3.53%) Senior QA Engineer
17 256 (3.45%) Project Manager
18 252 (3.39%) C# Developer
19 238 (3.20%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,027 (13.83%) .NET
2 760 (10.23%) HTML
3 665 (8.96%) CSS
4 567 (7.64%) Web Services
5 497 (6.69%) AngularJS
6 487 (6.56%) REST
7 451 (6.07%) XML
8 380 (5.12%) ASP.NET
9 351 (4.73%) SOAP
10 319 (4.30%) RESTful
11 296 (3.99%) React
12 294 (3.96%) HTML5
13 290 (3.91%) JSON
14 271 (3.65%) Spring
15 265 (3.57%) jQuery
16 260 (3.50%) Node.js
17 223 (3.00%) .NET Framework
18 204 (2.75%) Gherkin
19 193 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
20 186 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 670 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 477 (6.42%) User Experience
3 422 (5.68%) Management Information System
4 408 (5.49%) Fintech
5 399 (5.37%) Mobile App
6 246 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
7 175 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
8 146 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 145 (1.95%) Fixed Income
10 132 (1.78%) Equities
11 118 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
12 99 (1.33%) Virtual Team
13 88 (1.19%) Derivative
14 83 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
15 81 (1.09%) Client/Server
16 73 (0.98%) Data Centre
17 66 (0.89%) Data Structures
18 63 (0.85%) Algorithms
19 48 (0.65%) Robotics
19 48 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 588 (7.92%) Linux
2 492 (6.63%) Windows
3 253 (3.41%) Android
4 249 (3.35%) Unix
5 229 (3.08%) Apple iOS
6 49 (0.66%) Windows Server
7 32 (0.43%) Windows 10
8 30 (0.40%) CentOS
9 27 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (0.35%) Mesosphere
11 25 (0.34%) Ubuntu
12 19 (0.26%) VMS
13 14 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (0.15%) Windows Phone
16 10 (0.13%) Solaris
16 10 (0.13%) Windows 7
17 8 (0.11%) AIX
18 7 (0.094%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.094%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,115 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
2 3,153 (42.46%) Test Automation
3 1,496 (20.15%) Scrum
4 1,023 (13.78%) Software Engineering
5 953 (12.83%) BDD
6 896 (12.07%) TDD
7 870 (11.72%) SDLC
8 831 (11.19%) DevOps
9 807 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
10 792 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
11 777 (10.46%) Computer Science
12 719 (9.68%) Software Testing
13 683 (9.20%) Project Management
14 660 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
14 660 (8.89%) Manual Testing
15 653 (8.79%) Test Strategy
16 623 (8.39%) User Stories
17 553 (7.45%) Mentoring
18 552 (7.43%) Test Scripting
19 507 (6.83%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2,003 (26.97%) Java
2 1,754 (23.62%) SQL
3 1,602 (21.57%) C#
4 1,344 (18.10%) JavaScript
5 820 (11.04%) Python
6 303 (4.08%) PHP
7 267 (3.60%) Ruby
8 211 (2.84%) C++
9 207 (2.79%) C
10 168 (2.26%) PowerShell
11 166 (2.24%) T-SQL
12 131 (1.76%) Bash Shell
13 123 (1.66%) TypeScript
14 122 (1.64%) PL/SQL
15 96 (1.29%) Scala
16 93 (1.25%) Go
17 88 (1.19%) Perl
18 85 (1.14%) VB.NET
19 72 (0.97%) ES6
20 71 (0.96%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1,237 (16.66%) Degree
2 430 (5.79%) ISTQB
3 361 (4.86%) ISEB
4 258 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 182 (2.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 133 (1.79%) Security Cleared
7 93 (1.25%) SC Cleared
8 70 (0.94%) PMI Certification
9 62 (0.83%) PMP
10 46 (0.62%) SAFe Agilist
11 42 (0.57%) CISSP
12 39 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 38 (0.51%) CISA
14 33 (0.44%) Master's Degree
15 31 (0.42%) CISM
16 30 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
17 29 (0.39%) DBS Check
18 28 (0.38%) Postgraduate
19 27 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
20 26 (0.35%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (1.76%) PMO
2 82 (1.10%) GDPR
3 78 (1.05%) Data Quality
4 62 (0.83%) SLA
5 40 (0.54%) MiFID
6 39 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 25 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 19 (0.26%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.19%) ISO 9000
9 14 (0.19%) SEPA
10 13 (0.18%) TARGET2
11 11 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 15288
12 10 (0.13%) ISO 20022
13 9 (0.12%) COBIT
14 8 (0.11%) IFRS
14 8 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 7 (0.094%) PMBOK
16 5 (0.067%) COSO
16 5 (0.067%) WCAG
17 4 (0.054%) EMIR
System Software
1 387 (5.21%) Docker
2 86 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 61 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
5 31 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 24 (0.32%) HDFS
7 22 (0.30%) Firmware
7 22 (0.30%) XenApp
8 16 (0.22%) XenDesktop
9 15 (0.20%) Apache Flume
10 14 (0.19%) vSphere
11 10 (0.13%) XenServer
12 8 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 8 (0.11%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.067%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.054%) KVM
15 3 (0.040%) GlusterFS
16 2 (0.027%) VMware ESXi
16 2 (0.027%) VMware NSX
16 2 (0.027%) Xen
Systems Management
1 227 (3.06%) Kubernetes
2 164 (2.21%) Ansible
3 140 (1.89%) Terraform
4 131 (1.76%) Puppet
5 122 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
6 114 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
7 87 (1.17%) HP ALM
8 50 (0.67%) Prometheus
9 43 (0.58%) Consul
10 35 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
11 26 (0.35%) Automic
12 20 (0.27%) Grafana
13 17 (0.23%) Oozie
13 17 (0.23%) SCCM
14 15 (0.20%) CloudHub
15 14 (0.19%) Kibana
16 11 (0.15%) Graphite
16 11 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
16 11 (0.15%) HockeyApp
17 10 (0.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 869 (11.70%) Microsoft
2 367 (4.94%) Oracle
3 247 (3.33%) SAP
4 201 (2.71%) Google
5 161 (2.17%) HP
6 129 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
7 103 (1.39%) Charles River
8 97 (1.31%) IBM
9 85 (1.14%) Atlassian
10 79 (1.06%) Tableau
11 72 (0.97%) VMware
12 65 (0.88%) WorldPay
13 63 (0.85%) Cadence
14 54 (0.73%) Adobe
15 53 (0.71%) Red Hat
15 53 (0.71%) Splunk
16 49 (0.66%) Citrix
17 43 (0.58%) Cisco
18 39 (0.53%) Informatica
19 38 (0.51%) Sitecore