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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 61 59
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2  
Permanent jobs citing QA 4028 4632 4614
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.02% 4.73% 4.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.25% 35.91% 36.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3167 3767 3674
Median salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.69% +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 9765 12900 12578
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 12.17% 13.18% 12.55%
Number of salaries quoted 7753 10281 9835
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +13 2018 £57,500 +4.54% 246
South East +4 699 £40,000 -5.88% 93
East of England -5 278 £45,000 +2.27% 30
North West -3 253 £35,000 -12.50% 48
West Midlands +21 233 £38,875 -8.52% 24
Yorkshire -8 189 £40,000 +6.66% 30
South West -8 184 £42,500 +6.25% 29
East Midlands +10 149 £37,500 - 20
North East +8 22 £35,000 +3.70% 10
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 4423 (55.83%) Agile Software Development
2 2059 (25.99%) Selenium
3 1978 (24.97%) Java
4 1974 (24.92%) SQL
5 1902 (24.01%) Finance
6 1556 (19.64%) C#
7 1494 (18.86%) Scrum
8 1307 (16.50%) JavaScript
9 1287 (16.25%) .NET
10 1273 (16.07%) TDD
11 1219 (15.39%) Degree
12 1203 (15.19%) Microsoft
13 1196 (15.10%) Test Automation
14 1162 (14.67%) BDD
15 1006 (12.70%) SDLC
16 984 (12.42%) Automated Testing
17 923 (11.65%) SQL Server
18 917 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
18 917 (11.58%) Test Scripting
19 916 (11.56%) HTML
20 913 (11.52%) Software Testing
21 841 (10.62%) Cucumber
22 833 (10.52%) Software Engineering
23 821 (10.36%) JIRA
24 807 (10.19%) Test Strategy
25 806 (10.17%) Linux
26 798 (10.07%) WebDriver
27 781 (9.86%) Automation Testing
28 767 (9.68%) Python
29 762 (9.62%) Web Services

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
1 195 (2.46%) CMS
2 192 (2.42%) Confluence
3 157 (1.98%) Tomcat
4 155 (1.96%) Apache
5 140 (1.77%) IIS
6 119 (1.50%) SharePoint
7 82 (1.04%) EPiServer
8 78 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
9 75 (0.95%) Apache Spark
10 66 (0.83%) JBoss
11 65 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 58 (0.73%) nginx
13 57 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
13 57 (0.72%) SAS
14 56 (0.71%) WebSphere
15 39 (0.49%) WordPress
16 38 (0.48%) WebLogic
17 36 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
18 31 (0.39%) Drupal
19 28 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 636 (8.03%) MS Excel
2 230 (2.90%) MS Office
3 117 (1.48%) MS Project
4 100 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 86 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 42 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.076%) SPSS
10 5 (0.063%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.050%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.050%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.050%) FrameMaker
11 4 (0.050%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.050%) Snagit
12 2 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.025%) Autodesk Inventor
12 2 (0.025%) InDesign
12 2 (0.025%) Maya
Business Applications
1 73 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (0.66%) Magento
3 39 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 25 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 20 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 17 (0.21%) SAP R/3
7 14 (0.18%) assyst
7 14 (0.18%) SAP FI
7 14 (0.18%) Sentinel
8 13 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
9 10 (0.13%) Infor M3
10 9 (0.11%) Infor CloudSuite
10 9 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
11 8 (0.10%) Northgate Housing
11 8 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
11 8 (0.10%) Sonata
12 7 (0.088%) Oracle EBS
12 7 (0.088%) SAP CO
12 7 (0.088%) SAP FI/CO
12 7 (0.088%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 404 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
2 337 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 298 (3.76%) SaaS
4 118 (1.49%) GitHub
5 91 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
6 67 (0.85%) IaaS
7 64 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 64 (0.81%) PaaS
8 58 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
9 46 (0.58%) Amazon S3
10 37 (0.47%) Google Play
10 37 (0.47%) Office 365
11 36 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
12 35 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 33 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
14 27 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
15 24 (0.30%) Force.com
16 19 (0.24%) OpenShift
17 18 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
18 14 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 211 (2.66%) Internet
2 158 (1.99%) HTTP
3 128 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 81 (1.02%) Intranet
5 67 (0.85%) Firewall
6 41 (0.52%) VPN
7 35 (0.44%) LDAP
7 35 (0.44%) SAN
8 31 (0.39%) Network Security
9 29 (0.37%) LAN
10 27 (0.34%) DNS
10 27 (0.34%) SSL
10 27 (0.34%) Wireless
11 24 (0.30%) WAN
12 22 (0.28%) VoIP
13 21 (0.27%) HTTPS
14 18 (0.23%) DHCP
14 18 (0.23%) Kerberos
15 17 (0.21%) FTP
15 17 (0.21%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 923 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 342 (4.32%) MySQL
3 305 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 260 (3.28%) NoSQL
5 250 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 233 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
7 225 (2.84%) Big Data
8 200 (2.52%) MongoDB
9 178 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 143 (1.81%) Hadoop
11 129 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 99 (1.25%) Oracle Database
13 85 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
14 84 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
14 84 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 81 (1.02%) RDBMS
16 80 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
16 80 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
17 59 (0.74%) Power BI
18 56 (0.71%) HBase
Development Applications
1 2059 (25.99%) Selenium
2 841 (10.62%) Cucumber
3 821 (10.36%) JIRA
4 798 (10.07%) WebDriver
5 662 (8.36%) Git (software)
6 507 (6.40%) Jenkins
7 446 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 405 (5.11%) Visual Studio
9 330 (4.17%) JUnit
10 319 (4.03%) SoapUI
11 260 (3.28%) JMeter
12 256 (3.23%) SpecFlow
13 231 (2.92%) Maven
13 231 (2.92%) Subversion
14 219 (2.76%) Appium
15 204 (2.58%) HP UFT
16 190 (2.40%) TeamCity
17 136 (1.72%) Calabash
18 133 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 109 (1.38%) NUnit
General
1 1902 (24.01%) Finance
2 508 (6.41%) Retail
3 462 (5.83%) Banking
4 315 (3.98%) Marketing
5 220 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 199 (2.51%) Games
7 131 (1.65%) Front Office
8 128 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 106 (1.34%) Publishing
10 102 (1.29%) Advertising
11 94 (1.19%) Legal
12 88 (1.11%) Automotive
13 87 (1.10%) Back Office
13 87 (1.10%) Investment Banking
14 83 (1.05%) Financial Institution
15 67 (0.85%) Law
16 42 (0.53%) Electronics
17 33 (0.42%) Multimedia
17 33 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
18 31 (0.39%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1569 (19.81%) Analyst
2 1504 (18.99%) Developer
3 941 (11.88%) QA Engineer
4 939 (11.85%) Tester
5 804 (10.15%) Test Analyst
6 610 (7.70%) Test Engineer
7 608 (7.67%) QA Analyst
8 587 (7.41%) QA Tester
9 443 (5.59%) Automation Tester
10 381 (4.81%) QA Test Analyst
11 359 (4.53%) .NET Developer
12 340 (4.29%) QA Automation Engineer
13 327 (4.13%) QA Leader
14 306 (3.86%) Java Developer
15 305 (3.85%) Project Manager
16 303 (3.82%) C# Developer
17 291 (3.67%) Business Analyst
18 289 (3.65%) Senior Developer
19 287 (3.62%) QA Test Engineer
20 266 (3.36%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1287 (16.25%) .NET
2 916 (11.56%) HTML
3 762 (9.62%) Web Services
4 712 (8.99%) CSS
5 631 (7.97%) XML
6 498 (6.29%) ASP.NET
7 404 (5.10%) HTML5
8 333 (4.20%) AngularJS
9 320 (4.04%) REST
10 282 (3.56%) SOAP
11 270 (3.41%) RESTful
12 263 (3.32%) jQuery
13 258 (3.26%) Gherkin
14 241 (3.04%) Spring
15 239 (3.02%) .NET Framework
16 224 (2.83%) JSON
17 216 (2.73%) CSS3
18 194 (2.45%) Node.js
19 191 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC
20 162 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 746 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
2 665 (8.39%) Computer Science
3 509 (6.43%) Mobile App
4 479 (6.05%) User Experience
5 260 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 224 (2.83%) Fintech
7 137 (1.73%) Data Centre
7 137 (1.73%) iPad
8 126 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 125 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
10 122 (1.54%) Client/Server
11 112 (1.41%) Virtual Team
12 98 (1.24%) Fixed Income
13 92 (1.16%) Data Structures
14 87 (1.10%) Equities
15 72 (0.91%) Algorithms
16 70 (0.88%) Derivative
17 64 (0.81%) Digital Media
18 52 (0.66%) N-Tier
19 46 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 806 (10.17%) Linux
2 644 (8.13%) Windows
3 407 (5.14%) Unix
4 382 (4.82%) Android
5 343 (4.33%) Apple iOS
6 99 (1.25%) Windows Server
7 52 (0.66%) Windows 7
8 47 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 45 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 35 (0.44%) Mac OS X
11 33 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (0.39%) CentOS
13 30 (0.38%) Windows 10
14 29 (0.37%) Ubuntu
15 28 (0.35%) Debian
15 28 (0.35%) Solaris
16 23 (0.29%) Windows 8
17 18 (0.23%) Windows Phone
18 14 (0.18%) Windows XP
19 9 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4423 (55.83%) Agile Software Development
2 1494 (18.86%) Scrum
3 1273 (16.07%) TDD
4 1196 (15.10%) Test Automation
5 1162 (14.67%) BDD
6 1006 (12.70%) SDLC
7 984 (12.42%) Automated Testing
8 917 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
8 917 (11.58%) Test Scripting
9 913 (11.52%) Software Testing
10 833 (10.52%) Software Engineering
11 807 (10.19%) Test Strategy
12 781 (9.86%) Automation Testing
13 762 (9.62%) Project Management
14 747 (9.43%) E-Commerce
15 726 (9.16%) User Acceptance Testing
16 713 (9.00%) Regression Testing
17 649 (8.19%) Manual Testing
18 648 (8.18%) Functional Testing
19 625 (7.89%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1978 (24.97%) Java
2 1974 (24.92%) SQL
3 1556 (19.64%) C#
4 1307 (16.50%) JavaScript
5 767 (9.68%) Python
6 414 (5.23%) Ruby
7 321 (4.05%) PHP
8 287 (3.62%) C++
9 238 (3.00%) T-SQL
10 222 (2.80%) Bash Shell
11 206 (2.60%) C
12 201 (2.54%) Perl
13 183 (2.31%) Scala
14 151 (1.91%) VB.NET
15 140 (1.77%) PowerShell
16 132 (1.67%) Shell Script
17 131 (1.65%) PL/SQL
18 84 (1.06%) XPath
19 82 (1.04%) VB
20 80 (1.01%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1219 (15.39%) Degree
2 694 (8.76%) ISTQB
3 675 (8.52%) ISEB
4 223 (2.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 74 (0.93%) PMP
6 73 (0.92%) Security Cleared
7 65 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 65 (0.82%) PMI Certification
8 56 (0.71%) SC Cleared
9 51 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
10 43 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 39 (0.49%) MBA
12 36 (0.45%) APMP
13 34 (0.43%) MCP
14 31 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
14 31 (0.39%) PhD
15 30 (0.38%) CCNA
16 29 (0.37%) AWS Certification
17 28 (0.35%) CISSP
18 24 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (2.69%) SDET
2 165 (2.08%) PMO
3 138 (1.74%) SLA
4 70 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 48 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 40 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 32 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 19 (0.24%) HL7
9 18 (0.23%) MiFID
10 17 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
11 15 (0.19%) ISO 14001
12 14 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 13 (0.16%) P3O
14 12 (0.15%) COBIT
15 8 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 6 (0.076%) ISO 9000
16 6 (0.076%) WCAG
17 5 (0.063%) ISO22301
17 5 (0.063%) SSAE 16
18 4 (0.050%) SEPA
System Software
1 176 (2.22%) Docker
2 98 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (1.15%) Active Directory
4 42 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
5 33 (0.42%) vSphere
6 21 (0.27%) XenApp
7 17 (0.21%) Firmware
7 17 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 15 (0.19%) XenDesktop
9 11 (0.14%) VirtualBox
10 9 (0.11%) BlackBerry Internet Service
10 9 (0.11%) vCloud
10 9 (0.11%) VMware ESX
11 7 (0.088%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.088%) HDFS
12 6 (0.076%) KVM
12 6 (0.076%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.063%) LXC
13 5 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 147 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
1 147 (1.86%) Puppet
2 126 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
3 122 (1.54%) Ansible
4 44 (0.56%) SCCM
5 37 (0.47%) Kubernetes
5 37 (0.47%) Nagios
6 23 (0.29%) Kibana
7 19 (0.24%) SELinux
8 16 (0.20%) Rancher
9 15 (0.19%) Grafana
9 15 (0.19%) Terraform
10 12 (0.15%) StatsD
11 11 (0.14%) Mesos
12 10 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
13 9 (0.11%) logstash
13 9 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (0.11%) Salt
13 9 (0.11%) WebSphere Cast Iron
14 8 (0.10%) Consul
Vendors
1 1203 (15.19%) Microsoft
2 566 (7.14%) Oracle
3 185 (2.34%) SAP
4 162 (2.04%) HP
5 153 (1.93%) Google
6 125 (1.58%) VMware
7 109 (1.38%) Red Hat
8 107 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
9 87 (1.10%) Atlassian
10 78 (0.98%) Sun
11 77 (0.97%) Cognizant
12 73 (0.92%) Cisco
13 68 (0.86%) IBM
14 59 (0.74%) Citrix
14 59 (0.74%) Tableau
15 58 (0.73%) Adobe
16 51 (0.64%) Siebel
17 47 (0.59%) Apple
18 45 (0.57%) Sitecore
19 41 (0.52%) hybris
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Cloudscope
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
St. Helens, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
North West
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leigh, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leigh, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
North West
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
onezeero.
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + check benefits below
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus annual bonus and generous packa
Posted: Yesterday