Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 52 62
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 7,012 8,200 7,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.27% 5.09% 4.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.52% 39.04% 39.94%
Number of salaries quoted 5,236 6,567 6,041
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,625 £31,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £82,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 18,688 21,005 19,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.06% 13.04% 12.15%
Number of salaries quoted 13,665 16,192 15,295
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -3.06%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +7 3,519 £60,000 +4.35% 212
South East +2 1,308 £46,000 +2.22% 97
North of England -10 847 £44,624 +5.00% 98
Midlands +25 563 £42,000 -1.18% 47
North West +1 521 £45,000 - 55
South West -6 409 £40,000 -5.88% 45
East of England +3 339 £45,000 - 37
West Midlands +27 321 £41,000 -8.89% 22
Yorkshire -62 244 £44,062 +10.16% 31
East Midlands +24 242 £42,500 +6.25% 25
North East +25 83 £42,500 +1.19% 12
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 3,955 (56.40%) Agile Software Development
2 2,933 (41.83%) Test Automation
3 1,853 (26.43%) Java
4 1,717 (24.49%) SQL
5 1,455 (20.75%) C#
6 1,454 (20.74%) Selenium
7 1,447 (20.64%) Finance
8 1,426 (20.34%) Scrum
9 1,188 (16.94%) JavaScript
10 1,060 (15.12%) Degree
11 999 (14.25%) JIRA
12 987 (14.08%) DevOps
13 954 (13.61%) .NET
14 936 (13.35%) BDD
15 922 (13.15%) Microsoft
16 892 (12.72%) Software Engineering
17 854 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
18 848 (12.09%) SDLC
19 829 (11.82%) TDD
20 804 (11.47%) Python
21 769 (10.97%) SQL Server
22 749 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
23 732 (10.44%) Linux
24 727 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
25 701 (10.00%) Manual Testing
26 682 (9.73%) Git (software)
27 681 (9.71%) Cucumber
28 664 (9.47%) Computer Science
29 659 (9.40%) Software Testing
30 644 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 289 (4.12%) Confluence
2 128 (1.83%) CMS
3 89 (1.27%) SharePoint
4 58 (0.83%) IIS
5 55 (0.78%) Apache
6 52 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
7 47 (0.67%) Tomcat
8 45 (0.64%) Apache Spark
9 40 (0.57%) WordPress
10 34 (0.48%) JBoss
11 33 (0.47%) WebLogic
12 31 (0.44%) WebSphere
13 29 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
14 27 (0.39%) nginx
15 21 (0.30%) Umbraco
16 20 (0.29%) SAS
17 18 (0.26%) Apache Solr
18 16 (0.23%) Apache Pig
19 15 (0.21%) NServiceBus
20 14 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 180 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 148 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 72 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 68 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
5 54 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 29 (0.41%) Photoshop
7 27 (0.39%) Sketch
8 19 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 15 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (0.14%) Chatbot
11 7 (0.100%) InVision
11 7 (0.100%) OmniGraffle
12 5 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.057%) Adobe After Effects
13 4 (0.057%) Figma
13 4 (0.057%) FileZilla
13 4 (0.057%) Mingle
13 4 (0.057%) Revit
13 4 (0.057%) Zeplin
14 3 (0.043%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 80 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 78 (1.11%) Temenos T24
3 52 (0.74%) thinkFolio
4 44 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
5 24 (0.34%) Magento
6 21 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
7 17 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 17 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
8 13 (0.19%) FastStats
9 12 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
10 9 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
11 8 (0.11%) Markit EDM
11 8 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
11 8 (0.11%) SAP Business One
12 7 (0.100%) SAP CO
12 7 (0.100%) SAP FI
12 7 (0.100%) SAP FI/CO
12 7 (0.100%) SAP IS-U
13 6 (0.086%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 749 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
2 644 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 225 (3.21%) SaaS
4 175 (2.50%) GitHub
5 144 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 92 (1.31%) Power Platform
7 80 (1.14%) Serverless
8 78 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
9 64 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
10 59 (0.84%) BrowserStack
10 59 (0.84%) Office 365
11 58 (0.83%) PaaS
12 57 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
13 52 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
14 50 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 48 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
16 45 (0.64%) Amazon S3
17 40 (0.57%) npm
18 39 (0.56%) Amazon ECS
18 39 (0.56%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 101 (1.44%) Broadband
2 69 (0.98%) Firewall
3 62 (0.88%) Internet
4 50 (0.71%) HTTP
5 41 (0.58%) LAN
6 35 (0.50%) TCP/IP
6 35 (0.50%) WAN
7 32 (0.46%) Skype
8 31 (0.44%) Wireless
9 29 (0.41%) DNS
9 29 (0.41%) VPN
10 28 (0.40%) SSH
11 25 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (0.29%) GSM
12 20 (0.29%) Network Security
12 20 (0.29%) SSL
13 19 (0.27%) Bluetooth
13 19 (0.27%) Intranet
14 18 (0.26%) DHCP
15 15 (0.21%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 769 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 273 (3.89%) Relational Database
3 261 (3.72%) MySQL
4 171 (2.44%) NoSQL
5 154 (2.20%) Big Data
6 131 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
7 113 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 110 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 106 (1.51%) MongoDB
10 92 (1.31%) Power BI
11 91 (1.30%) Oracle Database
12 74 (1.06%) Hadoop
13 73 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
13 73 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
14 66 (0.94%) DB2
15 62 (0.88%) Redis
16 59 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
17 55 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 53 (0.76%) RDBMS
19 40 (0.57%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,454 (20.74%) Selenium
2 999 (14.25%) JIRA
3 682 (9.73%) Git (software)
4 681 (9.71%) Cucumber
5 633 (9.03%) Jenkins
6 520 (7.42%) WebDriver
7 280 (3.99%) SoapUI
8 263 (3.75%) JMeter
9 257 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 249 (3.55%) SpecFlow
11 245 (3.49%) TeamCity
12 181 (2.58%) Visual Studio
13 179 (2.55%) Maven
14 168 (2.40%) Appium
15 138 (1.97%) Subversion
16 135 (1.93%) JUnit
17 124 (1.77%) LoadRunner
18 121 (1.73%) HP UFT
19 115 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
20 102 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,447 (20.64%) Finance
2 486 (6.93%) Banking
3 480 (6.85%) Retail
4 366 (5.22%) Marketing
5 278 (3.96%) Games
6 207 (2.95%) Telecoms
7 171 (2.44%) Manufacturing
8 145 (2.07%) Law
9 102 (1.45%) Advertising
10 94 (1.34%) Front Office
11 88 (1.25%) Electronics
12 78 (1.11%) Legal
13 69 (0.98%) Aerospace
14 56 (0.80%) Billing
15 54 (0.77%) Automotive
16 49 (0.70%) Investment Banking
17 48 (0.68%) Publishing
18 46 (0.66%) Back Office
19 44 (0.63%) Financial Institution
20 29 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,311 (18.70%) Developer
2 1,247 (17.78%) Analyst
3 956 (13.63%) QA Engineer
4 776 (11.07%) Tester
5 565 (8.06%) Test Engineer
6 466 (6.65%) Test Analyst
7 405 (5.78%) QA Analyst
8 395 (5.63%) QA Tester
9 361 (5.15%) Automation Tester
10 350 (4.99%) Business Analyst
11 281 (4.01%) Test Automation Engineer
12 257 (3.67%) QA Automation Engineer
13 247 (3.52%) Senior Developer
14 246 (3.51%) QA Leader
15 228 (3.25%) QA Test Engineer
16 224 (3.19%) Architect
17 220 (3.14%) Java Developer
18 207 (2.95%) Senior QA Engineer
19 200 (2.85%) QA Test Analyst
20 184 (2.62%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 954 (13.61%) .NET
2 595 (8.49%) HTML
3 552 (7.87%) CSS
4 508 (7.24%) Web Services
5 418 (5.96%) AngularJS
6 404 (5.76%) REST
7 343 (4.89%) XML
8 338 (4.82%) ASP.NET
9 305 (4.35%) React
10 289 (4.12%) Node.js
11 280 (3.99%) RESTful
12 260 (3.71%) .NET Framework
13 242 (3.45%) SOAP
14 237 (3.38%) HTML5
15 223 (3.18%) Spring
16 198 (2.82%) Gherkin
17 195 (2.78%) JSON
18 175 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
19 169 (2.41%) Sass
20 163 (2.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 633 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 428 (6.10%) User Experience
3 409 (5.83%) Mobile App
4 305 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 215 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
6 162 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
7 150 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
8 127 (1.81%) Client/Server
9 120 (1.71%) Virtual Team
10 116 (1.65%) Fixed Income
11 96 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
12 95 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 86 (1.23%) Algorithms
14 77 (1.10%) Equities
15 71 (1.01%) Derivative
16 65 (0.93%) Hedge funds
17 52 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
18 50 (0.71%) Data Structures
19 49 (0.70%) Social Media
20 40 (0.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 732 (10.44%) Linux
2 513 (7.32%) Windows
3 337 (4.81%) Unix
4 290 (4.14%) Android
5 271 (3.86%) Apple iOS
6 51 (0.73%) Windows Server
7 44 (0.63%) Ubuntu
8 36 (0.51%) CentOS
9 27 (0.39%) Mesosphere
10 25 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (0.34%) Windows 10
12 21 (0.30%) Windows 7
13 20 (0.29%) Windows 8
14 18 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (0.24%) AIX
16 16 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
17 12 (0.17%) Debian
17 12 (0.17%) Tizen
18 9 (0.13%) Solaris
19 8 (0.11%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,955 (56.40%) Agile Software Development
2 2,933 (41.83%) Test Automation
3 1,426 (20.34%) Scrum
4 987 (14.08%) DevOps
5 936 (13.35%) BDD
6 892 (12.72%) Software Engineering
7 854 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
8 848 (12.09%) SDLC
9 829 (11.82%) TDD
10 727 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
11 701 (10.00%) Manual Testing
12 664 (9.47%) Computer Science
13 659 (9.40%) Software Testing
14 625 (8.91%) Test Strategy
15 624 (8.90%) Project Management
16 617 (8.80%) Test Scripting
17 602 (8.59%) Mentoring
18 588 (8.39%) Continuous Improvement
19 527 (7.52%) User Stories
20 485 (6.92%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,853 (26.43%) Java
2 1,717 (24.49%) SQL
3 1,455 (20.75%) C#
4 1,188 (16.94%) JavaScript
5 804 (11.47%) Python
6 307 (4.38%) PHP
7 216 (3.08%) C++
8 197 (2.81%) Ruby
9 176 (2.51%) C
10 149 (2.12%) T-SQL
11 148 (2.11%) TypeScript
12 138 (1.97%) PowerShell
13 137 (1.95%) Shell Script
14 118 (1.68%) Scala
15 114 (1.63%) Bash Shell
16 105 (1.50%) PL/SQL
17 91 (1.30%) Go
18 80 (1.14%) ES6
19 64 (0.91%) Apple Swift
20 62 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,060 (15.12%) Degree
2 551 (7.86%) ISTQB
3 418 (5.96%) ISEB
4 254 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 210 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 161 (2.30%) Security Cleared
7 110 (1.57%) SC Cleared
8 77 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 58 (0.83%) PMI Certification
10 54 (0.77%) PMP
11 32 (0.46%) SAFe Agilist
12 31 (0.44%) HND
13 30 (0.43%) MCP
14 29 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 29 (0.41%) MCSE
15 28 (0.40%) Postgraduate
15 28 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 27 (0.39%) CISSP
17 25 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
18 23 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (1.70%) PMO
2 79 (1.13%) SLA
3 65 (0.93%) GDPR
4 63 (0.90%) MiFID
5 37 (0.53%) EMIR
6 33 (0.47%) Data Quality
7 29 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 26 (0.37%) ISO 9001
9 19 (0.27%) COBIT
9 19 (0.27%) PCI DSS
10 10 (0.14%) IEC 62304
11 9 (0.13%) ISO 22301
11 9 (0.13%) NCSC
12 8 (0.11%) NIST
13 6 (0.086%) COSHH
13 6 (0.086%) ISO 13485
13 6 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.071%) ISO 20022
14 5 (0.071%) SEPA
14 5 (0.071%) TARGET2
System Software
1 417 (5.95%) Docker
2 78 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 53 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (0.44%) Firmware
5 29 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (0.41%) XenApp
6 23 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 19 (0.27%) HDFS
7 19 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (0.16%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.14%) Apache Flume
10 8 (0.11%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 8 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
11 7 (0.100%) vSphere
12 6 (0.086%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 6 (0.086%) Varnish
13 5 (0.071%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 5 (0.071%) Samba
13 5 (0.071%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.029%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 205 (2.92%) Kubernetes
2 163 (2.32%) Ansible
3 135 (1.93%) Terraform
4 104 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
5 98 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
6 97 (1.38%) Puppet
7 61 (0.87%) HP ALM
8 52 (0.74%) Prometheus
9 41 (0.58%) Consul
10 30 (0.43%) Automic
11 27 (0.39%) SCCM
12 18 (0.26%) Grafana
13 13 (0.19%) Packer
14 12 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
14 12 (0.17%) Kibana
15 11 (0.16%) Nagios
16 10 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
17 8 (0.11%) Oozie
17 8 (0.11%) OpenView
17 8 (0.11%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 922 (13.15%) Microsoft
2 388 (5.53%) Oracle
3 194 (2.77%) SAP
4 174 (2.48%) Google
5 161 (2.30%) HP
6 126 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
7 91 (1.30%) Atlassian
8 77 (1.10%) IBM
9 70 (1.00%) Adobe
9 70 (1.00%) VMware
10 67 (0.96%) WorldPay
11 56 (0.80%) Cadence
12 53 (0.76%) Sitecore
13 51 (0.73%) Red Hat
14 48 (0.68%) New Relic
15 46 (0.66%) Charles River
16 44 (0.63%) Cisco
16 44 (0.63%) Splunk
17 43 (0.61%) Cypress Semiconductor
18 33 (0.47%) Tableau