Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 56 52
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 8390 8637 10560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.00% 4.82% 5.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.23% 37.07% 39.79%
Number of salaries quoted 6218 7108 8611
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 21386 23302 26540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.75% 13.00% 12.88%
Number of salaries quoted 16058 18558 21181
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52% +2.22%

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 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +1 4472 £57,500 +4.55% 186
South East +7 1389 £45,000 - 78
North of England -10 920 £40,500 +1.25% 78
Midlands +9 791 £42,500 +6.25% 37
North West -5 565 £42,500 +13.33% 45
West Midlands +8 456 £40,000 +5.96% 17
East of England -24 456 £45,000 -5.26% 25
South West +22 383 £40,000 +6.67% 20
East Midlands 0 332 £46,250 +8.82% 20
Yorkshire -28 304 £37,500 -11.76% 26
North East +3 54 £40,000 - 7
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 4375 (52.15%) Agile Software Development
2 3299 (39.32%) Test Automation
3 2525 (30.10%) Finance
4 2480 (29.56%) Java
5 1940 (23.12%) SQL
6 1872 (22.31%) Selenium
7 1716 (20.45%) Scrum
8 1567 (18.68%) JavaScript
9 1492 (17.78%) Degree
10 1464 (17.45%) C#
11 1252 (14.92%) TDD
12 1241 (14.79%) BDD
13 1183 (14.10%) .NET
14 1162 (13.85%) Banking
15 1126 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
16 1104 (13.16%) SDLC
17 1076 (12.82%) Project Management
18 1029 (12.26%) HTML
19 1009 (12.03%) Cucumber
20 979 (11.67%) JIRA
21 955 (11.38%) SQL Server
22 934 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
23 918 (10.94%) Microsoft
24 907 (10.81%) Software Engineering
25 897 (10.69%) Computer Science
26 840 (10.01%) Asset Management
27 835 (9.95%) Linux
28 822 (9.80%) Python
29 792 (9.44%) Web Services
30 791 (9.43%) Investment Banking

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
1 209 (2.49%) Confluence
2 202 (2.41%) CMS
3 147 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 138 (1.64%) JBoss
5 135 (1.61%) Apache
6 95 (1.13%) SharePoint
7 88 (1.05%) IIS
8 73 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
9 72 (0.86%) Apache Spark
10 55 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 49 (0.58%) Drupal
11 49 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
12 40 (0.48%) SAS
13 39 (0.46%) nginx
13 39 (0.46%) Umbraco
14 37 (0.44%) WebSphere
15 31 (0.37%) EPiServer
16 30 (0.36%) WebLogic
17 27 (0.32%) OpenStack
18 24 (0.29%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 253 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 198 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
3 111 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
4 87 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 80 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 43 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 41 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 27 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 11 (0.13%) Simulink
11 6 (0.072%) SPSS
12 4 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
12 4 (0.048%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.036%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.036%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.036%) HipChat
14 2 (0.024%) Doxygen
14 2 (0.024%) Mingle
14 2 (0.024%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 109 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (0.70%) SAP Hybris
3 44 (0.52%) Magento
4 41 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
5 34 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
6 26 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 16 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 14 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
8 14 (0.17%) SAP CRM
8 14 (0.17%) SAP ERP
9 13 (0.15%) Markit EDM
10 12 (0.14%) SAP CO
10 12 (0.14%) SAP FI
10 12 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
11 10 (0.12%) NetSuite
12 8 (0.095%) SAP IS-U
12 8 (0.095%) SAP MM
12 8 (0.095%) SAP VC
12 8 (0.095%) thinkFolio
12 8 (0.095%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 573 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
2 373 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 269 (3.21%) SaaS
4 151 (1.80%) GitHub
5 80 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 68 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 67 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
8 44 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
8 44 (0.52%) Office 365
9 35 (0.42%) PaaS
10 33 (0.39%) npm
11 31 (0.37%) Google Analytics
12 26 (0.31%) IaaS
13 23 (0.27%) Amazon S3
13 23 (0.27%) BlazeMeter
13 23 (0.27%) OpenShift
14 19 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 19 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
15 18 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
16 17 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 163 (1.94%) Internet
2 144 (1.72%) Firewall
3 142 (1.69%) HTTP
4 114 (1.36%) TCP/IP
5 40 (0.48%) Intranet
6 38 (0.45%) DNS
7 37 (0.44%) VoIP
7 37 (0.44%) Wireless
8 35 (0.42%) Network Security
9 31 (0.37%) Ethernet
10 30 (0.36%) VPN
11 28 (0.33%) SMS
11 28 (0.33%) VLAN
12 26 (0.31%) SSL
13 25 (0.30%) BGP
13 25 (0.30%) SAN
14 21 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
14 21 (0.25%) SNMP
15 20 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
15 20 (0.24%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 955 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 322 (3.84%) MySQL
3 321 (3.83%) Relational Database
4 310 (3.69%) NoSQL
5 276 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
6 242 (2.88%) Big Data
7 162 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 139 (1.66%) Redis
9 135 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 123 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
11 114 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
12 112 (1.33%) MongoDB
13 96 (1.14%) Hadoop
14 84 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
15 77 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
16 73 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 67 (0.80%) Neo4j
17 67 (0.80%) Oracle Database
18 66 (0.79%) Power BI
19 62 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1872 (22.31%) Selenium
2 1009 (12.03%) Cucumber
3 979 (11.67%) JIRA
4 749 (8.93%) WebDriver
5 722 (8.61%) Git (software)
6 675 (8.05%) Jenkins
7 348 (4.15%) SoapUI
8 332 (3.96%) JUnit
9 306 (3.65%) Subversion
10 305 (3.64%) Visual Studio
11 301 (3.59%) Maven
12 256 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
13 251 (2.99%) JMeter
14 243 (2.90%) TeamCity
15 242 (2.88%) SpecFlow
16 205 (2.44%) HP UFT
17 148 (1.76%) Appium
18 111 (1.32%) NUnit
19 109 (1.30%) Protractor
20 102 (1.22%) JBehave
General
1 2525 (30.10%) Finance
2 1162 (13.85%) Banking
3 791 (9.43%) Investment Banking
4 694 (8.27%) Retail Banking
5 576 (6.87%) Retail
6 355 (4.23%) Marketing
7 341 (4.06%) Front Office
8 264 (3.15%) Games
9 229 (2.73%) Telecoms
10 192 (2.29%) Legal
11 122 (1.45%) Back Office
12 115 (1.37%) Manufacturing
13 107 (1.28%) Financial Institution
14 85 (1.01%) Advertising
15 80 (0.95%) German Language
16 78 (0.93%) Law
17 74 (0.88%) Automotive
18 69 (0.82%) Electronics
19 61 (0.73%) Publishing
20 42 (0.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1862 (22.19%) Developer
2 1619 (19.30%) Analyst
3 894 (10.66%) QA Engineer
4 880 (10.49%) Tester
5 631 (7.52%) Test Analyst
6 629 (7.50%) Java Developer
7 520 (6.20%) Business Analyst
8 458 (5.46%) Test Engineer
9 452 (5.39%) QA Tester
10 441 (5.26%) QA Analyst
11 360 (4.29%) Automation Tester
12 348 (4.15%) Senior Developer
13 328 (3.91%) QA Leader
14 300 (3.58%) C# Developer
15 278 (3.31%) Test Leader
16 277 (3.30%) QA Automation Engineer
16 277 (3.30%) Software Developer
17 274 (3.27%) Architect
18 273 (3.25%) QA Test Analyst
19 271 (3.23%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1183 (14.10%) .NET
2 1029 (12.26%) HTML
3 792 (9.44%) Web Services
4 692 (8.25%) CSS
5 563 (6.71%) REST
6 536 (6.39%) AngularJS
6 536 (6.39%) RESTful
7 535 (6.38%) XML
8 471 (5.61%) ASP.NET
9 436 (5.20%) HTML5
10 431 (5.14%) SOAP
11 405 (4.83%) Spring
12 385 (4.59%) jQuery
13 326 (3.89%) Node.js
14 238 (2.84%) JSON
15 209 (2.49%) Hibernate
16 204 (2.43%) .NET Framework
17 200 (2.38%) React
18 199 (2.37%) Gherkin
19 197 (2.35%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1126 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
2 897 (10.69%) Computer Science
3 534 (6.36%) User Experience
4 403 (4.80%) Mobile App
5 310 (3.69%) Equities
6 264 (3.15%) Management Information System
7 253 (3.02%) Fintech
8 222 (2.65%) Data Structures
9 197 (2.35%) Derivative
10 189 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
11 187 (2.23%) Algorithms
12 180 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
13 166 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 153 (1.82%) Fixed Income
15 136 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
16 125 (1.49%) Client/Server
17 110 (1.31%) iPad
18 104 (1.24%) Virtual Team
19 74 (0.88%) PMI
20 66 (0.79%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 835 (9.95%) Linux
2 651 (7.76%) Windows
3 431 (5.14%) Unix
4 326 (3.89%) Android
5 321 (3.83%) Apple iOS
6 60 (0.72%) Windows Server
7 55 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 45 (0.54%) Solaris
9 35 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (0.33%) Ubuntu
11 22 (0.26%) Debian
11 22 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (0.21%) AIX
13 14 (0.17%) CentOS
13 14 (0.17%) Windows 7
13 14 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (0.15%) Mac OS
14 13 (0.15%) Windows 10
15 10 (0.12%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.095%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4375 (52.15%) Agile Software Development
2 3299 (39.32%) Test Automation
3 1716 (20.45%) Scrum
4 1252 (14.92%) TDD
5 1241 (14.79%) BDD
6 1104 (13.16%) SDLC
7 1076 (12.82%) Project Management
8 934 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
9 907 (10.81%) Software Engineering
10 840 (10.01%) Asset Management
11 777 (9.26%) Software Testing
12 726 (8.65%) Test Scripting
13 724 (8.63%) Test Strategy
14 697 (8.31%) Wealth Management
15 696 (8.30%) Manual Testing
16 684 (8.15%) DevOps
17 671 (8.00%) Mentoring
18 667 (7.95%) Continuous Improvement
19 637 (7.59%) E-Commerce
20 626 (7.46%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2480 (29.56%) Java
2 1940 (23.12%) SQL
3 1567 (18.68%) JavaScript
4 1464 (17.45%) C#
5 822 (9.80%) Python
6 461 (5.49%) C++
7 395 (4.71%) Ruby
8 300 (3.58%) C
9 284 (3.38%) PHP
10 218 (2.60%) T-SQL
11 166 (1.98%) Bash Shell
12 158 (1.88%) Groovy
13 151 (1.80%) Shell Script
14 138 (1.64%) Perl
15 123 (1.47%) PowerShell
16 119 (1.42%) VB.NET
17 110 (1.31%) Scala
18 103 (1.23%) VB
19 99 (1.18%) PL/SQL
19 99 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1492 (17.78%) Degree
2 545 (6.50%) ISTQB
3 480 (5.72%) ISEB
4 366 (4.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 211 (2.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 109 (1.30%) PMI Certification
7 55 (0.66%) PMP
8 52 (0.62%) Security Cleared
9 51 (0.61%) Master's Degree
10 44 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
11 42 (0.50%) MBA
11 42 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 36 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
13 35 (0.42%) CCNP
14 34 (0.41%) SC Cleared
15 31 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
15 31 (0.37%) Sun Certification
16 30 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
17 27 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 25 (0.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (1.63%) PMO
2 103 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 86 (1.03%) SLA
4 41 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 36 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 32 (0.38%) MiFID
7 26 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
9 18 (0.21%) GDPR
10 15 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 14 (0.17%) ISO 14001
12 13 (0.15%) COBIT
13 12 (0.14%) IEC 62304
13 12 (0.14%) ISO 9000
14 9 (0.11%) EMIR
14 9 (0.11%) ISO 13485
15 8 (0.095%) IEC 61508
15 8 (0.095%) ISO 20022
15 8 (0.095%) ISO 8583
15 8 (0.095%) SEPA
System Software
1 286 (3.41%) Docker
2 111 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (0.64%) Active Directory
4 53 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 26 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (0.31%) Xen
6 23 (0.27%) Firmware
7 16 (0.19%) KVM
7 16 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (0.18%) Apache Flume
9 7 (0.083%) HDFS
9 7 (0.083%) Varnish
9 7 (0.083%) VirtualBox
9 7 (0.083%) vSphere
10 6 (0.072%) LXC
10 6 (0.072%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.060%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.048%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.048%) XenApp
12 4 (0.048%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 161 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 156 (1.86%) Ansible
3 151 (1.80%) Puppet
4 130 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
5 70 (0.83%) Kubernetes
6 44 (0.52%) PowerBroker
7 30 (0.36%) Terraform
8 24 (0.29%) Nagios
9 21 (0.25%) SCCM
10 13 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
10 13 (0.15%) Mesos
11 12 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
11 12 (0.14%) SCOM
11 12 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (0.13%) Kibana
12 11 (0.13%) Marathon
13 9 (0.11%) HockeyApp
13 9 (0.11%) Oozie
13 9 (0.11%) ZABBIX
14 8 (0.095%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 918 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 624 (7.44%) Oracle
3 273 (3.25%) SAP
4 181 (2.16%) Google
4 181 (2.16%) HP
5 138 (1.64%) VMware
6 114 (1.36%) Sybase
7 101 (1.20%) Cisco
8 97 (1.16%) Red Hat
9 92 (1.10%) IBM
9 92 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
10 86 (1.03%) Cadence
11 84 (1.00%) hybris
12 66 (0.79%) Citrix
13 63 (0.75%) Sitecore
14 58 (0.69%) CA Agile Central
15 55 (0.66%) Murex
16 50 (0.60%) Adobe
16 50 (0.60%) Perforce
17 48 (0.57%) Telerik