QA Jobs in England

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > England

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 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
19 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 66 21 51
Rank change year-on-year -45 +30 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 3,050 9,188 7,781
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.62% 9.68% 5.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.85% 48.89% 36.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,073 2,724 4,067
10th Percentile £30,000 £37,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% +4.35% +4.55%

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11,800 18,795 21,234
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 14.02% 19.80% 16.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8,402 8,503 11,802
10th Percentile £27,300 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £42,555 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £71,000 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +3.77%

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for QA in England

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Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in England.

Salary trend for QA in England

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Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in England over the 6 months to 19 April 2024.

Salary histogram for QA in England

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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 April 2024. 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
Jobs
London -44 811 £70,000 - 365
South East -29 692 £47,500 -13.64% 196
North of England -60 539 £47,500 -13.64% 256
Midlands -49 430 £47,500 -9.52% 169
South West -36 366 £50,000 +5.26% 132
North West -56 303 £47,500 -13.64% 138
West Midlands -45 262 £50,000 -9.09% 101
Yorkshire -46 183 £47,500 -11.63% 86
East of England -59 173 £45,000 -8.63% 103
East Midlands -47 166 £45,000 -8.16% 68
North East -60 53 £53,750 -6.52% 40
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UK

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Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 45 (1.48%) CMS
1 45 (1.48%) Confluence
2 40 (1.31%) IIS
3 38 (1.25%) SharePoint
4 20 (0.66%) Apache
5 19 (0.62%) Drupal
6 15 (0.49%) Apache Spark
7 10 (0.33%) Microsoft Exchange
8 8 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (0.26%) Apache Pig
8 8 (0.26%) WordPress
9 6 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
9 6 (0.20%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.16%) nginx
11 4 (0.13%) Documentum
11 4 (0.13%) TWiki
12 3 (0.098%) Moodle
12 3 (0.098%) Smallworld
12 3 (0.098%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.066%) Kinematics
Applications
1 151 (4.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 112 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.49%) InfoPath
6 9 (0.30%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.13%) Trello
9 3 (0.098%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.098%) Simulink
10 2 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.066%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.033%) Notion
11 1 (0.033%) Sketch
11 1 (0.033%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.033%) UXPin
11 1 (0.033%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 37 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.43%) SAP QM
3 12 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.26%) Shopify
5 7 (0.23%) Salesforce CRM
6 6 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
7 5 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.13%) Lawson
8 4 (0.13%) Magento
8 4 (0.13%) SAP IBP
8 4 (0.13%) TrackWise
9 3 (0.098%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.098%) Primavera
9 3 (0.098%) Q-Pulse
9 3 (0.098%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.098%) SAP PM
10 2 (0.066%) SAP MII
11 1 (0.033%) Adobe Campaign
11 1 (0.033%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 602 (19.74%) Azure
2 378 (12.39%) AWS
3 272 (8.92%) Azure DevOps
4 232 (7.61%) SaaS
5 171 (5.61%) GCP
6 94 (3.08%) Power Platform
7 68 (2.23%) Dynamics 365
7 68 (2.23%) Microsoft 365
8 66 (2.16%) Serverless
9 39 (1.28%) GitHub
10 31 (1.02%) Power Automate
11 22 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
11 22 (0.72%) PaaS
12 21 (0.69%) PowerApps
13 17 (0.56%) Amazon S3
14 14 (0.46%) BrowserStack
14 14 (0.46%) Snowflake
15 13 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
15 13 (0.43%) WhatsApp
16 12 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (0.75%) Firewall
1 23 (0.75%) Internet
2 16 (0.52%) WAN
3 15 (0.49%) Wireless
4 13 (0.43%) LAN
5 11 (0.36%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.33%) SD-WAN
7 8 (0.26%) DNS
8 7 (0.23%) HTTP
8 7 (0.23%) VLAN
8 7 (0.23%) VoIP
8 7 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.16%) 5G
9 5 (0.16%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (0.16%) GSM
9 5 (0.16%) LTE
9 5 (0.16%) PSTN
9 5 (0.16%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (0.16%) UMTS
9 5 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 106 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
3 88 (2.89%) Relational Database
4 74 (2.43%) Looker
5 69 (2.26%) BigQuery
6 68 (2.23%) Power BI
7 53 (1.74%) MySQL
7 53 (1.74%) NoSQL
8 44 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
9 28 (0.92%) Tableau
10 27 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 26 (0.85%) Oracle Database
12 22 (0.72%) RDBMS
13 19 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 18 (0.59%) MongoDB
15 17 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
15 17 (0.56%) Hadoop
16 16 (0.52%) Big Data
16 16 (0.52%) Redis
17 14 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 225 (7.38%) Selenium
2 221 (7.25%) JIRA
3 212 (6.95%) Git
4 146 (4.79%) Cucumber
5 124 (4.07%) Jenkins
6 116 (3.80%) Postman
7 89 (2.92%) Cypress.io
8 66 (2.16%) Visual Studio
9 54 (1.77%) Appium
10 32 (1.05%) SpecFlow
11 31 (1.02%) Jasmine
12 28 (0.92%) GitLab
12 28 (0.92%) TeamCity
13 27 (0.89%) JMeter
13 27 (0.89%) JUnit
13 27 (0.89%) Karma Test Runner
14 23 (0.75%) SoapUI
15 22 (0.72%) TestRail
16 21 (0.69%) JDeveloper
16 21 (0.69%) WebDriver
General
1 926 (30.36%) Social Skills
2 478 (15.67%) Finance
3 452 (14.82%) Analytical Skills
4 407 (13.34%) Manufacturing
5 212 (6.95%) Pharmaceutical
6 191 (6.26%) Legal
7 165 (5.41%) Retail
8 138 (4.52%) Marketing
9 118 (3.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 104 (3.41%) Electronics
11 95 (3.11%) Organisational Skills
12 91 (2.98%) Law
13 75 (2.46%) Public Sector
14 67 (2.20%) Billing
15 64 (2.10%) Influencing Skills
16 61 (2.00%) Telecoms
17 59 (1.93%) Aerospace
18 55 (1.80%) Banking
19 53 (1.74%) Front Office
20 44 (1.44%) Police
Job Titles
1 465 (15.25%) Developer
2 355 (11.64%) Senior
3 352 (11.54%) Lead
4 220 (7.21%) Analyst
5 210 (6.89%) QA Manager
6 202 (6.62%) QA Engineer
7 177 (5.80%) Software Engineer
8 131 (4.30%) Quality Manager
9 126 (4.13%) .NET Developer
9 126 (4.13%) Project Manager
10 107 (3.51%) Engineering Manager
11 99 (3.25%) Tester
12 97 (3.18%) Senior Developer
13 94 (3.08%) QA Leader
14 85 (2.79%) Quality Engineer
15 76 (2.49%) Architect
16 71 (2.33%) Data Manager
17 66 (2.16%) Software Developer
18 59 (1.93%) Lead Developer
18 59 (1.93%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (11.70%) .NET
2 228 (7.48%) React
3 175 (5.74%) AngularJS
4 171 (5.61%) REST
5 149 (4.89%) HTML
6 144 (4.72%) CSS
7 136 (4.46%) ASP.NET
8 124 (4.07%) JSON
9 112 (3.67%) .NET Core
10 98 (3.21%) XML
11 93 (3.05%) Web Services
12 92 (3.02%) .NET Framework
13 87 (2.85%) Vue
14 71 (2.33%) RESTful
15 70 (2.30%) Node.js
16 66 (2.16%) Spring
17 63 (2.07%) SOAP
18 62 (2.03%) Redux
19 60 (1.97%) jQuery
20 47 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 249 (8.16%) Product Ownership
2 244 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 92 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
4 73 (2.39%) Mobile App
5 57 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 56 (1.84%) Hedge funds
7 53 (1.74%) Derivative
8 50 (1.64%) Fixed Income
9 47 (1.54%) Equities
10 46 (1.51%) Client/Server
11 45 (1.48%) Data Structures
12 42 (1.38%) Onboarding
13 37 (1.21%) Virtual Team
14 35 (1.15%) IoT
15 33 (1.08%) Driving Licence
15 33 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
16 29 (0.95%) Algorithms
16 29 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
17 27 (0.89%) Biopharmaceutical
18 26 (0.85%) Satnav
Operating Systems
1 115 (3.77%) Windows
2 93 (3.05%) Linux
3 73 (2.39%) Android
4 53 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 14 (0.46%) Windows Server
6 10 (0.33%) Unix
7 9 (0.30%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.26%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.16%) VMS
10 4 (0.13%) AIX
10 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.098%) Debian
11 3 (0.098%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.066%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.066%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.066%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.066%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.033%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.033%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 997 (32.69%) Agile
2 700 (22.95%) Problem-Solving
3 584 (19.15%) DevOps
4 530 (17.38%) Test Automation
5 434 (14.23%) Project Management
6 421 (13.80%) Mentoring
7 381 (12.49%) CI/CD
8 371 (12.16%) Scrum
9 358 (11.74%) Continuous Improvement
10 321 (10.52%) Software Engineering
11 312 (10.23%) Coaching
12 255 (8.36%) Computer Science
13 238 (7.80%) Software Testing
14 198 (6.49%) Test Strategy
15 193 (6.33%) Roadmaps
16 191 (6.26%) SDLC
17 189 (6.20%) QMS
18 187 (6.13%) Project Delivery
19 181 (5.93%) Line Management
20 175 (5.74%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 423 (13.87%) C#
2 422 (13.84%) JavaScript
3 373 (12.23%) SQL
4 277 (9.08%) Java
5 275 (9.02%) Python
6 163 (5.34%) TypeScript
7 71 (2.33%) C
8 60 (1.97%) PHP
9 53 (1.74%) C++
9 53 (1.74%) T-SQL
10 44 (1.44%) VB
11 40 (1.31%) Kotlin
12 39 (1.28%) Go
13 36 (1.18%) Ruby
14 33 (1.08%) VB.NET
14 33 (1.08%) VB6
15 30 (0.98%) Perl
16 29 (0.95%) PowerShell
17 23 (0.75%) Bash
18 22 (0.72%) Swift
Qualifications
1 599 (19.64%) Degree
2 160 (5.25%) Security Cleared
3 159 (5.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 83 (2.72%) SC Cleared
5 80 (2.62%) ISTQB
6 49 (1.61%) DBS Check
7 48 (1.57%) Master's Degree
8 44 (1.44%) DV Cleared
9 35 (1.15%) ISEB
10 29 (0.95%) PMI Certification
11 24 (0.79%) HNC
12 20 (0.66%) PMP
13 19 (0.62%) Azure Certification
14 17 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
15 16 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 14 (0.46%) CREST Certified
16 14 (0.46%) MBA
17 13 (0.43%) AAT
18 12 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
19 11 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (5.18%) GMP
2 55 (1.80%) Accessibility
3 52 (1.70%) Data Quality
4 45 (1.48%) PMO
5 37 (1.21%) ISO 9001
6 31 (1.02%) GDPR
7 28 (0.92%) SLA
8 27 (0.89%) Software Quality Assurance
9 26 (0.85%) Good Clinical Practice
10 21 (0.69%) ISO 13485
11 19 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 16 (0.52%) GxP
13 13 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 10 (0.33%) ISO 14001
14 10 (0.33%) NEBOSH
15 9 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 9 (0.30%) California Consumer Privacy Act
15 9 (0.30%) CDISC
15 9 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
16 7 (0.23%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 121 (3.97%) Docker
2 23 (0.75%) Firmware
3 16 (0.52%) Active Directory
4 12 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
5 11 (0.36%) Embedded Firmware
6 10 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (0.26%) HDFS
9 3 (0.098%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.066%) Varnish
10 2 (0.066%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 92 (3.02%) Kubernetes
2 35 (1.15%) Terraform
3 28 (0.92%) Ansible
4 11 (0.36%) Puppet
5 9 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
6 7 (0.23%) Grafana
6 7 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.20%) Packer
8 4 (0.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 4 (0.13%) Kibana
9 3 (0.098%) Functional Safety
9 3 (0.098%) Kustomize
9 3 (0.098%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.098%) Progress Chef
9 3 (0.098%) SCCM
10 2 (0.066%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.066%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.033%) Consul
11 1 (0.033%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 438 (14.36%) Microsoft
2 158 (5.18%) Google
3 71 (2.33%) SAP
4 62 (2.03%) Oracle
5 35 (1.15%) ServiceNow
6 30 (0.98%) Salesforce
7 29 (0.95%) Databricks
8 27 (0.89%) NCR
9 19 (0.62%) Cisco
10 17 (0.56%) Adobe
11 16 (0.52%) Dell
12 14 (0.46%) Atlassian
13 12 (0.39%) IBM
13 12 (0.39%) VMware
14 11 (0.36%) Aderant
15 8 (0.26%) Marketo
15 8 (0.26%) Splunk
15 8 (0.26%) Xamarin
16 7 (0.23%) HP
16 7 (0.23%) Twitter