Period
to 23 April 2018

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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 60 62
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 8,411 7,872 9,213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.07% 4.88% 4.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.74% 39.89% 36.52%
Number of salaries quoted 6,834 6,285 7,701
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £74,800 £73,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

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 21,709 19,734 25,230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.08% 12.23% 13.20%
Number of salaries quoted 16,938 15,732 20,144
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018. 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 3,936 £57,500 +4.55% 476
South East +12 1,577 £45,000 +9.09% 196
North of England +10 1,145 £42,500 +13.33% 193
Midlands -2 696 £42,500 +6.25% 129
North West +11 627 £45,000 +20.00% 106
East of England -4 623 £45,000 - 124
South West +32 455 £42,500 - 69
Yorkshire +12 425 £40,000 - 72
West Midlands -11 380 £40,000 -3.03% 72
East Midlands +9 316 £44,000 +17.33% 57
North East +8 94 £42,000 +20.00% 15
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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 4,754 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 3,544 (42.14%) Test Automation
3 2,205 (26.22%) Java
4 2,121 (25.22%) Finance
5 2,057 (24.46%) Selenium
6 2,017 (23.98%) SQL
7 1,786 (21.23%) C#
8 1,675 (19.91%) Scrum
9 1,552 (18.45%) JavaScript
10 1,354 (16.10%) TDD
11 1,279 (15.21%) .NET
12 1,261 (14.99%) BDD
13 1,132 (13.46%) SDLC
14 1,100 (13.08%) Degree
15 1,077 (12.80%) JIRA
16 1,005 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
17 984 (11.70%) Software Engineering
18 983 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
19 977 (11.62%) Cucumber
19 977 (11.62%) SQL Server
20 952 (11.32%) HTML
20 952 (11.32%) Microsoft
21 903 (10.74%) Web Services
22 857 (10.19%) Python
23 821 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
24 815 (9.69%) Git (software)
25 811 (9.64%) Manual Testing
26 796 (9.46%) WebDriver
27 786 (9.34%) Project Management
28 781 (9.29%) DevOps

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
1 316 (3.76%) Confluence
2 174 (2.07%) CMS
3 134 (1.59%) Tomcat
4 125 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 110 (1.31%) Apache
6 109 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
7 95 (1.13%) IIS
8 94 (1.12%) Apache Spark
9 63 (0.75%) Drupal
10 57 (0.68%) JBoss
11 55 (0.65%) Apache Solr
12 48 (0.57%) WebSphere
13 47 (0.56%) nginx
14 44 (0.52%) WordPress
15 41 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
16 34 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 34 (0.40%) Umbraco
17 29 (0.34%) WebLogic
18 28 (0.33%) SAS
19 27 (0.32%) EPiServer
Applications
1 269 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 202 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
3 91 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 77 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 62 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
6 31 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 11 (0.13%) InVision
10 8 (0.095%) OmniGraffle
11 6 (0.071%) GIMP
11 6 (0.071%) Mingle
12 5 (0.059%) InDesign
13 4 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.048%) Houdini
13 4 (0.048%) Maya
13 4 (0.048%) NUKE
13 4 (0.048%) Simulink
14 3 (0.036%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 67 (0.80%) SAP Hybris
2 61 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.25%) Magento
3 21 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 19 (0.23%) Elite 3E
4 19 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 18 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 15 (0.18%) MetaTrader
6 15 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
7 14 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 12 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
9 11 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
10 10 (0.12%) SAP CO
10 10 (0.12%) SAP FI
10 10 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
11 9 (0.11%) SAP CRM
11 9 (0.11%) Shopify
12 8 (0.095%) Markit EDM
12 8 (0.095%) SAP R/3
13 6 (0.071%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 703 (8.36%) Amazon AWS
2 489 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 294 (3.50%) SaaS
4 116 (1.38%) PaaS
5 107 (1.27%) GitHub
6 85 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 80 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
8 79 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
9 71 (0.84%) IaaS
10 66 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
11 61 (0.73%) Office 365
12 57 (0.68%) npm
13 50 (0.59%) NuGet
14 46 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
14 46 (0.55%) Sauce Labs
15 42 (0.50%) Amazon S3
16 40 (0.48%) Serverless
17 39 (0.46%) OpenShift
18 38 (0.45%) BrowserStack
19 36 (0.43%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 162 (1.93%) HTTP
2 130 (1.55%) Internet
3 90 (1.07%) TCP/IP
4 89 (1.06%) Firewall
5 58 (0.69%) SSL
6 55 (0.65%) SAN
7 54 (0.64%) DNS
8 45 (0.54%) SMS
9 40 (0.48%) Network Security
9 40 (0.48%) VPN
10 31 (0.37%) WAN
11 30 (0.36%) Intranet
11 30 (0.36%) LAN
12 29 (0.34%) VoIP
12 29 (0.34%) Wireless
13 25 (0.30%) NetScaler
14 24 (0.29%) NAS
15 23 (0.27%) VLAN
16 22 (0.26%) Software-Defined Networking
17 21 (0.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 977 (11.62%) SQL Server
2 289 (3.44%) Relational Database
3 288 (3.42%) MySQL
4 273 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
5 251 (2.98%) Big Data
6 243 (2.89%) NoSQL
7 190 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 155 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 127 (1.51%) MongoDB
10 124 (1.47%) Oracle Database
11 112 (1.33%) Hadoop
12 102 (1.21%) RDBMS
13 98 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
14 83 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
15 82 (0.97%) Blockchain
16 81 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 69 (0.82%) Power BI
18 66 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
19 63 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
20 62 (0.74%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2,057 (24.46%) Selenium
2 1,077 (12.80%) JIRA
3 977 (11.62%) Cucumber
4 815 (9.69%) Git (software)
5 796 (9.46%) WebDriver
6 713 (8.48%) Jenkins
7 431 (5.12%) SoapUI
8 370 (4.40%) Visual Studio
9 361 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 305 (3.63%) SpecFlow
11 298 (3.54%) JMeter
12 290 (3.45%) Maven
13 280 (3.33%) JUnit
14 225 (2.68%) TeamCity
15 186 (2.21%) Appium
16 179 (2.13%) Subversion
17 171 (2.03%) HP UFT
18 165 (1.96%) NUnit
19 96 (1.14%) Protractor
20 93 (1.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 2,121 (25.22%) Finance
2 603 (7.17%) Retail
3 492 (5.85%) Banking
4 384 (4.57%) Marketing
5 287 (3.41%) Games
6 180 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 161 (1.91%) Law
8 152 (1.81%) Manufacturing
9 151 (1.80%) Investment Banking
10 139 (1.65%) Legal
11 116 (1.38%) Advertising
12 102 (1.21%) Electronics
13 95 (1.13%) Front Office
14 92 (1.09%) Publishing
15 89 (1.06%) Financial Institution
16 57 (0.68%) Back Office
17 48 (0.57%) Automotive
18 46 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
19 38 (0.45%) Retail Banking
20 27 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,710 (20.33%) Developer
2 1,598 (19.00%) Analyst
3 1,114 (13.24%) QA Engineer
4 905 (10.76%) Tester
5 767 (9.12%) Test Analyst
6 590 (7.01%) Test Engineer
7 558 (6.63%) QA Analyst
8 518 (6.16%) QA Tester
9 406 (4.83%) Automation Tester
10 399 (4.74%) QA Automation Engineer
11 387 (4.60%) Business Analyst
12 385 (4.58%) Java Developer
13 359 (4.27%) Senior Developer
14 357 (4.24%) QA Test Analyst
15 336 (3.99%) QA Test Engineer
16 325 (3.86%) QA Leader
17 294 (3.50%) Test Automation Engineer
18 287 (3.41%) Architect
19 269 (3.20%) Senior Analyst
20 263 (3.13%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,279 (15.21%) .NET
2 952 (11.32%) HTML
3 903 (10.74%) Web Services
4 709 (8.43%) CSS
5 554 (6.59%) AngularJS
6 514 (6.11%) RESTful
7 490 (5.83%) REST
8 451 (5.36%) ASP.NET
9 399 (4.74%) XML
10 394 (4.68%) HTML5
11 370 (4.40%) Spring
12 363 (4.32%) SOAP
13 355 (4.22%) jQuery
14 326 (3.88%) Node.js
15 256 (3.04%) React
16 216 (2.57%) JSON
17 215 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
18 205 (2.44%) .NET Framework
19 196 (2.33%) CSS3
20 180 (2.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 821 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 689 (8.19%) Computer Science
3 543 (6.46%) User Experience
4 481 (5.72%) Mobile App
5 380 (4.52%) Fintech
6 360 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
7 247 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
8 215 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
8 215 (2.56%) Management Information System
9 129 (1.53%) Algorithms
10 103 (1.22%) Fixed Income
11 102 (1.21%) Data Structures
12 99 (1.18%) Equities
13 98 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
14 94 (1.12%) Virtual Team
15 90 (1.07%) PMI
16 88 (1.05%) Data Centre
17 87 (1.03%) Client/Server
18 70 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 66 (0.78%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 755 (8.98%) Linux
2 629 (7.48%) Windows
3 372 (4.42%) Android
4 362 (4.30%) Apple iOS
5 295 (3.51%) Unix
6 111 (1.32%) Windows Server
7 53 (0.63%) Windows 7
8 46 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 43 (0.51%) CentOS
10 39 (0.46%) Windows 10
10 39 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (0.21%) Mac OS
13 14 (0.17%) Ubuntu
14 12 (0.14%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.12%) Solaris
16 9 (0.11%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
16 9 (0.11%) Windows Phone
17 8 (0.095%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,754 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 3,544 (42.14%) Test Automation
3 1,675 (19.91%) Scrum
4 1,354 (16.10%) TDD
5 1,261 (14.99%) BDD
6 1,132 (13.46%) SDLC
7 1,005 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
8 984 (11.70%) Software Engineering
9 983 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
10 811 (9.64%) Manual Testing
11 786 (9.34%) Project Management
12 781 (9.29%) DevOps
13 778 (9.25%) Software Testing
14 728 (8.66%) Test Strategy
15 725 (8.62%) Test Scripting
16 717 (8.52%) User Acceptance Testing
17 701 (8.33%) Mentoring
18 650 (7.73%) Regression Testing
19 619 (7.36%) Continuous Improvement
20 556 (6.61%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2,205 (26.22%) Java
2 2,017 (23.98%) SQL
3 1,786 (21.23%) C#
4 1,552 (18.45%) JavaScript
5 857 (10.19%) Python
6 365 (4.34%) Ruby
7 327 (3.89%) PHP
8 296 (3.52%) C++
9 271 (3.22%) T-SQL
10 230 (2.73%) C
11 173 (2.06%) Bash Shell
12 142 (1.69%) PowerShell
13 126 (1.50%) Shell Script
14 120 (1.43%) Java 8
15 112 (1.33%) Perl
16 111 (1.32%) ES6
17 105 (1.25%) Scala
18 103 (1.22%) Groovy
19 89 (1.06%) VB.NET
20 88 (1.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,100 (13.08%) Degree
2 565 (6.72%) ISTQB
3 491 (5.84%) ISEB
4 311 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 204 (2.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 122 (1.45%) PMI Certification
7 108 (1.28%) Security Cleared
8 84 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 65 (0.77%) SC Cleared
10 48 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
11 47 (0.56%) PMP
12 40 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
13 38 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
14 36 (0.43%) Master's Degree
15 34 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 31 (0.37%) PhD
17 28 (0.33%) CCNP
18 27 (0.32%) MCSA
18 27 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
19 22 (0.26%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (1.37%) PMO
2 102 (1.21%) Data Quality
3 86 (1.02%) SLA
4 60 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 51 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 49 (0.58%) ISO 9001
7 37 (0.44%) GDPR
8 25 (0.30%) GCP
9 17 (0.20%) Solvency II
10 15 (0.18%) MiFID
11 14 (0.17%) COBIT
12 12 (0.14%) ISO 13485
12 12 (0.14%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 11 (0.13%) EMIR
13 11 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 8 (0.095%) DO-178B
14 8 (0.095%) IEC 62304
14 8 (0.095%) ISO 9000
14 8 (0.095%) P3O
14 8 (0.095%) SEPA
System Software
1 275 (3.27%) Docker
2 122 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (0.76%) Active Directory
4 55 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 29 (0.34%) VMware NSX
6 27 (0.32%) HDFS
7 25 (0.30%) VirtualBox
8 24 (0.29%) Firmware
8 24 (0.29%) Xen
9 22 (0.26%) Apache Flume
10 21 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 15 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (0.17%) vSphere
13 11 (0.13%) vCloud
14 10 (0.12%) KVM
15 7 (0.083%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
17 5 (0.059%) GridGain
17 5 (0.059%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 185 (2.20%) Ansible
2 140 (1.66%) Puppet
3 121 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
4 96 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 94 (1.12%) Kubernetes
6 71 (0.84%) HP ALM
7 43 (0.51%) Terraform
8 33 (0.39%) Kibana
9 31 (0.37%) Oozie
10 29 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
11 23 (0.27%) logstash
12 19 (0.23%) Nagios
13 18 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
14 15 (0.18%) Perfmon
15 13 (0.15%) HAProxy
16 12 (0.14%) HockeyApp
16 12 (0.14%) Mesos
16 12 (0.14%) WebInspect
17 11 (0.13%) Packer
18 10 (0.12%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 952 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 481 (5.72%) Oracle
3 277 (3.29%) SAP
4 205 (2.44%) HP
5 187 (2.22%) Google
6 153 (1.82%) VMware
7 116 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
8 109 (1.30%) Capita
9 97 (1.15%) Adobe
10 91 (1.08%) Sitecore
11 86 (1.02%) hybris
12 81 (0.96%) Cisco
13 79 (0.94%) IBM
14 72 (0.86%) Atlassian
15 64 (0.76%) Xamarin
16 61 (0.73%) Red Hat
17 58 (0.69%) WorldPay
18 50 (0.59%) Tableau
19 49 (0.58%) Apple
20 46 (0.55%) Bloomberg