Period
to

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 15 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 43 56 66
Rank change year-on-year +13 +10 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 9,372 5,205 2,521
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 6.65% 5.11% 4.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.39% 36.16% 34.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4,202 3,462 2,049
10th Percentile £35,250 £34,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,250 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,064 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.39% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +0.96%

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 24,411 14,394 7,344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.32% 14.14% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 12,455 9,273 5,760
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +10.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%

QA
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

QA
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for QA in England

QA
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in England over the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

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 15 August 2022. 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 +9 5,324 £66,893 +2.91% 283
South East +5 1,220 £57,500 +15.00% 130
North of England +32 1,096 £50,000 +11.11% 167
Midlands +3 660 £50,000 +17.65% 122
South West +54 590 £50,000 +11.11% 89
North West +24 548 £50,000 +11.11% 88
Yorkshire +37 464 £55,000 +15.79% 41
East of England +41 413 £49,500 +4.21% 62
West Midlands -3 353 £50,000 +17.65% 66
East Midlands +10 304 £47,500 +2.70% 56
North East +17 84 £45,000 - 38
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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 4,982 (53.16%) Agile
2 3,289 (35.09%) Test Automation
3 2,610 (27.85%) Social Skills
4 2,574 (27.46%) Finance
5 2,327 (24.83%) Java
6 2,099 (22.40%) DevOps
7 2,080 (22.19%) JavaScript
8 1,985 (21.18%) AWS
9 1,902 (20.29%) CI/CD
10 1,901 (20.28%) Azure
11 1,878 (20.04%) SQL
12 1,827 (19.49%) C#
13 1,772 (18.91%) Software Testing
14 1,739 (18.56%) Python
15 1,727 (18.43%) Software Engineering
16 1,633 (17.42%) Scrum
17 1,610 (17.18%) Microsoft
18 1,522 (16.24%) Mentoring
19 1,498 (15.98%) Selenium
20 1,472 (15.71%) Degree
21 1,340 (14.30%) Problem-Solving
22 1,324 (14.13%) .NET
23 1,248 (13.32%) Test Strategy
24 1,237 (13.20%) Docker
25 1,226 (13.08%) Microservices
26 1,130 (12.06%) JIRA
27 1,110 (11.84%) React
28 1,103 (11.77%) Analytics
29 1,091 (11.64%) Git (software)
30 1,059 (11.30%) Continuous Integration

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
1 379 (4.04%) Confluence
2 127 (1.36%) CMS
3 98 (1.05%) Apache
4 88 (0.94%) SharePoint
5 79 (0.84%) Apache Spark
6 35 (0.37%) Tomcat
7 32 (0.34%) Apache Pulsar
7 32 (0.34%) SAS
7 32 (0.34%) WordPress
8 29 (0.31%) IIS
9 27 (0.29%) Drupal
10 26 (0.28%) WebLogic
11 24 (0.26%) Mule
12 20 (0.21%) JBoss
13 18 (0.19%) Apache Solr
14 16 (0.17%) Apache Airflow
14 16 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
15 13 (0.14%) Anypoint
15 13 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 13 (0.14%) WildFly
Applications
1 242 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 186 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
3 102 (1.09%) Sketch
4 77 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 53 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 52 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
7 43 (0.46%) Photoshop
8 28 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 22 (0.23%) MS Visio
10 19 (0.20%) InVision
11 14 (0.15%) Adobe XD
12 12 (0.13%) Simulink
13 11 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
14 10 (0.11%) Campfire
14 10 (0.11%) Chatbot
15 8 (0.085%) Maple
16 6 (0.064%) InDesign
16 6 (0.064%) OrCAD
16 6 (0.064%) SketchUp
17 5 (0.053%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 51 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
3 29 (0.31%) Shopify
4 23 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 19 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
6 10 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.096%) Magento
8 7 (0.075%) Adobe Campaign
8 7 (0.075%) SessionCam
8 7 (0.075%) WebTrends
9 6 (0.064%) Fidessa
9 6 (0.064%) R3 Corda
10 4 (0.043%) Avolution ABACUS
10 4 (0.043%) Changepoint
10 4 (0.043%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.043%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.043%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 3 (0.032%) ResourceLink
11 3 (0.032%) Social Studio
11 3 (0.032%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,985 (21.18%) AWS
2 1,901 (20.28%) Azure
3 791 (8.44%) GCP
4 515 (5.50%) SaaS
5 512 (5.46%) GitHub
6 507 (5.41%) Azure DevOps
7 338 (3.61%) Serverless
8 209 (2.23%) AWS Lambda
9 162 (1.73%) Power Platform
10 160 (1.71%) Figma
11 143 (1.53%) Slack
12 131 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
13 126 (1.34%) Sauce Labs
14 123 (1.31%) BrowserStack
15 117 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
15 117 (1.25%) Snowflake
16 107 (1.14%) Amazon ECS
17 105 (1.12%) npm
18 95 (1.01%) Azure Service Bus
19 91 (0.97%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 270 (2.88%) HTTP
2 98 (1.05%) Broadband
3 56 (0.60%) Internet
4 48 (0.51%) Firewall
5 41 (0.44%) VoIP
6 38 (0.41%) DNS
7 31 (0.33%) DHCP
7 31 (0.33%) TCP/IP
8 29 (0.31%) MQTT
9 28 (0.30%) SNA
10 26 (0.28%) VPN
11 24 (0.26%) SSH
12 22 (0.23%) SSL
13 17 (0.18%) FTP
14 15 (0.16%) Network Security
15 14 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (0.13%) Intranet
17 11 (0.12%) FIX Connectivity
17 11 (0.12%) LAN
18 10 (0.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 709 (7.57%) SQL Server
2 634 (6.76%) PostgreSQL
3 567 (6.05%) NoSQL
4 479 (5.11%) Big Data
5 384 (4.10%) Relational Database
6 249 (2.66%) MongoDB
7 237 (2.53%) Redis
8 231 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
9 226 (2.41%) MySQL
10 161 (1.72%) Tableau
11 136 (1.45%) DynamoDB
12 135 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
12 135 (1.44%) Power BI
13 117 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
14 94 (1.00%) RDBMS
15 81 (0.86%) Amazon Aurora
16 65 (0.69%) Oracle Database
17 64 (0.68%) BigQuery
18 59 (0.63%) Hadoop
19 51 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1,498 (15.98%) Selenium
2 1,130 (12.06%) JIRA
3 1,091 (11.64%) Git (software)
4 1,054 (11.25%) Jenkins
5 798 (8.51%) Postman
6 717 (7.65%) JMeter
7 630 (6.72%) Cucumber
8 554 (5.91%) Cypress.io
9 442 (4.72%) Zephyr
10 431 (4.60%) SpecFlow
11 412 (4.40%) Rational Quality Manager
12 287 (3.06%) JUnit
13 277 (2.96%) Appium
14 271 (2.89%) GitLab
15 260 (2.77%) TeamCity
16 254 (2.71%) WebDriver
17 197 (2.10%) Maven
18 182 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
19 176 (1.88%) REST Assured
20 153 (1.63%) Bitbucket
General
1 2,610 (27.85%) Social Skills
2 2,574 (27.46%) Finance
3 955 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
4 760 (8.11%) Games
5 716 (7.64%) Marketing
6 669 (7.14%) Retail
7 570 (6.08%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 482 (5.14%) Banking
9 322 (3.44%) Law
10 315 (3.36%) Manufacturing
11 257 (2.74%) Legal
12 236 (2.52%) Presentation Skills
13 215 (2.29%) Public Sector
14 214 (2.28%) Organisational Skills
15 210 (2.24%) Pharmaceutical
16 195 (2.08%) Telecoms
17 176 (1.88%) Advertising
18 156 (1.66%) Automotive
19 138 (1.47%) Publishing
20 130 (1.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,521 (16.23%) Developer
2 1,131 (12.07%) QA Engineer
3 918 (9.80%) Analyst
4 871 (9.29%) Software Engineer
5 654 (6.98%) QA Leader
6 411 (4.39%) Senior Developer
7 410 (4.37%) Test Engineer
8 391 (4.17%) Tester
9 320 (3.41%) Automation Engineer
10 313 (3.34%) Senior Software Engineer
11 311 (3.32%) Java Developer
12 308 (3.29%) Trainee
13 298 (3.18%) Software Developer
14 291 (3.10%) QA Automation Engineer
15 274 (2.92%) Java Engineer
16 269 (2.87%) Senior QA Engineer
17 260 (2.77%) QA Analyst
18 230 (2.45%) Project Manager
19 226 (2.41%) Architect
20 212 (2.26%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,324 (14.13%) .NET
2 1,110 (11.84%) React
3 1,001 (10.68%) REST
4 887 (9.46%) HTML
5 881 (9.40%) CSS
6 728 (7.77%) Spring
7 660 (7.04%) Node.js
8 643 (6.86%) RESTful
9 542 (5.78%) AngularJS
10 477 (5.09%) ASP.NET
11 432 (4.61%) Kafka
12 393 (4.19%) .NET Core
13 332 (3.54%) .NET Framework
14 314 (3.35%) Web Services
15 313 (3.34%) XML
16 299 (3.19%) JSON
17 275 (2.93%) Jest
18 272 (2.90%) RabbitMQ
19 255 (2.72%) Spring Boot
20 251 (2.68%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1,058 (11.29%) User Experience
2 677 (7.22%) Virtual Team
3 579 (6.18%) Mobile App
4 477 (5.09%) Self-Motivation
5 426 (4.55%) Algorithms
6 251 (2.68%) Management Information System
7 232 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 208 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
9 181 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
10 165 (1.76%) Cloud Native
11 163 (1.74%) Hackathon
12 139 (1.48%) Sports Betting
13 125 (1.33%) Hedge funds
14 120 (1.28%) Social Network
15 117 (1.25%) Legacy Systems
16 111 (1.18%) Public Cloud
17 104 (1.11%) Life Science
18 103 (1.10%) Equities
19 100 (1.07%) Data Structures
20 91 (0.97%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 651 (6.95%) Linux
2 422 (4.50%) Windows
3 411 (4.39%) Android
4 346 (3.69%) Apple iOS
5 268 (2.86%) Unix
6 35 (0.37%) Windows Server
7 26 (0.28%) Ubuntu
7 26 (0.28%) VMS
8 22 (0.23%) Solaris
9 19 (0.20%) CentOS
9 19 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.17%) Windows 10
12 12 (0.13%) Mac OS
12 12 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.085%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.064%) Windows Server 2016
14 6 (0.064%) Windows Server 2019
15 5 (0.053%) Alpine Linux
15 5 (0.053%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,982 (53.16%) Agile
2 3,289 (35.09%) Test Automation
3 2,099 (22.40%) DevOps
4 1,902 (20.29%) CI/CD
5 1,772 (18.91%) Software Testing
6 1,727 (18.43%) Software Engineering
7 1,633 (17.42%) Scrum
8 1,522 (16.24%) Mentoring
9 1,340 (14.30%) Problem-Solving
10 1,248 (13.32%) Test Strategy
11 1,226 (13.08%) Microservices
12 1,103 (11.77%) Analytics
13 1,059 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
14 1,035 (11.04%) SDLC
15 974 (10.39%) TDD
16 897 (9.57%) Continuous Improvement
17 870 (9.28%) API Testing
18 854 (9.11%) BDD
19 844 (9.01%) Project Delivery
20 835 (8.91%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 2,327 (24.83%) Java
2 2,080 (22.19%) JavaScript
3 1,878 (20.04%) SQL
4 1,827 (19.49%) C#
5 1,739 (18.56%) Python
6 769 (8.21%) TypeScript
7 288 (3.07%) C++
8 264 (2.82%) C
9 244 (2.60%) PHP
10 200 (2.13%) Ruby
11 194 (2.07%) Go
12 190 (2.03%) Scala
13 185 (1.97%) Kotlin
14 159 (1.70%) Bash
15 137 (1.46%) ES6
15 137 (1.46%) PowerShell
16 123 (1.31%) Shell Script
17 122 (1.30%) T-SQL
18 102 (1.09%) Groovy
19 85 (0.91%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1,472 (15.71%) Degree
2 433 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 333 (3.55%) ISTQB
4 242 (2.58%) Security Cleared
5 188 (2.01%) ISEB
6 179 (1.91%) Master's Degree
7 137 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 108 (1.15%) SC Cleared
9 83 (0.89%) PMI Certification
10 59 (0.63%) PMP
11 38 (0.41%) PhD
11 38 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 35 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
13 27 (0.29%) HNC
14 22 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
15 21 (0.22%) DBS Check
16 20 (0.21%) DV Cleared
17 19 (0.20%) AWS Certification
17 19 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 18 (0.19%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (2.21%) Accessibility
2 149 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 127 (1.36%) PMO
4 117 (1.25%) GDPR
5 107 (1.14%) SLA
6 87 (0.93%) GMP
7 49 (0.52%) Good Clinical Practice
8 43 (0.46%) PCI DSS
9 40 (0.43%) ISO 13485
9 40 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 39 (0.42%) ISO 9001
11 32 (0.34%) GLP
12 31 (0.33%) WCAG
13 26 (0.28%) GxP
14 22 (0.23%) GRC
15 18 (0.19%) MiFID
16 17 (0.18%) EMIR
17 16 (0.17%) IEC 61508
17 16 (0.17%) ISO 26262
18 14 (0.15%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 1,237 (13.20%) Docker
2 60 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 35 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 30 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
6 13 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.11%) GridGain
8 10 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.075%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 7 (0.075%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.064%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.064%) XenApp
11 5 (0.053%) KVM
11 5 (0.053%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.043%) Firmware
13 3 (0.032%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.021%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.011%) Dovecot
15 1 (0.011%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 748 (7.98%) Kubernetes
2 515 (5.50%) Terraform
3 429 (4.58%) HP Quality Center
4 419 (4.47%) HP ALM
5 70 (0.75%) Grafana
6 60 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
7 57 (0.61%) Ansible
8 51 (0.54%) Kibana
9 41 (0.44%) Prometheus
10 31 (0.33%) Puppet
11 28 (0.30%) MIIS
12 26 (0.28%) logstash
12 26 (0.28%) ZABBIX
13 24 (0.26%) Opsgenie
14 23 (0.25%) HAProxy
14 23 (0.25%) Pingdom
14 23 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
15 22 (0.23%) Data Guard
15 22 (0.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 22 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1,610 (17.18%) Microsoft
2 838 (8.94%) Google
3 512 (5.46%) IBM
4 436 (4.65%) HP
5 276 (2.94%) Oracle
6 175 (1.87%) Apple
7 164 (1.75%) FIS
8 153 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
9 134 (1.43%) SAP
10 104 (1.11%) Adobe
11 81 (0.86%) Atlassian
12 80 (0.85%) Bloomberg
13 69 (0.74%) ANSYS
14 67 (0.71%) Samsung
15 58 (0.62%) Splunk
16 53 (0.57%) New Relic
16 53 (0.57%) ServiceNow
16 53 (0.57%) Zopa
17 47 (0.50%) Sony
17 47 (0.50%) WorldPay