Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 61 58
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 8,087 8,018 9,233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.10% 4.82% 4.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.58% 39.25% 37.32%
Number of salaries quoted 6,406 5,866 7,705
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 21,519 20,427 24,743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.58% 12.28% 13.24%
Number of salaries quoted 16,370 15,365 19,773
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% -1.03% +7.78%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 0 3,968 £57,500 - 539
South East +19 1,523 £47,500 +5.56% 213
North of England +29 1,105 £42,500 +13.33% 211
North West +20 557 £45,000 +20.00% 109
Midlands -17 507 £42,500 +6.25% 133
South West +26 502 £42,500 +6.25% 101
East of England +7 486 £45,000 - 101
Yorkshire +38 485 £42,500 +6.25% 87
West Midlands -13 302 £47,500 +18.75% 89
East Midlands -13 200 £40,000 -12.09% 44
North East +2 63 £40,000 +14.29% 15
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 4,598 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3,436 (42.49%) Test Automation
3 2,191 (27.09%) Java
4 2,082 (25.75%) Finance
5 1,934 (23.91%) Selenium
6 1,772 (21.91%) SQL
7 1,751 (21.65%) C#
8 1,558 (19.27%) JavaScript
9 1,481 (18.31%) Scrum
10 1,211 (14.97%) .NET
11 1,157 (14.31%) BDD
12 1,124 (13.90%) TDD
13 1,080 (13.35%) Degree
14 1,024 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
15 990 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
16 982 (12.14%) Software Engineering
17 978 (12.09%) DevOps
18 960 (11.87%) SDLC
19 956 (11.82%) JIRA
20 916 (11.33%) Python
21 880 (10.88%) Microsoft
22 849 (10.50%) Cucumber
23 840 (10.39%) HTML
24 839 (10.37%) Git (software)
25 807 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
26 797 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
27 761 (9.41%) SQL Server
28 760 (9.40%) Project Management
29 754 (9.32%) Jenkins
30 750 (9.27%) Software Testing

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
1 356 (4.40%) Confluence
2 162 (2.00%) CMS
3 123 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
4 100 (1.24%) Apache Spark
4 100 (1.24%) SharePoint
5 94 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 92 (1.14%) Apache
7 86 (1.06%) IIS
8 53 (0.66%) WordPress
9 49 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
10 44 (0.54%) Drupal
11 36 (0.45%) nginx
12 34 (0.42%) JBoss
13 29 (0.36%) Apache Solr
14 28 (0.35%) WebLogic
15 27 (0.33%) OpenStack
15 27 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 27 (0.33%) WebSphere
16 25 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
17 24 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 216 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 196 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
3 91 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
4 77 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 75 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 23 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.14%) SPSS
9 9 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.11%) Chatbot
9 9 (0.11%) InVision
10 8 (0.099%) AutoCAD
10 8 (0.099%) Mingle
11 5 (0.062%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.049%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.049%) Maya
13 3 (0.037%) GNU Octave
13 3 (0.037%) S-PLUS
14 2 (0.025%) Stata
Business Applications
1 52 (0.64%) SAP Hybris
2 38 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
3 37 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 28 (0.35%) Magento
5 15 (0.19%) Elite 3E
6 12 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (0.14%) SAP FI
8 10 (0.12%) HFM
8 10 (0.12%) Relativity
8 10 (0.12%) SAP CO
8 10 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
9 9 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
10 8 (0.099%) MetaTrader
11 7 (0.087%) assyst
11 7 (0.087%) Concordance
11 7 (0.087%) Distributed Ledger
11 7 (0.087%) FastStats
11 7 (0.087%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 7 (0.087%) Sentinel
12 6 (0.074%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 797 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
2 642 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 293 (3.62%) SaaS
4 194 (2.40%) GitHub
5 110 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
6 105 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
7 79 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
7 79 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
8 77 (0.95%) PaaS
9 71 (0.88%) Serverless
10 64 (0.79%) Amazon S3
10 64 (0.79%) npm
11 61 (0.75%) BrowserStack
12 60 (0.74%) IaaS
13 57 (0.70%) OpenShift
14 47 (0.58%) Sauce Labs
15 42 (0.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 41 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
17 39 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
18 38 (0.47%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 126 (1.56%) Internet
2 118 (1.46%) HTTP
3 90 (1.11%) Firewall
4 83 (1.03%) TCP/IP
5 67 (0.83%) SMS
6 54 (0.67%) DNS
7 47 (0.58%) SSL
8 33 (0.41%) Network Security
9 31 (0.38%) VPN
9 31 (0.38%) Wireless
10 27 (0.33%) LAN
11 25 (0.31%) LTE
11 25 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
12 24 (0.30%) SAN
13 20 (0.25%) GSM
14 17 (0.21%) UMTS
15 16 (0.20%) NAS
15 16 (0.20%) WAN
16 15 (0.19%) Software-Defined Networking
16 15 (0.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 761 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 294 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 274 (3.39%) Big Data
4 227 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
5 224 (2.77%) MySQL
6 202 (2.50%) NoSQL
7 170 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 138 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
8 138 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 128 (1.58%) Hadoop
10 115 (1.42%) MongoDB
11 82 (1.01%) RDBMS
12 78 (0.96%) Blockchain
13 77 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 72 (0.89%) Oracle Database
15 69 (0.85%) Redis
16 66 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
16 66 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
17 63 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
18 57 (0.70%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1,934 (23.91%) Selenium
2 956 (11.82%) JIRA
3 849 (10.50%) Cucumber
4 839 (10.37%) Git (software)
5 754 (9.32%) Jenkins
6 735 (9.09%) WebDriver
7 364 (4.50%) SoapUI
8 352 (4.35%) SpecFlow
9 329 (4.07%) Visual Studio
10 305 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 301 (3.72%) JMeter
12 257 (3.18%) Maven
13 252 (3.12%) TeamCity
14 229 (2.83%) JUnit
15 197 (2.44%) Appium
16 148 (1.83%) HP UFT
17 138 (1.71%) Subversion
18 135 (1.67%) NUnit
19 130 (1.61%) Protractor
20 123 (1.52%) LoadRunner
General
1 2,082 (25.75%) Finance
2 539 (6.67%) Retail
3 448 (5.54%) Banking
4 441 (5.45%) Marketing
5 246 (3.04%) Games
6 182 (2.25%) Law
7 162 (2.00%) Telecoms
8 149 (1.84%) Investment Banking
9 107 (1.32%) Legal
10 106 (1.31%) Manufacturing
11 96 (1.19%) Financial Institution
12 86 (1.06%) Electronics
13 85 (1.05%) Advertising
14 77 (0.95%) Publishing
15 70 (0.87%) Front Office
16 55 (0.68%) Back Office
17 46 (0.57%) Automotive
18 35 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
19 30 (0.37%) Billing
20 19 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,653 (20.44%) Developer
2 1,568 (19.39%) Analyst
3 1,144 (14.15%) QA Engineer
4 878 (10.86%) Tester
5 698 (8.63%) Test Analyst
6 563 (6.96%) Test Engineer
7 481 (5.95%) QA Tester
8 468 (5.79%) Automation Tester
9 464 (5.74%) QA Analyst
10 439 (5.43%) QA Automation Engineer
11 362 (4.48%) Business Analyst
12 359 (4.44%) Senior Developer
13 344 (4.25%) Java Developer
14 295 (3.65%) Test Automation Engineer
15 289 (3.57%) Developer in Test
16 288 (3.56%) QA Test Engineer
17 273 (3.38%) QA Leader
18 263 (3.25%) Architect
19 261 (3.23%) QA Test Analyst
20 254 (3.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,211 (14.97%) .NET
2 840 (10.39%) HTML
3 715 (8.84%) Web Services
4 663 (8.20%) CSS
5 475 (5.87%) AngularJS
6 467 (5.77%) REST
7 407 (5.03%) RESTful
8 389 (4.81%) ASP.NET
9 372 (4.60%) XML
10 371 (4.59%) SOAP
11 345 (4.27%) HTML5
12 315 (3.90%) Node.js
13 304 (3.76%) Spring
14 282 (3.49%) React
15 272 (3.36%) JSON
16 257 (3.18%) jQuery
17 201 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
18 196 (2.42%) Gherkin
19 188 (2.32%) .NET Framework
20 187 (2.31%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 807 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
2 654 (8.09%) User Experience
3 642 (7.94%) Computer Science
4 462 (5.71%) Fintech
5 407 (5.03%) Mobile App
6 334 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
7 235 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
8 195 (2.41%) Management Information System
9 157 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
10 130 (1.61%) Virtual Team
11 104 (1.29%) Fixed Income
12 95 (1.17%) Public Cloud
13 83 (1.03%) Data Centre
14 82 (1.01%) Algorithms
15 68 (0.84%) Hedge funds
16 67 (0.83%) Equities
17 66 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
18 64 (0.79%) Data Structures
19 59 (0.73%) Replication
20 56 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 722 (8.93%) Linux
2 558 (6.90%) Windows
3 315 (3.90%) Android
4 271 (3.35%) Apple iOS
5 269 (3.33%) Unix
6 84 (1.04%) CentOS
7 68 (0.84%) Windows Server
8 62 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 40 (0.49%) Ubuntu
10 34 (0.42%) Windows 10
11 28 (0.35%) Mac OS X
12 20 (0.25%) Windows 7
13 19 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (0.17%) AIX
15 10 (0.12%) Windows Phone
15 10 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (0.099%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.087%) Nucleus RTOS
18 6 (0.074%) Mac OS
19 5 (0.062%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,598 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3,436 (42.49%) Test Automation
3 1,481 (18.31%) Scrum
4 1,157 (14.31%) BDD
5 1,124 (13.90%) TDD
6 1,024 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
7 990 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
8 982 (12.14%) Software Engineering
9 978 (12.09%) DevOps
10 960 (11.87%) SDLC
11 760 (9.40%) Project Management
12 750 (9.27%) Software Testing
13 717 (8.87%) Manual Testing
14 666 (8.24%) Mentoring
15 634 (7.84%) Test Strategy
16 574 (7.10%) Test Scripting
17 562 (6.95%) Regression Testing
18 560 (6.92%) Continuous Improvement
19 551 (6.81%) E-Commerce
20 538 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2,191 (27.09%) Java
2 1,772 (21.91%) SQL
3 1,751 (21.65%) C#
4 1,558 (19.27%) JavaScript
5 916 (11.33%) Python
6 337 (4.17%) Ruby
7 282 (3.49%) PHP
8 278 (3.44%) T-SQL
9 226 (2.79%) C++
10 197 (2.44%) C
11 150 (1.85%) Bash Shell
12 133 (1.64%) PowerShell
13 121 (1.50%) Perl
14 117 (1.45%) TypeScript
15 116 (1.43%) ES6
16 114 (1.41%) Scala
17 110 (1.36%) Java 8
18 95 (1.17%) Shell Script
19 82 (1.01%) PL/SQL
20 78 (0.96%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,080 (13.35%) Degree
2 458 (5.66%) ISTQB
3 366 (4.53%) ISEB
4 241 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 133 (1.64%) Security Cleared
6 130 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 91 (1.13%) PMI Certification
8 89 (1.10%) SC Cleared
9 62 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 57 (0.70%) PMP
11 49 (0.61%) Master's Degree
12 44 (0.54%) PhD
13 42 (0.52%) CISSP
14 37 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 31 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
16 29 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
17 28 (0.35%) CISM
18 27 (0.33%) CISA
19 21 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
20 20 (0.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (1.69%) PMO
2 78 (0.96%) Data Quality
3 75 (0.93%) SLA
4 71 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 49 (0.61%) ISO 9001
6 48 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 46 (0.57%) GDPR
8 41 (0.51%) GCP
9 20 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 18 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 12 (0.15%) COBIT
12 9 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
13 8 (0.099%) HIPAA
13 8 (0.099%) ISO 9000
13 8 (0.099%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 7 (0.087%) PSD2
14 7 (0.087%) WCAG
15 6 (0.074%) MiFID
15 6 (0.074%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 364 (4.50%) Docker
2 110 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (0.82%) Active Directory
4 60 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 34 (0.42%) Firmware
6 32 (0.40%) VirtualBox
7 29 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
7 29 (0.36%) Xen
8 22 (0.27%) HDFS
8 22 (0.27%) KVM
9 19 (0.23%) Apache Flume
10 14 (0.17%) VMware NSX
11 12 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.062%) ACF2
12 5 (0.062%) LXC
12 5 (0.062%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.062%) RACF
12 5 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.062%) XenApp
13 4 (0.049%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 188 (2.32%) Ansible
2 158 (1.95%) Kubernetes
3 144 (1.78%) Puppet
4 139 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
5 108 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
6 95 (1.17%) Terraform
7 75 (0.93%) HP ALM
8 36 (0.45%) Kibana
9 30 (0.37%) Packer
10 27 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
10 27 (0.33%) logstash
11 23 (0.28%) Oozie
12 21 (0.26%) Nagios
13 13 (0.16%) Mesos
14 12 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
15 10 (0.12%) Check_MK
15 10 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
16 8 (0.099%) Graphite
16 8 (0.099%) HP Fortify
16 8 (0.099%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 880 (10.88%) Microsoft
2 441 (5.45%) Oracle
3 250 (3.09%) SAP
4 219 (2.71%) Google
5 161 (1.99%) HP
6 159 (1.97%) VMware
7 104 (1.29%) IBM
8 99 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
9 95 (1.17%) Capita
10 87 (1.08%) Red Hat
11 81 (1.00%) Atlassian
12 74 (0.92%) Sitecore
13 71 (0.88%) Adobe
13 71 (0.88%) hybris
14 62 (0.77%) WorldPay
15 61 (0.75%) Cisco
16 49 (0.61%) ATG
17 46 (0.57%) Informatica
18 45 (0.56%) TIBCO
19 44 (0.54%) Splunk