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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 54 52
Rank change year-on-year -13 -2  
Permanent jobs citing QA 3844 4609 5090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.59% 4.98% 4.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.94% 38.18% 38.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2825 3850 4157
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,650 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 10133 12071 13088
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 12.10% 13.05% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 7694 9728 10388
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 2062 £57,500 - 286
South East -6 603 £45,000 - 102
East of England -12 261 £45,000 - 44
North West -9 243 £39,000 +1.96% 57
West Midlands -29 183 £41,000 +13.88% 27
South West -12 182 £40,000 -5.88% 37
Yorkshire -33 161 £40,000 - 29
East Midlands -22 122 £46,500 +3.33% 21
North East -6 24 £35,000 -46.15% 13
Midlands +6 4 £100,000 +110.52% 48
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 4294 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3271 (41.74%) Test Automation
3 2096 (26.74%) Finance
4 2078 (26.52%) Java
5 2050 (26.16%) Selenium
6 1825 (23.29%) SQL
7 1540 (19.65%) Scrum
8 1395 (17.80%) C#
9 1381 (17.62%) TDD
10 1291 (16.47%) Degree
11 1270 (16.21%) JavaScript
12 1184 (15.11%) BDD
13 1139 (14.53%) .NET
14 1109 (14.15%) Microsoft
15 1016 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
16 957 (12.21%) SDLC
17 942 (12.02%) SQL Server
18 940 (11.99%) Test Scripting
19 918 (11.71%) JIRA
20 892 (11.38%) Linux
20 892 (11.38%) Software Engineering
21 859 (10.96%) Cucumber
22 850 (10.85%) WebDriver
23 848 (10.82%) HTML
24 827 (10.55%) Software Testing
25 801 (10.22%) Project Management
26 793 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
27 744 (9.49%) Retail
27 744 (9.49%) Git (software)
28 734 (9.37%) Python

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
1 189 (2.41%) Apache
2 186 (2.37%) CMS
3 170 (2.17%) Confluence
4 158 (2.02%) Tomcat
5 136 (1.74%) JBoss
6 113 (1.44%) SharePoint
7 105 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
8 82 (1.05%) Apache Spark
8 82 (1.05%) IIS
9 77 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 69 (0.88%) nginx
11 53 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
12 44 (0.56%) WebLogic
13 42 (0.54%) SAS
14 39 (0.50%) Apache Solr
15 38 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
16 33 (0.42%) Mule
17 30 (0.38%) WebSphere
18 27 (0.34%) Drupal
18 27 (0.34%) EPiServer
Applications
1 264 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 225 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
3 95 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
4 84 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 55 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 31 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 29 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.14%) SPSS
10 6 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.064%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.038%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.038%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.026%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.026%) Autodesk Inventor
13 2 (0.026%) HipChat
14 1 (0.013%) Avid Media Composer
14 1 (0.013%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.013%) Mathcad
14 1 (0.013%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 92 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.59%) Magento
3 34 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 30 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 23 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 16 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
7 12 (0.15%) Markit EDM
8 10 (0.13%) Infor M3
8 10 (0.13%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 10 (0.13%) SAP BPC
8 10 (0.13%) VisionPLUS
9 9 (0.11%) Infor CloudSuite
9 9 (0.11%) SAP R/3
10 8 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.089%) SAP FI
12 6 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
12 6 (0.077%) Payment Gateway
12 6 (0.077%) Unica
13 5 (0.064%) IntelliMatch
13 5 (0.064%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 456 (5.82%) Amazon AWS
2 312 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 241 (3.08%) SaaS
4 183 (2.34%) GitHub
5 79 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
5 79 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
6 61 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 50 (0.64%) BrowserStack
8 40 (0.51%) Force.com
9 35 (0.45%) Amazon S3
9 35 (0.45%) Office 365
10 34 (0.43%) Google Play
10 34 (0.43%) IaaS
11 31 (0.40%) OpenShift
12 30 (0.38%) PaaS
13 22 (0.28%) Google Analytics
14 21 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
15 17 (0.22%) Amazon Kinesis
16 16 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 12 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 166 (2.12%) Internet
2 164 (2.09%) HTTP
3 108 (1.38%) TCP/IP
4 71 (0.91%) Firewall
5 38 (0.48%) DNS
5 38 (0.48%) Network Security
6 37 (0.47%) SAN
7 33 (0.42%) VoIP
8 30 (0.38%) VPN
9 29 (0.37%) Wireless
10 26 (0.33%) FTP
11 19 (0.24%) LDAP
12 18 (0.23%) Intranet
13 17 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (0.22%) NetScaler
13 17 (0.22%) SSL
14 14 (0.18%) DHCP
15 13 (0.17%) HTTPS
15 13 (0.17%) SMTP
15 13 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 942 (12.02%) SQL Server
2 385 (4.91%) MySQL
3 318 (4.06%) Relational Database
4 279 (3.56%) Big Data
5 271 (3.46%) NoSQL
6 246 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
7 214 (2.73%) MongoDB
8 156 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 149 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 143 (1.82%) Hadoop
11 134 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
12 118 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
13 87 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
14 77 (0.98%) RDBMS
15 76 (0.97%) Redis
16 73 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
17 70 (0.89%) Neo4j
18 67 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 64 (0.82%) Power BI
20 58 (0.74%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2050 (26.16%) Selenium
2 918 (11.71%) JIRA
3 859 (10.96%) Cucumber
4 850 (10.85%) WebDriver
5 744 (9.49%) Git (software)
6 591 (7.54%) Jenkins
7 337 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 330 (4.21%) JUnit
9 329 (4.20%) Visual Studio
10 301 (3.84%) JMeter
11 285 (3.64%) SoapUI
12 257 (3.28%) SpecFlow
13 249 (3.18%) Maven
14 243 (3.10%) Subversion
15 227 (2.90%) Appium
16 222 (2.83%) TeamCity
17 180 (2.30%) HP UFT
18 150 (1.91%) Calabash
19 120 (1.53%) NUnit
20 113 (1.44%) Ant
General
1 2096 (26.74%) Finance
2 744 (9.49%) Retail
3 643 (8.20%) Banking
4 338 (4.31%) Marketing
5 333 (4.25%) Investment Banking
6 229 (2.92%) Retail Banking
7 204 (2.60%) Games
8 189 (2.41%) Telecoms
9 128 (1.63%) Financial Institution
10 127 (1.62%) Legal
11 123 (1.57%) Manufacturing
12 122 (1.56%) Front Office
13 97 (1.24%) Back Office
14 88 (1.12%) Advertising
15 80 (1.02%) Automotive
16 75 (0.96%) Publishing
17 71 (0.91%) Law
18 65 (0.83%) Electronics
19 45 (0.57%) Aerospace
20 36 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1602 (20.44%) Analyst
2 1537 (19.61%) Developer
3 978 (12.48%) Tester
4 950 (12.12%) QA Engineer
5 723 (9.23%) Test Analyst
6 602 (7.68%) QA Analyst
7 594 (7.58%) QA Tester
8 588 (7.50%) Test Engineer
9 464 (5.92%) Automation Tester
10 402 (5.13%) Java Developer
11 370 (4.72%) QA Automation Engineer
12 364 (4.64%) QA Test Analyst
13 352 (4.49%) Business Analyst
14 291 (3.71%) QA Test Engineer
15 286 (3.65%) Architect
16 284 (3.62%) QA Leader
17 282 (3.60%) Java Engineer
18 270 (3.45%) Project Manager
19 267 (3.41%) Senior Developer
20 262 (3.34%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1139 (14.53%) .NET
2 848 (10.82%) HTML
3 725 (9.25%) Web Services
4 625 (7.97%) CSS
5 511 (6.52%) XML
6 425 (5.42%) AngularJS
7 402 (5.13%) RESTful
8 400 (5.10%) REST
9 397 (5.07%) ASP.NET
10 392 (5.00%) HTML5
11 328 (4.19%) SOAP
12 317 (4.04%) Spring
13 279 (3.56%) Gherkin
14 265 (3.38%) jQuery
15 241 (3.08%) Node.js
16 227 (2.90%) JSON
17 211 (2.69%) React
18 204 (2.60%) Hibernate
19 174 (2.22%) .NET Framework
20 154 (1.97%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 793 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
2 678 (8.65%) Computer Science
3 524 (6.69%) User Experience
4 501 (6.39%) Mobile App
5 274 (3.50%) Management Information System
6 238 (3.04%) Fintech
7 223 (2.85%) Greenfield Project
8 177 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 165 (2.11%) Fixed Income
10 154 (1.97%) Equities
11 146 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
12 135 (1.72%) Data Structures
13 124 (1.58%) iPad
14 122 (1.56%) Client/Server
15 113 (1.44%) Virtual Team
16 112 (1.43%) Algorithms
17 102 (1.30%) Data Centre
18 79 (1.01%) Derivative
19 72 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
20 67 (0.85%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 892 (11.38%) Linux
2 719 (9.17%) Windows
3 413 (5.27%) Unix
4 350 (4.47%) Android
5 322 (4.11%) Apple iOS
6 76 (0.97%) Windows Server
7 59 (0.75%) Solaris
8 46 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 45 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 42 (0.54%) Windows 7
11 41 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (0.43%) Ubuntu
13 30 (0.38%) Debian
14 27 (0.34%) Windows 10
15 14 (0.18%) Windows Phone
16 9 (0.11%) CentOS
16 9 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
16 9 (0.11%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.089%) CoreOS
17 7 (0.089%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4294 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3271 (41.74%) Test Automation
3 1540 (19.65%) Scrum
4 1381 (17.62%) TDD
5 1184 (15.11%) BDD
6 1016 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
7 957 (12.21%) SDLC
8 940 (11.99%) Test Scripting
9 892 (11.38%) Software Engineering
10 827 (10.55%) Software Testing
11 801 (10.22%) Project Management
12 730 (9.31%) E-Commerce
13 707 (9.02%) Test Strategy
14 670 (8.55%) Regression Testing
15 653 (8.33%) Manual Testing
16 632 (8.06%) Mentoring
17 627 (8.00%) Functional Testing
18 618 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
19 603 (7.69%) DevOps
20 558 (7.12%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2078 (26.52%) Java
2 1825 (23.29%) SQL
3 1395 (17.80%) C#
4 1270 (16.21%) JavaScript
5 734 (9.37%) Python
6 395 (5.04%) Ruby
7 331 (4.22%) C++
8 285 (3.64%) PHP
9 220 (2.81%) C
10 214 (2.73%) T-SQL
11 171 (2.18%) Scala
12 145 (1.85%) Shell Script
13 144 (1.84%) Bash Shell
14 138 (1.76%) Perl
14 138 (1.76%) VB.NET
15 130 (1.66%) PowerShell
16 129 (1.65%) Groovy
17 112 (1.43%) PL/SQL
18 75 (0.96%) VB
19 69 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1291 (16.47%) Degree
2 617 (7.87%) ISTQB
3 574 (7.32%) ISEB
4 296 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 186 (2.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 80 (1.02%) PMI Certification
7 77 (0.98%) Master's Degree
8 55 (0.70%) PMP
9 51 (0.65%) Security Cleared
10 38 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 37 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
12 36 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
13 30 (0.38%) SC Cleared
14 29 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 28 (0.36%) MBA
16 27 (0.34%) APMP
17 25 (0.32%) CCNA
17 25 (0.32%) PhD
18 24 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
19 22 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (2.07%) PMO
2 101 (1.29%) SLA
3 73 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 37 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 35 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 33 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 32 (0.41%) MiFID
8 22 (0.28%) COBIT
9 14 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
10 11 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 8 (0.10%) P3O
12 6 (0.077%) HL7
12 6 (0.077%) ISO 9000
12 6 (0.077%) WCAG
13 5 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.064%) Section 508
13 5 (0.064%) SSAE 16
14 4 (0.051%) EMIR
14 4 (0.051%) GxP
14 4 (0.051%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 231 (2.95%) Docker
2 119 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (1.00%) Active Directory
4 59 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
5 39 (0.50%) Hyper-V
6 33 (0.42%) Xen
7 29 (0.37%) VirtualBox
8 26 (0.33%) vSphere
9 24 (0.31%) Firmware
10 20 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (0.20%) KVM
12 13 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 12 (0.15%) XenApp
14 11 (0.14%) HDFS
14 11 (0.14%) LXC
15 10 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
16 9 (0.11%) vCloud
17 7 (0.089%) Varnish
17 7 (0.089%) XenDesktop
18 5 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 208 (2.65%) Ansible
2 172 (2.19%) Puppet
3 168 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
4 108 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
5 38 (0.48%) Kubernetes
6 35 (0.45%) Kibana
7 28 (0.36%) SCCM
8 26 (0.33%) Terraform
9 23 (0.29%) Nagios
10 17 (0.22%) Grafana
11 14 (0.18%) CloudHub
12 12 (0.15%) HockeyApp
13 11 (0.14%) logstash
14 10 (0.13%) CFEngine
15 8 (0.10%) Prometheus
15 8 (0.10%) Salt
16 6 (0.077%) Graphite
16 6 (0.077%) Hadoop YARN
16 6 (0.077%) rkt
17 5 (0.064%) Consul
Vendors
1 1109 (14.15%) Microsoft
2 586 (7.48%) Oracle
3 170 (2.17%) SAP
4 161 (2.05%) Google
4 161 (2.05%) VMware
5 145 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
6 121 (1.54%) HP
7 100 (1.28%) Cognizant
8 85 (1.08%) Red Hat
9 80 (1.02%) Tableau
10 76 (0.97%) Atlassian
11 75 (0.96%) IBM
12 74 (0.94%) Cisco
13 72 (0.92%) Sybase
14 62 (0.79%) Sitecore
15 59 (0.75%) Adobe
15 59 (0.75%) Murex
16 53 (0.68%) Xamarin
17 52 (0.66%) CA Agile Central
18 44 (0.56%) Cadence
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £29,000 per annum 26 days holiday, Bonus, Private Heal
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Stott & May
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Dorset
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - 65,000k base, bonus + generous package
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Training + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 13 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £excellent +15%bonus+health+pension+bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Training + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Candidate Source
Salary: £70,000.00 + Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + bens inc BUPA,pension,flexible hrs
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Stepstone UK
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £29000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Recann
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago