QA Jobs in the North of England

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > North of England

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of 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 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
23 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 86 14 74
Rank change year-on-year -72 +60 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 411 2,623 731
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 3.10% 14.91% 4.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.99% 64.18% 26.72%
Number of salaries quoted 236 264 463
10th Percentile £28,750 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £39,938 £41,250 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +4.40%
75th Percentile £65,000 £68,375 £60,000
90th Percentile £81,875 £78,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,774 £61,000 £58,000
% change year-on-year -5.29% +5.17% +5.45%

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North of 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 the North of England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,713 4,087 2,736
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 12.91% 23.24% 14.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,246 1,166 1,676
10th Percentile £26,750 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £34,188 £39,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,664 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.67% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £64,072 £63,967 £58,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,715 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in the North of England

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Salary Trend in the North of England

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

Salary trend for QA in the North of England

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Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in the North of England over the 6 months to 23 February 2024.

Salary histogram for QA in the North of England

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Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the North of England region over the 6 months to 23 February 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
North West -70 216 £47,500 -13.64% 135
Yorkshire -48 162 £50,000 +8.11% 77
North East -71 33 £55,000 -1.79% 31
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England

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Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the North of 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 13 (3.16%) SAS
2 11 (2.68%) CMS
3 9 (2.19%) Confluence
4 7 (1.70%) Drupal
5 6 (1.46%) Apache Solr
6 4 (0.97%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.97%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.49%) Apache
7 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.24%) Trello
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (0.73%) Shopify
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Magento
2 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.24%) SAP WM
2 1 (0.24%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 60 (14.60%) AWS
2 52 (12.65%) Azure
3 24 (5.84%) SaaS
4 23 (5.60%) GCP
4 23 (5.60%) Serverless
5 15 (3.65%) Azure DevOps
6 10 (2.43%) Google Play
7 9 (2.19%) GitHub
8 7 (1.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (1.70%) BrowserStack
8 7 (1.70%) Power Platform
9 6 (1.46%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 6 (1.46%) BlazeMeter
10 5 (1.22%) Amazon EKS
10 5 (1.22%) Microsoft 365
11 4 (0.97%) Route 53
12 3 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.49%) GitHub Actions
13 2 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.97%) Firewall
2 3 (0.73%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.49%) Internet
3 2 (0.49%) LAN
3 2 (0.49%) VPN
3 2 (0.49%) WAN
4 1 (0.24%) DVB
4 1 (0.24%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.08%) Relational Database
2 23 (5.60%) RDBMS
3 21 (5.11%) Oracle Database
4 15 (3.65%) MySQL
5 14 (3.41%) Metadata
5 14 (3.41%) MongoDB
6 13 (3.16%) Base SAS
7 11 (2.68%) SQL Server
8 10 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.95%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.46%) DynamoDB
11 5 (1.22%) Power BI
12 4 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.97%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 4 (0.97%) QualityStage
13 3 (0.73%) Big Data
14 2 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
15 1 (0.24%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 55 (13.38%) Git
2 37 (9.00%) JIRA
3 26 (6.33%) Selenium
4 25 (6.08%) Appium
5 16 (3.89%) Cypress.io
6 11 (2.68%) GitLab
7 10 (2.43%) Jenkins
7 10 (2.43%) Postman
8 9 (2.19%) Cucumber
8 9 (2.19%) JDeveloper
8 9 (2.19%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.46%) JMeter
9 6 (1.46%) Maven
9 6 (1.46%) webpack
10 5 (1.22%) Android Studio
10 5 (1.22%) Artifactory
10 5 (1.22%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.49%) Gradle
12 2 (0.49%) SpecFlow
General
1 120 (29.20%) Social Skills
2 80 (19.46%) Finance
3 51 (12.41%) Manufacturing
3 51 (12.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 39 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (9.49%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 28 (6.81%) Legal
6 24 (5.84%) Retail
7 19 (4.62%) Law
8 12 (2.92%) Police
9 11 (2.68%) Marketing
9 11 (2.68%) Organisational Skills
10 9 (2.19%) Public Sector
11 6 (1.46%) Influencing Skills
12 3 (0.73%) Social Housing
13 2 (0.49%) Automotive
13 2 (0.49%) Banking
13 2 (0.49%) Games
13 2 (0.49%) Presentation Skills
13 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (13.38%) Lead
2 49 (11.92%) Developer
3 45 (10.95%) Software Engineer
4 42 (10.22%) Senior
5 31 (7.54%) Analyst
6 21 (5.11%) Project Manager
6 21 (5.11%) Ruby Engineer
7 20 (4.87%) Senior Developer
8 18 (4.38%) QA Manager
9 17 (4.14%) Tester
10 16 (3.89%) Lead Developer
10 16 (3.89%) QA Engineer
10 16 (3.89%) QA Leader
11 13 (3.16%) Programmer
11 13 (3.16%) SAS Programmer
11 13 (3.16%) SAS Statistical Programmer
11 13 (3.16%) Statistical Programmer
12 12 (2.92%) Coordinator
13 10 (2.43%) Quality Manager
13 10 (2.43%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (13.14%) Node.js
2 46 (11.19%) React
3 28 (6.81%) .NET
4 19 (4.62%) REST
5 15 (3.65%) Playwright
6 14 (3.41%) XML
7 12 (2.92%) Express.js
7 12 (2.92%) JSON
7 12 (2.92%) MERN Stack
8 11 (2.68%) CSS
9 10 (2.43%) Android SDK
9 10 (2.43%) HTML
9 10 (2.43%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (2.43%) RESTful
10 9 (2.19%) SOAP
11 6 (1.46%) Spring
12 4 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (0.97%) Elastic Stack
12 4 (0.97%) LDAP
13 3 (0.73%) Vue
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.03%) Management Information System
2 25 (6.08%) Product Ownership
3 19 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (4.14%) Onboarding
5 14 (3.41%) Life Science
5 14 (3.41%) Linux Command Line
6 12 (2.92%) Cyberattack
6 12 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.68%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.70%) Distributed Systems
8 7 (1.70%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.73%) iPad
9 3 (0.73%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.49%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.49%) e-Health
10 2 (0.49%) Housing Association
10 2 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.49%) iPhone
10 2 (0.49%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.33%) Linux
2 24 (5.84%) Android
3 12 (2.92%) Windows
4 9 (2.19%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.97%) Unix
5 4 (0.97%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.73%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (28.71%) Agile
2 96 (23.36%) Problem-Solving
3 73 (17.76%) DevOps
4 63 (15.33%) Mentoring
5 62 (15.09%) Test Automation
6 58 (14.11%) Software Engineering
7 56 (13.63%) Microservices
8 50 (12.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 49 (11.92%) User Experience
10 48 (11.68%) Design Patterns
11 44 (10.71%) Project Management
12 43 (10.46%) Software Testing
13 40 (9.73%) Coaching
14 39 (9.49%) Code Quality
14 39 (9.49%) Computer Science
15 36 (8.76%) Scrum
16 33 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (7.79%) Clean Code
17 32 (7.79%) Collaborative Working
17 32 (7.79%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 80 (19.46%) Java
2 66 (16.06%) JavaScript
3 49 (11.92%) Python
4 35 (8.52%) Go
5 26 (6.33%) Perl
6 25 (6.08%) C#
7 24 (5.84%) Ruby
7 24 (5.84%) SQL
8 22 (5.35%) Bash
9 17 (4.14%) Kotlin
10 13 (3.16%) PHP
10 13 (3.16%) SAS Macro
11 12 (2.92%) Rust
12 10 (2.43%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.19%) TypeScript
14 7 (1.70%) Swift
15 4 (0.97%) C
15 4 (0.97%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.97%) Scala
16 3 (0.73%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (15.33%) Degree
2 43 (10.46%) Security Cleared
3 29 (7.06%) SC Cleared
4 20 (4.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (3.65%) AWS Certification
6 14 (3.41%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
7 12 (2.92%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
7 12 (2.92%) AWS Certified Developer
7 12 (2.92%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.70%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (1.22%) AAT
9 5 (1.22%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.97%) ISEB
10 4 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.97%) NVQ Level 3
11 3 (0.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.73%) CISM
11 3 (0.73%) CISSP
11 3 (0.73%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.79%) GMP
2 20 (4.87%) PMO
3 13 (3.16%) CDISC
4 6 (1.46%) Accessibility
5 3 (0.73%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.73%) SLA
6 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.24%) GAMP
6 1 (0.24%) GDPR
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 20 (4.87%) Docker
2 6 (1.46%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 27 (6.57%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.19%) Grafana
3 8 (1.95%) Terraform
4 5 (1.22%) Ansible
5 4 (0.97%) Kustomize
6 3 (0.73%) Puppet
7 2 (0.49%) Progress Chef
7 2 (0.49%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (7.30%) Oracle
2 20 (4.87%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.89%) Google
4 11 (2.68%) ServiceNow
5 9 (2.19%) Splunk
6 7 (1.70%) Dynatrace
6 7 (1.70%) Sun
7 6 (1.46%) PagerDuty
7 6 (1.46%) SAP
8 5 (1.22%) Intel
9 4 (0.97%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.49%) Capita
10 2 (0.49%) Cisco
10 2 (0.49%) Databricks
10 2 (0.49%) Remedy
10 2 (0.49%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.24%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.24%) Ceridian
11 1 (0.24%) Infor
11 1 (0.24%) New Relic