QA Jobs in the UK excluding London

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > UK excluding London

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 19 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
19 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 69 17 60
Rank change year-on-year -52 +43 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 2,564 7,167 3,422
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.70% 11.44% 4.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.94% 53.97% 28.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,611 1,332 2,062
10th Percentile £27,000 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £62,500 £67,688 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £81,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% +4.35% +4.55%

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 9,516 13,280 11,983
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.72% 21.20% 16.96%
Number of salaries quoted 6,357 4,792 6,976
10th Percentile £25,750 £28,865 £26,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £35,575
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £66,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +3.77%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for QA in the UK excluding London

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Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for QA in the UK excluding London

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Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 April 2024.

Salary histogram for QA in the UK excluding London

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Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 April 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
South East -29 692 £47,500 -13.64% 196
North of England -60 539 £47,500 -13.64% 256
Midlands -49 430 £47,500 -9.52% 169
South West -36 366 £50,000 +5.26% 132
North West -56 303 £47,500 -13.64% 138
West Midlands -45 262 £50,000 -9.09% 101
Scotland -78 231 £45,000 -18.18% 75
Yorkshire -46 183 £47,500 -11.63% 86
East of England -59 173 £45,000 -8.63% 103
East Midlands -47 166 £45,000 -8.16% 68
Wales -31 80 £45,000 +4.49% 41
Northern Ireland +43 54 £67,500 +3.85% 18
North East -60 53 £53,750 -6.52% 40
Isle of Man - 3 - - 1
QA
UK

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Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London 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 39 (1.52%) Confluence
2 36 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 34 (1.33%) IIS
4 27 (1.05%) CMS
5 7 (0.27%) Drupal
6 6 (0.23%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.20%) Apache Solr
7 5 (0.20%) WordPress
8 4 (0.16%) Documentum
8 4 (0.16%) TWiki
9 3 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.12%) Apache
10 2 (0.078%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.078%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.078%) Kinematics
10 2 (0.078%) Microsoft Exchange
10 2 (0.078%) nginx
11 1 (0.039%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.039%) SAS
11 1 (0.039%) Tomcat
Applications
1 113 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 89 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.59%) InfoPath
6 10 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.27%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.16%) Simulink
9 2 (0.078%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.078%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.078%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.039%) Blender
10 1 (0.039%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.039%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.039%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.51%) SAP QM
3 7 (0.27%) Salesforce CRM
4 6 (0.23%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.20%) Shopify
6 4 (0.16%) Magento
6 4 (0.16%) TrackWise
7 3 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.12%) Q-Pulse
7 3 (0.12%) SAP IBP
7 3 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.078%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.078%) SAP MII
9 1 (0.039%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.039%) Maximo
9 1 (0.039%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.039%) Primavera
9 1 (0.039%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.039%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 480 (18.72%) Azure
2 296 (11.54%) AWS
3 243 (9.48%) Azure DevOps
4 187 (7.29%) SaaS
5 113 (4.41%) GCP
6 64 (2.50%) Microsoft 365
7 49 (1.91%) Power Platform
7 49 (1.91%) Serverless
8 44 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
9 30 (1.17%) GitHub
10 27 (1.05%) Power Automate
11 16 (0.62%) PaaS
11 16 (0.62%) PowerApps
12 15 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
13 14 (0.55%) BlazeMeter
14 13 (0.51%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 12 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (0.43%) WhatsApp
17 10 (0.39%) BrowserStack
17 10 (0.39%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 24 (0.94%) TCP/IP
2 22 (0.86%) Firewall
3 11 (0.43%) WAN
4 10 (0.39%) Wireless
4 10 (0.39%) Wireshark
5 9 (0.35%) VoIP
6 8 (0.31%) HTTP
7 7 (0.27%) MQTT
7 7 (0.27%) VLAN
7 7 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.23%) LAN
9 5 (0.20%) Bluetooth
9 5 (0.20%) GSM
9 5 (0.20%) Internet
9 5 (0.20%) ISDN
9 5 (0.20%) LTE
9 5 (0.20%) PSTN
9 5 (0.20%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (0.20%) UMTS
9 5 (0.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 102 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
3 94 (3.67%) Relational Database
4 74 (2.89%) BigQuery
4 74 (2.89%) Looker
5 52 (2.03%) MySQL
6 41 (1.60%) Power BI
7 39 (1.52%) NoSQL
8 35 (1.37%) Oracle Database
9 34 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
10 31 (1.21%) RDBMS
11 15 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
12 13 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (0.51%) MongoDB
12 13 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (0.51%) Tableau
13 11 (0.43%) Big Data
13 11 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.39%) DynamoDB
15 9 (0.35%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 172 (6.71%) Selenium
2 171 (6.67%) Git
3 164 (6.40%) JIRA
4 74 (2.89%) Visual Studio
5 71 (2.77%) Cypress.io
6 66 (2.57%) Jenkins
7 57 (2.22%) Cucumber
8 55 (2.15%) Postman
9 38 (1.48%) JMeter
10 37 (1.44%) Appium
11 32 (1.25%) Jasmine
12 30 (1.17%) JDeveloper
13 28 (1.09%) Karma Test Runner
14 26 (1.01%) GitLab
15 25 (0.98%) SoapUI
16 21 (0.82%) WebDriver
17 18 (0.70%) Maven
17 18 (0.70%) TeamCity
17 18 (0.70%) TestRail
18 17 (0.66%) NUnit
General
1 764 (29.80%) Social Skills
2 423 (16.50%) Manufacturing
3 394 (15.37%) Analytical Skills
4 334 (13.03%) Finance
5 203 (7.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 156 (6.08%) Legal
7 140 (5.46%) Retail
8 126 (4.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 112 (4.37%) Marketing
10 100 (3.90%) Electronics
11 81 (3.16%) Organisational Skills
12 73 (2.85%) Billing
13 61 (2.38%) Telecoms
14 60 (2.34%) Law
15 59 (2.30%) Public Sector
16 58 (2.26%) Influencing Skills
17 56 (2.18%) Aerospace
18 41 (1.60%) Games
19 37 (1.44%) Automotive
20 28 (1.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 358 (13.96%) Developer
2 280 (10.92%) Lead
3 203 (7.92%) Senior
4 195 (7.61%) QA Engineer
5 182 (7.10%) QA Manager
6 153 (5.97%) Analyst
7 141 (5.50%) Software Engineer
8 132 (5.15%) Quality Manager
9 102 (3.98%) Engineering Manager
10 99 (3.86%) Quality Engineer
11 96 (3.74%) Tester
12 91 (3.55%) QA Leader
13 79 (3.08%) Data Manager
14 73 (2.85%) Software Developer
15 70 (2.73%) Senior Developer
16 68 (2.65%) Project Manager
17 63 (2.46%) Test Engineer
18 62 (2.42%) .NET Developer
19 56 (2.18%) C# Developer
20 45 (1.76%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (9.95%) .NET
2 177 (6.90%) React
3 140 (5.46%) HTML
4 139 (5.42%) CSS
5 137 (5.34%) AngularJS
6 107 (4.17%) ASP.NET
7 98 (3.82%) JSON
8 96 (3.74%) XML
9 95 (3.71%) REST
10 84 (3.28%) Web Services
11 78 (3.04%) Node.js
12 77 (3.00%) .NET Core
13 60 (2.34%) .NET Framework
14 57 (2.22%) jQuery
14 57 (2.22%) SOAP
15 52 (2.03%) Spring
16 49 (1.91%) RESTful
17 45 (1.76%) Vue
18 44 (1.72%) Playwright
19 41 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 219 (8.54%) Management Information System
2 198 (7.72%) Product Ownership
3 61 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 60 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (1.37%) IoT
6 29 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
6 29 (1.13%) Onboarding
7 28 (1.09%) Driving Licence
8 27 (1.05%) Biopharmaceutical
9 26 (1.01%) Cloud Native
9 26 (1.01%) Satnav
10 25 (0.98%) Data Structures
11 22 (0.86%) Analytical Mindset
12 21 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 20 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
13 20 (0.78%) Video\Live Streaming
13 20 (0.78%) Virtual Team
14 18 (0.70%) Algorithms
14 18 (0.70%) e-Learning
14 18 (0.70%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 113 (4.41%) Windows
2 91 (3.55%) Linux
3 43 (1.68%) Android
4 25 (0.98%) Apple iOS
5 12 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
6 8 (0.31%) Mac OS
6 8 (0.31%) Unix
7 6 (0.23%) Mesosphere
7 6 (0.23%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.16%) AIX
8 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.16%) VMS
8 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.078%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.078%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.039%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.039%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.039%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.039%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 780 (30.42%) Agile
2 611 (23.83%) Problem-Solving
3 500 (19.50%) Test Automation
4 459 (17.90%) DevOps
5 362 (14.12%) Mentoring
6 323 (12.60%) Project Management
7 307 (11.97%) Continuous Improvement
8 298 (11.62%) Scrum
9 279 (10.88%) Coaching
10 268 (10.45%) CI/CD
11 263 (10.26%) Software Testing
12 241 (9.40%) Software Engineering
13 193 (7.53%) Computer Science
14 182 (7.10%) QMS
15 172 (6.71%) Code Quality
16 169 (6.59%) Line Management
17 164 (6.40%) Collaborative Working
18 155 (6.05%) Roadmaps
18 155 (6.05%) SDLC
19 138 (5.38%) Customer Service
Programming Languages
1 361 (14.08%) JavaScript
2 312 (12.17%) C#
3 261 (10.18%) SQL
4 197 (7.68%) Java
5 196 (7.64%) Python
6 92 (3.59%) TypeScript
7 76 (2.96%) C
8 56 (2.18%) C++
9 52 (2.03%) PHP
10 44 (1.72%) Go
10 44 (1.72%) VB
11 43 (1.68%) Bash
11 43 (1.68%) Perl
12 39 (1.52%) T-SQL
13 37 (1.44%) Ruby
14 34 (1.33%) VB.NET
14 34 (1.33%) VB6
15 25 (0.98%) Kotlin
16 23 (0.90%) PowerShell
17 14 (0.55%) Swift
Qualifications
1 466 (18.17%) Degree
2 136 (5.30%) Security Cleared
3 114 (4.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 69 (2.69%) ISTQB
5 68 (2.65%) SC Cleared
6 42 (1.64%) Master's Degree
7 35 (1.37%) ISEB
8 34 (1.33%) DV Cleared
9 31 (1.21%) DBS Check
10 21 (0.82%) HNC
11 19 (0.74%) PhD
12 14 (0.55%) Azure Certification
13 13 (0.51%) AAT
14 12 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (0.47%) MBA
14 12 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (0.43%) AWS Certification
16 10 (0.39%) PMI Certification
17 9 (0.35%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
17 9 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (6.32%) GMP
2 52 (2.03%) ISO 9001
3 36 (1.40%) Data Quality
4 30 (1.17%) PMO
5 29 (1.13%) Software Quality Assurance
6 26 (1.01%) GDPR
7 25 (0.98%) Accessibility
8 22 (0.86%) ISO 13485
8 22 (0.86%) SLA
9 19 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 16 (0.62%) GxP
11 10 (0.39%) ISO 14001
11 10 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 9 (0.35%) California Consumer Privacy Act
12 9 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
13 7 (0.27%) ISO 22301
13 7 (0.27%) NEBOSH
14 6 (0.23%) JTAG
15 5 (0.20%) GLP
15 5 (0.20%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 90 (3.51%) Docker
2 23 (0.90%) Firmware
3 12 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (0.27%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.078%) Embedded Firmware
7 1 (0.039%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 80 (3.12%) Kubernetes
2 25 (0.98%) Ansible
3 21 (0.82%) Terraform
4 15 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
5 10 (0.39%) Puppet
6 8 (0.31%) Grafana
6 8 (0.31%) Progress Chef
7 7 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.12%) Functional Safety
9 3 (0.12%) Kustomize
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.12%) Packer
10 2 (0.078%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.078%) SCCM
11 1 (0.039%) Kibana
11 1 (0.039%) Podman
Vendors
1 328 (12.79%) Microsoft
2 132 (5.15%) Google
3 76 (2.96%) Oracle
4 59 (2.30%) SAP
5 34 (1.33%) ServiceNow
6 27 (1.05%) NCR
7 23 (0.90%) Salesforce
8 18 (0.70%) Databricks
9 14 (0.55%) Cisco
9 14 (0.55%) VMware
10 8 (0.31%) Splunk
10 8 (0.31%) TOWER Software
11 7 (0.27%) HP
11 7 (0.27%) MuleSoft
12 6 (0.23%) Adobe
12 6 (0.23%) AppDynamics
12 6 (0.23%) Minitab
12 6 (0.23%) OutSystems
12 6 (0.23%) SYSPRO
12 6 (0.23%) Xamarin