Quality Assurance (QA)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring QA skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited QA over the 6 months leading up to 12 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
12 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 63 27 47
Rank change year-on-year -36 +20 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 3,944 7,483 11,779
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.59% 8.09% 6.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.13% 44.81% 39.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2,446 2,494 4,633
10th Percentile £28,000 £36,250 £35,625
25th Percentile £37,750 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +4.35% +9.52%
75th Percentile £67,500 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £96,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +1.94% +8.42%

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK

QA falls under the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring quality assurance or compliance skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 14,021 16,698 29,954
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.76% 18.06% 17.34%
Number of salaries quoted 9,272 8,331 13,395
10th Percentile £26,250 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £70,000 £76,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £91,500 £93,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for QA in the UK

QA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for QA in the UK

QA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA over the 6 months to 12 June 2024.

Salary histogram for QA in the UK

QA
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the UK over the 6 months to 12 June 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
England -37 3,354 £52,500 -12.50% 1,338
UK excluding London -41 2,890 £47,500 -9.52% 1,008
Work from Home -23 1,294 £55,000 -8.33% 513
London -40 857 £65,000 -7.14% 395
South East -25 724 £47,500 -13.64% 241
North of England -50 630 £45,000 -18.18% 237
Midlands -40 531 £49,000 -4.39% 178
South West -21 388 £45,000 -5.26% 143
North West -54 356 £45,000 -5.26% 129
West Midlands -44 306 £55,000 - 114
Scotland -54 270 £45,000 -18.18% 76
East Midlands -26 225 £46,250 -3.65% 64
Yorkshire -35 210 £45,000 -18.18% 65
East of England -56 193 £42,500 - 119
Wales -13 97 £47,500 +5.56% 31
North East -55 64 £52,500 -8.70% 48
Northern Ireland +55 60 £58,800 - 18
Isle of Man - 3 - - 1

QA
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities 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 69 (1.75%) Confluence
2 46 (1.17%) IIS
3 41 (1.04%) CMS
3 41 (1.04%) SharePoint
4 27 (0.68%) Apache
5 19 (0.48%) Apache Spark
6 17 (0.43%) Drupal
7 13 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
7 13 (0.33%) Documentum
7 13 (0.33%) Microsoft Exchange
8 8 (0.20%) WordPress
9 6 (0.15%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.13%) Kinematics
10 5 (0.13%) nginx
11 4 (0.10%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.10%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.10%) TWiki
11 4 (0.10%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.076%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.076%) WildFly
Applications
1 166 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 149 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.20%) Trello
7 6 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.10%) Simulink
9 3 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.076%) Revit
9 3 (0.076%) SPSS
9 3 (0.076%) Stata
10 2 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.051%) Blender
10 2 (0.051%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.051%) Sketch
11 1 (0.025%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 43 (1.09%) SAP S/4HANA
2 40 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.41%) NEC Housing
4 13 (0.33%) TrackWise
5 9 (0.23%) Salesforce CRM
6 8 (0.20%) SAP FI
7 7 (0.18%) SAP CO
7 7 (0.18%) Shopify
8 6 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (0.15%) SAP FI-AP
8 6 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
8 6 (0.15%) SAP QM
9 5 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
9 5 (0.13%) Magento
10 4 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.10%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.10%) SAP IBP
10 4 (0.10%) SAP MM
10 4 (0.10%) SAP PM
10 4 (0.10%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 731 (18.53%) Azure
2 459 (11.64%) AWS
3 311 (7.89%) Azure DevOps
4 256 (6.49%) SaaS
5 196 (4.97%) GCP
6 116 (2.94%) Power Platform
7 82 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
8 68 (1.72%) Microsoft 365
9 46 (1.17%) Serverless
10 42 (1.06%) GitHub
11 31 (0.79%) Power Automate
11 31 (0.79%) PowerApps
12 25 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
13 24 (0.61%) Amazon S3
13 24 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
13 24 (0.61%) PaaS
14 18 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
15 16 (0.41%) Snowflake
15 16 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
16 15 (0.38%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 34 (0.86%) TCP/IP
2 32 (0.81%) Firewall
3 27 (0.68%) Internet
4 22 (0.56%) HTTP
5 16 (0.41%) Wireless
6 15 (0.38%) LAN
6 15 (0.38%) MQTT
6 15 (0.38%) WAN
7 10 (0.25%) SD-WAN
7 10 (0.25%) Wireshark
8 8 (0.20%) DNS
8 8 (0.20%) VLAN
8 8 (0.20%) VoIP
8 8 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.18%) Bluetooth
10 6 (0.15%) 5G
10 6 (0.15%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (0.15%) VPN
11 5 (0.13%) GSM
11 5 (0.13%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 125 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
3 83 (2.10%) Relational Database
4 80 (2.03%) Looker
5 77 (1.95%) BigQuery
6 75 (1.90%) Power BI
7 69 (1.75%) NoSQL
8 61 (1.55%) MySQL
9 51 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
10 28 (0.71%) Tableau
11 26 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 25 (0.63%) Big Data
13 20 (0.51%) MongoDB
13 20 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 15 (0.38%) Apache Hive
14 15 (0.38%) Data Lake
14 15 (0.38%) Power Query
15 14 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
16 13 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
16 13 (0.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 256 (6.49%) JIRA
2 252 (6.39%) Selenium
3 206 (5.22%) Git
4 118 (2.99%) Cucumber
5 115 (2.92%) Cypress.io
6 114 (2.89%) Jenkins
7 111 (2.81%) Postman
8 83 (2.10%) Visual Studio
9 55 (1.39%) Appium
10 51 (1.29%) JMeter
11 46 (1.17%) SpecFlow
12 37 (0.94%) JUnit
13 36 (0.91%) TeamCity
14 35 (0.89%) WebDriver
15 30 (0.76%) Jasmine
16 29 (0.74%) GitLab
17 28 (0.71%) Karma Test Runner
18 27 (0.68%) SoapUI
19 25 (0.63%) TestRail
20 22 (0.56%) NUnit
General
1 1,204 (30.53%) Social Skills
2 593 (15.04%) Finance
3 592 (15.01%) Analytical Skills
4 553 (14.02%) Manufacturing
5 373 (9.46%) Pharmaceutical
6 280 (7.10%) Retail
7 277 (7.02%) Legal
8 199 (5.05%) Marketing
9 160 (4.06%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 122 (3.09%) Electronics
10 122 (3.09%) Organisational Skills
11 117 (2.97%) Law
12 116 (2.94%) Public Sector
13 95 (2.41%) Aerospace
14 83 (2.10%) Telecoms
15 79 (2.00%) Banking
16 73 (1.85%) Billing
17 63 (1.60%) Police
18 54 (1.37%) Influencing Skills
19 52 (1.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 521 (13.21%) Developer
2 467 (11.84%) Senior
3 445 (11.28%) Lead
4 342 (8.67%) QA Manager
5 284 (7.20%) QA Engineer
6 277 (7.02%) Analyst
7 219 (5.55%) Quality Manager
8 196 (4.97%) Software Engineer
9 149 (3.78%) Project Manager
10 127 (3.22%) Quality Engineer
11 123 (3.12%) QA Specialist
12 119 (3.02%) .NET Developer
13 116 (2.94%) Engineering Manager
14 114 (2.89%) QA Leader
15 113 (2.87%) Tester
16 109 (2.76%) Business Analyst
17 107 (2.71%) Architect
18 104 (2.64%) Senior Developer
19 94 (2.38%) QA Officer
20 92 (2.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 398 (10.09%) .NET
2 242 (6.14%) React
3 215 (5.45%) AngularJS
4 176 (4.46%) CSS
4 176 (4.46%) HTML
5 146 (3.70%) REST
6 136 (3.45%) .NET Core
7 127 (3.22%) JSON
8 126 (3.19%) ASP.NET
9 108 (2.74%) XML
10 105 (2.66%) Web Services
11 104 (2.64%) .NET Framework
12 90 (2.28%) Vue
13 87 (2.21%) RESTful
14 77 (1.95%) Spring
15 74 (1.88%) jQuery
15 74 (1.88%) Node.js
16 70 (1.77%) Playwright
17 63 (1.60%) SOAP
18 53 (1.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 294 (7.45%) Management Information System
2 265 (6.72%) Product Ownership
3 94 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
4 90 (2.28%) Mobile App
5 59 (1.50%) IoT
6 55 (1.39%) Derivative
7 54 (1.37%) Hedge funds
8 53 (1.34%) Life Science
9 44 (1.12%) Virtual Team
10 43 (1.09%) Driving Licence
10 43 (1.09%) Onboarding
11 41 (1.04%) Client/Server
11 41 (1.04%) Fixed Income
11 41 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
12 40 (1.01%) Equities
12 40 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 39 (0.99%) Data Structures
14 37 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
15 35 (0.89%) Algorithms
16 33 (0.84%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 152 (3.85%) Windows
2 112 (2.84%) Linux
3 84 (2.13%) Android
4 61 (1.55%) Apple iOS
5 27 (0.68%) Windows Server
6 14 (0.35%) Unix
7 13 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
8 11 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.20%) Mac OS
10 8 (0.20%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
11 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
12 6 (0.15%) Mesosphere
12 6 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.13%) AIX
13 5 (0.13%) Debian
13 5 (0.13%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.10%) VMS
15 2 (0.051%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,124 (28.50%) Agile
2 813 (20.61%) Problem-Solving
3 676 (17.14%) Test Automation
4 614 (15.57%) DevOps
5 533 (13.51%) Mentoring
6 499 (12.65%) Project Management
7 496 (12.58%) Continuous Improvement
8 448 (11.36%) Coaching
9 427 (10.83%) CI/CD
10 424 (10.75%) Scrum
11 404 (10.24%) Software Testing
12 367 (9.31%) Software Engineering
13 299 (7.58%) QMS
14 287 (7.28%) Computer Science
15 279 (7.07%) Line Management
16 278 (7.05%) SDLC
17 255 (6.47%) Roadmaps
18 235 (5.96%) Analytics
19 214 (5.43%) Project Delivery
20 204 (5.17%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 479 (12.15%) JavaScript
2 465 (11.79%) C#
3 435 (11.03%) SQL
4 303 (7.68%) Python
5 288 (7.30%) Java
6 176 (4.46%) TypeScript
7 72 (1.83%) C
8 65 (1.65%) PHP
9 63 (1.60%) Kotlin
10 55 (1.39%) C++
11 44 (1.12%) VB
12 42 (1.06%) T-SQL
13 34 (0.86%) VB.NET
13 34 (0.86%) VB6
13 34 (0.86%) VBA
14 31 (0.79%) Scala
15 22 (0.56%) PowerShell
16 21 (0.53%) Swift
17 19 (0.48%) Go
18 18 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 876 (22.21%) Degree
2 179 (4.54%) Security Cleared
3 176 (4.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 97 (2.46%) ISTQB
5 91 (2.31%) SC Cleared
6 76 (1.93%) Master's Degree
7 69 (1.75%) DBS Check
8 54 (1.37%) DV Cleared
9 41 (1.04%) PMI Certification
10 39 (0.99%) ISEB
11 29 (0.74%) PMP
12 26 (0.66%) Azure Certification
12 26 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
12 26 (0.66%) PhD
13 24 (0.61%) AWS Certification
14 23 (0.58%) HNC
14 23 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 18 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
16 16 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (6.72%) GMP
2 75 (1.90%) Accessibility
3 66 (1.67%) ISO 9001
4 54 (1.37%) Data Quality
5 43 (1.09%) Good Clinical Practice
6 42 (1.06%) PMO
7 36 (0.91%) GDPR
8 33 (0.84%) Software Quality Assurance
9 29 (0.74%) GxP
10 23 (0.58%) SLA
11 21 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 20 (0.51%) ISO 13485
13 17 (0.43%) GLP
14 16 (0.41%) ISO 14001
15 15 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
16 13 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 12 (0.30%) NEBOSH
18 9 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
18 9 (0.23%) CDISC
18 9 (0.23%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 133 (3.37%) Docker
2 47 (1.19%) Firmware
3 24 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
4 23 (0.58%) Active Directory
5 12 (0.30%) Embedded Firmware
5 12 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (0.18%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.10%) HDFS
8 2 (0.051%) Varnish
8 2 (0.051%) vSphere
9 1 (0.025%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.025%) IAG
9 1 (0.025%) pfSense
9 1 (0.025%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 1 (0.025%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 107 (2.71%) Kubernetes
2 52 (1.32%) Terraform
3 36 (0.91%) Ansible
4 19 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
5 15 (0.38%) Puppet
6 9 (0.23%) Grafana
6 9 (0.23%) Kibana
7 7 (0.18%) Progress Chef
8 6 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.15%) SCCM
9 5 (0.13%) Sysprep
9 5 (0.13%) WSUS
10 4 (0.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 3 (0.076%) Functional Safety
11 3 (0.076%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.076%) Packer
12 2 (0.051%) Podman
13 1 (0.025%) Kubeflow
13 1 (0.025%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 529 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 194 (4.92%) Google
3 118 (2.99%) SAP
4 63 (1.60%) Oracle
5 47 (1.19%) ServiceNow
6 44 (1.12%) Salesforce
7 35 (0.89%) Databricks
8 27 (0.68%) NCR
9 20 (0.51%) Cisco
10 18 (0.46%) NEC
11 16 (0.41%) Atlassian
12 15 (0.38%) VMware
13 13 (0.33%) Adobe
13 13 (0.33%) BT
14 10 (0.25%) Aderant
14 10 (0.25%) IBM
15 9 (0.23%) MuleSoft
15 9 (0.23%) TOWER Software
16 8 (0.20%) Apple
16 8 (0.20%) QAD