The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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
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 4058 4892 5404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.55% 4.97% 4.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.83% 38.04% 38.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2959 4044 4365
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £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 with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 10726 12861 13958
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.03% 13.06% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 8080 10275 10999
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.52%  
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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

QA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA.

Salary trend for QA in the UK

QA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in the UK

QA
Top 30 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 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
England -13 3844 £50,000 - 620
London 0 2062 £57,500 - 290
South East -6 603 £45,000 - 102
City of London -4 306 £60,000 +4.34% 71
East of England -12 261 £45,000 - 45
North West -9 243 £39,000 +1.96% 57
West Midlands -29 183 £41,000 +13.88% 26
South West -12 182 £40,000 -5.88% 37
Manchester -9 174 £40,000 +1.26% 38
Yorkshire -33 161 £40,000 - 29
Surrey +23 153 £47,500 +4.39% 29
Berkshire -22 127 £50,000 - 14
East Midlands -22 122 £46,500 +3.33% 21
West Yorkshire -27 113 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Hampshire -26 100 £40,000 -5.88% 18
Cambridgeshire -41 82 £47,500 -5.00% 25
Birmingham -5 81 £40,000 +6.66% 10
Hertfordshire +7 77 £45,000 - 5
Leeds -21 77 £45,000 +19.20% 16
Reading +14 71 £47,500 -13.63% 5
Bristol -12 70 £42,500 +15.80% 10
Nottinghamshire -13 70 £55,000 +15.78% 13
Nottingham -8 69 £55,000 +10.00% 12
Wales +6 64 £40,000 +3.22% 7
Buckinghamshire +15 63 £40,000 +11.11% 10
Cambridge -37 59 £47,500 -2.56% 20
Scotland -44 58 £39,000 +11.42% 14
East Sussex +3 46 £37,000 -12.94% 6
Suffolk -3 46 £36,750 +13.07% 5
Oxfordshire -14 45 £45,000 +1.69% 14

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 with a requirement for QA.

1 4487 (54.69%) Agile Software Development
2 3394 (41.37%) Test Automation
3 2177 (26.53%) Finance
4 2175 (26.51%) Java
5 2114 (25.76%) Selenium
6 1944 (23.69%) SQL
7 1620 (19.74%) Scrum
8 1446 (17.62%) C#
9 1437 (17.51%) TDD
10 1350 (16.45%) Degree
11 1317 (16.05%) JavaScript
12 1228 (14.97%) BDD
13 1184 (14.43%) .NET
14 1175 (14.32%) Microsoft
15 1046 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
16 1003 (12.22%) SDLC
17 995 (12.13%) SQL Server
18 984 (11.99%) Test Scripting
19 965 (11.76%) JIRA
20 922 (11.24%) Software Engineering
21 921 (11.22%) Linux
22 897 (10.93%) Cucumber
23 892 (10.87%) HTML
24 873 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
25 866 (10.55%) WebDriver
26 853 (10.40%) Software Testing
27 839 (10.23%) Project Management
28 775 (9.45%) Git (software)
29 753 (9.18%) Web Services
30 750 (9.14%) Windows

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 191 (2.33%) Apache
2 186 (2.27%) CMS
3 174 (2.12%) Confluence
4 165 (2.01%) Tomcat
5 138 (1.68%) JBoss
6 115 (1.40%) SharePoint
7 105 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
8 93 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 84 (1.02%) IIS
10 83 (1.01%) Apache Spark
11 69 (0.84%) nginx
12 53 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
13 46 (0.56%) WebLogic
14 45 (0.55%) Mule
15 42 (0.51%) SAS
16 39 (0.48%) Apache Solr
17 38 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
18 35 (0.43%) WebSphere
19 32 (0.39%) Mule ESB
20 28 (0.34%) Drupal
Applications
1 282 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 245 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
3 99 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
4 88 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 58 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 31 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 29 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.13%) SPSS
10 6 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.061%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.024%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.024%) Autodesk Inventor
13 2 (0.024%) HipChat
14 1 (0.012%) Avid Media Composer
14 1 (0.012%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.012%) Mathcad
14 1 (0.012%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 93 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (0.61%) Magento
3 36 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 30 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 25 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 18 (0.22%) SAP CRM
7 16 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
8 15 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 13 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
10 12 (0.15%) Markit EDM
11 10 (0.12%) Infor M3
11 10 (0.12%) OpenText VIM for SAP
11 10 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
11 10 (0.12%) SAP BPC
11 10 (0.12%) VisionPLUS
12 9 (0.11%) Infor CloudSuite
12 9 (0.11%) SAP R/3
13 8 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
14 7 (0.085%) SAP FI
15 6 (0.073%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 475 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
2 327 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 256 (3.12%) SaaS
4 195 (2.38%) GitHub
5 80 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
6 79 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
7 61 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 51 (0.62%) BrowserStack
9 40 (0.49%) Force.com
10 38 (0.46%) Office 365
11 36 (0.44%) IaaS
12 35 (0.43%) Amazon S3
13 34 (0.41%) Google Play
14 32 (0.39%) PaaS
15 31 (0.38%) OpenShift
16 22 (0.27%) Google Analytics
17 21 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
18 17 (0.21%) Amazon Kinesis
19 16 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 12 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 170 (2.07%) Internet
2 168 (2.05%) HTTP
3 109 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 74 (0.90%) Firewall
5 38 (0.46%) DNS
5 38 (0.46%) Network Security
5 38 (0.46%) SAN
6 33 (0.40%) VoIP
7 31 (0.38%) VPN
8 30 (0.37%) Wireless
9 26 (0.32%) FTP
10 19 (0.23%) LDAP
11 18 (0.22%) Intranet
11 18 (0.22%) NetScaler
12 17 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (0.21%) SSL
13 14 (0.17%) DHCP
13 14 (0.17%) LAN
13 14 (0.17%) WAN
14 13 (0.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 995 (12.13%) SQL Server
2 406 (4.95%) MySQL
3 350 (4.27%) Relational Database
4 290 (3.53%) Big Data
5 281 (3.42%) NoSQL
6 276 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
7 226 (2.75%) MongoDB
8 156 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 153 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 146 (1.78%) Hadoop
11 136 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
12 120 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
13 89 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
13 89 (1.08%) RDBMS
14 78 (0.95%) Redis
15 74 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
16 70 (0.85%) Neo4j
17 69 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 67 (0.82%) Power BI
19 65 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2114 (25.76%) Selenium
2 965 (11.76%) JIRA
3 897 (10.93%) Cucumber
4 866 (10.55%) WebDriver
5 775 (9.45%) Git (software)
6 603 (7.35%) Jenkins
7 349 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 337 (4.11%) JUnit
9 333 (4.06%) Visual Studio
10 302 (3.68%) JMeter
11 297 (3.62%) SoapUI
12 272 (3.32%) Subversion
13 265 (3.23%) SpecFlow
14 264 (3.22%) Maven
15 231 (2.82%) Appium
16 226 (2.75%) TeamCity
17 187 (2.28%) HP UFT
18 150 (1.83%) Calabash
19 129 (1.57%) NUnit
20 114 (1.39%) Ant
General
1 2177 (26.53%) Finance
2 749 (9.13%) Retail
3 665 (8.10%) Banking
4 358 (4.36%) Marketing
5 338 (4.12%) Investment Banking
6 230 (2.80%) Retail Banking
7 215 (2.62%) Games
8 205 (2.50%) Telecoms
9 134 (1.63%) Legal
10 129 (1.57%) Manufacturing
11 128 (1.56%) Financial Institution
12 125 (1.52%) Front Office
13 103 (1.26%) Back Office
14 90 (1.10%) Advertising
15 80 (0.98%) Automotive
16 75 (0.91%) Publishing
17 72 (0.88%) Law
18 68 (0.83%) Electronics
19 45 (0.55%) Aerospace
20 38 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1655 (20.17%) Analyst
2 1630 (19.87%) Developer
3 1014 (12.36%) Tester
4 973 (11.86%) QA Engineer
5 746 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 616 (7.51%) QA Analyst
7 613 (7.47%) QA Tester
8 609 (7.42%) Test Engineer
9 480 (5.85%) Automation Tester
10 418 (5.09%) Java Developer
11 373 (4.55%) QA Automation Engineer
12 372 (4.53%) QA Test Analyst
13 367 (4.47%) Business Analyst
14 305 (3.72%) Architect
15 297 (3.62%) QA Test Engineer
16 290 (3.53%) Senior Developer
17 289 (3.52%) QA Leader
18 284 (3.46%) Java Engineer
19 280 (3.41%) .NET Developer
20 277 (3.38%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1184 (14.43%) .NET
2 892 (10.87%) HTML
3 753 (9.18%) Web Services
4 660 (8.04%) CSS
5 542 (6.61%) XML
6 443 (5.40%) AngularJS
7 421 (5.13%) RESTful
8 420 (5.12%) REST
9 414 (5.05%) HTML5
10 411 (5.01%) ASP.NET
11 352 (4.29%) SOAP
12 342 (4.17%) Spring
13 291 (3.55%) Gherkin
14 273 (3.33%) jQuery
15 241 (2.94%) Node.js
16 230 (2.80%) JSON
17 222 (2.71%) Hibernate
18 213 (2.60%) React
19 188 (2.29%) .NET Framework
20 168 (2.05%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 873 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 699 (8.52%) Computer Science
3 540 (6.58%) User Experience
4 514 (6.26%) Mobile App
5 288 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 240 (2.93%) Fintech
7 225 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
8 181 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
9 177 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 165 (2.01%) Fixed Income
11 154 (1.88%) Equities
12 138 (1.68%) Data Structures
13 124 (1.51%) iPad
14 123 (1.50%) Client/Server
15 114 (1.39%) Data Centre
16 113 (1.38%) Virtual Team
17 112 (1.37%) Algorithms
18 94 (1.15%) Derivative
19 74 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
20 67 (0.82%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 921 (11.22%) Linux
2 750 (9.14%) Windows
3 440 (5.36%) Unix
4 354 (4.31%) Android
5 329 (4.01%) Apple iOS
6 85 (1.04%) Windows Server
7 61 (0.74%) Solaris
8 50 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 45 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 44 (0.54%) Windows 7
11 42 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (0.41%) Ubuntu
13 30 (0.37%) Debian
14 28 (0.34%) Windows 10
15 14 (0.17%) Windows Phone
16 10 (0.12%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.11%) CentOS
17 9 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
18 7 (0.085%) CoreOS
18 7 (0.085%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4487 (54.69%) Agile Software Development
2 3394 (41.37%) Test Automation
3 1620 (19.74%) Scrum
4 1437 (17.51%) TDD
5 1228 (14.97%) BDD
6 1046 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
7 1003 (12.22%) SDLC
8 984 (11.99%) Test Scripting
9 922 (11.24%) Software Engineering
10 853 (10.40%) Software Testing
11 839 (10.23%) Project Management
12 746 (9.09%) E-Commerce
13 742 (9.04%) Test Strategy
14 692 (8.43%) Manual Testing
15 686 (8.36%) Mentoring
16 685 (8.35%) Regression Testing
17 670 (8.17%) User Acceptance Testing
18 641 (7.81%) Functional Testing
19 634 (7.73%) DevOps
20 585 (7.13%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2175 (26.51%) Java
2 1944 (23.69%) SQL
3 1446 (17.62%) C#
4 1317 (16.05%) JavaScript
5 744 (9.07%) Python
6 406 (4.95%) Ruby
7 334 (4.07%) C++
8 300 (3.66%) PHP
9 234 (2.85%) C
10 221 (2.69%) T-SQL
11 177 (2.16%) Scala
12 148 (1.80%) Shell Script
13 146 (1.78%) PL/SQL
14 144 (1.76%) Bash Shell
15 143 (1.74%) PowerShell
16 141 (1.72%) VB.NET
17 140 (1.71%) Perl
18 135 (1.65%) Groovy
19 81 (0.99%) VB
20 73 (0.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1350 (16.45%) Degree
2 662 (8.07%) ISTQB
3 611 (7.45%) ISEB
4 304 (3.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 187 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 83 (1.01%) PMI Certification
7 78 (0.95%) Master's Degree
8 63 (0.77%) Security Cleared
9 58 (0.71%) PMP
10 50 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
11 40 (0.49%) SC Cleared
12 37 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
13 36 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
14 32 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 28 (0.34%) MBA
16 27 (0.33%) APMP
17 25 (0.30%) CCNA
17 25 (0.30%) PhD
18 24 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
18 24 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (2.01%) PMO
2 106 (1.29%) SLA
3 79 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 38 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 37 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 33 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 32 (0.39%) MiFID
8 22 (0.27%) COBIT
9 14 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
10 11 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 8 (0.098%) P3O
12 7 (0.085%) ISO 9000
13 6 (0.073%) HL7
13 6 (0.073%) WCAG
14 5 (0.061%) Cyber Essentials
14 5 (0.061%) Section 508
14 5 (0.061%) SSAE 16
15 4 (0.049%) EMIR
15 4 (0.049%) GxP
15 4 (0.049%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 233 (2.84%) Docker
2 130 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (1.02%) Active Directory
4 69 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
5 49 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 42 (0.51%) Xen
7 38 (0.46%) VirtualBox
8 27 (0.33%) vSphere
9 24 (0.29%) Firmware
10 21 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (0.20%) KVM
12 13 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 13 (0.16%) XenApp
13 11 (0.13%) HDFS
13 11 (0.13%) LXC
14 10 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
15 9 (0.11%) vCloud
16 8 (0.098%) XenDesktop
17 7 (0.085%) Varnish
18 5 (0.061%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 217 (2.64%) Ansible
2 187 (2.28%) Puppet
3 183 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
4 119 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
5 39 (0.48%) Kubernetes
6 35 (0.43%) Kibana
7 30 (0.37%) SCCM
8 26 (0.32%) CloudHub
8 26 (0.32%) Terraform
9 23 (0.28%) Nagios
10 17 (0.21%) Grafana
11 14 (0.17%) HockeyApp
12 11 (0.13%) logstash
13 10 (0.12%) CFEngine
14 8 (0.098%) Prometheus
14 8 (0.098%) Salt
15 6 (0.073%) Graphite
15 6 (0.073%) Hadoop YARN
15 6 (0.073%) rkt
16 5 (0.061%) Consul
Vendors
1 1175 (14.32%) Microsoft
2 650 (7.92%) Oracle
3 195 (2.38%) SAP
4 172 (2.10%) VMware
5 163 (1.99%) Google
6 151 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
7 126 (1.54%) HP
8 112 (1.37%) Cognizant
9 86 (1.05%) Red Hat
10 83 (1.01%) Tableau
11 82 (1.00%) IBM
12 81 (0.99%) Atlassian
13 80 (0.98%) Cisco
14 74 (0.90%) Sybase
15 63 (0.77%) Sitecore
16 60 (0.73%) Adobe
17 59 (0.72%) Murex
18 55 (0.67%) hybris
19 53 (0.65%) Xamarin
20 52 (0.63%) CA Agile Central
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £29,000 per annum 26 days holiday, Bonus, Private Heal
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Stott & May
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Dorset
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - 65,000k base, bonus + generous package
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 46 minutes ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Training + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £excellent +15%bonus+health+pension+bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Training + Benefits
Posted: 8 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: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Salary: £46696.00 - £53700.00 per annum + +pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Candidate Source
Salary: £70,000.00 + Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: 6 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: 5 hours ago
London
Stepstone UK
Posted: 5 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: 5 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
SoCode Limited
Salary: Market related
Posted: 8 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Peninsula
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago