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 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 57 54
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3  
Permanent jobs citing QA 3921 4918 5138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.55% 4.93% 4.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.49% 37.95% 37.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2983 4004 4141
Median salary £48,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

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 10187 12960 13533
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.82% 12.99% 12.66%
Number of salaries quoted 7839 10332 10604
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 £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.22% +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 May 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 May 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 -7 3754 £50,000 - 584
London +1 1969 £57,500 +4.54% 285
South East -8 600 £45,000 - 86
City of London -5 298 £60,000 +4.34% 49
East of England -14 263 £45,000 - 43
North West -9 223 £37,500 -0.66% 64
West Midlands -12 202 £40,000 +11.11% 29
Yorkshire -18 180 £40,000 - 31
South West -7 172 £40,000 -5.88% 23
Surrey +25 156 £47,500 +5.55% 20
Manchester -13 155 £37,500 -1.96% 40
West Yorkshire -16 125 £42,500 +6.25% 17
Berkshire -21 123 £50,000 - 19
East Midlands -23 113 £45,250 +9.03% 12
Hampshire -26 100 £40,000 -8.57% 14
Leeds -9 90 £40,000 - 11
Birmingham +1 89 £40,000 +14.28% 10
Hertfordshire +27 84 £45,000 +3.44% 11
Cambridgeshire -31 76 £45,000 -10.00% 20
Reading +11 69 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Bristol +3 66 £42,500 +15.80% 13
Nottinghamshire +1 66 £50,000 - 8
Buckinghamshire +6 61 £37,500 +4.16% 5
Nottingham -8 54 £50,000 -2.91% 6
Cambridge -40 54 £45,000 -10.00% 17
Wales -4 48 £42,500 +13.33% 11
Watford +18 47 £47,500 +5.55% 6
Scotland -41 43 £34,250 -3.52% 10
West Sussex -3 42 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Oxfordshire -36 42 £40,000 -11.11% 10

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 4511 (55.95%) Agile Software Development
2 3395 (42.11%) Test Automation
3 2140 (26.54%) Java
4 2132 (26.45%) Selenium
5 2010 (24.93%) Finance
6 1971 (24.45%) SQL
7 1564 (19.40%) Scrum
8 1475 (18.30%) C#
9 1440 (17.86%) TDD
10 1299 (16.11%) Degree
11 1290 (16.00%) JavaScript
12 1229 (15.24%) BDD
13 1199 (14.87%) Microsoft
14 1193 (14.80%) .NET
15 1020 (12.65%) SDLC
16 1008 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
17 979 (12.14%) Test Scripting
18 970 (12.03%) SQL Server
19 917 (11.37%) Software Engineering
20 902 (11.19%) JIRA
21 891 (11.05%) Linux
22 874 (10.84%) Software Testing
22 874 (10.84%) WebDriver
23 858 (10.64%) Cucumber
24 842 (10.44%) HTML
25 794 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
26 771 (9.56%) Project Management
27 755 (9.36%) Web Services
28 747 (9.27%) Test Strategy
29 742 (9.20%) Git (software)

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
1 183 (2.27%) Apache
2 178 (2.21%) CMS
3 164 (2.03%) Confluence
4 158 (1.96%) Tomcat
5 124 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 103 (1.28%) JBoss
7 100 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
8 98 (1.22%) IIS
9 87 (1.08%) Apache Spark
10 81 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 66 (0.82%) nginx
12 50 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
12 50 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
13 47 (0.58%) WebLogic
14 44 (0.55%) EPiServer
15 42 (0.52%) SAS
16 41 (0.51%) WebSphere
17 40 (0.50%) Mule
18 35 (0.43%) Apache Solr
19 31 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 254 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 227 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
3 86 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
4 77 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 65 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 27 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 21 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.087%) SPSS
10 4 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.050%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.037%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.025%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.025%) Autodesk Inventor
13 1 (0.012%) Avid Media Composer
13 1 (0.012%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.012%) HipChat
13 1 (0.012%) InDesign
13 1 (0.012%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 89 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.63%) Magento
3 35 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 33 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 27 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 17 (0.21%) SAP CRM
7 13 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 13 (0.16%) SAP R/3
8 12 (0.15%) Markit EDM
8 12 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
9 10 (0.12%) Infor M3
9 10 (0.12%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 10 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
9 10 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
9 10 (0.12%) SAP BPC
9 10 (0.12%) SAP FI
9 10 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
10 9 (0.11%) Infor CloudSuite
11 7 (0.087%) assyst
11 7 (0.087%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 444 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
2 332 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 290 (3.60%) SaaS
4 168 (2.08%) GitHub
5 77 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
6 74 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
7 63 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 54 (0.67%) IaaS
9 49 (0.61%) BrowserStack
10 44 (0.55%) PaaS
11 42 (0.52%) Office 365
12 40 (0.50%) Force.com
13 37 (0.46%) Amazon S3
14 31 (0.38%) Google Play
15 30 (0.37%) OpenShift
16 19 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
17 18 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 15 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
18 15 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
19 14 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 183 (2.27%) Internet
2 168 (2.08%) HTTP
3 98 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 75 (0.93%) Firewall
5 39 (0.48%) SAN
6 38 (0.47%) Intranet
6 38 (0.47%) VPN
7 37 (0.46%) Network Security
8 31 (0.38%) DNS
9 29 (0.36%) VoIP
10 26 (0.32%) Wireless
11 25 (0.31%) FTP
12 23 (0.29%) LDAP
13 18 (0.22%) HTTPS
13 18 (0.22%) LAN
14 17 (0.21%) SSL
15 15 (0.19%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (0.19%) NetScaler
15 15 (0.19%) SMTP
15 15 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 970 (12.03%) SQL Server
2 401 (4.97%) MySQL
3 334 (4.14%) Relational Database
4 289 (3.58%) Big Data
5 279 (3.46%) NoSQL
6 249 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
7 239 (2.96%) MongoDB
8 178 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 166 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 161 (2.00%) Hadoop
11 122 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
12 112 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
13 93 (1.15%) RDBMS
14 84 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
15 79 (0.98%) Oracle Database
16 75 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
17 72 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 64 (0.79%) HBase
19 63 (0.78%) Power BI
20 60 (0.74%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 2132 (26.45%) Selenium
2 902 (11.19%) JIRA
3 874 (10.84%) WebDriver
4 858 (10.64%) Cucumber
5 742 (9.20%) Git (software)
6 560 (6.95%) Jenkins
7 388 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 359 (4.45%) Visual Studio
9 324 (4.02%) JUnit
10 301 (3.73%) SoapUI
11 290 (3.60%) JMeter
12 269 (3.34%) SpecFlow
13 261 (3.24%) Subversion
14 257 (3.19%) Maven
15 235 (2.91%) Appium
16 213 (2.64%) TeamCity
17 185 (2.29%) HP UFT
18 154 (1.91%) Calabash
19 125 (1.55%) NUnit
20 97 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2010 (24.93%) Finance
2 576 (7.14%) Retail
3 545 (6.76%) Banking
4 338 (4.19%) Marketing
5 218 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 213 (2.64%) Games
7 192 (2.38%) Investment Banking
8 148 (1.84%) Manufacturing
9 114 (1.41%) Legal
10 112 (1.39%) Front Office
11 104 (1.29%) Financial Institution
12 97 (1.20%) Advertising
13 88 (1.09%) Back Office
14 87 (1.08%) Automotive
15 83 (1.03%) Retail Banking
16 82 (1.02%) Publishing
17 76 (0.94%) Law
18 66 (0.82%) Electronics
19 40 (0.50%) Aerospace
20 38 (0.47%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1620 (20.09%) Analyst
2 1555 (19.29%) Developer
3 992 (12.30%) Tester
4 979 (12.14%) QA Engineer
5 784 (9.72%) Test Analyst
6 633 (7.85%) QA Analyst
7 632 (7.84%) Test Engineer
8 582 (7.22%) QA Tester
9 480 (5.95%) Automation Tester
10 387 (4.80%) QA Automation Engineer
11 386 (4.79%) QA Test Analyst
12 369 (4.58%) Java Developer
13 317 (3.93%) Business Analyst
14 303 (3.76%) .NET Developer
15 299 (3.71%) QA Test Engineer
16 296 (3.67%) Senior Developer
17 295 (3.66%) Architect
18 280 (3.47%) C# Developer
19 279 (3.46%) QA Leader
20 267 (3.31%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1193 (14.80%) .NET
2 842 (10.44%) HTML
3 755 (9.36%) Web Services
4 633 (7.85%) CSS
5 575 (7.13%) XML
6 428 (5.31%) ASP.NET
7 424 (5.26%) AngularJS
8 388 (4.81%) REST
9 380 (4.71%) HTML5
10 357 (4.43%) RESTful
11 311 (3.86%) SOAP
12 303 (3.76%) Spring
13 278 (3.45%) Gherkin
14 258 (3.20%) jQuery
15 230 (2.85%) JSON
15 230 (2.85%) Node.js
16 206 (2.56%) .NET Framework
17 191 (2.37%) Hibernate
18 184 (2.28%) React
19 166 (2.06%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 794 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 693 (8.60%) Computer Science
3 518 (6.43%) Mobile App
4 509 (6.31%) User Experience
5 262 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 239 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
7 238 (2.95%) Fintech
8 162 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 149 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 133 (1.65%) iPad
11 126 (1.56%) Data Centre
12 125 (1.55%) Fixed Income
13 121 (1.50%) Client/Server
14 119 (1.48%) Virtual Team
15 108 (1.34%) Equities
16 107 (1.33%) Data Structures
17 85 (1.05%) Algorithms
18 74 (0.92%) Derivative
19 63 (0.78%) Blog
20 59 (0.73%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 891 (11.05%) Linux
2 711 (8.82%) Windows
3 421 (5.22%) Unix
4 361 (4.48%) Android
5 332 (4.12%) Apple iOS
6 98 (1.22%) Windows Server
7 50 (0.62%) Windows 7
8 48 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 46 (0.57%) Solaris
10 44 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 33 (0.41%) Ubuntu
13 30 (0.37%) Debian
13 30 (0.37%) Windows 10
14 20 (0.25%) Mac OS X
15 16 (0.20%) Windows Phone
16 11 (0.14%) CentOS
16 11 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
16 11 (0.14%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4511 (55.95%) Agile Software Development
2 3395 (42.11%) Test Automation
3 1564 (19.40%) Scrum
4 1440 (17.86%) TDD
5 1229 (15.24%) BDD
6 1020 (12.65%) SDLC
7 1008 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 979 (12.14%) Test Scripting
9 917 (11.37%) Software Engineering
10 874 (10.84%) Software Testing
11 771 (9.56%) Project Management
12 747 (9.27%) Test Strategy
13 742 (9.20%) E-Commerce
14 705 (8.74%) User Acceptance Testing
15 689 (8.55%) Regression Testing
16 677 (8.40%) Manual Testing
17 669 (8.30%) Mentoring
18 619 (7.68%) Functional Testing
19 618 (7.67%) DevOps
20 611 (7.58%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2140 (26.54%) Java
2 1971 (24.45%) SQL
3 1475 (18.30%) C#
4 1290 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 733 (9.09%) Python
6 391 (4.85%) Ruby
7 314 (3.89%) PHP
8 309 (3.83%) C++
9 228 (2.83%) C
10 226 (2.80%) T-SQL
11 181 (2.25%) Scala
12 163 (2.02%) Perl
13 154 (1.91%) Bash Shell
14 148 (1.84%) PL/SQL
15 141 (1.75%) VB.NET
16 139 (1.72%) PowerShell
17 123 (1.53%) Shell Script
18 109 (1.35%) Groovy
19 81 (1.00%) VB
20 64 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1299 (16.11%) Degree
2 666 (8.26%) ISTQB
3 625 (7.75%) ISEB
4 320 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 203 (2.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 82 (1.02%) Master's Degree
7 76 (0.94%) PMI Certification
8 71 (0.88%) Security Cleared
9 56 (0.69%) PMP
10 53 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
11 49 (0.61%) SC Cleared
12 42 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
13 39 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
14 35 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 33 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
16 30 (0.37%) MBA
17 28 (0.35%) CCNA
18 26 (0.32%) APMP
19 24 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 23 (0.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (1.95%) PMO
2 119 (1.48%) SLA
3 60 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 52 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 38 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 36 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (0.26%) COBIT
7 21 (0.26%) MiFID
8 13 (0.16%) HL7
8 13 (0.16%) ISO 9000
9 8 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (0.074%) ISO 14001
11 6 (0.074%) WCAG
12 5 (0.062%) P3O
12 5 (0.062%) SSAE 16
13 4 (0.050%) EMIR
13 4 (0.050%) IFRS
13 4 (0.050%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.050%) Section 508
System Software
1 224 (2.78%) Docker
2 124 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (1.07%) Active Directory
4 68 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
5 44 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 34 (0.42%) VirtualBox
6 34 (0.42%) Xen
7 33 (0.41%) vSphere
8 23 (0.29%) Firmware
9 21 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (0.22%) XenApp
11 15 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 14 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
13 13 (0.16%) XenDesktop
14 11 (0.14%) HDFS
14 11 (0.14%) KVM
15 10 (0.12%) vCloud
16 8 (0.099%) LXC
17 7 (0.087%) BlackBerry Internet Service
18 6 (0.074%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 183 (2.27%) Ansible
2 176 (2.18%) Puppet
3 163 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
4 126 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
5 41 (0.51%) Kubernetes
6 39 (0.48%) SCCM
7 33 (0.41%) Kibana
7 33 (0.41%) Nagios
8 21 (0.26%) CloudHub
9 20 (0.25%) Terraform
10 18 (0.22%) Grafana
11 14 (0.17%) HockeyApp
12 12 (0.15%) logstash
13 10 (0.12%) Salt
14 9 (0.11%) StatsD
15 8 (0.099%) Consul
15 8 (0.099%) WebSphere Cast Iron
16 6 (0.074%) Graphite
16 6 (0.074%) Hadoop YARN
16 6 (0.074%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1199 (14.87%) Microsoft
2 610 (7.57%) Oracle
3 186 (2.31%) SAP
4 165 (2.05%) VMware
5 160 (1.98%) Google
6 144 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
7 117 (1.45%) HP
8 103 (1.28%) Cognizant
9 84 (1.04%) Atlassian
9 84 (1.04%) Red Hat
10 78 (0.97%) Tableau
11 77 (0.96%) Cisco
12 68 (0.84%) IBM
13 61 (0.76%) Sitecore
14 55 (0.68%) Adobe
15 52 (0.65%) Sybase
16 51 (0.63%) Citrix
17 50 (0.62%) Xamarin
18 44 (0.55%) Sun
19 41 (0.51%) hybris
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Searchability
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + health
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Gravitas Recruitment Group
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 55k per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per month
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TD Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent benefits including health,
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: ££competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Roc Search
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £52k DOE + Excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
South East
Schroders plc
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Montash
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Energon People
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Morson International
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Additional Benefits!
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
North London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Training + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £750000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago