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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 6 months to 2 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK
6 months to
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 44 56 58
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 12,403 5,386 3,621
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.90% 5.00% 4.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.23% 36.16% 35.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4,759 3,449 2,841
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,625 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%

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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 31,618 14,894 10,187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.58% 13.83% 12.89%
Number of salaries quoted 13,886 9,369 7,875
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,322 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,625 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.47% - +5.56%

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 2 July 2022.

Salary histogram for QA in the UK

QA
Top 17 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 2 July 2022. 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 +11 9,951 £59,064 +7.39% 807
London +10 5,716 £67,500 +3.85% 280
Work from Home +26 5,254 £57,500 +9.52% 314
UK excluding London +22 4,705 £52,500 +10.53% 589
South East +4 1,249 £55,140 +10.28% 136
North of England +23 1,120 £50,000 +11.11% 146
Midlands +7 682 £47,500 +5.56% 110
North West +14 596 £50,000 +11.11% 82
South West +66 584 £50,000 +11.11% 73
East of England +41 529 £47,500 -9.52% 54
Yorkshire +28 425 £51,250 +9.51% 45
Scotland -5 421 £55,000 +29.41% 39
West Midlands +3 355 £50,000 +16.28% 63
East Midlands +12 324 £45,000 -5.26% 47
Wales +41 154 £52,500 +31.25% 23
North East +27 99 £45,000 - 19
Northern Ireland -61 26 £60,000 -20.00% 8

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for QA.

1 6,968 (56.18%) Agile
2 4,263 (34.37%) Test Automation
3 3,289 (26.52%) Social Skills
4 3,232 (26.06%) Finance
5 3,094 (24.95%) Java
6 3,020 (24.35%) JavaScript
7 2,876 (23.19%) DevOps
8 2,834 (22.85%) AWS
9 2,655 (21.41%) Software Engineering
10 2,629 (21.20%) CI/CD
11 2,590 (20.88%) SQL
12 2,502 (20.17%) Azure
13 2,371 (19.12%) Python
14 2,290 (18.46%) Scrum
15 2,274 (18.33%) C#
16 2,204 (17.77%) Software Testing
17 2,022 (16.30%) Microsoft
18 1,997 (16.10%) Mentoring
19 1,916 (15.45%) Selenium
20 1,899 (15.31%) Degree
21 1,853 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
22 1,773 (14.29%) Git (software)
23 1,750 (14.11%) React
24 1,728 (13.93%) Docker
25 1,716 (13.84%) .NET
26 1,590 (12.82%) Microservices
27 1,533 (12.36%) SDLC
28 1,528 (12.32%) User Experience
29 1,502 (12.11%) JIRA
30 1,498 (12.08%) Analytics

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
1 516 (4.16%) Confluence
2 216 (1.74%) CMS
3 168 (1.35%) Apache
4 145 (1.17%) SharePoint
5 135 (1.09%) Apache Spark
6 61 (0.49%) Ethereum
7 49 (0.40%) WordPress
8 47 (0.38%) Apache Solr
9 44 (0.35%) nginx
10 42 (0.34%) SAS
11 41 (0.33%) Drupal
12 35 (0.28%) Tomcat
13 33 (0.27%) Apache Pulsar
13 33 (0.27%) Headless CMS
14 32 (0.26%) IIS
15 29 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
16 27 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
17 26 (0.21%) Mule
17 26 (0.21%) WebLogic
18 19 (0.15%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 330 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 246 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
3 148 (1.19%) Sketch
4 130 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 59 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 51 (0.41%) Photoshop
7 48 (0.39%) MS Visio
8 47 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
9 32 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 25 (0.20%) InVision
11 21 (0.17%) Campfire
12 15 (0.12%) Adobe XD
13 14 (0.11%) AutoCAD
13 14 (0.11%) Chatbot
14 9 (0.073%) Maple
14 9 (0.073%) Zeplin
15 8 (0.065%) EngageOne
16 7 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
17 6 (0.048%) InDesign
17 6 (0.048%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 68 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
3 40 (0.32%) Shopify
4 32 (0.26%) SessionCam
4 32 (0.26%) WebTrends
5 24 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 23 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
7 12 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (0.089%) Magento
8 11 (0.089%) Oracle ERP
9 8 (0.065%) Avolution ABACUS
9 8 (0.065%) R3 Corda
9 8 (0.065%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 7 (0.056%) Adobe Campaign
10 7 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (0.056%) SAP APO
10 7 (0.056%) TrackWise
11 6 (0.048%) SAP MDG
11 6 (0.048%) SAP S/4HANA
12 4 (0.032%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 2,834 (22.85%) AWS
2 2,502 (20.17%) Azure
3 1,150 (9.27%) GCP
4 857 (6.91%) GitHub
5 836 (6.74%) SaaS
6 604 (4.87%) Azure DevOps
7 584 (4.71%) Serverless
8 343 (2.77%) AWS Lambda
9 273 (2.20%) Slack
10 236 (1.90%) Power Platform
11 204 (1.64%) Figma
12 202 (1.63%) BrowserStack
13 193 (1.56%) Amazon SQS
14 172 (1.39%) Amazon ECS
15 149 (1.20%) Sauce Labs
16 146 (1.18%) Datadog
17 141 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
18 139 (1.12%) Amazon S3
19 137 (1.10%) Google Analytics
20 134 (1.08%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 327 (2.64%) HTTP
2 129 (1.04%) Broadband
3 98 (0.79%) Internet
4 65 (0.52%) Firewall
5 60 (0.48%) TCP/IP
6 59 (0.48%) VoIP
7 52 (0.42%) DNS
8 42 (0.34%) MQTT
9 36 (0.29%) SNA
10 32 (0.26%) VPN
11 27 (0.22%) Network Security
12 26 (0.21%) SSL
12 26 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (0.20%) SSH
14 24 (0.19%) DHCP
15 23 (0.19%) Intranet
16 22 (0.18%) FTP
17 21 (0.17%) Wireshark
18 16 (0.13%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
19 14 (0.11%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 905 (7.30%) PostgreSQL
2 901 (7.26%) SQL Server
3 783 (6.31%) NoSQL
4 692 (5.58%) Big Data
5 576 (4.64%) Relational Database
6 434 (3.50%) MySQL
7 433 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
8 408 (3.29%) MongoDB
9 364 (2.93%) Redis
10 247 (1.99%) DynamoDB
11 187 (1.51%) Power BI
12 182 (1.47%) Tableau
13 166 (1.34%) RDBMS
14 156 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
15 135 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
16 91 (0.73%) BigQuery
17 86 (0.69%) Hadoop
18 84 (0.68%) Amazon Aurora
19 83 (0.67%) Oracle Database
20 78 (0.63%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 1,916 (15.45%) Selenium
2 1,773 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1,502 (12.11%) JIRA
4 1,463 (11.80%) Jenkins
5 1,046 (8.43%) Postman
6 906 (7.30%) Cucumber
7 895 (7.22%) JMeter
8 782 (6.30%) Cypress.io
9 532 (4.29%) SpecFlow
10 487 (3.93%) Zephyr
11 454 (3.66%) Rational Quality Manager
12 396 (3.19%) JUnit
13 385 (3.10%) GitLab
14 377 (3.04%) Appium
15 360 (2.90%) WebDriver
16 332 (2.68%) TeamCity
17 251 (2.02%) Maven
18 249 (2.01%) REST Assured
19 228 (1.84%) Bitbucket
20 207 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3,289 (26.52%) Social Skills
2 3,232 (26.06%) Finance
3 1,323 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
4 963 (7.76%) Games
5 933 (7.52%) Marketing
6 838 (6.76%) Retail
7 678 (5.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 596 (4.81%) Banking
9 468 (3.77%) Manufacturing
10 331 (2.67%) Public Sector
11 329 (2.65%) Presentation Skills
12 311 (2.51%) Legal
13 301 (2.43%) Law
14 297 (2.39%) Telecoms
15 276 (2.23%) Organisational Skills
16 271 (2.18%) Pharmaceutical
17 224 (1.81%) Advertising
18 192 (1.55%) Publishing
19 182 (1.47%) Automotive
20 167 (1.35%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 2,224 (17.93%) Developer
2 1,460 (11.77%) QA Engineer
3 1,390 (11.21%) Software Engineer
4 1,091 (8.80%) Analyst
5 717 (5.78%) QA Leader
6 601 (4.85%) Senior Developer
7 508 (4.10%) Test Engineer
8 464 (3.74%) Senior Software Engineer
9 458 (3.69%) Tester
10 395 (3.18%) Software Developer
11 386 (3.11%) Trainee
12 377 (3.04%) Automation Engineer
13 370 (2.98%) Java Developer
14 341 (2.75%) QA Automation Engineer
15 333 (2.68%) Full Stack Developer
16 331 (2.67%) Java Engineer
17 330 (2.66%) Senior QA Engineer
18 327 (2.64%) Consultant
19 302 (2.43%) Architect
20 290 (2.34%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,750 (14.11%) React
2 1,716 (13.84%) .NET
3 1,340 (10.80%) REST
4 1,276 (10.29%) CSS
5 1,250 (10.08%) HTML
6 1,077 (8.68%) Node.js
7 1,059 (8.54%) Spring
8 877 (7.07%) RESTful
9 749 (6.04%) AngularJS
10 614 (4.95%) Kafka
11 556 (4.48%) ASP.NET
12 535 (4.31%) .NET Core
13 498 (4.02%) Web Services
14 451 (3.64%) Jest
15 416 (3.35%) Spring Boot
16 414 (3.34%) .NET Framework
17 411 (3.31%) JSON
18 390 (3.14%) GraphQL
19 378 (3.05%) RabbitMQ
19 378 (3.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,528 (12.32%) User Experience
2 849 (6.85%) Virtual Team
3 739 (5.96%) Mobile App
4 655 (5.28%) Algorithms
5 628 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
6 331 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
7 320 (2.58%) Management Information System
8 318 (2.56%) Cloud Native
9 237 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
10 233 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 229 (1.85%) Blockchain
12 218 (1.76%) Public Cloud
13 160 (1.29%) Legacy Systems
14 159 (1.28%) Social Media
15 157 (1.27%) Data Structures
16 152 (1.23%) Blog
16 152 (1.23%) Social Network
17 135 (1.09%) Legacy Code
18 133 (1.07%) Sports Betting
19 126 (1.02%) Hackathon
Operating Systems
1 983 (7.93%) Linux
2 602 (4.85%) Windows
3 555 (4.47%) Android
4 446 (3.60%) Apple iOS
5 350 (2.82%) Unix
6 53 (0.43%) Windows Server
7 51 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 48 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 45 (0.36%) CentOS
10 36 (0.29%) Mac OS
11 32 (0.26%) VMS
12 29 (0.23%) Mac OS X
13 25 (0.20%) Solaris
14 17 (0.14%) Windows 10
14 17 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
16 7 (0.056%) Windows 7
17 6 (0.048%) SUSE
18 5 (0.040%) FreeRTOS
18 5 (0.040%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,968 (56.18%) Agile
2 4,263 (34.37%) Test Automation
3 2,876 (23.19%) DevOps
4 2,655 (21.41%) Software Engineering
5 2,629 (21.20%) CI/CD
6 2,290 (18.46%) Scrum
7 2,204 (17.77%) Software Testing
8 1,997 (16.10%) Mentoring
9 1,853 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
10 1,590 (12.82%) Microservices
11 1,533 (12.36%) SDLC
12 1,498 (12.08%) Analytics
13 1,494 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
14 1,442 (11.63%) TDD
15 1,425 (11.49%) Test Strategy
16 1,270 (10.24%) BDD
17 1,127 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
18 1,118 (9.01%) API Testing
19 1,063 (8.57%) Computer Science
20 1,031 (8.31%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3,094 (24.95%) Java
2 3,020 (24.35%) JavaScript
3 2,590 (20.88%) SQL
4 2,371 (19.12%) Python
5 2,274 (18.33%) C#
6 1,216 (9.80%) TypeScript
7 404 (3.26%) PHP
8 396 (3.19%) C++
9 378 (3.05%) C
10 340 (2.74%) Scala
11 312 (2.52%) Go
12 293 (2.36%) Ruby
13 259 (2.09%) Kotlin
14 241 (1.94%) ES6
15 234 (1.89%) Bash
16 193 (1.56%) Shell Script
17 168 (1.35%) PowerShell
18 140 (1.13%) T-SQL
19 116 (0.94%) Apple Swift
20 112 (0.90%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,899 (15.31%) Degree
2 659 (5.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 528 (4.26%) ISTQB
4 337 (2.72%) ISEB
5 280 (2.26%) Security Cleared
6 243 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 174 (1.40%) Master's Degree
8 163 (1.31%) SC Cleared
9 134 (1.08%) PMI Certification
10 64 (0.52%) PhD
11 61 (0.49%) PMP
12 43 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
12 43 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 43 (0.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 38 (0.31%) DBS Check
13 38 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 30 (0.24%) CISSP
15 29 (0.23%) AWS Certification
16 28 (0.23%) HND
17 26 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (2.15%) Accessibility
2 212 (1.71%) Data Quality
3 190 (1.53%) GDPR
4 129 (1.04%) PMO
5 114 (0.92%) SLA
6 108 (0.87%) GMP
7 64 (0.52%) WCAG
8 61 (0.49%) Good Clinical Practice
9 59 (0.48%) ISO 9001
10 56 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 49 (0.40%) PCI DSS
12 47 (0.38%) GLP
13 42 (0.34%) GxP
14 36 (0.29%) ISO 13485
15 35 (0.28%) GRC
16 31 (0.25%) NIST
17 28 (0.23%) MiFID
18 26 (0.21%) EMIR
19 24 (0.19%) CDISC
19 24 (0.19%) HL7
System Software
1 1,728 (13.93%) Docker
2 84 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
3 81 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 79 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 78 (0.63%) Firmware
6 59 (0.48%) Active Directory
7 42 (0.34%) KVM
8 30 (0.24%) Hyper-V
9 25 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
10 17 (0.14%) Xen
11 11 (0.089%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (0.081%) GridGain
13 6 (0.048%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.040%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 5 (0.040%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.032%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.032%) XenApp
15 4 (0.032%) XenDesktop
16 3 (0.024%) ISA Server
17 2 (0.016%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,129 (9.10%) Kubernetes
2 849 (6.85%) Terraform
3 495 (3.99%) HP Quality Center
4 469 (3.78%) HP ALM
5 125 (1.01%) Ansible
6 114 (0.92%) Grafana
7 95 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
8 74 (0.60%) Kibana
9 60 (0.48%) ZABBIX
10 56 (0.45%) Prometheus
11 50 (0.40%) Puppet
12 38 (0.31%) Nagios
13 34 (0.27%) logstash
13 34 (0.27%) MIIS
13 34 (0.27%) Opsgenie
14 30 (0.24%) HAProxy
15 28 (0.23%) Pingdom
16 25 (0.20%) Data Guard
16 25 (0.20%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
16 25 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 2,022 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 1,128 (9.09%) Google
3 516 (4.16%) IBM
4 498 (4.02%) HP
5 391 (3.15%) Oracle
6 251 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
7 193 (1.56%) Apple
8 167 (1.35%) FIS
9 163 (1.31%) SAP
10 139 (1.12%) Adobe
11 128 (1.03%) Atlassian
12 120 (0.97%) VMware
13 98 (0.79%) New Relic
14 83 (0.67%) LexisNexis
15 79 (0.64%) Splunk
16 78 (0.63%) Spotify
17 74 (0.60%) ServiceNow
18 71 (0.57%) Red Hat
19 70 (0.56%) Samsung
20 63 (0.51%) Bloomberg