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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
UK
Rank 60 61 59
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2  
Permanent jobs citing QA 4105 4851 4881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.90% 4.73% 4.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.40% 35.88% 36.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3215 3927 3809
Median salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 10162 13519 13241
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.13% 13.18% 12.58%
Number of salaries quoted 8030 10696 10210
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +1 3946 £50,000 +11.11% 536
London +10 1976 £57,500 +4.54% 249
South East +6 685 £40,000 -5.88% 93
East of England -6 271 £45,000 +4.34% 40
City of London +2 257 £55,000 -4.34% 63
North West -8 245 £35,000 -12.50% 45
West Midlands +19 227 £40,000 -5.88% 24
Yorkshire -5 184 £42,500 +13.33% 32
Manchester -15 182 £37,724 -5.69% 31
South West -13 179 £42,500 +6.25% 27
Berkshire 0 168 £42,500 -5.55% 21
East Midlands +8 153 £35,500 -5.33% 14
Surrey +21 139 £46,750 +3.88% 28
West Yorkshire +10 129 £42,500 +11.84% 24
Leeds +13 104 £42,500 +11.84% 21
Birmingham +21 96 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Hertfordshire +10 94 £45,000 - 9
Hampshire -26 87 £40,000 -3.61% 10
Oxfordshire 0 80 £35,000 -17.64% 12
Buckinghamshire +35 74 £37,500 -1.31% 11
Bristol -7 74 £50,000 +25.00% 11
Leicestershire +38 73 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Nottinghamshire +14 65 £50,000 +37.93% 4
Reading +44 63 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Milton Keynes +33 63 £37,500 -16.66% 8
Leicester +28 57 £35,000 +12.00% 3
Cambridgeshire -27 52 £45,000 -2.70% 16
Scotland -17 50 £39,000 +4.00% 3
Nottingham +4 45 £50,000 +37.93% 2
Kent +29 42 £37,500 -8.53% 2

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 4546 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 2088 (25.31%) Selenium
3 2059 (24.95%) SQL
4 2041 (24.74%) Java
5 1990 (24.12%) Finance
6 1586 (19.22%) C#
7 1559 (18.89%) Scrum
8 1346 (16.31%) JavaScript
9 1324 (16.05%) .NET
10 1302 (15.78%) TDD
11 1258 (15.25%) Degree
12 1237 (14.99%) Microsoft
13 1227 (14.87%) Test Automation
14 1185 (14.36%) BDD
15 1073 (13.00%) SDLC
16 992 (12.02%) Automated Testing
17 965 (11.70%) HTML
18 949 (11.50%) SQL Server
19 938 (11.37%) Software Testing
20 937 (11.36%) Test Scripting
21 929 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
22 858 (10.40%) Cucumber
23 850 (10.30%) Software Engineering
24 831 (10.07%) JIRA
25 829 (10.05%) Linux
26 828 (10.04%) Project Management
27 826 (10.01%) Test Strategy
28 808 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
29 794 (9.62%) Web Services
30 793 (9.61%) WebDriver

QA
Top Related 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
1 207 (2.51%) CMS
2 198 (2.40%) Confluence
3 161 (1.95%) Apache
3 161 (1.95%) Tomcat
4 142 (1.72%) IIS
5 122 (1.48%) SharePoint
6 87 (1.05%) EPiServer
7 80 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
8 77 (0.93%) Apache Spark
9 69 (0.84%) JBoss
10 68 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 66 (0.80%) WebSphere
12 59 (0.72%) SAS
13 57 (0.69%) nginx
14 56 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
15 39 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
15 39 (0.47%) WordPress
16 37 (0.45%) WebLogic
17 35 (0.42%) Drupal
18 29 (0.35%) MQSeries
Applications
1 647 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 247 (2.99%) MS Office
3 120 (1.45%) MS Project
4 104 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 88 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
6 48 (0.58%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.073%) SPSS
10 5 (0.061%) Fireworks
10 5 (0.061%) FrameMaker
10 5 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.048%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.048%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.048%) Snagit
12 2 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.024%) Autodesk Inventor
12 2 (0.024%) InDesign
12 2 (0.024%) Maya
Business Applications
1 70 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.62%) Magento
3 40 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 25 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 20 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 17 (0.21%) SAP R/3
7 15 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 15 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
7 15 (0.18%) SAP FI
8 14 (0.17%) assyst
8 14 (0.17%) SAP CRM
8 14 (0.17%) Sentinel
9 12 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
10 9 (0.11%) Infor M3
10 9 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
11 8 (0.097%) Northgate Housing
11 8 (0.097%) SAP CO
11 8 (0.097%) SAP FI/CO
11 8 (0.097%) SAP Hybris
11 8 (0.097%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 411 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
2 347 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 305 (3.70%) SaaS
4 121 (1.47%) GitHub
5 93 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
6 69 (0.84%) IaaS
7 68 (0.82%) PaaS
8 61 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
9 59 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
10 46 (0.56%) Amazon S3
11 39 (0.47%) Google Play
12 38 (0.46%) Office 365
13 36 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
14 35 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 33 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
16 27 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
17 24 (0.29%) Force.com
18 19 (0.23%) OpenShift
19 18 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
20 17 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 220 (2.67%) Internet
2 161 (1.95%) HTTP
3 125 (1.51%) TCP/IP
4 87 (1.05%) Intranet
5 68 (0.82%) Firewall
6 42 (0.51%) VPN
7 37 (0.45%) SAN
8 34 (0.41%) LDAP
8 34 (0.41%) Network Security
9 30 (0.36%) LAN
10 29 (0.35%) DNS
11 28 (0.34%) Wireless
12 26 (0.32%) SSL
13 25 (0.30%) HTTPS
13 25 (0.30%) WAN
14 21 (0.25%) VoIP
15 20 (0.24%) Kerberos
16 19 (0.23%) Multicast
17 18 (0.22%) DHCP
18 17 (0.21%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 949 (11.50%) SQL Server
2 351 (4.25%) MySQL
3 320 (3.88%) Relational Database
4 271 (3.28%) NoSQL
5 252 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 247 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
7 218 (2.64%) Big Data
8 202 (2.45%) MongoDB
9 175 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 145 (1.76%) Hadoop
11 133 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
12 109 (1.32%) Oracle Database
13 93 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
14 90 (1.09%) RDBMS
15 89 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
16 86 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
17 81 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 80 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
19 61 (0.74%) HBase
20 57 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2088 (25.31%) Selenium
2 858 (10.40%) Cucumber
3 831 (10.07%) JIRA
4 793 (9.61%) WebDriver
5 677 (8.21%) Git (software)
6 515 (6.24%) Jenkins
7 461 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 416 (5.04%) Visual Studio
9 341 (4.13%) JUnit
10 329 (3.99%) SoapUI
11 264 (3.20%) JMeter
12 262 (3.18%) SpecFlow
13 242 (2.93%) Subversion
14 240 (2.91%) Maven
15 219 (2.65%) Appium
16 207 (2.51%) HP UFT
17 193 (2.34%) TeamCity
18 131 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 127 (1.54%) Calabash
20 112 (1.36%) NUnit
General
1 1990 (24.12%) Finance
2 517 (6.27%) Retail
3 496 (6.01%) Banking
4 332 (4.02%) Marketing
5 240 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 221 (2.68%) Games
7 139 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 136 (1.65%) Front Office
9 107 (1.30%) Publishing
10 104 (1.26%) Advertising
11 103 (1.25%) Legal
12 89 (1.08%) Back Office
13 88 (1.07%) Automotive
14 87 (1.05%) Investment Banking
15 86 (1.04%) Financial Institution
16 64 (0.78%) Law
17 43 (0.52%) Electronics
18 35 (0.42%) Billing
18 35 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
19 33 (0.40%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1593 (19.31%) Analyst
2 1571 (19.04%) Developer
3 985 (11.94%) Tester
4 959 (11.62%) QA Engineer
5 809 (9.80%) Test Analyst
6 619 (7.50%) Test Engineer
7 613 (7.43%) QA Tester
8 609 (7.38%) QA Analyst
9 457 (5.54%) Automation Tester
10 383 (4.64%) QA Test Analyst
11 372 (4.51%) .NET Developer
12 344 (4.17%) QA Automation Engineer
13 332 (4.02%) Project Manager
13 332 (4.02%) QA Leader
14 325 (3.94%) Java Developer
15 312 (3.78%) C# Developer
16 298 (3.61%) Business Analyst
17 295 (3.58%) QA Test Engineer
18 293 (3.55%) Senior Developer
19 291 (3.53%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1324 (16.05%) .NET
2 965 (11.70%) HTML
3 794 (9.62%) Web Services
4 756 (9.16%) CSS
5 660 (8.00%) XML
6 517 (6.27%) ASP.NET
7 419 (5.08%) HTML5
8 345 (4.18%) AngularJS
9 331 (4.01%) REST
10 296 (3.59%) SOAP
11 282 (3.42%) RESTful
12 277 (3.36%) jQuery
13 261 (3.16%) Gherkin
14 260 (3.15%) .NET Framework
15 249 (3.02%) Spring
16 230 (2.79%) CSS3
17 224 (2.71%) JSON
18 204 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
19 196 (2.38%) Node.js
20 165 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 808 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 683 (8.28%) Computer Science
3 499 (6.05%) Mobile App
4 498 (6.04%) User Experience
5 275 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 227 (2.75%) Fintech
7 145 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
8 140 (1.70%) Data Centre
9 135 (1.64%) iPad
10 125 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 119 (1.44%) Client/Server
12 117 (1.42%) Virtual Team
13 96 (1.16%) Fixed Income
14 93 (1.13%) Data Structures
15 84 (1.02%) Equities
16 81 (0.98%) Derivative
17 71 (0.86%) Digital Media
18 70 (0.85%) Algorithms
19 54 (0.65%) N-Tier
20 49 (0.59%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 829 (10.05%) Linux
2 670 (8.12%) Windows
3 424 (5.14%) Unix
4 377 (4.57%) Android
5 341 (4.13%) Apple iOS
6 109 (1.32%) Windows Server
7 53 (0.64%) Windows 7
8 50 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 46 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 34 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 32 (0.39%) CentOS
13 31 (0.38%) Ubuntu
13 31 (0.38%) Windows 10
14 29 (0.35%) Solaris
15 28 (0.34%) Debian
16 24 (0.29%) Windows 8
17 18 (0.22%) Windows Phone
18 15 (0.18%) Windows XP
19 9 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4546 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 1559 (18.89%) Scrum
3 1302 (15.78%) TDD
4 1227 (14.87%) Test Automation
5 1185 (14.36%) BDD
6 1073 (13.00%) SDLC
7 992 (12.02%) Automated Testing
8 938 (11.37%) Software Testing
9 937 (11.36%) Test Scripting
10 929 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
11 850 (10.30%) Software Engineering
12 828 (10.04%) Project Management
13 826 (10.01%) Test Strategy
14 775 (9.39%) Automation Testing
15 772 (9.36%) User Acceptance Testing
16 746 (9.04%) E-Commerce
17 736 (8.92%) Regression Testing
18 680 (8.24%) Manual Testing
19 659 (7.99%) Functional Testing
20 635 (7.70%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2059 (24.95%) SQL
2 2041 (24.74%) Java
3 1586 (19.22%) C#
4 1346 (16.31%) JavaScript
5 777 (9.42%) Python
6 425 (5.15%) Ruby
7 328 (3.98%) PHP
8 291 (3.53%) C++
9 237 (2.87%) T-SQL
10 221 (2.68%) Bash Shell
11 212 (2.57%) C
12 203 (2.46%) Perl
13 187 (2.27%) Scala
14 158 (1.91%) PL/SQL
15 150 (1.82%) VB.NET
16 143 (1.73%) PowerShell
17 133 (1.61%) Shell Script
18 90 (1.09%) VB
19 88 (1.07%) XPath
20 83 (1.01%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1258 (15.25%) Degree
2 709 (8.59%) ISTQB
3 689 (8.35%) ISEB
4 228 (2.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 91 (1.10%) PMP
6 86 (1.04%) Security Cleared
7 72 (0.87%) PMI Certification
8 67 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 66 (0.80%) SC Cleared
10 63 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
11 44 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 42 (0.51%) MBA
13 38 (0.46%) APMP
14 35 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
14 35 (0.42%) MCP
15 34 (0.41%) CCNA
16 33 (0.40%) CISSP
17 32 (0.39%) PhD
18 29 (0.35%) AWS Certification
19 25 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (2.61%) SDET
2 175 (2.12%) PMO
3 149 (1.81%) SLA
4 75 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 50 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 46 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 35 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 20 (0.24%) HL7
9 18 (0.22%) MiFID
10 17 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
11 15 (0.18%) ISO 14001
12 14 (0.17%) COBIT
12 14 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 14 (0.17%) P3O
13 13 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 9 (0.11%) ISO 9000
15 6 (0.073%) GDPR
15 6 (0.073%) WCAG
16 5 (0.061%) ISO22301
16 5 (0.061%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 171 (2.07%) Docker
2 103 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (1.13%) Active Directory
4 43 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
5 35 (0.42%) vSphere
6 23 (0.28%) XenApp
7 20 (0.24%) Hyper-V
8 17 (0.21%) Firmware
8 17 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (0.21%) XenDesktop
9 13 (0.16%) HDFS
10 10 (0.12%) BlackBerry Internet Service
10 10 (0.12%) VirtualBox
11 9 (0.11%) vCloud
11 9 (0.11%) VMware ESX
12 7 (0.085%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 6 (0.073%) KVM
13 6 (0.073%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.061%) LXC
14 5 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 157 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
2 150 (1.82%) Puppet
3 130 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
4 119 (1.44%) Ansible
5 45 (0.55%) SCCM
6 38 (0.46%) Nagios
7 37 (0.45%) Kubernetes
8 22 (0.27%) Kibana
9 19 (0.23%) SELinux
10 16 (0.19%) Grafana
10 16 (0.19%) Rancher
11 14 (0.17%) Terraform
12 12 (0.15%) StatsD
13 11 (0.13%) Mesos
13 11 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
14 9 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
14 9 (0.11%) Salt
14 9 (0.11%) WebSphere Cast Iron
15 8 (0.097%) CloudHub
15 8 (0.097%) logstash
Vendors
1 1237 (14.99%) Microsoft
2 598 (7.25%) Oracle
3 201 (2.44%) SAP
4 174 (2.11%) HP
5 157 (1.90%) Google
6 131 (1.59%) VMware
7 110 (1.33%) Red Hat
8 107 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
9 89 (1.08%) Cisco
10 87 (1.05%) Atlassian
11 80 (0.97%) Cognizant
11 80 (0.97%) Sun
12 78 (0.95%) IBM
13 64 (0.78%) Citrix
14 59 (0.72%) Adobe
15 54 (0.65%) Siebel
16 53 (0.64%) Tableau
17 50 (0.61%) hybris
18 49 (0.59%) Apple
18 49 (0.59%) Sitecore
Brighton, East Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £45k DOE + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £22k - 24k per year + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £275 - £310 Per Annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £0.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Aviva
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago