Period
to 23 January 2022

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 50 74 88
Rank change year-on-year +24 +14 -17
Permanent jobs citing QA 1,609 459 264
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 5.54% 4.25% 3.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.28% 40.26% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,198 380 225
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £80,000 £79,950
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%

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 WFH option and a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 4,203 1,140 726
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 14.46% 10.55% 9.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2,912 917 597
10th Percentile £33,320 £31,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £52,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.62% -8.70% +4.55%
75th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £80,300
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

QA
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

QA trend for jobs with a WFH option

QA
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing QA.

QA salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

QA
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing QA over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

QA salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, QA job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for QA.

1 929 (57.74%) Agile Software Development
2 559 (34.74%) Test Automation
3 469 (29.15%) JavaScript
4 416 (25.85%) C#
5 395 (24.55%) SQL
6 387 (24.05%) DevOps
7 344 (21.38%) Azure
8 331 (20.57%) CI/CD
9 328 (20.39%) Social Skills
10 327 (20.32%) Scrum
11 322 (20.01%) Java
11 322 (20.01%) Finance
12 311 (19.33%) AWS
13 294 (18.27%) Selenium
14 290 (18.02%) .NET
15 279 (17.34%) Software Engineering
15 279 (17.34%) Problem-Solving
16 266 (16.53%) Software Testing
17 256 (15.91%) Git (software)
18 245 (15.23%) SQL Server
19 231 (14.36%) CSS
20 226 (14.05%) Full Stack Development
21 223 (13.86%) HTML
22 220 (13.67%) TDD
23 216 (13.42%) TypeScript
24 213 (13.24%) Mentoring
25 212 (13.18%) SaaS
26 209 (12.99%) Degree
27 200 (12.43%) Microsoft
28 199 (12.37%) Python

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 56 (3.48%) Confluence
2 39 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 37 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
4 28 (1.74%) CMS
5 19 (1.18%) Apache
6 13 (0.81%) SAS
7 9 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
7 9 (0.56%) Drupal
8 8 (0.50%) Documentum
9 7 (0.44%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.37%) JBoss
11 5 (0.31%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.25%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.25%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.25%) Kentico
12 4 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.19%) IIS
13 3 (0.19%) WordPress
14 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
15 1 (0.062%) nginx
Applications
1 31 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.12%) Sketch
5 12 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.68%) Chatbot
6 11 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (0.44%) InVision
8 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.062%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.062%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.062%) MadCap Flare
9 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
2 11 (0.68%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 10 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.37%) Shopify
6 5 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.31%) Social Studio
7 4 (0.25%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.25%) SAP MM
7 4 (0.25%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.25%) TrackWise
8 2 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 2 (0.12%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.062%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 1 (0.062%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.062%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 344 (21.38%) Azure
2 311 (19.33%) AWS
3 212 (13.18%) SaaS
4 103 (6.40%) GCP
5 56 (3.48%) Power Platform
6 48 (2.98%) GitHub
7 42 (2.61%) Serverless
8 26 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
9 24 (1.49%) Amazon S3
10 20 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (1.18%) PaaS
12 18 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
13 17 (1.06%) Google Analytics
14 16 (0.99%) Figma
14 16 (0.99%) Slack
15 14 (0.87%) IaaS
15 14 (0.87%) Microsoft 365
16 12 (0.75%) Amazon Cognito
17 11 (0.68%) Amazon ECS
17 11 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.99%) Network Security
2 14 (0.87%) HTTP
3 11 (0.68%) Firewall
4 9 (0.56%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.37%) VPN
5 6 (0.37%) Wireless
6 5 (0.31%) Internet
7 4 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.25%) Wireshark
7 4 (0.25%) ZigBee
8 3 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.19%) SMTP
8 3 (0.19%) VLAN
8 3 (0.19%) WAN
9 2 (0.12%) FTP
9 2 (0.12%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.12%) MQTT
9 2 (0.12%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.12%) VoIP
9 2 (0.12%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (15.23%) SQL Server
2 111 (6.90%) MySQL
3 71 (4.41%) Relational Database
4 66 (4.10%) NoSQL
5 56 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
6 54 (3.36%) Power BI
7 53 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
8 49 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 47 (2.92%) MongoDB
10 34 (2.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 25 (1.55%) Tableau
12 22 (1.37%) Big Data
13 21 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
14 20 (1.24%) Amazon Aurora
14 20 (1.24%) GIS
15 19 (1.18%) Redis
16 17 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 13 (0.81%) Data Lake
18 12 (0.75%) Looker
18 12 (0.75%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 294 (18.27%) Selenium
2 256 (15.91%) Git (software)
3 163 (10.13%) JIRA
4 120 (7.46%) Cypress.io
5 112 (6.96%) SpecFlow
6 106 (6.59%) Cucumber
7 82 (5.10%) Postman
8 69 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 64 (3.98%) Jenkins
10 53 (3.29%) WebDriver
11 41 (2.55%) Appium
11 41 (2.55%) Bitbucket
12 37 (2.30%) TeamCity
13 36 (2.24%) CircleCI
14 35 (2.18%) Protractor
15 31 (1.93%) JUnit
16 30 (1.86%) Eclipse
17 28 (1.74%) JMeter
18 27 (1.68%) Subversion
19 26 (1.62%) SoapUI
General
1 328 (20.39%) Social Skills
2 322 (20.01%) Finance
3 175 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (5.66%) Marketing
5 79 (4.91%) Retail
6 71 (4.41%) Organisational Skills
7 47 (2.92%) Publishing
8 45 (2.80%) Law
9 43 (2.67%) Banking
9 43 (2.67%) Legal
10 42 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
11 40 (2.49%) Telecoms
12 35 (2.18%) Public Sector
13 33 (2.05%) Presentation Skills
14 31 (1.93%) Games
15 28 (1.74%) Automotive
16 25 (1.55%) Front Office
16 25 (1.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 22 (1.37%) Advertising
17 22 (1.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 496 (30.83%) Developer
2 192 (11.93%) QA Engineer
3 182 (11.31%) Analyst
4 124 (7.71%) Software Developer
5 106 (6.59%) .NET Developer
6 98 (6.09%) C# Developer
7 92 (5.72%) Senior Developer
8 86 (5.34%) Software Engineer
9 82 (5.10%) Tester
10 76 (4.72%) Test Engineer
11 71 (4.41%) QA Automation Engineer
12 69 (4.29%) Full Stack Developer
13 66 (4.10%) Automation Engineer
14 62 (3.85%) Java Engineer
15 61 (3.79%) Java Developer
16 52 (3.23%) QA Analyst
17 50 (3.11%) Developer in Test
18 49 (3.05%) Java Software Engineer
19 48 (2.98%) Junior
20 46 (2.86%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (18.02%) .NET
2 231 (14.36%) CSS
3 223 (13.86%) HTML
4 181 (11.25%) React
5 174 (10.81%) AngularJS
6 129 (8.02%) REST
7 124 (7.71%) RESTful
8 117 (7.27%) XML
9 115 (7.15%) Web Services
10 101 (6.28%) .NET Core
10 101 (6.28%) JSON
11 99 (6.15%) Node.js
12 82 (5.10%) HTML5
13 81 (5.03%) ASP.NET
14 78 (4.85%) Gherkin
15 66 (4.10%) .NET Framework
16 64 (3.98%) Kafka
17 62 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 62 (3.85%) Vue.js
18 53 (3.29%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 185 (11.50%) User Experience
2 129 (8.02%) Self-Motivation
3 94 (5.84%) Enterprise Software
4 85 (5.28%) Management Information System
5 65 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
6 64 (3.98%) Mobile App
7 46 (2.86%) Data Structures
8 34 (2.11%) e-Health
9 32 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 27 (1.68%) FMCG
11 25 (1.55%) Fixed Income
11 25 (1.55%) Hedge funds
12 24 (1.49%) Pharmacovigilance
13 20 (1.24%) Algorithms
13 20 (1.24%) Life Science
13 20 (1.24%) Virtual Team
14 18 (1.12%) Legacy Code
15 15 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
16 14 (0.87%) Equities
17 12 (0.75%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 99 (6.15%) Windows
2 79 (4.91%) Linux
3 40 (2.49%) Android
4 34 (2.11%) Apple iOS
5 18 (1.12%) Unix
6 11 (0.68%) Ubuntu
7 10 (0.62%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.37%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.25%) FreeBSD
9 4 (0.25%) Solaris
9 4 (0.25%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.062%) CentOS
11 1 (0.062%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 929 (57.74%) Agile Software Development
2 559 (34.74%) Test Automation
3 387 (24.05%) DevOps
4 331 (20.57%) CI/CD
5 327 (20.32%) Scrum
6 279 (17.34%) Problem-Solving
6 279 (17.34%) Software Engineering
7 266 (16.53%) Software Testing
8 226 (14.05%) Full Stack Development
9 220 (13.67%) TDD
10 213 (13.24%) Mentoring
11 182 (11.31%) SDLC
12 167 (10.38%) BDD
13 160 (9.94%) Test Strategy
14 148 (9.20%) API Testing
14 148 (9.20%) Project Management
15 147 (9.14%) Microservices
16 141 (8.76%) Coaching
17 118 (7.33%) Analytics
18 117 (7.27%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 469 (29.15%) JavaScript
2 416 (25.85%) C#
3 395 (24.55%) SQL
4 322 (20.01%) Java
5 216 (13.42%) TypeScript
6 199 (12.37%) Python
7 84 (5.22%) PHP
8 51 (3.17%) PowerShell
9 49 (3.05%) T-SQL
10 42 (2.61%) Bash
11 35 (2.18%) C
11 35 (2.18%) C++
11 35 (2.18%) ES6
12 33 (2.05%) VB
13 31 (1.93%) Ruby
14 28 (1.74%) VB6
15 27 (1.68%) XAML
16 25 (1.55%) R
17 22 (1.37%) VB.NET
18 21 (1.31%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 209 (12.99%) Degree
2 103 (6.40%) ISTQB
3 66 (4.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 42 (2.61%) ISEB
5 36 (2.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 35 (2.18%) Security Cleared
7 20 (1.24%) SC Cleared
8 14 (0.87%) CISSP
8 14 (0.87%) HNC
9 11 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (0.50%) CISM
10 8 (0.50%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.44%) ACCA
11 7 (0.44%) CIMA
11 7 (0.44%) SANS
12 5 (0.31%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.31%) HND
12 5 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (5.16%) Accessibility
2 30 (1.86%) SLA
3 24 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 22 (1.37%) WCAG
5 18 (1.12%) PMO
6 16 (0.99%) GDPR
7 12 (0.75%) Good Clinical Practice
8 10 (0.62%) NIST
9 9 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 8 (0.50%) ISO 13485
11 7 (0.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 5 (0.31%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.25%) CDISC
13 4 (0.25%) GMP
13 4 (0.25%) GxP
13 4 (0.25%) IEC 62304
13 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.25%) P3O
14 3 (0.19%) EMIR
14 3 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 156 (9.70%) Docker
2 21 (1.31%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.19%) Ceph
4 3 (0.19%) NFS
4 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.12%) vSphere
6 1 (0.062%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.062%) IAG
6 1 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.062%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.062%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 96 (5.97%) Terraform
2 93 (5.78%) Kubernetes
3 24 (1.49%) Ansible
4 20 (1.24%) HP ALM
5 14 (0.87%) Puppet
6 13 (0.81%) Grafana
7 12 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.56%) MIIS
8 9 (0.56%) Prometheus
8 9 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (0.44%) Nagios
10 6 (0.37%) Capistrano
10 6 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (0.31%) Kibana
12 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (0.19%) Graphite
13 3 (0.19%) Istio
13 3 (0.19%) Mesos
13 3 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 200 (12.43%) Microsoft
2 58 (3.60%) Google
3 55 (3.42%) Oracle
4 35 (2.18%) HP
5 34 (2.11%) Xamarin
6 32 (1.99%) SAP
7 29 (1.80%) RedGate
8 19 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (1.12%) Atlassian
10 13 (0.81%) VMware
11 11 (0.68%) Apple
11 11 (0.68%) JD Edwards
11 11 (0.68%) Sparx
12 9 (0.56%) OpenText
12 9 (0.56%) ServiceNow
13 8 (0.50%) Splunk
14 7 (0.44%) Citrix
14 7 (0.44%) Sage
14 7 (0.44%) Sophos
15 6 (0.37%) dotdigital