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

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 47 73 61
Rank change year-on-year +26 -12 +28
Permanent jobs citing QA 5,355 1,652 416
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 6.71% 4.39% 4.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.68% 35.02% 42.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2,435 1,256 363
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £36,800
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -8.70% -4.17%
75th Percentile £73,750 £68,188 £75,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +10.00%

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 12,849 4,717 972
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 16.11% 12.54% 10.88%
Number of salaries quoted 6,460 3,203 792
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -4.35%
75th Percentile £73,000 £71,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +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 4 July 2022.

QA salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, QA job roles required the following 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 3,174 (59.27%) Agile
2 1,994 (37.24%) Test Automation
3 1,510 (28.20%) JavaScript
4 1,430 (26.70%) Social Skills
5 1,426 (26.63%) Java
6 1,310 (24.46%) CI/CD
7 1,218 (22.75%) Finance
8 1,205 (22.50%) SQL
9 1,192 (22.26%) DevOps
10 1,122 (20.95%) Scrum
11 1,095 (20.45%) AWS
12 1,087 (20.30%) Software Engineering
13 954 (17.82%) Azure
14 953 (17.80%) Selenium
15 933 (17.42%) C#
16 902 (16.84%) Python
17 875 (16.34%) Docker
18 872 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
19 858 (16.02%) Git (software)
20 847 (15.82%) Software Testing
21 758 (14.15%) React
22 746 (13.93%) User Experience
23 741 (13.84%) Mentoring
24 717 (13.39%) JIRA
25 708 (13.22%) Jenkins
26 667 (12.46%) API Testing
27 666 (12.44%) .NET
28 664 (12.40%) SDLC
29 658 (12.29%) Continuous Integration
30 634 (11.84%) Kubernetes

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
1 245 (4.58%) Confluence
2 108 (2.02%) CMS
3 102 (1.90%) Apache
4 68 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 65 (1.21%) Ethereum
6 51 (0.95%) Apache Spark
7 38 (0.71%) Apache Solr
8 32 (0.60%) IIS
9 29 (0.54%) nginx
10 26 (0.49%) WordPress
11 17 (0.32%) IBM Domino
11 17 (0.32%) SAS
12 14 (0.26%) Jupyter
13 13 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
13 13 (0.24%) Headless CMS
14 12 (0.22%) Apache Pulsar
14 12 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
14 12 (0.22%) Tomcat
15 11 (0.21%) WildFly
16 8 (0.15%) Kentico
Applications
1 117 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 96 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (0.99%) Sketch
4 42 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 39 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 30 (0.56%) MS Visio
7 24 (0.45%) Photoshop
8 21 (0.39%) InVision
9 20 (0.37%) Campfire
10 14 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 13 (0.24%) Chatbot
12 10 (0.19%) Adobe XD
12 10 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
13 9 (0.17%) Zeplin
14 7 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
14 7 (0.13%) Maple
15 6 (0.11%) SketchUp
16 5 (0.093%) Adobe After Effects
16 5 (0.093%) InDesign
17 3 (0.056%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 30 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
2 25 (0.47%) Shopify
3 20 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
4 11 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.15%) Avolution ABACUS
6 8 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 6 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.093%) R3 Corda
10 4 (0.075%) Changepoint
11 3 (0.056%) Magento
11 3 (0.056%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 3 (0.056%) SAP HR
11 3 (0.056%) Temenos T24
12 2 (0.037%) Eloqua
12 2 (0.037%) Oracle Payroll
12 2 (0.037%) thinkFolio
13 1 (0.019%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 1,095 (20.45%) AWS
2 954 (17.82%) Azure
3 501 (9.36%) GitHub
4 429 (8.01%) SaaS
5 372 (6.95%) GCP
6 304 (5.68%) Azure DevOps
7 201 (3.75%) Serverless
8 164 (3.06%) Slack
9 157 (2.93%) BrowserStack
10 139 (2.60%) Datadog
11 138 (2.58%) AWS Lambda
12 123 (2.30%) Sauce Labs
13 116 (2.17%) Power Platform
14 98 (1.83%) Figma
15 84 (1.57%) Azure Functions
16 80 (1.49%) Amazon EKS
17 74 (1.38%) GitHub Actions
18 73 (1.36%) Google Analytics
19 72 (1.34%) npm
20 71 (1.33%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 110 (2.05%) HTTP
2 62 (1.16%) Broadband
3 46 (0.86%) Internet
4 37 (0.69%) TCP/IP
5 36 (0.67%) Firewall
6 35 (0.65%) SNA
7 26 (0.49%) VPN
8 25 (0.47%) DNS
9 21 (0.39%) Intranet
10 19 (0.35%) Network Security
11 13 (0.24%) SSL
12 11 (0.21%) FIX Connectivity
13 9 (0.17%) Multicast
13 9 (0.17%) VoIP
14 8 (0.15%) HTTPS
14 8 (0.15%) MQTT
15 6 (0.11%) Unified Communications
16 5 (0.093%) Bluetooth
16 5 (0.093%) Wi-Fi
17 4 (0.075%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 479 (8.94%) PostgreSQL
2 333 (6.22%) SQL Server
3 292 (5.45%) NoSQL
4 247 (4.61%) MongoDB
5 230 (4.30%) MySQL
6 226 (4.22%) Relational Database
7 215 (4.01%) Elasticsearch
8 181 (3.38%) Big Data
9 129 (2.41%) Redis
10 97 (1.81%) DynamoDB
11 94 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
12 78 (1.46%) Power BI
13 74 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
14 71 (1.33%) Tableau
15 60 (1.12%) Amazon Aurora
16 42 (0.78%) RDBMS
17 40 (0.75%) Oracle Database
18 33 (0.62%) Metadata
19 30 (0.56%) Hadoop
20 28 (0.52%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 953 (17.80%) Selenium
2 858 (16.02%) Git (software)
3 717 (13.39%) JIRA
4 708 (13.22%) Jenkins
5 535 (9.99%) Postman
6 490 (9.15%) Cucumber
7 483 (9.02%) Cypress.io
8 274 (5.12%) Appium
9 241 (4.50%) SpecFlow
10 215 (4.01%) JUnit
11 209 (3.90%) GitLab
12 182 (3.40%) Maven
13 167 (3.12%) REST Assured
14 164 (3.06%) JMeter
15 162 (3.03%) WebDriver
16 130 (2.43%) Gradle
17 114 (2.13%) Protractor
18 110 (2.05%) Mocha
19 99 (1.85%) Bitbucket
20 92 (1.72%) SoapUI
General
1 1,430 (26.70%) Social Skills
2 1,218 (22.75%) Finance
3 623 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
4 523 (9.77%) Retail
5 483 (9.02%) Marketing
6 455 (8.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 320 (5.98%) Banking
8 308 (5.75%) Games
9 257 (4.80%) Public Sector
10 161 (3.01%) Law
11 131 (2.45%) Presentation Skills
12 130 (2.43%) Organisational Skills
13 120 (2.24%) Manufacturing
14 102 (1.90%) Legal
15 95 (1.77%) Telecoms
16 94 (1.76%) Advertising
16 94 (1.76%) Automotive
17 79 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
18 75 (1.40%) Publishing
19 62 (1.16%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 996 (18.60%) Developer
2 895 (16.71%) QA Engineer
3 529 (9.88%) Software Engineer
4 450 (8.40%) Analyst
5 288 (5.38%) Tester
6 244 (4.56%) Test Engineer
7 238 (4.44%) Senior Developer
8 218 (4.07%) Senior QA Engineer
9 209 (3.90%) Software Developer
10 187 (3.49%) Java Developer
11 174 (3.25%) Automation Engineer
12 152 (2.84%) QA Automation Engineer
13 149 (2.78%) Automation Tester
14 145 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
15 142 (2.65%) Consultant
16 140 (2.61%) Java Engineer
16 140 (2.61%) Product Manager
17 138 (2.58%) Architect
18 134 (2.50%) QA Leader
18 134 (2.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 758 (14.15%) React
2 666 (12.44%) .NET
3 567 (10.59%) REST
4 539 (10.07%) CSS
5 489 (9.13%) Node.js
6 488 (9.11%) HTML
7 429 (8.01%) RESTful
8 393 (7.34%) AngularJS
9 390 (7.28%) Kafka
10 363 (6.78%) Spring
11 243 (4.54%) Spring Boot
12 234 (4.37%) Web Services
13 208 (3.88%) Jest
14 198 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
15 197 (3.68%) XML
16 195 (3.64%) GraphQL
17 192 (3.59%) JSON
18 177 (3.31%) Vue.js
19 172 (3.21%) .NET Core
20 161 (3.01%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 746 (13.93%) User Experience
2 425 (7.94%) Mobile App
3 290 (5.42%) Self-Motivation
4 219 (4.09%) Blockchain
5 195 (3.64%) Virtual Team
6 178 (3.32%) Algorithms
7 158 (2.95%) Greenfield Project
8 141 (2.63%) Cloud Native
8 141 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
9 130 (2.43%) Management Information System
10 126 (2.35%) Legacy Systems
11 121 (2.26%) Blog
11 121 (2.26%) Public Cloud
12 117 (2.18%) Cardano
13 113 (2.11%) Social Network
14 107 (2.00%) Cyberattack
15 97 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 90 (1.68%) Sports Betting
17 76 (1.42%) Social Media
18 72 (1.34%) Legacy Code
Operating Systems
1 490 (9.15%) Linux
2 376 (7.02%) Windows
3 321 (5.99%) Android
4 264 (4.93%) Apple iOS
5 168 (3.14%) Unix
6 38 (0.71%) Windows Server
7 35 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (0.52%) CentOS
9 27 (0.50%) Mac OS
10 23 (0.43%) Mac OS X
11 21 (0.39%) Ubuntu
12 12 (0.22%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.093%) SUSE
14 4 (0.075%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.075%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.075%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.056%) FreeBSD
15 3 (0.056%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.056%) Windows Server 2016
15 3 (0.056%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,174 (59.27%) Agile
2 1,994 (37.24%) Test Automation
3 1,310 (24.46%) CI/CD
4 1,192 (22.26%) DevOps
5 1,122 (20.95%) Scrum
6 1,087 (20.30%) Software Engineering
7 872 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
8 847 (15.82%) Software Testing
9 741 (13.84%) Mentoring
10 667 (12.46%) API Testing
11 664 (12.40%) SDLC
12 658 (12.29%) Continuous Integration
13 622 (11.62%) Microservices
14 569 (10.63%) TDD
15 554 (10.35%) Continuous Improvement
16 505 (9.43%) Analytics
17 487 (9.09%) Coaching
18 483 (9.02%) BDD
19 480 (8.96%) Manual Testing
20 474 (8.85%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1,510 (28.20%) JavaScript
2 1,426 (26.63%) Java
3 1,205 (22.50%) SQL
4 933 (17.42%) C#
5 902 (16.84%) Python
6 626 (11.69%) TypeScript
7 250 (4.67%) PHP
8 205 (3.83%) Ruby
9 189 (3.53%) Scala
10 180 (3.36%) Kotlin
11 158 (2.95%) Go
12 152 (2.84%) C++
13 150 (2.80%) Bash
14 121 (2.26%) C
15 115 (2.15%) PowerShell
16 87 (1.62%) Groovy
17 82 (1.53%) ES6
17 82 (1.53%) Shell Script
18 62 (1.16%) Rust
19 51 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 575 (10.74%) Degree
2 289 (5.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 226 (4.22%) ISTQB
4 130 (2.43%) ISEB
5 129 (2.41%) Security Cleared
6 71 (1.33%) SC Cleared
7 68 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 45 (0.84%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 37 (0.69%) PMI Certification
10 32 (0.60%) Master's Degree
11 27 (0.50%) AWS Certification
12 24 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 21 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (0.39%) PhD
14 14 (0.26%) CISSP
14 14 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 12 (0.22%) PMP
16 11 (0.21%) APMG
17 9 (0.17%) DBS Check
17 9 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (2.37%) Accessibility
2 85 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 67 (1.25%) PMO
4 63 (1.18%) GDPR
5 48 (0.90%) WCAG
6 43 (0.80%) SLA
7 28 (0.52%) Good Clinical Practice
8 26 (0.49%) GRC
9 20 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 18 (0.34%) GxP
11 16 (0.30%) NIST
12 14 (0.26%) GLP
12 14 (0.26%) GMP
12 14 (0.26%) ISO 9001
12 14 (0.26%) P3O
13 12 (0.22%) CDISC
14 11 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 11 (0.21%) HL7
15 10 (0.19%) PCI DSS
16 8 (0.15%) SOC 2
System Software
1 875 (16.34%) Docker
2 68 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
4 39 (0.73%) KVM
5 36 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 28 (0.52%) Active Directory
7 21 (0.39%) Hyper-V
8 17 (0.32%) Xen
9 10 (0.19%) GridGain
10 7 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.093%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.075%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.056%) Firmware
14 2 (0.037%) Ceph
14 2 (0.037%) flannel
14 2 (0.037%) Gluster
14 2 (0.037%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.019%) Apache Flume
15 1 (0.019%) RACF
15 1 (0.019%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 634 (11.84%) Kubernetes
2 421 (7.86%) Terraform
3 77 (1.44%) Ansible
4 55 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
5 46 (0.86%) Grafana
6 41 (0.77%) Prometheus
7 38 (0.71%) Puppet
8 33 (0.62%) Kibana
9 31 (0.58%) Nagios
10 28 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
11 24 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
12 20 (0.37%) ZABBIX
13 14 (0.26%) Consul
14 12 (0.22%) CA Service Virtualization
15 9 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
16 6 (0.11%) HP ALM
16 6 (0.11%) Marathon
16 6 (0.11%) Mesos
16 6 (0.11%) Opsgenie
16 6 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 476 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 292 (5.45%) Google
3 165 (3.08%) Apple
4 160 (2.99%) Oracle
5 129 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
6 100 (1.87%) VMware
7 74 (1.38%) Atlassian
8 72 (1.34%) SAP
9 71 (1.33%) Spotify
10 57 (1.06%) Red Hat
11 56 (1.05%) Adobe
11 56 (1.05%) Zopa
12 44 (0.82%) Splunk
13 35 (0.65%) Brandwatch
14 33 (0.62%) Facebook
15 28 (0.52%) IBM
16 26 (0.49%) Sitecore
17 25 (0.47%) Cadence
18 21 (0.39%) Informatica
18 21 (0.39%) LexisNexis