In recognition of our dedication to workplace diversity, we’re proud to announce that QA has been ranked 34th in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List 2021/22 – a list that has identified the most inclusive companies across the nation.

Announced through a virtual event on 1 December, The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List is now in its sixth year and has become the premier index harnessing best practice and innovation to drive inclusion for all. The organisations featured on the list have provided sufficient evidence of their inclusivity practices across all strands of diversity (including age, disability, gender, LGBT, race and faith) and have been ranked to reflect their progress. 

James Frost, CMO of QA, said: “We’re thrilled to be part of the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers list! The survey was very comprehensive, looking across all areas within D&I and it gives us great confidence that our overall approach to D&I is making a real difference to what it means to be an employee at QA, and compares favourably to some of the most inclusive companies in the UK.

“We’re delighted for all the other companies who took part and are looking forward to learning from them about what else we can do to continue to drive inclusivity and diversity forward within QA. Thank you to our People Team, the D&I Champions and all other people across QA who have been involved, for the tremendous effort over the past year.”

In 2020 we launched our diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives, inviting D&I champions and partnering with Clear Assured to help support us in our aim to make QA a more inclusive place to work. In July 2021 we were awarded Bronze accreditation by Clear Assured and we are continuing to listen, share stories and implement best practices around diversity and inclusion. This includes diversity training around recruitment practices, and our new policies around menopause to help retain more experienced women in the workplace.

“More employers have seen their people step forward to be heard and contribute to their inclusion agenda like never before, with inclusive leadership leading at the forefront and prompting employers to examine their shortcomings internally,” said Inclusive Companies Founder and CEO, Paul Sesay. “Companies featured on this year’s list have felt the importance of ensuring individual voices are heard and standing up as responsible employers against inequality, injustice and intolerance.”

To see QA’s D&I initiatives, both internally and in the tech industry, see QA's D&I page.