The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 43 49
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 551 629 555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 5.65% 5.36% 4.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.32% 52.72% 47.15%
Number of salaries quoted 439 514 496
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
QA
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
1095 1193 1177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 11.23% 10.17% 9.95%
Number of salaries quoted 888 998 1053
Average salary £58,000 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.45% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £92,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

QA
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the City of London region.

QA Salary Trend in the City of London

QA
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in the City of London

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 453 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
2 428 (42.25%) Finance
3 296 (29.22%) Selenium
4 294 (29.02%) Java
5 281 (27.74%) SQL
6 238 (23.49%) C#
7 192 (18.95%) BDD
8 187 (18.46%) Test Automation
9 168 (16.58%) SDLC
10 166 (16.39%) Scrum
10 166 (16.39%) TDD
11 161 (15.89%) .NET
12 155 (15.30%) User Acceptance Testing
13 154 (15.20%) WebDriver
14 149 (14.71%) Web Services
15 145 (14.31%) Degree
15 145 (14.31%) Cucumber
16 142 (14.02%) SQL Server
17 139 (13.72%) Automated Testing
18 137 (13.52%) Analytical Skills
19 130 (12.83%) Banking
19 130 (12.83%) Microsoft
20 123 (12.14%) Linux
21 121 (11.94%) Windows
21 121 (11.94%) JIRA
22 119 (11.75%) JavaScript
23 116 (11.45%) Project Management
24 115 (11.35%) UNIX
25 113 (11.15%) Oracle
26 111 (10.96%) Test Scripting

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 36 (3.55%) Tomcat
2 20 (1.97%) WebSphere
2 20 (1.97%) Confluence
3 19 (1.88%) Apache
4 17 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
5 14 (1.38%) JBoss
6 12 (1.18%) IIS
6 12 (1.18%) CMS
7 11 (1.09%) SAS
8 10 (0.99%) WordPress
9 8 (0.79%) Node.js
9 8 (0.79%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.69%) TorqueBox
10 7 (0.69%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.69%) Jetty
11 5 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.49%) Mule
11 5 (0.49%) Drupal
Applications
1 41 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 35 (3.46%) MS Office
3 19 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.09%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.69%) MS Project
8 5 (0.49%) SPSS
9 3 (0.30%) HipChat
10 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.099%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.099%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
1 5 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (0.49%) Magento
2 4 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.20%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.20%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.20%) Endur
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.20%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle TCA
4 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (2.37%) SaaS
3 7 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.49%) GitHub
4 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (0.39%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.099%) Heroku
7 1 (0.099%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.099%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.099%) Firebase
7 1 (0.099%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.65%) HTTP
2 30 (2.96%) Internet
3 23 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.28%) Firewall
5 8 (0.79%) SMTP
5 8 (0.79%) DNS
6 6 (0.59%) SSL
7 5 (0.49%) VPN
7 5 (0.49%) GSM
7 5 (0.49%) PSTN
7 5 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (0.39%) VoIP
8 4 (0.39%) Intranet
9 3 (0.30%) SAN
9 3 (0.30%) Wireless
9 3 (0.30%) SSH
10 2 (0.20%) Network Security
10 2 (0.20%) DSL
10 2 (0.20%) FTP
11 1 (0.099%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (14.02%) SQL Server
2 48 (4.74%) MySQL
3 45 (4.44%) Relational Database
4 38 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 37 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (3.36%) Big Data
7 28 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 23 (2.27%) Oracle Database
9 21 (2.07%) RDBMS
10 18 (1.78%) MongoDB
11 13 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
11 13 (1.28%) DB2
11 13 (1.28%) NoSQL
12 12 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
16 7 (0.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 296 (29.22%) Selenium
2 154 (15.20%) WebDriver
3 145 (14.31%) Cucumber
4 121 (11.94%) JIRA
5 101 (9.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 80 (7.90%) SpecFlow
6 80 (7.90%) Jenkins
7 72 (7.11%) FitNesse
8 63 (6.22%) Git (software)
9 57 (5.63%) JUnit
10 36 (3.55%) Subversion
11 35 (3.46%) JMeter
12 34 (3.36%) Visual Studio
12 34 (3.36%) Maven
13 28 (2.76%) NUnit
14 27 (2.67%) HP UFT
15 26 (2.57%) SoapUI
16 25 (2.47%) TeamCity
17 23 (2.27%) Appium
18 19 (1.88%) TestNG
General
1 428 (42.25%) Finance
2 130 (12.83%) Banking
3 50 (4.94%) Back Office
4 47 (4.64%) Retail
5 45 (4.44%) Front Office
6 41 (4.05%) Law
6 41 (4.05%) Marketing
7 39 (3.85%) Investment Banking
8 30 (2.96%) Advertising
9 27 (2.67%) Games
10 24 (2.37%) Telecoms
11 21 (2.07%) Publishing
12 20 (1.97%) Legal
13 14 (1.38%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.69%) Billing
15 6 (0.59%) International Banking
16 4 (0.39%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.39%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.20%) Electronics
17 2 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 304 (30.01%) Analyst
2 155 (15.30%) Developer
3 127 (12.54%) QA Analyst
4 122 (12.04%) Test Analyst
5 88 (8.69%) QA Engineer
6 71 (7.01%) Senior Analyst
7 66 (6.52%) Tester
8 53 (5.23%) Business Analyst
9 52 (5.13%) Test Engineer
10 48 (4.74%) Senior QA Analyst
11 39 (3.85%) QA Leader
12 36 (3.55%) QA Tester
13 35 (3.46%) Test Manager
13 35 (3.46%) Senior Developer
14 34 (3.36%) Java Developer
15 33 (3.26%) Automation Analyst
16 32 (3.16%) QA Test Analyst
17 31 (3.06%) Automation Engineer
18 30 (2.96%) Junior
18 30 (2.96%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (15.89%) .NET
2 149 (14.71%) Web Services
3 108 (10.66%) XML
3 108 (10.66%) HTML
4 62 (6.12%) SOAP
5 58 (5.73%) ASP.NET
6 56 (5.53%) Gherkin
7 51 (5.03%) RESTful
8 48 (4.74%) CSS
9 46 (4.54%) REST
10 41 (4.05%) Spring
10 41 (4.05%) jQuery
11 36 (3.55%) FIX Protocol
11 36 (3.55%) Ajax
12 28 (2.76%) JSON
13 26 (2.57%) J2EE
13 26 (2.57%) HTML5
14 24 (2.37%) .NET Framework
15 22 (2.17%) JSP
16 21 (2.07%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 137 (13.52%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (9.58%) Computer Science
3 69 (6.81%) Fixed Income
4 68 (6.71%) Equities
5 66 (6.52%) Derivative
6 60 (5.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 57 (5.63%) User Experience
8 54 (5.33%) Mobile App
9 52 (5.13%) Client/Server
10 19 (1.88%) Semantic Web
11 16 (1.58%) Management Information System
12 15 (1.48%) Data Integration
12 15 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (1.28%) Data Structures
13 13 (1.28%) Data Centre
14 12 (1.18%) Social Media
15 11 (1.09%) Kindle
16 10 (0.99%) Blackberry
16 10 (0.99%) Mathematics
17 9 (0.89%) Contract for Difference
Operating Systems
1 123 (12.14%) Linux
2 121 (11.94%) Windows
3 115 (11.35%) UNIX
4 66 (6.52%) Android
5 50 (4.94%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.68%) Ubuntu
7 10 (0.99%) Solaris
8 8 (0.79%) CentOS
8 8 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.69%) openSUSE
10 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.20%) Debian
11 2 (0.20%) Fedora
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.099%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.099%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.099%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (18.95%) BDD
3 187 (18.46%) Test Automation
4 168 (16.58%) SDLC
5 166 (16.39%) TDD
5 166 (16.39%) Scrum
6 155 (15.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 139 (13.72%) Automated Testing
8 116 (11.45%) Project Management
9 111 (10.96%) Test Scripting
10 98 (9.67%) Software Engineering
11 96 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
12 85 (8.39%) OO
13 84 (8.29%) Open Source
14 82 (8.09%) Software Testing
15 80 (7.90%) E-Commerce
16 73 (7.21%) Regression Testing
17 71 (7.01%) Mentoring
18 70 (6.91%) Manual Testing
19 67 (6.61%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 294 (29.02%) Java
2 281 (27.74%) SQL
3 238 (23.49%) C#
4 119 (11.75%) JavaScript
5 97 (9.58%) Ruby
6 90 (8.88%) Python
7 71 (7.01%) PHP
8 44 (4.34%) T-SQL
9 36 (3.55%) Perl
10 34 (3.36%) C++
11 22 (2.17%) C
12 16 (1.58%) Bash Shell
13 15 (1.48%) PL/SQL
14 13 (1.28%) Groovy
15 12 (1.18%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.99%) VBScript
16 10 (0.99%) Scala
17 8 (0.79%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.59%) Objective-C
18 6 (0.59%) R
Qualifications
1 145 (14.31%) Degree
2 56 (5.53%) ISEB
3 42 (4.15%) ISTQB
4 19 (1.88%) Security Cleared
5 18 (1.78%) SC Cleared
6 16 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.30%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.30%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.20%) ACCA
10 2 (0.20%) MCP
10 2 (0.20%) PMP
10 2 (0.20%) MCSE
10 2 (0.20%) PhD
10 2 (0.20%) CIPFA
10 2 (0.20%) CIMA
10 2 (0.20%) MBA
10 2 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.09%) ISO 9001
1 11 (1.09%) SLA
2 9 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (0.59%) COBIT
4 4 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.099%) P3O
5 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.099%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 11 (1.09%) Docker
2 9 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.39%) Squid
5 4 (0.39%) Varnish
6 3 (0.30%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.099%) NFS
7 1 (0.099%) Samba
7 1 (0.099%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.099%) XenApp
7 1 (0.099%) XenServer
7 1 (0.099%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.099%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 43 (4.24%) Puppet
2 33 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (2.17%) Ansible
4 17 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (1.38%) Nagios
6 7 (0.69%) Salt
7 5 (0.49%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (0.39%) Control-M
8 4 (0.39%) CA LISA
9 3 (0.30%) Plesk
9 3 (0.30%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.30%) cPanel
9 3 (0.30%) Graphite
9 3 (0.30%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.20%) CloudHub
10 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.20%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.099%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 130 (12.83%) Microsoft
2 113 (11.15%) Oracle
3 28 (2.76%) HP
4 24 (2.37%) SAP
5 22 (2.17%) IBM
5 22 (2.17%) Informatica
6 14 (1.38%) TIBCO
6 14 (1.38%) VMware
6 14 (1.38%) WorldPay
7 12 (1.18%) Google
8 11 (1.09%) ServiceNow
8 11 (1.09%) Sun
9 10 (0.99%) Cisco
9 10 (0.99%) Cognos
9 10 (0.99%) Splunk
10 9 (0.89%) CA
11 7 (0.69%) Red Hat
11 7 (0.69%) Dell
11 7 (0.69%) Tableau
12 6 (0.59%) Atlassian
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £70k (multiple roles) + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 15% Bonus, car, pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Cognizant
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
BCSG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50k - £60k plus performance bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, Leeds
The Smart List
Salary: 40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Send
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Kyna Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum Up to £60,000 + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Salary: £85000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago