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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 39 47
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 505 707 587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 4.53% 5.80% 4.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.50% 52.29% 51.58%
Number of salaries quoted 444 626 547
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
1110 1352 1138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 9.96% 11.10% 9.64%
Number of salaries quoted 981 1206 996
Average salary £55,000 £59,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.77% +7.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £80,000 £80,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 28 November 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in the City of London

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

1 533 (47.00%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (33.42%) Finance
3 283 (24.96%) Java
4 263 (23.19%) Degree
5 261 (23.02%) SQL
6 230 (20.28%) Selenium
7 167 (14.73%) JavaScript
7 167 (14.73%) SQL Server
8 158 (13.93%) Computer Science
9 156 (13.76%) C#
10 155 (13.67%) Microsoft
11 154 (13.58%) Test Automation
12 152 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
13 145 (12.79%) Scrum
14 144 (12.70%) Banking
15 136 (11.99%) .NET
16 134 (11.82%) Project Management
16 134 (11.82%) TDD
17 123 (10.85%) HTML
18 121 (10.67%) Linux
19 119 (10.49%) OO
20 117 (10.32%) WebDriver
21 113 (9.96%) JIRA
22 111 (9.79%) UNIX
23 110 (9.70%) Windows
24 108 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
24 108 (9.52%) BDD
25 99 (8.73%) Oracle
25 99 (8.73%) Automation Testing
26 91 (8.02%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 33 (2.91%) CMS
2 28 (2.47%) Tomcat
3 19 (1.68%) IIS
4 18 (1.59%) Apache
5 16 (1.41%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.23%) Node.js
7 12 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (0.97%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.79%) SAS
10 7 (0.62%) MS Project Server
10 7 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (0.62%) Confluence
10 7 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.53%) Drupal
11 6 (0.53%) GlassFish
12 5 (0.44%) Jetty
12 5 (0.44%) CICS
13 4 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
14 3 (0.26%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 73 (6.44%) MS Excel
2 56 (4.94%) MS Office
3 24 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (1.50%) Photoshop
5 13 (1.15%) MS Project
6 10 (0.88%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.35%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.18%) SPSS
10 2 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.088%) Mingle
11 1 (0.088%) InDesign
11 1 (0.088%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 14 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.53%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.35%) SAP Business One
3 4 (0.35%) Sage 1000
3 4 (0.35%) Endur
3 4 (0.35%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.26%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.18%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.18%) Findur
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.18%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.18%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.088%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.03%) SaaS
2 7 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.35%) Basecamp
4 3 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.18%) GitHub
5 2 (0.18%) Force.com
5 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.18%) LucidChart
6 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.088%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 84 (7.41%) Internet
2 48 (4.23%) Intranet
3 22 (1.94%) HTTP
4 20 (1.76%) Firewall
5 11 (0.97%) VPN
6 10 (0.88%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.79%) LAN
7 9 (0.79%) Network Security
8 7 (0.62%) OSPF
8 7 (0.62%) BGP
8 7 (0.62%) EIGRP
8 7 (0.62%) Extranet
9 6 (0.53%) MPLS
9 6 (0.53%) SSL
9 6 (0.53%) IPv4
9 6 (0.53%) SAN
9 6 (0.53%) ATM
9 6 (0.53%) WLAN
9 6 (0.53%) NetScreen
9 6 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (14.73%) SQL Server
2 58 (5.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 56 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 46 (4.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 44 (3.88%) MySQL
7 43 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
8 34 (3.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 30 (2.65%) Big Data
10 26 (2.29%) Relational Database
11 19 (1.68%) MongoDB
12 17 (1.50%) Oracle Database
12 17 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (1.15%) DB2
14 12 (1.06%) QlikView
15 11 (0.97%) Hadoop
15 11 (0.97%) MS Access
15 11 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (0.88%) NoSQL
16 10 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 230 (20.28%) Selenium
2 117 (10.32%) WebDriver
3 113 (9.96%) JIRA
4 86 (7.58%) Cucumber
5 65 (5.73%) Jenkins
6 64 (5.64%) TeamCity
6 64 (5.64%) Git (software)
7 54 (4.76%) Subversion
8 53 (4.67%) Visual Studio
9 41 (3.62%) JMeter
10 35 (3.09%) QuickTest Pro
11 34 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 34 (3.00%) SpecFlow
12 29 (2.56%) Hudson
13 25 (2.20%) JUnit
14 20 (1.76%) Eclipse
15 18 (1.59%) SoapUI
16 16 (1.41%) RSpec
16 16 (1.41%) Xcode
17 15 (1.32%) Maven
General
1 379 (33.42%) Finance
2 144 (12.70%) Banking
3 74 (6.53%) Retail
4 65 (5.73%) Marketing
5 57 (5.03%) Investment Banking
6 47 (4.14%) Games
7 46 (4.06%) Telecoms
8 39 (3.44%) Front Office
9 26 (2.29%) Advertising
10 23 (2.03%) Publishing
11 22 (1.94%) Back Office
12 19 (1.68%) Legal
13 15 (1.32%) Financial Institution
14 14 (1.23%) Law
15 7 (0.62%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.44%) Billing
17 3 (0.26%) Turkish Language
17 3 (0.26%) Online Betting
17 3 (0.26%) Electronics
17 3 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 237 (20.90%) Developer
1 237 (20.90%) Analyst
2 100 (8.82%) Architect
3 97 (8.55%) QA Engineer
4 85 (7.50%) Tester
5 82 (7.23%) Test Analyst
5 82 (7.23%) QA Analyst
6 75 (6.61%) Test Engineer
7 61 (5.38%) Senior Developer
8 48 (4.23%) Business Analyst
9 46 (4.06%) QA Tester
10 40 (3.53%) Java Developer
11 39 (3.44%) Project Manager
12 37 (3.26%) QA Manager
13 36 (3.17%) .NET Developer
14 34 (3.00%) Automation Engineer
15 33 (2.91%) QA Leader
16 31 (2.73%) QA Test Analyst
16 31 (2.73%) Test Manager
16 31 (2.73%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (11.99%) .NET
2 123 (10.85%) HTML
3 91 (8.02%) CSS
4 82 (7.23%) Web Services
5 79 (6.97%) ASP.NET
6 77 (6.79%) jQuery
7 56 (4.94%) XML
8 46 (4.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 40 (3.53%) REST
9 40 (3.53%) J2EE
10 34 (3.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 34 (3.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 33 (2.91%) HTML5
12 32 (2.82%) Ajax
13 28 (2.47%) JSON
13 28 (2.47%) WCF
14 26 (2.29%) RESTful
15 22 (1.94%) Gherkin
16 21 (1.85%) Spring
17 20 (1.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 158 (13.93%) Computer Science
2 152 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (8.02%) User Experience
4 62 (5.47%) Mobile App
5 53 (4.67%) Open Source
6 48 (4.23%) Client/Server
7 36 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 29 (2.56%) Social Media
9 27 (2.38%) iPhone
9 27 (2.38%) Management Information System
10 26 (2.29%) Derivative
11 22 (1.94%) Equities
11 22 (1.94%) Digital Media
12 21 (1.85%) Blackberry
13 20 (1.76%) iPad
14 18 (1.59%) Mathematics
14 18 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (1.41%) Algorithms
16 15 (1.32%) Fixed Income
17 14 (1.23%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 121 (10.67%) Linux
2 111 (9.79%) UNIX
3 110 (9.70%) Windows
4 55 (4.85%) Android
5 54 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 26 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.15%) Solaris
8 9 (0.79%) Windows Phone
9 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.35%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.26%) CentOS
11 3 (0.26%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.088%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.088%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.088%) Fedora
13 1 (0.088%) AIX
13 1 (0.088%) OS/400
13 1 (0.088%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (47.00%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (13.58%) Test Automation
3 145 (12.79%) Scrum
4 134 (11.82%) TDD
4 134 (11.82%) Project Management
5 119 (10.49%) OO
6 108 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
6 108 (9.52%) BDD
7 99 (8.73%) Automation Testing
8 91 (8.02%) E-Commerce
9 89 (7.85%) Test Scripting
10 83 (7.32%) Automated Testing
11 73 (6.44%) Manual Testing
12 70 (6.17%) User Acceptance Testing
13 68 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 63 (5.56%) DevOps
14 63 (5.56%) Mentoring
15 62 (5.47%) MVC
16 60 (5.29%) UML
17 59 (5.20%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 283 (24.96%) Java
2 261 (23.02%) SQL
3 167 (14.73%) JavaScript
4 156 (13.76%) C#
5 57 (5.03%) C++
6 53 (4.67%) Python
7 49 (4.32%) Perl
8 41 (3.62%) Ruby
9 37 (3.26%) PHP
10 28 (2.47%) Bash Shell
11 26 (2.29%) Shell Script
12 22 (1.94%) C
13 17 (1.50%) VBA
13 17 (1.50%) VB
14 15 (1.32%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.15%) T-SQL
15 13 (1.15%) PHP5
15 13 (1.15%) Objective-C
16 10 (0.88%) Tcl
17 9 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 263 (23.19%) Degree
2 77 (6.79%) ISEB
3 39 (3.44%) ISTQB
4 17 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (1.50%) PMI Certification
5 12 (1.06%) MCSE
5 12 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.79%) CRISC
6 9 (0.79%) Security Cleared
7 8 (0.71%) ISACA
8 7 (0.62%) CCIE
9 5 (0.44%) CCNP
9 5 (0.44%) CCNA
9 5 (0.44%) PMP
9 5 (0.44%) CISSP
9 5 (0.44%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.44%) CCSA
9 5 (0.44%) CCSE
9 5 (0.44%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.23%) SLA
2 13 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (0.88%) COBIT
4 9 (0.79%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.18%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.18%) WAI
7 1 (0.088%) MiFID
7 1 (0.088%) HL7
7 1 (0.088%) GAAP
7 1 (0.088%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.088%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.088%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.088%) Basel III
System Software
1 9 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.53%) Squid
3 4 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.35%) vSphere
4 3 (0.26%) Varnish
4 3 (0.26%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.18%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.088%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.088%) XenApp
6 1 (0.088%) NFS
6 1 (0.088%) Samba
6 1 (0.088%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.088%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.088%) KVM
Systems Management
1 49 (4.32%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.23%) Nagios
3 12 (1.06%) Opsview
4 10 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.62%) Puppet
6 4 (0.35%) SCOM
6 4 (0.35%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.26%) SCCM
7 3 (0.26%) AppDNA
8 2 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.088%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.088%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.088%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.088%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.088%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.088%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.088%) OpenView
9 1 (0.088%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.088%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 155 (13.67%) Microsoft
2 99 (8.73%) Oracle
3 47 (4.14%) HP
4 46 (4.06%) Salesforce.com
5 34 (3.00%) SAP
5 34 (3.00%) EPiServer
6 27 (2.38%) Adobe
7 25 (2.20%) IBM
8 22 (1.94%) Green Hat
9 19 (1.68%) VMware
10 18 (1.59%) TIBCO
11 17 (1.50%) Cerillion
12 14 (1.23%) Google
12 14 (1.23%) Citrix
12 14 (1.23%) Cisco
12 14 (1.23%) Cognos
13 12 (1.06%) Juniper
13 12 (1.06%) TEOCO
13 12 (1.06%) CyberSource
14 11 (0.97%) Brocade
City, London
Profile 29 Limited
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + benefits (see advert)
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + 20% bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
IT Rockstars Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum discretionary 10% bonus offered annu
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Gold Group
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Profile 29 Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum (DOE) + benefits (see advert)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + private medical, benefit scheme
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Qualserv Consulting
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + good benefits, bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Annual Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago