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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 43 43
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 508 644 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 4.63% 5.30% 5.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.57% 49.54% 50.40%
Number of salaries quoted 425 560 608
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £40,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +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
1046 1300 1264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 9.53% 10.70% 10.35%
Number of salaries quoted 890 1156 1134
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £41,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
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 22 October 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 22 October 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.

1 582 (47.39%) Agile Software Development
2 417 (33.96%) Finance
3 327 (26.63%) Java
4 299 (24.35%) Degree
5 289 (23.53%) SQL
6 248 (20.20%) Selenium
7 196 (15.96%) SQL Server
8 193 (15.72%) Scrum
9 185 (15.07%) C#
10 182 (14.82%) JavaScript
11 180 (14.66%) Microsoft
12 175 (14.25%) Computer Science
13 171 (13.93%) TDD
14 170 (13.84%) Banking
15 169 (13.76%) .NET
16 163 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
17 161 (13.11%) HTML
18 158 (12.87%) Test Automation
19 131 (10.67%) OO
19 131 (10.67%) Project Management
20 128 (10.42%) Automated Testing
21 123 (10.02%) UNIX
22 122 (9.93%) JIRA
23 119 (9.69%) Linux
24 117 (9.53%) Windows
24 117 (9.53%) BDD
25 115 (9.36%) E-Commerce
26 113 (9.20%) CSS
26 113 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
27 108 (8.79%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 32 (2.61%) CMS
2 30 (2.44%) Tomcat
3 20 (1.63%) IIS
4 17 (1.38%) Node.js
5 15 (1.22%) Apache
5 15 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (1.14%) SharePoint
7 12 (0.98%) SAS
7 12 (0.98%) Confluence
8 10 (0.81%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.81%) Drupal
9 8 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.57%) MS Project Server
11 6 (0.49%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.41%) WordPress
12 5 (0.41%) Jetty
13 4 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.24%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
14 3 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 88 (7.17%) MS Excel
2 63 (5.13%) MS Office
3 27 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (1.79%) Photoshop
5 13 (1.06%) MS Project
5 13 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.33%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.16%) InDesign
11 1 (0.081%) Mingle
11 1 (0.081%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.081%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 10 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.57%) WebTrends
3 5 (0.41%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.33%) Sage 1000
4 4 (0.33%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.16%) Fredhopper
5 2 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.16%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.16%) Magento
6 1 (0.081%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.081%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.081%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.081%) FRx
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 30 (2.44%) SaaS
2 8 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.24%) Basecamp
4 3 (0.24%) LucidChart
5 2 (0.16%) GitHub
5 2 (0.16%) Force.com
6 1 (0.081%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.081%) Route 53
6 1 (0.081%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.081%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 83 (6.76%) Internet
2 49 (3.99%) Intranet
3 24 (1.95%) HTTP
4 20 (1.63%) Firewall
5 13 (1.06%) VPN
6 11 (0.90%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.65%) LAN
7 8 (0.65%) NetScreen
7 8 (0.65%) Wireless
7 8 (0.65%) Network Security
8 7 (0.57%) Extranet
8 7 (0.57%) OSPF
8 7 (0.57%) BGP
8 7 (0.57%) EIGRP
9 6 (0.49%) Structured Cabling
9 6 (0.49%) WLAN
9 6 (0.49%) ATM
9 6 (0.49%) DNS
9 6 (0.49%) SAN
9 6 (0.49%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (15.96%) SQL Server
2 71 (5.78%) MySQL
3 69 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 69 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 66 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
6 45 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 35 (2.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 34 (2.77%) Relational Database
9 31 (2.52%) Big Data
10 29 (2.36%) MongoDB
11 20 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (1.38%) Oracle Database
13 16 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
14 15 (1.22%) QlikView
15 13 (1.06%) Hadoop
16 11 (0.90%) MS Access
17 10 (0.81%) DB2
17 10 (0.81%) NoSQL
18 9 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 248 (20.20%) Selenium
2 122 (9.93%) JIRA
3 108 (8.79%) WebDriver
4 98 (7.98%) Cucumber
5 80 (6.51%) QuickTest Pro
6 69 (5.62%) Git (software)
7 63 (5.13%) Subversion
8 61 (4.97%) Jenkins
9 60 (4.89%) TeamCity
10 57 (4.64%) Visual Studio
11 46 (3.75%) JMeter
12 44 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
13 37 (3.01%) SpecFlow
14 31 (2.52%) JUnit
15 29 (2.36%) Hudson
16 25 (2.04%) SoapUI
17 21 (1.71%) LoadRunner
18 19 (1.55%) Maven
19 18 (1.47%) Xcode
20 17 (1.38%) Eclipse
General
1 417 (33.96%) Finance
2 170 (13.84%) Banking
3 94 (7.65%) Retail
4 87 (7.08%) Investment Banking
5 68 (5.54%) Marketing
6 64 (5.21%) Games
7 60 (4.89%) Telecoms
8 41 (3.34%) Front Office
9 23 (1.87%) Advertising
9 23 (1.87%) Publishing
10 20 (1.63%) Back Office
11 19 (1.55%) Legal
12 17 (1.38%) Financial Institution
13 15 (1.22%) Law
14 10 (0.81%) Billing
15 6 (0.49%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.49%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.33%) French Language
17 3 (0.24%) Turkish Language
17 3 (0.24%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 273 (22.23%) Developer
2 257 (20.93%) Analyst
3 103 (8.39%) QA Engineer
4 98 (7.98%) Architect
5 97 (7.90%) QA Analyst
6 92 (7.49%) Test Analyst
7 90 (7.33%) Tester
8 76 (6.19%) Test Engineer
9 72 (5.86%) Senior Developer
10 50 (4.07%) Business Analyst
10 50 (4.07%) QA Tester
11 48 (3.91%) Java Developer
12 47 (3.83%) QA Manager
13 39 (3.18%) QA Leader
14 37 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
14 37 (3.01%) Consultant
15 36 (2.93%) Test Manager
15 36 (2.93%) .NET Developer
16 35 (2.85%) Automation Engineer
16 35 (2.85%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (13.76%) .NET
2 161 (13.11%) HTML
3 113 (9.20%) CSS
4 89 (7.25%) jQuery
5 88 (7.17%) Web Services
6 80 (6.51%) ASP.NET
7 68 (5.54%) REST
8 67 (5.46%) XML
9 40 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC
10 37 (3.01%) Ajax
10 37 (3.01%) JSON
11 36 (2.93%) HTML5
12 35 (2.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 35 (2.85%) J2EE
12 35 (2.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 32 (2.61%) RESTful
14 31 (2.52%) Gherkin
15 30 (2.44%) Spring
16 29 (2.36%) WCF
17 28 (2.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 175 (14.25%) Computer Science
2 163 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (8.06%) User Experience
4 66 (5.37%) Mobile App
5 52 (4.23%) Open Source
6 49 (3.99%) Client/Server
7 45 (3.66%) Equities
8 41 (3.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 33 (2.69%) Derivative
10 32 (2.61%) Social Media
11 26 (2.12%) iPhone
12 25 (2.04%) Management Information System
13 22 (1.79%) Digital Media
14 21 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
14 21 (1.71%) Blackberry
14 21 (1.71%) Data Integration
15 20 (1.63%) Visualisation
15 20 (1.63%) Algorithms
16 18 (1.47%) Mathematics
16 18 (1.47%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 123 (10.02%) UNIX
2 119 (9.69%) Linux
3 117 (9.53%) Windows
4 65 (5.29%) Apple iOS
5 56 (4.56%) Android
6 24 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.65%) Windows Phone
8 7 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.57%) Solaris
9 4 (0.33%) CentOS
9 4 (0.33%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.24%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.16%) Fedora
11 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.081%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.081%) Debian
12 1 (0.081%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.081%) zOS
12 1 (0.081%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 582 (47.39%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (15.72%) Scrum
3 171 (13.93%) TDD
4 158 (12.87%) Test Automation
5 131 (10.67%) OO
5 131 (10.67%) Project Management
6 128 (10.42%) Automated Testing
7 117 (9.53%) BDD
8 115 (9.36%) E-Commerce
9 113 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
10 106 (8.63%) Test Scripting
11 100 (8.14%) Automation Testing
12 87 (7.08%) Manual Testing
13 83 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
14 75 (6.11%) Regression Testing
15 72 (5.86%) SOA
16 70 (5.70%) DevOps
16 70 (5.70%) Test Strategy
17 65 (5.29%) Mentoring
18 64 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 327 (26.63%) Java
2 289 (23.53%) SQL
3 185 (15.07%) C#
4 182 (14.82%) JavaScript
5 61 (4.97%) Python
6 59 (4.80%) Perl
7 55 (4.48%) C++
8 52 (4.23%) PHP
8 52 (4.23%) Ruby
9 34 (2.77%) Shell Script
10 26 (2.12%) VB
11 23 (1.87%) T-SQL
12 22 (1.79%) Bash Shell
13 16 (1.30%) VBA
14 15 (1.22%) Objective-C
14 15 (1.22%) PL/SQL
15 14 (1.14%) VBScript
16 12 (0.98%) Tcl
17 11 (0.90%) Groovy
17 11 (0.90%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 299 (24.35%) Degree
2 85 (6.92%) ISEB
3 41 (3.34%) ISTQB
4 17 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (1.14%) PMI Certification
5 14 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (0.98%) MCSE
6 12 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.65%) Security Cleared
8 7 (0.57%) CCIE
8 7 (0.57%) CCNP
9 5 (0.41%) JNCIA
9 5 (0.41%) JNCIS
9 5 (0.41%) MCITP
9 5 (0.41%) CCSA
9 5 (0.41%) CCSE
9 5 (0.41%) CCNA
10 4 (0.33%) CISSP
10 4 (0.33%) IIBA
11 3 (0.24%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (0.73%) SLA
2 6 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.24%) COBIT
4 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.16%) WAI
4 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.081%) Basel III
5 1 (0.081%) HL7
5 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.081%) GAAP
5 1 (0.081%) Section 508
5 1 (0.081%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.081%) AIFMD
System Software
1 5 (0.41%) Varnish
2 4 (0.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.24%) vSphere
3 3 (0.24%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.16%) KVM
4 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.16%) Samba
5 1 (0.081%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.081%) Postfix
5 1 (0.081%) XenApp
5 1 (0.081%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.081%) Squid
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.081%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.081%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 55 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.22%) Nagios
3 13 (1.06%) Opsview
4 11 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.65%) Puppet
6 4 (0.33%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.33%) SCOM
7 3 (0.24%) SCCM
7 3 (0.24%) AppDNA
7 3 (0.24%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.16%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.081%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.081%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.081%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.081%) Plesk
9 1 (0.081%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.081%) OVSD
Vendors
1 180 (14.66%) Microsoft
2 101 (8.22%) Oracle
3 50 (4.07%) HP
4 42 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
5 35 (2.85%) EPiServer
6 33 (2.69%) Adobe
7 30 (2.44%) IBM
8 28 (2.28%) SAP
9 21 (1.71%) Green Hat
10 19 (1.55%) TIBCO
11 17 (1.38%) Zend
11 17 (1.38%) Cisco
11 17 (1.38%) Business Objects
12 16 (1.30%) Cognos
12 16 (1.30%) Teradata
12 16 (1.30%) Google
13 14 (1.14%) Juniper
13 14 (1.14%) Citrix
13 14 (1.14%) Cerillion
14 13 (1.06%) TEOCO
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 - 70,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £100000 - £150000 per annum + Commission (capped at £100K)
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Energon Global
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Subsidised Gym etc
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £43000 - £50000 per annum + Car + pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £55k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago