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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 43 43
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 507 656 627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 4.59% 5.41% 5.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.61% 50.27% 52.16%
Number of salaries quoted 428 573 592
Average salary £52,500 £57,500 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.69% +10.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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
1065 1305 1202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 9.64% 10.76% 10.05%
Number of salaries quoted 914 1155 1069
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 £32,500 £41,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 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 31 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.

1 586 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
2 414 (33.88%) Finance
3 325 (26.60%) Java
4 293 (23.98%) SQL
5 290 (23.73%) Degree
6 249 (20.38%) Selenium
7 186 (15.22%) Scrum
8 184 (15.06%) SQL Server
9 183 (14.98%) C#
10 177 (14.48%) JavaScript
11 172 (14.08%) Microsoft
12 168 (13.75%) Banking
13 166 (13.58%) Computer Science
14 164 (13.42%) .NET
15 163 (13.34%) Test Automation
16 160 (13.09%) TDD
17 159 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
18 147 (12.03%) HTML
19 134 (10.97%) Project Management
20 129 (10.56%) OO
21 124 (10.15%) Linux
22 123 (10.07%) JIRA
23 122 (9.98%) UNIX
24 121 (9.90%) Windows
24 121 (9.90%) Automated Testing
25 120 (9.82%) BDD
26 118 (9.66%) WebDriver
27 116 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
28 113 (9.25%) E-Commerce
29 106 (8.67%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 33 (2.70%) CMS
2 31 (2.54%) Tomcat
3 19 (1.55%) IIS
4 17 (1.39%) Apache
5 16 (1.31%) Node.js
6 15 (1.23%) SharePoint
7 13 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (0.98%) Confluence
9 11 (0.90%) SAS
10 10 (0.82%) Drupal
11 9 (0.74%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.57%) MS Project Server
14 6 (0.49%) IBM Notes
15 5 (0.41%) Jetty
15 5 (0.41%) WordPress
16 4 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
16 4 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
17 3 (0.25%) CICS
17 3 (0.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 82 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 60 (4.91%) MS Office
3 27 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (1.64%) Photoshop
5 14 (1.15%) MS Project
6 13 (1.06%) MS Visio
7 11 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.33%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.16%) InDesign
12 1 (0.082%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.082%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.082%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.57%) WebTrends
3 5 (0.41%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.33%) SAP Business One
4 4 (0.33%) Sage 1000
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.16%) Magento
5 2 (0.16%) Fredhopper
5 2 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.16%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.082%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.082%) Maximo
6 1 (0.082%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.082%) RMDS
6 1 (0.082%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.082%) Endur
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.21%) SaaS
2 8 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.33%) Basecamp
5 3 (0.25%) LucidChart
5 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.16%) Force.com
6 2 (0.16%) GitHub
7 1 (0.082%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.082%) Route 53
7 1 (0.082%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.082%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 85 (6.96%) Internet
2 49 (4.01%) Intranet
3 25 (2.05%) HTTP
4 21 (1.72%) Firewall
5 13 (1.06%) VPN
6 11 (0.90%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.65%) LAN
7 8 (0.65%) Wireless
7 8 (0.65%) Network Security
7 8 (0.65%) NetScreen
8 7 (0.57%) EIGRP
8 7 (0.57%) Extranet
8 7 (0.57%) OSPF
8 7 (0.57%) BGP
9 6 (0.49%) MPLS
9 6 (0.49%) DNS
9 6 (0.49%) SSL
9 6 (0.49%) IPv4
9 6 (0.49%) SAN
9 6 (0.49%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (15.06%) SQL Server
2 67 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 65 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 64 (5.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 64 (5.24%) MySQL
5 45 (3.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 45 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 34 (2.78%) Relational Database
8 30 (2.45%) Big Data
9 25 (2.05%) MongoDB
10 19 (1.55%) Oracle Database
10 19 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
11 17 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (1.06%) QlikView
13 11 (0.90%) Hadoop
14 10 (0.82%) MS Access
15 9 (0.74%) DB2
15 9 (0.74%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.74%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 249 (20.38%) Selenium
2 123 (10.07%) JIRA
3 118 (9.66%) WebDriver
4 99 (8.10%) Cucumber
5 71 (5.81%) QuickTest Pro
6 68 (5.56%) Git (software)
7 67 (5.48%) Subversion
8 66 (5.40%) TeamCity
9 64 (5.24%) Jenkins
10 59 (4.83%) Visual Studio
11 47 (3.85%) JMeter
12 41 (3.36%) SpecFlow
12 41 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
13 30 (2.45%) Hudson
13 30 (2.45%) JUnit
14 23 (1.88%) SoapUI
15 19 (1.55%) Eclipse
16 18 (1.47%) LoadRunner
16 18 (1.47%) Maven
17 16 (1.31%) Xcode
General
1 414 (33.88%) Finance
2 168 (13.75%) Banking
3 91 (7.45%) Retail
4 81 (6.63%) Investment Banking
5 69 (5.65%) Marketing
6 60 (4.91%) Games
7 56 (4.58%) Telecoms
8 41 (3.36%) Front Office
9 23 (1.88%) Advertising
9 23 (1.88%) Publishing
10 20 (1.64%) Back Office
11 18 (1.47%) Legal
12 17 (1.39%) Financial Institution
13 14 (1.15%) Law
14 8 (0.65%) Billing
15 6 (0.49%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.41%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.33%) French Language
18 3 (0.25%) Turkish Language
18 3 (0.25%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 266 (21.77%) Developer
2 255 (20.87%) Analyst
3 108 (8.84%) QA Engineer
4 97 (7.94%) QA Analyst
5 95 (7.77%) Architect
6 94 (7.69%) Tester
7 90 (7.36%) Test Analyst
8 78 (6.38%) Test Engineer
9 69 (5.65%) Senior Developer
10 53 (4.34%) QA Tester
11 51 (4.17%) Business Analyst
12 46 (3.76%) QA Manager
12 46 (3.76%) Java Developer
13 38 (3.11%) QA Leader
14 36 (2.95%) Automation Engineer
14 36 (2.95%) .NET Developer
15 35 (2.86%) QA Test Analyst
15 35 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
15 35 (2.86%) Consultant
16 34 (2.78%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (13.42%) .NET
2 147 (12.03%) HTML
3 105 (8.59%) CSS
4 92 (7.53%) Web Services
5 85 (6.96%) jQuery
6 79 (6.46%) ASP.NET
7 64 (5.24%) XML
8 62 (5.07%) REST
9 40 (3.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 36 (2.95%) JSON
11 35 (2.86%) Ajax
11 35 (2.86%) J2EE
11 35 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 35 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 34 (2.78%) HTML5
13 32 (2.62%) RESTful
14 31 (2.54%) Gherkin
14 31 (2.54%) FIX Protocol
15 28 (2.29%) Spring
15 28 (2.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 166 (13.58%) Computer Science
2 159 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (7.94%) User Experience
4 70 (5.73%) Mobile App
5 55 (4.50%) Open Source
6 49 (4.01%) Client/Server
7 42 (3.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 40 (3.27%) Equities
9 34 (2.78%) Social Media
10 33 (2.70%) Derivative
11 28 (2.29%) iPhone
12 26 (2.13%) Management Information System
13 23 (1.88%) Blackberry
14 21 (1.72%) Digital Media
15 19 (1.55%) Data Integration
15 19 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (1.47%) Algorithms
17 17 (1.39%) Mathematics
18 16 (1.31%) Visualisation
18 16 (1.31%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 124 (10.15%) Linux
2 122 (9.98%) UNIX
3 121 (9.90%) Windows
4 67 (5.48%) Apple iOS
5 59 (4.83%) Android
6 26 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.82%) Solaris
8 9 (0.74%) Windows Phone
9 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.33%) CentOS
10 4 (0.33%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.25%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.16%) Fedora
13 1 (0.082%) Debian
13 1 (0.082%) AIX
13 1 (0.082%) HPUX
13 1 (0.082%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 586 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (15.22%) Scrum
3 163 (13.34%) Test Automation
4 160 (13.09%) TDD
5 134 (10.97%) Project Management
6 129 (10.56%) OO
7 121 (9.90%) Automated Testing
8 120 (9.82%) BDD
9 116 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
10 113 (9.25%) E-Commerce
11 106 (8.67%) Test Scripting
11 106 (8.67%) Automation Testing
12 86 (7.04%) Manual Testing
13 83 (6.79%) User Acceptance Testing
14 78 (6.38%) Regression Testing
15 70 (5.73%) DevOps
16 68 (5.56%) Test Strategy
17 67 (5.48%) SOA
18 64 (5.24%) Continuous Improvement
19 62 (5.07%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 325 (26.60%) Java
2 293 (23.98%) SQL
3 183 (14.98%) C#
4 177 (14.48%) JavaScript
5 64 (5.24%) Python
6 58 (4.75%) Perl
7 56 (4.58%) C++
8 52 (4.26%) Ruby
9 47 (3.85%) PHP
10 35 (2.86%) Shell Script
11 26 (2.13%) Bash Shell
12 22 (1.80%) VB
13 20 (1.64%) T-SQL
14 18 (1.47%) PL/SQL
15 17 (1.39%) C
16 16 (1.31%) VBA
17 15 (1.23%) Objective-C
18 12 (0.98%) Tcl
18 12 (0.98%) PHP5
18 12 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 290 (23.73%) Degree
2 88 (7.20%) ISEB
3 43 (3.52%) ISTQB
4 19 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (1.15%) PMI Certification
6 12 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (0.98%) MCSE
7 11 (0.90%) Security Cleared
8 7 (0.57%) CCIE
8 7 (0.57%) CCNP
9 5 (0.41%) CCNA
9 5 (0.41%) CCSA
9 5 (0.41%) CCSE
9 5 (0.41%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.41%) JNCIA
9 5 (0.41%) JNCIS
9 5 (0.41%) MCITP
10 4 (0.33%) IIBA
10 4 (0.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (0.90%) SLA
2 7 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.33%) COBIT
4 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.16%) WAI
5 1 (0.082%) Basel III
5 1 (0.082%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.082%) Section 508
5 1 (0.082%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.082%) HL7
5 1 (0.082%) GAAP
5 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (0.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.41%) Varnish
3 4 (0.33%) vSphere
3 4 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.25%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.25%) Squid
5 2 (0.16%) KVM
5 2 (0.16%) Samba
5 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.082%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.082%) Postfix
6 1 (0.082%) XenApp
6 1 (0.082%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.082%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.082%) NFS
Systems Management
1 55 (4.50%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.15%) Nagios
3 12 (0.98%) Opsview
4 11 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.65%) Puppet
6 4 (0.33%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.33%) SCOM
7 3 (0.25%) SCCM
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.25%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.25%) AppDNA
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 (0.082%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.082%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.082%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.082%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.082%) OpenView
Vendors
1 172 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 101 (8.27%) Oracle
3 50 (4.09%) HP
4 44 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
5 35 (2.86%) EPiServer
6 30 (2.45%) Adobe
7 27 (2.21%) IBM
7 27 (2.21%) SAP
8 21 (1.72%) Green Hat
9 17 (1.39%) Cisco
9 17 (1.39%) TIBCO
9 17 (1.39%) Cerillion
10 16 (1.31%) VMware
11 15 (1.23%) Google
11 15 (1.23%) Cognos
12 14 (1.15%) Citrix
12 14 (1.15%) Juniper
12 14 (1.15%) Zend
13 13 (1.06%) Business Objects
14 12 (0.98%) Teradata
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Bonus and Full Benefits package
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Free travel + 10% bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 per annum + bonus+benefits+package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £26000 - £50000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Propel London Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £50k + bonus (c25-50%) + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £85000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits & Car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago