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 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 40 52
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 490 697 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 4.65% 5.58% 4.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.97% 48.88% 46.29%
Number of salaries quoted 412 610 459
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £38,500 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+7.79% +0.65%
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
1196 1426 1119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 11.35% 11.42% 9.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1014 1210 977
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £35,000 £37,100
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,800 £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 28 April 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 28 April 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.

1 458 (47.36%) Agile Software Development
2 369 (38.16%) Finance
3 288 (29.78%) Java
4 278 (28.75%) Selenium
5 259 (26.78%) SQL
6 183 (18.92%) BDD
7 179 (18.51%) Test Automation
8 173 (17.89%) WebDriver
9 172 (17.79%) C#
10 145 (14.99%) Scrum
11 144 (14.89%) Cucumber
12 142 (14.68%) TDD
13 136 (14.06%) Degree
14 123 (12.72%) Banking
15 122 (12.62%) SQL Server
16 120 (12.41%) HTML
17 119 (12.31%) JavaScript
18 118 (12.20%) JIRA
19 114 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
20 113 (11.69%) Project Management
21 111 (11.48%) Linux
22 110 (11.38%) .NET
23 105 (10.86%) Automated Testing
24 104 (10.75%) Microsoft
24 104 (10.75%) User Acceptance Testing
25 98 (10.13%) Ruby
26 93 (9.62%) Test Scripting
27 90 (9.31%) UNIX
28 84 (8.69%) Continuous Integration
29 83 (8.58%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 49 (5.07%) Tomcat
2 39 (4.03%) Apache
3 22 (2.28%) GlassFish
4 19 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
5 17 (1.76%) SharePoint
5 17 (1.76%) Confluence
6 13 (1.34%) CMS
7 12 (1.24%) Node.js
7 12 (1.24%) WebSphere
7 12 (1.24%) JBoss
8 11 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (1.03%) SAS
10 7 (0.72%) Jetty
10 7 (0.72%) WordPress
10 7 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.52%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.41%) Drupal
12 4 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (0.31%) CICS
13 3 (0.31%) IIS
Applications
1 44 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 40 (4.14%) MS Office
3 13 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.62%) MS Project
6 5 (0.52%) SPSS
7 3 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.52%) Endur
2 4 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.41%) Findur
2 4 (0.41%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (0.41%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.21%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.21%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.10%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.10%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.10%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.65%) SaaS
3 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.21%) PaaS
4 2 (0.21%) IaaS
4 2 (0.21%) GitHub
4 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.10%) Silverpop
5 1 (0.10%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 53 (5.48%) HTTP
2 46 (4.76%) Internet
3 13 (1.34%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.03%) SAN
5 8 (0.83%) Network Security
5 8 (0.83%) Intranet
5 8 (0.83%) Firewall
6 5 (0.52%) VPN
7 4 (0.41%) LDAP
8 3 (0.31%) SMS
8 3 (0.31%) FTP
8 3 (0.31%) DNS
9 2 (0.21%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.21%) VoIP
9 2 (0.21%) PSTN
9 2 (0.21%) GSM
9 2 (0.21%) DSL
9 2 (0.21%) Wireless
10 1 (0.10%) SSH
10 1 (0.10%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.07%) MySQL
3 36 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (3.62%) Relational Database
5 31 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 27 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (1.45%) Oracle Database
9 14 (1.45%) MongoDB
10 13 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (1.24%) NoSQL
12 11 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (1.14%) RDBMS
12 11 (1.14%) Big Data
13 10 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (1.03%) MS Access
13 10 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
14 9 (0.93%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 278 (28.75%) Selenium
2 173 (17.89%) WebDriver
3 144 (14.89%) Cucumber
4 118 (12.20%) JIRA
5 83 (8.58%) Jenkins
6 69 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 58 (6.00%) JUnit
8 56 (5.79%) Git (software)
9 46 (4.76%) SpecFlow
10 44 (4.55%) Calabash
11 36 (3.72%) Appium
12 31 (3.21%) Subversion
13 30 (3.10%) JMeter
13 30 (3.10%) TeamCity
14 29 (3.00%) Maven
15 27 (2.79%) Visual Studio
16 25 (2.59%) TestNG
16 25 (2.59%) Hudson
16 25 (2.59%) QuickTest Pro
17 19 (1.96%) Eclipse
General
1 369 (38.16%) Finance
2 123 (12.72%) Banking
3 61 (6.31%) Retail
4 46 (4.76%) Marketing
5 43 (4.45%) Law
6 30 (3.10%) Back Office
7 28 (2.90%) Investment Banking
8 25 (2.59%) Telecoms
9 23 (2.38%) Legal
9 23 (2.38%) Games
10 22 (2.28%) Advertising
11 20 (2.07%) Publishing
12 19 (1.96%) Front Office
13 17 (1.76%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.62%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.41%) Billing
17 3 (0.31%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.31%) International Banking
18 2 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 255 (26.37%) Analyst
2 170 (17.58%) Developer
3 112 (11.58%) Test Analyst
4 76 (7.86%) QA Analyst
5 71 (7.34%) Tester
6 54 (5.58%) QA Engineer
7 50 (5.17%) Business Analyst
8 45 (4.65%) Consultant
9 43 (4.45%) Test Manager
10 42 (4.34%) Test Engineer
11 40 (4.14%) Senior Analyst
12 36 (3.72%) Project Manager
13 34 (3.52%) Architect
14 33 (3.41%) Automation Analyst
15 31 (3.21%) QA Test Analyst
16 29 (3.00%) Senior Developer
16 29 (3.00%) AWS Developer
17 28 (2.90%) Automation Tester
17 28 (2.90%) Automation Test Analyst
18 25 (2.59%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (12.41%) HTML
2 110 (11.38%) .NET
3 81 (8.38%) Web Services
4 71 (7.34%) XML
5 68 (7.03%) CSS
6 48 (4.96%) ASP.NET
6 48 (4.96%) RESTful
7 36 (3.72%) .NET Framework
8 34 (3.52%) WCF
9 31 (3.21%) jQuery
10 29 (3.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 26 (2.69%) JSON
12 25 (2.59%) FIX Protocol
13 24 (2.48%) Spring
14 23 (2.38%) REST
15 22 (2.28%) HTML5
16 21 (2.17%) J2EE
16 21 (2.17%) SOAP
16 21 (2.17%) Entity Framework
17 20 (2.07%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 114 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (6.72%) Mobile App
2 65 (6.72%) Computer Science
3 62 (6.41%) Open Source
4 52 (5.38%) User Experience
5 44 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 25 (2.59%) Equities
7 24 (2.48%) Management Information System
8 23 (2.38%) Fixed Income
9 22 (2.28%) PKI
10 19 (1.96%) Derivative
10 19 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.65%) iPad
11 16 (1.65%) Hedge funds
11 16 (1.65%) iPhone
12 14 (1.45%) Social Network
12 14 (1.45%) Mathematics
13 13 (1.34%) Blackberry
14 12 (1.24%) Client/Server
15 10 (1.03%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 111 (11.48%) Linux
2 90 (9.31%) UNIX
3 82 (8.48%) Windows
4 79 (8.17%) Android
5 56 (5.79%) Apple iOS
6 30 (3.10%) Solaris
7 10 (1.03%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.62%) openSUSE
9 5 (0.52%) AIX
9 5 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
9 5 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.52%) Windows Phone 8
9 5 (0.52%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.41%) CentOS
11 3 (0.31%) Debian
11 3 (0.31%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.21%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (47.36%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (18.92%) BDD
3 179 (18.51%) Test Automation
4 145 (14.99%) Scrum
5 142 (14.68%) TDD
6 113 (11.69%) Project Management
7 105 (10.86%) Automated Testing
8 104 (10.75%) User Acceptance Testing
9 93 (9.62%) Test Scripting
10 84 (8.69%) Continuous Integration
11 80 (8.27%) E-Commerce
12 75 (7.76%) Manual Testing
13 71 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
13 71 (7.34%) OO
14 68 (7.03%) Test Strategy
15 65 (6.72%) Regression Testing
15 65 (6.72%) Automation Testing
16 57 (5.89%) Business Analysis
17 55 (5.69%) Performance Testing
18 54 (5.58%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 288 (29.78%) Java
2 259 (26.78%) SQL
3 172 (17.79%) C#
4 119 (12.31%) JavaScript
5 98 (10.13%) Ruby
6 78 (8.07%) Python
7 57 (5.89%) Perl
8 47 (4.86%) PHP
9 31 (3.21%) T-SQL
10 27 (2.79%) C++
11 26 (2.69%) C
12 22 (2.28%) Objective-C
13 20 (2.07%) Bash Shell
14 15 (1.55%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.34%) PL/SQL
16 10 (1.03%) Scala
17 9 (0.93%) Groovy
18 8 (0.83%) VBA
19 7 (0.72%) VB
19 7 (0.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 136 (14.06%) Degree
2 49 (5.07%) ISEB
3 35 (3.62%) ISTQB
4 16 (1.65%) PMI Certification
5 14 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (1.24%) PMP
7 11 (1.14%) Security Cleared
8 9 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.72%) CRISC
9 7 (0.72%) ISACA
10 6 (0.62%) PhD
11 5 (0.52%) MCP
11 5 (0.52%) SC Cleared
12 4 (0.41%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.41%) CISSP
12 4 (0.41%) ACCA
12 4 (0.41%) CIMA
13 3 (0.31%) CEH
13 3 (0.31%) CISA
13 3 (0.31%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.76%) SLA
2 16 (1.65%) ISO 9001
3 11 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (1.03%) COBIT
5 6 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.10%) EMIR
7 1 (0.10%) MiFID
7 1 (0.10%) FATCA
7 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 22 (2.28%) Squid
2 13 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.14%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.83%) Docker
5 7 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.21%) Varnish
6 2 (0.21%) vCloud
6 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.21%) XenApp
6 2 (0.21%) Xen
6 2 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.10%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.10%) Samba
7 1 (0.10%) NFS
7 1 (0.10%) vSphere
7 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (3.21%) Puppet
2 17 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.62%) Ansible
4 6 (0.62%) Salt
5 5 (0.52%) Nagios
5 5 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.31%) logstash
7 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.21%) Graylog
7 2 (0.21%) Linux-HA
8 1 (0.10%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.10%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.10%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.10%) OpenNMS
8 1 (0.10%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.10%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 104 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 68 (7.03%) Oracle
3 30 (3.10%) Sun
4 28 (2.90%) SAP
5 27 (2.79%) HP
6 21 (2.17%) IBM
7 20 (2.07%) VMware
8 16 (1.65%) Veritas
9 15 (1.55%) WorldPay
10 14 (1.45%) Business Objects
11 11 (1.14%) TIBCO
11 11 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (1.03%) Cognos
13 7 (0.72%) Google
13 7 (0.72%) Informatica
13 7 (0.72%) Hitachi
14 6 (0.62%) Splunk
14 6 (0.62%) Atlassian
14 6 (0.62%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.62%) SunGard
City, London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Consulting Point
Salary: £40000 - £125000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £50000 - £70000 Per Annum Bonus + Benefits Available
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits+Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ISL
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Mason Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago