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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 600 578 618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 5.21% 4.89% 4.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.86% 47.73% 46.02%
Number of salaries quoted 488 516 586
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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
1135 1211 1343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 9.86% 10.24% 10.66%
Number of salaries quoted 944 1085 1214
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £41,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £85,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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.

1 647 (47.36%) Agile Software Development
2 482 (35.29%) Finance
3 359 (26.28%) Java
4 330 (24.16%) Degree
5 329 (24.08%) SQL
6 276 (20.20%) Selenium
7 229 (16.76%) Scrum
8 223 (16.33%) SQL Server
9 214 (15.67%) C#
10 209 (15.30%) .NET
11 202 (14.79%) TDD
12 191 (13.98%) Microsoft
13 190 (13.91%) HTML
13 190 (13.91%) Computer Science
14 186 (13.62%) JavaScript
15 183 (13.40%) Banking
15 183 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
16 164 (12.01%) Test Automation
17 155 (11.35%) Automated Testing
18 149 (10.91%) OO
19 147 (10.76%) Project Management
20 146 (10.69%) E-Commerce
21 137 (10.03%) Windows
22 135 (9.88%) UNIX
22 135 (9.88%) Linux
23 134 (9.81%) CSS
24 132 (9.66%) BDD
25 122 (8.93%) Test Scripting
26 121 (8.86%) JIRA
27 118 (8.64%) MySQL

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 34 (2.49%) Tomcat
1 34 (2.49%) CMS
2 30 (2.20%) IIS
3 23 (1.68%) Apache
4 19 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
5 18 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 18 (1.32%) Confluence
5 18 (1.32%) Node.js
6 16 (1.17%) Drupal
7 14 (1.02%) SAS
8 11 (0.81%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.66%) MS Project Server
10 8 (0.59%) WordPress
10 8 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.44%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.37%) Jetty
12 5 (0.37%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.29%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
13 4 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 95 (6.95%) MS Excel
2 58 (4.25%) MS Office
3 24 (1.76%) Photoshop
3 24 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.95%) MS Project
6 12 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.59%) InDesign
9 4 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.073%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.073%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (0.59%) Magento
2 7 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.51%) WebTrends
3 5 (0.37%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.29%) SAP Business One
4 4 (0.29%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.29%) Sage 1000
4 4 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.22%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.22%) Fredhopper
6 2 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.073%) FRx
7 1 (0.073%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.073%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.073%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.073%) Endur
7 1 (0.073%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.073%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 45 (3.29%) SaaS
2 8 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.29%) LucidChart
4 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.15%) GitHub
5 2 (0.15%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.073%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.073%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.073%) Route 53
6 1 (0.073%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.073%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 93 (6.81%) Internet
2 48 (3.51%) Intranet
3 29 (2.12%) HTTP
4 24 (1.76%) Firewall
5 15 (1.10%) VPN
6 13 (0.95%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.81%) LAN
8 8 (0.59%) Wireless
8 8 (0.59%) NetScreen
8 8 (0.59%) Network Security
9 7 (0.51%) EIGRP
9 7 (0.51%) OSPF
9 7 (0.51%) BGP
9 7 (0.51%) SAN
10 6 (0.44%) Extranet
10 6 (0.44%) MPLS
10 6 (0.44%) DNS
10 6 (0.44%) SSL
10 6 (0.44%) IPv4
10 6 (0.44%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 118 (8.64%) MySQL
3 75 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 72 (5.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 66 (4.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 57 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
7 45 (3.29%) MongoDB
8 43 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 35 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 35 (2.56%) Big Data
9 35 (2.56%) Relational Database
10 23 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
11 18 (1.32%) Oracle Database
11 18 (1.32%) QlikView
12 17 (1.24%) Hadoop
13 15 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (1.02%) MS Access
15 13 (0.95%) DB2
15 13 (0.95%) Data Mining
16 12 (0.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 276 (20.20%) Selenium
2 121 (8.86%) JIRA
3 116 (8.49%) WebDriver
4 105 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
5 104 (7.61%) Cucumber
6 89 (6.52%) Git (software)
7 69 (5.05%) Subversion
8 64 (4.69%) Jenkins
9 62 (4.54%) Visual Studio
10 54 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 46 (3.37%) TeamCity
12 40 (2.93%) Hudson
12 40 (2.93%) JUnit
13 39 (2.86%) JMeter
14 35 (2.56%) SpecFlow
15 31 (2.27%) SoapUI
16 23 (1.68%) LoadRunner
17 22 (1.61%) Maven
18 20 (1.46%) NUnit
19 19 (1.39%) Eclipse
General
1 482 (35.29%) Finance
2 183 (13.40%) Banking
3 108 (7.91%) Retail
4 106 (7.76%) Investment Banking
5 81 (5.93%) Marketing
6 71 (5.20%) Telecoms
7 64 (4.69%) Games
8 46 (3.37%) Front Office
9 26 (1.90%) Advertising
10 25 (1.83%) Publishing
11 21 (1.54%) Back Office
11 21 (1.54%) Financial Institution
12 17 (1.24%) Legal
13 13 (0.95%) Law
14 11 (0.81%) Billing
14 11 (0.81%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.29%) French Language
15 4 (0.29%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.22%) Electronics
16 3 (0.22%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 294 (21.52%) Analyst
2 290 (21.23%) Developer
3 118 (8.64%) Test Analyst
4 112 (8.20%) QA Engineer
5 108 (7.91%) QA Analyst
6 101 (7.39%) Tester
7 93 (6.81%) Architect
8 74 (5.42%) Senior Developer
9 72 (5.27%) Test Engineer
10 57 (4.17%) Business Analyst
11 52 (3.81%) QA Tester
12 51 (3.73%) Java Developer
13 45 (3.29%) Consultant
13 45 (3.29%) QA Manager
14 42 (3.07%) QA Test Analyst
15 41 (3.00%) Senior Analyst
16 39 (2.86%) Test Manager
17 37 (2.71%) QA Leader
18 34 (2.49%) Automation Engineer
18 34 (2.49%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (15.30%) .NET
2 190 (13.91%) HTML
3 134 (9.81%) CSS
4 98 (7.17%) jQuery
5 92 (6.73%) Web Services
6 90 (6.59%) ASP.NET
7 88 (6.44%) REST
8 68 (4.98%) XML
9 46 (3.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 41 (3.00%) Spring
11 39 (2.86%) JSON
11 39 (2.86%) HTML5
11 39 (2.86%) Gherkin
12 37 (2.71%) RESTful
12 37 (2.71%) Ajax
12 37 (2.71%) SOAP
13 35 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 35 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 33 (2.42%) J2EE
15 31 (2.27%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 190 (13.91%) Computer Science
2 183 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (7.91%) User Experience
4 80 (5.86%) Mobile App
5 62 (4.54%) Equities
6 60 (4.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 58 (4.25%) Open Source
8 48 (3.51%) Client/Server
9 40 (2.93%) Derivative
10 33 (2.42%) Management Information System
11 28 (2.05%) iPhone
12 27 (1.98%) Visualisation
12 27 (1.98%) Social Media
13 26 (1.90%) Digital Media
14 24 (1.76%) Data Integration
14 24 (1.76%) Mathematics
15 21 (1.54%) Augmented Reality
16 20 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
17 19 (1.39%) Blackberry
18 17 (1.24%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 137 (10.03%) Windows
2 135 (9.88%) UNIX
2 135 (9.88%) Linux
3 83 (6.08%) Apple iOS
4 74 (5.42%) Android
5 16 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (0.66%) Solaris
7 8 (0.59%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.37%) CentOS
10 4 (0.29%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.22%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.15%) Fedora
12 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.073%) zOS
13 1 (0.073%) OS/400
13 1 (0.073%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 647 (47.36%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (16.76%) Scrum
3 202 (14.79%) TDD
4 164 (12.01%) Test Automation
5 155 (11.35%) Automated Testing
6 149 (10.91%) OO
7 147 (10.76%) Project Management
8 146 (10.69%) E-Commerce
9 132 (9.66%) BDD
10 122 (8.93%) Test Scripting
11 107 (7.83%) Manual Testing
12 104 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
12 104 (7.61%) User Acceptance Testing
12 104 (7.61%) Automation Testing
13 102 (7.47%) Regression Testing
14 87 (6.37%) SOA
15 79 (5.78%) Mentoring
16 78 (5.71%) Test Strategy
17 75 (5.49%) DevOps
18 71 (5.20%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 359 (26.28%) Java
2 329 (24.08%) SQL
3 214 (15.67%) C#
4 186 (13.62%) JavaScript
5 79 (5.78%) Python
6 78 (5.71%) PHP
7 67 (4.90%) C++
8 66 (4.83%) Perl
9 64 (4.69%) Ruby
10 36 (2.64%) T-SQL
11 34 (2.49%) VB
12 28 (2.05%) Shell Script
13 22 (1.61%) Bash Shell
14 20 (1.46%) Objective-C
14 20 (1.46%) VBScript
15 18 (1.32%) Groovy
16 15 (1.10%) PL/SQL
16 15 (1.10%) VBA
17 12 (0.88%) PowerShell
17 12 (0.88%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 330 (24.16%) Degree
2 101 (7.39%) ISEB
3 42 (3.07%) ISTQB
4 20 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (1.02%) PMI Certification
5 14 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (0.88%) MCSE
7 10 (0.73%) Security Cleared
8 7 (0.51%) CCIE
8 7 (0.51%) CCNP
8 7 (0.51%) MCITP
9 5 (0.37%) JNCIA
9 5 (0.37%) JNCIS
9 5 (0.37%) CCNA
9 5 (0.37%) CCSA
9 5 (0.37%) CCSE
10 3 (0.22%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.22%) MCSA
10 3 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (0.81%) SLA
2 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.15%) COBIT
4 1 (0.073%) HL7
4 1 (0.073%) Basel III
4 1 (0.073%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.073%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.073%) Section 508
4 1 (0.073%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.073%) GAAP
System Software
1 7 (0.51%) Active Directory
1 7 (0.51%) Varnish
2 3 (0.22%) vSphere
3 2 (0.15%) KVM
3 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.15%) Postfix
3 2 (0.15%) Squid
3 2 (0.15%) Samba
3 2 (0.15%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.073%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.073%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.073%) Xen
4 1 (0.073%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.073%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.073%) XenApp
4 1 (0.073%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.073%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 62 (4.54%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (1.90%) Nagios
3 20 (1.46%) Opsview
4 13 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.81%) Puppet
6 5 (0.37%) Plesk
6 5 (0.37%) SCOM
7 4 (0.29%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.29%) Ganglia
7 4 (0.29%) Zenoss
8 3 (0.22%) SCCM
8 3 (0.22%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.22%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.15%) Ansible
9 2 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.15%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.073%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.073%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 191 (13.98%) Microsoft
2 115 (8.42%) Oracle
3 56 (4.10%) HP
4 43 (3.15%) Adobe
5 39 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
6 35 (2.56%) EPiServer
7 30 (2.20%) Zend
8 27 (1.98%) IBM
9 26 (1.90%) SAP
10 25 (1.83%) Business Objects
11 23 (1.68%) Teradata
12 21 (1.54%) TIBCO
13 20 (1.46%) TEOCO
13 20 (1.46%) CyberSource
14 18 (1.32%) Google
14 18 (1.32%) Cisco
15 17 (1.24%) Citrix
16 14 (1.02%) Juniper
16 14 (1.02%) Cognos
16 14 (1.02%) Green Hat
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus+training+bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Annapurna
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Annapurna
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Edison Hill Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + banking benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, healthcare, pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Gold Group
Salary: £75000 - £110000 per annum + 10% bonus + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago