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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 33 52
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +19
Permanent jobs citing QA 556 715 541
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 5.35% 5.79% 4.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.64% 53.00% 48.26%
Number of salaries quoted 455 606 485
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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
1143 1349 1121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 11.00% 10.92% 9.39%
Number of salaries quoted 943 1132 995
Average salary £58,000 £54,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.42% -0.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,700 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 August 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 3 August 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.

1 471 (45.42%) Agile Software Development
2 425 (40.98%) Finance
3 300 (28.93%) Java
4 295 (28.45%) Selenium
5 278 (26.81%) SQL
6 224 (21.60%) C#
7 194 (18.71%) BDD
8 180 (17.36%) Test Automation
9 172 (16.59%) Scrum
10 169 (16.30%) TDD
11 166 (16.01%) WebDriver
12 153 (14.75%) .NET
13 151 (14.56%) SDLC
14 149 (14.37%) Cucumber
15 148 (14.27%) User Acceptance Testing
16 142 (13.69%) Degree
17 140 (13.50%) SQL Server
18 139 (13.40%) Automated Testing
19 133 (12.83%) Banking
20 132 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
21 128 (12.34%) JavaScript
22 126 (12.15%) Linux
22 126 (12.15%) JIRA
23 123 (11.86%) Web Services
24 120 (11.57%) HTML
24 120 (11.57%) Microsoft
25 119 (11.48%) Project Management
26 114 (10.99%) UNIX
27 112 (10.80%) Oracle
28 110 (10.61%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (4.73%) Tomcat
2 30 (2.89%) Apache
3 20 (1.93%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.83%) Confluence
5 18 (1.74%) JBoss
5 18 (1.74%) WebSphere
6 13 (1.25%) CMS
6 13 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (1.16%) IIS
7 12 (1.16%) SAS
7 12 (1.16%) GlassFish
8 10 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.87%) WordPress
9 9 (0.87%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.77%) Jetty
10 8 (0.77%) Node.js
11 6 (0.58%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.58%) Drupal
12 5 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.48%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 46 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 38 (3.66%) MS Office
3 19 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.87%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.68%) MS Project
7 6 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.58%) SPSS
8 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.096%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.096%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
1 5 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.39%) Magento
2 4 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.29%) Endur
4 2 (0.19%) Findur
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.19%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.19%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.19%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.31%) SaaS
2 23 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.58%) GitHub
4 5 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.39%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.19%) PaaS
6 2 (0.19%) IaaS
7 1 (0.096%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.096%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.096%) Firebase
7 1 (0.096%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.096%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 45 (4.34%) HTTP
2 34 (3.28%) Internet
3 23 (2.22%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.06%) Firewall
5 9 (0.87%) Intranet
6 7 (0.68%) DNS
7 6 (0.58%) SMTP
8 5 (0.48%) VPN
8 5 (0.48%) GSM
8 5 (0.48%) PSTN
8 5 (0.48%) SAN
8 5 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (0.39%) SSL
9 4 (0.39%) VoIP
10 3 (0.29%) FTP
10 3 (0.29%) Wireless
11 2 (0.19%) SSH
11 2 (0.19%) Network Security
12 1 (0.096%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.096%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (13.50%) SQL Server
2 54 (5.21%) Relational Database
3 53 (5.11%) MySQL
4 38 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 32 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (2.70%) Big Data
9 27 (2.60%) RDBMS
10 23 (2.22%) Oracle Database
11 18 (1.74%) MongoDB
12 17 (1.64%) NoSQL
13 13 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
14 12 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
15 9 (0.87%) DB2
16 8 (0.77%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 295 (28.45%) Selenium
2 166 (16.01%) WebDriver
3 149 (14.37%) Cucumber
4 126 (12.15%) JIRA
5 92 (8.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 88 (8.49%) Jenkins
7 70 (6.75%) SpecFlow
8 65 (6.27%) Git (software)
9 63 (6.08%) JUnit
10 56 (5.40%) FitNesse
11 38 (3.66%) Subversion
12 36 (3.47%) Maven
13 33 (3.18%) JMeter
13 33 (3.18%) Visual Studio
14 32 (3.09%) Appium
15 30 (2.89%) HP UFT
16 29 (2.80%) Calabash
17 26 (2.51%) SoapUI
18 22 (2.12%) NUnit
18 22 (2.12%) TeamCity
General
1 425 (40.98%) Finance
2 133 (12.83%) Banking
3 49 (4.73%) Law
4 47 (4.53%) Back Office
4 47 (4.53%) Retail
5 43 (4.15%) Marketing
6 42 (4.05%) Front Office
7 38 (3.66%) Investment Banking
8 33 (3.18%) Advertising
9 30 (2.89%) Games
9 30 (2.89%) Telecoms
10 23 (2.22%) Publishing
11 20 (1.93%) Financial Institution
11 20 (1.93%) Legal
12 7 (0.68%) Billing
13 4 (0.39%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.39%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.39%) International Banking
14 2 (0.19%) German Language
14 2 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 311 (29.99%) Analyst
2 155 (14.95%) Developer
3 132 (12.73%) Test Analyst
4 126 (12.15%) QA Analyst
5 83 (8.00%) QA Engineer
6 67 (6.46%) Tester
7 64 (6.17%) Senior Analyst
8 57 (5.50%) Business Analyst
9 50 (4.82%) Test Engineer
10 41 (3.95%) Senior QA Analyst
11 39 (3.76%) Automation Analyst
12 38 (3.66%) Test Manager
13 36 (3.47%) QA Tester
13 36 (3.47%) QA Test Analyst
13 36 (3.47%) QA Leader
14 35 (3.38%) Java Developer
14 35 (3.38%) Consultant
14 35 (3.38%) Senior Developer
15 31 (2.99%) Automation Engineer
16 30 (2.89%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (14.75%) .NET
2 123 (11.86%) Web Services
3 120 (11.57%) HTML
4 104 (10.03%) XML
5 59 (5.69%) CSS
6 56 (5.40%) ASP.NET
7 50 (4.82%) SOAP
7 50 (4.82%) RESTful
8 42 (4.05%) Gherkin
9 40 (3.86%) REST
10 39 (3.76%) Spring
10 39 (3.76%) jQuery
11 38 (3.66%) FIX Protocol
12 35 (3.38%) Ajax
13 27 (2.60%) .NET Framework
13 27 (2.60%) JSON
14 26 (2.51%) J2EE
14 26 (2.51%) HTML5
15 24 (2.31%) JSP
16 22 (2.12%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 132 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (8.39%) Computer Science
3 63 (6.08%) Mobile App
3 63 (6.08%) User Experience
4 59 (5.69%) Derivative
4 59 (5.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 58 (5.59%) Fixed Income
5 58 (5.59%) Equities
6 38 (3.66%) Client/Server
7 23 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.54%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.25%) PKI
9 13 (1.25%) Data Integration
10 12 (1.16%) Semantic Web
10 12 (1.16%) Data Structures
10 12 (1.16%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.06%) Algorithms
11 11 (1.06%) Social Media
11 11 (1.06%) Blackberry
12 10 (0.96%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 126 (12.15%) Linux
2 114 (10.99%) UNIX
3 108 (10.41%) Windows
4 78 (7.52%) Android
5 63 (6.08%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.83%) Solaris
7 16 (1.54%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.68%) openSUSE
9 7 (0.68%) CentOS
10 4 (0.39%) Debian
11 3 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.19%) Windows CE
12 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.19%) AIX
12 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (45.42%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (18.71%) BDD
3 180 (17.36%) Test Automation
4 172 (16.59%) Scrum
5 169 (16.30%) TDD
6 151 (14.56%) SDLC
7 148 (14.27%) User Acceptance Testing
8 139 (13.40%) Automated Testing
9 119 (11.48%) Project Management
10 110 (10.61%) Test Scripting
11 104 (10.03%) Continuous Integration
12 87 (8.39%) OO
13 86 (8.29%) Software Engineering
14 82 (7.91%) Open Source
15 80 (7.71%) E-Commerce
16 73 (7.04%) Software Testing
17 72 (6.94%) Regression Testing
17 72 (6.94%) Manual Testing
18 66 (6.36%) Business Analysis
18 66 (6.36%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 300 (28.93%) Java
2 278 (26.81%) SQL
3 224 (21.60%) C#
4 128 (12.34%) JavaScript
5 110 (10.61%) Ruby
6 91 (8.78%) Python
7 67 (6.46%) PHP
8 43 (4.15%) Perl
9 40 (3.86%) T-SQL
10 34 (3.28%) C++
11 17 (1.64%) C
12 16 (1.54%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.45%) Bash Shell
14 13 (1.25%) Objective-C
15 12 (1.16%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.96%) Scala
17 9 (0.87%) VBScript
18 8 (0.77%) Groovy
18 8 (0.77%) VBA
19 7 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 142 (13.69%) Degree
2 59 (5.69%) ISEB
3 43 (4.15%) ISTQB
4 16 (1.54%) Security Cleared
5 15 (1.45%) SC Cleared
5 15 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (0.87%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.77%) PMP
8 4 (0.39%) PhD
8 4 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.29%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.19%) MCSE
10 2 (0.19%) MCP
10 2 (0.19%) ACCA
10 2 (0.19%) CIPFA
10 2 (0.19%) CIMA
10 2 (0.19%) MBA
10 2 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.06%) SLA
2 9 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.39%) COBIT
3 4 (0.39%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.096%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (1.16%) Squid
2 10 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.96%) Docker
3 8 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.68%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.48%) Varnish
6 3 (0.29%) XenApp
6 3 (0.29%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.19%) Xen
7 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.096%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.096%) XenServer
8 1 (0.096%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.096%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.096%) NFS
8 1 (0.096%) Samba
Systems Management
1 43 (4.15%) Puppet
2 30 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.74%) Ansible
4 16 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (1.25%) Nagios
6 9 (0.87%) Oracle ZFS
7 7 (0.68%) Salt
8 4 (0.39%) CA LISA
8 4 (0.39%) Control-M
9 3 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.29%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.29%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.29%) logstash
10 2 (0.19%) Graylog
10 2 (0.19%) cPanel
10 2 (0.19%) Linux-HA
10 2 (0.19%) CloudHub
10 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.19%) Plesk
Vendors
1 120 (11.57%) Microsoft
2 112 (10.80%) Oracle
3 29 (2.80%) IBM
4 28 (2.70%) HP
5 23 (2.22%) SAP
6 22 (2.12%) Informatica
7 20 (1.93%) Sun
8 17 (1.64%) VMware
9 14 (1.35%) TIBCO
10 13 (1.25%) WorldPay
11 12 (1.16%) Google
12 11 (1.06%) Veritas
12 11 (1.06%) Cognos
12 11 (1.06%) Cisco
13 10 (0.96%) Dell
14 9 (0.87%) CA
14 9 (0.87%) Sony
14 9 (0.87%) Splunk
15 8 (0.77%) Tableau
15 8 (0.77%) ServiceNow
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits and up to 20% bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
BCSG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
BCSG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
BCSG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40 - £65,000 + numerous benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Talentpool Selection
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
BCSG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £53000 - £63000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago