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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 42 44
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 563 594 632
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 4.96% 5.00% 4.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.95% 47.60% 46.75%
Number of salaries quoted 462 529 601
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 £80,000 £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
1105 1248 1352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 9.74% 10.50% 10.59%
Number of salaries quoted 917 1120 1221
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 £35,000 £41,839 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 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 30 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.

1 633 (47.24%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (34.85%) Finance
3 350 (26.12%) Java
4 317 (23.66%) Degree
5 314 (23.43%) SQL
6 272 (20.30%) Selenium
7 220 (16.42%) Scrum
8 216 (16.12%) SQL Server
9 204 (15.22%) C#
10 199 (14.85%) .NET
11 198 (14.78%) TDD
12 188 (14.03%) JavaScript
12 188 (14.03%) Microsoft
13 184 (13.73%) Computer Science
14 183 (13.66%) HTML
14 183 (13.66%) Banking
15 178 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
16 163 (12.16%) Test Automation
17 151 (11.27%) Automated Testing
18 147 (10.97%) OO
19 143 (10.67%) Project Management
20 135 (10.07%) E-Commerce
21 131 (9.78%) Windows
21 131 (9.78%) CSS
21 131 (9.78%) BDD
22 130 (9.70%) UNIX
23 127 (9.48%) Linux
24 126 (9.40%) JIRA
25 118 (8.81%) Test Scripting
26 114 (8.51%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 (2.54%) CMS
2 33 (2.46%) Tomcat
3 26 (1.94%) IIS
4 21 (1.57%) Apache
5 19 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
6 18 (1.34%) Node.js
7 17 (1.27%) Confluence
8 16 (1.19%) SharePoint
9 14 (1.04%) Drupal
10 13 (0.97%) SAS
11 11 (0.82%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.67%) MS Project Server
13 8 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.52%) WordPress
15 6 (0.45%) IBM Notes
16 5 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
16 5 (0.37%) Jetty
17 4 (0.30%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
17 4 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
17 4 (0.30%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 91 (6.79%) MS Excel
2 57 (4.25%) MS Office
3 24 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (1.57%) Photoshop
5 16 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.04%) MS Project
7 12 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.30%) InDesign
9 4 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.075%) Mingle
10 1 (0.075%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.075%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.075%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.52%) Magento
2 7 (0.52%) WebTrends
3 5 (0.37%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.30%) SAP Business One
4 4 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.30%) Sage 1000
5 3 (0.22%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.15%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.075%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.075%) Endur
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 42 (3.13%) SaaS
2 8 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.30%) LucidChart
4 3 (0.22%) GitHub
4 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.15%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.075%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.075%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.075%) Route 53
6 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.075%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 88 (6.57%) Internet
2 47 (3.51%) Intranet
3 28 (2.09%) HTTP
4 23 (1.72%) Firewall
5 15 (1.12%) VPN
6 12 (0.90%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.67%) LAN
8 8 (0.60%) Wireless
8 8 (0.60%) NetScreen
9 7 (0.52%) EIGRP
9 7 (0.52%) OSPF
9 7 (0.52%) BGP
9 7 (0.52%) Network Security
9 7 (0.52%) SAN
10 6 (0.45%) Extranet
10 6 (0.45%) MPLS
10 6 (0.45%) DNS
10 6 (0.45%) SSL
10 6 (0.45%) IPv4
10 6 (0.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (16.12%) SQL Server
2 108 (8.06%) MySQL
3 75 (5.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 70 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 66 (4.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 54 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
7 44 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 42 (3.13%) MongoDB
9 35 (2.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 34 (2.54%) Big Data
11 33 (2.46%) Relational Database
12 24 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
13 16 (1.19%) Oracle Database
13 16 (1.19%) QlikView
13 16 (1.19%) Hadoop
14 15 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (0.90%) MS Access
15 12 (0.90%) DB2
15 12 (0.90%) Data Mining
15 12 (0.90%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 272 (20.30%) Selenium
2 126 (9.40%) JIRA
3 114 (8.51%) WebDriver
4 104 (7.76%) Cucumber
5 102 (7.61%) QuickTest Pro
6 85 (6.34%) Git (software)
7 69 (5.15%) Subversion
8 63 (4.70%) Jenkins
9 61 (4.55%) Visual Studio
10 51 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 49 (3.66%) TeamCity
12 43 (3.21%) JMeter
13 40 (2.99%) JUnit
14 37 (2.76%) Hudson
15 34 (2.54%) SpecFlow
16 29 (2.16%) SoapUI
17 24 (1.79%) LoadRunner
18 22 (1.64%) Maven
19 19 (1.42%) Eclipse
20 17 (1.27%) NUnit
General
1 467 (34.85%) Finance
2 183 (13.66%) Banking
3 103 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 102 (7.61%) Retail
5 82 (6.12%) Marketing
6 66 (4.93%) Telecoms
7 65 (4.85%) Games
8 44 (3.28%) Front Office
9 28 (2.09%) Advertising
10 26 (1.94%) Publishing
11 21 (1.57%) Back Office
12 17 (1.27%) Legal
13 16 (1.19%) Financial Institution
14 15 (1.12%) Law
15 12 (0.90%) Billing
16 10 (0.75%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.30%) French Language
17 4 (0.30%) Manufacturing
18 3 (0.22%) Electronics
18 3 (0.22%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 290 (21.64%) Analyst
2 289 (21.57%) Developer
3 115 (8.58%) Test Analyst
4 110 (8.21%) QA Engineer
5 108 (8.06%) QA Analyst
6 99 (7.39%) Tester
7 92 (6.87%) Architect
8 74 (5.52%) Senior Developer
9 72 (5.37%) Test Engineer
10 59 (4.40%) Business Analyst
11 53 (3.96%) QA Tester
12 51 (3.81%) Java Developer
13 45 (3.36%) QA Manager
14 44 (3.28%) Consultant
15 42 (3.13%) QA Test Analyst
16 40 (2.99%) Test Manager
16 40 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
16 40 (2.99%) QA Leader
17 34 (2.54%) Automation Engineer
18 33 (2.46%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (14.85%) .NET
2 183 (13.66%) HTML
3 131 (9.78%) CSS
4 98 (7.31%) jQuery
5 89 (6.64%) Web Services
6 86 (6.42%) ASP.NET
7 83 (6.19%) REST
8 67 (5.00%) XML
9 44 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 41 (3.06%) HTML5
11 39 (2.91%) JSON
12 38 (2.84%) Spring
13 37 (2.76%) SOAP
13 37 (2.76%) RESTful
14 36 (2.69%) Gherkin
14 36 (2.69%) Ajax
15 35 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 35 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 34 (2.54%) J2EE
17 32 (2.39%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 184 (13.73%) Computer Science
2 178 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
3 107 (7.99%) User Experience
4 77 (5.75%) Mobile App
5 59 (4.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 59 (4.40%) Equities
6 57 (4.25%) Open Source
7 48 (3.58%) Client/Server
8 38 (2.84%) Derivative
9 30 (2.24%) Management Information System
10 27 (2.01%) Social Media
11 25 (1.87%) iPhone
11 25 (1.87%) Digital Media
12 24 (1.79%) Visualisation
13 22 (1.64%) Data Integration
14 21 (1.57%) Mathematics
15 20 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (1.49%) Algorithms
16 19 (1.42%) Augmented Reality
16 19 (1.42%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 131 (9.78%) Windows
2 130 (9.70%) UNIX
3 127 (9.48%) Linux
4 74 (5.52%) Apple iOS
5 67 (5.00%) Android
6 17 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.67%) Solaris
8 8 (0.60%) Windows Phone
9 7 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.30%) CentOS
10 4 (0.30%) 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 (0.075%) zOS
13 1 (0.075%) OS/400
13 1 (0.075%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 633 (47.24%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (16.42%) Scrum
3 198 (14.78%) TDD
4 163 (12.16%) Test Automation
5 151 (11.27%) Automated Testing
6 147 (10.97%) OO
7 143 (10.67%) Project Management
8 135 (10.07%) E-Commerce
9 131 (9.78%) BDD
10 118 (8.81%) Test Scripting
11 105 (7.84%) Manual Testing
12 103 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
13 102 (7.61%) Automation Testing
14 101 (7.54%) User Acceptance Testing
15 98 (7.31%) Regression Testing
16 84 (6.27%) SOA
17 77 (5.75%) Test Strategy
18 74 (5.52%) Mentoring
19 71 (5.30%) DevOps
20 70 (5.22%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 350 (26.12%) Java
2 314 (23.43%) SQL
3 204 (15.22%) C#
4 188 (14.03%) JavaScript
5 74 (5.52%) Python
6 73 (5.45%) PHP
7 64 (4.78%) C++
8 63 (4.70%) Perl
8 63 (4.70%) Ruby
9 33 (2.46%) VB
10 32 (2.39%) T-SQL
11 27 (2.01%) Shell Script
12 21 (1.57%) Bash Shell
13 20 (1.49%) VBScript
14 17 (1.27%) Groovy
14 17 (1.27%) Objective-C
15 15 (1.12%) PL/SQL
16 13 (0.97%) VBA
17 12 (0.90%) Tcl
18 11 (0.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 317 (23.66%) Degree
2 97 (7.24%) ISEB
3 42 (3.13%) ISTQB
4 19 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.97%) PMI Certification
7 12 (0.90%) MCSE
8 9 (0.67%) Security Cleared
9 7 (0.52%) CCIE
9 7 (0.52%) CCNP
10 6 (0.45%) MCITP
11 5 (0.37%) JNCIA
11 5 (0.37%) JNCIS
11 5 (0.37%) CCNA
11 5 (0.37%) CCSA
11 5 (0.37%) CCSE
12 3 (0.22%) MCSA
12 3 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.22%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (0.75%) SLA
2 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.15%) COBIT
3 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.075%) Basel III
4 1 (0.075%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.075%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.075%) Section 508
4 1 (0.075%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.075%) HL7
4 1 (0.075%) GAAP
4 1 (0.075%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.45%) Varnish
3 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.22%) vSphere
4 2 (0.15%) KVM
4 2 (0.15%) Samba
4 2 (0.15%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.15%) Squid
5 1 (0.075%) Xen
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.075%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.075%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.075%) Postfix
5 1 (0.075%) XenApp
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.075%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.075%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 62 (4.63%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.72%) Nagios
3 18 (1.34%) Opsview
4 12 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.67%) Puppet
6 4 (0.30%) Plesk
6 4 (0.30%) SCOM
6 4 (0.30%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.22%) Ganglia
7 3 (0.22%) Zenoss
7 3 (0.22%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.22%) SCCM
7 3 (0.22%) AppDNA
8 2 (0.15%) Ansible
8 2 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.15%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.075%) OpenView
9 1 (0.075%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 188 (14.03%) Microsoft
2 110 (8.21%) Oracle
3 56 (4.18%) HP
4 39 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
5 38 (2.84%) Adobe
6 35 (2.61%) EPiServer
7 29 (2.16%) Zend
8 27 (2.01%) IBM
9 26 (1.94%) SAP
10 22 (1.64%) TIBCO
11 21 (1.57%) Business Objects
12 19 (1.42%) Teradata
12 19 (1.42%) Google
13 18 (1.34%) Cisco
13 18 (1.34%) TEOCO
13 18 (1.34%) CyberSource
14 17 (1.27%) Citrix
15 15 (1.12%) Green Hat
16 14 (1.04%) Twitter
16 14 (1.04%) Juniper
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Bonus Medical
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + annual bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
ShareForce Staffing Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum competitive benefits package
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
JPS Selection
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
EXPEDIA
Salary: Highly Competitive Base + Travel Allowance + Bonus + Excellent Benefit
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40 - £65 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £85000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, healthcare, pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Annual Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Annual Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
EXPEDIA
Salary: Competitive Base + Travel Allowance + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
EXPEDIA
Salary: Competitive Base + Travel Allowance + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday