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

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 34 56
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +22
Permanent jobs citing QA 474 752 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 4.72% 5.91% 4.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.57% 50.44% 46.60%
Number of salaries quoted 406 661 447
Average salary £51,000 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%
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
1088 1491 1088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 10.85% 11.72% 9.38%
Number of salaries quoted 930 1256 947
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £85,000 £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 26 May 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 26 May 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.

1 447 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
2 369 (38.92%) Finance
3 291 (30.70%) Java
4 286 (30.17%) Selenium
5 248 (26.16%) SQL
6 184 (19.41%) C#
7 182 (19.20%) BDD
8 180 (18.99%) Test Automation
9 173 (18.25%) WebDriver
10 157 (16.56%) Scrum
11 153 (16.14%) TDD
12 148 (15.61%) Cucumber
13 140 (14.77%) Degree
14 133 (14.03%) HTML
15 131 (13.82%) JavaScript
16 127 (13.40%) SQL Server
17 123 (12.97%) User Acceptance Testing
18 119 (12.55%) .NET
19 118 (12.45%) Automated Testing
19 118 (12.45%) SDLC
20 117 (12.34%) JIRA
21 111 (11.71%) Linux
22 108 (11.39%) Microsoft
22 108 (11.39%) Project Management
23 105 (11.08%) Banking
24 104 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
25 101 (10.65%) Ruby
26 96 (10.13%) Test Scripting
27 88 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
28 86 (9.07%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 50 (5.27%) Tomcat
2 35 (3.69%) Apache
3 18 (1.90%) GlassFish
4 16 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.69%) Confluence
5 15 (1.58%) JBoss
6 14 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (1.27%) Node.js
8 11 (1.16%) CMS
8 11 (1.16%) SAS
9 8 (0.84%) Jetty
9 8 (0.84%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.74%) WordPress
10 7 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.74%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.63%) IIS
12 5 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.42%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.32%) Drupal
14 3 (0.32%) Mule
Applications
1 45 (4.75%) MS Excel
2 41 (4.32%) MS Office
3 17 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.74%) MS Project
6 5 (0.53%) SPSS
7 3 (0.32%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.32%) Endur
1 3 (0.32%) Findur
2 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.21%) SAP SD
2 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
2 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.21%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.11%) Unica
3 1 (0.11%) Magento
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.11%) Investran
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.43%) SaaS
2 19 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.21%) PaaS
5 2 (0.21%) IaaS
5 2 (0.21%) GitHub
5 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.11%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.11%) Silverpop
6 1 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 55 (5.80%) HTTP
2 44 (4.64%) Internet
3 15 (1.58%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.16%) SAN
5 10 (1.05%) Intranet
6 8 (0.84%) Firewall
6 8 (0.84%) Network Security
7 7 (0.74%) VPN
8 4 (0.42%) LDAP
8 4 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (0.32%) Wireless
9 3 (0.32%) DNS
9 3 (0.32%) FTP
9 3 (0.32%) SMS
10 2 (0.21%) GSM
10 2 (0.21%) PSTN
10 2 (0.21%) DSL
10 2 (0.21%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.11%) NAS
11 1 (0.11%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 53 (5.59%) MySQL
3 39 (4.11%) Relational Database
4 36 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 30 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 24 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (2.00%) Oracle Database
10 16 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (1.58%) MongoDB
12 14 (1.48%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.37%) NoSQL
14 11 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
15 10 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (0.95%) Big Data
16 9 (0.95%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 286 (30.17%) Selenium
2 173 (18.25%) WebDriver
3 148 (15.61%) Cucumber
4 117 (12.34%) JIRA
5 84 (8.86%) Jenkins
6 79 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 62 (6.54%) JUnit
8 55 (5.80%) Git (software)
9 51 (5.38%) SpecFlow
10 42 (4.43%) Calabash
11 40 (4.22%) Appium
12 37 (3.90%) Maven
13 36 (3.80%) JMeter
14 30 (3.16%) Visual Studio
15 29 (3.06%) QuickTest Pro
16 26 (2.74%) TestNG
17 24 (2.53%) Subversion
17 24 (2.53%) TeamCity
18 19 (2.00%) FitNesse
18 19 (2.00%) Hudson
General
1 369 (38.92%) Finance
2 105 (11.08%) Banking
3 55 (5.80%) Law
4 46 (4.85%) Retail
5 41 (4.32%) Marketing
6 32 (3.38%) Back Office
7 25 (2.64%) Investment Banking
8 24 (2.53%) Advertising
8 24 (2.53%) Publishing
9 23 (2.43%) Telecoms
9 23 (2.43%) Games
10 21 (2.22%) Financial Institution
10 21 (2.22%) Legal
11 15 (1.58%) Front Office
12 7 (0.74%) Billing
13 5 (0.53%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.53%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.42%) International Banking
15 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 277 (29.22%) Analyst
2 163 (17.19%) Developer
3 127 (13.40%) Test Analyst
4 99 (10.44%) QA Analyst
5 68 (7.17%) Tester
6 61 (6.43%) QA Engineer
7 52 (5.49%) Business Analyst
8 49 (5.17%) Senior Analyst
9 43 (4.54%) Test Engineer
10 41 (4.32%) Test Manager
10 41 (4.32%) Consultant
11 37 (3.90%) Automation Analyst
12 32 (3.38%) QA Test Analyst
13 30 (3.16%) Senior QA Analyst
14 29 (3.06%) Project Manager
15 28 (2.95%) Automation Test Analyst
16 27 (2.85%) Senior Developer
17 26 (2.74%) Automation Tester
17 26 (2.74%) AWS Developer
18 25 (2.64%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (14.03%) HTML
2 119 (12.55%) .NET
3 84 (8.86%) Web Services
4 80 (8.44%) XML
5 75 (7.91%) CSS
6 56 (5.91%) ASP.NET
7 50 (5.27%) RESTful
8 39 (4.11%) jQuery
9 33 (3.48%) WCF
10 31 (3.27%) .NET Framework
11 29 (3.06%) REST
12 27 (2.85%) ASP.NET MVC
13 26 (2.74%) Spring
13 26 (2.74%) HTML5
13 26 (2.74%) FIX Protocol
13 26 (2.74%) JSON
14 23 (2.43%) AngularJS
14 23 (2.43%) Ajax
15 20 (2.11%) Gherkin
16 19 (2.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 104 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (7.81%) Computer Science
3 59 (6.22%) Mobile App
4 48 (5.06%) User Experience
5 44 (4.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 36 (3.80%) Equities
7 25 (2.64%) Fixed Income
8 24 (2.53%) Derivative
9 22 (2.32%) Management Information System
9 22 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (2.00%) PKI
11 18 (1.90%) Client/Server
12 15 (1.58%) Hedge funds
13 13 (1.37%) Mathematics
14 12 (1.27%) Blackberry
15 11 (1.16%) Kindle
16 9 (0.95%) Life Science
16 9 (0.95%) Social Network
16 9 (0.95%) Social Media
16 9 (0.95%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 111 (11.71%) Linux
2 85 (8.97%) UNIX
3 78 (8.23%) Android
4 77 (8.12%) Windows
5 58 (6.12%) Apple iOS
6 27 (2.85%) Solaris
7 12 (1.27%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.74%) openSUSE
10 5 (0.53%) CentOS
10 5 (0.53%) AIX
11 4 (0.42%) Debian
11 4 (0.42%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.42%) Windows Phone 8
12 3 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.21%) Windows CE
13 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 447 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (19.20%) BDD
3 180 (18.99%) Test Automation
4 157 (16.56%) Scrum
5 153 (16.14%) TDD
6 123 (12.97%) User Acceptance Testing
7 118 (12.45%) Automated Testing
7 118 (12.45%) SDLC
8 108 (11.39%) Project Management
9 96 (10.13%) Test Scripting
10 88 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
11 80 (8.44%) E-Commerce
12 75 (7.91%) Manual Testing
13 73 (7.70%) Regression Testing
14 69 (7.28%) OO
15 66 (6.96%) Test Strategy
16 63 (6.65%) Continuous Improvement
16 63 (6.65%) Software Engineering
17 60 (6.33%) Business Analysis
17 60 (6.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 291 (30.70%) Java
2 248 (26.16%) SQL
3 184 (19.41%) C#
4 131 (13.82%) JavaScript
5 101 (10.65%) Ruby
6 86 (9.07%) Python
7 55 (5.80%) PHP
8 52 (5.49%) Perl
9 37 (3.90%) T-SQL
10 22 (2.32%) C++
11 21 (2.22%) Objective-C
12 18 (1.90%) C
13 17 (1.79%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.58%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.05%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.95%) Scala
16 9 (0.95%) Groovy
17 7 (0.74%) R
17 7 (0.74%) VB
18 6 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 140 (14.77%) Degree
2 51 (5.38%) ISEB
3 38 (4.01%) ISTQB
4 14 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (1.27%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.05%) PMP
7 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.84%) Security Cleared
8 6 (0.63%) PhD
9 5 (0.53%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.53%) MCP
10 4 (0.42%) CISSP
10 4 (0.42%) ACCA
10 4 (0.42%) CIMA
11 3 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.32%) CEH
11 3 (0.32%) CISA
11 3 (0.32%) CISM
11 3 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.21%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.48%) ISO 9001
2 11 (1.16%) SLA
3 8 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.53%) COBIT
6 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.11%) MiFID
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) FATCA
7 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.11%) EMIR
System Software
1 18 (1.90%) Squid
2 11 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.95%) Docker
4 8 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.74%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.21%) VMware ESX
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%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.21%) Xen
7 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.11%) Samba
7 1 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 39 (4.11%) Puppet
2 22 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (1.05%) Ansible
5 7 (0.74%) Salt
6 6 (0.63%) Nagios
7 3 (0.32%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.32%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.32%) logstash
8 2 (0.21%) Graylog
8 2 (0.21%) Linux-HA
8 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.21%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.11%) OpenNMS
9 1 (0.11%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.11%) SCCM
9 1 (0.11%) SCOM
9 1 (0.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 108 (11.39%) Microsoft
2 74 (7.81%) Oracle
3 29 (3.06%) Sun
3 29 (3.06%) HP
4 25 (2.64%) IBM
5 21 (2.22%) SAP
6 17 (1.79%) VMware
7 16 (1.69%) Veritas
8 15 (1.58%) WorldPay
9 13 (1.37%) Business Objects
10 12 (1.27%) Cognos
11 10 (1.05%) Google
12 9 (0.95%) Sony
12 9 (0.95%) TIBCO
12 9 (0.95%) Dell
12 9 (0.95%) Cisco
13 8 (0.84%) Informatica
14 7 (0.74%) Splunk
14 7 (0.74%) Hitachi
14 7 (0.74%) Red Hat
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Performance Bonus. Dental/Health C
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Mintel International Group Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum subject to assessment of skills
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Momentum
Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum Full benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Infuse Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40k On Target Earnings (Uncapped)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM Group
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Innovative Systems, Inc.
Salary: Excellent salary + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Gold Group
Salary: £75000 - £110000 per annum + 10% bonus and bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Transport For London (TFL)
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum £65,000 plus bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
IT Rockstars Recruitment
Salary: Competitive Salary + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
The Resourcing Hub
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago