The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the 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 45 36 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 2354 3091 2342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 5.42% 6.32% 5.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 51.23% 56.54% 53.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1925 2492 1917
Average salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%
QA
England

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 London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4595 5467 4367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 10.59% 11.17% 10.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3767 4351 3552
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,250 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in London

QA
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the London region.

QA Salary Trend in London

QA
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the London region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in London

QA
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the London region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -12 474 £51,000 +2.00% 93
Hillingdon - 15 - -
Canary Wharf +5 14 £76,500 +9.28%
Hammersmith +6 12 £36,750 +5.00%
Chiswick +3 11 £45,000 +11.11% 2
Wimbledon -4 11 £42,500 +112.50%
Docklands, London -17 11 £61,250 +11.36% 1
Ealing -9 10 £55,000 -15.38%
Uxbridge -8 9 £24,500 -51.00%
Kingston Upon Thames -2 8 £40,000 -27.27%
Surbiton +7 5 £47,500 -15.55% 1
Bromley +15 4 £60,000 +50.00%
Beckenham - 4 £42,500 - 1
Paddington - 4 £53,750 -
Harrow +6 3 £45,000 +24.13%
Hounslow +10 2 £57,500 -4.16% 1
Teddington +4 2 £29,750 -
Brentford -2 2 £65,000 +57.57%
Chessington - 2 £35,000 -
Westminster -3 1 £85,000 +240.00%
Croydon -8 1 £52,500 +10.52% 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the 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 2437 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 1537 (33.20%) Finance
3 1277 (27.58%) Java
4 1265 (27.32%) SQL
5 1104 (23.84%) Scrum
6 1002 (21.64%) Selenium
7 832 (17.97%) BDD
8 814 (17.58%) C#
9 791 (17.08%) TDD
10 779 (16.83%) JavaScript
11 765 (16.52%) Degree
12 706 (15.25%) .NET
13 702 (15.16%) HTML
14 672 (14.51%) SDLC
15 632 (13.65%) Test Automation
16 602 (13.00%) E-Commerce
17 586 (12.66%) Linux
18 579 (12.51%) Microsoft
19 578 (12.48%) SQL Server
20 560 (12.10%) Oracle
21 552 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
22 544 (11.75%) Cucumber
23 520 (11.23%) WebDriver
24 513 (11.08%) Continuous Integration
25 509 (10.99%) Automated Testing
26 487 (10.52%) Banking
27 482 (10.41%) CSS
28 481 (10.39%) Windows
29 479 (10.35%) Retail
30 478 (10.32%) Project Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the 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
1 163 (3.52%) Apache
2 141 (3.05%) IIS
3 126 (2.72%) Tomcat
4 101 (2.18%) SharePoint
5 94 (2.03%) CMS
6 70 (1.51%) Confluence
7 63 (1.36%) WebSphere
8 57 (1.23%) Node.js
9 47 (1.02%) SAS
10 45 (0.97%) nginx
11 40 (0.86%) JBoss
12 35 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
13 33 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
14 31 (0.67%) Apache Solr
15 27 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
15 27 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
16 23 (0.50%) WordPress
16 23 (0.50%) GlassFish
17 21 (0.45%) MS Exchange
18 19 (0.41%) Jetty
Applications
1 359 (7.75%) MS Excel
2 122 (2.63%) MS Office
3 75 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 50 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 46 (0.99%) MS Project
6 40 (0.86%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.19%) SPSS
9 7 (0.15%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.086%) Mingle
12 3 (0.065%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.043%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.022%) Spreadsheet
14 1 (0.022%) GIMP
14 1 (0.022%) ZBrush
14 1 (0.022%) Mudbox
14 1 (0.022%) Houdini
14 1 (0.022%) FrameMaker
14 1 (0.022%) Maya
Business Applications
1 38 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
2 36 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
2 36 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
3 35 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
3 35 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
4 31 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 28 (0.60%) Sophis RISQUE
5 28 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
6 26 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
7 25 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
7 25 (0.54%) Oracle iProcurement
8 19 (0.41%) thinkFolio
9 14 (0.30%) Markit EDM
10 13 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
10 13 (0.28%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
10 13 (0.28%) Advent Moxy
10 13 (0.28%) HiInvest
10 13 (0.28%) HiPerformance
10 13 (0.28%) HiPortfolio
10 13 (0.28%) Decalog
Cloud Services
1 166 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (2.72%) SaaS
3 81 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 58 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 39 (0.84%) IaaS
6 31 (0.67%) Google Analytics
7 28 (0.60%) PaaS
7 28 (0.60%) GitHub
8 27 (0.58%) Rackspace Cloud
9 14 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (0.28%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.17%) Force.com
12 7 (0.15%) Lucidchart
13 6 (0.13%) Dropbox
13 6 (0.13%) Google Drive
13 6 (0.13%) FinancialForce.com
14 5 (0.11%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.11%) Office 365
15 4 (0.086%) Adobe Analytics
15 4 (0.086%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 145 (3.13%) Internet
2 137 (2.96%) HTTP
3 71 (1.53%) TCP/IP
4 52 (1.12%) Firewall
5 30 (0.65%) DNS
6 26 (0.56%) VPN
6 26 (0.56%) SAN
7 25 (0.54%) Intranet
8 20 (0.43%) ATM
9 19 (0.41%) Broadband
10 16 (0.35%) Wireless
11 14 (0.30%) Network Security
11 14 (0.30%) IPv4
11 14 (0.30%) IPv6
12 12 (0.26%) Fibre Channel
13 11 (0.24%) SSL
13 11 (0.24%) FTP
13 11 (0.24%) VLAN
14 10 (0.22%) NAS
14 10 (0.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 578 (12.48%) SQL Server
2 270 (5.83%) MySQL
3 250 (5.40%) Data Warehouse
4 235 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 157 (3.39%) MongoDB
6 136 (2.94%) Big Data
7 130 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 122 (2.63%) NoSQL
9 113 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 103 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 96 (2.07%) Oracle Database
12 79 (1.71%) DB2
13 66 (1.43%) RDBMS
13 66 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
14 63 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
15 59 (1.27%) Hadoop
16 54 (1.17%) QlikView
16 54 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
17 53 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
18 52 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1002 (21.64%) Selenium
2 544 (11.75%) Cucumber
3 520 (11.23%) WebDriver
4 465 (10.04%) JIRA
5 383 (8.27%) Git (software)
6 333 (7.19%) Jenkins
7 239 (5.16%) Visual Studio
8 215 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 214 (4.62%) JUnit
10 188 (4.06%) SpecFlow
11 176 (3.80%) Subversion
12 154 (3.33%) Maven
13 152 (3.28%) QuickTest Pro
14 146 (3.15%) TeamCity
15 119 (2.57%) FitNesse
16 109 (2.35%) Appium
17 104 (2.25%) SoapUI
17 104 (2.25%) NUnit
18 103 (2.22%) Calabash
19 100 (2.16%) JMeter
General
1 1537 (33.20%) Finance
2 487 (10.52%) Banking
3 479 (10.35%) Retail
4 279 (6.03%) Marketing
5 250 (5.40%) Games
6 160 (3.46%) Back Office
7 155 (3.35%) Telecoms
8 121 (2.61%) Investment Banking
9 109 (2.35%) Aerospace
10 95 (2.05%) Financial Institution
11 94 (2.03%) Law
12 93 (2.01%) Publishing
13 88 (1.90%) Advertising
14 86 (1.86%) Legal
15 84 (1.81%) Front Office
16 63 (1.36%) Automotive
17 46 (0.99%) Online Betting
18 41 (0.89%) Manufacturing
19 34 (0.73%) Billing
20 32 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1021 (22.05%) Analyst
2 902 (19.48%) Developer
3 394 (8.51%) Test Analyst
4 386 (8.34%) Tester
5 379 (8.19%) QA Engineer
6 312 (6.74%) Business Analyst
7 275 (5.94%) QA Analyst
8 209 (4.51%) Consultant
9 193 (4.17%) Architect
10 179 (3.87%) Project Manager
10 179 (3.87%) QA Tester
11 172 (3.71%) Java Developer
12 147 (3.17%) Senior Developer
13 146 (3.15%) Software Engineer
14 144 (3.11%) Test Engineer
15 136 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
16 130 (2.81%) Software Developer
17 120 (2.59%) Test Manager
18 107 (2.31%) QA Leader
19 103 (2.22%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 706 (15.25%) .NET
2 702 (15.16%) HTML
3 482 (10.41%) CSS
4 469 (10.13%) Web Services
5 442 (9.55%) XML
6 249 (5.38%) jQuery
7 242 (5.23%) REST
8 238 (5.14%) ASP.NET
9 204 (4.41%) HTML5
10 185 (4.00%) SOAP
11 175 (3.78%) Spring
12 142 (3.07%) JSON
13 141 (3.05%) RESTful
14 134 (2.89%) Gherkin
15 133 (2.87%) AngularJS
15 133 (2.87%) Ajax
16 130 (2.81%) Hibernate
17 111 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
18 105 (2.27%) CSS3
19 99 (2.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 552 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
2 395 (8.53%) Computer Science
3 386 (8.34%) Mobile App
4 267 (5.77%) User Experience
5 171 (3.69%) Management Information System
6 141 (3.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 133 (2.87%) Blog
8 117 (2.53%) Mathematics
9 115 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
10 96 (2.07%) Client/Server
11 92 (1.99%) Data Centre
12 84 (1.81%) Fixed Income
13 81 (1.75%) Equities
14 77 (1.66%) Digital Media
15 72 (1.56%) Online Games
16 71 (1.53%) Data Integration
17 70 (1.51%) Blackberry
18 68 (1.47%) iPhone
19 64 (1.38%) Social Media
20 63 (1.36%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 586 (12.66%) Linux
2 481 (10.39%) Windows
3 338 (7.30%) UNIX
4 310 (6.70%) Apple iOS
5 297 (6.41%) Android
6 83 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 66 (1.43%) Solaris
8 62 (1.34%) Ubuntu
9 55 (1.19%) Windows 7
10 47 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 46 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 43 (0.93%) Debian
13 41 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
14 36 (0.78%) Windows 8
15 33 (0.71%) Mac OS X
16 30 (0.65%) CentOS
17 23 (0.50%) Windows Phone
18 22 (0.48%) Windows XP
19 17 (0.37%) Windows Vista
20 9 (0.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2437 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 1104 (23.84%) Scrum
3 832 (17.97%) BDD
4 791 (17.08%) TDD
5 672 (14.51%) SDLC
6 632 (13.65%) Test Automation
7 602 (13.00%) E-Commerce
8 513 (11.08%) Continuous Integration
9 509 (10.99%) Automated Testing
10 478 (10.32%) Project Management
11 457 (9.87%) Test Scripting
12 427 (9.22%) User Acceptance Testing
13 388 (8.38%) OO
14 387 (8.36%) Manual Testing
15 353 (7.62%) Mentoring
16 348 (7.52%) Open Source
17 327 (7.06%) Software Testing
18 315 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
19 295 (6.37%) Software Engineering
20 288 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1277 (27.58%) Java
2 1265 (27.32%) SQL
3 814 (17.58%) C#
4 779 (16.83%) JavaScript
5 333 (7.19%) Python
6 307 (6.63%) Ruby
7 240 (5.18%) PHP
8 203 (4.38%) C++
9 158 (3.41%) Perl
10 155 (3.35%) T-SQL
11 117 (2.53%) C
12 112 (2.42%) PL/SQL
13 101 (2.18%) Bash Shell
14 82 (1.77%) Objective-C
15 69 (1.49%) Shell Script
16 66 (1.43%) PowerShell
17 53 (1.14%) Scala
18 46 (0.99%) VB
19 45 (0.97%) Groovy
20 41 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 765 (16.52%) Degree
2 363 (7.84%) ISEB
3 175 (3.78%) ISTQB
4 123 (2.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 61 (1.32%) PMI Certification
6 44 (0.95%) PMP
7 30 (0.65%) Security Cleared
8 21 (0.45%) SC Cleared
8 21 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 15 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 13 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.26%) CISSP
12 10 (0.22%) PhD
12 10 (0.22%) APMP
13 9 (0.19%) MCP
14 8 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
15 7 (0.15%) CIMA
15 7 (0.15%) ACCA
16 6 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.13%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (0.95%) SLA
2 27 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (0.48%) ISO 9001
4 21 (0.45%) Basel III
5 19 (0.41%) GMP
6 17 (0.37%) Basel II
7 16 (0.35%) CRD IV
8 14 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.26%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.15%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
10 7 (0.15%) COBIT
10 7 (0.15%) MiFID
11 6 (0.13%) EMIR
12 5 (0.11%) ISO 14001
12 5 (0.11%) ISO 8583
13 4 (0.086%) PMBOK
14 3 (0.065%) GAAP
14 3 (0.065%) ISO 9000
15 2 (0.043%) FATCA
System Software
1 47 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 37 (0.80%) Varnish
4 30 (0.65%) KVM
5 24 (0.52%) Squid
6 23 (0.50%) Samba
7 22 (0.48%) GlusterFS
8 19 (0.41%) Docker
9 17 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
10 15 (0.32%) VMware ESX
11 12 (0.26%) Xen
12 8 (0.17%) NFS
13 6 (0.13%) vSphere
13 6 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.13%) Firmware
13 6 (0.13%) Apache Flume
14 5 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
15 4 (0.086%) Hyper-V
15 4 (0.086%) XenApp
16 3 (0.065%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 142 (3.07%) Puppet
2 121 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
3 100 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
4 38 (0.82%) ZABBIX
4 38 (0.82%) Nagios
5 37 (0.80%) Ansible
6 32 (0.69%) HAProxy
7 29 (0.63%) logstash
8 23 (0.50%) Graphite
9 22 (0.48%) StatsD
9 22 (0.48%) Kibana
10 20 (0.43%) SCCM
11 15 (0.32%) CA Endevor
12 11 (0.24%) CA LISA
12 11 (0.24%) Salt
13 10 (0.22%) FortiGate
13 10 (0.22%) collectd
14 9 (0.19%) Vagrant
14 9 (0.19%) Cobbler
14 9 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 579 (12.51%) Microsoft
2 560 (12.10%) Oracle
3 133 (2.87%) Google
4 122 (2.63%) HP
5 120 (2.59%) SAP
6 111 (2.40%) IBM
7 87 (1.88%) VMware
8 84 (1.81%) Business Objects
9 74 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
10 55 (1.19%) Cisco
11 47 (1.02%) Facebook
12 44 (0.95%) Dell
13 38 (0.82%) Informatica
14 37 (0.80%) Red Hat
15 36 (0.78%) Juniper
15 36 (0.78%) Sun
16 32 (0.69%) Tableau
16 32 (0.69%) New Relic
17 31 (0.67%) Teradata
18 30 (0.65%) Adobe
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £39000 - £59000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k (multiple roles available) + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Resource Solutions - Barclays
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 13 hours ago
South West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Performance Bonus. Dental/Health C
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Mintel International Group Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum subject to assessment of skills
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum £70,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago