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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 35 41
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 2405 3118 2554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 5.37% 6.30% 5.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.20% 57.64% 54.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1936 2431 2057
Average salary £52,300 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.60% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+7.89% -
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
4888 5409 4660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 10.92% 10.92% 10.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3958 4265 3709
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -12 496 £50,000 -4.76% 101
Docklands, London -17 17 £62,500 +13.63% 1
Hammersmith +6 15 £41,000 +17.14% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -1 14 £40,000 -15.78% 4
Bromley +19 12 £60,000 +50.00%
Ealing -3 11 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Hillingdon - 11 - -
Canary Wharf +1 9 £78,000 +11.42%
Harrow +8 8 £45,000 +16.12%
Surbiton +7 8 £48,750 -18.75% 1
Chiswick -2 6 £42,500 +4.93% 1
Uxbridge -11 6 £24,000 -49.47% 1
Wimbledon -8 5 £48,750 +143.75%
Paddington - 4 £53,750 -
Teddington +4 3 £36,000 -34.54% 1
Beckenham - 3 £42,500 -
Croydon -3 2 £56,250 +18.42% 2
Brentford -12 2 £57,500 +53.33%
Chessington - 2 £35,000 -
Wembley -2 1 £47,500 +11.76%
Westminster -6 1 £85,000 +161.53%
Hounslow - 1 £55,000 - 1
Southwark - 1 £28,500 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 2533 (53.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1506 (31.65%) Finance
3 1278 (26.85%) Java
3 1278 (26.85%) SQL
4 1128 (23.70%) Scrum
5 964 (20.26%) Selenium
6 846 (17.78%) C#
7 839 (17.63%) BDD
8 836 (17.57%) TDD
9 801 (16.83%) JavaScript
10 733 (15.40%) Degree
11 717 (15.07%) HTML
12 686 (14.41%) .NET
13 652 (13.70%) Test Automation
14 638 (13.41%) E-Commerce
15 597 (12.54%) Linux
16 575 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
17 565 (11.87%) SQL Server
17 565 (11.87%) Microsoft
18 562 (11.81%) Retail
19 549 (11.54%) WebDriver
20 539 (11.33%) Banking
21 531 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
22 529 (11.12%) Cucumber
23 524 (11.01%) Oracle
24 508 (10.67%) Project Management
25 498 (10.46%) Windows
26 494 (10.38%) Web Services
26 494 (10.38%) Automated Testing
27 488 (10.25%) CSS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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
1 157 (3.30%) Apache
2 130 (2.73%) Tomcat
3 125 (2.63%) IIS
4 107 (2.25%) CMS
5 101 (2.12%) SharePoint
6 81 (1.70%) WebSphere
7 69 (1.45%) Confluence
8 57 (1.20%) Node.js
9 50 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
10 46 (0.97%) SAS
11 32 (0.67%) JBoss
11 32 (0.67%) WordPress
11 32 (0.67%) nginx
12 30 (0.63%) GlassFish
13 29 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
14 28 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
15 27 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
16 24 (0.50%) Apache Solr
17 21 (0.44%) MS Exchange
18 17 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 346 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 127 (2.67%) MS Office
3 60 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 56 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 47 (0.99%) MS Project
6 30 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 17 (0.36%) SPSS
8 15 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.19%) AutoCAD
10 7 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.11%) Mingle
12 3 (0.063%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.042%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.021%) ZBrush
14 1 (0.021%) Mudbox
14 1 (0.021%) Houdini
14 1 (0.021%) FrameMaker
14 1 (0.021%) Maya
14 1 (0.021%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 46 (0.97%) Sophis RISQUE
2 45 (0.95%) Google Analytics
3 37 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 36 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
5 33 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
5 33 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
5 33 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
6 32 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
7 28 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
8 27 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 24 (0.50%) Oracle iProcurement
10 22 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
10 22 (0.46%) Magento
11 14 (0.29%) thinkFolio
12 13 (0.27%) JDE EnterpriseOne
12 13 (0.27%) Towers Watson Igloo
13 12 (0.25%) Markit EDM
14 9 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
14 9 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
14 9 (0.19%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
Cloud Services
1 133 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (2.25%) SaaS
3 71 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (0.59%) GitHub
5 28 (0.59%) IaaS
6 25 (0.53%) Rackspace Cloud
7 21 (0.44%) PaaS
8 13 (0.27%) Force.com
9 7 (0.15%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.13%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.13%) Lucidchart
11 5 (0.11%) Dropbox
11 5 (0.11%) Google Drive
11 5 (0.11%) FinancialForce.com
11 5 (0.11%) Office 365
11 5 (0.11%) Basecamp
11 5 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.084%) Heroku
12 4 (0.084%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 149 (3.13%) Internet
2 135 (2.84%) HTTP
3 66 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 50 (1.05%) Firewall
5 29 (0.61%) DNS
6 25 (0.53%) Intranet
7 23 (0.48%) SAN
7 23 (0.48%) ATM
8 22 (0.46%) VPN
9 16 (0.34%) IPv4
9 16 (0.34%) IPv6
10 15 (0.32%) Network Security
11 12 (0.25%) Wireless
11 12 (0.25%) Broadband
11 12 (0.25%) FTP
12 11 (0.23%) DSL
12 11 (0.23%) VLAN
13 10 (0.21%) HTTPS
13 10 (0.21%) SSL
14 9 (0.19%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 565 (11.87%) SQL Server
2 286 (6.01%) MySQL
3 257 (5.40%) Data Warehouse
4 238 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 140 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 140 (2.94%) Big Data
6 132 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 119 (2.50%) NoSQL
8 110 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
9 106 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 97 (2.04%) Oracle Database
11 87 (1.83%) DB2
12 65 (1.37%) RDBMS
13 61 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
14 55 (1.16%) Hadoop
14 55 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
15 54 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
15 54 (1.13%) QlikView
15 54 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
16 52 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 964 (20.26%) Selenium
2 549 (11.54%) WebDriver
3 529 (11.12%) Cucumber
4 485 (10.19%) JIRA
5 422 (8.87%) Git (software)
6 341 (7.17%) Jenkins
7 263 (5.53%) Visual Studio
8 215 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 204 (4.29%) JUnit
10 201 (4.22%) SpecFlow
11 188 (3.95%) TeamCity
12 187 (3.93%) Subversion
13 137 (2.88%) QuickTest Pro
14 136 (2.86%) Maven
15 128 (2.69%) Calabash
16 118 (2.48%) NUnit
17 112 (2.35%) FitNesse
18 108 (2.27%) JMeter
19 106 (2.23%) Appium
20 103 (2.16%) Eclipse
General
1 1506 (31.65%) Finance
2 562 (11.81%) Retail
3 539 (11.33%) Banking
4 310 (6.51%) Marketing
5 252 (5.30%) Games
6 160 (3.36%) Telecoms
7 158 (3.32%) Back Office
8 144 (3.03%) Aerospace
9 124 (2.61%) Investment Banking
10 102 (2.14%) Advertising
11 97 (2.04%) Law
12 95 (2.00%) Publishing
13 92 (1.93%) Financial Institution
14 88 (1.85%) Front Office
15 87 (1.83%) Legal
16 52 (1.09%) Online Betting
17 51 (1.07%) Automotive
18 43 (0.90%) Billing
19 40 (0.84%) Manufacturing
20 32 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1012 (21.26%) Analyst
2 966 (20.30%) Developer
3 411 (8.64%) Tester
4 388 (8.15%) Test Analyst
5 366 (7.69%) QA Engineer
6 305 (6.41%) Business Analyst
7 245 (5.15%) QA Analyst
8 240 (5.04%) Consultant
9 201 (4.22%) Project Manager
10 193 (4.06%) Architect
11 174 (3.66%) Senior Developer
12 171 (3.59%) Test Engineer
13 169 (3.55%) Java Developer
14 166 (3.49%) QA Tester
15 144 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
16 139 (2.92%) Software Engineer
17 128 (2.69%) Test Manager
18 120 (2.52%) Software Developer
19 111 (2.33%) Automation Tester
20 105 (2.21%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 717 (15.07%) HTML
2 686 (14.41%) .NET
3 494 (10.38%) Web Services
4 488 (10.25%) CSS
5 484 (10.17%) XML
6 272 (5.72%) jQuery
7 254 (5.34%) REST
8 229 (4.81%) ASP.NET
9 207 (4.35%) HTML5
10 200 (4.20%) SOAP
11 194 (4.08%) Spring
12 179 (3.76%) JSON
13 146 (3.07%) Hibernate
14 145 (3.05%) RESTful
15 138 (2.90%) Gherkin
16 136 (2.86%) Ajax
17 124 (2.61%) AngularJS
18 118 (2.48%) J2EE
19 116 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
20 115 (2.42%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 575 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
2 424 (8.91%) Mobile App
3 380 (7.98%) Open Source
4 371 (7.80%) Computer Science
5 294 (6.18%) User Experience
6 151 (3.17%) Management Information System
7 139 (2.92%) Blog
8 136 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 112 (2.35%) iPhone
10 105 (2.21%) Mathematics
11 104 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
12 94 (1.98%) iPad
13 90 (1.89%) Client/Server
14 87 (1.83%) Online Games
15 85 (1.79%) Digital Media
16 83 (1.74%) Data Integration
17 78 (1.64%) Fixed Income
18 74 (1.55%) Social Media
19 56 (1.18%) Blackberry
20 54 (1.13%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 597 (12.54%) Linux
2 498 (10.46%) Windows
3 381 (8.01%) UNIX
4 331 (6.96%) Android
5 326 (6.85%) Apple iOS
6 77 (1.62%) Solaris
7 74 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (1.18%) Mac OS X
9 50 (1.05%) Ubuntu
10 48 (1.01%) Windows 7
11 46 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 40 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 34 (0.71%) CentOS
14 33 (0.69%) Debian
14 33 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
15 32 (0.67%) Windows 8
16 22 (0.46%) Windows Phone
17 21 (0.44%) Windows XP
18 17 (0.36%) Windows Vista
19 11 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2533 (53.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1128 (23.70%) Scrum
3 839 (17.63%) BDD
4 836 (17.57%) TDD
5 652 (13.70%) Test Automation
6 638 (13.41%) E-Commerce
7 531 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
8 508 (10.67%) Project Management
9 494 (10.38%) Automated Testing
10 444 (9.33%) Test Scripting
11 407 (8.55%) OO
12 405 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
13 386 (8.11%) Mentoring
14 370 (7.77%) Manual Testing
15 369 (7.75%) Software Testing
16 318 (6.68%) Continuous Improvement
17 316 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
18 293 (6.16%) Software Engineering
19 287 (6.03%) Analytics
20 275 (5.78%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1278 (26.85%) Java
1 1278 (26.85%) SQL
2 846 (17.78%) C#
3 801 (16.83%) JavaScript
4 363 (7.63%) Python
5 337 (7.08%) Ruby
6 250 (5.25%) PHP
7 230 (4.83%) C++
8 187 (3.93%) Perl
9 136 (2.86%) T-SQL
10 111 (2.33%) C
11 108 (2.27%) Objective-C
12 106 (2.23%) PL/SQL
13 99 (2.08%) Bash Shell
14 79 (1.66%) Shell Script
15 72 (1.51%) PowerShell
16 57 (1.20%) Scala
17 53 (1.11%) VBA
18 44 (0.92%) R
19 42 (0.88%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 733 (15.40%) Degree
2 396 (8.32%) ISEB
3 185 (3.89%) ISTQB
4 160 (3.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 79 (1.66%) PMI Certification
6 48 (1.01%) PMP
7 43 (0.90%) Security Cleared
8 27 (0.57%) SC Cleared
9 17 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 16 (0.34%) APMP
11 15 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (0.27%) CISSP
13 12 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 12 (0.25%) ISACA
14 11 (0.23%) CRISC
15 9 (0.19%) CISM
15 9 (0.19%) MCP
15 9 (0.19%) PhD
16 8 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
16 8 (0.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (0.74%) SLA
2 25 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 18 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (0.32%) Basel III
5 14 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.29%) COBIT
5 14 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.27%) GMP
7 11 (0.23%) Basel II
7 11 (0.23%) CRD IV
8 10 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
8 10 (0.21%) MiFID
9 6 (0.13%) EMIR
10 5 (0.11%) P3O
10 5 (0.11%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.11%) ISO 8583
11 4 (0.084%) GAAP
11 4 (0.084%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.063%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 52 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 31 (0.65%) Squid
4 26 (0.55%) Varnish
5 23 (0.48%) KVM
6 18 (0.38%) Docker
7 16 (0.34%) Samba
8 15 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
8 15 (0.32%) GlusterFS
9 13 (0.27%) Xen
10 12 (0.25%) VMware ESX
11 7 (0.15%) vSphere
12 6 (0.13%) NFS
12 6 (0.13%) Hyper-V
12 6 (0.13%) Firmware
12 6 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.11%) XenApp
14 4 (0.084%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.084%) Apache Flume
15 3 (0.063%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 124 (2.61%) Puppet
2 107 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
3 100 (2.10%) HP Quality Center
4 36 (0.76%) ZABBIX
5 34 (0.71%) Nagios
6 25 (0.53%) HAProxy
7 20 (0.42%) Ansible
8 19 (0.40%) logstash
9 17 (0.36%) SCCM
10 16 (0.34%) Graphite
11 15 (0.32%) Kibana
11 15 (0.32%) StatsD
12 14 (0.29%) CA Endevor
13 10 (0.21%) collectd
13 10 (0.21%) CA LISA
14 9 (0.19%) Cobbler
15 8 (0.17%) Pingdom
15 8 (0.17%) Salt
16 7 (0.15%) FortiGate
16 7 (0.15%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 565 (11.87%) Microsoft
2 524 (11.01%) Oracle
3 158 (3.32%) Google
4 131 (2.75%) SAP
5 125 (2.63%) HP
6 112 (2.35%) IBM
7 92 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
8 89 (1.87%) VMware
9 85 (1.79%) Business Objects
10 49 (1.03%) Facebook
11 45 (0.95%) Dell
12 44 (0.92%) Cisco
13 39 (0.82%) Sun
14 38 (0.80%) Tableau
15 37 (0.78%) Informatica
16 33 (0.69%) Red Hat
17 30 (0.63%) Apple
17 30 (0.63%) hybris
18 28 (0.59%) Adobe
19 26 (0.55%) JD Edwards
City, London
Premier Media
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Triple Seven
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Package & Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50k - £80k+attractive benefits&career progression opportunities
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50k-£60k +performance bonus + pension + healthcare and more.
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum + Macboook Pro
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
IT Rockstars Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum package
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 16 hours ago