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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 41 41
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 2533 2711 2661
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 5.54% 5.88% 5.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.32% 54.60% 56.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1928 2057 2239
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £76,750 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
4841 4965 4752
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 10.60% 10.76% 9.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3841 3859 3881
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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 -13 505 £55,000 -4.34% 93
Docklands, London +4 22 £52,500 -6.66% 1
Paddington - 11 - - 1
Southwark - 11 £47,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames +8 10 £47,000 +17.50%
Sidcup -4 6 £41,750 +11.33%
Croydon -8 6 £46,500 +3.33% 1
Uxbridge 0 5 £36,500 +19.67%
Bromley +12 4 £67,500 -6.25% 1
Surbiton -1 4 £52,500 - 1
Hounslow -4 4 £66,250 +47.22%
Wimbledon - 4 £62,500 -
Canary Wharf +3 3 £57,500 -25.80%
Hammersmith -15 3 £40,750 -20.09% 2
Chiswick - 3 £50,000 -
Ealing +3 2 - -
Worcester Park +1 2 £50,000 +37.93%
Westminster -1 2 £36,750 -13.52%
Greenford - 2 £60,000 -
Brentford -2 1 £70,000 +16.66%
Wembley -10 1 £55,000 +35.80%
Harrow -12 1 £35,000 -31.70%
Hayes - 1 - -
Beckenham - 1 £32,500 - 1
Isleworth - 1 £57,500 - 1
South Croydon - 1 £47,500 -
Romford - 1 £45,000 -
Mayfair - 1 £40,000 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 2691 (49.89%) Agile Software Development
2 1562 (28.96%) Finance
3 1334 (24.73%) SQL
4 1296 (24.03%) Java
5 1132 (20.99%) Scrum
6 1110 (20.58%) Selenium
7 978 (18.13%) Degree
8 934 (17.32%) JavaScript
9 918 (17.02%) TDD
10 836 (15.50%) C#
11 766 (14.20%) HTML
12 759 (14.07%) BDD
13 666 (12.35%) Linux
14 660 (12.24%) Retail
15 659 (12.22%) .NET
16 658 (12.20%) E-Commerce
17 631 (11.70%) Test Automation
18 623 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
19 595 (11.03%) SQL Server
20 593 (10.99%) Project Management
21 585 (10.85%) Microsoft
22 578 (10.72%) CSS
23 568 (10.53%) Windows
24 546 (10.12%) Banking
25 533 (9.88%) ISEB
26 525 (9.73%) WebDriver
27 516 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
28 514 (9.53%) Test Scripting
29 512 (9.49%) JIRA
30 510 (9.45%) Cucumber

QA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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
1 139 (2.58%) CMS
2 128 (2.37%) IIS
3 123 (2.28%) Tomcat
4 122 (2.26%) SharePoint
4 122 (2.26%) Apache
5 73 (1.35%) Node.js
6 67 (1.24%) WebSphere
7 65 (1.21%) Drupal
8 44 (0.82%) Confluence
8 44 (0.82%) nginx
9 40 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
9 40 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
10 37 (0.69%) Apache Solr
11 34 (0.63%) SAS
12 31 (0.57%) JBoss
13 30 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
14 28 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
15 25 (0.46%) WordPress
16 23 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
17 17 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 312 (5.78%) MS Excel
2 196 (3.63%) MS Office
3 63 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 49 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 49 (0.91%) MS Project
5 42 (0.78%) Photoshop
6 25 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
6 25 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.28%) SPSS
8 11 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
9 10 (0.19%) Acrobat
9 10 (0.19%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.074%) FrameMaker
12 3 (0.056%) InDesign
12 3 (0.056%) Mingle
13 1 (0.019%) Edge Animate
13 1 (0.019%) GIMP
13 1 (0.019%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.019%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 58 (1.08%) Sophis RISQUE
2 55 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 42 (0.78%) Magento
4 31 (0.57%) Google Analytics
5 23 (0.43%) JDE OneWorld
6 17 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
7 15 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
8 13 (0.24%) SAP ERP
8 13 (0.24%) Towers Watson Igloo
9 12 (0.22%) BASE24
9 12 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
9 12 (0.22%) SAP CO
9 12 (0.22%) SAP FI
10 10 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
10 10 (0.19%) SiteCatalyst
10 10 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
11 9 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
11 9 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
11 9 (0.17%) RMDS
12 8 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 143 (2.65%) SaaS
2 72 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 71 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
4 57 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 36 (0.67%) Rackspace Cloud
6 30 (0.56%) GitHub
6 30 (0.56%) PaaS
7 29 (0.54%) IaaS
8 26 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (0.37%) Force.com
10 13 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
12 10 (0.19%) LucidChart
12 10 (0.19%) ElastiCache
12 10 (0.19%) AWS Data Pipeline
12 10 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 9 (0.17%) Office 365
14 5 (0.093%) Google Apps
15 4 (0.074%) Basecamp
16 2 (0.037%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 221 (4.10%) Internet
2 116 (2.15%) HTTP
3 65 (1.21%) Intranet
4 64 (1.19%) Firewall
5 62 (1.15%) TCP/IP
6 32 (0.59%) SAN
7 23 (0.43%) LAN
8 22 (0.41%) ATM
9 18 (0.33%) Structured Cabling
10 17 (0.32%) VPN
11 16 (0.30%) DNS
11 16 (0.30%) SNMP
11 16 (0.30%) Ethernet
11 16 (0.30%) Network Security
12 15 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (0.28%) VoIP
13 13 (0.24%) IPv4
14 11 (0.20%) WAN
15 10 (0.19%) SSL
15 10 (0.19%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 595 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 281 (5.21%) MySQL
3 280 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
4 211 (3.91%) Relational Database
5 139 (2.58%) Big Data
6 137 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 118 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 110 (2.04%) MongoDB
9 108 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 106 (1.97%) DB2
11 89 (1.65%) NoSQL
12 74 (1.37%) Oracle Database
13 67 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 67 (1.24%) OLTP
14 61 (1.13%) RDBMS
15 60 (1.11%) SQLite
16 48 (0.89%) OLAP
17 44 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
17 44 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
18 41 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1110 (20.58%) Selenium
2 525 (9.73%) WebDriver
3 512 (9.49%) JIRA
4 510 (9.45%) Cucumber
5 412 (7.64%) Git (software)
6 288 (5.34%) Jenkins
7 266 (4.93%) Visual Studio
8 252 (4.67%) TeamCity
9 224 (4.15%) JUnit
10 222 (4.12%) Subversion
11 211 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
12 200 (3.71%) SpecFlow
13 184 (3.41%) QuickTest Pro
14 138 (2.56%) Hudson
15 131 (2.43%) JMeter
16 130 (2.41%) Maven
17 122 (2.26%) FitNesse
18 96 (1.78%) SoapUI
18 96 (1.78%) Calabash
19 82 (1.52%) NUnit
General
1 1562 (28.96%) Finance
2 660 (12.24%) Retail
3 546 (10.12%) Banking
4 291 (5.39%) Marketing
5 265 (4.91%) Games
6 160 (2.97%) Front Office
7 145 (2.69%) Investment Banking
8 141 (2.61%) Telecoms
9 126 (2.34%) Advertising
10 118 (2.19%) Publishing
11 110 (2.04%) Back Office
12 103 (1.91%) Law
13 99 (1.84%) Legal
14 95 (1.76%) Aerospace
15 61 (1.13%) Financial Institution
16 60 (1.11%) Music Industry
17 49 (0.91%) Manufacturing
18 34 (0.63%) Billing
19 29 (0.54%) Automotive
20 23 (0.43%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1161 (21.52%) Analyst
2 1125 (20.86%) Developer
3 541 (10.03%) QA Engineer
4 521 (9.66%) Tester
5 451 (8.36%) Test Analyst
6 324 (6.01%) Test Engineer
7 305 (5.65%) QA Analyst
8 294 (5.45%) Business Analyst
9 291 (5.39%) Senior Developer
10 286 (5.30%) Consultant
11 256 (4.75%) Architect
12 233 (4.32%) QA Tester
13 226 (4.19%) Project Manager
14 209 (3.87%) Java Developer
15 171 (3.17%) Test Consultant
16 165 (3.06%) Senior Analyst
16 165 (3.06%) Test Manager
17 158 (2.93%) QA Manager
18 151 (2.80%) Automation Engineer
19 139 (2.58%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 766 (14.20%) HTML
2 659 (12.22%) .NET
3 578 (10.72%) CSS
4 450 (8.34%) Web Services
5 442 (8.19%) XML
6 400 (7.42%) jQuery
7 276 (5.12%) REST
8 274 (5.08%) HTML5
9 259 (4.80%) ASP.NET
10 198 (3.67%) SOAP
10 198 (3.67%) Spring
11 173 (3.21%) J2EE
12 165 (3.06%) JSON
13 154 (2.86%) RESTful
14 144 (2.67%) Ajax
15 142 (2.63%) CSS3
16 141 (2.61%) Gherkin
17 134 (2.48%) Hibernate
18 113 (2.09%) .NET Framework
19 108 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 623 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
2 493 (9.14%) Computer Science
3 471 (8.73%) User Experience
4 353 (6.54%) Mobile App
5 336 (6.23%) Open Source
6 149 (2.76%) iPhone
7 142 (2.63%) Client/Server
8 129 (2.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 122 (2.26%) Management Information System
10 119 (2.21%) Blog
10 119 (2.21%) Social Media
11 97 (1.80%) Derivative
12 92 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
13 89 (1.65%) Equities
14 88 (1.63%) iPad
15 81 (1.50%) Fixed Income
16 74 (1.37%) Digital Media
17 73 (1.35%) Mathematics
18 72 (1.33%) Blackberry
19 71 (1.32%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 666 (12.35%) Linux
2 568 (10.53%) Windows
3 488 (9.05%) UNIX
4 347 (6.43%) Android
5 273 (5.06%) Apple iOS
6 94 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 76 (1.41%) Mac OS X
8 69 (1.28%) Ubuntu
9 61 (1.13%) Debian
10 42 (0.78%) Solaris
11 31 (0.57%) CentOS
12 28 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 27 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 25 (0.46%) Windows 7
15 20 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (0.33%) Windows XP
17 16 (0.30%) Windows Phone
18 11 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
19 10 (0.19%) AIX
20 7 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2691 (49.89%) Agile Software Development
2 1132 (20.99%) Scrum
3 918 (17.02%) TDD
4 759 (14.07%) BDD
5 658 (12.20%) E-Commerce
6 631 (11.70%) Test Automation
7 593 (10.99%) Project Management
8 516 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
9 514 (9.53%) Test Scripting
10 509 (9.44%) User Acceptance Testing
11 500 (9.27%) Software Testing
12 497 (9.21%) OO
13 492 (9.12%) Automated Testing
14 412 (7.64%) Manual Testing
15 388 (7.19%) Automation Testing
16 370 (6.86%) Mentoring
17 347 (6.43%) Software Engineering
18 330 (6.12%) Regression Testing
19 288 (5.34%) DevOps
20 284 (5.27%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1334 (24.73%) SQL
2 1296 (24.03%) Java
3 934 (17.32%) JavaScript
4 836 (15.50%) C#
5 436 (8.08%) Python
6 326 (6.04%) PHP
7 312 (5.78%) Ruby
8 284 (5.27%) C++
9 191 (3.54%) Perl
10 116 (2.15%) Shell Script
11 99 (1.84%) T-SQL
12 91 (1.69%) C
13 84 (1.56%) PowerShell
14 79 (1.46%) PL/SQL
15 71 (1.32%) Bash Shell
16 68 (1.26%) VB
17 65 (1.21%) Objective-C
18 54 (1.00%) VBA
19 51 (0.95%) Groovy
20 49 (0.91%) Scala
Qualifications
1 978 (18.13%) Degree
2 533 (9.88%) ISEB
3 244 (4.52%) ISTQB
4 210 (3.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 126 (2.34%) Security Cleared
6 66 (1.22%) SC Cleared
7 55 (1.02%) PMI Certification
8 39 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (0.52%) CISSP
10 25 (0.46%) DV Cleared
11 21 (0.39%) PMP
12 20 (0.37%) CISM
13 19 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
14 18 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (0.33%) MCSE
15 16 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 14 (0.26%) CISA
16 14 (0.26%) ISACA
16 14 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 13 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (0.69%) SLA
2 35 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 34 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (0.57%) ISO 9001
4 31 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 25 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 16 (0.30%) COBIT
7 10 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
8 8 (0.15%) GAAP
8 8 (0.15%) ISO 8583
9 7 (0.13%) P3O
10 6 (0.11%) MiFID
11 5 (0.093%) HL7
11 5 (0.093%) ISO 9000
11 5 (0.093%) Solvency II
12 4 (0.074%) FATCA
13 3 (0.056%) Basel III
14 2 (0.037%) WAI
14 2 (0.037%) CRD IV
15 1 (0.019%) AIFMD
System Software
1 57 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 47 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (0.72%) Varnish
4 31 (0.57%) KVM
5 28 (0.52%) Samba
6 15 (0.28%) Squid
7 11 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.15%) NFS
9 8 (0.15%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.11%) Xen
10 6 (0.11%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.11%) vSphere
11 5 (0.093%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.074%) Firmware
13 3 (0.056%) Kerio MailServer
13 3 (0.056%) XenApp
13 3 (0.056%) Gluster
13 3 (0.056%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 260 (4.82%) HP Quality Center
2 99 (1.84%) Puppet
3 93 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (0.83%) ZABBIX
5 36 (0.67%) Nagios
6 31 (0.57%) logstash
7 29 (0.54%) StatsD
8 28 (0.52%) HAProxy
9 27 (0.50%) Kibana
10 24 (0.44%) CA Endevor
11 23 (0.43%) Ansible
12 22 (0.41%) SCCM
13 15 (0.28%) SCOM
14 14 (0.26%) Ganglia
15 12 (0.22%) Opsview
16 9 (0.17%) Icinga
16 9 (0.17%) Salt
17 7 (0.13%) SCOrch
17 7 (0.13%) Capistrano
17 7 (0.13%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 585 (10.85%) Microsoft
2 479 (8.88%) Oracle
3 265 (4.91%) HP
4 183 (3.39%) IBM
5 142 (2.63%) SAP
6 124 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
7 104 (1.93%) Google
8 79 (1.46%) VMware
9 74 (1.37%) Cisco
10 72 (1.33%) Adobe
10 72 (1.33%) Dell
11 69 (1.28%) Informatica
12 53 (0.98%) Red Hat
13 50 (0.93%) Zend
14 46 (0.85%) Juniper
15 44 (0.82%) Business Objects
15 44 (0.82%) Facebook
16 42 (0.78%) Cognos
16 42 (0.78%) Apple
17 41 (0.76%) Sitecore
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 38k per year + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £30,005 - 40,000 per year + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Zetman
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10%
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum and Bonus (10% plus) and health and
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35299 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Profile 29 Limited
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + benefits (see advert)
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
South West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago