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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 39 41
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 2380 2600 2549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 5.76% 6.08% 5.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.89% 56.51% 55.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1819 1977 2117
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
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
4500 4601 4623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 10.89% 10.76% 10.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3561 3576 3713
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 26 January 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 January 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 -7 480 £52,500 -4.54% 94
Docklands, London +9 25 £57,500 +4.54%
Chiswick - 8 £20,000 - 1
Bromley +25 6 £60,000 +23.07% 1
Croydon +3 6 £50,000 +5.26%
Surbiton -5 6 £51,250 -
Mayfair - 6 £40,000 -
Hammersmith - 6 £39,500 -
Wimbledon - 6 £60,000 -
Sidcup -9 5 £41,750 -
Paddington +8 3 - - 1
Hounslow -3 3 £67,500 +50.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -10 3 £35,000 -41.66% 1
Teddington - 3 £45,000 -
Southwark - 3 £50,000 -
Ealing +5 2 £51,500 - 1
Uxbridge -5 2 £83,750 +26.89% 3
Beckenham - 2 £29,250 -
Hillingdon - 2 - -
Canary Wharf +3 1 £78,000 +2.97%
Wembley -15 1 £47,500 +11.76%
South Croydon - 1 £47,500 - 1
Isleworth - 1 £70,000 - 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 2510 (51.38%) Agile Software Development
2 1460 (29.89%) Finance
3 1236 (25.30%) SQL
4 1164 (23.83%) Java
5 1134 (23.21%) Scrum
6 968 (19.82%) Selenium
7 873 (17.87%) TDD
8 854 (17.48%) JavaScript
9 846 (17.32%) C#
10 790 (16.17%) Degree
11 767 (15.70%) BDD
12 760 (15.56%) HTML
13 646 (13.22%) .NET
14 630 (12.90%) Retail
15 618 (12.65%) Test Automation
16 608 (12.45%) Linux
17 600 (12.28%) E-Commerce
18 572 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
19 569 (11.65%) Microsoft
20 568 (11.63%) Banking
21 562 (11.50%) SQL Server
22 540 (11.05%) CSS
23 536 (10.97%) Windows
24 535 (10.95%) Project Management
24 535 (10.95%) WebDriver
25 508 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
26 490 (10.03%) Oracle
27 467 (9.56%) JIRA
28 461 (9.44%) Cucumber
29 456 (9.33%) Automated Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 142 (2.91%) IIS
2 118 (2.42%) CMS
3 113 (2.31%) SharePoint
4 110 (2.25%) Apache
5 105 (2.15%) Tomcat
6 66 (1.35%) WebSphere
7 51 (1.04%) Node.js
8 40 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
9 38 (0.78%) Confluence
10 36 (0.74%) Drupal
11 29 (0.59%) nginx
11 29 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
12 28 (0.57%) WordPress
13 27 (0.55%) SAS
14 26 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
15 25 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
15 25 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
16 24 (0.49%) Apache Solr
17 22 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
18 20 (0.41%) GlassFish
Applications
1 305 (6.24%) MS Excel
2 155 (3.17%) MS Office
3 59 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 51 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 44 (0.90%) MS Project
6 29 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 23 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
8 17 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
9 14 (0.29%) SPSS
10 13 (0.27%) AutoCAD
11 10 (0.20%) Acrobat
12 7 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
13 4 (0.082%) FrameMaker
13 4 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.061%) InfoPath
15 2 (0.041%) InDesign
15 2 (0.041%) Mingle
16 1 (0.020%) GIMP
16 1 (0.020%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 72 (1.47%) Sophis RISQUE
2 48 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 34 (0.70%) Google Analytics
3 34 (0.70%) Magento
4 31 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
4 31 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 29 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
5 29 (0.59%) Oracle General Ledger
5 29 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
5 29 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
6 20 (0.41%) Towers Watson Igloo
7 19 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
8 17 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
9 16 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
9 16 (0.33%) Oracle iProcurement
10 12 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 9 (0.18%) Markit EDM
12 8 (0.16%) RMDS
13 7 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
13 7 (0.14%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 101 (2.07%) SaaS
2 66 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 42 (0.86%) Rackspace Cloud
6 34 (0.70%) GitHub
7 21 (0.43%) IaaS
8 19 (0.39%) PaaS
9 18 (0.37%) Force.com
10 12 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.14%) Office 365
12 6 (0.12%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.10%) LucidChart
13 5 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
13 5 (0.10%) Google Apps
13 5 (0.10%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.061%) Basecamp
14 3 (0.061%) ElastiCache
14 3 (0.061%) AWS Data Pipeline
14 3 (0.061%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 159 (3.25%) Internet
2 109 (2.23%) HTTP
3 63 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 57 (1.17%) Firewall
5 26 (0.53%) SAN
6 24 (0.49%) Intranet
7 21 (0.43%) ATM
8 18 (0.37%) LAN
8 18 (0.37%) DNS
9 14 (0.29%) IPv4
9 14 (0.29%) VPN
9 14 (0.29%) FTP
10 13 (0.27%) DSL
11 10 (0.20%) IPv6
11 10 (0.20%) HTTPS
11 10 (0.20%) Extranet
11 10 (0.20%) Structured Cabling
12 9 (0.18%) LDAP
12 9 (0.18%) Wireless
12 9 (0.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 562 (11.50%) SQL Server
2 284 (5.81%) MySQL
3 251 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
4 224 (4.59%) Relational Database
5 139 (2.85%) Big Data
6 137 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 106 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 102 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 102 (2.09%) Oracle Database
9 93 (1.90%) MongoDB
10 89 (1.82%) NoSQL
11 77 (1.58%) DB2
12 68 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
13 59 (1.21%) SQLite
14 57 (1.17%) RDBMS
15 52 (1.06%) OLTP
16 51 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
17 46 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 43 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
19 38 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 968 (19.82%) Selenium
2 535 (10.95%) WebDriver
3 467 (9.56%) JIRA
4 461 (9.44%) Cucumber
5 413 (8.45%) Git (software)
6 283 (5.79%) Visual Studio
7 267 (5.47%) Jenkins
8 260 (5.32%) TeamCity
9 210 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 202 (4.14%) SpecFlow
11 184 (3.77%) JUnit
12 171 (3.50%) Subversion
13 146 (2.99%) QuickTest Pro
14 116 (2.37%) FitNesse
15 114 (2.33%) Calabash
16 109 (2.23%) Hudson
17 107 (2.19%) JMeter
18 101 (2.07%) NUnit
19 97 (1.99%) Maven
20 84 (1.72%) Eclipse
General
1 1460 (29.89%) Finance
2 630 (12.90%) Retail
3 568 (11.63%) Banking
4 284 (5.81%) Marketing
5 247 (5.06%) Games
6 169 (3.46%) Aerospace
7 135 (2.76%) Telecoms
8 121 (2.48%) Investment Banking
9 119 (2.44%) Back Office
10 118 (2.42%) Front Office
11 110 (2.25%) Publishing
12 104 (2.13%) Legal
13 103 (2.11%) Advertising
14 95 (1.94%) Law
15 70 (1.43%) Financial Institution
16 42 (0.86%) Manufacturing
17 41 (0.84%) Billing
18 39 (0.80%) Online Betting
19 38 (0.78%) Automotive
20 35 (0.72%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1069 (21.88%) Analyst
2 1022 (20.92%) Developer
3 441 (9.03%) Tester
4 416 (8.52%) QA Engineer
5 402 (8.23%) Test Analyst
6 272 (5.57%) Consultant
6 272 (5.57%) Business Analyst
7 269 (5.51%) QA Analyst
8 229 (4.69%) Architect
9 223 (4.56%) Test Engineer
10 219 (4.48%) Senior Developer
11 213 (4.36%) Project Manager
12 197 (4.03%) QA Tester
13 152 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
14 149 (3.05%) Java Developer
15 147 (3.01%) Test Consultant
16 129 (2.64%) Test Manager
17 126 (2.58%) Automation Tester
18 123 (2.52%) QA Leader
19 113 (2.31%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 760 (15.56%) HTML
2 646 (13.22%) .NET
3 540 (11.05%) CSS
4 451 (9.23%) XML
5 426 (8.72%) Web Services
6 353 (7.23%) jQuery
7 272 (5.57%) REST
8 255 (5.22%) HTML5
9 251 (5.14%) ASP.NET
10 178 (3.64%) SOAP
11 174 (3.56%) Spring
12 161 (3.30%) JSON
13 144 (2.95%) RESTful
14 134 (2.74%) J2EE
15 126 (2.58%) Gherkin
16 125 (2.56%) Ajax
17 115 (2.35%) Hibernate
18 113 (2.31%) ASP.NET MVC
19 107 (2.19%) .NET Framework
20 106 (2.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 572 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
2 395 (8.09%) User Experience
3 370 (7.57%) Open Source
4 366 (7.49%) Computer Science
5 347 (7.10%) Mobile App
6 155 (3.17%) Blog
7 132 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 131 (2.68%) iPhone
9 115 (2.35%) Management Information System
10 99 (2.03%) Client/Server
11 89 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
12 87 (1.78%) Fixed Income
13 86 (1.76%) iPad
14 81 (1.66%) Social Media
15 74 (1.51%) Mathematics
16 72 (1.47%) Online Games
17 65 (1.33%) Data Integration
17 65 (1.33%) Digital Media
18 62 (1.27%) Derivative
19 52 (1.06%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 608 (12.45%) Linux
2 536 (10.97%) Windows
3 444 (9.09%) UNIX
4 294 (6.02%) Android
5 254 (5.20%) Apple iOS
6 77 (1.58%) Mac OS X
7 73 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (1.15%) Solaris
9 48 (0.98%) Ubuntu
10 40 (0.82%) Debian
11 31 (0.63%) CentOS
11 31 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 28 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (0.51%) Windows 7
14 21 (0.43%) Windows XP
15 20 (0.41%) Windows Phone
16 17 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (0.25%) Windows 8
18 11 (0.23%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2510 (51.38%) Agile Software Development
2 1134 (23.21%) Scrum
3 873 (17.87%) TDD
4 767 (15.70%) BDD
5 618 (12.65%) Test Automation
6 600 (12.28%) E-Commerce
7 535 (10.95%) Project Management
8 508 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
9 456 (9.33%) Automated Testing
10 441 (9.03%) OO
10 441 (9.03%) Test Scripting
11 439 (8.99%) User Acceptance Testing
12 417 (8.54%) Software Testing
13 374 (7.66%) Manual Testing
14 353 (7.23%) Mentoring
15 333 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
16 326 (6.67%) Automation Testing
17 293 (6.00%) Software Engineering
18 289 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
19 273 (5.59%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1236 (25.30%) SQL
2 1164 (23.83%) Java
3 854 (17.48%) JavaScript
4 846 (17.32%) C#
5 355 (7.27%) Python
6 298 (6.10%) Ruby
7 280 (5.73%) C++
8 225 (4.61%) PHP
9 182 (3.73%) Perl
10 127 (2.60%) T-SQL
11 102 (2.09%) PL/SQL
12 99 (2.03%) Shell Script
13 88 (1.80%) C
14 78 (1.60%) PowerShell
15 72 (1.47%) Bash Shell
16 68 (1.39%) Objective-C
17 52 (1.06%) VB
18 51 (1.04%) Scala
19 47 (0.96%) VBA
20 44 (0.90%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 790 (16.17%) Degree
2 444 (9.09%) ISEB
3 218 (4.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 171 (3.50%) ISTQB
5 82 (1.68%) Security Cleared
6 65 (1.33%) PMI Certification
7 46 (0.94%) SC Cleared
8 38 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (0.61%) PMP
10 21 (0.43%) CISSP
11 20 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 19 (0.39%) CISM
13 18 (0.37%) APMP
14 16 (0.33%) DV Cleared
15 15 (0.31%) MCSE
16 14 (0.29%) ISACA
17 13 (0.27%) CRISC
17 13 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 13 (0.27%) CISA
18 12 (0.25%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (0.70%) ISO 9001
2 33 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 33 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 31 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (0.61%) SLA
5 20 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 16 (0.33%) COBIT
7 9 (0.18%) GAAP
8 8 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
9 6 (0.12%) MiFID
10 5 (0.10%) ISO 8583
10 5 (0.10%) Solvency II
11 4 (0.082%) FATCA
11 4 (0.082%) P3O
11 4 (0.082%) HL7
12 3 (0.061%) WAI
12 3 (0.061%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.041%) GMP
13 2 (0.041%) BS7799
13 2 (0.041%) EMIR
System Software
1 43 (0.88%) Active Directory
2 41 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.45%) KVM
4 21 (0.43%) Varnish
5 19 (0.39%) Squid
6 17 (0.35%) Samba
6 17 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.18%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.16%) Xen
9 7 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
9 7 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.10%) NFS
10 5 (0.10%) Docker
10 5 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.082%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.061%) Kerio MailServer
12 3 (0.061%) vSphere
12 3 (0.061%) XenApp
12 3 (0.061%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.041%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 173 (3.54%) HP Quality Center
2 96 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
3 84 (1.72%) Puppet
4 36 (0.74%) ZABBIX
5 29 (0.59%) Nagios
6 27 (0.55%) HAProxy
7 18 (0.37%) StatsD
7 18 (0.37%) Graphite
8 16 (0.33%) Ansible
8 16 (0.33%) logstash
8 16 (0.33%) Kibana
8 16 (0.33%) CA Endevor
9 10 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 10 (0.20%) Pingdom
10 9 (0.18%) Salt
11 8 (0.16%) SCCM
11 8 (0.16%) SCOM
12 7 (0.14%) Data Guard
12 7 (0.14%) Vagrant
13 6 (0.12%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 569 (11.65%) Microsoft
2 490 (10.03%) Oracle
3 179 (3.66%) HP
4 137 (2.80%) IBM
5 132 (2.70%) SAP
6 119 (2.44%) Google
7 108 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
8 66 (1.35%) VMware
9 58 (1.19%) Dell
10 49 (1.00%) Informatica
11 48 (0.98%) Adobe
12 47 (0.96%) Business Objects
13 43 (0.88%) Cisco
14 40 (0.82%) Apple
15 38 (0.78%) Facebook
16 34 (0.70%) Sitecore
16 34 (0.70%) Red Hat
17 33 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
18 32 (0.66%) Cognos
19 31 (0.63%) New Relic
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