The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the London region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 44 40
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 3024 2455 2822
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 6.32% 5.55% 5.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.69% 52.41% 57.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2381 1951 2350
Average salary £51,000 £51,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.97% +8.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
5334 4684 4944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 11.15% 10.58% 9.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4205 3771 4086
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 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +18 712 £52,500 -4.54% 108
Canary Wharf +12 14 £60,000 -20.00%
Docklands, London -2 14 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Uxbridge +16 11 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Sidcup -2 11 £51,875 +3.62% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -9 11 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Bromley -4 6 £55,000 -24.13% 5
Croydon -16 6 £47,500 +43.93% 1
Surbiton - 6 £39,000 -
Wembley -4 5 £55,000 +22.22%
Isleworth - 5 £52,500 - 1
Ealing -8 4 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Ruislip - 4 £35,000 -
Dagenham - 4 £55,000 - 2
Harrow - 4 £35,000 - 1
Paddington +5 3 - -
Hounslow -14 3 £60,000 - 1
Teddington - 3 £40,000 -
Westminster -8 2 £25,214 -63.98%
Hammersmith -4 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £25,000 -
Chiswick - 1 £40,500 -
Southwark - 1 £41,500 -
Hackney - 1 £45,000 -
Brentford - 1 £40,000 - 2
Chessington - 1 £50,000 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1800 (29.42%) Finance
2 1697 (27.73%) SQL
3 1658 (27.10%) Java
4 1629 (26.62%) Agile Software Development
5 1361 (22.24%) Selenium
6 1215 (19.86%) Scrum
7 1201 (19.63%) Degree
8 993 (16.23%) JavaScript
9 981 (16.03%) C#
10 923 (15.08%) TDD
11 906 (14.81%) HTML
12 871 (14.23%) .NET
13 784 (12.81%) SQL Server
14 753 (12.31%) E-Commerce
15 733 (11.98%) Linux
16 704 (11.51%) Automated Testing
17 697 (11.39%) Microsoft
18 696 (11.37%) Test Automation
19 678 (11.08%) BDD
19 678 (11.08%) CSS
20 664 (10.85%) Retail
21 652 (10.66%) Project Management
22 640 (10.46%) User Acceptance Testing
23 638 (10.43%) WebDriver
24 632 (10.33%) Windows
25 627 (10.25%) Software Testing
26 614 (10.03%) Oracle
26 614 (10.03%) Computer Science
27 588 (9.61%) Test Scripting
28 562 (9.18%) Cucumber

QA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 214 (3.50%) CMS
2 188 (3.07%) Apache
3 166 (2.71%) IIS
4 136 (2.22%) Tomcat
5 111 (1.81%) Confluence
6 110 (1.80%) Node.js
6 110 (1.80%) SharePoint
7 86 (1.41%) WebSphere
8 80 (1.31%) Drupal
9 63 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
10 59 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
11 57 (0.93%) Apache Solr
12 55 (0.90%) nginx
13 38 (0.62%) SAS
14 33 (0.54%) WordPress
15 27 (0.44%) MS Exchange
16 23 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
17 20 (0.33%) OpenStack
17 20 (0.33%) Jetty
17 20 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 434 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 229 (3.74%) MS Office
3 93 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 89 (1.45%) Photoshop
5 65 (1.06%) MS Project
6 59 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
7 45 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
8 27 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 27 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
9 14 (0.23%) InDesign
10 11 (0.18%) SPSS
11 6 (0.098%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.049%) Maya
12 3 (0.049%) Mingle
13 2 (0.033%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.033%) FrameMaker
13 2 (0.033%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.016%) Doxygen
14 1 (0.016%) CINEMA 4D
14 1 (0.016%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 58 (0.95%) Magento
2 39 (0.64%) JDE OneWorld
3 35 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
3 35 (0.57%) SAP CO
3 35 (0.57%) SAP FI
4 24 (0.39%) Sophis RISQUE
5 20 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 20 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 17 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
7 16 (0.26%) Google Analytics
8 14 (0.23%) BASE24
9 13 (0.21%) SAP ERP
10 12 (0.20%) SiteCatalyst
10 12 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
10 12 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
11 11 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
11 11 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
12 9 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 7 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
13 7 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 171 (2.79%) SaaS
2 108 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
3 88 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 67 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 42 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
6 33 (0.54%) PaaS
7 28 (0.46%) IaaS
8 25 (0.41%) Rackspace Cloud
9 19 (0.31%) LucidChart
10 16 (0.26%) GitHub
11 14 (0.23%) Force.com
12 13 (0.21%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
14 10 (0.16%) Office 365
14 10 (0.16%) ElastiCache
15 7 (0.11%) Google Apps
16 6 (0.098%) Heroku
17 4 (0.065%) StrongView
18 2 (0.033%) Amazon SQS
18 2 (0.033%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 271 (4.43%) Internet
2 148 (2.42%) HTTP
3 83 (1.36%) TCP/IP
4 70 (1.14%) Intranet
5 68 (1.11%) Firewall
6 39 (0.64%) LAN
7 36 (0.59%) WAN
8 34 (0.56%) SNMP
9 30 (0.49%) SAN
10 26 (0.42%) VPN
11 23 (0.38%) VoIP
12 21 (0.34%) DNS
12 21 (0.34%) SSL
13 18 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (0.26%) Ethernet
15 15 (0.25%) VLAN
15 15 (0.25%) Network Security
15 15 (0.25%) NAS
16 13 (0.21%) FTP
17 11 (0.18%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 784 (12.81%) SQL Server
2 448 (7.32%) MySQL
3 337 (5.51%) Data Warehouse
4 251 (4.10%) Relational Database
5 168 (2.75%) MongoDB
6 166 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 156 (2.55%) Big Data
8 155 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 143 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
10 134 (2.19%) DB2
11 109 (1.78%) NoSQL
12 102 (1.67%) RDBMS
13 99 (1.62%) Oracle Database
14 91 (1.49%) Hadoop
15 77 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
16 75 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 71 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
17 71 (1.16%) OLAP
18 69 (1.13%) OLTP
19 57 (0.93%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 1361 (22.24%) Selenium
2 638 (10.43%) WebDriver
3 562 (9.18%) Cucumber
4 515 (8.42%) JIRA
5 446 (7.29%) Git (software)
6 328 (5.36%) Jenkins
7 277 (4.53%) Subversion
8 274 (4.48%) JUnit
9 251 (4.10%) QuickTest Pro
10 242 (3.95%) Visual Studio
11 218 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
12 203 (3.32%) FitNesse
13 196 (3.20%) Maven
14 163 (2.66%) TeamCity
15 162 (2.65%) SpecFlow
16 156 (2.55%) SoapUI
16 156 (2.55%) Hudson
17 115 (1.88%) JMeter
18 102 (1.67%) NUnit
19 79 (1.29%) Behat
General
1 1800 (29.42%) Finance
2 664 (10.85%) Retail
3 520 (8.50%) Banking
4 388 (6.34%) Marketing
5 372 (6.08%) Games
6 222 (3.63%) Investment Banking
7 221 (3.61%) Telecoms
8 196 (3.20%) Publishing
9 173 (2.83%) Front Office
10 152 (2.48%) Back Office
11 138 (2.26%) Advertising
12 100 (1.63%) Law
13 95 (1.55%) Financial Institution
14 88 (1.44%) Legal
15 70 (1.14%) Music Industry
16 55 (0.90%) Manufacturing
17 42 (0.69%) Automotive
18 34 (0.56%) Retail Banking
19 31 (0.51%) Billing
20 25 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1310 (21.41%) Developer
2 1287 (21.03%) Analyst
3 635 (10.38%) Tester
4 623 (10.18%) QA Engineer
5 592 (9.67%) Test Analyst
6 419 (6.85%) QA Analyst
7 390 (6.37%) Test Engineer
8 366 (5.98%) Consultant
9 322 (5.26%) QA Tester
10 317 (5.18%) Senior Developer
11 310 (5.07%) Business Analyst
12 286 (4.67%) Java Developer
13 283 (4.62%) Architect
14 239 (3.91%) Project Manager
15 221 (3.61%) QA Manager
16 206 (3.37%) Test Manager
16 206 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
17 201 (3.28%) Automation Engineer
18 167 (2.73%) QA Test Analyst
19 164 (2.68%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 906 (14.81%) HTML
2 871 (14.23%) .NET
3 678 (11.08%) CSS
4 489 (7.99%) Web Services
5 476 (7.78%) XML
6 401 (6.55%) jQuery
7 343 (5.61%) HTML5
8 295 (4.82%) REST
9 262 (4.28%) ASP.NET
10 250 (4.09%) Spring
11 246 (4.02%) SOAP
11 246 (4.02%) CSS3
12 224 (3.66%) J2EE
13 213 (3.48%) Ajax
14 203 (3.32%) Hibernate
15 191 (3.12%) JSON
16 181 (2.96%) RESTful
17 168 (2.75%) Gherkin
18 151 (2.47%) .NET Framework
19 119 (1.94%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 614 (10.03%) Computer Science
2 378 (6.18%) Mobile App
3 341 (5.57%) Open Source
4 153 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 153 (2.50%) Equities
5 149 (2.44%) Derivative
6 148 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 142 (2.32%) Management Information System
8 141 (2.30%) Blackberry
9 125 (2.04%) Mathematics
10 122 (1.99%) iPhone
11 108 (1.76%) Social Media
12 98 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
13 91 (1.49%) Digital Media
14 90 (1.47%) iPad
15 84 (1.37%) Visualisation
16 67 (1.09%) Blog
16 67 (1.09%) Data Integration
17 66 (1.08%) Fixed Income
18 57 (0.93%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 733 (11.98%) Linux
2 632 (10.33%) Windows
3 488 (7.98%) UNIX
4 487 (7.96%) Android
5 376 (6.14%) Apple iOS
6 100 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 66 (1.08%) Ubuntu
8 65 (1.06%) Debian
9 48 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 39 (0.64%) Solaris
11 36 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 33 (0.54%) Windows Phone
12 33 (0.54%) Windows 7
13 29 (0.47%) Windows XP
14 27 (0.44%) CentOS
15 26 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
15 26 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
16 24 (0.39%) Mac OS X
17 18 (0.29%) Windows Vista
18 12 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1629 (26.62%) Agile Software Development
2 1215 (19.86%) Scrum
3 923 (15.08%) TDD
4 753 (12.31%) E-Commerce
5 704 (11.51%) Automated Testing
6 696 (11.37%) Test Automation
7 678 (11.08%) BDD
8 652 (10.66%) Project Management
9 640 (10.46%) User Acceptance Testing
10 627 (10.25%) Software Testing
11 588 (9.61%) Test Scripting
12 558 (9.12%) Continuous Integration
13 518 (8.47%) OO
14 452 (7.39%) Automation Testing
15 386 (6.31%) Software Engineering
16 383 (6.26%) Manual Testing
17 358 (5.85%) Regression Testing
18 320 (5.23%) Performance Testing
19 316 (5.16%) Analytics
19 316 (5.16%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1697 (27.73%) SQL
2 1658 (27.10%) Java
3 993 (16.23%) JavaScript
4 981 (16.03%) C#
5 542 (8.86%) Python
6 528 (8.63%) PHP
7 390 (6.37%) Ruby
8 246 (4.02%) C++
9 209 (3.42%) Perl
10 129 (2.11%) C
11 123 (2.01%) T-SQL
12 115 (1.88%) Shell Script
13 110 (1.80%) VB
14 89 (1.45%) Bash Shell
15 85 (1.39%) Objective-C
16 69 (1.13%) VBScript
17 68 (1.11%) PL/SQL
18 61 (1.00%) VBA
18 61 (1.00%) PowerShell
19 56 (0.92%) R
Qualifications
1 1201 (19.63%) Degree
2 541 (8.84%) ISEB
3 244 (3.99%) ISTQB
4 144 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 133 (2.17%) Security Cleared
6 60 (0.98%) SC Cleared
7 48 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 34 (0.56%) PMI Certification
9 27 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (0.38%) CISSP
11 22 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 22 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
12 20 (0.33%) DV Cleared
13 19 (0.31%) CCNA
14 18 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
14 18 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 17 (0.28%) MCSA
16 16 (0.26%) PMP
17 14 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
18 13 (0.21%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (0.56%) SLA
2 17 (0.28%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.11%) WCAG
8 6 (0.098%) Basel III
8 6 (0.098%) Dodd-Frank
8 6 (0.098%) ISO 9000
9 5 (0.082%) ISO 8583
9 5 (0.082%) P3O
10 4 (0.065%) EMIR
11 3 (0.049%) Basel II
11 3 (0.049%) COBIT
11 3 (0.049%) WAI
11 3 (0.049%) CRD IV
11 3 (0.049%) COREP
11 3 (0.049%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.033%) FATCA
System Software
1 70 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 57 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (0.80%) Varnish
4 38 (0.62%) KVM
5 27 (0.44%) Samba
6 24 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (0.16%) VirtualBox
9 10 (0.16%) NFS
10 6 (0.098%) XenServer
10 6 (0.098%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.098%) Xen
11 5 (0.082%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.082%) Postfix
11 5 (0.082%) Docker
12 4 (0.065%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.065%) Squid
13 3 (0.049%) vSphere
13 3 (0.049%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 302 (4.94%) HP Quality Center
2 127 (2.08%) Puppet
3 105 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 65 (1.06%) Nagios
5 53 (0.87%) ZABBIX
6 31 (0.51%) logstash
7 30 (0.49%) HAProxy
8 29 (0.47%) StatsD
9 27 (0.44%) Kibana
10 24 (0.39%) Ansible
11 23 (0.38%) SCCM
12 21 (0.34%) Ganglia
13 20 (0.33%) Opsview
14 19 (0.31%) Plesk
15 15 (0.25%) Capistrano
16 14 (0.23%) CA Endevor
17 12 (0.20%) Munin
17 12 (0.20%) Zenoss
18 11 (0.18%) SCOM
19 10 (0.16%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 697 (11.39%) Microsoft
2 614 (10.03%) Oracle
3 320 (5.23%) HP
4 183 (2.99%) IBM
5 142 (2.32%) SAP
6 127 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
7 121 (1.98%) Adobe
8 96 (1.57%) Google
9 95 (1.55%) Informatica
10 90 (1.47%) JBoss
11 89 (1.45%) Zend
12 81 (1.32%) VMware
13 79 (1.29%) Cisco
14 77 (1.26%) Business Objects
15 59 (0.96%) Sybase
16 58 (0.95%) Cognos
17 56 (0.92%) Facebook
18 55 (0.90%) Dell
19 51 (0.83%) Red Hat
20 50 (0.82%) Apple
City, London
QUANTICA
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus + Pension + Health etc
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
JM
Posted: 11 hours ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus, Private Health care, Pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Gen Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £45k + pkg
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £45k + pkg
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
East London
AB Recruit
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago