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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 40 42
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 2472 2700 2657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 5.58% 5.95% 5.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.67% 55.27% 55.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1879 2025 2242
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 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
4693 4885 4787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 10.60% 10.76% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3739 3765 3885
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 £85,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -13 480 £55,000 -4.34% 104
Docklands, London +11 25 £52,500 -2.77% 1
Paddington - 8 - -
Southwark - 8 £47,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames +1 7 £42,500 -19.04% 1
Mayfair - 6 £40,000 -
Chiswick - 5 £45,000 -
Ealing +7 4 £51,500 -6.36% 2
Surbiton -6 4 £52,500 -
Hammersmith -8 4 £39,500 -22.54% 1
Sidcup -9 4 £41,750 +19.28%
Croydon -13 4 £50,000 +11.11%
Wimbledon - 4 £62,500 -
Bromley +13 3 £67,500 -
Uxbridge -4 3 £105,000 +172.72% 2
Hounslow -10 3 £67,500 +50.00% 1
Worcester Park +1 2 £50,000 +37.93%
Hillingdon - 2 - - 1
Greenford - 2 £60,000 -
Beckenham - 2 £29,250 -
Westminster 0 1 £28,500 -30.90%
Brentford -8 1 £70,000 +16.66%
Wembley -10 1 £55,000 +35.80% 1
Romford - 1 £45,000 -
South Croydon - 1 £47,500 -
Teddington - 1 £45,000 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2614 (50.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1524 (29.34%) Finance
3 1285 (24.74%) SQL
4 1242 (23.91%) Java
5 1126 (21.67%) Scrum
6 1048 (20.17%) Selenium
7 922 (17.75%) Degree
8 917 (17.65%) JavaScript
9 912 (17.56%) TDD
10 858 (16.52%) C#
11 769 (14.80%) HTML
12 768 (14.78%) BDD
13 673 (12.95%) .NET
14 642 (12.36%) Linux
15 637 (12.26%) Retail
16 631 (12.15%) E-Commerce
17 609 (11.72%) SQL Server
18 606 (11.67%) Test Automation
18 606 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
19 585 (11.26%) Microsoft
20 566 (10.90%) Project Management
21 559 (10.76%) Banking
22 557 (10.72%) Windows
22 557 (10.72%) CSS
23 522 (10.05%) WebDriver
24 500 (9.62%) ISEB
25 499 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
26 488 (9.39%) OO
27 485 (9.34%) Test Scripting
27 485 (9.34%) JIRA

QA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 135 (2.60%) CMS
2 134 (2.58%) IIS
3 116 (2.23%) SharePoint
4 115 (2.21%) Tomcat
5 113 (2.18%) Apache
6 67 (1.29%) WebSphere
7 61 (1.17%) Node.js
8 56 (1.08%) Drupal
9 41 (0.79%) nginx
9 41 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
10 37 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
11 36 (0.69%) Apache Solr
12 34 (0.65%) Confluence
13 29 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
13 29 (0.56%) SAS
14 28 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
15 26 (0.50%) JBoss
16 25 (0.48%) WordPress
17 22 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
18 15 (0.29%) GlassFish
Applications
1 307 (5.91%) MS Excel
2 176 (3.39%) MS Office
3 60 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 52 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 50 (0.96%) MS Project
6 31 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 23 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 21 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
9 15 (0.29%) SPSS
10 14 (0.27%) AutoCAD
11 10 (0.19%) Acrobat
11 10 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
12 5 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.077%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.077%) FrameMaker
14 2 (0.038%) InDesign
14 2 (0.038%) Mingle
15 1 (0.019%) GIMP
15 1 (0.019%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 65 (1.25%) Sophis RISQUE
2 53 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 38 (0.73%) Magento
4 36 (0.69%) Google Analytics
5 21 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 20 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
7 16 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
7 16 (0.31%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 14 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
9 13 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
9 13 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
9 13 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
10 11 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
11 10 (0.19%) SiteCatalyst
11 10 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
12 9 (0.17%) SAP ERP
12 9 (0.17%) RMDS
12 9 (0.17%) JDE OneWorld
12 9 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
13 8 (0.15%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 131 (2.52%) SaaS
2 70 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
4 66 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 36 (0.69%) Rackspace Cloud
6 34 (0.65%) GitHub
7 33 (0.64%) IaaS
8 31 (0.60%) PaaS
9 23 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (0.38%) Force.com
11 10 (0.19%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
12 9 (0.17%) LucidChart
13 8 (0.15%) Office 365
14 7 (0.13%) ElastiCache
14 7 (0.13%) AWS Data Pipeline
14 7 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 5 (0.096%) Google Apps
16 4 (0.077%) Basecamp
17 3 (0.058%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 209 (4.02%) Internet
2 102 (1.96%) HTTP
3 61 (1.17%) TCP/IP
4 57 (1.10%) Intranet
5 55 (1.06%) Firewall
6 31 (0.60%) SAN
7 22 (0.42%) ATM
8 21 (0.40%) LAN
9 16 (0.31%) Structured Cabling
10 15 (0.29%) IPv4
10 15 (0.29%) DNS
11 14 (0.27%) VPN
12 12 (0.23%) Extranet
12 12 (0.23%) FTP
12 12 (0.23%) Wireless
12 12 (0.23%) DSL
13 11 (0.21%) NAS
13 11 (0.21%) Ethernet
13 11 (0.21%) SNMP
14 10 (0.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 609 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 284 (5.47%) MySQL
3 271 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
4 219 (4.22%) Relational Database
5 150 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 142 (2.73%) Big Data
7 123 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 120 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 102 (1.96%) MongoDB
10 88 (1.69%) Oracle Database
11 86 (1.66%) NoSQL
12 83 (1.60%) DB2
13 71 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 61 (1.17%) OLTP
15 60 (1.15%) RDBMS
15 60 (1.15%) SQLite
16 56 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
17 45 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
18 42 (0.81%) Hadoop
19 41 (0.79%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1048 (20.17%) Selenium
2 522 (10.05%) WebDriver
3 485 (9.34%) JIRA
4 475 (9.14%) Cucumber
5 412 (7.93%) Git (software)
6 286 (5.51%) Visual Studio
7 277 (5.33%) Jenkins
8 252 (4.85%) TeamCity
9 207 (3.98%) Subversion
10 206 (3.97%) JUnit
11 203 (3.91%) SpecFlow
12 202 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
13 178 (3.43%) QuickTest Pro
14 128 (2.46%) Hudson
15 121 (2.33%) JMeter
16 113 (2.18%) Maven
16 113 (2.18%) FitNesse
17 104 (2.00%) Calabash
18 90 (1.73%) NUnit
19 89 (1.71%) SoapUI
General
1 1524 (29.34%) Finance
2 637 (12.26%) Retail
3 559 (10.76%) Banking
4 289 (5.56%) Marketing
5 253 (4.87%) Games
6 144 (2.77%) Telecoms
7 141 (2.71%) Front Office
8 137 (2.64%) Investment Banking
9 123 (2.37%) Aerospace
10 118 (2.27%) Advertising
11 113 (2.18%) Back Office
12 109 (2.10%) Publishing
13 106 (2.04%) Legal
14 104 (2.00%) Law
15 64 (1.23%) Financial Institution
16 48 (0.92%) Manufacturing
16 48 (0.92%) Music Industry
17 42 (0.81%) Billing
18 35 (0.67%) Automotive
19 30 (0.58%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1134 (21.83%) Analyst
2 1101 (21.19%) Developer
3 492 (9.47%) QA Engineer
4 488 (9.39%) Tester
5 441 (8.49%) Test Analyst
6 295 (5.68%) QA Analyst
7 287 (5.52%) Test Engineer
8 286 (5.51%) Business Analyst
9 273 (5.26%) Consultant
10 264 (5.08%) Senior Developer
11 255 (4.91%) Architect
12 221 (4.25%) QA Tester
13 214 (4.12%) Project Manager
14 179 (3.45%) Java Developer
15 161 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
16 151 (2.91%) Test Consultant
17 144 (2.77%) QA Leader
18 142 (2.73%) Test Manager
19 131 (2.52%) Automation Engineer
20 127 (2.44%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 769 (14.80%) HTML
2 673 (12.95%) .NET
3 557 (10.72%) CSS
4 445 (8.57%) Web Services
5 443 (8.53%) XML
6 390 (7.51%) jQuery
7 274 (5.27%) HTML5
8 269 (5.18%) ASP.NET
9 265 (5.10%) REST
10 186 (3.58%) SOAP
10 186 (3.58%) Spring
11 163 (3.14%) JSON
12 152 (2.93%) RESTful
13 150 (2.89%) J2EE
14 143 (2.75%) Gherkin
15 128 (2.46%) Ajax
16 122 (2.35%) Hibernate
16 122 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
17 119 (2.29%) CSS3
18 113 (2.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 606 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 456 (8.78%) Computer Science
3 449 (8.64%) User Experience
4 342 (6.58%) Mobile App
5 338 (6.51%) Open Source
6 149 (2.87%) iPhone
7 140 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 140 (2.69%) Client/Server
8 127 (2.44%) Blog
9 121 (2.33%) Management Information System
10 107 (2.06%) Social Media
11 91 (1.75%) iPad
11 91 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
12 84 (1.62%) Fixed Income
13 83 (1.60%) Derivative
14 75 (1.44%) Digital Media
15 72 (1.39%) Equities
16 71 (1.37%) Mathematics
17 70 (1.35%) Online Games
18 64 (1.23%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 642 (12.36%) Linux
2 557 (10.72%) Windows
3 472 (9.09%) UNIX
4 322 (6.20%) Android
5 262 (5.04%) Apple iOS
6 89 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 76 (1.46%) Mac OS X
8 63 (1.21%) Ubuntu
9 56 (1.08%) Debian
10 45 (0.87%) Solaris
11 31 (0.60%) CentOS
11 31 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 26 (0.50%) Windows 7
13 25 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (0.37%) Windows Phone
15 17 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (0.31%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.17%) AIX
17 9 (0.17%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2614 (50.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1126 (21.67%) Scrum
3 912 (17.56%) TDD
4 768 (14.78%) BDD
5 631 (12.15%) E-Commerce
6 606 (11.67%) Test Automation
7 566 (10.90%) Project Management
8 499 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
9 488 (9.39%) OO
10 485 (9.34%) Test Scripting
11 479 (9.22%) Automated Testing
12 456 (8.78%) User Acceptance Testing
13 447 (8.60%) Software Testing
14 396 (7.62%) Manual Testing
15 359 (6.91%) Mentoring
16 358 (6.89%) Automation Testing
17 327 (6.29%) Software Engineering
18 301 (5.79%) Analytics
18 301 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
19 290 (5.58%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1285 (24.74%) SQL
2 1242 (23.91%) Java
3 917 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 858 (16.52%) C#
5 399 (7.68%) Python
6 305 (5.87%) Ruby
7 288 (5.54%) C++
8 282 (5.43%) PHP
9 187 (3.60%) Perl
10 118 (2.27%) Shell Script
11 116 (2.23%) T-SQL
12 89 (1.71%) PL/SQL
13 88 (1.69%) C
14 79 (1.52%) PowerShell
15 73 (1.41%) Objective-C
16 68 (1.31%) VB
17 67 (1.29%) Bash Shell
18 51 (0.98%) VBA
19 48 (0.92%) Groovy
20 46 (0.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 922 (17.75%) Degree
2 500 (9.62%) ISEB
3 218 (4.20%) ISTQB
4 216 (4.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 105 (2.02%) Security Cleared
6 63 (1.21%) PMI Certification
7 60 (1.15%) SC Cleared
8 38 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (0.52%) CISSP
10 26 (0.50%) PMP
11 23 (0.44%) DV Cleared
12 20 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 20 (0.38%) CISM
13 17 (0.33%) MCSE
13 17 (0.33%) APMP
14 16 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
15 14 (0.27%) CISA
15 14 (0.27%) ISACA
16 13 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 13 (0.25%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 34 (0.65%) ISO 9001
3 33 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 31 (0.60%) SLA
6 24 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.31%) COBIT
8 11 (0.21%) GAAP
9 10 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
10 7 (0.13%) P3O
11 6 (0.12%) MiFID
12 5 (0.096%) HL7
12 5 (0.096%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.077%) FATCA
13 4 (0.077%) ISO 8583
13 4 (0.077%) ISO 9000
14 3 (0.058%) WAI
14 3 (0.058%) Basel III
15 2 (0.038%) CRD IV
15 2 (0.038%) GMP
System Software
1 54 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 46 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (0.65%) Varnish
4 32 (0.62%) KVM
5 29 (0.56%) Samba
6 14 (0.27%) Squid
6 14 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.13%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.12%) Xen
10 6 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.12%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.096%) NFS
12 3 (0.058%) Gluster
12 3 (0.058%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.058%) Kerio MailServer
12 3 (0.058%) vSphere
12 3 (0.058%) XenApp
13 2 (0.038%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 231 (4.45%) HP Quality Center
2 97 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
3 96 (1.85%) Puppet
4 44 (0.85%) ZABBIX
5 32 (0.62%) HAProxy
6 30 (0.58%) StatsD
6 30 (0.58%) Graphite
6 30 (0.58%) Nagios
7 28 (0.54%) Kibana
7 28 (0.54%) logstash
8 21 (0.40%) SCCM
9 20 (0.38%) Ansible
10 16 (0.31%) CA Endevor
11 15 (0.29%) SCOM
12 10 (0.19%) Ganglia
12 10 (0.19%) Opsview
13 9 (0.17%) Salt
13 9 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 7 (0.13%) Capistrano
14 7 (0.13%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 585 (11.26%) Microsoft
2 477 (9.18%) Oracle
3 231 (4.45%) HP
4 157 (3.02%) IBM
5 139 (2.68%) SAP
6 115 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
7 112 (2.16%) Google
8 73 (1.41%) Dell
9 72 (1.39%) VMware
10 69 (1.33%) Cisco
11 60 (1.15%) Adobe
12 59 (1.14%) Informatica
13 50 (0.96%) Apple
14 47 (0.90%) Red Hat
14 47 (0.90%) Business Objects
15 43 (0.83%) Juniper
15 43 (0.83%) Zend
16 42 (0.81%) Facebook
17 40 (0.77%) Sitecore
17 40 (0.77%) Cognos
Hillingdon, Middlesex
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Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
Stratospherec
Salary: £60k - 80k per year + excellent bonuses and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Annual Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Tiro Partners
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Engage PSG
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + standard big company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and benefits
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Salary: £550 - £625 per day
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