Period
to 25 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
London > Central London
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 37 53
Rank change year-on-year -13 +16 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 790 725 878
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 5.21% 5.79% 5.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.88% 41.96% 37.91%
Number of salaries quoted 718 668 779
Central London median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.27% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £39,775 £40,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £80,375 £77,500 £79,000
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +5.77%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Central London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 2,032 1,728 2,316
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 13.39% 13.79% 13.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,779 1,573 1,935
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £82,500
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Central London

QA
Salary Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Central London.

Salary trend for QA in Central London

QA
Salary Histogram in Central London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Central London over the 6 months to 25 April 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Central London

QA
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Central London region over the 6 months to 25 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -18 533 £60,000 +9.09% 101
Southwark -36 60 £52,500 -10.64%
West End of London +15 39 £60,000 +26.32% 27
City of Westminster +14 18 £47,500 -5.00%
Camden -2 12 £45,000 -24.37%
QA
London

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for QA.

1 439 (55.57%) Agile Software Development
2 339 (42.91%) Test Automation
3 303 (38.35%) Finance
4 236 (29.87%) SQL
5 231 (29.24%) C#
6 220 (27.85%) JavaScript
7 210 (26.58%) Java
8 187 (23.67%) SQL Server
9 165 (20.89%) .NET
10 161 (20.38%) Microsoft
11 159 (20.13%) Scrum
12 154 (19.49%) Selenium
13 138 (17.47%) TDD
14 130 (16.46%) JIRA
15 126 (15.95%) BDD
16 124 (15.70%) HTML
16 124 (15.70%) CSS
17 110 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
18 108 (13.67%) DevOps
18 108 (13.67%) SDLC
19 98 (12.41%) ASP.NET
20 95 (12.03%) Web Services
21 93 (11.77%) Project Management
22 90 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
23 87 (11.01%) MVC
23 87 (11.01%) Team Foundation Server
24 86 (10.89%) User Experience
24 86 (10.89%) Software Engineering
24 86 (10.89%) User Acceptance Testing
25 85 (10.76%) Python

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 40 (5.06%) Confluence
2 38 (4.81%) CMS
3 19 (2.41%) EPiServer
3 19 (2.41%) IIS
3 19 (2.41%) Tomcat
4 16 (2.03%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.77%) Drupal
6 11 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.01%) Umbraco
8 7 (0.89%) Apache Solr
8 7 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.76%) Apache
9 6 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.63%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.51%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.51%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.38%) JBoss
13 2 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.25%) Kentico
Applications
1 48 (6.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (2.03%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.76%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.13%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.90%) MetaTrader
2 7 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.63%) SAP Hybris
3 5 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 55 (6.96%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (5.82%) SaaS
4 29 (3.67%) PaaS
5 19 (2.41%) GitHub
6 15 (1.90%) NuGet
7 14 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (1.27%) Serverless
10 9 (1.14%) IaaS
11 8 (1.01%) BrowserStack
11 8 (1.01%) Heroku
12 6 (0.76%) Sauce Labs
13 4 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.51%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.51%) npm
14 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.56%) Internet
2 28 (3.54%) HTTP
3 20 (2.53%) Intranet
4 15 (1.90%) NetScaler
5 11 (1.39%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.89%) SSL
7 6 (0.76%) Firewall
8 5 (0.63%) IPsec
8 5 (0.63%) SAN
8 5 (0.63%) Wireless
9 3 (0.38%) SMS
10 2 (0.25%) DNS
10 2 (0.25%) FIX Connectivity
11 1 (0.13%) 3G
11 1 (0.13%) AMQP
11 1 (0.13%) FTP
11 1 (0.13%) MQTT
11 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (23.67%) SQL Server
2 62 (7.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (6.96%) Data Warehouse
4 46 (5.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (4.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 27 (3.42%) Relational Database
7 26 (3.29%) MongoDB
8 23 (2.91%) Power BI
9 21 (2.66%) NoSQL
10 19 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
11 17 (2.15%) MySQL
11 17 (2.15%) QlikView
12 15 (1.90%) Big Data
12 15 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (1.77%) Oracle Database
13 14 (1.77%) Siebel EIM
14 13 (1.65%) Blockchain
14 13 (1.65%) Cosmos DB
15 12 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 154 (19.49%) Selenium
2 130 (16.46%) JIRA
3 87 (11.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 79 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 76 (9.62%) WebDriver
6 71 (8.99%) Cucumber
7 69 (8.73%) Visual Studio
8 59 (7.47%) Jenkins
9 44 (5.57%) TeamCity
10 43 (5.44%) Maven
11 35 (4.43%) JUnit
12 30 (3.80%) NUnit
13 25 (3.16%) SpecFlow
14 24 (3.04%) Ant
15 20 (2.53%) HP UFT
15 20 (2.53%) SoapUI
16 19 (2.41%) Eclipse
17 16 (2.03%) IntelliJ
17 16 (2.03%) ReSharper
17 16 (2.03%) Subversion
General
1 303 (38.35%) Finance
2 49 (6.20%) Banking
3 47 (5.95%) Law
4 40 (5.06%) Retail
5 30 (3.80%) Marketing
6 26 (3.29%) Back Office
7 21 (2.66%) Advertising
7 21 (2.66%) Games
8 17 (2.15%) Financial Institution
8 17 (2.15%) Publishing
8 17 (2.15%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.14%) Front Office
10 8 (1.01%) Legal
11 7 (0.89%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.76%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.63%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.51%) Automotive
15 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.25%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 192 (24.30%) Developer
2 101 (12.78%) Analyst
3 97 (12.28%) QA Engineer
4 53 (6.71%) Senior Developer
5 51 (6.46%) C# Developer
6 50 (6.33%) .NET Developer
7 45 (5.70%) Tester
8 42 (5.32%) Business Analyst
9 36 (4.56%) DevOps Engineer
10 35 (4.43%) Test Leader
11 33 (4.18%) Java Developer
12 32 (4.05%) Automation Engineer
13 31 (3.92%) Developer in Test
14 30 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
15 29 (3.67%) Test Manager
16 28 (3.54%) Senior C# Developer
17 27 (3.42%) Test Engineer
18 25 (3.16%) Automation Tester
18 25 (3.16%) Consultant
18 25 (3.16%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (20.89%) .NET
2 124 (15.70%) CSS
2 124 (15.70%) HTML
3 98 (12.41%) ASP.NET
4 95 (12.03%) Web Services
5 74 (9.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 72 (9.11%) REST
7 56 (7.09%) RESTful
8 54 (6.84%) AngularJS
9 47 (5.95%) .NET Framework
10 44 (5.57%) ASP.NET Web API
11 43 (5.44%) SOAP
12 41 (5.19%) XML
13 37 (4.68%) HTML5
14 36 (4.56%) jQuery
15 35 (4.43%) Entity Framework
16 33 (4.18%) Node.js
17 31 (3.92%) CSS3
18 28 (3.54%) Spring
19 25 (3.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 86 (10.89%) User Experience
2 84 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (9.24%) Fintech
4 62 (7.85%) Mobile App
5 51 (6.46%) Computer Science
6 47 (5.95%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (2.91%) Client/Server
9 17 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
10 14 (1.77%) Fixed Income
11 12 (1.52%) Blackberry
11 12 (1.52%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.52%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.52%) Market Risk
12 11 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (1.39%) Hedge funds
13 9 (1.14%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.89%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.76%) Social Media
16 5 (0.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 63 (7.97%) Linux
2 55 (6.96%) Windows
3 24 (3.04%) Android
4 19 (2.41%) Apple iOS
5 18 (2.28%) Unix
6 16 (2.03%) CentOS
7 15 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (55.57%) Agile Software Development
2 339 (42.91%) Test Automation
3 159 (20.13%) Scrum
4 138 (17.47%) TDD
5 126 (15.95%) BDD
6 110 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
7 108 (13.67%) DevOps
7 108 (13.67%) SDLC
8 93 (11.77%) Project Management
9 90 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
10 87 (11.01%) MVC
11 86 (10.89%) Software Engineering
11 86 (10.89%) User Acceptance Testing
12 81 (10.25%) Test Strategy
13 75 (9.49%) Continuous Improvement
14 74 (9.37%) Mentoring
15 70 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
16 65 (8.23%) OO
16 65 (8.23%) Web Development
17 62 (7.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 236 (29.87%) SQL
2 231 (29.24%) C#
3 220 (27.85%) JavaScript
4 210 (26.58%) Java
5 85 (10.76%) Python
6 48 (6.08%) T-SQL
7 34 (4.30%) PowerShell
8 28 (3.54%) Perl
9 27 (3.42%) PHP
10 25 (3.16%) VB
11 24 (3.04%) C++
12 22 (2.78%) C
12 22 (2.78%) VBScript
13 21 (2.66%) Ruby
14 18 (2.28%) Bash Shell
15 16 (2.03%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.52%) ES6
17 11 (1.39%) Go
17 11 (1.39%) Groovy
18 10 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 81 (10.25%) Degree
2 37 (4.68%) ISEB
3 34 (4.30%) ISTQB
4 18 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.65%) PMP
7 12 (1.52%) DBS Check
8 9 (1.14%) PMI Certification
9 8 (1.01%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.63%) MCSE
11 5 (0.63%) SC Cleared
11 5 (0.63%) Security Cleared
12 4 (0.51%) CISA
12 4 (0.51%) CISM
12 4 (0.51%) CISSP
12 4 (0.51%) CRISC
12 4 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.38%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.42%) PMO
2 12 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.14%) Solvency II
4 6 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.51%) ISO 22301
5 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.38%) GDPR
7 1 (0.13%) Basel II
7 1 (0.13%) Basel III
7 1 (0.13%) GCP
7 1 (0.13%) GMP
7 1 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 21 (2.66%) Docker
2 20 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.65%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.25%) HDFS
4 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.13%) ACF2
5 1 (0.13%) GridGain
5 1 (0.13%) RACF
Systems Management
1 36 (4.56%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (2.91%) Ansible
3 16 (2.03%) Kibana
4 15 (1.90%) logstash
4 15 (1.90%) Perfmon
5 10 (1.27%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.63%) HP ALM
7 4 (0.51%) Graphite
7 4 (0.51%) Puppet
8 3 (0.38%) Nagios
8 3 (0.38%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.38%) Terraform
8 3 (0.38%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.25%) Simian Army
10 1 (0.13%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.13%) Control-M
10 1 (0.13%) Mesos
10 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 161 (20.38%) Microsoft
2 46 (5.82%) Oracle
3 21 (2.66%) HP
4 20 (2.53%) VMware
5 18 (2.28%) TIBCO
6 17 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (1.90%) SolarWinds
8 14 (1.77%) Siebel
9 13 (1.65%) Capita
10 10 (1.27%) Atlassian
10 10 (1.27%) Google
11 9 (1.14%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.14%) Xamarin
12 8 (1.01%) Cognos
12 8 (1.01%) SAP
13 6 (0.76%) Informatica
13 6 (0.76%) Perforce
14 5 (0.63%) Avaya
14 5 (0.63%) Cisco
14 5 (0.63%) IBM