Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 44 37
Rank change year-on-year -13 -7 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 590 789 769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 4.56% 5.44% 5.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.87% 44.20% 42.75%
Number of salaries quoted 532 704 697
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £39,075 £34,900
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £76,750
London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% -

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 1,558 1,785 1,799
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 12.05% 12.30% 13.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,324 1,536 1,586
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £31,375
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £82,500
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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

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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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -21 463 £62,500 +4.17% 128
West End of London -14 15 £70,000 +16.67% 1
City of Westminster -13 12 £75,000 +36.36% 2
Camden +4 6 £47,500 +5.56%
Southwark +42 3 £52,500 -
QA
London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 345 (58.47%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (41.19%) Finance
3 229 (38.81%) Test Automation
4 166 (28.14%) Java
5 145 (24.58%) Selenium
6 140 (23.73%) C#
7 139 (23.56%) SQL
8 120 (20.34%) Scrum
9 101 (17.12%) JIRA
10 94 (15.93%) Problem-Solving
11 91 (15.42%) BDD
12 90 (15.25%) Project Management
13 88 (14.92%) JavaScript
14 87 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
15 86 (14.58%) TDD
15 86 (14.58%) DevOps
15 86 (14.58%) SDLC
16 85 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
17 83 (14.07%) Microservices
18 74 (12.54%) .NET
19 68 (11.53%) Microsoft
20 66 (11.19%) User Acceptance Testing
21 65 (11.02%) SQL Server
22 62 (10.51%) Degree
22 62 (10.51%) Jenkins
23 61 (10.34%) Docker
24 59 (10.00%) Manual Testing
24 59 (10.00%) Linux
25 56 (9.49%) Cucumber
26 55 (9.32%) Python

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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 29 (4.92%) Confluence
2 15 (2.54%) CMS
3 8 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (1.36%) Umbraco
4 7 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.51%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.51%) SAS
6 3 (0.51%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.34%) Apache
7 2 (0.34%) JBoss
7 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.34%) WordPress
8 1 (0.17%) CICS
8 1 (0.17%) Drupal
8 1 (0.17%) Kentico
8 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.17%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 40 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (4.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (3.56%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (3.22%) MS Visio
5 17 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.34%) InVision
6 2 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.86%) Magento
2 10 (1.69%) IntelliMatch
3 9 (1.53%) FastStats
4 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 35 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (3.90%) SaaS
4 15 (2.54%) GitHub
5 8 (1.36%) Azure Data Factory
6 7 (1.19%) BlazeMeter
6 7 (1.19%) BrowserStack
7 6 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (1.02%) OpenShift
7 6 (1.02%) Trello
8 5 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.85%) Sauce Labs
8 5 (0.85%) Serverless
9 4 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.68%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.68%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.51%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.36%) 3G
1 8 (1.36%) 4G
1 8 (1.36%) GPRS
1 8 (1.36%) GSM
1 8 (1.36%) LTE
1 8 (1.36%) PSTN
2 6 (1.02%) Internet
2 6 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.68%) Firewall
3 4 (0.68%) SSH
4 2 (0.34%) DSL
4 2 (0.34%) HTTP
4 2 (0.34%) LAN
4 2 (0.34%) Network Security
4 2 (0.34%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.34%) WAN
4 2 (0.34%) Wireless
4 2 (0.34%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.17%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (2.54%) DB2
5 14 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (2.03%) Blockchain
7 10 (1.69%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.53%) Power BI
9 8 (1.36%) Data Lake
10 7 (1.19%) Big Data
10 7 (1.19%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.19%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.02%) MySQL
12 5 (0.85%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 145 (24.58%) Selenium
2 101 (17.12%) JIRA
3 62 (10.51%) Jenkins
4 56 (9.49%) Cucumber
5 38 (6.44%) SpecFlow
6 37 (6.27%) Git (software)
7 34 (5.76%) WebDriver
8 32 (5.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (3.90%) SoapUI
10 21 (3.56%) HP UFT
11 20 (3.39%) JMeter
12 18 (3.05%) Maven
13 17 (2.88%) TeamCity
14 16 (2.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 14 (2.37%) Visual Studio
16 13 (2.20%) Hudson
17 8 (1.36%) Jasmine
18 7 (1.19%) Ant
18 7 (1.19%) Grunt
19 6 (1.02%) Appium
General
1 243 (41.19%) Finance
2 48 (8.14%) Banking
3 46 (7.80%) Retail
4 37 (6.27%) Law
5 19 (3.22%) Marketing
6 14 (2.37%) Front Office
7 11 (1.86%) Back Office
7 11 (1.86%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.69%) Games
9 9 (1.53%) Legal
9 9 (1.53%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.85%) Advertising
10 5 (0.85%) Publishing
11 4 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.51%) Digital Economy
12 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.34%) Automotive
13 2 (0.34%) Billing
14 1 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 132 (22.37%) Developer
2 94 (15.93%) Analyst
3 87 (14.75%) QA Engineer
4 84 (14.24%) Tester
5 54 (9.15%) QA Tester
6 50 (8.47%) Java Developer
7 44 (7.46%) Test Analyst
8 37 (6.27%) Senior Developer
9 32 (5.42%) Test Engineer
10 31 (5.25%) Automation Tester
10 31 (5.25%) Business Analyst
11 30 (5.08%) Project Manager
12 26 (4.41%) Developer in Test
13 25 (4.24%) Senior Java Developer
14 23 (3.90%) QA Automation Engineer
15 22 (3.73%) C# Developer
15 22 (3.73%) QA Automation Tester
16 19 (3.22%) .NET Developer
16 19 (3.22%) Automation Engineer
16 19 (3.22%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (12.54%) .NET
2 53 (8.98%) Spring
3 48 (8.14%) XML
4 47 (7.97%) HTML
5 42 (7.12%) RESTful
5 42 (7.12%) Web Services
6 38 (6.44%) CSS
7 36 (6.10%) REST
8 35 (5.93%) Spring Boot
9 33 (5.59%) SOAP
10 32 (5.42%) ASP.NET Web API
11 30 (5.08%) ASP.NET
12 29 (4.92%) AngularJS
13 26 (4.41%) Gherkin
14 25 (4.24%) Apache Camel
15 23 (3.90%) Node.js
16 22 (3.73%) GraphQL
16 22 (3.73%) HTML5
16 22 (3.73%) jQuery
17 19 (3.22%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 85 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.27%) Mobile App
3 32 (5.42%) Fintech
4 31 (5.25%) User Experience
5 25 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (3.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (2.54%) Fixed Income
8 14 (2.37%) AS400
8 14 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.69%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.69%) SWIFT
10 9 (1.53%) Hedge funds
10 9 (1.53%) iPad
10 9 (1.53%) Reinsurance
11 8 (1.36%) Blackberry
11 8 (1.36%) Management Information System
12 6 (1.02%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.85%) Derivative
13 5 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.68%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 59 (10.00%) Linux
2 25 (4.24%) Unix
3 22 (3.73%) Windows
4 18 (3.05%) Android
5 16 (2.71%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.85%) CentOS
6 5 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.51%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.34%) Fedora
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (58.47%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (38.81%) Test Automation
3 120 (20.34%) Scrum
4 94 (15.93%) Problem-Solving
5 91 (15.42%) BDD
6 90 (15.25%) Project Management
7 87 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
8 86 (14.58%) DevOps
8 86 (14.58%) SDLC
8 86 (14.58%) TDD
9 83 (14.07%) Microservices
10 66 (11.19%) User Acceptance Testing
11 59 (10.00%) Manual Testing
12 55 (9.32%) Software Testing
13 52 (8.81%) Regression Testing
14 51 (8.64%) Test Scripting
15 50 (8.47%) ETL
16 49 (8.31%) E-Commerce
16 49 (8.31%) User Stories
17 48 (8.14%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 166 (28.14%) Java
2 140 (23.73%) C#
3 139 (23.56%) SQL
4 88 (14.92%) JavaScript
5 55 (9.32%) Python
6 21 (3.56%) C
7 19 (3.22%) C++
8 17 (2.88%) T-SQL
9 16 (2.71%) PHP
10 15 (2.54%) Perl
11 11 (1.86%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.69%) Java 8
13 9 (1.53%) Ruby
14 8 (1.36%) Go
14 8 (1.36%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.19%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.19%) VB.NET
15 7 (1.19%) VBA
16 6 (1.02%) VB
17 5 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (10.51%) Degree
2 44 (7.46%) ISEB
3 36 (6.10%) ISTQB
4 19 (3.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (2.37%) PMI Certification
6 14 (2.37%) PMP
7 11 (1.86%) PgMP
8 5 (0.85%) Security Cleared
9 4 (0.68%) A+ Certification
9 4 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.34%) CCIE
11 2 (0.34%) CCNA
11 2 (0.34%) CCNP
11 2 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.34%) MOS
11 2 (0.34%) PhD
11 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.90%) PMO
2 10 (1.69%) ISO 20022
2 10 (1.69%) SEPA
2 10 (1.69%) TARGET2
3 6 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.34%) GDPR
4 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.17%) EMIR
5 1 (0.17%) MiFID
5 1 (0.17%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 61 (10.34%) Docker
2 4 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.34%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.17%) ACF2
4 1 (0.17%) RACF
Systems Management
1 38 (6.44%) Kubernetes
2 23 (3.90%) Docker Swarm
3 19 (3.22%) Ansible
3 19 (3.22%) Terraform
4 10 (1.69%) Puppet
5 8 (1.36%) AirWatch
6 5 (0.85%) HP ALM
7 4 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.68%) SCCM
7 4 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.34%) Grafana
8 2 (0.34%) Graphite
8 2 (0.34%) Mesos
9 1 (0.17%) Kibana
9 1 (0.17%) Salt
9 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 68 (11.53%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.25%) Red Hat
3 20 (3.39%) Oracle
4 15 (2.54%) IBM
5 11 (1.86%) Apple
5 11 (1.86%) Atlassian
6 10 (1.69%) Calypso
6 10 (1.69%) FIS
7 9 (1.53%) hybris
7 9 (1.53%) Tableau
8 8 (1.36%) MobileIron
9 7 (1.19%) Guidewire
9 7 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.02%) ATG
10 6 (1.02%) HP
11 5 (0.85%) Citrix
11 5 (0.85%) Google
11 5 (0.85%) Splunk
12 4 (0.68%) Demandware
12 4 (0.68%) New Relic