Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
London > Central London
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 39 46
Rank change year-on-year -13 +7 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 689 703 871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 4.90% 5.65% 5.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.01% 42.22% 43.92%
Number of salaries quoted 628 619 797
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% +1.85%
10th Percentile £37,425 £40,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £78,750
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,625 £56,000
% change year-on-year +4.12% +2.90% +1.82%

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 1,722 1,665 1,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 12.25% 13.38% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,512 1,454 1,731
Central London median annual salary £61,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £83,750 £80,000
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

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -24 506 £60,000 - 122
West End of London +15 36 £70,000 +27.27% 22
Southwark -7 9 £45,000 +104.55%
City of Westminster +4 8 £51,000 -7.69%
Camden +2 3 £39,500 -21.00% 1
QA
London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 362 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (39.48%) Test Automation
3 257 (37.30%) Finance
4 192 (27.87%) Java
5 178 (25.83%) SQL
6 176 (25.54%) Selenium
7 168 (24.38%) C#
8 134 (19.45%) JavaScript
9 123 (17.85%) Continuous Integration
10 118 (17.13%) Scrum
11 117 (16.98%) .NET
12 116 (16.84%) Problem-Solving
13 115 (16.69%) BDD
14 112 (16.26%) DevOps
15 110 (15.97%) Project Management
15 110 (15.97%) TDD
16 104 (15.09%) JIRA
17 100 (14.51%) HTML
18 93 (13.50%) SDLC
19 89 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
20 87 (12.63%) CSS
21 84 (12.19%) Python
21 84 (12.19%) Jenkins
22 83 (12.05%) SQL Server
23 81 (11.76%) Git (software)
24 77 (11.18%) Degree
25 76 (11.03%) Microsoft
26 73 (10.60%) Continuous Improvement
27 72 (10.45%) Linux
28 70 (10.16%) MVC

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 39 (5.66%) Confluence
2 19 (2.76%) CMS
3 9 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.02%) Apache
4 7 (1.02%) IIS
4 7 (1.02%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.87%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.73%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.44%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.44%) Drupal
8 3 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.44%) WordPress
9 2 (0.29%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.29%) JBoss
9 2 (0.29%) JCAPS
9 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.29%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.58%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.58%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.29%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.16%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (0.87%) FastStats
3 5 (0.73%) Magento
3 5 (0.73%) MetaTrader
4 3 (0.44%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.29%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.15%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.15%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 64 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (7.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (5.66%) GitHub
3 39 (5.66%) SaaS
4 20 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (2.32%) BrowserStack
6 12 (1.74%) Google Analytics
7 11 (1.60%) Sauce Labs
8 10 (1.45%) npm
9 9 (1.31%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (1.31%) Serverless
10 8 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (1.16%) NuGet
11 7 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.87%) Adobe Analytics
12 6 (0.87%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.58%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.16%) Internet
1 8 (1.16%) SMS
1 8 (1.16%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.87%) HTTP
2 6 (0.87%) SSL
3 5 (0.73%) NetScaler
3 5 (0.73%) Wireless
4 3 (0.44%) LTE
4 3 (0.44%) SSH
4 3 (0.44%) WebEx
5 2 (0.29%) DNS
5 2 (0.29%) DSL
5 2 (0.29%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (0.29%) FTP
5 2 (0.29%) GSM
5 2 (0.29%) Intranet
5 2 (0.29%) Network Security
5 2 (0.29%) Skype
6 1 (0.15%) AMQP
6 1 (0.15%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (3.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (3.19%) MySQL
5 19 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (2.61%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (2.18%) NoSQL
9 13 (1.89%) Big Data
10 12 (1.74%) Power BI
10 12 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.45%) MongoDB
12 9 (1.31%) Blockchain
12 9 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.73%) Text Mining
15 4 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 176 (25.54%) Selenium
2 104 (15.09%) JIRA
3 84 (12.19%) Jenkins
4 81 (11.76%) Git (software)
5 55 (7.98%) Cucumber
5 55 (7.98%) WebDriver
6 44 (6.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (5.95%) SpecFlow
8 37 (5.37%) HP UFT
9 35 (5.08%) Maven
9 35 (5.08%) Visual Studio
10 28 (4.06%) TeamCity
11 24 (3.48%) JUnit
12 20 (2.90%) Ant
12 20 (2.90%) JMeter
12 20 (2.90%) SoapUI
13 16 (2.32%) Subversion
14 15 (2.18%) TestNG
15 14 (2.03%) MSBuild
16 11 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 257 (37.30%) Finance
2 49 (7.11%) Banking
3 46 (6.68%) Law
4 45 (6.53%) Retail
5 22 (3.19%) Games
6 19 (2.76%) Marketing
7 18 (2.61%) Front Office
8 17 (2.47%) Back Office
9 15 (2.18%) Advertising
9 15 (2.18%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.89%) Legal
11 7 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.02%) Publishing
12 6 (0.87%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.58%) French Language
13 4 (0.58%) German Language
13 4 (0.58%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.58%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
14 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 166 (24.09%) Developer
2 116 (16.84%) QA Engineer
3 113 (16.40%) Analyst
4 78 (11.32%) Tester
5 60 (8.71%) QA Tester
6 45 (6.53%) Java Developer
7 41 (5.95%) Senior Developer
8 38 (5.52%) QA Analyst
8 38 (5.52%) Test Analyst
9 35 (5.08%) Automation Tester
9 35 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
10 33 (4.79%) .NET Developer
11 31 (4.50%) Developer in Test
11 31 (4.50%) Project Manager
11 31 (4.50%) Senior QA Engineer
12 30 (4.35%) Business Analyst
12 30 (4.35%) QA Automation Engineer
13 28 (4.06%) Automation Engineer
13 28 (4.06%) C# Developer
14 26 (3.77%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (16.98%) .NET
2 100 (14.51%) HTML
3 87 (12.63%) CSS
4 68 (9.87%) ASP.NET
5 67 (9.72%) XML
6 56 (8.13%) Web Services
7 53 (7.69%) REST
8 48 (6.97%) Spring
9 47 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 46 (6.68%) AngularJS
11 36 (5.22%) ASP.NET Web API
11 36 (5.22%) JSON
12 35 (5.08%) HTML5
13 33 (4.79%) RESTful
14 29 (4.21%) jQuery
15 28 (4.06%) SOAP
16 26 (3.77%) React
17 25 (3.63%) Node.js
18 23 (3.34%) Gherkin
19 19 (2.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 89 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (8.27%) Fintech
3 51 (7.40%) Computer Science
4 48 (6.97%) Greenfield Project
5 45 (6.53%) User Experience
6 44 (6.39%) Mobile App
7 28 (4.06%) Self-Motivation
8 26 (3.77%) Fixed Income
9 20 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 15 (2.18%) iPad
11 12 (1.74%) Blackberry
12 11 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.45%) Hedge funds
14 7 (1.02%) Social Media
15 5 (0.73%) Digital Media
15 5 (0.73%) Life Science
15 5 (0.73%) Mobile Games
15 5 (0.73%) Virtual Team
16 4 (0.58%) Equities
16 4 (0.58%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 72 (10.45%) Linux
2 45 (6.53%) Windows
3 32 (4.64%) Unix
4 24 (3.48%) Android
5 23 (3.34%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.31%) CentOS
7 5 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.29%) Fedora
8 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.29%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (39.48%) Test Automation
3 123 (17.85%) Continuous Integration
4 118 (17.13%) Scrum
5 116 (16.84%) Problem-Solving
6 115 (16.69%) BDD
7 112 (16.26%) DevOps
8 110 (15.97%) Project Management
8 110 (15.97%) TDD
9 93 (13.50%) SDLC
10 73 (10.60%) Continuous Improvement
11 70 (10.16%) MVC
12 69 (10.01%) Software Engineering
13 68 (9.87%) Test Strategy
14 63 (9.14%) E-Commerce
15 61 (8.85%) User Acceptance Testing
16 60 (8.71%) Test Scripting
17 53 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
18 52 (7.55%) Software Testing
19 46 (6.68%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 192 (27.87%) Java
2 178 (25.83%) SQL
3 168 (24.38%) C#
4 134 (19.45%) JavaScript
5 84 (12.19%) Python
6 32 (4.64%) T-SQL
7 26 (3.77%) Perl
8 21 (3.05%) Shell Script
9 19 (2.76%) C++
9 19 (2.76%) Ruby
10 16 (2.32%) PL/SQL
11 15 (2.18%) Bash Shell
12 14 (2.03%) Groovy
12 14 (2.03%) PowerShell
13 13 (1.89%) C
13 13 (1.89%) ES6
14 9 (1.31%) PHP
15 8 (1.16%) Go
16 7 (1.02%) R
16 7 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (11.18%) Degree
2 29 (4.21%) ISTQB
3 22 (3.19%) ISEB
4 17 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (2.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (1.74%) DBS Check
7 5 (0.73%) PMP
8 4 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.29%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.15%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.15%) CCNA
10 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.15%) MCSE
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.66%) PMO
2 3 (0.44%) GDPR
2 3 (0.44%) ISO 20022
2 3 (0.44%) SEPA
2 3 (0.44%) TARGET2
3 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.15%) EMIR
4 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 43 (6.24%) Docker
2 6 (0.87%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.29%) GlusterFS
5 1 (0.15%) ACF2
5 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.15%) RACF
5 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (4.35%) Kubernetes
2 23 (3.34%) Ansible
3 18 (2.61%) HP ALM
4 17 (2.47%) Puppet
5 16 (2.32%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (2.32%) Terraform
6 10 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.31%) Docker Swarm
8 7 (1.02%) Kibana
9 6 (0.87%) logstash
10 5 (0.73%) Perfmon
11 4 (0.58%) Nagios
11 4 (0.58%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.58%) Salt
11 4 (0.58%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.44%) SCOM
13 2 (0.29%) Control-M
13 2 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
13 2 (0.29%) Mesos
14 1 (0.15%) Riemann
Vendors
1 76 (11.03%) Microsoft
2 28 (4.06%) SAP
3 25 (3.63%) Google
3 25 (3.63%) Oracle
4 18 (2.61%) HP
4 18 (2.61%) Red Hat
5 16 (2.32%) hybris
6 9 (1.31%) Informatica
6 9 (1.31%) Perforce
6 9 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.16%) TIBCO
8 7 (1.02%) Tableau
9 6 (0.87%) Adobe
9 6 (0.87%) AppDynamics
9 6 (0.87%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.87%) New Relic
9 6 (0.87%) VMware
10 5 (0.73%) MuleSoft
10 5 (0.73%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.58%) Splunk