Period
to

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 17 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
London > Central London
6 months to
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 22 29 73
Rank change year-on-year +7 +44 -22
Permanent jobs citing QA 718 505 220
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 8.42% 7.68% 3.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.93% 46.42% 33.38%
Number of salaries quoted 594 473 198
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,999 £42,125
25th Percentile £53,750 £50,000 £47,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £63,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +2.36% -2.31%
75th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £81,250
90th Percentile £107,500 £104,750 £97,500
London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +8.33%

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 1,498 1,088 659
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 17.58% 16.54% 11.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,197 955 582
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
25th Percentile £53,750 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% -3.85%
75th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £107,500 £97,500 £95,000
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - - +6.56%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing QA as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in Central London.

Salary trend for QA in Central London

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Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in Central London over the 6 months to 17 August 2022.

Salary histogram for QA in Central London

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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 17 August 2022. 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
Jobs
City of London +8 681 £67,500 +3.85% 75
Camden -14 11 £70,000 +40.00%
Southwark +3 7 £24,650 -62.08%
West End of London +8 5 £62,500 +61.29%
Kensington and Chelsea 0 3 £42,500 -29.17% 1
City of Westminster -1 1 £110,000 +109.52%
QA
London

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, 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.

1 245 (34.12%) Agile
2 229 (31.89%) Selenium
3 222 (30.92%) Test Automation
4 219 (30.50%) Java
5 178 (24.79%) API Testing
6 172 (23.96%) C#
7 159 (22.14%) Test Strategy
8 158 (22.01%) REST
9 153 (21.31%) JavaScript
10 150 (20.89%) Postman
11 145 (20.19%) Finance
12 134 (18.66%) Python
13 131 (18.25%) Azure
14 130 (18.11%) DevOps
15 125 (17.41%) Cucumber
16 116 (16.16%) Jenkins
17 102 (14.21%) SQL
18 97 (13.51%) CI/CD
19 95 (13.23%) Social Skills
20 94 (13.09%) Project Delivery
20 94 (13.09%) Fintech
21 88 (12.26%) Microsoft
22 85 (11.84%) Microservices
23 84 (11.70%) Software Engineering
24 82 (11.42%) .NET
24 82 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
25 80 (11.14%) Software Testing
26 78 (10.86%) AWS
26 78 (10.86%) Scrum
27 75 (10.45%) JIRA

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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 36 (5.01%) Confluence
2 13 (1.81%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.39%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.25%) Apache
5 7 (0.97%) JBoss
6 4 (0.56%) SAS
7 3 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.42%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.28%) CMS
8 2 (0.28%) Headless CMS
8 2 (0.28%) IIS
8 2 (0.28%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.14%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.14%) Appian
9 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.70%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.70%) Maple
4 4 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.84%) Fidessa
3 3 (0.42%) Magento
4 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 131 (18.25%) Azure
2 78 (10.86%) AWS
3 57 (7.94%) Azure DevOps
4 53 (7.38%) Snowflake
5 33 (4.60%) SaaS
6 24 (3.34%) Serverless
7 20 (2.79%) Power Platform
8 17 (2.37%) GCP
9 11 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (1.25%) Microsoft 365
10 9 (1.25%) PowerApps
11 8 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (1.11%) Azure Service Bus
11 8 (1.11%) Power Automate
12 5 (0.70%) BlazeMeter
12 5 (0.70%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.56%) GitHub
14 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.42%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.70%) Network Security
1 5 (0.70%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.56%) DHCP
2 4 (0.56%) DNS
3 3 (0.42%) HTTP
3 3 (0.42%) LAN
3 3 (0.42%) WLAN
4 2 (0.28%) Firewall
4 2 (0.28%) Telnet
4 2 (0.28%) VoIP
5 1 (0.14%) 802.11
5 1 (0.14%) Skype
5 1 (0.14%) WebEx
5 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (7.24%) Tableau
2 42 (5.85%) SQL Server
3 25 (3.48%) NoSQL
4 17 (2.37%) Power BI
5 15 (2.09%) Relational Database
6 14 (1.95%) MongoDB
7 13 (1.81%) Big Data
7 13 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
8 12 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.39%) Looker
10 9 (1.25%) DynamoDB
10 9 (1.25%) Qlik Sense
11 8 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.84%) Apache Ignite
13 6 (0.84%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.84%) Metadata
14 5 (0.70%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 229 (31.89%) Selenium
2 150 (20.89%) Postman
3 125 (17.41%) Cucumber
4 116 (16.16%) Jenkins
5 75 (10.45%) JIRA
6 72 (10.03%) SpecFlow
7 55 (7.66%) JMeter
8 44 (6.13%) Zephyr
9 43 (5.99%) TeamCity
10 42 (5.85%) Rational Quality Manager
11 33 (4.60%) Cypress.io
12 32 (4.46%) Appium
13 31 (4.32%) JUnit
14 27 (3.76%) Git (software)
15 18 (2.51%) WebDriver
16 17 (2.37%) GitLab
17 15 (2.09%) REST Assured
18 14 (1.95%) SoapUI
19 13 (1.81%) Protractor
19 13 (1.81%) TestRail
General
1 145 (20.19%) Finance
2 95 (13.23%) Social Skills
3 56 (7.80%) Advertising
4 54 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (7.10%) Retail
6 49 (6.82%) Marketing
6 49 (6.82%) Tech for Good
7 27 (3.76%) Front Office
8 25 (3.48%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 24 (3.34%) Law
10 20 (2.79%) Presentation Skills
11 16 (2.23%) Public Sector
12 14 (1.95%) Games
13 13 (1.81%) Legal
14 12 (1.67%) Banking
15 11 (1.53%) Influencing Skills
16 7 (0.97%) iGaming
17 5 (0.70%) Organisational Skills
17 5 (0.70%) Police
18 3 (0.42%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 125 (17.41%) QA Engineer
2 67 (9.33%) Developer
3 58 (8.08%) QA Leader
4 55 (7.66%) Test Engineer
5 51 (7.10%) Analyst
6 38 (5.29%) Data Manager
7 28 (3.90%) Senior Developer
8 27 (3.76%) Senior QA Engineer
9 25 (3.48%) Java Developer
10 24 (3.34%) Development Manager
10 24 (3.34%) Engagement Manager
11 23 (3.20%) Senior Java Developer
12 20 (2.79%) QA Automation Engineer
13 19 (2.65%) Project Manager
14 18 (2.51%) Automation Engineer
14 18 (2.51%) Report Manager
14 18 (2.51%) Senior Analyst
15 17 (2.37%) E-Commerce Engineer
15 17 (2.37%) Product Owner
15 17 (2.37%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (22.01%) REST
2 82 (11.42%) .NET
3 56 (7.80%) Gherkin
4 47 (6.55%) HTML
5 37 (5.15%) React
6 27 (3.76%) HTML5
7 25 (3.48%) XML
8 24 (3.34%) .NET Framework
9 23 (3.20%) Spring
10 21 (2.92%) SOAP
11 20 (2.79%) JSON
11 20 (2.79%) Swing
12 19 (2.65%) WebdriverIO
13 17 (2.37%) Kafka
14 16 (2.23%) ASP.NET
15 14 (1.95%) CSS
15 14 (1.95%) Node.js
16 12 (1.67%) AngularJS
16 12 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
17 11 (1.53%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.13%) Virtual Team
2 37 (5.15%) User Experience
3 34 (4.74%) Mobile App
4 23 (3.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 23 (3.20%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.51%) Marketing Technology
6 16 (2.23%) Blockchain
6 16 (2.23%) Cyberattack
6 16 (2.23%) Cybercrime
7 15 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (1.95%) Hedge funds
9 12 (1.67%) PropTech
10 11 (1.53%) Video on Demand
10 11 (1.53%) Video\Live Streaming
11 10 (1.39%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.25%) Equities
13 8 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (0.97%) Reinsurance
15 6 (0.84%) Cloud Native
15 6 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (5.85%) Linux
2 34 (4.74%) Windows
3 31 (4.32%) Unix
4 11 (1.53%) Android
4 11 (1.53%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.84%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.56%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.28%) VMS
9 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (34.12%) Agile
2 222 (30.92%) Test Automation
3 178 (24.79%) API Testing
4 159 (22.14%) Test Strategy
5 130 (18.11%) DevOps
6 97 (13.51%) CI/CD
7 94 (13.09%) Fintech
7 94 (13.09%) Project Delivery
8 85 (11.84%) Microservices
9 84 (11.70%) Software Engineering
10 82 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
11 80 (11.14%) Software Testing
12 78 (10.86%) Scrum
13 75 (10.45%) Test Scripting
14 70 (9.75%) SDET
15 65 (9.05%) Mentoring
16 64 (8.91%) Analytics
17 63 (8.77%) TDD
17 63 (8.77%) Test Management
18 56 (7.80%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 219 (30.50%) Java
2 172 (23.96%) C#
3 153 (21.31%) JavaScript
4 134 (18.66%) Python
5 102 (14.21%) SQL
6 24 (3.34%) TypeScript
7 23 (3.20%) C++
8 14 (1.95%) PHP
9 12 (1.67%) Kotlin
10 11 (1.53%) Ruby
11 9 (1.25%) Groovy
11 9 (1.25%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.11%) C
12 8 (1.11%) VBA
13 7 (0.97%) MATLAB
13 7 (0.97%) R
14 6 (0.84%) Bash
15 5 (0.70%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.56%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.42%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 34 (4.74%) Degree
2 19 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (1.53%) AWS Certification
4 11 (1.53%) Master's Degree
5 10 (1.39%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.70%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.70%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.42%) MCITP
9 3 (0.42%) MCTS
9 3 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.28%) Azure Certification
10 2 (0.28%) CSPO
10 2 (0.28%) ISEB
10 2 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.14%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.23%) Data Quality
2 12 (1.67%) GDPR
3 8 (1.11%) SLA
4 4 (0.56%) PMO
5 3 (0.42%) Accessibility
5 3 (0.42%) ISO 15022
5 3 (0.42%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.28%) MiFID
7 1 (0.14%) EMIR
7 1 (0.14%) IFRS
7 1 (0.14%) IFRS 17
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (5.01%) Docker
2 9 (1.25%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.42%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 42 (5.85%) HP ALM
1 42 (5.85%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (2.09%) Kubernetes
3 7 (0.97%) Terraform
4 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (0.42%) SCCM
5 1 (0.14%) Kibana
5 1 (0.14%) logstash
Vendors
1 88 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 59 (8.22%) IBM
3 49 (6.82%) Google
4 43 (5.99%) HP
5 40 (5.57%) Oracle
6 9 (1.25%) Databricks
7 7 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (0.97%) SAP
8 6 (0.84%) Citrix
9 5 (0.70%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.70%) Informatica
9 5 (0.70%) Sophos
10 4 (0.56%) Adobe
10 4 (0.56%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.42%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.42%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.42%) Sybase
11 3 (0.42%) VMware
12 2 (0.28%) Cadence
12 2 (0.28%) Xamarin