Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
London > Central London
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 54 41
Rank change year-on-year +2 -13 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 614 682 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 4.87% 4.81% 5.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.90% 39.49% 42.11%
Number of salaries quoted 514 622 610
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £39,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £87,750
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -

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 1,539 1,727 1,636
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 12.20% 12.19% 13.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,323 1,523 1,416
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £61,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.69% +2.50% +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £85,000
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +12 515 £63,250 +5.42% 85
Southwark +8 20 £70,000 +55.56%
City of Westminster -2 13 £70,000 -6.67%
West End of London -19 10 £70,000 - 1
Camden -4 8 £66,250 +47.22%
QA
London

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 343 (55.86%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (38.11%) Test Automation
3 195 (31.76%) Java
4 182 (29.64%) Finance
5 151 (24.59%) SQL
6 135 (21.99%) Selenium
7 131 (21.34%) Python
8 130 (21.17%) Scrum
9 123 (20.03%) JavaScript
10 112 (18.24%) C#
11 99 (16.12%) .NET
12 92 (14.98%) JIRA
13 91 (14.82%) Linux
14 90 (14.66%) BDD
15 79 (12.87%) Git (software)
15 79 (12.87%) Fintech
16 78 (12.70%) AWS
17 75 (12.21%) TDD
17 75 (12.21%) Microsoft
18 73 (11.89%) HTML
18 73 (11.89%) Cucumber
19 72 (11.73%) SQL Server
20 71 (11.56%) Mentoring
20 71 (11.56%) SDLC
21 69 (11.24%) Project Management
21 69 (11.24%) Azure
22 68 (11.07%) Analytics
23 67 (10.91%) Degree
24 66 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
25 64 (10.42%) CSS

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 34 (5.54%) CMS
2 28 (4.56%) Confluence
3 27 (4.40%) EPiServer
4 20 (3.26%) Apache Spark
5 15 (2.44%) Apache
6 11 (1.79%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.47%) IIS
7 9 (1.47%) WordPress
8 7 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.98%) nginx
10 3 (0.49%) Drupal
11 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (5.05%) Microsoft Project
2 21 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.65%) Sketch
6 3 (0.49%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.49%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.33%) Zeplin
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.16%) InVision
Business Applications
1 6 (0.98%) FastStats
2 5 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.65%) R3 Corda
4 3 (0.49%) SnowdropKCS
5 2 (0.33%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 78 (12.70%) AWS
2 69 (11.24%) Azure
3 26 (4.23%) GCP
4 15 (2.44%) SaaS
5 11 (1.79%) GitHub
5 11 (1.79%) Power Platform
6 10 (1.63%) Google Analytics
7 8 (1.30%) PaaS
8 7 (1.14%) Basecamp
8 7 (1.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 5 (0.81%) Office 365
10 4 (0.65%) CloudFront
10 4 (0.65%) npm
10 4 (0.65%) Slack
11 3 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.49%) Datadog
11 3 (0.49%) Firebase
11 3 (0.49%) Sauce Labs
11 3 (0.49%) Serverless
12 2 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.37%) Internet
2 19 (3.09%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.30%) Wireshark
4 4 (0.65%) HTTP
4 4 (0.65%) VPN
5 3 (0.49%) DHCP
5 3 (0.49%) DNS
5 3 (0.49%) Firewall
5 3 (0.49%) SMTP
6 2 (0.33%) SSL
7 1 (0.16%) FTP
7 1 (0.16%) Network Security
7 1 (0.16%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (11.73%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.49%) Big Data
3 30 (4.89%) Hadoop
4 26 (4.23%) Relational Database
4 26 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (4.07%) MySQL
6 22 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (2.61%) NoSQL
10 13 (2.12%) Blockchain
11 12 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (1.79%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.79%) Power BI
13 10 (1.63%) Apache Hive
13 10 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (1.30%) RDBMS
15 7 (1.14%) KDB
16 6 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 135 (21.99%) Selenium
2 92 (14.98%) JIRA
3 79 (12.87%) Git (software)
4 73 (11.89%) Cucumber
5 52 (8.47%) WebDriver
6 43 (7.00%) Jenkins
7 26 (4.23%) Visual Studio
8 25 (4.07%) SpecFlow
9 21 (3.42%) TeamCity
10 18 (2.93%) Appium
10 18 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (2.12%) Bitbucket
12 10 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (1.63%) Gatling
12 10 (1.63%) HP UFT
13 7 (1.14%) JMeter
13 7 (1.14%) SoapUI
13 7 (1.14%) Subversion
13 7 (1.14%) TestRail
14 6 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 182 (29.64%) Finance
2 44 (7.17%) Marketing
3 40 (6.51%) Retail
4 27 (4.40%) Banking
5 16 (2.61%) Back Office
5 16 (2.61%) Law
6 14 (2.28%) Front Office
7 9 (1.47%) Games
8 7 (1.14%) Advertising
8 7 (1.14%) Public Sector
9 5 (0.81%) Legal
10 2 (0.33%) French Language
10 2 (0.33%) Housing Association
10 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.33%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Humanities
11 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 146 (23.78%) Developer
2 86 (14.01%) QA Engineer
3 65 (10.59%) Analyst
4 63 (10.26%) Tester
5 38 (6.19%) Senior Developer
6 31 (5.05%) QA Automation Engineer
7 30 (4.89%) Automation Tester
8 29 (4.72%) Architect
9 26 (4.23%) Developer in Test
9 26 (4.23%) QA Tester
10 25 (4.07%) C# Developer
11 24 (3.91%) .NET Developer
11 24 (3.91%) Data Engineer
11 24 (3.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 24 (3.91%) QA Leader
12 23 (3.75%) Test Engineer
13 22 (3.58%) Automation Engineer
13 22 (3.58%) QA Analyst
13 22 (3.58%) Software Developer
13 22 (3.58%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (16.12%) .NET
2 73 (11.89%) HTML
3 64 (10.42%) CSS
4 40 (6.51%) HTML5
4 40 (6.51%) XML
5 38 (6.19%) Node.js
5 38 (6.19%) Spring
6 36 (5.86%) Web Services
7 35 (5.70%) .NET Framework
7 35 (5.70%) CSS3
7 35 (5.70%) JSON
8 32 (5.21%) React
9 31 (5.05%) REST
10 28 (4.56%) RESTful
11 27 (4.40%) AngularJS
11 27 (4.40%) ASP.NET
11 27 (4.40%) jQuery
12 25 (4.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 21 (3.42%) SOAP
14 19 (3.09%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.65%) Greenfield Project
2 46 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (6.68%) User Experience
4 29 (4.72%) Mobile App
5 19 (3.09%) Hedge funds
6 16 (2.61%) Derivative
6 16 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (2.44%) Fixed Income
8 13 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.95%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.79%) iPad
11 9 (1.47%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (0.98%) Digital Currency
14 4 (0.65%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.65%) Taxonomies
15 3 (0.49%) Contract for Difference
15 3 (0.49%) Digital Media
15 3 (0.49%) Smart City
15 3 (0.49%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 91 (14.82%) Linux
2 39 (6.35%) Windows
3 29 (4.72%) Unix
4 19 (3.09%) Apple iOS
5 17 (2.77%) Android
6 8 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (55.86%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (38.11%) Test Automation
3 130 (21.17%) Scrum
4 90 (14.66%) BDD
5 79 (12.87%) Fintech
6 75 (12.21%) TDD
7 71 (11.56%) Mentoring
7 71 (11.56%) SDLC
8 69 (11.24%) Project Management
9 68 (11.07%) Analytics
10 66 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
11 64 (10.42%) Computer Science
12 62 (10.10%) Test Strategy
13 55 (8.96%) DevOps
14 54 (8.79%) Software Engineering
15 53 (8.63%) Project Delivery
16 52 (8.47%) Web Development
17 51 (8.31%) SDET
18 49 (7.98%) E-Commerce
19 48 (7.82%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 195 (31.76%) Java
2 151 (24.59%) SQL
3 131 (21.34%) Python
4 123 (20.03%) JavaScript
5 112 (18.24%) C#
6 43 (7.00%) Scala
7 26 (4.23%) C++
8 21 (3.42%) PowerShell
9 18 (2.93%) Go
9 18 (2.93%) XPath
10 16 (2.61%) Ruby
10 16 (2.61%) Shell Script
10 16 (2.61%) T-SQL
11 15 (2.44%) Bash Shell
12 14 (2.28%) Java 8
13 12 (1.95%) Kotlin
14 10 (1.63%) PHP
15 9 (1.47%) R
16 6 (0.98%) ES6
17 5 (0.81%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 67 (10.91%) Degree
2 28 (4.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (2.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 14 (2.28%) ISTQB
5 11 (1.79%) ISEB
6 9 (1.47%) PhD
7 7 (1.14%) MCSD
7 7 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.81%) CBAP
8 5 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.65%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.65%) Security Cleared
10 3 (0.49%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.49%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.33%) PMP
12 1 (0.16%) MCTS
12 1 (0.16%) MOS
12 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.40%) PMO
2 9 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.49%) GDPR
4 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.16%) EMIR
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.16%) MiFID
5 1 (0.16%) NIST
5 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (6.19%) Docker
2 5 (0.81%) HDFS
3 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.16%) Firmware
4 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (3.42%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.95%) Ansible
3 7 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (1.14%) Terraform
4 6 (0.98%) Dollar Universe
4 6 (0.98%) Packer
5 5 (0.81%) Oozie
6 3 (0.49%) Puppet
7 2 (0.33%) Grafana
7 2 (0.33%) Graphite
7 2 (0.33%) SCCM
8 1 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.16%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 75 (12.21%) Microsoft
2 45 (7.33%) Google
3 31 (5.05%) Oracle
4 16 (2.61%) Atlassian
4 16 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (2.12%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 13 (2.12%) Reuters
6 10 (1.63%) HP
7 9 (1.47%) Sybase
8 7 (1.14%) Demandware
8 7 (1.14%) Remedy
9 6 (0.98%) Sitecore
10 5 (0.81%) Adobe
10 5 (0.81%) NVIDIA
10 5 (0.81%) Samsung
10 5 (0.81%) Tableau
10 5 (0.81%) YouTube
11 4 (0.65%) Cloudera
11 4 (0.65%) IBM
11 4 (0.65%) Informatica