Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
London > Central London
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 41 47
Rank change year-on-year -7 +6 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 759 683 932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 5.23% 5.40% 5.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.72% 39.99% 41.79%
Number of salaries quoted 696 610 843
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £37,750 £40,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £84,375 £78,875 £79,750
London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%

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 2,012 1,708 2,230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 13.85% 13.50% 13.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,773 1,517 1,902
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,250 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £91,200 £82,500 £81,250
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -19 548 £60,000 - 107
West End of London +17 42 £60,000 +23.08% 25
Southwark -2 23 £50,000 -33.33%
City of Westminster +18 14 £41,750 -7.22% 2
Camden +6 7 £30,000 -33.33% 1
QA
London

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 397 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (40.18%) Test Automation
3 278 (36.63%) Finance
4 223 (29.38%) SQL
5 206 (27.14%) C#
6 204 (26.88%) Java
7 181 (23.85%) Selenium
8 173 (22.79%) JavaScript
9 140 (18.45%) .NET
10 138 (18.18%) Scrum
11 131 (17.26%) TDD
12 125 (16.47%) DevOps
13 123 (16.21%) HTML
13 123 (16.21%) SQL Server
14 121 (15.94%) JIRA
14 121 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
15 119 (15.68%) BDD
16 114 (15.02%) CSS
17 109 (14.36%) Project Management
17 109 (14.36%) Problem-Solving
18 106 (13.97%) Microsoft
19 100 (13.18%) SDLC
20 99 (13.04%) Git (software)
21 98 (12.91%) Python
22 96 (12.65%) Software Engineering
23 94 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
24 87 (11.46%) ASP.NET
25 85 (11.20%) Degree
26 81 (10.67%) Web Services
27 79 (10.41%) 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 50 (6.59%) Confluence
2 27 (3.56%) CMS
3 16 (2.11%) Tomcat
4 15 (1.98%) IIS
5 13 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.45%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.05%) Drupal
7 8 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (0.92%) Apache
9 6 (0.79%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.66%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.66%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.53%) JBoss
11 4 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.26%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.26%) JCAPS
12 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 22 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.64%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.05%) InfoPath
4 7 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.53%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.26%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.13%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.58%) MetaTrader
2 8 (1.05%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.40%) FastStats
4 2 (0.26%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.13%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
5 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.13%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 66 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (8.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (6.46%) SaaS
4 35 (4.61%) GitHub
5 18 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
5 18 (2.37%) PaaS
6 17 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (1.98%) NuGet
8 13 (1.71%) BrowserStack
8 13 (1.71%) Serverless
9 12 (1.58%) AWS Lambda
10 10 (1.32%) Google Analytics
11 9 (1.19%) Sauce Labs
12 7 (0.92%) Heroku
12 7 (0.92%) npm
13 6 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.79%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
14 5 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.64%) HTTP
2 19 (2.50%) Internet
3 12 (1.58%) NetScaler
4 9 (1.19%) Intranet
4 9 (1.19%) SMS
5 8 (1.05%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.79%) SSL
7 5 (0.66%) Wireless
8 3 (0.40%) FIX Connectivity
8 3 (0.40%) LTE
8 3 (0.40%) WebEx
9 2 (0.26%) DNS
9 2 (0.26%) Firewall
9 2 (0.26%) FTP
9 2 (0.26%) GSM
9 2 (0.26%) Network Security
9 2 (0.26%) Skype
10 1 (0.13%) 3G
10 1 (0.13%) CDMA
10 1 (0.13%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (16.21%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (3.03%) MySQL
5 23 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 23 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 22 (2.90%) MongoDB
7 20 (2.64%) Power BI
8 19 (2.50%) Big Data
9 18 (2.37%) NoSQL
10 17 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
10 17 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (1.32%) Blockchain
13 9 (1.19%) Cosmos DB
13 9 (1.19%) Oracle Database
14 8 (1.05%) Data Lake
15 5 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (0.66%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 181 (23.85%) Selenium
2 121 (15.94%) JIRA
3 99 (13.04%) Git (software)
4 78 (10.28%) Jenkins
5 67 (8.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 66 (8.70%) WebDriver
7 57 (7.51%) Cucumber
8 53 (6.98%) Visual Studio
9 45 (5.93%) Maven
10 38 (5.01%) JUnit
10 38 (5.01%) TeamCity
11 34 (4.48%) SpecFlow
12 28 (3.69%) HP UFT
13 25 (3.29%) Ant
14 23 (3.03%) NUnit
15 22 (2.90%) SoapUI
16 19 (2.50%) Eclipse
17 17 (2.24%) JMeter
17 17 (2.24%) Subversion
17 17 (2.24%) TestNG
General
1 278 (36.63%) Finance
2 56 (7.38%) Law
3 46 (6.06%) Banking
4 42 (5.53%) Retail
5 26 (3.43%) Games
6 25 (3.29%) Marketing
7 19 (2.50%) Back Office
7 19 (2.50%) Front Office
8 18 (2.37%) Publishing
9 16 (2.11%) Telecoms
10 15 (1.98%) Legal
11 13 (1.71%) Financial Institution
12 12 (1.58%) Advertising
13 4 (0.53%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.53%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.40%) Automotive
14 3 (0.40%) Electronics
14 3 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
14 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.40%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 188 (24.77%) Developer
2 117 (15.42%) QA Engineer
3 109 (14.36%) Analyst
4 64 (8.43%) Tester
5 43 (5.67%) Java Developer
6 42 (5.53%) QA Analyst
6 42 (5.53%) QA Tester
7 40 (5.27%) C# Developer
8 37 (4.87%) .NET Developer
9 36 (4.74%) DevOps Engineer
9 36 (4.74%) Senior Developer
10 34 (4.48%) Automation Engineer
10 34 (4.48%) Test Engineer
11 32 (4.22%) Developer in Test
12 31 (4.08%) Business Analyst
13 29 (3.82%) Test Analyst
14 28 (3.69%) Consultant
14 28 (3.69%) QA Automation Engineer
14 28 (3.69%) Senior QA Engineer
15 26 (3.43%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (18.45%) .NET
2 123 (16.21%) HTML
3 114 (15.02%) CSS
4 87 (11.46%) ASP.NET
5 81 (10.67%) Web Services
6 78 (10.28%) REST
7 64 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 59 (7.77%) XML
9 48 (6.32%) AngularJS
10 46 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
11 42 (5.53%) RESTful
12 38 (5.01%) HTML5
13 37 (4.87%) JSON
14 36 (4.74%) Spring
15 35 (4.61%) jQuery
16 34 (4.48%) SOAP
17 31 (4.08%) React
18 26 (3.43%) CSS3
19 24 (3.16%) Node.js
20 21 (2.77%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 94 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (8.96%) Fintech
3 67 (8.83%) Computer Science
4 65 (8.56%) User Experience
5 48 (6.32%) Mobile App
6 39 (5.14%) Greenfield Project
7 38 (5.01%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (3.56%) Fixed Income
9 19 (2.50%) Blackberry
10 18 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 13 (1.71%) Client/Server
13 12 (1.58%) Management Information System
14 10 (1.32%) Hedge funds
15 9 (1.19%) Market Risk
15 9 (1.19%) Virtual Team
16 8 (1.05%) Algorithms
16 8 (1.05%) iPad
16 8 (1.05%) Social Media
17 6 (0.79%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 68 (8.96%) Linux
2 59 (7.77%) Windows
3 27 (3.56%) Android
4 25 (3.29%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.77%) Unix
6 15 (1.98%) CentOS
7 12 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.26%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.13%) Solaris
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (40.18%) Test Automation
3 138 (18.18%) Scrum
4 131 (17.26%) TDD
5 125 (16.47%) DevOps
6 121 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
7 119 (15.68%) BDD
8 109 (14.36%) Problem-Solving
8 109 (14.36%) Project Management
9 100 (13.18%) SDLC
10 96 (12.65%) Software Engineering
11 79 (10.41%) MVC
11 79 (10.41%) Test Strategy
12 76 (10.01%) Continuous Improvement
13 64 (8.43%) E-Commerce
14 63 (8.30%) Test Scripting
15 62 (8.17%) User Acceptance Testing
16 56 (7.38%) Web Development
17 55 (7.25%) Analytics
18 54 (7.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 223 (29.38%) SQL
2 206 (27.14%) C#
3 204 (26.88%) Java
4 173 (22.79%) JavaScript
5 98 (12.91%) Python
6 41 (5.40%) T-SQL
7 30 (3.95%) Perl
7 30 (3.95%) PowerShell
8 23 (3.03%) Ruby
9 20 (2.64%) C++
10 19 (2.50%) Bash Shell
11 18 (2.37%) Shell Script
12 16 (2.11%) ES6
13 15 (1.98%) Groovy
14 14 (1.84%) C
14 14 (1.84%) PHP
14 14 (1.84%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.58%) Go
16 8 (1.05%) VB
16 8 (1.05%) XPath
Qualifications
1 85 (11.20%) Degree
2 27 (3.56%) ISTQB
3 25 (3.29%) ISEB
4 19 (2.50%) DBS Check
5 17 (2.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.05%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.79%) PMP
9 4 (0.53%) CISA
9 4 (0.53%) CISM
9 4 (0.53%) CISSP
9 4 (0.53%) CRISC
10 3 (0.40%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.40%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.40%) Security Cleared
11 2 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.13%) APMP
12 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.08%) PMO
2 6 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.66%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.53%) ISO 22301
4 4 (0.53%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.40%) GDPR
6 2 (0.26%) GCP
System Software
1 26 (3.43%) Docker
2 12 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.45%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.13%) ACF2
5 1 (0.13%) GridGain
5 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.13%) RACF
Systems Management
1 27 (3.56%) Ansible
2 21 (2.77%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (2.11%) HP ALM
4 14 (1.84%) Kibana
5 13 (1.71%) logstash
6 12 (1.58%) Perfmon
7 11 (1.45%) Kubernetes
8 10 (1.32%) Terraform
9 8 (1.05%) Puppet
10 7 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.53%) Graphite
11 4 (0.53%) Nagios
11 4 (0.53%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.53%) Salt
11 4 (0.53%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.40%) SCOM
13 2 (0.26%) Control-M
13 2 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
14 1 (0.13%) BladeLogic
14 1 (0.13%) Riemann
Vendors
1 106 (13.97%) Microsoft
2 37 (4.87%) Oracle
3 24 (3.16%) SAP
4 23 (3.03%) Google
5 20 (2.64%) HP
6 15 (1.98%) Capita
7 13 (1.71%) TIBCO
7 13 (1.71%) VMware
8 12 (1.58%) Atlassian
8 12 (1.58%) SolarWinds
9 11 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.19%) hybris
11 7 (0.92%) Informatica
11 7 (0.92%) Perforce
11 7 (0.92%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.79%) Splunk
13 5 (0.66%) Adobe
14 4 (0.53%) Citrix
14 4 (0.53%) IBM
14 4 (0.53%) Tableau