Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
London > Central London
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 36 44
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 789 765 910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 5.42% 5.94% 5.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.57% 42.29% 40.21%
Number of salaries quoted 702 695 767
Central London median annual salary £59,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.18% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £39,025 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,000 £82,500
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £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 1,811 1,809 2,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 12.44% 14.05% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,561 1,599 1,918
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,000 £33,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £83,750
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -6 578 £60,000 +9.09% 112
Southwark -45 56 £52,500 +31.25%
West End of London +16 29 £60,000 +4.35% 32
City of Westminster +9 20 £55,000 +6.05%
Camden -3 12 £45,000 - 2
QA
London

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for QA.

1 465 (58.94%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (48.04%) Test Automation
3 338 (42.84%) Finance
4 222 (28.14%) Java
5 214 (27.12%) JavaScript
6 206 (26.11%) SQL
7 184 (23.32%) C#
8 171 (21.67%) SQL Server
9 155 (19.65%) Microsoft
10 146 (18.50%) .NET
11 145 (18.38%) Scrum
12 135 (17.11%) Selenium
12 135 (17.11%) BDD
13 133 (16.86%) TDD
14 122 (15.46%) HTML
15 119 (15.08%) CSS
15 119 (15.08%) Test Strategy
16 110 (13.94%) SDLC
17 102 (12.93%) JIRA
18 100 (12.67%) Continuous Integration
19 99 (12.55%) Degree
20 96 (12.17%) DevOps
21 90 (11.41%) ASP.NET
22 89 (11.28%) User Acceptance Testing
23 86 (10.90%) Cucumber
24 83 (10.52%) Banking
25 78 (9.89%) MVC
25 78 (9.89%) WebDriver
25 78 (9.89%) User Experience
26 74 (9.38%) Web Development

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 51 (6.46%) CMS
2 28 (3.55%) EPiServer
3 18 (2.28%) Drupal
4 15 (1.90%) Confluence
5 14 (1.77%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.52%) IIS
7 10 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.01%) Umbraco
9 7 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.63%) JBoss
10 5 (0.63%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.63%) WordPress
11 4 (0.51%) Apache
11 4 (0.51%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.51%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.51%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.25%) Kentico
13 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 53 (6.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (4.06%) Microsoft Project
3 29 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (2.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.77%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.01%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.13%) HipChat
8 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 20 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.01%) Magento
3 6 (0.76%) Actimize
3 6 (0.76%) MetaTrader
3 6 (0.76%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.25%) Unica
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.13%) FastStats
7 1 (0.13%) FastStats PeopleStage
7 1 (0.13%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 47 (5.96%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (2.79%) GitHub
4 20 (2.53%) SaaS
5 14 (1.77%) PaaS
6 13 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (0.76%) IaaS
7 6 (0.76%) Serverless
7 6 (0.76%) Trello
8 5 (0.63%) Basecamp
9 4 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.51%) npm
10 3 (0.38%) BlueKai
10 3 (0.38%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.25%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (0.25%) Office 365
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 47 (5.96%) Internet
2 26 (3.30%) Intranet
3 17 (2.15%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.52%) HTTP
5 7 (0.89%) Firewall
6 6 (0.76%) NetScaler
7 5 (0.63%) IPsec
7 5 (0.63%) SAN
7 5 (0.63%) SSL
7 5 (0.63%) Wireless
8 3 (0.38%) VSAT
9 2 (0.25%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.25%) FIX Connectivity
9 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.25%) SMS
9 2 (0.25%) VoIP
10 1 (0.13%) FTP
10 1 (0.13%) MQTT
10 1 (0.13%) Skype
10 1 (0.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (21.67%) SQL Server
2 61 (7.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 46 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (5.20%) Relational Database
5 34 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 30 (3.80%) MySQL
7 29 (3.68%) SQL Server 2014
8 27 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 20 (2.53%) NoSQL
10 18 (2.28%) QlikView
10 18 (2.28%) RDBMS
11 15 (1.90%) MongoDB
12 13 (1.65%) Power BI
13 12 (1.52%) Big Data
13 12 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
13 12 (1.52%) Siebel EIM
14 11 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (1.27%) Blockchain
16 9 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
17 8 (1.01%) Redis
Development Applications
1 135 (17.11%) Selenium
2 102 (12.93%) JIRA
3 86 (10.90%) Cucumber
4 78 (9.89%) WebDriver
5 67 (8.49%) Visual Studio
6 57 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 53 (6.72%) Jenkins
8 49 (6.21%) Git (software)
9 27 (3.42%) JUnit
10 26 (3.30%) TeamCity
11 25 (3.17%) Maven
12 17 (2.15%) Appium
13 15 (1.90%) FitNesse
13 15 (1.90%) NUnit
13 15 (1.90%) SpecFlow
14 14 (1.77%) SoapUI
15 13 (1.65%) NuGet
16 12 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 11 (1.39%) gulp
17 11 (1.39%) JMeter
General
1 338 (42.84%) Finance
2 83 (10.52%) Banking
3 30 (3.80%) Advertising
4 29 (3.68%) Retail
5 28 (3.55%) Marketing
6 27 (3.42%) Back Office
7 17 (2.15%) Law
7 17 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.65%) Games
9 10 (1.27%) Front Office
10 9 (1.14%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.89%) Publishing
12 5 (0.63%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.38%) Legal
13 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.25%) Automotive
14 2 (0.25%) International Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Russian Language
15 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 172 (21.80%) Developer
2 137 (17.36%) Analyst
3 93 (11.79%) QA Engineer
4 62 (7.86%) Business Analyst
5 53 (6.72%) .NET Developer
6 51 (6.46%) Senior Developer
7 48 (6.08%) Tester
8 43 (5.45%) C# Developer
9 40 (5.07%) C# .NET Developer
10 37 (4.69%) Test Leader
11 33 (4.18%) QA Analyst
12 30 (3.80%) Associate Director
13 29 (3.68%) Senior .NET Developer
14 28 (3.55%) QA Tester
15 27 (3.42%) Test Analyst
16 26 (3.30%) Java Developer
17 25 (3.17%) Senior C# Developer
18 24 (3.04%) Test Engineer
19 23 (2.92%) Automation Engineer
19 23 (2.92%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (18.50%) .NET
2 122 (15.46%) HTML
3 119 (15.08%) CSS
4 90 (11.41%) ASP.NET
5 67 (8.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 66 (8.37%) Web Services
7 62 (7.86%) .NET Framework
8 57 (7.22%) RESTful
9 49 (6.21%) HTML5
10 48 (6.08%) Node.js
11 47 (5.96%) AngularJS
12 44 (5.58%) CSS3
13 41 (5.20%) Entity Framework
14 36 (4.56%) REST
15 33 (4.18%) React
16 31 (3.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 31 (3.93%) XML
17 30 (3.80%) SOAP
18 27 (3.42%) ASP.NET MVC 3
18 27 (3.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 78 (9.89%) User Experience
2 73 (9.25%) Fintech
3 58 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (7.22%) Mobile App
5 52 (6.59%) Computer Science
6 21 (2.66%) Hedge funds
7 20 (2.53%) Client/Server
8 18 (2.28%) Data Structures
8 18 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
9 17 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (2.15%) Fixed Income
10 13 (1.65%) Derivative
11 10 (1.27%) Equities
12 9 (1.14%) Smartphone
13 7 (0.89%) SWIFT
13 7 (0.89%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.76%) Blog
15 5 (0.63%) Internet of Things
15 5 (0.63%) Market Risk
15 5 (0.63%) STB
Operating Systems
1 59 (7.48%) Linux
2 36 (4.56%) Windows
3 32 (4.06%) Android
4 30 (3.80%) Apple iOS
5 27 (3.42%) Unix
6 6 (0.76%) CentOS
6 6 (0.76%) Debian
6 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (58.94%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (48.04%) Test Automation
3 145 (18.38%) Scrum
4 135 (17.11%) BDD
5 133 (16.86%) TDD
6 119 (15.08%) Test Strategy
7 110 (13.94%) SDLC
8 100 (12.67%) Continuous Integration
9 96 (12.17%) DevOps
10 89 (11.28%) User Acceptance Testing
11 78 (9.89%) MVC
12 74 (9.38%) Web Development
13 70 (8.87%) Regression Testing
14 68 (8.62%) OO
15 66 (8.37%) Mentoring
15 66 (8.37%) Project Management
16 65 (8.24%) User Stories
17 63 (7.98%) Change Management
17 63 (7.98%) Software Delivery
18 58 (7.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 222 (28.14%) Java
2 214 (27.12%) JavaScript
3 206 (26.11%) SQL
4 184 (23.32%) C#
5 66 (8.37%) Python
6 37 (4.69%) C++
6 37 (4.69%) PHP
7 35 (4.44%) T-SQL
8 22 (2.79%) Ruby
9 20 (2.53%) Scala
9 20 (2.53%) VB
10 19 (2.41%) PowerShell
11 17 (2.15%) C
11 17 (2.15%) VBScript
12 12 (1.52%) ES6
13 10 (1.27%) Apple Swift
13 10 (1.27%) Perl
14 7 (0.89%) Lua
15 6 (0.76%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 99 (12.55%) Degree
2 39 (4.94%) ISTQB
3 26 (3.30%) ISEB
4 15 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (0.89%) PMI Certification
5 7 (0.89%) PMP
6 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.63%) MBA
7 5 (0.63%) MCSE
8 3 (0.38%) Siebel Certification
9 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.25%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.25%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.25%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.13%) CFA
10 1 (0.13%) IIBA
10 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.53%) PMO
2 19 (2.41%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.89%) SEPA
4 6 (0.76%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.63%) GDPR
6 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.38%) MiFID
8 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.25%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.13%) Basel II
9 1 (0.13%) Basel III
9 1 (0.13%) EMIR
9 1 (0.13%) GCP
9 1 (0.13%) GMP
System Software
1 24 (3.04%) Docker
2 11 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.14%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.25%) HDFS
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 57 (7.22%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.27%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.01%) Ansible
4 7 (0.89%) Kibana
5 6 (0.76%) logstash
5 6 (0.76%) Perfmon
6 4 (0.51%) Puppet
7 2 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.25%) Simian Army
8 1 (0.13%) Mesos
8 1 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 155 (19.65%) Microsoft
2 46 (5.83%) Oracle
3 17 (2.15%) HP
4 16 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (1.90%) Siebel
6 11 (1.39%) VMware
7 9 (1.14%) Cognos
7 9 (1.14%) Google
7 9 (1.14%) Sitecore
7 9 (1.14%) TIBCO
7 9 (1.14%) Xamarin
8 8 (1.01%) Caplin
8 8 (1.01%) Cisco
8 8 (1.01%) Red Hat
9 7 (0.89%) SAP
9 7 (0.89%) SolarWinds
10 6 (0.76%) Capita
11 5 (0.63%) Avaya
11 5 (0.63%) Fidessa
11 5 (0.63%) Symantec