Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
London > Central London
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 37 46
Rank change year-on-year -19 +9 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 648 774 777
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 4.61% 5.55% 5.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.66% 43.78% 42.02%
Number of salaries quoted 586 700 691
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £78,750
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 1,676 1,768 1,849
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 11.92% 12.67% 12.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,464 1,521 1,606
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £36,000 £36,250 £31,875
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,250 £81,875
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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -29 486 £60,000 - 123
West End of London +1 37 £70,000 +16.67% 27
City of Westminster -5 13 £75,000 +35.14%
Southwark +53 7 £45,000 -18.18%
Camden +6 7 £47,500 -1.04%
QA
London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 373 (57.56%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (41.51%) Finance
3 264 (40.74%) Test Automation
4 184 (28.40%) Java
5 172 (26.54%) Selenium
6 159 (24.54%) SQL
7 151 (23.30%) C#
8 117 (18.06%) Scrum
9 109 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
10 108 (16.67%) BDD
11 102 (15.74%) JavaScript
12 100 (15.43%) TDD
13 99 (15.28%) Project Management
14 97 (14.97%) DevOps
15 92 (14.20%) Problem-Solving
16 91 (14.04%) .NET
17 88 (13.58%) JIRA
18 82 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
19 77 (11.88%) Python
19 77 (11.88%) Jenkins
20 75 (11.57%) Microsoft
21 71 (10.96%) Degree
22 69 (10.65%) HTML
23 68 (10.49%) SQL Server
23 68 (10.49%) SDLC
24 67 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
25 65 (10.03%) Linux
26 64 (9.88%) Microservices
27 63 (9.72%) Manual Testing
28 61 (9.41%) Test Scripting

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 30 (4.63%) Confluence
2 10 (1.54%) CMS
2 10 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (0.62%) Apache
4 4 (0.62%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.46%) JBoss
5 3 (0.46%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.46%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.46%) WordPress
6 2 (0.31%) Drupal
6 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.31%) SAS
6 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.15%) CICS
7 1 (0.15%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.15%) IIS
7 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 26 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.93%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.62%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.31%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.15%) InVision
8 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.70%) Magento
2 9 (1.39%) FastStats
2 9 (1.39%) IntelliMatch
3 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.15%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 49 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (5.25%) SaaS
4 25 (3.86%) GitHub
5 12 (1.85%) BrowserStack
6 11 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.54%) npm
7 10 (1.54%) Sauce Labs
8 8 (1.23%) Serverless
9 7 (1.08%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
9 7 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
9 7 (1.08%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (0.93%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.93%) Trello
11 5 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.54%) GSM
1 10 (1.54%) LTE
2 8 (1.23%) 3G
2 8 (1.23%) 4G
2 8 (1.23%) GPRS
2 8 (1.23%) PSTN
3 6 (0.93%) Internet
4 4 (0.62%) SSH
4 4 (0.62%) SSL
4 4 (0.62%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.62%) Wireless
5 3 (0.46%) WebEx
6 2 (0.31%) DSL
6 2 (0.31%) Firewall
6 2 (0.31%) HTTP
6 2 (0.31%) Network Security
6 2 (0.31%) SMS
6 2 (0.31%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.31%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.15%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (2.01%) MySQL
7 12 (1.85%) Big Data
7 12 (1.85%) Blockchain
7 12 (1.85%) MongoDB
8 11 (1.70%) DB2
8 11 (1.70%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.70%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (1.54%) Power BI
9 10 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.08%) Data Lake
11 6 (0.93%) Data Mining
11 6 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.77%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 172 (26.54%) Selenium
2 88 (13.58%) JIRA
3 77 (11.88%) Jenkins
4 58 (8.95%) Git (software)
5 54 (8.33%) Cucumber
6 53 (8.18%) WebDriver
7 39 (6.02%) SpecFlow
8 31 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 27 (4.17%) HP UFT
10 22 (3.40%) JMeter
10 22 (3.40%) Visual Studio
11 20 (3.09%) Maven
11 20 (3.09%) TeamCity
12 17 (2.62%) SoapUI
13 16 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 13 (2.01%) JUnit
15 12 (1.85%) TestNG
16 9 (1.39%) Appium
16 9 (1.39%) Jasmine
16 9 (1.39%) MSBuild
General
1 269 (41.51%) Finance
2 47 (7.25%) Banking
3 46 (7.10%) Retail
4 40 (6.17%) Law
5 20 (3.09%) Marketing
6 17 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.16%) Back Office
7 14 (2.16%) Games
8 13 (2.01%) Advertising
9 11 (1.70%) Legal
10 8 (1.23%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.93%) Front Office
12 6 (0.93%) Publishing
13 4 (0.62%) French Language
13 4 (0.62%) German Language
13 4 (0.62%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.62%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.46%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.46%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 148 (22.84%) Developer
2 113 (17.44%) Analyst
3 111 (17.13%) QA Engineer
4 80 (12.35%) Tester
5 55 (8.49%) QA Tester
6 46 (7.10%) Test Analyst
7 41 (6.33%) Java Developer
8 40 (6.17%) Test Engineer
9 38 (5.86%) Senior Developer
10 35 (5.40%) Developer in Test
11 34 (5.25%) Business Analyst
12 33 (5.09%) Automation Tester
12 33 (5.09%) QA Automation Engineer
13 32 (4.94%) Project Manager
14 29 (4.48%) QA Test Engineer
15 28 (4.32%) .NET Developer
15 28 (4.32%) QA Analyst
16 25 (3.86%) QA Automation Tester
17 23 (3.55%) Senior QA Engineer
17 23 (3.55%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (14.04%) .NET
2 69 (10.65%) HTML
3 61 (9.41%) XML
4 59 (9.10%) CSS
5 51 (7.87%) Web Services
6 50 (7.72%) Spring
7 45 (6.94%) ASP.NET
7 45 (6.94%) REST
8 44 (6.79%) RESTful
9 38 (5.86%) AngularJS
10 33 (5.09%) ASP.NET Web API
11 30 (4.63%) HTML5
11 30 (4.63%) JSON
11 30 (4.63%) SOAP
12 28 (4.32%) Gherkin
13 27 (4.17%) Spring Boot
14 24 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
14 24 (3.70%) Node.js
15 23 (3.55%) Apache Camel
15 23 (3.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 82 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (7.56%) Fintech
3 43 (6.64%) Mobile App
4 41 (6.33%) Greenfield Project
5 39 (6.02%) Computer Science
6 38 (5.86%) User Experience
7 20 (3.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 19 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (2.01%) Blackberry
10 11 (1.70%) Fixed Income
11 10 (1.54%) AS400
12 9 (1.39%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.39%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.39%) iPad
12 9 (1.39%) SWIFT
13 6 (0.93%) Derivative
13 6 (0.93%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.93%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.77%) Digital Media
14 5 (0.77%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 65 (10.03%) Linux
2 37 (5.71%) Windows
3 29 (4.48%) Unix
4 23 (3.55%) Android
4 23 (3.55%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.62%) CentOS
7 2 (0.31%) Fedora
7 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.31%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (57.56%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (40.74%) Test Automation
3 117 (18.06%) Scrum
4 109 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
5 108 (16.67%) BDD
6 100 (15.43%) TDD
7 99 (15.28%) Project Management
8 97 (14.97%) DevOps
9 92 (14.20%) Problem-Solving
10 68 (10.49%) SDLC
11 67 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
12 64 (9.88%) Microservices
13 63 (9.72%) Manual Testing
14 61 (9.41%) Software Testing
14 61 (9.41%) Test Scripting
15 60 (9.26%) Software Engineering
16 59 (9.10%) Continuous Improvement
17 53 (8.18%) E-Commerce
17 53 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
18 47 (7.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 184 (28.40%) Java
2 159 (24.54%) SQL
3 151 (23.30%) C#
4 102 (15.74%) JavaScript
5 77 (11.88%) Python
6 21 (3.24%) C++
7 20 (3.09%) T-SQL
8 14 (2.16%) Perl
9 13 (2.01%) Ruby
10 11 (1.70%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.70%) PHP
10 11 (1.70%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.54%) C
11 10 (1.54%) ES6
12 9 (1.39%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.39%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.23%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.08%) R
15 6 (0.93%) Go
15 6 (0.93%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 71 (10.96%) Degree
2 42 (6.48%) ISEB
3 40 (6.17%) ISTQB
4 20 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.77%) DBS Check
6 5 (0.77%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.77%) PMP
7 4 (0.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.31%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.31%) PgMP
9 2 (0.31%) PhD
9 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.15%) MOS
10 1 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.56%) PMO
2 9 (1.39%) ISO 20022
2 9 (1.39%) SEPA
2 9 (1.39%) TARGET2
3 3 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.46%) GDPR
4 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.15%) EMIR
5 1 (0.15%) MiFID
5 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (8.49%) Docker
2 5 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.31%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.15%) ACF2
4 1 (0.15%) RACF
Systems Management
1 36 (5.56%) Kubernetes
2 22 (3.40%) Ansible
3 19 (2.93%) Docker Swarm
4 16 (2.47%) Terraform
5 13 (2.01%) Puppet
6 9 (1.39%) HP ALM
7 8 (1.23%) AirWatch
7 8 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.62%) Salt
9 3 (0.46%) SCOM
9 3 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.31%) Kibana
10 2 (0.31%) Mesos
10 2 (0.31%) SCCM
11 1 (0.15%) Grafana
11 1 (0.15%) Graphite
11 1 (0.15%) logstash
11 1 (0.15%) Riemann
11 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 75 (11.57%) Microsoft
2 28 (4.32%) Red Hat
3 20 (3.09%) Oracle
4 17 (2.62%) Google
5 11 (1.70%) Apple
5 11 (1.70%) Atlassian
5 11 (1.70%) IBM
6 10 (1.54%) HP
6 10 (1.54%) SAP
7 9 (1.39%) Calypso
7 9 (1.39%) FIS
7 9 (1.39%) hybris
7 9 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.23%) MobileIron
9 7 (1.08%) Splunk
9 7 (1.08%) Tableau
10 6 (0.93%) ATG
10 6 (0.93%) New Relic
11 5 (0.77%) AppDynamics
12 4 (0.62%) Demandware