Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
London > Central London
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 64 54
Rank change year-on-year +37 -10 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 557 173 608
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 8.15% 4.14% 4.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.69% 35.52% 37.79%
Number of salaries quoted 524 151 519
10th Percentile £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £50,500 £51,469 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £64,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.65% -0.77% +8.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £101,250 £95,000 £95,500
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%

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 1,168 487 1,609
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 17.09% 11.65% 12.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,042 422 1,380
10th Percentile £42,500 £44,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £48,750 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
75th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £81,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -

QA
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

QA
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

QA
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in Central London over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 2021. 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 +44 532 £67,500 +8.00% 82
West End of London -9 7 £85,000 +88.89%
City of Westminster -18 3 £55,000 +22.22%
Southwark - 2 £65,000 -
QA
London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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.

1 272 (48.83%) Test Automation
2 246 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (39.14%) Java
4 195 (35.01%) Selenium
5 177 (31.78%) Finance
6 166 (29.80%) Cucumber
7 161 (28.90%) API Testing
8 160 (28.73%) Jenkins
9 158 (28.37%) Python
10 151 (27.11%) Postman
11 148 (26.57%) C#
11 148 (26.57%) REST
12 142 (25.49%) Azure
13 132 (23.70%) JavaScript
14 131 (23.52%) SQL
15 127 (22.80%) AWS
16 122 (21.90%) JIRA
17 118 (21.18%) Social Skills
18 117 (21.01%) Test Strategy
18 117 (21.01%) DevOps
19 95 (17.06%) SQL Server
20 92 (16.52%) Microservices
21 89 (15.98%) Git (software)
22 87 (15.62%) Docker
23 81 (14.54%) NoSQL
23 81 (14.54%) Degree
23 81 (14.54%) Kubernetes
24 80 (14.36%) Software Engineering
25 75 (13.46%) Fintech
25 75 (13.46%) Serverless

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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 68 (12.21%) Confluence
2 15 (2.69%) CMS
2 15 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (2.15%) Drupal
4 11 (1.97%) Apache Solr
5 8 (1.44%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.26%) Apache
6 7 (1.26%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.36%) IIS
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.18%) Appian
8 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.18%) SAS
8 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.18%) Mingle
3 1 (0.18%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (0.36%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 142 (25.49%) Azure
2 127 (22.80%) AWS
3 75 (13.46%) Serverless
4 61 (10.95%) GCP
5 25 (4.49%) SaaS
6 10 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (1.80%) Power Platform
7 9 (1.62%) BrowserStack
8 8 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (1.44%) Lucidchart
8 8 (1.44%) Microsoft 365
9 7 (1.26%) GitHub
9 7 (1.26%) PaaS
10 6 (1.08%) IaaS
10 6 (1.08%) Slack
11 5 (0.90%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (0.90%) Azure Functions
11 5 (0.90%) Snowflake
12 4 (0.72%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.54%) HTTP
2 2 (0.36%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.18%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.18%) DNS
3 1 (0.18%) Internet
3 1 (0.18%) MQTT
3 1 (0.18%) RS-485
3 1 (0.18%) SMTP
3 1 (0.18%) SSH
3 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (17.06%) SQL Server
2 81 (14.54%) NoSQL
3 73 (13.11%) Relational Database
4 68 (12.21%) PostgreSQL
5 57 (10.23%) MongoDB
6 56 (10.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 34 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (5.21%) Big Data
9 21 (3.77%) Blockchain
10 17 (3.05%) Data Lake
11 15 (2.69%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (2.15%) MySQL
13 12 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (1.97%) Hadoop
14 11 (1.97%) Redis
15 9 (1.62%) Power BI
16 7 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
16 7 (1.26%) Tableau
17 6 (1.08%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 195 (35.01%) Selenium
2 166 (29.80%) Cucumber
3 160 (28.73%) Jenkins
4 151 (27.11%) Postman
5 122 (21.90%) JIRA
6 89 (15.98%) Git (software)
7 56 (10.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 52 (9.34%) SonarQube
9 48 (8.62%) Cypress.io
10 36 (6.46%) TeamCity
11 34 (6.10%) SpecFlow
12 30 (5.39%) WebDriver
13 27 (4.85%) Robot Framework
14 16 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (2.51%) JMeter
15 14 (2.51%) Protractor
16 13 (2.33%) REST Assured
17 12 (2.15%) Appium
17 12 (2.15%) GitLab
17 12 (2.15%) Ranorex
General
1 177 (31.78%) Finance
2 118 (21.18%) Social Skills
3 53 (9.52%) Retail
4 49 (8.80%) Presentation Skills
5 48 (8.62%) Games
6 44 (7.90%) Influencing Skills
7 38 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (4.49%) Legal
9 24 (4.31%) Advertising
10 21 (3.77%) Law
11 13 (2.33%) Banking
11 13 (2.33%) Publishing
12 7 (1.26%) Public Sector
13 6 (1.08%) Marketing
13 6 (1.08%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.54%) Documentation Skills
14 3 (0.54%) Front Office
15 2 (0.36%) Back Office
15 2 (0.36%) Brand Awareness
15 2 (0.36%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 158 (28.37%) QA Engineer
2 66 (11.85%) Developer
3 56 (10.05%) Automation Engineer
4 55 (9.87%) QA Automation Engineer
5 54 (9.69%) Senior QA Engineer
6 52 (9.34%) Technical Leader
7 43 (7.72%) Analyst
8 35 (6.28%) Tester
9 30 (5.39%) Test Engineer
10 23 (4.13%) Junior
11 21 (3.77%) QA Tester
11 21 (3.77%) Senior Developer
11 21 (3.77%) Senior Test Engineer
12 19 (3.41%) E-Commerce Engineer
12 19 (3.41%) Games Engineer
13 18 (3.23%) Data Engineer
14 15 (2.69%) .NET Developer
14 15 (2.69%) Business Analyst
14 15 (2.69%) Junior QA Engineer
14 15 (2.69%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (26.57%) REST
2 71 (12.75%) Node.js
3 60 (10.77%) .NET
4 45 (8.08%) OAuth
4 45 (8.08%) OAuth2
4 45 (8.08%) OpenID
5 42 (7.54%) Gherkin
6 41 (7.36%) Web Services
7 39 (7.00%) SOAP
8 38 (6.82%) React
9 29 (5.21%) AngularJS
10 28 (5.03%) .NET Framework
11 26 (4.67%) HTML
11 26 (4.67%) WebdriverIO
12 21 (3.77%) CSS
13 18 (3.23%) ASP.NET
14 17 (3.05%) Kafka
14 17 (3.05%) XML
15 16 (2.87%) jQuery
16 14 (2.51%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.00%) Mobile App
2 26 (4.67%) User Experience
3 24 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (2.15%) Equities
5 10 (1.80%) Derivative
5 10 (1.80%) OTC Derivatives
6 7 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.26%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.08%) CMDB
7 6 (1.08%) Social Media
7 6 (1.08%) Video\Live Streaming
7 6 (1.08%) Virtual Team
8 5 (0.90%) Video on Demand
9 4 (0.72%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.72%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.72%) Online Games
10 3 (0.54%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.54%) Legacy Applications
10 3 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (5.21%) Windows
2 22 (3.95%) Linux
3 16 (2.87%) Android
4 15 (2.69%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.15%) Unix
6 4 (0.72%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (48.83%) Test Automation
2 246 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (28.90%) API Testing
4 117 (21.01%) DevOps
4 117 (21.01%) Test Strategy
5 92 (16.52%) Microservices
6 80 (14.36%) Software Engineering
7 75 (13.46%) Fintech
8 69 (12.39%) Scrum
9 66 (11.85%) SDET
10 62 (11.13%) Manual Testing
11 58 (10.41%) Code Coverage
12 57 (10.23%) Technical Leadership
12 57 (10.23%) UML
13 55 (9.87%) Event-Driven
14 54 (9.69%) QA Automation
15 52 (9.34%) Data Privacy
15 52 (9.34%) Event-Driven Architecture
15 52 (9.34%) Process Management
16 49 (8.80%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 218 (39.14%) Java
2 158 (28.37%) Python
3 148 (26.57%) C#
4 132 (23.70%) JavaScript
5 131 (23.52%) SQL
6 60 (10.77%) C++
7 34 (6.10%) TypeScript
8 20 (3.59%) C
9 17 (3.05%) Groovy
10 13 (2.33%) T-SQL
11 12 (2.15%) VB
12 11 (1.97%) PHP
13 10 (1.80%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.62%) R
15 8 (1.44%) Ruby
16 6 (1.08%) Perl
17 5 (0.90%) Kotlin
17 5 (0.90%) PowerShell
18 3 (0.54%) Apple Swift
18 3 (0.54%) Go
Qualifications
1 81 (14.54%) Degree
2 52 (9.34%) Master's Degree
3 20 (3.59%) ISTQB
4 11 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (1.97%) ISEB
5 7 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.36%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.36%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.18%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.18%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (8.26%) GDPR
2 15 (2.69%) Data Quality
3 14 (2.51%) Accessibility
4 6 (1.08%) PMO
4 6 (1.08%) WCAG
5 2 (0.36%) MiFID
5 2 (0.36%) SLA
6 1 (0.18%) GRC
6 1 (0.18%) IFRS
6 1 (0.18%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 87 (15.62%) Docker
2 4 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.54%) Firmware
4 2 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 81 (14.54%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.51%) Ansible
3 10 (1.80%) Terraform
4 6 (1.08%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (0.90%) Kubeflow
5 5 (0.90%) Puppet
6 4 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.36%) Consul
7 2 (0.36%) Packer
8 1 (0.18%) Grafana
8 1 (0.18%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 63 (11.31%) Oracle
2 51 (9.16%) Microsoft
3 15 (2.69%) Atlassian
4 8 (1.44%) ServiceNow
5 7 (1.26%) Talend
6 6 (1.08%) SAP
7 5 (0.90%) IBM
7 5 (0.90%) Informatica
8 4 (0.72%) AppDynamics
8 4 (0.72%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.54%) Alteryx
9 3 (0.54%) Dynatrace
9 3 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.54%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.36%) Google
10 2 (0.36%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.36%) PayPal
10 2 (0.36%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.36%) Sage
10 2 (0.36%) Splunk