Period
to 23 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 54 35
Rank change year-on-year +12 -19 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 551 536 608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.39% 4.95% 5.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.97% 37.48% 41.47%
Number of salaries quoted 456 492 550
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,125
90th Percentile £93,750 £85,000 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £59,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.17% +7.27% -

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 the City of London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,253 1,430 1,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.27% 13.21% 14.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,062 1,293 1,336
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £34,500
90th Percentile £94,875 £92,400 £83,375
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for QA in the City of London

QA
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in the City of London.

Salary trend for QA in the City of London

QA
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in the City of London

QA
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the City of London region over the 6 months to 23 April 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
London Bridge +4 10 £58,750 +34.29%
QA
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 City of London region with a requirement for QA.

1 331 (60.07%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (39.20%) Test Automation
3 213 (38.66%) Finance
4 187 (33.94%) Java
5 141 (25.59%) SQL
6 131 (23.77%) Selenium
7 123 (22.32%) Scrum
8 115 (20.87%) C#
9 111 (20.15%) JIRA
10 110 (19.96%) SDLC
11 97 (17.60%) JavaScript
12 95 (17.24%) Microservices
13 74 (13.43%) Microsoft
14 73 (13.25%) .NET
15 71 (12.89%) Project Management
15 71 (12.89%) DevOps
15 71 (12.89%) BDD
16 69 (12.52%) Manual Testing
17 67 (12.16%) Cucumber
18 66 (11.98%) Python
19 65 (11.80%) TDD
19 65 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
20 63 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
21 61 (11.07%) Test Scripting
22 60 (10.89%) SQL Server
23 56 (10.16%) Microsoft Azure
23 56 (10.16%) Degree
24 55 (9.98%) Waterfall
24 55 (9.98%) Test Strategy
25 54 (9.80%) Regression Testing

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 36 (6.53%) Confluence
2 16 (2.90%) CMS
3 11 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.63%) Umbraco
5 8 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.73%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.73%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.54%) Apache
7 3 (0.54%) JBoss
8 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.18%) IIS
9 1 (0.18%) Kentico
9 1 (0.18%) SAS
9 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
3 20 (3.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (3.27%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (0.73%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.18%) InDesign
8 1 (0.18%) InVision
8 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.91%) FastStats
2 5 (0.91%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.36%) Social Studio
3 2 (0.36%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.18%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.18%) Magento
4 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.18%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 56 (10.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.18%) GitHub
4 8 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.27%) SaaS
6 6 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
6 6 (1.09%) BlazeMeter
6 6 (1.09%) PaaS
7 4 (0.73%) BrowserStack
7 4 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.54%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.54%) Trello
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.36%) Datadog
9 2 (0.36%) IaaS
9 2 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
9 2 (0.36%) Serverless
9 2 (0.36%) Slack
9 2 (0.36%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.63%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.45%) Firewall
3 5 (0.91%) Internet
3 5 (0.91%) LAN
3 5 (0.91%) WAN
3 5 (0.91%) Wireless
4 4 (0.73%) Network Security
5 3 (0.54%) DNS
5 3 (0.54%) HTTP
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.18%) DHCP
6 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.18%) SAN
6 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (10.89%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.90%) DB2
3 23 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (2.90%) Big Data
4 16 (2.90%) Data Lake
4 16 (2.90%) Power BI
5 15 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (2.54%) Blockchain
7 12 (2.18%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.00%) MySQL
9 10 (1.81%) MongoDB
9 10 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (1.45%) KDB
11 7 (1.27%) Kdb+
12 6 (1.09%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.09%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.09%) Redis
13 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 131 (23.77%) Selenium
2 111 (20.15%) JIRA
3 67 (12.16%) Cucumber
4 52 (9.44%) Jenkins
5 25 (4.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (3.99%) SoapUI
7 20 (3.63%) WebDriver
8 19 (3.45%) Git (software)
9 17 (3.09%) JMeter
10 15 (2.72%) SpecFlow
11 13 (2.36%) Hudson
11 13 (2.36%) Maven
12 11 (2.00%) TeamCity
13 10 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (1.45%) Appium
14 8 (1.45%) Gatling
14 8 (1.45%) Zephyr
15 7 (1.27%) HP UFT
16 6 (1.09%) Jasmine
17 5 (0.91%) NUnit
General
1 213 (38.66%) Finance
2 41 (7.44%) Banking
2 41 (7.44%) Law
3 40 (7.26%) Retail
4 21 (3.81%) Marketing
5 17 (3.09%) Front Office
6 12 (2.18%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.18%) Games
7 11 (2.00%) Advertising
8 7 (1.27%) Back Office
8 7 (1.27%) Legal
8 7 (1.27%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.73%) Publishing
10 3 (0.54%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.18%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) International Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 125 (22.69%) Developer
2 86 (15.61%) Analyst
3 78 (14.16%) Tester
4 63 (11.43%) QA Engineer
5 39 (7.08%) Test Analyst
6 38 (6.90%) Java Developer
7 37 (6.72%) Senior Developer
8 34 (6.17%) Automation Tester
8 34 (6.17%) QA Tester
9 28 (5.08%) Test Engineer
10 25 (4.54%) Financial Analyst
10 25 (4.54%) Service Analyst
11 24 (4.36%) C# Developer
12 23 (4.17%) Business Analyst
12 23 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
13 20 (3.63%) Senior Test Analyst
13 20 (3.63%) Test Leader
14 19 (3.45%) QA Analyst
15 18 (3.27%) Senior Financial Analyst
15 18 (3.27%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (13.25%) .NET
2 45 (8.17%) HTML
3 42 (7.62%) Spring
4 34 (6.17%) ASP.NET
4 34 (6.17%) ASP.NET Web API
4 34 (6.17%) CSS
5 32 (5.81%) Web Services
6 31 (5.63%) Spring Boot
7 30 (5.44%) RESTful
8 29 (5.26%) XML
9 27 (4.90%) REST
10 24 (4.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 23 (4.17%) .NET Core
11 23 (4.17%) SOAP
12 20 (3.63%) AngularJS
13 19 (3.45%) HTML5
14 16 (2.90%) .NET Framework
15 14 (2.54%) Apache Camel
16 13 (2.36%) GraphQL
16 13 (2.36%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (9.62%) Fintech
3 40 (7.26%) Mobile App
4 29 (5.26%) User Experience
5 20 (3.63%) Fixed Income
6 15 (2.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (2.54%) Hedge funds
8 13 (2.36%) AS400
9 11 (2.00%) Management Information System
9 11 (2.00%) Reinsurance
10 9 (1.63%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.63%) Derivative
10 9 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.45%) iPad
12 7 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (0.91%) SWIFT
13 5 (0.91%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.73%) OTC Derivatives
15 3 (0.54%) Algorithms
15 3 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 37 (6.72%) Linux
2 18 (3.27%) Unix
3 17 (3.09%) Android
4 10 (1.81%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.63%) Windows
6 3 (0.54%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.18%) CentOS
7 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.18%) Solaris
7 1 (0.18%) VMS
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (60.07%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (39.20%) Test Automation
3 123 (22.32%) Scrum
4 110 (19.96%) SDLC
5 95 (17.24%) Microservices
6 71 (12.89%) BDD
6 71 (12.89%) DevOps
6 71 (12.89%) Project Management
7 69 (12.52%) Manual Testing
8 65 (11.80%) TDD
9 63 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
10 61 (11.07%) Test Scripting
11 55 (9.98%) Test Strategy
11 55 (9.98%) Waterfall
12 54 (9.80%) Regression Testing
13 53 (9.62%) Mentoring
14 51 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
15 49 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
16 44 (7.99%) API Testing
17 43 (7.80%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 187 (33.94%) Java
2 141 (25.59%) SQL
3 115 (20.87%) C#
4 97 (17.60%) JavaScript
5 66 (11.98%) Python
6 17 (3.09%) C
7 16 (2.90%) C++
8 15 (2.72%) T-SQL
9 11 (2.00%) PHP
9 11 (2.00%) Scala
10 9 (1.63%) ES6
10 9 (1.63%) Go
11 7 (1.27%) Java 8
11 7 (1.27%) Ruby
12 6 (1.09%) Kotlin
12 6 (1.09%) R
13 5 (0.91%) Perl
13 5 (0.91%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.73%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.54%) ES7
Qualifications
1 56 (10.16%) Degree
2 36 (6.53%) ISEB
3 31 (5.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (2.36%) ISTQB
5 12 (2.18%) PMI Certification
5 12 (2.18%) PMP
6 11 (2.00%) PgMP
7 8 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.09%) CCNP
8 6 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.91%) CCIE
9 5 (0.91%) CCNA
9 5 (0.91%) Security Cleared
9 5 (0.91%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (0.73%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.54%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.18%) CRISC
12 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.09%) PMO
2 5 (0.91%) ISO 20022
2 5 (0.91%) SEPA
2 5 (0.91%) TARGET2
3 3 (0.54%) SLA
4 1 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.18%) COBIT
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) GDPR
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 44 (7.99%) Docker
2 5 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (3.63%) Kubernetes
2 13 (2.36%) Ansible
2 13 (2.36%) Docker Swarm
2 13 (2.36%) Terraform
3 5 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.73%) SCCM
5 3 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.36%) Grafana
6 2 (0.36%) Graphite
6 2 (0.36%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.36%) Puppet
7 1 (0.18%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (0.18%) Kibana
7 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.18%) Salt
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 74 (13.43%) Microsoft
2 26 (4.72%) Oracle
3 16 (2.90%) Google
3 16 (2.90%) Red Hat
4 14 (2.54%) IBM
5 11 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (1.81%) Reuters
7 7 (1.27%) Bloomberg
7 7 (1.27%) Cisco
7 7 (1.27%) Guidewire
8 6 (1.09%) Calypso
8 6 (1.09%) Facebook
8 6 (1.09%) Tableau
9 5 (0.91%) CheckPoint
9 5 (0.91%) Citrix
9 5 (0.91%) F5
9 5 (0.91%) FIS
9 5 (0.91%) Juniper
9 5 (0.91%) Nintex
9 5 (0.91%) Palo Alto