Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 41 43
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 609 672 890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.99% 5.74% 5.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.66% 44.86% 39.68%
Number of salaries quoted 553 592 723
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 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 1395 1498 2243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.71% 12.80% 12.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1213 1330 1863
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,625 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 1 - -
QA
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 City of London region with a requirement for QA.

1 336 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (47.29%) Test Automation
3 276 (45.32%) Finance
4 167 (27.42%) SQL
5 148 (24.30%) Java
6 137 (22.50%) JavaScript
7 133 (21.84%) SQL Server
8 127 (20.85%) C#
9 126 (20.69%) Test Strategy
10 114 (18.72%) Microsoft
11 113 (18.56%) TDD
12 108 (17.73%) .NET
13 106 (17.41%) Selenium
14 98 (16.09%) Scrum
15 93 (15.27%) Degree
16 91 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
17 89 (14.61%) User Acceptance Testing
18 87 (14.29%) BDD
19 86 (14.12%) Banking
20 84 (13.79%) HTML
20 84 (13.79%) SDLC
21 81 (13.30%) DevOps
22 78 (12.81%) CSS
23 75 (12.32%) JIRA
24 73 (11.99%) ASP.NET
25 67 (11.00%) Web Development
26 63 (10.34%) WebDriver
27 60 (9.85%) MVC
28 56 (9.20%) Linux
28 56 (9.20%) Test Scripting

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 55 (9.03%) CMS
2 18 (2.96%) EPiServer
3 10 (1.64%) Confluence
4 9 (1.48%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.15%) Drupal
6 6 (0.99%) Apache
6 6 (0.99%) Apache Solr
7 5 (0.82%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.66%) IIS
8 4 (0.66%) JBoss
9 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.33%) nginx
10 2 (0.33%) SAS
10 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.16%) LiveLink
11 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 44 (7.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (5.75%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.82%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.49%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.16%) HipChat
9 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 26 (4.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.15%) Actimize
2 7 (1.15%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (0.66%) HFM
3 4 (0.66%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 3 (0.49%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.33%) Magento
5 2 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.33%) Unica
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) FastStats
6 1 (0.16%) FastStats PeopleStage
6 1 (0.16%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.24%) GitHub
2 28 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.81%) SaaS
4 8 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.49%) BlueKai
6 3 (0.49%) Office 365
7 2 (0.33%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.33%) Datadog
7 2 (0.33%) IaaS
7 2 (0.33%) PaaS
7 2 (0.33%) Serverless
8 1 (0.16%) Akamai
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.16%) Force.com
8 1 (0.16%) npm
8 1 (0.16%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.08%) Internet
2 25 (4.11%) TCP/IP
3 20 (3.28%) Intranet
4 5 (0.82%) DNS
5 4 (0.66%) SAN
6 3 (0.49%) Firewall
7 2 (0.33%) FIX Connectivity
7 2 (0.33%) FTP
7 2 (0.33%) LDAP
8 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.16%) HTTP
8 1 (0.16%) IPsec
8 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.16%) PBX
8 1 (0.16%) SMS
8 1 (0.16%) SSL
8 1 (0.16%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.16%) VPN
8 1 (0.16%) Wireless
8 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (21.84%) SQL Server
2 42 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (6.08%) Relational Database
4 26 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (4.11%) RDBMS
6 24 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (3.28%) SQL Server 2014
8 17 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (2.46%) MySQL
10 11 (1.81%) Big Data
10 11 (1.81%) Power BI
11 10 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (1.48%) QlikView
13 7 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.99%) NoSQL
15 4 (0.66%) Blockchain
15 4 (0.66%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.66%) Oracle Database
16 3 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 106 (17.41%) Selenium
2 75 (12.32%) JIRA
3 63 (10.34%) WebDriver
4 53 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 40 (6.57%) Visual Studio
6 39 (6.40%) Jenkins
7 27 (4.43%) Git (software)
8 21 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (3.12%) SpecFlow
10 14 (2.30%) JUnit
10 14 (2.30%) SoapUI
11 13 (2.13%) Appium
11 13 (2.13%) Maven
12 8 (1.31%) JMeter
13 7 (1.15%) Gatling
13 7 (1.15%) Jasmine
13 7 (1.15%) MSBuild
13 7 (1.15%) NuGet
14 6 (0.99%) Calabash
14 6 (0.99%) CMake
General
1 276 (45.32%) Finance
2 86 (14.12%) Banking
3 26 (4.27%) Back Office
4 21 (3.45%) Retail
5 19 (3.12%) Front Office
6 17 (2.79%) Advertising
7 14 (2.30%) Law
8 13 (2.13%) Marketing
9 8 (1.31%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.31%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.15%) Games
11 6 (0.99%) Publishing
12 5 (0.82%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.49%) Legal
14 2 (0.33%) Billing
14 2 (0.33%) Russian Language
15 1 (0.16%) Automotive
15 1 (0.16%) German Language
15 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 150 (24.63%) Analyst
2 106 (17.41%) Developer
3 72 (11.82%) Business Analyst
4 49 (8.05%) QA Engineer
5 47 (7.72%) QA Analyst
6 33 (5.42%) Test Leader
7 32 (5.25%) Associate Director
8 31 (5.09%) Senior Developer
8 31 (5.09%) Test Analyst
9 30 (4.93%) .NET Developer
9 30 (4.93%) C# Developer
10 28 (4.60%) C# .NET Developer
11 25 (4.11%) QA Leader
11 25 (4.11%) QA Test Analyst
11 25 (4.11%) Tester
12 24 (3.94%) Senior Analyst
13 22 (3.61%) Test Manager
14 21 (3.45%) QA Manager
14 21 (3.45%) Test Engineer
15 20 (3.28%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (17.73%) .NET
2 84 (13.79%) HTML
3 78 (12.81%) CSS
4 73 (11.99%) ASP.NET
5 52 (8.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 48 (7.88%) RESTful
7 35 (5.75%) FIX Protocol
8 33 (5.42%) .NET Framework
9 30 (4.93%) Web Services
10 29 (4.76%) Node.js
11 28 (4.60%) HTML5
11 28 (4.60%) XML
12 26 (4.27%) CSS3
13 23 (3.78%) AngularJS
13 23 (3.78%) SOAP
14 21 (3.45%) React
15 18 (2.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 18 (2.96%) Entity Framework
16 17 (2.79%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 17 (2.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.88%) Computer Science
1 48 (7.88%) Fintech
2 38 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.93%) Mobile App
4 27 (4.43%) Fixed Income
5 24 (3.94%) User Experience
6 22 (3.61%) Derivative
6 22 (3.61%) Hedge funds
7 19 (3.12%) Equities
8 13 (2.13%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.81%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.81%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.48%) SWIFT
11 7 (1.15%) Replication
11 7 (1.15%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.82%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.66%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.66%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 56 (9.20%) Linux
2 38 (6.24%) Unix
3 21 (3.45%) Windows
4 17 (2.79%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.46%) Android
6 6 (0.99%) Debian
7 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (47.29%) Test Automation
3 126 (20.69%) Test Strategy
4 113 (18.56%) TDD
5 98 (16.09%) Scrum
6 91 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
7 89 (14.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 87 (14.29%) BDD
9 84 (13.79%) SDLC
10 81 (13.30%) DevOps
11 67 (11.00%) Web Development
12 60 (9.85%) MVC
13 56 (9.20%) Test Scripting
14 55 (9.03%) User Stories
15 52 (8.54%) Software Testing
16 51 (8.37%) Business Analysis
16 51 (8.37%) Software Delivery
17 48 (7.88%) Data Analysis
17 48 (7.88%) Non-Functional Testing
18 47 (7.72%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 167 (27.42%) SQL
2 148 (24.30%) Java
3 137 (22.50%) JavaScript
4 127 (20.85%) C#
5 40 (6.57%) Python
6 34 (5.58%) C++
7 22 (3.61%) T-SQL
8 19 (3.12%) PHP
9 13 (2.13%) Ruby
10 12 (1.97%) Scala
11 10 (1.64%) C
11 10 (1.64%) PowerShell
12 9 (1.48%) VB
13 8 (1.31%) ES6
13 8 (1.31%) Perl
13 8 (1.31%) VBA
14 7 (1.15%) Apple Swift
14 7 (1.15%) Groovy
15 6 (0.99%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.82%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 93 (15.27%) Degree
2 33 (5.42%) ISTQB
3 16 (2.63%) ISEB
4 15 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (0.82%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.66%) ACCA
8 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.16%) CFA
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.16%) IIBA
9 1 (0.16%) MCSD
9 1 (0.16%) MCSE
9 1 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 14 (2.30%) PMO
3 7 (1.15%) SEPA
4 4 (0.66%) GDPR
4 4 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.49%) MiFID
6 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.33%) EMIR
6 2 (0.33%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) GCP
7 1 (0.16%) P3O
System Software
1 19 (3.12%) Docker
2 6 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.82%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.66%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 42 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.31%) Ansible
3 7 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.15%) Puppet
4 5 (0.82%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.66%) CFEngine
5 4 (0.66%) Terraform
6 2 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 114 (18.72%) Microsoft
2 53 (8.70%) Oracle
3 13 (2.13%) Tableau
4 10 (1.64%) Siebel
5 8 (1.31%) Caplin
5 8 (1.31%) HP
5 8 (1.31%) SAP
6 6 (0.99%) Fidessa
6 6 (0.99%) VMware
7 5 (0.82%) Adobe
7 5 (0.82%) Citrix
7 5 (0.82%) Google
8 4 (0.66%) Hyperion
8 4 (0.66%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.66%) Sybase
9 3 (0.49%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.49%) Facebook
9 3 (0.49%) Progress
9 3 (0.49%) Sun
9 3 (0.49%) TOWER Software