Period
to 18 August 2018

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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 37 41
Rank change year-on-year -26 +4 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 514 608 735
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.68% 5.95% 5.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.74% 41.50% 44.79%
Number of salaries quoted 475 541 667
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,550
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +9.52%

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 1,438 1,465 1,641
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.08% 14.34% 12.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,268 1,283 1,471
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,250 £36,250 £33,000
90th Percentile £92,575 £83,750 £82,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +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 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in the City of London

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

1 288 (56.03%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (44.36%) Test Automation
3 213 (41.44%) Finance
4 171 (33.27%) SQL
5 147 (28.60%) Java
6 133 (25.88%) C#
7 129 (25.10%) Selenium
8 105 (20.43%) .NET
9 95 (18.48%) Scrum
10 93 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
10 93 (18.09%) BDD
11 88 (17.12%) JIRA
12 87 (16.93%) TDD
12 87 (16.93%) JavaScript
13 85 (16.54%) SQL Server
14 76 (14.79%) DevOps
15 73 (14.20%) Degree
16 70 (13.62%) Analytical Skills
17 68 (13.23%) Git (software)
17 68 (13.23%) Python
18 66 (12.84%) Microsoft
19 63 (12.26%) Project Management
19 63 (12.26%) SDLC
20 59 (11.48%) Test Strategy
20 59 (11.48%) ASP.NET
20 59 (11.48%) HTML
21 57 (11.09%) MVC
21 57 (11.09%) Computer Science
22 54 (10.51%) XML
22 54 (10.51%) Fintech

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 35 (6.81%) Confluence
2 21 (4.09%) CMS
3 10 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (1.95%) IIS
3 10 (1.95%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.17%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.97%) Apache
6 4 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.58%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.58%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.58%) Drupal
7 3 (0.58%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.58%) WordPress
8 2 (0.39%) CICS
8 2 (0.39%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.39%) JCAPS
8 2 (0.39%) SAS
8 2 (0.39%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.19%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.56%) MetaTrader
2 4 (0.78%) FastStats
3 2 (0.39%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.19%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.19%) Magento
4 1 (0.19%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (4.67%) GitHub
4 20 (3.89%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (2.72%) SaaS
6 10 (1.95%) BrowserStack
7 8 (1.56%) NuGet
8 7 (1.36%) Amazon S3
8 7 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (1.36%) Sauce Labs
9 6 (1.17%) OpenShift
9 6 (1.17%) Serverless
10 5 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.97%) npm
10 5 (0.97%) PaaS
11 4 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.53%) Internet
2 8 (1.56%) NetScaler
2 8 (1.56%) SMS
3 4 (0.78%) HTTP
3 4 (0.78%) SSL
3 4 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.78%) Wireless
4 3 (0.58%) FIX Connectivity
4 3 (0.58%) LTE
5 2 (0.39%) FTP
5 2 (0.39%) GSM
5 2 (0.39%) Skype
5 2 (0.39%) SSH
6 1 (0.19%) 3G
6 1 (0.19%) AMQP
6 1 (0.19%) CDMA
6 1 (0.19%) Firewall
6 1 (0.19%) Network Security
6 1 (0.19%) UMTS
6 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (16.54%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (5.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (3.89%) Big Data
6 19 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (3.50%) Power BI
8 17 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (3.11%) MySQL
9 16 (3.11%) Relational Database
10 15 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (1.95%) NoSQL
13 8 (1.56%) Data Lake
13 8 (1.56%) Oracle Database
14 6 (1.17%) Blockchain
14 6 (1.17%) MongoDB
15 5 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (0.97%) Text Mining
16 3 (0.58%) GIS
Development Applications
1 129 (25.10%) Selenium
2 88 (17.12%) JIRA
3 68 (13.23%) Git (software)
4 51 (9.92%) Jenkins
5 42 (8.17%) Cucumber
5 42 (8.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (7.78%) WebDriver
7 35 (6.81%) SpecFlow
8 33 (6.42%) Maven
9 32 (6.23%) JUnit
10 25 (4.86%) Visual Studio
11 22 (4.28%) HP UFT
12 21 (4.09%) Ant
12 21 (4.09%) TeamCity
13 18 (3.50%) SoapUI
14 16 (3.11%) TestNG
15 14 (2.72%) NUnit
16 13 (2.53%) Eclipse
16 13 (2.53%) Subversion
17 12 (2.33%) IntelliJ
General
1 213 (41.44%) Finance
2 47 (9.14%) Law
3 38 (7.39%) Banking
4 20 (3.89%) Retail
5 17 (3.31%) Front Office
6 14 (2.72%) Advertising
6 14 (2.72%) Back Office
6 14 (2.72%) Games
6 14 (2.72%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.53%) Legal
7 13 (2.53%) Marketing
8 5 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.97%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.78%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.58%) French Language
10 3 (0.58%) German Language
10 3 (0.58%) Publishing
11 2 (0.39%) Automotive
11 2 (0.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 126 (24.51%) Developer
2 84 (16.34%) Analyst
3 79 (15.37%) QA Engineer
4 63 (12.26%) Tester
5 45 (8.75%) QA Tester
6 27 (5.25%) .NET Developer
6 27 (5.25%) Automation Engineer
6 27 (5.25%) Java Developer
7 26 (5.06%) Automation Tester
7 26 (5.06%) Test Analyst
8 25 (4.86%) Developer in Test
9 24 (4.67%) Business Analyst
10 23 (4.47%) C# Developer
10 23 (4.47%) DevOps Engineer
10 23 (4.47%) QA Analyst
11 22 (4.28%) QA Automation Engineer
11 22 (4.28%) Test Engineer
12 21 (4.09%) QA Leader
13 20 (3.89%) Service Manager
13 20 (3.89%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (20.43%) .NET
2 59 (11.48%) ASP.NET
2 59 (11.48%) HTML
3 54 (10.51%) XML
4 53 (10.31%) CSS
5 48 (9.34%) REST
6 44 (8.56%) Web Services
7 42 (8.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 34 (6.61%) AngularJS
8 34 (6.61%) JSON
9 31 (6.03%) ASP.NET Web API
10 25 (4.86%) Spring
11 24 (4.67%) SOAP
12 23 (4.47%) HTML5
13 20 (3.89%) RESTful
14 19 (3.70%) ActiveMQ
14 19 (3.70%) jQuery
15 17 (3.31%) .NET Core
16 16 (3.11%) Kafka
17 15 (2.92%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 70 (13.62%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (11.09%) Computer Science
3 54 (10.51%) Fintech
4 41 (7.98%) Greenfield Project
5 39 (7.59%) User Experience
6 33 (6.42%) Mobile App
7 26 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
8 25 (4.86%) Fixed Income
9 18 (3.50%) Blackberry
10 12 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (1.95%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.56%) Social Media
13 8 (1.56%) Virtual Team
14 7 (1.36%) Management Information System
15 5 (0.97%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.97%) Life Science
16 4 (0.78%) Data Structures
16 4 (0.78%) Derivative
16 4 (0.78%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 47 (9.14%) Linux
2 36 (7.00%) Windows
3 21 (4.09%) Unix
4 16 (3.11%) Android
5 15 (2.92%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.95%) CentOS
7 8 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (56.03%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (44.36%) Test Automation
3 95 (18.48%) Scrum
4 93 (18.09%) BDD
4 93 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
5 87 (16.93%) TDD
6 76 (14.79%) DevOps
7 63 (12.26%) Project Management
7 63 (12.26%) SDLC
8 59 (11.48%) Test Strategy
9 57 (11.09%) MVC
10 54 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
11 46 (8.95%) Continuous Improvement
12 44 (8.56%) Software Engineering
13 42 (8.17%) Software Testing
13 42 (8.17%) Web Development
14 39 (7.59%) Test Scripting
15 37 (7.20%) Release Management
16 36 (7.00%) Business Analysis
16 36 (7.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 171 (33.27%) SQL
2 147 (28.60%) Java
3 133 (25.88%) C#
4 87 (16.93%) JavaScript
5 68 (13.23%) Python
6 35 (6.81%) T-SQL
7 26 (5.06%) Perl
8 19 (3.70%) Shell Script
9 14 (2.72%) PL/SQL
10 13 (2.53%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.33%) C++
12 11 (2.14%) PowerShell
13 10 (1.95%) Ruby
14 8 (1.56%) C
14 8 (1.56%) Go
15 7 (1.36%) Groovy
15 7 (1.36%) XPath
16 6 (1.17%) VB
16 6 (1.17%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.97%) VBA
Qualifications
1 73 (14.20%) Degree
2 28 (5.45%) ISTQB
3 20 (3.89%) ISEB
4 18 (3.50%) DBS Check
5 14 (2.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.36%) PMP
8 3 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.58%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.39%) CISA
9 2 (0.39%) CISM
9 2 (0.39%) CISSP
9 2 (0.39%) CRISC
9 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.19%) CCNA
10 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.19%) MCSE
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.56%) PMO
2 4 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.58%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.39%) ISO 22301
4 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) GCP
System Software
1 13 (2.53%) Docker
2 8 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.39%) ACF2
3 2 (0.39%) RACF
3 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (2.53%) Ansible
2 10 (1.95%) HP ALM
2 10 (1.95%) Terraform
3 9 (1.75%) Kibana
4 8 (1.56%) logstash
4 8 (1.56%) Perfmon
5 7 (1.36%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.36%) Puppet
6 5 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.78%) Nagios
7 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.78%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.78%) Salt
7 4 (0.78%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.39%) Control-M
8 2 (0.39%) Mesos
8 2 (0.39%) SCOM
9 1 (0.19%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.19%) Riemann
Vendors
1 66 (12.84%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.23%) Oracle
3 17 (3.31%) Capita
4 11 (2.14%) Google
4 11 (2.14%) SAP
5 10 (1.95%) HP
5 10 (1.95%) TIBCO
6 9 (1.75%) VMware
7 8 (1.56%) SolarWinds
8 7 (1.36%) Perforce
9 6 (1.17%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.97%) AppDynamics
10 5 (0.97%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.97%) IBM
10 5 (0.97%) Tableau
11 4 (0.78%) Facebook
11 4 (0.78%) New Relic
11 4 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.58%) Citrix
12 3 (0.58%) Informatica