Period
to 2 March 2021

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

Quality Assurance (QA)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 50 55 48
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 252 405 532
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 5.36% 4.56% 5.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.57% 38.98% 43.75%
Number of salaries quoted 247 357 501
Median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £113,000 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +8.70%

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 553 1,039 1,216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.76% 11.69% 11.66%
Number of salaries quoted 447 878 1,067
Median annual salary £62,500 £63,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.57% +1.60% +4.17%
10th Percentile £43,750 £35,525 £36,550
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,375 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,500

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing QA as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in the City of London over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

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 2 March 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
London Bridge -2 1 £70,000 -22.22%
QA
Central London

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for QA.

1 126 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 104 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (40.87%) Selenium
4 78 (30.95%) Finance
5 75 (29.76%) Java
6 65 (25.79%) SQL
7 61 (24.21%) SDET
8 60 (23.81%) C#
9 58 (23.02%) Cucumber
10 53 (21.03%) JavaScript
11 51 (20.24%) API Testing
12 50 (19.84%) Fintech
12 50 (19.84%) Python
13 45 (17.86%) AWS
13 45 (17.86%) Test Strategy
14 41 (16.27%) Jenkins
15 40 (15.87%) DevOps
16 38 (15.08%) Postman
17 37 (14.68%) BDD
17 37 (14.68%) Scrum
17 37 (14.68%) TDD
18 35 (13.89%) SDLC
19 33 (13.10%) .NET
20 32 (12.70%) Appium
21 27 (10.71%) SaaS
21 27 (10.71%) Gherkin
22 25 (9.92%) Computer Science
23 23 (9.13%) Degree
23 23 (9.13%) Cypress.io
24 22 (8.73%) WebDriver

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 9 (3.57%) Apache
1 9 (3.57%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.19%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.79%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.40%) Confluence
4 1 (0.40%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.40%) SAS
4 1 (0.40%) Smallworld
4 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.19%) InVision
1 3 (1.19%) Sketch
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.19%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 45 (17.86%) AWS
2 27 (10.71%) SaaS
3 17 (6.75%) Azure
4 14 (5.56%) Serverless
5 9 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (3.17%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (2.78%) Azure Data Factory
7 7 (2.78%) Azure Functions
8 6 (2.38%) Amazon S3
8 6 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (1.98%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.19%) GCP
10 3 (1.19%) GitHub
11 2 (0.79%) AWS CodePipeline
11 2 (0.79%) IaaS
11 2 (0.79%) Microsoft 365
11 2 (0.79%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.19%) Internet
2 1 (0.40%) Broadband
2 1 (0.40%) DNS
2 1 (0.40%) HTTP
2 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.16%) MySQL
1 13 (5.16%) NoSQL
2 12 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
3 9 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.98%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.98%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.59%) Big Data
7 4 (1.59%) Blockchain
7 4 (1.59%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.19%) Data Lake
8 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.79%) Power BI
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 103 (40.87%) Selenium
2 58 (23.02%) Cucumber
3 41 (16.27%) Jenkins
4 38 (15.08%) Postman
5 32 (12.70%) Appium
6 23 (9.13%) Cypress.io
7 22 (8.73%) WebDriver
8 19 (7.54%) SpecFlow
9 14 (5.56%) GitLab
9 14 (5.56%) Visual Studio
10 13 (5.16%) Git (software)
11 12 (4.76%) Calabash
11 12 (4.76%) JIRA
11 12 (4.76%) Protractor
12 11 (4.37%) REST Assured
12 11 (4.37%) TeamCity
13 9 (3.57%) SoapUI
14 7 (2.78%) TestCafe
15 6 (2.38%) Ranorex
16 4 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 78 (30.95%) Finance
2 20 (7.94%) Banking
3 11 (4.37%) Marketing
4 10 (3.97%) Advertising
5 9 (3.57%) Retail Banking
6 7 (2.78%) Law
6 7 (2.78%) Legal
7 5 (1.98%) Back Office
7 5 (1.98%) Front Office
7 5 (1.98%) Retail
8 3 (1.19%) Games
8 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.19%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.19%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.79%) Brand Awareness
9 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.79%) Publishing
10 1 (0.40%) Automotive
10 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 49 (19.44%) QA Engineer
2 42 (16.67%) Developer
3 21 (8.33%) Developer in Test
4 20 (7.94%) Automation Engineer
5 19 (7.54%) Software Developer
6 18 (7.14%) Consultant
7 17 (6.75%) Implementation Consultant
7 17 (6.75%) Software Consultant
7 17 (6.75%) Software Implementation Consultant
8 16 (6.35%) Analyst
9 15 (5.95%) Tester
10 14 (5.56%) QA Leader
11 13 (5.16%) QA Automation Engineer
12 11 (4.37%) Automation Tester
12 11 (4.37%) Product Manager
13 10 (3.97%) Lead Developer
14 9 (3.57%) Digital Product Manager
14 9 (3.57%) QA Analyst
14 9 (3.57%) Senior Consultant
14 9 (3.57%) Senior Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (13.10%) .NET
2 27 (10.71%) Gherkin
3 19 (7.54%) XML
4 15 (5.95%) React
5 12 (4.76%) Kafka
5 12 (4.76%) REST
5 12 (4.76%) Spring Boot
6 11 (4.37%) AngularJS
7 10 (3.97%) HTML
8 9 (3.57%) CSS
8 9 (3.57%) JSON
9 8 (3.17%) .NET Core
9 8 (3.17%) pytest
9 8 (3.17%) Web Services
10 7 (2.78%) RESTful
11 6 (2.38%) GraphQL
12 5 (1.98%) jQuery
12 5 (1.98%) PySpark
12 5 (1.98%) Spring
13 4 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (6.35%) User Experience
1 16 (6.35%) Video on Demand
2 9 (3.57%) Derivative
3 5 (1.98%) Mobile App
3 5 (1.98%) OTC Derivatives
4 4 (1.59%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.19%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.79%) Cloud Native
6 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.79%) NHS
6 2 (0.79%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.79%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.40%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.14%) Windows
2 17 (6.75%) Linux
2 17 (6.75%) Unix
3 14 (5.56%) Android
3 14 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 104 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (24.21%) SDET
4 51 (20.24%) API Testing
5 50 (19.84%) Fintech
6 45 (17.86%) Test Strategy
7 40 (15.87%) DevOps
8 37 (14.68%) BDD
8 37 (14.68%) Scrum
8 37 (14.68%) TDD
9 35 (13.89%) SDLC
10 25 (9.92%) Computer Science
11 22 (8.73%) Mentoring
12 21 (8.33%) Microservices
13 19 (7.54%) Build Automation
14 17 (6.75%) Pair Programming
15 16 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (6.35%) Line Management
16 15 (5.95%) Kanban
16 15 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 75 (29.76%) Java
2 65 (25.79%) SQL
3 60 (23.81%) C#
4 53 (21.03%) JavaScript
5 50 (19.84%) Python
6 12 (4.76%) TypeScript
7 9 (3.57%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.17%) C
9 7 (2.78%) PHP
10 6 (2.38%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.38%) Kotlin
10 6 (2.38%) Ruby
11 4 (1.59%) Go
11 4 (1.59%) Scala
12 3 (1.19%) ES6
12 3 (1.19%) ES7
13 2 (0.79%) C++
13 2 (0.79%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.40%) Perl
14 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (9.13%) Degree
2 9 (3.57%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.19%) SANS
4 2 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.79%) ISEB
4 2 (0.79%) MBA
4 2 (0.79%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.19%) Dodd-Frank
1 3 (1.19%) EMIR
1 3 (1.19%) MiFID
1 3 (1.19%) WCAG
2 2 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.40%) CDISC
3 1 (0.40%) GAMP
3 1 (0.40%) GLP
3 1 (0.40%) GMP
3 1 (0.40%) Good Clinical Practice
3 1 (0.40%) GxP
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (7.54%) Docker
2 6 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (3.17%) Ansible
1 8 (3.17%) Kubernetes
1 8 (3.17%) Puppet
1 8 (3.17%) Terraform
2 6 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
2 6 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.40%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.78%) Oracle
3 5 (1.98%) GoldenSource
3 5 (1.98%) Google
4 4 (1.59%) Bloomberg
4 4 (1.59%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.19%) Calypso
5 3 (1.19%) Charles River
5 3 (1.19%) FactSet
5 3 (1.19%) Fidessa
5 3 (1.19%) Informatica
5 3 (1.19%) Murex
5 3 (1.19%) Refinitiv
5 3 (1.19%) Reuters
5 3 (1.19%) SmartCo
5 3 (1.19%) SmartStream
5 3 (1.19%) Talend
5 3 (1.19%) VMware
6 2 (0.79%) Adobe
7 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com