Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 35 65 43
Rank change year-on-year +30 -22 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 333 304 553
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 6.75% 4.04% 5.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.33% 36.98% 44.31%
Number of salaries quoted 305 277 458
10th Percentile £41,750 £42,500 £43,750
25th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £51,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
75th Percentile £87,000 £86,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £107,500 £94,125
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £63,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.17% -3.08% +8.33%

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 675 822 1,248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.68% 10.92% 12.27%
Number of salaries quoted 561 710 1,059
10th Percentile £43,750 £36,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% - +3.31%
75th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 -1 1 £70,000 -22.22%
QA
Central London

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 170 (51.05%) Test Automation
2 138 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (37.24%) Selenium
4 117 (35.14%) Finance
5 92 (27.63%) Java
6 91 (27.33%) C#
7 82 (24.62%) SDET
8 78 (23.42%) SQL
9 74 (22.22%) JavaScript
10 73 (21.92%) Python
11 69 (20.72%) Cucumber
11 69 (20.72%) Fintech
12 64 (19.22%) Postman
13 61 (18.32%) Jenkins
14 60 (18.02%) API Testing
15 58 (17.42%) Software Testing
16 57 (17.12%) AWS
17 51 (15.32%) BDD
18 50 (15.02%) DevOps
19 47 (14.11%) Azure
19 47 (14.11%) Social Skills
20 46 (13.81%) Test Strategy
20 46 (13.81%) Docker
20 46 (13.81%) TDD
20 46 (13.81%) Scrum
21 45 (13.51%) Microservices
22 42 (12.61%) SDLC
23 39 (11.71%) .NET
24 36 (10.81%) Linux
25 34 (10.21%) Serverless

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 11 (3.30%) Apache Spark
2 10 (3.00%) Confluence
3 8 (2.40%) Apache
3 8 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.90%) Apache Solr
4 3 (0.90%) CMS
4 3 (0.90%) Drupal
4 3 (0.90%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.60%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.30%) nginx
6 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (0.90%) InVision
1 3 (0.90%) Sketch
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.30%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.90%) Markit EDM
1 3 (0.90%) PolarLake
2 1 (0.30%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 57 (17.12%) AWS
2 47 (14.11%) Azure
3 34 (10.21%) Serverless
4 27 (8.11%) SaaS
5 13 (3.90%) GCP
6 11 (3.30%) Azure Data Factory
6 11 (3.30%) Azure Functions
7 10 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (2.10%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (1.80%) AWS KMS
10 6 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.80%) Azure Key Vault
10 6 (1.80%) Azure Storage
10 6 (1.80%) Power Platform
11 4 (1.20%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.90%) GitHub
12 3 (0.90%) PaaS
13 2 (0.60%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.20%) SSH
1 4 (1.20%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.30%) HTTP
2 1 (0.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.01%) NoSQL
2 26 (7.81%) SQL Server
3 25 (7.51%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (6.91%) Relational Database
5 16 (4.80%) MongoDB
5 16 (4.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (3.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 12 (3.60%) MySQL
8 11 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (3.00%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (3.00%) Amazon Redshift
10 9 (2.70%) Big Data
11 8 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (2.10%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.80%) Blockchain
13 6 (1.80%) Power BI
14 5 (1.50%) Data Lake
14 5 (1.50%) Redis
15 2 (0.60%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 124 (37.24%) Selenium
2 69 (20.72%) Cucumber
3 64 (19.22%) Postman
4 61 (18.32%) Jenkins
5 34 (10.21%) SpecFlow
6 33 (9.91%) Cypress.io
7 29 (8.71%) Git (software)
8 28 (8.41%) JIRA
9 23 (6.91%) Appium
10 22 (6.61%) WebDriver
11 16 (4.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (4.80%) GitLab
12 15 (4.50%) TeamCity
13 14 (4.20%) Visual Studio
14 10 (3.00%) Calabash
14 10 (3.00%) Ranorex
14 10 (3.00%) REST Assured
14 10 (3.00%) SoapUI
14 10 (3.00%) SonarQube
15 9 (2.70%) TestCafe
General
1 117 (35.14%) Finance
2 47 (14.11%) Social Skills
3 25 (7.51%) Banking
4 24 (7.21%) Retail
5 18 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (4.80%) Advertising
7 14 (4.20%) Legal
8 12 (3.60%) Law
8 12 (3.60%) Marketing
9 10 (3.00%) Influencing Skills
9 10 (3.00%) Presentation Skills
10 9 (2.70%) Back Office
11 8 (2.40%) Games
11 8 (2.40%) Retail Banking
12 7 (2.10%) Front Office
13 6 (1.80%) Organisational Skills
14 4 (1.20%) Publishing
15 3 (0.90%) Brand Awareness
15 3 (0.90%) Public Sector
16 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (19.52%) QA Engineer
2 43 (12.91%) Developer
3 35 (10.51%) Automation Engineer
4 25 (7.51%) QA Automation Engineer
5 21 (6.31%) Developer in Test
6 20 (6.01%) Software Developer
6 20 (6.01%) Technical Leader
7 19 (5.71%) Analyst
8 16 (4.80%) QA Leader
9 15 (4.50%) Tester
10 13 (3.90%) Quality Engineer
10 13 (3.90%) Test Engineer
11 12 (3.60%) Automation Tester
12 11 (3.30%) Data Engineer
12 11 (3.30%) Product Manager
13 10 (3.00%) Applications Support
13 10 (3.00%) Consultant
13 10 (3.00%) Junior
13 10 (3.00%) Senior Developer
14 9 (2.70%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (11.71%) .NET
2 26 (7.81%) Gherkin
3 24 (7.21%) REST
4 20 (6.01%) Kafka
5 17 (5.11%) Node.js
5 17 (5.11%) XML
6 16 (4.80%) React
7 15 (4.50%) JSON
8 14 (4.20%) HTML
9 13 (3.90%) pytest
10 12 (3.60%) AngularJS
10 12 (3.60%) CSS
10 12 (3.60%) GraphQL
11 11 (3.30%) Spring Boot
12 10 (3.00%) OAuth
12 10 (3.00%) OAuth2
12 10 (3.00%) OpenID
12 10 (3.00%) Web Services
13 9 (2.70%) FIX Protocol
14 8 (2.40%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.41%) User Experience
2 14 (4.20%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.90%) Video on Demand
4 12 (3.60%) Derivative
5 8 (2.40%) OTC Derivatives
6 7 (2.10%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.20%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.20%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.90%) Cloud Native
8 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.90%) Equities
8 3 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.60%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.60%) NHS
9 2 (0.60%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.30%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.30%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.30%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.30%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.81%) Linux
2 30 (9.01%) Windows
3 29 (8.71%) Unix
4 13 (3.90%) Android
4 13 (3.90%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (51.05%) Test Automation
2 138 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (24.62%) SDET
4 69 (20.72%) Fintech
5 60 (18.02%) API Testing
6 58 (17.42%) Software Testing
7 51 (15.32%) BDD
8 50 (15.02%) DevOps
9 46 (13.81%) Scrum
9 46 (13.81%) TDD
9 46 (13.81%) Test Strategy
10 45 (13.51%) Microservices
11 42 (12.61%) SDLC
12 32 (9.61%) Mentoring
13 31 (9.31%) Pair Programming
14 28 (8.41%) Coaching
14 28 (8.41%) Computer Science
15 26 (7.81%) Regression Testing
16 25 (7.51%) OO
17 23 (6.91%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 92 (27.63%) Java
2 91 (27.33%) C#
3 78 (23.42%) SQL
4 74 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 73 (21.92%) Python
6 22 (6.61%) TypeScript
7 14 (4.20%) Bash Shell
8 11 (3.30%) C
8 11 (3.30%) C++
8 11 (3.30%) PowerShell
9 10 (3.00%) Kotlin
9 10 (3.00%) Ruby
10 6 (1.80%) Perl
10 6 (1.80%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.50%) Scala
11 5 (1.50%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.90%) ES6
12 3 (0.90%) ES7
13 2 (0.60%) Go
13 2 (0.60%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 27 (8.11%) Degree
2 10 (3.00%) Master's Degree
3 9 (2.70%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (0.90%) SANS
6 2 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.60%) MBA
7 1 (0.30%) ISEB
7 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.30%) PMP
7 1 (0.30%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.60%) GDPR
2 3 (0.90%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.90%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (0.90%) EMIR
2 3 (0.90%) MiFID
2 3 (0.90%) WCAG
3 1 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.30%) CDISC
3 1 (0.30%) GAMP
3 1 (0.30%) GLP
3 1 (0.30%) GMP
3 1 (0.30%) Good Clinical Practice
3 1 (0.30%) GxP
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (13.81%) Docker
2 6 (1.80%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.30%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 24 (7.21%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.00%) Ansible
2 10 (3.00%) Terraform
3 9 (2.70%) Puppet
4 6 (1.80%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.30%) nmon
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.41%) Oracle
3 8 (2.40%) PayPal
3 8 (2.40%) Red Hat
4 6 (1.80%) Fidessa
5 5 (1.50%) GoldenSource
6 4 (1.20%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.20%) Bloomberg
7 3 (0.90%) Calypso
7 3 (0.90%) Charles River
7 3 (0.90%) FactSet
7 3 (0.90%) Google
7 3 (0.90%) Informatica
7 3 (0.90%) Murex
7 3 (0.90%) Perforce
7 3 (0.90%) Portware
7 3 (0.90%) Reuters
7 3 (0.90%) SmartCo
7 3 (0.90%) SmartStream
7 3 (0.90%) Talend