Period
to 18 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 40 38
Rank change year-on-year -24 -2 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 465 605 654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.37% 5.79% 5.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.74% 44.06% 43.98%
Number of salaries quoted 418 548 577
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £89,125 £90,000 £78,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

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 1,232 1,373 1,487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.59% 13.15% 13.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,062 1,199 1,322
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £36,025 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £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 December 2018.

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 December 2018. 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
Moorgate 0 4 £55,000 -
London Bridge -4 1 £50,000 +42.86%
QA
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 289 (62.15%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (43.23%) Finance
3 194 (41.72%) Test Automation
4 131 (28.17%) SQL
5 130 (27.96%) Java
6 115 (24.73%) C#
7 113 (24.30%) Selenium
8 82 (17.63%) Scrum
8 82 (17.63%) Continuous Integration
9 77 (16.56%) JIRA
10 71 (15.27%) BDD
11 70 (15.05%) DevOps
12 69 (14.84%) Microsoft
13 67 (14.41%) .NET
14 63 (13.55%) TDD
14 63 (13.55%) Microservices
15 61 (13.12%) SDLC
16 58 (12.47%) SQL Server
17 55 (11.83%) JavaScript
18 54 (11.61%) Manual Testing
19 52 (11.18%) User Acceptance Testing
19 52 (11.18%) Spring
19 52 (11.18%) XML
20 50 (10.75%) Linux
20 50 (10.75%) Python
20 50 (10.75%) Docker
21 49 (10.54%) Jenkins
22 48 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
22 48 (10.32%) Project Management
23 47 (10.11%) ETL

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 21 (4.52%) Confluence
2 10 (2.15%) CMS
3 9 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (1.29%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.65%) JBoss
6 3 (0.65%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.65%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.65%) WordPress
7 2 (0.43%) Apache
7 2 (0.43%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.22%) CICS
8 1 (0.22%) Drupal
8 1 (0.22%) Mendix
8 1 (0.22%) SAS
8 1 (0.22%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 29 (6.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (4.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (3.01%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (2.37%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.15%) IntelliMatch
2 9 (1.94%) FastStats
3 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.43%) Magento
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.22%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 43 (9.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.66%) GitHub
4 10 (2.15%) BrowserStack
4 10 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.94%) SaaS
6 8 (1.72%) Azure Data Factory
6 8 (1.72%) Sauce Labs
7 7 (1.51%) Amazon S3
7 7 (1.51%) OpenShift
8 6 (1.29%) Trello
9 5 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (1.08%) BlazeMeter
9 5 (1.08%) npm
10 4 (0.86%) Serverless
11 3 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.72%) 3G
1 8 (1.72%) 4G
1 8 (1.72%) GPRS
1 8 (1.72%) GSM
1 8 (1.72%) LTE
1 8 (1.72%) PSTN
2 7 (1.51%) Internet
3 4 (0.86%) SSH
3 4 (0.86%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.43%) DSL
4 2 (0.43%) Firewall
4 2 (0.43%) HTTP
4 2 (0.43%) SSL
4 2 (0.43%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.22%) Multicast
5 1 (0.22%) Skype
5 1 (0.22%) Wireless
5 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (12.47%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.16%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (3.23%) DB2
4 15 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.15%) Blockchain
5 10 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.94%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.94%) Power BI
7 8 (1.72%) Data Lake
8 7 (1.51%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.51%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.29%) Big Data
10 5 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (1.08%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.08%) Text Mining
11 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 113 (24.30%) Selenium
2 77 (16.56%) JIRA
3 49 (10.54%) Jenkins
4 42 (9.03%) Cucumber
5 40 (8.60%) Git (software)
6 31 (6.67%) SpecFlow
6 31 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (5.38%) WebDriver
8 20 (4.30%) Maven
9 17 (3.66%) HP UFT
9 17 (3.66%) JMeter
10 13 (2.80%) TeamCity
11 12 (2.58%) SoapUI
12 10 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (1.94%) Hudson
13 9 (1.94%) TestNG
14 8 (1.72%) MSBuild
15 7 (1.51%) Ant
15 7 (1.51%) JUnit
16 6 (1.29%) Subversion
General
1 201 (43.23%) Finance
2 46 (9.89%) Banking
3 38 (8.17%) Law
4 34 (7.31%) Retail
5 13 (2.80%) Back Office
6 11 (2.37%) Marketing
6 11 (2.37%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.94%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.72%) Advertising
8 8 (1.72%) Front Office
8 8 (1.72%) Games
8 8 (1.72%) Legal
9 7 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.65%) Publishing
11 2 (0.43%) Billing
11 2 (0.43%) French Language
11 2 (0.43%) German Language
11 2 (0.43%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (26.88%) Developer
2 85 (18.28%) Analyst
3 73 (15.70%) Tester
4 66 (14.19%) QA Engineer
5 48 (10.32%) QA Tester
6 43 (9.25%) Java Developer
7 41 (8.82%) Test Analyst
8 34 (7.31%) Senior Developer
9 30 (6.45%) Developer in Test
10 26 (5.59%) Business Analyst
10 26 (5.59%) Test Engineer
11 25 (5.38%) Automation Tester
12 24 (5.16%) .NET Developer
13 23 (4.95%) Senior Java Developer
14 22 (4.73%) C# Developer
15 20 (4.30%) Test Automation Developer
16 19 (4.09%) QA Automation Engineer
17 18 (3.87%) DevOps Engineer
17 18 (3.87%) Test Leader
18 17 (3.66%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (14.41%) .NET
2 52 (11.18%) Spring
2 52 (11.18%) XML
3 43 (9.25%) Web Services
4 38 (8.17%) HTML
5 37 (7.96%) REST
6 34 (7.31%) RESTful
7 31 (6.67%) ASP.NET
7 31 (6.67%) SOAP
7 31 (6.67%) Spring Boot
8 30 (6.45%) CSS
9 28 (6.02%) ASP.NET Web API
10 24 (5.16%) Apache Camel
10 24 (5.16%) JSON
11 22 (4.73%) AngularJS
11 22 (4.73%) Gherkin
12 21 (4.52%) GraphQL
13 18 (3.87%) .NET Core
13 18 (3.87%) ASP.NET MVC
14 17 (3.66%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (6.88%) Mobile App
3 30 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
4 27 (5.81%) Fintech
5 25 (5.38%) User Experience
6 17 (3.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (3.01%) AS400
7 14 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (2.37%) Fixed Income
9 10 (2.15%) SWIFT
10 9 (1.94%) Blackberry
11 8 (1.72%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.29%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.08%) Derivative
13 5 (1.08%) Life Science
13 5 (1.08%) Management Information System
13 5 (1.08%) Reinsurance
13 5 (1.08%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.65%) Data Centre
14 3 (0.65%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 50 (10.75%) Linux
2 22 (4.73%) Windows
3 17 (3.66%) Unix
4 12 (2.58%) Android
4 12 (2.58%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.86%) CentOS
7 2 (0.43%) Fedora
7 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (62.15%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (41.72%) Test Automation
3 82 (17.63%) Continuous Integration
3 82 (17.63%) Scrum
4 71 (15.27%) BDD
5 70 (15.05%) DevOps
6 63 (13.55%) Microservices
6 63 (13.55%) TDD
7 61 (13.12%) SDLC
8 54 (11.61%) Manual Testing
9 52 (11.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 48 (10.32%) Project Management
11 47 (10.11%) ETL
11 47 (10.11%) Software Testing
12 46 (9.89%) Test Scripting
12 46 (9.89%) Waterfall
13 45 (9.68%) Regression Testing
14 42 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
15 39 (8.39%) Test Strategy
16 38 (8.17%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 131 (28.17%) SQL
2 130 (27.96%) Java
3 115 (24.73%) C#
4 55 (11.83%) JavaScript
5 50 (10.75%) Python
6 18 (3.87%) T-SQL
7 14 (3.01%) C
8 13 (2.80%) Perl
9 12 (2.58%) C++
10 10 (2.15%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.94%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.72%) Ruby
12 8 (1.72%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.72%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.29%) Java 8
13 6 (1.29%) VB
14 5 (1.08%) Go
14 5 (1.08%) PHP
14 5 (1.08%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.08%) R
Qualifications
1 45 (9.68%) ISEB
2 39 (8.39%) Degree
3 34 (7.31%) ISTQB
4 23 (4.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (2.58%) PMI Certification
5 12 (2.58%) PMP
6 9 (1.94%) PgMP
7 6 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.86%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.65%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.15%) ISO 20022
1 10 (2.15%) SEPA
1 10 (2.15%) TARGET2
2 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.43%) PMO
3 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.22%) EMIR
3 1 (0.22%) MiFID
3 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (10.75%) Docker
2 4 (0.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.43%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.22%) ACF2
4 1 (0.22%) RACF
Systems Management
1 33 (7.10%) Kubernetes
2 22 (4.73%) Docker Swarm
3 18 (3.87%) Ansible
4 13 (2.80%) Terraform
5 9 (1.94%) Puppet
6 8 (1.72%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.65%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.65%) Salt
9 3 (0.65%) SCCM
10 2 (0.43%) Mesos
11 1 (0.22%) Grafana
11 1 (0.22%) Graphite
11 1 (0.22%) Kibana
11 1 (0.22%) SCOM
11 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 69 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.45%) Red Hat
3 19 (4.09%) Oracle
4 15 (3.23%) IBM
5 11 (2.37%) Apple
6 10 (2.15%) Atlassian
6 10 (2.15%) Calypso
6 10 (2.15%) FIS
7 8 (1.72%) MobileIron
8 6 (1.29%) Guidewire
9 5 (1.08%) Tableau
10 4 (0.86%) Citrix
10 4 (0.86%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 4 (0.86%) Google
10 4 (0.86%) HP
11 3 (0.65%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.65%) Perforce
11 3 (0.65%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.43%) DocuSign
12 2 (0.43%) New Relic