Period
to 17 January 2022

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 17 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 20 60 55
Rank change year-on-year +40 -5 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 525 199 418
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 8.62% 4.73% 4.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.20% 41.20% 37.25%
Number of salaries quoted 487 177 340
10th Percentile £48,750 £43,750 £41,250
25th Percentile £55,375 £48,750 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% -3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £103,750 £97,500 £107,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £61,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year +13.36% -5.00% +5.69%

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 1,067 483 1,122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.51% 11.48% 12.24%
Number of salaries quoted 967 412 923
10th Percentile £42,950 £43,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £63,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.36% +1.60%
75th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +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 17 January 2022.

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 17 January 2022. 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 £85,000 -
QA
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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.

1 239 (45.52%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (39.24%) API Testing
3 199 (37.90%) Test Automation
4 198 (37.71%) Selenium
5 185 (35.24%) REST
6 177 (33.71%) Postman
7 164 (31.24%) Cucumber
8 161 (30.67%) Java
9 152 (28.95%) JavaScript
10 143 (27.24%) Finance
11 139 (26.48%) C#
11 139 (26.48%) Jenkins
12 137 (26.10%) Test Strategy
13 132 (25.14%) Azure
14 114 (21.71%) SQL
15 102 (19.43%) Python
16 97 (18.48%) AWS
16 97 (18.48%) DevOps
17 96 (18.29%) JIRA
18 87 (16.57%) Git (software)
19 74 (14.10%) Cypress.io
20 69 (13.14%) Social Skills
21 65 (12.38%) Degree
21 65 (12.38%) SQL Server
22 61 (11.62%) E-Commerce
23 59 (11.24%) Manual Testing
24 58 (11.05%) Confluence
25 57 (10.86%) Microservices
25 57 (10.86%) Retail
26 52 (9.90%) Software Engineering

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 58 (11.05%) Confluence
2 6 (1.14%) CMS
2 6 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.38%) Apache Solr
3 2 (0.38%) Drupal
4 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.19%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 132 (25.14%) Azure
2 97 (18.48%) AWS
3 43 (8.19%) Serverless
4 33 (6.29%) GCP
5 26 (4.95%) SaaS
6 23 (4.38%) BrowserStack
7 15 (2.86%) Power Platform
8 9 (1.71%) GitHub
8 9 (1.71%) Lucidchart
9 7 (1.33%) Snowflake
10 6 (1.14%) Microsoft 365
11 5 (0.95%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.95%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 4 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.76%) Azure Service Bus
12 4 (0.76%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 4 (0.76%) Trello
13 3 (0.57%) Azure Logic Apps
13 3 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.14%) HTTP
2 2 (0.38%) DNS
2 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.19%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.19%) FTP
3 1 (0.19%) LAN
3 1 (0.19%) MQTT
3 1 (0.19%) RS-485
3 1 (0.19%) SMTP
3 1 (0.19%) WAN
3 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 47 (8.95%) Relational Database
3 43 (8.19%) NoSQL
4 38 (7.24%) PostgreSQL
5 33 (6.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 27 (5.14%) MongoDB
7 25 (4.76%) Blockchain
8 22 (4.19%) Big Data
8 22 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (2.86%) Power BI
9 15 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (2.10%) Looker
11 11 (2.10%) Qlik Sense
11 11 (2.10%) Tableau
12 10 (1.90%) Data Lake
12 10 (1.90%) Metadata
13 9 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (1.33%) RDBMS
15 6 (1.14%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 198 (37.71%) Selenium
2 177 (33.71%) Postman
3 164 (31.24%) Cucumber
4 139 (26.48%) Jenkins
5 96 (18.29%) JIRA
6 87 (16.57%) Git (software)
7 74 (14.10%) Cypress.io
8 51 (9.71%) Protractor
9 47 (8.95%) SpecFlow
10 33 (6.29%) TeamCity
11 32 (6.10%) SonarQube
12 31 (5.90%) WebDriver
13 28 (5.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 27 (5.14%) Appium
15 19 (3.62%) JMeter
15 19 (3.62%) Robot Framework
16 18 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (2.48%) Ranorex
18 10 (1.90%) Android Studio
18 10 (1.90%) Xcode
General
1 143 (27.24%) Finance
2 69 (13.14%) Social Skills
3 57 (10.86%) Retail
4 37 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (6.48%) Games
6 33 (6.29%) Presentation Skills
7 22 (4.19%) Legal
8 21 (4.00%) Influencing Skills
9 19 (3.62%) Advertising
10 17 (3.24%) Law
11 16 (3.05%) Publishing
12 14 (2.67%) Electronics
13 12 (2.29%) Public Sector
14 4 (0.76%) Banking
15 3 (0.57%) Front Office
16 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.38%) Marketing
16 2 (0.38%) Organisational Skills
17 1 (0.19%) Documentation Skills
17 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 145 (27.62%) QA Engineer
2 54 (10.29%) Developer
3 53 (10.10%) Senior QA Engineer
4 51 (9.71%) E-Commerce Engineer
4 51 (9.71%) Test Engineer
5 40 (7.62%) Analyst
6 38 (7.24%) QA Automation Engineer
7 37 (7.05%) Automation Engineer
8 35 (6.67%) Tester
9 30 (5.71%) Technical Leader
10 26 (4.95%) Senior Test Engineer
11 25 (4.76%) QA Leader
11 25 (4.76%) QA Tester
12 23 (4.38%) Senior Developer
13 20 (3.81%) Quality Engineer
14 18 (3.43%) Blockchain Engineer
14 18 (3.43%) Development Manager
14 18 (3.43%) Games Engineer
14 18 (3.43%) Senior Quality Engineer
15 16 (3.05%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (35.24%) REST
2 45 (8.57%) .NET
3 43 (8.19%) SOAP
4 36 (6.86%) Node.js
5 33 (6.29%) .NET Framework
5 33 (6.29%) WebdriverIO
6 31 (5.90%) Gherkin
7 30 (5.71%) AngularJS
8 28 (5.33%) React
9 26 (4.95%) Web Services
10 25 (4.76%) JSON
11 22 (4.19%) ASP.NET
12 21 (4.00%) OAuth
12 21 (4.00%) OAuth2
12 21 (4.00%) OpenID
12 21 (4.00%) XML
13 19 (3.62%) HTML
14 16 (3.05%) jQuery
15 14 (2.67%) CSS
15 14 (2.67%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.38%) Mobile App
1 23 (4.38%) User Experience
2 18 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (2.29%) Equities
4 9 (1.71%) Derivative
4 9 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (1.52%) Social Media
6 7 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.33%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.14%) OTC Derivatives
8 5 (0.95%) Analytical Mindset
8 5 (0.95%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.76%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.76%) Online Games
10 3 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.57%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.38%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.38%) Legacy Applications
11 2 (0.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.38%) Windows
2 20 (3.81%) Android
3 13 (2.48%) Linux
4 10 (1.90%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.14%) Unix
6 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (45.52%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (39.24%) API Testing
3 199 (37.90%) Test Automation
4 137 (26.10%) Test Strategy
5 97 (18.48%) DevOps
6 61 (11.62%) E-Commerce
7 59 (11.24%) Manual Testing
8 57 (10.86%) Microservices
9 52 (9.90%) Scrum
9 52 (9.90%) Software Engineering
10 50 (9.52%) Decision-Making
10 50 (9.52%) Fintech
11 48 (9.14%) Mentoring
11 48 (9.14%) QA Automation
12 44 (8.38%) SDET
13 38 (7.24%) SDLC
14 37 (7.05%) Re-Platforming
15 36 (6.86%) Problem-Solving
16 34 (6.48%) Performance Testing
16 34 (6.48%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 161 (30.67%) Java
2 152 (28.95%) JavaScript
3 139 (26.48%) C#
4 114 (21.71%) SQL
5 102 (19.43%) Python
6 34 (6.48%) TypeScript
7 33 (6.29%) C++
8 19 (3.62%) C
8 19 (3.62%) Groovy
9 12 (2.29%) VB
10 11 (2.10%) Bash
10 11 (2.10%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.71%) PHP
12 7 (1.33%) R
12 7 (1.33%) Ruby
13 5 (0.95%) Apex Code
14 4 (0.76%) Perl
15 3 (0.57%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.38%) Apple Swift
16 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 65 (12.38%) Degree
2 31 (5.90%) Master's Degree
3 16 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (0.95%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.57%) ISEB
6 3 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (0.57%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.57%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.38%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.19%) GDPR
2 21 (4.00%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.90%) Accessibility
3 10 (1.90%) SLA
4 9 (1.71%) PMO
5 6 (1.14%) WCAG
6 2 (0.38%) MiFID
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.19%) P3O
System Software
1 49 (9.33%) Docker
2 4 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 47 (8.95%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.29%) Terraform
3 8 (1.52%) Ansible
4 7 (1.33%) Kubeflow
5 4 (0.76%) Puppet
6 2 (0.38%) Grafana
6 2 (0.38%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 45 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 38 (7.24%) Oracle
3 14 (2.67%) IBM
4 12 (2.29%) Atlassian
5 10 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.71%) SAP
7 7 (1.33%) Informatica
8 4 (0.76%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.57%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.38%) Google
10 2 (0.38%) Perfecto Mobile
10 2 (0.38%) T-Plan
11 1 (0.19%) Adobe
11 1 (0.19%) Cadence
11 1 (0.19%) Databricks
11 1 (0.19%) HP
11 1 (0.19%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.19%) Splunk
11 1 (0.19%) Veracode
11 1 (0.19%) Workday