Period
to 26 September 2020

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 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 76 45 62
Rank change year-on-year -31 +17 -24
Permanent jobs citing QA 133 533 510
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 3.54% 5.27% 4.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.50% 41.58% 37.47%
Number of salaries quoted 131 483 485
Median annual salary £67,500 £64,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.47% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £44,000 £42,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +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 397 1,282 1,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.57% 12.68% 12.31%
Number of salaries quoted 338 1,088 1,203
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £36,800
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £61,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% +5.69% +2.50%

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

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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

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Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

Salary histogram for QA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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 78 (58.65%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (49.62%) Test Automation
3 53 (39.85%) Java
4 49 (36.84%) Selenium
5 36 (27.07%) Cucumber
6 34 (25.56%) DevOps
6 34 (25.56%) JavaScript
7 29 (21.80%) Python
7 29 (21.80%) API Testing
8 25 (18.80%) Finance
9 24 (18.05%) Microservices
9 24 (18.05%) Test Strategy
10 23 (17.29%) AWS
10 23 (17.29%) SDLC
10 23 (17.29%) Scrum
11 22 (16.54%) SQL
12 20 (15.04%) Performance Testing
12 20 (15.04%) Problem-Solving
13 19 (14.29%) Docker
13 19 (14.29%) WebDriver
14 18 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (13.53%) React
14 18 (13.53%) Fintech
15 17 (12.78%) SDET
16 16 (12.03%) .NET
16 16 (12.03%) JIRA
16 16 (12.03%) Jenkins
16 16 (12.03%) Git (software)
16 16 (12.03%) Kafka
17 15 (11.28%) Node.js

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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 8 (6.02%) Confluence
2 4 (3.01%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.01%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.26%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.50%) Apache
4 2 (1.50%) CMS
4 2 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.50%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.75%) Smallworld
Applications
1 4 (3.01%) AutoCAD
2 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.75%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Markit EDM
1 3 (2.26%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.75%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.29%) AWS
2 11 (8.27%) Azure
3 10 (7.52%) Serverless
4 7 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (5.26%) SaaS
5 4 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.01%) Office 365
6 3 (2.26%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.26%) GCP
7 1 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.75%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.75%) GitHub
7 1 (0.75%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.01%) Internet
2 2 (1.50%) SSH
2 2 (1.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.75%) Broadband
3 1 (0.75%) DSL
3 1 (0.75%) Firewall
3 1 (0.75%) HTTP
3 1 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.75%) VPN
3 1 (0.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.51%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.76%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.76%) MySQL
6 4 (3.01%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.26%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.50%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.75%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.75%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.75%) GIS
9 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 49 (36.84%) Selenium
2 36 (27.07%) Cucumber
3 19 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 16 (12.03%) Git (software)
4 16 (12.03%) Jenkins
4 16 (12.03%) JIRA
5 15 (11.28%) Postman
6 9 (6.77%) JMeter
7 8 (6.02%) SpecFlow
8 6 (4.51%) Appium
8 6 (4.51%) Charles Proxy
9 5 (3.76%) Mocha
9 5 (3.76%) REST Assured
10 4 (3.01%) Bitbucket
10 4 (3.01%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.26%) Eclipse
12 2 (1.50%) Cypress.io
12 2 (1.50%) JUnit
12 2 (1.50%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.50%) TestNG
General
1 25 (18.80%) Finance
2 6 (4.51%) Games
2 6 (4.51%) Law
3 5 (3.76%) Back Office
3 5 (3.76%) Banking
4 3 (2.26%) Publishing
4 3 (2.26%) Retail
5 2 (1.50%) Marketing
5 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.75%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 25 (18.80%) Developer
2 21 (15.79%) QA Engineer
3 17 (12.78%) Analyst
4 16 (12.03%) Tester
5 12 (9.02%) Software Developer
6 11 (8.27%) Developer in Test
6 11 (8.27%) QA Leader
7 10 (7.52%) QA Automation Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Test Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) Automation Tester
10 6 (4.51%) Business Analyst
11 5 (3.76%) AWS Engineer
12 4 (3.01%) Delivery Manager
12 4 (3.01%) Digital Delivery Manager
12 4 (3.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 4 (3.01%) QA Tester
12 4 (3.01%) Senior QA Engineer
13 3 (2.26%) CAD Technician
13 3 (2.26%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.53%) React
2 16 (12.03%) .NET
2 16 (12.03%) Kafka
3 15 (11.28%) Node.js
4 12 (9.02%) Gherkin
5 10 (7.52%) CSS
5 10 (7.52%) HTML
6 9 (6.77%) .NET Core
6 9 (6.77%) AngularJS
7 8 (6.02%) Redux
7 8 (6.02%) Web Services
8 7 (5.26%) Jest
9 6 (4.51%) Spring
9 6 (4.51%) WebdriverIO
10 5 (3.76%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.76%) jQuery
11 4 (3.01%) DOM
11 4 (3.01%) pytest
11 4 (3.01%) RESTful
11 4 (3.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.26%) User Experience
3 6 (4.51%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.51%) SWIFT
4 5 (3.76%) Derivative
5 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.01%) PMI
6 3 (2.26%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.26%) EPoS
6 3 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.26%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.50%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.50%) Equities
7 2 (1.50%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.75%) Fibre Optics
8 1 (0.75%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.75%) Robotics
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.77%) Windows
2 6 (4.51%) Linux
3 4 (3.01%) Unix
4 3 (2.26%) Android
4 3 (2.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (58.65%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (49.62%) Test Automation
3 34 (25.56%) DevOps
4 29 (21.80%) API Testing
5 24 (18.05%) Microservices
5 24 (18.05%) Test Strategy
6 23 (17.29%) Scrum
6 23 (17.29%) SDLC
7 20 (15.04%) Performance Testing
7 20 (15.04%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (13.53%) Fintech
9 17 (12.78%) SDET
10 15 (11.28%) Mentoring
10 15 (11.28%) Regression Testing
10 15 (11.28%) Software Engineering
11 14 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (9.77%) User Stories
13 12 (9.02%) BDD
13 12 (9.02%) Open Source
13 12 (9.02%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 53 (39.85%) Java
2 34 (25.56%) JavaScript
3 29 (21.80%) Python
4 22 (16.54%) SQL
5 15 (11.28%) C#
6 9 (6.77%) TypeScript
7 6 (4.51%) C++
7 6 (4.51%) PHP
8 3 (2.26%) C
8 3 (2.26%) Java 8
8 3 (2.26%) Scala
8 3 (2.26%) VBA
9 2 (1.50%) Go
9 2 (1.50%) Korn
9 2 (1.50%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.50%) Perl
9 2 (1.50%) R
9 2 (1.50%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.75%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (9.02%) Degree
1 12 (9.02%) ISTQB
2 10 (7.52%) ISEB
3 4 (3.01%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.26%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.26%) MBA
4 3 (2.26%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.75%) CCSP
6 1 (0.75%) CISA
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.75%) CISM
6 1 (0.75%) CISSP
6 1 (0.75%) EnCE
6 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.26%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 1 (0.75%) PMO
2 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (0.75%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 9 (6.77%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.75%) EnCase
3 1 (0.75%) FTK
3 1 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (7.52%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.77%) Oracle
3 3 (2.26%) Google
3 3 (2.26%) Splunk
3 3 (2.26%) Tableau
3 3 (2.26%) Temenos
3 3 (2.26%) TIBCO
4 2 (1.50%) Adobe
5 1 (0.75%) Avid
5 1 (0.75%) Cellebrite
5 1 (0.75%) Dynatrace
5 1 (0.75%) Guidewire
5 1 (0.75%) Nuix
5 1 (0.75%) Openreach
5 1 (0.75%) OutSystems
5 1 (0.75%) Pega
5 1 (0.75%) Retek
5 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.75%) Virgin Media