Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 57 43 55
Rank change year-on-year -14 +12 -14
Permanent jobs citing QA 251 584 552
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.18% 5.58% 4.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.84% 44.34% 37.35%
Number of salaries quoted 237 541 518
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £40,000
90th Percentile £104,500 £92,500 £85,375
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% +4.35%

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 630 1,317 1,478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.50% 12.58% 13.01%
Number of salaries quoted 551 1,126 1,351
Median annual salary £62,000 £65,000 £61,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.62% +6.56% +1.67%
10th Percentile £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% +4.35%

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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020. 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 -3 7 £90,000 +28.57%
QA
Central London

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 149 (59.36%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (44.62%) Test Automation
3 81 (32.27%) Java
4 71 (28.29%) Selenium
5 65 (25.90%) Finance
6 56 (22.31%) Fintech
7 52 (20.72%) JavaScript
8 50 (19.92%) DevOps
9 45 (17.93%) Cucumber
10 41 (16.33%) Python
11 39 (15.54%) AWS
12 38 (15.14%) C#
13 37 (14.74%) Scrum
14 36 (14.34%) SQL
15 35 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
16 34 (13.55%) Degree
17 33 (13.15%) API Testing
18 32 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
19 30 (11.95%) Azure
20 28 (11.16%) SDLC
20 28 (11.16%) Microservices
20 28 (11.16%) Mentoring
20 28 (11.16%) .NET
21 26 (10.36%) Jenkins
21 26 (10.36%) Continuous Integration
22 25 (9.96%) Manual Testing
22 25 (9.96%) JIRA
22 25 (9.96%) Test Strategy
23 24 (9.56%) SDET
23 24 (9.56%) React

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 (3.59%) Confluence
2 5 (1.99%) CMS
3 3 (1.20%) EPiServer
3 3 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.80%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.40%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.40%) JBoss
5 1 (0.40%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (1.20%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.40%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.59%) SAP ERP
2 3 (1.20%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.40%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 39 (15.54%) AWS
2 30 (11.95%) Azure
3 19 (7.57%) SaaS
4 16 (6.37%) Serverless
5 8 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.39%) GCP
7 3 (1.20%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.20%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.20%) Office 365
8 2 (0.80%) npm
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.40%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.40%) GitHub
9 1 (0.40%) Google Sheets
9 1 (0.40%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.19%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.59%) Internet
3 3 (1.20%) HTTP
4 2 (0.80%) SSH
5 1 (0.40%) Firewall
5 1 (0.40%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (5.58%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.98%) RDBMS
5 8 (3.19%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.39%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.99%) Snowflake Schema
8 4 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.59%) CouchDB
8 4 (1.59%) OLAP
8 4 (1.59%) OLTP
8 4 (1.59%) Oracle OLAP
9 3 (1.20%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.80%) MySQL
10 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 71 (28.29%) Selenium
2 45 (17.93%) Cucumber
3 26 (10.36%) Jenkins
4 25 (9.96%) JIRA
5 23 (9.16%) Postman
6 18 (7.17%) Git (software)
7 14 (5.58%) Cypress.io
7 14 (5.58%) WebDriver
8 12 (4.78%) SpecFlow
9 11 (4.38%) TeamCity
10 9 (3.59%) JMeter
10 9 (3.59%) Protractor
10 9 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (2.79%) Bitbucket
11 7 (2.79%) CircleCI
12 6 (2.39%) Maven
12 6 (2.39%) Mocha
13 4 (1.59%) Ant
13 4 (1.59%) ERwin
13 4 (1.59%) PowerDesigner
General
1 65 (25.90%) Finance
2 13 (5.18%) Law
3 12 (4.78%) Retail
4 11 (4.38%) Banking
5 9 (3.59%) Back Office
6 8 (3.19%) Games
7 6 (2.39%) Legal
8 5 (1.99%) Marketing
9 3 (1.20%) Billing
10 2 (0.80%) Housing Association
10 2 (0.80%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.40%) Electronics
11 1 (0.40%) Front Office
11 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Publishing
11 1 (0.40%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 46 (18.33%) QA Engineer
2 41 (16.33%) Analyst
3 37 (14.74%) Developer
4 22 (8.76%) Tester
5 18 (7.17%) Business Analyst
6 16 (6.37%) QA Leader
6 16 (6.37%) Senior QA Engineer
7 15 (5.98%) Architect
7 15 (5.98%) Automation Engineer
7 15 (5.98%) QA Automation Engineer
8 14 (5.58%) Developer in Test
9 12 (4.78%) Software Developer
10 11 (4.38%) QA Analyst
10 11 (4.38%) QA Tester
10 11 (4.38%) Test Analyst
11 10 (3.98%) Product Owner
12 8 (3.19%) JavaScript Engineer
13 7 (2.79%) Automation Tester
13 7 (2.79%) Digital Product Owner
13 7 (2.79%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.16%) .NET
2 24 (9.56%) HTML
2 24 (9.56%) React
3 20 (7.97%) Gherkin
4 18 (7.17%) CSS
4 18 (7.17%) Node.js
5 16 (6.37%) AngularJS
6 15 (5.98%) FIX Protocol
6 15 (5.98%) Kafka
7 14 (5.58%) Web Services
8 13 (5.18%) Redux
9 11 (4.38%) .NET Core
9 11 (4.38%) HTML5
10 10 (3.98%) Jest
10 10 (3.98%) Spring
11 9 (3.59%) WebdriverIO
11 9 (3.59%) XML
12 7 (2.79%) .NET Framework
12 7 (2.79%) JSON
12 7 (2.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.57%) Management Information System
3 16 (6.37%) User Experience
4 13 (5.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (3.19%) Fixed Income
8 7 (2.79%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.79%) Reference Data
9 6 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (2.39%) Smart City
9 6 (2.39%) SWIFT
10 5 (1.99%) Derivative
11 4 (1.59%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.59%) PKI
12 3 (1.20%) Data Centre
12 3 (1.20%) EPoS
12 3 (1.20%) Online Games
13 2 (0.80%) Analytical Mindset
13 2 (0.80%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.58%) Linux
2 10 (3.98%) Android
2 10 (3.98%) Apple iOS
2 10 (3.98%) Windows
3 8 (3.19%) Unix
4 3 (1.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (59.36%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (44.62%) Test Automation
3 56 (22.31%) Fintech
4 50 (19.92%) DevOps
5 37 (14.74%) Scrum
6 33 (13.15%) API Testing
7 32 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (11.16%) Mentoring
8 28 (11.16%) Microservices
8 28 (11.16%) SDLC
9 26 (10.36%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (9.96%) Manual Testing
10 25 (9.96%) Test Strategy
11 24 (9.56%) SDET
11 24 (9.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (9.56%) TDD
12 23 (9.16%) Computer Science
13 22 (8.76%) Software Engineering
14 19 (7.57%) BDD
15 18 (7.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 81 (32.27%) Java
2 52 (20.72%) JavaScript
3 41 (16.33%) Python
4 38 (15.14%) C#
5 36 (14.34%) SQL
6 19 (7.57%) TypeScript
7 11 (4.38%) C++
8 9 (3.59%) C
9 6 (2.39%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.99%) Go
10 5 (1.99%) PHP
11 3 (1.20%) ES6
11 3 (1.20%) Java 8
11 3 (1.20%) Ruby
11 3 (1.20%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.80%) Korn
12 2 (0.80%) Perl
12 2 (0.80%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.80%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (13.55%) Degree
2 17 (6.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.59%) ISTQB
4 8 (3.19%) AWS Certification
4 8 (3.19%) ISEB
4 8 (3.19%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.99%) Master's Degree
5 5 (1.99%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.20%) CISSP
6 3 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.20%) MBA
7 2 (0.80%) CISA
7 2 (0.80%) CISM
7 2 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.80%) PMP
8 1 (0.40%) CCSP
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.40%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.40%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.59%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.79%) PMO
3 6 (2.39%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.39%) GDPR
4 5 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.40%) SLA
6 1 (0.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (7.97%) Docker
2 4 (1.59%) Firmware
3 1 (0.40%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 14 (5.58%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.40%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 17 (6.77%) Oracle
2 10 (3.98%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.99%) SAP
4 4 (1.59%) Google
4 4 (1.59%) Tableau
4 4 (1.59%) TIBCO
5 3 (1.20%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.20%) Temenos
6 2 (0.80%) HP
6 2 (0.80%) Omniture
6 2 (0.80%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.80%) Sage
6 2 (0.80%) Splunk
6 2 (0.80%) Xero
7 1 (0.40%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.40%) Avid
7 1 (0.40%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.40%) OutSystems
7 1 (0.40%) Pega
7 1 (0.40%) Tealium