Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 41 41
Rank change year-on-year -15 0 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 556 570 766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.01% 5.61% 5.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.60% 39.78% 41.84%
Number of salaries quoted 514 510 678
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £35,875
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £81,625
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +15.00%

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 1,519 1,433 1,831
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.68% 14.11% 13.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,379 1,282 1,587
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £59,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.84% +8.18% +4.76%
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £82,501 £83,250
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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
London Bridge -6 2 £53,750 -28.33%
QA
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 308 (55.40%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (44.78%) Finance
3 240 (43.17%) Test Automation
4 200 (35.97%) SQL
5 160 (28.78%) Java
6 156 (28.06%) C#
7 127 (22.84%) Selenium
8 126 (22.66%) SQL Server
9 122 (21.94%) JavaScript
10 119 (21.40%) .NET
11 102 (18.35%) JIRA
12 101 (18.17%) Scrum
13 97 (17.45%) Microsoft
14 94 (16.91%) TDD
15 92 (16.55%) BDD
16 79 (14.21%) Continuous Integration
16 79 (14.21%) DevOps
16 79 (14.21%) SDLC
17 76 (13.67%) Analytical Skills
18 75 (13.49%) Degree
18 75 (13.49%) ASP.NET
19 73 (13.13%) Test Strategy
20 72 (12.95%) Git (software)
21 71 (12.77%) Python
22 69 (12.41%) HTML
23 65 (11.69%) Computer Science
24 64 (11.51%) CSS
24 64 (11.51%) Project Management
25 63 (11.33%) Problem-Solving
26 61 (10.97%) MVC

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 43 (7.73%) Confluence
2 30 (5.40%) CMS
3 17 (3.06%) IIS
3 17 (3.06%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.26%) Apache Solr
5 7 (1.26%) Drupal
6 5 (0.90%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.72%) EPiServer
7 4 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.72%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.54%) Apache
8 3 (0.54%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.36%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.36%) JBoss
9 2 (0.36%) JCAPS
9 2 (0.36%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 22 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.18%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 15 (2.70%) MetaTrader
2 2 (0.36%) CA PPM
2 2 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.18%) FastStats
3 1 (0.18%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 45 (8.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (3.78%) GitHub
4 18 (3.24%) SaaS
5 15 (2.70%) NuGet
6 14 (2.52%) PaaS
7 13 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.26%) BrowserStack
8 7 (1.26%) Sauce Labs
9 5 (0.90%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.54%) Serverless
12 2 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.36%) npm
12 2 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.32%) Internet
2 15 (2.70%) NetScaler
3 11 (1.98%) HTTP
4 9 (1.62%) SMS
5 6 (1.08%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.90%) SSL
7 4 (0.72%) Intranet
7 4 (0.72%) Wireless
8 3 (0.54%) Firewall
8 3 (0.54%) FIX Connectivity
8 3 (0.54%) LTE
9 2 (0.36%) AMQP
9 2 (0.36%) FTP
9 2 (0.36%) GSM
9 2 (0.36%) MQTT
10 1 (0.18%) 3G
10 1 (0.18%) CDMA
10 1 (0.18%) IPsec
10 1 (0.18%) SAN
10 1 (0.18%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (22.66%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (6.47%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (6.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (4.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 22 (3.96%) Power BI
7 21 (3.78%) Big Data
8 20 (3.60%) Relational Database
9 17 (3.06%) MySQL
10 16 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (1.62%) NoSQL
13 9 (1.62%) Oracle Database
14 8 (1.44%) Data Lake
14 8 (1.44%) QlikView
15 7 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
16 6 (1.08%) Blockchain
16 6 (1.08%) MongoDB
17 4 (0.72%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 127 (22.84%) Selenium
2 102 (18.35%) JIRA
3 72 (12.95%) Git (software)
4 60 (10.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 48 (8.63%) Jenkins
6 47 (8.45%) WebDriver
7 45 (8.09%) Visual Studio
8 44 (7.91%) Cucumber
9 41 (7.37%) Maven
10 36 (6.47%) JUnit
11 31 (5.58%) TeamCity
12 29 (5.22%) SpecFlow
13 28 (5.04%) Ant
14 27 (4.86%) NUnit
15 20 (3.60%) Eclipse
16 19 (3.42%) HP UFT
16 19 (3.42%) IntelliJ
17 18 (3.24%) SoapUI
18 16 (2.88%) Fiddler
19 15 (2.70%) ReSharper
General
1 249 (44.78%) Finance
2 44 (7.91%) Banking
3 41 (7.37%) Law
4 23 (4.14%) Retail
5 19 (3.42%) Front Office
6 16 (2.88%) Back Office
6 16 (2.88%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.70%) Financial Institution
8 13 (2.34%) Games
9 12 (2.16%) Marketing
10 11 (1.98%) Legal
11 10 (1.80%) Advertising
12 7 (1.26%) Publishing
13 5 (0.90%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.72%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.36%) Electronics
16 2 (0.36%) French Language
16 2 (0.36%) German Language
17 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 125 (22.48%) Developer
2 86 (15.47%) Analyst
3 72 (12.95%) QA Engineer
4 52 (9.35%) Tester
5 34 (6.12%) C# Developer
6 32 (5.76%) QA Tester
7 29 (5.22%) Business Analyst
7 29 (5.22%) DevOps Engineer
8 28 (5.04%) Automation Engineer
9 27 (4.86%) Java Developer
10 26 (4.68%) .NET Developer
10 26 (4.68%) QA Analyst
11 24 (4.32%) Senior Developer
12 23 (4.14%) Test Leader
13 22 (3.96%) Test Manager
14 21 (3.78%) Automation Tester
15 20 (3.60%) Delivery Manager
15 20 (3.60%) Service Manager
16 19 (3.42%) QA Leader
17 18 (3.24%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (21.40%) .NET
2 75 (13.49%) ASP.NET
3 69 (12.41%) HTML
4 64 (11.51%) CSS
5 61 (10.97%) Web Services
6 52 (9.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 50 (8.99%) REST
8 47 (8.45%) XML
9 41 (7.37%) ASP.NET Web API
10 35 (6.29%) AngularJS
11 34 (6.12%) RESTful
12 30 (5.40%) JSON
13 29 (5.22%) SOAP
14 27 (4.86%) HTML5
15 23 (4.14%) ActiveMQ
16 21 (3.78%) jQuery
17 19 (3.42%) CSS3
17 19 (3.42%) Spring
18 18 (3.24%) .NET Framework
19 16 (2.88%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 76 (13.67%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (11.69%) Computer Science
3 58 (10.43%) Fintech
4 42 (7.55%) User Experience
5 36 (6.47%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (5.58%) Mobile App
7 28 (5.04%) Greenfield Project
8 27 (4.86%) Fixed Income
9 19 (3.42%) Blackberry
10 17 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 13 (2.34%) Management Information System
13 12 (2.16%) Client/Server
14 11 (1.98%) Market Risk
15 10 (1.80%) Hedge funds
15 10 (1.80%) Virtual Team
16 8 (1.44%) Social Media
17 6 (1.08%) Derivative
18 5 (0.90%) Algorithms
19 4 (0.72%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 51 (9.17%) Linux
2 49 (8.81%) Windows
3 19 (3.42%) Unix
4 17 (3.06%) Android
4 17 (3.06%) CentOS
5 15 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.18%) Solaris
7 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (55.40%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (43.17%) Test Automation
3 101 (18.17%) Scrum
4 94 (16.91%) TDD
5 92 (16.55%) BDD
6 79 (14.21%) Continuous Integration
6 79 (14.21%) DevOps
6 79 (14.21%) SDLC
7 73 (13.13%) Test Strategy
8 64 (11.51%) Project Management
9 63 (11.33%) Problem-Solving
10 61 (10.97%) MVC
11 51 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
11 51 (9.17%) Test Scripting
12 49 (8.81%) Software Engineering
13 48 (8.63%) Continuous Improvement
14 47 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing
15 44 (7.91%) Business Analysis
16 43 (7.73%) ITIL
16 43 (7.73%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 200 (35.97%) SQL
2 160 (28.78%) Java
3 156 (28.06%) C#
4 122 (21.94%) JavaScript
5 71 (12.77%) Python
6 42 (7.55%) T-SQL
7 30 (5.40%) Perl
8 19 (3.42%) PowerShell
9 18 (3.24%) Shell Script
10 15 (2.70%) C++
11 13 (2.34%) Bash Shell
11 13 (2.34%) PL/SQL
11 13 (2.34%) VB
12 12 (2.16%) Ruby
13 10 (1.80%) PHP
14 8 (1.44%) C
14 8 (1.44%) Go
15 7 (1.26%) XPath
16 6 (1.08%) Groovy
16 6 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 75 (13.49%) Degree
2 24 (4.32%) ISEB
3 19 (3.42%) DBS Check
4 18 (3.24%) ISTQB
5 14 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.44%) PMP
8 5 (0.90%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.72%) CISA
9 4 (0.72%) CISM
9 4 (0.72%) CISSP
9 4 (0.72%) CRISC
10 3 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.36%) MCSE
11 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.18%) APMP
12 1 (0.18%) CCNA
12 1 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.98%) PMO
2 7 (1.26%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.26%) Solvency II
3 5 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.72%) ISO 22301
4 4 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) SEPA
System Software
1 16 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.34%) Docker
3 2 (0.36%) HDFS
3 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.18%) ACF2
4 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.18%) GridGain
4 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.18%) RACF
Systems Management
1 16 (2.88%) Kibana
2 15 (2.70%) logstash
2 15 (2.70%) Perfmon
3 11 (1.98%) Ansible
4 10 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (1.62%) HP ALM
6 8 (1.44%) Kubernetes
6 8 (1.44%) Terraform
7 6 (1.08%) Puppet
8 4 (0.72%) Nagios
8 4 (0.72%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.72%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.36%) Control-M
10 2 (0.36%) Salt
10 2 (0.36%) Simian Army
11 1 (0.18%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.18%) Riemann
11 1 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 97 (17.45%) Microsoft
2 34 (6.12%) Oracle
3 17 (3.06%) TIBCO
3 17 (3.06%) VMware
4 15 (2.70%) SolarWinds
5 14 (2.52%) Capita
6 13 (2.34%) HP
7 9 (1.62%) Google
7 9 (1.62%) SAP
8 7 (1.26%) Perforce
8 7 (1.26%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.90%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.90%) IBM
9 5 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.90%) Tableau
10 4 (0.72%) Citrix
10 4 (0.72%) Facebook
10 4 (0.72%) Siebel
11 3 (0.54%) Informatica
11 3 (0.54%) Sun