Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 38 39
Rank change year-on-year -21 +1 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 502 590 701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.53% 5.95% 5.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.74% 43.51% 46.36%
Number of salaries quoted 467 523 629
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.82%
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,650 £37,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £89,500 £80,000
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 1,330 1,356 1,512
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.01% 13.67% 12.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,177 1,169 1,362
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,650 £36,250 £32,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £86,250 £82,500
Central London median annual salary £61,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% +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 15 October 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 15 October 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 - 4 £55,000 -
London Bridge -11 1 £50,000 +127.27%
QA
Central London

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 283 (56.37%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (43.82%) Test Automation
2 220 (43.82%) Finance
3 151 (30.08%) SQL
4 141 (28.09%) Java
5 140 (27.89%) C#
6 124 (24.70%) Selenium
7 109 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
8 98 (19.52%) .NET
9 86 (17.13%) BDD
10 85 (16.93%) Scrum
11 84 (16.73%) DevOps
12 82 (16.33%) TDD
13 75 (14.94%) JavaScript
14 73 (14.54%) SQL Server
15 72 (14.34%) Python
15 72 (14.34%) JIRA
16 63 (12.55%) Git (software)
16 63 (12.55%) XML
16 63 (12.55%) Analytical Skills
17 61 (12.15%) HTML
18 60 (11.95%) Linux
19 59 (11.75%) MVC
20 58 (11.55%) ASP.NET
21 56 (11.16%) Jenkins
22 55 (10.96%) SDLC
22 55 (10.96%) Microsoft
23 51 (10.16%) Project Management
23 51 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
24 49 (9.76%) Banking

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 27 (5.38%) Confluence
2 17 (3.39%) CMS
3 8 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (0.80%) IIS
5 4 (0.80%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.80%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.60%) Apache
6 3 (0.60%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.60%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.60%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (0.60%) WordPress
7 2 (0.40%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.40%) JBoss
7 2 (0.40%) JCAPS
7 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.20%) CICS
8 1 (0.20%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.59%) FastStats
2 5 (1.00%) IntelliMatch
3 4 (0.80%) MetaTrader
4 2 (0.40%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.20%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.20%) Magento
5 1 (0.20%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 46 (9.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (5.78%) GitHub
4 16 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (2.39%) BrowserStack
6 10 (1.99%) SaaS
7 9 (1.79%) Sauce Labs
8 8 (1.59%) OpenShift
9 7 (1.39%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
9 7 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (1.39%) Serverless
10 6 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.20%) npm
11 5 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.80%) NuGet
12 4 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.60%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.79%) LTE
2 8 (1.59%) GSM
2 8 (1.59%) Internet
2 8 (1.59%) SMS
3 6 (1.20%) 3G
3 6 (1.20%) 4G
3 6 (1.20%) GPRS
3 6 (1.20%) PSTN
3 6 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.80%) NetScaler
4 4 (0.80%) SSH
4 4 (0.80%) SSL
4 4 (0.80%) Wireless
5 2 (0.40%) DSL
5 2 (0.40%) Firewall
5 2 (0.40%) FTP
5 2 (0.40%) HTTP
5 2 (0.40%) Skype
6 1 (0.20%) AMQP
6 1 (0.20%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (14.54%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (4.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (3.19%) Relational Database
6 15 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (2.79%) MySQL
7 14 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (2.19%) Big Data
10 10 (1.99%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.99%) Power BI
11 7 (1.39%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (1.00%) Blockchain
13 5 (1.00%) Text Mining
14 3 (0.60%) Data Lake
14 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 124 (24.70%) Selenium
2 72 (14.34%) JIRA
3 63 (12.55%) Git (software)
4 56 (11.16%) Jenkins
5 40 (7.97%) Cucumber
6 37 (7.37%) SpecFlow
7 35 (6.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (6.57%) WebDriver
9 30 (5.98%) Maven
10 24 (4.78%) HP UFT
11 19 (3.78%) JUnit
12 18 (3.59%) TeamCity
13 16 (3.19%) Visual Studio
14 15 (2.99%) Ant
15 14 (2.79%) JMeter
16 13 (2.59%) MSBuild
16 13 (2.59%) SoapUI
17 12 (2.39%) TestNG
18 11 (2.19%) Subversion
19 8 (1.59%) IntelliJ
General
1 220 (43.82%) Finance
2 49 (9.76%) Banking
3 32 (6.37%) Law
4 27 (5.38%) Retail
5 17 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 16 (3.19%) Back Office
7 14 (2.79%) Front Office
8 13 (2.59%) Advertising
9 11 (2.19%) Legal
10 10 (1.99%) Marketing
11 9 (1.79%) Games
12 7 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (1.20%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.80%) French Language
14 4 (0.80%) German Language
15 2 (0.40%) Automotive
15 2 (0.40%) Billing
15 2 (0.40%) Electronics
15 2 (0.40%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 137 (27.29%) Developer
2 93 (18.53%) Analyst
3 79 (15.74%) QA Engineer
4 74 (14.74%) Tester
5 55 (10.96%) QA Tester
6 39 (7.77%) Java Developer
7 37 (7.37%) Test Analyst
8 35 (6.97%) .NET Developer
9 32 (6.37%) Developer in Test
9 32 (6.37%) Senior Developer
10 29 (5.78%) Automation Tester
11 28 (5.58%) Business Analyst
12 24 (4.78%) QA Analyst
13 23 (4.58%) Automation Engineer
13 23 (4.58%) QA Automation Engineer
13 23 (4.58%) Test Automation Developer
14 22 (4.38%) C# Developer
14 22 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
15 19 (3.78%) Automation Test Analyst
15 19 (3.78%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (19.52%) .NET
2 63 (12.55%) XML
3 61 (12.15%) HTML
4 58 (11.55%) ASP.NET
5 48 (9.56%) CSS
6 44 (8.76%) Web Services
7 41 (8.17%) Spring
8 40 (7.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 40 (7.97%) REST
9 34 (6.77%) ASP.NET Web API
10 31 (6.18%) JSON
11 30 (5.98%) AngularJS
12 27 (5.38%) SOAP
13 25 (4.98%) HTML5
14 24 (4.78%) RESTful
15 21 (4.18%) Gherkin
16 20 (3.98%) .NET Core
16 20 (3.98%) Spring Boot
17 18 (3.59%) .NET Framework
17 18 (3.59%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 63 (12.55%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (8.96%) Greenfield Project
3 38 (7.57%) Fintech
4 34 (6.77%) Computer Science
5 32 (6.37%) User Experience
6 26 (5.18%) Fixed Income
7 25 (4.98%) Mobile App
8 20 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
9 17 (3.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 15 (2.99%) Blackberry
11 8 (1.59%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.39%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.00%) Life Science
13 5 (1.00%) SWIFT
14 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.80%) Equities
14 4 (0.80%) Management Information System
14 4 (0.80%) Social Media
15 3 (0.60%) Data Centre
15 3 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 60 (11.95%) Linux
2 35 (6.97%) Windows
3 24 (4.78%) Unix
4 19 (3.78%) Android
4 19 (3.78%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.59%) CentOS
6 6 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.40%) Fedora
8 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.40%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (56.37%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (43.82%) Test Automation
3 109 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
4 86 (17.13%) BDD
5 85 (16.93%) Scrum
6 84 (16.73%) DevOps
7 82 (16.33%) TDD
8 59 (11.75%) MVC
9 55 (10.96%) SDLC
10 51 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
10 51 (10.16%) Project Management
11 47 (9.36%) Continuous Improvement
12 45 (8.96%) Microservices
13 43 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
14 38 (7.57%) Test Strategy
15 37 (7.37%) Test Scripting
16 35 (6.97%) Software Testing
17 34 (6.77%) ETL
17 34 (6.77%) Release Management
18 33 (6.57%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 151 (30.08%) SQL
2 141 (28.09%) Java
3 140 (27.89%) C#
4 75 (14.94%) JavaScript
5 72 (14.34%) Python
6 23 (4.58%) Perl
7 22 (4.38%) T-SQL
8 19 (3.78%) Shell Script
9 14 (2.79%) C++
10 13 (2.59%) Bash Shell
11 11 (2.19%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.99%) VB.NET
13 9 (1.79%) Ruby
14 8 (1.59%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.39%) C
15 7 (1.39%) XPath
16 6 (1.20%) R
17 5 (1.00%) Scala
17 5 (1.00%) VB
18 4 (0.80%) Go
Qualifications
1 49 (9.76%) Degree
2 34 (6.77%) ISTQB
3 27 (5.38%) ISEB
4 12 (2.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (1.79%) DBS Check
6 7 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.60%) PMP
9 2 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.40%) PhD
9 2 (0.40%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.20%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.20%) CCNA
10 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.20%) MCSE
10 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.39%) PMO
2 5 (1.00%) ISO 20022
2 5 (1.00%) SEPA
2 5 (1.00%) TARGET2
3 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.20%) EMIR
4 1 (0.20%) MiFID
4 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (7.37%) Docker
2 4 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.40%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.20%) ACF2
4 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.20%) RACF
Systems Management
1 27 (5.38%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.99%) Ansible
3 14 (2.79%) Docker Swarm
4 12 (2.39%) Terraform
5 11 (2.19%) Puppet
6 8 (1.59%) HP ALM
7 7 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.20%) AirWatch
9 5 (1.00%) Kibana
10 4 (0.80%) logstash
10 4 (0.80%) Perfmon
10 4 (0.80%) Salt
11 3 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.40%) Control-M
12 2 (0.40%) Mesos
12 2 (0.40%) SCOM
13 1 (0.20%) BladeLogic
13 1 (0.20%) Nagios
13 1 (0.20%) Riemann
13 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 55 (10.96%) Microsoft
2 25 (4.98%) Oracle
3 24 (4.78%) Red Hat
4 13 (2.59%) Google
5 11 (2.19%) SAP
6 9 (1.79%) Atlassian
7 8 (1.59%) Apple
7 8 (1.59%) HP
8 7 (1.39%) TIBCO
9 6 (1.20%) Calypso
9 6 (1.20%) MobileIron
10 5 (1.00%) AppDynamics
10 5 (1.00%) FIS
10 5 (1.00%) Perforce
10 5 (1.00%) VMware
11 4 (0.80%) IBM
11 4 (0.80%) Intapp
11 4 (0.80%) New Relic
11 4 (0.80%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.80%) Tableau