Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 61 43 48
Rank change year-on-year -18 +5 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 368 548 546
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.18% 5.32% 5.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.86% 44.70% 38.56%
Number of salaries quoted 324 496 499
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,125 £39,250
90th Percentile £107,500 £91,250 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £59,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +10.17% +7.27%

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 972 1,226 1,416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.03% 11.89% 13.26%
Number of salaries quoted 823 1,048 1,275
Median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 0 18 £90,000 +53.19%
QA
Central London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 203 (55.16%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (35.87%) Test Automation
3 103 (27.99%) Finance
3 103 (27.99%) Java
4 76 (20.65%) Selenium
5 73 (19.84%) Fintech
6 67 (18.21%) JavaScript
7 62 (16.85%) Python
8 61 (16.58%) Scrum
9 58 (15.76%) SQL
10 54 (14.67%) Degree
11 50 (13.59%) Computer Science
11 50 (13.59%) DevOps
12 48 (13.04%) AWS
12 48 (13.04%) C#
13 46 (12.50%) Cucumber
14 45 (12.23%) Azure
14 45 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
15 43 (11.68%) Mentoring
16 39 (10.60%) SDLC
17 38 (10.33%) Linux
18 37 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
19 36 (9.78%) User Experience
19 36 (9.78%) HTML
20 35 (9.51%) Manual Testing
21 34 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
21 34 (9.24%) Software Engineering
21 34 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
21 34 (9.24%) API Testing
21 34 (9.24%) Greenfield Project

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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 9 (2.45%) CMS
2 4 (1.09%) Apache
3 3 (0.82%) Confluence
3 3 (0.82%) EPiServer
4 2 (0.54%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.54%) IIS
4 2 (0.54%) nginx
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.27%) CICS
5 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.27%) JBoss
5 1 (0.27%) SAS
5 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.54%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.54%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.54%) Sketch
4 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.63%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.54%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.27%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 48 (13.04%) AWS
2 45 (12.23%) Azure
3 22 (5.98%) SaaS
4 16 (4.35%) Serverless
5 10 (2.72%) GCP
6 8 (2.17%) Google Analytics
7 7 (1.90%) npm
8 4 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.09%) GitHub
9 3 (0.82%) BlazeMeter
10 2 (0.54%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.54%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.54%) Datadog
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.27%) CloudBees
11 1 (0.27%) IaaS
11 1 (0.27%) Office 365
11 1 (0.27%) PaaS
11 1 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.99%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.09%) HTTP
2 4 (1.09%) Internet
3 2 (0.54%) NAS
3 2 (0.54%) SAN
4 1 (0.27%) Firewall
4 1 (0.27%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.89%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.99%) NoSQL
4 11 (2.99%) RDBMS
5 10 (2.72%) MongoDB
5 10 (2.72%) Snowflake Schema
6 9 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (1.90%) CouchDB
7 7 (1.90%) OLAP
7 7 (1.90%) OLTP
7 7 (1.90%) Oracle OLAP
8 6 (1.63%) KDB
8 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.36%) MySQL
10 4 (1.09%) DB2
10 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.82%) Big Data
11 3 (0.82%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 76 (20.65%) Selenium
2 46 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 33 (8.97%) Postman
4 31 (8.42%) Jenkins
5 26 (7.07%) JIRA
6 19 (5.16%) Cypress.io
7 16 (4.35%) Git (software)
7 16 (4.35%) TeamCity
8 12 (3.26%) Protractor
9 11 (2.99%) JMeter
9 11 (2.99%) JUnit
9 11 (2.99%) SpecFlow
10 9 (2.45%) WebDriver
11 8 (2.17%) Appium
11 8 (2.17%) CircleCI
11 8 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (2.17%) TestNG
12 7 (1.90%) ERwin
12 7 (1.90%) PowerDesigner
13 6 (1.63%) Maven
General
1 103 (27.99%) Finance
2 23 (6.25%) Retail
3 18 (4.89%) Law
4 17 (4.62%) Marketing
5 16 (4.35%) Banking
6 15 (4.08%) Games
7 9 (2.45%) Back Office
8 7 (1.90%) Legal
9 6 (1.63%) Advertising
9 6 (1.63%) Front Office
10 5 (1.36%) Public Sector
11 4 (1.09%) French Language
11 4 (1.09%) Housing Association
12 3 (0.82%) Billing
12 3 (0.82%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.54%) Publishing
14 1 (0.27%) Electronics
14 1 (0.27%) Humanities
14 1 (0.27%) Social Science
14 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (18.21%) Developer
2 59 (16.03%) QA Engineer
3 53 (14.40%) Analyst
4 28 (7.61%) Business Analyst
5 25 (6.79%) Architect
6 20 (5.43%) Developer in Test
6 20 (5.43%) Tester
7 19 (5.16%) QA Analyst
7 19 (5.16%) Senior QA Engineer
8 17 (4.62%) QA Leader
9 16 (4.35%) Java Developer
9 16 (4.35%) Test Engineer
10 15 (4.08%) Product Owner
11 14 (3.80%) QA Tester
12 13 (3.53%) QA Automation Engineer
12 13 (3.53%) Senior Developer
13 12 (3.26%) Automation Tester
13 12 (3.26%) Junior
13 12 (3.26%) Software Developer
14 11 (2.99%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.78%) HTML
2 29 (7.88%) FIX Protocol
3 28 (7.61%) .NET
4 26 (7.07%) CSS
4 26 (7.07%) React
5 22 (5.98%) Node.js
6 20 (5.43%) AngularJS
6 20 (5.43%) Gherkin
6 20 (5.43%) HTML5
7 16 (4.35%) Web Services
8 15 (4.08%) WebdriverIO
9 14 (3.80%) RESTful
10 13 (3.53%) Spring
10 13 (3.53%) XML
11 12 (3.26%) JSON
11 12 (3.26%) Redux
11 12 (3.26%) REST
12 10 (2.72%) Kafka
13 9 (2.45%) Nightwatchjs
14 6 (1.63%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (9.78%) User Experience
3 34 (9.24%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (6.79%) Management Information System
5 18 (4.89%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (4.89%) Mobile App
6 15 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (3.53%) Fixed Income
7 13 (3.53%) Hedge funds
8 11 (2.99%) Online Games
8 11 (2.99%) Reference Data
9 8 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.90%) Digital Media
11 6 (1.63%) Smart City
12 4 (1.09%) iPad
12 4 (1.09%) PKI
13 3 (0.82%) Derivative
14 2 (0.54%) Life Science
14 2 (0.54%) Social Network
14 2 (0.54%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.33%) Linux
2 24 (6.52%) Apple iOS
3 20 (5.43%) Unix
4 19 (5.16%) Android
5 16 (4.35%) Windows
6 7 (1.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (55.16%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (35.87%) Test Automation
3 73 (19.84%) Fintech
4 61 (16.58%) Scrum
5 50 (13.59%) Computer Science
5 50 (13.59%) DevOps
6 45 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
7 43 (11.68%) Mentoring
8 39 (10.60%) SDLC
9 35 (9.51%) Manual Testing
10 34 (9.24%) API Testing
10 34 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (9.24%) Project Delivery
10 34 (9.24%) Software Engineering
10 34 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 31 (8.42%) SDET
12 30 (8.15%) Analytics
13 29 (7.88%) Project Management
14 28 (7.61%) BDD
14 28 (7.61%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 103 (27.99%) Java
2 67 (18.21%) JavaScript
3 62 (16.85%) Python
4 58 (15.76%) SQL
5 48 (13.04%) C#
6 16 (4.35%) TypeScript
7 15 (4.08%) C++
8 13 (3.53%) Ruby
9 10 (2.72%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.72%) C
10 8 (2.17%) ES6
10 8 (2.17%) PHP
10 8 (2.17%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.90%) Go
12 6 (1.63%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.09%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.82%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.82%) Scala
14 3 (0.82%) XPath
15 2 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (14.67%) Degree
2 31 (8.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (3.80%) AWS Certification
4 9 (2.45%) Master's Degree
5 7 (1.90%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (1.90%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.90%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.63%) PMP
7 4 (1.09%) CISSP
7 4 (1.09%) CREST Certified
8 3 (0.82%) CEH
8 3 (0.82%) CSSLP
8 3 (0.82%) ISEB
8 3 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.82%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.54%) CFA
9 2 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.62%) PMO
2 11 (2.99%) Data Quality
3 9 (2.45%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.90%) GDPR
5 6 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.54%) SLA
7 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (4.35%) Docker
2 6 (1.63%) Firmware
3 2 (0.54%) HDFS
3 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.27%) ACF2
4 1 (0.27%) Cronacle
4 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.27%) RACF
4 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (3.53%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.63%) EnCase
3 4 (1.09%) Ansible
4 2 (0.54%) FTK
4 2 (0.54%) Grafana
4 2 (0.54%) Graphite
4 2 (0.54%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (5.71%) Oracle
2 17 (4.62%) Microsoft
3 14 (3.80%) Google
4 13 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (1.90%) SAP
6 6 (1.63%) Cellebrite
6 6 (1.63%) Nuix
6 6 (1.63%) Remedy
6 6 (1.63%) Sybase
7 5 (1.36%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.09%) Tableau
9 3 (0.82%) Cognos
9 3 (0.82%) HP
9 3 (0.82%) VMware
10 2 (0.54%) Adobe
10 2 (0.54%) NetApp
10 2 (0.54%) Omniture
10 2 (0.54%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.54%) Sage
10 2 (0.54%) TIBCO