Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 46 47
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 405 526 561
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.52% 5.09% 5.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.65% 43.40% 39.20%
Number of salaries quoted 333 466 503
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £39,250
90th Percentile £120,000 £92,500 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £58,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.76% +5.45%

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 1,048 1,212 1,431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.69% 11.72% 13.34%
Number of salaries quoted 874 1,055 1,273
City of London median annual salary £63,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.60% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,050 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £91,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.31% +0.83% +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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +4 22 £90,000 +71.43%
QA
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 204 (50.37%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (31.60%) Test Automation
3 116 (28.64%) Finance
4 109 (26.91%) Java
5 81 (20.00%) SQL
6 79 (19.51%) JavaScript
6 79 (19.51%) Python
7 68 (16.79%) Scrum
8 67 (16.54%) Selenium
9 59 (14.57%) Fintech
10 58 (14.32%) Problem-Solving
10 58 (14.32%) Degree
11 56 (13.83%) HTML
12 55 (13.58%) C#
12 55 (13.58%) Computer Science
13 54 (13.33%) Linux
14 48 (11.85%) CSS
14 48 (11.85%) SDLC
14 48 (11.85%) Mentoring
15 46 (11.36%) Software Engineering
15 46 (11.36%) AWS
16 45 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
17 44 (10.86%) DevOps
18 43 (10.62%) Azure
19 41 (10.12%) User Experience
20 40 (9.88%) Cucumber
20 40 (9.88%) .NET
21 38 (9.38%) SQL Server
21 38 (9.38%) Greenfield Project
21 38 (9.38%) Project Delivery

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 17 (4.20%) CMS
2 16 (3.95%) EPiServer
3 11 (2.72%) Apache
4 6 (1.48%) IIS
5 5 (1.23%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.99%) nginx
7 3 (0.74%) Confluence
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.25%) CICS
8 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.25%) JBoss
8 1 (0.25%) SAS
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.74%) AutoCAD
3 3 (0.74%) Fireworks
3 3 (0.74%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.74%) Sketch
4 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.48%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.99%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.49%) SnowdropKCS
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 46 (11.36%) AWS
2 43 (10.62%) Azure
3 20 (4.94%) SaaS
4 15 (3.70%) Serverless
5 10 (2.47%) Google Analytics
6 9 (2.22%) GCP
6 9 (2.22%) npm
7 7 (1.73%) GitHub
8 4 (0.99%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.74%) BlazeMeter
9 3 (0.74%) Datadog
9 3 (0.74%) Office 365
10 2 (0.49%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.25%) Google Sheets
11 1 (0.25%) PaaS
11 1 (0.25%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 17 (4.20%) Internet
3 4 (0.99%) HTTP
4 2 (0.49%) DHCP
4 2 (0.49%) DNS
4 2 (0.49%) Firewall
4 2 (0.49%) NAS
4 2 (0.49%) SAN
4 2 (0.49%) SMTP
5 1 (0.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.69%) Relational Database
3 16 (3.95%) NoSQL
4 14 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (3.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (2.72%) MongoDB
7 10 (2.47%) RDBMS
7 10 (2.47%) Snowflake Schema
8 9 (2.22%) KDB
9 8 (1.98%) Big Data
9 8 (1.98%) MySQL
10 7 (1.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (1.73%) CouchDB
10 7 (1.73%) OLAP
10 7 (1.73%) OLTP
10 7 (1.73%) Oracle OLAP
10 7 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.48%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 67 (16.54%) Selenium
2 40 (9.88%) Cucumber
3 34 (8.40%) Postman
4 33 (8.15%) Git (software)
5 32 (7.90%) JIRA
6 30 (7.41%) Jenkins
7 18 (4.44%) Cypress.io
8 15 (3.70%) TeamCity
9 11 (2.72%) JMeter
9 11 (2.72%) Visual Studio
10 10 (2.47%) Appium
10 10 (2.47%) JUnit
11 9 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (1.98%) Protractor
13 7 (1.73%) ERwin
13 7 (1.73%) PowerDesigner
13 7 (1.73%) SpecFlow
14 6 (1.48%) CircleCI
14 6 (1.48%) TestNG
14 6 (1.48%) webpack
General
1 116 (28.64%) Finance
2 27 (6.67%) Retail
3 24 (5.93%) Marketing
4 16 (3.95%) Banking
4 16 (3.95%) Law
5 15 (3.70%) Games
6 11 (2.72%) Back Office
7 9 (2.22%) Legal
8 8 (1.98%) Advertising
9 7 (1.73%) Front Office
10 4 (0.99%) French Language
10 4 (0.99%) Housing Association
10 4 (0.99%) Public Sector
11 3 (0.74%) Billing
12 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.49%) Publishing
13 1 (0.25%) Electronics
13 1 (0.25%) Humanities
13 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 91 (22.47%) Developer
2 56 (13.83%) QA Engineer
3 50 (12.35%) Analyst
4 27 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 25 (6.17%) Senior Developer
6 23 (5.68%) Architect
7 20 (4.94%) Tester
8 19 (4.69%) Developer in Test
9 18 (4.44%) Test Engineer
10 17 (4.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 16 (3.95%) Java Developer
11 16 (3.95%) QA Tester
11 16 (3.95%) Senior QA Engineer
11 16 (3.95%) Web Developer
12 15 (3.70%) QA Analyst
12 15 (3.70%) QA Leader
12 15 (3.70%) Support Engineer
13 14 (3.46%) C# Developer
13 14 (3.46%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 13 (3.21%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (13.83%) HTML
2 48 (11.85%) CSS
3 40 (9.88%) .NET
4 34 (8.40%) HTML5
5 32 (7.90%) FIX Protocol
6 29 (7.16%) Node.js
7 28 (6.91%) React
8 26 (6.42%) AngularJS
8 26 (6.42%) Spring
9 23 (5.68%) Web Services
10 22 (5.43%) XML
11 21 (5.19%) JSON
11 21 (5.19%) REST
12 19 (4.69%) CSS3
13 18 (4.44%) Gherkin
14 16 (3.95%) Redux
15 15 (3.70%) RESTful
16 14 (3.46%) ASP.NET
17 13 (3.21%) jQuery
17 13 (3.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (10.12%) User Experience
3 38 (9.38%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (6.17%) Management Information System
5 22 (5.43%) Hedge funds
6 18 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (4.44%) Mobile App
7 14 (3.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (2.96%) Fixed Income
9 11 (2.72%) Online Games
9 11 (2.72%) Reference Data
9 11 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (2.22%) iPad
11 7 (1.73%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.99%) PKI
12 4 (0.99%) Smart City
13 3 (0.74%) Taxonomies
14 2 (0.49%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.49%) Contract for Difference
14 2 (0.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 54 (13.33%) Linux
2 26 (6.42%) Apple iOS
2 26 (6.42%) Unix
3 22 (5.43%) Windows
4 19 (4.69%) Android
5 9 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (50.37%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (31.60%) Test Automation
3 68 (16.79%) Scrum
4 59 (14.57%) Fintech
5 58 (14.32%) Problem-Solving
6 55 (13.58%) Computer Science
7 48 (11.85%) Mentoring
7 48 (11.85%) SDLC
8 46 (11.36%) Software Engineering
9 44 (10.86%) DevOps
10 38 (9.38%) Project Delivery
11 35 (8.64%) Analytics
12 34 (8.40%) Project Management
13 33 (8.15%) Web Development
14 32 (7.90%) Manual Testing
14 32 (7.90%) Stakeholder Management
15 30 (7.41%) BDD
16 29 (7.16%) API Testing
16 29 (7.16%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (7.16%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 109 (26.91%) Java
2 81 (20.00%) SQL
3 79 (19.51%) JavaScript
3 79 (19.51%) Python
4 55 (13.58%) C#
5 16 (3.95%) C++
6 13 (3.21%) Bash Shell
6 13 (3.21%) Ruby
6 13 (3.21%) TypeScript
7 11 (2.72%) PowerShell
7 11 (2.72%) Shell Script
8 10 (2.47%) XPath
9 9 (2.22%) ES6
10 8 (1.98%) C
10 8 (1.98%) PHP
11 6 (1.48%) Scala
12 5 (1.23%) Go
12 5 (1.23%) Java 8
12 5 (1.23%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.74%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 58 (14.32%) Degree
2 31 (7.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (3.46%) AWS Certification
4 12 (2.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 10 (2.47%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.22%) Master's Degree
7 7 (1.73%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.73%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.48%) PMP
9 4 (0.99%) CISSP
9 4 (0.99%) CREST Certified
10 3 (0.74%) CEH
10 3 (0.74%) CSSLP
10 3 (0.74%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.74%) ISEB
10 3 (0.74%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.49%) CBAP
11 2 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.94%) PMO
2 13 (3.21%) Data Quality
3 9 (2.22%) GDPR
3 9 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.74%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.49%) SLA
7 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (4.69%) Docker
2 6 (1.48%) Firmware
3 4 (0.99%) HDFS
4 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.25%) ACF2
5 1 (0.25%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.25%) RACF
5 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (3.70%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.48%) Ansible
2 6 (1.48%) EnCase
3 2 (0.49%) FTK
3 2 (0.49%) Grafana
3 2 (0.49%) Graphite
3 2 (0.49%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.49%) Puppet
3 2 (0.49%) SCCM
3 2 (0.49%) Terraform
4 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 35 (8.64%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.42%) Oracle
3 21 (5.19%) Google
4 16 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (2.47%) Sybase
6 9 (2.22%) Remedy
7 6 (1.48%) Cellebrite
7 6 (1.48%) Nuix
7 6 (1.48%) SAP
8 5 (1.23%) Samsung
8 5 (1.23%) Tableau
8 5 (1.23%) YouTube
9 4 (0.99%) HP
10 3 (0.74%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.74%) Cognos
10 3 (0.74%) Pardot
10 3 (0.74%) VMware
11 2 (0.49%) Adobe
11 2 (0.49%) Alteryx
11 2 (0.49%) Xero