Period
to

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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 18 32 63
Rank change year-on-year +14 +31 -20
Permanent jobs citing QA 724 410 255
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 8.99% 7.56% 4.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.59% 47.51% 37.39%
Number of salaries quoted 588 380 230
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,999 £42,500
25th Percentile £56,250 £51,250 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £67,500 £66,250
Median % change year-on-year - +1.89% +1.92%
75th Percentile £86,563 £86,250 £87,188
90th Percentile £106,625 £105,000 £107,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% - -

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 1,490 863 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.50% 15.92% 11.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,145 727 594
10th Percentile £45,250 £42,999 £38,000
25th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £47,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £67,500 £61,500
Median % change year-on-year - +9.76% -5.38%
75th Percentile £87,500 £83,125 £80,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £97,500 £100,000
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% -3.85%

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

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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 1 July 2022.

Salary histogram for QA in the City of London

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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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge -2 4 £75,000 +7.14%
QA
Central London

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 256 (35.36%) Agile
2 222 (30.66%) Selenium
3 213 (29.42%) Test Automation
4 204 (28.18%) Java
5 198 (27.35%) API Testing
6 172 (23.76%) C#
7 167 (23.07%) Postman
8 161 (22.24%) REST
9 159 (21.96%) Test Strategy
10 152 (20.99%) JavaScript
11 150 (20.72%) Finance
12 139 (19.20%) Cucumber
13 130 (17.96%) Jenkins
14 121 (16.71%) DevOps
15 119 (16.44%) Azure
16 117 (16.16%) Python
17 104 (14.36%) SQL
18 93 (12.85%) Social Skills
19 90 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
20 85 (11.74%) Project Delivery
21 84 (11.60%) Software Engineering
22 81 (11.19%) Microsoft
23 79 (10.91%) SpecFlow
23 79 (10.91%) Microservices
24 76 (10.50%) AWS
25 75 (10.36%) JIRA
26 74 (10.22%) Test Scripting
27 72 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
28 71 (9.81%) Scrum
29 69 (9.53%) Software Testing

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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 29 (4.01%) Confluence
2 8 (1.10%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.10%) Tomcat
3 6 (0.83%) Apache
3 6 (0.83%) JBoss
4 4 (0.55%) SAS
5 3 (0.41%) IIS
6 2 (0.28%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.14%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.14%) Appian
7 1 (0.14%) CMS
7 1 (0.14%) Headless CMS
7 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.69%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.69%) Maple
4 4 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Fidessa
2 2 (0.28%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 119 (16.44%) Azure
2 76 (10.50%) AWS
3 51 (7.04%) Azure DevOps
4 49 (6.77%) Snowflake
5 25 (3.45%) SaaS
6 24 (3.31%) Serverless
7 20 (2.76%) Power Platform
8 19 (2.62%) GCP
9 10 (1.38%) BrowserStack
10 5 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.69%) BlazeMeter
10 5 (0.69%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (0.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 5 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.55%) PaaS
12 3 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.41%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.41%) Microsoft 365
13 2 (0.28%) Datadog
13 2 (0.28%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.69%) Network Security
1 5 (0.69%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.41%) Firewall
2 3 (0.41%) Telnet
3 2 (0.28%) HTTP
3 2 (0.28%) VoIP
4 1 (0.14%) 802.11
4 1 (0.14%) DHCP
4 1 (0.14%) DNS
4 1 (0.14%) FTP
4 1 (0.14%) Intranet
4 1 (0.14%) LAN
4 1 (0.14%) WAN
4 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (7.87%) Tableau
2 48 (6.63%) SQL Server
3 20 (2.76%) NoSQL
3 20 (2.76%) Relational Database
4 18 (2.49%) MongoDB
5 17 (2.35%) Big Data
5 17 (2.35%) Power BI
6 16 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (2.07%) Looker
7 15 (2.07%) Metadata
8 14 (1.93%) Qlik Sense
9 13 (1.80%) DynamoDB
10 10 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.97%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.69%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.55%) Apache Ignite
14 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 222 (30.66%) Selenium
2 167 (23.07%) Postman
3 139 (19.20%) Cucumber
4 130 (17.96%) Jenkins
5 79 (10.91%) SpecFlow
6 75 (10.36%) JIRA
7 58 (8.01%) JMeter
8 52 (7.18%) TeamCity
9 51 (7.04%) Cypress.io
10 44 (6.08%) Zephyr
11 42 (5.80%) Rational Quality Manager
12 40 (5.52%) Protractor
13 38 (5.25%) Appium
14 32 (4.42%) Git (software)
15 31 (4.28%) JUnit
16 19 (2.62%) WebDriver
17 15 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 15 (2.07%) GitLab
17 15 (2.07%) SonarQube
18 13 (1.80%) SoapUI
General
1 150 (20.72%) Finance
2 93 (12.85%) Social Skills
3 72 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (8.98%) Tech for Good
5 53 (7.32%) Advertising
6 52 (7.18%) Retail
7 51 (7.04%) Marketing
8 30 (4.14%) Presentation Skills
9 23 (3.18%) Front Office
10 20 (2.76%) Law
11 18 (2.49%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 16 (2.21%) Legal
13 13 (1.80%) Influencing Skills
14 10 (1.38%) Public Sector
15 7 (0.97%) Electronics
15 7 (0.97%) Games
15 7 (0.97%) iGaming
15 7 (0.97%) Publishing
16 5 (0.69%) Police
17 4 (0.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (17.27%) QA Engineer
2 68 (9.39%) Analyst
3 63 (8.70%) QA Leader
3 63 (8.70%) Test Engineer
4 60 (8.29%) Developer
5 40 (5.52%) E-Commerce Engineer
6 39 (5.39%) Data Manager
7 29 (4.01%) Senior QA Engineer
8 28 (3.87%) Development Manager
9 24 (3.31%) Engagement Manager
9 24 (3.31%) Java Developer
9 24 (3.31%) Senior Developer
10 23 (3.18%) Tester
11 22 (3.04%) Senior Java Developer
12 20 (2.76%) QA Automation Engineer
13 19 (2.62%) Blockchain Engineer
14 18 (2.49%) Automation Engineer
14 18 (2.49%) Product Owner
14 18 (2.49%) Project Manager
14 18 (2.49%) Report Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (22.24%) REST
2 68 (9.39%) .NET
3 52 (7.18%) Gherkin
4 31 (4.28%) HTML
5 29 (4.01%) React
5 29 (4.01%) XML
6 26 (3.59%) JSON
7 25 (3.45%) WebdriverIO
8 21 (2.90%) .NET Framework
8 21 (2.90%) SOAP
9 20 (2.76%) HTML5
10 19 (2.62%) Swing
11 17 (2.35%) Node.js
12 14 (1.93%) Spring
13 13 (1.80%) OAuth
13 13 (1.80%) OAuth2
13 13 (1.80%) OpenID
14 12 (1.66%) Kafka
15 8 (1.10%) Laravel
15 8 (1.10%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.08%) Virtual Team
2 33 (4.56%) User Experience
3 27 (3.73%) Mobile App
4 22 (3.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 21 (2.90%) Blockchain
6 20 (2.76%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.49%) Marketing Technology
8 14 (1.93%) Cyberattack
8 14 (1.93%) Cybercrime
9 12 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (1.66%) PropTech
9 12 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.52%) Derivative
10 11 (1.52%) Video on Demand
10 11 (1.52%) Video\Live Streaming
11 9 (1.24%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.97%) Educational Technology
12 7 (0.97%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.83%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 38 (5.25%) Linux
2 35 (4.83%) Windows
3 26 (3.59%) Unix
4 12 (1.66%) Android
5 10 (1.38%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.55%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (35.36%) Agile
2 213 (29.42%) Test Automation
3 198 (27.35%) API Testing
4 159 (21.96%) Test Strategy
5 121 (16.71%) DevOps
6 90 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
7 85 (11.74%) Project Delivery
8 84 (11.60%) Software Engineering
9 79 (10.91%) Microservices
10 74 (10.22%) Test Scripting
11 71 (9.81%) Scrum
12 69 (9.53%) Software Testing
13 68 (9.39%) Fintech
14 60 (8.29%) Mentoring
14 60 (8.29%) Project Management
14 60 (8.29%) SDET
15 59 (8.15%) Analytics
16 58 (8.01%) TDD
16 58 (8.01%) Test Management
17 56 (7.73%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 204 (28.18%) Java
2 172 (23.76%) C#
3 152 (20.99%) JavaScript
4 117 (16.16%) Python
5 104 (14.36%) SQL
6 26 (3.59%) TypeScript
7 25 (3.45%) C++
8 14 (1.93%) PHP
9 11 (1.52%) Ruby
10 10 (1.38%) Kotlin
11 8 (1.10%) C
11 8 (1.10%) Groovy
12 7 (0.97%) Apex Code
12 7 (0.97%) MATLAB
12 7 (0.97%) R
13 6 (0.83%) Bash
13 6 (0.83%) PowerShell
13 6 (0.83%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.83%) VBA
14 4 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (5.52%) Degree
2 15 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
3 14 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (1.93%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.80%) Master's Degree
5 12 (1.66%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.69%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.69%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.41%) CSPO
8 3 (0.41%) ISEB
8 3 (0.41%) MCITP
8 3 (0.41%) MCTS
8 3 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.28%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.28%) PMP
10 1 (0.14%) CCNA
10 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.14%) MCSA
10 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.21%) GDPR
2 13 (1.80%) Data Quality
2 13 (1.80%) SLA
3 4 (0.55%) PMO
4 3 (0.41%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.28%) ISO 15022
5 2 (0.28%) ISO 20022
5 2 (0.28%) MiFID
6 1 (0.14%) EMIR
6 1 (0.14%) IFRS
6 1 (0.14%) IFRS 17
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 40 (5.52%) Docker
2 4 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 42 (5.80%) HP ALM
1 42 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (3.04%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.10%) Terraform
4 3 (0.41%) Ansible
5 1 (0.14%) Kibana
5 1 (0.14%) logstash
Vendors
1 81 (11.19%) Microsoft
2 58 (8.01%) IBM
3 49 (6.77%) Google
4 47 (6.49%) Oracle
5 44 (6.08%) HP
6 13 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (0.83%) Databricks
8 5 (0.69%) SAP
9 4 (0.55%) Citrix
9 4 (0.55%) Informatica
9 4 (0.55%) Sophos
10 3 (0.41%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.41%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.28%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.28%) Cadence
11 2 (0.28%) Kofax
11 2 (0.28%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.28%) Sybase
12 1 (0.14%) iManage
12 1 (0.14%) Virgin Media