Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 64 37
Rank change year-on-year +12 -27 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 476 499 606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.79% 4.44% 5.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.27% 37.46% 44.36%
Number of salaries quoted 384 446 554
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £39,756 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £96,750 £86,250 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £61,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +6.56% +1.67% +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 1,182 1,332 1,366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.90% 11.86% 13.35%
Number of salaries quoted 986 1,150 1,197
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £61,750 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.92% +9.09%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £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 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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019. 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 +7 20 £72,500 +45.00%
QA
Central London

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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.

1 237 (49.79%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (36.55%) Test Automation
3 150 (31.51%) Finance
4 139 (29.20%) Java
5 110 (23.11%) JavaScript
6 103 (21.64%) SQL
7 98 (20.59%) Python
8 96 (20.17%) Scrum
9 86 (18.07%) Selenium
10 83 (17.44%) C#
11 73 (15.34%) Linux
12 66 (13.87%) HTML
13 64 (13.45%) Microsoft
14 63 (13.24%) Git (software)
15 62 (13.03%) .NET
15 62 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
16 60 (12.61%) Mentoring
16 60 (12.61%) SDLC
16 60 (12.61%) CSS
17 59 (12.39%) Project Management
18 58 (12.18%) SQL Server
19 57 (11.97%) Azure
19 57 (11.97%) Fintech
20 54 (11.34%) Cucumber
20 54 (11.34%) Project Delivery
21 51 (10.71%) Web Development
21 51 (10.71%) JIRA
22 50 (10.50%) Degree
22 50 (10.50%) BDD
23 48 (10.08%) Software Engineering

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 30 (6.30%) CMS
2 28 (5.88%) EPiServer
3 17 (3.57%) Apache
4 12 (2.52%) Confluence
5 10 (2.10%) IIS
6 7 (1.47%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.47%) nginx
7 6 (1.26%) WordPress
8 4 (0.84%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.63%) Drupal
9 3 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.21%) CICS
10 1 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.21%) SAS
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 31 (6.51%) Microsoft Project
2 18 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.84%) Sketch
6 3 (0.63%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.63%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.21%) InVision
8 1 (0.21%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) FastStats
1 4 (0.84%) R3 Corda
2 3 (0.63%) SnowdropKCS
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 57 (11.97%) Azure
2 45 (9.45%) AWS
3 16 (3.36%) GCP
4 11 (2.31%) SaaS
5 10 (2.10%) GitHub
5 10 (2.10%) Google Analytics
6 6 (1.26%) npm
6 6 (1.26%) PaaS
7 4 (0.84%) Basecamp
7 4 (0.84%) Office 365
7 4 (0.84%) Power Platform
7 4 (0.84%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 4 (0.84%) Serverless
8 3 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.63%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.63%) BlazeMeter
8 3 (0.63%) Datadog
8 3 (0.63%) Slack
9 2 (0.42%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.14%) Internet
2 20 (4.20%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.84%) Firewall
3 4 (0.84%) HTTP
4 3 (0.63%) DHCP
4 3 (0.63%) DNS
4 3 (0.63%) SMTP
4 3 (0.63%) VPN
5 2 (0.42%) SSL
6 1 (0.21%) FTP
6 1 (0.21%) Network Security
6 1 (0.21%) SNMP
6 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (3.99%) Big Data
4 18 (3.78%) Relational Database
5 17 (3.57%) MySQL
6 16 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (3.36%) NoSQL
7 14 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (2.31%) Oracle Database
10 10 (2.10%) Oracle Database 12c
10 10 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.89%) KDB
12 7 (1.47%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.47%) Blockchain
12 7 (1.47%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (1.26%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 86 (18.07%) Selenium
2 63 (13.24%) Git (software)
3 54 (11.34%) Cucumber
4 51 (10.71%) JIRA
5 35 (7.35%) Jenkins
6 21 (4.41%) Visual Studio
7 20 (4.20%) TeamCity
8 17 (3.57%) WebDriver
9 16 (3.36%) SpecFlow
10 15 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (2.94%) Appium
12 10 (2.10%) Gatling
13 8 (1.68%) JMeter
14 7 (1.47%) HP UFT
14 7 (1.47%) JUnit
15 6 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
16 5 (1.05%) Protractor
16 5 (1.05%) TestRail
17 4 (0.84%) Bitbucket
17 4 (0.84%) TestNG
General
1 150 (31.51%) Finance
2 37 (7.77%) Marketing
3 23 (4.83%) Banking
3 23 (4.83%) Retail
4 13 (2.73%) Law
5 12 (2.52%) Back Office
5 12 (2.52%) Front Office
5 12 (2.52%) Games
6 9 (1.89%) Advertising
7 6 (1.26%) Public Sector
8 4 (0.84%) French Language
8 4 (0.84%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.84%) Legal
9 3 (0.63%) Housing Association
10 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Humanities
11 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
11 1 (0.21%) Social Science
11 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 130 (27.31%) Developer
2 55 (11.55%) QA Engineer
3 51 (10.71%) Analyst
4 40 (8.40%) Tester
5 38 (7.98%) Senior Developer
6 27 (5.67%) C# Developer
7 26 (5.46%) Developer in Test
8 23 (4.83%) Automation Tester
8 23 (4.83%) QA Tester
9 22 (4.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 21 (4.41%) PMO Lead
10 21 (4.41%) Python Developer
10 21 (4.41%) Web Developer
11 19 (3.99%) Junior
11 19 (3.99%) Software Developer
12 18 (3.78%) Business Analyst
12 18 (3.78%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 18 (3.78%) Java Developer
12 18 (3.78%) Senior C# Developer
13 17 (3.57%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (13.87%) HTML
2 62 (13.03%) .NET
3 60 (12.61%) CSS
4 42 (8.82%) HTML5
5 37 (7.77%) Node.js
6 34 (7.14%) CSS3
6 34 (7.14%) Spring
7 33 (6.93%) JSON
7 33 (6.93%) Web Services
8 32 (6.72%) REST
9 31 (6.51%) React
9 31 (6.51%) XML
10 26 (5.46%) .NET Framework
10 26 (5.46%) AngularJS
10 26 (5.46%) ASP.NET
11 24 (5.04%) jQuery
12 23 (4.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 22 (4.62%) SOAP
14 21 (4.41%) FIX Protocol
15 20 (4.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
1 41 (8.61%) Greenfield Project
2 35 (7.35%) User Experience
3 22 (4.62%) Hedge funds
4 18 (3.78%) Mobile App
5 16 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (3.15%) Fixed Income
7 11 (2.31%) Derivative
8 10 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (2.10%) iPad
8 10 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.89%) Digital Media
10 8 (1.68%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.05%) Online Games
12 4 (0.84%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.84%) Taxonomies
13 3 (0.63%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.63%) Augmented Reality
13 3 (0.63%) Smart City
14 2 (0.42%) Digital Currency
Operating Systems
1 73 (15.34%) Linux
2 30 (6.30%) Windows
3 28 (5.88%) Unix
4 16 (3.36%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.73%) Android
6 10 (2.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (49.79%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (36.55%) Test Automation
3 96 (20.17%) Scrum
4 62 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
5 60 (12.61%) Mentoring
5 60 (12.61%) SDLC
6 59 (12.39%) Project Management
7 57 (11.97%) Fintech
8 54 (11.34%) Project Delivery
9 51 (10.71%) Web Development
10 50 (10.50%) BDD
11 48 (10.08%) Software Engineering
12 47 (9.87%) TDD
13 45 (9.45%) DevOps
14 43 (9.03%) Analytics
15 41 (8.61%) Test Strategy
16 40 (8.40%) SDET
17 39 (8.19%) Computer Science
18 37 (7.77%) API Testing
19 34 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 139 (29.20%) Java
2 110 (23.11%) JavaScript
3 103 (21.64%) SQL
4 98 (20.59%) Python
5 83 (17.44%) C#
6 21 (4.41%) C++
7 19 (3.99%) PowerShell
7 19 (3.99%) XPath
8 16 (3.36%) Ruby
9 14 (2.94%) Scala
9 14 (2.94%) Shell Script
10 12 (2.52%) PHP
11 11 (2.31%) Bash Shell
12 10 (2.10%) Java 8
12 10 (2.10%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.89%) Kotlin
14 8 (1.68%) ES6
14 8 (1.68%) Go
15 6 (1.26%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.05%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (10.50%) Degree
2 21 (4.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 18 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (2.10%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.05%) CBAP
5 5 (1.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.84%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.63%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.63%) ISEB
7 3 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.63%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.42%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.42%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.42%) PMP
8 2 (0.42%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.42%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.21%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.67%) PMO
2 7 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.84%) GDPR
3 4 (0.84%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.42%) SLA
5 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.21%) EMIR
5 1 (0.21%) MiFID
5 1 (0.21%) NIST
System Software
1 20 (4.20%) Docker
2 6 (1.26%) HDFS
3 3 (0.63%) Firmware
3 3 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.21%) ACF2
4 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.21%) Cronacle
4 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.21%) RACF
4 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (2.94%) Kubernetes
2 11 (2.31%) Ansible
3 6 (1.26%) EnCase
4 5 (1.05%) Terraform
5 3 (0.63%) Packer
5 3 (0.63%) Puppet
6 2 (0.42%) Dollar Universe
6 2 (0.42%) FTK
6 2 (0.42%) Grafana
6 2 (0.42%) Graphite
6 2 (0.42%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.42%) SCCM
7 1 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.21%) Oozie
7 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 64 (13.45%) Microsoft
2 34 (7.14%) Google
3 24 (5.04%) Oracle
4 19 (3.99%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (2.31%) Sybase
6 10 (2.10%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 9 (1.89%) Remedy
8 8 (1.68%) Reuters
9 6 (1.26%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.26%) Cellebrite
9 6 (1.26%) Nuix
10 5 (1.05%) HP
10 5 (1.05%) Samsung
10 5 (1.05%) VMware
10 5 (1.05%) YouTube
11 4 (0.84%) Adobe
11 4 (0.84%) Demandware
11 4 (0.84%) IBM
12 3 (0.63%) Alteryx
12 3 (0.63%) Tableau