Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 39 45
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 613 679 876
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.00% 5.83% 5.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.07% 44.85% 39.39%
Number of salaries quoted 558 599 713
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 1391 1514 2224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.61% 13.00% 13.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1213 1346 1846
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +5 2 £35,000 -17.65%
QA
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for QA.

1 339 (55.30%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (46.33%) Test Automation
3 276 (45.02%) Finance
4 164 (26.75%) SQL
5 152 (24.80%) Java
6 140 (22.84%) JavaScript
7 132 (21.53%) SQL Server
8 128 (20.88%) C#
9 123 (20.07%) Test Strategy
10 116 (18.92%) Microsoft
11 112 (18.27%) .NET
12 110 (17.94%) TDD
13 105 (17.13%) Selenium
14 100 (16.31%) Scrum
15 94 (15.33%) Degree
16 91 (14.85%) Continuous Integration
17 88 (14.36%) User Acceptance Testing
18 87 (14.19%) Banking
19 85 (13.87%) SDLC
20 84 (13.70%) BDD
20 84 (13.70%) HTML
21 83 (13.54%) DevOps
22 79 (12.89%) CSS
23 75 (12.23%) JIRA
24 74 (12.07%) ASP.NET
25 70 (11.42%) Web Development
26 63 (10.28%) WebDriver
27 60 (9.79%) MVC
28 56 (9.14%) User Stories
29 55 (8.97%) CMS

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 55 (8.97%) CMS
2 19 (3.10%) EPiServer
3 11 (1.79%) Confluence
4 8 (1.31%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.14%) Apache
5 7 (1.14%) Drupal
6 6 (0.98%) Apache Solr
7 5 (0.82%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.65%) IIS
8 4 (0.65%) JBoss
9 3 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.49%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.33%) nginx
10 2 (0.33%) SAS
10 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.16%) LiveLink
11 1 (0.16%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 47 (7.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (5.71%) Microsoft Project
3 20 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.16%) HipChat
8 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 26 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.14%) Actimize
2 7 (1.14%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.49%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.49%) HFM
3 3 (0.49%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 2 (0.33%) Magento
4 2 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.33%) Unica
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) FastStats
5 1 (0.16%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 1 (0.16%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.36%) GitHub
2 30 (4.89%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.79%) SaaS
5 9 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.49%) BlueKai
7 3 (0.49%) npm
7 3 (0.49%) Office 365
8 2 (0.33%) Datadog
8 2 (0.33%) IaaS
8 2 (0.33%) PaaS
8 2 (0.33%) Serverless
9 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.16%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.16%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.16%) Trello
9 1 (0.16%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.04%) Internet
2 25 (4.08%) TCP/IP
3 20 (3.26%) Intranet
4 5 (0.82%) DNS
5 4 (0.65%) Firewall
5 4 (0.65%) SAN
6 2 (0.33%) FIX Connectivity
6 2 (0.33%) FTP
6 2 (0.33%) IPsec
6 2 (0.33%) LDAP
6 2 (0.33%) SSL
6 2 (0.33%) Wireless
7 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.16%) HTTP
7 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.16%) PBX
7 1 (0.16%) Skype
7 1 (0.16%) SMS
7 1 (0.16%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (21.53%) SQL Server
2 41 (6.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (6.20%) Relational Database
4 26 (4.24%) RDBMS
5 25 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (3.26%) SQL Server 2014
8 17 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (2.28%) MySQL
10 11 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (1.63%) Big Data
11 10 (1.63%) Power BI
11 10 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (1.47%) QlikView
13 7 (1.14%) NoSQL
13 7 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.82%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.65%) Blockchain
16 3 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
16 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 105 (17.13%) Selenium
2 75 (12.23%) JIRA
3 63 (10.28%) WebDriver
4 52 (8.48%) Cucumber
5 40 (6.53%) Jenkins
5 40 (6.53%) Visual Studio
6 28 (4.57%) Git (software)
7 21 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (2.77%) SpecFlow
9 15 (2.45%) JUnit
10 14 (2.28%) Maven
11 13 (2.12%) Appium
11 13 (2.12%) SoapUI
12 8 (1.31%) Jasmine
12 8 (1.31%) JMeter
13 7 (1.14%) Gatling
13 7 (1.14%) MSBuild
13 7 (1.14%) NuGet
14 6 (0.98%) Karma Test Runner
14 6 (0.98%) Protractor
General
1 276 (45.02%) Finance
2 87 (14.19%) Banking
3 26 (4.24%) Back Office
4 22 (3.59%) Retail
5 18 (2.94%) Front Office
6 16 (2.61%) Advertising
7 14 (2.28%) Law
8 13 (2.12%) Marketing
9 9 (1.47%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.31%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.98%) Games
11 6 (0.98%) Publishing
12 5 (0.82%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.49%) Legal
14 2 (0.33%) Automotive
14 2 (0.33%) Billing
14 2 (0.33%) Russian Language
15 1 (0.16%) German Language
15 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 148 (24.14%) Analyst
2 110 (17.94%) Developer
3 71 (11.58%) Business Analyst
4 48 (7.83%) QA Engineer
5 44 (7.18%) QA Analyst
6 32 (5.22%) .NET Developer
6 32 (5.22%) Associate Director
6 32 (5.22%) Senior Developer
6 32 (5.22%) Test Leader
7 31 (5.06%) C# Developer
8 30 (4.89%) Test Analyst
9 29 (4.73%) C# .NET Developer
10 25 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
10 25 (4.08%) Tester
11 24 (3.92%) QA Test Analyst
12 22 (3.59%) Test Manager
13 21 (3.43%) QA Leader
13 21 (3.43%) QA Manager
14 20 (3.26%) Java Developer
14 20 (3.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (18.27%) .NET
2 84 (13.70%) HTML
3 79 (12.89%) CSS
4 74 (12.07%) ASP.NET
5 52 (8.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 47 (7.67%) RESTful
7 35 (5.71%) FIX Protocol
8 34 (5.55%) .NET Framework
9 31 (5.06%) Web Services
10 30 (4.89%) Node.js
11 29 (4.73%) HTML5
12 26 (4.24%) AngularJS
12 26 (4.24%) CSS3
12 26 (4.24%) XML
13 23 (3.75%) React
14 22 (3.59%) SOAP
15 18 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 18 (2.94%) Entity Framework
16 17 (2.77%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 17 (2.77%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.99%) Fintech
2 48 (7.83%) Computer Science
3 38 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (5.22%) Mobile App
5 27 (4.40%) User Experience
6 26 (4.24%) Fixed Income
7 21 (3.43%) Derivative
7 21 (3.43%) Hedge funds
8 17 (2.77%) Equities
9 13 (2.12%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.96%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.79%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (1.47%) SWIFT
13 7 (1.14%) Replication
13 7 (1.14%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.98%) Smartphone
15 5 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 4 (0.65%) Blackberry
16 4 (0.65%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 55 (8.97%) Linux
2 38 (6.20%) Unix
3 20 (3.26%) Windows
4 17 (2.77%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.45%) Android
6 6 (0.98%) Debian
7 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (55.30%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (46.33%) Test Automation
3 123 (20.07%) Test Strategy
4 110 (17.94%) TDD
5 100 (16.31%) Scrum
6 91 (14.85%) Continuous Integration
7 88 (14.36%) User Acceptance Testing
8 85 (13.87%) SDLC
9 84 (13.70%) BDD
10 83 (13.54%) DevOps
11 70 (11.42%) Web Development
12 60 (9.79%) MVC
13 56 (9.14%) User Stories
14 54 (8.81%) Test Scripting
15 52 (8.48%) Business Analysis
16 51 (8.32%) Software Delivery
17 50 (8.16%) Data Analysis
17 50 (8.16%) Software Testing
18 49 (7.99%) Mentoring
19 48 (7.83%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 164 (26.75%) SQL
2 152 (24.80%) Java
3 140 (22.84%) JavaScript
4 128 (20.88%) C#
5 42 (6.85%) Python
6 35 (5.71%) C++
7 22 (3.59%) T-SQL
8 19 (3.10%) PHP
9 13 (2.12%) Ruby
10 12 (1.96%) Scala
11 11 (1.79%) C
12 10 (1.63%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.47%) ES6
13 9 (1.47%) VB
14 8 (1.31%) Perl
14 8 (1.31%) VBA
15 7 (1.14%) Apple Swift
16 6 (0.98%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.98%) Groovy
16 6 (0.98%) Lua
Qualifications
1 94 (15.33%) Degree
2 33 (5.38%) ISTQB
3 15 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.45%) ISEB
4 14 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (0.98%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.49%) ACCA
6 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.33%) MCSE
7 2 (0.33%) PMP
8 1 (0.16%) CFA
8 1 (0.16%) IIBA
8 1 (0.16%) MCSD
8 1 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.61%) Data Quality
1 16 (2.61%) PMO
2 7 (1.14%) SEPA
3 4 (0.65%) GDPR
3 4 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.33%) EMIR
4 2 (0.33%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.33%) MiFID
4 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) GCP
5 1 (0.16%) P3O
System Software
1 20 (3.26%) Docker
2 7 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.82%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 42 (6.85%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.31%) Ansible
3 7 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.14%) Puppet
4 5 (0.82%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.65%) CFEngine
5 4 (0.65%) Terraform
6 2 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.16%) Mesos
Vendors
1 116 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 52 (8.48%) Oracle
3 12 (1.96%) Tableau
4 10 (1.63%) Siebel
5 8 (1.31%) Caplin
5 8 (1.31%) HP
5 8 (1.31%) SAP
6 7 (1.14%) VMware
7 6 (0.98%) Fidessa
8 5 (0.82%) Adobe
8 5 (0.82%) Citrix
8 5 (0.82%) Google
9 4 (0.65%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.49%) Cognos
10 3 (0.49%) Facebook
10 3 (0.49%) Hyperion
10 3 (0.49%) Progress
10 3 (0.49%) Sun
10 3 (0.49%) Sybase
10 3 (0.49%) TOWER Software