Period
to 3 August 2021

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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 29 66 46
Rank change year-on-year +37 -20 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 456 202 554
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 8.15% 3.88% 5.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.62% 34.41% 40.53%
Number of salaries quoted 427 183 465
10th Percentile £42,999 £42,750 £43,750
25th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £86,625 £86,875 £78,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £106,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 919 587 1,367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.42% 11.28% 13.30%
Number of salaries quoted 798 511 1,162
10th Percentile £43,000 £39,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £81,250
90th Percentile £101,250 £100,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +8.33%

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 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 2021. 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 +1 1 £70,000 -22.22%
QA
Central London

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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.

1 242 (53.07%) Test Automation
2 198 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (35.09%) Selenium
4 151 (33.11%) Finance
5 147 (32.24%) Java
6 120 (26.32%) Python
7 119 (26.10%) Jenkins
8 113 (24.78%) Cucumber
9 112 (24.56%) C#
10 109 (23.90%) API Testing
11 105 (23.03%) JavaScript
12 102 (22.37%) AWS
13 100 (21.93%) SQL
14 98 (21.49%) Social Skills
15 97 (21.27%) Postman
16 89 (19.52%) Docker
17 86 (18.86%) Azure
18 80 (17.54%) Test Strategy
18 80 (17.54%) SDET
19 79 (17.32%) Microservices
20 75 (16.45%) DevOps
20 75 (16.45%) REST
21 73 (16.01%) Fintech
22 70 (15.35%) NoSQL
23 68 (14.91%) JIRA
24 66 (14.47%) Software Engineering
25 65 (14.25%) SQL Server
25 65 (14.25%) Kubernetes
26 64 (14.04%) Serverless
27 61 (13.38%) Relational Database

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 29 (6.36%) Confluence
2 16 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (2.63%) Drupal
4 11 (2.41%) Apache Solr
4 11 (2.41%) CMS
5 10 (2.19%) Apache Spark
6 8 (1.75%) Apache
7 7 (1.54%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.44%) SAS
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.22%) Appian
9 1 (0.22%) IIS
9 1 (0.22%) nginx
9 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.22%) InVision
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Mingle
3 1 (0.22%) Sketch
3 1 (0.22%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Markit EDM
1 3 (0.66%) PolarLake
2 2 (0.44%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (0.44%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 102 (22.37%) AWS
2 86 (18.86%) Azure
3 64 (14.04%) Serverless
4 40 (8.77%) GCP
5 19 (4.17%) SaaS
6 10 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
7 7 (1.54%) Azure Functions
7 7 (1.54%) Power Platform
8 5 (1.10%) Lucidchart
9 4 (0.88%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (0.88%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.88%) GitHub
9 4 (0.88%) Microsoft 365
10 3 (0.66%) Datadog
11 2 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.44%) CloudBees
11 2 (0.44%) PaaS
12 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.88%) SSH
1 4 (0.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.22%) HTTP
2 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (15.35%) NoSQL
2 65 (14.25%) SQL Server
3 61 (13.38%) Relational Database
4 57 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
5 48 (10.53%) MongoDB
6 42 (9.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 23 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (4.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (3.51%) MySQL
10 15 (3.29%) Big Data
11 13 (2.85%) Redis
12 12 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
12 12 (2.63%) Blockchain
13 10 (2.19%) Data Lake
13 10 (2.19%) Hadoop
14 8 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
15 7 (1.54%) Power BI
16 6 (1.32%) DTS
16 6 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 5 (1.10%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 160 (35.09%) Selenium
2 119 (26.10%) Jenkins
3 113 (24.78%) Cucumber
4 97 (21.27%) Postman
5 68 (14.91%) JIRA
6 48 (10.53%) Git (software)
7 42 (9.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 38 (8.33%) Cypress.io
8 38 (8.33%) SonarQube
9 32 (7.02%) SpecFlow
10 26 (5.70%) WebDriver
11 24 (5.26%) TeamCity
12 18 (3.95%) Robot Framework
13 15 (3.29%) GitLab
13 15 (3.29%) Ranorex
14 12 (2.63%) REST Assured
15 11 (2.41%) webpack
16 10 (2.19%) SoapUI
17 9 (1.97%) Appium
17 9 (1.97%) NUnit
General
1 151 (33.11%) Finance
2 98 (21.49%) Social Skills
3 39 (8.55%) Retail
4 36 (7.89%) Presentation Skills
5 34 (7.46%) Influencing Skills
6 28 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (5.92%) Advertising
8 26 (5.70%) Games
9 24 (5.26%) Legal
10 19 (4.17%) Law
11 10 (2.19%) Banking
11 10 (2.19%) Marketing
11 10 (2.19%) Publishing
12 9 (1.97%) Back Office
13 8 (1.75%) Front Office
14 3 (0.66%) Brand Awareness
14 3 (0.66%) Documentation Skills
15 2 (0.44%) Organisational Skills
15 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.22%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 101 (22.15%) QA Engineer
2 59 (12.94%) Developer
3 53 (11.62%) Automation Engineer
4 44 (9.65%) QA Automation Engineer
5 42 (9.21%) Analyst
6 41 (8.99%) Technical Leader
7 22 (4.82%) Developer in Test
7 22 (4.82%) Test Engineer
8 20 (4.39%) Software Developer
8 20 (4.39%) Tester
9 19 (4.17%) Data Engineer
9 19 (4.17%) Senior QA Engineer
10 17 (3.73%) Business Analyst
10 17 (3.73%) QA Leader
10 17 (3.73%) Senior Developer
11 14 (3.07%) Junior
12 13 (2.85%) Java Developer
12 13 (2.85%) Senior Test Engineer
13 12 (2.63%) QA Tester
14 10 (2.19%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (16.45%) REST
2 56 (12.28%) Node.js
3 46 (10.09%) .NET
4 35 (7.68%) OAuth
4 35 (7.68%) OAuth2
4 35 (7.68%) OpenID
5 30 (6.58%) React
6 26 (5.70%) Gherkin
7 25 (5.48%) HTML
8 20 (4.39%) WebdriverIO
9 18 (3.95%) CSS
9 18 (3.95%) Web Services
10 16 (3.51%) pytest
10 16 (3.51%) XML
11 15 (3.29%) React Native
12 14 (3.07%) AngularJS
12 14 (3.07%) Kafka
13 13 (2.85%) JSON
14 11 (2.41%) FIX Protocol
14 11 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.46%) Mobile App
2 19 (4.17%) User Experience
3 17 (3.73%) Derivative
4 14 (3.07%) OTC Derivatives
5 8 (1.75%) Video on Demand
6 7 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.32%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.32%) Video\Live Streaming
8 5 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (0.88%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.88%) Equities
9 4 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.88%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.66%) Social Media
11 2 (0.44%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.44%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.44%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (0.44%) Life Science
11 2 (0.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.55%) Linux
2 38 (8.33%) Windows
3 27 (5.92%) Unix
4 15 (3.29%) Android
4 15 (3.29%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.88%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (53.07%) Test Automation
2 198 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (23.90%) API Testing
4 80 (17.54%) SDET
4 80 (17.54%) Test Strategy
5 79 (17.32%) Microservices
6 75 (16.45%) DevOps
7 73 (16.01%) Fintech
8 66 (14.47%) Software Engineering
9 58 (12.72%) Software Testing
10 54 (11.84%) Scrum
11 53 (11.62%) BDD
12 49 (10.75%) Coaching
13 47 (10.31%) Regression Testing
14 45 (9.87%) SDLC
15 44 (9.65%) Technical Leadership
16 42 (9.21%) Event-Driven
16 42 (9.21%) UML
17 40 (8.77%) TDD
18 39 (8.55%) Event-Driven Architecture
Programming Languages
1 147 (32.24%) Java
2 120 (26.32%) Python
3 112 (24.56%) C#
4 105 (23.03%) JavaScript
5 100 (21.93%) SQL
6 44 (9.65%) C++
7 30 (6.58%) TypeScript
8 21 (4.61%) C
9 13 (2.85%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.75%) Kotlin
10 8 (1.75%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.32%) PHP
12 5 (1.10%) Perl
12 5 (1.10%) R
12 5 (1.10%) Ruby
12 5 (1.10%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.88%) Groovy
13 4 (0.88%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.66%) Go
15 2 (0.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 59 (12.94%) Degree
2 37 (8.11%) Master's Degree
3 22 (4.82%) ISTQB
4 12 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.54%) ISEB
6 5 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.44%) MBA
8 2 (0.44%) SANS
9 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.22%) PMP
9 1 (0.22%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (8.11%) GDPR
2 10 (2.19%) Accessibility
3 4 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.88%) MiFID
4 3 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.66%) EMIR
5 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.22%) CDISC
6 1 (0.22%) GRC
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 89 (19.52%) Docker
2 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 65 (14.25%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.19%) Terraform
3 9 (1.97%) Ansible
4 4 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.88%) Puppet
5 2 (0.44%) Consul
5 2 (0.44%) Kubeflow
5 2 (0.44%) Packer
6 1 (0.22%) nmon
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 47 (10.31%) Oracle
2 29 (6.36%) Microsoft
3 8 (1.75%) PayPal
4 7 (1.54%) Talend
5 6 (1.32%) AppDynamics
5 6 (1.32%) Fidessa
5 6 (1.32%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.10%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.88%) Bloomberg
8 3 (0.66%) Charles River
8 3 (0.66%) Informatica
8 3 (0.66%) Murex
8 3 (0.66%) Perforce
8 3 (0.66%) Portware
8 3 (0.66%) Reuters
8 3 (0.66%) Sage
8 3 (0.66%) SmartStream
8 3 (0.66%) SolarWinds
8 3 (0.66%) Splunk