Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 36 53
Rank change year-on-year -11 +17 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 554 618 664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.23% 5.92% 4.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.01% 43.55% 36.26%
Number of salaries quoted 497 563 541
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £39,250 £38,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £77,500 £80,750
Central London median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.27% - +10.00%

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 1,420 1,419 1,831
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.40% 13.59% 13.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,264 1,287 1,524
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +1.85%
10th Percentile £37,000 £32,750 £34,050
90th Percentile £90,000 £83,750 £85,000
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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018. 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 7 £43,750 +2.94%
Moorgate +6 1 - -
QA
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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.

1 336 (60.65%) Agile Software Development
2 291 (52.53%) Finance
3 280 (50.54%) Test Automation
4 171 (30.87%) JavaScript
5 165 (29.78%) SQL
6 160 (28.88%) Java
7 137 (24.73%) C#
8 136 (24.55%) SQL Server
9 130 (23.47%) Microsoft
10 114 (20.58%) .NET
11 98 (17.69%) Selenium
12 96 (17.33%) JIRA
12 96 (17.33%) Test Strategy
13 95 (17.15%) SDLC
14 88 (15.88%) TDD
15 84 (15.16%) Scrum
16 81 (14.62%) HTML
17 79 (14.26%) CSS
17 79 (14.26%) User Acceptance Testing
18 77 (13.90%) Degree
19 70 (12.64%) ASP.NET
20 69 (12.45%) DevOps
21 68 (12.27%) Banking
22 63 (11.37%) BDD
23 59 (10.65%) RESTful
24 58 (10.47%) WebDriver
25 57 (10.29%) Change Management
26 56 (10.11%) Regression Testing
27 55 (9.93%) Workflow
27 55 (9.93%) Web Services

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 35 (6.32%) CMS
2 25 (4.51%) Confluence
3 22 (3.97%) EPiServer
4 16 (2.89%) IIS
5 12 (2.17%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.44%) Drupal
8 7 (1.26%) Apache Solr
9 6 (1.08%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.90%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.72%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.72%) JBoss
11 4 (0.72%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.36%) Apache
13 1 (0.18%) LiveLink
13 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.18%) Mule
13 1 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 44 (7.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (4.15%) Microsoft Project
3 19 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (3.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.35%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.54%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.18%) HipChat
7 1 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.81%) MetaTrader
3 3 (0.54%) Actimize
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.18%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.89%) SaaS
4 12 (2.17%) GitHub
5 11 (1.99%) PaaS
6 4 (0.72%) npm
7 3 (0.54%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.36%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (0.36%) IaaS
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.18%) Office 365
9 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.18%) Route 53
9 1 (0.18%) Serverless
9 1 (0.18%) Trello
9 1 (0.18%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 44 (7.94%) Internet
2 21 (3.79%) Intranet
3 11 (1.99%) HTTP
3 11 (1.99%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.81%) NetScaler
5 8 (1.44%) Firewall
6 5 (0.90%) IPsec
6 5 (0.90%) SAN
6 5 (0.90%) SSL
6 5 (0.90%) Wireless
7 3 (0.54%) SMS
8 2 (0.36%) FIX Connectivity
9 1 (0.18%) AMQP
9 1 (0.18%) DNS
9 1 (0.18%) FTP
9 1 (0.18%) MQTT
9 1 (0.18%) VPN
9 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.18%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (24.55%) SQL Server
2 52 (9.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (6.68%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (4.51%) Relational Database
6 24 (4.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (3.61%) QlikView
7 20 (3.61%) SQL Server 2014
8 15 (2.71%) RDBMS
9 12 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (2.17%) Siebel EIM
9 12 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.62%) MySQL
11 7 (1.26%) Big Data
11 7 (1.26%) Power BI
12 5 (0.90%) Blockchain
12 5 (0.90%) Infinispan
12 5 (0.90%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.72%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 98 (17.69%) Selenium
2 96 (17.33%) JIRA
3 58 (10.47%) WebDriver
4 55 (9.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 53 (9.57%) Visual Studio
6 51 (9.21%) Cucumber
7 45 (8.12%) Git (software)
8 37 (6.68%) Jenkins
9 27 (4.87%) Maven
10 22 (3.97%) JUnit
11 21 (3.79%) TeamCity
12 19 (3.43%) NUnit
13 15 (2.71%) NuGet
14 12 (2.17%) IntelliJ
14 12 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 11 (1.99%) Appium
15 11 (1.99%) MSTest
16 10 (1.81%) Jasmine
16 10 (1.81%) Moq
16 10 (1.81%) SpecFlow
General
1 291 (52.53%) Finance
2 68 (12.27%) Banking
3 19 (3.43%) Retail
4 17 (3.07%) Back Office
5 16 (2.89%) Advertising
6 15 (2.71%) Financial Institution
7 13 (2.35%) Law
8 12 (2.17%) Marketing
9 10 (1.81%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.62%) Front Office
11 8 (1.44%) Publishing
12 7 (1.26%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.72%) Legal
14 3 (0.54%) Games
15 2 (0.36%) Automotive
15 2 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.36%) International Banking
15 2 (0.36%) Russian Language
16 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 131 (23.65%) Developer
2 106 (19.13%) Analyst
3 48 (8.66%) Business Analyst
4 42 (7.58%) C# Developer
5 41 (7.40%) QA Engineer
6 37 (6.68%) Senior Developer
7 36 (6.50%) .NET Developer
7 36 (6.50%) Test Leader
8 32 (5.78%) C# .NET Developer
9 28 (5.05%) Senior C# Developer
10 26 (4.69%) QA Analyst
11 24 (4.33%) Tester
12 22 (3.97%) Associate Director
12 22 (3.97%) Developer in Test
13 21 (3.79%) Business Intelligence Lead
14 20 (3.61%) Test Engineer
15 19 (3.43%) Java Developer
15 19 (3.43%) Senior .NET Developer
15 19 (3.43%) Senior C# .NET Developer
15 19 (3.43%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (20.58%) .NET
2 81 (14.62%) HTML
3 79 (14.26%) CSS
4 70 (12.64%) ASP.NET
5 59 (10.65%) RESTful
6 55 (9.93%) Web Services
7 44 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 41 (7.40%) .NET Framework
8 41 (7.40%) HTML5
9 36 (6.50%) CSS3
10 33 (5.96%) AngularJS
10 33 (5.96%) Node.js
11 28 (5.05%) React
11 28 (5.05%) REST
12 27 (4.87%) ASP.NET Web API
13 25 (4.51%) XML
14 24 (4.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 24 (4.33%) Entity Framework
15 23 (4.15%) jQuery
16 21 (3.79%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
1 48 (8.66%) Fintech
2 45 (8.12%) Computer Science
3 43 (7.76%) User Experience
4 28 (5.05%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (2.53%) Hedge funds
6 13 (2.35%) Client/Server
6 13 (2.35%) Fixed Income
7 12 (2.17%) Market Risk
8 11 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.62%) Smartphone
10 8 (1.44%) Derivative
10 8 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.44%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.08%) Equities
11 6 (1.08%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.90%) STB
13 4 (0.72%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.72%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 37 (6.68%) Linux
2 34 (6.14%) Windows
3 19 (3.43%) Unix
4 16 (2.89%) Android
4 16 (2.89%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.99%) CentOS
6 10 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.72%) Debian
8 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.18%) Solaris
8 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (60.65%) Agile Software Development
2 280 (50.54%) Test Automation
3 96 (17.33%) Test Strategy
4 95 (17.15%) SDLC
5 88 (15.88%) TDD
6 84 (15.16%) Scrum
7 79 (14.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 69 (12.45%) DevOps
9 63 (11.37%) BDD
10 57 (10.29%) Change Management
11 56 (10.11%) Regression Testing
12 55 (9.93%) Workflow
13 54 (9.75%) Test Scripting
14 53 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
14 53 (9.57%) Software Delivery
15 52 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
15 52 (9.39%) Mentoring
16 51 (9.21%) Web Development
17 50 (9.03%) OO
18 49 (8.84%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 171 (30.87%) JavaScript
2 165 (29.78%) SQL
3 160 (28.88%) Java
4 137 (24.73%) C#
5 54 (9.75%) Python
6 33 (5.96%) C++
7 29 (5.23%) T-SQL
8 19 (3.43%) PowerShell
9 18 (3.25%) PHP
9 18 (3.25%) VB
10 15 (2.71%) Perl
10 15 (2.71%) Scala
11 13 (2.35%) C
11 13 (2.35%) ES6
11 13 (2.35%) Ruby
12 12 (2.17%) VBScript
13 7 (1.26%) Lua
14 6 (1.08%) Apple Swift
15 5 (0.90%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 77 (13.90%) Degree
2 28 (5.05%) ISTQB
3 24 (4.33%) ISEB
4 12 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.26%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.26%) PMP
7 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.90%) MCSE
9 4 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.36%) CISA
10 2 (0.36%) CISM
10 2 (0.36%) CISSP
10 2 (0.36%) CRISC
11 1 (0.18%) APMP
11 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.18%) IIBA
11 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.18%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.07%) PMO
2 7 (1.26%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.08%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.72%) GDPR
4 4 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.72%) SEPA
5 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.36%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.36%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) Basel II
6 1 (0.18%) Basel III
6 1 (0.18%) EMIR
6 1 (0.18%) GCP
6 1 (0.18%) MiFID
System Software
1 18 (3.25%) Docker
2 15 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.44%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.36%) HDFS
5 1 (0.18%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 45 (8.12%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.99%) Kibana
3 10 (1.81%) logstash
3 10 (1.81%) Perfmon
4 9 (1.62%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.72%) Puppet
6 3 (0.54%) Ansible
7 2 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.36%) Simian Army
8 1 (0.18%) Mesos
8 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 130 (23.47%) Microsoft
2 32 (5.78%) Oracle
3 17 (3.07%) HP
4 15 (2.71%) VMware
5 14 (2.53%) TIBCO
6 13 (2.35%) Siebel
7 11 (1.99%) SolarWinds
8 10 (1.81%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.44%) Caplin
10 6 (1.08%) Cognos
10 6 (1.08%) Sun
11 5 (0.90%) Avaya
11 5 (0.90%) Cisco
11 5 (0.90%) Symantec
12 4 (0.72%) Google
13 3 (0.54%) Fidessa
13 3 (0.54%) Informatica
13 3 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.54%) SAP
13 3 (0.54%) TOWER Software