Period
to 27 November 2020

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 27 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 49 60
Rank change year-on-year -14 +11 -23
Permanent jobs citing QA 177 503 496
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.37% 5.04% 4.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.73% 41.78% 37.32%
Number of salaries quoted 172 439 466
Median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £43,750 £41,075 £38,750
90th Percentile £95,900 £95,000 £85,625
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £61,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% +5.69% +2.50%

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 457 1,204 1,329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.29% 12.06% 11.90%
Number of salaries quoted 388 1,007 1,154
Median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £43,750 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £63,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00% -

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 27 November 2020.

Salary histogram for QA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 November 2020, 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 85 (48.02%) Test Automation
2 81 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (40.11%) Java
4 70 (39.55%) Selenium
5 48 (27.12%) Cucumber
6 42 (23.73%) API Testing
6 42 (23.73%) Python
7 37 (20.90%) SQL
7 37 (20.90%) Test Strategy
8 36 (20.34%) JavaScript
8 36 (20.34%) Finance
9 35 (19.77%) DevOps
10 31 (17.51%) Fintech
11 30 (16.95%) SDET
11 30 (16.95%) AWS
12 26 (14.69%) C#
13 24 (13.56%) Jenkins
13 24 (13.56%) Appium
14 23 (12.99%) SDLC
14 23 (12.99%) WebDriver
15 22 (12.43%) .NET
16 21 (11.86%) Gherkin
17 20 (11.30%) Microservices
17 20 (11.30%) Degree
17 20 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
18 18 (10.17%) BDD
19 17 (9.60%) Kafka
19 17 (9.60%) Mentoring
19 17 (9.60%) Scrum
20 16 (9.04%) Computer Science

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 5 (2.82%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.69%) Apache
3 3 (1.69%) Confluence
4 2 (1.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.13%) CMS
4 2 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.13%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.56%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.56%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.56%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.56%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.13%) Markit EDM
1 2 (1.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 30 (16.95%) AWS
2 16 (9.04%) SaaS
3 9 (5.08%) Azure
4 7 (3.95%) Serverless
5 6 (3.39%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (2.26%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (2.26%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.26%) Office 365
7 2 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.13%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.56%) GitHub
8 1 (0.56%) IaaS
8 1 (0.56%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.82%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) Broadband
2 1 (0.56%) DNS
2 1 (0.56%) DSL
2 1 (0.56%) Firewall
2 1 (0.56%) HTTP
2 1 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.56%) SSH
2 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.56%) VPN
2 1 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.52%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.82%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.82%) MySQL
5 4 (2.26%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (2.26%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.69%) Tableau
7 2 (1.13%) Blockchain
7 2 (1.13%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.56%) Big Data
8 1 (0.56%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.56%) Impala
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 70 (39.55%) Selenium
2 48 (27.12%) Cucumber
3 24 (13.56%) Appium
3 24 (13.56%) Jenkins
4 23 (12.99%) WebDriver
5 15 (8.47%) Postman
6 14 (7.91%) JIRA
7 11 (6.21%) Cypress.io
8 10 (5.65%) REST Assured
9 9 (5.08%) Git (software)
10 8 (4.52%) Protractor
11 7 (3.95%) GitLab
11 7 (3.95%) SoapUI
11 7 (3.95%) SpecFlow
12 6 (3.39%) Calabash
12 6 (3.39%) Charles Proxy
13 5 (2.82%) JMeter
14 3 (1.69%) Android Studio
14 3 (1.69%) Eclipse
14 3 (1.69%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (20.34%) Finance
2 11 (6.21%) Banking
3 7 (3.95%) Law
3 7 (3.95%) Retail Banking
4 5 (2.82%) Games
4 5 (2.82%) Marketing
5 4 (2.26%) Advertising
6 3 (1.69%) Back Office
6 3 (1.69%) Publishing
6 3 (1.69%) Retail
6 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.13%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.56%) Automotive
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.56%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 35 (19.77%) QA Engineer
2 33 (18.64%) Developer
3 18 (10.17%) Analyst
3 18 (10.17%) Software Developer
4 17 (9.60%) Developer in Test
5 15 (8.47%) QA Leader
5 15 (8.47%) Tester
6 11 (6.21%) Consultant
6 11 (6.21%) Implementation Consultant
6 11 (6.21%) Software Consultant
6 11 (6.21%) Software Implementation Consultant
7 8 (4.52%) Automation Engineer
7 8 (4.52%) QA Automation Engineer
7 8 (4.52%) Video On Demand Engineer
8 7 (3.95%) Automation Tester
8 7 (3.95%) Senior QA Engineer
8 7 (3.95%) Technical Leader
8 7 (3.95%) Test Analyst
9 6 (3.39%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.39%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.43%) .NET
2 21 (11.86%) Gherkin
3 17 (9.60%) Kafka
4 14 (7.91%) XML
5 13 (7.34%) React
6 10 (5.65%) HTML
7 9 (5.08%) CSS
7 9 (5.08%) pytest
8 7 (3.95%) Node.js
8 7 (3.95%) RESTful
8 7 (3.95%) Spring Boot
8 7 (3.95%) Web Services
8 7 (3.95%) WebdriverIO
9 6 (3.39%) jQuery
9 6 (3.39%) SOAP
10 4 (2.26%) AngularJS
10 4 (2.26%) Spring
11 3 (1.69%) .NET Core
11 3 (1.69%) Redux
11 3 (1.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.65%) Video on Demand
3 7 (3.95%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.95%) User Experience
4 4 (2.26%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.26%) Derivative
4 4 (2.26%) PMI
4 4 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.26%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.13%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.13%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.13%) Equities
5 2 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.13%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.56%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.34%) Linux
1 13 (7.34%) Windows
2 9 (5.08%) Unix
3 6 (3.39%) Android
3 6 (3.39%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.69%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (48.02%) Test Automation
2 81 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (23.73%) API Testing
4 37 (20.90%) Test Strategy
5 35 (19.77%) DevOps
6 31 (17.51%) Fintech
7 30 (16.95%) SDET
8 23 (12.99%) SDLC
9 20 (11.30%) Microservices
9 20 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (10.17%) BDD
11 17 (9.60%) Mentoring
11 17 (9.60%) Scrum
12 16 (9.04%) Build Automation
12 16 (9.04%) Computer Science
12 16 (9.04%) Performance Testing
12 16 (9.04%) TDD
13 15 (8.47%) Software Engineering
13 15 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (7.91%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (40.11%) Java
2 42 (23.73%) Python
3 37 (20.90%) SQL
4 36 (20.34%) JavaScript
5 26 (14.69%) C#
6 8 (4.52%) PHP
7 7 (3.95%) C++
8 5 (2.82%) Go
8 5 (2.82%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.26%) C
9 4 (2.26%) Scala
10 3 (1.69%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.69%) Kotlin
10 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.69%) VBA
11 2 (1.13%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.13%) Perl
12 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (11.30%) Degree
2 11 (6.21%) ISTQB
3 9 (5.08%) ISEB
4 4 (2.26%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.69%) MBA
6 1 (0.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.56%) CCSP
6 1 (0.56%) CISA
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.56%) CISM
6 1 (0.56%) CISSP
6 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.56%) EnCE
6 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 17025
1 1 (0.56%) PMO
1 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (7.91%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) Cronacle
2 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.82%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.69%) Terraform
3 2 (1.13%) Puppet
4 1 (0.56%) Ansible
4 1 (0.56%) EnCase
4 1 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.56%) FTK
4 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (6.21%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.08%) Oracle
3 3 (1.69%) Adobe
3 3 (1.69%) Google
3 3 (1.69%) Splunk
4 2 (1.13%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.13%) Temenos
5 1 (0.56%) Avid
5 1 (0.56%) Cellebrite
5 1 (0.56%) Dynatrace
5 1 (0.56%) Guidewire
5 1 (0.56%) Nuix
5 1 (0.56%) Openreach
5 1 (0.56%) OutSystems
5 1 (0.56%) Pega
5 1 (0.56%) Retek
5 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.56%) Virgin Media
5 1 (0.56%) VMware
5 1 (0.56%) Workday