Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > London
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 42 46
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 3,959 3,992 4,635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 5.68% 5.70% 5.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.43% 43.82% 41.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3,065 3,231 3,798
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £83,750 £80,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,250
% change year-on-year - +10.50% +0.56%

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 London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 9,556 9,109 11,060
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.71% 13.01% 12.89%
Number of salaries quoted 7,517 7,477 8,897
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,200 £83,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for QA in London

QA
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in London.

Salary trend for QA in London

QA
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in London over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in London

QA
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the London region over the 6 months to 17 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
Central London -10 798 £59,000 +7.27% 124
West London +7 237 £55,000 +4.76% 74
South London -24 91 £50,000 +14.94% 35
East London -11 40 £65,000 +8.33% 32
North London -5 16 £58,000 +36.47% 4
QA
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 London region with a requirement for QA.

1 2,281 (57.62%) Agile Software Development
2 1,626 (41.07%) Test Automation
3 1,357 (34.28%) Finance
4 1,296 (32.74%) Java
5 1,029 (25.99%) SQL
6 917 (23.16%) Selenium
7 871 (22.00%) Scrum
8 861 (21.75%) JavaScript
9 736 (18.59%) C#
10 705 (17.81%) BDD
11 607 (15.33%) TDD
12 592 (14.95%) Cucumber
13 584 (14.75%) .NET
14 538 (13.59%) HTML
15 522 (13.19%) Degree
16 484 (12.23%) Banking
17 476 (12.02%) JIRA
18 475 (12.00%) Microsoft
19 458 (11.57%) SDLC
20 457 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
21 456 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
22 447 (11.29%) Project Management
23 446 (11.27%) Software Engineering
24 435 (10.99%) SQL Server
25 418 (10.56%) Python
26 413 (10.43%) DevOps
27 411 (10.38%) Linux
28 403 (10.18%) Jenkins
29 384 (9.70%) WebDriver
29 384 (9.70%) E-Commerce

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 116 (2.93%) CMS
2 114 (2.88%) Confluence
3 71 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
4 63 (1.59%) Apache Spark
5 62 (1.57%) SharePoint
6 52 (1.31%) Tomcat
7 47 (1.19%) IIS
8 41 (1.04%) Drupal
9 36 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
10 33 (0.83%) Apache
11 30 (0.76%) Apache Solr
12 29 (0.73%) EPiServer
13 27 (0.68%) Umbraco
14 22 (0.56%) JBoss
15 21 (0.53%) MS Exchange
15 21 (0.53%) nginx
15 21 (0.53%) WebSphere
16 19 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 12 (0.30%) OpenStack
17 12 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 144 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 105 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 56 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 37 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 36 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 22 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
9 6 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.15%) GIMP
10 5 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.10%) Mingle
12 3 (0.076%) InVision
13 2 (0.051%) HipChat
13 2 (0.051%) Houdini
13 2 (0.051%) Maya
13 2 (0.051%) NUKE
13 2 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
14 1 (0.025%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 78 (1.97%) SAP Hybris
2 52 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 34 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
5 15 (0.38%) Magento
5 15 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
6 14 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 11 (0.28%) Markit EDM
7 11 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
8 10 (0.25%) MetaTrader
9 9 (0.23%) thinkFolio
10 7 (0.18%) Elite 3E
11 6 (0.15%) SAP CAR
11 6 (0.15%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
11 6 (0.15%) SAP GRC
11 6 (0.15%) SAP Retail
11 6 (0.15%) WebTrends
12 5 (0.13%) Eloqua
12 5 (0.13%) SAP CRM
12 5 (0.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 372 (9.40%) Amazon AWS
2 195 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 125 (3.16%) SaaS
4 69 (1.74%) PaaS
5 67 (1.69%) GitHub
6 42 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
7 40 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
8 34 (0.86%) npm
9 31 (0.78%) OpenShift
10 28 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
11 26 (0.66%) Office 365
11 26 (0.66%) Sauce Labs
12 25 (0.63%) BlazeMeter
13 23 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
14 22 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
15 20 (0.51%) IaaS
16 19 (0.48%) Serverless
17 17 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
18 15 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
19 13 (0.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 114 (2.88%) HTTP
2 92 (2.32%) Internet
3 65 (1.64%) Firewall
4 48 (1.21%) TCP/IP
5 36 (0.91%) Intranet
6 23 (0.58%) DNS
7 20 (0.51%) SAN
8 19 (0.48%) NetScaler
9 16 (0.40%) VoIP
9 16 (0.40%) VSAT
10 13 (0.33%) DHCP
10 13 (0.33%) FTP
10 13 (0.33%) Network Security
10 13 (0.33%) SMS
11 11 (0.28%) HTTPS
11 11 (0.28%) SSL
12 10 (0.25%) ICMP
12 10 (0.25%) NAS
12 10 (0.25%) VPN
12 10 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 435 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 190 (4.80%) Relational Database
3 176 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
4 160 (4.04%) Big Data
5 124 (3.13%) NoSQL
6 121 (3.06%) MySQL
7 115 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 73 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 64 (1.62%) Blockchain
10 61 (1.54%) Oracle Database
11 60 (1.52%) RDBMS
12 59 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
12 59 (1.49%) Hadoop
13 56 (1.41%) MongoDB
14 53 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
15 51 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 43 (1.09%) Power BI
17 35 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
18 34 (0.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
19 31 (0.78%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 917 (23.16%) Selenium
2 592 (14.95%) Cucumber
3 476 (12.02%) JIRA
4 403 (10.18%) Jenkins
5 384 (9.70%) WebDriver
6 374 (9.45%) Git (software)
7 201 (5.08%) Maven
8 188 (4.75%) SoapUI
9 181 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 163 (4.12%) JUnit
11 144 (3.64%) TeamCity
12 140 (3.54%) Visual Studio
13 128 (3.23%) SpecFlow
14 89 (2.25%) Appium
15 87 (2.20%) HP UFT
15 87 (2.20%) NUnit
16 84 (2.12%) Subversion
17 78 (1.97%) JMeter
18 77 (1.94%) Protractor
19 59 (1.49%) FitNesse
General
1 1,357 (34.28%) Finance
2 484 (12.23%) Banking
3 274 (6.92%) Retail
4 238 (6.01%) Investment Banking
5 202 (5.10%) Games
6 193 (4.87%) Marketing
7 162 (4.09%) Retail Banking
8 144 (3.64%) Front Office
9 118 (2.98%) Telecoms
10 87 (2.20%) Legal
11 80 (2.02%) Law
12 68 (1.72%) Advertising
12 68 (1.72%) Financial Institution
13 64 (1.62%) Back Office
14 37 (0.93%) Manufacturing
15 36 (0.91%) Publishing
16 30 (0.76%) Automotive
17 28 (0.71%) Electronics
18 17 (0.43%) Spanish Language
19 16 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 910 (22.99%) Developer
2 556 (14.04%) Analyst
3 439 (11.09%) QA Engineer
4 371 (9.37%) Tester
5 287 (7.25%) Java Developer
6 209 (5.28%) Automation Tester
7 198 (5.00%) Test Analyst
8 185 (4.67%) Business Analyst
8 185 (4.67%) QA Tester
9 173 (4.37%) QA Analyst
10 151 (3.81%) Test Engineer
11 148 (3.74%) QA Leader
11 148 (3.74%) Senior Developer
12 142 (3.59%) Architect
13 138 (3.49%) Java Engineer
14 134 (3.38%) Test Leader
15 131 (3.31%) Developer in Test
15 131 (3.31%) QA Automation Engineer
16 127 (3.21%) Senior Tester
17 124 (3.13%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 584 (14.75%) .NET
2 538 (13.59%) HTML
3 370 (9.35%) Web Services
4 369 (9.32%) CSS
5 358 (9.04%) REST
6 291 (7.35%) AngularJS
7 281 (7.10%) RESTful
8 268 (6.77%) Spring
9 237 (5.99%) Node.js
10 210 (5.30%) ASP.NET
11 209 (5.28%) HTML5
12 204 (5.15%) XML
13 181 (4.57%) SOAP
14 155 (3.92%) React
15 147 (3.71%) jQuery
16 124 (3.13%) JSON
17 121 (3.06%) ASP.NET MVC
18 95 (2.40%) ASP.NET Web API
19 94 (2.37%) .NET Framework
20 92 (2.32%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 456 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
2 359 (9.07%) Computer Science
3 312 (7.88%) User Experience
4 237 (5.99%) Fintech
5 197 (4.98%) Mobile App
6 145 (3.66%) Equities
7 128 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
8 125 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
9 111 (2.80%) Management Information System
10 104 (2.63%) Algorithms
11 96 (2.42%) Data Structures
12 91 (2.30%) Derivative
13 88 (2.22%) Fixed Income
14 86 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 84 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
16 67 (1.69%) iPad
17 54 (1.36%) Client/Server
18 44 (1.11%) Virtual Team
19 38 (0.96%) PMI
20 32 (0.81%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 411 (10.38%) Linux
2 272 (6.87%) Windows
3 214 (5.41%) Unix
4 207 (5.23%) Apple iOS
5 201 (5.08%) Android
6 31 (0.78%) Windows 7
6 31 (0.78%) Windows Server
7 23 (0.58%) Windows 10
8 20 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.35%) CentOS
11 11 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 9 (0.23%) Debian
12 9 (0.23%) Solaris
12 9 (0.23%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.15%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.13%) SUSE
14 5 (0.13%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.10%) AIX
16 2 (0.051%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,281 (57.62%) Agile Software Development
2 1,626 (41.07%) Test Automation
3 871 (22.00%) Scrum
4 705 (17.81%) BDD
5 607 (15.33%) TDD
6 458 (11.57%) SDLC
7 457 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
8 447 (11.29%) Project Management
9 446 (11.27%) Software Engineering
10 413 (10.43%) DevOps
11 384 (9.70%) E-Commerce
12 353 (8.92%) User Acceptance Testing
13 328 (8.28%) Regression Testing
14 320 (8.08%) Test Strategy
15 304 (7.68%) Continuous Improvement
16 300 (7.58%) Test Scripting
17 284 (7.17%) Mentoring
18 277 (7.00%) OO
19 263 (6.64%) Change Management
20 252 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,296 (32.74%) Java
2 1,029 (25.99%) SQL
3 861 (21.75%) JavaScript
4 736 (18.59%) C#
5 418 (10.56%) Python
6 182 (4.60%) Ruby
7 169 (4.27%) C++
8 149 (3.76%) PHP
9 98 (2.48%) C
10 92 (2.32%) Scala
11 88 (2.22%) T-SQL
12 86 (2.17%) Bash Shell
13 79 (2.00%) PowerShell
14 78 (1.97%) Groovy
15 64 (1.62%) ES6
16 62 (1.57%) PL/SQL
16 62 (1.57%) Shell Script
17 55 (1.39%) Perl
18 51 (1.29%) VB
19 45 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 522 (13.19%) Degree
2 148 (3.74%) ISEB
3 146 (3.69%) ISTQB
4 130 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 60 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 49 (1.24%) PMI Certification
7 35 (0.88%) Security Cleared
8 30 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (0.63%) Master's Degree
10 23 (0.58%) PMP
11 22 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (0.45%) SC Cleared
13 17 (0.43%) MCSE
14 15 (0.38%) MCSA
15 13 (0.33%) MBA
16 11 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
17 10 (0.25%) AWS Certification
17 10 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
17 10 (0.25%) VCDX
18 8 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (1.57%) Data Quality
2 52 (1.31%) PMO
3 34 (0.86%) SLA
4 21 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.40%) GDPR
5 16 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (0.40%) MiFID
6 13 (0.33%) Solvency II
7 11 (0.28%) EMIR
7 11 (0.28%) GCP
8 10 (0.25%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.23%) ISO 20022
9 9 (0.23%) ISO 8583
10 6 (0.15%) COBIT
10 6 (0.15%) NEBOSH
11 5 (0.13%) GAAP
11 5 (0.13%) SEPA
12 4 (0.10%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.076%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.076%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 176 (4.45%) Docker
2 38 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (0.76%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.25%) VMware NSX
5 7 (0.18%) Apache Flume
5 7 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.15%) Firmware
7 5 (0.13%) KVM
8 4 (0.10%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.10%) vCloud
8 4 (0.10%) vSphere
9 3 (0.076%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.076%) GridGain
9 3 (0.076%) HDFS
9 3 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.076%) XenApp
9 3 (0.076%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.051%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.051%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.051%) Xen
Systems Management
1 85 (2.15%) Ansible
1 85 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
2 83 (2.10%) Puppet
3 62 (1.57%) Kubernetes
4 59 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (0.51%) Terraform
6 19 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
7 16 (0.40%) Kibana
7 16 (0.40%) SCCM
8 15 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
9 14 (0.35%) Mesos
9 14 (0.35%) PowerBroker
10 13 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
10 13 (0.33%) Oozie
11 12 (0.30%) HAProxy
11 12 (0.30%) SCOM
12 10 (0.25%) logstash
12 10 (0.25%) Perfmon
13 7 (0.18%) Marathon
13 7 (0.18%) SCSM
Vendors
1 475 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 284 (7.17%) Oracle
3 131 (3.31%) SAP
4 90 (2.27%) hybris
5 77 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
6 68 (1.72%) Sitecore
7 66 (1.67%) Google
8 55 (1.39%) HP
9 47 (1.19%) Cisco
10 44 (1.11%) Red Hat
10 44 (1.11%) VMware
11 39 (0.99%) Capita
12 38 (0.96%) IBM
13 34 (0.86%) Adobe
14 33 (0.83%) Bloomberg
14 33 (0.83%) Fidessa
15 30 (0.76%) Splunk
16 28 (0.71%) New Relic
16 28 (0.71%) Sybase
17 25 (0.63%) Apple