Period
to 23 November 2017

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

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 46 43
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 4456 4287 5063
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 5.93% 5.64% 5.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.41% 42.87% 44.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3018 3532 4046
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,100 £35,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £81,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 10265 10001 11363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.66% 13.15% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 7419 8258 9228
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £86,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 23 November 2017.

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 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
Central London +4 768 £60,000 +9.09% 91
West London +6 207 £52,500 -3.45% 21
South London -12 95 £44,500 -11.00% 10
East London -14 35 £62,250 +8.26% 14
North London +3 18 £58,000 +40.61% 2
QA
England

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 London region with a requirement for QA.

1 2435 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
2 1756 (39.41%) Finance
3 1687 (37.86%) Test Automation
4 1557 (34.94%) Java
5 995 (22.33%) SQL
6 983 (22.06%) Banking
7 969 (21.75%) Scrum
8 881 (19.77%) Selenium
9 854 (19.17%) JavaScript
10 802 (18.00%) Asset Management
11 760 (17.06%) Degree
12 748 (16.79%) BDD
13 735 (16.49%) Investment Banking
14 668 (14.99%) Project Management
15 663 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
16 658 (14.77%) Wealth Management
17 655 (14.70%) Retail Banking
18 647 (14.52%) TDD
19 639 (14.34%) C#
20 612 (13.73%) Cucumber
21 581 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
22 551 (12.37%) HTML
23 547 (12.28%) .NET
24 532 (11.94%) Linux
25 515 (11.56%) JIRA
26 512 (11.49%) Computer Science
27 509 (11.42%) SDLC
28 462 (10.37%) SQL Server
29 457 (10.26%) Software Engineering
30 440 (9.87%) 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
1 152 (3.41%) CMS
2 120 (2.69%) Confluence
3 103 (2.31%) Tomcat
4 98 (2.20%) Apache
5 86 (1.93%) JBoss
6 62 (1.39%) Apache Spark
7 43 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
7 43 (0.96%) SharePoint
8 40 (0.90%) IIS
9 36 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
10 32 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 30 (0.67%) Drupal
12 29 (0.65%) WebSphere
13 24 (0.54%) EPiServer
14 20 (0.45%) Apache Solr
15 19 (0.43%) OpenStack
15 19 (0.43%) Umbraco
16 18 (0.40%) MS Exchange
17 17 (0.38%) nginx
18 15 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 143 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 95 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
3 61 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
4 39 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 32 (0.72%) Photoshop
6 29 (0.65%) MS Visio
7 19 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
8 15 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.090%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (0.090%) SPSS
11 2 (0.045%) HipChat
11 2 (0.045%) Mingle
12 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.022%) Avid Media Composer
12 1 (0.022%) GIMP
12 1 (0.022%) Maya
Business Applications
1 77 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (1.39%) SAP Hybris
3 35 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
4 22 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 18 (0.40%) Magento
6 12 (0.27%) Markit EDM
6 12 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
7 9 (0.20%) thinkFolio
8 8 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
9 7 (0.16%) Actimize
9 7 (0.16%) MetaTrader
9 7 (0.16%) VisionPLUS
10 6 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
11 5 (0.11%) NetSuite
11 5 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
11 5 (0.11%) WebTrends
12 4 (0.090%) HFM
12 4 (0.090%) SAP CAR
12 4 (0.090%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 313 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 191 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 131 (2.94%) GitHub
4 116 (2.60%) SaaS
5 49 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
6 35 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (0.61%) PaaS
8 26 (0.58%) Office 365
9 22 (0.49%) npm
10 21 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
10 21 (0.47%) OpenShift
11 18 (0.40%) Amazon S3
12 17 (0.38%) BlazeMeter
12 17 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
12 17 (0.38%) IaaS
13 15 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (0.34%) Google Analytics
13 15 (0.34%) Google Play
14 14 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
14 14 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 98 (2.20%) Internet
2 97 (2.18%) Firewall
3 95 (2.13%) HTTP
4 64 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 33 (0.74%) Intranet
6 30 (0.67%) DNS
7 16 (0.36%) VSAT
8 15 (0.34%) FTP
9 13 (0.29%) VoIP
10 12 (0.27%) NetScaler
11 11 (0.25%) DHCP
11 11 (0.25%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.20%) VPN
13 8 (0.18%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (0.16%) LTE
14 7 (0.16%) Network Security
14 7 (0.16%) SAN
14 7 (0.16%) SMS
14 7 (0.16%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 462 (10.37%) SQL Server
2 246 (5.52%) Relational Database
3 178 (3.99%) MySQL
3 178 (3.99%) NoSQL
4 162 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
5 157 (3.52%) Big Data
6 91 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 90 (2.02%) Redis
8 81 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 64 (1.44%) Hadoop
10 61 (1.37%) Neo4j
11 54 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 53 (1.19%) MongoDB
12 53 (1.19%) RDBMS
13 50 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
14 49 (1.10%) Oracle Database
15 44 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
16 39 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 37 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
18 35 (0.79%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 881 (19.77%) Selenium
2 612 (13.73%) Cucumber
3 515 (11.56%) JIRA
4 423 (9.49%) Jenkins
5 404 (9.07%) Git (software)
6 384 (8.62%) WebDriver
7 227 (5.09%) Maven
8 198 (4.44%) JUnit
9 184 (4.13%) Subversion
10 182 (4.08%) TeamCity
11 162 (3.64%) SoapUI
12 121 (2.72%) SpecFlow
12 121 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
13 108 (2.42%) HP UFT
14 106 (2.38%) Visual Studio
15 92 (2.06%) Appium
16 89 (2.00%) Protractor
17 84 (1.89%) JMeter
18 81 (1.82%) Hudson
19 64 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1756 (39.41%) Finance
2 983 (22.06%) Banking
3 735 (16.49%) Investment Banking
4 655 (14.70%) Retail Banking
5 342 (7.68%) Retail
6 303 (6.80%) Front Office
7 194 (4.35%) Marketing
8 192 (4.31%) Games
9 142 (3.19%) Telecoms
10 140 (3.14%) Legal
11 97 (2.18%) Back Office
12 75 (1.68%) Financial Institution
13 67 (1.50%) Advertising
14 47 (1.05%) Law
15 37 (0.83%) Automotive
16 35 (0.79%) Publishing
17 29 (0.65%) Manufacturing
18 23 (0.52%) Aerospace
18 23 (0.52%) German Language
19 20 (0.45%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1103 (24.75%) Developer
2 750 (16.83%) Analyst
3 511 (11.47%) Java Developer
4 405 (9.09%) QA Engineer
5 394 (8.84%) Tester
6 314 (7.05%) Business Analyst
7 210 (4.71%) Test Analyst
8 205 (4.60%) Automation Tester
9 204 (4.58%) QA Tester
10 195 (4.38%) Senior Developer
11 179 (4.02%) QA Analyst
12 171 (3.84%) Financial Analyst
13 156 (3.50%) QA Leader
14 152 (3.41%) Project Manager
15 140 (3.14%) Architect
15 140 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
15 140 (3.14%) Test Leader
16 135 (3.03%) Senior Tester
17 128 (2.87%) Finance Business Analyst
18 126 (2.83%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 551 (12.37%) HTML
2 547 (12.28%) .NET
3 386 (8.66%) Web Services
4 370 (8.30%) REST
5 343 (7.70%) CSS
6 300 (6.73%) RESTful
7 298 (6.69%) Spring
8 287 (6.44%) AngularJS
9 247 (5.54%) XML
10 239 (5.36%) SOAP
11 227 (5.09%) Node.js
12 220 (4.94%) HTML5
13 189 (4.24%) ASP.NET
14 158 (3.55%) Hibernate
15 141 (3.16%) JSON
16 140 (3.14%) React
17 133 (2.98%) jQuery
18 125 (2.81%) ASP.NET MVC
19 114 (2.56%) J2EE
20 90 (2.02%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 663 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
2 512 (11.49%) Computer Science
3 400 (8.98%) User Experience
4 303 (6.80%) Equities
5 204 (4.58%) Mobile App
6 194 (4.35%) Derivative
7 180 (4.04%) Fintech
8 171 (3.84%) Data Structures
9 167 (3.75%) Management Information System
10 153 (3.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 142 (3.19%) Fixed Income
12 125 (2.81%) Linux Command Line
13 122 (2.74%) Algorithms
14 109 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
15 91 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
16 72 (1.62%) iPad
17 57 (1.28%) Client/Server
18 53 (1.19%) Virtual Team
19 46 (1.03%) Online Games
19 46 (1.03%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 532 (11.94%) Linux
2 309 (6.93%) Unix
3 301 (6.75%) Windows
4 197 (4.42%) Android
5 189 (4.24%) Apple iOS
6 23 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (0.52%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 12 (0.27%) Solaris
9 10 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (0.18%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.16%) AIX
12 7 (0.16%) Debian
13 5 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.090%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.090%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.067%) CentOS
15 3 (0.067%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2435 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
2 1687 (37.86%) Test Automation
3 969 (21.75%) Scrum
4 802 (18.00%) Asset Management
5 748 (16.79%) BDD
6 668 (14.99%) Project Management
7 658 (14.77%) Wealth Management
8 647 (14.52%) TDD
9 581 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
10 509 (11.42%) SDLC
11 457 (10.26%) Software Engineering
12 440 (9.87%) E-Commerce
13 436 (9.78%) DevOps
14 413 (9.27%) Continuous Improvement
15 357 (8.01%) Test Strategy
16 356 (7.99%) Change Management
17 354 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
18 326 (7.32%) Regression Testing
19 325 (7.29%) Mentoring
20 312 (7.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1557 (34.94%) Java
2 995 (22.33%) SQL
3 854 (19.17%) JavaScript
4 639 (14.34%) C#
5 419 (9.40%) Python
6 254 (5.70%) C++
7 199 (4.47%) Ruby
8 139 (3.12%) C
9 136 (3.05%) PHP
10 132 (2.96%) Groovy
11 95 (2.13%) Scala
12 88 (1.97%) Shell Script
13 84 (1.89%) Perl
14 83 (1.86%) Bash Shell
15 82 (1.84%) VBScript
16 81 (1.82%) T-SQL
17 70 (1.57%) PL/SQL
18 65 (1.46%) VB
19 61 (1.37%) PowerShell
20 53 (1.19%) ES6
Qualifications
1 760 (17.06%) Degree
2 157 (3.52%) ISEB
3 156 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 143 (3.21%) ISTQB
5 65 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 60 (1.35%) PMI Certification
7 39 (0.88%) Master's Degree
8 30 (0.67%) PMP
9 21 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
10 20 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (0.38%) PhD
13 16 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (0.31%) Security Cleared
15 13 (0.29%) MCSE
16 12 (0.27%) MBA
17 10 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
17 10 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 9 (0.20%) MCSA
18 9 (0.20%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (1.64%) Data Quality
2 61 (1.37%) PMO
3 38 (0.85%) SLA
4 31 (0.70%) MiFID
5 19 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
6 11 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.22%) EMIR
8 9 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.18%) GDPR
9 8 (0.18%) ISO 20022
9 8 (0.18%) ISO 8583
9 8 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (0.16%) COBIT
10 7 (0.16%) GCP
10 7 (0.16%) SEPA
11 6 (0.13%) NEBOSH
12 4 (0.090%) P3O
13 3 (0.067%) DO-178B
13 3 (0.067%) GAAP
13 3 (0.067%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 161 (3.61%) Docker
2 37 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (0.61%) Active Directory
4 19 (0.43%) Xen
5 15 (0.34%) KVM
6 11 (0.25%) Apache Flume
7 10 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.13%) vSphere
10 5 (0.11%) Varnish
11 4 (0.090%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.090%) LXC
11 4 (0.090%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.090%) XenApp
11 4 (0.090%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.067%) vCloud
12 3 (0.067%) XenServer
13 2 (0.045%) GridGain
13 2 (0.045%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.045%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 97 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
1 97 (2.18%) Puppet
2 94 (2.11%) Ansible
3 73 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
4 54 (1.21%) Kubernetes
5 44 (0.99%) PowerBroker
6 21 (0.47%) Terraform
7 19 (0.43%) SCCM
8 13 (0.29%) Mesos
9 12 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
9 12 (0.27%) SCOM
10 11 (0.25%) Marathon
10 11 (0.25%) Nagios
11 6 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
11 6 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
11 6 (0.13%) Kibana
11 6 (0.13%) Oozie
12 5 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.11%) SCSM
Vendors
1 432 (9.69%) Microsoft
2 430 (9.65%) Oracle
3 114 (2.56%) SAP
4 110 (2.47%) Sybase
5 82 (1.84%) Cadence
6 79 (1.77%) hybris
7 76 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
8 65 (1.46%) Google
9 60 (1.35%) HP
10 53 (1.19%) Sitecore
11 51 (1.14%) Cisco
11 51 (1.14%) Red Hat
12 48 (1.08%) Murex
13 44 (0.99%) CA Agile Central
14 43 (0.96%) Perforce
14 43 (0.96%) VMware
15 40 (0.90%) Informatica
16 38 (0.85%) IBM
17 36 (0.81%) Adobe
18 26 (0.58%) Splunk