Period
to 26 October 2020

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 26 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > London
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 66 51 49
Rank change year-on-year -15 -2 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 858 2,791 3,738
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 4.33% 5.14% 5.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.53% 41.85% 43.54%
Number of salaries quoted 804 2,211 2,985
Median annual salary £61,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.60% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,850
90th Percentile £88,750 £91,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 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 2,227 6,669 8,585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.23% 12.28% 12.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,821 5,208 6,728
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in London

QA
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in London.

Salary trend for QA in London

QA
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in London over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 2020. 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 -18 170 £62,500 -3.85% 50
South London +48 80 £60,000 +29.73% 5
West London -29 12 £55,000 -8.33% 22
East London 0 4 £51,500 -23.70% 12
North London +29 3 £50,000 -16.67% 2
QA
England

For the 6 months to 26 October 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 London region with a requirement for QA.

1 471 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
2 399 (46.50%) Test Automation
3 256 (29.84%) Finance
4 240 (27.97%) Java
5 208 (24.24%) Selenium
5 208 (24.24%) DevOps
6 202 (23.54%) JavaScript
7 176 (20.51%) C#
8 175 (20.40%) AWS
9 172 (20.05%) Python
10 170 (19.81%) SQL
11 169 (19.70%) JIRA
12 164 (19.11%) Scrum
13 162 (18.88%) Fintech
14 132 (15.38%) TDD
14 132 (15.38%) .NET
15 130 (15.15%) BDD
16 120 (13.99%) Cucumber
16 120 (13.99%) Azure
17 114 (13.29%) API Testing
18 107 (12.47%) SDET
19 103 (12.00%) Microservices
20 99 (11.54%) Jenkins
21 94 (10.96%) Test Strategy
22 93 (10.84%) Git (software)
22 93 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
23 92 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
24 91 (10.61%) SQL Server
24 91 (10.61%) Software Engineering
25 89 (10.37%) Degree

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 67 (7.81%) Confluence
2 17 (1.98%) IIS
3 15 (1.75%) Apache
4 14 (1.63%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.05%) CMS
7 8 (0.93%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.70%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.58%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.47%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Fuse
13 1 (0.12%) Headless CMS
13 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.12%) nginx
13 1 (0.12%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.12%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.12%) Smallworld
13 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 31 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.40%) Chatbot
3 11 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.58%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.47%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.23%) Figma
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.12%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (0.70%) Shopify
2 4 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.35%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.35%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.35%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.23%) Primavera
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Maximo
5 1 (0.12%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 175 (20.40%) AWS
2 120 (13.99%) Azure
3 51 (5.94%) SaaS
4 37 (4.31%) GitHub
5 24 (2.80%) GCP
5 24 (2.80%) Serverless
6 15 (1.75%) OpenShift
7 13 (1.52%) BrowserStack
8 11 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (1.05%) Office 365
10 8 (0.93%) Google Analytics
11 7 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.82%) Power Platform
12 6 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
12 6 (0.70%) Google Play
12 6 (0.70%) IaaS
12 6 (0.70%) PaaS
12 6 (0.70%) Sauce Labs
13 5 (0.58%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.91%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.05%) Firewall
2 9 (1.05%) HTTP
3 8 (0.93%) Internet
4 7 (0.82%) FIX Connectivity
5 5 (0.58%) DNS
6 4 (0.47%) Skype
6 4 (0.47%) SSH
7 3 (0.35%) VPN
8 2 (0.23%) FTP
8 2 (0.23%) IPsec
8 2 (0.23%) Network Security
8 2 (0.23%) OpenVPN
8 2 (0.23%) SMS
9 1 (0.12%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.12%) Cisco Firepower
9 1 (0.12%) Diameter Protocol
9 1 (0.12%) snoop
9 1 (0.12%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.12%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.15%) NoSQL
3 26 (3.03%) Blockchain
4 23 (2.68%) MySQL
5 22 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 19 (2.21%) MongoDB
6 19 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (1.98%) Big Data
9 16 (1.86%) RDBMS
10 14 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (1.52%) Redis
12 11 (1.28%) Hadoop
13 9 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.70%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.70%) DB2
15 6 (0.70%) Power BI
16 5 (0.58%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 208 (24.24%) Selenium
2 169 (19.70%) JIRA
3 120 (13.99%) Cucumber
4 99 (11.54%) Jenkins
5 93 (10.84%) Git (software)
6 70 (8.16%) Appium
7 68 (7.93%) WebDriver
8 66 (7.69%) Postman
9 55 (6.41%) SpecFlow
10 48 (5.59%) Cypress.io
11 45 (5.24%) TestRail
12 35 (4.08%) TeamCity
13 33 (3.85%) Bitbucket
14 30 (3.50%) JMeter
15 28 (3.26%) Protractor
16 27 (3.15%) Mocha
17 26 (3.03%) SoapUI
18 24 (2.80%) JUnit
19 19 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
20 18 (2.10%) Jasmine
General
1 256 (29.84%) Finance
2 45 (5.24%) Banking
3 26 (3.03%) Marketing
4 25 (2.91%) Retail
5 24 (2.80%) Front Office
6 21 (2.45%) Games
7 19 (2.21%) Advertising
8 14 (1.63%) Back Office
8 14 (1.63%) Law
9 12 (1.40%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.40%) Public Sector
10 10 (1.17%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.93%) Publishing
11 8 (0.93%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.58%) Polish Language
13 4 (0.47%) Dutch Language
13 4 (0.47%) French Language
13 4 (0.47%) German Language
13 4 (0.47%) Housing Association
13 4 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 172 (20.05%) Developer
2 146 (17.02%) QA Engineer
3 102 (11.89%) Analyst
4 83 (9.67%) Tester
5 65 (7.58%) Test Engineer
6 52 (6.06%) Automation Engineer
7 51 (5.94%) QA Automation Engineer
8 47 (5.48%) Developer in Test
9 39 (4.55%) Test Analyst
10 35 (4.08%) .NET Developer
11 34 (3.96%) C# Developer
11 34 (3.96%) Software Developer
12 33 (3.85%) QA Leader
12 33 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
13 32 (3.73%) Consultant
13 32 (3.73%) Java Engineer
13 32 (3.73%) Software Engineer
14 31 (3.61%) QA Analyst
15 30 (3.50%) Automation Tester
16 28 (3.26%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (15.38%) .NET
2 83 (9.67%) CSS
3 76 (8.86%) Web Services
4 75 (8.74%) HTML
5 73 (8.51%) RESTful
6 71 (8.28%) AngularJS
7 67 (7.81%) Node.js
8 65 (7.58%) React
9 61 (7.11%) JSON
10 60 (6.99%) XML
11 44 (5.13%) .NET Core
12 39 (4.55%) REST
13 38 (4.43%) SOAP
14 36 (4.20%) Gherkin
15 35 (4.08%) Spring
16 33 (3.85%) .NET Framework
16 33 (3.85%) WebdriverIO
17 31 (3.61%) ASP.NET
17 31 (3.61%) Jest
18 30 (3.50%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 92 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (6.06%) User Experience
3 37 (4.31%) Mobile App
4 26 (3.03%) Replication
5 25 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
5 25 (2.91%) STB
6 24 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 23 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (2.33%) Derivative
8 20 (2.33%) Virtual Team
9 18 (2.10%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.98%) Algorithms
11 14 (1.63%) Digital TV
12 13 (1.52%) Fixed Income
13 12 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (1.28%) SWIFT
15 10 (1.17%) IVR
15 10 (1.17%) Reinsurance
16 6 (0.70%) Data Centre
16 6 (0.70%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 82 (9.56%) Linux
2 66 (7.69%) Android
3 59 (6.88%) Apple iOS
4 51 (5.94%) Windows
5 45 (5.24%) Unix
6 12 (1.40%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.58%) CentOS
7 5 (0.58%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.58%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.23%) AIX
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.23%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.12%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
2 399 (46.50%) Test Automation
3 208 (24.24%) DevOps
4 164 (19.11%) Scrum
5 162 (18.88%) Fintech
6 132 (15.38%) TDD
7 130 (15.15%) BDD
8 114 (13.29%) API Testing
9 107 (12.47%) SDET
10 103 (12.00%) Microservices
11 94 (10.96%) Test Strategy
12 93 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
13 91 (10.61%) Software Engineering
14 78 (9.09%) SDLC
15 77 (8.97%) Test Scripting
16 65 (7.58%) Kanban
17 64 (7.46%) Manual Testing
18 63 (7.34%) Unit Testing
19 62 (7.23%) Mentoring
19 62 (7.23%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 240 (27.97%) Java
2 202 (23.54%) JavaScript
3 176 (20.51%) C#
4 172 (20.05%) Python
5 170 (19.81%) SQL
6 64 (7.46%) TypeScript
7 46 (5.36%) C++
8 29 (3.38%) PowerShell
9 28 (3.26%) T-SQL
10 26 (3.03%) PHP
11 22 (2.56%) Ruby
12 21 (2.45%) Shell Script
13 19 (2.21%) C
14 13 (1.52%) Apple Swift
14 13 (1.52%) Go
14 13 (1.52%) Kotlin
14 13 (1.52%) Scala
15 12 (1.40%) VBA
16 10 (1.17%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.17%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 89 (10.37%) Degree
2 32 (3.73%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.56%) ISTQB
5 20 (2.33%) ISEB
6 12 (1.40%) Master's Degree
7 11 (1.28%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.82%) PMP
9 6 (0.70%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.58%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.47%) PhD
12 3 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.35%) MBA
12 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.12%) CCIE
14 1 (0.12%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.05%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.58%) SLA
3 4 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.47%) MiFID
4 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.23%) GDPR
5 2 (0.23%) GxP
5 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.23%) P3O
5 2 (0.23%) PMO
6 1 (0.12%) Basel III
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
6 1 (0.12%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.12%) ITGC
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 80 (9.32%) Docker
2 10 (1.17%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.23%) NFS
4 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.23%) vSphere
5 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.12%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.12%) Firmware
5 1 (0.12%) IAG
5 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.12%) XenApp
5 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 62 (7.23%) Kubernetes
2 17 (1.98%) Ansible
3 13 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (1.52%) Terraform
4 12 (1.40%) Puppet
5 11 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.58%) Kibana
7 4 (0.47%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.12%) CASB
8 1 (0.12%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.12%) EnCase
8 1 (0.12%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.12%) FTK
8 1 (0.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.12%) Rancher
8 1 (0.12%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.12%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 1 (0.12%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.12%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 72 (8.39%) Microsoft
2 54 (6.29%) Google
3 42 (4.90%) Oracle
4 33 (3.85%) Atlassian
5 20 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (1.75%) HP
6 15 (1.75%) Red Hat
6 15 (1.75%) ServiceNow
7 11 (1.28%) Xamarin
8 10 (1.17%) Pega
9 9 (1.05%) Genesys
10 8 (0.93%) AppDynamics
10 8 (0.93%) IBM
11 7 (0.82%) New Relic
11 7 (0.82%) SolarWinds
12 6 (0.70%) CA Agile Central
12 6 (0.70%) RedGate
12 6 (0.70%) Splunk
12 6 (0.70%) VMware
13 5 (0.58%) Adobe