Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > London
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 55 55 40
Rank change year-on-year 0 -15 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 1,399 2,450 3,660
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 4.95% 4.87% 5.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.30% 41.25% 45.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,295 1,960 2,754
Median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 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 3,158 5,939 8,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.18% 11.81% 13.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2,454 4,594 6,067
Median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 3 March 2021.

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 3 March 2021. 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 +1 289 £60,000 -7.69% 81
South London +13 58 £57,500 +27.78% 4
West London -4 46 £80,000 +10.34% 29
East London +9 8 £60,000 -7.69% 7
North London +24 1 £52,500 -18.60% 3
QA
England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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.

1 690 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
2 577 (41.24%) Test Automation
3 404 (28.88%) Java
4 363 (25.95%) Finance
5 336 (24.02%) Selenium
6 308 (22.02%) JavaScript
7 293 (20.94%) SQL
8 276 (19.73%) AWS
8 276 (19.73%) DevOps
9 261 (18.66%) Python
10 260 (18.58%) C#
11 235 (16.80%) JIRA
12 234 (16.73%) Azure
13 231 (16.51%) BDD
14 227 (16.23%) Scrum
15 212 (15.15%) Fintech
16 202 (14.44%) Microservices
17 188 (13.44%) TDD
17 188 (13.44%) SDET
18 180 (12.87%) .NET
19 179 (12.79%) Git (software)
20 171 (12.22%) Docker
21 170 (12.15%) Cucumber
22 163 (11.65%) SDLC
23 152 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
24 145 (10.36%) TypeScript
25 139 (9.94%) API Testing
26 137 (9.79%) HTML
27 136 (9.72%) CSS
27 136 (9.72%) REST

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 96 (6.86%) Confluence
2 50 (3.57%) Apache Spark
3 42 (3.00%) Apache
4 28 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (1.50%) CMS
6 15 (1.07%) IIS
7 8 (0.57%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.43%) Red Hat Fuse
9 5 (0.36%) Headless CMS
9 5 (0.36%) nginx
10 4 (0.29%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.29%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.29%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.21%) WordPress
12 2 (0.14%) Drupal
12 2 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (0.14%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.14%) InVision
3 16 (1.14%) Sketch
4 15 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.43%) Figma
7 5 (0.36%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.21%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.21%) Revit
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.071%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 11 (0.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 9 (0.64%) Shopify
3 6 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.43%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.36%) Social Studio
5 4 (0.29%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.21%) PolarLake
6 3 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.21%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.14%) Eikon
7 2 (0.14%) Endur
7 2 (0.14%) Primavera
8 1 (0.071%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.071%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.071%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.071%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.071%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 276 (19.73%) AWS
2 234 (16.73%) Azure
3 102 (7.29%) SaaS
4 61 (4.36%) GCP
5 58 (4.15%) Serverless
6 33 (2.36%) BrowserStack
7 32 (2.29%) Azure Data Factory
8 31 (2.22%) GitHub
9 28 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
10 25 (1.79%) Amazon S3
11 23 (1.64%) PaaS
12 22 (1.57%) Power Platform
13 21 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
14 20 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
14 20 (1.43%) IaaS
15 18 (1.29%) Microsoft 365
16 17 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
16 17 (1.22%) Azure Functions
17 16 (1.14%) Google Analytics
18 14 (1.00%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.07%) HTTP
2 26 (1.86%) TCP/IP
3 19 (1.36%) Internet
4 15 (1.07%) Firewall
5 12 (0.86%) FTP
6 6 (0.43%) SSH
7 4 (0.29%) FIX Connectivity
7 4 (0.29%) VPN
8 3 (0.21%) IPsec
8 3 (0.21%) OpenVPN
8 3 (0.21%) Skype
8 3 (0.21%) SMS
8 3 (0.21%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.14%) DSL
9 2 (0.14%) SNMP
9 2 (0.14%) Wireless
10 1 (0.071%) Broadband
10 1 (0.071%) DNS
10 1 (0.071%) SSL
10 1 (0.071%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 61 (4.36%) NoSQL
2 61 (4.36%) Relational Database
3 49 (3.50%) Big Data
4 48 (3.43%) MySQL
5 45 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
6 37 (2.64%) Blockchain
7 35 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
8 33 (2.36%) Hadoop
9 25 (1.79%) MongoDB
10 24 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (1.50%) Power BI
12 19 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
13 17 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
14 16 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
15 15 (1.07%) Data Lake
15 15 (1.07%) RDBMS
15 15 (1.07%) Redis
15 15 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 336 (24.02%) Selenium
2 235 (16.80%) JIRA
3 179 (12.79%) Git (software)
4 170 (12.15%) Cucumber
5 129 (9.22%) Postman
6 125 (8.93%) Jenkins
7 122 (8.72%) Cypress.io
8 121 (8.65%) Appium
9 89 (6.36%) WebDriver
10 64 (4.57%) SpecFlow
11 57 (4.07%) Protractor
12 54 (3.86%) TestRail
13 52 (3.72%) TeamCity
14 46 (3.29%) JMeter
15 40 (2.86%) REST Assured
16 39 (2.79%) Calabash
17 38 (2.72%) GitLab
17 38 (2.72%) SoapUI
18 32 (2.29%) JUnit
19 30 (2.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 363 (25.95%) Finance
2 89 (6.36%) Banking
3 74 (5.29%) Marketing
4 62 (4.43%) Retail
5 53 (3.79%) Games
6 38 (2.72%) Public Sector
7 34 (2.43%) Advertising
8 30 (2.14%) Financial Institution
9 23 (1.64%) Front Office
10 22 (1.57%) Legal
10 22 (1.57%) Telecoms
11 21 (1.50%) Publishing
12 18 (1.29%) Law
12 18 (1.29%) Manufacturing
13 16 (1.14%) Brand Awareness
13 16 (1.14%) Electronics
14 14 (1.00%) Back Office
15 10 (0.71%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.71%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.50%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 285 (20.37%) Developer
2 241 (17.23%) QA Engineer
3 118 (8.43%) Analyst
4 102 (7.29%) Automation Engineer
5 96 (6.86%) Tester
6 89 (6.36%) QA Automation Engineer
7 64 (4.57%) Senior Developer
8 63 (4.50%) Software Developer
9 60 (4.29%) QA Leader
10 55 (3.93%) Consultant
10 55 (3.93%) Software Engineer
11 52 (3.72%) Senior QA Engineer
12 49 (3.50%) Developer in Test
13 48 (3.43%) Full Stack Developer
14 46 (3.29%) Lead Developer
15 44 (3.15%) Test Engineer
16 41 (2.93%) Automation Tester
17 38 (2.72%) Data Engineer
17 38 (2.72%) Python Engineer
18 35 (2.50%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (12.87%) .NET
2 137 (9.79%) HTML
3 136 (9.72%) CSS
3 136 (9.72%) REST
4 129 (9.22%) React
5 99 (7.08%) RESTful
6 86 (6.15%) AngularJS
7 84 (6.00%) Node.js
8 80 (5.72%) Spring
9 75 (5.36%) Web Services
10 71 (5.08%) XML
11 66 (4.72%) Kafka
11 66 (4.72%) SOAP
12 62 (4.43%) Gherkin
13 60 (4.29%) HTML5
14 58 (4.15%) Spring Boot
15 52 (3.72%) JSON
16 45 (3.22%) .NET Core
16 45 (3.22%) WebdriverIO
17 44 (3.15%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 121 (8.65%) Mobile App
2 117 (8.36%) User Experience
3 116 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
6 25 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 25 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 25 (1.79%) Virtual Team
7 22 (1.57%) Derivative
8 19 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.29%) STB
10 17 (1.22%) Fixed Income
10 17 (1.22%) Video on Demand
11 15 (1.07%) Client/Server
11 15 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
12 13 (0.93%) Data Structures
12 13 (0.93%) Social Media
13 12 (0.86%) Cloud Native
13 12 (0.86%) Mobile Games
14 11 (0.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 136 (9.72%) Android
2 133 (9.51%) Apple iOS
3 128 (9.15%) Linux
4 96 (6.86%) Windows
5 51 (3.65%) Unix
6 26 (1.86%) Ubuntu
7 13 (0.93%) CentOS
8 11 (0.79%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.64%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.36%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.29%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.29%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.21%) AIX
13 2 (0.14%) MVS
13 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.071%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.071%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 690 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
2 577 (41.24%) Test Automation
3 276 (19.73%) DevOps
4 231 (16.51%) BDD
5 227 (16.23%) Scrum
6 212 (15.15%) Fintech
7 202 (14.44%) Microservices
8 188 (13.44%) SDET
8 188 (13.44%) TDD
9 163 (11.65%) SDLC
10 152 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
11 139 (9.94%) API Testing
12 125 (8.93%) Software Engineering
13 121 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
14 114 (8.15%) Mentoring
15 111 (7.93%) Test Strategy
16 90 (6.43%) Analytics
17 87 (6.22%) Computer Science
17 87 (6.22%) Test Scripting
18 85 (6.08%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 404 (28.88%) Java
2 308 (22.02%) JavaScript
3 293 (20.94%) SQL
4 261 (18.66%) Python
5 260 (18.58%) C#
6 145 (10.36%) TypeScript
7 57 (4.07%) Kotlin
8 55 (3.93%) Scala
9 42 (3.00%) Shell Script
10 40 (2.86%) PHP
11 38 (2.72%) Apple Swift
11 38 (2.72%) Ruby
12 37 (2.64%) T-SQL
13 33 (2.36%) C++
14 31 (2.22%) ES6
15 28 (2.00%) Objective-C
16 25 (1.79%) C
17 23 (1.64%) Go
17 23 (1.64%) PowerShell
18 21 (1.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 129 (9.22%) Degree
2 44 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (2.50%) Security Cleared
4 33 (2.36%) ISTQB
5 27 (1.93%) SC Cleared
6 18 (1.29%) Master's Degree
7 16 (1.14%) SANS
8 13 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (0.79%) ISEB
10 10 (0.71%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.57%) PMP
12 5 (0.36%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.29%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.21%) TOGAF Certification
15 2 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
15 2 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.14%) MBA
15 2 (0.14%) SAP Certification
16 1 (0.071%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.57%) Data Quality
2 20 (1.43%) WCAG
3 10 (0.71%) GDPR
4 8 (0.57%) MiFID
4 8 (0.57%) PMO
5 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.29%) EMIR
7 4 (0.29%) SLA
8 3 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.14%) ITGC
9 2 (0.14%) NCSC
9 2 (0.14%) P3O
9 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.14%) SEPA
10 1 (0.071%) COBIT
10 1 (0.071%) GxP
System Software
1 171 (12.22%) Docker
2 24 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.14%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.071%) IAG
5 1 (0.071%) KVM
Systems Management
1 117 (8.36%) Kubernetes
2 47 (3.36%) Terraform
3 31 (2.22%) Ansible
4 21 (1.50%) Puppet
5 19 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
7 8 (0.57%) Kibana
8 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.43%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.29%) SCCM
10 3 (0.21%) Grafana
10 3 (0.21%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.21%) Zipkin
11 2 (0.14%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.14%) WMI
11 2 (0.14%) yum
12 1 (0.071%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 117 (8.36%) Microsoft
2 74 (5.29%) Google
3 49 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
4 40 (2.86%) Oracle
5 29 (2.07%) Atlassian
6 27 (1.93%) Red Hat
7 23 (1.64%) HP
7 23 (1.64%) SAP
8 19 (1.36%) Xamarin
9 14 (1.00%) Apple
10 12 (0.86%) Databricks
11 11 (0.79%) ServiceNow
12 10 (0.71%) IBM
12 10 (0.71%) Samsung
13 9 (0.64%) Adobe
14 8 (0.57%) Splunk
15 7 (0.50%) AppDynamics
15 7 (0.50%) Bloomberg
15 7 (0.50%) GoldenSource
16 6 (0.43%) Reuters