Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > London
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 45 47
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 3,664 4,321 4,118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 5.55% 5.88% 5.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.33% 43.74% 42.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,723 3,027 3,384
London median annual salary £60,000 £58,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £34,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 8,457 9,879 9,671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 12.82% 13.43% 13.04%
Number of salaries quoted 6,458 7,263 7,968
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -19 603 £60,500 +0.83% 144
West London -7 143 £50,000 -4.76% 84
South London +12 120 £51,250 +15.17% 20
East London +29 64 £52,500 -12.50% 25
North London +15 14 £50,000 -28.57% 6
QA
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 2,058 (56.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1,493 (40.75%) Test Automation
3 1,120 (30.57%) Finance
4 1,079 (29.45%) Java
5 865 (23.61%) SQL
6 857 (23.39%) Selenium
7 686 (18.72%) JavaScript
8 677 (18.48%) C#
9 660 (18.01%) Scrum
10 615 (16.78%) Degree
11 592 (16.16%) BDD
12 533 (14.55%) DevOps
13 498 (13.59%) JIRA
14 488 (13.32%) TDD
15 483 (13.18%) Python
16 466 (12.72%) Software Engineering
17 459 (12.53%) Banking
18 458 (12.50%) .NET
19 437 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
20 433 (11.82%) SDLC
21 421 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
22 412 (11.24%) Cucumber
23 410 (11.19%) Computer Science
24 396 (10.81%) Project Management
25 392 (10.70%) Jenkins
26 380 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
27 373 (10.18%) HTML
28 352 (9.61%) Retail
29 351 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
30 349 (9.53%) WebDriver

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
1 158 (4.31%) Confluence
2 81 (2.21%) CMS
3 57 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
4 46 (1.26%) Apache Spark
5 38 (1.04%) SharePoint
6 28 (0.76%) IIS
7 27 (0.74%) Apache
8 24 (0.66%) SAS
9 18 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
9 18 (0.49%) WordPress
10 17 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 16 (0.44%) Drupal
12 15 (0.41%) Mule
13 13 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
14 12 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 12 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 11 (0.30%) MS Exchange
15 11 (0.30%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 144 (3.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 83 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
3 51 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.44%) SPSS
7 15 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.38%) Mingle
9 13 (0.35%) Chatbot
10 10 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.16%) Revit
12 6 (0.16%) Stata
13 5 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
14 4 (0.11%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.11%) GNU Octave
14 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
15 3 (0.082%) InVision
16 2 (0.055%) Acrobat
16 2 (0.055%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 50 (1.36%) thinkFolio
2 47 (1.28%) Temenos T24
3 39 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 39 (1.06%) Magento
4 28 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
5 19 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
6 13 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
7 10 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
8 9 (0.25%) FastStats
9 7 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
10 6 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
11 4 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
12 3 (0.082%) Concordance
12 3 (0.082%) Relativity
12 3 (0.082%) SAP FI
12 3 (0.082%) Workday HCM
13 2 (0.055%) Global One
13 2 (0.055%) SAP CRM
13 2 (0.055%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 351 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
2 320 (8.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 159 (4.34%) SaaS
4 112 (3.06%) GitHub
5 95 (2.59%) Google Cloud Platform
6 63 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
7 54 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
8 50 (1.36%) PaaS
9 42 (1.15%) OpenShift
10 37 (1.01%) BrowserStack
11 32 (0.87%) npm
11 32 (0.87%) Serverless
12 28 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
13 27 (0.74%) Sauce Labs
14 22 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 22 (0.60%) Office 365
15 21 (0.57%) BlazeMeter
16 20 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
16 20 (0.55%) Amazon S3
17 18 (0.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (1.58%) Internet
2 41 (1.12%) Firewall
3 27 (0.74%) HTTP
4 25 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 17 (0.46%) SMS
6 16 (0.44%) Wireshark
7 15 (0.41%) DNS
8 14 (0.38%) LTE
8 14 (0.38%) VPN
9 13 (0.35%) GPRS
9 13 (0.35%) GSM
10 12 (0.33%) 3G
10 12 (0.33%) 4G
10 12 (0.33%) LAN
10 12 (0.33%) PSTN
11 10 (0.27%) WAN
12 9 (0.25%) FTP
13 8 (0.22%) Skype
13 8 (0.22%) SSH
14 7 (0.19%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 140 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
3 138 (3.77%) Big Data
4 115 (3.14%) Relational Database
5 89 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 73 (1.99%) NoSQL
7 65 (1.77%) Hadoop
8 62 (1.69%) Blockchain
9 54 (1.47%) MySQL
10 51 (1.39%) Power BI
11 49 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 45 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 42 (1.15%) MongoDB
14 38 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
15 36 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
16 33 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
17 29 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
18 28 (0.76%) Data Lake
19 25 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
20 24 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 857 (23.39%) Selenium
2 498 (13.59%) JIRA
3 412 (11.24%) Cucumber
4 392 (10.70%) Jenkins
5 349 (9.53%) WebDriver
6 321 (8.76%) Git (software)
7 155 (4.23%) TeamCity
8 150 (4.09%) SpecFlow
9 148 (4.04%) JMeter
10 136 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 110 (3.00%) SoapUI
12 105 (2.87%) Appium
12 105 (2.87%) Maven
13 99 (2.70%) Visual Studio
14 82 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
15 79 (2.16%) HP UFT
15 79 (2.16%) JUnit
16 75 (2.05%) Visual Studio Team System
17 63 (1.72%) Protractor
18 60 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,120 (30.57%) Finance
2 459 (12.53%) Banking
3 352 (9.61%) Retail
4 224 (6.11%) Games
5 172 (4.69%) Marketing
6 86 (2.35%) Law
7 82 (2.24%) Investment Banking
8 54 (1.47%) Legal
9 53 (1.45%) Advertising
9 53 (1.45%) Publishing
10 51 (1.39%) Financial Institution
11 49 (1.34%) Back Office
11 49 (1.34%) Telecoms
12 45 (1.23%) Front Office
13 27 (0.74%) French Language
14 25 (0.68%) Manufacturing
15 23 (0.63%) German Language
16 21 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.49%) Retail Banking
17 18 (0.49%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 723 (19.73%) Developer
2 629 (17.17%) Analyst
3 550 (15.01%) QA Engineer
4 328 (8.95%) Tester
5 262 (7.15%) Test Engineer
6 232 (6.33%) Business Analyst
7 199 (5.43%) QA Tester
8 195 (5.32%) Test Analyst
9 167 (4.56%) QA Automation Engineer
10 164 (4.48%) Java Developer
11 161 (4.39%) Automation Tester
12 154 (4.20%) Developer in Test
13 151 (4.12%) Senior Developer
14 143 (3.90%) QA Analyst
15 142 (3.88%) Project Manager
16 140 (3.82%) Architect
17 131 (3.58%) Senior QA Engineer
18 124 (3.38%) C# Developer
18 124 (3.38%) QA Test Engineer
19 115 (3.14%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 458 (12.50%) .NET
2 373 (10.18%) HTML
3 297 (8.11%) CSS
4 261 (7.12%) Web Services
5 250 (6.82%) AngularJS
6 241 (6.58%) REST
7 198 (5.40%) RESTful
8 190 (5.19%) XML
9 171 (4.67%) SOAP
10 165 (4.50%) JSON
11 160 (4.37%) React
12 155 (4.23%) Spring
13 153 (4.18%) Node.js
14 127 (3.47%) ASP.NET
15 118 (3.22%) HTML5
16 95 (2.59%) jQuery
17 92 (2.51%) .NET Framework
18 86 (2.35%) Gherkin
19 85 (2.32%) Spring Boot
20 77 (2.10%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 421 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 325 (8.87%) Fintech
3 323 (8.82%) User Experience
4 195 (5.32%) Management Information System
5 185 (5.05%) Mobile App
6 129 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
7 121 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
8 88 (2.40%) Fixed Income
9 85 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 80 (2.18%) Equities
11 58 (1.58%) Derivative
12 53 (1.45%) Virtual Team
13 49 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
14 46 (1.26%) Hedge funds
15 39 (1.06%) e-Learning
16 33 (0.90%) Data Centre
17 32 (0.87%) Data Structures
17 32 (0.87%) PlayStation
18 31 (0.85%) Cloud Native
19 28 (0.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 322 (8.79%) Linux
2 199 (5.43%) Windows
3 151 (4.12%) Android
4 114 (3.11%) Apple iOS
5 110 (3.00%) Unix
6 28 (0.76%) CentOS
7 22 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (0.60%) Windows Server
8 20 (0.55%) Mesosphere
9 19 (0.52%) Windows 10
10 17 (0.46%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.27%) VMS
12 5 (0.14%) Fedora
12 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.11%) Solaris
13 4 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.082%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.055%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.055%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,058 (56.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1,493 (40.75%) Test Automation
3 660 (18.01%) Scrum
4 592 (16.16%) BDD
5 533 (14.55%) DevOps
6 488 (13.32%) TDD
7 466 (12.72%) Software Engineering
8 437 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
9 433 (11.82%) SDLC
10 410 (11.19%) Computer Science
11 396 (10.81%) Project Management
12 380 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
13 315 (8.60%) Mentoring
14 311 (8.49%) Continuous Improvement
15 300 (8.19%) User Stories
16 294 (8.02%) Microservices
17 293 (8.00%) Manual Testing
18 285 (7.78%) User Acceptance Testing
19 276 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
20 272 (7.42%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1,079 (29.45%) Java
2 865 (23.61%) SQL
3 686 (18.72%) JavaScript
4 677 (18.48%) C#
5 483 (13.18%) Python
6 174 (4.75%) Ruby
7 116 (3.17%) T-SQL
8 103 (2.81%) PHP
9 102 (2.78%) PowerShell
10 93 (2.54%) C++
11 92 (2.51%) C
12 89 (2.43%) PL/SQL
13 88 (2.40%) Bash Shell
14 64 (1.75%) Go
15 56 (1.53%) TypeScript
16 53 (1.45%) Scala
17 51 (1.39%) Java 8
18 44 (1.20%) ES6
19 43 (1.17%) Groovy
20 40 (1.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 615 (16.78%) Degree
2 159 (4.34%) ISTQB
3 152 (4.15%) ISEB
4 104 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 53 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 37 (1.01%) Security Cleared
7 36 (0.98%) Master's Degree
8 32 (0.87%) SC Cleared
9 30 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 27 (0.74%) PMI Certification
11 23 (0.63%) PMP
12 21 (0.57%) CISSP
12 21 (0.57%) MCT
13 18 (0.49%) CISA
14 17 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 17 (0.46%) SAFe Agilist
15 16 (0.44%) CISM
15 16 (0.44%) MCSE
15 16 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
16 14 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (2.87%) PMO
2 64 (1.75%) Data Quality
3 28 (0.76%) SLA
4 24 (0.66%) GDPR
5 17 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.44%) MiFID
7 13 (0.35%) ISO 9000
7 13 (0.35%) SEPA
7 13 (0.35%) TARGET2
8 10 (0.27%) ISO 20022
9 7 (0.19%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
10 6 (0.16%) WCAG
11 5 (0.14%) COBIT
11 5 (0.14%) COSO
11 5 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.14%) PSD2
12 3 (0.082%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.055%) FedRAMP
13 2 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 233 (6.36%) Docker
2 31 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.25%) Firmware
7 4 (0.11%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.11%) vSphere
8 3 (0.082%) GlusterFS
8 3 (0.082%) KVM
9 2 (0.055%) HDFS
9 2 (0.055%) Squid
10 1 (0.027%) ACF2
10 1 (0.027%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.027%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.027%) QEMU
10 1 (0.027%) RACF
10 1 (0.027%) vCloud
10 1 (0.027%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.027%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 166 (4.53%) Kubernetes
2 117 (3.19%) Ansible
3 99 (2.70%) Terraform
4 82 (2.24%) Puppet
5 74 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
6 49 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
7 38 (1.04%) Docker Swarm
8 34 (0.93%) HP ALM
9 26 (0.71%) Prometheus
10 24 (0.66%) Consul
10 24 (0.66%) Packer
11 20 (0.55%) Automic
12 15 (0.41%) Kibana
13 13 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
14 12 (0.33%) AirWatch
15 11 (0.30%) Grafana
16 9 (0.25%) logstash
16 9 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
17 8 (0.22%) Control-M
17 8 (0.22%) Mesos
Vendors
1 340 (9.28%) Microsoft
2 219 (5.98%) Oracle
3 126 (3.44%) Google
4 81 (2.21%) SAP
5 60 (1.64%) Red Hat
6 57 (1.56%) Splunk
7 56 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
8 51 (1.39%) HP
9 50 (1.36%) Charles River
10 49 (1.34%) IBM
11 44 (1.20%) Tableau
12 43 (1.17%) Atlassian
13 42 (1.15%) hybris
14 36 (0.98%) ATG
15 34 (0.93%) Apple
15 34 (0.93%) VMware
16 28 (0.76%) WorldPay
17 27 (0.74%) Adobe
18 26 (0.71%) New Relic
19 24 (0.66%) Demandware