Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > London
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 46 46
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 3,740 4,389 4,454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 5.51% 5.91% 5.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.78% 44.04% 44.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2,912 2,851 3,708
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £86,225 £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 8,543 9,965 10,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 12.59% 13.41% 13.10%
Number of salaries quoted 6,695 7,071 8,328
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,750 £34,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -16 671 £60,000 - 160
West London +15 181 £50,750 -3.33% 76
South London +9 92 £47,500 +6.74% 26
East London +30 90 £52,500 -16.00% 40
North London +9 22 £45,000 -21.74% 9
QA
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 2,053 (54.89%) Agile Software Development
2 1,579 (42.22%) Test Automation
3 1,215 (32.49%) Finance
4 1,162 (31.07%) Java
5 923 (24.68%) Selenium
6 859 (22.97%) SQL
7 767 (20.51%) JavaScript
8 754 (20.16%) C#
9 649 (17.35%) BDD
10 623 (16.66%) Scrum
11 550 (14.71%) TDD
12 536 (14.33%) Degree
13 526 (14.06%) .NET
14 525 (14.04%) Python
15 514 (13.74%) DevOps
16 500 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
17 492 (13.16%) JIRA
18 455 (12.17%) Cucumber
19 424 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
20 417 (11.15%) Project Management
21 413 (11.04%) HTML
22 412 (11.02%) SDLC
23 400 (10.70%) Jenkins
24 388 (10.37%) Software Engineering
25 383 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
26 380 (10.16%) Amazon AWS
27 365 (9.76%) WebDriver
27 365 (9.76%) User Experience
28 357 (9.55%) Banking
29 349 (9.33%) Git (software)

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
1 160 (4.28%) Confluence
2 92 (2.46%) CMS
3 81 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
4 52 (1.39%) Apache Spark
5 36 (0.96%) IIS
6 35 (0.94%) Apache
7 31 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
8 30 (0.80%) SharePoint
9 24 (0.64%) WordPress
10 19 (0.51%) SAS
11 18 (0.48%) Drupal
12 17 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 15 (0.40%) OpenStack
14 14 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 13 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (0.35%) Tomcat
16 12 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 12 (0.32%) Mule
17 11 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
17 11 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 124 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 72 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 16 (0.43%) SPSS
7 12 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.29%) Chatbot
9 10 (0.27%) Mingle
10 8 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 8 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
11 5 (0.13%) Stata
12 4 (0.11%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.11%) GNU Octave
13 3 (0.080%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.080%) Revit
14 2 (0.053%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.053%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 43 (1.15%) SAP Hybris
2 35 (0.94%) Magento
3 24 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
4 14 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 12 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
5 12 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
6 10 (0.27%) Relativity
7 9 (0.24%) FastStats
8 7 (0.19%) Concordance
8 7 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.16%) Ringtail
10 5 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
10 5 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
11 4 (0.11%) SAP CRM
12 3 (0.080%) CA PPM
12 3 (0.080%) MetaTrader
12 3 (0.080%) Oracle Retail
12 3 (0.080%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 3 (0.080%) SAP FI
12 3 (0.080%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 380 (10.16%) Amazon AWS
2 323 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 155 (4.14%) SaaS
4 143 (3.82%) GitHub
5 69 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 66 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
7 55 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
8 43 (1.15%) BrowserStack
9 41 (1.10%) OpenShift
9 41 (1.10%) Serverless
10 40 (1.07%) PaaS
11 37 (0.99%) npm
12 36 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
12 36 (0.96%) Sauce Labs
13 30 (0.80%) BlazeMeter
14 27 (0.72%) Amazon S3
15 23 (0.61%) Google Analytics
16 21 (0.56%) IaaS
17 19 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
18 18 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 63 (1.68%) Internet
2 47 (1.26%) Firewall
3 41 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 37 (0.99%) SMS
5 34 (0.91%) HTTP
6 25 (0.67%) LTE
7 19 (0.51%) VPN
8 18 (0.48%) DNS
9 16 (0.43%) GSM
10 15 (0.40%) Wireless
10 15 (0.40%) Wireshark
11 14 (0.37%) SSL
12 13 (0.35%) 3G
12 13 (0.35%) 4G
12 13 (0.35%) GPRS
12 13 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (0.32%) PSTN
14 11 (0.29%) SAN
15 10 (0.27%) UMTS
16 9 (0.24%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 340 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 170 (4.55%) Big Data
3 155 (4.14%) Relational Database
4 125 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
5 89 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 79 (2.11%) NoSQL
7 68 (1.82%) MySQL
8 64 (1.71%) Hadoop
9 63 (1.68%) Blockchain
10 58 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 53 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 48 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
13 46 (1.23%) Power BI
14 44 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
15 41 (1.10%) MongoDB
16 38 (1.02%) RDBMS
17 34 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
18 33 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
19 25 (0.67%) Data Mining
20 23 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 923 (24.68%) Selenium
2 492 (13.16%) JIRA
3 455 (12.17%) Cucumber
4 400 (10.70%) Jenkins
5 365 (9.76%) WebDriver
6 349 (9.33%) Git (software)
7 176 (4.71%) SpecFlow
8 163 (4.36%) TeamCity
9 153 (4.09%) JMeter
10 132 (3.53%) Maven
11 131 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 129 (3.45%) Appium
13 118 (3.16%) Visual Studio
14 117 (3.13%) SoapUI
15 91 (2.43%) JUnit
16 88 (2.35%) Protractor
17 80 (2.14%) HP UFT
18 66 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
19 62 (1.66%) Jasmine
19 62 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,215 (32.49%) Finance
2 357 (9.55%) Banking
3 275 (7.35%) Retail
4 222 (5.94%) Marketing
5 147 (3.93%) Games
6 110 (2.94%) Investment Banking
7 95 (2.54%) Law
8 75 (2.01%) Financial Institution
9 63 (1.68%) Telecoms
10 60 (1.60%) Advertising
11 54 (1.44%) Publishing
12 50 (1.34%) Legal
13 49 (1.31%) Back Office
14 48 (1.28%) Front Office
15 28 (0.75%) French Language
16 17 (0.45%) Manufacturing
16 17 (0.45%) Retail Banking
16 17 (0.45%) Spanish Language
17 14 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
17 14 (0.37%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 785 (20.99%) Developer
2 610 (16.31%) QA Engineer
3 594 (15.88%) Analyst
4 336 (8.98%) Tester
5 229 (6.12%) Test Engineer
6 199 (5.32%) QA Automation Engineer
7 197 (5.27%) QA Tester
8 192 (5.13%) Test Analyst
9 187 (5.00%) Developer in Test
10 178 (4.76%) Java Developer
11 176 (4.71%) Business Analyst
12 175 (4.68%) Automation Tester
13 167 (4.47%) QA Analyst
14 153 (4.09%) Senior Developer
14 153 (4.09%) Senior QA Engineer
15 147 (3.93%) C# Developer
16 131 (3.50%) Project Manager
17 130 (3.48%) QA Leader
18 120 (3.21%) Automation Engineer
19 113 (3.02%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 526 (14.06%) .NET
2 413 (11.04%) HTML
3 314 (8.40%) CSS
4 269 (7.19%) Web Services
5 231 (6.18%) REST
6 223 (5.96%) AngularJS
7 201 (5.37%) XML
8 187 (5.00%) Node.js
8 187 (5.00%) RESTful
9 171 (4.57%) ASP.NET
10 163 (4.36%) SOAP
11 162 (4.33%) JSON
12 156 (4.17%) React
13 147 (3.93%) Spring
14 120 (3.21%) HTML5
15 108 (2.89%) .NET Framework
16 95 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
17 90 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web API
18 86 (2.30%) jQuery
19 83 (2.22%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 424 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 365 (9.76%) User Experience
3 345 (9.22%) Computer Science
4 337 (9.01%) Fintech
5 203 (5.43%) Mobile App
6 149 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
7 126 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
8 81 (2.17%) Virtual Team
9 62 (1.66%) Fixed Income
10 59 (1.58%) Hedge funds
11 56 (1.50%) Management Information System
12 50 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
13 43 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 41 (1.10%) Equities
15 38 (1.02%) Public Cloud
16 36 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
17 32 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
18 29 (0.78%) e-Learning
19 26 (0.70%) Algorithms
19 26 (0.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 340 (9.09%) Linux
2 227 (6.07%) Windows
3 191 (5.11%) Android
4 164 (4.39%) Apple iOS
5 147 (3.93%) Unix
6 36 (0.96%) CentOS
7 25 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (0.67%) Windows 10
8 24 (0.64%) Ubuntu
9 20 (0.53%) Windows Server
10 12 (0.32%) Mesosphere
11 11 (0.29%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.13%) AIX
12 5 (0.13%) Solaris
12 5 (0.13%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.11%) Fedora
13 4 (0.11%) Nucleus RTOS
13 4 (0.11%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 3 (0.080%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,053 (54.89%) Agile Software Development
2 1,579 (42.22%) Test Automation
3 649 (17.35%) BDD
4 623 (16.66%) Scrum
5 550 (14.71%) TDD
6 514 (13.74%) DevOps
7 500 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
8 417 (11.15%) Project Management
9 412 (11.02%) SDLC
10 388 (10.37%) Software Engineering
11 383 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
12 317 (8.48%) E-Commerce
13 290 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
14 289 (7.73%) Manual Testing
15 288 (7.70%) Microservices
16 278 (7.43%) Mentoring
17 272 (7.27%) Analytics
18 271 (7.25%) Test Strategy
19 268 (7.17%) Test Scripting
20 260 (6.95%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,162 (31.07%) Java
2 859 (22.97%) SQL
3 767 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 754 (20.16%) C#
5 525 (14.04%) Python
6 199 (5.32%) Ruby
7 148 (3.96%) T-SQL
8 89 (2.38%) PHP
9 88 (2.35%) C++
10 85 (2.27%) PowerShell
11 82 (2.19%) Bash Shell
12 80 (2.14%) PL/SQL
13 76 (2.03%) Scala
14 71 (1.90%) Java 8
15 70 (1.87%) C
16 67 (1.79%) Perl
17 64 (1.71%) TypeScript
18 61 (1.63%) ES6
19 57 (1.52%) Go
20 53 (1.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 536 (14.33%) Degree
2 160 (4.28%) ISTQB
3 137 (3.66%) ISEB
4 118 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 51 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 50 (1.34%) Master's Degree
7 32 (0.86%) Security Cleared
8 25 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (0.64%) SC Cleared
10 18 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
11 16 (0.43%) CISSP
12 15 (0.40%) MCT
13 13 (0.35%) PhD
14 12 (0.32%) PMI Certification
14 12 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 11 (0.29%) DBS Check
16 10 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 9 (0.24%) CISA
18 8 (0.21%) DV Cleared
18 8 (0.21%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (2.97%) PMO
2 49 (1.31%) Data Quality
3 24 (0.64%) SLA
4 14 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.24%) GDPR
6 9 (0.24%) ISO 9000
7 6 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
7 6 (0.16%) MiFID
8 5 (0.13%) ISO 20022
8 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.13%) SEPA
8 5 (0.13%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.13%) TARGET2
8 5 (0.13%) WCAG
9 4 (0.11%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.080%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.053%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.053%) PSD2
System Software
1 236 (6.31%) Docker
2 29 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.48%) Hyper-V
3 18 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.27%) Firmware
5 9 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.080%) KVM
7 2 (0.053%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.053%) GlusterFS
7 2 (0.053%) HDFS
7 2 (0.053%) Squid
7 2 (0.053%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.027%) ACF2
8 1 (0.027%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.027%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.027%) NFS
8 1 (0.027%) RACF
8 1 (0.027%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.027%) XenApp
8 1 (0.027%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 151 (4.04%) Kubernetes
2 119 (3.18%) Ansible
3 83 (2.22%) Terraform
4 69 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
4 69 (1.84%) Puppet
5 41 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
6 29 (0.78%) Packer
7 28 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
8 24 (0.64%) HP ALM
8 24 (0.64%) Kibana
9 21 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
10 18 (0.48%) logstash
11 16 (0.43%) Consul
12 13 (0.35%) Mesos
12 13 (0.35%) Prometheus
13 12 (0.32%) AirWatch
13 12 (0.32%) Automic
14 11 (0.29%) Nagios
15 8 (0.21%) SCOM
16 7 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 316 (8.45%) Microsoft
2 236 (6.31%) Oracle
3 123 (3.29%) Google
4 94 (2.51%) SAP
5 64 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
6 61 (1.63%) Red Hat
7 59 (1.58%) hybris
8 53 (1.42%) Splunk
9 51 (1.36%) Atlassian
10 47 (1.26%) ATG
11 45 (1.20%) VMware
12 43 (1.15%) Sitecore
13 42 (1.12%) Apple
14 39 (1.04%) IBM
14 39 (1.04%) Tableau
15 38 (1.02%) AppDynamics
15 38 (1.02%) HP
16 33 (0.88%) Adobe
17 29 (0.78%) New Relic
18 24 (0.64%) Cisco