Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > London
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 39 45
Rank change year-on-year -16 +6 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 2,479 3,747 3,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 4.86% 5.95% 5.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.47% 45.40% 42.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,862 2,683 3,081
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £82,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 5,978 8,254 9,461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.72% 13.12% 13.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4,587 6,137 7,455
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,273 £35,000 £35,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 0 536 £65,000 +4.00% 110
West London +22 182 £70,000 +47.37% 50
South London -17 79 £50,000 -9.09% 13
East London -17 22 £65,000 +8.33% 20
North London -12 8 £55,000 -0.36% 3
QA
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1,357 (54.74%) Agile Software Development
2 907 (36.59%) Test Automation
3 669 (26.99%) Java
4 598 (24.12%) Finance
5 564 (22.75%) JavaScript
6 522 (21.06%) SQL
7 509 (20.53%) Scrum
8 475 (19.16%) DevOps
9 445 (17.95%) Selenium
10 438 (17.67%) C#
11 409 (16.50%) Python
12 343 (13.84%) TDD
12 343 (13.84%) JIRA
13 335 (13.51%) Degree
14 326 (13.15%) Problem-Solving
15 325 (13.11%) Linux
16 323 (13.03%) Software Engineering
17 313 (12.63%) AWS
18 291 (11.74%) Azure
19 286 (11.54%) BDD
20 277 (11.17%) Git (software)
21 275 (11.09%) .NET
22 250 (10.08%) Computer Science
23 247 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
24 245 (9.88%) HTML
25 244 (9.84%) SDLC
26 238 (9.60%) Fintech
26 238 (9.60%) Microsoft
27 236 (9.52%) Jenkins
28 233 (9.40%) Mentoring

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 94 (3.79%) Confluence
2 78 (3.15%) CMS
3 44 (1.77%) Apache Spark
4 38 (1.53%) SharePoint
5 37 (1.49%) Apache
6 33 (1.33%) IIS
7 31 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
8 30 (1.21%) nginx
9 23 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 21 (0.85%) EPiServer
11 16 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
12 11 (0.44%) GeoServer
13 10 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
13 10 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (0.40%) Umbraco
14 7 (0.28%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.24%) Red Hat Fuse
16 5 (0.20%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.20%) SAS
17 4 (0.16%) Mule
Applications
1 76 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
3 34 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.28%) Sketch
7 6 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.24%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.20%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.12%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.081%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.040%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.040%) InDesign
11 1 (0.040%) InVision
11 1 (0.040%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (1.01%) Magento
1 25 (1.01%) Payment Gateway
2 18 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
4 13 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (0.36%) Markit EDM
7 6 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
7 6 (0.24%) thinkFolio
8 5 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.16%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 4 (0.16%) R3 Corda
9 4 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 3 (0.12%) FastStats
11 2 (0.081%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.081%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.081%) SAP FI
11 2 (0.081%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 313 (12.63%) AWS
2 291 (11.74%) Azure
3 102 (4.11%) SaaS
4 100 (4.03%) GitHub
5 88 (3.55%) GCP
6 34 (1.37%) Power Platform
7 32 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
8 31 (1.25%) Serverless
9 30 (1.21%) Office 365
10 28 (1.13%) BrowserStack
10 28 (1.13%) Sauce Labs
11 27 (1.09%) OpenShift
12 25 (1.01%) Amazon S3
12 25 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
12 25 (1.01%) Basecamp
13 22 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
14 20 (0.81%) Google Analytics
14 20 (0.81%) npm
15 17 (0.69%) BlazeMeter
16 16 (0.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (2.34%) Internet
2 57 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 36 (1.45%) HTTP
4 31 (1.25%) Firewall
5 19 (0.77%) DNS
6 18 (0.73%) Wireshark
7 10 (0.40%) DHCP
8 9 (0.36%) Multicast
9 6 (0.24%) Intranet
9 6 (0.24%) PBX
9 6 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.20%) FIX Connectivity
10 5 (0.20%) LAN
10 5 (0.20%) SSL
10 5 (0.20%) Wireless
11 4 (0.16%) Network Security
11 4 (0.16%) SAN
12 3 (0.12%) DSL
12 3 (0.12%) SMTP
12 3 (0.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 145 (5.85%) Big Data
3 111 (4.48%) NoSQL
4 106 (4.28%) Relational Database
5 88 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
6 67 (2.70%) MySQL
7 65 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
8 63 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 56 (2.26%) Hadoop
10 47 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 46 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
12 45 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
13 38 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 37 (1.49%) Data Mining
15 35 (1.41%) Oracle Database
16 34 (1.37%) MongoDB
16 34 (1.37%) Power BI
17 31 (1.25%) Apache Hive
18 29 (1.17%) Redis
19 27 (1.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 445 (17.95%) Selenium
2 343 (13.84%) JIRA
3 277 (11.17%) Git (software)
4 236 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 218 (8.79%) Cucumber
6 141 (5.69%) Postman
7 120 (4.84%) WebDriver
8 118 (4.76%) JMeter
9 100 (4.03%) Appium
10 86 (3.47%) Cypress.io
11 68 (2.74%) TeamCity
12 54 (2.18%) SpecFlow
13 51 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
14 45 (1.82%) Xcode
15 44 (1.77%) Maven
16 43 (1.73%) SoapUI
17 41 (1.65%) Charles Proxy
17 41 (1.65%) JUnit
17 41 (1.65%) LoadRunner
17 41 (1.65%) webpack
General
1 598 (24.12%) Finance
2 169 (6.82%) Retail
3 143 (5.77%) Banking
4 126 (5.08%) Marketing
5 93 (3.75%) Games
6 48 (1.94%) Law
7 36 (1.45%) Legal
8 34 (1.37%) Front Office
9 33 (1.33%) Advertising
10 31 (1.25%) Back Office
10 31 (1.25%) Investment Banking
11 25 (1.01%) Public Sector
12 23 (0.93%) Aerospace
13 18 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.73%) Telecoms
14 17 (0.69%) Brand Awareness
15 16 (0.65%) Billing
16 11 (0.44%) French Language
17 10 (0.40%) Music Industry
18 9 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 509 (20.53%) Developer
2 379 (15.29%) QA Engineer
3 287 (11.58%) Analyst
4 148 (5.97%) Senior Developer
5 142 (5.73%) Tester
6 113 (4.56%) QA Leader
7 104 (4.20%) Test Engineer
8 100 (4.03%) Architect
9 94 (3.79%) Business Analyst
10 92 (3.71%) QA Analyst
11 84 (3.39%) QA Automation Engineer
12 82 (3.31%) Automation Engineer
13 81 (3.27%) Senior QA Engineer
14 79 (3.19%) Software Engineer
15 68 (2.74%) C# Developer
15 68 (2.74%) Developer in Test
16 67 (2.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 67 (2.70%) Project Manager
17 66 (2.66%) Lead Developer
18 64 (2.58%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (11.09%) .NET
2 245 (9.88%) HTML
3 230 (9.28%) CSS
4 202 (8.15%) Node.js
5 183 (7.38%) React
6 181 (7.30%) Web Services
7 162 (6.53%) RESTful
8 153 (6.17%) REST
9 135 (5.45%) Spring
10 134 (5.41%) XML
11 115 (4.64%) AngularJS
12 114 (4.60%) SOAP
13 104 (4.20%) HTML5
14 102 (4.11%) JSON
15 83 (3.35%) Gherkin
16 78 (3.15%) jQuery
17 71 (2.86%) Redux
17 71 (2.86%) Spring Boot
18 59 (2.38%) .NET Framework
18 59 (2.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 247 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
2 206 (8.31%) User Experience
3 149 (6.01%) Self-Motivation
4 145 (5.85%) Mobile App
5 127 (5.12%) Greenfield Project
6 86 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
7 69 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 49 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 49 (1.98%) Virtual Team
9 42 (1.69%) Hedge funds
10 41 (1.65%) Client/Server
10 41 (1.65%) PMI
11 36 (1.45%) Data Structures
12 35 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
13 32 (1.29%) Algorithms
14 31 (1.25%) Fixed Income
15 30 (1.21%) Derivative
16 27 (1.09%) Animation
17 20 (0.81%) Public Cloud
18 19 (0.77%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 325 (13.11%) Linux
2 208 (8.39%) Windows
3 166 (6.70%) Unix
4 157 (6.33%) Apple iOS
5 151 (6.09%) Android
6 27 (1.09%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.69%) CentOS
8 13 (0.52%) Fedora
9 10 (0.40%) Windows 8
10 9 (0.36%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.20%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.12%) Mesosphere
13 3 (0.12%) Robot Operating System
13 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.081%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 2 (0.081%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.040%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,357 (54.74%) Agile Software Development
2 907 (36.59%) Test Automation
3 509 (20.53%) Scrum
4 475 (19.16%) DevOps
5 343 (13.84%) TDD
6 326 (13.15%) Problem-Solving
7 323 (13.03%) Software Engineering
8 286 (11.54%) BDD
9 250 (10.08%) Computer Science
10 244 (9.84%) SDLC
11 238 (9.60%) Fintech
12 233 (9.40%) Mentoring
13 226 (9.12%) Continuous Integration
14 219 (8.83%) Analytics
15 208 (8.39%) E-Commerce
16 205 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
17 195 (7.87%) Microservices
18 192 (7.75%) Project Delivery
19 186 (7.50%) Test Strategy
20 182 (7.34%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 669 (26.99%) Java
2 564 (22.75%) JavaScript
3 522 (21.06%) SQL
4 438 (17.67%) C#
5 409 (16.50%) Python
6 139 (5.61%) Scala
7 118 (4.76%) PHP
8 92 (3.71%) Ruby
9 70 (2.82%) TypeScript
10 68 (2.74%) C++
11 60 (2.42%) Bash Shell
12 53 (2.14%) Kotlin
13 52 (2.10%) T-SQL
14 46 (1.86%) Java 8
15 45 (1.82%) PowerShell
16 39 (1.57%) R
17 37 (1.49%) Go
18 34 (1.37%) Apple Swift
19 33 (1.33%) PL/SQL
20 28 (1.13%) C
Qualifications
1 335 (13.51%) Degree
2 136 (5.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 83 (3.35%) ISTQB
4 53 (2.14%) PMI Certification
5 47 (1.90%) ISEB
6 46 (1.86%) Security Cleared
7 37 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 33 (1.33%) SC Cleared
9 19 (0.77%) Master's Degree
10 18 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (0.69%) PMP
12 16 (0.65%) CREST Certified
13 15 (0.61%) MCSE
14 14 (0.56%) AWS Certification
14 14 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 13 (0.52%) MBA
15 13 (0.52%) SAFe Agilist
16 12 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 12 (0.48%) PhD
17 10 (0.40%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (2.99%) Data Quality
2 40 (1.61%) PMO
3 29 (1.17%) SLA
4 22 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (0.81%) GDPR
6 15 (0.61%) IFRS
7 14 (0.56%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.48%) WCAG
9 10 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 8 (0.32%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.20%) EMIR
11 5 (0.20%) NCSC
12 4 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
13 3 (0.12%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 17025
14 2 (0.081%) MiFID
15 1 (0.040%) COBIT
15 1 (0.040%) ITGC
15 1 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 1 (0.040%) WAI
System Software
1 217 (8.75%) Docker
2 21 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.73%) HDFS
4 11 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (0.40%) Firmware
5 10 (0.40%) XenApp
6 9 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.12%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.081%) Varnish
11 1 (0.040%) ACF2
11 1 (0.040%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.040%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.040%) RACF
11 1 (0.040%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.040%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.040%) vSphere
11 1 (0.040%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 162 (6.53%) Kubernetes
2 70 (2.82%) Ansible
3 59 (2.38%) Terraform
4 50 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (0.85%) SCCM
6 19 (0.77%) Puppet
7 17 (0.69%) HP ALM
8 13 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (0.44%) Oozie
10 10 (0.40%) Kibana
11 8 (0.32%) CA Service Virtualization
11 8 (0.32%) ZABBIX
12 6 (0.24%) EnCase
12 6 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
12 6 (0.24%) logstash
12 6 (0.24%) Nagios
12 6 (0.24%) Packer
13 5 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.16%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 238 (9.60%) Microsoft
2 127 (5.12%) Oracle
3 89 (3.59%) Google
4 83 (3.35%) HP
5 70 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
6 39 (1.57%) Adobe
6 39 (1.57%) Atlassian
7 38 (1.53%) SAP
8 31 (1.25%) Red Hat
9 28 (1.13%) WorldPay
10 26 (1.05%) Informatica
11 25 (1.01%) Facebook
12 18 (0.73%) TIBCO
12 18 (0.73%) VMware
13 17 (0.69%) Murex
14 16 (0.65%) Sitecore
15 14 (0.56%) FIS
15 14 (0.56%) IBM
15 14 (0.56%) Tableau
16 12 (0.48%) Remedy