Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > London
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 66 43 47
Rank change year-on-year -23 +4 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 1,202 3,221 4,031
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 4.32% 5.64% 5.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.39% 45.47% 43.86%
Number of salaries quoted 997 2,621 3,211
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £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 3,215 7,084 9,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.54% 12.39% 13.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2,445 5,617 7,098
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +2.56%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £90,000
England median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +2.04%

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 August 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 3 August 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 -17 251 £64,250 -1.15% 33
South London +40 67 £62,500 +22.55% 3
West London -3 64 £77,500 +40.91% 13
East London +1 11 £55,000 +2.33% 5
North London +2 5 £45,000 -10.00% 1
QA
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 678 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 503 (41.85%) Test Automation
3 374 (31.11%) Java
4 346 (28.79%) Finance
5 332 (27.62%) JavaScript
6 247 (20.55%) Selenium
7 238 (19.80%) Python
8 227 (18.89%) Fintech
9 224 (18.64%) AWS
10 219 (18.22%) C#
11 216 (17.97%) DevOps
12 213 (17.72%) SQL
13 211 (17.55%) Scrum
14 175 (14.56%) JIRA
14 175 (14.56%) .NET
15 169 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
16 165 (13.73%) Azure
17 163 (13.56%) Cucumber
18 159 (13.23%) Software Engineering
19 144 (11.98%) User Experience
20 138 (11.48%) BDD
21 134 (11.15%) Microservices
22 133 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
22 133 (11.06%) TDD
23 132 (10.98%) Degree
23 132 (10.98%) SQL Server
24 130 (10.82%) Docker
25 124 (10.32%) Jenkins
25 124 (10.32%) Analytics
25 124 (10.32%) SDET

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 78 (6.49%) Confluence
2 23 (1.91%) CMS
3 22 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 20 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (1.50%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 12 (1.00%) Apache
8 9 (0.75%) nginx
9 6 (0.50%) IIS
10 4 (0.33%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (0.33%) Red Hat Fuse
11 3 (0.25%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.17%) Anypoint
12 2 (0.17%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.17%) Mule
12 2 (0.17%) Mule ESB
12 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.083%) DataSynapse
13 1 (0.083%) MQSeries
Applications
1 31 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (0.75%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.75%) Sketch
6 7 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.50%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.33%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.33%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.17%) Figma
10 2 (0.17%) InVision
11 1 (0.083%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.083%) InDesign
11 1 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.67%) Markit EDM
1 8 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.50%) Adobe Campaign
4 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.33%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.25%) Magento
6 3 (0.25%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.17%) Maximo
7 2 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 2 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.083%) Endur
8 1 (0.083%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (0.083%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 1 (0.083%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.083%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.083%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.083%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.083%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 224 (18.64%) AWS
2 165 (13.73%) Azure
3 73 (6.07%) SaaS
4 41 (3.41%) Serverless
5 35 (2.91%) GitHub
6 32 (2.66%) OpenShift
7 29 (2.41%) GCP
8 24 (2.00%) PaaS
9 21 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (1.66%) Office 365
11 17 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
12 16 (1.33%) Power Platform
13 14 (1.16%) IaaS
13 14 (1.16%) Sauce Labs
14 11 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (0.92%) Azure Functions
14 11 (0.92%) BlazeMeter
15 9 (0.75%) Amazon S3
16 8 (0.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.91%) TCP/IP
2 16 (1.33%) HTTP
3 12 (1.00%) DNS
3 12 (1.00%) Internet
4 7 (0.58%) FIX Connectivity
5 6 (0.50%) Firewall
5 6 (0.50%) FTP
6 5 (0.42%) WebEx
7 2 (0.17%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.17%) Multicast
7 2 (0.17%) SSH
7 2 (0.17%) SWIFTNet
8 1 (0.083%) DSL
8 1 (0.083%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.083%) SCCP
8 1 (0.083%) snoop
8 1 (0.083%) SS7
8 1 (0.083%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.083%) VPN
8 1 (0.083%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 68 (5.66%) NoSQL
3 44 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
4 43 (3.58%) Big Data
4 43 (3.58%) Relational Database
5 39 (3.24%) MongoDB
6 34 (2.83%) Redis
7 26 (2.16%) Blockchain
8 25 (2.08%) RDBMS
9 20 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (1.33%) MySQL
12 16 (1.33%) Power BI
13 15 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 14 (1.16%) CouchDB
15 12 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
15 12 (1.00%) Hadoop
15 12 (1.00%) OLAP
16 11 (0.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 247 (20.55%) Selenium
2 175 (14.56%) JIRA
3 163 (13.56%) Cucumber
4 124 (10.32%) Jenkins
5 102 (8.49%) Git (software)
6 62 (5.16%) Postman
7 57 (4.74%) Appium
8 53 (4.41%) WebDriver
9 52 (4.33%) SpecFlow
10 51 (4.24%) Cypress.io
11 49 (4.08%) Mocha
12 43 (3.58%) TeamCity
13 42 (3.49%) JMeter
14 38 (3.16%) JUnit
15 30 (2.50%) Protractor
16 29 (2.41%) Bitbucket
17 27 (2.25%) Charles Proxy
18 24 (2.00%) Calabash
18 24 (2.00%) Xcode
19 22 (1.83%) Maven
General
1 346 (28.79%) Finance
2 97 (8.07%) Retail
3 75 (6.24%) Banking
4 58 (4.83%) Marketing
5 32 (2.66%) Front Office
6 30 (2.50%) Games
7 21 (1.75%) Back Office
7 21 (1.75%) Law
8 17 (1.41%) Advertising
9 16 (1.33%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.08%) Public Sector
11 10 (0.83%) Billing
11 10 (0.83%) Legal
12 8 (0.67%) Publishing
13 7 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.42%) French Language
14 5 (0.42%) German Language
14 5 (0.42%) Telecoms
15 4 (0.33%) Local Government
15 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 267 (22.21%) Developer
2 184 (15.31%) QA Engineer
3 148 (12.31%) Analyst
4 82 (6.82%) Developer in Test
5 75 (6.24%) Tester
6 71 (5.91%) Test Engineer
7 68 (5.66%) Architect
8 60 (4.99%) Software Engineer
9 56 (4.66%) Business Analyst
10 53 (4.41%) QA Analyst
11 47 (3.91%) Automation Engineer
11 47 (3.91%) Java Engineer
12 46 (3.83%) Java Developer
12 46 (3.83%) QA Automation Engineer
13 42 (3.49%) QA Leader
14 39 (3.24%) Senior Developer
14 39 (3.24%) Software Test Engineer
15 36 (3.00%) Senior QA Engineer
15 36 (3.00%) Software Developer
16 35 (2.91%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (14.56%) .NET
2 122 (10.15%) HTML
3 117 (9.73%) Web Services
4 116 (9.65%) CSS
5 102 (8.49%) React
6 97 (8.07%) Node.js
7 67 (5.57%) AngularJS
8 64 (5.32%) XML
9 61 (5.07%) Jest
10 57 (4.74%) REST
11 54 (4.49%) Gherkin
11 54 (4.49%) JSON
12 53 (4.41%) RESTful
13 52 (4.33%) .NET Core
14 44 (3.66%) FIX Protocol
14 44 (3.66%) Kafka
15 42 (3.49%) HTML5
16 34 (2.83%) Redux
17 33 (2.75%) .NET Framework
18 31 (2.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 144 (11.98%) User Experience
2 133 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (5.66%) Mobile App
4 57 (4.74%) Self-Motivation
5 45 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
6 40 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 40 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 30 (2.50%) Virtual Team
8 27 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (2.00%) Derivative
10 23 (1.91%) Fixed Income
11 20 (1.66%) Algorithms
12 16 (1.33%) Data Structures
13 15 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
14 12 (1.00%) Hedge funds
14 12 (1.00%) PMI
14 12 (1.00%) Reference Data
14 12 (1.00%) Replication
15 11 (0.92%) Animation
15 11 (0.92%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 100 (8.32%) Android
2 83 (6.91%) Linux
3 70 (5.82%) Apple iOS
4 59 (4.91%) Unix
4 59 (4.91%) Windows
5 11 (0.92%) Ubuntu
6 10 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (0.50%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.17%) CentOS
10 1 (0.083%) AIX
10 1 (0.083%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.083%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 678 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 503 (41.85%) Test Automation
3 227 (18.89%) Fintech
4 216 (17.97%) DevOps
5 211 (17.55%) Scrum
6 169 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
7 159 (13.23%) Software Engineering
8 138 (11.48%) BDD
9 134 (11.15%) Microservices
10 133 (11.06%) TDD
11 124 (10.32%) Analytics
11 124 (10.32%) SDET
12 112 (9.32%) Mentoring
13 109 (9.07%) SDLC
14 106 (8.82%) Computer Science
15 104 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
16 98 (8.15%) User Stories
17 96 (7.99%) Test Strategy
18 94 (7.82%) Manual Testing
19 89 (7.40%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 374 (31.11%) Java
2 332 (27.62%) JavaScript
3 238 (19.80%) Python
4 219 (18.22%) C#
5 213 (17.72%) SQL
6 69 (5.74%) TypeScript
7 53 (4.41%) C++
8 47 (3.91%) PHP
9 41 (3.41%) Ruby
10 38 (3.16%) PowerShell
11 33 (2.75%) Scala
12 29 (2.41%) Kotlin
13 24 (2.00%) C
13 24 (2.00%) T-SQL
14 19 (1.58%) Apple Swift
15 18 (1.50%) Bash Shell
16 16 (1.33%) Objective-C
17 13 (1.08%) ES6
17 13 (1.08%) VB.NET
18 11 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 132 (10.98%) Degree
2 63 (5.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (3.00%) ISTQB
4 26 (2.16%) Security Cleared
5 19 (1.58%) ISEB
6 18 (1.50%) Master's Degree
6 18 (1.50%) SC Cleared
7 16 (1.33%) AWS Certification
8 14 (1.16%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.50%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.50%) MCP
10 4 (0.33%) PhD
11 3 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.25%) MBA
12 2 (0.17%) APMP
12 2 (0.17%) CISA
12 2 (0.17%) CISM
12 2 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.66%) Data Quality
2 8 (0.67%) SLA
3 7 (0.58%) PMO
4 6 (0.50%) Basel III
4 6 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.42%) GDPR
5 5 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.33%) CRD IV
6 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.33%) ITGC
7 3 (0.25%) NCSC
8 2 (0.17%) Basel II
8 2 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.17%) GxP
8 2 (0.17%) MiFID
8 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.083%) COBIT
9 1 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.083%) WCAG
System Software
1 130 (10.82%) Docker
2 25 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.50%) NFS
4 6 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.50%) vSphere
5 3 (0.25%) Firmware
5 3 (0.25%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.083%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.083%) HDFS
6 1 (0.083%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 108 (8.99%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.25%) Ansible
2 15 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.92%) CA Service Virtualization
5 10 (0.83%) Puppet
6 9 (0.75%) Kibana
7 8 (0.67%) SCCM
8 7 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.50%) HP ALM
9 6 (0.50%) Terraform
9 6 (0.50%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.33%) Rancher
11 2 (0.17%) Cacti
11 2 (0.17%) CloudHub
11 2 (0.17%) Nagios
12 1 (0.083%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 90 (7.49%) Microsoft
2 57 (4.74%) Oracle
3 45 (3.74%) Salesforce.com
4 31 (2.58%) Atlassian
4 31 (2.58%) Google
5 29 (2.41%) Adobe
6 20 (1.66%) HP
7 16 (1.33%) TIBCO
7 16 (1.33%) VMware
8 15 (1.25%) Red Hat
9 12 (1.00%) Cognizant
9 12 (1.00%) Remedy
10 11 (0.92%) CA
10 11 (0.92%) Perfecto Mobile
11 10 (0.83%) IBM
11 10 (0.83%) New Relic
12 9 (0.75%) MuleSoft
12 9 (0.75%) Pega
13 8 (0.67%) Tableau
13 8 (0.67%) Xero