Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > London
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 48 59 56
Rank change year-on-year +11 -3 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 3,254 1,171 2,513
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 6.33% 4.80% 4.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.43% 40.05% 39.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2,002 975 1,872
10th Percentile £45,000 £40,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £49,875 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% +13.04%
75th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £90,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 7,669 2,924 6,393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.92% 11.99% 12.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4,945 2,366 4,916
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £36,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £50,780 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £61,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.69% +2.50%
75th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +29 570 £70,000 +13.36% 130
West London -14 98 £72,500 -9.38% 35
South London -17 74 £60,000 - 9
East London -4 36 £90,000 +78.22% 35
North London -11 8 £50,000 +9.29% 4
QA
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 1,830 (56.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1,133 (34.82%) Test Automation
3 1,065 (32.73%) Finance
4 1,004 (30.85%) JavaScript
5 905 (27.81%) Java
6 848 (26.06%) Software Engineering
7 827 (25.41%) AWS
8 786 (24.15%) Azure
9 782 (24.03%) SQL
10 728 (22.37%) CI/CD
11 705 (21.67%) DevOps
12 685 (21.05%) Social Skills
13 683 (20.99%) Python
14 636 (19.55%) React
15 611 (18.78%) Selenium
16 587 (18.04%) C#
17 567 (17.42%) Docker
18 565 (17.36%) Git (software)
19 563 (17.30%) Microservices
20 545 (16.75%) Scrum
21 515 (15.83%) REST
22 492 (15.12%) TDD
23 488 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
24 453 (13.92%) .NET
25 451 (13.86%) Jenkins
26 423 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
27 406 (12.48%) TypeScript
28 402 (12.35%) HTML
29 399 (12.26%) Kubernetes
30 387 (11.89%) Degree

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 (4.86%) Confluence
2 85 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
3 78 (2.40%) CMS
4 45 (1.38%) SharePoint
5 38 (1.17%) Apache Spark
6 19 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
7 17 (0.52%) MS Exchange
8 14 (0.43%) Camunda
8 14 (0.43%) IBM Domino
8 14 (0.43%) Umbraco
9 12 (0.37%) Apache
9 12 (0.37%) Drupal
10 10 (0.31%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.25%) IIS
11 8 (0.25%) SAS
12 6 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.18%) JBoss
13 5 (0.15%) Headless CMS
13 5 (0.15%) Luigi
14 4 (0.12%) Apache Pulsar
Applications
1 53 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 53 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 38 (1.17%) Sketch
4 36 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.52%) InVision
6 14 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
7 13 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.18%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.12%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.12%) Zeplin
11 3 (0.092%) PlantUML
12 1 (0.031%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.031%) Revit
Business Applications
1 27 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.58%) Shopify
3 14 (0.43%) Magento
4 11 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 7 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 7 (0.22%) SAP R/3
6 4 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
6 4 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 4 (0.12%) R3 Corda
6 4 (0.12%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.12%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.061%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.061%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.061%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.061%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.061%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.061%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 827 (25.41%) AWS
2 786 (24.15%) Azure
3 368 (11.31%) GCP
4 301 (9.25%) Serverless
5 169 (5.19%) AWS Lambda
6 159 (4.89%) SaaS
7 137 (4.21%) GitHub
8 118 (3.63%) Amazon ECS
9 114 (3.50%) Power Platform
10 111 (3.41%) Amazon EC2
11 65 (2.00%) Amazon SQS
12 49 (1.51%) BrowserStack
13 46 (1.41%) Slack
14 43 (1.32%) Microsoft 365
15 38 (1.17%) Azure Functions
15 38 (1.17%) Azure Service Bus
16 32 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
17 30 (0.92%) PaaS
18 29 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
18 29 (0.89%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 97 (2.98%) HTTP
2 26 (0.80%) MQTT
3 24 (0.74%) Network Security
4 20 (0.61%) Broadband
5 13 (0.40%) VoIP
6 12 (0.37%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.31%) Firewall
8 9 (0.28%) Internet
9 8 (0.25%) VPN
9 8 (0.25%) Wireless
10 7 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.18%) WAN
12 5 (0.15%) Wireshark
13 4 (0.12%) PuTTY
13 4 (0.12%) ZigBee
14 3 (0.092%) DNS
14 3 (0.092%) SSL
14 3 (0.092%) VLAN
15 2 (0.061%) Intranet
15 2 (0.061%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 259 (7.96%) NoSQL
3 248 (7.62%) PostgreSQL
4 206 (6.33%) Relational Database
5 133 (4.09%) Redis
6 124 (3.81%) Big Data
7 121 (3.72%) MongoDB
8 113 (3.47%) Power BI
9 101 (3.10%) MySQL
10 94 (2.89%) Amazon Aurora
11 81 (2.49%) Amazon Athena
12 71 (2.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 67 (2.06%) RDBMS
14 64 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
15 55 (1.69%) Tableau
16 45 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
17 39 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 32 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
18 32 (0.98%) Blockchain
18 32 (0.98%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 611 (18.78%) Selenium
2 565 (17.36%) Git (software)
3 451 (13.86%) Jenkins
4 364 (11.19%) JIRA
5 332 (10.20%) Postman
6 318 (9.77%) Cypress.io
7 299 (9.19%) Cucumber
8 157 (4.82%) TeamCity
9 154 (4.73%) SpecFlow
10 144 (4.43%) WebDriver
11 126 (3.87%) JUnit
12 115 (3.53%) Appium
13 103 (3.17%) JMeter
14 100 (3.07%) GitLab
15 99 (3.04%) Octopus Deploy
16 97 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
17 86 (2.64%) Gradle
18 81 (2.49%) NUnit
18 81 (2.49%) Protractor
19 75 (2.30%) Maven
General
1 1,065 (32.73%) Finance
2 685 (21.05%) Social Skills
3 326 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
4 273 (8.39%) Banking
5 235 (7.22%) Retail
6 171 (5.26%) Marketing
7 97 (2.98%) Games
8 84 (2.58%) Advertising
9 83 (2.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 82 (2.52%) Presentation Skills
11 71 (2.18%) Legal
12 65 (2.00%) Law
13 64 (1.97%) Front Office
14 58 (1.78%) Public Sector
15 52 (1.60%) Publishing
16 46 (1.41%) Influencing Skills
17 44 (1.35%) Manufacturing
18 40 (1.23%) Organisational Skills
19 39 (1.20%) Telecoms
20 35 (1.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 676 (20.77%) Developer
2 428 (13.15%) QA Engineer
3 420 (12.91%) Software Engineer
4 348 (10.69%) Analyst
5 200 (6.15%) Senior Developer
6 168 (5.16%) Java Developer
7 149 (4.58%) Senior Software Engineer
8 146 (4.49%) Senior QA Engineer
9 141 (4.33%) Java Engineer
10 129 (3.96%) Test Engineer
11 127 (3.90%) Automation Engineer
12 124 (3.81%) AWS Engineer
13 122 (3.75%) Java Software Engineer
14 121 (3.72%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 117 (3.60%) AWS Software Engineer
16 110 (3.38%) Tester
17 109 (3.35%) AWS Developer
18 102 (3.13%) Trainer
19 100 (3.07%) Architect
20 91 (2.80%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 636 (19.55%) React
2 515 (15.83%) REST
3 453 (13.92%) .NET
4 402 (12.35%) HTML
5 375 (11.52%) Node.js
6 347 (10.66%) CSS
7 258 (7.93%) AngularJS
8 228 (7.01%) Spring
9 217 (6.67%) RESTful
10 191 (5.87%) Kafka
11 179 (5.50%) ASP.NET
12 176 (5.41%) Web Services
13 147 (4.52%) GraphQL
14 142 (4.36%) HTML5
15 140 (4.30%) .NET Framework
15 140 (4.30%) Spring Boot
16 139 (4.27%) .NET Core
17 129 (3.96%) Vue.js
18 127 (3.90%) Sass
19 120 (3.69%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 385 (11.83%) User Experience
2 169 (5.19%) Mobile App
3 157 (4.82%) Hedge funds
4 145 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
5 112 (3.44%) Management Information System
6 84 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 79 (2.43%) Algorithms
8 78 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
9 75 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
10 73 (2.24%) Pricing Data
11 62 (1.91%) Fixed Income
12 58 (1.78%) Social Media
13 57 (1.75%) Cloud Native
13 57 (1.75%) Equities
14 43 (1.32%) Derivative
15 39 (1.20%) Social Network
16 37 (1.14%) Virtual Team
17 30 (0.92%) Data Structures
18 29 (0.89%) Legacy Code
19 26 (0.80%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 155 (4.76%) Windows
2 148 (4.55%) Android
3 144 (4.43%) Linux
4 124 (3.81%) Apple iOS
5 73 (2.24%) Unix
6 17 (0.52%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.34%) VMS
9 6 (0.18%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.092%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.092%) Solaris
10 3 (0.092%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.092%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.061%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.031%) CentOS
12 1 (0.031%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.031%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,830 (56.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1,133 (34.82%) Test Automation
3 848 (26.06%) Software Engineering
4 728 (22.37%) CI/CD
5 705 (21.67%) DevOps
6 563 (17.30%) Microservices
7 545 (16.75%) Scrum
8 492 (15.12%) TDD
9 488 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
10 423 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
11 384 (11.80%) Mentoring
12 378 (11.62%) Full Stack Development
13 349 (10.73%) BDD
14 339 (10.42%) API Testing
15 326 (10.02%) Test Strategy
16 315 (9.68%) Coaching
17 311 (9.56%) SDLC
18 303 (9.31%) Analytics
19 270 (8.30%) Software Testing
20 267 (8.21%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,004 (30.85%) JavaScript
2 905 (27.81%) Java
3 782 (24.03%) SQL
4 683 (20.99%) Python
5 587 (18.04%) C#
6 406 (12.48%) TypeScript
7 108 (3.32%) PHP
8 85 (2.61%) ES6
9 82 (2.52%) C++
10 81 (2.49%) Bash
10 81 (2.49%) C
11 73 (2.24%) Ruby
12 70 (2.15%) Kotlin
13 66 (2.03%) Go
13 66 (2.03%) Scala
14 64 (1.97%) PowerShell
15 63 (1.94%) T-SQL
16 47 (1.44%) R
17 42 (1.29%) Java 8
18 36 (1.11%) ES7
Qualifications
1 387 (11.89%) Degree
2 127 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 88 (2.70%) ISTQB
4 65 (2.00%) Master's Degree
5 44 (1.35%) Security Cleared
6 40 (1.23%) SC Cleared
7 36 (1.11%) ISEB
8 25 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 25 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (0.55%) APMG
10 16 (0.49%) SANS
11 15 (0.46%) MCT
12 14 (0.43%) CISSP
12 14 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (0.40%) CEH
14 12 (0.37%) PMI Certification
15 10 (0.31%) CISM
15 10 (0.31%) CISMP
15 10 (0.31%) MBA
16 9 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (2.98%) Accessibility
2 93 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 72 (2.21%) GDPR
4 36 (1.11%) WCAG
5 29 (0.89%) EMIR
6 26 (0.80%) ISO 13485
7 24 (0.74%) PMO
8 21 (0.65%) IEC 62304
8 21 (0.65%) NIST
9 20 (0.61%) MiFID
10 18 (0.55%) SLA
11 9 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (0.28%) P3O
12 8 (0.25%) IFRS
13 7 (0.22%) NIST 800
14 6 (0.18%) ISO 9001
15 5 (0.15%) HIPAA
16 2 (0.061%) GxP
16 2 (0.061%) ISO 9000
16 2 (0.061%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 567 (17.42%) Docker
2 32 (0.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 26 (0.80%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.15%) Firmware
6 4 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.061%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.061%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.061%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.031%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.031%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.031%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.031%) vSphere
8 1 (0.031%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 399 (12.26%) Kubernetes
2 282 (8.67%) Terraform
3 64 (1.97%) Ansible
4 45 (1.38%) Grafana
5 43 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (0.86%) Puppet
7 24 (0.74%) MIIS
8 21 (0.65%) Kibana
8 21 (0.65%) logstash
9 20 (0.61%) Pingdom
10 19 (0.58%) HAProxy
10 19 (0.58%) Opsgenie
10 19 (0.58%) ZABBIX
11 12 (0.37%) Prometheus
12 10 (0.31%) Kubeflow
12 10 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.22%) HP Fortify
13 7 (0.22%) Nessus
13 7 (0.22%) SCCM
14 4 (0.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 295 (9.07%) Microsoft
2 215 (6.61%) Google
3 99 (3.04%) Oracle
4 84 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
5 60 (1.84%) SAP
6 58 (1.78%) Cognizant
7 55 (1.69%) Atlassian
8 25 (0.77%) Adobe
9 24 (0.74%) LexisNexis
10 22 (0.68%) IBM
11 20 (0.61%) New Relic
12 19 (0.58%) PayPal
12 19 (0.58%) Samsung
12 19 (0.58%) Sybase
13 18 (0.55%) Splunk
14 17 (0.52%) Databricks
15 16 (0.49%) ServiceNow
15 16 (0.49%) Xamarin
16 15 (0.46%) Sun
17 14 (0.43%) Red Hat