Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > London
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 44 41
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 4422 4413 5078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 5.93% 5.78% 5.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.59% 43.89% 45.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2890 3672 4072
London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 10145 10055 11268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.60% 13.18% 12.68%
Number of salaries quoted 7227 8288 9177
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 +2 689 £60,000 +9.09% 83
West London -6 205 £52,500 -4.55% 21
South London -15 91 £46,000 -14.42% 4
East London -16 34 £62,500 +25.00% 13
North London +4 19 £57,500 +35.29% 4
QA
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for QA.

1 2403 (54.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1722 (38.94%) Finance
3 1639 (37.06%) Test Automation
4 1545 (34.94%) Java
5 1024 (23.16%) Banking
6 981 (22.18%) SQL
7 968 (21.89%) Scrum
8 874 (19.76%) Selenium
9 856 (19.36%) Asset Management
10 845 (19.11%) JavaScript
11 818 (18.50%) Degree
12 809 (18.29%) Investment Banking
13 723 (16.35%) BDD
14 715 (16.17%) Wealth Management
15 709 (16.03%) Retail Banking
16 672 (15.20%) Project Management
16 672 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
17 636 (14.38%) TDD
18 602 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
19 588 (13.30%) C#
20 575 (13.00%) Cucumber
21 566 (12.80%) HTML
22 551 (12.46%) Linux
23 545 (12.32%) Computer Science
24 533 (12.05%) JIRA
25 505 (11.42%) SDLC
26 495 (11.19%) .NET
27 460 (10.40%) SQL Server
28 457 (10.33%) Software Engineering
29 439 (9.93%) E-Commerce

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
1 156 (3.53%) CMS
2 125 (2.83%) Confluence
3 122 (2.76%) Apache
4 121 (2.74%) Tomcat
5 108 (2.44%) JBoss
6 61 (1.38%) Apache Spark
7 54 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
8 42 (0.95%) SharePoint
9 39 (0.88%) IIS
10 38 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 38 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
11 32 (0.72%) Apache Solr
12 28 (0.63%) Drupal
12 28 (0.63%) WebSphere
13 26 (0.59%) nginx
14 22 (0.50%) OpenStack
15 18 (0.41%) EPiServer
16 16 (0.36%) Mule
16 16 (0.36%) WebLogic
17 15 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 137 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 91 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
3 58 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
4 33 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (0.66%) Photoshop
6 28 (0.63%) MS Visio
7 19 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
8 16 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.16%) SPSS
10 5 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.045%) HipChat
13 1 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.023%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.023%) Avid Media Composer
13 1 (0.023%) Maya
13 1 (0.023%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 78 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.79%) SAP Hybris
3 29 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 17 (0.38%) Magento
6 15 (0.34%) Markit EDM
7 11 (0.25%) VisionPLUS
8 9 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
9 8 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
10 7 (0.16%) Actimize
10 7 (0.16%) MetaTrader
10 7 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (0.16%) thinkFolio
11 6 (0.14%) HFM
11 6 (0.14%) Hyperion Enterprise
12 5 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
12 5 (0.11%) NetSuite
12 5 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
13 4 (0.090%) Adobe Campaign
13 4 (0.090%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 294 (6.65%) Amazon AWS
2 176 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 159 (3.60%) GitHub
4 120 (2.71%) SaaS
5 47 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (0.52%) Amazon S3
8 18 (0.41%) Office 365
9 17 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 17 (0.38%) npm
10 15 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (0.34%) BlazeMeter
10 15 (0.34%) BrowserStack
10 15 (0.34%) Google Analytics
11 14 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
11 14 (0.32%) Force.com
11 14 (0.32%) OpenShift
12 13 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (0.29%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 116 (2.62%) HTTP
2 109 (2.46%) Internet
3 100 (2.26%) Firewall
4 63 (1.42%) TCP/IP
5 32 (0.72%) DNS
6 25 (0.57%) Intranet
7 16 (0.36%) VSAT
8 15 (0.34%) NetScaler
9 14 (0.32%) VoIP
10 13 (0.29%) FTP
10 13 (0.29%) Network Security
11 12 (0.27%) HTTPS
11 12 (0.27%) SAN
12 11 (0.25%) Structured Cabling
13 10 (0.23%) DHCP
14 9 (0.20%) VPN
15 8 (0.18%) BGP
15 8 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (0.18%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (0.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 460 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 256 (5.79%) Relational Database
3 217 (4.91%) MySQL
4 177 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 165 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
6 162 (3.66%) Big Data
7 100 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
8 96 (2.17%) Redis
9 75 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 71 (1.61%) Hadoop
11 66 (1.49%) MongoDB
11 66 (1.49%) Neo4j
12 55 (1.24%) RDBMS
13 54 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 51 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
15 43 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
15 43 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
16 38 (0.86%) Power BI
16 38 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
17 37 (0.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 874 (19.76%) Selenium
2 575 (13.00%) Cucumber
3 533 (12.05%) JIRA
4 438 (9.91%) Jenkins
5 421 (9.52%) Git (software)
6 382 (8.64%) WebDriver
7 219 (4.95%) Maven
8 204 (4.61%) JUnit
9 203 (4.59%) Subversion
10 187 (4.23%) TeamCity
11 144 (3.26%) SoapUI
12 123 (2.78%) SpecFlow
13 108 (2.44%) Appium
13 108 (2.44%) HP UFT
14 98 (2.22%) Hudson
15 96 (2.17%) JMeter
16 93 (2.10%) Visual Studio
17 92 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
18 88 (1.99%) Protractor
19 74 (1.67%) jMock
General
1 1722 (38.94%) Finance
2 1024 (23.16%) Banking
3 809 (18.29%) Investment Banking
4 709 (16.03%) Retail Banking
5 344 (7.78%) Retail
6 308 (6.97%) Front Office
7 187 (4.23%) Marketing
8 179 (4.05%) Games
9 150 (3.39%) Legal
10 126 (2.85%) Telecoms
11 94 (2.13%) Back Office
12 88 (1.99%) Financial Institution
13 55 (1.24%) Advertising
14 38 (0.86%) Law
15 35 (0.79%) Automotive
16 31 (0.70%) Manufacturing
17 29 (0.66%) Publishing
18 27 (0.61%) German Language
19 23 (0.52%) Aerospace
20 20 (0.45%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1085 (24.54%) Developer
2 759 (17.16%) Analyst
3 509 (11.51%) Java Developer
4 408 (9.23%) QA Engineer
5 384 (8.68%) Tester
6 320 (7.24%) Business Analyst
7 202 (4.57%) QA Tester
8 201 (4.55%) Senior Developer
9 199 (4.50%) Test Analyst
10 194 (4.39%) Automation Tester
11 182 (4.12%) QA Analyst
12 176 (3.98%) QA Leader
13 175 (3.96%) Financial Analyst
14 157 (3.55%) Project Manager
15 140 (3.17%) Architect
15 140 (3.17%) Finance Business Analyst
16 137 (3.10%) Test Leader
17 136 (3.08%) Software Developer
18 133 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
19 131 (2.96%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 566 (12.80%) HTML
2 495 (11.19%) .NET
3 398 (9.00%) Web Services
4 367 (8.30%) REST
5 345 (7.80%) CSS
6 300 (6.78%) RESTful
7 297 (6.72%) Spring
8 296 (6.69%) AngularJS
9 269 (6.08%) XML
10 252 (5.70%) SOAP
11 238 (5.38%) HTML5
12 228 (5.16%) Node.js
13 181 (4.09%) Hibernate
14 172 (3.89%) ASP.NET
15 161 (3.64%) React
16 146 (3.30%) JSON
17 137 (3.10%) jQuery
18 123 (2.78%) J2EE
19 114 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC
20 105 (2.37%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 672 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
2 545 (12.32%) Computer Science
3 419 (9.48%) User Experience
4 312 (7.06%) Equities
5 198 (4.48%) Mobile App
6 189 (4.27%) Derivative
7 182 (4.12%) Management Information System
8 174 (3.93%) Data Structures
9 163 (3.69%) Fixed Income
10 162 (3.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 156 (3.53%) Fintech
12 120 (2.71%) Algorithms
13 118 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
14 113 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
15 80 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
16 53 (1.20%) iPad
17 48 (1.09%) PMI
18 47 (1.06%) Client/Server
19 46 (1.04%) Hedge funds
19 46 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 551 (12.46%) Linux
2 311 (7.03%) Windows
3 306 (6.92%) Unix
4 197 (4.45%) Android
5 189 (4.27%) Apple iOS
6 22 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (0.38%) Windows Server
8 15 (0.34%) Solaris
9 13 (0.29%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.23%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.18%) CoreOS
11 8 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (0.18%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.16%) AIX
13 6 (0.14%) Debian
13 6 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.11%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.090%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.090%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.090%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2403 (54.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1639 (37.06%) Test Automation
3 968 (21.89%) Scrum
4 856 (19.36%) Asset Management
5 723 (16.35%) BDD
6 715 (16.17%) Wealth Management
7 672 (15.20%) Project Management
8 636 (14.38%) TDD
9 602 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
10 505 (11.42%) SDLC
11 457 (10.33%) Software Engineering
12 439 (9.93%) E-Commerce
13 415 (9.38%) DevOps
14 397 (8.98%) Continuous Improvement
15 359 (8.12%) Mentoring
16 354 (8.01%) Test Strategy
17 350 (7.91%) Change Management
18 330 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
19 323 (7.30%) OO
20 306 (6.92%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1545 (34.94%) Java
2 981 (22.18%) SQL
3 845 (19.11%) JavaScript
4 588 (13.30%) C#
5 397 (8.98%) Python
6 251 (5.68%) C++
7 198 (4.48%) Ruby
8 138 (3.12%) Groovy
9 132 (2.99%) C
10 117 (2.65%) PHP
11 96 (2.17%) Scala
12 92 (2.08%) Shell Script
13 91 (2.06%) Perl
14 84 (1.90%) VBScript
15 82 (1.85%) Bash Shell
16 76 (1.72%) T-SQL
17 66 (1.49%) PL/SQL
18 64 (1.45%) VB
19 62 (1.40%) PowerShell
20 55 (1.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 818 (18.50%) Degree
2 175 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 151 (3.41%) ISEB
4 122 (2.76%) ISTQB
5 60 (1.36%) PMI Certification
6 56 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 43 (0.97%) Master's Degree
8 29 (0.66%) PMP
9 20 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
9 20 (0.45%) PhD
10 18 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 17 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
12 13 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 10 (0.23%) MCSE
13 10 (0.23%) Security Cleared
14 9 (0.20%) MBA
14 9 (0.20%) Postgraduate
15 8 (0.18%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 59 (1.33%) PMO
3 45 (1.02%) SLA
4 35 (0.79%) MiFID
5 20 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
6 14 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.23%) COBIT
9 9 (0.20%) EMIR
9 9 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.16%) GDPR
10 7 (0.16%) SEPA
11 6 (0.14%) NEBOSH
12 4 (0.090%) ISO 20022
12 4 (0.090%) ISO 8583
12 4 (0.090%) P3O
13 3 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.068%) IFRS
13 3 (0.068%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 168 (3.80%) Docker
2 47 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (0.61%) Active Directory
4 24 (0.54%) Xen
5 20 (0.45%) KVM
6 11 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.23%) Apache Flume
7 10 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.23%) vSphere
8 7 (0.16%) LXC
8 7 (0.16%) Varnish
9 4 (0.090%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.068%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.068%) vCloud
10 3 (0.068%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.068%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.068%) XenApp
10 3 (0.068%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.068%) XenServer
11 2 (0.045%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 105 (2.37%) Ansible
2 103 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 100 (2.26%) Puppet
4 73 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
5 52 (1.18%) Kubernetes
6 44 (1.00%) PowerBroker
7 23 (0.52%) Terraform
8 17 (0.38%) SCCM
9 16 (0.36%) Kibana
10 12 (0.27%) Nagios
11 11 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
11 11 (0.25%) SCOM
12 10 (0.23%) Mesos
13 9 (0.20%) Marathon
14 8 (0.18%) Grafana
14 8 (0.18%) Prometheus
15 7 (0.16%) CFEngine
15 7 (0.16%) rkt
16 6 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
16 6 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 434 (9.81%) Oracle
2 403 (9.11%) Microsoft
3 123 (2.78%) Sybase
4 89 (2.01%) SAP
5 81 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
6 79 (1.79%) Cadence
7 68 (1.54%) Murex
8 65 (1.47%) Google
9 61 (1.38%) Cisco
10 54 (1.22%) HP
10 54 (1.22%) VMware
11 53 (1.20%) hybris
11 53 (1.20%) IBM
12 50 (1.13%) CA Agile Central
12 50 (1.13%) Perforce
13 48 (1.09%) Sitecore
14 42 (0.95%) Red Hat
15 39 (0.88%) Informatica
16 37 (0.84%) Adobe
16 37 (0.84%) Atlassian