Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > London
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 48 45
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 2,764 3,696 4,538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 5.06% 5.50% 5.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.41% 43.28% 44.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2,105 2,865 3,040
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £41,000 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £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 6,674 8,540 10,299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 12.21% 12.70% 13.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5,202 6,681 7,367
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £92,950 £90,000 £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 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 2019. 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 +5 617 £65,000 +8.33% 111
West London +9 173 £65,000 +30.00% 41
South London -29 76 £45,000 -10.00% 19
East London -7 29 £67,500 +28.57% 17
North London -9 10 £52,500 +16.67% 5
QA
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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 1,524 (55.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1,065 (38.53%) Test Automation
3 834 (30.17%) Java
4 703 (25.43%) Finance
5 628 (22.72%) SQL
6 581 (21.02%) Selenium
7 550 (19.90%) Scrum
8 525 (18.99%) C#
9 504 (18.23%) DevOps
10 503 (18.20%) JavaScript
11 462 (16.71%) Python
12 423 (15.30%) Linux
13 404 (14.62%) JIRA
14 400 (14.47%) BDD
15 390 (14.11%) TDD
16 384 (13.89%) Degree
17 358 (12.95%) AWS
18 349 (12.63%) Software Engineering
19 336 (12.16%) .NET
20 311 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
21 303 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
22 301 (10.89%) Microsoft
23 297 (10.75%) Jenkins
24 288 (10.42%) Azure
25 281 (10.17%) Git (software)
26 276 (9.99%) Cucumber
27 275 (9.95%) SDLC
28 272 (9.84%) SQL Server
29 263 (9.52%) Mentoring
30 258 (9.33%) Computer Science

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
1 114 (4.12%) Confluence
2 80 (2.89%) CMS
3 62 (2.24%) Apache Spark
4 51 (1.85%) Apache
5 48 (1.74%) IIS
6 35 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
7 33 (1.19%) SharePoint
8 31 (1.12%) EPiServer
9 27 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 26 (0.94%) nginx
11 18 (0.65%) WordPress
12 12 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
13 10 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (0.33%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.25%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.25%) GeoServer
15 7 (0.25%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 5 (0.18%) Apache Airflow
16 5 (0.18%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 88 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
3 30 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
5 19 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.22%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.22%) Zeplin
8 5 (0.18%) Sketch
8 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.14%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.11%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.072%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.036%) InDesign
12 1 (0.036%) InVision
12 1 (0.036%) Mathematica
12 1 (0.036%) Mingle
12 1 (0.036%) Revit
Business Applications
1 39 (1.41%) Payment Gateway
2 20 (0.72%) Magento
3 19 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
5 16 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
6 11 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
8 6 (0.22%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.18%) FastStats
9 5 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.18%) WebTrends
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
10 4 (0.14%) R3 Corda
10 4 (0.14%) thinkFolio
11 3 (0.11%) Eze OMS
11 3 (0.11%) SnowdropKCS
11 3 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 2 (0.072%) Eikon
12 2 (0.072%) SAP S/4HANA
12 2 (0.072%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 358 (12.95%) AWS
2 288 (10.42%) Azure
3 108 (3.91%) GCP
4 100 (3.62%) GitHub
5 99 (3.58%) SaaS
6 44 (1.59%) OpenShift
7 41 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
7 41 (1.48%) Amazon S3
8 38 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
9 36 (1.30%) Power Platform
10 32 (1.16%) Serverless
11 29 (1.05%) Basecamp
12 27 (0.98%) Sauce Labs
13 26 (0.94%) BrowserStack
14 25 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
15 24 (0.87%) Amazon EMR
15 24 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
16 22 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
17 20 (0.72%) Amazon ECS
17 20 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 72 (2.60%) Internet
2 48 (1.74%) TCP/IP
3 43 (1.56%) Firewall
4 34 (1.23%) HTTP
5 14 (0.51%) DNS
5 14 (0.51%) VPN
5 14 (0.51%) Wireshark
6 11 (0.40%) Intranet
6 11 (0.40%) LAN
6 11 (0.40%) Wireless
7 10 (0.36%) DHCP
8 7 (0.25%) DSL
8 7 (0.25%) Network Security
8 7 (0.25%) WAN
9 6 (0.22%) GSM
9 6 (0.22%) LTE
9 6 (0.22%) UMTS
9 6 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 170 (6.15%) Big Data
3 99 (3.58%) NoSQL
4 96 (3.47%) Relational Database
5 79 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
6 73 (2.64%) Hadoop
7 65 (2.35%) MySQL
8 61 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
8 61 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
8 61 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 54 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
10 49 (1.77%) Oracle Database
11 44 (1.59%) Blockchain
12 43 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 42 (1.52%) Apache Hive
13 42 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 41 (1.48%) Data Mining
15 36 (1.30%) Power BI
16 32 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
17 28 (1.01%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 581 (21.02%) Selenium
2 404 (14.62%) JIRA
3 297 (10.75%) Jenkins
4 281 (10.17%) Git (software)
5 276 (9.99%) Cucumber
6 198 (7.16%) WebDriver
7 116 (4.20%) JMeter
8 110 (3.98%) TeamCity
9 108 (3.91%) Appium
10 99 (3.58%) SpecFlow
11 76 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
12 63 (2.28%) LoadRunner
13 57 (2.06%) HP UFT
14 54 (1.95%) JUnit
15 52 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
16 51 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 46 (1.66%) Visual Studio
18 42 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
19 37 (1.34%) TestRail
20 35 (1.27%) Maven
General
1 703 (25.43%) Finance
2 192 (6.95%) Banking
3 153 (5.54%) Retail
4 139 (5.03%) Marketing
5 117 (4.23%) Games
6 52 (1.88%) Front Office
7 47 (1.70%) Law
8 42 (1.52%) Telecoms
9 41 (1.48%) Investment Banking
10 37 (1.34%) Legal
11 35 (1.27%) Advertising
12 32 (1.16%) Public Sector
13 29 (1.05%) Back Office
14 28 (1.01%) Aerospace
15 24 (0.87%) Manufacturing
16 13 (0.47%) Billing
17 10 (0.36%) French Language
18 9 (0.33%) Financial Institution
19 8 (0.29%) Publishing
20 7 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 592 (21.42%) Developer
2 379 (13.71%) QA Engineer
3 315 (11.40%) Analyst
4 199 (7.20%) Tester
5 159 (5.75%) Test Engineer
6 143 (5.17%) Senior Developer
7 117 (4.23%) QA Analyst
7 117 (4.23%) QA Automation Engineer
7 117 (4.23%) QA Leader
8 114 (4.12%) Developer in Test
9 103 (3.73%) Automation Engineer
10 100 (3.62%) Software Engineer
11 92 (3.33%) Test Analyst
12 91 (3.29%) Architect
13 82 (2.97%) C# Developer
14 77 (2.79%) Java Developer
14 77 (2.79%) QA Tester
15 76 (2.75%) Senior QA Engineer
16 74 (2.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 74 (2.68%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (12.16%) .NET
2 225 (8.14%) Web Services
3 220 (7.96%) HTML
4 211 (7.63%) CSS
5 177 (6.40%) Node.js
6 169 (6.11%) RESTful
7 166 (6.01%) REST
8 159 (5.75%) Spring
9 157 (5.68%) React
10 151 (5.46%) AngularJS
11 112 (4.05%) XML
12 102 (3.69%) SOAP
13 99 (3.58%) Spring Boot
14 95 (3.44%) JSON
15 91 (3.29%) HTML5
16 88 (3.18%) Gherkin
17 75 (2.71%) .NET Framework
18 73 (2.64%) jQuery
19 71 (2.57%) ASP.NET
20 65 (2.35%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 253 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 191 (6.91%) User Experience
3 169 (6.11%) Mobile App
4 120 (4.34%) Greenfield Project
5 109 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
6 95 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
7 62 (2.24%) Hedge funds
8 57 (2.06%) Client/Server
9 54 (1.95%) Derivative
10 44 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
10 44 (1.59%) Virtual Team
11 41 (1.48%) Fixed Income
11 41 (1.48%) Management Information System
12 38 (1.37%) PMI
13 32 (1.16%) Algorithms
14 24 (0.87%) Data Structures
15 23 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 21 (0.76%) Animation
16 21 (0.76%) Data Centre
17 19 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 423 (15.30%) Linux
2 253 (9.15%) Windows
3 177 (6.40%) Unix
4 150 (5.43%) Apple iOS
5 138 (4.99%) Android
6 31 (1.12%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.62%) Windows 7
7 17 (0.62%) Windows 8
8 16 (0.58%) Mesosphere
9 11 (0.40%) CentOS
10 7 (0.25%) Fedora
11 6 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (0.22%) Robot Operating System
12 5 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.14%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.072%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.036%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.036%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.036%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.036%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,524 (55.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1,065 (38.53%) Test Automation
3 550 (19.90%) Scrum
4 504 (18.23%) DevOps
5 400 (14.47%) BDD
6 390 (14.11%) TDD
7 349 (12.63%) Software Engineering
8 311 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
9 303 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
10 275 (9.95%) SDLC
11 263 (9.52%) Mentoring
12 258 (9.33%) Computer Science
13 257 (9.30%) Fintech
14 236 (8.54%) Analytics
15 234 (8.47%) Project Management
16 230 (8.32%) Test Strategy
17 220 (7.96%) Microservices
18 216 (7.81%) Manual Testing
19 188 (6.80%) Project Delivery
20 186 (6.73%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 834 (30.17%) Java
2 628 (22.72%) SQL
3 525 (18.99%) C#
4 503 (18.20%) JavaScript
5 462 (16.71%) Python
6 139 (5.03%) Scala
7 96 (3.47%) PHP
8 88 (3.18%) Bash Shell
9 81 (2.93%) Ruby
10 76 (2.75%) Go
11 68 (2.46%) C++
11 68 (2.46%) T-SQL
12 66 (2.39%) PowerShell
13 59 (2.13%) Kotlin
14 57 (2.06%) Java 8
14 57 (2.06%) TypeScript
15 52 (1.88%) Shell Script
16 46 (1.66%) PL/SQL
17 32 (1.16%) R
18 27 (0.98%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 384 (13.89%) Degree
2 117 (4.23%) ISTQB
3 114 (4.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 73 (2.64%) ISEB
5 59 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 54 (1.95%) PMI Certification
7 48 (1.74%) Security Cleared
8 46 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 43 (1.56%) SC Cleared
10 22 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 21 (0.76%) SAFe Agilist
12 20 (0.72%) MCSE
13 16 (0.58%) PMP
14 15 (0.54%) MCP
15 14 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 13 (0.47%) PhD
17 11 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
17 11 (0.40%) MBA
18 10 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 9 (0.33%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (2.32%) Data Quality
2 46 (1.66%) PMO
3 37 (1.34%) SLA
4 32 (1.16%) GDPR
5 22 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.54%) IFRS
7 10 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (0.25%) COBIT
9 6 (0.22%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.18%) ISO 22301
10 5 (0.18%) NIST
10 5 (0.18%) WCAG
11 4 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.11%) Section 508
12 3 (0.11%) WAI
13 2 (0.072%) MiFID
14 1 (0.036%) Dodd-Frank
14 1 (0.036%) EMIR
14 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 255 (9.23%) Docker
2 30 (1.09%) Active Directory
3 28 (1.01%) HDFS
4 19 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (0.69%) XenApp
5 11 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.33%) Firmware
7 7 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.11%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (0.072%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.072%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.072%) Varnish
10 1 (0.036%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.036%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.036%) Samba
10 1 (0.036%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.036%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 165 (5.97%) Kubernetes
2 120 (4.34%) Ansible
3 99 (3.58%) Terraform
4 41 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
4 41 (1.48%) Puppet
5 35 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (0.90%) SCCM
7 21 (0.76%) Consul
8 19 (0.69%) Packer
9 16 (0.58%) Automic
9 16 (0.58%) Oozie
9 16 (0.58%) Prometheus
10 15 (0.54%) Kibana
11 14 (0.51%) Nagios
12 13 (0.47%) CA Service Virtualization
13 11 (0.40%) HP ALM
14 9 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
14 9 (0.33%) logstash
15 7 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
15 7 (0.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 301 (10.89%) Microsoft
2 151 (5.46%) Oracle
3 113 (4.09%) Google
4 86 (3.11%) HP
5 61 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
6 44 (1.59%) Adobe
7 42 (1.52%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 41 (1.48%) Splunk
9 40 (1.45%) Atlassian
9 40 (1.45%) WorldPay
10 24 (0.87%) Tableau
11 23 (0.83%) Red Hat
12 22 (0.80%) Informatica
13 20 (0.72%) Facebook
13 20 (0.72%) VMware
14 19 (0.69%) Sitecore
15 17 (0.62%) Cisco
15 17 (0.62%) NetApp
15 17 (0.62%) Novell
15 17 (0.62%) TIBCO