Period
to 24 July 2021

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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > London
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 55 65 43
Rank change year-on-year +10 -22 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 2,653 1,274 3,312
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 5.89% 4.33% 5.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.41% 35.48% 43.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,658 999 2,558
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £97,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 6,406 3,591 7,566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.22% 12.21% 13.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4,006 2,790 6,000
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £48,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £98,375 £97,500 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

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 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 2021. 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 +41 478 £65,000 +1.17% 97
West London -25 73 £62,500 -19.35% 34
South London -4 61 £57,434 -8.11% 7
East London +4 11 £60,000 +9.09% 30
North London +11 1 £47,500 +11.76% 1
QA
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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 1,439 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1,049 (39.54%) Test Automation
3 839 (31.62%) Java
4 798 (30.08%) Finance
5 730 (27.52%) Social Skills
6 725 (27.33%) JavaScript
7 718 (27.06%) AWS
8 618 (23.29%) SQL
9 565 (21.30%) Software Engineering
10 537 (20.24%) DevOps
11 533 (20.09%) Docker
12 529 (19.94%) Python
13 516 (19.45%) C#
14 514 (19.37%) Selenium
15 473 (17.83%) Microservices
16 466 (17.57%) Azure
17 437 (16.47%) Scrum
18 390 (14.70%) TDD
19 382 (14.40%) BDD
20 376 (14.17%) JIRA
20 376 (14.17%) React
21 369 (13.91%) REST
22 368 (13.87%) Continuous Integration
22 368 (13.87%) .NET
23 363 (13.68%) Jenkins
24 361 (13.61%) Fintech
25 349 (13.15%) Kubernetes
26 328 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
27 325 (12.25%) Git (software)
28 315 (11.87%) 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
1 132 (4.98%) Confluence
2 62 (2.34%) Apache Spark
3 55 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
4 42 (1.58%) CMS
5 32 (1.21%) Drupal
6 23 (0.87%) Apache Airflow
7 21 (0.79%) IIS
8 15 (0.57%) WordPress
9 14 (0.53%) Traefik
10 13 (0.49%) Apache
11 11 (0.41%) Apache Solr
12 10 (0.38%) SharePoint
13 8 (0.30%) SAS
14 7 (0.26%) Mule
15 6 (0.23%) Mule ESB
16 5 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 4 (0.15%) IBM Domino
17 4 (0.15%) Red Hat Fuse
17 4 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
18 3 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.94%) InVision
3 25 (0.94%) Sketch
4 20 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.30%) Chatbot
5 8 (0.30%) Figma
5 8 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.23%) Revit
6 6 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.19%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.15%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 20 (0.75%) Magento
2 17 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.60%) Distributed Ledger
4 14 (0.53%) R3 Corda
4 14 (0.53%) Shopify
5 8 (0.30%) Social Studio
6 6 (0.23%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.19%) Summit
8 4 (0.15%) Maximo
8 4 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.11%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.11%) PolarLake
10 2 (0.075%) Eikon
10 2 (0.075%) Hyperion Planning
11 1 (0.038%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 1 (0.038%) Sage X3
11 1 (0.038%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 718 (27.06%) AWS
2 466 (17.57%) Azure
3 232 (8.74%) Serverless
4 212 (7.99%) GCP
5 152 (5.73%) SaaS
6 118 (4.45%) AWS Lambda
7 110 (4.15%) GitHub
8 95 (3.58%) Amazon ECS
9 70 (2.64%) Amazon EC2
10 63 (2.37%) Power Platform
11 48 (1.81%) Amazon SQS
11 48 (1.81%) BrowserStack
12 38 (1.43%) Force.com
13 33 (1.24%) PaaS
14 27 (1.02%) Amazon EKS
14 27 (1.02%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 26 (0.98%) Azure Functions
16 25 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
17 24 (0.90%) IaaS
18 23 (0.87%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 160 (6.03%) HTTP
2 43 (1.62%) Internet
3 21 (0.79%) SSH
4 20 (0.75%) TCP/IP
5 15 (0.57%) Broadband
6 14 (0.53%) SSL
7 13 (0.49%) DNS
8 9 (0.34%) Firewall
9 6 (0.23%) FIX Connectivity
10 5 (0.19%) Bluetooth
10 5 (0.19%) Network Security
11 4 (0.15%) 5G
11 4 (0.15%) DHCP
11 4 (0.15%) MQTT
11 4 (0.15%) SMS
11 4 (0.15%) Wireshark
12 3 (0.11%) DSL
12 3 (0.11%) Extranet
12 3 (0.11%) FTP
13 2 (0.075%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (9.27%) PostgreSQL
2 242 (9.12%) NoSQL
3 228 (8.59%) Relational Database
4 217 (8.18%) SQL Server
5 138 (5.20%) MongoDB
6 90 (3.39%) Big Data
7 85 (3.20%) Redis
8 79 (2.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 74 (2.79%) Amazon Aurora
10 69 (2.60%) Amazon Athena
10 69 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
11 66 (2.49%) MySQL
12 65 (2.45%) Blockchain
13 58 (2.19%) RDBMS
14 56 (2.11%) Power BI
15 43 (1.62%) DB2
15 43 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 41 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
17 39 (1.47%) Hadoop
18 23 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 514 (19.37%) Selenium
2 376 (14.17%) JIRA
3 363 (13.68%) Jenkins
4 325 (12.25%) Git (software)
5 251 (9.46%) Cucumber
6 216 (8.14%) Cypress.io
7 211 (7.95%) Postman
8 133 (5.01%) TeamCity
9 126 (4.75%) WebDriver
10 116 (4.37%) SpecFlow
11 93 (3.51%) Eclipse
12 89 (3.35%) Gradle
13 85 (3.20%) Appium
14 79 (2.98%) Octopus Deploy
15 75 (2.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 73 (2.75%) JMeter
16 73 (2.75%) Visual Studio
17 66 (2.49%) JUnit
18 63 (2.37%) SonarQube
19 58 (2.19%) REST Assured
General
1 798 (30.08%) Finance
2 730 (27.52%) Social Skills
3 215 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
4 213 (8.03%) Banking
5 191 (7.20%) Retail
6 141 (5.31%) Marketing
7 105 (3.96%) Games
8 72 (2.71%) Presentation Skills
9 55 (2.07%) Legal
10 54 (2.04%) Advertising
11 49 (1.85%) Front Office
12 46 (1.73%) Law
12 46 (1.73%) Publishing
13 45 (1.70%) Influencing Skills
14 40 (1.51%) Manufacturing
14 40 (1.51%) Public Sector
15 39 (1.47%) Organisational Skills
16 34 (1.28%) Telecoms
17 33 (1.24%) Investment Banking
18 28 (1.06%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 549 (20.69%) Developer
2 317 (11.95%) QA Engineer
3 316 (11.91%) Software Engineer
4 199 (7.50%) Analyst
5 150 (5.65%) Java Developer
6 139 (5.24%) Automation Engineer
7 129 (4.86%) QA Automation Engineer
8 121 (4.56%) Senior Developer
9 99 (3.73%) Senior Software Engineer
10 96 (3.62%) Tester
11 95 (3.58%) Test Engineer
12 94 (3.54%) Full Stack Developer
13 93 (3.51%) Java Engineer
14 89 (3.35%) Data Engineer
15 87 (3.28%) QA Leader
16 69 (2.60%) Python Engineer
17 68 (2.56%) AWS Engineer
17 68 (2.56%) Business Analyst
18 66 (2.49%) Technical Leader
19 65 (2.45%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 376 (14.17%) React
2 369 (13.91%) REST
3 368 (13.87%) .NET
4 298 (11.23%) HTML
5 293 (11.04%) Node.js
6 259 (9.76%) RESTful
7 250 (9.42%) CSS
8 246 (9.27%) AngularJS
9 209 (7.88%) Web Services
10 188 (7.09%) Spring
11 161 (6.07%) Kafka
12 134 (5.05%) HTML5
13 127 (4.79%) GraphQL
14 119 (4.49%) .NET Core
15 107 (4.03%) Vue.js
16 90 (3.39%) JSON
17 88 (3.32%) Sass
18 87 (3.28%) Spring Boot
19 85 (3.20%) CSS3
20 83 (3.13%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 265 (9.99%) User Experience
2 213 (8.03%) Mobile App
3 134 (5.05%) Derivative
4 105 (3.96%) Hedge funds
5 72 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
6 63 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
7 58 (2.19%) Fixed Income
8 55 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
9 54 (2.04%) Management Information System
10 51 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 48 (1.81%) Pricing Data
12 41 (1.55%) Video\Live Streaming
13 35 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
14 34 (1.28%) Virtual Team
15 33 (1.24%) Algorithms
16 31 (1.17%) Data Structures
17 29 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
17 29 (1.09%) SWIFT
18 28 (1.06%) iPhone
19 27 (1.02%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 207 (7.80%) Linux
2 158 (5.96%) Windows
3 153 (5.77%) Android
4 133 (5.01%) Apple iOS
5 110 (4.15%) Unix
6 22 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (0.75%) Windows Server
8 15 (0.57%) CentOS
9 11 (0.41%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.19%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.11%) AIX
11 3 (0.11%) Fedora
11 3 (0.11%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.11%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.075%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.075%) zOS
13 1 (0.038%) Solaris
13 1 (0.038%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,439 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1,049 (39.54%) Test Automation
3 565 (21.30%) Software Engineering
4 537 (20.24%) DevOps
5 473 (17.83%) Microservices
6 437 (16.47%) Scrum
7 390 (14.70%) TDD
8 382 (14.40%) BDD
9 368 (13.87%) Continuous Integration
10 361 (13.61%) Fintech
11 328 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
12 315 (11.87%) Mentoring
13 311 (11.72%) SDLC
14 274 (10.33%) Software Testing
15 264 (9.95%) Continuous Improvement
16 254 (9.57%) Analytics
17 223 (8.41%) SDET
18 214 (8.07%) Computer Science
19 190 (7.16%) Front End Development
19 190 (7.16%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 839 (31.62%) Java
2 725 (27.33%) JavaScript
3 618 (23.29%) SQL
4 529 (19.94%) Python
5 516 (19.45%) C#
6 298 (11.23%) TypeScript
7 91 (3.43%) C++
8 90 (3.39%) Kotlin
9 87 (3.28%) C
10 85 (3.20%) PHP
10 85 (3.20%) Scala
11 82 (3.09%) Java 8
12 78 (2.94%) ES6
13 64 (2.41%) Ruby
14 58 (2.19%) Bash Shell
15 44 (1.66%) Go
15 44 (1.66%) Shell Script
16 43 (1.62%) Java 11
16 43 (1.62%) T-SQL
17 42 (1.58%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 308 (11.61%) Degree
2 129 (4.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 102 (3.84%) ISTQB
4 78 (2.94%) Master's Degree
5 37 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 31 (1.17%) Security Cleared
7 30 (1.13%) ISEB
8 27 (1.02%) SANS
9 25 (0.94%) SC Cleared
10 14 (0.53%) MBA
11 13 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
12 9 (0.34%) PMP
13 8 (0.30%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.26%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 6 (0.23%) AWS Certification
16 5 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 4 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
17 4 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (2.11%) GDPR
2 50 (1.88%) Accessibility
3 37 (1.39%) WCAG
4 32 (1.21%) MiFID
5 30 (1.13%) EMIR
6 27 (1.02%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.45%) SLA
8 11 (0.41%) GRC
9 10 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (0.34%) PMO
11 3 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.11%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.11%) SOC 2
12 2 (0.075%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.075%) SOC 1
12 2 (0.075%) SOC 3
13 1 (0.038%) IFRS
13 1 (0.038%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.038%) NCSC
System Software
1 533 (20.09%) Docker
2 16 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.23%) LXC
4 6 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.075%) Firmware
6 2 (0.075%) HDFS
6 2 (0.075%) Snort
7 1 (0.038%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.038%) KVM
7 1 (0.038%) NFS
7 1 (0.038%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 349 (13.15%) Kubernetes
2 191 (7.20%) Terraform
3 70 (2.64%) Ansible
4 33 (1.24%) Puppet
5 30 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
7 18 (0.68%) Grafana
8 16 (0.60%) Prometheus
9 9 (0.34%) ZABBIX
10 8 (0.30%) Consul
11 7 (0.26%) Packer
12 6 (0.23%) HAProxy
12 6 (0.23%) Istio
12 6 (0.23%) Kibana
13 4 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 4 (0.15%) logstash
13 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
13 4 (0.15%) Opsgenie
13 4 (0.15%) Pingdom
13 4 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 238 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 149 (5.62%) Google
3 146 (5.50%) Oracle
4 116 (4.37%) Salesforce.com
5 93 (3.51%) Samsung
6 61 (2.30%) Atlassian
7 56 (2.11%) Red Hat
8 43 (1.62%) Adobe
9 42 (1.58%) Sybase
10 39 (1.47%) Spotify
11 34 (1.28%) Conga
12 29 (1.09%) HP
12 29 (1.09%) SAP
13 19 (0.72%) AppDynamics
14 17 (0.64%) Splunk
15 16 (0.60%) PayPal
16 14 (0.53%) Facebook
16 14 (0.53%) ServiceNow
17 13 (0.49%) New Relic
18 12 (0.45%) IBM