Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > London
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 56 37
Rank change year-on-year -1 -19 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 1,746 1,894 3,712
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 5.18% 4.68% 6.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.12% 40.11% 47.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,260 1,440 2,637
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £40,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £52,375 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 3,957 4,722 7,760
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.75% 11.67% 13.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,866 3,654 5,876
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,188
25th Percentile £50,188 £47,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 +32 374 £65,000 - 74
West London -9 61 £77,500 +8.77% 29
South London +8 54 £57,434 -0.98% 5
East London +5 9 £60,000 +9.09% 12
North London +14 1 £47,500 -13.64% 3
QA
England

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 874 (50.06%) Agile Software Development
2 697 (39.92%) Test Automation
3 492 (28.18%) Java
4 475 (27.21%) Finance
5 466 (26.69%) Social Skills
6 417 (23.88%) JavaScript
7 395 (22.62%) Selenium
8 367 (21.02%) SQL
9 361 (20.68%) C#
10 360 (20.62%) AWS
11 333 (19.07%) DevOps
12 332 (19.01%) Python
13 302 (17.30%) Azure
14 295 (16.90%) Docker
15 282 (16.15%) Microservices
16 280 (16.04%) Scrum
17 275 (15.75%) BDD
18 253 (14.49%) JIRA
19 248 (14.20%) Fintech
20 244 (13.97%) TDD
21 239 (13.69%) .NET
22 231 (13.23%) REST
23 227 (13.00%) Software Testing
24 224 (12.83%) Software Engineering
25 221 (12.66%) Git (software)
26 220 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
26 220 (12.60%) TypeScript
27 203 (11.63%) SDET
28 202 (11.57%) SDLC
29 200 (11.45%) Problem-Solving

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
1 111 (6.36%) Confluence
2 55 (3.15%) Apache Spark
3 32 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (1.66%) CMS
5 26 (1.49%) Apache
6 16 (0.92%) Drupal
7 15 (0.86%) IIS
8 6 (0.34%) Red Hat Fuse
9 5 (0.29%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.29%) nginx
9 5 (0.29%) Traefik
9 5 (0.29%) WordPress
10 4 (0.23%) Mule
10 4 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.23%) SAS
10 4 (0.23%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.17%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.17%) Mule ESB
12 2 (0.11%) Jupyter
Applications
1 33 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (1.55%) InVision
2 27 (1.55%) Sketch
3 19 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.34%) Revit
5 6 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.29%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.29%) Figma
7 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.17%) Mingle
9 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (0.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 9 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.34%) Social Studio
4 4 (0.23%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.17%) PolarLake
5 3 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.17%) Shopify
6 2 (0.11%) Eikon
6 2 (0.11%) Endur
6 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.057%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.057%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 360 (20.62%) AWS
2 302 (17.30%) Azure
3 127 (7.27%) SaaS
4 93 (5.33%) Serverless
5 83 (4.75%) GCP
6 46 (2.63%) GitHub
7 43 (2.46%) Power Platform
8 35 (2.00%) PaaS
9 34 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
10 33 (1.89%) BrowserStack
11 30 (1.72%) Amazon S3
12 27 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
12 27 (1.55%) Azure Data Factory
12 27 (1.55%) IaaS
13 23 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
14 21 (1.20%) Amazon EKS
15 20 (1.15%) Azure Functions
15 20 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
16 19 (1.09%) Amazon ECS
16 19 (1.09%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 66 (3.78%) HTTP
2 29 (1.66%) Internet
3 23 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 17 (0.97%) SSH
5 10 (0.57%) FTP
6 9 (0.52%) DNS
6 9 (0.52%) Firewall
7 6 (0.34%) Broadband
8 4 (0.23%) DHCP
8 4 (0.23%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.17%) 5G
9 3 (0.17%) Network Security
9 3 (0.17%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.17%) Wireless
10 2 (0.11%) DSL
10 2 (0.11%) FIX Connectivity
10 2 (0.11%) SNMP
11 1 (0.057%) LAN
11 1 (0.057%) PBX
11 1 (0.057%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (7.39%) SQL Server
2 108 (6.19%) Relational Database
3 103 (5.90%) NoSQL
4 100 (5.73%) PostgreSQL
5 69 (3.95%) Big Data
6 61 (3.49%) MongoDB
7 57 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
8 43 (2.46%) MySQL
9 42 (2.41%) Power BI
10 40 (2.29%) Blockchain
11 38 (2.18%) Hadoop
12 35 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 35 (2.00%) Redis
12 35 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 26 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
14 21 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (1.15%) RDBMS
16 19 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
17 18 (1.03%) DB2
18 16 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 395 (22.62%) Selenium
2 253 (14.49%) JIRA
3 221 (12.66%) Git (software)
4 189 (10.82%) Cucumber
5 164 (9.39%) Cypress.io
6 162 (9.28%) Postman
7 160 (9.16%) Jenkins
8 98 (5.61%) SpecFlow
9 86 (4.93%) WebDriver
10 85 (4.87%) TeamCity
11 80 (4.58%) Appium
12 53 (3.04%) Visual Studio
13 46 (2.63%) REST Assured
14 44 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 44 (2.52%) JMeter
15 42 (2.41%) Protractor
16 41 (2.35%) TestRail
17 40 (2.29%) JUnit
18 38 (2.18%) GitLab
18 38 (2.18%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 475 (27.21%) Finance
2 466 (26.69%) Social Skills
3 142 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
4 114 (6.53%) Banking
5 102 (5.84%) Retail
6 87 (4.98%) Marketing
7 73 (4.18%) Games
8 39 (2.23%) Presentation Skills
9 37 (2.12%) Organisational Skills
9 37 (2.12%) Public Sector
10 35 (2.00%) Legal
11 34 (1.95%) Advertising
12 31 (1.78%) Law
13 28 (1.60%) Financial Institution
14 25 (1.43%) Publishing
15 24 (1.37%) Telecoms
16 22 (1.26%) Manufacturing
17 18 (1.03%) Front Office
18 16 (0.92%) Investment Banking
19 15 (0.86%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 336 (19.24%) Developer
2 252 (14.43%) QA Engineer
3 129 (7.39%) Analyst
4 114 (6.53%) Automation Engineer
5 112 (6.41%) Software Engineer
6 98 (5.61%) QA Automation Engineer
7 88 (5.04%) Tester
8 80 (4.58%) QA Leader
8 80 (4.58%) Senior Developer
9 69 (3.95%) Java Developer
10 63 (3.61%) Full Stack Developer
11 59 (3.38%) Data Engineer
12 54 (3.09%) Software Developer
13 50 (2.86%) Test Engineer
14 49 (2.81%) Developer in Test
15 48 (2.75%) Architect
16 44 (2.52%) Senior QA Engineer
17 43 (2.46%) Business Analyst
17 43 (2.46%) Lead Developer
18 41 (2.35%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (13.69%) .NET
2 231 (13.23%) REST
3 179 (10.25%) React
4 161 (9.22%) HTML
5 147 (8.42%) Node.js
6 142 (8.13%) CSS
7 137 (7.85%) RESTful
8 113 (6.47%) AngularJS
9 107 (6.13%) Spring
10 96 (5.50%) Kafka
11 89 (5.10%) Web Services
12 75 (4.30%) GraphQL
12 75 (4.30%) HTML5
13 72 (4.12%) JSON
13 72 (4.12%) Spring Boot
14 71 (4.07%) XML
15 68 (3.89%) SOAP
16 67 (3.84%) Vue.js
17 62 (3.55%) CSS3
18 59 (3.38%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 155 (8.88%) Mobile App
2 154 (8.82%) User Experience
3 52 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
4 46 (2.63%) Derivative
5 37 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
6 31 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
7 30 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 28 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
9 26 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 24 (1.37%) Fixed Income
10 24 (1.37%) Virtual Team
11 22 (1.26%) Analytical Mindset
12 20 (1.15%) Video\Live Streaming
13 17 (0.97%) Blog
13 17 (0.97%) Client/Server
13 17 (0.97%) Music Streaming
14 15 (0.86%) Online Games
15 14 (0.80%) Cloud Native
15 14 (0.80%) Hedge funds
16 13 (0.74%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 136 (7.79%) Linux
2 122 (6.99%) Windows
3 113 (6.47%) Android
4 103 (5.90%) Apple iOS
5 71 (4.07%) Unix
6 18 (1.03%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.74%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.52%) CentOS
9 8 (0.46%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.34%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.23%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.17%) AIX
14 1 (0.057%) Fedora
14 1 (0.057%) VMS
14 1 (0.057%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 874 (50.06%) Agile Software Development
2 697 (39.92%) Test Automation
3 333 (19.07%) DevOps
4 282 (16.15%) Microservices
5 280 (16.04%) Scrum
6 275 (15.75%) BDD
7 248 (14.20%) Fintech
8 244 (13.97%) TDD
9 227 (13.00%) Software Testing
10 224 (12.83%) Software Engineering
11 220 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
12 203 (11.63%) SDET
13 202 (11.57%) SDLC
14 200 (11.45%) Problem-Solving
15 196 (11.23%) Mentoring
16 146 (8.36%) API Testing
17 129 (7.39%) Continuous Improvement
18 124 (7.10%) Test Strategy
19 110 (6.30%) OO
20 109 (6.24%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 492 (28.18%) Java
2 417 (23.88%) JavaScript
3 367 (21.02%) SQL
4 361 (20.68%) C#
5 332 (19.01%) Python
6 220 (12.60%) TypeScript
7 69 (3.95%) Scala
8 66 (3.78%) Kotlin
9 56 (3.21%) ES6
10 53 (3.04%) C
11 51 (2.92%) PHP
12 45 (2.58%) Ruby
13 43 (2.46%) T-SQL
14 41 (2.35%) Shell Script
15 39 (2.23%) Java 8
16 38 (2.18%) PowerShell
17 35 (2.00%) Bash Shell
18 33 (1.89%) C++
19 28 (1.60%) ES7
19 28 (1.60%) Go
Qualifications
1 172 (9.85%) Degree
2 57 (3.26%) ISTQB
3 53 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 36 (2.06%) Security Cleared
5 34 (1.95%) Master's Degree
6 28 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 27 (1.55%) SANS
7 27 (1.55%) SC Cleared
8 16 (0.92%) ISEB
9 9 (0.52%) PMP
10 7 (0.40%) AWS Certification
10 7 (0.40%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.40%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.11%) Postgraduate
15 2 (0.11%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (1.89%) WCAG
2 29 (1.66%) GDPR
3 27 (1.55%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.97%) MiFID
5 14 (0.80%) EMIR
6 12 (0.69%) GRC
7 10 (0.57%) SLA
8 9 (0.52%) PMO
9 8 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.11%) NCSC
11 2 (0.11%) SOC 1
11 2 (0.11%) SOC 3
12 1 (0.057%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.057%) GAMP
12 1 (0.057%) Good Clinical Practice
12 1 (0.057%) GxP
System Software
1 295 (16.90%) Docker
2 26 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.34%) LXC
4 5 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.11%) HDFS
6 2 (0.11%) Snort
7 1 (0.057%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.057%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.057%) KVM
7 1 (0.057%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 189 (10.82%) Kubernetes
2 73 (4.18%) Terraform
3 35 (2.00%) Ansible
4 25 (1.43%) Puppet
5 21 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
6 16 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
7 8 (0.46%) Grafana
8 7 (0.40%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.34%) ZABBIX
10 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.23%) Kibana
11 4 (0.23%) SCOM
12 3 (0.17%) SCCM
12 3 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.11%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.11%) WMI
13 2 (0.11%) yum
14 1 (0.057%) nmon
14 1 (0.057%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 159 (9.11%) Microsoft
2 84 (4.81%) Salesforce.com
3 69 (3.95%) Google
4 60 (3.44%) Oracle
5 54 (3.09%) Atlassian
6 35 (2.00%) Samsung
7 26 (1.49%) HP
7 26 (1.49%) Spotify
8 25 (1.43%) Red Hat
8 25 (1.43%) SAP
9 21 (1.20%) Adobe
10 17 (0.97%) Conga
11 14 (0.80%) ServiceNow
11 14 (0.80%) Splunk
11 14 (0.80%) Sybase
12 13 (0.74%) Apple
13 11 (0.63%) AppDynamics
13 11 (0.63%) Databricks
13 11 (0.63%) IBM
13 11 (0.63%) PayPal