Period
to

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 29 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > London
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 47 57 62
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5 -21
Permanent jobs citing QA 5,628 2,314 1,483
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 7.44% 5.63% 4.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.17% 40.73% 36.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,177 1,489 1,172
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,750 £42,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £59,064 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.39% - +4.76%

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 12,459 5,682 4,042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 16.46% 13.82% 12.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5,476 3,656 3,143
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £39,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +6.56%
75th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - - +10.00%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +15 761 £67,500 +3.85% 92
West London -12 114 £53,000 -25.61% 54
South London -15 93 £53,000 -7.72% 8
East London -22 38 £90,000 +50.00% 18
North London -32 1 £47,500 - 6
QA
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 3,336 (59.28%) Agile
2 2,059 (36.58%) Test Automation
3 2,004 (35.61%) Finance
4 1,614 (28.68%) JavaScript
5 1,596 (28.36%) Java
6 1,528 (27.15%) CI/CD
7 1,521 (27.03%) Social Skills
8 1,460 (25.94%) AWS
9 1,364 (24.24%) SQL
10 1,300 (23.10%) Software Engineering
11 1,276 (22.67%) DevOps
12 1,166 (20.72%) Azure
13 1,164 (20.68%) Python
14 1,134 (20.15%) Scrum
15 1,114 (19.79%) Docker
16 1,027 (18.25%) C#
17 1,010 (17.95%) Microservices
18 1,005 (17.86%) Git (software)
19 1,001 (17.79%) Jenkins
20 997 (17.71%) React
21 945 (16.79%) Selenium
22 922 (16.38%) REST
23 902 (16.03%) Continuous Integration
24 890 (15.81%) User Experience
25 876 (15.57%) Problem-Solving
26 844 (15.00%) Mentoring
27 825 (14.66%) JIRA
28 820 (14.57%) TDD
29 779 (13.84%) Software Testing
30 765 (13.59%) SDLC

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
1 309 (5.49%) Confluence
2 125 (2.22%) CMS
3 63 (1.12%) Apache
4 59 (1.05%) Apache Spark
5 54 (0.96%) SharePoint
6 32 (0.57%) Drupal
7 30 (0.53%) WordPress
8 25 (0.44%) WebLogic
9 24 (0.43%) Apache Pulsar
9 24 (0.43%) Mule
10 22 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
11 20 (0.36%) IIS
12 19 (0.34%) Apache Solr
13 18 (0.32%) IBM Domino
13 18 (0.32%) Tomcat
14 15 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
15 14 (0.25%) SAS
16 13 (0.23%) ColdFusion
16 13 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 12 (0.21%) Anypoint
Applications
1 101 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 93 (1.65%) Sketch
3 53 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
4 33 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 31 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 27 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 24 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.28%) InVision
8 16 (0.28%) MS Visio
8 16 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.14%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.11%) SketchUp
11 5 (0.089%) Adobe After Effects
11 5 (0.089%) Maple
12 4 (0.071%) Adobe XD
12 4 (0.071%) InDesign
12 4 (0.071%) Zeplin
13 1 (0.018%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.018%) Stata
Business Applications
1 54 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
3 19 (0.34%) Shopify
4 13 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.14%) Avolution ABACUS
5 8 (0.14%) Magento
6 7 (0.12%) R3 Corda
7 5 (0.089%) Adobe Campaign
7 5 (0.089%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 4 (0.071%) Changepoint
8 4 (0.071%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.071%) Fidessa
8 4 (0.071%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.053%) Social Studio
9 3 (0.053%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.036%) thinkFolio
11 1 (0.018%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 1 (0.018%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.018%) Oracle Payroll
11 1 (0.018%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,460 (25.94%) AWS
2 1,166 (20.72%) Azure
3 567 (10.07%) GCP
4 415 (7.37%) GitHub
5 394 (7.00%) Serverless
6 315 (5.60%) SaaS
7 274 (4.87%) Azure DevOps
8 224 (3.98%) AWS Lambda
9 143 (2.54%) Slack
10 128 (2.27%) Amazon ECS
11 126 (2.24%) Amazon SQS
12 124 (2.20%) Figma
13 118 (2.10%) Power Platform
13 118 (2.10%) Sauce Labs
14 109 (1.94%) BrowserStack
15 100 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
16 96 (1.71%) Azure Service Bus
17 94 (1.67%) Azure Functions
18 90 (1.60%) Snowflake
19 79 (1.40%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 239 (4.25%) HTTP
2 53 (0.94%) Broadband
3 44 (0.78%) VoIP
4 41 (0.73%) Internet
5 39 (0.69%) MQTT
6 22 (0.39%) Firewall
7 14 (0.25%) VPN
8 13 (0.23%) Network Security
9 12 (0.21%) SSH
10 11 (0.20%) FIX Connectivity
11 9 (0.16%) FTP
11 9 (0.16%) Multicast
11 9 (0.16%) TCP/IP
12 7 (0.12%) DHCP
12 7 (0.12%) DNS
12 7 (0.12%) SSL
12 7 (0.12%) Wireshark
13 6 (0.11%) LAN
14 5 (0.089%) HTTPS
14 5 (0.089%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 634 (11.27%) PostgreSQL
2 523 (9.29%) NoSQL
3 346 (6.15%) SQL Server
4 345 (6.13%) Relational Database
5 235 (4.18%) Redis
6 223 (3.96%) Big Data
7 193 (3.43%) MongoDB
8 192 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
9 151 (2.68%) MySQL
10 145 (2.58%) Tableau
11 131 (2.33%) DynamoDB
12 110 (1.95%) Power BI
13 106 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
14 102 (1.81%) RDBMS
15 96 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
16 83 (1.47%) Amazon Aurora
17 73 (1.30%) BigQuery
18 52 (0.92%) Couchbase
18 52 (0.92%) Metadata
19 37 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1,005 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 1,001 (17.79%) Jenkins
3 945 (16.79%) Selenium
4 825 (14.66%) JIRA
5 616 (10.95%) Postman
6 466 (8.28%) Cypress.io
7 446 (7.92%) Cucumber
8 312 (5.54%) JMeter
9 272 (4.83%) JUnit
10 262 (4.66%) GitLab
10 262 (4.66%) SpecFlow
11 256 (4.55%) Appium
12 237 (4.21%) TeamCity
13 202 (3.59%) Maven
14 184 (3.27%) WebDriver
15 172 (3.06%) Gradle
16 170 (3.02%) Mockito
17 159 (2.83%) CircleCI
18 146 (2.59%) Octopus Deploy
19 136 (2.42%) REST Assured
General
1 2,004 (35.61%) Finance
2 1,521 (27.03%) Social Skills
3 603 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 488 (8.67%) Marketing
5 435 (7.73%) Retail
6 418 (7.43%) Banking
7 404 (7.18%) Games
8 383 (6.81%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 196 (3.48%) Presentation Skills
10 148 (2.63%) Advertising
11 144 (2.56%) Public Sector
12 113 (2.01%) Law
13 104 (1.85%) Legal
14 96 (1.71%) Front Office
15 89 (1.58%) Back Office
16 86 (1.53%) Organisational Skills
16 86 (1.53%) Telecoms
17 85 (1.51%) Automotive
18 82 (1.46%) Publishing
19 80 (1.42%) Tech for Good
Job Titles
1 1,009 (17.93%) Developer
2 758 (13.47%) QA Engineer
3 729 (12.95%) Software Engineer
4 466 (8.28%) Analyst
5 297 (5.28%) Senior Developer
6 292 (5.19%) Senior Software Engineer
7 258 (4.58%) Java Developer
8 244 (4.34%) Test Engineer
9 232 (4.12%) Java Engineer
10 187 (3.32%) Tester
11 183 (3.25%) QA Leader
12 177 (3.14%) Senior QA Engineer
13 157 (2.79%) Architect
14 152 (2.70%) Software Developer
15 150 (2.67%) Full Stack Developer
15 150 (2.67%) Lead Developer
16 144 (2.56%) Consultant
16 144 (2.56%) Java Software Engineer
16 144 (2.56%) Product Manager
17 135 (2.40%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 997 (17.71%) React
2 922 (16.38%) REST
3 758 (13.47%) .NET
4 628 (11.16%) Node.js
5 593 (10.54%) CSS
6 584 (10.38%) HTML
7 552 (9.81%) RESTful
8 492 (8.74%) Spring
9 394 (7.00%) Kafka
10 378 (6.72%) AngularJS
11 298 (5.29%) RabbitMQ
12 281 (4.99%) Spring Boot
13 278 (4.94%) Jest
14 276 (4.90%) ASP.NET
15 266 (4.73%) .NET Core
16 242 (4.30%) Web Services
17 217 (3.86%) JSON
18 213 (3.78%) Sass
19 212 (3.77%) GraphQL
20 195 (3.46%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 890 (15.81%) User Experience
2 412 (7.32%) Mobile App
3 347 (6.17%) Self-Motivation
4 204 (3.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 186 (3.30%) Virtual Team
6 174 (3.09%) Algorithms
7 170 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
8 162 (2.88%) Cloud Native
9 120 (2.13%) Legacy Systems
10 116 (2.06%) Hedge funds
11 115 (2.04%) Social Network
12 113 (2.01%) Sports Betting
13 102 (1.81%) Management Information System
14 89 (1.58%) Derivative
15 85 (1.51%) Equities
16 79 (1.40%) Fixed Income
17 77 (1.37%) Social Media
18 74 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
19 70 (1.24%) Data Structures
20 69 (1.23%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 383 (6.81%) Linux
2 303 (5.38%) Android
3 270 (4.80%) Windows
4 263 (4.67%) Apple iOS
5 166 (2.95%) Unix
6 31 (0.55%) VMS
7 19 (0.34%) Windows Server
8 18 (0.32%) CentOS
9 11 (0.20%) Mac OS X
9 11 (0.20%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.12%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.089%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.071%) Alpine Linux
12 4 (0.071%) Amazon Linux
13 3 (0.053%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.053%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.036%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.036%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.036%) Windows Server 2016
14 2 (0.036%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,336 (59.28%) Agile
2 2,059 (36.58%) Test Automation
3 1,528 (27.15%) CI/CD
4 1,300 (23.10%) Software Engineering
5 1,276 (22.67%) DevOps
6 1,134 (20.15%) Scrum
7 1,010 (17.95%) Microservices
8 902 (16.03%) Continuous Integration
9 876 (15.57%) Problem-Solving
10 844 (15.00%) Mentoring
11 820 (14.57%) TDD
12 779 (13.84%) Software Testing
13 765 (13.59%) SDLC
14 724 (12.86%) API Testing
15 678 (12.05%) Continuous Improvement
16 665 (11.82%) BDD
17 646 (11.48%) Coaching
18 640 (11.37%) Analytics
19 632 (11.23%) Test Strategy
20 627 (11.14%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 1,614 (28.68%) JavaScript
2 1,596 (28.36%) Java
3 1,364 (24.24%) SQL
4 1,164 (20.68%) Python
5 1,027 (18.25%) C#
6 619 (11.00%) TypeScript
7 199 (3.54%) PHP
8 166 (2.95%) Kotlin
9 154 (2.74%) C++
10 152 (2.70%) Go
11 149 (2.65%) Scala
12 145 (2.58%) Ruby
13 144 (2.56%) C
14 119 (2.11%) ES6
15 116 (2.06%) Bash
16 94 (1.67%) Shell Script
17 85 (1.51%) PowerShell
18 79 (1.40%) Apple Swift
19 55 (0.98%) T-SQL
20 46 (0.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 586 (10.41%) Degree
2 242 (4.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 218 (3.87%) ISTQB
4 112 (1.99%) ISEB
5 83 (1.47%) Security Cleared
6 82 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 78 (1.39%) Master's Degree
8 42 (0.75%) PMI Certification
9 36 (0.64%) SC Cleared
10 29 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 16 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (0.27%) PMP
14 14 (0.25%) CISSP
15 10 (0.18%) DBS Check
16 9 (0.16%) DV Cleared
16 9 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (0.14%) AWS Certification
17 8 (0.14%) PhD
18 7 (0.12%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (2.24%) Accessibility
2 119 (2.11%) Data Quality
3 74 (1.31%) PMO
4 61 (1.08%) GDPR
5 42 (0.75%) SLA
6 27 (0.48%) MiFID
7 26 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 25 (0.44%) EMIR
9 22 (0.39%) GRC
10 21 (0.37%) ISO 13485
10 21 (0.37%) WCAG
11 20 (0.36%) PCI DSS
12 18 (0.32%) IEC 62304
13 13 (0.23%) NIST
14 8 (0.14%) HIPAA
15 7 (0.12%) PSD2
16 6 (0.11%) GxP
17 5 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 4 (0.071%) GMP
18 4 (0.071%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,114 (19.79%) Docker
2 57 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 18 (0.32%) Active Directory
4 12 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.14%) GridGain
6 4 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.053%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.053%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.036%) vCloud
9 1 (0.018%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.018%) DRBD
9 1 (0.018%) KVM
9 1 (0.018%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 711 (12.63%) Kubernetes
2 515 (9.15%) Terraform
3 85 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
4 83 (1.47%) HP ALM
5 58 (1.03%) Grafana
6 48 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 43 (0.76%) Ansible
8 40 (0.71%) Kibana
9 34 (0.60%) logstash
9 34 (0.60%) MIIS
10 33 (0.59%) Prometheus
11 28 (0.50%) HAProxy
11 28 (0.50%) Opsgenie
11 28 (0.50%) Pingdom
11 28 (0.50%) ZABBIX
12 21 (0.37%) Puppet
13 15 (0.27%) Nagios
14 14 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
15 12 (0.21%) CA Service Virtualization
15 12 (0.21%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 637 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 461 (8.19%) Google
3 144 (2.56%) Apple
4 135 (2.40%) Oracle
5 122 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
6 118 (2.10%) IBM
7 96 (1.71%) HP
8 81 (1.44%) Atlassian
9 69 (1.23%) Samsung
10 61 (1.08%) Adobe
11 55 (0.98%) New Relic
11 55 (0.98%) Zopa
12 43 (0.76%) SAP
13 42 (0.75%) Splunk
14 40 (0.71%) Snapchat
15 39 (0.69%) LexisNexis
15 39 (0.69%) Sony
16 38 (0.68%) PayPal
17 36 (0.64%) ServiceNow
17 36 (0.64%) Sun