Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > London
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 48 46
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 3,005 3,932 4,461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 5.38% 5.72% 5.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.80% 44.05% 44.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2,259 3,047 2,901
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £59,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.69% +5.36%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,400 £36,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £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 6,860 8,926 10,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 12.28% 12.98% 13.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5,359 6,924 7,126
London median annual salary £61,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,500 £34,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +3 632 £65,000 +8.33% 112
West London 0 158 £57,500 +9.52% 38
South London -23 59 £50,000 +8.11% 24
East London -11 33 £67,500 +28.57% 17
North London -13 9 £50,000 +14.29% 4
QA
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1,674 (55.71%) Agile Software Development
2 1,193 (39.70%) Test Automation
3 961 (31.98%) Java
4 817 (27.19%) Finance
5 743 (24.73%) SQL
6 657 (21.86%) Selenium
7 584 (19.43%) Scrum
8 583 (19.40%) C#
9 550 (18.30%) DevOps
10 541 (18.00%) JavaScript
11 492 (16.37%) Python
12 488 (16.24%) BDD
13 470 (15.64%) Linux
14 442 (14.71%) AWS
15 438 (14.58%) JIRA
16 426 (14.18%) TDD
17 398 (13.24%) Degree
18 389 (12.95%) .NET
19 388 (12.91%) Software Engineering
20 377 (12.55%) Problem-Solving
21 357 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
22 345 (11.48%) Cucumber
23 340 (11.31%) Azure
24 332 (11.05%) Jenkins
25 321 (10.68%) SQL Server
26 319 (10.62%) Microsoft
27 295 (9.82%) SDLC
28 293 (9.75%) Mentoring
29 291 (9.68%) Fintech
30 285 (9.48%) Git (software)

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
1 144 (4.79%) Confluence
2 76 (2.53%) CMS
3 45 (1.50%) Apache Spark
4 39 (1.30%) IIS
5 37 (1.23%) Apache
6 35 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (0.90%) SharePoint
8 22 (0.73%) EPiServer
9 21 (0.70%) nginx
10 18 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 18 (0.60%) WordPress
11 10 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (0.30%) Apache Pig
13 8 (0.27%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.27%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.23%) JBoss
14 7 (0.23%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.23%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.20%) Camunda
15 6 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 79 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
3 36 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
4 28 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.40%) Sketch
8 8 (0.27%) Chatbot
8 8 (0.27%) Zeplin
9 7 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.20%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.100%) InVision
13 2 (0.067%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.067%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.067%) Revit
14 1 (0.033%) ArchiCAD
14 1 (0.033%) InDesign
14 1 (0.033%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 44 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (1.36%) Payment Gateway
3 14 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
5 12 (0.40%) Magento
6 10 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
7 6 (0.20%) FastStats
7 6 (0.20%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.17%) WebTrends
9 4 (0.13%) Carpe Diem
9 4 (0.13%) Front Arena
9 4 (0.13%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.13%) Orchestrade
10 3 (0.100%) Eze OMS
10 3 (0.100%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.100%) SnowdropKCS
11 2 (0.067%) Distributed Ledger
11 2 (0.067%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 442 (14.71%) AWS
2 340 (11.31%) Azure
3 122 (4.06%) SaaS
4 117 (3.89%) GCP
5 107 (3.56%) GitHub
6 61 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
7 52 (1.73%) Serverless
8 48 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
9 47 (1.56%) Power Platform
10 45 (1.50%) OpenShift
11 34 (1.13%) Amazon S3
12 33 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
13 30 (1.00%) Sauce Labs
14 29 (0.97%) Amazon ECS
14 29 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
14 29 (0.97%) CloudFront
15 26 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 26 (0.87%) BrowserStack
15 26 (0.87%) PaaS
16 22 (0.73%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 51 (1.70%) Internet
2 37 (1.23%) Firewall
2 37 (1.23%) HTTP
3 30 (1.00%) TCP/IP
4 17 (0.57%) VPN
5 13 (0.43%) DNS
5 13 (0.43%) LAN
5 13 (0.43%) WAN
5 13 (0.43%) Wireshark
6 12 (0.40%) Intranet
7 11 (0.37%) DHCP
7 11 (0.37%) Wireless
8 8 (0.27%) Unified Communications
9 6 (0.20%) GSM
9 6 (0.20%) LTE
9 6 (0.20%) Network Security
9 6 (0.20%) UMTS
10 5 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.17%) FTP
10 5 (0.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 147 (4.89%) Big Data
3 102 (3.39%) Relational Database
4 88 (2.93%) NoSQL
5 86 (2.86%) MySQL
6 77 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
7 68 (2.26%) Hadoop
7 68 (2.26%) Oracle Database
8 65 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
9 63 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
10 60 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 55 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 47 (1.56%) Blockchain
12 47 (1.56%) Power BI
13 36 (1.20%) MongoDB
14 35 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 32 (1.06%) Apache Hive
16 31 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
17 28 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
18 27 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 657 (21.86%) Selenium
2 438 (14.58%) JIRA
3 345 (11.48%) Cucumber
4 332 (11.05%) Jenkins
5 285 (9.48%) Git (software)
6 254 (8.45%) WebDriver
7 130 (4.33%) TeamCity
8 117 (3.89%) Appium
9 113 (3.76%) SpecFlow
10 111 (3.69%) JMeter
11 87 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
12 64 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
13 62 (2.06%) HP UFT
14 60 (2.00%) JUnit
14 60 (2.00%) LoadRunner
15 56 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 54 (1.80%) Maven
16 54 (1.80%) Visual Studio
17 47 (1.56%) Travis CI
18 45 (1.50%) TestRail
General
1 817 (27.19%) Finance
2 231 (7.69%) Banking
3 160 (5.32%) Retail
4 125 (4.16%) Marketing
5 120 (3.99%) Games
6 79 (2.63%) Law
7 69 (2.30%) Front Office
8 62 (2.06%) Telecoms
9 55 (1.83%) Advertising
10 52 (1.73%) Investment Banking
11 46 (1.53%) Aerospace
12 42 (1.40%) Manufacturing
13 35 (1.16%) Legal
14 31 (1.03%) Public Sector
15 27 (0.90%) Back Office
16 24 (0.80%) Financial Institution
17 13 (0.43%) Billing
18 12 (0.40%) Retail Banking
19 10 (0.33%) Publishing
20 8 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 652 (21.70%) Developer
2 434 (14.44%) QA Engineer
3 353 (11.75%) Analyst
4 222 (7.39%) Tester
5 190 (6.32%) Test Engineer
6 146 (4.86%) QA Automation Engineer
7 130 (4.33%) Developer in Test
8 126 (4.19%) QA Leader
8 126 (4.19%) Senior Developer
9 113 (3.76%) Architect
9 113 (3.76%) Software Engineer
10 111 (3.69%) Automation Engineer
11 108 (3.59%) QA Analyst
12 104 (3.46%) Test Analyst
13 101 (3.36%) Business Analyst
14 100 (3.33%) QA Tester
15 97 (3.23%) Consultant
15 97 (3.23%) Software Developer
16 96 (3.19%) Test Automation Engineer
17 93 (3.09%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 389 (12.95%) .NET
2 238 (7.92%) Web Services
3 227 (7.55%) HTML
4 202 (6.72%) CSS
5 171 (5.69%) AngularJS
6 166 (5.52%) Spring
7 164 (5.46%) React
8 162 (5.39%) RESTful
9 159 (5.29%) Node.js
10 152 (5.06%) REST
11 116 (3.86%) Spring Boot
12 110 (3.66%) ASP.NET
13 103 (3.43%) XML
14 99 (3.29%) SOAP
15 95 (3.16%) .NET Framework
16 93 (3.09%) Gherkin
17 87 (2.90%) HTML5
17 87 (2.90%) JSON
18 62 (2.06%) Redux
19 53 (1.76%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 275 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 204 (6.79%) Mobile App
3 201 (6.69%) User Experience
4 95 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
5 91 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
6 81 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
7 64 (2.13%) Derivative
8 63 (2.10%) Hedge funds
9 62 (2.06%) Fixed Income
10 54 (1.80%) Virtual Team
11 51 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
12 47 (1.56%) Client/Server
13 36 (1.20%) Algorithms
13 36 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
14 34 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 31 (1.03%) PlayStation
16 30 (1.00%) Management Information System
17 26 (0.87%) Equities
18 24 (0.80%) PMI
19 23 (0.77%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 470 (15.64%) Linux
2 234 (7.79%) Windows
3 200 (6.66%) Unix
4 164 (5.46%) Apple iOS
5 156 (5.19%) Android
6 26 (0.87%) Mesosphere
7 20 (0.67%) Windows Server
8 19 (0.63%) Windows 7
9 18 (0.60%) Windows 8
10 17 (0.57%) CentOS
11 13 (0.43%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.23%) Fedora
13 6 (0.20%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.17%) Debian
14 5 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.17%) Robot Operating System
15 4 (0.13%) SUSE
16 1 (0.033%) Solaris
16 1 (0.033%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,674 (55.71%) Agile Software Development
2 1,193 (39.70%) Test Automation
3 584 (19.43%) Scrum
4 550 (18.30%) DevOps
5 488 (16.24%) BDD
6 426 (14.18%) TDD
7 388 (12.91%) Software Engineering
8 377 (12.55%) Problem-Solving
9 357 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
10 295 (9.82%) SDLC
11 293 (9.75%) Mentoring
12 291 (9.68%) Fintech
13 279 (9.28%) Test Strategy
14 278 (9.25%) Computer Science
15 258 (8.59%) Microservices
16 250 (8.32%) Manual Testing
17 238 (7.92%) Analytics
18 229 (7.62%) Project Management
19 226 (7.52%) Software Testing
20 218 (7.25%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 961 (31.98%) Java
2 743 (24.73%) SQL
3 583 (19.40%) C#
4 541 (18.00%) JavaScript
5 492 (16.37%) Python
6 128 (4.26%) Scala
7 104 (3.46%) PHP
8 101 (3.36%) Bash Shell
9 97 (3.23%) Shell Script
10 89 (2.96%) PowerShell
11 86 (2.86%) C++
12 81 (2.70%) Ruby
12 81 (2.70%) T-SQL
13 79 (2.63%) Go
14 62 (2.06%) PL/SQL
15 60 (2.00%) TypeScript
16 56 (1.86%) Java 8
17 47 (1.56%) Kotlin
18 39 (1.30%) C
19 34 (1.13%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 398 (13.24%) Degree
2 133 (4.43%) ISTQB
3 108 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 103 (3.43%) ISEB
5 77 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 66 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 50 (1.66%) Security Cleared
8 39 (1.30%) PMI Certification
9 37 (1.23%) SC Cleared
10 33 (1.10%) MCP
11 19 (0.63%) MCSE
12 16 (0.53%) PMP
13 14 (0.47%) MCSD
13 14 (0.47%) SAFe Agilist
14 13 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 11 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 10 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (0.33%) PhD
17 9 (0.30%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (1.40%) PMO
2 30 (1.00%) GDPR
3 28 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 27 (0.90%) SLA
5 14 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.43%) MiFID
7 11 (0.37%) EMIR
7 11 (0.37%) IFRS
8 9 (0.30%) COBIT
9 6 (0.20%) ISO 22301
10 5 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.17%) NIST
10 5 (0.17%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.17%) WCAG
11 3 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.100%) Section 508
11 3 (0.100%) WAI
12 2 (0.067%) NCSC
13 1 (0.033%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 284 (9.45%) Docker
2 30 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 24 (0.80%) HDFS
4 20 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 20 (0.67%) XenApp
5 12 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.23%) Firmware
7 6 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (0.13%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.067%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.067%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.033%) GridGain
11 1 (0.033%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.033%) Samba
11 1 (0.033%) Varnish
11 1 (0.033%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.033%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 162 (5.39%) Kubernetes
2 132 (4.39%) Ansible
3 105 (3.49%) Terraform
4 59 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
5 56 (1.86%) Puppet
6 35 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
7 31 (1.03%) Consul
8 29 (0.97%) Prometheus
9 26 (0.87%) Automic
10 25 (0.83%) SCCM
11 20 (0.67%) Packer
12 13 (0.43%) HP ALM
12 13 (0.43%) Nagios
13 12 (0.40%) CA Service Virtualization
13 12 (0.40%) Kibana
14 10 (0.33%) Oozie
15 7 (0.23%) Dollar Universe
15 7 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
15 7 (0.23%) Rancher
15 7 (0.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 319 (10.62%) Microsoft
2 199 (6.62%) Oracle
3 122 (4.06%) Google
4 72 (2.40%) HP
5 50 (1.66%) Splunk
6 47 (1.56%) Adobe
7 41 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
8 40 (1.33%) WorldPay
9 37 (1.23%) Atlassian
10 28 (0.93%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 27 (0.90%) Tableau
12 24 (0.80%) SAP
13 23 (0.77%) Facebook
13 23 (0.77%) Sitecore
14 22 (0.73%) New Relic
15 21 (0.70%) Cisco
15 21 (0.70%) Red Hat
15 21 (0.70%) Reuters
16 18 (0.60%) Novell
17 17 (0.57%) Bloomberg