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

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > London
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 47 46
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 3,798 3,957 3,926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 6.26% 5.66% 5.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.68% 42.70% 44.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2,682 3,171 3,050
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 7,966 9,266 8,762
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.13% 13.25% 12.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5,940 7,338 7,057
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,750 £33,467
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 April 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 April 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 +5 686 £65,000 +10.17% 58
West London -19 121 £50,000 -4.76% 27
South London -3 105 £60,000 +9.09% 13
East London +20 47 £60,000 +9.09% 3
North London +15 4 £36,215 -34.16% 2
QA
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 2,249 (59.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1,537 (40.47%) Test Automation
3 1,206 (31.75%) Java
4 1,039 (27.36%) Finance
5 917 (24.14%) SQL
6 822 (21.64%) Scrum
7 780 (20.54%) Selenium
8 679 (17.88%) Software Engineering
9 677 (17.83%) Degree
10 653 (17.19%) JavaScript
11 628 (16.54%) C#
12 622 (16.38%) Banking
13 558 (14.69%) BDD
14 549 (14.45%) DevOps
15 538 (14.17%) Computer Science
16 515 (13.56%) JIRA
17 493 (12.98%) Python
18 470 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
19 469 (12.35%) Continuous Improvement
19 469 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
20 462 (12.16%) TDD
21 454 (11.95%) Change Management
22 449 (11.82%) Linux
23 424 (11.16%) SDLC
24 416 (10.95%) Cucumber
25 411 (10.82%) User Stories
26 409 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
27 408 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
28 403 (10.61%) Microsoft
29 398 (10.48%) Jenkins

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
1 141 (3.71%) Confluence
2 92 (2.42%) CMS
3 50 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 41 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
5 30 (0.79%) WebLogic
6 28 (0.74%) WebSphere
7 27 (0.71%) Apache Spark
8 24 (0.63%) JBoss
9 23 (0.61%) WordPress
10 20 (0.53%) IIS
11 19 (0.50%) Apache
12 18 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
13 16 (0.42%) Tomcat
14 13 (0.34%) SAS
15 12 (0.32%) Apache Pig
16 11 (0.29%) Drupal
17 10 (0.26%) nginx
17 10 (0.26%) Umbraco
18 9 (0.24%) MS Exchange
19 8 (0.21%) Mule
Applications
1 127 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 75 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 42 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 39 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.24%) Mingle
8 8 (0.21%) InVision
9 7 (0.18%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.13%) Revit
12 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.079%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.079%) SPSS
14 2 (0.053%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.026%) 3ds Max
15 1 (0.026%) ArchiCAD
15 1 (0.026%) FreeHand
15 1 (0.026%) Stata
Business Applications
1 135 (3.55%) Temenos T24
2 111 (2.92%) thinkFolio
3 72 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 22 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
5 20 (0.53%) Magento
6 18 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
7 14 (0.37%) SAP ERP
8 11 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
9 10 (0.26%) IntelliMatch
10 9 (0.24%) Markit EDM
10 9 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
11 7 (0.18%) FastStats
12 5 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
12 5 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
13 4 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
13 4 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
14 3 (0.079%) Front Arena
14 3 (0.079%) Orchestrade
15 2 (0.053%) SAP FI/CO
15 2 (0.053%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 409 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
2 310 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 123 (3.24%) SaaS
4 107 (2.82%) GitHub
5 89 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 58 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
7 53 (1.40%) PaaS
8 49 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 48 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
10 40 (1.05%) Serverless
11 38 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
12 34 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
13 30 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
14 27 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
14 27 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 26 (0.68%) Amazon S3
15 26 (0.68%) BrowserStack
15 26 (0.68%) Office 365
15 26 (0.68%) OpenShift
16 19 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 40 (1.05%) Internet
2 38 (1.00%) HTTP
3 34 (0.90%) Firewall
4 16 (0.42%) LAN
4 16 (0.42%) WAN
4 16 (0.42%) Wireshark
5 14 (0.37%) Skype
6 13 (0.34%) DNS
6 13 (0.34%) TCP/IP
6 13 (0.34%) VPN
7 11 (0.29%) SSH
8 9 (0.24%) Wireless
9 8 (0.21%) DHCP
9 8 (0.21%) Network Security
10 7 (0.18%) FTP
11 6 (0.16%) GoToMeeting
11 6 (0.16%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.16%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.13%) IPsec
12 5 (0.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 314 (8.27%) SQL Server
2 121 (3.19%) Big Data
3 100 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 99 (2.61%) MySQL
5 98 (2.58%) Relational Database
6 85 (2.24%) NoSQL
7 62 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 60 (1.58%) Oracle Database
8 60 (1.58%) Power BI
9 57 (1.50%) Hadoop
10 51 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 48 (1.26%) Blockchain
11 48 (1.26%) DB2
12 45 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
13 43 (1.13%) MongoDB
14 41 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 33 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
16 31 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 27 (0.71%) Data Lake
18 26 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 780 (20.54%) Selenium
2 515 (13.56%) JIRA
3 416 (10.95%) Cucumber
4 398 (10.48%) Jenkins
5 317 (8.35%) Git (software)
6 293 (7.71%) WebDriver
7 154 (4.05%) TeamCity
8 144 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 141 (3.71%) JMeter
10 134 (3.53%) SoapUI
11 124 (3.26%) SpecFlow
12 105 (2.76%) Appium
13 100 (2.63%) Maven
14 92 (2.42%) JUnit
15 78 (2.05%) HP UFT
16 63 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
17 62 (1.63%) TestNG
17 62 (1.63%) TestRail
18 58 (1.53%) Visual Studio
19 52 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,039 (27.36%) Finance
2 622 (16.38%) Banking
3 321 (8.45%) Games
4 315 (8.29%) Retail
5 135 (3.55%) Marketing
6 121 (3.19%) Law
7 96 (2.53%) Front Office
8 76 (2.00%) Advertising
9 61 (1.61%) Telecoms
10 58 (1.53%) Investment Banking
11 52 (1.37%) Manufacturing
12 48 (1.26%) Financial Institution
12 48 (1.26%) Legal
13 47 (1.24%) Back Office
14 41 (1.08%) German Language
15 38 (1.00%) Private Banking
16 37 (0.97%) Publishing
17 34 (0.90%) Aerospace
18 19 (0.50%) Billing
19 11 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 755 (19.88%) Developer
2 636 (16.75%) Analyst
3 570 (15.01%) QA Engineer
4 349 (9.19%) Tester
5 304 (8.00%) Test Engineer
6 279 (7.35%) Business Analyst
7 209 (5.50%) QA Tester
8 188 (4.95%) Java Developer
9 178 (4.69%) QA Automation Engineer
10 172 (4.53%) Automation Tester
10 172 (4.53%) Test Analyst
11 168 (4.42%) Test Automation Engineer
12 163 (4.29%) Senior Developer
13 157 (4.13%) Architect
14 152 (4.00%) QA Test Engineer
15 139 (3.66%) Senior QA Engineer
16 137 (3.61%) QA Analyst
17 134 (3.53%) Consultant
18 116 (3.05%) QA Leader
19 115 (3.03%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 364 (9.58%) .NET
2 352 (9.27%) HTML
3 307 (8.08%) CSS
4 279 (7.35%) Web Services
5 277 (7.29%) REST
6 237 (6.24%) AngularJS
7 196 (5.16%) React
8 180 (4.74%) XML
9 159 (4.19%) RESTful
10 158 (4.16%) Spring
11 149 (3.92%) Node.js
12 141 (3.71%) SOAP
13 129 (3.40%) HTML5
14 123 (3.24%) ASP.NET
15 109 (2.87%) JSON
16 93 (2.45%) jQuery
17 91 (2.40%) Spring Boot
18 89 (2.34%) Gherkin
19 87 (2.29%) Sass
19 87 (2.29%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 408 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
2 342 (9.00%) Management Information System
3 324 (8.53%) Fintech
4 272 (7.16%) User Experience
5 224 (5.90%) Mobile App
6 151 (3.98%) Fixed Income
7 147 (3.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 138 (3.63%) Equities
9 112 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
10 94 (2.47%) Derivative
11 87 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
12 68 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
12 68 (1.79%) Virtual Team
13 62 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
14 59 (1.55%) Client/Server
15 56 (1.47%) Hedge funds
16 38 (1.00%) Data Structures
17 33 (0.87%) PlayStation
17 33 (0.87%) Robotics
18 32 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 449 (11.82%) Linux
2 233 (6.13%) Windows
3 205 (5.40%) Unix
4 159 (4.19%) Android
5 150 (3.95%) Apple iOS
6 28 (0.74%) CentOS
6 28 (0.74%) Ubuntu
7 26 (0.68%) Mesosphere
8 18 (0.47%) Windows Server
9 13 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 13 (0.34%) Windows 8
10 10 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.26%) VMS
10 10 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.21%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.13%) Fedora
13 4 (0.11%) Debian
13 4 (0.11%) Solaris
13 4 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,249 (59.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1,537 (40.47%) Test Automation
3 822 (21.64%) Scrum
4 679 (17.88%) Software Engineering
5 558 (14.69%) BDD
6 549 (14.45%) DevOps
7 538 (14.17%) Computer Science
8 470 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
9 469 (12.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 469 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
10 462 (12.16%) TDD
11 454 (11.95%) Change Management
12 424 (11.16%) SDLC
13 411 (10.82%) User Stories
14 380 (10.01%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 354 (9.32%) Information Security
16 342 (9.00%) Microservices
17 328 (8.64%) Wealth Management
18 326 (8.58%) Manual Testing
19 325 (8.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1,206 (31.75%) Java
2 917 (24.14%) SQL
3 653 (17.19%) JavaScript
4 628 (16.54%) C#
5 493 (12.98%) Python
6 178 (4.69%) PHP
7 126 (3.32%) Ruby
8 102 (2.69%) C
9 100 (2.63%) PowerShell
10 97 (2.55%) C++
11 92 (2.42%) Bash Shell
12 86 (2.26%) Shell Script
13 78 (2.05%) Scala
14 74 (1.95%) PL/SQL
15 67 (1.76%) T-SQL
16 58 (1.53%) Go
17 41 (1.08%) Apple Swift
18 39 (1.03%) TypeScript
19 38 (1.00%) ES6
20 36 (0.95%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 677 (17.83%) Degree
2 162 (4.27%) ISEB
3 151 (3.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 137 (3.61%) ISTQB
5 85 (2.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 76 (2.00%) Security Cleared
7 52 (1.37%) SAFe Agilist
8 44 (1.16%) SC Cleared
9 39 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 29 (0.76%) CISSP
11 28 (0.74%) CISA
11 28 (0.74%) MCSE
12 27 (0.71%) PMP
13 25 (0.66%) CISM
13 25 (0.66%) CRISC
13 25 (0.66%) PMI Certification
14 19 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (0.42%) MCT
15 16 (0.42%) Postgraduate
16 15 (0.39%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (1.95%) MiFID
2 73 (1.92%) PMO
3 54 (1.42%) GDPR
4 38 (1.00%) Data Quality
5 36 (0.95%) EMIR
6 30 (0.79%) SLA
7 13 (0.34%) SEPA
7 13 (0.34%) TARGET2
8 10 (0.26%) ISO 20022
8 10 (0.26%) ISO 9000
9 8 (0.21%) COBIT
10 6 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (0.16%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.13%) COSO
11 5 (0.13%) PSD2
11 5 (0.13%) WCAG
12 2 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.026%) AIFMD
13 1 (0.026%) DO-254
System Software
1 234 (6.16%) Docker
2 34 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.32%) XenApp
6 11 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.18%) HDFS
8 5 (0.13%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.13%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.11%) vSphere
10 3 (0.079%) Firmware
11 2 (0.053%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.026%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.026%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 137 (3.61%) Kubernetes
2 110 (2.90%) Ansible
3 101 (2.66%) Terraform
4 71 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
5 70 (1.84%) Puppet
6 48 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
7 43 (1.13%) HP ALM
8 42 (1.11%) Prometheus
9 26 (0.68%) Automic
9 26 (0.68%) Consul
10 25 (0.66%) Grafana
11 18 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
12 16 (0.42%) SCCM
13 12 (0.32%) Kibana
14 9 (0.24%) Graphite
15 7 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
16 6 (0.16%) Packer
17 5 (0.13%) Control-M
17 5 (0.13%) ZABBIX
18 4 (0.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 403 (10.61%) Microsoft
2 234 (6.16%) Oracle
3 110 (2.90%) Google
4 103 (2.71%) Charles River
5 84 (2.21%) HP
6 82 (2.16%) SAP
7 67 (1.76%) Cadence
8 58 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
9 51 (1.34%) IBM
10 48 (1.26%) Splunk
11 39 (1.03%) New Relic
12 36 (0.95%) WorldPay
13 33 (0.87%) Red Hat
14 30 (0.79%) Tableau
15 26 (0.68%) Adobe
15 26 (0.68%) Bloomberg
15 26 (0.68%) Cypress Semiconductor
16 22 (0.58%) Blue Prism
17 21 (0.55%) Facebook
17 21 (0.55%) VMware