Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > London
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 47 47
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 3,968 4,413 4,492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 5.72% 5.96% 5.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.83% 44.81% 42.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3,096 2,914 3,744
London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 9,486 9,848 10,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.68% 13.30% 12.91%
Number of salaries quoted 7,287 7,123 8,540
London median annual salary £60,000 £59,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% +7.27% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018. 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 -9 707 £60,000 - 181
West London +26 204 £52,500 -8.70% 86
South London -1 100 £50,000 +17.65% 22
East London +29 90 £52,500 -15.32% 28
North London -1 15 £42,500 -18.27% 10
QA
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 2,196 (55.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1,708 (43.04%) Test Automation
3 1,255 (31.63%) Java
4 1,218 (30.70%) Finance
5 1,022 (25.76%) Selenium
6 900 (22.68%) SQL
7 817 (20.59%) C#
8 814 (20.51%) JavaScript
9 728 (18.35%) Scrum
10 720 (18.15%) BDD
11 603 (15.20%) TDD
12 548 (13.81%) .NET
13 540 (13.61%) Degree
14 538 (13.56%) DevOps
15 536 (13.51%) JIRA
16 533 (13.43%) Problem-Solving
17 509 (12.83%) Python
18 490 (12.35%) Cucumber
19 475 (11.97%) Software Engineering
20 470 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
21 458 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
22 444 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
23 437 (11.01%) HTML
24 427 (10.76%) SDLC
25 409 (10.31%) Jenkins
26 408 (10.28%) Project Management
27 399 (10.06%) Git (software)
28 388 (9.78%) SQL Server
29 387 (9.75%) Banking
30 378 (9.53%) WebDriver

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
1 163 (4.11%) Confluence
2 106 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
3 89 (2.24%) CMS
4 55 (1.39%) Apache Spark
5 45 (1.13%) Apache
6 39 (0.98%) IIS
7 37 (0.93%) SharePoint
8 35 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
9 31 (0.78%) Drupal
9 31 (0.78%) WordPress
10 24 (0.60%) OpenStack
11 22 (0.55%) Tomcat
12 19 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 15 (0.38%) Apache Solr
13 15 (0.38%) WebLogic
14 14 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.35%) SAS
15 13 (0.33%) nginx
16 12 (0.30%) Ethereum
17 10 (0.25%) Moodle
Applications
1 119 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 76 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.25%) SPSS
8 9 (0.23%) Chatbot
9 8 (0.20%) Mingle
10 6 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.10%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.10%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.076%) GNU Octave
12 3 (0.076%) InVision
12 3 (0.076%) S-PLUS
13 2 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.050%) Houdini
13 2 (0.050%) Maya
13 2 (0.050%) Stata
Business Applications
1 40 (1.01%) SAP Hybris
2 25 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
3 18 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.45%) Magento
4 15 (0.38%) Elite 3E
5 10 (0.25%) Relativity
6 9 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
7 8 (0.20%) MetaTrader
8 7 (0.18%) Concordance
8 7 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
8 7 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.15%) FastStats
9 6 (0.15%) Ringtail
10 5 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
11 4 (0.10%) NetSuite
11 4 (0.10%) SAP CRM
11 4 (0.10%) SAP FI
12 3 (0.076%) CA PPM
12 3 (0.076%) SAP CO
12 3 (0.076%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 444 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
2 317 (7.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 148 (3.73%) SaaS
4 143 (3.60%) GitHub
5 75 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
6 59 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
7 57 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 52 (1.31%) PaaS
9 51 (1.29%) BrowserStack
10 49 (1.23%) Serverless
11 45 (1.13%) npm
12 43 (1.08%) OpenShift
12 43 (1.08%) Sauce Labs
13 40 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
14 35 (0.88%) Amazon S3
15 34 (0.86%) Adobe Analytics
16 33 (0.83%) BlazeMeter
17 32 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
17 32 (0.81%) IaaS
18 29 (0.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 75 (1.89%) Internet
2 69 (1.74%) HTTP
3 56 (1.41%) Firewall
4 52 (1.31%) TCP/IP
5 43 (1.08%) SMS
6 31 (0.78%) DNS
7 27 (0.68%) SSL
8 26 (0.66%) VPN
9 21 (0.53%) SAN
9 21 (0.53%) Wireless
10 18 (0.45%) LTE
11 16 (0.40%) NAS
12 15 (0.38%) Software-Defined Networking
13 13 (0.33%) Network Security
14 12 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (0.28%) LAN
16 10 (0.25%) NetScaler
16 10 (0.25%) UMTS
16 10 (0.25%) WAN
16 10 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 388 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 184 (4.64%) Big Data
3 164 (4.13%) Relational Database
4 121 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
5 105 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 99 (2.49%) NoSQL
7 86 (2.17%) MySQL
8 80 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 74 (1.86%) Blockchain
10 64 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 63 (1.59%) Hadoop
12 58 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
13 51 (1.29%) RDBMS
14 50 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
15 48 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
16 45 (1.13%) Oracle Database
17 43 (1.08%) MongoDB
17 43 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
18 39 (0.98%) Power BI
19 33 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,022 (25.76%) Selenium
2 536 (13.51%) JIRA
3 490 (12.35%) Cucumber
4 409 (10.31%) Jenkins
5 399 (10.06%) Git (software)
6 378 (9.53%) WebDriver
7 188 (4.74%) TeamCity
8 172 (4.33%) SpecFlow
9 149 (3.76%) Appium
10 148 (3.73%) JMeter
11 145 (3.65%) SoapUI
12 144 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 143 (3.60%) Visual Studio
14 141 (3.55%) Maven
15 128 (3.23%) JUnit
16 92 (2.32%) Protractor
17 77 (1.94%) HP UFT
18 69 (1.74%) Subversion
19 67 (1.69%) TestRail
20 65 (1.64%) LoadRunner
General
1 1,218 (30.70%) Finance
2 387 (9.75%) Banking
3 267 (6.73%) Retail
4 226 (5.70%) Marketing
5 167 (4.21%) Games
6 134 (3.38%) Investment Banking
7 122 (3.07%) Law
8 85 (2.14%) Financial Institution
9 71 (1.79%) Telecoms
10 69 (1.74%) Front Office
11 55 (1.39%) Advertising
12 54 (1.36%) Legal
13 51 (1.29%) Publishing
14 40 (1.01%) Back Office
15 20 (0.50%) Electronics
16 19 (0.48%) Manufacturing
17 17 (0.43%) Spanish Language
18 15 (0.38%) Billing
19 14 (0.35%) French Language
20 12 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 862 (21.72%) Developer
2 666 (16.78%) QA Engineer
3 576 (14.52%) Analyst
4 373 (9.40%) Tester
5 234 (5.90%) Test Engineer
6 227 (5.72%) Automation Tester
7 224 (5.65%) QA Automation Engineer
8 212 (5.34%) QA Tester
9 209 (5.27%) Developer in Test
10 206 (5.19%) Java Developer
11 190 (4.79%) Test Analyst
12 179 (4.51%) QA Analyst
13 171 (4.31%) Business Analyst
14 163 (4.11%) C# Developer
15 161 (4.06%) Senior QA Engineer
16 146 (3.68%) Test Automation Engineer
17 141 (3.55%) QA Leader
18 138 (3.48%) Senior Developer
19 132 (3.33%) Architect
20 131 (3.30%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 548 (13.81%) .NET
2 437 (11.01%) HTML
3 329 (8.29%) CSS
4 311 (7.84%) Web Services
5 259 (6.53%) REST
6 220 (5.54%) Node.js
7 215 (5.42%) AngularJS
8 211 (5.32%) RESTful
9 203 (5.12%) XML
10 169 (4.26%) React
10 169 (4.26%) SOAP
11 165 (4.16%) ASP.NET
12 164 (4.13%) Spring
13 145 (3.65%) JSON
14 143 (3.60%) HTML5
15 111 (2.80%) jQuery
16 94 (2.37%) .NET Framework
17 87 (2.19%) ASP.NET MVC
18 83 (2.09%) ASP.NET Web API
19 78 (1.97%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 470 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 364 (9.17%) Fintech
3 356 (8.97%) Computer Science
4 351 (8.85%) User Experience
5 236 (5.95%) Mobile App
6 158 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
7 138 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
8 90 (2.27%) Fixed Income
9 79 (1.99%) Management Information System
10 77 (1.94%) Virtual Team
11 68 (1.71%) Hedge funds
12 67 (1.69%) Equities
13 62 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
14 56 (1.41%) Algorithms
14 56 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 46 (1.16%) Derivative
16 45 (1.13%) Public Cloud
17 42 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
17 42 (1.06%) Data Centre
18 32 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 365 (9.20%) Linux
2 217 (5.47%) Windows
3 194 (4.89%) Android
4 178 (4.49%) Apple iOS
5 153 (3.86%) Unix
6 54 (1.36%) CentOS
7 31 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (0.78%) Ubuntu
8 24 (0.60%) Windows 10
9 20 (0.50%) Windows Server
10 14 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 11 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.20%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.18%) Nucleus RTOS
13 7 (0.18%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.10%) AIX
14 4 (0.10%) Debian
14 4 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.076%) Solaris
15 3 (0.076%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,196 (55.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1,708 (43.04%) Test Automation
3 728 (18.35%) Scrum
4 720 (18.15%) BDD
5 603 (15.20%) TDD
6 538 (13.56%) DevOps
7 533 (13.43%) Problem-Solving
8 475 (11.97%) Software Engineering
9 458 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
10 427 (10.76%) SDLC
11 408 (10.28%) Project Management
12 364 (9.17%) E-Commerce
13 309 (7.79%) Mentoring
14 298 (7.51%) Manual Testing
15 289 (7.28%) Microservices
16 282 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
17 273 (6.88%) User Acceptance Testing
18 271 (6.83%) Test Scripting
19 261 (6.58%) Test Strategy
20 255 (6.43%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,255 (31.63%) Java
2 900 (22.68%) SQL
3 817 (20.59%) C#
4 814 (20.51%) JavaScript
5 509 (12.83%) Python
6 208 (5.24%) Ruby
7 171 (4.31%) T-SQL
8 111 (2.80%) C++
9 107 (2.70%) C
10 99 (2.49%) PHP
11 94 (2.37%) ES6
12 86 (2.17%) Java 8
13 81 (2.04%) Perl
14 79 (1.99%) Shell Script
15 77 (1.94%) Bash Shell
16 76 (1.92%) Scala
17 66 (1.66%) PowerShell
18 60 (1.51%) PL/SQL
19 59 (1.49%) Go
20 58 (1.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 540 (13.61%) Degree
2 155 (3.91%) ISTQB
3 116 (2.92%) ISEB
4 112 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 49 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 35 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (0.88%) Security Cleared
7 32 (0.81%) Master's Degree
8 28 (0.71%) PMI Certification
9 22 (0.55%) SC Cleared
10 20 (0.50%) PMP
11 19 (0.48%) CISSP
11 19 (0.48%) PhD
12 18 (0.45%) DBS Check
13 14 (0.35%) VCDX
14 12 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
15 11 (0.28%) MCSA
15 11 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (0.25%) CISM
16 10 (0.25%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (2.17%) PMO
2 29 (0.73%) Data Quality
3 25 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.53%) GDPR
5 20 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.48%) GCP
6 19 (0.48%) SLA
7 8 (0.20%) Solvency II
8 7 (0.18%) ISO 9000
9 5 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.13%) MiFID
10 4 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
10 4 (0.10%) COBIT
10 4 (0.10%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.10%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.050%) EMIR
11 2 (0.050%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.050%) PSD2
11 2 (0.050%) UCITS
System Software
1 229 (5.77%) Docker
2 42 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (0.76%) Active Directory
4 24 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.35%) VMware NSX
6 12 (0.30%) Firmware
7 10 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.10%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.076%) GridGain
9 3 (0.076%) KVM
9 3 (0.076%) NFS
9 3 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.050%) Squid
10 2 (0.050%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.050%) Xen
11 1 (0.025%) ACF2
11 1 (0.025%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.025%) QEMU
11 1 (0.025%) RACF
11 1 (0.025%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 119 (3.00%) Ansible
1 119 (3.00%) Kubernetes
2 67 (1.69%) Terraform
3 51 (1.29%) Puppet
4 49 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
5 41 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
6 35 (0.88%) Kibana
7 33 (0.83%) HP ALM
8 29 (0.73%) Packer
9 27 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
9 27 (0.68%) logstash
10 18 (0.45%) Nagios
11 13 (0.33%) Mesos
12 10 (0.25%) Check_MK
12 10 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
13 9 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
14 8 (0.20%) HP Fortify
14 8 (0.20%) Perfmon
15 7 (0.18%) Prometheus
16 6 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 349 (8.80%) Microsoft
2 232 (5.85%) Oracle
3 112 (2.82%) Google
4 101 (2.55%) SAP
5 77 (1.94%) VMware
6 68 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
7 59 (1.49%) HP
8 57 (1.44%) Red Hat
9 55 (1.39%) Sitecore
10 54 (1.36%) hybris
11 51 (1.29%) Atlassian
12 50 (1.26%) Adobe
13 46 (1.16%) Capita
14 44 (1.11%) IBM
15 42 (1.06%) Cisco
15 42 (1.06%) Splunk
16 41 (1.03%) AppDynamics
17 34 (0.86%) ATG
18 30 (0.76%) Apple
19 29 (0.73%) Cognizant