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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 52 50
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2  
Permanent jobs citing QA 2026 2243 2262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 5.98% 5.28% 5.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.75% 40.02% 42.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1548 1829 1791
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £36,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 4428 5604 5360
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 13.07% 13.18% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3544 4498 4263
Median salary £59,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.27% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 265 £55,000 -4.34% 62
Chiswick +12 22 £52,500 +1.94% 1
Wimbledon +12 20 £50,000 +38.88%
Bromley +14 17 £30,000 -13.37%
Kingston Upon Thames +24 15 £40,000 +3.22% 4
Canary Wharf -10 13 £87,500 +45.22%
Croydon -4 12 £43,500 -13.00% 1
Hammersmith -20 6 £47,500 -9.52%
Feltham +6 5 £67,500 +50.00%
Heathrow - 5 £27,500 -
Twickenham +4 3 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Brentford -2 3 £57,500 +22.34%
Westminster -11 3 £42,500 -29.16%
Docklands, London - 3 £55,000 -
Ealing +16 2 £57,500 +4.54%
Uxbridge +8 2 £70,000 +84.21%
West End of London +6 2 £48,750 -18.75% 12
Enfield - 2 £37,500 -
Orpington - 2 £30,000 -
Chessington +2 1 £30,000 +20.00%
Hayes - 1 £72,500 -
Wembley - 1 £30,000 -
QA
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for QA.

1 2287 (58.13%) Agile Software Development
2 1134 (28.83%) Java
3 1081 (27.48%) Finance
4 1025 (26.05%) Selenium
5 953 (24.22%) SQL
6 730 (18.56%) TDD
7 685 (17.41%) C#
8 678 (17.23%) JavaScript
9 672 (17.08%) BDD
10 669 (17.01%) Scrum
11 662 (16.83%) Test Automation
12 581 (14.77%) Degree
13 555 (14.11%) Continuous Integration
14 548 (13.93%) .NET
15 547 (13.90%) Microsoft
16 511 (12.99%) SDLC
17 502 (12.76%) Web Services
18 494 (12.56%) Linux
19 483 (12.28%) Cucumber
20 465 (11.82%) E-Commerce
21 463 (11.77%) WebDriver
22 451 (11.46%) Python
23 439 (11.16%) Software Engineering
24 433 (11.01%) Automated Testing
25 427 (10.85%) Git (software)
26 422 (10.73%) SQL Server
27 410 (10.42%) Project Management
28 407 (10.35%) HTML
29 405 (10.29%) DevOps
30 395 (10.04%) JIRA

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
1 161 (4.09%) CMS
2 121 (3.08%) Confluence
3 109 (2.77%) Apache
4 104 (2.64%) Tomcat
5 93 (2.36%) IIS
6 74 (1.88%) EPiServer
7 61 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
8 58 (1.47%) JBoss
9 56 (1.42%) SharePoint
10 47 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 46 (1.17%) Apache Spark
12 35 (0.89%) WebSphere
13 33 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
14 31 (0.79%) WebLogic
15 30 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
16 28 (0.71%) OpenStack
17 27 (0.69%) nginx
18 21 (0.53%) MQSeries
19 13 (0.33%) Umbraco
20 12 (0.31%) Jetty
Applications
1 236 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 106 (2.69%) MS Office
3 72 (1.83%) MS Project
4 61 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 33 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.10%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.051%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.051%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.025%) Autodesk Flame
11 1 (0.025%) HipChat
11 1 (0.025%) Houdini
11 1 (0.025%) Maya
11 1 (0.025%) NUKE
11 1 (0.025%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.025%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 31 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (0.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 14 (0.36%) SAP R/3
5 10 (0.25%) SAP FI
6 9 (0.23%) Infor CloudSuite
6 9 (0.23%) Infor M3
7 6 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
8 5 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
8 5 (0.13%) Unica
9 4 (0.10%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 4 (0.10%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.076%) Hyperion Enterprise
10 3 (0.076%) Magento
10 3 (0.076%) Misys Midas
10 3 (0.076%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.076%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.076%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 271 (6.89%) Amazon AWS
2 199 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 160 (4.07%) SaaS
4 103 (2.62%) GitHub
5 70 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
6 57 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
7 50 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
8 38 (0.97%) Amazon S3
9 30 (0.76%) IaaS
10 29 (0.74%) Google Play
11 28 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
12 27 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 27 (0.69%) PaaS
13 25 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
14 24 (0.61%) Force.com
15 21 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
16 18 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
17 17 (0.43%) Office 365
18 15 (0.38%) OpenShift
19 9 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 157 (3.99%) Internet
2 102 (2.59%) HTTP
3 88 (2.24%) TCP/IP
4 77 (1.96%) Intranet
5 51 (1.30%) Firewall
6 27 (0.69%) Network Security
6 27 (0.69%) SAN
7 25 (0.64%) SSL
8 24 (0.61%) VPN
9 21 (0.53%) DNS
9 21 (0.53%) LAN
10 19 (0.48%) HTTPS
10 19 (0.48%) WAN
11 18 (0.46%) LDAP
12 17 (0.43%) DHCP
12 17 (0.43%) Multicast
13 15 (0.38%) FTP
14 14 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (0.31%) Kerberos
16 11 (0.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 422 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 198 (5.03%) Relational Database
3 191 (4.86%) NoSQL
4 178 (4.52%) MySQL
5 169 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 167 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
7 140 (3.56%) Big Data
8 127 (3.23%) MongoDB
9 101 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 92 (2.34%) Hadoop
11 82 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
12 70 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 59 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
14 48 (1.22%) HBase
15 46 (1.17%) Oracle Database
15 46 (1.17%) RDBMS
16 45 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
16 45 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
17 40 (1.02%) Neo4j
17 40 (1.02%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1025 (26.05%) Selenium
2 483 (12.28%) Cucumber
3 463 (11.77%) WebDriver
4 427 (10.85%) Git (software)
5 395 (10.04%) JIRA
6 356 (9.05%) Jenkins
7 237 (6.02%) JUnit
8 186 (4.73%) Appium
9 179 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 169 (4.30%) SpecFlow
11 165 (4.19%) Maven
12 160 (4.07%) SoapUI
13 152 (3.86%) Visual Studio
14 144 (3.66%) JMeter
15 141 (3.58%) TeamCity
16 129 (3.28%) Subversion
17 103 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 95 (2.41%) HP UFT
19 76 (1.93%) Calabash
20 64 (1.63%) TestNG
General
1 1081 (27.48%) Finance
2 318 (8.08%) Banking
3 248 (6.30%) Retail
4 163 (4.14%) Marketing
5 146 (3.71%) Games
6 129 (3.28%) Front Office
7 94 (2.39%) Telecoms
8 77 (1.96%) Investment Banking
8 77 (1.96%) Publishing
9 64 (1.63%) Financial Institution
10 62 (1.58%) Advertising
11 56 (1.42%) Back Office
12 48 (1.22%) Automotive
12 48 (1.22%) Manufacturing
13 46 (1.17%) Law
14 33 (0.84%) Legal
15 22 (0.56%) Music Industry
16 20 (0.51%) Aerospace
17 15 (0.38%) German Language
18 13 (0.33%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 765 (19.45%) Developer
2 605 (15.38%) Analyst
3 553 (14.06%) QA Engineer
4 453 (11.51%) Tester
5 285 (7.24%) QA Tester
6 269 (6.84%) Automation Tester
7 253 (6.43%) QA Analyst
7 253 (6.43%) Test Engineer
8 220 (5.59%) Java Developer
9 204 (5.19%) Test Analyst
10 173 (4.40%) Project Manager
11 170 (4.32%) QA Leader
12 166 (4.22%) QA Automation Engineer
12 166 (4.22%) QA Automation Tester
13 164 (4.17%) Senior Developer
14 163 (4.14%) Business Analyst
15 144 (3.66%) .NET Developer
15 144 (3.66%) QA Test Analyst
15 144 (3.66%) Senior QA Engineer
16 137 (3.48%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 548 (13.93%) .NET
2 502 (12.76%) Web Services
3 407 (10.35%) HTML
4 375 (9.53%) XML
5 301 (7.65%) CSS
6 222 (5.64%) REST
7 214 (5.44%) ASP.NET
8 188 (4.78%) SOAP
9 182 (4.63%) HTML5
10 169 (4.30%) Spring
11 164 (4.17%) AngularJS
12 159 (4.04%) RESTful
13 143 (3.63%) Gherkin
14 133 (3.38%) JSON
14 133 (3.38%) Node.js
15 115 (2.92%) CSS3
16 107 (2.72%) .NET Framework
17 102 (2.59%) ASP.NET MVC
18 92 (2.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 87 (2.21%) React
Miscellaneous
1 379 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 359 (9.13%) Computer Science
3 327 (8.31%) User Experience
4 248 (6.30%) Mobile App
5 172 (4.37%) Fintech
6 166 (4.22%) Management Information System
7 114 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 98 (2.49%) Fixed Income
9 90 (2.29%) Data Centre
10 85 (2.16%) Equities
11 75 (1.91%) Client/Server
12 69 (1.75%) Derivative
13 58 (1.47%) Algorithms
14 56 (1.42%) Data Structures
15 52 (1.32%) Digital Media
16 46 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
17 41 (1.04%) Hedge funds
17 41 (1.04%) Virtual Team
18 31 (0.79%) Online Games
18 31 (0.79%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 494 (12.56%) Linux
2 297 (7.55%) Windows
3 255 (6.48%) Android
4 244 (6.20%) Unix
5 220 (5.59%) Apple iOS
6 49 (1.25%) Windows Server
7 33 (0.84%) Windows 7
7 33 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (0.56%) Mac OS X
10 19 (0.48%) CentOS
10 19 (0.48%) Windows 10
11 16 (0.41%) Windows Phone
12 13 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.33%) Solaris
12 13 (0.33%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.13%) Debian
13 5 (0.13%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.10%) Kali Linux
14 4 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2287 (58.13%) Agile Software Development
2 730 (18.56%) TDD
3 672 (17.08%) BDD
4 669 (17.01%) Scrum
5 662 (16.83%) Test Automation
6 555 (14.11%) Continuous Integration
7 511 (12.99%) SDLC
8 465 (11.82%) E-Commerce
9 439 (11.16%) Software Engineering
10 433 (11.01%) Automated Testing
11 410 (10.42%) Project Management
12 405 (10.29%) DevOps
13 352 (8.95%) User Acceptance Testing
14 351 (8.92%) Automation Testing
15 331 (8.41%) Test Scripting
16 328 (8.34%) OO
17 312 (7.93%) Software Testing
18 311 (7.91%) Manual Testing
18 311 (7.91%) Test Strategy
19 308 (7.83%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1134 (28.83%) Java
2 953 (24.22%) SQL
3 685 (17.41%) C#
4 678 (17.23%) JavaScript
5 451 (11.46%) Python
6 259 (6.58%) Ruby
7 152 (3.86%) Bash Shell
7 152 (3.86%) C++
8 144 (3.66%) PHP
9 111 (2.82%) Scala
10 105 (2.67%) C
11 98 (2.49%) T-SQL
12 94 (2.39%) Perl
13 86 (2.19%) PowerShell
14 81 (2.06%) XPath
15 66 (1.68%) Shell Script
16 61 (1.55%) Groovy
17 60 (1.53%) PL/SQL
18 47 (1.19%) VBScript
19 39 (0.99%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 581 (14.77%) Degree
2 214 (5.44%) ISEB
3 189 (4.80%) ISTQB
4 66 (1.68%) PMP
5 46 (1.17%) PMI Certification
6 34 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 31 (0.79%) APMP
9 27 (0.69%) Security Cleared
10 24 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
10 24 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 21 (0.53%) MCP
12 19 (0.48%) AWS Certification
13 18 (0.46%) PhD
14 16 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
14 16 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
14 16 (0.41%) SC Cleared
15 15 (0.38%) CCNA
15 15 (0.38%) MBA
16 14 (0.36%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (3.46%) SDET
2 77 (1.96%) PMO
3 65 (1.65%) SLA
4 35 (0.89%) Data Quality
5 32 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.43%) MiFID
7 11 (0.28%) P3O
8 10 (0.25%) COBIT
8 10 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.23%) HL7
10 8 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.10%) SEPA
11 4 (0.10%) SSAE 16
12 3 (0.076%) GCP
13 2 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.051%) EMIR
13 2 (0.051%) GxP
13 2 (0.051%) IFRS
13 2 (0.051%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 130 (3.30%) Docker
2 57 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (1.42%) Active Directory
4 30 (0.76%) vSphere
5 28 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (0.48%) XenApp
7 17 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (0.33%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.31%) Hyper-V
10 9 (0.23%) vCloud
11 5 (0.13%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.10%) etcd
13 3 (0.076%) Firmware
13 3 (0.076%) HDFS
13 3 (0.076%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.076%) XenServer
14 2 (0.051%) Squid
15 1 (0.025%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.025%) Xen
Systems Management
1 101 (2.57%) Puppet
2 84 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
3 83 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
4 80 (2.03%) Ansible
5 37 (0.94%) SCCM
6 26 (0.66%) Kubernetes
7 17 (0.43%) Kibana
8 14 (0.36%) Nagios
9 13 (0.33%) Grafana
10 12 (0.31%) SELinux
10 12 (0.31%) StatsD
11 10 (0.25%) Rancher
12 9 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
12 9 (0.23%) WebSphere Cast Iron
13 8 (0.20%) Consul
13 8 (0.20%) Salt
14 6 (0.15%) Capistrano
15 5 (0.13%) CloudHub
15 5 (0.13%) Mesos
15 5 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 547 (13.90%) Microsoft
2 293 (7.45%) Oracle
3 120 (3.05%) Google
4 87 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
5 85 (2.16%) HP
6 77 (1.96%) SAP
7 68 (1.73%) Red Hat
7 68 (1.73%) VMware
8 67 (1.70%) Cognizant
9 51 (1.30%) Atlassian
10 48 (1.22%) Citrix
10 48 (1.22%) Sun
11 46 (1.17%) Siebel
12 45 (1.14%) IBM
13 40 (1.02%) Sitecore
14 37 (0.94%) Tableau
15 36 (0.92%) Cisco
16 33 (0.84%) Sybase
17 31 (0.79%) Splunk
18 30 (0.76%) Adobe
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £80k + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension + health
Posted: Yesterday
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £65,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Optima Connections
Salary: Unspecified Market Rate + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
North West London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £65,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
East London
Cognizant
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
Good & Co
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
East London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
KPRS
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £40k - £50k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Energon People
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10%
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digital Gurus
Salary: Flexible Holiday, Free Lunch!
Posted: 2 days ago