Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > London
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 52 69 51
Rank change year-on-year +17 -18 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 3,147 828 2,864
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 6.29% 4.28% 5.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.21% 36.22% 40.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,942 697 2,183
10th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £41,250
25th Percentile £51,250 £51,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%
75th Percentile £88,750 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £90,650 £91,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +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 7,455 2,286 7,151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.90% 11.82% 13.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4,685 1,871 5,582
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £100,600 £100,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% 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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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 +41 549 £67,500 +3.85% 106
West London -25 69 £62,500 +13.64% 34
South London -35 54 £70,000 +12.00% 13
East London -17 6 £72,500 +40.78% 33
North London -16 2 £66,250 +32.50% 4
QA
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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 1,776 (56.43%) Agile Software Development
2 1,257 (39.94%) Test Automation
3 1,027 (32.63%) Java
4 987 (31.36%) Finance
5 933 (29.65%) JavaScript
6 912 (28.98%) AWS
7 833 (26.47%) SQL
8 814 (25.87%) Software Engineering
9 799 (25.39%) Social Skills
10 725 (23.04%) Python
11 678 (21.54%) Azure
12 656 (20.85%) DevOps
13 629 (19.99%) C#
14 619 (19.67%) Microservices
15 601 (19.10%) Selenium
16 600 (19.07%) Docker
17 537 (17.06%) Scrum
18 521 (16.56%) React
19 496 (15.76%) Jenkins
20 491 (15.60%) TDD
21 477 (15.16%) REST
22 470 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
23 459 (14.59%) Kubernetes
24 457 (14.52%) Git (software)
25 437 (13.89%) .NET
26 404 (12.84%) BDD
27 398 (12.65%) Node.js
28 397 (12.62%) JIRA
29 384 (12.20%) HTML
30 381 (12.11%) Problem-Solving

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
1 135 (4.29%) Confluence
2 69 (2.19%) Apache Spark
3 68 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
4 67 (2.13%) CMS
5 31 (0.99%) Apache Airflow
6 30 (0.95%) Drupal
7 21 (0.67%) SharePoint
8 13 (0.41%) Apache Solr
8 13 (0.41%) Camunda
8 13 (0.41%) Traefik
8 13 (0.41%) WordPress
9 12 (0.38%) Apache
10 10 (0.32%) SAS
10 10 (0.32%) Umbraco
11 9 (0.29%) IIS
12 6 (0.19%) IBM Domino
12 6 (0.19%) Mule
12 6 (0.19%) Mule ESB
13 5 (0.16%) Jupyter
13 5 (0.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 54 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.57%) Sketch
6 16 (0.51%) InVision
7 13 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
8 11 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 11 (0.35%) Chatbot
8 11 (0.35%) Figma
9 4 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.13%) Zeplin
10 3 (0.095%) Mingle
11 1 (0.032%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.032%) Revit
Business Applications
1 30 (0.95%) Magento
2 23 (0.73%) Shopify
3 21 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (0.64%) Distributed Ledger
5 18 (0.57%) R3 Corda
6 12 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
7 7 (0.22%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.22%) Social Studio
8 5 (0.16%) SAP MM
8 5 (0.16%) SAP SD
8 5 (0.16%) Summit
9 4 (0.13%) Maximo
9 4 (0.13%) SAP R/3
10 3 (0.095%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 3 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.064%) Hyperion Planning
11 2 (0.064%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.064%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 1 (0.032%) Elite 3E
12 1 (0.032%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 912 (28.98%) AWS
2 678 (21.54%) Azure
3 355 (11.28%) Serverless
4 342 (10.87%) GCP
5 204 (6.48%) AWS Lambda
6 171 (5.43%) Amazon ECS
7 157 (4.99%) SaaS
8 154 (4.89%) GitHub
9 137 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
10 101 (3.21%) Power Platform
11 85 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
12 43 (1.37%) BrowserStack
13 39 (1.24%) PaaS
14 37 (1.18%) Force.com
15 36 (1.14%) Azure Functions
16 34 (1.08%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 32 (1.02%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 27 (0.86%) Slack
19 26 (0.83%) Google Analytics
20 24 (0.76%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 176 (5.59%) HTTP
2 30 (0.95%) Internet
3 18 (0.57%) Broadband
3 18 (0.57%) TCP/IP
4 17 (0.54%) MQTT
5 16 (0.51%) SSL
6 15 (0.48%) Firewall
7 10 (0.32%) DNS
7 10 (0.32%) SSH
8 6 (0.19%) Bluetooth
8 6 (0.19%) Network Security
9 5 (0.16%) FIX Connectivity
9 5 (0.16%) SMS
9 5 (0.16%) VPN
10 4 (0.13%) PuTTY
10 4 (0.13%) Wireless
11 3 (0.095%) 5G
11 3 (0.095%) Intranet
11 3 (0.095%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.064%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 312 (9.91%) NoSQL
2 295 (9.37%) PostgreSQL
3 290 (9.22%) SQL Server
4 258 (8.20%) Relational Database
5 155 (4.93%) MongoDB
6 153 (4.86%) Amazon Aurora
7 148 (4.70%) Amazon Athena
8 122 (3.88%) Redis
9 113 (3.59%) Big Data
10 104 (3.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 94 (2.99%) Power BI
12 84 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
13 80 (2.54%) MySQL
14 73 (2.32%) RDBMS
15 62 (1.97%) Blockchain
16 42 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
17 41 (1.30%) DB2
17 41 (1.30%) Tableau
18 39 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 37 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 601 (19.10%) Selenium
2 496 (15.76%) Jenkins
3 457 (14.52%) Git (software)
4 397 (12.62%) JIRA
5 297 (9.44%) Postman
6 291 (9.25%) Cucumber
7 274 (8.71%) Cypress.io
8 174 (5.53%) WebDriver
9 160 (5.08%) TeamCity
10 129 (4.10%) SpecFlow
11 119 (3.78%) Gradle
12 106 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
13 99 (3.15%) SonarQube
14 98 (3.11%) Appium
15 97 (3.08%) GitLab
16 91 (2.89%) JMeter
17 90 (2.86%) Eclipse
17 90 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
18 86 (2.73%) JUnit
18 86 (2.73%) NUnit
General
1 987 (31.36%) Finance
2 799 (25.39%) Social Skills
3 304 (9.66%) Banking
4 241 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
5 228 (7.24%) Retail
6 163 (5.18%) Marketing
7 107 (3.40%) Games
8 83 (2.64%) Presentation Skills
9 72 (2.29%) Advertising
10 64 (2.03%) Influencing Skills
10 64 (2.03%) Publishing
11 62 (1.97%) Legal
12 57 (1.81%) Front Office
13 54 (1.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 49 (1.56%) Law
14 49 (1.56%) Public Sector
15 43 (1.37%) Manufacturing
15 43 (1.37%) Organisational Skills
16 35 (1.11%) Investment Banking
17 34 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 685 (21.77%) Developer
2 427 (13.57%) Software Engineer
3 391 (12.42%) QA Engineer
4 252 (8.01%) Analyst
5 185 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 159 (5.05%) Automation Engineer
7 152 (4.83%) Senior Developer
8 145 (4.61%) Java Engineer
9 137 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
10 132 (4.19%) QA Automation Engineer
11 123 (3.91%) Senior Software Engineer
12 122 (3.88%) AWS Software Engineer
13 119 (3.78%) Test Engineer
14 118 (3.75%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 115 (3.65%) Senior QA Engineer
16 101 (3.21%) AWS Developer
16 101 (3.21%) Tester
17 100 (3.18%) Full Stack Developer
18 99 (3.15%) Python Engineer
19 95 (3.02%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 521 (16.56%) React
2 477 (15.16%) REST
3 437 (13.89%) .NET
4 398 (12.65%) Node.js
5 384 (12.20%) HTML
6 337 (10.71%) Web Services
7 307 (9.76%) AngularJS
8 306 (9.72%) RESTful
9 296 (9.41%) CSS
10 208 (6.61%) Kafka
11 207 (6.58%) Spring
12 154 (4.89%) HTML5
13 148 (4.70%) .NET Framework
14 140 (4.45%) .NET Core
15 133 (4.23%) GraphQL
16 132 (4.19%) gRPC
17 129 (4.10%) ASP.NET
18 125 (3.97%) Vue.js
19 111 (3.53%) Spring Boot
20 110 (3.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 337 (10.71%) User Experience
2 197 (6.26%) Hedge funds
3 196 (6.23%) Mobile App
4 125 (3.97%) Derivative
5 119 (3.78%) Pricing Data
6 107 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
7 90 (2.86%) Management Information System
8 72 (2.29%) Algorithms
9 63 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
10 62 (1.97%) Fixed Income
11 54 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
12 49 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 41 (1.30%) Virtual Team
14 38 (1.21%) Data Structures
15 36 (1.14%) SWIFT
16 35 (1.11%) iPhone
17 34 (1.08%) Cloud Native
18 32 (1.02%) Social Media
19 30 (0.95%) Client/Server
19 30 (0.95%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 183 (5.82%) Linux
2 175 (5.56%) Android
3 152 (4.83%) Apple iOS
4 138 (4.39%) Windows
5 88 (2.80%) Unix
6 28 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.32%) CentOS
8 9 (0.29%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.16%) VMS
10 4 (0.13%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.095%) Fedora
11 3 (0.095%) Solaris
12 2 (0.064%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.064%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.064%) zOS
13 1 (0.032%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.032%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,776 (56.43%) Agile Software Development
2 1,257 (39.94%) Test Automation
3 814 (25.87%) Software Engineering
4 656 (20.85%) DevOps
5 619 (19.67%) Microservices
6 537 (17.06%) Scrum
7 491 (15.60%) TDD
8 470 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
9 404 (12.84%) BDD
10 381 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
11 354 (11.25%) Fintech
12 349 (11.09%) Mentoring
13 330 (10.49%) SDLC
14 319 (10.14%) Analytics
15 306 (9.72%) Full Stack Development
16 296 (9.41%) Continuous Improvement
17 274 (8.71%) Test Strategy
18 273 (8.67%) Software Testing
19 268 (8.52%) API Testing
20 258 (8.20%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,027 (32.63%) Java
2 933 (29.65%) JavaScript
3 833 (26.47%) SQL
4 725 (23.04%) Python
5 629 (19.99%) C#
6 326 (10.36%) TypeScript
7 113 (3.59%) C++
8 91 (2.89%) C
8 91 (2.89%) PHP
9 88 (2.80%) Kotlin
10 86 (2.73%) Ruby
11 81 (2.57%) ES6
12 80 (2.54%) Bash Shell
12 80 (2.54%) Scala
13 70 (2.22%) Java 8
14 62 (1.97%) Go
15 54 (1.72%) PowerShell
16 49 (1.56%) T-SQL
17 44 (1.40%) Apex Code
18 43 (1.37%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 377 (11.98%) Degree
2 143 (4.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 108 (3.43%) ISTQB
4 95 (3.02%) Master's Degree
5 43 (1.37%) ISEB
6 32 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 24 (0.76%) Security Cleared
8 21 (0.67%) SC Cleared
9 18 (0.57%) SANS
10 16 (0.51%) APMG
11 15 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
12 13 (0.41%) MBA
12 13 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (0.32%) MCT
14 8 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 6 (0.19%) CEH
16 5 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.16%) PMI Certification
17 4 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
17 4 (0.13%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (2.61%) GDPR
2 75 (2.38%) Accessibility
3 38 (1.21%) Data Quality
4 34 (1.08%) WCAG
5 30 (0.95%) MiFID
6 27 (0.86%) EMIR
7 18 (0.57%) PMO
8 14 (0.44%) SLA
9 7 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (0.19%) P3O
11 5 (0.16%) NIST
12 3 (0.095%) GRC
12 3 (0.095%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.095%) IEC 62304
12 3 (0.095%) ISO 13485
12 3 (0.095%) NIST 800
12 3 (0.095%) SOC 2
13 1 (0.032%) GMP
13 1 (0.032%) ISO 20022
13 1 (0.032%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 600 (19.07%) Docker
2 18 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.19%) Firmware
4 6 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.13%) LXC
6 3 (0.095%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.064%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.032%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.032%) NFS
8 1 (0.032%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.032%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.032%) vSphere
8 1 (0.032%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 459 (14.59%) Kubernetes
2 272 (8.64%) Terraform
3 105 (3.34%) Ansible
4 55 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
5 46 (1.46%) Grafana
6 43 (1.37%) Puppet
7 21 (0.67%) Prometheus
8 17 (0.54%) Kibana
8 17 (0.54%) ZABBIX
9 16 (0.51%) HAProxy
9 16 (0.51%) logstash
9 16 (0.51%) MIIS
9 16 (0.51%) Opsgenie
9 16 (0.51%) Pingdom
10 9 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
11 8 (0.25%) Istio
12 7 (0.22%) Consul
12 7 (0.22%) Packer
13 6 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 295 (9.37%) Microsoft
2 225 (7.15%) Google
3 172 (5.47%) Oracle
4 104 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
5 89 (2.83%) Samsung
6 55 (1.75%) Red Hat
7 51 (1.62%) Atlassian
8 48 (1.53%) Adobe
9 45 (1.43%) SAP
10 42 (1.33%) Sybase
11 39 (1.24%) Cognizant
12 34 (1.08%) Conga
13 31 (0.99%) Spotify
14 22 (0.70%) New Relic
15 21 (0.67%) ServiceNow
16 19 (0.60%) Splunk
17 18 (0.57%) LexisNexis
18 17 (0.54%) HP
18 17 (0.54%) IBM
19 16 (0.51%) PayPal