Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > London
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 44 51
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 3,926 3,885 4,471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 5.70% 5.70% 5.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.74% 44.62% 41.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,090 2,946 3,787
London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +6.80%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £78,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 9,405 8,707 10,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.65% 12.76% 13.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7,342 6,884 8,730
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +6.67%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -2 756 £60,000 +9.09% 146
West London +11 223 £50,000 -13.04% 105
South London -11 105 £55,000 +23.60% 16
East London +17 60 £53,750 -20.37% 30
North London -14 9 £57,500 +10.58% 6
QA
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2,186 (55.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1,662 (42.33%) Test Automation
3 1,185 (30.18%) Java
4 1,179 (30.03%) Finance
5 977 (24.89%) SQL
6 976 (24.86%) Selenium
7 870 (22.16%) C#
8 850 (21.65%) JavaScript
9 787 (20.05%) Scrum
10 717 (18.26%) BDD
11 594 (15.13%) .NET
12 591 (15.05%) TDD
13 532 (13.55%) Cucumber
14 505 (12.86%) JIRA
15 503 (12.81%) Problem-Solving
16 483 (12.30%) HTML
17 482 (12.28%) SQL Server
18 461 (11.74%) Python
19 460 (11.72%) Software Engineering
20 455 (11.59%) DevOps
21 452 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
22 438 (11.16%) SDLC
23 437 (11.13%) Degree
24 434 (11.05%) Amazon AWS
25 421 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
26 420 (10.70%) Git (software)
26 420 (10.70%) Microsoft
27 389 (9.91%) Jenkins
28 387 (9.86%) Linux
29 371 (9.45%) 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
1 136 (3.46%) Confluence
2 108 (2.75%) CMS
3 98 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
4 63 (1.60%) SharePoint
5 52 (1.32%) Drupal
6 49 (1.25%) Apache Spark
7 48 (1.22%) IIS
8 41 (1.04%) Tomcat
9 37 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
10 30 (0.76%) Apache
10 30 (0.76%) Apache Solr
11 23 (0.59%) Umbraco
12 21 (0.53%) OpenStack
13 20 (0.51%) WordPress
14 19 (0.48%) nginx
14 19 (0.48%) WebSphere
15 18 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 15 (0.38%) EPiServer
17 14 (0.36%) JBoss
18 12 (0.31%) Moodle
Applications
1 127 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 91 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 27 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
8 7 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.15%) InVision
9 6 (0.15%) Mingle
10 5 (0.13%) GIMP
11 4 (0.10%) Houdini
11 4 (0.10%) Maya
11 4 (0.10%) NUKE
12 3 (0.076%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.025%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 53 (1.35%) SAP Hybris
2 29 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.48%) Elite 3E
4 18 (0.46%) MetaTrader
4 18 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
5 14 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
6 11 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
7 9 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 6 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.15%) Eloqua
9 5 (0.13%) CA PPM
9 5 (0.13%) Magento
9 5 (0.13%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.13%) Unica
10 4 (0.10%) Markit EDM
10 4 (0.10%) SAP CAR
10 4 (0.10%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
10 4 (0.10%) SAP Retail
10 4 (0.10%) Siebel CRM
11 3 (0.076%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 434 (11.05%) Amazon AWS
2 271 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 146 (3.72%) SaaS
4 91 (2.32%) GitHub
5 75 (1.91%) PaaS
6 63 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
7 59 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
8 48 (1.22%) Sauce Labs
9 47 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
10 40 (1.02%) Adobe Analytics
11 33 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
11 33 (0.84%) OpenShift
11 33 (0.84%) Serverless
12 32 (0.82%) BlazeMeter
12 32 (0.82%) BrowserStack
12 32 (0.82%) npm
13 27 (0.69%) IaaS
14 23 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
14 23 (0.59%) Amazon S3
14 23 (0.59%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 116 (2.95%) HTTP
2 82 (2.09%) Internet
3 50 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 40 (1.02%) Firewall
5 33 (0.84%) SAN
6 32 (0.82%) SMS
7 30 (0.76%) DNS
8 26 (0.66%) NetScaler
8 26 (0.66%) SSL
9 25 (0.64%) NAS
10 23 (0.59%) Software-Defined Networking
11 20 (0.51%) Wireless
12 18 (0.46%) Network Security
13 17 (0.43%) Intranet
13 17 (0.43%) VPN
14 11 (0.28%) LTE
15 10 (0.25%) VoIP
16 9 (0.23%) LAN
16 9 (0.23%) WAN
17 8 (0.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 482 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 163 (4.15%) Big Data
3 160 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
4 159 (4.05%) Relational Database
5 136 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 108 (2.75%) NoSQL
7 104 (2.65%) MySQL
8 93 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 73 (1.86%) Blockchain
10 71 (1.81%) Oracle Database
11 68 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 59 (1.50%) RDBMS
13 56 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
14 54 (1.38%) Power BI
15 51 (1.30%) Hadoop
16 49 (1.25%) MongoDB
17 46 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
18 43 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
19 41 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
20 33 (0.84%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 976 (24.86%) Selenium
2 532 (13.55%) Cucumber
3 505 (12.86%) JIRA
4 420 (10.70%) Git (software)
5 389 (9.91%) Jenkins
6 371 (9.45%) WebDriver
7 179 (4.56%) SoapUI
8 172 (4.38%) TeamCity
9 168 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 166 (4.23%) Visual Studio
11 165 (4.20%) Maven
12 163 (4.15%) JUnit
12 163 (4.15%) SpecFlow
13 130 (3.31%) Appium
14 125 (3.18%) JMeter
15 89 (2.27%) NUnit
16 85 (2.17%) Subversion
17 68 (1.73%) Protractor
18 65 (1.66%) HP UFT
19 61 (1.55%) Gradle
General
1 1,179 (30.03%) Finance
2 370 (9.42%) Banking
3 239 (6.09%) Retail
4 204 (5.20%) Marketing
5 189 (4.81%) Games
6 155 (3.95%) Investment Banking
7 108 (2.75%) Law
8 94 (2.39%) Financial Institution
9 91 (2.32%) Front Office
10 73 (1.86%) Telecoms
11 72 (1.83%) Legal
12 52 (1.32%) Advertising
13 45 (1.15%) Publishing
14 33 (0.84%) Back Office
15 30 (0.76%) Manufacturing
16 27 (0.69%) Electronics
17 19 (0.48%) Retail Banking
18 17 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
18 17 (0.43%) Spanish Language
19 13 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 884 (22.52%) Developer
2 604 (15.38%) QA Engineer
3 523 (13.32%) Analyst
4 361 (9.20%) Tester
5 226 (5.76%) Automation Tester
6 215 (5.48%) QA Tester
7 207 (5.27%) Test Engineer
8 204 (5.20%) Java Developer
9 196 (4.99%) QA Automation Engineer
10 193 (4.92%) QA Analyst
11 190 (4.84%) Developer in Test
12 180 (4.58%) Test Analyst
13 151 (3.85%) Business Analyst
14 146 (3.72%) C# Developer
15 145 (3.69%) QA Leader
16 143 (3.64%) Senior Developer
17 138 (3.52%) Architect
17 138 (3.52%) Senior QA Engineer
18 132 (3.36%) Java Engineer
19 127 (3.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 594 (15.13%) .NET
2 483 (12.30%) HTML
3 359 (9.14%) Web Services
4 348 (8.86%) CSS
5 287 (7.31%) REST
6 242 (6.16%) AngularJS
6 242 (6.16%) RESTful
7 215 (5.48%) Node.js
8 201 (5.12%) Spring
9 200 (5.09%) ASP.NET
10 188 (4.79%) XML
11 176 (4.48%) HTML5
12 170 (4.33%) SOAP
13 167 (4.25%) React
14 144 (3.67%) jQuery
15 118 (3.01%) JSON
16 104 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
17 85 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
18 80 (2.04%) CSS3
19 78 (1.99%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 421 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
2 315 (8.02%) Computer Science
3 308 (7.85%) User Experience
4 291 (7.41%) Fintech
5 210 (5.35%) Mobile App
6 156 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
7 153 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
8 109 (2.78%) Fixed Income
9 107 (2.73%) Management Information System
10 97 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
11 95 (2.42%) Algorithms
12 93 (2.37%) Equities
13 65 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 62 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
15 57 (1.45%) Data Structures
16 56 (1.43%) Virtual Team
17 53 (1.35%) Derivative
17 53 (1.35%) Hedge funds
18 49 (1.25%) Data Centre
19 41 (1.04%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 387 (9.86%) Linux
2 252 (6.42%) Windows
3 202 (5.15%) Apple iOS
4 197 (5.02%) Android
5 168 (4.28%) Unix
6 42 (1.07%) CentOS
7 29 (0.74%) Windows 10
8 27 (0.69%) Windows 7
9 23 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (0.53%) Windows Server
12 13 (0.33%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.28%) Mac OS
13 11 (0.28%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.18%) Solaris
15 6 (0.15%) Debian
15 6 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
15 6 (0.15%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.15%) Windows Phone
16 5 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,186 (55.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1,662 (42.33%) Test Automation
3 787 (20.05%) Scrum
4 717 (18.26%) BDD
5 591 (15.05%) TDD
6 503 (12.81%) Problem-Solving
7 460 (11.72%) Software Engineering
8 455 (11.59%) DevOps
9 452 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
10 438 (11.16%) SDLC
11 370 (9.42%) Project Management
12 367 (9.35%) E-Commerce
13 336 (8.56%) User Acceptance Testing
14 305 (7.77%) Test Scripting
15 287 (7.31%) Test Strategy
16 285 (7.26%) Mentoring
17 274 (6.98%) Manual Testing
18 272 (6.93%) Microservices
19 269 (6.85%) Regression Testing
20 258 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1,185 (30.18%) Java
2 977 (24.89%) SQL
3 870 (22.16%) C#
4 850 (21.65%) JavaScript
5 461 (11.74%) Python
6 192 (4.89%) Ruby
7 137 (3.49%) T-SQL
8 123 (3.13%) C++
9 122 (3.11%) PHP
10 103 (2.62%) C
11 99 (2.52%) Shell Script
12 94 (2.39%) Bash Shell
13 88 (2.24%) ES6
14 86 (2.19%) PowerShell
15 85 (2.17%) Scala
16 83 (2.11%) Perl
17 81 (2.06%) Java 8
18 61 (1.55%) Groovy
19 56 (1.43%) Go
20 47 (1.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 437 (11.13%) Degree
2 145 (3.69%) ISTQB
3 117 (2.98%) ISEB
4 109 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 51 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 50 (1.27%) Security Cleared
7 40 (1.02%) PMI Certification
8 30 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (0.71%) SC Cleared
10 27 (0.69%) PMP
11 23 (0.59%) VCDX
12 21 (0.53%) Master's Degree
13 20 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (0.46%) SAFe Agilist
15 15 (0.38%) MCSA
15 15 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
16 14 (0.36%) DBS Check
17 13 (0.33%) AWS Certification
17 13 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
18 12 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (1.53%) PMO
2 38 (0.97%) Data Quality
3 29 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 28 (0.71%) SLA
5 25 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.51%) GDPR
7 16 (0.41%) Solvency II
8 12 (0.31%) MiFID
9 8 (0.20%) COBIT
9 8 (0.20%) EMIR
10 6 (0.15%) ISO 9000
10 6 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.13%) GCP
12 4 (0.10%) GAAP
12 4 (0.10%) ISO 22301
13 3 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
13 3 (0.076%) PMBOK
14 2 (0.051%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.051%) UCITS
System Software
1 189 (4.81%) Docker
2 61 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (0.74%) Active Directory
4 23 (0.59%) VMware NSX
5 13 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.23%) Firmware
7 8 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.13%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.13%) KVM
8 5 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.10%) GridGain
10 3 (0.076%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.076%) HDFS
10 3 (0.076%) vCloud
10 3 (0.076%) vSphere
11 2 (0.051%) NFS
11 2 (0.051%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.051%) Xen
12 1 (0.025%) RACF
12 1 (0.025%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 115 (2.93%) Ansible
2 76 (1.94%) Kubernetes
3 67 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
4 58 (1.48%) Puppet
5 37 (0.94%) Terraform
6 36 (0.92%) Kibana
7 31 (0.79%) HP ALM
8 27 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
9 26 (0.66%) logstash
10 20 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
11 18 (0.46%) Perfmon
12 17 (0.43%) Nagios
13 13 (0.33%) HAProxy
13 13 (0.33%) Packer
14 12 (0.31%) Check_MK
15 11 (0.28%) WebInspect
16 10 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
16 10 (0.25%) Oozie
17 9 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
18 8 (0.20%) Mesos
Vendors
1 420 (10.70%) Microsoft
2 235 (5.99%) Oracle
3 116 (2.95%) SAP
4 85 (2.17%) Google
5 81 (2.06%) VMware
6 79 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
7 69 (1.76%) HP
7 69 (1.76%) hybris
8 68 (1.73%) Sitecore
9 57 (1.45%) Adobe
10 51 (1.30%) Cisco
11 45 (1.15%) Capita
12 40 (1.02%) Bloomberg
12 40 (1.02%) IBM
13 36 (0.92%) Atlassian
14 35 (0.89%) Red Hat
15 34 (0.87%) Fidessa
16 32 (0.82%) Cognizant
16 32 (0.82%) TIBCO
17 28 (0.71%) EMC