Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South 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 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
London > South London
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 48 33
Rank change year-on-year +12 -15 +48
Permanent jobs citing QA 114 95 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South London 6.27% 6.06% 6.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.07% 39.92% 38.55%
Number of salaries quoted 92 70 114
South London median annual salary £50,000 £44,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.36% -11.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £27,600 £27,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £98,750
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 South London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 271 238 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South London 14.91% 15.19% 17.99%
Number of salaries quoted 198 188 260
South London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £26,375 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in South London

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South London.

Job vacancy trend for QA in South London

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Salary Trend in South London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in South London.

Salary trend for QA in South London

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Salary Histogram in South London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in South London over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in South London

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Job Locations in South London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South London region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
Croydon +7 34 £60,000 +34.83% 9
Kingston Upon Thames +20 33 £41,500 +12.93% 4
Bromley +14 23 £36,250 -14.71% 4
Merton +4 21 £75,000 +39.53%
QA
London

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 South London region with a requirement for QA.

1 60 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (39.47%) SQL
3 44 (38.60%) Finance
4 33 (28.95%) Microsoft
4 33 (28.95%) Scrum
5 32 (28.07%) Microsoft Excel
6 31 (27.19%) Test Automation
7 19 (16.67%) Selenium
8 18 (15.79%) Java
8 18 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
9 17 (14.91%) Open Source
10 16 (14.04%) User Stories
10 16 (14.04%) Test Scripting
10 16 (14.04%) Time Management
10 16 (14.04%) SQL Server
11 15 (13.16%) Data Modelling
11 15 (13.16%) ETL
11 15 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (13.16%) Data Analysis
11 15 (13.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (13.16%) Degree
11 15 (13.16%) JIRA
11 15 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (13.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 15 (13.16%) Power BI
12 14 (12.28%) DevOps
12 14 (12.28%) PowerPivot
12 14 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
12 14 (12.28%) Retail
13 13 (11.40%) Regression Testing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 5 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.63%) Confluence
2 3 (2.63%) Mule
3 1 (0.88%) Ethereum
3 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (28.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.51%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.88%) InVision
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (10.53%) SaaS
3 10 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (8.77%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (7.89%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (3.51%) IaaS
5 4 (3.51%) PaaS
6 1 (0.88%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.88%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.88%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.75%) Firewall
2 2 (1.75%) NAS
2 2 (1.75%) SAN
3 1 (0.88%) HTTP
3 1 (0.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.16%) Power BI
2 15 (13.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 15 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (12.28%) PowerPivot
4 11 (9.65%) Data Lake
5 10 (8.77%) Data Mining
6 9 (7.89%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (7.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.51%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (16.67%) Selenium
2 15 (13.16%) JIRA
3 10 (8.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.26%) WebDriver
5 5 (4.39%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.51%) Vagrant
7 3 (2.63%) HP UFT
7 3 (2.63%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.63%) Maven
7 3 (2.63%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.75%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.88%) Appium
9 1 (0.88%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.88%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (38.60%) Finance
2 14 (12.28%) Retail
3 6 (5.26%) Law
4 5 (4.39%) Marketing
5 4 (3.51%) Banking
6 2 (1.75%) Back Office
6 2 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.75%) Publishing
7 1 (0.88%) Games
7 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (33.33%) Analyst
2 22 (19.30%) Developer
3 15 (13.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 13 (11.40%) QA Engineer
4 13 (11.40%) Test Analyst
5 12 (10.53%) Support Analyst
6 10 (8.77%) Tester
7 9 (7.89%) Financial Analyst
7 9 (7.89%) Service Analyst
8 8 (7.02%) Excel Analyst
8 8 (7.02%) QA Tester
8 8 (7.02%) SQL Analyst
8 8 (7.02%) SQL Support Analyst
9 7 (6.14%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (5.26%) Dashboard Developer
10 6 (5.26%) QA Analyst
10 6 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (4.39%) Power BI Developer
11 5 (4.39%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.53%) .NET
2 11 (9.65%) HTML
2 11 (9.65%) JSON
3 10 (8.77%) REST
4 8 (7.02%) Web Services
5 7 (6.14%) AngularJS
6 6 (5.26%) .NET Framework
6 6 (5.26%) CSS
6 6 (5.26%) LDAP
6 6 (5.26%) SOAP
6 6 (5.26%) XML
7 5 (4.39%) React
8 4 (3.51%) Hibernate
8 4 (3.51%) RESTful
8 4 (3.51%) Spring
9 3 (2.63%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (2.63%) Apache Camel
9 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.63%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.65%) Fintech
3 6 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.39%) User Experience
5 4 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.51%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.88%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.53%) Linux
2 6 (5.26%) VMS
3 4 (3.51%) Android
4 3 (2.63%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.63%) Unix
4 3 (2.63%) Windows
5 2 (1.75%) Solaris
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (28.95%) Scrum
3 31 (27.19%) Test Automation
4 17 (14.91%) Open Source
5 16 (14.04%) Test Scripting
5 16 (14.04%) Time Management
5 16 (14.04%) User Stories
6 15 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (13.16%) Data Analysis
6 15 (13.16%) Data Modelling
6 15 (13.16%) ETL
7 14 (12.28%) DevOps
8 13 (11.40%) BDD
8 13 (11.40%) Regression Testing
9 12 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (10.53%) Test Strategy
10 11 (9.65%) Analytics
10 11 (9.65%) Manual Testing
10 11 (9.65%) TDD
11 10 (8.77%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (39.47%) SQL
2 18 (15.79%) Java
3 15 (13.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 11 (9.65%) PowerShell
5 10 (8.77%) JavaScript
6 9 (7.89%) C#
7 8 (7.02%) T-SQL
8 7 (6.14%) Python
9 4 (3.51%) Ruby
10 3 (2.63%) C
10 3 (2.63%) Java 8
10 3 (2.63%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.75%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.88%) Go
12 1 (0.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (13.16%) Degree
2 12 (10.53%) ISEB
2 12 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 12 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.02%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.75%) CISA
5 2 (1.75%) CISM
5 2 (1.75%) CISSP
5 2 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.75%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) PMO
2 4 (3.51%) SLA
3 2 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.75%) PSD2
System Software
1 6 (5.26%) Docker
2 2 (1.75%) KVM
2 2 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (8.77%) Terraform
2 6 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 6 (5.26%) Puppet
3 4 (3.51%) Consul
3 4 (3.51%) Packer
4 3 (2.63%) HP ALM
5 2 (1.75%) Nagios
Vendors
1 33 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.65%) Splunk
3 7 (6.14%) Google
4 5 (4.39%) Oracle
4 5 (4.39%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.51%) Demandware
5 4 (3.51%) Rackspace
6 3 (2.63%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.63%) HP
6 3 (2.63%) IBM
6 3 (2.63%) SAP
7 1 (0.88%) Adobe
7 1 (0.88%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.88%) Optimizely
7 1 (0.88%) Qubit
7 1 (0.88%) Tableau