Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
London > South London
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 36 47
Rank change year-on-year -20 +11 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 80 117 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South London 4.66% 6.33% 6.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.01% 41.79% 39.92%
Number of salaries quoted 54 93 71
South London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +23.60% -11.00%
10th Percentile £36,400 £28,800 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £75,000 £72,500
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 258 280 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South London 15.03% 15.15% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 210 204 191
South London median annual salary £47,500 £49,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.55% +15.88% -15.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £65,591 £75,000 £75,000
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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

QA
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

QA
Salary Histogram in South London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in South London over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019. 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
Bromley +12 35 £51,250 +28.13% 4
Croydon -22 24 £45,000 -25.00% 7
Kingston Upon Thames -25 11 £42,500 -7.10% 3
Merton -20 4 £40,000 -46.67% 3
Wandsworth - 2 £28,250 -
Sutton - 1 £37,500 - 4
QA
London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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 34 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (40.00%) Scrum
3 21 (26.25%) TDD
3 21 (26.25%) BDD
4 18 (22.50%) Windows
5 17 (21.25%) SQL
5 17 (21.25%) Finance
5 17 (21.25%) Selenium
5 17 (21.25%) Test Automation
6 16 (20.00%) ERP
7 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 15 (18.75%) Risk Management
8 14 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (16.25%) Software Engineering
9 13 (16.25%) Linux
9 13 (16.25%) DevOps
10 12 (15.00%) Java
11 11 (13.75%) SCCM
11 11 (13.75%) Time Management
11 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
11 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
12 10 (12.50%) Kanban
12 10 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
12 10 (12.50%) Oracle Database
12 10 (12.50%) IFRS
12 10 (12.50%) Critical Thinking
12 10 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
12 10 (12.50%) Oracle ERP
12 10 (12.50%) Informatica
12 10 (12.50%) Oracle

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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 7 (8.75%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.25%) Camunda
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (12.50%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.00%) AWS
2 5 (6.25%) BrowserStack
2 5 (6.25%) Power Platform
2 5 (6.25%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (2.50%) GitHub
3 2 (2.50%) Office 365
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.25%) Apigee
4 1 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.25%) Azure
4 1 (1.25%) SaaS
4 1 (1.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) Firewall
2 1 (1.25%) Internet
2 1 (1.25%) NAS
2 1 (1.25%) OpenVPN
2 1 (1.25%) VoIP
2 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.25%) Power BI
2 5 (6.25%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 17 (21.25%) Selenium
2 9 (11.25%) Cucumber
2 9 (11.25%) InstallShield
2 9 (11.25%) MSI
3 8 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 7 (8.75%) Gatling
4 7 (8.75%) JMeter
5 5 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.25%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.25%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.25%) Gradle
7 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.25%) JUnit
7 1 (1.25%) Mockito
7 1 (1.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (21.25%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.25%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 18 (22.50%) Analyst
2 12 (15.00%) Developer
3 11 (13.75%) QA Engineer
4 9 (11.25%) Applications Specialist
4 9 (11.25%) QA Analyst
5 8 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 7 (8.75%) Software Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Angular Developer
7 6 (7.50%) Developer in Test
7 6 (7.50%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (6.25%) Agile Developer
8 5 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (6.25%) Business Manager
8 5 (6.25%) Informatica Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Power BI Developer
8 5 (6.25%) Resilience Manager
9 3 (3.75%) QA Leader
10 2 (2.50%) Embedded Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) QA Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
2 8 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 8 (10.00%) Gherkin
3 7 (8.75%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (7.50%) Angular 2
5 5 (6.25%) XML
6 2 (2.50%) REST
7 1 (1.25%) COM
7 1 (1.25%) Java EE
7 1 (1.25%) JMS
7 1 (1.25%) JPA
7 1 (1.25%) JSON
7 1 (1.25%) Lambda Expressions
7 1 (1.25%) RAML
7 1 (1.25%) React
7 1 (1.25%) Spring
7 1 (1.25%) Swagger
7 1 (1.25%) Velocity
7 1 (1.25%) Web Services
7 1 (1.25%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.25%) Life Science
3 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.25%) PMI
3 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.50%) Windows
2 13 (16.25%) Linux
3 10 (12.50%) Unix
4 9 (11.25%) Windows 7
4 9 (11.25%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.25%) CentOS
6 1 (1.25%) Debian
6 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (40.00%) Scrum
3 21 (26.25%) BDD
3 21 (26.25%) TDD
4 17 (21.25%) Test Automation
5 16 (20.00%) ERP
6 15 (18.75%) Risk Management
7 14 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (16.25%) DevOps
8 13 (16.25%) Software Engineering
9 11 (13.75%) Time Management
10 10 (12.50%) Critical Thinking
10 10 (12.50%) Kanban
11 9 (11.25%) Application Packaging
11 9 (11.25%) Customer Requirements
11 9 (11.25%) Escalation Management
11 9 (11.25%) Knowledge Management
11 9 (11.25%) Performance Testing
11 9 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (11.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.25%) SQL
2 12 (15.00%) Java
3 10 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 7 (8.75%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 4 (5.00%) C#
7 3 (3.75%) Python
8 2 (2.50%) C
8 2 (2.50%) Embedded C
8 2 (2.50%) Ruby
9 1 (1.25%) Groovy
9 1 (1.25%) Java 8
9 1 (1.25%) Jython
9 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.25%) Scala
9 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
1 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.25%) MCSE
2 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.00%) Degree
4 2 (2.50%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.50%) PhD
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.25%) ISEB
5 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.50%) IFRS
2 9 (11.25%) SLA
3 5 (6.25%) Data Quality
3 5 (6.25%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 10 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (11.25%) XenApp
3 1 (1.25%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) SCCM
2 7 (8.75%) Kibana
2 7 (8.75%) logstash
3 1 (1.25%) Ansible
3 1 (1.25%) SCOM
3 1 (1.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.50%) Informatica
2 10 (12.50%) Oracle
3 9 (11.25%) Novell
4 7 (8.75%) Adobe
5 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.50%) Xilinx
6 1 (1.25%) Apple
6 1 (1.25%) BMC
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco
6 1 (1.25%) Draytek
6 1 (1.25%) Remedy
6 1 (1.25%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.25%) Splunk
6 1 (1.25%) Synology