Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
London > South London
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 47 22
Rank change year-on-year +15 -25 +46
Permanent jobs citing QA 122 93 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South London 6.91% 5.91% 8.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.92% 35.91% 42.09%
Number of salaries quoted 107 74 111
South London median annual salary £52,500 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.98% -1.11% -18.18%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £64,625 £73,750
London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +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 291 259 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South London 16.48% 16.45% 19.20%
Number of salaries quoted 211 216 234
South London median annual salary £47,500 £44,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.74% -6.32% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,500 £28,425
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £74,625
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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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 19 January 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 19 January 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
Croydon +10 50 £60,000 +34.83% 5
Kingston Upon Thames +4 29 £50,000 +36.05% 6
Bromley +21 23 £40,000 -46.67% 4
Merton +1 17 £62,500 +8.70%
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London

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 67 (54.92%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (36.89%) SQL
3 37 (30.33%) Test Automation
4 30 (24.59%) Finance
5 25 (20.49%) Selenium
6 24 (19.67%) Scrum
7 23 (18.85%) Regression Testing
7 23 (18.85%) Open Source
7 23 (18.85%) User Stories
8 22 (18.03%) Microsoft
9 21 (17.21%) DevOps
10 20 (16.39%) Microsoft Excel
10 20 (16.39%) Retail
10 20 (16.39%) Functional Testing
11 19 (15.57%) SC Cleared
11 19 (15.57%) Security Cleared
12 18 (14.75%) Java
12 18 (14.75%) Microsoft Azure
12 18 (14.75%) Technical Leadership
13 17 (13.93%) .NET
14 16 (13.11%) C#
14 16 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
14 16 (13.11%) Cloud Computing
14 16 (13.11%) REST
14 16 (13.11%) Test Scripting
14 16 (13.11%) Terraform
15 15 (12.30%) TDD
16 14 (11.48%) Time Management
16 14 (11.48%) JIRA
16 14 (11.48%) WebDriver

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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 4 (3.28%) Mule
Applications
1 20 (16.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (9.84%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.82%) InVision
Business Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (13.11%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (10.66%) SaaS
4 9 (7.38%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (3.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (3.28%) IaaS
5 4 (3.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.28%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.64%) Firewall
2 2 (1.64%) HTTP
2 2 (1.64%) Internet
2 2 (1.64%) NAS
2 2 (1.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.02%) Power BI
1 11 (9.02%) SQL Server
1 11 (9.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 11 (9.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (8.20%) Data Lake
2 10 (8.20%) PowerPivot
3 9 (7.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 6 (4.92%) Data Mining
5 4 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.28%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.82%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (20.49%) Selenium
2 14 (11.48%) JIRA
2 14 (11.48%) WebDriver
3 9 (7.38%) Cucumber
4 8 (6.56%) HP UFT
5 6 (4.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (4.10%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.28%) JIRA Agile
7 4 (3.28%) Vagrant
8 3 (2.46%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.46%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.64%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.82%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.82%) Maven
General
1 30 (24.59%) Finance
2 20 (16.39%) Retail
3 4 (3.28%) Marketing
4 3 (2.46%) Law
5 2 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.82%) Back Office
6 1 (0.82%) Banking
6 1 (0.82%) Games
6 1 (0.82%) Legal
6 1 (0.82%) Publishing
6 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (31.15%) Analyst
2 19 (15.57%) Developer
3 18 (14.75%) Test Analyst
4 17 (13.93%) QA Engineer
5 12 (9.84%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (9.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 10 (8.20%) QA Automation Engineer
7 10 (8.20%) Support Analyst
8 9 (7.38%) Excel Analyst
8 9 (7.38%) Financial Analyst
8 9 (7.38%) Service Analyst
8 9 (7.38%) SQL Analyst
8 9 (7.38%) SQL Support Analyst
9 7 (5.74%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.74%) Architect
9 7 (5.74%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 7 (5.74%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (5.74%) C# Developer
10 6 (4.92%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.93%) .NET
2 16 (13.11%) REST
3 13 (10.66%) AngularJS
4 12 (9.84%) LDAP
5 10 (8.20%) JSON
5 10 (8.20%) Web Services
6 9 (7.38%) HTML
7 8 (6.56%) React
8 7 (5.74%) ASP.NET
8 7 (5.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (5.74%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (5.74%) RESTful
8 7 (5.74%) SOAP
9 6 (4.92%) CSS
9 6 (4.92%) Hibernate
9 6 (4.92%) Spring
10 5 (4.10%) .NET Framework
10 5 (4.10%) Gherkin
10 5 (4.10%) WSH
10 5 (4.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.20%) Fintech
3 8 (6.56%) Mobile App
4 7 (5.74%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.10%) User Experience
6 4 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.28%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.64%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.82%) Clustering
8 1 (0.82%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.84%) VMS
2 10 (8.20%) Linux
3 3 (2.46%) Unix
4 2 (1.64%) Android
4 2 (1.64%) Solaris
4 2 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (54.92%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (30.33%) Test Automation
3 24 (19.67%) Scrum
4 23 (18.85%) Open Source
4 23 (18.85%) Regression Testing
4 23 (18.85%) User Stories
5 21 (17.21%) DevOps
6 20 (16.39%) Functional Testing
7 18 (14.75%) Technical Leadership
8 16 (13.11%) Test Scripting
9 15 (12.30%) TDD
10 14 (11.48%) Time Management
11 13 (10.66%) BDD
12 12 (9.84%) Data Modelling
12 12 (9.84%) Data Protection
12 12 (9.84%) E-Commerce
12 12 (9.84%) Manual Testing
12 12 (9.84%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (9.02%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 45 (36.89%) SQL
2 18 (14.75%) Java
3 16 (13.11%) C#
4 11 (9.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 11 (9.02%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.20%) PowerShell
6 7 (5.74%) C
6 7 (5.74%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.92%) Python
8 5 (4.10%) VBScript
9 4 (3.28%) Ruby
10 3 (2.46%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.64%) XPath
12 1 (0.82%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 19 (15.57%) SC Cleared
1 19 (15.57%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.66%) Degree
2 13 (10.66%) ISTQB
3 11 (9.02%) ISEB
4 3 (2.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.64%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.64%) PMP
5 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.82%) CISA
6 1 (0.82%) CISM
6 1 (0.82%) CISSP
6 1 (0.82%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.82%) PSD2
System Software
1 6 (4.92%) Docker
2 2 (1.64%) KVM
2 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (13.11%) Terraform
2 12 (9.84%) Kubernetes
3 6 (4.92%) Puppet
4 4 (3.28%) Consul
4 4 (3.28%) Packer
5 3 (2.46%) HP ALM
6 2 (1.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (18.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.38%) Splunk
3 7 (5.74%) Google
4 5 (4.10%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.28%) Demandware
5 4 (3.28%) Oracle
5 4 (3.28%) Rackspace
6 3 (2.46%) HP
6 3 (2.46%) SAP
7 1 (0.82%) Adobe
7 1 (0.82%) IBM
7 1 (0.82%) Optimizely
7 1 (0.82%) Qubit