The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 372 401 397
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 71 38 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 51 34 45
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,200 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,800 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.55%
QA Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21093 20797 22222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.72% 95.10% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 16614 17166 18964
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Analyst in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in the South East

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

QA Analyst Salary Trend in the South East

QA Analyst
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Analyst across the South East region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

QA Analyst Salary Histogram in the South East

QA Analyst
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the South East region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +23 28 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Berkshire +3 25 £39,000 +11.42% 3
Buckinghamshire -9 5 £25,000 -28.57% 1
East Sussex - 5 £34,000 - 2
West Sussex -16 4 £32,500 +18.18%
Kent -5 2 £41,000 +13.10%
Hampshire -7 2 £37,500 -16.66%
Oxfordshire +8 1 £47,500 +48.43%
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the South East region that cited QA Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Analyst in their job title.

1 182 (100.00%) QA
2 93 (51.10%) Software Testing
3 91 (50.00%) SQL
4 87 (47.80%) Finance
5 86 (47.25%) Degree
6 84 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
7 72 (39.56%) Test Automation
8 70 (38.46%) Selenium
9 61 (33.52%) Java
10 60 (32.97%) .NET
11 59 (32.42%) C#
11 59 (32.42%) Mathematics
12 57 (31.32%) Microsoft
13 56 (30.77%) ISEB
14 50 (27.47%) Computer Science
15 41 (22.53%) Test Strategy
16 40 (21.98%) Test Scripting
17 37 (20.33%) C++
17 37 (20.33%) HTML
18 36 (19.78%) XML
18 36 (19.78%) HP Quality Center
19 33 (18.13%) OO
20 32 (17.58%) SQL Server
21 30 (16.48%) Team Foundation Server
21 30 (16.48%) WinRunner
22 28 (15.38%) Regression Testing
23 27 (14.84%) ISTQB
24 26 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
25 25 (13.74%) Manual Testing
26 24 (13.19%) TestComplete

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the South East region that cited QA Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.85%) ColdFusion
2 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.55%) Drupal
2 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.75%) MS Office
3 3 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.20%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.44%) Internet
2 14 (7.69%) 3G
2 14 (7.69%) Broadband
3 1 (0.55%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 70 (38.46%) Selenium
2 30 (16.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (16.48%) WinRunner
3 26 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 24 (13.19%) TestComplete
5 23 (12.64%) Cucumber
6 22 (12.09%) WebDriver
7 15 (8.24%) Visual Studio
8 13 (7.14%) Subversion
8 13 (7.14%) Ranorex
9 12 (6.59%) JIRA
10 10 (5.49%) NUnit
10 10 (5.49%) Rhino Mocks
11 9 (4.95%) FitNesse
11 9 (4.95%) SpecFlow
12 8 (4.40%) SilkTest
12 8 (4.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 8 (4.40%) ClearCase
13 7 (3.85%) InstallShield
14 6 (3.30%) InstallAnywhere
General
1 87 (47.80%) Finance
2 24 (13.19%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.59%) Retail
4 8 (4.40%) Front Office
4 8 (4.40%) Back Office
5 4 (2.20%) Marketing
6 2 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.10%) Billing
7 1 (0.55%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (32.97%) .NET
2 37 (20.33%) HTML
3 36 (19.78%) XML
4 23 (12.64%) Web Services
5 18 (9.89%) CSS
6 14 (7.69%) SOAP
7 13 (7.14%) .NET Framework
8 10 (5.49%) HTML5
8 10 (5.49%) CSS3
9 9 (4.95%) WSDL
9 9 (4.95%) XSD
10 8 (4.40%) ODBC
11 4 (2.20%) JSON
11 4 (2.20%) WCF
11 4 (2.20%) LINQ
11 4 (2.20%) jQuery
11 4 (2.20%) Backbone.js
11 4 (2.20%) Sass
12 2 (1.10%) REST
12 2 (1.10%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 59 (32.42%) Mathematics
2 50 (27.47%) Computer Science
3 18 (9.89%) Smartphone
4 13 (7.14%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.20%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.20%) FMCG
6 3 (1.65%) SWIFT
6 3 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.65%) NHS
7 2 (1.10%) EPoS
7 2 (1.10%) Physics
7 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.55%) Open Source
8 1 (0.55%) iPad
8 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.55%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.79%) Windows
2 7 (3.85%) Linux
3 6 (3.30%) UNIX
4 1 (0.55%) Android
4 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (51.10%) Software Testing
2 84 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (39.56%) Test Automation
4 41 (22.53%) Test Strategy
5 40 (21.98%) Test Scripting
6 33 (18.13%) OO
7 28 (15.38%) Regression Testing
8 25 (13.74%) Manual Testing
9 24 (13.19%) Test Management
10 22 (12.09%) Automated Testing
11 20 (10.99%) Analytics
12 18 (9.89%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (9.89%) Workflow
13 14 (7.69%) Validation
13 14 (7.69%) Unit Testing
13 14 (7.69%) TDD
14 13 (7.14%) Software Engineering
14 13 (7.14%) Scrum
14 13 (7.14%) RAD
15 11 (6.04%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (50.00%) SQL
2 61 (33.52%) Java
3 59 (32.42%) C#
4 37 (20.33%) C++
5 24 (13.19%) JavaScript
6 15 (8.24%) Python
7 11 (6.04%) Perl
8 10 (5.49%) PHP
9 9 (4.95%) Delphi
10 4 (2.20%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.20%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.20%) VBScript
11 2 (1.10%) VB
12 1 (0.55%) VC++
12 1 (0.55%) Ruby
12 1 (0.55%) C
Qualifications
1 86 (47.25%) Degree
2 56 (30.77%) ISEB
3 27 (14.84%) ISTQB
4 12 (6.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.10%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.10%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 36 (19.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 57 (31.32%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.14%) HP
3 12 (6.59%) SunGard
4 8 (4.40%) VMware
5 1 (0.55%) JBoss
5 1 (0.55%) BT
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