The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 223 201 213
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 4 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.065% 0.14% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.15% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 5
Average salary £36,250 £31,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.07% +26.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £24,900 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £47,500 £32,100
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,750
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
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 West 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 West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5864 4812 5444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.07% 95.02% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4854 4143 4828
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 West

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

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in the South West

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

QA Analyst Salary Trend in the South West

QA Analyst
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Bristol - 3 £37,500 -
Gloucestershire -3 1 £32,500 +18.18%
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 18 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Degree
3 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (38.89%) Regression Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Test Strategy
5 6 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Finance
6 5 (27.78%) HP
6 5 (27.78%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (22.22%) Scrum
7 4 (22.22%) Middleware
7 4 (22.22%) System Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Stress Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 4 (22.22%) Selenium
7 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Ruby
8 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
8 3 (16.67%) Ranorex
8 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (16.67%) JMeter
8 3 (16.67%) Information Security
8 3 (16.67%) ISEB
8 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
8 3 (16.67%) Java
8 3 (16.67%) Perl
8 3 (16.67%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium
3 3 (16.67%) JMeter
3 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 3 (16.67%) Ranorex
4 2 (11.11%) WATIR
4 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
4 2 (11.11%) TestComplete
4 2 (11.11%) WatiN
5 1 (5.56%) JIRA
5 1 (5.56%) Toad
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Middleware
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Test Strategy
3 7 (38.89%) Regression Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 4 (22.22%) System Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 4 (22.22%) Stress Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 3 (16.67%) Information Security
6 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Low Latency
7 1 (5.56%) CRM
7 1 (5.56%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
1 3 (16.67%) Perl
1 3 (16.67%) PHP
1 3 (16.67%) Python
1 3 (16.67%) Ruby
2 2 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) COBOL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Green Hat