The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 213 203 214
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 10 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 0.19% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.20% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 2
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +51.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,175 £27,500 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £55,000 £32,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5800 5003 5295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.79% 95.28% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4785 4392 4649
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
QA Analyst
England

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
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Analyst across the South West region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

QA Analyst Salary Histogram 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 11 July 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 +7 7 £37,500 +36.36%
Gloucestershire +2 1 £32,500 +18.18%
Dorset -11 1 £40,000 -15.78%
Wiltshire - 1 £42,500 -
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 28 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 12 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 11 (39.29%) Manual Testing
3 11 (39.29%) Software Testing
4 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (32.14%) Degree
5 9 (32.14%) System Testing
5 9 (32.14%) Stress Testing
5 9 (32.14%) Unit Testing
5 9 (32.14%) Middleware
6 8 (28.57%) HP
6 8 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (25.00%) ISEB
7 7 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
8 6 (21.43%) SQL
9 5 (17.86%) Oracle
9 5 (17.86%) Finance
9 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
9 5 (17.86%) Selenium
9 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
9 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
10 4 (14.29%) Scrum
10 4 (14.29%) LoadRunner
11 3 (10.71%) Information Security
11 3 (10.71%) Mainframe
11 3 (10.71%) JMeter
11 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
11 3 (10.71%) Perl

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (17.86%) Selenium
2 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
3 4 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 3 (10.71%) JMeter
4 3 (10.71%) JIRA
4 3 (10.71%) Ranorex
5 2 (7.14%) WATIR
5 2 (7.14%) FitNesse
5 2 (7.14%) TestComplete
5 2 (7.14%) WatiN
6 1 (3.57%) Toad
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) Middleware
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Client/Server
1 3 (10.71%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.57%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Regression Testing
1 12 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 11 (39.29%) Manual Testing
2 11 (39.29%) Software Testing
3 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) Stress Testing
4 9 (32.14%) Unit Testing
4 9 (32.14%) System Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
8 4 (14.29%) Scrum
9 3 (10.71%) Information Security
9 3 (10.71%) V-Model
9 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
10 2 (7.14%) SOA
10 2 (7.14%) BPEL
10 2 (7.14%) Test Management
10 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (3.57%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Python
2 3 (10.71%) Perl
2 3 (10.71%) PHP
2 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Ruby
3 2 (7.14%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) COBOL
3 2 (7.14%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.57%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Degree
2 7 (25.00%) ISEB
3 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) HP
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Telerik
4 1 (3.57%) Green Hat
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft