The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had QA Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 229 227 220
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 6 16 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.11% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6 16 15
Median salary £32,500 £27,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -26.66%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £31,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
QA Test 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
5160 5618 5790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.23% 97.28% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4358 4691 4836
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured QA Test Analyst in the job title.

QA Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

QA Test Analyst
Salary Trend in the South West

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

QA Test Analyst Salary Trend in the South West

QA Test Analyst
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol 0 5 £32,500 +18.18%
Gloucestershire -1 1 £40,000 +44.14%
QA Test Analyst
England

QA Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, QA Test Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring QA Test Analyst in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (66.67%) ISEB
3 9 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
4 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 8 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
6 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
6 5 (27.78%) XML
6 5 (27.78%) Windows
6 5 (27.78%) Java
6 5 (27.78%) Usability Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (27.78%) User Stories
6 5 (27.78%) User Experience
6 5 (27.78%) SDLC
7 4 (22.22%) Selenium
7 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Web Development
8 3 (16.67%) Time Management
8 3 (16.67%) Finance
8 3 (16.67%) Scrum
8 3 (16.67%) Internet
8 3 (16.67%) J2EE
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 3 (16.67%) HTML
8 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
8 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

QA Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (11.11%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium
3 2 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Billing
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) XML
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) J2EE
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) User Experience
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
1 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
4 5 (27.78%) SDLC
4 5 (27.78%) Usability Testing
4 5 (27.78%) User Stories
5 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) Time Management
6 3 (16.67%) Web Development
7 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
7 2 (11.11%) ERP
7 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Test Management
7 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) C
2 2 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) C++
2 2 (11.11%) MATLAB
2 2 (11.11%) Objective-C
2 2 (11.11%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) R
2 2 (11.11%) Ruby
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) ISEB
2 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Apple
3 1 (5.56%) SAP