The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Analyst role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 553 587 590
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 381 367 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.32% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 353 322 271
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-18.66% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104684 113642 104161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.51% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 86404 93317 86694
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QA Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the UK.

QA Analyst Salary Trend in the UK

QA Analyst
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Analyst over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 within the UK.

QA Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Analyst
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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
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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
England +34 367 £37,750 -5.62% 42
London -5 176 £45,000 +5.88% 25
City of London +54 80 £45,000 - 13
South East -21 59 £31,750 -25.29% 3
Yorkshire +28 34 £30,000 - 1
East of England +21 33 £35,500 -2.06% 2
East Midlands +23 26 £34,000 +4.61% 7
Surrey -15 24 £35,000 -26.31% 2
West Yorkshire +17 19 £30,000 -4.00%
Nottingham +13 18 £34,000 +0.74% 4
Nottinghamshire +10 18 £34,000 +0.74% 4
South West -6 14 £27,500 -26.66% 2
North West +11 13 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Suffolk +1 13 £37,500 +36.36%
Guildford +17 12 £33,750 -28.94%
Bradford - 12 £30,000 -
North Yorkshire +11 11 £30,000 +27.65%
West Midlands +1 11 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Hampshire - 11 £23,000 -
Harrogate - 11 £30,000 -
Manchester +5 10 £40,000 +26.98% 1
Bristol -4 10 £27,500 -26.66%
Ipswich -18 10 £38,750 +40.90%
Winchester - 10 £23,000 -
Scotland +21 8 £40,000 -17.94% 1
Essex +14 8 £37,500 -28.57% 2
Berkshire -4 8 £40,000 +4.57% 1
Walton-on-Thames -18 7 £38,000 +16.92% 1
Northamptonshire - 7 £30,000 - 1
West Lothian - 7 £40,000 - 1

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 723 (100.00%) QA
2 365 (50.48%) Agile Software Development
3 301 (41.63%) Selenium
4 263 (36.38%) Finance
5 209 (28.91%) ISEB
6 201 (27.80%) SQL
6 201 (27.80%) Test Scripting
7 180 (24.90%) Automated Testing
8 171 (23.65%) C#
9 170 (23.51%) Software Testing
10 164 (22.68%) Degree
11 161 (22.27%) Java
12 156 (21.58%) ISTQB
13 155 (21.44%) Manual Testing
14 136 (18.81%) Test Automation
15 128 (17.70%) SDLC
16 121 (16.74%) Automation Testing
17 116 (16.04%) User Acceptance Testing
18 111 (15.35%) .NET
19 109 (15.08%) BDD
20 108 (14.94%) WebDriver
21 105 (14.52%) Windows
22 104 (14.38%) Scrum
23 100 (13.83%) Regression Testing
23 100 (13.83%) Microsoft
24 97 (13.42%) Cucumber
25 85 (11.76%) TDD
26 83 (11.48%) XML
27 74 (10.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
28 72 (9.96%) SQL Server

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 10 (1.38%) Confluence
2 9 (1.24%) IIS
3 8 (1.11%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.69%) CMS
7 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.14%) Drupal
8 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.14%) WordPress
8 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.14%) nginx
8 1 (0.14%) Node.js
8 1 (0.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 52 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
3 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.55%) thinkFolio
3 4 (0.55%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.28%) AWD
5 1 (0.14%) Lawson
5 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.14%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.18%) SaaS
2 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.07%) VoIP
1 15 (2.07%) HTTP
2 10 (1.38%) Broadband
3 3 (0.41%) Internet
4 1 (0.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.18%) Big Data
3 19 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (1.80%) MySQL
5 8 (1.11%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.11%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 7 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.55%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.55%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 301 (41.63%) Selenium
2 108 (14.94%) WebDriver
3 97 (13.42%) Cucumber
4 65 (8.99%) HP UFT
5 64 (8.85%) JIRA
5 64 (8.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 49 (6.78%) FitNesse
7 44 (6.09%) SpecFlow
8 34 (4.70%) Visual Studio
9 27 (3.73%) LoadRunner
10 24 (3.32%) Jenkins
11 22 (3.04%) Git (software)
12 21 (2.90%) SoapUI
13 20 (2.77%) Bugzilla
14 19 (2.63%) JUnit
15 18 (2.49%) WATIR
16 17 (2.35%) InstallShield
17 15 (2.07%) Subversion
17 15 (2.07%) Appium
18 13 (1.80%) Eclipse
General
1 263 (36.38%) Finance
2 33 (4.56%) Telecoms
3 29 (4.01%) Law
4 24 (3.32%) Banking
5 23 (3.18%) Marketing
6 21 (2.90%) Back Office
7 16 (2.21%) Retail
8 10 (1.38%) Front Office
9 8 (1.11%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.11%) Legal
9 8 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.83%) Electronics
10 6 (0.83%) Games
11 5 (0.69%) Publishing
12 4 (0.55%) Automotive
12 4 (0.55%) Advertising
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (15.35%) .NET
2 83 (11.48%) XML
3 69 (9.54%) Web Services
4 37 (5.12%) SOAP
5 34 (4.70%) HTML
6 30 (4.15%) ASP.NET
7 22 (3.04%) Gherkin
8 17 (2.35%) REST
9 16 (2.21%) RESTful
10 15 (2.07%) HTML5
11 11 (1.52%) Silverlight
11 11 (1.52%) CSS
12 10 (1.38%) Middleware
12 10 (1.38%) WinForms
13 9 (1.24%) FIX Protocol
14 4 (0.55%) JSON
14 4 (0.55%) jQuery
15 3 (0.41%) AngularJS
15 3 (0.41%) .NET Framework
16 2 (0.28%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.64%) Computer Science
2 46 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.87%) Mobile App
3 28 (3.87%) Client/Server
4 26 (3.60%) Equities
5 25 (3.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 21 (2.90%) Derivative
6 21 (2.90%) Fixed Income
7 17 (2.35%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.11%) Mathematics
10 7 (0.97%) Java Card
11 6 (0.83%) SWIFT
11 6 (0.83%) DTV
12 5 (0.69%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.55%) Social Network
13 4 (0.55%) iPhone
13 4 (0.55%) Replication
13 4 (0.55%) Statistics
14 3 (0.41%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 105 (14.52%) Windows
2 38 (5.26%) Linux
3 32 (4.43%) UNIX
4 17 (2.35%) Android
5 16 (2.21%) Solaris
6 15 (2.07%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.55%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.14%) CentOS
8 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.14%) Debian
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (50.48%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (27.80%) Test Scripting
3 180 (24.90%) Automated Testing
4 170 (23.51%) Software Testing
5 155 (21.44%) Manual Testing
6 136 (18.81%) Test Automation
7 128 (17.70%) SDLC
8 121 (16.74%) Automation Testing
9 116 (16.04%) User Acceptance Testing
10 109 (15.08%) BDD
11 104 (14.38%) Scrum
12 100 (13.83%) Regression Testing
13 85 (11.76%) TDD
14 68 (9.41%) Test Strategy
15 57 (7.88%) Performance Testing
16 51 (7.05%) Continuous Integration
17 45 (6.22%) E-Commerce
18 41 (5.67%) User Stories
19 32 (4.43%) Open Source
19 32 (4.43%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 201 (27.80%) SQL
2 171 (23.65%) C#
3 161 (22.27%) Java
4 46 (6.36%) Python
5 41 (5.67%) Ruby
6 33 (4.56%) JavaScript
7 26 (3.60%) PHP
8 24 (3.32%) Perl
9 19 (2.63%) C++
10 15 (2.07%) C
10 15 (2.07%) VBScript
11 14 (1.94%) VB
11 14 (1.94%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.83%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.69%) VB6
13 5 (0.69%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.55%) XPath
15 3 (0.41%) Groovy
16 2 (0.28%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.28%) VC++
Qualifications
1 209 (28.91%) ISEB
2 164 (22.68%) Degree
3 156 (21.58%) ISTQB
4 74 (10.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (0.97%) HND
6 1 (0.14%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 723 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (4.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 100 (13.83%) Microsoft
2 50 (6.92%) Oracle
3 31 (4.29%) HP
4 15 (2.07%) VMware
5 14 (1.94%) Red Hat
6 6 (0.83%) SAP
7 4 (0.55%) Apple
7 4 (0.55%) SimCorp
7 4 (0.55%) Bloomberg
7 4 (0.55%) Charles River
8 3 (0.41%) Google
8 3 (0.41%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.28%) IBM
10 1 (0.14%) Telerik
10 1 (0.14%) Alterian
10 1 (0.14%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.14%) Facebook
10 1 (0.14%) Twitter
10 1 (0.14%) New Relic
10 1 (0.14%) ForgeRock
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