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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 605 579 528
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -51
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 375 430 533
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.39% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.40% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 336 397 447
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -4.41%

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
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 2016 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 29 April 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
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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 -31 361 £38,000 +8.57% 47
London +35 179 £47,500 +5.55% 24
South East +17 63 £37,500 +19.04% 7
East of England -2 34 £35,000 -6.66% 4
City of London +34 32 £40,000 -15.78% 7
Yorkshire -9 30 £37,500 +25.00% 3
Surrey -7 25 £35,000 +11.11% 4
West Midlands -18 25 £34,500 +6.15% 3
Leeds +10 24 £37,500 +10.29% 2
West Yorkshire +1 24 £37,500 +10.29% 2
Berkshire +6 18 £40,000 -6.97%
Suffolk +6 14 £35,000 -12.50% 1
South West -1 12 £32,500 +12.06%
Ipswich +10 10 £35,000 -12.50% 1
North West -4 10 £37,500 +29.31% 4
East Midlands -5 10 £41,500 +24.81% 2
Walton-on-Thames -16 10 £31,500 +3.27%
Buckinghamshire +20 8 £36,250 -27.50%
East Sussex +31 7 £34,000 - 1
Manchester +3 7 £37,500 +25.00% 4
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £37,500 +25.00%
Essex -1 7 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Coventry - 7 £45,750 -
Cambridge - 7 £37,500 -
Brighton - 7 £34,000 - 1
Staffordshire +13 5 £35,000 +68.67%
Liverpool +12 5 £37,500 +7.14%
Merseyside +10 5 £37,500 +25.00%
Nottingham +10 5 - -
Nottinghamshire +8 5 - -

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 766 (100.00%) QA
2 367 (47.91%) Agile Software Development
3 330 (43.08%) Selenium
4 242 (31.59%) SQL
5 215 (28.07%) Manual Testing
6 195 (25.46%) Test Scripting
7 191 (24.93%) ISEB
7 191 (24.93%) Software Testing
8 188 (24.54%) Java
9 177 (23.11%) Finance
10 164 (21.41%) ISTQB
11 162 (21.15%) Test Automation
12 161 (21.02%) C#
13 149 (19.45%) Automated Testing
14 143 (18.67%) JIRA
15 138 (18.02%) Automation Testing
16 133 (17.36%) BDD
17 129 (16.84%) Scrum
17 129 (16.84%) Functional Testing
18 128 (16.71%) WebDriver
19 126 (16.45%) Microsoft
20 117 (15.27%) Regression Testing
20 117 (15.27%) .NET
21 114 (14.88%) User Acceptance Testing
22 103 (13.45%) Cucumber
23 99 (12.92%) SDLC
24 96 (12.53%) Degree
25 90 (11.75%) Test Strategy
26 81 (10.57%) Ruby
26 81 (10.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (1.31%) CMS
1 10 (1.31%) ColdFusion
2 8 (1.04%) Confluence
2 8 (1.04%) IIS
3 6 (0.78%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.65%) Drupal
5 4 (0.52%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.26%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.26%) SAS
7 1 (0.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 68 (8.88%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.70%) SaaS
2 11 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.13%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.70%) Internet
1 13 (1.70%) VoIP
2 5 (0.65%) HTTP
3 3 (0.39%) Intranet
4 1 (0.13%) Firewall
4 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.13%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.79%) Relational Database
3 14 (1.83%) MySQL
4 9 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (1.17%) MongoDB
5 7 (0.91%) Big Data
5 7 (0.91%) NoSQL
5 7 (0.91%) RDBMS
6 5 (0.65%) JasperReports
7 4 (0.52%) DB2
7 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.26%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 330 (43.08%) Selenium
2 143 (18.67%) JIRA
3 128 (16.71%) WebDriver
4 103 (13.45%) Cucumber
5 75 (9.79%) SoapUI
6 67 (8.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 56 (7.31%) Jenkins
8 54 (7.05%) JMeter
9 46 (6.01%) HP UFT
10 44 (5.74%) Appium
10 44 (5.74%) Git (software)
10 44 (5.74%) SpecFlow
11 29 (3.79%) WATIR
12 28 (3.66%) JUnit
13 25 (3.26%) FitNesse
14 23 (3.00%) Mercurial
15 20 (2.61%) Hudson
16 17 (2.22%) Gerrit
17 16 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 12 (1.57%) TestNG
General
1 177 (23.11%) Finance
2 46 (6.01%) Telecoms
3 29 (3.79%) Law
4 27 (3.52%) Banking
4 27 (3.52%) Marketing
5 26 (3.39%) Games
6 24 (3.13%) Front Office
7 21 (2.74%) Retail
8 18 (2.35%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.57%) Electronics
9 12 (1.57%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.57%) Legal
9 12 (1.57%) Publishing
10 9 (1.17%) Back Office
10 9 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.52%) Advertising
12 3 (0.39%) Billing
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (15.27%) .NET
2 54 (7.05%) XML
3 49 (6.40%) Web Services
4 46 (6.01%) SOAP
5 44 (5.74%) HTML
6 38 (4.96%) Gherkin
7 28 (3.66%) REST
8 25 (3.26%) CSS
9 21 (2.74%) JSON
10 17 (2.22%) HTML5
10 17 (2.22%) RESTful
11 13 (1.70%) J2EE
12 12 (1.57%) FIX Protocol
13 11 (1.44%) Middleware
14 10 (1.31%) AngularJS
15 8 (1.04%) .NET Framework
16 6 (0.78%) ASP.NET
16 6 (0.78%) Behat
16 6 (0.78%) jQuery
16 6 (0.78%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (7.18%) Computer Science
3 46 (6.01%) Mobile App
4 24 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 21 (2.74%) Equities
6 20 (2.61%) iPad
7 19 (2.48%) Derivative
7 19 (2.48%) User Experience
8 14 (1.83%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.57%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.31%) AS400
11 9 (1.17%) Fintech
12 8 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.91%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.91%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.78%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (0.78%) Digital Media
14 6 (0.78%) Replication
15 5 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 67 (8.75%) Linux
1 67 (8.75%) Unix
2 64 (8.36%) Windows
3 25 (3.26%) Android
4 24 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.17%) Mac OS X
5 9 (1.17%) Solaris
6 8 (1.04%) Kali Linux
7 7 (0.91%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.65%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (47.91%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (28.07%) Manual Testing
3 195 (25.46%) Test Scripting
4 191 (24.93%) Software Testing
5 162 (21.15%) Test Automation
6 149 (19.45%) Automated Testing
7 138 (18.02%) Automation Testing
8 133 (17.36%) BDD
9 129 (16.84%) Functional Testing
9 129 (16.84%) Scrum
10 117 (15.27%) Regression Testing
11 114 (14.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 99 (12.92%) SDLC
13 90 (11.75%) Test Strategy
14 76 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
14 76 (9.92%) TDD
15 61 (7.96%) E-Commerce
16 47 (6.14%) Defect Management
17 45 (5.87%) QA Automation
18 43 (5.61%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 242 (31.59%) SQL
2 188 (24.54%) Java
3 161 (21.02%) C#
4 81 (10.57%) Ruby
5 55 (7.18%) Python
6 49 (6.40%) JavaScript
7 28 (3.66%) C++
7 28 (3.66%) Perl
8 19 (2.48%) PHP
9 15 (1.96%) C
9 15 (1.96%) Shell Script
10 14 (1.83%) Bash Shell
11 7 (0.91%) Groovy
12 6 (0.78%) VBScript
13 5 (0.65%) VB
14 3 (0.39%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.26%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.26%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 191 (24.93%) ISEB
2 164 (21.41%) ISTQB
3 96 (12.53%) Degree
4 81 (10.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (0.65%) HND
5 5 (0.65%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 766 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (1.04%) SDET
3 5 (0.65%) HL7
3 5 (0.65%) MiFID
4 3 (0.39%) SLA
5 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 41 (5.35%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.26%) Nagios
3 1 (0.13%) Puppet
3 1 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 126 (16.45%) Microsoft
2 41 (5.35%) HP
3 36 (4.70%) Oracle
4 11 (1.44%) SAP
5 9 (1.17%) Red Hat
6 7 (0.91%) Atlassian
7 6 (0.78%) Telerik
8 5 (0.65%) IBM
8 5 (0.65%) Splunk
9 4 (0.52%) Apple
9 4 (0.52%) VMware
10 3 (0.39%) Bloomberg
10 3 (0.39%) FXall
10 3 (0.39%) MarketAxess
10 3 (0.39%) StreamBase
10 3 (0.39%) Tradeweb
11 2 (0.26%) iManage
11 2 (0.26%) Interwoven
11 2 (0.26%) Qualys
12 1 (0.13%) Sybase
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Salary: £36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bedfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Outstanding Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Ecellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: £25,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum dependent upon exp. plus benefits.
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £46000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago