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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 627 614 531
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -83
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 277 294 396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.27% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.28% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 254 227 363
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 2014 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 19 December 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
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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 -4 269 £38,000 -5.00% 24
London +19 125 £47,500 +11.76% 8
South East -7 42 £36,500 -2.66% 4
City of London +21 31 £45,000 +5.88% 4
North West -27 27 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Yorkshire -6 26 £32,500 +10.16% 4
East of England -6 18 £35,000 +25.00% 1
Surrey +3 16 £30,500 -23.75% 1
West Yorkshire -6 16 £34,000 +15.25% 2
Leeds +4 15 £34,000 +17.24% 2
Cheshire -22 15 £32,500 -18.75%
West Midlands -6 11 £32,500 -13.33%
East Midlands +24 10 £35,000 -6.66% 2
North Yorkshire - 10 £25,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +3 8 £40,000 +14.28% 2
East Sussex - 8 £35,000 -
Brighton - 8 £35,000 -
Walton-on-Thames - 8 £30,500 -
Milton Keynes -2 7 £40,000 +14.28%
Northampton -9 7 £35,000 +40.00% 1
Northamptonshire -12 7 £35,000 +40.00% 1
Essex - 7 £38,500 - 1
Middlesbrough - 7 £25,000 -
Berkshire -9 6 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Hertfordshire -12 6 £22,000 +4.76%
Staffordshire - 6 £25,000 -
Stafford - 6 £25,000 -
Colchester - 6 £36,750 -
Manchester -20 5 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Crewe - 5 £32,500 -

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 610 (100.00%) QA
2 288 (47.21%) Agile Software Development
3 243 (39.84%) Selenium
4 195 (31.97%) Finance
5 175 (28.69%) SQL
6 167 (27.38%) Automated Testing
7 163 (26.72%) ISEB
8 152 (24.92%) Software Testing
9 150 (24.59%) Test Scripting
10 123 (20.16%) Manual Testing
11 119 (19.51%) Test Automation
11 119 (19.51%) Automation Testing
12 118 (19.34%) Java
13 114 (18.69%) C#
14 97 (15.90%) ISTQB
14 97 (15.90%) Cucumber
15 94 (15.41%) Web Services
16 91 (14.92%) Degree
17 88 (14.43%) .NET
17 88 (14.43%) Windows
18 82 (13.44%) BDD
19 78 (12.79%) WebDriver
20 76 (12.46%) Regression Testing
21 75 (12.30%) Microsoft
22 73 (11.97%) TDD
23 69 (11.31%) QuickTest Pro
24 66 (10.82%) User Acceptance Testing
25 65 (10.66%) XML
25 65 (10.66%) Team Foundation Server
26 64 (10.49%) JIRA

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 8 (1.31%) IIS
2 4 (0.66%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.66%) Confluence
3 3 (0.49%) Drupal
4 2 (0.33%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (0.33%) JBoss
5 1 (0.16%) Apache
5 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 35 (5.74%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.13%) MS Office
3 6 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.66%) Mingle
4 4 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.31%) Oracle Financials
2 7 (1.15%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.33%) Servitor
3 2 (0.33%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.33%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.33%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.97%) SaaS
2 4 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.49%) Trello
4 1 (0.16%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.61%) Internet
2 15 (2.46%) 3G
2 15 (2.46%) HTTP
3 14 (2.30%) Broadband
4 4 (0.66%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.33%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.16%) NAS
6 1 (0.16%) GPRS
6 1 (0.16%) GSM
6 1 (0.16%) LAN
6 1 (0.16%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.16%) UMTS
6 1 (0.16%) WCDMA
6 1 (0.16%) Wireless
6 1 (0.16%) HSDPA
6 1 (0.16%) 2G
6 1 (0.16%) HSUPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.98%) MySQL
10 5 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.66%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.66%) Big Data
12 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.49%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.49%) Pentaho
12 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.33%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.33%) QlikView
14 1 (0.16%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 243 (39.84%) Selenium
2 97 (15.90%) Cucumber
3 78 (12.79%) WebDriver
4 69 (11.31%) QuickTest Pro
5 65 (10.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 64 (10.49%) JIRA
7 53 (8.69%) Visual Studio
8 52 (8.52%) FitNesse
9 37 (6.07%) SpecFlow
10 30 (4.92%) Git (software)
11 24 (3.93%) Behat
12 20 (3.28%) InstallShield
13 18 (2.95%) Jenkins
14 15 (2.46%) SoapUI
15 13 (2.13%) NUnit
16 11 (1.80%) JMeter
17 10 (1.64%) TestComplete
17 10 (1.64%) Selenium IDE
18 9 (1.48%) WATIR
18 9 (1.48%) Subversion
General
1 195 (31.97%) Finance
2 35 (5.74%) Telecoms
3 30 (4.92%) Retail
4 15 (2.46%) Marketing
5 12 (1.97%) Games
5 12 (1.97%) Banking
6 10 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (1.64%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.15%) Front Office
7 7 (1.15%) Back Office
8 4 (0.66%) Law
8 4 (0.66%) Billing
8 4 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.49%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.49%) Legal
9 3 (0.49%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.33%) Advertising
11 1 (0.16%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (15.41%) Web Services
2 88 (14.43%) .NET
3 65 (10.66%) XML
4 45 (7.38%) SOAP
5 34 (5.57%) HTML
6 27 (4.43%) Gherkin
7 24 (3.93%) XSD
7 24 (3.93%) WSDL
8 17 (2.79%) ASP.NET
9 11 (1.80%) FIX Protocol
10 7 (1.15%) JSON
11 6 (0.98%) LAMP
11 6 (0.98%) HTML5
11 6 (0.98%) J2EE
11 6 (0.98%) Middleware
12 5 (0.82%) CSS
12 5 (0.82%) REST
12 5 (0.82%) RESTful
13 3 (0.49%) CSS3
13 3 (0.49%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.89%) Computer Science
2 32 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.10%) Open Source
4 21 (3.44%) Derivative
5 20 (3.28%) Client/Server
6 19 (3.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (2.79%) Equities
8 16 (2.62%) Mobile App
9 15 (2.46%) Smartphone
9 15 (2.46%) Mathematics
10 12 (1.97%) Fixed Income
11 10 (1.64%) iPad
12 9 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.15%) SWIFT
13 7 (1.15%) Social Media
14 6 (0.98%) User Experience
15 5 (0.82%) Hedge funds
15 5 (0.82%) Blackberry
16 4 (0.66%) Management Information System
16 4 (0.66%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 88 (14.43%) Windows
2 63 (10.33%) UNIX
3 36 (5.90%) Linux
4 19 (3.11%) Solaris
5 14 (2.30%) Android
6 13 (2.13%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.66%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.49%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.49%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.49%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (47.21%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (27.38%) Automated Testing
3 152 (24.92%) Software Testing
4 150 (24.59%) Test Scripting
5 123 (20.16%) Manual Testing
6 119 (19.51%) Test Automation
6 119 (19.51%) Automation Testing
7 82 (13.44%) BDD
8 76 (12.46%) Regression Testing
9 73 (11.97%) TDD
10 66 (10.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 58 (9.51%) Test Strategy
12 51 (8.36%) Scrum
13 44 (7.21%) Test Planning
14 41 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
15 37 (6.07%) Test Management
16 30 (4.92%) Integration Testing
17 27 (4.43%) System Testing
18 26 (4.26%) Time Management
19 25 (4.10%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 175 (28.69%) SQL
2 118 (19.34%) Java
3 114 (18.69%) C#
4 54 (8.85%) JavaScript
5 33 (5.41%) Python
6 27 (4.43%) Ruby
6 27 (4.43%) Perl
7 23 (3.77%) C++
8 20 (3.28%) Groovy
9 10 (1.64%) Scala
10 9 (1.48%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.48%) VBScript
10 9 (1.48%) PHP
11 7 (1.15%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.82%) VB
12 5 (0.82%) C
13 3 (0.49%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.16%) PHP5
14 1 (0.16%) VBA
14 1 (0.16%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 163 (26.72%) ISEB
2 97 (15.90%) ISTQB
3 91 (14.92%) Degree
4 37 (6.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (0.82%) PhD
6 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.16%) HND
7 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 610 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (1.31%) GAAP
3 2 (0.33%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 61 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.49%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 75 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 33 (5.41%) HP
3 26 (4.26%) Oracle
4 7 (1.15%) Red Hat
5 6 (0.98%) VMware
6 5 (0.82%) Zend
7 4 (0.66%) Telerik
8 3 (0.49%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.49%) Business Objects
8 3 (0.49%) Informatica
8 3 (0.49%) Adobe
8 3 (0.49%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.33%) Sybase
9 2 (0.33%) Sage
9 2 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.16%) Remedy
10 1 (0.16%) Apple
10 1 (0.16%) Google
10 1 (0.16%) Progress
10 1 (0.16%) Fidessa
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