The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had QA Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 573 563 602
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 378 449 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.41% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.43% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 315 419 382
Median salary £38,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%

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
94900 105542 116515
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 80031 87022 95416
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

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 27 June 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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
England -22 349 £40,000 +4.57% 43
London +9 192 £50,000 +11.11% 21
South East +45 64 £35,000 +14.75% 9
East of England +26 25 £35,000 - 4
East Sussex +24 24 £29,000 -3.33% 3
City of London -5 24 £47,500 +5.55% 5
Brighton +18 23 £29,000 -3.33% 3
West Midlands -5 20 £33,750 +3.84% 4
Suffolk +14 18 £35,000 -9.67% 2
South West +4 16 £32,500 +8.33%
Ipswich +28 15 £35,000 -12.50%
Surrey +7 14 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Yorkshire +7 13 £35,000 +16.66% 1
North West +10 12 £37,500 +3.44% 3
Buckinghamshire +36 11 £35,000 -17.64%
Berkshire +17 11 £40,000 -3.03% 1
Wales +11 11 £30,500 -23.75%
Bristol +14 10 £32,500 +18.18%
Manchester +3 10 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Scotland +5 9 £35,000 -12.50%
Aylesbury -3 9 £35,000 -
Leeds +17 8 £36,250 +27.19%
Kingston Upon Thames +4 8 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire -6 8 £36,250 +20.83%
Birmingham -11 7 £40,000 -11.11% 3
South Wales +2 6 £31,250 -21.87%
Glasgow -1 6 £35,000 -
East Midlands -4 6 £26,000 -23.52% 1
Nottingham +2 5 £33,000 -2.94% 1
Nottinghamshire -6 5 £33,000 -2.94% 1

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, QA 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 featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 743 (100.00%) QA
2 399 (53.70%) Agile Software Development
3 345 (46.43%) Selenium
4 245 (32.97%) SQL
5 212 (28.53%) Manual Testing
6 197 (26.51%) Java
7 195 (26.24%) ISEB
8 192 (25.84%) Software Testing
8 192 (25.84%) C#
9 170 (22.88%) Finance
10 169 (22.75%) Automated Testing
10 169 (22.75%) Automation Testing
11 159 (21.40%) ISTQB
12 153 (20.59%) Test Scripting
13 148 (19.92%) Test Automation
14 145 (19.52%) Microsoft
15 142 (19.11%) .NET
16 138 (18.57%) Scrum
17 136 (18.30%) JIRA
17 136 (18.30%) BDD
18 125 (16.82%) Regression Testing
19 117 (15.75%) Functional Testing
20 116 (15.61%) Cucumber
21 109 (14.67%) WebDriver
22 101 (13.59%) User Acceptance Testing
23 96 (12.92%) SoapUI
24 91 (12.25%) Degree
25 88 (11.84%) Team Foundation Server
25 88 (11.84%) Test Strategy
26 80 (10.77%) Windows

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 13 (1.75%) Confluence
1 13 (1.75%) IIS
2 7 (0.94%) CMS
3 6 (0.81%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.67%) Drupal
5 4 (0.54%) ColdFusion
6 3 (0.40%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.13%) JBoss
Applications
1 53 (7.13%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.69%) MS Office
3 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.42%) SaaS
2 8 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.54%) Heroku
3 4 (0.54%) Trello
4 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.02%) VoIP
2 11 (1.48%) Internet
3 7 (0.94%) HTTP
4 5 (0.67%) HTTPS
4 5 (0.67%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.27%) Intranet
6 1 (0.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (10.50%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.77%) MySQL
3 23 (3.10%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.08%) NoSQL
6 7 (0.94%) Big Data
6 7 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.67%) JasperReports
9 3 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.27%) DB2
10 2 (0.27%) Electronic Patient Records
11 1 (0.13%) DocumentDB
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 345 (46.43%) Selenium
2 136 (18.30%) JIRA
3 116 (15.61%) Cucumber
4 109 (14.67%) WebDriver
5 96 (12.92%) SoapUI
6 88 (11.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 69 (9.29%) JMeter
8 61 (8.21%) Jenkins
9 47 (6.33%) Git (software)
10 46 (6.19%) SpecFlow
11 41 (5.52%) Appium
12 39 (5.25%) HP UFT
13 33 (4.44%) LoadRunner
14 29 (3.90%) FitNesse
14 29 (3.90%) JUnit
15 22 (2.96%) Mercurial
16 20 (2.69%) WATIR
17 18 (2.42%) Gerrit
18 17 (2.29%) Hudson
18 17 (2.29%) NeoLoad
General
1 170 (22.88%) Finance
2 40 (5.38%) Telecoms
3 32 (4.31%) Games
4 23 (3.10%) Marketing
5 18 (2.42%) Law
6 17 (2.29%) Banking
7 16 (2.15%) Publishing
8 13 (1.75%) Retail
9 11 (1.48%) Front Office
10 10 (1.35%) Back Office
10 10 (1.35%) Electronics
10 10 (1.35%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.35%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.21%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.94%) Legal
13 4 (0.54%) Automotive
14 2 (0.27%) Advertising
14 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.13%) Billing
15 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (19.11%) .NET
2 55 (7.40%) XML
3 52 (7.00%) SOAP
4 47 (6.33%) HTML
5 44 (5.92%) Web Services
6 30 (4.04%) CSS
7 28 (3.77%) REST
8 24 (3.23%) Gherkin
9 18 (2.42%) RESTful
10 17 (2.29%) JSON
11 15 (2.02%) HTML5
12 14 (1.88%) .NET Framework
13 12 (1.62%) J2EE
14 9 (1.21%) AngularJS
15 8 (1.08%) FIX Protocol
15 8 (1.08%) jQuery
15 8 (1.08%) XHTML
16 7 (0.94%) Middleware
17 5 (0.67%) React
17 5 (0.67%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (6.46%) Computer Science
3 42 (5.65%) Mobile App
4 31 (4.17%) User Experience
5 18 (2.42%) iPad
6 17 (2.29%) Equities
7 14 (1.88%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.62%) Online Games
9 11 (1.48%) Derivative
9 11 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.35%) Fintech
10 10 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.21%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.08%) Fixed Income
13 7 (0.94%) Spread Betting
14 6 (0.81%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.81%) Wiki
15 5 (0.67%) Digital Media
15 5 (0.67%) PMI
16 4 (0.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 80 (10.77%) Windows
2 74 (9.96%) Unix
3 72 (9.69%) Linux
4 25 (3.36%) Android
5 21 (2.83%) Apple iOS
6 16 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.35%) Mac OS X
7 10 (1.35%) Solaris
7 10 (1.35%) Windows Server
8 9 (1.21%) Kali Linux
8 9 (1.21%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.94%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (53.70%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (28.53%) Manual Testing
3 192 (25.84%) Software Testing
4 169 (22.75%) Automated Testing
4 169 (22.75%) Automation Testing
5 153 (20.59%) Test Scripting
6 148 (19.92%) Test Automation
7 138 (18.57%) Scrum
8 136 (18.30%) BDD
9 125 (16.82%) Regression Testing
10 117 (15.75%) Functional Testing
11 101 (13.59%) User Acceptance Testing
12 88 (11.84%) Test Strategy
13 75 (10.09%) TDD
14 73 (9.83%) SDLC
15 72 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
16 50 (6.73%) Performance Testing
17 49 (6.59%) Defect Management
18 48 (6.46%) Integration Testing
19 42 (5.65%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 245 (32.97%) SQL
2 197 (26.51%) Java
3 192 (25.84%) C#
4 74 (9.96%) Ruby
5 66 (8.88%) JavaScript
6 55 (7.40%) Python
7 31 (4.17%) Perl
8 29 (3.90%) Shell Script
9 20 (2.69%) C++
10 14 (1.88%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.75%) C
11 13 (1.75%) PHP
12 11 (1.48%) VB
13 9 (1.21%) VB.NET
13 9 (1.21%) VBScript
14 4 (0.54%) Groovy
15 3 (0.40%) Scala
15 3 (0.40%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.40%) VBA
16 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 195 (26.24%) ISEB
2 159 (21.40%) ISTQB
3 91 (12.25%) Degree
4 54 (7.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (0.67%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.13%) PhD
6 1 (0.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 743 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (1.48%) SDET
3 5 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.67%) HL7
3 5 (0.67%) MiFID
4 2 (0.27%) SLA
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.81%) CA Service Virtualization
2 6 (0.81%) Nagios
3 5 (0.67%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 145 (19.52%) Microsoft
2 31 (4.17%) HP
3 23 (3.10%) Oracle
4 10 (1.35%) Red Hat
4 10 (1.35%) SAP
5 9 (1.21%) Splunk
6 6 (0.81%) Atlassian
6 6 (0.81%) CA
6 6 (0.81%) IBM
6 6 (0.81%) VMware
7 3 (0.40%) Qualys
7 3 (0.40%) StreamBase
8 2 (0.27%) Apple
8 2 (0.27%) Borland
8 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.27%) Sybase
9 1 (0.13%) ATG
9 1 (0.13%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.13%) Endeca
9 1 (0.13%) Telerik
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nottingham
Nottingham Trent University
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum 5% Annual bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Bristow Holland
Salary: £24k - 30k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Pentasia Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Capita Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Watford
Nixor
Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + training, bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Outstanding Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50,000 to £55,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 3 days ago