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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 580 637 523
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -114
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 328 239 428
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.22% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.24% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 264 213 372
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,950 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,150
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +6.55%

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
107735 100235 112120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.28% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 87213 83254 95688
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +51 317 £37,500 -6.25% 33
London +17 168 £45,000 - 15
South East +15 71 £32,000 -10.48% 5
City of London +12 44 £37,500 -25.00% 8
Berkshire +18 28 £34,250 -27.12% 1
Yorkshire -24 26 £37,000 +13.84% 3
Surrey +17 25 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Leeds -15 20 £40,000 +23.07% 1
West Yorkshire -16 20 £40,000 +31.14% 1
East of England -14 18 £32,500 - 1
Guildford +25 16 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Maidenhead -2 16 £40,000 -23.80%
North West -16 16 £35,000 +16.66% 5
West Midlands -2 12 £33,750 +12.50% 1
East Sussex - 11 £35,000 - 1
Brighton - 11 £35,000 -
Reading +6 10 £27,500 -45.00%
Manchester -9 8 £35,000 +16.66% 2
East Midlands -24 8 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Suffolk +8 6 £42,500 +30.76%
Scotland -11 6 £35,000 -
Cheshire -18 6 £31,250 +11.60% 2
North Yorkshire -20 6 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Hertfordshire - 6 £30,000 - 1
Middlesbrough - 6 £30,000 - 1
Ipswich +4 5 £37,500 +15.38%
Nottinghamshire -1 5 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Birmingham -2 5 £32,500 +4.83%
Nottingham -9 5 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Sidcup - 5 £41,000 - 1

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 724 (100.00%) QA
2 397 (54.83%) Agile Software Development
3 297 (41.02%) Selenium
4 273 (37.71%) Finance
5 250 (34.53%) SQL
6 203 (28.04%) Degree
7 199 (27.49%) Software Testing
8 192 (26.52%) Test Scripting
9 177 (24.45%) ISEB
10 168 (23.20%) Java
11 163 (22.51%) Test Automation
12 159 (21.96%) C#
13 157 (21.69%) Automated Testing
14 150 (20.72%) .NET
15 146 (20.17%) Manual Testing
16 125 (17.27%) Automation Testing
17 123 (16.99%) Microsoft
18 117 (16.16%) Regression Testing
19 110 (15.19%) QuickTest Pro
20 102 (14.09%) SQL Server
21 101 (13.95%) Computer Science
22 99 (13.67%) Web Services
23 94 (12.98%) HP Quality Center
24 89 (12.29%) Cucumber
25 87 (12.02%) Test Strategy
25 87 (12.02%) User Acceptance Testing
26 86 (11.88%) WebDriver
26 86 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
26 86 (11.88%) ISTQB
27 78 (10.77%) TDD

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (1.10%) Confluence
2 7 (0.97%) ColdFusion
3 5 (0.69%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.69%) IIS
4 3 (0.41%) Drupal
5 2 (0.28%) CMS
5 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.28%) Node.js
5 2 (0.28%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.14%) Mule
6 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.14%) Apache
6 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 41 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.66%) MS Office
3 7 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.97%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.28%) Servitor
3 2 (0.28%) RiskWrite
3 2 (0.28%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.14%) Magento
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.83%) SaaS
3 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.59%) Internet
2 18 (2.49%) Broadband
2 18 (2.49%) 3G
3 13 (1.80%) HTTP
4 4 (0.55%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.14%) LAN
5 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (14.09%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.18%) Relational Database
3 13 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (0.97%) MySQL
7 5 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.28%) QlikView
9 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.28%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.28%) Big Data
10 1 (0.14%) Redis
10 1 (0.14%) SSDT
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.14%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 297 (41.02%) Selenium
2 110 (15.19%) QuickTest Pro
3 89 (12.29%) Cucumber
4 86 (11.88%) WebDriver
5 65 (8.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 64 (8.84%) JIRA
7 58 (8.01%) FitNesse
8 48 (6.63%) Visual Studio
9 47 (6.49%) TestComplete
10 40 (5.52%) NUnit
11 37 (5.11%) WinRunner
12 30 (4.14%) SpecFlow
13 24 (3.31%) SoapUI
14 19 (2.62%) JUnit
14 19 (2.62%) Git (software)
15 18 (2.49%) Jenkins
15 18 (2.49%) Subversion
16 15 (2.07%) WATIR
16 15 (2.07%) JMeter
17 14 (1.93%) Bugzilla
General
1 273 (37.71%) Finance
2 47 (6.49%) Banking
3 37 (5.11%) Telecoms
4 29 (4.01%) Retail
5 26 (3.59%) Investment Banking
6 22 (3.04%) Front Office
7 21 (2.90%) Marketing
8 13 (1.80%) Back Office
8 13 (1.80%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.52%) Games
10 7 (0.97%) Legal
11 5 (0.69%) Advertising
12 4 (0.55%) Billing
12 4 (0.55%) Publishing
13 2 (0.28%) Law
13 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.14%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (20.72%) .NET
2 99 (13.67%) Web Services
3 67 (9.25%) XML
3 67 (9.25%) HTML
4 48 (6.63%) SOAP
5 25 (3.45%) XSD
5 25 (3.45%) WSDL
6 21 (2.90%) CSS
7 19 (2.62%) HTML5
8 14 (1.93%) Apache Flex
8 14 (1.93%) Gherkin
9 12 (1.66%) J2EE
10 11 (1.52%) .NET Framework
11 10 (1.38%) CSS3
12 9 (1.24%) ASP.NET
13 8 (1.10%) ODBC
13 8 (1.10%) jQuery
13 8 (1.10%) WCF
13 8 (1.10%) FIX Protocol
13 8 (1.10%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 101 (13.95%) Computer Science
2 86 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (8.98%) Mathematics
4 35 (4.83%) Equities
5 34 (4.70%) Derivative
6 31 (4.28%) Client/Server
7 21 (2.90%) Smartphone
8 20 (2.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 19 (2.62%) Open Source
10 18 (2.49%) Mobile App
11 16 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (2.07%) Fixed Income
13 9 (1.24%) User Experience
14 8 (1.10%) iPad
14 8 (1.10%) SWIFT
15 6 (0.83%) Management Information System
15 6 (0.83%) FMCG
16 5 (0.69%) Online Games
17 4 (0.55%) Artificial Intelligence
17 4 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 61 (8.43%) UNIX
2 54 (7.46%) Windows
3 25 (3.45%) Linux
4 10 (1.38%) Android
5 9 (1.24%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.55%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.41%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (54.83%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (27.49%) Software Testing
3 192 (26.52%) Test Scripting
4 163 (22.51%) Test Automation
5 157 (21.69%) Automated Testing
6 146 (20.17%) Manual Testing
7 125 (17.27%) Automation Testing
8 117 (16.16%) Regression Testing
9 87 (12.02%) Test Strategy
9 87 (12.02%) User Acceptance Testing
10 78 (10.77%) TDD
11 64 (8.84%) Scrum
12 51 (7.04%) E-Commerce
12 51 (7.04%) BDD
13 49 (6.77%) Test Management
14 44 (6.08%) Test Planning
15 43 (5.94%) System Testing
16 42 (5.80%) Performance Testing
17 39 (5.39%) Analytics
18 36 (4.97%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 250 (34.53%) SQL
2 168 (23.20%) Java
3 159 (21.96%) C#
4 66 (9.12%) JavaScript
5 51 (7.04%) C++
6 38 (5.25%) Python
7 26 (3.59%) VBScript
8 21 (2.90%) Perl
8 21 (2.90%) Ruby
9 18 (2.49%) PHP
10 16 (2.21%) VB
11 14 (1.93%) Groovy
12 12 (1.66%) Delphi
13 11 (1.52%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.97%) Scala
14 7 (0.97%) PowerHouse
14 7 (0.97%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.69%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.55%) C
16 4 (0.55%) F#
Qualifications
1 203 (28.04%) Degree
2 177 (24.45%) ISEB
3 86 (11.88%) ISTQB
4 48 (6.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.55%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.55%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.41%) HND
7 2 (0.28%) PhD
7 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.14%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.14%) CISSP
8 1 (0.14%) CISM
8 1 (0.14%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 724 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (0.55%) GAAP
3 3 (0.41%) SLA
4 2 (0.28%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 94 (12.98%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.41%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.14%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 123 (16.99%) Microsoft
2 53 (7.32%) HP
3 26 (3.59%) Oracle
4 13 (1.80%) VMware
5 11 (1.52%) SunGard
6 3 (0.41%) Zend
6 3 (0.41%) JBoss
7 2 (0.28%) SimCorp
7 2 (0.28%) Progress
7 2 (0.28%) Sybase
7 2 (0.28%) Charles River
7 2 (0.28%) Adobe
7 2 (0.28%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.28%) Wall Street Systems
8 1 (0.14%) Green Hat
8 1 (0.14%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.14%) Apple
8 1 (0.14%) Sage
8 1 (0.14%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.14%) Fidessa
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Posted: 2 hours ago
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £50000 Per Annum
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Salary: £35000 Per Annum
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Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
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Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum Plus benefits
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Sidcup, Kent
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Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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