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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 566 529 566
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 356 456 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.38% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.41% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 329 374 324
Average salary £35,000 £42,188 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.03% +5.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,950 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.28% -

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
104967 112334 104688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85785 91103 87039
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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -47 334 £35,000 -17.64% 49
London -75 124 £45,000 - 28
South East -11 75 £31,500 -33.68% 7
East of England +38 41 £37,500 +17.18% 5
City of London +7 41 £47,500 +5.55% 7
Yorkshire +9 36 £30,000 -
Surrey -23 28 £31,500 -33.68% 2
Berkshire +13 21 £45,250 +29.28%
West Midlands -5 20 £27,500 -1.78% 1
West Yorkshire -19 19 £30,000 -
North Yorkshire +35 16 £30,000 -
Essex - 16 £37,500 - 2
Brentwood - 15 £38,750 - 2
Wales +3 14 £40,000 +60.00%
South Wales 0 14 £40,000 +60.00%
North West -1 13 £29,250 -2.50% 4
Warwickshire - 13 £32,500 -
Harrogate - 13 £30,000 -
Leeds +19 12 £32,500 +22.64%
Suffolk +13 12 £40,000 +39.13% 1
South West -28 12 £28,750 -45.23% 1
Warwick - 12 £32,500 -
East Midlands +16 11 £33,250 +25.47% 3
Kent +9 9 £27,000 - 1
Guildford +5 9 £35,000 -26.31%
Walton-on-Thames +2 9 £30,500 -10.29%
Manchester +13 8 £28,000 -3.44% 2
Ipswich 0 8 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Bristol -4 8 £35,000 -33.33% 1
Horsham - 8 £25,000 -

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 615 (100.00%) QA
2 308 (50.08%) Agile Software Development
3 242 (39.35%) Selenium
4 199 (32.36%) Finance
5 184 (29.92%) SQL
6 181 (29.43%) ISEB
7 175 (28.46%) Automated Testing
8 167 (27.15%) Test Scripting
9 143 (23.25%) Software Testing
10 141 (22.93%) Manual Testing
11 135 (21.95%) ISTQB
12 134 (21.79%) Test Automation
13 132 (21.46%) C#
14 120 (19.51%) Degree
15 116 (18.86%) Automation Testing
16 114 (18.54%) Java
17 106 (17.24%) BDD
18 97 (15.77%) .NET
19 94 (15.28%) WebDriver
20 93 (15.12%) User Acceptance Testing
21 90 (14.63%) Regression Testing
22 88 (14.31%) Windows
23 86 (13.98%) Cucumber
24 85 (13.82%) Scrum
25 83 (13.50%) XML
25 83 (13.50%) Microsoft
26 80 (13.01%) TDD
27 72 (11.71%) Test Strategy
28 67 (10.89%) JIRA
29 58 (9.43%) Web Services

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 11 (1.79%) Confluence
2 8 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (0.81%) IIS
6 3 (0.49%) CMS
7 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.16%) WordPress
8 1 (0.16%) JBoss
Applications
1 44 (7.15%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.25%) MS Office
3 2 (0.33%) Mingle
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.65%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (0.65%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.16%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.58%) SaaS
2 2 (0.33%) Trello
2 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.79%) HTTP
2 10 (1.63%) VoIP
3 7 (1.14%) Broadband
3 7 (1.14%) Internet
4 4 (0.65%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.16%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.16%) GPRS
5 1 (0.16%) GSM
5 1 (0.16%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.16%) UMTS
5 1 (0.16%) 3G
5 1 (0.16%) Wireless
5 1 (0.16%) HSDPA
5 1 (0.16%) 2G
5 1 (0.16%) SSH
5 1 (0.16%) HSUPA
5 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.16%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (2.60%) Big Data
4 15 (2.44%) MySQL
5 10 (1.63%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.14%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.14%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.65%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.16%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 242 (39.35%) Selenium
2 94 (15.28%) WebDriver
3 86 (13.98%) Cucumber
4 67 (10.89%) JIRA
5 57 (9.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 53 (8.62%) QuickTest Pro
7 46 (7.48%) Visual Studio
8 32 (5.20%) FitNesse
9 26 (4.23%) InstallShield
10 23 (3.74%) SpecFlow
10 23 (3.74%) Jenkins
11 20 (3.25%) Git (software)
12 18 (2.93%) SoapUI
13 17 (2.76%) Behat
14 16 (2.60%) Bugzilla
14 16 (2.60%) JUnit
15 15 (2.44%) LoadRunner
16 12 (1.95%) NUnit
17 8 (1.30%) Subversion
17 8 (1.30%) WATIR
General
1 199 (32.36%) Finance
2 26 (4.23%) Telecoms
3 18 (2.93%) Banking
4 17 (2.76%) Retail
4 17 (2.76%) Law
5 14 (2.28%) Back Office
6 12 (1.95%) Marketing
7 11 (1.79%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.46%) Legal
9 6 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.98%) Front Office
10 4 (0.65%) Advertising
10 4 (0.65%) Automotive
11 3 (0.49%) Publishing
11 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.33%) Electronics
12 2 (0.33%) Games
13 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.16%) Local Government
13 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (15.77%) .NET
2 83 (13.50%) XML
3 58 (9.43%) Web Services
4 29 (4.72%) HTML
5 27 (4.39%) SOAP
5 27 (4.39%) ASP.NET
6 22 (3.58%) Gherkin
7 16 (2.60%) Middleware
8 15 (2.44%) HTML5
9 13 (2.11%) RESTful
10 11 (1.79%) REST
10 11 (1.79%) Silverlight
11 10 (1.63%) WinForms
12 9 (1.46%) JSON
13 8 (1.30%) FIX Protocol
13 8 (1.30%) CSS
14 3 (0.49%) LAMP
14 3 (0.49%) AngularJS
15 2 (0.33%) .NET Framework
15 2 (0.33%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.04%) Computer Science
2 30 (4.88%) Open Source
3 27 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.74%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.76%) Client/Server
6 15 (2.44%) Equities
6 15 (2.44%) Derivative
7 14 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.95%) Fixed Income
8 12 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.79%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.14%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.98%) iPhone
12 5 (0.81%) Social Network
12 5 (0.81%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.81%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.81%) iPad
12 5 (0.81%) User Experience
13 4 (0.65%) Statistics
14 3 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 88 (14.31%) Windows
2 53 (8.62%) Linux
3 40 (6.50%) UNIX
4 25 (4.07%) Solaris
5 16 (2.60%) Android
6 14 (2.28%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.98%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.16%) Debian
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (50.08%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (28.46%) Automated Testing
3 167 (27.15%) Test Scripting
4 143 (23.25%) Software Testing
5 141 (22.93%) Manual Testing
6 134 (21.79%) Test Automation
7 116 (18.86%) Automation Testing
8 106 (17.24%) BDD
9 93 (15.12%) User Acceptance Testing
10 90 (14.63%) Regression Testing
11 85 (13.82%) Scrum
12 80 (13.01%) TDD
13 72 (11.71%) Test Strategy
14 51 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
15 44 (7.15%) E-Commerce
16 40 (6.50%) Performance Testing
17 29 (4.72%) Time Management
18 28 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
19 27 (4.39%) Project Planning
20 26 (4.23%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 184 (29.92%) SQL
2 132 (21.46%) C#
3 114 (18.54%) Java
4 50 (8.13%) Python
5 36 (5.85%) Ruby
6 33 (5.37%) Perl
7 29 (4.72%) JavaScript
8 23 (3.74%) PHP
9 18 (2.93%) C++
10 13 (2.11%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.11%) VB
11 11 (1.79%) VBScript
12 9 (1.46%) C
13 7 (1.14%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.98%) Groovy
15 5 (0.81%) VB6
16 4 (0.65%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.49%) Scala
18 2 (0.33%) XPath
18 2 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 181 (29.43%) ISEB
2 135 (21.95%) ISTQB
3 120 (19.51%) Degree
4 45 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (0.98%) HND
6 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 615 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (0.65%) GAAP
3 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (4.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 83 (13.50%) Microsoft
2 52 (8.46%) Oracle
3 24 (3.90%) HP
4 16 (2.60%) Red Hat
5 7 (1.14%) VMware
6 5 (0.81%) Telerik
6 5 (0.81%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.65%) SimCorp
7 4 (0.65%) Bloomberg
7 4 (0.65%) Charles River
8 3 (0.49%) Apple
8 3 (0.49%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.33%) SAP
9 2 (0.33%) IBM
9 2 (0.33%) Google
9 2 (0.33%) Zend
10 1 (0.16%) Sage
10 1 (0.16%) Intel
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe
10 1 (0.16%) Facebook
Central London / West End
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Data Idols
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Depending on experience
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + equity options
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 Per Annum + great benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum + 10% OT Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Tiro Partners
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary £25-35k DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Stott & May
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Nakama
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago