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 31 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 570 550 599
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 365 495 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.45% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.47% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 299 439 332
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
93927 105447 110714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.21% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 79022 87559 89297
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,543 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -47 352 £37,500 - 37
London +3 188 £47,500 +5.55% 21
South East -3 56 £34,500 +6.15% 6
East of England +23 33 £33,750 -10.00% 2
City of London +12 32 £50,000 - 8
West Midlands -4 31 £31,500 -3.07% 1
East Sussex +30 28 £29,500 -1.66% 3
Brighton +24 28 £29,500 -1.66% 3
Suffolk +4 19 £32,500 -13.33%
North West -2 18 £30,500 -12.85% 3
Birmingham -14 14 £30,625 -5.76%
Yorkshire -12 12 £33,000 +5.60% 1
Cheshire +40 9 £30,500 +10.90%
Surrey +8 9 £37,500 +20.00% 2
Ipswich +10 8 £35,000 -6.66%
Berkshire +9 7 £35,000 -12.50%
East Midlands -1 7 £24,341 -25.10% 2
South West -26 7 £32,500 +8.33% 1
North Yorkshire +24 6 £31,000 +3.33%
Essex +4 6 £47,500 +18.75%
Brentwood +3 6 £47,500 -
Manchester -10 6 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Coventry - 6 £37,500 - 1
Warrington - 6 £30,500 -
Bristol +15 5 £32,500 +4.00%
West Sussex +2 5 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Nottingham +1 5 £22,912 -32.61%
Nottinghamshire -3 5 £22,912 -32.61%
Hertfordshire +16 4 £29,000 -31.76% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 4 £35,000 -

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 735 (100.00%) QA
2 432 (58.78%) Agile Software Development
3 324 (44.08%) Selenium
4 264 (35.92%) SQL
5 196 (26.67%) C#
6 185 (25.17%) Software Testing
7 183 (24.90%) ISEB
8 178 (24.22%) Java
9 173 (23.54%) Manual Testing
10 172 (23.40%) Finance
11 168 (22.86%) Scrum
12 160 (21.77%) Test Scripting
13 154 (20.95%) Automation Testing
13 154 (20.95%) ISTQB
14 149 (20.27%) JIRA
15 147 (20.00%) Test Automation
16 136 (18.50%) Automated Testing
17 131 (17.82%) Regression Testing
17 131 (17.82%) BDD
18 127 (17.28%) Cucumber
19 121 (16.46%) .NET
20 119 (16.19%) Microsoft
21 92 (12.52%) Functional Testing
21 92 (12.52%) WebDriver
22 84 (11.43%) SoapUI
23 83 (11.29%) Degree
24 79 (10.75%) Team Foundation Server
25 78 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
25 78 (10.61%) SDLC
26 75 (10.20%) Analytical Skills

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 25 (3.40%) Confluence
2 7 (0.95%) IIS
3 6 (0.82%) CMS
4 4 (0.54%) Drupal
5 3 (0.41%) SAS
5 3 (0.41%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.27%) WordPress
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.14%) JBoss
7 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.77%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.27%) Magento
2 2 (0.27%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.90%) SaaS
2 6 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.54%) Heroku
3 4 (0.54%) Trello
4 2 (0.27%) Basecamp
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.50%) HTTP
2 10 (1.36%) HTTPS
2 10 (1.36%) VoIP
3 4 (0.54%) PuTTY
4 2 (0.27%) Internet
4 2 (0.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.31%) MySQL
3 16 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (1.63%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.22%) Big Data
6 8 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.68%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.41%) DB2
9 3 (0.41%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.41%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.14%) DocumentDB
11 1 (0.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 324 (44.08%) Selenium
2 149 (20.27%) JIRA
3 127 (17.28%) Cucumber
4 92 (12.52%) WebDriver
5 84 (11.43%) SoapUI
6 79 (10.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 69 (9.39%) JMeter
8 52 (7.07%) Jenkins
9 48 (6.53%) LoadRunner
10 47 (6.39%) SpecFlow
11 38 (5.17%) HP UFT
12 37 (5.03%) Git (software)
13 32 (4.35%) Appium
14 30 (4.08%) FitNesse
15 23 (3.13%) Fiddler
15 23 (3.13%) JUnit
16 19 (2.59%) NeoLoad
17 18 (2.45%) Visual Studio
18 15 (2.04%) Mercurial
18 15 (2.04%) TestNG
General
1 172 (23.40%) Finance
2 41 (5.58%) Games
3 31 (4.22%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.27%) Marketing
5 20 (2.72%) Publishing
6 16 (2.18%) Law
7 14 (1.90%) Banking
7 14 (1.90%) Retail
8 8 (1.09%) Back Office
9 7 (0.95%) Electronics
9 7 (0.95%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.95%) Front Office
9 7 (0.95%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.54%) Advertising
10 4 (0.54%) Automotive
10 4 (0.54%) Legal
11 3 (0.41%) Local Government
12 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (16.46%) .NET
2 56 (7.62%) HTML
3 53 (7.21%) XML
4 44 (5.99%) SOAP
5 41 (5.58%) REST
6 40 (5.44%) Web Services
7 38 (5.17%) CSS
8 20 (2.72%) Gherkin
9 14 (1.90%) .NET Framework
10 11 (1.50%) RESTful
11 10 (1.36%) HTML5
12 8 (1.09%) JSON
13 7 (0.95%) FIX Protocol
14 6 (0.82%) ASP.NET
14 6 (0.82%) J2EE
15 5 (0.68%) jQuery
15 5 (0.68%) Node.js
15 5 (0.68%) XHTML
16 4 (0.54%) AngularJS
16 4 (0.54%) React
Miscellaneous
1 75 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (9.12%) Mobile App
3 48 (6.53%) Computer Science
4 32 (4.35%) User Experience
5 14 (1.90%) Equities
6 13 (1.77%) Online Games
7 12 (1.63%) iPad
7 12 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.50%) Client/Server
8 11 (1.50%) Contract for Difference
8 11 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.09%) Spread Betting
10 7 (0.95%) Derivative
10 7 (0.95%) Digital Media
10 7 (0.95%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.82%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.82%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.68%) Fintech
12 5 (0.68%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 70 (9.52%) Unix
2 67 (9.12%) Windows
3 51 (6.94%) Linux
4 40 (5.44%) Android
5 36 (4.90%) Apple iOS
6 16 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.95%) Kali Linux
7 7 (0.95%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.95%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.82%) Solaris
8 6 (0.82%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.41%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (58.78%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (25.17%) Software Testing
3 173 (23.54%) Manual Testing
4 168 (22.86%) Scrum
5 160 (21.77%) Test Scripting
6 154 (20.95%) Automation Testing
7 147 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 136 (18.50%) Automated Testing
9 131 (17.82%) BDD
9 131 (17.82%) Regression Testing
10 92 (12.52%) Functional Testing
11 78 (10.61%) SDLC
11 78 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
12 73 (9.93%) Test Strategy
13 68 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
14 61 (8.30%) Performance Testing
15 59 (8.03%) TDD
16 50 (6.80%) Defect Management
17 46 (6.26%) Exploratory Testing
18 45 (6.12%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 264 (35.92%) SQL
2 196 (26.67%) C#
3 178 (24.22%) Java
4 73 (9.93%) JavaScript
5 43 (5.85%) Ruby
6 34 (4.63%) Python
7 29 (3.95%) Shell Script
8 25 (3.40%) Perl
9 14 (1.90%) VB
10 13 (1.77%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.77%) PHP
11 11 (1.50%) C++
11 11 (1.50%) VB.NET
12 10 (1.36%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.09%) C
13 8 (1.09%) VBScript
14 7 (0.95%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.68%) Groovy
16 4 (0.54%) VBA
17 3 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 183 (24.90%) ISEB
2 154 (20.95%) ISTQB
3 83 (11.29%) Degree
4 41 (5.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (0.68%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 735 (100.00%) QA
2 13 (1.77%) SDET
3 8 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.54%) MiFID
5 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.27%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 16 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.82%) CA Service Virtualization
3 4 (0.54%) Nagios
3 4 (0.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 119 (16.19%) Microsoft
2 29 (3.95%) Oracle
3 26 (3.54%) HP
4 7 (0.95%) SAP
5 6 (0.82%) CA
5 6 (0.82%) IBM
5 6 (0.82%) Red Hat
6 5 (0.68%) VMware
7 4 (0.54%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.54%) Splunk
8 3 (0.41%) Borland
8 3 (0.41%) Qualys
8 3 (0.41%) Rally
9 2 (0.27%) Adobe
9 2 (0.27%) Apple
9 2 (0.27%) Citrix
9 2 (0.27%) StreamBase
10 1 (0.14%) Green Hat
10 1 (0.14%) hybris
South West London
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 52 minutes ago
North West
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + beenfits and bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £18k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + fantastic benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + start up mentality
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Derbyshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Talent Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + awesome culture
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of Westminster
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
City of Westminster
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
TK Maxx
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
De Montfort Uni
Salary: From £36,672 to £46,414 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £18k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pershing Limited
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridge
People Source Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + pension, bonus
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + benefits and flexible working
Posted: 21 days ago