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 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 568 530 603
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +73
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 387 495 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.45% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.47% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 311 454 366
Median salary £38,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £30,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -12.85%

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
94552 106382 112198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.41% 96.31% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79554 87702 91489
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -24 367 £40,000 - 50
London +7 200 £50,000 +11.11% 28
South East +19 63 £35,000 +14.75% 8
East of England +25 37 £35,000 -1.40% 1
East Sussex +28 32 £29,000 -3.33% 5
Brighton +26 31 £29,000 -3.33% 4
City of London +5 27 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Suffolk +18 25 £35,000 -6.66%
West Midlands +2 22 £32,500 - 8
North West +19 16 £34,000 -9.33%
Ipswich +17 14 £35,000 -6.66%
Manchester -3 12 £37,500 -6.25%
Buckinghamshire +29 10 £35,000 +7.69%
South West -4 10 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Aylesbury -5 10 £35,000 +16.66%
East Midlands -8 10 £24,341 -25.10% 3
Nottingham +6 8 £24,341 -28.41% 2
Nottinghamshire -1 8 £24,341 -28.41% 2
Wales -4 8 £30,500 -12.85%
Birmingham -8 8 £28,500 -12.30% 3
Yorkshire -12 8 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 8 £40,000 -
Bristol +18 7 £32,500 +18.18%
Surrey +4 7 £42,500 +30.76% 2
West Sussex -4 6 £36,500 +46.00%
Hertfordshire +16 5 £32,500 +8.33%
Berkshire +8 5 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Scotland +2 5 £35,000 -12.50%
Warwickshire +10 4 £30,250 -26.21% 1
South Wales +6 4 £27,500 -21.42%

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 764 (100.00%) QA
2 429 (56.15%) Agile Software Development
3 342 (44.76%) Selenium
4 259 (33.90%) SQL
5 213 (27.88%) Java
6 199 (26.05%) Manual Testing
7 196 (25.65%) ISEB
7 196 (25.65%) C#
8 194 (25.39%) Software Testing
9 172 (22.51%) Finance
10 164 (21.47%) Automation Testing
11 162 (21.20%) Automated Testing
12 161 (21.07%) Scrum
13 157 (20.55%) Test Scripting
14 156 (20.42%) ISTQB
15 154 (20.16%) Test Automation
16 145 (18.98%) JIRA
16 145 (18.98%) Regression Testing
17 136 (17.80%) BDD
18 135 (17.67%) Microsoft
19 130 (17.02%) .NET
20 122 (15.97%) Cucumber
21 114 (14.92%) Functional Testing
22 104 (13.61%) WebDriver
23 96 (12.57%) Degree
24 94 (12.30%) User Acceptance Testing
25 86 (11.26%) SoapUI
26 82 (10.73%) Team Foundation Server
27 79 (10.34%) Test Strategy
27 79 (10.34%) 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 19 (2.49%) Confluence
2 11 (1.44%) IIS
3 10 (1.31%) CMS
4 6 (0.79%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.65%) Drupal
6 3 (0.39%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.26%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.26%) SAS
7 2 (0.26%) WordPress
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.13%) JBoss
8 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 42 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.26%) Magento
2 2 (0.26%) Shopify
3 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.23%) SaaS
2 7 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.52%) Heroku
3 4 (0.52%) Trello
4 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.26%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.83%) VoIP
2 12 (1.57%) HTTP
3 9 (1.18%) Internet
4 8 (1.05%) HTTPS
5 5 (0.65%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.26%) Intranet
7 1 (0.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.58%) MySQL
3 21 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.31%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.05%) Big Data
6 8 (1.05%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (0.79%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.65%) JasperReports
9 5 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.39%) DB2
11 2 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.26%) Electronic Patient Records
12 1 (0.13%) DocumentDB
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 342 (44.76%) Selenium
2 145 (18.98%) JIRA
3 122 (15.97%) Cucumber
4 104 (13.61%) WebDriver
5 86 (11.26%) SoapUI
6 82 (10.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 77 (10.08%) JMeter
8 63 (8.25%) Jenkins
9 49 (6.41%) Git (software)
10 46 (6.02%) SpecFlow
11 43 (5.63%) LoadRunner
12 40 (5.24%) Appium
13 39 (5.10%) HP UFT
14 29 (3.80%) FitNesse
15 28 (3.66%) JUnit
16 21 (2.75%) Fiddler
16 21 (2.75%) Mercurial
17 19 (2.49%) WATIR
18 18 (2.36%) Hudson
18 18 (2.36%) NeoLoad
General
1 172 (22.51%) Finance
2 40 (5.24%) Telecoms
3 33 (4.32%) Games
4 27 (3.53%) Marketing
5 20 (2.62%) Publishing
6 18 (2.36%) Law
7 17 (2.23%) Banking
8 11 (1.44%) Back Office
8 11 (1.44%) Electronics
8 11 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.31%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.31%) Retail
10 8 (1.05%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.92%) Front Office
12 5 (0.65%) Legal
13 4 (0.52%) Automotive
14 3 (0.39%) Advertising
15 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.26%) Local Government
16 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (17.02%) .NET
2 60 (7.85%) XML
3 58 (7.59%) HTML
4 52 (6.81%) SOAP
5 44 (5.76%) Web Services
6 41 (5.37%) REST
7 35 (4.58%) CSS
8 18 (2.36%) Gherkin
8 18 (2.36%) RESTful
9 16 (2.09%) JSON
10 15 (1.96%) .NET Framework
10 15 (1.96%) HTML5
11 11 (1.44%) J2EE
12 10 (1.31%) AngularJS
13 8 (1.05%) FIX Protocol
13 8 (1.05%) jQuery
13 8 (1.05%) XHTML
14 6 (0.79%) Middleware
15 5 (0.65%) Spring
15 5 (0.65%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 70 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (7.85%) Mobile App
3 48 (6.28%) Computer Science
4 31 (4.06%) User Experience
5 18 (2.36%) iPad
6 15 (1.96%) Equities
7 13 (1.70%) Online Games
8 12 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.44%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.05%) Derivative
10 8 (1.05%) Digital Media
10 8 (1.05%) Fintech
10 8 (1.05%) Spread Betting
11 7 (0.92%) Fixed Income
12 6 (0.79%) Contract for Difference
12 6 (0.79%) Wiki
13 5 (0.65%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.65%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 79 (10.34%) Windows
2 76 (9.95%) Unix
3 69 (9.03%) Linux
4 34 (4.45%) Android
5 30 (3.93%) Apple iOS
6 16 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.31%) Solaris
7 10 (1.31%) Windows Server
8 9 (1.18%) Kali Linux
8 9 (1.18%) Windows 10
9 8 (1.05%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.92%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (56.15%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (26.05%) Manual Testing
3 194 (25.39%) Software Testing
4 164 (21.47%) Automation Testing
5 162 (21.20%) Automated Testing
6 161 (21.07%) Scrum
7 157 (20.55%) Test Scripting
8 154 (20.16%) Test Automation
9 145 (18.98%) Regression Testing
10 136 (17.80%) BDD
11 114 (14.92%) Functional Testing
12 94 (12.30%) User Acceptance Testing
13 79 (10.34%) Test Strategy
14 77 (10.08%) SDLC
14 77 (10.08%) TDD
15 71 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
16 55 (7.20%) Performance Testing
17 50 (6.54%) Defect Management
18 48 (6.28%) Integration Testing
19 44 (5.76%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 259 (33.90%) SQL
2 213 (27.88%) Java
3 196 (25.65%) C#
4 74 (9.69%) JavaScript
5 72 (9.42%) Ruby
6 51 (6.68%) Python
7 33 (4.32%) Perl
8 32 (4.19%) Shell Script
9 15 (1.96%) C++
10 14 (1.83%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.70%) C
11 13 (1.70%) PHP
11 13 (1.70%) VB
12 9 (1.18%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.18%) VBScript
13 5 (0.65%) Groovy
13 5 (0.65%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.52%) Scala
15 3 (0.39%) VBA
16 2 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 196 (25.65%) ISEB
2 156 (20.42%) ISTQB
3 96 (12.57%) Degree
4 49 (6.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (0.65%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.13%) PhD
6 1 (0.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 764 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (1.57%) SDET
3 7 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.65%) HL7
4 5 (0.65%) MiFID
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
2 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (2.49%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.79%) CA Service Virtualization
3 5 (0.65%) Nagios
3 5 (0.65%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 135 (17.67%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.32%) HP
3 29 (3.80%) Oracle
4 11 (1.44%) SAP
5 10 (1.31%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.05%) Splunk
7 7 (0.92%) VMware
8 6 (0.79%) CA
8 6 (0.79%) IBM
9 4 (0.52%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.52%) Qualys
10 3 (0.39%) Rally
10 3 (0.39%) StreamBase
11 2 (0.26%) Adobe
11 2 (0.26%) Apple
11 2 (0.26%) Borland
11 2 (0.26%) Citrix
11 2 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.26%) Sybase
12 1 (0.13%) ATG
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50k benefits & bonuses
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 + 10%
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: Yesterday
Hastings, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago