The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 589 582 477
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -105
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 337 303 486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.28% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.30% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 289 264 411
Average salary £38,750 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,550
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £49,850
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110361 102490 112133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90061 84895 96093
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +3 326 £40,000 - 32
London -12 186 £42,500 -15.00% 17
South East +27 74 £40,000 +14.28% 6
City of London +7 59 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Surrey +22 33 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Berkshire +11 21 £39,000 +11.42% 2
Reigate +1 20 £47,500 +5.55%
North West +6 15 £35,000 +14.75% 3
East of England +6 15 £36,250 +11.53% 1
Yorkshire -51 13 £35,750 +13.49% 3
East Midlands +9 12 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Suffolk +12 11 £33,750 +3.84%
Guildford +11 11 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Reading +3 11 £37,500 -25.00% 1
West Yorkshire -36 11 £40,000 +29.03% 3
Leeds -38 11 £40,000 +26.98% 3
South West -11 10 £37,500 +3.44% 1
Manchester - 10 £35,000 - 1
West Midlands +1 9 £35,000 -
Maidenhead -1 9 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Ipswich +13 8 £27,500 -15.38%
Bristol +5 8 £37,500 +36.36%
Birmingham +12 7 £35,000 +12.90%
Nottinghamshire +12 7 £35,000 -6.66%
Nottingham +4 7 £35,000 -6.66%
West Sussex 0 7 £32,500 +18.18%
Crawley - 7 £32,500 -
Scotland -26 6 £24,500 -53.33%
Croydon +2 5 £47,500 +11.76%
Cheshire -9 5 £35,000 +36.58% 1

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 792 (100.00%) QA
2 302 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
3 301 (38.01%) Finance
3 301 (38.01%) Selenium
4 291 (36.74%) SQL
5 248 (31.31%) Degree
6 243 (30.68%) Test Scripting
7 230 (29.04%) Software Testing
8 200 (25.25%) ISEB
9 185 (23.36%) Test Automation
10 178 (22.47%) C#
11 172 (21.72%) Java
12 166 (20.96%) Automated Testing
13 159 (20.08%) .NET
14 137 (17.30%) Automation Testing
15 134 (16.92%) Computer Science
16 132 (16.67%) Regression Testing
17 131 (16.54%) Microsoft
18 124 (15.66%) QuickTest Pro
18 124 (15.66%) Manual Testing
18 124 (15.66%) User Acceptance Testing
19 117 (14.77%) Test Strategy
20 111 (14.02%) SQL Server
21 110 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
22 104 (13.13%) ISTQB
23 96 (12.12%) WebDriver
24 86 (10.86%) Mathematics
25 84 (10.61%) Scrum
26 75 (9.47%) Web Services
27 72 (9.09%) TDD

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (1.26%) ColdFusion
2 9 (1.14%) Confluence
3 7 (0.88%) IIS
4 3 (0.38%) CMS
5 2 (0.25%) Apache
5 2 (0.25%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.25%) Node.js
5 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.13%) Drupal
6 1 (0.13%) Mule
Applications
1 38 (4.80%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.52%) MS Office
3 6 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.51%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (0.38%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.25%) Monis
3 2 (0.25%) Cordys
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.25%) SunGard APT
3 2 (0.25%) FastVal
4 1 (0.13%) Servitor
4 1 (0.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.63%) SaaS
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.40%) Internet
2 8 (1.01%) 3G
2 8 (1.01%) Broadband
3 6 (0.76%) HTTP
4 4 (0.51%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (14.02%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 20 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.26%) MySQL
6 9 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.63%) SQLPlus
7 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.25%) Adabas
10 2 (0.25%) Big Data
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.13%) SSDT
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.13%) Redis
11 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 301 (38.01%) Selenium
2 124 (15.66%) QuickTest Pro
3 96 (12.12%) WebDriver
4 68 (8.59%) Cucumber
5 61 (7.70%) JIRA
6 59 (7.45%) TestComplete
7 51 (6.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 50 (6.31%) NUnit
9 49 (6.19%) Visual Studio
10 45 (5.68%) FitNesse
11 40 (5.05%) WinRunner
12 27 (3.41%) SoapUI
13 22 (2.78%) Ranorex
13 22 (2.78%) Bugzilla
14 20 (2.53%) JUnit
14 20 (2.53%) WATIR
14 20 (2.53%) Jenkins
15 15 (1.89%) Subversion
16 13 (1.64%) JMeter
17 12 (1.52%) SilkTest
General
1 301 (38.01%) Finance
2 61 (7.70%) Banking
3 36 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 28 (3.54%) Front Office
5 27 (3.41%) Retail
6 23 (2.90%) Financial Institution
7 22 (2.78%) Telecoms
8 19 (2.40%) Marketing
9 10 (1.26%) Legal
10 8 (1.01%) Back Office
11 7 (0.88%) Advertising
12 6 (0.76%) Games
13 4 (0.51%) Publishing
14 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.25%) Billing
15 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.25%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.13%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (20.08%) .NET
2 75 (9.47%) Web Services
3 71 (8.96%) XML
4 64 (8.08%) HTML
5 31 (3.91%) SOAP
6 26 (3.28%) Apache Flex
7 25 (3.16%) CSS
8 23 (2.90%) HTML5
9 17 (2.15%) .NET Framework
10 14 (1.77%) WSDL
11 13 (1.64%) Middleware
11 13 (1.64%) J2EE
11 13 (1.64%) Gherkin
12 11 (1.39%) jQuery
12 11 (1.39%) XSD
13 10 (1.26%) CSS3
14 9 (1.14%) FIX Protocol
15 8 (1.01%) REST
15 8 (1.01%) ODBC
16 7 (0.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 134 (16.92%) Computer Science
2 86 (10.86%) Mathematics
3 38 (4.80%) Client/Server
4 32 (4.04%) Equities
4 32 (4.04%) Derivative
5 20 (2.53%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (1.52%) Smartphone
9 11 (1.39%) Open Source
10 10 (1.26%) Fixed Income
11 9 (1.14%) Hedge funds
12 8 (1.01%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.01%) NHS
13 7 (0.88%) Social Media
14 6 (0.76%) SWIFT
14 6 (0.76%) FMCG
15 5 (0.63%) Fat Client
15 5 (0.63%) Thin Client
15 5 (0.63%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 57 (7.20%) UNIX
2 52 (6.57%) Windows
3 33 (4.17%) Linux
4 16 (2.02%) Android
5 15 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (1.01%) Windows XP
7 6 (0.76%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.76%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.38%) Windows Vista
8 3 (0.38%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (30.68%) Test Scripting
3 230 (29.04%) Software Testing
4 185 (23.36%) Test Automation
5 166 (20.96%) Automated Testing
6 137 (17.30%) Automation Testing
7 132 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 124 (15.66%) User Acceptance Testing
8 124 (15.66%) Manual Testing
9 117 (14.77%) Test Strategy
10 84 (10.61%) Scrum
11 72 (9.09%) TDD
12 60 (7.58%) System Testing
13 57 (7.20%) OO
14 53 (6.69%) E-Commerce
15 51 (6.44%) Performance Testing
16 49 (6.19%) BDD
17 44 (5.56%) Unit Testing
18 43 (5.43%) Web Testing
19 42 (5.30%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 291 (36.74%) SQL
2 178 (22.47%) C#
3 172 (21.72%) Java
4 63 (7.95%) C++
5 55 (6.94%) JavaScript
6 38 (4.80%) VBScript
7 37 (4.67%) Python
8 31 (3.91%) VB
9 23 (2.90%) Perl
9 23 (2.90%) Ruby
10 18 (2.27%) PHP
10 18 (2.27%) Delphi
11 12 (1.52%) T-SQL
11 12 (1.52%) PowerHouse
12 8 (1.01%) Groovy
13 7 (0.88%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.76%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.76%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.51%) F#
15 4 (0.51%) Scala
Qualifications
1 248 (31.31%) Degree
2 200 (25.25%) ISEB
3 104 (13.13%) ISTQB
4 44 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.51%) HND
5 4 (0.51%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.51%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.25%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.13%) CISM
7 1 (0.13%) CEH
7 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.13%) CSSLP
7 1 (0.13%) PhD
7 1 (0.13%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 792 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (0.38%) SLA
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 110 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.13%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 131 (16.54%) Microsoft
2 59 (7.45%) HP
3 28 (3.54%) Oracle
4 16 (2.02%) SunGard
5 14 (1.77%) VMware
6 4 (0.51%) JBoss
6 4 (0.51%) BT
7 3 (0.38%) Wall Street Systems
7 3 (0.38%) Telerik
7 3 (0.38%) SimCorp
7 3 (0.38%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.38%) Charles River
8 2 (0.25%) Progress
8 2 (0.25%) Sybase
9 1 (0.13%) IBM
9 1 (0.13%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.13%) Apple
9 1 (0.13%) Remedy
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe
9 1 (0.13%) Fidessa
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sidcup, Kent
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benfits
Posted: Yesterday
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits!
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Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
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Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
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Guildford, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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City, London
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