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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 576 627 498
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -129
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 329 251 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.23% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.25% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 263 221 381
Average salary £37,500 £37,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.66% +0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,350 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
107598 100869 111117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.23% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87033 83734 94775
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 3 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 3 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
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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 +41 319 £37,500 -4.45% 30
London +25 166 £42,500 -9.57% 14
South East +11 75 £32,500 -7.14% 8
City of London +21 48 £37,500 -25.00% 5
Surrey +15 29 £31,000 -31.11% 2
Berkshire +13 27 £34,250 -16.46% 2
Yorkshire -43 23 £40,000 +25.00%
North West -11 19 £35,000 +16.66% 3
West Yorkshire -18 18 £40,000 +26.98%
Leeds -20 18 £40,000 +26.98%
Guildford +30 16 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Maidenhead +7 16 £40,000 -23.80%
East of England -13 15 £33,750 +3.84% 1
West Midlands -7 11 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Manchester -8 10 £35,000 +16.66% 2
East Midlands -11 10 £33,750 +3.84% 1
Reading -1 9 £27,500 -45.00% 2
East Sussex - 9 £34,500 - 2
Brighton - 9 £34,500 - 1
Suffolk +9 7 £38,750 +19.23%
Nottinghamshire +3 7 £35,000 +7.69%
Nottingham -4 7 £35,000 +7.69%
Cheshire -13 7 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Reigate -16 6 £42,500 -5.55%
Ipswich +8 5 £37,500 +15.38%
Birmingham -3 5 £32,500 +4.83%
Buckinghamshire -10 5 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Scotland -10 5 £25,500 -37.03% 1
North Yorkshire -19 5 £30,000 -7.69%
Middlesbrough - 5 £30,000 -

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 761 (100.00%) QA
2 308 (40.47%) Selenium
3 273 (35.87%) Finance
4 271 (35.61%) SQL
5 262 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
6 220 (28.91%) Software Testing
7 216 (28.38%) Degree
8 207 (27.20%) Test Scripting
9 186 (24.44%) ISEB
10 178 (23.39%) Java
11 174 (22.86%) Test Automation
12 169 (22.21%) C#
13 161 (21.16%) Automated Testing
14 153 (20.11%) .NET
15 150 (19.71%) Manual Testing
16 139 (18.27%) Regression Testing
17 131 (17.21%) Microsoft
18 129 (16.95%) Automation Testing
19 114 (14.98%) QuickTest Pro
20 110 (14.45%) SQL Server
21 107 (14.06%) Computer Science
22 102 (13.40%) User Acceptance Testing
23 99 (13.01%) HP Quality Center
24 97 (12.75%) Web Services
25 96 (12.61%) Test Strategy
26 95 (12.48%) ISTQB
27 89 (11.70%) WebDriver
28 88 (11.56%) Cucumber
29 78 (10.25%) TDD
30 74 (9.72%) Scrum

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (1.05%) ColdFusion
1 8 (1.05%) Confluence
2 5 (0.66%) IIS
3 3 (0.39%) Drupal
4 2 (0.26%) Node.js
4 2 (0.26%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (0.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.26%) CMS
5 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.13%) Apache
5 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.13%) Mule
Applications
1 41 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.45%) MS Office
3 7 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.79%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (0.39%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.26%) Servitor
4 1 (0.13%) RiskWrite
4 1 (0.13%) Cordys
4 1 (0.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.55%) Internet
2 18 (2.37%) 3G
2 18 (2.37%) Broadband
3 12 (1.58%) HTTP
4 4 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (14.45%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.29%) Relational Database
3 18 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.05%) MySQL
7 4 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.26%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.26%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.26%) Big Data
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.13%) SSDT
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.13%) Adabas
10 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 308 (40.47%) Selenium
2 114 (14.98%) QuickTest Pro
3 89 (11.70%) WebDriver
4 88 (11.56%) Cucumber
5 63 (8.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 62 (8.15%) JIRA
7 55 (7.23%) FitNesse
8 53 (6.96%) TestComplete
9 50 (6.57%) Visual Studio
10 44 (5.78%) NUnit
11 39 (5.12%) WinRunner
12 27 (3.55%) SpecFlow
13 23 (3.02%) SoapUI
14 20 (2.63%) JUnit
15 18 (2.37%) Jenkins
16 17 (2.23%) Git (software)
16 17 (2.23%) Subversion
17 16 (2.10%) WATIR
17 16 (2.10%) JMeter
17 16 (2.10%) Bugzilla
General
1 273 (35.87%) Finance
2 49 (6.44%) Banking
3 36 (4.73%) Telecoms
4 31 (4.07%) Retail
5 30 (3.94%) Investment Banking
6 22 (2.89%) Front Office
7 21 (2.76%) Marketing
8 16 (2.10%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.45%) Back Office
10 9 (1.18%) Legal
11 8 (1.05%) Games
12 6 (0.79%) Advertising
13 5 (0.66%) Publishing
14 4 (0.53%) Billing
15 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.26%) Law
17 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
17 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (20.11%) .NET
2 97 (12.75%) Web Services
3 72 (9.46%) XML
4 71 (9.33%) HTML
5 47 (6.18%) SOAP
6 26 (3.42%) WSDL
7 25 (3.29%) XSD
8 24 (3.15%) CSS
9 19 (2.50%) HTML5
10 17 (2.23%) Apache Flex
11 14 (1.84%) Gherkin
12 13 (1.71%) .NET Framework
13 12 (1.58%) J2EE
14 10 (1.31%) CSS3
14 10 (1.31%) jQuery
15 8 (1.05%) REST
15 8 (1.05%) FIX Protocol
15 8 (1.05%) ODBC
15 8 (1.05%) Middleware
16 7 (0.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 107 (14.06%) Computer Science
2 70 (9.20%) Mathematics
3 34 (4.47%) Equities
4 33 (4.34%) Derivative
5 32 (4.20%) Client/Server
6 21 (2.76%) Smartphone
7 18 (2.37%) Open Source
7 18 (2.37%) Mobile App
8 17 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 15 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.71%) Fixed Income
11 8 (1.05%) SWIFT
12 7 (0.92%) iPad
13 6 (0.79%) Social Media
13 6 (0.79%) FMCG
13 6 (0.79%) NHS
14 5 (0.66%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.66%) Online Games
14 5 (0.66%) Hedge funds
15 4 (0.53%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 62 (8.15%) UNIX
2 50 (6.57%) Windows
3 27 (3.55%) Linux
4 14 (1.84%) Android
5 13 (1.71%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.53%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.39%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (28.91%) Software Testing
3 207 (27.20%) Test Scripting
4 174 (22.86%) Test Automation
5 161 (21.16%) Automated Testing
6 150 (19.71%) Manual Testing
7 139 (18.27%) Regression Testing
8 129 (16.95%) Automation Testing
9 102 (13.40%) User Acceptance Testing
10 96 (12.61%) Test Strategy
11 78 (10.25%) TDD
12 74 (9.72%) Scrum
13 52 (6.83%) E-Commerce
13 52 (6.83%) BDD
14 51 (6.70%) System Testing
15 48 (6.31%) Test Management
16 44 (5.78%) Performance Testing
17 42 (5.52%) Analytics
17 42 (5.52%) Test Planning
18 40 (5.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 271 (35.61%) SQL
2 178 (23.39%) Java
3 169 (22.21%) C#
4 67 (8.80%) JavaScript
5 55 (7.23%) C++
6 38 (4.99%) Python
7 29 (3.81%) VBScript
8 22 (2.89%) Ruby
8 22 (2.89%) Perl
9 20 (2.63%) VB
10 18 (2.37%) PHP
11 15 (1.97%) Delphi
12 13 (1.71%) Groovy
13 11 (1.45%) T-SQL
14 10 (1.31%) VB.NET
15 8 (1.05%) PowerHouse
16 7 (0.92%) Scala
17 5 (0.66%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.53%) C
18 4 (0.53%) F#
Qualifications
1 216 (28.38%) Degree
2 186 (24.44%) ISEB
3 95 (12.48%) ISTQB
4 46 (6.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.53%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.53%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.39%) HND
7 2 (0.26%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.13%) CISM
8 1 (0.13%) CEH
8 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.13%) PhD
8 1 (0.13%) CISSP
8 1 (0.13%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 761 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (0.39%) SLA
3 2 (0.26%) GAAP
4 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 99 (13.01%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.26%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.13%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 131 (17.21%) Microsoft
2 52 (6.83%) HP
3 26 (3.42%) Oracle
4 15 (1.97%) VMware
5 12 (1.58%) SunGard
6 4 (0.53%) JBoss
7 3 (0.39%) Charles River
7 3 (0.39%) SimCorp
7 3 (0.39%) Wall Street Systems
8 2 (0.26%) Zend
8 2 (0.26%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.26%) Adobe
8 2 (0.26%) Progress
8 2 (0.26%) 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%) Fidessa
9 1 (0.13%) EPiServer
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