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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 522 544 512
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 461 358 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.32% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.34% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 378 326 426
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +15 446 £41,500 +3.75% 39
London -25 238 £45,000 - 16
South East +29 100 £47,500 +35.71% 12
Surrey +56 64 £47,500 +26.66% 6
City of London -10 57 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Yorkshire -25 45 £30,000 -25.00% 4
West Yorkshire -16 41 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Halifax - 37 £30,000 - 1
East of England -10 24 £32,000 -5.88% 2
Reigate - 23 £47,500 -
North West -3 18 £30,000 -3.22% 2
South West +1 17 £52,500 +50.00% 2
Cheshire +9 16 £30,000 +14.28% 1
Docklands, London +15 14 £52,500 +40.00%
Warrington -6 14 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Croydon - 13 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire +11 12 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Chertsey -6 12 £29,000 -10.76% 2
Kent -9 12 - -
Guildford - 12 £47,500 -
Maidstone - 12 - -
Bristol +8 11 £52,500 +44.82%
Scotland - 11 £37,500 - 2
Milton Keynes +13 10 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Cambridge +10 10 £36,000 +20.00%
Cambridgeshire +7 10 £40,000 +33.33% 1
East Midlands -17 9 £26,500 -11.66%
West Midlands +8 6 £28,000 -1.75%
Suffolk -10 6 £30,000 -29.41%
Sidcup - 6 £41,000 -

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 764 (100.00%) QA
2 314 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
3 307 (40.18%) SQL
4 306 (40.05%) Test Scripting
5 274 (35.86%) Finance
6 246 (32.20%) ISEB
7 245 (32.07%) Selenium
8 239 (31.28%) Degree
9 205 (26.83%) Software Testing
10 188 (24.61%) Automated Testing
11 152 (19.90%) Test Automation
12 146 (19.11%) SQL Server
13 142 (18.59%) C#
14 137 (17.93%) .NET
15 131 (17.15%) ISTQB
15 131 (17.15%) Computer Science
16 128 (16.75%) User Acceptance Testing
17 127 (16.62%) Automation Testing
17 127 (16.62%) Regression Testing
18 120 (15.71%) Test Strategy
19 119 (15.58%) Microsoft
20 117 (15.31%) Java
20 117 (15.31%) Manual Testing
21 112 (14.66%) Scrum
22 105 (13.74%) HP Quality Center
23 100 (13.09%) QuickTest Pro
24 89 (11.65%) XML
25 79 (10.34%) WebDriver
26 68 (8.90%) OO
27 66 (8.64%) Mathematics

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (0.79%) Confluence
2 4 (0.52%) ColdFusion
2 4 (0.52%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.52%) CMS
3 3 (0.39%) IIS
3 3 (0.39%) Node.js
4 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.13%) Apache
5 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.13%) Mule
5 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.13%) Drupal
Applications
1 36 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.75%) MS Office
3 5 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.39%) Mingle
4 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.05%) Monis
2 5 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.52%) FastVal
3 4 (0.52%) SunGard APT
3 4 (0.52%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.26%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.52%) SaaS
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.83%) Internet
2 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (19.11%) SQL Server
2 52 (6.81%) Relational Database
3 32 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.18%) MySQL
5 9 (1.18%) OLAP
6 7 (0.92%) RDBMS
6 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.65%) SQLPlus
8 5 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.39%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.39%) Big Data
10 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.26%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.13%) MS Access
11 1 (0.13%) Adabas
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 245 (32.07%) Selenium
2 100 (13.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 79 (10.34%) WebDriver
4 60 (7.85%) JIRA
5 59 (7.72%) TestComplete
6 44 (5.76%) Cucumber
7 41 (5.37%) Visual Studio
8 39 (5.10%) NUnit
9 38 (4.97%) FitNesse
10 36 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 33 (4.32%) WinRunner
11 33 (4.32%) Bugzilla
12 22 (2.88%) WATIR
13 21 (2.75%) Ranorex
14 18 (2.36%) Jenkins
15 17 (2.23%) Calabash
16 16 (2.09%) SoapUI
17 12 (1.57%) TeamCity
18 11 (1.44%) JMeter
18 11 (1.44%) Hudson
General
1 274 (35.86%) Finance
2 62 (8.12%) Banking
3 31 (4.06%) Investment Banking
4 27 (3.53%) Front Office
5 26 (3.40%) Retail
6 16 (2.09%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.96%) Marketing
8 13 (1.70%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.57%) Publishing
10 9 (1.18%) Back Office
10 9 (1.18%) Games
11 7 (0.92%) Legal
12 5 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.52%) Advertising
14 3 (0.39%) Law
15 2 (0.26%) Automotive
15 2 (0.26%) Billing
15 2 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.26%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (17.93%) .NET
2 89 (11.65%) XML
3 53 (6.94%) Web Services
4 42 (5.50%) HTML
5 26 (3.40%) Apache Flex
6 24 (3.14%) .NET Framework
7 17 (2.23%) HTML5
8 11 (1.44%) SOAP
9 10 (1.31%) Gherkin
9 10 (1.31%) J2EE
10 9 (1.18%) Middleware
10 9 (1.18%) CSS
10 9 (1.18%) MDX
10 9 (1.18%) FIX Protocol
11 6 (0.79%) ODBC
12 5 (0.65%) WSDL
12 5 (0.65%) REST
12 5 (0.65%) jQuery
13 3 (0.39%) Ruby on Rails
13 3 (0.39%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 131 (17.15%) Computer Science
2 66 (8.64%) Mathematics
3 36 (4.71%) Client/Server
4 28 (3.66%) NHS
5 24 (3.14%) Mobile App
6 23 (3.01%) Derivative
7 16 (2.09%) Replication
8 13 (1.70%) Equities
8 13 (1.70%) Hedge funds
9 12 (1.57%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.05%) Social Media
11 8 (1.05%) Digital Media
12 7 (0.92%) Fixed Income
12 7 (0.92%) Open Source
13 6 (0.79%) iPhone
13 6 (0.79%) Biometrics
13 6 (0.79%) Smartphone
14 5 (0.65%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 61 (7.98%) Windows
2 45 (5.89%) UNIX
3 41 (5.37%) Linux
4 19 (2.49%) Android
5 18 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (2.36%) Apple iOS
5 18 (2.36%) Windows 8
5 18 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (2.36%) Windows XP
6 16 (2.09%) Windows 7
6 16 (2.09%) Mac OS
6 16 (2.09%) Windows Vista
7 3 (0.39%) AIX
8 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (40.05%) Test Scripting
3 205 (26.83%) Software Testing
4 188 (24.61%) Automated Testing
5 152 (19.90%) Test Automation
6 128 (16.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 127 (16.62%) Automation Testing
7 127 (16.62%) Regression Testing
8 120 (15.71%) Test Strategy
9 117 (15.31%) Manual Testing
10 112 (14.66%) Scrum
11 68 (8.90%) OO
12 56 (7.33%) Project Management
13 55 (7.20%) Performance Testing
14 52 (6.81%) TDD
15 50 (6.54%) E-Commerce
16 47 (6.15%) Asset Management
16 47 (6.15%) Business Analysis
17 45 (5.89%) System Testing
18 41 (5.37%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 307 (40.18%) SQL
2 142 (18.59%) C#
3 117 (15.31%) Java
4 50 (6.54%) VB
5 40 (5.24%) C++
6 36 (4.71%) VBScript
7 28 (3.66%) JavaScript
8 27 (3.53%) Ruby
9 26 (3.40%) Python
10 21 (2.75%) T-SQL
11 18 (2.36%) PowerShell
12 16 (2.09%) Delphi
13 11 (1.44%) Perl
14 10 (1.31%) PowerHouse
15 8 (1.05%) PHP
15 8 (1.05%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.65%) C
17 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.26%) Groovy
18 2 (0.26%) F#
Qualifications
1 246 (32.20%) ISEB
2 239 (31.28%) Degree
3 131 (17.15%) ISTQB
4 8 (1.05%) HND
5 1 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 764 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.13%) SLA
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 105 (13.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 119 (15.58%) Microsoft
2 52 (6.81%) HP
3 30 (3.93%) Oracle
4 19 (2.49%) BT
5 18 (2.36%) SunGard
6 12 (1.57%) VMware
7 5 (0.65%) Telerik
8 4 (0.52%) Wall Street Systems
8 4 (0.52%) Hitwise
8 4 (0.52%) Charles River
8 4 (0.52%) SimCorp
8 4 (0.52%) Google
9 3 (0.39%) IBM
9 3 (0.39%) Apple
10 2 (0.26%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.26%) Cordys
10 2 (0.26%) SAP
10 2 (0.26%) JBoss
10 2 (0.26%) Perforce
10 2 (0.26%) Segue
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