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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 528 599 623
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 408 321 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.28% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.30% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 361 261 223
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average 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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015 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 28 August 2015. 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 +61 387 £38,000 +1.33% 38
London +23 180 £45,000 +5.88% 14
South East +15 70 £32,500 - 9
City of London +42 66 £52,500 +33.75% 3
Surrey +8 32 £31,250 -2.34% 2
North West +14 28 £35,000 - 4
East of England +13 28 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Yorkshire +12 24 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Manchester +14 23 £47,500 +35.71% 1
East Midlands +10 22 £32,500 -3.70% 2
West Midlands +3 18 £32,500 -3.70% 2
Nottingham +3 16 £34,000 -2.85% 1
Nottinghamshire -3 16 £34,000 -2.85% 1
Guildford -1 13 £32,500 +8.33%
Buckinghamshire -4 12 £35,000 +40.00%
Aylesbury - 12 £35,000 -
Scotland +8 11 £35,000 +37.25% 3
South West -15 11 £32,500 -10.34%
Walton-on-Thames -15 11 £30,500 -6.15% 1
West Yorkshire -4 10 £31,750 -20.62% 1
Wales +4 9 £35,000 +34.61% 2
Suffolk +2 9 £37,500 -3.22%
South Yorkshire - 9 £32,500 -
South Wales -2 8 £35,000 +22.80% 2
Essex -3 8 £40,000 +3.22%
Ipswich -6 8 £37,500 -
Barnsley - 8 £32,500 -
Hampshire +11 7 £25,000 -33.33% 1
Leeds +2 7 £33,500 -16.25% 1
Edinburgh 0 7 £35,000 +37.25% 3

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 784 (100.00%) QA
2 389 (49.62%) Agile Software Development
3 339 (43.24%) Selenium
4 285 (36.35%) Finance
5 221 (28.19%) ISEB
6 217 (27.68%) C#
7 213 (27.17%) Test Scripting
8 198 (25.26%) Software Testing
9 194 (24.74%) SQL
10 178 (22.70%) Java
11 165 (21.05%) Degree
11 165 (21.05%) Automated Testing
12 163 (20.79%) Test Automation
13 149 (19.01%) SDLC
14 139 (17.73%) ISTQB
15 138 (17.60%) Manual Testing
16 137 (17.47%) User Acceptance Testing
17 129 (16.45%) Windows
18 126 (16.07%) Automation Testing
19 121 (15.43%) BDD
20 114 (14.54%) WebDriver
21 113 (14.41%) Cucumber
21 113 (14.41%) Microsoft
22 108 (13.78%) .NET
23 106 (13.52%) Scrum
24 104 (13.27%) Regression Testing
25 96 (12.24%) Web Services
26 87 (11.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 79 (10.08%) SQL Server
28 77 (9.82%) TDD

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 11 (1.40%) IIS
2 10 (1.28%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (0.77%) Confluence
4 6 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (0.64%) CMS
6 4 (0.51%) ColdFusion
6 4 (0.51%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.26%) Drupal
9 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.13%) nginx
9 1 (0.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 58 (7.40%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.81%) MS Office
3 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.51%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.51%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.38%) AWD
4 1 (0.13%) Lawson
4 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.13%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.06%) SaaS
2 1 (0.13%) Firebase
2 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.55%) VoIP
2 16 (2.04%) HTTP
3 8 (1.02%) Broadband
4 7 (0.89%) Internet
5 1 (0.13%) SSH
5 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.13%) LAN
5 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (10.08%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.68%) Big Data
3 9 (1.15%) MySQL
4 7 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (0.77%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.64%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.51%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.51%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle9i Database
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 339 (43.24%) Selenium
2 114 (14.54%) WebDriver
3 113 (14.41%) Cucumber
4 75 (9.57%) FitNesse
4 75 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 70 (8.93%) SpecFlow
6 62 (7.91%) HP UFT
7 52 (6.63%) JIRA
8 29 (3.70%) LoadRunner
8 29 (3.70%) Visual Studio
9 28 (3.57%) JUnit
9 28 (3.57%) SoapUI
9 28 (3.57%) Jenkins
10 22 (2.81%) WATIR
11 19 (2.42%) Git (software)
12 17 (2.17%) Bugzilla
12 17 (2.17%) Subversion
13 15 (1.91%) Eclipse
13 15 (1.91%) TeamCity
14 13 (1.66%) InstallShield
General
1 285 (36.35%) Finance
2 42 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 32 (4.08%) Back Office
3 32 (4.08%) Law
4 28 (3.57%) Banking
5 20 (2.55%) Marketing
6 17 (2.17%) Front Office
7 14 (1.79%) Retail
8 12 (1.53%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.53%) Games
9 11 (1.40%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.02%) Electronics
10 8 (1.02%) Legal
11 6 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.77%) Advertising
11 6 (0.77%) Publishing
12 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Billing
12 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (13.78%) .NET
2 96 (12.24%) Web Services
3 72 (9.18%) XML
4 42 (5.36%) SOAP
5 41 (5.23%) Gherkin
6 33 (4.21%) HTML
7 30 (3.83%) ASP.NET
8 25 (3.19%) REST
9 17 (2.17%) RESTful
9 17 (2.17%) CSS
10 8 (1.02%) FIX Protocol
11 6 (0.77%) HTML5
11 6 (0.77%) Middleware
12 5 (0.64%) Flash
12 5 (0.64%) Ajax
12 5 (0.64%) Velocity
13 3 (0.38%) WPF
13 3 (0.38%) Silverlight
13 3 (0.38%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.55%) Computer Science
1 67 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (6.38%) Client/Server
2 50 (6.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 42 (5.36%) Fixed Income
3 42 (5.36%) Equities
4 36 (4.59%) Derivative
5 30 (3.83%) Mobile App
6 15 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.40%) Contract for Difference
8 9 (1.15%) Hedge funds
8 9 (1.15%) Java Card
9 8 (1.02%) Online Games
10 6 (0.77%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.77%) DTV
10 6 (0.77%) SWIFT
11 5 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.51%) Replication
12 4 (0.51%) EPoS
12 4 (0.51%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 129 (16.45%) Windows
2 36 (4.59%) UNIX
3 32 (4.08%) Linux
4 23 (2.93%) Android
4 23 (2.93%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.53%) Solaris
6 6 (0.77%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.13%) CentOS
8 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (49.62%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (27.17%) Test Scripting
3 198 (25.26%) Software Testing
4 165 (21.05%) Automated Testing
5 163 (20.79%) Test Automation
6 149 (19.01%) SDLC
7 138 (17.60%) Manual Testing
8 137 (17.47%) User Acceptance Testing
9 126 (16.07%) Automation Testing
10 121 (15.43%) BDD
11 106 (13.52%) Scrum
12 104 (13.27%) Regression Testing
13 77 (9.82%) TDD
14 59 (7.53%) Test Strategy
14 59 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
15 57 (7.27%) Performance Testing
16 46 (5.87%) Test Management
17 41 (5.23%) E-Commerce
18 40 (5.10%) Requirements Analysis
19 37 (4.72%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 217 (27.68%) C#
2 194 (24.74%) SQL
3 178 (22.70%) Java
4 47 (5.99%) Python
5 44 (5.61%) Ruby
6 42 (5.36%) JavaScript
7 33 (4.21%) PHP
8 25 (3.19%) Perl
9 24 (3.06%) C++
10 15 (1.91%) C
11 14 (1.79%) VBScript
12 9 (1.15%) VB
13 6 (0.77%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.77%) F#
14 5 (0.64%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.51%) Groovy
16 3 (0.38%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.38%) ActionScript
17 2 (0.26%) VB6
17 2 (0.26%) VC++
Qualifications
1 221 (28.19%) ISEB
2 165 (21.05%) Degree
3 139 (17.73%) ISTQB
4 87 (11.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (1.28%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 784 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 36 (4.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.13%) Puppet
2 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 113 (14.41%) Microsoft
2 44 (5.61%) Oracle
3 39 (4.97%) HP
4 16 (2.04%) VMware
5 13 (1.66%) Red Hat
5 13 (1.66%) Charles River
6 9 (1.15%) Wall Street Systems
7 7 (0.89%) SAP
8 4 (0.51%) SimCorp
8 4 (0.51%) Bloomberg
9 3 (0.38%) Adobe
9 3 (0.38%) Apple
10 2 (0.26%) Google
11 1 (0.13%) Zend
11 1 (0.13%) Telerik
11 1 (0.13%) Alterian
11 1 (0.13%) Fidessa
11 1 (0.13%) McAfee
11 1 (0.13%) Sage
11 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com
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