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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 530 613 597
Rank change year-on-year
+83 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 402 332 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.28% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.30% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 365 285 262
Average salary £38,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +64 385 £39,000 -2.50% 35
London +46 203 £45,000 +5.88% 18
City of London +51 85 £45,000 +5.88% 5
South East -15 56 £32,000 -20.00% 3
Yorkshire +24 32 £30,000 -25.00%
East of England +18 28 £37,500 +3.44% 5
Surrey +6 23 £32,000 -24.70% 1
East Midlands +11 22 £31,250 -3.84% 3
West Yorkshire +16 17 £30,000 -25.00%
North West -2 17 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Manchester +11 15 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Nottinghamshire +4 14 £34,000 -2.85% 2
Nottingham +3 14 £34,000 -2.85% 2
South West -7 14 £30,000 -20.00%
Suffolk -7 13 £37,500 +11.11%
West Midlands -7 12 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Ipswich -11 11 £37,500 +36.36%
Buckinghamshire +9 10 £35,000 +40.00%
Walton-on-Thames -14 10 £30,500 -6.15%
Scotland +17 9 £40,000 +63.26% 2
Hampshire +10 9 £23,000 -42.50%
Guildford +3 9 £32,500 +8.33%
Aylesbury - 9 £35,000 -
Leeds +13 8 £32,250 -19.37%
North Yorkshire +8 8 £30,000 -
Harrogate - 8 £30,000 -
Winchester - 8 £23,000 -
Wales +3 7 £35,000 +28.44% 2
Bristol -12 7 £27,500 -26.66%
South Yorkshire - 7 £32,500 -

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 761 (100.00%) QA
2 392 (51.51%) Agile Software Development
3 324 (42.58%) Selenium
4 282 (37.06%) Finance
5 212 (27.86%) Test Scripting
6 210 (27.60%) ISEB
7 196 (25.76%) SQL
8 191 (25.10%) C#
8 191 (25.10%) Software Testing
9 176 (23.13%) Automated Testing
10 173 (22.73%) Degree
11 171 (22.47%) Java
12 153 (20.11%) Test Automation
13 151 (19.84%) Manual Testing
13 151 (19.84%) ISTQB
14 138 (18.13%) SDLC
15 131 (17.21%) User Acceptance Testing
16 123 (16.16%) Automation Testing
17 116 (15.24%) BDD
18 115 (15.11%) WebDriver
19 112 (14.72%) Cucumber
19 112 (14.72%) Windows
20 107 (14.06%) Regression Testing
20 107 (14.06%) Scrum
21 106 (13.93%) Microsoft
22 104 (13.67%) .NET
23 84 (11.04%) Web Services
24 81 (10.64%) XML
25 80 (10.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 78 (10.25%) TDD

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (1.31%) SharePoint
1 10 (1.31%) IIS
2 8 (1.05%) Confluence
2 8 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (0.66%) CMS
5 4 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.26%) Drupal
7 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.13%) nginx
7 1 (0.13%) Node.js
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.13%) JBoss
Applications
1 54 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.02%) MS Office
3 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.53%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (0.53%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.26%) AWD
6 1 (0.13%) Lawson
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.13%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.02%) SaaS
2 1 (0.13%) Firebase
2 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.50%) VoIP
2 16 (2.10%) HTTP
3 10 (1.31%) Broadband
4 4 (0.53%) Internet
5 1 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.15%) Big Data
3 13 (1.71%) MySQL
4 10 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.05%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.92%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.79%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.66%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.53%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle9i Database
11 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 324 (42.58%) Selenium
2 115 (15.11%) WebDriver
3 112 (14.72%) Cucumber
4 72 (9.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 67 (8.80%) HP UFT
6 65 (8.54%) FitNesse
7 62 (8.15%) JIRA
8 56 (7.36%) SpecFlow
9 31 (4.07%) LoadRunner
10 29 (3.81%) Visual Studio
10 29 (3.81%) SoapUI
11 25 (3.29%) Jenkins
12 24 (3.15%) Bugzilla
13 22 (2.89%) JUnit
14 20 (2.63%) WATIR
14 20 (2.63%) Git (software)
15 17 (2.23%) TeamCity
16 16 (2.10%) Subversion
16 16 (2.10%) InstallShield
17 15 (1.97%) Behat
General
1 282 (37.06%) Finance
2 38 (4.99%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.94%) Law
4 27 (3.55%) Banking
4 27 (3.55%) Back Office
5 21 (2.76%) Marketing
6 18 (2.37%) Retail
7 13 (1.71%) Front Office
8 11 (1.45%) Games
9 10 (1.31%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.05%) Legal
11 7 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.92%) Electronics
11 7 (0.92%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.66%) Advertising
12 5 (0.66%) Publishing
13 3 (0.39%) Automotive
14 1 (0.13%) Billing
14 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (13.67%) .NET
2 84 (11.04%) Web Services
3 81 (10.64%) XML
4 42 (5.52%) SOAP
5 31 (4.07%) HTML
6 30 (3.94%) ASP.NET
7 29 (3.81%) Gherkin
8 21 (2.76%) REST
9 18 (2.37%) RESTful
10 12 (1.58%) CSS
11 11 (1.45%) Middleware
11 11 (1.45%) HTML5
12 10 (1.31%) FIX Protocol
13 6 (0.79%) Silverlight
14 5 (0.66%) WinForms
15 4 (0.53%) AngularJS
16 3 (0.39%) jQuery
16 3 (0.39%) Velocity
17 2 (0.26%) .NET Framework
17 2 (0.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (7.88%) Computer Science
3 38 (4.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 37 (4.86%) Client/Server
5 35 (4.60%) Equities
6 34 (4.47%) Fixed Income
7 29 (3.81%) Derivative
8 27 (3.55%) Mobile App
9 16 (2.10%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.18%) Java Card
11 8 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.92%) Online Games
12 7 (0.92%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.79%) SWIFT
13 6 (0.79%) DTV
14 5 (0.66%) Contract for Difference
14 5 (0.66%) User Experience
14 5 (0.66%) Hedge funds
15 4 (0.53%) Social Network
15 4 (0.53%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 112 (14.72%) Windows
2 35 (4.60%) Linux
3 33 (4.34%) UNIX
4 20 (2.63%) Android
5 19 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.97%) Solaris
7 3 (0.39%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.13%) CentOS
8 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.13%) Debian
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (51.51%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (27.86%) Test Scripting
3 191 (25.10%) Software Testing
4 176 (23.13%) Automated Testing
5 153 (20.11%) Test Automation
6 151 (19.84%) Manual Testing
7 138 (18.13%) SDLC
8 131 (17.21%) User Acceptance Testing
9 123 (16.16%) Automation Testing
10 116 (15.24%) BDD
11 107 (14.06%) Regression Testing
11 107 (14.06%) Scrum
12 78 (10.25%) TDD
13 66 (8.67%) Test Strategy
14 59 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
15 54 (7.10%) Performance Testing
16 46 (6.04%) E-Commerce
17 40 (5.26%) User Stories
18 36 (4.73%) Test Management
19 35 (4.60%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 196 (25.76%) SQL
2 191 (25.10%) C#
3 171 (22.47%) Java
4 45 (5.91%) Python
5 42 (5.52%) Ruby
6 36 (4.73%) JavaScript
7 29 (3.81%) PHP
8 23 (3.02%) Perl
9 21 (2.76%) C++
10 17 (2.23%) C
11 14 (1.84%) VBScript
12 11 (1.45%) VB
13 10 (1.31%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.53%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.53%) VB6
15 3 (0.39%) XPath
15 3 (0.39%) Groovy
15 3 (0.39%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.26%) VC++
16 2 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 210 (27.60%) ISEB
2 173 (22.73%) Degree
3 151 (19.84%) ISTQB
4 80 (10.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (1.31%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 761 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (4.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.13%) Puppet
2 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 106 (13.93%) Microsoft
2 49 (6.44%) Oracle
3 35 (4.60%) HP
4 15 (1.97%) Red Hat
4 15 (1.97%) VMware
5 9 (1.18%) Charles River
6 7 (0.92%) SAP
7 5 (0.66%) Wall Street Systems
8 4 (0.53%) SimCorp
8 4 (0.53%) Bloomberg
9 3 (0.39%) Apple
9 3 (0.39%) Google
10 2 (0.26%) IBM
11 1 (0.13%) McAfee
11 1 (0.13%) Sage
11 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.13%) Unisys
11 1 (0.13%) Sybase
11 1 (0.13%) Intel
11 1 (0.13%) Adobe
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 27.5k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Data Idols
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Posted: 3 days ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 45k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £38,000 to £38,000 per annum £38,000 + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 4 days ago
Wales
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30,000 to £40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Which?
Salary: Competitive + 28 days annual leave
Posted: 12 days ago