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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 599 638 541
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -97
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 336 240 423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.22% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.24% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 276 210 375
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,250 £32,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+2.30% +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
107654 100894 111399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.32% 95.20%
Number of salaries quoted 87308 83795 94839
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 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 30 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
(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 +31 324 £38,000 +1.33% 37
London +24 162 £50,000 +14.94% 13
South East +24 72 £32,000 -8.57% 9
City of London +32 41 £39,500 -21.00% 7
Yorkshire -17 31 £34,000 +7.93% 3
Berkshire +14 27 £29,500 -35.86%
Surrey +15 23 £30,000 +13.20% 4
Leeds -9 23 £40,000 +26.98% 1
West Yorkshire -23 23 £40,000 +31.14% 2
East of England -3 21 £30,000 -7.69% 2
North West -10 20 £32,500 +8.33% 5
Maidenhead 0 16 £40,000 -20.00%
Guildford +14 15 £30,000 +81.81%
Brighton - 15 £35,000 - 1
East Sussex - 15 £35,000 - 2
West Midlands -10 13 £35,000 +2.18% 3
Reading +3 10 £27,500 -46.07%
Cheshire -12 9 £30,000 -15.49% 1
Hertfordshire - 9 £29,000 - 1
Manchester +7 8 £35,000 +16.66% 3
North Yorkshire -18 8 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Middlesbrough - 8 £30,000 - 1
East Midlands -16 7 £35,000 +7.69%
Essex - 7 £50,000 - 1
Scotland -12 6 £35,000 -
Suffolk +8 5 £30,000 -7.69%
Staffordshire -9 5 £35,000 +40.00% 2
Watford - 5 £22,000 - 1
Sidcup - 5 £41,000 -
Ipswich +5 4 £28,750 -11.53%

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 703 (100.00%) QA
2 368 (52.35%) Agile Software Development
3 289 (41.11%) Selenium
4 261 (37.13%) Finance
5 236 (33.57%) SQL
6 201 (28.59%) Degree
7 192 (27.31%) Software Testing
8 175 (24.89%) Test Scripting
9 167 (23.76%) ISEB
10 163 (23.19%) Java
11 158 (22.48%) Automated Testing
12 157 (22.33%) Test Automation
13 151 (21.48%) C#
14 143 (20.34%) Manual Testing
15 138 (19.63%) .NET
16 126 (17.92%) Automation Testing
17 117 (16.64%) Microsoft
18 103 (14.65%) Regression Testing
19 102 (14.51%) QuickTest Pro
20 100 (14.22%) Computer Science
21 99 (14.08%) SQL Server
22 98 (13.94%) Web Services
23 89 (12.66%) Cucumber
24 87 (12.38%) HP Quality Center
25 84 (11.95%) WebDriver
26 83 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
27 79 (11.24%) Test Strategy
28 75 (10.67%) ISTQB
29 74 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
30 73 (10.38%) TDD

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 7 (1.00%) ColdFusion
1 7 (1.00%) Confluence
2 6 (0.85%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.85%) IIS
3 3 (0.43%) Drupal
4 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.28%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.14%) Node.js
5 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.14%) Apache
5 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.14%) Mule
Applications
1 43 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.85%) MS Office
3 6 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.00%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.28%) Servitor
3 2 (0.28%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.28%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.28%) RiskWrite
4 1 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.00%) SaaS
3 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.98%) Internet
2 18 (2.56%) 3G
2 18 (2.56%) Broadband
3 13 (1.85%) HTTP
4 4 (0.57%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.14%) LAN
5 1 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 16 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.00%) MySQL
8 5 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.43%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.28%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.28%) QlikView
11 2 (0.28%) OLAP
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.28%) Big Data
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.14%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 289 (41.11%) Selenium
2 102 (14.51%) QuickTest Pro
3 89 (12.66%) Cucumber
4 84 (11.95%) WebDriver
5 67 (9.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 61 (8.68%) JIRA
7 56 (7.97%) FitNesse
8 44 (6.26%) Visual Studio
9 41 (5.83%) TestComplete
10 35 (4.98%) WinRunner
11 34 (4.84%) NUnit
11 34 (4.84%) SpecFlow
12 24 (3.41%) SoapUI
13 20 (2.84%) Git (software)
14 19 (2.70%) Jenkins
14 19 (2.70%) JUnit
14 19 (2.70%) Subversion
15 15 (2.13%) JMeter
16 14 (1.99%) Behat
17 13 (1.85%) Bugzilla
General
1 261 (37.13%) Finance
2 41 (5.83%) Banking
3 37 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 32 (4.55%) Retail
5 23 (3.27%) Investment Banking
6 22 (3.13%) Marketing
7 15 (2.13%) Front Office
8 13 (1.85%) Back Office
8 13 (1.85%) Games
9 12 (1.71%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.00%) Legal
11 5 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.71%) Advertising
12 4 (0.57%) Publishing
12 4 (0.57%) Billing
13 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.14%) Law
14 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.14%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (19.63%) .NET
2 98 (13.94%) Web Services
3 63 (8.96%) XML
4 62 (8.82%) HTML
5 46 (6.54%) SOAP
6 25 (3.56%) XSD
6 25 (3.56%) WSDL
7 19 (2.70%) CSS
7 19 (2.70%) HTML5
8 17 (2.42%) Gherkin
9 12 (1.71%) J2EE
9 12 (1.71%) ASP.NET
10 11 (1.56%) Apache Flex
10 11 (1.56%) CSS3
11 10 (1.42%) .NET Framework
12 9 (1.28%) WCF
13 7 (1.00%) LINQ
13 7 (1.00%) jQuery
13 7 (1.00%) ODBC
13 7 (1.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 100 (14.22%) Computer Science
2 83 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (8.68%) Mathematics
4 34 (4.84%) Derivative
5 33 (4.69%) Equities
6 31 (4.41%) Client/Server
7 22 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 20 (2.84%) Smartphone
9 18 (2.56%) Open Source
9 18 (2.56%) Mobile App
10 17 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (2.28%) Fixed Income
12 10 (1.42%) User Experience
13 9 (1.28%) iPad
14 7 (1.00%) SWIFT
15 6 (0.85%) Data Integration
15 6 (0.85%) FMCG
16 5 (0.71%) Social Media
16 5 (0.71%) Online Games
17 4 (0.57%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 63 (8.96%) UNIX
2 59 (8.39%) Windows
3 28 (3.98%) Linux
4 9 (1.28%) Android
5 8 (1.14%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.57%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.57%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.43%) Solaris
7 3 (0.43%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (52.35%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (27.31%) Software Testing
3 175 (24.89%) Test Scripting
4 158 (22.48%) Automated Testing
5 157 (22.33%) Test Automation
6 143 (20.34%) Manual Testing
7 126 (17.92%) Automation Testing
8 103 (14.65%) Regression Testing
9 79 (11.24%) Test Strategy
10 74 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
11 73 (10.38%) TDD
12 57 (8.11%) Scrum
13 49 (6.97%) Test Management
13 49 (6.97%) BDD
14 47 (6.69%) E-Commerce
15 45 (6.40%) Test Planning
16 39 (5.55%) System Testing
16 39 (5.55%) Performance Testing
17 37 (5.26%) Analytics
18 34 (4.84%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 236 (33.57%) SQL
2 163 (23.19%) Java
3 151 (21.48%) C#
4 68 (9.67%) JavaScript
5 48 (6.83%) C++
6 39 (5.55%) Python
7 23 (3.27%) Perl
8 22 (3.13%) VBScript
9 20 (2.84%) Ruby
10 17 (2.42%) PHP
11 16 (2.28%) Groovy
12 13 (1.85%) VB
13 11 (1.56%) VB.NET
14 10 (1.42%) Delphi
15 7 (1.00%) Scala
16 6 (0.85%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.85%) PowerHouse
17 4 (0.57%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.57%) C
17 4 (0.57%) F#
Qualifications
1 201 (28.59%) Degree
2 167 (23.76%) ISEB
3 75 (10.67%) ISTQB
4 41 (5.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.57%) PhD
5 4 (0.57%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.57%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.43%) HND
7 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.14%) CISM
8 1 (0.14%) CEH
8 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.14%) CISSP
8 1 (0.14%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 703 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (0.57%) GAAP
3 2 (0.28%) SLA
3 2 (0.28%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 87 (12.38%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.43%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.14%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 117 (16.64%) Microsoft
2 49 (6.97%) HP
3 27 (3.84%) Oracle
4 11 (1.56%) VMware
5 8 (1.14%) SunGard
6 3 (0.43%) Zend
6 3 (0.43%) JBoss
7 2 (0.28%) Progress
7 2 (0.28%) Sybase
7 2 (0.28%) Adobe
7 2 (0.28%) SimCorp
7 2 (0.28%) Charles River
7 2 (0.28%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.28%) Sage
7 2 (0.28%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.28%) Wall Street Systems
8 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.14%) Remedy
8 1 (0.14%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.14%) Ab Initio
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Colston Consulting
Salary: £37.5k - 42.5k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £25k + bns + pkg
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Fidessa
Salary: Excellent package depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £500 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Energon Global
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago