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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 630 578 572
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 263 309 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.31% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 235 247 296
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.52%

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
100150 98294 103682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83451 79476 89033
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -15 255 £40,000 - 42
London -30 128 £47,500 +5.55% 22
South East -39 49 £39,000 +3.82% 9
City of London -8 36 £45,000 - 8
Yorkshire +1 20 £34,000 +13.33% 2
Berkshire +5 16 £43,000 +14.46% 4
Surrey -14 16 £30,500 -35.78% 1
North West -25 16 £32,250 -7.85% 3
West Yorkshire 0 15 £34,500 +15.00% 1
Leeds +3 14 £35,000 +1.44% 1
East Midlands +20 13 £35,000 +40.00%
East of England -3 13 £36,500 +4.28% 4
Cheshire -22 11 £32,500 -
Northamptonshire +4 10 £37,500 +50.00%
Northampton +2 10 £37,500 +50.00%
Buckinghamshire +3 8 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Walton-on-Thames - 8 £30,500 -
Milton Keynes -7 6 £40,000 +14.28%
Scotland +12 5 £29,250 -35.00% 1
West Midlands -26 5 £22,000 -21.42%
North Yorkshire - 5 £30,000 - 1
Essex - 5 £38,750 - 1
Reading +10 4 £43,000 -
Edinburgh +6 4 £28,500 +11.76% 1
Manchester -11 4 £30,000 -11.11% 2
Crewe - 4 £33,750 -
Brighton - 4 £35,000 -
East Sussex - 4 £35,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £30,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £30,000 -

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 578 (100.00%) QA
2 266 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
3 232 (40.14%) Selenium
4 184 (31.83%) Finance
5 175 (30.28%) Automated Testing
6 164 (28.37%) SQL
7 161 (27.85%) ISEB
8 145 (25.09%) Test Scripting
9 134 (23.18%) Software Testing
10 125 (21.63%) Manual Testing
10 125 (21.63%) Test Automation
11 122 (21.11%) Automation Testing
12 113 (19.55%) C#
13 105 (18.17%) Java
14 102 (17.65%) ISTQB
15 91 (15.74%) Degree
15 91 (15.74%) Cucumber
16 90 (15.57%) BDD
17 89 (15.40%) Windows
18 84 (14.53%) TDD
18 84 (14.53%) WebDriver
19 81 (14.01%) .NET
20 77 (13.32%) Web Services
21 74 (12.80%) Regression Testing
22 69 (11.94%) Test Strategy
23 68 (11.76%) Microsoft
24 66 (11.42%) User Acceptance Testing
25 65 (11.25%) Scrum
25 65 (11.25%) XML
26 64 (11.07%) JIRA

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 6 (1.04%) Confluence
2 4 (0.69%) IIS
2 4 (0.69%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.52%) Drupal
4 1 (0.17%) CMS
4 1 (0.17%) JBoss
4 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.17%) WordPress
4 1 (0.17%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 38 (6.57%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.77%) MS Office
3 4 (0.69%) Mingle
4 3 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.38%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (0.87%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.35%) RiskWrite
3 2 (0.35%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.35%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.42%) SaaS
2 4 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.52%) Trello
4 1 (0.17%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.29%) Internet
2 14 (2.42%) HTTP
3 12 (2.08%) 3G
4 11 (1.90%) Broadband
5 4 (0.69%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.35%) VoIP
6 2 (0.35%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.17%) HSDPA
7 1 (0.17%) 2G
7 1 (0.17%) HSUPA
7 1 (0.17%) WCDMA
7 1 (0.17%) Wireless
7 1 (0.17%) GPRS
7 1 (0.17%) GSM
7 1 (0.17%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.17%) UMTS
7 1 (0.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.21%) MySQL
7 7 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.04%) Big Data
9 5 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.87%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.69%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.52%) Pentaho
12 2 (0.35%) QlikView
12 2 (0.35%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.17%) SQLPlus
13 1 (0.17%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 232 (40.14%) Selenium
2 91 (15.74%) Cucumber
3 84 (14.53%) WebDriver
4 64 (11.07%) JIRA
5 57 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 56 (9.69%) Visual Studio
7 51 (8.82%) QuickTest Pro
8 45 (7.79%) FitNesse
9 32 (5.54%) Git (software)
10 31 (5.36%) SpecFlow
11 24 (4.15%) InstallShield
12 23 (3.98%) Jenkins
12 23 (3.98%) Behat
13 12 (2.08%) NUnit
13 12 (2.08%) JMeter
14 11 (1.90%) Subversion
14 11 (1.90%) SoapUI
15 10 (1.73%) WATIR
16 9 (1.56%) Selenium IDE
17 8 (1.38%) Capybara
General
1 184 (31.83%) Finance
2 31 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 30 (5.19%) Retail
4 14 (2.42%) Banking
5 13 (2.25%) Marketing
6 11 (1.90%) Games
7 9 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.21%) Back Office
9 6 (1.04%) Front Office
9 6 (1.04%) Law
10 4 (0.69%) Legal
10 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.52%) Advertising
11 3 (0.52%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.52%) Billing
11 3 (0.52%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (14.01%) .NET
2 77 (13.32%) Web Services
3 65 (11.25%) XML
4 32 (5.54%) SOAP
5 31 (5.36%) HTML
6 25 (4.33%) Gherkin
7 17 (2.94%) ASP.NET
8 15 (2.60%) XSD
8 15 (2.60%) WSDL
9 10 (1.73%) FIX Protocol
10 8 (1.38%) JSON
11 7 (1.21%) Middleware
12 6 (1.04%) HTML5
12 6 (1.04%) RESTful
12 6 (1.04%) LAMP
13 5 (0.87%) Silverlight
13 5 (0.87%) REST
14 3 (0.52%) WinForms
14 3 (0.52%) CSS
14 3 (0.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.75%) Computer Science
2 31 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.15%) Open Source
4 21 (3.63%) Client/Server
5 16 (2.77%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.60%) Derivative
7 14 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (2.25%) Mathematics
9 12 (2.08%) Smartphone
10 11 (1.90%) Equities
11 10 (1.73%) iPad
12 9 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.38%) Fixed Income
14 7 (1.21%) Social Media
15 5 (0.87%) Management Information System
15 5 (0.87%) Data Integration
15 5 (0.87%) iPhone
15 5 (0.87%) Hedge funds
15 5 (0.87%) SWIFT
16 4 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 89 (15.40%) Windows
2 52 (9.00%) UNIX
3 44 (7.61%) Linux
4 23 (3.98%) Solaris
5 13 (2.25%) Android
6 12 (2.08%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.52%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (30.28%) Automated Testing
3 145 (25.09%) Test Scripting
4 134 (23.18%) Software Testing
5 125 (21.63%) Manual Testing
5 125 (21.63%) Test Automation
6 122 (21.11%) Automation Testing
7 90 (15.57%) BDD
8 84 (14.53%) TDD
9 74 (12.80%) Regression Testing
10 69 (11.94%) Test Strategy
11 66 (11.42%) User Acceptance Testing
12 65 (11.25%) Scrum
13 40 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
14 34 (5.88%) Test Planning
15 32 (5.54%) Test Management
16 31 (5.36%) Time Management
17 30 (5.19%) E-Commerce
18 28 (4.84%) Integration Testing
19 27 (4.67%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 164 (28.37%) SQL
2 113 (19.55%) C#
3 105 (18.17%) Java
4 47 (8.13%) JavaScript
5 39 (6.75%) Python
6 33 (5.71%) Ruby
7 26 (4.50%) Perl
8 20 (3.46%) C++
9 16 (2.77%) Groovy
10 10 (1.73%) PHP
11 9 (1.56%) VBScript
12 7 (1.21%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.21%) VB
12 7 (1.21%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.04%) Scala
14 4 (0.69%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.52%) C
16 2 (0.35%) Objective-C
17 1 (0.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 161 (27.85%) ISEB
2 102 (17.65%) ISTQB
3 91 (15.74%) Degree
4 36 (6.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (0.87%) PhD
6 2 (0.35%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.17%) HND
7 1 (0.17%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.17%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 578 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (1.38%) GAAP
3 2 (0.35%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 49 (8.48%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.52%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 68 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 28 (4.84%) Oracle
3 25 (4.33%) HP
4 10 (1.73%) Red Hat
5 5 (0.87%) VMware
5 5 (0.87%) Zend
6 4 (0.69%) Atlassian
6 4 (0.69%) Telerik
7 3 (0.52%) Ab Initio
7 3 (0.52%) Informatica
7 3 (0.52%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.35%) Apple
8 2 (0.35%) Sage
8 2 (0.35%) Adobe
9 1 (0.17%) Google
9 1 (0.17%) Fidessa
9 1 (0.17%) MicroStrategy
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