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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 550 554 565
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 378 428 350
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.38% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 358 366 325
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-12.85% -

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
102183 111859 102313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 83932 91897 85042
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 £27,000 £27,000
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +2 353 £37,500 -11.76% 35
London -19 164 £45,000 - 18
South East -30 63 £31,500 -25.88% 4
City of London +45 60 £45,000 - 9
Yorkshire +15 39 £30,000 - 2
East of England +25 38 £37,500 +17.18% 3
Surrey -14 26 £35,000 -26.31%
West Yorkshire +10 21 £30,000 - 2
North Yorkshire +25 16 £30,000 +27.65%
South West -11 16 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Suffolk +11 15 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Harrogate - 15 £30,000 -
East Midlands +25 14 £30,000 +33.33% 1
Wales +10 13 £40,000 +60.00%
South Wales +6 13 £40,000 +60.00%
North West +2 12 £30,000 - 4
Bradford - 12 £30,000 - 1
Bristol -1 11 £27,500 -26.66%
Berkshire -3 11 £45,000 +20.00%
Essex +13 10 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Guildford +11 10 £35,000 -26.31%
Ipswich -5 10 £40,000 +45.45%
Scotland +16 9 £41,500 +10.66% 2
Brentwood - 9 £41,750 -
Manchester +7 8 £28,500 +1.78% 2
Leeds +26 7 £30,000 -
West Sussex +12 7 £25,000 -28.57%
Hampshire +8 7 £22,500 - 2
West Midlands -3 7 £27,500 -35.29% 2
Horsham - 7 £25,000 -

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 648 (100.00%) QA
2 326 (50.31%) Agile Software Development
3 266 (41.05%) Selenium
4 227 (35.03%) Finance
5 193 (29.78%) SQL
6 188 (29.01%) ISEB
7 180 (27.78%) Test Scripting
8 173 (26.70%) Automated Testing
9 152 (23.46%) Manual Testing
10 146 (22.53%) Software Testing
11 142 (21.91%) C#
12 139 (21.45%) ISTQB
12 139 (21.45%) Degree
13 137 (21.14%) Java
14 121 (18.67%) Test Automation
15 116 (17.90%) Automation Testing
16 109 (16.82%) User Acceptance Testing
17 107 (16.51%) SDLC
18 100 (15.43%) BDD
19 99 (15.28%) .NET
20 98 (15.12%) Regression Testing
21 95 (14.66%) Scrum
21 95 (14.66%) WebDriver
22 89 (13.73%) Cucumber
23 88 (13.58%) Microsoft
24 83 (12.81%) Windows
25 81 (12.50%) XML
26 80 (12.35%) TDD
27 67 (10.34%) Test Strategy
28 62 (9.57%) SQL Server

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (1.54%) Confluence
2 8 (1.23%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (1.08%) IIS
4 6 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (0.77%) CMS
6 3 (0.46%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.15%) WordPress
7 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.15%) JBoss
Applications
1 46 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.15%) RoboHelp
3 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.62%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.62%) SimCorp Dimension
2 4 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.15%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.86%) SaaS
2 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.01%) HTTP
2 10 (1.54%) VoIP
2 10 (1.54%) Broadband
3 6 (0.93%) Internet
4 1 (0.15%) 3G
4 1 (0.15%) Wireless
4 1 (0.15%) HSDPA
4 1 (0.15%) 2G
4 1 (0.15%) SSH
4 1 (0.15%) HSUPA
4 1 (0.15%) NAS
4 1 (0.15%) GPRS
4 1 (0.15%) GSM
4 1 (0.15%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.15%) UMTS
4 1 (0.15%) WCDMA
4 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (3.24%) Big Data
4 14 (2.16%) MySQL
5 8 (1.23%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.23%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.08%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.62%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.15%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 266 (41.05%) Selenium
2 95 (14.66%) WebDriver
3 89 (13.73%) Cucumber
4 58 (8.95%) JIRA
5 57 (8.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 53 (8.18%) QuickTest Pro
7 38 (5.86%) FitNesse
8 34 (5.25%) SpecFlow
9 33 (5.09%) Visual Studio
10 25 (3.86%) Jenkins
11 18 (2.78%) InstallShield
12 17 (2.62%) JUnit
12 17 (2.62%) Git (software)
13 16 (2.47%) Bugzilla
13 16 (2.47%) LoadRunner
14 15 (2.31%) SoapUI
15 14 (2.16%) Appium
16 11 (1.70%) Behat
17 10 (1.54%) JMeter
18 9 (1.39%) NUnit
General
1 227 (35.03%) Finance
2 28 (4.32%) Telecoms
3 26 (4.01%) Law
4 24 (3.70%) Banking
5 18 (2.78%) Back Office
6 14 (2.16%) Retail
7 12 (1.85%) Marketing
8 9 (1.39%) Legal
9 8 (1.23%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.93%) Front Office
12 4 (0.62%) Electronics
12 4 (0.62%) Advertising
12 4 (0.62%) Automotive
13 3 (0.46%) Publishing
13 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.31%) Games
15 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (15.28%) .NET
2 81 (12.50%) XML
3 60 (9.26%) Web Services
4 32 (4.94%) HTML
5 27 (4.17%) ASP.NET
6 25 (3.86%) SOAP
7 23 (3.55%) Gherkin
8 15 (2.31%) RESTful
8 15 (2.31%) HTML5
9 12 (1.85%) Middleware
10 11 (1.70%) CSS
10 11 (1.70%) REST
10 11 (1.70%) Silverlight
11 10 (1.54%) WinForms
12 7 (1.08%) JSON
13 6 (0.93%) FIX Protocol
14 4 (0.62%) jQuery
15 3 (0.46%) AngularJS
16 2 (0.31%) XHTML
16 2 (0.31%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.02%) Computer Science
2 32 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.01%) Mobile App
4 22 (3.40%) Equities
5 21 (3.24%) Client/Server
6 19 (2.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 18 (2.78%) Derivative
8 17 (2.62%) Fixed Income
9 15 (2.31%) Management Information System
10 14 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.08%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.77%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.62%) iPhone
13 4 (0.62%) Statistics
13 4 (0.62%) DTV
13 4 (0.62%) Replication
14 3 (0.46%) Credit Derivative
14 3 (0.46%) Wiki
14 3 (0.46%) Social Network
14 3 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 83 (12.81%) Windows
2 43 (6.64%) Linux
3 31 (4.78%) UNIX
4 17 (2.62%) Solaris
5 11 (1.70%) Android
6 9 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.93%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.15%) Debian
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (50.31%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (27.78%) Test Scripting
3 173 (26.70%) Automated Testing
4 152 (23.46%) Manual Testing
5 146 (22.53%) Software Testing
6 121 (18.67%) Test Automation
7 116 (17.90%) Automation Testing
8 109 (16.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 107 (16.51%) SDLC
10 100 (15.43%) BDD
11 98 (15.12%) Regression Testing
12 95 (14.66%) Scrum
13 80 (12.35%) TDD
14 67 (10.34%) Test Strategy
15 46 (7.10%) Performance Testing
16 45 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
16 45 (6.94%) E-Commerce
17 33 (5.09%) User Stories
18 31 (4.78%) Test Management
19 29 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 193 (29.78%) SQL
2 142 (21.91%) C#
3 137 (21.14%) Java
4 42 (6.48%) Python
5 32 (4.94%) Ruby
6 28 (4.32%) JavaScript
7 27 (4.17%) Perl
8 24 (3.70%) PHP
9 17 (2.62%) C++
10 13 (2.01%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.01%) VB
11 12 (1.85%) VBScript
12 10 (1.54%) C
13 6 (0.93%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.77%) VB6
14 5 (0.77%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.62%) XPath
16 2 (0.31%) Groovy
16 2 (0.31%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 188 (29.01%) ISEB
2 139 (21.45%) ISTQB
2 139 (21.45%) Degree
3 56 (8.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (1.08%) HND
5 1 (0.15%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 648 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (0.46%) GAAP
System Software
1 4 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 88 (13.58%) Microsoft
2 56 (8.64%) Oracle
3 31 (4.78%) HP
4 13 (2.01%) Red Hat
5 11 (1.70%) VMware
6 4 (0.62%) Bloomberg
6 4 (0.62%) Charles River
6 4 (0.62%) SAP
6 4 (0.62%) SimCorp
7 3 (0.46%) Apple
7 3 (0.46%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.31%) IBM
8 2 (0.31%) Google
9 1 (0.15%) Intel
9 1 (0.15%) Sage
9 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.15%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.15%) Facebook
9 1 (0.15%) Twitter
9 1 (0.15%) New Relic
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