The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 718 777 800
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 173 119 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.10% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.11% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 159 99 76
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,100 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%

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
102603 109261 101023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.49% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 85657 88395 83850
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 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

QA Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QA Test Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst within the UK.

QA Test Analyst Salary Trend in the UK

QA Test Analyst
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 within the UK.

QA Test Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Test 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 Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 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 +68 165 £37,500 - 15
London +15 66 £45,000 +5.88% 4
South East +1 34 £32,500 +8.33% 3
City of London +25 18 £45,000 +18.42% 3
East of England +19 16 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Surrey +15 16 £35,250 +17.50%
North West +10 14 £55,000 +74.60% 2
Manchester +20 12 £55,000 +74.60%
West Midlands +18 12 £32,500 -14.47% 1
Yorkshire +22 10 £30,000 -4.76% 1
Suffolk +9 9 £37,500 +15.38%
Guildford -1 9 £32,500 +8.33%
Ipswich 0 8 £37,500 +25.00%
South West -3 7 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire +9 6 £31,250 -0.79%
Wales +1 6 £35,000 +22.80%
Leeds +21 5 £35,000 +11.11%
South Wales -10 5 £35,000 +22.80%
Shropshire - 5 - -
Telford - 5 - -
Cambridgeshire +18 4 £52,500 +75.00% 1
Berkshire +6 4 £40,000 +1.26% 1
Buckinghamshire -13 4 £30,000 +20.00%
Woking - 4 £36,250 -
Hampshire - 4 £27,500 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £33,750 - 1
Aylesbury - 4 £30,000 -
Cambridge +18 3 £52,500 +75.00% 1
East Midlands +13 3 £34,000 +29.52% 1
North East - 3 £32,500 - 1

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited QA Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title.

1 293 (100.00%) QA
2 177 (60.41%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (47.44%) Selenium
4 94 (32.08%) Finance
5 93 (31.74%) Test Scripting
6 81 (27.65%) C#
7 80 (27.30%) ISEB
8 73 (24.91%) Java
9 70 (23.89%) Test Automation
10 69 (23.55%) ISTQB
11 63 (21.50%) Degree
12 62 (21.16%) SQL
12 62 (21.16%) Software Testing
13 54 (18.43%) WebDriver
14 52 (17.75%) Windows
15 51 (17.41%) Automated Testing
16 47 (16.04%) User Acceptance Testing
17 44 (15.02%) Manual Testing
18 42 (14.33%) Cucumber
19 41 (13.99%) Web Services
20 39 (13.31%) Analytical Skills
21 37 (12.63%) Computer Science
22 36 (12.29%) BDD
23 35 (11.95%) Automation Testing
24 34 (11.60%) Continuous Integration
24 34 (11.60%) .NET
24 34 (11.60%) Scrum
24 34 (11.60%) SDLC
25 33 (11.26%) SOAP
26 31 (10.58%) Microsoft

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited QA Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (4.10%) IIS
2 6 (2.05%) Confluence
3 4 (1.37%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.34%) CMS
5 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.34%) nginx
5 1 (0.34%) Node.js
5 1 (0.34%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.07%) SaaS
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.37%) HTTP
1 4 (1.37%) Internet
2 1 (0.34%) SSH
2 1 (0.34%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.34%) DNS
2 1 (0.34%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.73%) MySQL
3 6 (2.05%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.71%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.34%) Big Data
5 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 139 (47.44%) Selenium
2 54 (18.43%) WebDriver
3 42 (14.33%) Cucumber
4 30 (10.24%) JIRA
5 24 (8.19%) HP UFT
6 21 (7.17%) JUnit
7 20 (6.83%) SoapUI
7 20 (6.83%) FitNesse
8 18 (6.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (4.78%) WATIR
10 13 (4.44%) Git (software)
11 12 (4.10%) TeamCity
11 12 (4.10%) Subversion
12 10 (3.41%) Rational Robot
12 10 (3.41%) Jenkins
13 9 (3.07%) Eclipse
13 9 (3.07%) Bugzilla
14 8 (2.73%) Calabash
15 7 (2.39%) Selenium IDE
16 6 (2.05%) LoadRunner
General
1 94 (32.08%) Finance
2 23 (7.85%) Telecoms
3 18 (6.14%) Banking
4 12 (4.10%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.07%) Retail
5 9 (3.07%) Games
6 8 (2.73%) Marketing
6 8 (2.73%) Electronics
6 8 (2.73%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.71%) Law
7 5 (1.71%) Legal
7 5 (1.71%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.71%) Advertising
8 2 (0.68%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (13.99%) Web Services
2 34 (11.60%) .NET
3 33 (11.26%) SOAP
4 20 (6.83%) REST
5 18 (6.14%) XML
6 12 (4.10%) Gherkin
7 11 (3.75%) HTML
8 10 (3.41%) CSS
9 5 (1.71%) Velocity
10 4 (1.37%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (1.37%) RESTful
11 3 (1.02%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.02%) Ajax
11 3 (1.02%) Flash
12 2 (0.68%) XHTML
12 2 (0.68%) Middleware
12 2 (0.68%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.68%) XSL
12 2 (0.68%) Application Packaging
12 2 (0.68%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.31%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (12.63%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.10%) Client/Server
4 11 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (3.75%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.73%) Online Games
6 5 (1.71%) Contract for Difference
6 5 (1.71%) DTV
7 4 (1.37%) Spread Betting
7 4 (1.37%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.37%) Social Network
8 3 (1.02%) Equities
8 3 (1.02%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.68%) iPad
9 2 (0.68%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.68%) iDTV
9 2 (0.68%) iPhone
10 1 (0.34%) Social Media
10 1 (0.34%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.34%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 52 (17.75%) Windows
2 16 (5.46%) Android
3 15 (5.12%) UNIX
3 15 (5.12%) Apple iOS
4 11 (3.75%) Linux
5 5 (1.71%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) CentOS
7 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (60.41%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (31.74%) Test Scripting
3 70 (23.89%) Test Automation
4 62 (21.16%) Software Testing
5 51 (17.41%) Automated Testing
6 47 (16.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 44 (15.02%) Manual Testing
8 36 (12.29%) BDD
9 35 (11.95%) Automation Testing
10 34 (11.60%) SDLC
10 34 (11.60%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (11.60%) Scrum
11 31 (10.58%) Performance Testing
12 26 (8.87%) Regression Testing
13 23 (7.85%) E-Commerce
13 23 (7.85%) System Testing
14 19 (6.48%) TDD
14 19 (6.48%) User Stories
15 17 (5.80%) Test Strategy
15 17 (5.80%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 81 (27.65%) C#
2 73 (24.91%) Java
3 62 (21.16%) SQL
4 25 (8.53%) Ruby
5 24 (8.19%) JavaScript
6 23 (7.85%) Python
7 8 (2.73%) C++
7 8 (2.73%) PHP
8 4 (1.37%) Perl
9 3 (1.02%) C
9 3 (1.02%) ActionScript
9 3 (1.02%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.68%) F#
10 2 (0.68%) VC++
10 2 (0.68%) XPath
10 2 (0.68%) VBScript
10 2 (0.68%) VB
11 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.34%) PHP5
11 1 (0.34%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 80 (27.30%) ISEB
2 69 (23.55%) ISTQB
3 63 (21.50%) Degree
4 28 (9.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.02%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 293 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (10.58%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.12%) Oracle
3 10 (3.41%) HP
4 6 (2.05%) SAP
5 2 (0.68%) Google
5 2 (0.68%) Apple
6 1 (0.34%) VMware
6 1 (0.34%) Telerik
6 1 (0.34%) Alterian
6 1 (0.34%) Sybase
6 1 (0.34%) Fidessa
6 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.34%) Facebook
6 1 (0.34%) Twitter
6 1 (0.34%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
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