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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 790 789 711
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -78
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 115 84 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.079% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.084% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 97 74 163
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,300 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%

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
107766 100404 111766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.30% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87262 83568 95286
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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 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 23 September 2014 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 23 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
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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 +11 111 £37,500 -6.25% 11
London +16 59 £48,750 +14.70%
South East +18 35 £30,000 -33.33% 4
City of London +22 17 £37,500 -16.66%
Surrey 0 14 £30,000 -33.33%
Guildford +22 13 £30,000 -33.33%
Berkshire +7 12 £40,000 -20.00%
Reading -2 9 - -
East of England -9 8 £30,000 -7.69% 3
East Sussex - 7 £35,000 - 2
Brighton - 7 £35,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £30,000 - 1
West Midlands -16 4 £30,250 -2.41%
Scotland -16 3 £45,000 -
North West -19 3 £31,500 +14.54% 1
Stevenage - 3 £30,000 -
Suffolk +10 2 £35,750 +10.00%
Manchester -7 2 £31,500 +5.00% 1
Bedfordshire -12 2 £30,000 -9.09%
Maidenhead -15 2 £40,000 -20.00%
East Midlands -16 2 £26,250 -19.23% 1
Peterborough - 2 £30,000 - 2
Watford - 2 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £30,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £30,000 - 2
Warwickshire - 2 £38,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £30,000 -
Bedford - 2 £30,000 -
Cambridge - 2 £30,000 -
Glasgow - 2 £45,000 -

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

1 240 (100.00%) QA
2 124 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (47.08%) Finance
4 95 (39.58%) SQL
5 78 (32.50%) Software Testing
6 77 (32.08%) Selenium
7 73 (30.42%) Test Scripting
8 71 (29.58%) Degree
9 69 (28.75%) Manual Testing
10 62 (25.83%) .NET
10 62 (25.83%) ISEB
11 57 (23.75%) Automated Testing
12 55 (22.92%) Java
13 54 (22.50%) Computer Science
14 53 (22.08%) Test Automation
15 45 (18.75%) C#
16 39 (16.25%) SQL Server
17 37 (15.42%) Microsoft
18 36 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
18 36 (15.00%) JIRA
19 35 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
20 34 (14.17%) Cucumber
21 32 (13.33%) Scrum
21 32 (13.33%) Test Planning
22 31 (12.92%) Regression Testing
23 30 (12.50%) TDD
23 30 (12.50%) Test Strategy
24 29 (12.08%) XML
25 28 (11.67%) WebDriver
25 28 (11.67%) ISTQB

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 7 (2.92%) Confluence
2 3 (1.25%) IIS
3 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.42%) Apache
4 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.92%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (1.67%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.83%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.83%) Servitor
3 2 (0.83%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.83%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.50%) HTTP
2 4 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.42%) Internet
3 1 (0.42%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.92%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.83%) Big Data
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.83%) QlikView
6 1 (0.42%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.42%) MySQL
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.42%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 77 (32.08%) Selenium
2 36 (15.00%) JIRA
2 36 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 34 (14.17%) Cucumber
4 28 (11.67%) WebDriver
5 15 (6.25%) SpecFlow
6 13 (5.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (5.42%) FitNesse
7 12 (5.00%) Git (software)
8 10 (4.17%) SoapUI
8 10 (4.17%) JMeter
9 8 (3.33%) Subversion
10 7 (2.92%) WatiN
11 6 (2.50%) Jasmine
11 6 (2.50%) Grunt
12 5 (2.08%) Capybara
12 5 (2.08%) Jenkins
12 5 (2.08%) NUnit
12 5 (2.08%) JUnit
12 5 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 113 (47.08%) Finance
2 20 (8.33%) Banking
3 17 (7.08%) Retail
4 15 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 13 (5.42%) Investment Banking
6 12 (5.00%) Marketing
7 5 (2.08%) Front Office
8 4 (1.67%) Games
8 4 (1.67%) Advertising
8 4 (1.67%) Billing
9 3 (1.25%) Legal
10 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (25.83%) .NET
2 29 (12.08%) XML
3 24 (10.00%) SOAP
4 21 (8.75%) Web Services
5 11 (4.58%) XSD
5 11 (4.58%) WSDL
6 9 (3.75%) HTML
7 8 (3.33%) REST
8 7 (2.92%) CSS
9 6 (2.50%) JSON
9 6 (2.50%) Backbone.js
9 6 (2.50%) Sass
9 6 (2.50%) WCF
9 6 (2.50%) LINQ
9 6 (2.50%) jQuery
10 5 (2.08%) Middleware
11 4 (1.67%) JMS
12 3 (1.25%) FIX Protocol
13 2 (0.83%) FIXML
13 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 54 (22.50%) Computer Science
2 24 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (9.17%) Derivative
4 17 (7.08%) Mathematics
5 14 (5.83%) Equities
6 13 (5.42%) Mobile App
7 12 (5.00%) Open Source
8 6 (2.50%) FMCG
8 6 (2.50%) User Experience
9 4 (1.67%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.67%) Artificial Intelligence
10 3 (1.25%) Credit Derivative
10 3 (1.25%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.25%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.83%) Online Games
11 2 (0.83%) iPad
12 1 (0.42%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.92%) UNIX
2 17 (7.08%) Windows
3 10 (4.17%) Linux
4 4 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.25%) Android
6 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.83%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (32.50%) Software Testing
3 73 (30.42%) Test Scripting
4 69 (28.75%) Manual Testing
5 57 (23.75%) Automated Testing
6 53 (22.08%) Test Automation
7 35 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 32 (13.33%) Scrum
8 32 (13.33%) Test Planning
9 31 (12.92%) Regression Testing
10 30 (12.50%) TDD
10 30 (12.50%) Test Strategy
11 25 (10.42%) Multithreading
12 24 (10.00%) System Testing
13 19 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (7.92%) OO
14 18 (7.50%) Test Management
15 17 (7.08%) Web Testing
15 17 (7.08%) BDD
16 16 (6.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (39.58%) SQL
2 55 (22.92%) Java
3 45 (18.75%) C#
4 20 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 19 (7.92%) Python
6 17 (7.08%) C++
7 12 (5.00%) Ruby
8 6 (2.50%) VBScript
8 6 (2.50%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.67%) PHP
9 4 (1.67%) F#
10 3 (1.25%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.25%) Perl
11 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.42%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 71 (29.58%) Degree
2 62 (25.83%) ISEB
3 28 (11.67%) ISTQB
4 22 (9.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (1.67%) GAAP
3 2 (0.83%) SLA
3 2 (0.83%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 26 (10.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (15.42%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.58%) HP
3 10 (4.17%) Oracle
4 2 (0.83%) Charles River
4 2 (0.83%) SimCorp
4 2 (0.83%) Atlassian
4 2 (0.83%) Wall Street Systems
5 1 (0.42%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.42%) VMware
5 1 (0.42%) Informatica
5 1 (0.42%) Apple
5 1 (0.42%) JBoss
5 1 (0.42%) IBM
5 1 (0.42%) Fidessa
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