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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 792 771 741
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 111 170 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 102 153 135
Average salary £35,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.58% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £25,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +1.26%

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
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -22 107 £35,000 -16.04% 14
London -44 42 £42,500 +3.65% 7
Yorkshire +29 21 £30,000 +13.20%
City of London +34 20 £45,000 +16.12% 2
East of England +47 19 £40,000 -20.00% 3
South East -17 15 £36,500 -27.00% 3
Harrogate - 13 £30,000 -
North Yorkshire - 13 £30,000 -
Suffolk +20 11 £40,000 +77.77% 1
Berkshire +10 9 £43,000 +22.85%
Ipswich +8 8 £40,000 +77.77% 1
West Yorkshire +13 7 £33,250 +25.47%
Leeds +11 7 £33,250 +25.47%
Essex - 7 £40,500 - 1
Brentwood - 6 £43,500 - 1
North West +1 4 £30,000 -9.09%
Reading -4 4 £43,000 -
South West -21 4 £23,500 -55.23%
Surrey -8 3 £30,000 -40.00% 1
Guildford - 3 £30,000 -
Newbury - 3 £50,000 -
Warrington +16 2 £30,000 -
Scotland +14 2 £41,500 +10.66% 1
Cheshire +4 2 £30,000 -16.66%
North East -2 2 £23,500 -47.77%
South Wales -5 2 £29,250 +17.00%
Tyne and Wear -7 2 £23,500 -47.77%
Wales -7 2 £29,250 +17.00%
Torfaen - 2 £29,250 -
Somerset - 2 £22,000 -

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 198 (100.00%) QA
2 128 (64.65%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (47.47%) Selenium
4 79 (39.90%) SQL
5 58 (29.29%) WebDriver
6 57 (28.79%) Finance
7 55 (27.78%) C#
8 52 (26.26%) Automated Testing
9 51 (25.76%) Test Scripting
9 51 (25.76%) Test Automation
10 49 (24.75%) Manual Testing
10 49 (24.75%) ISTQB
11 46 (23.23%) Java
12 43 (21.72%) TDD
12 43 (21.72%) ISEB
13 42 (21.21%) Degree
14 38 (19.19%) Continuous Integration
14 38 (19.19%) BDD
15 37 (18.69%) .NET
16 36 (18.18%) JIRA
16 36 (18.18%) Automation Testing
17 32 (16.16%) Software Testing
17 32 (16.16%) User Acceptance Testing
18 28 (14.14%) Scrum
19 25 (12.63%) Regression Testing
19 25 (12.63%) Visual Studio
19 25 (12.63%) Team Foundation Server
19 25 (12.63%) Cucumber
20 24 (12.12%) Microsoft
21 23 (11.62%) E-Commerce

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (4.04%) Confluence
2 5 (2.53%) IIS
3 2 (1.01%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.51%) CMS
4 1 (0.51%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.01%) MS Office
2 2 (1.01%) Mingle
3 1 (0.51%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 4 (2.02%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.55%) SaaS
2 2 (1.01%) Trello
2 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.52%) HTTP
2 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.51%) Internet
2 1 (0.51%) 3G
2 1 (0.51%) Wireless
2 1 (0.51%) HSDPA
2 1 (0.51%) 2G
2 1 (0.51%) SSH
2 1 (0.51%) HSUPA
2 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.51%) NAS
2 1 (0.51%) GPRS
2 1 (0.51%) GSM
2 1 (0.51%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.51%) UMTS
2 1 (0.51%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (6.57%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.55%) MySQL
4 7 (3.54%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.54%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.53%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.51%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.51%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 94 (47.47%) Selenium
2 58 (29.29%) WebDriver
3 36 (18.18%) JIRA
4 25 (12.63%) Visual Studio
4 25 (12.63%) Cucumber
4 25 (12.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (8.59%) Git (software)
6 15 (7.58%) QuickTest Pro
7 12 (6.06%) JUnit
8 11 (5.56%) Jenkins
9 10 (5.05%) SoapUI
10 6 (3.03%) Zephyr
10 6 (3.03%) LoadRunner
11 5 (2.53%) XMLSpy
11 5 (2.53%) TeamCity
12 4 (2.02%) WATIR
12 4 (2.02%) NUnit
12 4 (2.02%) Subversion
12 4 (2.02%) Behat
13 3 (1.52%) Calabash
General
1 57 (28.79%) Finance
2 11 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.54%) Marketing
3 7 (3.54%) Law
4 6 (3.03%) Banking
4 6 (3.03%) Retail
5 3 (1.52%) Legal
5 3 (1.52%) Advertising
6 2 (1.01%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.01%) Electronics
6 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.51%) Publishing
7 1 (0.51%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (18.69%) .NET
2 23 (11.62%) XML
3 15 (7.58%) SOAP
4 14 (7.07%) Web Services
5 11 (5.56%) HTML
6 9 (4.55%) Middleware
7 7 (3.54%) Gherkin
8 6 (3.03%) REST
8 6 (3.03%) JSON
9 5 (2.53%) HTML5
10 3 (1.52%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.52%) CSS
11 2 (1.01%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (1.01%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.01%) XSLT
12 1 (0.51%) Swing
12 1 (0.51%) Java EE
12 1 (0.51%) WCF
12 1 (0.51%) LINQ
12 1 (0.51%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.60%) Computer Science
2 14 (7.07%) Open Source
3 12 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.02%) User Experience
4 4 (2.02%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.52%) Social Network
5 3 (1.52%) Statistics
5 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.01%) Derivative
6 2 (1.01%) iPhone
6 2 (1.01%) Social Media
6 2 (1.01%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.01%) Wiki
6 2 (1.01%) DTV
6 2 (1.01%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.01%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.59%) Windows
2 11 (5.56%) Linux
3 2 (1.01%) Android
3 2 (1.01%) Mac OS
3 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.01%) UNIX
4 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.51%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (64.65%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (26.26%) Automated Testing
3 51 (25.76%) Test Scripting
3 51 (25.76%) Test Automation
4 49 (24.75%) Manual Testing
5 43 (21.72%) TDD
6 38 (19.19%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (19.19%) BDD
7 36 (18.18%) Automation Testing
8 32 (16.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 32 (16.16%) Software Testing
9 28 (14.14%) Scrum
10 25 (12.63%) Regression Testing
11 23 (11.62%) E-Commerce
12 15 (7.58%) Multithreading
13 13 (6.57%) System Testing
13 13 (6.57%) Performance Testing
13 13 (6.57%) Test Planning
14 11 (5.56%) Waterfall
14 11 (5.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 79 (39.90%) SQL
2 55 (27.78%) C#
3 46 (23.23%) Java
4 16 (8.08%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.56%) Ruby
6 9 (4.55%) Python
7 6 (3.03%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.03%) PHP
8 3 (1.52%) C++
8 3 (1.52%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.01%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.01%) XPath
9 2 (1.01%) VBScript
10 1 (0.51%) VB
10 1 (0.51%) VBA
10 1 (0.51%) VC++
10 1 (0.51%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (24.75%) ISTQB
2 43 (21.72%) ISEB
3 42 (21.21%) Degree
4 11 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (2.02%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 7 (3.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.60%) Oracle
3 4 (2.02%) HP
4 3 (1.52%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.01%) Telerik
5 2 (1.01%) SAP
5 2 (1.01%) IBM
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe
6 1 (0.51%) Informatica
6 1 (0.51%) Apple
6 1 (0.51%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.51%) Facebook
6 1 (0.51%) Twitter
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