The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had QA Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 720 667 763
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +96
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 162 304 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.29% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.30% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 147 268 200
Median salary £37,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £33,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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
86446 102226 109753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.57% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 71817 85217 90858
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

QA Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured QA Test Analyst in the job title.

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 10 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -69 162 £37,000 -7.50% 25
London -48 53 £42,500 -5.55% 14
South East +68 34 £32,500 +8.33% 2
North West -29 21 £30,500 -10.29% 1
Yorkshire +19 19 £30,000 -14.28% 1
West Yorkshire +25 16 £30,000 -20.00% 1
East of England +15 16 £35,000 -30.00% 5
Leeds +26 14 £30,000 -14.28% 1
East Sussex +34 13 £31,500 +26.00% 1
Hertfordshire +15 13 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Watford - 12 £35,000 - 1
South West +16 10 £37,250 +24.16% 1
Surrey +32 9 £50,000 +11.11%
Brighton +31 9 £32,500 +30.00%
Exeter -2 9 £37,000 +72.09%
Devon -9 9 £37,000 +23.33%
Manchester -21 8 £31,000 -8.82%
Kingston Upon Thames - 8 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +24 7 £27,500 +10.00%
City of London +19 7 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Milton Keynes +18 6 £27,500 +10.00%
Lancashire -10 6 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Cheshire +17 5 £30,500 +10.90%
East Midlands +1 5 £30,000 +2.12%
Warrington - 5 £30,500 -
West Midlands -35 4 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Hove - 4 £31,500 - 1
Berkshire +56 3 £32,500 -13.33%
Derbyshire +14 3 £23,000 -21.36%
Hungerford - 3 £32,500 -

QA Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, QA Test Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring QA Test Analyst in the job title.

1 393 (100.00%) QA
2 241 (61.32%) Agile Software Development
3 204 (51.91%) Selenium
4 164 (41.73%) SQL
5 134 (34.10%) Test Scripting
6 129 (32.82%) C#
7 117 (29.77%) Manual Testing
8 109 (27.74%) ISEB
9 103 (26.21%) Finance
10 96 (24.43%) Automation Testing
11 94 (23.92%) JIRA
11 94 (23.92%) Scrum
12 88 (22.39%) .NET
13 78 (19.85%) Software Testing
13 78 (19.85%) Cucumber
14 77 (19.59%) BDD
14 77 (19.59%) Microsoft
15 76 (19.34%) Automated Testing
16 74 (18.83%) Test Automation
17 73 (18.58%) Java
18 71 (18.07%) Regression Testing
18 71 (18.07%) ISTQB
19 69 (17.56%) Team Foundation Server
20 65 (16.54%) WebDriver
21 57 (14.50%) Functional Testing
22 52 (13.23%) User Acceptance Testing
23 49 (12.47%) SoapUI
24 44 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
25 42 (10.69%) Degree
25 42 (10.69%) Analytical Skills

QA Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (6.11%) Confluence
2 7 (1.78%) SAS
3 4 (1.02%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.02%) SaaS
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.56%) HTTP
2 12 (3.05%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.25%) Internet
3 1 (0.25%) SSH
3 1 (0.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (4.33%) MySQL
3 7 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.76%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 204 (51.91%) Selenium
2 94 (23.92%) JIRA
3 78 (19.85%) Cucumber
4 69 (17.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 65 (16.54%) WebDriver
6 49 (12.47%) SoapUI
7 36 (9.16%) SpecFlow
8 35 (8.91%) Jenkins
9 30 (7.63%) HP UFT
10 25 (6.36%) JMeter
11 21 (5.34%) Visual Studio
12 18 (4.58%) LoadRunner
13 15 (3.82%) Fiddler
13 15 (3.82%) Git (software)
13 15 (3.82%) MSTest
14 14 (3.56%) Appium
15 11 (2.80%) JUnit
16 9 (2.29%) Calabash
16 9 (2.29%) FitNesse
17 8 (2.04%) Capybara
General
1 103 (26.21%) Finance
2 19 (4.83%) Games
3 12 (3.05%) Retail
4 11 (2.80%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.80%) Marketing
5 10 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.04%) Electronics
7 7 (1.78%) Publishing
8 5 (1.27%) Banking
9 4 (1.02%) Advertising
9 4 (1.02%) Back Office
10 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.76%) Local Government
11 2 (0.51%) Law
11 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.25%) Automotive
12 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (22.39%) .NET
2 31 (7.89%) HTML
3 30 (7.63%) XML
4 23 (5.85%) Web Services
5 20 (5.09%) CSS
6 16 (4.07%) Gherkin
6 16 (4.07%) REST
7 8 (2.04%) JSON
7 8 (2.04%) SOAP
8 6 (1.53%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.53%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.53%) HTML5
9 4 (1.02%) Node.js
9 4 (1.02%) Pandas
9 4 (1.02%) React
9 4 (1.02%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (1.02%) Swagger
10 2 (0.51%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.25%) Ajax
11 1 (0.25%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 24 (6.11%) Computer Science
4 14 (3.56%) Driving Licence
5 12 (3.05%) Contract for Difference
6 9 (2.29%) iPad
7 7 (1.78%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.78%) User Experience
8 6 (1.53%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.27%) Online Games
10 4 (1.02%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.02%) VLE
11 3 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.76%) Fintech
11 3 (0.76%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.76%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.51%) Data Integration
12 2 (0.51%) e-Health
12 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (9.16%) Windows
2 28 (7.12%) Unix
3 24 (6.11%) Android
3 24 (6.11%) Linux
4 21 (5.34%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (61.32%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (34.10%) Test Scripting
3 117 (29.77%) Manual Testing
4 96 (24.43%) Automation Testing
5 94 (23.92%) Scrum
6 78 (19.85%) Software Testing
7 77 (19.59%) BDD
8 76 (19.34%) Automated Testing
9 74 (18.83%) Test Automation
10 71 (18.07%) Regression Testing
11 57 (14.50%) Functional Testing
12 52 (13.23%) User Acceptance Testing
13 44 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
14 41 (10.43%) SDLC
15 40 (10.18%) Performance Testing
15 40 (10.18%) TDD
16 29 (7.38%) System Testing
17 27 (6.87%) Waterfall
18 25 (6.36%) Web Testing
19 24 (6.11%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 164 (41.73%) SQL
2 129 (32.82%) C#
3 73 (18.58%) Java
4 28 (7.12%) JavaScript
5 23 (5.85%) Python
6 18 (4.58%) Ruby
7 13 (3.31%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.04%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.78%) R
9 7 (1.78%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.53%) Perl
10 6 (1.53%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.27%) C++
11 5 (1.27%) PHP
11 5 (1.27%) VB
12 4 (1.02%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.02%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.25%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.25%) Korn
13 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 109 (27.74%) ISEB
2 71 (18.07%) ISTQB
3 42 (10.69%) Degree
4 11 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 393 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (2.29%) SDET
3 3 (0.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.02%) Docker
2 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (5.60%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.02%) Rancher
Vendors
1 77 (19.59%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.58%) Oracle
3 9 (2.29%) HP
4 8 (2.04%) SAP
5 5 (1.27%) SOASTA, Inc
6 4 (1.02%) Apple
7 2 (0.51%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (0.51%) VMware
8 1 (0.25%) OpenText
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
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