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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 710 723 694
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 235 251 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.24% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 213 236 293
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £26,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,650 £48,400 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,250 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -5.14%

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
99004 106428 116772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 83229 86820 94728
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +1 227 £37,500 +7.14% 24
London +24 98 £47,500 +5.55% 12
South East +21 43 £35,000 +11.11% 5
Yorkshire -10 27 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Surrey +7 22 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire +11 21 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Leeds 0 21 £37,500 +10.29% 1
East of England +4 20 £37,500 - 2
West Midlands -7 19 £35,000 - 2
City of London +46 14 £36,500 -18.88% 2
North West +16 11 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Manchester +11 8 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Buckinghamshire - 8 £36,250 -
Walton-on-Thames - 8 £31,500 -
Cambridge - 7 £37,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 7 £37,500 -
East Sussex +26 6 £35,750 - 3
East Midlands +14 6 - -
Coventry - 6 £47,500 -
Brighton - 6 £35,750 - 3
Nottingham - 6 - -
Nottinghamshire - 6 - -
Liverpool +13 5 £37,500 +7.14%
Merseyside +12 5 £37,500 +7.14%
Berkshire +12 5 £45,000 -0.55% 1
South West +5 5 £32,500 +18.18%
Suffolk +3 5 £35,000 -12.50%
Hertfordshire +14 4 £32,500 -7.14%
Staffordshire +11 4 £27,000 +42.10%
Lancashire +5 4 £37,500 +27.11%

QA Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 506 (100.00%) QA
2 249 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
3 236 (46.64%) Selenium
4 174 (34.39%) SQL
5 170 (33.60%) Manual Testing
6 141 (27.87%) Test Scripting
7 130 (25.69%) Java
8 126 (24.90%) ISEB
9 119 (23.52%) Software Testing
10 116 (22.92%) C#
11 113 (22.33%) ISTQB
12 108 (21.34%) Automated Testing
13 105 (20.75%) Automation Testing
14 104 (20.55%) JIRA
15 102 (20.16%) Test Automation
16 96 (18.97%) Microsoft
17 95 (18.77%) WebDriver
18 94 (18.58%) Finance
19 91 (17.98%) Functional Testing
20 86 (17.00%) Scrum
20 86 (17.00%) .NET
21 84 (16.60%) BDD
22 78 (15.42%) Regression Testing
23 72 (14.23%) User Acceptance Testing
24 68 (13.44%) Degree
25 67 (13.24%) Cucumber
25 67 (13.24%) Test Strategy
26 65 (12.85%) Ruby
27 61 (12.06%) SoapUI
28 60 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server

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 10 (1.98%) ColdFusion
2 7 (1.38%) Confluence
2 7 (1.38%) IIS
3 5 (0.99%) Drupal
4 4 (0.79%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.59%) CMS
6 2 (0.40%) SAS
7 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.20%) Node.js
7 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 51 (10.08%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.57%) SaaS
2 6 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.20%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.98%) Internet
1 10 (1.98%) VoIP
2 2 (0.40%) HTTP
3 1 (0.20%) Firewall
3 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.98%) MySQL
4 8 (1.58%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.19%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.99%) Big Data
7 4 (0.79%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.40%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 236 (46.64%) Selenium
2 104 (20.55%) JIRA
3 95 (18.77%) WebDriver
4 67 (13.24%) Cucumber
5 61 (12.06%) SoapUI
6 60 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 45 (8.89%) JMeter
8 40 (7.91%) Jenkins
9 39 (7.71%) Appium
10 37 (7.31%) Git (software)
11 34 (6.72%) SpecFlow
12 27 (5.34%) WATIR
13 23 (4.55%) Mercurial
14 20 (3.95%) HP UFT
14 20 (3.95%) JUnit
15 17 (3.36%) Gerrit
16 16 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 14 (2.77%) Hudson
18 13 (2.57%) FitNesse
19 10 (1.98%) RSpec
General
1 94 (18.58%) Finance
2 32 (6.32%) Telecoms
3 21 (4.15%) Law
4 19 (3.75%) Games
5 12 (2.37%) Banking
5 12 (2.37%) Marketing
6 11 (2.17%) Electronics
7 10 (1.98%) Retail
8 8 (1.58%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.58%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.79%) Back Office
10 3 (0.59%) Advertising
10 3 (0.59%) Billing
10 3 (0.59%) Front Office
10 3 (0.59%) Legal
11 2 (0.40%) Publishing
12 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.20%) French Language
12 1 (0.20%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (17.00%) .NET
2 40 (7.91%) Web Services
3 35 (6.92%) SOAP
4 28 (5.53%) XML
5 27 (5.34%) Gherkin
6 23 (4.55%) HTML
7 21 (4.15%) REST
8 17 (3.36%) CSS
9 14 (2.77%) RESTful
10 13 (2.57%) HTML5
11 10 (1.98%) J2EE
11 10 (1.98%) JSON
12 6 (1.19%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.19%) jQuery
12 6 (1.19%) XHTML
13 5 (0.99%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (0.99%) React
14 4 (0.79%) ASP.NET
15 3 (0.59%) Flash
15 3 (0.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (8.10%) Computer Science
3 32 (6.32%) Mobile App
4 16 (3.16%) iPad
5 11 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.19%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.19%) Fintech
6 6 (1.19%) Hedge funds
6 6 (1.19%) Replication
6 6 (1.19%) User Experience
7 5 (0.99%) Algorithms
7 5 (0.99%) Derivative
7 5 (0.99%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.99%) Wiki
8 4 (0.79%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.79%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (0.79%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.79%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.09%) Unix
2 45 (8.89%) Linux
3 43 (8.50%) Windows
4 10 (1.98%) Android
4 10 (1.98%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.78%) Solaris
6 8 (1.58%) Kali Linux
7 7 (1.38%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.19%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.99%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.59%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (33.60%) Manual Testing
3 141 (27.87%) Test Scripting
4 119 (23.52%) Software Testing
5 108 (21.34%) Automated Testing
6 105 (20.75%) Automation Testing
7 102 (20.16%) Test Automation
8 91 (17.98%) Functional Testing
9 86 (17.00%) Scrum
10 84 (16.60%) BDD
11 78 (15.42%) Regression Testing
12 72 (14.23%) User Acceptance Testing
13 67 (13.24%) Test Strategy
14 57 (11.26%) SDLC
15 54 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
16 47 (9.29%) E-Commerce
17 40 (7.91%) TDD
18 37 (7.31%) Defect Management
19 34 (6.72%) QA Automation
20 30 (5.93%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 174 (34.39%) SQL
2 130 (25.69%) Java
3 116 (22.92%) C#
4 65 (12.85%) Ruby
5 36 (7.11%) Python
6 27 (5.34%) JavaScript
7 19 (3.75%) Perl
8 15 (2.96%) C++
8 15 (2.96%) PHP
9 13 (2.57%) C
10 11 (2.17%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.98%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.38%) Groovy
13 5 (0.99%) VBScript
14 3 (0.59%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.40%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.40%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.40%) R
15 2 (0.40%) VB
15 2 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 126 (24.90%) ISEB
2 113 (22.33%) ISTQB
3 68 (13.44%) Degree
4 37 (7.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 506 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (0.99%) SDET
3 3 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 23 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 96 (18.97%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.13%) HP
3 12 (2.37%) Oracle
4 9 (1.78%) Red Hat
5 8 (1.58%) SAP
6 6 (1.19%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.79%) Apple
7 4 (0.79%) IBM
7 4 (0.79%) Telerik
8 3 (0.59%) StreamBase
9 2 (0.40%) iManage
9 2 (0.40%) Interwoven
9 2 (0.40%) VMware
10 1 (0.20%) Google
10 1 (0.20%) Green Hat
10 1 (0.20%) Splunk
10 1 (0.20%) Sybase
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