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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 775 731 745
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 117 165 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 106 149 136
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%

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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
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 £65,000 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -35 111 £38,750 -4.32% 12
London +4 50 £45,000 +7.46% 7
City of London +22 21 £43,750 +6.06% 3
East of England +26 18 £40,000 -20.00% 1
South East -19 17 £41,250 -17.50% 2
Yorkshire +17 16 £30,000 -11.76%
North Yorkshire - 10 £25,500 -
Harrogate - 10 £25,500 -
Berkshire +8 9 £43,000 +22.85% 1
Essex - 9 £40,500 -
Suffolk +11 8 £40,000 +77.77%
Leeds +13 6 £34,000 -
Reading +3 6 £43,000 -
West Yorkshire +3 6 £34,000 -
Brentwood - 6 £43,500 -
Ipswich +2 5 £40,000 +77.77%
South West -30 5 £24,000 -54.28%
Scotland +15 4 £34,500 -8.00% 1
North West +1 4 £30,000 -7.69%
Surrey -10 4 £30,000 -40.00% 1
Edinburgh +9 3 £27,500 -
Guildford +6 3 £30,000 +25.00%
Cheshire +2 3 £30,000 -16.66%
Newbury - 3 £47,500 -
Warrington +13 2 £30,000 -
North East -3 2 £23,500 -47.77%
South Wales -10 2 £29,250 +17.00%
Tyne and Wear -13 2 £23,500 -47.77%
Wales -13 2 £29,250 +17.00%
Torfaen - 2 £29,250 -

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 195 (100.00%) QA
2 120 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (47.69%) Selenium
4 82 (42.05%) SQL
5 59 (30.26%) Automated Testing
6 57 (29.23%) Finance
7 56 (28.72%) WebDriver
8 54 (27.69%) Manual Testing
9 52 (26.67%) Test Automation
10 48 (24.62%) ISTQB
11 47 (24.10%) C#
12 45 (23.08%) Java
12 45 (23.08%) ISEB
12 45 (23.08%) Test Scripting
13 40 (20.51%) TDD
13 40 (20.51%) Degree
14 38 (19.49%) JIRA
15 37 (18.97%) BDD
16 36 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
16 36 (18.46%) Automation Testing
17 35 (17.95%) .NET
18 32 (16.41%) Software Testing
19 31 (15.90%) User Acceptance Testing
20 28 (14.36%) Scrum
21 26 (13.33%) Cucumber
22 25 (12.82%) Visual Studio
23 23 (11.79%) E-Commerce
24 22 (11.28%) Microsoft
24 22 (11.28%) XML
24 22 (11.28%) Regression Testing

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (3.59%) Confluence
2 6 (3.08%) IIS
3 1 (0.51%) JBoss
3 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.51%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.54%) Mingle
3 2 (1.03%) MS Office
4 1 (0.51%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.62%) SaaS
2 3 (1.54%) Trello
3 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.54%) HTTP
2 2 (1.03%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.03%) Internet
3 1 (0.51%) 3G
3 1 (0.51%) Wireless
3 1 (0.51%) HSDPA
3 1 (0.51%) 2G
3 1 (0.51%) SSH
3 1 (0.51%) HSUPA
3 1 (0.51%) GPRS
3 1 (0.51%) GSM
3 1 (0.51%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.51%) UMTS
3 1 (0.51%) WCDMA
3 1 (0.51%) NAS
3 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.59%) MySQL
4 6 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.08%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.08%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.03%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.51%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 93 (47.69%) Selenium
2 56 (28.72%) WebDriver
3 38 (19.49%) JIRA
4 26 (13.33%) Cucumber
5 25 (12.82%) Visual Studio
6 22 (11.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (9.23%) Git (software)
8 14 (7.18%) QuickTest Pro
9 12 (6.15%) JUnit
9 12 (6.15%) Jenkins
10 10 (5.13%) SoapUI
11 6 (3.08%) TeamCity
11 6 (3.08%) JMeter
12 5 (2.56%) LoadRunner
12 5 (2.56%) XMLSpy
12 5 (2.56%) Subversion
12 5 (2.56%) WATIR
12 5 (2.56%) Zephyr
13 4 (2.05%) eggPlant
13 4 (2.05%) Behat
General
1 57 (29.23%) Finance
2 10 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.59%) Marketing
4 6 (3.08%) Banking
4 6 (3.08%) Law
5 5 (2.56%) Retail
6 3 (1.54%) Legal
6 3 (1.54%) Advertising
7 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) Front Office
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) Games
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (17.95%) .NET
2 22 (11.28%) XML
3 15 (7.69%) SOAP
4 12 (6.15%) HTML
5 11 (5.64%) Web Services
6 9 (4.62%) Middleware
7 7 (3.59%) JSON
8 6 (3.08%) REST
8 6 (3.08%) Gherkin
9 5 (2.56%) HTML5
10 3 (1.54%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.54%) XSLT
10 3 (1.54%) CSS
11 2 (1.03%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.03%) FIX Protocol
12 1 (0.51%) WCF
12 1 (0.51%) LINQ
12 1 (0.51%) jQuery
12 1 (0.51%) RESTful
12 1 (0.51%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.28%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.67%) Open Source
2 13 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.64%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.56%) User Experience
5 4 (2.05%) Data Integration
5 4 (2.05%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.54%) Statistics
6 3 (1.54%) Social Network
6 3 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.03%) iPhone
7 2 (1.03%) Wiki
7 2 (1.03%) Derivative
7 2 (1.03%) Physics
7 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.03%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.03%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.51%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.26%) Windows
2 14 (7.18%) Linux
3 2 (1.03%) UNIX
3 2 (1.03%) Android
3 2 (1.03%) Mac OS
3 2 (1.03%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.03%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.51%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (30.26%) Automated Testing
3 54 (27.69%) Manual Testing
4 52 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 45 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 40 (20.51%) TDD
7 37 (18.97%) BDD
8 36 (18.46%) Automation Testing
8 36 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (16.41%) Software Testing
10 31 (15.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 28 (14.36%) Scrum
12 23 (11.79%) E-Commerce
13 22 (11.28%) Regression Testing
14 15 (7.69%) Multithreading
15 13 (6.67%) System Testing
16 12 (6.15%) OO
16 12 (6.15%) Performance Testing
16 12 (6.15%) Test Planning
17 10 (5.13%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (42.05%) SQL
2 47 (24.10%) C#
3 45 (23.08%) Java
4 15 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 12 (6.15%) Ruby
6 9 (4.62%) Python
7 6 (3.08%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.08%) PHP
8 5 (2.56%) C++
9 4 (2.05%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.54%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.03%) VBScript
11 2 (1.03%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.03%) XPath
12 1 (0.51%) C
12 1 (0.51%) VB
12 1 (0.51%) VBA
12 1 (0.51%) VC++
Qualifications
1 48 (24.62%) ISTQB
2 45 (23.08%) ISEB
3 40 (20.51%) Degree
4 10 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (2.05%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 7 (3.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (11.28%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.72%) Oracle
3 3 (1.54%) HP
3 3 (1.54%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.03%) IBM
4 2 (1.03%) Informatica
4 2 (1.03%) Ab Initio
4 2 (1.03%) Telerik
5 1 (0.51%) Apple
5 1 (0.51%) SAP
5 1 (0.51%) Adobe
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