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

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 821 830 706
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -124
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 83 76 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.069% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.073% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 72 71 199
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,700 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £54,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%

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
106613 103834 110631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.68% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 88722 84404 95272
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,430 £26,500 £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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +14 81 £38,750 +3.33% 6
London +18 35 £47,500 +18.75% 2
South East -7 13 £35,000 - 2
North West +1 12 £32,000 +28.00% 1
City of London +3 11 £40,000 +45.45% 1
East of England -20 9 £35,000 - 1
East Sussex - 7 £32,500 -
Brighton - 7 £32,500 -
Cheshire -7 5 £35,000 +40.00%
Essex - 5 £35,000 - 1
South West -10 4 £32,500 -18.75%
Tyne and Wear - 4 £30,000 -
Colchester - 4 £35,000 -
Liverpool - 4 £37,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £30,000 -
Merseyside - 4 £37,500 -
North East - 4 £30,000 -
Suffolk +15 3 £27,500 -21.42%
Surrey -3 3 £42,500 +13.33% 1
West Midlands -11 3 £33,750 +56.97%
Manchester -24 3 £30,000 +4.34% 1
Warrington - 3 £37,500 -
Ipswich +6 2 £32,000 -8.57%
Berkshire +4 2 £47,500 -2.56% 1
Birmingham -5 2 £35,000 +62.79%
Bristol - 2 £42,500 -
Exeter - 2 £24,250 -
Devon - 2 £24,250 -
Reading -3 1 £55,000 +12.82%
Milton Keynes -4 1 £30,000 -6.25%

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 198 (100.00%) QA
2 92 (46.46%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (41.92%) Selenium
4 82 (41.41%) SQL
5 79 (39.90%) Finance
6 63 (31.82%) ISEB
7 62 (31.31%) Automated Testing
8 58 (29.29%) Manual Testing
9 56 (28.28%) Test Scripting
10 51 (25.76%) Software Testing
11 44 (22.22%) Test Automation
12 43 (21.72%) JIRA
13 42 (21.21%) Degree
14 41 (20.71%) .NET
15 38 (19.19%) WebDriver
16 34 (17.17%) TDD
17 32 (16.16%) BDD
18 31 (15.66%) C#
19 30 (15.15%) Microsoft
19 30 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
19 30 (15.15%) Test Planning
20 29 (14.65%) Java
20 29 (14.65%) ISTQB
21 28 (14.14%) Computer Science
22 27 (13.64%) Cucumber
23 26 (13.13%) Regression Testing
24 25 (12.63%) SQL Server
25 24 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
26 22 (11.11%) JavaScript
26 22 (11.11%) Windows

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 6 (3.03%) IIS
2 2 (1.01%) Confluence
2 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.51%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (6.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.53%) MS Office
3 4 (2.02%) Mingle
4 2 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.04%) Oracle Financials
2 7 (3.54%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (1.01%) Servitor
3 2 (1.01%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.01%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.53%) SaaS
2 3 (1.52%) Trello
3 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.54%) HTTP
2 2 (1.01%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.01%) Internet
3 1 (0.51%) GPRS
3 1 (0.51%) GSM
3 1 (0.51%) LAN
3 1 (0.51%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.51%) UMTS
3 1 (0.51%) WCDMA
3 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.51%) Wireless
3 1 (0.51%) HSDPA
3 1 (0.51%) 2G
3 1 (0.51%) 3G
3 1 (0.51%) NAS
3 1 (0.51%) HSUPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.52%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.01%) QlikView
7 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.01%) MySQL
8 1 (0.51%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 83 (41.92%) Selenium
2 43 (21.72%) JIRA
3 38 (19.19%) WebDriver
4 27 (13.64%) Cucumber
5 22 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 17 (8.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (8.08%) SpecFlow
7 16 (8.08%) QuickTest Pro
8 13 (6.57%) Visual Studio
9 10 (5.05%) FitNesse
10 7 (3.54%) JMeter
11 6 (3.03%) Subversion
11 6 (3.03%) Jenkins
12 5 (2.53%) eggPlant
13 4 (2.02%) TeamCity
13 4 (2.02%) Bugzilla
14 3 (1.52%) CruiseControl
14 3 (1.52%) Xcode
14 3 (1.52%) Capybara
14 3 (1.52%) SoapUI
General
1 79 (39.90%) Finance
2 17 (8.59%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.56%) Retail
4 5 (2.53%) Banking
4 5 (2.53%) Games
4 5 (2.53%) Marketing
5 4 (2.02%) Front Office
5 4 (2.02%) Billing
6 2 (1.01%) Legal
7 1 (0.51%) Advertising
7 1 (0.51%) Law
7 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (20.71%) .NET
2 21 (10.61%) XML
3 20 (10.10%) Web Services
4 18 (9.09%) SOAP
5 10 (5.05%) XSD
5 10 (5.05%) WSDL
6 7 (3.54%) HTML
6 7 (3.54%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (2.02%) JSON
7 4 (2.02%) REST
8 3 (1.52%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.52%) XSLT
9 2 (1.01%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.01%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.01%) Middleware
9 2 (1.01%) FIXML
9 2 (1.01%) CSS
10 1 (0.51%) J2EE
10 1 (0.51%) JSP
10 1 (0.51%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.14%) Computer Science
2 15 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.07%) Open Source
4 8 (4.04%) Derivative
5 4 (2.02%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.02%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.02%) User Experience
6 3 (1.52%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.01%) Wiki
7 2 (1.01%) Online Games
7 2 (1.01%) iPhone
7 2 (1.01%) iPad
7 2 (1.01%) NHS
8 1 (0.51%) W3C
8 1 (0.51%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.51%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.51%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.11%) Windows
2 12 (6.06%) Linux
3 5 (2.53%) UNIX
4 3 (1.52%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.01%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (46.46%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (31.31%) Automated Testing
3 58 (29.29%) Manual Testing
4 56 (28.28%) Test Scripting
5 51 (25.76%) Software Testing
6 44 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 34 (17.17%) TDD
8 32 (16.16%) BDD
9 30 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (15.15%) Test Planning
10 26 (13.13%) Regression Testing
11 24 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (11.11%) Automation Testing
13 21 (10.61%) Multithreading
14 19 (9.60%) Scrum
15 17 (8.59%) Test Management
16 16 (8.08%) System Testing
17 11 (5.56%) Integration Testing
17 11 (5.56%) Test Strategy
18 10 (5.05%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (41.41%) SQL
2 31 (15.66%) C#
3 29 (14.65%) Java
4 22 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.04%) Ruby
5 8 (4.04%) Python
6 4 (2.02%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.02%) C++
7 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.01%) VBScript
8 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.51%) VBA
8 1 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 63 (31.82%) ISEB
2 42 (21.21%) Degree
3 29 (14.65%) ISTQB
4 19 (9.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (4.04%) GAAP
3 2 (1.01%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 22 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.10%) HP
3 16 (8.08%) Oracle
4 3 (1.52%) Informatica
4 3 (1.52%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.51%) Adobe
5 1 (0.51%) Fidessa
5 1 (0.51%) Telerik
5 1 (0.51%) VMware
5 1 (0.51%) Atlassian
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