The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 780 776 695
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -81
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 113 104 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.096% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.10% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 99 90 155
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £45,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +47.54%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108763 102557 112445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.28% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 88869 85119 96467
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +4 111 £37,500 -7.40% 11
London -6 65 £42,500 - 5
South East +8 29 £37,500 -16.66% 3
City of London +7 22 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Surrey +18 12 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Berkshire +18 11 £38,250 +9.28% 1
Reading +20 10 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Reigate -11 7 £50,000 +11.11%
Ipswich +12 6 £27,500 -15.38%
Suffolk +8 6 £27,500 -15.38%
East of England -11 6 £27,500 -15.38%
West Midlands +15 5 £38,000 +8.57% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 5 £25,000 -21.87%
South West -18 5 £35,000 -26.31%
Guildford +11 4 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Gerrards Cross - 4 £25,000 -
Birmingham +8 3 £50,000 +61.29%
Bristol - 3 £35,000 -
Wales -5 2 £28,500 +1.78% 1
South Wales -6 2 £28,500 -6.55%
East Midlands -7 2 £26,250 -30.00% 1
Uxbridge - 2 £25,750 -
Warwickshire +16 1 £38,000 +8.57%
Milton Keynes -1 1 £27,500 -14.06%
York -6 1 £23,500 -
Gloucestershire -7 1 £32,500 +18.18%
Cheltenham -9 1 £32,500 +18.18%
Dorset -11 1 £40,000 -15.78%
North Yorkshire -15 1 £23,500 -
Yorkshire -47 1 £23,500 -41.25% 1

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 281 (100.00%) QA
2 123 (43.77%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (41.28%) Finance
4 113 (40.21%) SQL
5 105 (37.37%) Degree
6 91 (32.38%) Software Testing
7 80 (28.47%) Test Scripting
8 79 (28.11%) Manual Testing
9 78 (27.76%) Selenium
10 76 (27.05%) Computer Science
11 75 (26.69%) .NET
11 75 (26.69%) Java
12 69 (24.56%) ISEB
13 68 (24.20%) C#
14 67 (23.84%) Test Automation
15 66 (23.49%) Automated Testing
16 55 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
17 50 (17.79%) ISTQB
17 50 (17.79%) Scrum
18 49 (17.44%) Test Strategy
19 45 (16.01%) SQL Server
20 44 (15.66%) Regression Testing
21 42 (14.95%) System Testing
22 37 (13.17%) QuickTest Pro
23 35 (12.46%) TDD
24 34 (12.10%) Mathematics
25 33 (11.74%) XML
26 32 (11.39%) C++
26 32 (11.39%) OO
27 31 (11.03%) Microsoft

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 9 (3.20%) Confluence
2 4 (1.42%) IIS
3 3 (1.07%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.36%) Drupal
4 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.36%) CMS
4 1 (0.36%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.71%) MS Office
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.07%) SimCorp Dimension
2 2 (0.71%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.71%) Cordys
3 1 (0.36%) Servitor
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.71%) SaaS
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.42%) HTTP
1 4 (1.42%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.71%) Internet
3 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (16.01%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.20%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.78%) SQLPlus
6 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.07%) MySQL
6 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.71%) Big Data
7 2 (0.71%) Adabas
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 78 (27.76%) Selenium
2 37 (13.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 30 (10.68%) JIRA
4 27 (9.61%) WebDriver
4 27 (9.61%) Cucumber
5 16 (5.69%) Visual Studio
6 14 (4.98%) SoapUI
7 10 (3.56%) TestComplete
8 9 (3.20%) FitNesse
8 9 (3.20%) Jenkins
9 8 (2.85%) JMeter
9 8 (2.85%) Subversion
9 8 (2.85%) WatiN
9 8 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (2.49%) SpecFlow
11 6 (2.14%) Capybara
11 6 (2.14%) Jasmine
11 6 (2.14%) Grunt
11 6 (2.14%) Ranorex
11 6 (2.14%) Git (software)
General
1 116 (41.28%) Finance
2 17 (6.05%) Banking
3 15 (5.34%) Retail
4 13 (4.63%) Marketing
5 12 (4.27%) Investment Banking
6 9 (3.20%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.42%) Advertising
7 4 (1.42%) Legal
8 3 (1.07%) Publishing
9 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.71%) Front Office
9 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.36%) Games
10 1 (0.36%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (26.69%) .NET
2 33 (11.74%) XML
3 16 (5.69%) SOAP
3 16 (5.69%) Web Services
4 13 (4.63%) Middleware
5 10 (3.56%) HTML
5 10 (3.56%) CSS
6 8 (2.85%) REST
7 7 (2.49%) WSDL
7 7 (2.49%) Sass
8 6 (2.14%) Backbone.js
8 6 (2.14%) WCF
8 6 (2.14%) LINQ
8 6 (2.14%) jQuery
8 6 (2.14%) JSON
9 4 (1.42%) JMS
9 4 (1.42%) XSD
10 2 (0.71%) LAMP
10 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.71%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 76 (27.05%) Computer Science
2 34 (12.10%) Mathematics
3 26 (9.25%) Derivative
4 17 (6.05%) Mobile App
5 14 (4.98%) Equities
6 7 (2.49%) Open Source
6 7 (2.49%) Social Media
7 6 (2.14%) FMCG
8 4 (1.42%) Replication
8 4 (1.42%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.42%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.42%) Artificial Intelligence
8 4 (1.42%) Credit Derivative
9 3 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.07%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.71%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.71%) NHS
10 2 (0.71%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.71%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 24 (8.54%) Windows
2 19 (6.76%) UNIX
3 17 (6.05%) Linux
4 8 (2.85%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.85%) Android
5 7 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.49%) Windows XP
5 7 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.49%) Windows 8
5 7 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.42%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.42%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.42%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (43.77%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (32.38%) Software Testing
3 80 (28.47%) Test Scripting
4 79 (28.11%) Manual Testing
5 67 (23.84%) Test Automation
6 66 (23.49%) Automated Testing
7 55 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 50 (17.79%) Scrum
9 49 (17.44%) Test Strategy
10 44 (15.66%) Regression Testing
11 42 (14.95%) System Testing
12 35 (12.46%) TDD
13 32 (11.39%) OO
14 31 (11.03%) Automation Testing
15 30 (10.68%) Multithreading
16 29 (10.32%) Integration Testing
17 23 (8.19%) Web Testing
18 21 (7.47%) Continuous Integration
19 20 (7.12%) E-Commerce
20 18 (6.41%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 113 (40.21%) SQL
2 75 (26.69%) Java
3 68 (24.20%) C#
4 32 (11.39%) C++
5 19 (6.76%) JavaScript
6 18 (6.41%) Python
7 14 (4.98%) Ruby
8 13 (4.63%) VBScript
9 10 (3.56%) VB
9 10 (3.56%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.49%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.14%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.78%) Delphi
12 5 (1.78%) Perl
13 4 (1.42%) PHP
13 4 (1.42%) F#
14 2 (0.71%) COBOL
15 1 (0.36%) VC++
15 1 (0.36%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 105 (37.37%) Degree
2 69 (24.56%) ISEB
3 50 (17.79%) ISTQB
4 18 (6.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.42%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.42%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 281 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (6.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (11.03%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.98%) HP
3 12 (4.27%) Oracle
4 3 (1.07%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.07%) SimCorp
4 3 (1.07%) Wall Street Systems
4 3 (1.07%) JBoss
4 3 (1.07%) Charles River
4 3 (1.07%) Telerik
5 2 (0.71%) VMware
6 1 (0.36%) Panasonic
6 1 (0.36%) IBM
6 1 (0.36%) Apple
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