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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 790 776 721
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 121 99 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.091% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.097% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 106 86 157
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £58,000 £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
110395 102332 111722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 90051 84654 95699
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 31 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 31 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 119 £37,500 -11.76% 11
London -5 74 £42,500 -5.55% 8
South East +6 28 £37,500 -16.66% 1
City of London +13 25 £42,500 +4.93% 4
Berkshire +10 12 £39,500 +12.85%
Surrey +4 12 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Reading +12 10 £40,000 -20.00%
Suffolk +10 6 £27,500 -15.38%
Guildford +9 6 £30,000 -33.33% 1
East of England -4 6 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Ipswich +14 5 £27,500 -15.38%
West Midlands -8 5 £38,000 +8.57%
South West -13 5 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Reigate -13 5 £50,000 +11.11%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £25,000 -
Birmingham +8 3 £50,000 +61.29%
Bristol - 3 £35,000 -
Gerrards Cross - 3 £25,000 -
Wales -6 2 £28,500 +9.61% 1
South Wales -7 2 £28,500 -5.00%
East Midlands -11 2 £26,250 -30.00%
Sidcup - 2 £35,938 - 1
Uxbridge - 2 £25,750 -
Warwickshire +12 1 £38,000 +8.57%
Gloucestershire -7 1 £32,500 +18.18%
Maidenhead -8 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Cheltenham -9 1 £32,500 +18.18%
Dorset -12 1 £40,000 -15.78%
Yorkshire -30 1 £31,500 -21.25%
Leeds -34 1 £31,500 -21.25%

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 287 (100.00%) QA
2 123 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (41.46%) Finance
4 115 (40.07%) SQL
5 104 (36.24%) Degree
6 97 (33.80%) Software Testing
7 81 (28.22%) Test Scripting
8 79 (27.53%) Selenium
9 78 (27.18%) Manual Testing
10 77 (26.83%) .NET
11 75 (26.13%) Computer Science
12 73 (25.44%) Java
13 68 (23.69%) Test Automation
14 67 (23.34%) C#
14 67 (23.34%) ISEB
15 64 (22.30%) Automated Testing
16 54 (18.82%) User Acceptance Testing
17 46 (16.03%) ISTQB
17 46 (16.03%) Scrum
17 46 (16.03%) Test Strategy
18 44 (15.33%) Regression Testing
19 43 (14.98%) SQL Server
20 42 (14.63%) System Testing
21 38 (13.24%) QuickTest Pro
22 37 (12.89%) TDD
23 33 (11.50%) Mathematics
23 33 (11.50%) JIRA
23 33 (11.50%) Microsoft
24 31 (10.80%) XML
24 31 (10.80%) C++

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (3.14%) Confluence
2 5 (1.74%) IIS
3 2 (0.70%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.35%) CMS
4 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.35%) Apache
4 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.35%) Drupal
4 1 (0.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) JDE OneWorld
1 3 (1.05%) SimCorp Dimension
2 2 (0.70%) Cordys
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.70%) SaaS
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.39%) HTTP
1 4 (1.39%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.35%) Internet
2 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.35%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.98%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.79%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.74%) SQLPlus
5 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.05%) MySQL
6 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.70%) Big Data
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.70%) Adabas
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 79 (27.53%) Selenium
2 38 (13.24%) QuickTest Pro
3 33 (11.50%) JIRA
4 29 (10.10%) Cucumber
5 28 (9.76%) WebDriver
6 16 (5.57%) Visual Studio
7 13 (4.53%) SoapUI
8 11 (3.83%) FitNesse
9 9 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (3.14%) TestComplete
9 9 (3.14%) SpecFlow
10 8 (2.79%) Jenkins
10 8 (2.79%) WatiN
10 8 (2.79%) Git (software)
10 8 (2.79%) JMeter
11 7 (2.44%) Subversion
12 6 (2.09%) Jasmine
12 6 (2.09%) Ranorex
12 6 (2.09%) Grunt
12 6 (2.09%) NUnit
General
1 119 (41.46%) Finance
2 18 (6.27%) Banking
3 14 (4.88%) Retail
4 13 (4.53%) Investment Banking
5 12 (4.18%) Marketing
6 10 (3.48%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.39%) Advertising
7 4 (1.39%) Legal
8 3 (1.05%) Front Office
9 2 (0.70%) Billing
9 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.70%) Publishing
10 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.35%) Games
10 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (26.83%) .NET
2 31 (10.80%) XML
3 19 (6.62%) Web Services
4 17 (5.92%) SOAP
5 13 (4.53%) Middleware
6 11 (3.83%) HTML
7 10 (3.48%) CSS
8 8 (2.79%) REST
8 8 (2.79%) WSDL
9 7 (2.44%) Sass
10 6 (2.09%) Backbone.js
10 6 (2.09%) JSON
10 6 (2.09%) WCF
10 6 (2.09%) LINQ
10 6 (2.09%) jQuery
10 6 (2.09%) XSD
11 4 (1.39%) JMS
12 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET
13 2 (0.70%) Apache Flex
13 2 (0.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (26.13%) Computer Science
2 33 (11.50%) Mathematics
3 26 (9.06%) Derivative
4 17 (5.92%) Mobile App
5 15 (5.23%) Equities
6 9 (3.14%) Open Source
7 7 (2.44%) Social Media
8 6 (2.09%) FMCG
9 4 (1.39%) Credit Derivative
9 4 (1.39%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.39%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.05%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.05%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.70%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.70%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.70%) NHS
11 2 (0.70%) Replication
12 1 (0.35%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.32%) Windows
2 20 (6.97%) UNIX
3 15 (5.23%) Linux
4 8 (2.79%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.44%) Android
6 5 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.74%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.74%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.70%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.70%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (33.80%) Software Testing
3 81 (28.22%) Test Scripting
4 78 (27.18%) Manual Testing
5 68 (23.69%) Test Automation
6 64 (22.30%) Automated Testing
7 54 (18.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 46 (16.03%) Scrum
8 46 (16.03%) Test Strategy
9 44 (15.33%) Regression Testing
10 42 (14.63%) System Testing
11 37 (12.89%) TDD
12 31 (10.80%) Multithreading
13 30 (10.45%) OO
14 29 (10.10%) Integration Testing
14 29 (10.10%) Automation Testing
15 23 (8.01%) Web Testing
15 23 (8.01%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (6.62%) BDD
17 17 (5.92%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 115 (40.07%) SQL
2 73 (25.44%) Java
3 67 (23.34%) C#
4 31 (10.80%) C++
5 19 (6.62%) JavaScript
6 18 (6.27%) Python
7 13 (4.53%) Ruby
8 12 (4.18%) VBScript
9 9 (3.14%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.44%) VB
11 6 (2.09%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.74%) Perl
12 5 (1.74%) PHP
12 5 (1.74%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.39%) F#
13 4 (1.39%) Delphi
14 2 (0.70%) COBOL
15 1 (0.35%) NATURAL
15 1 (0.35%) VC++
Qualifications
1 104 (36.24%) Degree
2 67 (23.34%) ISEB
3 46 (16.03%) ISTQB
4 18 (6.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.39%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.39%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (0.70%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (6.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (11.50%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.92%) HP
3 12 (4.18%) Oracle
4 3 (1.05%) Charles River
4 3 (1.05%) JBoss
4 3 (1.05%) Wall Street Systems
4 3 (1.05%) Telerik
4 3 (1.05%) SimCorp
4 3 (1.05%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.70%) VMware
6 1 (0.35%) Apple
6 1 (0.35%) Fidessa
6 1 (0.35%) IBM
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