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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 791 782 719
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -63
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 113 89 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.082% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.087% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 96 77 155
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +20.68%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
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 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 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 August 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 +19 111 £37,500 -6.25% 9
London +24 67 £42,500 -10.52% 3
South East +1 32 £30,000 -33.33% 4
City of London +8 22 £38,500 -21.02%
Surrey +13 14 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Berkshire +3 13 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Guildford +21 11 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Reading +10 10 £40,000 -20.00% 2
East of England +4 6 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £25,000 - 1
Suffolk +6 3 £32,500 -
West Midlands -11 3 £38,000 +8.57%
South West -19 3 £35,000 -11.39%
Gerrards Cross - 3 £25,000 -
Ipswich 0 2 £30,000 -7.69%
Bedfordshire -6 2 £30,000 +5.26%
Maidenhead -11 2 £40,000 -20.00%
East Midlands -12 2 £26,250 -12.50%
Reigate -22 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Sidcup - 2 £35,938 - 1
Stevenage - 2 £30,000 -
Bedford - 2 £30,000 -
Cambridge - 2 £30,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £30,000 -
Peterborough - 2 £30,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £30,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £30,000 - 1
Warwickshire +14 1 £38,000 +8.57%
Birmingham +3 1 £50,000 +61.29%
Leicestershire +1 1 £30,000 -

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 268 (100.00%) QA
2 116 (43.28%) Finance
3 107 (39.93%) SQL
4 104 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (33.96%) Degree
6 89 (33.21%) Software Testing
7 81 (30.22%) Selenium
8 71 (26.49%) Test Scripting
9 68 (25.37%) Manual Testing
10 67 (25.00%) .NET
10 67 (25.00%) Java
11 66 (24.63%) ISEB
11 66 (24.63%) Computer Science
12 61 (22.76%) Test Automation
13 60 (22.39%) Automated Testing
14 54 (20.15%) C#
15 49 (18.28%) User Acceptance Testing
16 42 (15.67%) SQL Server
17 41 (15.30%) Scrum
17 41 (15.30%) ISTQB
18 39 (14.55%) Regression Testing
19 36 (13.43%) QuickTest Pro
19 36 (13.43%) TDD
20 35 (13.06%) JIRA
20 35 (13.06%) Microsoft
20 35 (13.06%) Test Strategy
21 33 (12.31%) System Testing
22 31 (11.57%) Cucumber
23 30 (11.19%) Multithreading
24 29 (10.82%) XML

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 8 (2.99%) Confluence
2 4 (1.49%) IIS
3 1 (0.37%) Node.js
3 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.37%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.37%) Apache
3 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.37%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.49%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (1.12%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.37%) Cordys
3 1 (0.37%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.24%) HTTP
2 4 (1.49%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.37%) LAN
3 1 (0.37%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (15.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.24%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.12%) SQLPlus
7 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.75%) Adabas
7 2 (0.75%) MySQL
7 2 (0.75%) Big Data
7 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 81 (30.22%) Selenium
2 36 (13.43%) QuickTest Pro
3 35 (13.06%) JIRA
4 31 (11.57%) Cucumber
5 28 (10.45%) WebDriver
6 14 (5.22%) Visual Studio
7 12 (4.48%) FitNesse
8 11 (4.10%) Git (software)
8 11 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (4.10%) JMeter
9 10 (3.73%) SpecFlow
9 10 (3.73%) SoapUI
10 9 (3.36%) TestComplete
11 8 (2.99%) WatiN
12 7 (2.61%) Subversion
13 6 (2.24%) NUnit
13 6 (2.24%) Jasmine
13 6 (2.24%) Jenkins
13 6 (2.24%) Grunt
14 5 (1.87%) Capybara
General
1 116 (43.28%) Finance
2 18 (6.72%) Banking
3 16 (5.97%) Retail
4 13 (4.85%) Investment Banking
4 13 (4.85%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.48%) Marketing
6 4 (1.49%) Billing
6 4 (1.49%) Advertising
7 3 (1.12%) Legal
7 3 (1.12%) Front Office
8 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.75%) Games
8 2 (0.75%) Publishing
9 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (25.00%) .NET
2 29 (10.82%) XML
3 21 (7.84%) SOAP
3 21 (7.84%) Web Services
4 12 (4.48%) HTML
5 10 (3.73%) WSDL
5 10 (3.73%) CSS
6 9 (3.36%) XSD
6 9 (3.36%) Middleware
7 8 (2.99%) REST
8 7 (2.61%) Sass
9 6 (2.24%) jQuery
9 6 (2.24%) JSON
9 6 (2.24%) WCF
9 6 (2.24%) LINQ
9 6 (2.24%) Backbone.js
10 4 (1.49%) JMS
11 2 (0.75%) LAMP
11 2 (0.75%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.37%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 66 (24.63%) Computer Science
2 26 (9.70%) Derivative
3 25 (9.33%) Mathematics
4 15 (5.60%) Equities
5 14 (5.22%) Mobile App
6 12 (4.48%) Open Source
7 6 (2.24%) FMCG
8 5 (1.87%) Social Media
9 4 (1.49%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.49%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.49%) SWIFT
10 3 (1.12%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.12%) Credit Derivative
11 2 (0.75%) iPad
11 2 (0.75%) Online Games
11 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.75%) NHS
11 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.84%) UNIX
2 14 (5.22%) Windows
3 12 (4.48%) Linux
4 8 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.61%) Android
6 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.75%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.75%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (33.21%) Software Testing
3 71 (26.49%) Test Scripting
4 68 (25.37%) Manual Testing
5 61 (22.76%) Test Automation
6 60 (22.39%) Automated Testing
7 49 (18.28%) User Acceptance Testing
8 41 (15.30%) Scrum
9 39 (14.55%) Regression Testing
10 36 (13.43%) TDD
11 35 (13.06%) Test Strategy
12 33 (12.31%) System Testing
13 30 (11.19%) Multithreading
14 26 (9.70%) Automation Testing
15 24 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (8.58%) OO
16 23 (8.58%) Integration Testing
17 22 (8.21%) Web Testing
18 21 (7.84%) BDD
19 16 (5.97%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (39.93%) SQL
2 67 (25.00%) Java
3 54 (20.15%) C#
4 24 (8.96%) C++
5 21 (7.84%) JavaScript
6 19 (7.09%) Python
7 13 (4.85%) Ruby
8 10 (3.73%) VBScript
9 9 (3.36%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.24%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.87%) PHP
12 4 (1.49%) F#
12 4 (1.49%) Perl
13 3 (1.12%) VB
14 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.75%) COBOL
14 2 (0.75%) Delphi
15 1 (0.37%) VC++
15 1 (0.37%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 91 (33.96%) Degree
2 66 (24.63%) ISEB
3 41 (15.30%) ISTQB
4 21 (7.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.49%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.37%) GAAP
System Software
1 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (13.06%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.72%) HP
3 10 (3.73%) Oracle
4 3 (1.12%) Charles River
4 3 (1.12%) SimCorp
4 3 (1.12%) Wall Street Systems
5 2 (0.75%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.75%) VMware
5 2 (0.75%) JBoss
6 1 (0.37%) Fidessa
6 1 (0.37%) IBM
6 1 (0.37%) Apple
6 1 (0.37%) Telerik
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