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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 789 788 716
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -72
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 91 101 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.097% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.10% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 80 91 162
Average salary £40,000 £36,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,850 £24,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £29,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -10.76%

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
99988 98266 105499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.82% 94.55% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83279 79377 90596
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 £27,500 £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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -9 87 £40,000 +6.66% 12
London +4 50 £45,000 - 9
City of London -2 15 £38,750 -4.32% 3
South East -36 15 £40,000 +63.26% 1
Berkshire +4 8 £42,750 - 1
North West -6 7 £30,000 +3.44%
Reading +10 5 £43,000 -
East of England -5 5 £35,000 -
Cheshire -1 4 £33,750 -
Essex - 4 £38,750 -
North East - 4 £30,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £30,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £30,000 -
Surrey -6 3 £42,500 +21.42%
South West -8 3 £40,000 +26.98% 1
Manchester -13 3 £30,000 +20.00%
Newbury - 3 £40,000 -
Edinburgh - 3 £31,250 -
Scotland - 3 £31,250 -
West Midlands -11 2 £32,500 +51.16%
Brighton - 2 £30,250 -
Bristol - 2 £42,500 -
East Sussex - 2 £30,250 -
Warrington - 2 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire +3 1 £25,000 -21.87%
Suffolk -1 1 £27,000 -22.85%
Bradford -2 1 £25,000 -13.79%
West Yorkshire -6 1 £25,000 -13.79%
Yorkshire -8 1 £25,000 -13.79% 1
South Wales -14 1 £22,500 -10.00%

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 192 (100.00%) QA
2 96 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (45.31%) Selenium
4 83 (43.23%) SQL
5 71 (36.98%) Finance
6 63 (32.81%) Automated Testing
6 63 (32.81%) ISEB
7 58 (30.21%) Manual Testing
8 56 (29.17%) Test Scripting
9 47 (24.48%) Test Automation
10 45 (23.44%) WebDriver
11 44 (22.92%) JIRA
12 42 (21.88%) .NET
13 40 (20.83%) Software Testing
14 39 (20.31%) Degree
14 39 (20.31%) TDD
15 37 (19.27%) C#
16 35 (18.23%) ISTQB
16 35 (18.23%) BDD
17 32 (16.67%) Java
18 31 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
19 30 (15.63%) Automation Testing
20 26 (13.54%) Cucumber
20 26 (13.54%) Microsoft
21 24 (12.50%) Computer Science
22 23 (11.98%) User Acceptance Testing
22 23 (11.98%) Test Planning
23 22 (11.46%) Git (software)
23 22 (11.46%) XML
23 22 (11.46%) Windows

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 4 (2.08%) IIS
1 4 (2.08%) Confluence
2 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 16 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.60%) MS Office
3 4 (2.08%) Mingle
4 1 (0.52%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.17%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (2.60%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (1.04%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.04%) RiskWrite
4 1 (0.52%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.13%) SaaS
2 3 (1.56%) Trello
3 2 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.13%) HTTP
2 2 (1.04%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.04%) Internet
3 1 (0.52%) 3G
3 1 (0.52%) Wireless
3 1 (0.52%) HSDPA
3 1 (0.52%) 2G
3 1 (0.52%) HSUPA
3 1 (0.52%) GPRS
3 1 (0.52%) GSM
3 1 (0.52%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.52%) UMTS
3 1 (0.52%) WCDMA
3 1 (0.52%) NAS
3 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.08%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.56%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.56%) MySQL
6 3 (1.56%) Pentaho
6 3 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.04%) QlikView
7 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.52%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 87 (45.31%) Selenium
2 45 (23.44%) WebDriver
3 44 (22.92%) JIRA
4 26 (13.54%) Cucumber
5 22 (11.46%) Git (software)
6 20 (10.42%) Visual Studio
7 14 (7.29%) QuickTest Pro
7 14 (7.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (6.25%) SpecFlow
9 7 (3.65%) Jenkins
9 7 (3.65%) JMeter
10 6 (3.13%) FitNesse
10 6 (3.13%) Subversion
11 5 (2.60%) eggPlant
11 5 (2.60%) Bugzilla
12 4 (2.08%) TeamCity
12 4 (2.08%) SoapUI
13 3 (1.56%) Xcode
13 3 (1.56%) JUnit
13 3 (1.56%) WATIR
General
1 71 (36.98%) Finance
2 14 (7.29%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.17%) Retail
4 6 (3.13%) Marketing
5 5 (2.60%) Banking
6 4 (2.08%) Games
7 3 (1.56%) Legal
7 3 (1.56%) Front Office
7 3 (1.56%) Billing
8 2 (1.04%) Law
8 2 (1.04%) Advertising
9 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (21.88%) .NET
2 22 (11.46%) XML
3 15 (7.81%) SOAP
4 11 (5.73%) Web Services
5 7 (3.65%) HTML
6 6 (3.13%) XSD
6 6 (3.13%) WSDL
6 6 (3.13%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (2.60%) JSON
8 4 (2.08%) REST
9 3 (1.56%) Gherkin
9 3 (1.56%) XSLT
9 3 (1.56%) Middleware
10 2 (1.04%) FIXML
10 2 (1.04%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.04%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.04%) COM
10 2 (1.04%) CSS
10 2 (1.04%) HTML5
11 1 (0.52%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 15 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.21%) Open Source
4 5 (2.60%) Derivative
5 4 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.56%) iPhone
6 3 (1.56%) SWIFT
6 3 (1.56%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.04%) Statistics
7 2 (1.04%) Wiki
7 2 (1.04%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.04%) NHS
7 2 (1.04%) User Experience
7 2 (1.04%) iPad
7 2 (1.04%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.52%) FMCG
8 1 (0.52%) W3C
8 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.46%) Windows
2 12 (6.25%) Linux
3 3 (1.56%) UNIX
4 2 (1.04%) Android
4 2 (1.04%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.04%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (32.81%) Automated Testing
3 58 (30.21%) Manual Testing
4 56 (29.17%) Test Scripting
5 47 (24.48%) Test Automation
6 40 (20.83%) Software Testing
7 39 (20.31%) TDD
8 35 (18.23%) BDD
9 31 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (15.63%) Automation Testing
11 23 (11.98%) Test Planning
11 23 (11.98%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (11.46%) Scrum
13 21 (10.94%) Regression Testing
14 19 (9.90%) Multithreading
15 13 (6.77%) System Testing
15 13 (6.77%) E-Commerce
16 12 (6.25%) Test Management
16 12 (6.25%) Test Strategy
17 11 (5.73%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (43.23%) SQL
2 37 (19.27%) C#
3 32 (16.67%) Java
4 19 (9.90%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.21%) Ruby
6 9 (4.69%) Python
7 5 (2.60%) C++
8 4 (2.08%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.56%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.56%) PHP
10 2 (1.04%) VBScript
10 2 (1.04%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.04%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.52%) XPath
11 1 (0.52%) C
11 1 (0.52%) VBA
11 1 (0.52%) VC++
11 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (32.81%) ISEB
2 39 (20.31%) Degree
3 35 (18.23%) ISTQB
4 17 (8.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (4.17%) GAAP
3 2 (1.04%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 19 (9.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (13.54%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.38%) Oracle
3 15 (7.81%) HP
4 3 (1.56%) Informatica
4 3 (1.56%) Ab Initio
5 2 (1.04%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.52%) VMware
6 1 (0.52%) Telerik
6 1 (0.52%) Apple
6 1 (0.52%) Adobe
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