The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior QA Analyst role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior QA 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
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 847 826 850
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Analyst 33 63 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.061% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.064% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 33 48 30
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £37,565 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+46.41% +0.17%

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%

Senior QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior QA Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior QA Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior QA Analyst within the UK.

Senior QA Analyst Salary Trend in the UK

Senior QA Analyst
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior QA Analyst over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 within the UK.

Senior QA Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Analyst
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA 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 -26 33 £50,000 +11.11% 6
London -9 22 £50,000 +5.26% 2
City of London +1 9 £47,500 -15.55% 2
Berkshire -2 8 £55,000 +46.41% 1
South East -33 8 £55,000 +46.41% 1
Reading +7 2 £48,750 -
Bristol - 2 £42,500 - 1
South West - 2 £42,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire +17 1 £27,500 -11.29%
Nottingham +12 1 £27,500 -11.29%
East Midlands +8 1 £27,500 -11.29%

Senior QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior QA 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 Senior QA Analyst in their job title.

1 67 (100.00%) QA
2 49 (73.13%) Selenium
3 40 (59.70%) Finance
4 39 (58.21%) Automated Testing
5 34 (50.75%) Automation Testing
6 28 (41.79%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (38.81%) C#
7 26 (38.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (34.33%) Visual Studio
9 22 (32.84%) Web Services
10 20 (29.85%) Test Strategy
10 20 (29.85%) FitNesse
11 18 (26.87%) Manual Testing
11 18 (26.87%) Java
12 17 (25.37%) Windows
12 17 (25.37%) Client/Server
12 17 (25.37%) ISEB
12 17 (25.37%) BDD
13 15 (22.39%) Test Scripting
13 15 (22.39%) SQL
14 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
14 14 (20.90%) WebDriver
15 13 (19.40%) Jenkins
16 11 (16.42%) Cucumber
17 10 (14.93%) Open Source
17 10 (14.93%) Test Automation
17 10 (14.93%) TDD
18 9 (13.43%) Regression Testing
18 9 (13.43%) .NET
19 8 (11.94%) Software Testing

Senior QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior QA 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 Senior QA Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) Mingle
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) SaaS
2 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.49%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.48%) Big Data
4 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.49%) OLAP
4 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 49 (73.13%) Selenium
2 26 (38.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (34.33%) Visual Studio
4 20 (29.85%) FitNesse
5 14 (20.90%) WebDriver
6 13 (19.40%) Jenkins
7 11 (16.42%) Cucumber
8 6 (8.96%) Git (software)
9 5 (7.46%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (7.46%) JIRA
9 5 (7.46%) WATIR
9 5 (7.46%) SpecFlow
9 5 (7.46%) Jasmine
9 5 (7.46%) Capybara
10 2 (2.99%) TestComplete
10 2 (2.99%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (2.99%) Bugzilla
11 1 (1.49%) Subversion
11 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.49%) MSBuild
General
1 40 (59.70%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
2 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.99%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
3 1 (1.49%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.84%) Web Services
2 9 (13.43%) .NET
3 5 (7.46%) RESTful
4 1 (1.49%) Visualforce
4 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.49%) HTML5
4 1 (1.49%) AppFabric
4 1 (1.49%) CSS3
4 1 (1.49%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.49%) CSS
4 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.37%) Client/Server
2 10 (14.93%) Open Source
3 5 (7.46%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.99%) Wiki
6 1 (1.49%) Online Games
6 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.49%) User Experience
6 1 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.37%) Windows
2 6 (8.96%) Linux
3 3 (4.48%) Android
3 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (58.21%) Automated Testing
2 34 (50.75%) Automation Testing
3 28 (41.79%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (29.85%) Test Strategy
5 18 (26.87%) Manual Testing
6 17 (25.37%) BDD
7 15 (22.39%) Test Scripting
8 10 (14.93%) Test Automation
8 10 (14.93%) TDD
9 9 (13.43%) Regression Testing
10 8 (11.94%) Software Testing
11 7 (10.45%) Scrum
12 6 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (8.96%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (8.96%) Load Testing
12 6 (8.96%) Security Testing
13 5 (7.46%) Agile Testing
13 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
13 5 (7.46%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.81%) C#
2 18 (26.87%) Java
3 15 (22.39%) SQL
4 6 (8.96%) Ruby
5 5 (7.46%) Scala
5 5 (7.46%) Python
6 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.97%) PHP
7 2 (2.99%) C
7 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.49%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 17 (25.37%) ISEB
2 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.46%) Degree
4 4 (5.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle
3 1 (1.49%) MicroStrategy
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