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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 864 840 818
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Analyst 29 37 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.035% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.037% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 29 36 59
Average salary £44,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £47,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -13.75%

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
108452 100082 111127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 87684 82974 94899
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 28 August 2014 within the UK.

Senior QA Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Analyst
Top 16 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 28 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 -31 29 £44,500 -11.00% 4
London -17 15 £55,000 - 3
Manchester - 6 £35,000 -
North West - 6 £35,000 -
City of London -5 4 £45,000 -10.00% 1
South East -28 3 £42,500 +32.81%
West Yorkshire - 3 £44,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £44,500 - 1
Leeds - 3 £44,500 - 1
Surrey - 3 £42,500 -
West Midlands -6 1 £30,000 -15.49%
East of England - 1 £37,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £30,000 -
Bedford - 1 £37,500 -
Nuneaton - 1 £30,000 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £37,500 -

Senior QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 79 (100.00%) QA
2 37 (46.84%) Finance
3 35 (44.30%) Selenium
4 31 (39.24%) SQL
5 29 (36.71%) ISEB
6 28 (35.44%) Automated Testing
7 26 (32.91%) Degree
8 23 (29.11%) Regression Testing
8 23 (29.11%) Test Automation
9 22 (27.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (27.85%) Test Scripting
9 22 (27.85%) Microsoft
9 22 (27.85%) C#
10 21 (26.58%) .NET
10 21 (26.58%) Automation Testing
11 18 (22.78%) TestComplete
11 18 (22.78%) Web Services
12 17 (21.52%) Software Testing
12 17 (21.52%) ISTQB
13 16 (20.25%) SQL Server
14 15 (18.99%) Visual Studio
15 14 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (17.72%) WebDriver
16 13 (16.46%) Java
17 12 (15.19%) HTML
17 12 (15.19%) QuickTest Pro
17 12 (15.19%) Manual Testing
17 12 (15.19%) Test Management
17 12 (15.19%) Computer Science
17 12 (15.19%) Waterfall

Senior QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 (1.27%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.27%) IIS
1 1 (1.27%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.80%) MS Office
3 2 (2.53%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) HTTP
2 1 (1.27%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) MySQL
3 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.27%) SSDT
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.27%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 35 (44.30%) Selenium
2 22 (27.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (22.78%) TestComplete
4 15 (18.99%) Visual Studio
5 14 (17.72%) WebDriver
6 12 (15.19%) QuickTest Pro
7 11 (13.92%) FitNesse
8 9 (11.39%) Jenkins
9 8 (10.13%) Cucumber
9 8 (10.13%) Subversion
9 8 (10.13%) SilkTest
9 8 (10.13%) ClearCase
9 8 (10.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (7.59%) NUnit
11 5 (6.33%) WatiN
11 5 (6.33%) SoapUI
11 5 (6.33%) Maven
12 4 (5.06%) JMeter
12 4 (5.06%) LoadUI
12 4 (5.06%) TestNG
General
1 37 (46.84%) Finance
2 10 (12.66%) Banking
3 9 (11.39%) Investment Banking
4 8 (10.13%) Front Office
4 8 (10.13%) Back Office
5 4 (5.06%) Retail
6 1 (1.27%) Marketing
6 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.58%) .NET
2 18 (22.78%) Web Services
3 12 (15.19%) HTML
4 8 (10.13%) HTML5
4 8 (10.13%) Apache Flex
4 8 (10.13%) ODBC
5 2 (2.53%) CSS
5 2 (2.53%) RESTful
6 1 (1.27%) LAMP
6 1 (1.27%) WCF
6 1 (1.27%) LINQ
6 1 (1.27%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.27%) J2EE
6 1 (1.27%) XML
6 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.27%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Computer Science
2 8 (10.13%) Mathematics
3 4 (5.06%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.80%) Open Source
4 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.27%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.86%) Linux
2 6 (7.59%) Windows
3 2 (2.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.44%) Automated Testing
2 23 (29.11%) Regression Testing
2 23 (29.11%) Test Automation
3 22 (27.85%) Test Scripting
4 21 (26.58%) Automation Testing
5 17 (21.52%) Software Testing
6 14 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (15.19%) Manual Testing
7 12 (15.19%) Test Management
7 12 (15.19%) Waterfall
8 11 (13.92%) E-Commerce
9 9 (11.39%) Scrum
10 8 (10.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (10.13%) Asset Management
10 8 (10.13%) Risk Analysis
10 8 (10.13%) Workflow
10 8 (10.13%) TDD
11 6 (7.59%) V-Model
11 6 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (6.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.24%) SQL
2 22 (27.85%) C#
3 13 (16.46%) Java
4 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.06%) VBScript
5 4 (5.06%) Groovy
6 2 (2.53%) Python
6 2 (2.53%) C
6 2 (2.53%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.53%) PHP
6 2 (2.53%) Ruby
6 2 (2.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 29 (36.71%) ISEB
2 26 (32.91%) Degree
3 17 (21.52%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.27%) CSSLP
5 1 (1.27%) CEH
5 1 (1.27%) CISM
5 1 (1.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (11.39%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.27%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 22 (27.85%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.13%) VMware
2 8 (10.13%) SunGard
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle
4 3 (3.80%) HP
5 1 (1.27%) JBoss
5 1 (1.27%) Progress
5 1 (1.27%) MicroStrategy
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