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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 862 829 850
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Analyst 34 52 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.048% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.051% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 34 47 29
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £37,300 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £47,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.33% +15.38%

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
107752 102864 107643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.57% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88108 85518 91703
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -25 34 £55,000 +22.22% 6
London +6 24 £55,000 +22.22% 4
City of London +19 7 £57,500 +15.00% 2
South East -11 3 £42,500 +14.09%
West Midlands -22 3 £38,000 +1.33%
Surrey - 3 £42,500 -
Stafford - 2 £38,000 -
Staffordshire - 2 £38,000 -
Suffolk - 2 £33,250 -
Ipswich - 2 £33,250 -
Leeds - 2 £44,500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £44,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £44,500 - 1
East of England - 2 £33,250 - 1
Nuneaton - 1 £30,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £30,000 -

Senior QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 67 (100.00%) QA
2 36 (53.73%) Selenium
3 33 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (47.76%) Finance
5 31 (46.27%) Automated Testing
6 27 (40.30%) Automation Testing
7 23 (34.33%) SQL
8 22 (32.84%) Web Services
9 20 (29.85%) ISEB
10 19 (28.36%) C#
10 19 (28.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (25.37%) Visual Studio
12 15 (22.39%) Windows
12 15 (22.39%) Java
12 15 (22.39%) Test Automation
12 15 (22.39%) Test Scripting
12 15 (22.39%) Manual Testing
13 14 (20.90%) .NET
13 14 (20.90%) FitNesse
13 14 (20.90%) Degree
14 13 (19.40%) SQL Server
14 13 (19.40%) Client/Server
15 12 (17.91%) ISTQB
15 12 (17.91%) Regression Testing
16 10 (14.93%) Software Testing
16 10 (14.93%) WebDriver
16 10 (14.93%) Jenkins
17 9 (13.43%) TestComplete
18 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
18 8 (11.94%) Microsoft

Senior QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (1.49%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.49%) IIS
1 1 (1.49%) JBoss
1 1 (1.49%) Apache
1 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.99%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) Mingle
3 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Force.com
1 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) HTTP
2 1 (1.49%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.99%) OLAP
3 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (2.99%) MySQL
4 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.49%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 36 (53.73%) Selenium
2 19 (28.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (25.37%) Visual Studio
4 14 (20.90%) FitNesse
5 10 (14.93%) WebDriver
5 10 (14.93%) Jenkins
6 9 (13.43%) TestComplete
7 5 (7.46%) JIRA
7 5 (7.46%) Cucumber
8 4 (5.97%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (4.48%) Maven
9 3 (4.48%) SoapUI
9 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.99%) TestNG
10 2 (2.99%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.99%) Jasmine
10 2 (2.99%) Capybara
10 2 (2.99%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (2.99%) LoadUI
10 2 (2.99%) WATIR
General
1 32 (47.76%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Marketing
4 2 (2.99%) Retail
4 2 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.49%) Front Office
5 1 (1.49%) Back Office
5 1 (1.49%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.84%) Web Services
2 14 (20.90%) .NET
3 5 (7.46%) HTML
4 3 (4.48%) HTML5
5 2 (2.99%) Apache Flex
5 2 (2.99%) RESTful
5 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.49%) CSS
6 1 (1.49%) J2EE
6 1 (1.49%) XML
6 1 (1.49%) ODBC
6 1 (1.49%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.49%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.49%) Visualforce
6 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.49%) WCF
6 1 (1.49%) LINQ
6 1 (1.49%) AppFabric
6 1 (1.49%) CSS3
6 1 (1.49%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) Client/Server
2 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.48%) Open Source
5 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.49%) Online Games
6 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.49%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.39%) Windows
2 4 (5.97%) Linux
3 1 (1.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (46.27%) Automated Testing
3 27 (40.30%) Automation Testing
4 15 (22.39%) Manual Testing
4 15 (22.39%) Test Automation
4 15 (22.39%) Test Scripting
5 12 (17.91%) Regression Testing
6 10 (14.93%) Software Testing
7 7 (10.45%) Waterfall
8 6 (8.96%) Test Strategy
8 6 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.46%) Security Testing
10 4 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (5.97%) Integration Testing
10 4 (5.97%) Test Management
10 4 (5.97%) TDD
10 4 (5.97%) Validation
10 4 (5.97%) E-Commerce
10 4 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.97%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (34.33%) SQL
2 19 (28.36%) C#
3 15 (22.39%) Java
4 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.97%) PHP
6 3 (4.48%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.48%) Python
6 3 (4.48%) Ruby
6 3 (4.48%) C
7 2 (2.99%) VBScript
7 2 (2.99%) Groovy
7 2 (2.99%) Scala
8 1 (1.49%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 20 (29.85%) ISEB
2 14 (20.90%) Degree
3 12 (17.91%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.49%) HND
5 1 (1.49%) CSSLP
5 1 (1.49%) CISSP
5 1 (1.49%) CISM
5 1 (1.49%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.49%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle
2 2 (2.99%) HP
2 2 (2.99%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.49%) VMware
3 1 (1.49%) Progress
3 1 (1.49%) SunGard
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