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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 839 829 845
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Analyst 31 61 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.057% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.060% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 30 42 42
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,350 £37,565 £33,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £37,565 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+33.10% +7.32%

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
101167 100905 102697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.47% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83281 81156 86804
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 3 March 2015 within the UK.

Senior QA Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Analyst
Top 15 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 3 March 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 -10 31 £47,500 - 9
London -21 16 £47,500 - 5
Berkshire +1 11 £55,000 +46.41% 3
South East -19 11 £55,000 +46.41% 3
City of London +12 10 £47,500 -15.55% 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £32,500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £32,500 -
Leeds - 2 £32,500 -
Slough - 2 £55,000 -
East Midlands +27 1 £27,500 -11.29%
Nottinghamshire +9 1 £27,500 -11.29%
Nottingham +4 1 £27,500 -11.29%
East of England 0 1 £50,000 - 1
Reading -5 1 £42,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £50,000 -

Senior QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 43 (64.18%) Selenium
3 37 (55.22%) Finance
4 33 (49.25%) Automated Testing
5 28 (41.79%) Automation Testing
6 27 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (32.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (32.84%) Test Strategy
8 21 (31.34%) C#
9 20 (29.85%) ISEB
10 19 (28.36%) Visual Studio
10 19 (28.36%) ISTQB
11 18 (26.87%) Test Scripting
11 18 (26.87%) Web Services
12 17 (25.37%) Manual Testing
12 17 (25.37%) FitNesse
13 16 (23.88%) BDD
14 15 (22.39%) Windows
15 14 (20.90%) Client/Server
16 13 (19.40%) Java
17 12 (17.91%) Scrum
17 12 (17.91%) SQL
17 12 (17.91%) Software Testing
18 11 (16.42%) WebDriver
19 10 (14.93%) Continuous Improvement
19 10 (14.93%) Jenkins
20 9 (13.43%) TDD
20 9 (13.43%) Cucumber
21 8 (11.94%) Open Source
21 8 (11.94%) Mentoring

Senior QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 3 (4.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) 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 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.49%) OLAP
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 43 (64.18%) Selenium
2 22 (32.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (28.36%) Visual Studio
4 17 (25.37%) FitNesse
5 11 (16.42%) WebDriver
6 10 (14.93%) Jenkins
7 9 (13.43%) Cucumber
8 5 (7.46%) JIRA
9 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
10 3 (4.48%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (4.48%) WATIR
10 3 (4.48%) Bugzilla
10 3 (4.48%) SpecFlow
10 3 (4.48%) Jasmine
10 3 (4.48%) Capybara
11 2 (2.99%) Calabash
11 2 (2.99%) QuickTest Pro
12 1 (1.49%) JMeter
12 1 (1.49%) Subversion
12 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (55.22%) 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%) Retail
3 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
3 1 (1.49%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.87%) Web Services
2 7 (10.45%) .NET
3 3 (4.48%) 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%) XML
4 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Client/Server
2 8 (11.94%) Open Source
3 5 (7.46%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.99%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.99%) Wiki
6 1 (1.49%) Online Games
6 1 (1.49%) User Experience
6 1 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.49%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.39%) Windows
2 8 (11.94%) Linux
3 3 (4.48%) Android
3 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (49.25%) Automated Testing
2 28 (41.79%) Automation Testing
3 27 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (32.84%) Test Strategy
5 18 (26.87%) Test Scripting
6 17 (25.37%) Manual Testing
7 16 (23.88%) BDD
8 12 (17.91%) Software Testing
8 12 (17.91%) Scrum
9 10 (14.93%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (13.43%) TDD
11 8 (11.94%) Mentoring
12 7 (10.45%) Agile Testing
13 6 (8.96%) Regression Testing
13 6 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (8.96%) Test Automation
14 5 (7.46%) Load Testing
14 5 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (7.46%) Waterfall
15 4 (5.97%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.34%) C#
2 13 (19.40%) Java
3 12 (17.91%) SQL
4 4 (5.97%) Python
4 4 (5.97%) Ruby
5 3 (4.48%) Scala
6 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.99%) PHP
7 1 (1.49%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (29.85%) ISEB
2 19 (28.36%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.46%) Degree
4 3 (4.48%) 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 3 (4.48%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.49%) MicroStrategy
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