Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £48,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Analyst
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 283 291 305
Rank change year-on-year +8 +14 +80
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 47 63 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.46% 0.54% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.56% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 44 56 105
City of London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -14.29% +23.53%
10th Percentile £28,625 £30,625 £35,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £67,500
Central London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% -10.00% +17.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9643 11276 16563
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 96.38% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8738 10274 14384
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,675 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.74% +4.55% -

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured QA Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in the City of London

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Analyst in the City of London.

Salary trend for QA Analyst in the City of London

QA Analyst
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Analyst in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Analyst in the City of London

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, QA Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 47 (100.00%) QA
2 34 (72.34%) Test Automation
3 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (48.94%) Test Strategy
5 19 (40.43%) Selenium
6 18 (38.30%) SQL
7 17 (36.17%) TDD
7 17 (36.17%) Finance
7 17 (36.17%) Software Testing
7 17 (36.17%) BDD
8 16 (34.04%) Java
9 15 (31.91%) Test Scripting
10 13 (27.66%) Integration Testing
10 13 (27.66%) Degree
10 13 (27.66%) Regression Testing
11 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
12 9 (19.15%) SpecFlow
12 9 (19.15%) Scenario Testing
12 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (19.15%) Scrum
12 9 (19.15%) C#
13 8 (17.02%) .NET
13 8 (17.02%) OOP
13 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
13 8 (17.02%) WebDriver
13 8 (17.02%) Functional Testing
14 7 (14.89%) Non-Functional Testing
14 7 (14.89%) SDLC
14 7 (14.89%) Kanban
14 7 (14.89%) JIRA

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Datadog
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Internet
2 2 (4.26%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Big Data
2 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 19 (40.43%) Selenium
2 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
3 9 (19.15%) SpecFlow
4 8 (17.02%) WebDriver
5 7 (14.89%) JIRA
6 6 (12.77%) SoapUI
6 6 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (10.64%) Capybara
7 5 (10.64%) FitNesse
7 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
8 3 (6.38%) Calabash
8 3 (6.38%) JMeter
8 3 (6.38%) MSTest
9 2 (4.26%) Appium
9 2 (4.26%) Gatling
9 2 (4.26%) IntelliJ
9 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
9 2 (4.26%) Subversion
10 1 (2.13%) Firebug
10 1 (2.13%) Xcode
General
1 17 (36.17%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Back Office
2 5 (10.64%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) .NET
2 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.38%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (6.38%) Node.js
3 3 (6.38%) RESTful
4 2 (4.26%) Middleware
4 2 (4.26%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (4.26%) SOAP
4 2 (4.26%) Web Services
5 1 (2.13%) J2EE
5 1 (2.13%) Java EE
5 1 (2.13%) XML
5 1 (2.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Fintech
1 6 (12.77%) Hedge funds
2 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Client/Server
2 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Derivative
4 1 (2.13%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (72.34%) Test Automation
2 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (48.94%) Test Strategy
4 17 (36.17%) BDD
4 17 (36.17%) Software Testing
4 17 (36.17%) TDD
5 15 (31.91%) Test Scripting
6 13 (27.66%) Integration Testing
6 13 (27.66%) Regression Testing
7 9 (19.15%) Scenario Testing
7 9 (19.15%) Scrum
7 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (17.02%) Functional Testing
8 8 (17.02%) OOP
9 7 (14.89%) Kanban
9 7 (14.89%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (14.89%) SDLC
10 6 (12.77%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (12.77%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) SQL
2 16 (34.04%) Java
3 9 (19.15%) C#
4 5 (10.64%) Ruby
5 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.38%) PHP
5 3 (6.38%) Python
6 1 (2.13%) Scala
6 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) Degree
2 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.26%) ISEB
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.13%) HP
4 1 (2.13%) Tableau