Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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

Quality Assurance Analyst
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 320 308 306
Rank change year-on-year -12 -2 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 27 49 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.23% 0.40% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.41% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 26 40 56
East of England median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.83% +30.83%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £58,125 £41,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 11,396 11,975 14,282
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.73% 96.82% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 9,345 9,858 11,816
East of England median annual salary £46,902 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.23% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £66,675
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in the East of England

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for QA Analyst in the East of England

QA Analyst
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Analyst in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for QA Analyst in the East of England

QA Analyst
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the East of England region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +2 14 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Cambridgeshire -27 6 £35,000 - 1
Suffolk +16 3 £31,000 +3.33% 3
Essex +7 3 £60,000 +69.01% 1
Bedfordshire +39 1 £34,500 -18.82%
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 East of England region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) QA
2 23 (85.19%) Test Automation
3 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (48.15%) Selenium
5 11 (40.74%) JIRA
5 11 (40.74%) SQL
5 11 (40.74%) TDD
5 11 (40.74%) BDD
6 8 (29.63%) Java
6 8 (29.63%) Python
7 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
7 7 (25.93%) Scrum
7 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
7 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
8 6 (22.22%) SDLC
8 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
8 6 (22.22%) Finance
9 5 (18.52%) WebDriver
9 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
9 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
9 5 (18.52%) API Integration
9 5 (18.52%) Fintech
9 5 (18.52%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (14.81%) Scenario Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Zephyr
10 4 (14.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
10 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
10 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) Selenium
2 11 (40.74%) JIRA
3 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
4 5 (18.52%) WebDriver
5 4 (14.81%) Zephyr
6 2 (7.41%) JBehave
7 1 (3.70%) Appium
7 1 (3.70%) LINQPad
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) ODBC
2 3 (11.11%) Ajax
2 3 (11.11%) HTML
2 3 (11.11%) RESTful
3 2 (7.41%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Fintech
1 5 (18.52%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.11%) Data Structures
2 3 (11.11%) Life Science
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (85.19%) Test Automation
2 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) BDD
3 11 (40.74%) TDD
4 7 (25.93%) Scrum
5 6 (22.22%) SDLC
5 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 5 (18.52%) API Integration
6 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
7 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
7 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
7 4 (14.81%) ETL
7 4 (14.81%) Migration
7 4 (14.81%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Bioinformatics
8 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
9 2 (7.41%) Kanban
9 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) Java
2 8 (29.63%) Python
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.11%) Ruby
3 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.41%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
2 4 (14.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle