The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £36,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Analyst
UK / England
Rank 526 588 578
Rank change year-on-year +62 -10  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 329 360 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.37% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.39% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 293 330 347
Median salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 76786 93381 96100
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.43% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 64228 78950 79244
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in England

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for QA Analyst in England

QA Analyst
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Analyst in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Analyst in England

QA Analyst
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +57 144 £50,000 +11.11% 18
South East +77 66 £35,000 - 12
North West +14 38 £30,000 -20.00% 7
Yorkshire +14 21 £34,500 -1.42%
East Midlands +15 19 £30,000 -27.71% 2
South West +22 18 £32,500 -
West Midlands +14 11 £36,500 +4.28% 1
East of England -2 11 £32,500 -7.14% 1
North East +5 1 £32,500 +18.18%
QA Analyst
UK

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 England region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 600 (100.00%) QA
2 345 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
3 322 (53.67%) Selenium
4 175 (29.17%) SQL
5 164 (27.33%) C#
6 163 (27.17%) Test Scripting
7 149 (24.83%) Automation Testing
8 148 (24.67%) Finance
9 131 (21.83%) Manual Testing
10 127 (21.17%) ISEB
11 122 (20.33%) Cucumber
12 121 (20.17%) Test Automation
13 117 (19.50%) BDD
14 112 (18.67%) ISTQB
15 111 (18.50%) Regression Testing
16 106 (17.67%) Scrum
16 106 (17.67%) Functional Testing
17 104 (17.33%) Java
18 102 (17.00%) JIRA
19 98 (16.33%) .NET
19 98 (16.33%) WebDriver
20 96 (16.00%) Microsoft
21 94 (15.67%) Automated Testing
22 91 (15.17%) Software Testing
23 85 (14.17%) User Acceptance Testing
23 85 (14.17%) SDLC
24 84 (14.00%) Test Strategy
25 77 (12.83%) Analytical Skills
26 75 (12.50%) SoapUI
27 63 (10.50%) Performance Testing

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 16 (2.67%) Confluence
2 4 (0.67%) Apache
2 4 (0.67%) Jupyter
2 4 (0.67%) SAS
3 2 (0.33%) CMS
3 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 30 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.83%) MS Office
3 3 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) SAP Hybris
1 4 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.17%) SaaS
2 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.83%) Force.com
5 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.33%) GitHub
6 2 (0.33%) Heroku
6 2 (0.33%) IaaS
6 2 (0.33%) PaaS
7 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.67%) Internet
2 4 (0.67%) Wireless
3 3 (0.50%) HTTP
3 3 (0.50%) VoIP
4 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.33%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.17%) Firewall
5 1 (0.17%) Intranet
5 1 (0.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (1.83%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.67%) Big Data
4 5 (0.83%) MySQL
4 5 (0.83%) Power BI
5 4 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.50%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.33%) DB2
7 2 (0.33%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.17%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 322 (53.67%) Selenium
2 122 (20.33%) Cucumber
3 102 (17.00%) JIRA
4 98 (16.33%) WebDriver
5 75 (12.50%) SoapUI
6 62 (10.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 44 (7.33%) HP UFT
8 43 (7.17%) Jenkins
9 42 (7.00%) Visual Studio
10 39 (6.50%) JMeter
10 39 (6.50%) SpecFlow
11 26 (4.33%) Git (software)
12 23 (3.83%) Calabash
12 23 (3.83%) Capybara
13 21 (3.50%) FitNesse
14 19 (3.17%) Appium
15 15 (2.50%) JUnit
16 12 (2.00%) Protractor
17 8 (1.33%) NUnit
17 8 (1.33%) WATIR
General
1 148 (24.67%) Finance
2 37 (6.17%) Banking
3 33 (5.50%) Retail
4 19 (3.17%) Marketing
5 17 (2.83%) Front Office
5 17 (2.83%) Publishing
6 14 (2.33%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.17%) Back Office
8 12 (2.00%) Games
9 9 (1.50%) Automotive
10 7 (1.17%) Investment Banking
11 6 (1.00%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.83%) Advertising
13 4 (0.67%) Electronics
14 3 (0.50%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.33%) Law
15 2 (0.33%) Legal
16 1 (0.17%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (16.33%) .NET
2 37 (6.17%) XML
3 33 (5.50%) Gherkin
4 32 (5.33%) Web Services
5 23 (3.83%) JSON
6 19 (3.17%) SOAP
7 18 (3.00%) HTML
8 16 (2.67%) RESTful
9 15 (2.50%) CSS
10 12 (2.00%) ASP.NET
11 11 (1.83%) REST
12 7 (1.17%) .NET Framework
12 7 (1.17%) Ruby on Rails
13 6 (1.00%) Behat
14 5 (0.83%) LAMP
14 5 (0.83%) Spring
14 5 (0.83%) WPF
15 4 (0.67%) JDBC
15 4 (0.67%) Pandas
15 4 (0.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 77 (12.83%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (6.83%) Mobile App
3 37 (6.17%) Computer Science
4 21 (3.50%) iPad
5 20 (3.33%) Equities
6 16 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (2.50%) Derivative
8 13 (2.17%) Fixed Income
8 13 (2.17%) User Experience
9 11 (1.83%) Fintech
9 11 (1.83%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.33%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.33%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.17%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.67%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.67%) PMI
13 2 (0.33%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.33%) Linux
2 45 (7.50%) Windows
3 36 (6.00%) Unix
4 20 (3.33%) Android
5 19 (3.17%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.67%) Kali Linux
7 3 (0.50%) Solaris
8 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (27.17%) Test Scripting
3 149 (24.83%) Automation Testing
4 131 (21.83%) Manual Testing
5 121 (20.17%) Test Automation
6 117 (19.50%) BDD
7 111 (18.50%) Regression Testing
8 106 (17.67%) Functional Testing
8 106 (17.67%) Scrum
9 94 (15.67%) Automated Testing
10 91 (15.17%) Software Testing
11 85 (14.17%) SDLC
11 85 (14.17%) User Acceptance Testing
12 84 (14.00%) Test Strategy
13 63 (10.50%) Performance Testing
14 57 (9.50%) TDD
15 55 (9.17%) Software Engineering
16 48 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (6.83%) Exploratory Testing
18 39 (6.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 175 (29.17%) SQL
2 164 (27.33%) C#
3 104 (17.33%) Java
4 52 (8.67%) JavaScript
5 48 (8.00%) Python
6 34 (5.67%) Ruby
7 17 (2.83%) PHP
8 8 (1.33%) Perl
9 7 (1.17%) C++
10 5 (0.83%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.83%) Groovy
11 4 (0.67%) C
11 4 (0.67%) MATLAB
11 4 (0.67%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.67%) R
11 4 (0.67%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.67%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.50%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.17%) Go
Qualifications
1 127 (21.17%) ISEB
2 112 (18.67%) ISTQB
3 58 (9.67%) Degree
4 27 (4.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.67%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 600 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (2.83%) SDET
3 8 (1.33%) SLA
4 3 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (0.67%) Docker
2 2 (0.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.67%) Ansible
2 4 (0.67%) Rancher
3 2 (0.33%) Nagios
3 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.33%) Puppet
3 2 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 96 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.00%) Oracle
3 11 (1.83%) SAP
4 9 (1.50%) HP
4 9 (1.50%) SOASTA, Inc
5 8 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.17%) BEA
7 5 (0.83%) Atlassian
7 5 (0.83%) hybris
8 4 (0.67%) Apple
8 4 (0.67%) ATG
8 4 (0.67%) Demandware
8 4 (0.67%) Tableau
9 3 (0.50%) Borland
9 3 (0.50%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.33%) Citrix
10 2 (0.33%) Splunk
10 2 (0.33%) Sybase
11 1 (0.17%) Facebook
11 1 (0.17%) Panasonic
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Salary: £55k per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
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Salary: Highly competitive salary plus bonus and benefits
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Salary: £50K DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
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Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
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London
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Salary: £22k - 24k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Ease IT
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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London
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
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Stockport, Cheshire
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SDC
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Guildford, Surrey
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Walton-On-Thames
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Kingston upon Thames
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Guildford
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