Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 747 647 594
Rank change year-on-year -100 -53 +79
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 446 631 877
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.35% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.36% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 386 526 779
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £65,100
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161995 173250 195876
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131003 146259 164261
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
London -128 181 £52,500 +16.67% 19
South East +31 99 £39,000 +11.43% 10
Midlands +31 55 £37,500 +19.05% 2
North of England -35 46 £32,500 +6.56% 7
South West +27 35 £35,000 +7.69% 3
West Midlands -4 32 £33,000 +1.54%
East of England -8 30 £32,500 -7.14% 2
East Midlands +48 23 £55,000 +83.33% 2
North West -35 21 £32,500 +6.56% 2
Yorkshire -1 17 £30,000 -3.23% 5
North East - 8 £40,000 -
QA Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 446 (100.00%) QA
2 334 (74.89%) Test Automation
3 259 (58.07%) Agile Software Development
4 198 (44.39%) Selenium
5 152 (34.08%) SQL
6 138 (30.94%) Finance
7 122 (27.35%) Test Scripting
8 115 (25.78%) Software Testing
9 105 (23.54%) JIRA
10 101 (22.65%) Cucumber
11 97 (21.75%) Java
12 89 (19.96%) Regression Testing
13 86 (19.28%) BDD
14 84 (18.83%) Manual Testing
15 79 (17.71%) Scrum
16 78 (17.49%) ISEB
16 78 (17.49%) ISTQB
17 77 (17.26%) Functional Testing
18 71 (15.92%) User Acceptance Testing
19 65 (14.57%) SoapUI
20 61 (13.68%) Test Strategy
21 58 (13.00%) C#
22 57 (12.78%) TDD
23 53 (11.88%) Ruby
23 53 (11.88%) WebDriver
23 53 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
24 51 (11.43%) Jenkins
25 49 (10.99%) Degree
26 48 (10.76%) SDLC
26 48 (10.76%) Integration Testing

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 12 (2.69%) Confluence
2 5 (1.12%) Apache
3 2 (0.45%) CMS
3 2 (0.45%) Drupal
3 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.22%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.22%) IIS
4 1 (0.22%) JBoss
4 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.45%) Mingle
3 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.79%) Markit EDM
1 8 (1.79%) thinkFolio
2 3 (0.67%) MetaTrader
2 3 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.47%) SaaS
3 10 (2.24%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.67%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.45%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.45%) Datadog
6 1 (0.22%) GitHub
6 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.24%) Internet
2 5 (1.12%) VoIP
3 4 (0.90%) SMS
4 3 (0.67%) Intranet
5 2 (0.45%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.24%) MySQL
3 8 (1.79%) Big Data
4 6 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.90%) Redis
6 3 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.67%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.45%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.22%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.22%) DB2
8 1 (0.22%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.22%) Power BI
8 1 (0.22%) QlikView
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 198 (44.39%) Selenium
2 105 (23.54%) JIRA
3 101 (22.65%) Cucumber
4 65 (14.57%) SoapUI
5 53 (11.88%) WebDriver
6 51 (11.43%) Jenkins
7 45 (10.09%) JMeter
8 32 (7.17%) HP UFT
9 30 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 29 (6.50%) Git (software)
11 28 (6.28%) SpecFlow
12 18 (4.04%) Capybara
13 14 (3.14%) Visual Studio
14 13 (2.91%) LoadRunner
14 13 (2.91%) MSTest
15 12 (2.69%) JBehave
15 12 (2.69%) WATIR
16 11 (2.47%) JUnit
16 11 (2.47%) Ranorex
17 10 (2.24%) Maven
General
1 138 (30.94%) Finance
2 36 (8.07%) Banking
3 20 (4.48%) Retail
4 19 (4.26%) Marketing
5 12 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.02%) Back Office
7 7 (1.57%) Automotive
7 7 (1.57%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.35%) Electronics
8 6 (1.35%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.12%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.12%) Russian Language
10 4 (0.90%) Games
11 3 (0.67%) Advertising
11 3 (0.67%) Legal
11 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.45%) Front Office
12 2 (0.45%) Publishing
13 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (10.09%) RESTful
2 43 (9.64%) XML
3 41 (9.19%) SOAP
4 37 (8.30%) .NET
5 34 (7.62%) Web Services
6 32 (7.17%) REST
7 29 (6.50%) Gherkin
8 26 (5.83%) RabbitMQ
9 20 (4.48%) MSMQ
9 20 (4.48%) WebSphere MQ
10 19 (4.26%) HTML
11 13 (2.91%) ASP.NET
12 12 (2.69%) JSON
13 9 (2.02%) CSS
14 5 (1.12%) Node.js
15 4 (0.90%) Ajax
15 4 (0.90%) Behat
16 3 (0.67%) AngularJS
16 3 (0.67%) Apache POI
16 3 (0.67%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.05%) Computer Science
3 24 (5.38%) Fintech
4 16 (3.59%) Client/Server
5 11 (2.47%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.24%) Derivative
6 10 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (2.02%) Equities
8 8 (1.79%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.57%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.57%) iPad
10 6 (1.35%) User Experience
11 5 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.12%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.67%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.67%) Xbox
14 2 (0.45%) Life Science
14 2 (0.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 44 (9.87%) Windows
2 31 (6.95%) Linux
3 15 (3.36%) Unix
4 11 (2.47%) Android
4 11 (2.47%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.12%) Solaris
6 3 (0.67%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (74.89%) Test Automation
2 259 (58.07%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (27.35%) Test Scripting
4 115 (25.78%) Software Testing
5 89 (19.96%) Regression Testing
6 86 (19.28%) BDD
7 84 (18.83%) Manual Testing
8 79 (17.71%) Scrum
9 77 (17.26%) Functional Testing
10 71 (15.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 61 (13.68%) Test Strategy
12 57 (12.78%) TDD
13 48 (10.76%) Integration Testing
13 48 (10.76%) SDLC
14 44 (9.87%) Scenario Testing
15 38 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
16 37 (8.30%) Non-Functional Testing
17 33 (7.40%) API Testing
17 33 (7.40%) Software Engineering
18 31 (6.95%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 152 (34.08%) SQL
2 97 (21.75%) Java
3 58 (13.00%) C#
4 53 (11.88%) Ruby
5 45 (10.09%) Python
6 37 (8.30%) JavaScript
7 21 (4.71%) C++
8 13 (2.91%) Groovy
9 10 (2.24%) PHP
10 7 (1.57%) C
11 6 (1.35%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.35%) Perl
11 6 (1.35%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.45%) R
12 2 (0.45%) Scala
12 2 (0.45%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.45%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.22%) RPG
13 1 (0.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 78 (17.49%) ISEB
1 78 (17.49%) ISTQB
2 49 (10.99%) Degree
3 35 (7.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.57%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.45%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 446 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (1.79%) ISO 20022
2 8 (1.79%) ISO 8583
3 3 (0.67%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.45%) PMO
5 1 (0.22%) IFRS
System Software
1 6 (1.35%) Docker
2 2 (0.45%) Firmware
3 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (3.59%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.90%) Ansible
2 4 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.67%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.22%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 32 (7.17%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.36%) HP
3 11 (2.47%) Google
3 11 (2.47%) Oracle
4 7 (1.57%) CA Agile Central
4 7 (1.57%) SAP
5 6 (1.35%) Talend
6 5 (1.12%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.12%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.12%) Sophos
7 2 (0.45%) Qubit
7 2 (0.45%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (0.45%) Telerik
8 1 (0.22%) Avature
8 1 (0.22%) Capita
8 1 (0.22%) Perforce
8 1 (0.22%) Tableau
8 1 (0.22%) Twitter
8 1 (0.22%) VMware