Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Test Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 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 Test Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 881 799 744
Rank change year-on-year -82 -55 +131
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 271 409 603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.24% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 233 351 557
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,746 £27,500 £25,450
90th Percentile £69,500 £58,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% -

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 161257 170357 198528
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130412 143799 166492
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
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 Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Analyst in England

QA Test Analyst
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for QA Test Analyst in England

QA Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Test Analyst in England

QA Test 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 Test Analyst within the England region over the 6 months to 20 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 -69 115 £51,250 +13.89% 12
South East +21 67 £39,000 +11.43% 8
North of England -14 34 £34,000 +11.48% 5
Midlands +1 22 £30,000 -4.76% 2
East of England -10 22 £30,000 -14.29% 1
West Midlands +1 18 £29,500 -15.71%
North West -26 16 £34,000 +11.48% 2
South West +8 11 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Yorkshire -5 11 £30,000 -14.29% 3
North East - 7 £40,000 -
East Midlands +23 4 £31,500 +33.08% 2
QA Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, QA Test 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 Test Analyst in the job title.

1 271 (100.00%) QA
2 216 (79.70%) Test Automation
3 163 (60.15%) Agile Software Development
4 124 (45.76%) Selenium
5 108 (39.85%) SQL
6 92 (33.95%) Finance
7 80 (29.52%) Test Scripting
8 79 (29.15%) Software Testing
9 67 (24.72%) JIRA
10 61 (22.51%) Manual Testing
11 60 (22.14%) Java
11 60 (22.14%) Cucumber
12 58 (21.40%) BDD
13 56 (20.66%) SoapUI
14 52 (19.19%) Regression Testing
14 52 (19.19%) ISEB
15 51 (18.82%) Functional Testing
16 49 (18.08%) Scrum
17 41 (15.13%) ISTQB
18 39 (14.39%) Test Strategy
19 38 (14.02%) Jenkins
19 38 (14.02%) XML
20 37 (13.65%) RESTful
21 36 (13.28%) SOAP
21 36 (13.28%) C#
22 35 (12.92%) User Acceptance Testing
23 34 (12.55%) TDD
24 32 (11.81%) Integration Testing
25 31 (11.44%) Ruby
25 31 (11.44%) REST

QA Test 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 10 (3.69%) Confluence
2 4 (1.48%) Apache
3 2 (0.74%) Drupal
3 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.37%) CMS
4 1 (0.37%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.37%) JBoss
4 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.74%) Mingle
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) Markit EDM
1 4 (1.48%) thinkFolio
2 3 (1.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.21%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.48%) SaaS
5 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.37%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.37%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.48%) Internet
2 2 (0.74%) SMS
2 2 (0.74%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.85%) Big Data
2 5 (1.85%) MySQL
3 4 (1.48%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.74%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.37%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.37%) DB2
5 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.37%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.37%) Power BI
5 1 (0.37%) QlikView
5 1 (0.37%) Redis
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 124 (45.76%) Selenium
2 67 (24.72%) JIRA
3 60 (22.14%) Cucumber
4 56 (20.66%) SoapUI
5 38 (14.02%) Jenkins
6 30 (11.07%) WebDriver
7 27 (9.96%) HP UFT
7 27 (9.96%) JMeter
8 23 (8.49%) Git (software)
9 17 (6.27%) SpecFlow
10 16 (5.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (4.43%) JBehave
12 11 (4.06%) Capybara
13 10 (3.69%) JUnit
13 10 (3.69%) Ranorex
13 10 (3.69%) WATIR
14 8 (2.95%) MSTest
15 7 (2.58%) Appium
15 7 (2.58%) eggPlant
15 7 (2.58%) Maven
General
1 92 (33.95%) Finance
2 27 (9.96%) Banking
3 14 (5.17%) Retail
4 10 (3.69%) Marketing
5 7 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.21%) Electronics
6 6 (2.21%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.85%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.85%) Russian Language
8 3 (1.11%) Back Office
8 3 (1.11%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.74%) Publishing
10 1 (0.37%) Advertising
10 1 (0.37%) Legal
10 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (14.02%) XML
2 37 (13.65%) RESTful
3 36 (13.28%) SOAP
4 31 (11.44%) REST
5 29 (10.70%) Web Services
6 23 (8.49%) Gherkin
7 22 (8.12%) .NET
8 21 (7.75%) RabbitMQ
9 20 (7.38%) MSMQ
9 20 (7.38%) WebSphere MQ
10 12 (4.43%) JSON
11 10 (3.69%) HTML
12 7 (2.58%) ASP.NET
13 5 (1.85%) CSS
14 4 (1.48%) Behat
15 3 (1.11%) Apache POI
15 3 (1.11%) JDBC
15 3 (1.11%) LAMP
15 3 (1.11%) NumPy
15 3 (1.11%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.38%) Computer Science
3 17 (6.27%) Fintech
4 7 (2.58%) Hedge funds
4 7 (2.58%) iPad
4 7 (2.58%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.48%) Equities
5 4 (1.48%) Fixed Income
5 4 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.48%) User Experience
6 3 (1.11%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.11%) Xbox
7 2 (0.74%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (0.74%) Derivative
7 2 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.74%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.37%) iSeries
8 1 (0.37%) PKI
8 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.23%) Windows
2 10 (3.69%) Linux
2 10 (3.69%) Unix
3 7 (2.58%) Android
3 7 (2.58%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.11%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (79.70%) Test Automation
2 163 (60.15%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (29.52%) Test Scripting
4 79 (29.15%) Software Testing
5 61 (22.51%) Manual Testing
6 58 (21.40%) BDD
7 52 (19.19%) Regression Testing
8 51 (18.82%) Functional Testing
9 49 (18.08%) Scrum
10 39 (14.39%) Test Strategy
11 35 (12.92%) User Acceptance Testing
12 34 (12.55%) TDD
13 32 (11.81%) Integration Testing
14 26 (9.59%) API Testing
14 26 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (8.49%) Software Engineering
16 20 (7.38%) API Integration
16 20 (7.38%) Non-Functional Testing
16 20 (7.38%) Test Management
17 19 (7.01%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 108 (39.85%) SQL
2 60 (22.14%) Java
3 36 (13.28%) C#
4 31 (11.44%) Ruby
5 24 (8.86%) Python
6 20 (7.38%) JavaScript
7 13 (4.80%) Groovy
8 12 (4.43%) C++
9 5 (1.85%) PHP
10 2 (0.74%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.37%) Perl
11 1 (0.37%) RPG
11 1 (0.37%) Scala
11 1 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 52 (19.19%) ISEB
2 41 (15.13%) ISTQB
3 24 (8.86%) Degree
3 24 (8.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.58%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (1.11%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.74%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (2.95%) ISO 20022
2 8 (2.95%) ISO 8583
3 3 (1.11%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.37%) IFRS
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.74%) Firmware
2 1 (0.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (2.95%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.48%) Ansible
3 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (5.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.69%) HP
3 8 (2.95%) Oracle
4 7 (2.58%) CA Agile Central
5 6 (2.21%) Google
5 6 (2.21%) SAP
5 6 (2.21%) Talend
6 4 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.74%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.74%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (0.74%) Telerik
8 1 (0.37%) Capita
8 1 (0.37%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.37%) Cognos
8 1 (0.37%) IBM
8 1 (0.37%) Remedy
8 1 (0.37%) Tableau