Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 664 531 540
Rank change year-on-year -133 +9 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 180 328 407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.43% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.45% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 167 278 361
London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 70770 72897 85692
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.34% 95.96% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 55623 62964 72725
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in London

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for QA Analyst in London

QA Analyst
Salary Histogram in London

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

Salary histogram for QA Analyst in London

QA Analyst
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the London region over the 6 months to 18 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
Central London +3 49 £48,500 +7.78% 5
West London -20 6 £50,000 +25.00% 1
East London +3 1 £37,500 -
South London -3 1 £30,000 -25.00% 1
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 London region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 180 (100.00%) QA
2 132 (73.33%) Test Automation
3 103 (57.22%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (50.56%) Finance
5 81 (45.00%) SQL
6 74 (41.11%) Selenium
7 58 (32.22%) Regression Testing
8 45 (25.00%) JIRA
8 45 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 45 (25.00%) Java
9 43 (23.89%) BDD
9 43 (23.89%) SoapUI
10 40 (22.22%) Scrum
11 38 (21.11%) Test Strategy
12 36 (20.00%) Software Testing
13 35 (19.44%) Integration Testing
13 35 (19.44%) Banking
14 34 (18.89%) TDD
15 33 (18.33%) Cucumber
16 32 (17.78%) Functional Testing
16 32 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
16 32 (17.78%) RESTful
17 30 (16.67%) XML
18 29 (16.11%) Analytical Skills
18 29 (16.11%) REST
19 27 (15.00%) HP UFT
20 26 (14.44%) RabbitMQ
21 23 (12.78%) Scenario Testing
22 22 (12.22%) Manual Testing
23 21 (11.67%) Degree

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 4 (2.22%) Apache
2 3 (1.67%) Confluence
3 2 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.56%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) IIS
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.11%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (3.89%) Markit EDM
1 7 (3.89%) thinkFolio
2 3 (1.67%) MetaTrader
2 3 (1.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.33%) SaaS
2 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.11%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.89%) Internet
2 3 (1.67%) Intranet
3 2 (1.11%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.44%) Big Data
1 8 (4.44%) MySQL
2 6 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.22%) Redis
4 3 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.56%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 74 (41.11%) Selenium
2 45 (25.00%) JIRA
3 43 (23.89%) SoapUI
4 33 (18.33%) Cucumber
5 27 (15.00%) HP UFT
6 21 (11.67%) WebDriver
7 18 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (7.78%) Jenkins
8 14 (7.78%) JMeter
9 13 (7.22%) Git (software)
10 10 (5.56%) FitNesse
10 10 (5.56%) MSTest
10 10 (5.56%) SpecFlow
11 7 (3.89%) TestRail
12 6 (3.33%) Visual Studio
13 5 (2.78%) Capybara
13 5 (2.78%) JUnit
13 5 (2.78%) Mercurial
13 5 (2.78%) RhodeCode
14 4 (2.22%) TestNG
General
1 91 (50.56%) Finance
2 35 (19.44%) Banking
3 9 (5.00%) Back Office
4 7 (3.89%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.33%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.78%) Marketing
7 4 (2.22%) Retail
8 3 (1.67%) Games
9 2 (1.11%) Front Office
9 2 (1.11%) Publishing
10 1 (0.56%) Advertising
10 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (17.78%) RESTful
2 30 (16.67%) XML
3 29 (16.11%) REST
4 26 (14.44%) RabbitMQ
5 20 (11.11%) MSMQ
5 20 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
6 19 (10.56%) SOAP
7 17 (9.44%) Web Services
8 14 (7.78%) .NET
9 8 (4.44%) JSON
10 6 (3.33%) ASP.NET
10 6 (3.33%) Gherkin
11 5 (2.78%) HTML
12 3 (1.67%) Apache POI
12 3 (1.67%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (1.67%) JDBC
12 3 (1.67%) LAMP
12 3 (1.67%) Node.js
12 3 (1.67%) Ruby on Rails
12 3 (1.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.11%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.56%) Fintech
4 8 (4.44%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.89%) Derivative
5 7 (3.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (3.89%) Hedge funds
6 6 (3.33%) Equities
7 5 (2.78%) Fixed Income
7 5 (2.78%) User Experience
8 4 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.22%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.11%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (1.11%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.11%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.11%) OTC Derivatives
10 1 (0.56%) Mobile Games
10 1 (0.56%) PKI
10 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.78%) Linux
2 13 (7.22%) Windows
3 10 (5.56%) Unix
4 1 (0.56%) Android
4 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 103 (57.22%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (32.22%) Regression Testing
4 45 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 43 (23.89%) BDD
6 40 (22.22%) Scrum
7 38 (21.11%) Test Strategy
8 36 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 35 (19.44%) Integration Testing
10 34 (18.89%) TDD
11 32 (17.78%) Functional Testing
11 32 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
12 23 (12.78%) Scenario Testing
13 22 (12.22%) Manual Testing
14 20 (11.11%) API Integration
15 19 (10.56%) API Testing
15 19 (10.56%) SDLC
16 17 (9.44%) Continuous Delivery
16 17 (9.44%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (9.44%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (45.00%) SQL
2 45 (25.00%) Java
3 18 (10.00%) C#
4 15 (8.33%) Ruby
5 13 (7.22%) Groovy
5 13 (7.22%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.56%) Python
7 8 (4.44%) PHP
8 3 (1.67%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.67%) C++
9 2 (1.11%) C
9 2 (1.11%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.11%) Scala
10 1 (0.56%) Perl
10 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (11.67%) Degree
2 17 (9.44%) ISTQB
3 15 (8.33%) ISEB
4 8 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (4.44%) ISO 20022
2 8 (4.44%) ISO 8583
3 2 (1.11%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.11%) PMO
4 1 (0.56%) IFRS
System Software
1 4 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.67%) Ansible
3 2 (1.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.78%) Atlassian
2 5 (2.78%) HP
2 5 (2.78%) Oracle
3 4 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.11%) Qubit
4 2 (1.11%) Telerik
5 1 (0.56%) Capita
5 1 (0.56%) Perforce
5 1 (0.56%) SAP
5 1 (0.56%) Tableau