Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Test Analyst was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 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 Test Analyst
England > London
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 714 691 662
Rank change year-on-year -23 -29 +73
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 109 134 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.19% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.20% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 108 123 203
London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £67,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% -

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 66,369 67,873 81,943
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 95.91% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 53,912 58,096 70,022
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.77%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

QA Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Analyst in London

QA Test Analyst
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for QA Test Analyst in London

QA Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst in London over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for QA Test Analyst in London

QA Test 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 Test Analyst within the London region over the 6 months to 20 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
Central London -25 17 £50,000 +17.65% 3
West London +5 5 £40,000 - 2
East London +6 2 £39,250 -17.37%
South London -11 1 £30,000 -25.00%
QA Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 London region featuring QA Test Analyst in the job title.

1 109 (100.00%) QA
2 86 (78.90%) Test Automation
3 66 (60.55%) Finance
4 56 (51.38%) Selenium
5 54 (49.54%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (41.28%) SQL
7 41 (37.61%) Regression Testing
8 36 (33.03%) SoapUI
9 32 (29.36%) Banking
10 31 (28.44%) TDD
11 30 (27.52%) HP UFT
12 27 (24.77%) BDD
12 27 (24.77%) RESTful
13 26 (23.85%) REST
13 26 (23.85%) XML
14 25 (22.94%) MSMQ
14 25 (22.94%) WebSphere MQ
14 25 (22.94%) RabbitMQ
14 25 (22.94%) API Integration
15 24 (22.02%) Cucumber
15 24 (22.02%) Manual Testing
16 23 (21.10%) Integration Testing
17 22 (20.18%) Java
18 21 (19.27%) Test Scripting
18 21 (19.27%) Test Strategy
19 20 (18.35%) Software Testing
20 19 (17.43%) Functional Testing
20 19 (17.43%) User Acceptance Testing
21 17 (15.60%) Scrum
22 16 (14.68%) JIRA

QA Test 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 (3.67%) Confluence
2 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.83%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Markit EDM
1 5 (4.59%) thinkFolio
2 3 (2.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.92%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 56 (51.38%) Selenium
2 36 (33.03%) SoapUI
3 30 (27.52%) HP UFT
4 24 (22.02%) Cucumber
5 16 (14.68%) JIRA
6 13 (11.93%) WebDriver
7 8 (7.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (5.50%) Jenkins
9 5 (4.59%) MSTest
10 4 (3.67%) JUnit
10 4 (3.67%) TestNG
11 3 (2.75%) JBehave
11 3 (2.75%) JMeter
11 3 (2.75%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.83%) Appium
12 2 (1.83%) CasperJS
12 2 (1.83%) Concordion
12 2 (1.83%) FitNesse
13 1 (0.92%) Firebug
13 1 (0.92%) Maven
General
1 66 (60.55%) Finance
2 32 (29.36%) Banking
3 5 (4.59%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.75%) Back Office
4 3 (2.75%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.83%) Publishing
6 1 (0.92%) Advertising
6 1 (0.92%) Front Office
6 1 (0.92%) Law
6 1 (0.92%) Marketing
6 1 (0.92%) Retail
6 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (24.77%) RESTful
2 26 (23.85%) REST
2 26 (23.85%) XML
3 25 (22.94%) MSMQ
3 25 (22.94%) RabbitMQ
3 25 (22.94%) WebSphere MQ
4 11 (10.09%) SOAP
4 11 (10.09%) Web Services
5 8 (7.34%) .NET
6 3 (2.75%) HTML
7 2 (1.83%) Behat
7 2 (1.83%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.83%) HTML5
7 2 (1.83%) Node.js
8 1 (0.92%) CSS
8 1 (0.92%) J2EE
8 1 (0.92%) Java EE
8 1 (0.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.50%) Equities
2 6 (5.50%) Fintech
3 5 (4.59%) Derivative
3 5 (4.59%) Hedge funds
4 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.67%) Fixed Income
4 4 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.75%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.83%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.92%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.92%) PKI
7 1 (0.92%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.92%) User Experience
7 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.09%) Unix
2 8 (7.34%) Windows
3 6 (5.50%) Linux
4 1 (0.92%) Android
4 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (78.90%) Test Automation
2 54 (49.54%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (37.61%) Regression Testing
4 31 (28.44%) TDD
5 27 (24.77%) BDD
6 25 (22.94%) API Integration
7 24 (22.02%) Manual Testing
8 23 (21.10%) Integration Testing
9 21 (19.27%) Test Scripting
9 21 (19.27%) Test Strategy
10 20 (18.35%) Software Testing
11 19 (17.43%) Functional Testing
11 19 (17.43%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (15.60%) Scrum
13 14 (12.84%) API Testing
14 12 (11.01%) Continuous Delivery
15 11 (10.09%) Continuous Improvement
16 10 (9.17%) Test Planning
17 9 (8.26%) Kanban
17 9 (8.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 45 (41.28%) SQL
2 22 (20.18%) Java
3 9 (8.26%) Groovy
4 7 (6.42%) C#
5 5 (4.59%) Ruby
6 4 (3.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.92%) Python
7 1 (0.92%) Scala
7 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.92%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (10.09%) ISTQB
2 10 (9.17%) ISEB
3 7 (6.42%) Degree
4 5 (4.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (8.26%) ISO 20022
2 9 (8.26%) ISO 8583
3 2 (1.83%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.92%) IFRS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.83%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (3.67%) HP
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (3.67%) Oracle
2 3 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (1.83%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.83%) New Relic
3 2 (1.83%) Telerik
4 1 (0.92%) Capita