The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 22 June 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 132 151
Rank change year-on-year +26 +19  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 3 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.23% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 4
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +17.64%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1275 1714 2235
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.03% 96.29% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1048 1357 1663
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in Reading

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for QA Analyst in Reading

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

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

1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) SOASTA, Inc
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) JSON
1 2 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) SOASTA, Inc