The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 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
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 339 376 421
Rank change year-on-year +37 +45  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 57 64 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.39% 0.35% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.36% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 44 34 61
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £44,750
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 the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14137 17911 20464
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.62% 96.96% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11842 15249 16693
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in the South East

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for QA Analyst in the South East

QA Analyst
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Analyst in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Analyst in the South East

QA Analyst
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Sussex +8 14 £32,500 +12.06% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 10 £32,500 -7.14%
Surrey +29 8 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Berkshire +20 6 £36,500 -8.75%
Hampshire - 6 £33,750 - 1
Kent - 5 £32,500 -
Oxfordshire +14 4 £40,000 - 2
West Sussex +14 4 £47,500 +18.75% 1
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 124 (100.00%) QA
2 93 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 53 (42.74%) Selenium
4 49 (39.52%) Test Scripting
5 38 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (26.61%) SQL
7 32 (25.81%) Manual Testing
8 29 (23.39%) Regression Testing
9 27 (21.77%) Finance
10 26 (20.97%) Python
11 25 (20.16%) Software Testing
11 25 (20.16%) WebDriver
11 25 (20.16%) Functional Testing
12 23 (18.55%) ISTQB
13 22 (17.74%) C#
13 22 (17.74%) ISEB
14 21 (16.94%) Microsoft
14 21 (16.94%) Java
14 21 (16.94%) Ruby
15 20 (16.13%) SQL Server
16 19 (15.32%) .NET
16 19 (15.32%) JIRA
17 18 (14.52%) Performance Testing
18 16 (12.90%) SDLC
18 16 (12.90%) BDD
19 15 (12.10%) Jenkins
19 15 (12.10%) Windows
20 14 (11.29%) Cucumber
21 13 (10.48%) SDET
21 13 (10.48%) Linux

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (1.61%) CMS
2 1 (0.81%) Apache
2 1 (0.81%) JBoss
2 1 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.42%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.23%) VoIP
1 4 (3.23%) Wireless
2 1 (0.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.42%) Big Data
2 3 (2.42%) Blockchain
2 3 (2.42%) Data Lake
2 3 (2.42%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.61%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 53 (42.74%) Selenium
2 25 (20.16%) WebDriver
3 19 (15.32%) JIRA
4 15 (12.10%) Jenkins
5 14 (11.29%) Cucumber
6 12 (9.68%) Git (software)
7 11 (8.87%) Capybara
8 9 (7.26%) JUnit
9 6 (4.84%) JMeter
10 4 (3.23%) InstallShield
10 4 (3.23%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.61%) IntelliJ
12 2 (1.61%) Selenium IDE
12 2 (1.61%) SoapUI
13 1 (0.81%) Bugzilla
13 1 (0.81%) NUnit
13 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (21.77%) Finance
2 4 (3.23%) Aerospace
2 4 (3.23%) Automotive
2 4 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.32%) .NET
2 11 (8.87%) RESTful
3 6 (4.84%) XML
4 5 (4.03%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.61%) JSON
5 2 (1.61%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.81%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.26%) Client/Server
2 7 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.65%) iPad
3 6 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.42%) Cyber Attack
5 3 (2.42%) Derivative
5 3 (2.42%) Equities
5 3 (2.42%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.61%) PMI
7 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.10%) Windows
2 13 (10.48%) Linux
3 9 (7.26%) Unix
4 4 (3.23%) Solaris
5 2 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 49 (39.52%) Test Scripting
3 38 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (25.81%) Manual Testing
5 29 (23.39%) Regression Testing
6 25 (20.16%) Functional Testing
6 25 (20.16%) Software Testing
7 18 (14.52%) Performance Testing
8 16 (12.90%) BDD
8 16 (12.90%) SDLC
9 13 (10.48%) SDET
9 13 (10.48%) Software Engineering
9 13 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (7.26%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (7.26%) Scrum
11 8 (6.45%) Test Strategy
12 7 (5.65%) Black-Box Testing
13 6 (4.84%) OOP
13 6 (4.84%) TDD
13 6 (4.84%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 33 (26.61%) SQL
2 26 (20.97%) Python
3 22 (17.74%) C#
4 21 (16.94%) Java
4 21 (16.94%) Ruby
5 13 (10.48%) JavaScript
6 10 (8.06%) C++
7 7 (5.65%) C
7 7 (5.65%) Perl
8 4 (3.23%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.42%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (18.55%) ISTQB
2 22 (17.74%) ISEB
3 13 (10.48%) Degree
4 6 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.42%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.61%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (2.42%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (3.23%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (16.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.23%) Citrix
2 4 (3.23%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.42%) Oracle
4 2 (1.61%) HP
4 2 (1.61%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.81%) Sitecore
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