The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 329 378 379
Rank change year-on-year +49 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 67 70 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.36% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.37% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 63 66 76
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,300 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69%  

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 14466 18825 20301
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.49% 96.68% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12097 16070 16349
Median salary £43,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.16% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +16 17 £35,000 -
Surrey +37 16 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Berkshire +37 10 £25,000 -44.44% 4
Hampshire +25 8 £33,000 +32.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 6 £33,250 -11.33%
Kent +29 5 £28,000 -46.66% 1
West Sussex +10 5 £45,000 +38.46% 1
QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 115 (100.00%) QA
2 44 (38.26%) Selenium
3 41 (35.65%) Test Scripting
4 37 (32.17%) Regression Testing
5 36 (31.30%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (30.43%) .NET
7 32 (27.83%) SQL
8 30 (26.09%) C#
8 30 (26.09%) Microsoft
9 26 (22.61%) Manual Testing
10 24 (20.87%) SDLC
11 23 (20.00%) Software Testing
12 22 (19.13%) ISEB
13 21 (18.26%) Functional Testing
13 21 (18.26%) Windows
14 20 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (16.52%) Performance Testing
15 19 (16.52%) WebDriver
15 19 (16.52%) Java
15 19 (16.52%) SQL Server
16 18 (15.65%) Finance
17 17 (14.78%) BDD
17 17 (14.78%) Automated Testing
17 17 (14.78%) ISTQB
18 16 (13.91%) TDD
18 16 (13.91%) Degree
18 16 (13.91%) Test Strategy
19 13 (11.30%) Test Automation
20 12 (10.43%) JIRA
20 12 (10.43%) Scrum

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 1 (0.87%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.61%) MS Office
2 3 (2.61%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.48%) Wireless
2 3 (2.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.74%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.87%) Big Data
3 1 (0.87%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.87%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 44 (38.26%) Selenium
2 19 (16.52%) WebDriver
3 12 (10.43%) JIRA
4 10 (8.70%) Visual Studio
5 9 (7.83%) JUnit
6 6 (5.22%) Cucumber
6 6 (5.22%) JMeter
7 4 (3.48%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.48%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.61%) InstallShield
8 3 (2.61%) NUnit
9 2 (1.74%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.74%) IntelliJ
9 2 (1.74%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (1.74%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.74%) TestNG
General
1 18 (15.65%) Finance
2 3 (2.61%) Aerospace
2 3 (2.61%) Automotive
2 3 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (30.43%) .NET
2 7 (6.09%) XML
3 2 (1.74%) JSON
3 2 (1.74%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.87%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.87%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.22%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.48%) PMI
5 3 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.87%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.87%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.26%) Windows
2 10 (8.70%) Linux
3 8 (6.96%) Unix
4 3 (2.61%) Solaris
5 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (35.65%) Test Scripting
2 37 (32.17%) Regression Testing
3 36 (31.30%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (22.61%) Manual Testing
5 24 (20.87%) SDLC
6 23 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 21 (18.26%) Functional Testing
8 20 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (16.52%) Performance Testing
10 17 (14.78%) Automated Testing
10 17 (14.78%) BDD
11 16 (13.91%) TDD
11 16 (13.91%) Test Strategy
12 13 (11.30%) Test Automation
13 12 (10.43%) Scrum
14 10 (8.70%) Automation Testing
14 10 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
14 10 (8.70%) Unit Testing
15 9 (7.83%) ERP
15 9 (7.83%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.83%) SQL
2 30 (26.09%) C#
3 19 (16.52%) Java
4 11 (9.57%) Python
5 9 (7.83%) Ruby
6 8 (6.96%) JavaScript
7 6 (5.22%) Perl
8 5 (4.35%) C++
9 4 (3.48%) C
10 3 (2.61%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (19.13%) ISEB
2 17 (14.78%) ISTQB
3 16 (13.91%) Degree
4 4 (3.48%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (8.70%) SDET
3 3 (2.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.74%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle
2 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.74%) Citrix
3 2 (1.74%) SOASTA, Inc
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50K DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Walton-On-Thames
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Guildford
Talent Point
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Automation training
Posted: 19 days ago
Wokingham
Venturi
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + bonus and full benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus generous package
Posted: 18 days ago