Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £38,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 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 > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 436 485 505
Rank change year-on-year +49 +20 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 101 109 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.32% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 83 79 137
South East median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £48,000 £45,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29799 33908 41500
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 97.00% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24860 28418 34627
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
Thames Valley +47 43 £40,000 +19.40% 5
Oxfordshire +17 21 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Surrey +16 21 £35,000 -17.65% 3
East Sussex -41 13 £35,000 +16.67% 2
Hampshire +10 12 £32,500 +1.56% 3
Berkshire +42 11 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Buckinghamshire +5 11 £35,000 +4.48% 1
West Sussex +6 7 £39,000 +11.43% 1
Kent +22 2 £33,750 -12.90%
QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 101 (100.00%) QA
2 77 (76.24%) Test Automation
3 58 (57.43%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (40.59%) Selenium
5 33 (32.67%) Software Testing
6 30 (29.70%) Manual Testing
7 28 (27.72%) Cucumber
8 26 (25.74%) Test Scripting
9 25 (24.75%) Jenkins
9 25 (24.75%) ISTQB
10 23 (22.77%) Ruby
10 23 (22.77%) ISEB
10 23 (22.77%) Functional Testing
11 22 (21.78%) Python
12 21 (20.79%) Software Engineering
12 21 (20.79%) SQL
13 19 (18.81%) Java
13 19 (18.81%) BDD
14 18 (17.82%) C#
14 18 (17.82%) Scrum
14 18 (17.82%) JIRA
15 17 (16.83%) Regression Testing
16 16 (15.84%) Non-Functional Testing
16 16 (15.84%) C++
16 16 (15.84%) .NET
16 16 (15.84%) Windows
17 14 (13.86%) JavaScript
17 14 (13.86%) Finance
17 14 (13.86%) Git (software)
18 13 (12.87%) WebDriver

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 6 (5.94%) Confluence
2 2 (1.98%) Drupal
3 1 (0.99%) Apache
3 1 (0.99%) CMS
3 1 (0.99%) JBoss
3 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.94%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (5.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.99%) MySQL
2 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 41 (40.59%) Selenium
2 28 (27.72%) Cucumber
3 25 (24.75%) Jenkins
4 18 (17.82%) JIRA
5 14 (13.86%) Git (software)
6 13 (12.87%) WebDriver
7 11 (10.89%) Capybara
8 7 (6.93%) Maven
8 7 (6.93%) SoapUI
9 6 (5.94%) JUnit
9 6 (5.94%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (4.95%) InstallShield
11 4 (3.96%) SpecFlow
12 3 (2.97%) Appium
12 3 (2.97%) HP UFT
13 2 (1.98%) Codeception
13 2 (1.98%) TestLink
14 1 (0.99%) Gatling
14 1 (0.99%) TestRail
14 1 (0.99%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (13.86%) Finance
2 8 (7.92%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.94%) Automotive
4 5 (4.95%) Aerospace
5 4 (3.96%) Marketing
5 4 (3.96%) Retail
6 3 (2.97%) Electronics
6 3 (2.97%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.99%) Legal
7 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.84%) .NET
2 12 (11.88%) RESTful
3 8 (7.92%) ASP.NET
3 8 (7.92%) Web Services
4 7 (6.93%) SOAP
5 5 (4.95%) Gherkin
5 5 (4.95%) HTML
5 5 (4.95%) XML
6 2 (1.98%) Behat
7 1 (0.99%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.99%) CSS
7 1 (0.99%) MFC
7 1 (0.99%) PRADO
7 1 (0.99%) WCF
7 1 (0.99%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (7.92%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (6.93%) iPad
3 6 (5.94%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.95%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.97%) Derivative
5 3 (2.97%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.97%) Equities
5 3 (2.97%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.99%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.84%) Windows
2 13 (12.87%) Linux
3 5 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (4.95%) Solaris
3 5 (4.95%) Unix
4 3 (2.97%) Android
4 3 (2.97%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.97%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (76.24%) Test Automation
2 58 (57.43%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (32.67%) Software Testing
4 30 (29.70%) Manual Testing
5 26 (25.74%) Test Scripting
6 23 (22.77%) Functional Testing
7 21 (20.79%) Software Engineering
8 19 (18.81%) BDD
9 18 (17.82%) Scrum
10 17 (16.83%) Regression Testing
11 16 (15.84%) Non-Functional Testing
12 12 (11.88%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (10.89%) Acceptance Criteria
13 11 (10.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (10.89%) Process Improvement
14 10 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (7.92%) QA Automation
15 8 (7.92%) TDD
16 7 (6.93%) API Testing
16 7 (6.93%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.77%) Ruby
2 22 (21.78%) Python
3 21 (20.79%) SQL
4 19 (18.81%) Java
5 18 (17.82%) C#
6 16 (15.84%) C++
7 14 (13.86%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.95%) C
8 5 (4.95%) Perl
9 2 (1.98%) PHP
10 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (24.75%) ISTQB
2 23 (22.77%) ISEB
3 13 (12.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (10.89%) Degree
5 4 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) Firmware
2 1 (0.99%) Docker
2 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.99%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 10 (9.90%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.94%) Google
2 6 (5.94%) Talend
3 5 (4.95%) HP
3 5 (4.95%) Red Hat
3 5 (4.95%) Sophos
4 3 (2.97%) SAP
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle
5 1 (0.99%) Remedy
5 1 (0.99%) VMware