The median annual salary for a QA Test Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 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 Test Analyst
England / South East
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 342 400 428
Rank change year-on-year +58 +28  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 47 58 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.30% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.31% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 43 57 36
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 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -2.85% +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 14386 18632 20289
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.50% 96.66% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 12028 15887 16329
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
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 Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Analyst in the South East

QA Test Analyst
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for QA Test Analyst in the South East

QA Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in the South East

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

Salary histogram for QA Test Analyst in the South East

QA Test 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 Test Analyst within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 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 -
Berkshire +41 8 £30,000 -33.33%
Surrey +23 8 £46,250 +32.14% 2
Kent - 5 £28,000 - 1
West Sussex +5 4 £50,000 +53.84% 1
Hampshire +25 3 £40,000 +60.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 2 £33,250 -11.33%
QA Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 South East region featuring QA Test Analyst in the job title.

1 82 (100.00%) QA
2 37 (45.12%) Test Scripting
3 32 (39.02%) Selenium
4 29 (35.37%) .NET
5 28 (34.15%) Regression Testing
6 24 (29.27%) SDLC
7 23 (28.05%) SQL
8 21 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (24.39%) Microsoft
10 19 (23.17%) C#
10 19 (23.17%) Manual Testing
11 17 (20.73%) Performance Testing
11 17 (20.73%) BDD
11 17 (20.73%) SQL Server
11 17 (20.73%) Windows
12 16 (19.51%) ISEB
13 15 (18.29%) TDD
13 15 (18.29%) Software Testing
14 14 (17.07%) Automated Testing
14 14 (17.07%) Functional Testing
14 14 (17.07%) WebDriver
15 13 (15.85%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (15.85%) Test Strategy
15 13 (15.85%) Java
16 12 (14.63%) ISTQB
17 11 (13.41%) Degree
18 10 (12.20%) SDET
18 10 (12.20%) Visual Studio
19 9 (10.98%) ERP
19 9 (10.98%) JUnit

QA Test 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 (1.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Office
2 3 (3.66%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) Big Data
2 1 (1.22%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.22%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 32 (39.02%) Selenium
2 14 (17.07%) WebDriver
3 10 (12.20%) Visual Studio
4 9 (10.98%) JUnit
5 6 (7.32%) JMeter
6 5 (6.10%) JIRA
7 4 (4.88%) SpecFlow
8 3 (3.66%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.66%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.44%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.22%) NUnit
General
1 9 (10.98%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (35.37%) .NET
2 4 (4.88%) XML
3 2 (2.44%) JSON
3 2 (2.44%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.22%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.22%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.10%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.88%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.66%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.22%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.73%) Windows
2 3 (3.66%) Linux
2 3 (3.66%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (45.12%) Test Scripting
2 28 (34.15%) Regression Testing
3 24 (29.27%) SDLC
4 21 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (23.17%) Manual Testing
6 17 (20.73%) BDD
6 17 (20.73%) Performance Testing
7 15 (18.29%) Software Testing
7 15 (18.29%) TDD
8 14 (17.07%) Automated Testing
8 14 (17.07%) Functional Testing
9 13 (15.85%) Test Strategy
9 13 (15.85%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (10.98%) ERP
10 9 (10.98%) Unit Testing
11 8 (9.76%) System Testing
12 7 (8.54%) E-Commerce
12 7 (8.54%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (8.54%) User Stories
12 7 (8.54%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.05%) SQL
2 19 (23.17%) C#
3 13 (15.85%) Java
4 8 (9.76%) Python
5 3 (3.66%) Perl
5 3 (3.66%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.66%) Ruby
6 2 (2.44%) C++
6 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.22%) C
7 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (19.51%) ISEB
2 12 (14.63%) ISTQB
3 11 (13.41%) Degree
4 3 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (12.20%) SDET
3 3 (3.66%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.66%) Oracle
3 2 (2.44%) SOASTA, Inc
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 hours 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
Walton-On-Thames
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago