The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 26 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 West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 220 224
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 23 16 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.43% 0.31% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.32% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 16 15 25
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £24,550
10% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £38,500 £35,000
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 West. 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 West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5151 5050 5839
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 97.06% 97.62% 97.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4281 4276 4924
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in the South West

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for QA Analyst in the South West

QA Analyst
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Analyst in the South West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Analyst in the South West

QA Analyst
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Devon +8 7 £32,500 +6.55% 1
Wiltshire - 7 £33,750 - 1
Gloucestershire - 5 £28,500 - 1
Bristol -29 3 - -
Cornwall - 1 - -
QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 41 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (58.54%) Test Automation
3 21 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (48.78%) Selenium
5 15 (36.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (34.15%) ISEB
7 13 (31.71%) SoapUI
8 12 (29.27%) Test Scripting
8 12 (29.27%) SQL
8 12 (29.27%) ISTQB
8 12 (29.27%) Software Testing
9 11 (26.83%) Functional Testing
10 10 (24.39%) SOAP
11 8 (19.51%) Manual Testing
12 7 (17.07%) Regression Testing
12 7 (17.07%) Finance
12 7 (17.07%) Visual Studio
13 6 (14.63%) C#
13 6 (14.63%) Java
13 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
13 6 (14.63%) Scrum
13 6 (14.63%) Defect Management
14 5 (12.20%) SDLC
14 5 (12.20%) Scenario Testing
15 4 (9.76%) SLA
15 4 (9.76%) Risk Analysis
15 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
15 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
16 3 (7.32%) Defect Tracking
16 3 (7.32%) Context-Driven Testing

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) SMS
Development Applications
1 20 (48.78%) Selenium
2 13 (31.71%) SoapUI
3 7 (17.07%) Visual Studio
4 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.32%) Selenium IDE
4 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (7.32%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.88%) JIRA
6 1 (2.44%) JMeter
6 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.44%) TestRail
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Advertising
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) SOAP
2 3 (7.32%) JSON
2 3 (7.32%) XML
3 2 (4.88%) .NET
3 2 (4.88%) HTML
4 1 (2.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Test Automation
2 21 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (36.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (29.27%) Software Testing
4 12 (29.27%) Test Scripting
5 11 (26.83%) Functional Testing
6 8 (19.51%) Manual Testing
7 7 (17.07%) Regression Testing
8 6 (14.63%) Defect Management
8 6 (14.63%) Scrum
9 5 (12.20%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (12.20%) SDLC
10 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
10 4 (9.76%) Risk Analysis
11 3 (7.32%) Context-Driven Testing
11 3 (7.32%) Defect Tracking
11 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
11 3 (7.32%) User Stories
11 3 (7.32%) Web Testing
12 2 (4.88%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) C#
2 6 (14.63%) Java
3 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) ISEB
2 12 (29.27%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (9.76%) SLA
3 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (2.44%) HP
Wimborne, Dorset
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
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Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
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