The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West 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 West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 248 232
Rank change year-on-year +37 -16  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 18 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.36% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 17 8 13
Median salary £32,500 £36,250 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.34% +27.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £26,000 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £44,750 £37,000
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 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 4888 5679 5932
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.66% 96.80% 97.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4073 4697 4972
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 £56,000 £60,000
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 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 28 March 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 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
Wiltshire - 8 £32,500 -
Devon +3 5 £35,000 +7.69%
Bristol +6 4 £20,500 -36.92%
Gloucestershire +1 1 - -
QA Analyst
England

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

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 West region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 34 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (50.00%) SQL
3 16 (47.06%) ISEB
3 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (44.12%) Selenium
5 14 (41.18%) SoapUI
6 12 (35.29%) ISTQB
7 11 (32.35%) Software Testing
7 11 (32.35%) Functional Testing
8 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (26.47%) C#
9 8 (23.53%) Java
9 8 (23.53%) SOAP
9 8 (23.53%) XML
9 8 (23.53%) Mobile App
10 7 (20.59%) SOASTA, Inc
10 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (20.59%) JSON
11 6 (17.65%) JIRA
11 6 (17.65%) Scrum
11 6 (17.65%) Automation Testing
11 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
12 5 (14.71%) Test Scripting
12 5 (14.71%) Defect Management
13 4 (11.76%) Degree
13 4 (11.76%) Data Analysis
13 4 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (11.76%) Workflow
13 4 (11.76%) Apple
13 4 (11.76%) MATLAB

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.76%) Jupyter
1 4 (11.76%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (44.12%) Selenium
2 14 (41.18%) SoapUI
3 6 (17.65%) JIRA
4 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.88%) ClearCase
6 2 (5.88%) FitNesse
6 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.94%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
1 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) SOAP
1 8 (23.53%) XML
2 7 (20.59%) JSON
3 4 (11.76%) Pandas
4 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.94%) REST
4 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Mobile App
2 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) Functional Testing
2 11 (32.35%) Software Testing
3 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Automation Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Scrum
4 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 5 (14.71%) Defect Management
5 5 (14.71%) Test Scripting
6 4 (11.76%) Data Analysis
6 4 (11.76%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (11.76%) Workflow
7 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
7 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
7 3 (8.82%) SDLC
7 3 (8.82%) Test Management
8 2 (5.88%) Defect Tracking
8 2 (5.88%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Product Management
8 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (26.47%) C#
3 8 (23.53%) Java
4 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.76%) MATLAB
4 4 (11.76%) Python
4 4 (11.76%) R
5 2 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) ISEB
2 12 (35.29%) ISTQB
3 4 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (11.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) SOASTA, Inc
2 4 (11.76%) Apple
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.94%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) SAP