Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West 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 West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 296 330 309
Rank change year-on-year +34 -21 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 34 20 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.33% 0.18% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.19% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 27 18 44
South West median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -17.24%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,850 £22,238
90th Percentile £41,500 £40,375 £42,625
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 West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10020 10556 11566
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.55% 96.96% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8299 8909 9807
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 West

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 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
Devon +18 11 £31,750 -14.19%
Wiltshire +15 11 £35,000 - 1
Gloucestershire +32 5 £42,500 +13.33%
Bristol -22 4 - - 1
Somerset - 2 £35,000 -
Dorset - 1 £37,500 -
QA Analyst
England

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

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 West region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 34 (100.00%) QA
2 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (58.82%) Test Automation
4 13 (38.24%) Selenium
5 12 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (32.35%) Software Testing
7 10 (29.41%) SQL
8 9 (26.47%) ISTQB
9 8 (23.53%) Scrum
9 8 (23.53%) ISEB
9 8 (23.53%) Manual Testing
10 7 (20.59%) JIRA
11 6 (17.65%) C#
11 6 (17.65%) SDLC
12 5 (14.71%) SoapUI
12 5 (14.71%) Functional Testing
12 5 (14.71%) Finance
13 4 (11.76%) Java
13 4 (11.76%) SOAP
13 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
13 4 (11.76%) Kanban
13 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
14 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
14 3 (8.82%) TeamCity
14 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
14 3 (8.82%) User Stories
14 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
14 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
14 3 (8.82%) Test Planning
14 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence

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 1 (2.94%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) SMS
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.94%) MariaDB
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (38.24%) Selenium
2 7 (20.59%) JIRA
3 5 (14.71%) SoapUI
4 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.82%) NUnit
4 3 (8.82%) TeamCity
4 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.88%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (5.88%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.94%) JMeter
6 1 (2.94%) MSTest
6 1 (2.94%) Ranorex
6 1 (2.94%) TestRail
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) SOAP
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.94%) HTML
3 1 (2.94%) JSON
3 1 (2.94%) Node.js
3 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Replication
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
3 1 (2.94%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Android
1 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (58.82%) Test Automation
3 12 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (32.35%) Software Testing
5 8 (23.53%) Manual Testing
5 8 (23.53%) Scrum
6 6 (17.65%) SDLC
7 5 (14.71%) Functional Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Kanban
8 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
9 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
9 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (8.82%) Context-Driven Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Requirements Management
9 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (8.82%) Test Planning
9 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
9 3 (8.82%) User Stories
10 2 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) SQL
2 6 (17.65%) C#
3 4 (11.76%) Java
4 2 (5.88%) Python
4 2 (5.88%) Ruby
5 1 (2.94%) C++
5 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) ISTQB
2 8 (23.53%) ISEB
3 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.94%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) SOASTA, Inc