Period
to 23 July 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Test Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 July 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 West
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 310 332 322
Rank change year-on-year +22 -10 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 13 15 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.12% 0.13% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 39
South West median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -22.58%
10th Percentile £26,650 £28,250 £22,125
90th Percentile £35,750 £40,750 £37,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -12.50%

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 10163 10819 11745
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 97.02% 97.11% 97.40%
Number of salaries quoted 8495 9095 9817
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £22,900
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,650 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

QA Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Analyst in the South West

QA Test Analyst
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for QA Test Analyst in the South West

QA Test 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 Test Analyst within the South West region over the 6 months to 23 July 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
Gloucestershire +3 5 £28,500 -30.91%
Devon -1 4 £35,000 +16.67%
Wiltshire - 2 £32,500 -
Bristol -23 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £37,500 -
QA Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 West region featuring QA Test Analyst in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (76.92%) Selenium
3 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
4 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
4 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (53.85%) Java
5 7 (53.85%) Defect Management
6 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
7 5 (38.46%) C#
7 5 (38.46%) ISEB
7 5 (38.46%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (38.46%) SoapUI
8 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
8 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
8 4 (30.77%) SOASTA, Inc
8 4 (30.77%) JSON
8 4 (30.77%) SQL
8 4 (30.77%) XML
8 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (23.08%) Scenario Testing
9 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
9 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
9 3 (23.08%) Scrum
9 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 3 (23.08%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (23.08%) User Stories
9 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
10 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing

QA Test 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Selenium
2 5 (38.46%) SoapUI
3 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium IDE
4 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
4 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.69%) MSTest
5 1 (7.69%) NUnit
5 1 (7.69%) Ranorex
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
1 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) JSON
1 4 (30.77%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
3 7 (53.85%) Defect Management
4 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Scrum
7 3 (23.08%) User Stories
8 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
9 1 (7.69%) System Testing
9 1 (7.69%) TDD
9 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
9 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) SOASTA, Inc
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com