Period
to 23 September 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Analyst
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 722 745 639
Rank change year-on-year +23 -106 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 464 475 728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.27% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.28% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 406 384 605
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,400 £27,500
90th Percentile £59,375 £62,850 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 158,736 168,631 187,378
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.98% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 127,871 135,177 157,416
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in the UK

QA Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for QA Analyst in the UK

QA Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Analyst over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram for QA Analyst in the UK

QA Analyst
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. 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
England +41 446 £40,000 - 49
UK excluding London +44 292 £37,500 +7.14% 34
London +29 172 £42,500 -15.00% 16
South East +43 151 £42,500 +21.43% 8
North of England +47 54 £32,000 +6.67% 12
East of England +27 30 £28,000 -13.85% 3
North West +26 27 £36,000 +20.00% 9
Yorkshire +45 25 £30,000 - 3
South West -17 22 £32,500 - 5
Midlands -3 19 £37,500 +4.17% 5
West Midlands +6 13 £47,500 +42.86% 5
Scotland -1 8 £34,151 +24.18% 1
Wales +6 6 £37,500 +7.14%
East Midlands -3 6 £27,500 -50.00%
Northern Ireland -2 2 £35,000 +133.33%
North East -15 2 £38,750 +19.23%

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, QA Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 464 (100.00%) QA
2 359 (77.37%) Test Automation
3 291 (62.72%) Agile Software Development
4 216 (46.55%) Selenium
5 121 (26.08%) C#
6 120 (25.86%) Java
7 119 (25.65%) JIRA
8 112 (24.14%) SQL
9 109 (23.49%) Finance
10 108 (23.28%) Test Scripting
11 105 (22.63%) Scrum
12 103 (22.20%) WebDriver
13 102 (21.98%) Software Testing
14 100 (21.55%) Cucumber
15 99 (21.34%) Performance Testing
16 96 (20.69%) Regression Testing
17 95 (20.47%) Manual Testing
18 90 (19.40%) BDD
19 74 (15.95%) ISTQB
20 73 (15.73%) SDLC
21 71 (15.30%) Degree
22 70 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
23 65 (14.01%) Test Strategy
24 64 (13.79%) .NET
25 62 (13.36%) User Acceptance Testing
26 61 (13.15%) Functional Testing
27 59 (12.72%) JavaScript
28 58 (12.50%) Computer Science
29 52 (11.21%) Test Management
29 52 (11.21%) Confluence

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 52 (11.21%) Confluence
2 6 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.08%) MQSeries
3 5 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (1.08%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.86%) CMS
5 3 (0.65%) Apache Solr
5 3 (0.65%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.43%) Apache
6 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.43%) WordPress
7 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 13 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.16%) Mingle
3 6 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Magento
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.66%) SaaS
2 13 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.37%) Google Analytics
4 10 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (1.72%) BlazeMeter
7 6 (1.29%) Datadog
7 6 (1.29%) Logentries
8 3 (0.65%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.43%) GitHub
9 2 (0.43%) Runscope
9 2 (0.43%) Sauce Labs
9 2 (0.43%) Trello
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.22%) Serverless
10 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.72%) Internet
2 2 (0.43%) HTTP
2 2 (0.43%) Skype
3 1 (0.22%) FTP
3 1 (0.22%) Network Security
3 1 (0.22%) SMS
3 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.94%) DB2
3 6 (1.29%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.86%) MySQL
5 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.65%) Big Data
6 3 (0.65%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.65%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.22%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.22%) GIS
7 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 216 (46.55%) Selenium
2 119 (25.65%) JIRA
3 103 (22.20%) WebDriver
4 100 (21.55%) Cucumber
5 41 (8.84%) JMeter
6 40 (8.62%) HP UFT
7 38 (8.19%) LoadRunner
8 30 (6.47%) SpecFlow
8 30 (6.47%) Visual Studio
9 25 (5.39%) SoapUI
10 24 (5.17%) Jenkins
11 23 (4.96%) Appium
11 23 (4.96%) Git (software)
12 22 (4.74%) TestRail
13 18 (3.88%) NeoLoad
14 16 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (2.59%) Maven
15 12 (2.59%) TeamCity
16 8 (1.72%) Gatling
17 7 (1.51%) Zephyr
General
1 109 (23.49%) Finance
2 25 (5.39%) Retail
3 16 (3.45%) Banking
4 11 (2.37%) Publishing
5 10 (2.16%) Games
6 8 (1.72%) Marketing
7 7 (1.51%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.08%) Electronics
8 5 (1.08%) Front Office
8 5 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.86%) Law
10 3 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.65%) Legal
11 2 (0.43%) Advertising
11 2 (0.43%) Back Office
11 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (13.79%) .NET
2 30 (6.47%) Gherkin
3 23 (4.96%) HTML
4 22 (4.74%) Web Services
5 20 (4.31%) CSS
6 19 (4.09%) SOAP
6 19 (4.09%) XML
7 16 (3.45%) REST
8 10 (2.16%) RESTful
9 9 (1.94%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (1.51%) HTML5
11 6 (1.29%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.29%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (1.08%) CSS3
13 4 (0.86%) Spring Boot
14 3 (0.65%) AngularJS
14 3 (0.65%) JSON
14 3 (0.65%) Node.js
14 3 (0.65%) PostGIS
14 3 (0.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 35 (7.54%) Mobile App
3 34 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (7.33%) User Experience
4 25 (5.39%) Fintech
5 15 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (2.37%) Hedge funds
8 8 (1.72%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.08%) NHS
10 5 (1.08%) Tandem
11 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.65%) Derivative
12 3 (0.65%) PMI
13 2 (0.43%) Analytical Mindset
13 2 (0.43%) AS400
13 2 (0.43%) Equities
13 2 (0.43%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 37 (7.97%) Windows
2 25 (5.39%) Linux
3 10 (2.16%) Unix
4 7 (1.51%) Android
4 7 (1.51%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.29%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.43%) CentOS
7 1 (0.22%) AIX
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (77.37%) Test Automation
2 291 (62.72%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (23.28%) Test Scripting
4 105 (22.63%) Scrum
5 102 (21.98%) Software Testing
6 99 (21.34%) Performance Testing
7 96 (20.69%) Regression Testing
8 95 (20.47%) Manual Testing
9 90 (19.40%) BDD
10 73 (15.73%) SDLC
11 70 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
12 65 (14.01%) Test Strategy
13 62 (13.36%) User Acceptance Testing
14 61 (13.15%) Functional Testing
15 52 (11.21%) Test Management
16 51 (10.99%) TDD
17 40 (8.62%) Kanban
18 38 (8.19%) Cross-Browser Testing
18 38 (8.19%) Scenario Testing
19 36 (7.76%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 121 (26.08%) C#
2 120 (25.86%) Java
3 112 (24.14%) SQL
4 59 (12.72%) JavaScript
5 49 (10.56%) Python
6 28 (6.03%) Ruby
7 14 (3.02%) PHP
8 7 (1.51%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.51%) C++
9 6 (1.29%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.65%) C
10 3 (0.65%) Go
10 3 (0.65%) Korn
10 3 (0.65%) Perl
10 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.43%) RPG
12 1 (0.22%) Groovy
12 1 (0.22%) Scala
12 1 (0.22%) VBScript
12 1 (0.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 74 (15.95%) ISTQB
2 71 (15.30%) Degree
3 45 (9.70%) ISEB
4 30 (6.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (3.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.86%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.65%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.65%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) CISSP
8 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) HNC
8 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 464 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (2.16%) ISO 9000
3 5 (1.08%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (2.16%) Docker
2 5 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (3.02%) HP ALM
2 12 (2.59%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.08%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 3 (0.65%) Ansible
4 3 (0.65%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.43%) Kibana
Vendors
1 43 (9.27%) HP
2 34 (7.33%) Microsoft
3 29 (6.25%) SAP
4 12 (2.59%) Google
5 10 (2.16%) Oracle
5 10 (2.16%) Telerik
6 9 (1.94%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.08%) VMware
8 4 (0.86%) New Relic
9 3 (0.65%) hybris
9 3 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.43%) BT
10 2 (0.43%) IBM
11 1 (0.22%) Pega
11 1 (0.22%) Tableau
11 1 (0.22%) TIBCO