Period
to 20 November 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 759 764 676
Rank change year-on-year +5 -88 -71
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 397 467 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.26% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.27% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 337 392 534
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,825
90th Percentile £60,000 £64,875 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -

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 156,395 172,660 180,670
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 95.96% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,950 138,551 151,214
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
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% - +4.94%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -2 383 £40,000 - 58
UK excluding London +51 254 £37,500 +7.14% 47
London +16 142 £42,500 -19.05% 13
South East +53 131 £40,000 +3.23% 10
North of England +28 56 £32,500 - 11
North West +20 29 £35,125 +8.08% 6
Yorkshire +38 25 £30,000 - 2
East of England +21 22 £27,500 -15.38% 8
Midlands -1 17 £30,000 -20.00% 8
South West -15 15 £32,500 -7.14% 8
West Midlands +13 11 £47,500 +43.94% 2
Scotland +14 9 £34,151 +70.75% 2
East Midlands +1 6 £25,500 -53.64% 6
Wales +11 2 £65,000 +136.36%
North East -3 2 £41,250 +3.13% 3
Northern Ireland -6 2 £35,000 +133.33%

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 397 (100.00%) QA
2 295 (74.31%) Test Automation
3 223 (56.17%) Agile Software Development
4 167 (42.07%) Selenium
5 100 (25.19%) SQL
6 98 (24.69%) C#
6 98 (24.69%) Test Scripting
7 97 (24.43%) Manual Testing
8 96 (24.18%) Scrum
9 92 (23.17%) JIRA
10 89 (22.42%) Finance
11 88 (22.17%) Regression Testing
11 88 (22.17%) Performance Testing
12 83 (20.91%) Java
12 83 (20.91%) WebDriver
13 73 (18.39%) Cucumber
14 71 (17.88%) User Acceptance Testing
14 71 (17.88%) Software Testing
15 70 (17.63%) BDD
16 60 (15.11%) JavaScript
16 60 (15.11%) .NET
17 57 (14.36%) ISTQB
18 51 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
19 49 (12.34%) Test Strategy
19 49 (12.34%) Test Management
20 48 (12.09%) SDLC
21 47 (11.84%) Functional Testing
22 45 (11.34%) Scenario Testing
23 43 (10.83%) Degree
24 41 (10.33%) TDD

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 38 (9.57%) Confluence
2 8 (2.02%) CMS
3 5 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.26%) MQSeries
3 5 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (1.26%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.50%) WordPress
5 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (2.77%) Mingle
2 10 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.76%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.50%) Global One
3 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.25%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.79%) SaaS
2 11 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.27%) BlazeMeter
4 7 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.26%) BrowserStack
5 5 (1.26%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.50%) Datadog
6 2 (0.50%) GitHub
6 2 (0.50%) Logentries
6 2 (0.50%) Runscope
6 2 (0.50%) Trello
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.25%) Serverless
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.51%) Internet
2 1 (0.25%) FTP
2 1 (0.25%) Network Security
2 1 (0.25%) Skype
2 1 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.76%) DB2
3 5 (1.26%) Big Data
3 5 (1.26%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.76%) Blockchain
4 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 167 (42.07%) Selenium
2 92 (23.17%) JIRA
3 83 (20.91%) WebDriver
4 73 (18.39%) Cucumber
5 40 (10.08%) JMeter
6 30 (7.56%) HP UFT
6 30 (7.56%) LoadRunner
7 27 (6.80%) SoapUI
8 23 (5.79%) SpecFlow
9 20 (5.04%) Git (software)
9 20 (5.04%) Visual Studio
10 18 (4.53%) Appium
10 18 (4.53%) Jenkins
11 17 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (4.28%) TestRail
12 13 (3.27%) TeamCity
13 12 (3.02%) NeoLoad
14 10 (2.52%) Zephyr
15 8 (2.02%) Maven
16 7 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 89 (22.42%) Finance
2 19 (4.79%) Retail
3 13 (3.27%) Publishing
4 12 (3.02%) Banking
5 7 (1.76%) Law
6 6 (1.51%) Games
7 5 (1.26%) Marketing
7 5 (1.26%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.76%) Electronics
9 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.50%) Back Office
10 2 (0.50%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Front Office
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (15.11%) .NET
2 22 (5.54%) HTML
3 21 (5.29%) CSS
4 19 (4.79%) SOAP
5 18 (4.53%) Gherkin
5 18 (4.53%) Web Services
6 14 (3.53%) XML
7 13 (3.27%) REST
8 10 (2.52%) RESTful
9 9 (2.27%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (1.76%) HTML5
11 6 (1.51%) ASP.NET
12 5 (1.26%) CSS3
13 3 (0.76%) ODBC
14 2 (0.50%) jQuery
14 2 (0.50%) Node.js
14 2 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
14 2 (0.50%) Spring
14 2 (0.50%) XHTML
14 2 (0.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.82%) Computer Science
2 32 (8.06%) User Experience
3 28 (7.05%) Mobile App
4 23 (5.79%) Fintech
5 18 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.52%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (2.27%) Tandem
8 7 (1.76%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.51%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.26%) Derivative
10 5 (1.26%) NHS
11 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.76%) OTC Derivatives
13 2 (0.50%) Analytical Mindset
13 2 (0.50%) AS400
13 2 (0.50%) Equities
13 2 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.50%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.82%) Windows
2 21 (5.29%) Linux
3 10 (2.52%) Unix
4 6 (1.51%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.26%) Android
5 5 (1.26%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (74.31%) Test Automation
2 223 (56.17%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (24.69%) Test Scripting
4 97 (24.43%) Manual Testing
5 96 (24.18%) Scrum
6 88 (22.17%) Performance Testing
6 88 (22.17%) Regression Testing
7 71 (17.88%) Software Testing
7 71 (17.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 70 (17.63%) BDD
9 51 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
10 49 (12.34%) Test Management
10 49 (12.34%) Test Strategy
11 48 (12.09%) SDLC
12 47 (11.84%) Functional Testing
13 45 (11.34%) Scenario Testing
14 41 (10.33%) TDD
15 39 (9.82%) Kanban
16 32 (8.06%) System Testing
17 29 (7.30%) Cross-Browser Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (25.19%) SQL
2 98 (24.69%) C#
3 83 (20.91%) Java
4 60 (15.11%) JavaScript
5 37 (9.32%) Python
6 16 (4.03%) Ruby
7 11 (2.77%) PHP
8 6 (1.51%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.26%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.01%) C++
11 3 (0.76%) C
11 3 (0.76%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.50%) RPG
12 2 (0.50%) VBScript
12 2 (0.50%) XPath
13 1 (0.25%) Go
13 1 (0.25%) Groovy
13 1 (0.25%) Korn
13 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 57 (14.36%) ISTQB
2 43 (10.83%) Degree
3 35 (8.82%) ISEB
4 19 (4.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.50%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) CISSP
7 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 397 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (2.77%) ISO 9000
3 3 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (1.26%) Docker
1 5 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 8 (2.02%) HP ALM
2 6 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.26%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 2 (0.50%) Ansible
4 2 (0.50%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.25%) Kibana
Vendors
1 35 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.31%) HP
3 24 (6.05%) SAP
4 11 (2.77%) Oracle
4 11 (2.77%) Telerik
5 7 (1.76%) Atlassian
5 7 (1.76%) hybris
6 6 (1.51%) Google
6 6 (1.51%) New Relic
7 5 (1.26%) VMware
8 3 (0.76%) Sencha
9 2 (0.50%) BT
9 2 (0.50%) IBM
10 1 (0.25%) Adobe
10 1 (0.25%) Charles River
10 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.25%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.25%) TIBCO