Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 735 660 603
Rank change year-on-year -75 -57 +97
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 475 649 913
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.34% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.35% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 400 543 811
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,875 £58,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -4.41%

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 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
England -100 446 £40,000 - 46
UK excluding London +1 279 £35,000 +7.69% 26
London -128 181 £52,500 +16.67% 19
South East +31 99 £39,000 +11.43% 12
Midlands +31 55 £37,500 +19.05% 3
North of England -35 46 £32,500 +6.56% 7
South West +27 35 £35,000 +7.69% 2
West Midlands -4 32 £33,000 +1.54% 1
East of England -8 30 £32,500 -7.14% 2
East Midlands +48 23 £55,000 +83.33% 2
North West -35 21 £32,500 +6.56% 3
Yorkshire -1 17 £30,000 -3.23% 4
Northern Ireland - 9 £15,000 -
North East - 8 £40,000 -
Wales +8 3 £27,500 -13.18%
Scotland -14 2 £20,000 -42.86%

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 475 (100.00%) QA
2 357 (75.16%) Test Automation
3 277 (58.32%) Agile Software Development
4 208 (43.79%) Selenium
5 162 (34.11%) SQL
6 142 (29.89%) Finance
7 126 (26.53%) Test Scripting
8 123 (25.89%) Software Testing
9 111 (23.37%) JIRA
10 109 (22.95%) Cucumber
11 104 (21.89%) Java
12 94 (19.79%) Regression Testing
13 89 (18.74%) BDD
13 89 (18.74%) Manual Testing
14 87 (18.32%) ISTQB
15 86 (18.11%) Scrum
16 82 (17.26%) Functional Testing
17 80 (16.84%) ISEB
18 74 (15.58%) Test Strategy
19 73 (15.37%) User Acceptance Testing
20 65 (13.68%) C#
20 65 (13.68%) SoapUI
21 60 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
22 59 (12.42%) Degree
23 58 (12.21%) Ruby
23 58 (12.21%) WebDriver
24 57 (12.00%) TDD
25 56 (11.79%) Jenkins
26 55 (11.58%) Windows
27 52 (10.95%) SDLC

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 17 (3.58%) Confluence
2 5 (1.05%) Apache
3 3 (0.63%) CMS
4 2 (0.42%) Drupal
4 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.21%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.21%) IIS
5 1 (0.21%) JBoss
5 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.42%) Mingle
3 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.68%) Markit EDM
1 8 (1.68%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.63%) MetaTrader
3 3 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.32%) SaaS
3 10 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.63%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.42%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.42%) Datadog
6 1 (0.21%) GitHub
6 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.11%) Internet
2 5 (1.05%) VoIP
3 4 (0.84%) SMS
4 3 (0.63%) Intranet
5 2 (0.42%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (0.42%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.47%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.74%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.32%) Big Data
4 10 (2.11%) MySQL
5 4 (0.84%) Redis
6 3 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.63%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.42%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.21%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.21%) DB2
8 1 (0.21%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.21%) Power BI
8 1 (0.21%) QlikView
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 208 (43.79%) Selenium
2 111 (23.37%) JIRA
3 109 (22.95%) Cucumber
4 65 (13.68%) SoapUI
5 58 (12.21%) WebDriver
6 56 (11.79%) Jenkins
7 45 (9.47%) JMeter
8 37 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 32 (6.74%) HP UFT
10 29 (6.11%) Git (software)
11 28 (5.89%) SpecFlow
12 18 (3.79%) Capybara
13 17 (3.58%) JBehave
14 16 (3.37%) JUnit
15 15 (3.16%) FitNesse
16 14 (2.95%) Visual Studio
17 13 (2.74%) LoadRunner
17 13 (2.74%) MSTest
18 12 (2.53%) WATIR
19 11 (2.32%) Ranorex
General
1 142 (29.89%) Finance
2 37 (7.79%) Banking
3 21 (4.42%) Marketing
4 20 (4.21%) Retail
5 14 (2.95%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.11%) Legal
7 9 (1.89%) Back Office
8 8 (1.68%) Electronics
8 8 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.47%) Automotive
9 7 (1.47%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.05%) Aerospace
11 5 (1.05%) Games
11 5 (1.05%) Russian Language
12 3 (0.63%) Advertising
12 3 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.42%) Front Office
13 2 (0.42%) Publishing
14 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (9.47%) RESTful
2 44 (9.26%) SOAP
3 43 (9.05%) XML
4 39 (8.21%) .NET
5 36 (7.58%) REST
6 34 (7.16%) Web Services
7 29 (6.11%) Gherkin
8 26 (5.47%) RabbitMQ
9 20 (4.21%) MSMQ
9 20 (4.21%) WebSphere MQ
10 19 (4.00%) HTML
11 13 (2.74%) ASP.NET
11 13 (2.74%) JSON
12 9 (1.89%) Behat
12 9 (1.89%) CSS
13 5 (1.05%) Node.js
14 4 (0.84%) Ajax
15 3 (0.63%) FIX Protocol
15 3 (0.63%) LAMP
15 3 (0.63%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (8.21%) Computer Science
3 24 (5.05%) Fintech
4 16 (3.37%) Client/Server
5 13 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.32%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.11%) Derivative
7 10 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.89%) Equities
8 9 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (1.68%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.47%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.47%) iPad
11 6 (1.26%) User Experience
12 5 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.63%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.63%) Xbox
14 2 (0.42%) Credit Derivative
14 2 (0.42%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 55 (11.58%) Windows
2 34 (7.16%) Linux
3 20 (4.21%) Unix
4 12 (2.53%) Android
4 12 (2.53%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.05%) Solaris
6 3 (0.63%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (75.16%) Test Automation
2 277 (58.32%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (26.53%) Test Scripting
4 123 (25.89%) Software Testing
5 94 (19.79%) Regression Testing
6 89 (18.74%) BDD
6 89 (18.74%) Manual Testing
7 86 (18.11%) Scrum
8 82 (17.26%) Functional Testing
9 74 (15.58%) Test Strategy
10 73 (15.37%) User Acceptance Testing
11 57 (12.00%) TDD
12 52 (10.95%) SDLC
13 50 (10.53%) Scenario Testing
14 48 (10.11%) Integration Testing
15 41 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
16 37 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
16 37 (7.79%) Non-Functional Testing
17 36 (7.58%) Software Engineering
18 34 (7.16%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 162 (34.11%) SQL
2 104 (21.89%) Java
3 65 (13.68%) C#
4 58 (12.21%) Ruby
5 48 (10.11%) Python
6 38 (8.00%) JavaScript
7 21 (4.42%) C++
8 13 (2.74%) Groovy
9 10 (2.11%) PHP
10 9 (1.89%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.47%) C
12 6 (1.26%) Perl
12 6 (1.26%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.42%) R
13 2 (0.42%) Scala
13 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.42%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.21%) RPG
14 1 (0.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 87 (18.32%) ISTQB
2 80 (16.84%) ISEB
3 59 (12.42%) Degree
4 43 (9.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.47%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.84%) MBA
9 3 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.42%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 475 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (1.68%) ISO 20022
2 8 (1.68%) ISO 8583
3 3 (0.63%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.42%) PMO
5 1 (0.21%) IFRS
System Software
1 6 (1.26%) Docker
2 4 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.63%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.42%) Firmware
5 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (3.37%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.47%) Ansible
3 4 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.63%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.21%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 41 (8.63%) Microsoft
2 18 (3.79%) Oracle
3 15 (3.16%) HP
4 11 (2.32%) Google
5 10 (2.11%) Atlassian
6 9 (1.89%) SAP
7 7 (1.47%) CA Agile Central
8 6 (1.26%) Talend
9 5 (1.05%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.05%) Sophos
10 4 (0.84%) VMware
11 2 (0.42%) Qubit
11 2 (0.42%) SOASTA, Inc
11 2 (0.42%) Telerik
12 1 (0.21%) Avature
12 1 (0.21%) Capita
12 1 (0.21%) Perforce
12 1 (0.21%) Tableau
12 1 (0.21%) Twitter