Period
to 22 February 2019

The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £39,114 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 709 710 657
Rank change year-on-year +1 -53 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 427 527 615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.30% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.31% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 365 460 546
UK median annual salary £39,114 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £65,000 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £36,171 £32,500
% change year-on-year +3.67% +11.29% -7.14%

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 145,103 169,608 169,548
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.33% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 116,074 139,106 140,842
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 February 2019.

Salary histogram for QA Analyst in the UK

QA Analyst
Top 15 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 February 2019. 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 +38 415 £40,000 - 51
UK excluding London +5 277 £37,500 +3.67% 44
London +24 147 £45,000 -14.29% 9
South East +21 126 £37,500 -2.60% 12
North of England +17 49 £32,500 -13.33% 9
East of England +70 37 £42,500 +21.43% 2
Midlands +14 32 £32,500 - 11
North West +32 29 £32,000 -1.54% 6
South West +27 24 £36,000 -4.00% 8
East Midlands +18 20 £27,500 -26.67% 5
Yorkshire +24 13 £32,500 +3.17% 1
West Midlands +16 12 £39,114 +26.17% 6
North East -5 7 £32,500 -22.62% 2
Northern Ireland -18 5 £12,500 -16.67%
Scotland +8 4 £37,500 -14.29% 2

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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.

1 427 (100.00%) QA
2 283 (66.28%) Test Automation
3 219 (51.29%) Agile Software Development
4 160 (37.47%) Selenium
5 139 (32.55%) Test Scripting
6 110 (25.76%) Scrum
7 104 (24.36%) Manual Testing
8 99 (23.19%) Regression Testing
8 99 (23.19%) SQL
9 96 (22.48%) User Acceptance Testing
10 90 (21.08%) Finance
11 89 (20.84%) Test Strategy
12 82 (19.20%) Java
13 81 (18.97%) C#
14 75 (17.56%) BDD
15 74 (17.33%) Software Testing
16 71 (16.63%) JIRA
17 68 (15.93%) WebDriver
18 66 (15.46%) .NET
19 64 (14.99%) ISTQB
20 60 (14.05%) Performance Testing
20 60 (14.05%) Cucumber
20 60 (14.05%) Scenario Testing
21 53 (12.41%) Microsoft
22 48 (11.24%) ISEB
22 48 (11.24%) System Testing
23 47 (11.01%) Windows
23 47 (11.01%) SDLC
24 43 (10.07%) JavaScript
24 43 (10.07%) SQL Server

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 18 (4.22%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.28%) Confluence
3 6 (1.41%) CMS
4 1 (0.23%) Apache
4 1 (0.23%) JBoss
4 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.28%) Mingle
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.34%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.94%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.94%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.70%) Magento
4 2 (0.47%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.15%) SaaS
2 14 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.17%) BlazeMeter
4 4 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.70%) BrowserStack
5 3 (0.70%) Office 365
6 2 (0.47%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.47%) Internet
2 1 (0.23%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.23%) HTTP
2 1 (0.23%) Network Security
2 1 (0.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.81%) Power BI
3 10 (2.34%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.64%) Big Data
5 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.47%) MySQL
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.23%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.23%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 160 (37.47%) Selenium
2 71 (16.63%) JIRA
3 68 (15.93%) WebDriver
4 60 (14.05%) Cucumber
5 35 (8.20%) SoapUI
6 30 (7.03%) JMeter
7 22 (5.15%) HP UFT
7 22 (5.15%) SpecFlow
7 22 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (4.22%) LoadRunner
9 16 (3.75%) Zephyr
10 15 (3.51%) Appium
11 14 (3.28%) Jenkins
12 11 (2.58%) TestRail
13 10 (2.34%) JUnit
13 10 (2.34%) Subversion
13 10 (2.34%) TestNG
13 10 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (2.11%) Visual Studio Coded UI
14 9 (2.11%) WATIR
General
1 90 (21.08%) Finance
2 22 (5.15%) Publishing
3 16 (3.75%) Retail
4 13 (3.04%) Banking
4 13 (3.04%) Law
5 9 (2.11%) Games
6 8 (1.87%) Marketing
6 8 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.64%) Automotive
7 7 (1.64%) Electronics
7 7 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.41%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.17%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.70%) Back Office
11 2 (0.47%) Legal
11 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (15.46%) .NET
2 18 (4.22%) SOAP
3 15 (3.51%) CSS
3 15 (3.51%) HTML
4 13 (3.04%) RESTful
5 12 (2.81%) Gherkin
5 12 (2.81%) XML
6 11 (2.58%) REST
7 9 (2.11%) ODBC
8 6 (1.41%) JSON
8 6 (1.41%) Web Services
9 5 (1.17%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.17%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (0.70%) jQuery
11 2 (0.47%) Ext JS
11 2 (0.47%) Node.js
11 2 (0.47%) Swagger
11 2 (0.47%) WPF
11 2 (0.47%) XHTML
11 2 (0.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.85%) Fintech
2 22 (5.15%) Client/Server
3 18 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.98%) Mobile App
5 16 (3.75%) User Experience
6 13 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.41%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.41%) Tandem
9 4 (0.94%) Analytical Mindset
9 4 (0.94%) Online Banking
10 3 (0.70%) Derivative
10 3 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.70%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.70%) OTC Derivatives
10 3 (0.70%) Replication
11 2 (0.47%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.23%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 47 (11.01%) Windows
2 15 (3.51%) Linux
3 7 (1.64%) Unix
4 3 (0.70%) Android
4 3 (0.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (66.28%) Test Automation
2 219 (51.29%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (32.55%) Test Scripting
4 110 (25.76%) Scrum
5 104 (24.36%) Manual Testing
6 99 (23.19%) Regression Testing
7 96 (22.48%) User Acceptance Testing
8 89 (20.84%) Test Strategy
9 75 (17.56%) BDD
10 74 (17.33%) Software Testing
11 60 (14.05%) Performance Testing
11 60 (14.05%) Scenario Testing
12 48 (11.24%) System Testing
13 47 (11.01%) SDLC
14 42 (9.84%) TDD
15 38 (8.90%) User Stories
16 37 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
17 36 (8.43%) Process Improvement
18 34 (7.96%) Kanban
19 32 (7.49%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (23.19%) SQL
2 82 (19.20%) Java
3 81 (18.97%) C#
4 43 (10.07%) JavaScript
5 33 (7.73%) Python
6 13 (3.04%) Ruby
7 5 (1.17%) C
7 5 (1.17%) C++
7 5 (1.17%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.94%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.94%) PHP
8 4 (0.94%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.70%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.47%) Groovy
10 2 (0.47%) Perl
10 2 (0.47%) XPath
11 1 (0.23%) Scala
11 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (14.99%) ISTQB
2 48 (11.24%) ISEB
3 26 (6.09%) Degree
4 21 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.23%) CISSP
6 1 (0.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 427 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (3.28%) ISO 9000
3 6 (1.41%) PMO
3 6 (1.41%) SLA
4 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.23%) Docker
1 1 (0.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (2.58%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.70%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 53 (12.41%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.26%) SAP
3 19 (4.45%) HP
4 18 (4.22%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (3.98%) Sage
5 17 (3.98%) Workday
6 15 (3.51%) Telerik
7 10 (2.34%) hybris
8 9 (2.11%) CA Agile Central
9 8 (1.87%) Oracle
10 7 (1.64%) New Relic
10 7 (1.64%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.94%) Pega
12 3 (0.70%) Sencha
13 2 (0.47%) Atlassian
13 2 (0.47%) BT
13 2 (0.47%) Cypress Semiconductor
13 2 (0.47%) Google
13 2 (0.47%) Murex
14 1 (0.23%) Netezza