The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £36,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 533 598 572
Rank change year-on-year +65 -26  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 337 371 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.36% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.37% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 295 340 371
Median salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Analyst in the UK

QA Analyst
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +47 331 £36,250 -3.33% 40
London +48 146 £50,000 +11.11% 18
South East +59 65 £35,000 - 12
North West +20 39 £30,000 -20.00% 6
Manchester -4 27 £30,500 -18.66% 5
City of London +39 25 £47,500 - 5
Yorkshire +20 20 £34,000 -2.85% 1
South West +35 18 £32,500 -10.34%
East Midlands +8 18 £30,000 -27.71% 2
Surrey +29 16 £40,000 +14.28% 3
East Sussex +16 16 £35,000 -
Brighton +15 16 £35,000 -
West Midlands +19 14 £36,500 +4.28% 1
Leicestershire - 12 £33,750 -
Leicester - 11 £37,500 -
Berkshire +36 10 £25,000 -44.44% 4
Kingston Upon Thames +19 10 £40,000 +3.22% 2
North Yorkshire +14 10 £27,500 -8.33% 1
East of England -8 10 £32,500 -7.14%
Hampshire +31 8 £33,000 +32.00% 3
Leeds +1 8 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire -2 8 £35,000 -
Swindon - 8 £32,500 -
Wiltshire - 8 £32,500 -
Lancashire -7 7 £27,000 -28.00%
Harrogate - 7 £27,500 -
Buckinghamshire +17 6 £33,250 -11.33%
Nottinghamshire +7 6 £30,000 - 2
West Sussex +9 5 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Nottingham +8 5 £30,000 - 2

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 621 (100.00%) QA
2 356 (57.33%) Agile Software Development
3 336 (54.11%) Selenium
4 178 (28.66%) SQL
5 174 (28.02%) Test Scripting
6 164 (26.41%) C#
7 157 (25.28%) Automation Testing
8 151 (24.32%) Finance
9 133 (21.42%) ISEB
9 133 (21.42%) Manual Testing
10 126 (20.29%) Test Automation
10 126 (20.29%) Cucumber
11 123 (19.81%) ISTQB
12 120 (19.32%) BDD
13 114 (18.36%) Regression Testing
14 111 (17.87%) Functional Testing
15 109 (17.55%) Scrum
16 106 (17.07%) Java
17 104 (16.75%) JIRA
18 99 (15.94%) WebDriver
19 98 (15.78%) Microsoft
20 97 (15.62%) .NET
21 96 (15.46%) Automated Testing
22 92 (14.81%) Software Testing
23 90 (14.49%) Test Strategy
24 87 (14.01%) User Acceptance Testing
24 87 (14.01%) SDLC
25 80 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
26 79 (12.72%) SoapUI
27 65 (10.47%) Performance Testing

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 16 (2.58%) Confluence
2 4 (0.64%) Apache
2 4 (0.64%) Jupyter
2 4 (0.64%) SAS
3 3 (0.48%) CMS
4 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 31 (4.99%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.93%) MS Office
3 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) SAP Hybris
1 4 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.09%) SaaS
2 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.81%) Force.com
5 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.32%) GitHub
6 2 (0.32%) Heroku
6 2 (0.32%) IaaS
6 2 (0.32%) PaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.77%) Internet
2 4 (0.64%) Wireless
3 3 (0.48%) VoIP
4 2 (0.32%) HTTP
4 2 (0.32%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.16%) Firewall
5 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.16%) Intranet
5 1 (0.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.93%) Big Data
2 12 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (1.93%) Relational Database
3 6 (0.97%) Power BI
4 5 (0.81%) MySQL
5 4 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.48%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.32%) DB2
7 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.16%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.16%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.16%) Endeca
8 1 (0.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 336 (54.11%) Selenium
2 126 (20.29%) Cucumber
3 104 (16.75%) JIRA
4 99 (15.94%) WebDriver
5 79 (12.72%) SoapUI
6 62 (9.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 43 (6.92%) HP UFT
7 43 (6.92%) Jenkins
8 42 (6.76%) Visual Studio
9 40 (6.44%) SpecFlow
10 39 (6.28%) JMeter
11 27 (4.35%) Git (software)
12 23 (3.70%) Calabash
12 23 (3.70%) Capybara
13 21 (3.38%) FitNesse
14 19 (3.06%) Appium
15 16 (2.58%) JUnit
16 12 (1.93%) Protractor
17 9 (1.45%) NUnit
18 8 (1.29%) WATIR
General
1 151 (24.32%) Finance
2 37 (5.96%) Banking
3 33 (5.31%) Retail
4 21 (3.38%) Marketing
5 17 (2.74%) Front Office
5 17 (2.74%) Publishing
6 14 (2.25%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.09%) Back Office
8 12 (1.93%) Games
9 9 (1.45%) Automotive
10 7 (1.13%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.97%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.81%) Advertising
13 4 (0.64%) Electronics
14 3 (0.48%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.32%) Law
15 2 (0.32%) Legal
16 1 (0.16%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (15.62%) .NET
2 37 (5.96%) XML
3 34 (5.48%) Gherkin
4 32 (5.15%) Web Services
5 23 (3.70%) JSON
6 22 (3.54%) SOAP
7 18 (2.90%) HTML
8 16 (2.58%) RESTful
9 15 (2.42%) CSS
10 11 (1.77%) ASP.NET
10 11 (1.77%) REST
11 7 (1.13%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.13%) Ruby on Rails
12 6 (0.97%) Behat
13 5 (0.81%) LAMP
13 5 (0.81%) Spring
13 5 (0.81%) WPF
14 4 (0.64%) Apache POI
14 4 (0.64%) JDBC
14 4 (0.64%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 80 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.44%) Computer Science
2 40 (6.44%) Mobile App
3 22 (3.54%) iPad
4 20 (3.22%) Equities
5 16 (2.58%) Derivative
5 16 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (2.09%) Fixed Income
6 13 (2.09%) User Experience
7 12 (1.93%) Fintech
8 11 (1.77%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.29%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.29%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.13%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.81%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.64%) PMI
14 2 (0.32%) AS400
14 2 (0.32%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.05%) Linux
2 47 (7.57%) Windows
3 36 (5.80%) Unix
4 20 (3.22%) Android
5 19 (3.06%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.64%) Kali Linux
7 3 (0.48%) Solaris
8 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (57.33%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (28.02%) Test Scripting
3 157 (25.28%) Automation Testing
4 133 (21.42%) Manual Testing
5 126 (20.29%) Test Automation
6 120 (19.32%) BDD
7 114 (18.36%) Regression Testing
8 111 (17.87%) Functional Testing
9 109 (17.55%) Scrum
10 96 (15.46%) Automated Testing
11 92 (14.81%) Software Testing
12 90 (14.49%) Test Strategy
13 87 (14.01%) SDLC
13 87 (14.01%) User Acceptance Testing
14 65 (10.47%) Performance Testing
15 59 (9.50%) TDD
16 58 (9.34%) Software Engineering
17 50 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
18 42 (6.76%) Exploratory Testing
19 40 (6.44%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 178 (28.66%) SQL
2 164 (26.41%) C#
3 106 (17.07%) Java
4 54 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 49 (7.89%) Python
6 36 (5.80%) Ruby
7 17 (2.74%) PHP
8 8 (1.29%) C++
8 8 (1.29%) Perl
9 5 (0.81%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.81%) C
9 5 (0.81%) Groovy
10 4 (0.64%) MATLAB
10 4 (0.64%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.64%) R
10 4 (0.64%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.64%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.48%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.32%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 133 (21.42%) ISEB
2 123 (19.81%) ISTQB
3 61 (9.82%) Degree
4 30 (4.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.64%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 621 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (2.74%) SDET
3 8 (1.29%) SLA
4 3 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (0.64%) Docker
2 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.64%) Ansible
2 4 (0.64%) Rancher
3 2 (0.32%) Nagios
3 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.32%) Puppet
3 2 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 98 (15.78%) Microsoft
2 24 (3.86%) Oracle
3 11 (1.77%) SAP
4 9 (1.45%) HP
4 9 (1.45%) SOASTA, Inc
5 8 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.13%) BEA
7 5 (0.81%) Atlassian
7 5 (0.81%) Tableau
8 4 (0.64%) Apple
8 4 (0.64%) ATG
8 4 (0.64%) Demandware
8 4 (0.64%) hybris
9 3 (0.48%) Borland
9 3 (0.48%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.32%) Citrix
10 2 (0.32%) Splunk
10 2 (0.32%) Sybase
11 1 (0.16%) Facebook
11 1 (0.16%) Panasonic
London
Energon People
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 15 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Lewis Paige
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Lewis Paige
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
Arnold Ash Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + company benefits + training on new
Posted: 19 hours ago
South East London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Private medical, Life assurance, Pen
Posted: Yesterday
United Kingdom
Capgemini UK
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TDA Group
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55k per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus+benefits+package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50K DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £22k - 24k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Highly competitive salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £0 - 30k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago