The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 610 572 569
Rank change year-on-year -38 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 278 380 462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.39% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.40% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 219 316 431
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +1.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  

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 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -19 269 £40,000 - 36
London -48 115 £50,000 - 14
South East +38 57 £35,000 - 8
City of London +40 39 £47,500 +6.74% 3
South West +15 23 £32,500 - 4
East of England -2 23 £36,250 +3.57% 3
North West -33 17 £30,000 -20.00% 1
West Midlands +8 16 £33,000 -5.71% 4
Brighton +6 14 £32,500 +12.06% 1
East Sussex +1 14 £32,500 +12.06% 1
Manchester -21 12 £28,750 -23.33%
East Midlands +22 10 £55,000 +111.53%
Buckinghamshire +2 10 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Suffolk -3 10 £23,750 -32.14% 2
Nottinghamshire +9 9 £55,000 +66.66%
Nottingham +8 9 £55,000 +66.66%
Surrey +23 8 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Aylesbury -7 8 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Devon +3 7 £32,500 +6.55% 1
Exeter +2 7 £32,500 +4.83% 1
Hertfordshire +1 7 £47,500 +46.15%
Yorkshire -1 7 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Wiltshire - 7 £33,750 - 1
Berkshire +26 6 £36,500 -8.75%
Birmingham +7 6 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -5 6 £52,500 +35.48% 1
Hampshire - 6 £33,750 - 1
West Yorkshire +12 5 £37,500 +3.44%
Leeds +6 5 £37,500 +3.44%
Coventry -4 5 £36,250 +3.57%

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 613 (100.00%) QA
2 465 (75.86%) Test Automation
3 358 (58.40%) Agile Software Development
4 319 (52.04%) Selenium
5 191 (31.16%) Test Scripting
6 174 (28.38%) SQL
7 170 (27.73%) Finance
8 146 (23.82%) Cucumber
9 137 (22.35%) BDD
10 127 (20.72%) C#
10 127 (20.72%) JIRA
11 122 (19.90%) Manual Testing
12 119 (19.41%) Scrum
13 118 (19.25%) Java
14 117 (19.09%) ISTQB
15 115 (18.76%) ISEB
16 114 (18.60%) Regression Testing
16 114 (18.60%) WebDriver
17 100 (16.31%) Functional Testing
18 97 (15.82%) Software Testing
19 93 (15.17%) SDLC
20 92 (15.01%) Microsoft
21 85 (13.87%) Test Strategy
22 78 (12.72%) SoapUI
23 76 (12.40%) .NET
23 76 (12.40%) Performance Testing
24 75 (12.23%) JMeter
25 74 (12.07%) User Acceptance Testing
26 68 (11.09%) TDD
27 67 (10.93%) Analytical Skills

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 (2.61%) Apache
1 16 (2.61%) Confluence
2 4 (0.65%) CMS
2 4 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (0.65%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.16%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.16%) IIS
3 1 (0.16%) JBoss
3 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.33%) MetaTrader
1 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.96%) SaaS
4 9 (1.47%) BrowserStack
4 9 (1.47%) Force.com
5 4 (0.65%) Datadog
6 3 (0.49%) GitHub
6 3 (0.49%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (0.33%) Heroku
7 2 (0.33%) Slack
8 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.96%) Internet
2 4 (0.65%) Wireless
3 3 (0.49%) VoIP
4 2 (0.33%) Intranet
5 1 (0.16%) Firewall
5 1 (0.16%) SMS
5 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (8.48%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.08%) Big Data
3 19 (3.10%) MySQL
4 12 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.98%) Power BI
7 4 (0.65%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.49%) Blockchain
8 3 (0.49%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.49%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.33%) DB2
9 2 (0.33%) QlikView
9 2 (0.33%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.33%) Redis
10 1 (0.16%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.16%) Endeca
10 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 319 (52.04%) Selenium
2 146 (23.82%) Cucumber
3 127 (20.72%) JIRA
4 114 (18.60%) WebDriver
5 78 (12.72%) SoapUI
6 75 (12.23%) JMeter
7 64 (10.44%) Git (software)
8 56 (9.14%) Jenkins
9 53 (8.65%) SpecFlow
10 51 (8.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 49 (7.99%) Visual Studio
12 28 (4.57%) HP UFT
13 27 (4.40%) Capybara
14 22 (3.59%) FitNesse
15 21 (3.43%) Appium
16 16 (2.61%) Calabash
16 16 (2.61%) JUnit
17 15 (2.45%) WATIR
18 13 (2.12%) LoadRunner
19 12 (1.96%) JBehave
General
1 170 (27.73%) Finance
2 41 (6.69%) Banking
3 35 (5.71%) Retail
4 19 (3.10%) Front Office
5 18 (2.94%) Marketing
6 16 (2.61%) Back Office
7 11 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.47%) Automotive
9 8 (1.31%) Games
10 5 (0.82%) Advertising
10 5 (0.82%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.82%) Publishing
11 4 (0.65%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.49%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.33%) Electronics
13 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.16%) Law
14 1 (0.16%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (12.40%) .NET
2 53 (8.65%) Gherkin
3 48 (7.83%) Web Services
4 46 (7.50%) XML
5 45 (7.34%) SOAP
6 44 (7.18%) RESTful
7 36 (5.87%) JSON
8 20 (3.26%) ASP.NET
9 19 (3.10%) REST
10 17 (2.77%) HTML
11 14 (2.28%) Apache POI
11 14 (2.28%) JDBC
11 14 (2.28%) LAMP
11 14 (2.28%) YAML
12 7 (1.14%) CSS
12 7 (1.14%) HTML5
13 6 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
14 5 (0.82%) Middleware
15 4 (0.65%) J2EE
15 4 (0.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 67 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (9.46%) Computer Science
3 41 (6.69%) Mobile App
4 28 (4.57%) Fintech
4 28 (4.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 27 (4.40%) Equities
6 25 (4.08%) Derivative
7 22 (3.59%) Fixed Income
7 22 (3.59%) User Experience
8 19 (3.10%) iPad
9 15 (2.45%) Client/Server
10 13 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (1.79%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.31%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.98%) Digital Media
15 3 (0.49%) Credit Derivative
15 3 (0.49%) Cyber Attack
15 3 (0.49%) iPhone
15 3 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 51 (8.32%) Windows
2 46 (7.50%) Linux
3 19 (3.10%) Android
3 19 (3.10%) Apple iOS
4 17 (2.77%) Unix
5 3 (0.49%) Solaris
5 3 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.16%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.16%) VMS
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (75.86%) Test Automation
2 358 (58.40%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (31.16%) Test Scripting
4 137 (22.35%) BDD
5 122 (19.90%) Manual Testing
6 119 (19.41%) Scrum
7 114 (18.60%) Regression Testing
8 100 (16.31%) Functional Testing
9 97 (15.82%) Software Testing
10 93 (15.17%) SDLC
11 85 (13.87%) Test Strategy
12 76 (12.40%) Performance Testing
13 74 (12.07%) User Acceptance Testing
14 68 (11.09%) TDD
15 63 (10.28%) Scenario Testing
16 61 (9.95%) Software Engineering
17 54 (8.81%) Kanban
18 53 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
19 44 (7.18%) Continuous Delivery
20 37 (6.04%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 174 (28.38%) SQL
2 127 (20.72%) C#
3 118 (19.25%) Java
4 63 (10.28%) JavaScript
5 46 (7.50%) Python
5 46 (7.50%) Ruby
6 23 (3.75%) PHP
7 14 (2.28%) C++
8 11 (1.79%) Groovy
9 10 (1.63%) Perl
10 7 (1.14%) C
11 6 (0.98%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.82%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.49%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.49%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.16%) Scala
15 1 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 117 (19.09%) ISTQB
2 115 (18.76%) ISEB
3 63 (10.28%) Degree
4 23 (3.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.65%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 613 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (1.14%) SLA
3 4 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (0.65%) Docker
1 4 (0.65%) Terminal Services
2 2 (0.33%) Firmware
2 2 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (2.77%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (2.28%) Ansible
3 5 (0.82%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 92 (15.01%) Microsoft
2 23 (3.75%) Oracle
3 14 (2.28%) Atlassian
4 13 (2.12%) HP
4 13 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.31%) CA Agile Central
6 7 (1.14%) SAP
7 6 (0.98%) BEA
8 5 (0.82%) SOASTA, Inc
8 5 (0.82%) Tableau
9 4 (0.65%) Borland
9 4 (0.65%) Citrix
10 3 (0.49%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.33%) Sybase
11 2 (0.33%) VMware
12 1 (0.16%) ATG
12 1 (0.16%) Cognos
12 1 (0.16%) Demandware
12 1 (0.16%) Facebook
12 1 (0.16%) IBM
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