Period
to 18 January 2020

The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 2020.

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
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 738 733 760
Rank change year-on-year -5 +27 -103
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 294 402 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.28% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 251 343 411
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,751 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year -4.66% +4.17% +10.77%

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 119,852 145,299 167,374
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 95.94% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 95,883 116,177 135,829
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 18 January 2020.

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 18 January 2020. 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 +4 284 £40,000 - 26
UK excluding London +23 207 £35,751 -4.66% 22
London +44 84 £50,000 +17.65% 5
South East -28 64 £38,000 +1.33% 2
South West +45 48 £31,500 -14.86% 5
North of England +45 42 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Midlands +38 31 £33,000 -10.95% 3
North West +29 29 £35,000 +2.19% 2
West Midlands +32 19 £34,000 -13.07% 3
East of England +40 15 £42,500 - 2
Yorkshire +46 13 £44,250 +36.15% 6
East Midlands +18 12 £32,500 +23.81%
Scotland +34 4 £31,500 -16.00%
Wales -4 4 £41,750 -35.77%
Northern Ireland +7 1 £30,000 -14.29% 1

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2020, 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.

1 294 (100.00%) QA
2 205 (69.73%) Test Automation
3 191 (64.97%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (43.54%) Selenium
5 88 (29.93%) Scrum
6 86 (29.25%) SQL
7 84 (28.57%) Test Scripting
8 73 (24.83%) ISTQB
9 71 (24.15%) C#
10 70 (23.81%) JIRA
11 63 (21.43%) Manual Testing
12 61 (20.75%) Regression Testing
13 56 (19.05%) Java
14 54 (18.37%) SDLC
15 52 (17.69%) BDD
16 51 (17.35%) Finance
17 46 (15.65%) Scenario Testing
17 46 (15.65%) Postman
18 43 (14.63%) Software Testing
19 41 (13.95%) WebDriver
19 41 (13.95%) Test Strategy
20 40 (13.61%) Mobile App
21 39 (13.27%) ISEB
22 36 (12.24%) Cucumber
22 36 (12.24%) Performance Testing
23 34 (11.56%) TDD
24 33 (11.22%) JMeter
24 33 (11.22%) REST
25 32 (10.88%) Functional Testing
25 32 (10.88%) Web Services

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 19 (6.46%) Confluence
2 3 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (1.02%) CMS
2 3 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (1.02%) WordPress
3 2 (0.68%) IIS
3 2 (0.68%) Moodle
3 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.68%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.68%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.34%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.76%) Azure
2 4 (1.36%) BlazeMeter
2 4 (1.36%) SaaS
3 3 (1.02%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.02%) Office 365
4 1 (0.34%) AWS
4 1 (0.34%) FinancialForce
4 1 (0.34%) GitHub
4 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.72%) VoIP
2 4 (1.36%) Softphone
3 3 (1.02%) SSH
4 2 (0.68%) HTTP
4 2 (0.68%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.34%) Internet
5 1 (0.34%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.38%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.02%) Blockchain
4 3 (1.02%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.34%) Big Data
5 1 (0.34%) MySQL
5 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 128 (43.54%) Selenium
2 70 (23.81%) JIRA
3 46 (15.65%) Postman
4 41 (13.95%) WebDriver
5 36 (12.24%) Cucumber
6 33 (11.22%) JMeter
7 25 (8.50%) SpecFlow
8 21 (7.14%) SoapUI
9 15 (5.10%) Zephyr
10 13 (4.42%) TestRail
11 10 (3.40%) Eclipse
11 10 (3.40%) LoadRunner
12 8 (2.72%) HP UFT
12 8 (2.72%) Maven
13 7 (2.38%) Cypress.io
13 7 (2.38%) TestNG
14 6 (2.04%) Appium
14 6 (2.04%) Calabash
14 6 (2.04%) Git (software)
14 6 (2.04%) JUnit
General
1 51 (17.35%) Finance
2 14 (4.76%) Public Sector
2 14 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.40%) Retail
4 6 (2.04%) Games
4 6 (2.04%) Marketing
5 5 (1.70%) Electronics
5 5 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.36%) Banking
6 4 (1.36%) Front Office
7 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.34%) Automotive
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.22%) REST
2 32 (10.88%) Web Services
3 22 (7.48%) .NET
4 21 (7.14%) Gherkin
5 14 (4.76%) SOAP
6 9 (3.06%) XML
7 8 (2.72%) HTML
8 7 (2.38%) CSS
9 5 (1.70%) JSON
9 5 (1.70%) RESTful
10 4 (1.36%) FIX Protocol
11 3 (1.02%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.02%) CSS3
11 3 (1.02%) HTML5
11 3 (1.02%) Spring
12 2 (0.68%) ADO
12 2 (0.68%) Ajax
12 2 (0.68%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.68%) jQuery
13 1 (0.34%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.61%) Mobile App
2 16 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (4.76%) User Experience
5 9 (3.06%) Client/Server
5 9 (3.06%) Robotics
6 7 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.36%) Handset
8 4 (1.36%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.02%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.68%) Digital TV
10 2 (0.68%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.68%) Wiki
11 1 (0.34%) Chip and PIN
11 1 (0.34%) Derivative
11 1 (0.34%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.34%) PMI
11 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.44%) Linux
2 11 (3.74%) Android
3 10 (3.40%) Apple iOS
4 9 (3.06%) Windows
5 4 (1.36%) Unix
6 3 (1.02%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.34%) CentOS
7 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (69.73%) Test Automation
2 191 (64.97%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (29.93%) Scrum
4 84 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 63 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 61 (20.75%) Regression Testing
7 54 (18.37%) SDLC
8 52 (17.69%) BDD
9 46 (15.65%) Scenario Testing
10 43 (14.63%) Software Testing
11 41 (13.95%) Test Strategy
12 36 (12.24%) Performance Testing
13 34 (11.56%) TDD
14 32 (10.88%) Functional Testing
15 30 (10.20%) API Testing
16 29 (9.86%) Non-Functional Testing
17 24 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
18 21 (7.14%) Cross-Browser Testing
18 21 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
19 20 (6.80%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (29.25%) SQL
2 71 (24.15%) C#
3 56 (19.05%) Java
4 27 (9.18%) JavaScript
5 17 (5.78%) Python
6 13 (4.42%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.06%) Ruby
8 3 (1.02%) VBA
9 2 (0.68%) C
9 2 (0.68%) C++
9 2 (0.68%) Lua
9 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.34%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.34%) Perl
10 1 (0.34%) VB
10 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 73 (24.83%) ISTQB
2 39 (13.27%) ISEB
3 31 (10.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (4.08%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.40%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.38%) Degree
7 2 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.34%) CISSP
8 1 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 294 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (2.38%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.68%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) PMO
4 1 (0.34%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (1.70%) Docker
2 1 (0.34%) Postfix
2 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.36%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (4.08%) Microsoft
1 12 (4.08%) SAP
2 10 (3.40%) Atlassian
3 9 (3.06%) Oracle
4 8 (2.72%) HP
5 6 (2.04%) Apple
6 4 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.02%) Adobe
7 3 (1.02%) Google
7 3 (1.02%) hybris
7 3 (1.02%) IBM
7 3 (1.02%) Remedy
7 3 (1.02%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.68%) Charles River
8 2 (0.68%) Dell
8 2 (0.68%) Intel
8 2 (0.68%) VMware
8 2 (0.68%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.34%) Murex
9 1 (0.34%) Red Hat