Period
to 11 August 2020

The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 August 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
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 601 731 724
Rank change year-on-year +130 -7 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 161 394 502
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.29% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 135 350 463
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,275 £63,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +11.43%

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 60,516 136,619 164,822
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 95.86% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 48,756 109,024 132,889
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured QA Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in the UK

QA Analyst
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA Analyst.

Salary trend for QA Analyst in the UK

QA Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA Analyst over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

Salary histogram for QA Analyst in the UK

QA Analyst
Top 18 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 11 August 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 +110 139 £45,000 +12.50% 11
UK excluding London +129 99 £40,000 +6.67% 10
London +133 50 £65,000 +23.81% 1
South East +124 48 £42,500 +14.86% 2
North of England +139 27 £35,000 - 1
Yorkshire +136 13 £30,000 -11.76%
North West +99 11 £39,500 +12.86%
South West +80 9 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Work from Home +68 4 £40,750 -11.89%
Channel Islands - 4 £59,000 -
Midlands +85 3 £42,500 +21.43% 1
Wales +34 3 £40,000 +14.29%
North East +30 3 £35,000 -9.68% 1
East of England +81 2 £52,500 +23.53% 2
Scotland +79 2 £31,125 -34.47%
East Midlands +55 2 £40,000 +23.08%
West Midlands +88 1 £47,500 +21.02% 1
Northern Ireland +23 1 £32,500 +160.00%

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 August 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.

1 161 (100.00%) QA
2 126 (78.26%) Test Automation
3 99 (61.49%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (44.10%) Selenium
5 50 (31.06%) JIRA
6 42 (26.09%) Manual Testing
7 41 (25.47%) Java
8 40 (24.84%) C#
9 39 (24.22%) SQL
10 38 (23.60%) Finance
11 36 (22.36%) Scrum
12 32 (19.88%) API Testing
13 30 (18.63%) Functional Testing
14 28 (17.39%) Test Scripting
15 26 (16.15%) .NET
16 25 (15.53%) ISEB
16 25 (15.53%) WebDriver
17 24 (14.91%) Cucumber
17 24 (14.91%) Confluence
17 24 (14.91%) JavaScript
17 24 (14.91%) Python
18 23 (14.29%) Regression Testing
18 23 (14.29%) Azure
19 22 (13.66%) ISTQB
20 21 (13.04%) Microsoft
20 21 (13.04%) BDD
20 21 (13.04%) SDLC
21 20 (12.42%) Scenario Testing
21 20 (12.42%) Acceptance Criteria
21 20 (12.42%) Test Strategy

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 24 (14.91%) Confluence
2 5 (3.11%) CMS
3 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (6.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Magento
1 1 (0.62%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.62%) Shopify
1 1 (0.62%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.29%) Azure
2 18 (11.18%) AWS
3 8 (4.97%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (3.11%) Trello
5 3 (1.86%) GitHub
5 3 (1.86%) SaaS
5 3 (1.86%) Serverless
6 2 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.24%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.62%) Logic Apps
7 1 (0.62%) Office 365
7 1 (0.62%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.62%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.21%) Skype
1 10 (6.21%) VoIP
2 8 (4.97%) PBX
2 8 (4.97%) RTP
2 8 (4.97%) STUN
3 4 (2.48%) WebEx
4 2 (1.24%) HTTP
4 2 (1.24%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.24%) DB2
3 2 (1.24%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.24%) MySQL
3 2 (1.24%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.62%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 71 (44.10%) Selenium
2 50 (31.06%) JIRA
3 25 (15.53%) WebDriver
4 24 (14.91%) Cucumber
5 19 (11.80%) Git (software)
6 17 (10.56%) SpecFlow
7 15 (9.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (8.70%) Jenkins
9 13 (8.07%) Postman
10 12 (7.45%) Appium
11 11 (6.83%) Subversion
12 10 (6.21%) JMeter
13 8 (4.97%) Bitbucket
13 8 (4.97%) Gatling
13 8 (4.97%) Xcode
14 7 (4.35%) Cypress.io
15 6 (3.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (3.73%) Maven
15 6 (3.73%) SoapUI
15 6 (3.73%) TestComplete
General
1 38 (23.60%) Finance
2 10 (6.21%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.59%) Retail
4 4 (2.48%) Law
5 3 (1.86%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.24%) Electronics
6 2 (1.24%) French Language
6 2 (1.24%) Marketing
7 1 (0.62%) Advertising
7 1 (0.62%) Front Office
7 1 (0.62%) Games
7 1 (0.62%) Legal
7 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.15%) .NET
2 12 (7.45%) FIX Protocol
3 11 (6.83%) SOAP
4 10 (6.21%) Gherkin
4 10 (6.21%) XML
5 9 (5.59%) Node.js
6 8 (4.97%) RESTful
6 8 (4.97%) WebRTC
7 5 (3.11%) Chai
7 5 (3.11%) React
7 5 (3.11%) REST
7 5 (3.11%) Spring
7 5 (3.11%) Velocity
7 5 (3.11%) WebdriverIO
8 4 (2.48%) Spring Boot
9 3 (1.86%) Web Services
10 2 (1.24%) JSON
10 2 (1.24%) LAMP
10 2 (1.24%) Symfony
10 2 (1.24%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.21%) Mobile App
2 9 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.73%) User Experience
4 4 (2.48%) Derivative
5 3 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.24%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (1.24%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.62%) Equities
7 1 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.62%) NHS
7 1 (0.62%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.62%) Robotics
7 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.62%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.07%) Linux
2 9 (5.59%) Windows
3 6 (3.73%) Unix
4 5 (3.11%) Android
5 4 (2.48%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.24%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (78.26%) Test Automation
2 99 (61.49%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (26.09%) Manual Testing
4 36 (22.36%) Scrum
5 32 (19.88%) API Testing
6 30 (18.63%) Functional Testing
7 28 (17.39%) Test Scripting
8 23 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 21 (13.04%) BDD
9 21 (13.04%) SDLC
10 20 (12.42%) Acceptance Criteria
10 20 (12.42%) Scenario Testing
10 20 (12.42%) Software Testing
10 20 (12.42%) Test Strategy
11 18 (11.18%) Kanban
12 17 (10.56%) DevOps
12 17 (10.56%) Waterfall
13 15 (9.32%) QA Automation
13 15 (9.32%) TDD
14 13 (8.07%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (25.47%) Java
2 40 (24.84%) C#
3 39 (24.22%) SQL
4 24 (14.91%) JavaScript
4 24 (14.91%) Python
5 8 (4.97%) C++
5 8 (4.97%) PHP
6 6 (3.73%) VBA
7 5 (3.11%) TypeScript
8 4 (2.48%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.48%) C
8 4 (2.48%) VB
9 2 (1.24%) Groovy
9 2 (1.24%) Scala
10 1 (0.62%) Perl
10 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (15.53%) ISEB
2 22 (13.66%) ISTQB
3 18 (11.18%) Degree
4 10 (6.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.24%) Postfix
1 2 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.24%) HP ALM
1 2 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.62%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.70%) Atlassian
3 12 (7.45%) Oracle
4 3 (1.86%) iManage
5 2 (1.24%) HP
5 2 (1.24%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.62%) Apple
6 1 (0.62%) Dell
6 1 (0.62%) Freshdesk
6 1 (0.62%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.62%) Intel
6 1 (0.62%) OutSystems
6 1 (0.62%) Pega
6 1 (0.62%) SAP
6 1 (0.62%) Spiceworks