The median annual salary for a QA Test Analyst was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Test Analyst
UK
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 671 734 741
Rank change year-on-year +63 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 193 235 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 163 215 233
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £30,900 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year - +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 82581 100487 108682
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.36% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 68542 84332 88722
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 £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Analyst in the UK

QA Test Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst.

Salary trend for QA Test Analyst in the UK

QA Test Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Test Analyst in the UK

QA Test 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 Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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 +58 190 £37,500 - 16
London +50 90 £48,750 +14.70% 4
South East +58 41 £35,000 - 5
City of London +52 19 £47,500 +30.13% 2
North West -10 18 £30,000 -20.00%
East Sussex +30 16 £33,750 -3.57% 1
Brighton +27 16 £33,750 -3.57% 1
Yorkshire +12 14 £27,500 -26.66% 1
Manchester -20 12 £27,500 -26.66%
West Midlands +15 9 £35,000 +1.44% 1
North Yorkshire +20 8 £27,500 -8.33%
East Midlands +8 8 £37,500 -
East of England -2 7 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Harrogate - 7 £27,500 -
Surrey +33 6 £38,750 +10.71%
West Sussex +16 6 £50,000 +53.84% 1
Kingston Upon Thames +12 6 £40,000 +3.22%
West Yorkshire +9 6 £35,000 -6.66%
Leeds +8 6 £35,000 -6.66%
Leicestershire - 6 £37,500 -
Leicester - 6 £37,500 -
Hertfordshire +21 5 £47,500 +46.15% 2
Liverpool -2 5 £30,000 -20.00%
Merseyside -2 5 £30,000 -20.00%
Hampshire +23 4 £40,000 +60.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +8 4 £32,500 -13.33%
Crawley +5 4 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Berkshire +30 3 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Guildford +23 3 £35,000 -22.22%
South West +19 3 £35,000 +7.69%

QA Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, QA Test 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 Test Analyst in the job title.

1 395 (100.00%) QA
2 237 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 220 (55.70%) Selenium
4 131 (33.16%) Test Scripting
5 127 (32.15%) SQL
6 115 (29.11%) Automation Testing
7 113 (28.61%) C#
8 100 (25.32%) Finance
9 92 (23.29%) BDD
10 91 (23.04%) ISEB
11 90 (22.78%) ISTQB
11 90 (22.78%) Manual Testing
12 82 (20.76%) Cucumber
13 81 (20.51%) Scrum
14 78 (19.75%) Functional Testing
15 76 (19.24%) Java
15 76 (19.24%) Test Automation
16 73 (18.48%) Regression Testing
17 71 (17.97%) JIRA
18 67 (16.96%) .NET
19 63 (15.95%) Microsoft
19 63 (15.95%) Automated Testing
19 63 (15.95%) Test Strategy
20 62 (15.70%) WebDriver
21 58 (14.68%) Software Testing
22 57 (14.43%) Performance Testing
23 56 (14.18%) SoapUI
24 51 (12.91%) Analytical Skills
25 47 (11.90%) SQL Server
26 45 (11.39%) SDLC

QA Test 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 11 (2.78%) Confluence
2 9 (2.28%) Apache
3 3 (0.76%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.51%) CMS
5 1 (0.25%) JBoss
5 1 (0.25%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.25%) SAS
5 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.77%) Force.com
3 5 (1.27%) SaaS
4 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.27%) Internet
2 4 (1.01%) Wireless
3 1 (0.25%) HTTP
3 1 (0.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.54%) Big Data
3 9 (2.28%) MySQL
4 7 (1.77%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.76%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.76%) Data Lake
6 3 (0.76%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.76%) Power BI
7 2 (0.51%) DB2
7 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.25%) Endeca
8 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 220 (55.70%) Selenium
2 82 (20.76%) Cucumber
3 71 (17.97%) JIRA
4 62 (15.70%) WebDriver
5 56 (14.18%) SoapUI
6 35 (8.86%) Jenkins
7 34 (8.61%) JMeter
8 31 (7.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 27 (6.84%) Git (software)
10 25 (6.33%) Visual Studio
11 20 (5.06%) SpecFlow
12 17 (4.30%) HP UFT
13 15 (3.80%) Appium
14 11 (2.78%) Capybara
15 10 (2.53%) JUnit
16 9 (2.28%) Calabash
17 6 (1.52%) Jasmine
17 6 (1.52%) RubyMine
17 6 (1.52%) WATIR
18 5 (1.27%) JBehave
General
1 100 (25.32%) Finance
2 17 (4.30%) Banking
3 13 (3.29%) Retail
4 9 (2.28%) Marketing
4 9 (2.28%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.77%) Games
6 6 (1.52%) Automotive
7 5 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.01%) Electronics
8 4 (1.01%) Publishing
9 3 (0.76%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (16.96%) .NET
2 36 (9.11%) Gherkin
2 36 (9.11%) XML
3 24 (6.08%) JSON
4 22 (5.57%) Web Services
5 19 (4.81%) RESTful
6 9 (2.28%) HTML
7 8 (2.03%) Apache POI
7 8 (2.03%) CSS
7 8 (2.03%) JDBC
7 8 (2.03%) LAMP
7 8 (2.03%) SOAP
7 8 (2.03%) YAML
8 7 (1.77%) REST
9 6 (1.52%) Behat
10 4 (1.01%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.01%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (1.01%) WPF
11 2 (0.51%) J2EE
11 2 (0.51%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 51 (12.91%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (9.62%) Computer Science
3 19 (4.81%) iPad
4 17 (4.30%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.29%) User Experience
6 10 (2.53%) Fintech
7 9 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.03%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.52%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.52%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.52%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.01%) Digital Media
11 4 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.76%) Cyber Attack
12 3 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.51%) SWIFT
14 1 (0.25%) e-Health
14 1 (0.25%) Equities
14 1 (0.25%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.10%) Linux
1 32 (8.10%) Windows
2 21 (5.32%) Unix
3 10 (2.53%) Android
3 10 (2.53%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.25%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (33.16%) Test Scripting
3 115 (29.11%) Automation Testing
4 92 (23.29%) BDD
5 90 (22.78%) Manual Testing
6 81 (20.51%) Scrum
7 78 (19.75%) Functional Testing
8 76 (19.24%) Test Automation
9 73 (18.48%) Regression Testing
10 63 (15.95%) Automated Testing
10 63 (15.95%) Test Strategy
11 58 (14.68%) Software Testing
12 57 (14.43%) Performance Testing
13 45 (11.39%) SDLC
14 36 (9.11%) Software Engineering
15 34 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
15 34 (8.61%) TDD
15 34 (8.61%) User Acceptance Testing
16 30 (7.59%) E-Commerce
17 29 (7.34%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 127 (32.15%) SQL
2 113 (28.61%) C#
3 76 (19.24%) Java
4 35 (8.86%) Python
5 29 (7.34%) JavaScript
6 20 (5.06%) Ruby
7 18 (4.56%) PHP
8 6 (1.52%) Groovy
8 6 (1.52%) Perl
9 4 (1.01%) C
9 4 (1.01%) C++
9 4 (1.01%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.76%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.25%) Go
12 1 (0.25%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 91 (23.04%) ISEB
2 90 (22.78%) ISTQB
3 40 (10.13%) Degree
4 19 (4.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 395 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (4.30%) SDET
3 3 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.51%) Docker
2 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (2.03%) Ansible
2 6 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.51%) Rancher
Vendors
1 63 (15.95%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.54%) Oracle
3 10 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (2.53%) SOASTA, Inc
4 7 (1.77%) BEA
5 5 (1.27%) HP
5 5 (1.27%) SAP
6 3 (0.76%) Tableau
7 2 (0.51%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.51%) Borland
7 2 (0.51%) Sybase
8 1 (0.25%) Apple
8 1 (0.25%) ATG
8 1 (0.25%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.25%) Demandware
8 1 (0.25%) hybris
8 1 (0.25%) OpenText
8 1 (0.25%) VMware
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