Period
to 21 July 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Test Analyst was £39,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 847 804 804
Rank change year-on-year -43 0 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 358 505 551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.26% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 287 448 527
UK median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £24,800
90th Percentile £58,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%

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 171314 195618 214070
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.01% 96.50% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 139663 164331 175586
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

QA Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Test Analyst in the UK

QA Test 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 Test Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 21 July 2017. 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 -43 349 £40,000 +6.67% 19
UK excluding London +27 212 £35,000 - 16
London -21 144 £47,500 - 3
South East +75 88 £36,750 +5.00% 11
North of England -21 46 £30,000 -20.00% 2
Midlands +12 31 £36,750 +6.52% 2
North West -3 29 £30,000 -20.00% 2
East of England -2 27 £32,500 -7.14% 1
West Midlands +2 21 £35,750 +2.14%
Yorkshire +9 16 £28,750 -23.33%
South West +8 13 £35,000 +7.69%
East Midlands +23 10 £37,500 +63.67% 2
Wales +1 6 £35,000 +11.11%
North East +15 1 £32,500 +18.18%
Scotland +13 1 £30,000 -14.29%

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 358 (100.00%) QA
2 303 (84.64%) Test Automation
3 233 (65.08%) Agile Software Development
4 194 (54.19%) Selenium
5 124 (34.64%) SQL
6 120 (33.52%) Test Scripting
7 106 (29.61%) Cucumber
8 103 (28.77%) JIRA
9 98 (27.37%) Java
10 96 (26.82%) BDD
11 87 (24.30%) Finance
12 80 (22.35%) Manual Testing
13 78 (21.79%) ISEB
14 77 (21.51%) Scrum
15 74 (20.67%) Software Testing
16 70 (19.55%) C#
17 69 (19.27%) Functional Testing
18 68 (18.99%) WebDriver
19 66 (18.44%) ISTQB
19 66 (18.44%) SoapUI
20 60 (16.76%) Regression Testing
21 58 (16.20%) Git (software)
21 58 (16.20%) Jenkins
22 56 (15.64%) JMeter
23 52 (14.53%) Performance Testing
24 49 (13.69%) Test Strategy
25 47 (13.13%) Gherkin
25 47 (13.13%) Microsoft
26 43 (12.01%) Continuous Integration
26 43 (12.01%) RESTful

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 15 (4.19%) Apache
2 11 (3.07%) Confluence
3 4 (1.12%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.56%) CMS
5 1 (0.28%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.28%) JBoss
5 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.23%) Force.com
4 5 (1.40%) BrowserStack
5 4 (1.12%) SaaS
6 3 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.84%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.12%) Internet
1 4 (1.12%) Wireless
2 2 (0.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.15%) Big Data
3 18 (5.03%) MySQL
4 7 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.12%) Power BI
7 3 (0.84%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.84%) Data Lake
7 3 (0.84%) DB2
7 3 (0.84%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.56%) QlikView
8 2 (0.56%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.28%) Endeca
9 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.28%) Redis
Development Applications
1 194 (54.19%) Selenium
2 106 (29.61%) Cucumber
3 103 (28.77%) JIRA
4 68 (18.99%) WebDriver
5 66 (18.44%) SoapUI
6 58 (16.20%) Git (software)
6 58 (16.20%) Jenkins
7 56 (15.64%) JMeter
8 22 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (5.59%) Appium
9 20 (5.59%) Capybara
10 18 (5.03%) Visual Studio
10 18 (5.03%) WATIR
11 17 (4.75%) JBehave
11 17 (4.75%) SpecFlow
12 15 (4.19%) JUnit
13 11 (3.07%) Ranorex
14 10 (2.79%) Mercurial
15 8 (2.23%) eggPlant
15 8 (2.23%) Subversion
General
1 87 (24.30%) Finance
2 26 (7.26%) Retail
3 11 (3.07%) Banking
4 8 (2.23%) Marketing
4 8 (2.23%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.12%) Electronics
5 4 (1.12%) Italian Language
5 4 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.84%) Automotive
6 3 (0.84%) Russian Language
7 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (13.13%) Gherkin
2 43 (12.01%) RESTful
3 40 (11.17%) .NET
3 40 (11.17%) Web Services
3 40 (11.17%) XML
4 36 (10.06%) SOAP
5 33 (9.22%) JSON
6 20 (5.59%) REST
7 14 (3.91%) Apache POI
7 14 (3.91%) JDBC
7 14 (3.91%) LAMP
7 14 (3.91%) YAML
8 4 (1.12%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.12%) Middleware
9 3 (0.84%) HTML
10 2 (0.56%) Behat
10 2 (0.56%) J2EE
10 2 (0.56%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (0.56%) WPF
11 1 (0.28%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (11.17%) Computer Science
3 21 (5.87%) Mobile App
4 20 (5.59%) Fintech
5 19 (5.31%) User Experience
6 14 (3.91%) iPad
7 12 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.23%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.12%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.84%) Cyber Attack
12 3 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.84%) iPhone
12 3 (0.84%) Xbox
13 2 (0.56%) SWIFT
14 1 (0.28%) Driving Licence
14 1 (0.28%) iSeries
14 1 (0.28%) Mobile Payment
14 1 (0.28%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.61%) Windows
2 27 (7.54%) Linux
3 13 (3.63%) Android
3 13 (3.63%) Apple iOS
4 11 (3.07%) Unix
5 3 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.56%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.28%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (84.64%) Test Automation
2 233 (65.08%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (33.52%) Test Scripting
4 96 (26.82%) BDD
5 80 (22.35%) Manual Testing
6 77 (21.51%) Scrum
7 74 (20.67%) Software Testing
8 69 (19.27%) Functional Testing
9 60 (16.76%) Regression Testing
10 52 (14.53%) Performance Testing
11 49 (13.69%) Test Strategy
12 43 (12.01%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (11.73%) Kanban
14 38 (10.61%) Continuous Delivery
14 38 (10.61%) Software Engineering
15 33 (9.22%) TDD
16 32 (8.94%) Mentoring
17 31 (8.66%) API Testing
17 31 (8.66%) Scenario Testing
17 31 (8.66%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 124 (34.64%) SQL
2 98 (27.37%) Java
3 70 (19.55%) C#
4 40 (11.17%) Python
5 39 (10.89%) Ruby
6 35 (9.78%) JavaScript
7 18 (5.03%) PHP
8 13 (3.63%) Groovy
9 11 (3.07%) C++
10 7 (1.96%) Perl
11 4 (1.12%) C
12 3 (0.84%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.28%) RPG
14 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 78 (21.79%) ISEB
2 66 (18.44%) ISTQB
3 33 (9.22%) Degree
4 15 (4.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (3.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.12%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.28%) MBA
7 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 358 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.56%) Firmware
1 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (3.91%) Ansible
2 7 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 47 (13.13%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.59%) Oracle
3 12 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (2.79%) CA Agile Central
5 7 (1.96%) HP
6 5 (1.40%) SAP
7 4 (1.12%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.12%) SOASTA, Inc
7 4 (1.12%) Tableau
8 3 (0.84%) BEA
8 3 (0.84%) Google
8 3 (0.84%) Talend
9 2 (0.56%) Borland
9 2 (0.56%) Sybase
9 2 (0.56%) VMware
10 1 (0.28%) ATG
10 1 (0.28%) Cognos
10 1 (0.28%) Demandware
10 1 (0.28%) IBM
10 1 (0.28%) Sitecore
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