Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Test Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 873 822 749
Rank change year-on-year -51 -73 +138
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 305 379 578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 272 345 537
UK median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £26,375 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £53,450 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,750 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.08% -7.14% +2.94%

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 167,793 169,672 200,153
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.11% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136,587 141,257 167,368
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018. 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 -74 287 £40,000 +14.29% 40
UK excluding London -53 188 £36,750 +13.08% 32
London -42 109 £52,500 +16.67% 9
South East +18 85 £38,000 +8.57% 11
North of England -34 51 £40,000 +31.15% 7
Yorkshire +4 24 £30,000 -3.23% 2
East of England -1 20 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Midlands +9 19 £30,000 -14.29% 6
North East -7 15 £42,000 +61.54% 1
West Midlands -12 13 £29,000 -17.14% 4
North West -46 12 £36,750 +20.49% 4
Northern Ireland - 7 - -
East Midlands +11 6 £30,750 +2.50% 2
South West -5 4 £37,500 +4.17% 3
Wales +9 2 £29,750 -17.93%

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, QA Test 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 Test Analyst in the job title.

1 305 (100.00%) QA
2 254 (83.28%) Test Automation
3 184 (60.33%) Agile Software Development
4 151 (49.51%) Selenium
5 117 (38.36%) SQL
6 92 (30.16%) Software Testing
7 88 (28.85%) Test Scripting
7 88 (28.85%) Finance
8 75 (24.59%) Cucumber
9 72 (23.61%) Manual Testing
10 70 (22.95%) Test Strategy
11 66 (21.64%) Scrum
12 65 (21.31%) Regression Testing
13 56 (18.36%) TDD
14 54 (17.70%) JIRA
14 54 (17.70%) User Acceptance Testing
14 54 (17.70%) Java
14 54 (17.70%) BDD
15 50 (16.39%) SoapUI
16 49 (16.07%) ISEB
16 49 (16.07%) Ruby
17 48 (15.74%) C#
17 48 (15.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 47 (15.41%) ISTQB
19 42 (13.77%) .NET
20 40 (13.11%) Functional Testing
21 39 (12.79%) Team Foundation Server
21 39 (12.79%) HP UFT
22 38 (12.46%) Microsoft
23 37 (12.13%) WebDriver

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 17 (5.57%) Confluence
2 3 (0.98%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.66%) Apache
3 2 (0.66%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.66%) Drupal
3 2 (0.66%) JBoss
4 1 (0.33%) CMS
4 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.66%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.64%) Markit EDM
1 5 (1.64%) thinkFolio
2 3 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.98%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.66%) SaaS
5 1 (0.33%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.33%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.98%) VoIP
2 2 (0.66%) HTTP
2 2 (0.66%) Internet
3 1 (0.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.95%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.62%) MySQL
4 4 (1.31%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.98%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.66%) Big Data
7 1 (0.33%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.33%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 151 (49.51%) Selenium
2 75 (24.59%) Cucumber
3 54 (17.70%) JIRA
4 50 (16.39%) SoapUI
5 39 (12.79%) HP UFT
5 39 (12.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 37 (12.13%) WebDriver
7 26 (8.52%) Jenkins
8 15 (4.92%) JUnit
9 12 (3.93%) SpecFlow
10 11 (3.61%) JMeter
11 9 (2.95%) JBehave
11 9 (2.95%) Maven
12 7 (2.30%) TeamCity
12 7 (2.30%) TestNG
13 6 (1.97%) Appium
13 6 (1.97%) MSTest
14 5 (1.64%) CasperJS
14 5 (1.64%) Concordion
14 5 (1.64%) Zephyr
General
1 88 (28.85%) Finance
2 32 (10.49%) Banking
3 12 (3.93%) Marketing
4 10 (3.28%) Retail
5 9 (2.95%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.62%) Legal
7 7 (2.30%) Electronics
7 7 (2.30%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.64%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.98%) Back Office
9 3 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.66%) Publishing
10 2 (0.66%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.33%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) Billing
11 1 (0.33%) Front Office
11 1 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.33%) Law
11 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (13.77%) .NET
2 31 (10.16%) XML
3 30 (9.84%) Web Services
4 29 (9.51%) RESTful
5 27 (8.85%) REST
6 25 (8.20%) MSMQ
6 25 (8.20%) RabbitMQ
6 25 (8.20%) WebSphere MQ
7 19 (6.23%) SOAP
8 14 (4.59%) Gherkin
9 13 (4.26%) HTML
10 7 (2.30%) Behat
11 6 (1.97%) CSS
12 4 (1.31%) ASP.NET
12 4 (1.31%) ODBC
13 3 (0.98%) HTML5
13 3 (0.98%) NumPy
14 2 (0.66%) Node.js
15 1 (0.33%) CSS3
15 1 (0.33%) PRADO
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.51%) Computer Science
2 21 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (2.95%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.30%) Fintech
6 6 (1.97%) Equities
6 6 (1.97%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.64%) Derivative
7 5 (1.64%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.31%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.31%) User Experience
9 3 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.98%) Credit Derivative
9 3 (0.98%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.98%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.66%) iPad
10 2 (0.66%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (0.66%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.16%) Windows
2 16 (5.25%) Unix
3 12 (3.93%) Linux
4 6 (1.97%) Android
4 6 (1.97%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (83.28%) Test Automation
2 184 (60.33%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (30.16%) Software Testing
4 88 (28.85%) Test Scripting
5 72 (23.61%) Manual Testing
6 70 (22.95%) Test Strategy
7 66 (21.64%) Scrum
8 65 (21.31%) Regression Testing
9 56 (18.36%) TDD
10 54 (17.70%) BDD
10 54 (17.70%) User Acceptance Testing
11 40 (13.11%) Functional Testing
12 36 (11.80%) Performance Testing
13 32 (10.49%) Integration Testing
14 29 (9.51%) Process Improvement
15 27 (8.85%) Scenario Testing
15 27 (8.85%) Waterfall
16 26 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (8.52%) SDLC
17 25 (8.20%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (38.36%) SQL
2 54 (17.70%) Java
3 49 (16.07%) Ruby
4 48 (15.74%) C#
5 24 (7.87%) JavaScript
6 18 (5.90%) Python
7 9 (2.95%) Groovy
8 6 (1.97%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.64%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.31%) C++
11 2 (0.66%) PHP
11 2 (0.66%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.33%) Scala
12 1 (0.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 49 (16.07%) ISEB
2 48 (15.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 47 (15.41%) ISTQB
4 29 (9.51%) Degree
5 22 (7.21%) ISEB Practitioner
6 12 (3.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.64%) Security Cleared
8 4 (1.31%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.98%) MBA
9 3 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (2.95%) ISO 20022
2 9 (2.95%) ISO 8583
3 3 (0.98%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.33%) IFRS
System Software
1 4 (1.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.31%) Ansible
2 4 (1.31%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.66%) Kibana
4 1 (0.33%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 38 (12.46%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.61%) HP
2 11 (3.61%) Oracle
3 8 (2.62%) Google
3 8 (2.62%) Talend
4 7 (2.30%) SAP
5 5 (1.64%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.98%) JDA
6 3 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.66%) New Relic
7 2 (0.66%) Telerik
8 1 (0.33%) Capita
8 1 (0.33%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.33%) Remedy