The median annual salary for a Senior QA Analyst was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
UK
Rank 819 905 915
Rank change year-on-year +86 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Analyst 38 43 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.042% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.043% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 35 38 42
Median salary £55,000 £46,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.91% -2.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,800 £36,750 £33,650
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £58,250 £59,750
UK excluding London median salary £33,125 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year -22.05% -1.16%  

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 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior QA Analyst in the UK

Senior QA Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior QA Analyst in the UK

Senior QA Analyst
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for Senior QA Analyst in the UK

Senior QA Analyst
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 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 +96 38 £55,000 +22.22% 3
London +68 28 £57,500 +21.05% 2
North West -12 6 £30,500 -6.15%
Manchester - 6 £30,500 -
South West +15 2 £35,000 -12.50%
Exeter - 2 £35,000 -
Brighton - 2 £35,000 -
East Sussex - 2 £35,000 -
Devon - 2 £35,000 -
South East - 2 £35,000 -

Senior QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Senior QA 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 Senior QA Analyst in the job title.

1 54 (100.00%) QA
2 34 (62.96%) Selenium
3 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (44.44%) Regression Testing
5 23 (42.59%) C#
6 20 (37.04%) Banking
7 18 (33.33%) Finance
8 16 (29.63%) Visual Studio
8 16 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (29.63%) Test Strategy
8 16 (29.63%) SpecFlow
8 16 (29.63%) Automation Testing
9 15 (27.78%) .NET
9 15 (27.78%) HP UFT
9 15 (27.78%) SDLC
10 14 (25.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 14 (25.93%) Derivative
10 14 (25.93%) Equities
10 14 (25.93%) FitNesse
11 13 (24.07%) WebDriver
11 13 (24.07%) ISTQB
11 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
11 13 (24.07%) System Integration Testing
12 12 (22.22%) ISEB
12 12 (22.22%) Scrum
12 12 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (20.37%) Test Scripting
13 11 (20.37%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (20.37%) Integration Testing
13 11 (20.37%) Functional Testing

Senior QA Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (3.70%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (62.96%) Selenium
2 16 (29.63%) SpecFlow
2 16 (29.63%) Visual Studio
3 15 (27.78%) HP UFT
4 14 (25.93%) FitNesse
5 13 (24.07%) WebDriver
6 12 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (18.52%) Cucumber
8 8 (14.81%) Jenkins
8 8 (14.81%) JIRA
9 5 (9.26%) Appium
9 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
9 5 (9.26%) JMeter
9 5 (9.26%) SoapUI
10 4 (7.41%) AppVeyor
10 4 (7.41%) CircleCI
10 4 (7.41%) Travis CI
11 3 (5.56%) LoadRunner
11 3 (5.56%) Moq
12 2 (3.70%) RubyMine
General
1 20 (37.04%) Banking
2 18 (33.33%) Finance
3 11 (20.37%) Back Office
3 11 (20.37%) Front Office
4 2 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Law
5 1 (1.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.78%) .NET
2 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET
3 7 (12.96%) RESTful
3 7 (12.96%) Web Services
4 5 (9.26%) JSON
4 5 (9.26%) XML
5 4 (7.41%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (7.41%) WPF
6 3 (5.56%) Gherkin
6 3 (5.56%) REST
6 3 (5.56%) SOAP
7 2 (3.70%) Behat
7 2 (3.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.93%) Derivative
1 14 (25.93%) Equities
1 14 (25.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (20.37%) Fixed Income
3 8 (14.81%) Computer Science
4 5 (9.26%) iPad
5 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
5 4 (7.41%) User Experience
6 3 (5.56%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.85%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Android
1 4 (7.41%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.70%) Unix
2 2 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (44.44%) Regression Testing
3 16 (29.63%) Automation Testing
3 16 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (29.63%) Test Strategy
4 15 (27.78%) SDLC
5 13 (24.07%) System Integration Testing
6 12 (22.22%) Scrum
7 11 (20.37%) Functional Testing
7 11 (20.37%) Integration Testing
7 11 (20.37%) Test Scripting
7 11 (20.37%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (18.52%) BDD
9 9 (16.67%) API Testing
9 9 (16.67%) Automated Testing
9 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 8 (14.81%) Performance Testing
11 7 (12.96%) TDD
12 6 (11.11%) Project Management
12 6 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (42.59%) C#
2 7 (12.96%) Ruby
2 7 (12.96%) SQL
3 5 (9.26%) Groovy
4 4 (7.41%) Java
4 4 (7.41%) PHP
5 2 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) ISTQB
2 12 (22.22%) ISEB
3 8 (14.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Rancher
2 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
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