Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior QA Analyst was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1114 1150 1178
Rank change year-on-year +36 +28 +78
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Analyst 84 68 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.036% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.037% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 69 51 118
UK median annual salary £60,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year +13.33% -3.23% -0.64%

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Senior QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior QA Analyst in the UK

Senior QA Analyst
Top 13 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 6 months to 19 November 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 +61 83 £60,000 +26.32% 6
London +12 49 £65,000 +30.00% 3
UK excluding London +54 35 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Midlands +40 14 £45,750 +24.49%
West Midlands +20 11 £52,500 +42.86%
South East +63 10 £63,000 +44.00% 2
South West - 5 £35,000 - 1
East Midlands +35 3 £35,000 -
North of England 0 3 £37,500 -
East of England +17 2 £37,500 -6.25%
North West -5 2 £41,250 +10.00%
Yorkshire +25 1 £37,500 -
Scotland - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 84 (100.00%) QA
2 67 (79.76%) Test Automation
3 49 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (53.57%) Finance
5 39 (46.43%) Selenium
6 37 (44.05%) Java
7 32 (38.10%) JIRA
8 28 (33.33%) SQL
9 26 (30.95%) BDD
10 25 (29.76%) SoapUI
11 23 (27.38%) Cucumber
11 23 (27.38%) SOAP
12 20 (23.81%) Integration Testing
12 20 (23.81%) Test Scripting
13 19 (22.62%) Test Strategy
13 19 (22.62%) API Testing
14 18 (21.43%) Web Services
14 18 (21.43%) Scrum
15 17 (20.24%) Scenario Testing
16 15 (17.86%) TDD
16 15 (17.86%) Ruby
16 15 (17.86%) Gherkin
16 15 (17.86%) Manual Testing
17 14 (16.67%) Banking
17 14 (16.67%) JavaScript
18 13 (15.48%) C#
18 13 (15.48%) Python
18 13 (15.48%) Functional Testing
18 13 (15.48%) SpecFlow
19 12 (14.29%) Continuous Integration

Senior 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 7 (8.33%) Confluence
2 2 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.38%) BrowserStack
3 2 (2.38%) Datadog
3 2 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) Internet
2 1 (1.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) MySQL
1 4 (4.76%) Redis
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.19%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (46.43%) Selenium
2 32 (38.10%) JIRA
3 25 (29.76%) SoapUI
4 23 (27.38%) Cucumber
5 13 (15.48%) SpecFlow
6 11 (13.10%) Jenkins
7 10 (11.90%) HP UFT
8 9 (10.71%) JBehave
8 9 (10.71%) JMeter
8 9 (10.71%) Ranorex
8 9 (10.71%) WATIR
9 8 (9.52%) Maven
9 8 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (9.52%) Visual Studio
9 8 (9.52%) WebDriver
10 7 (8.33%) Capybara
10 7 (8.33%) eggPlant
10 7 (8.33%) JUnit
11 6 (7.14%) FitNesse
11 6 (7.14%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 45 (53.57%) Finance
2 14 (16.67%) Banking
3 9 (10.71%) Back Office
4 7 (8.33%) Investment Banking
5 6 (7.14%) Retail
6 5 (5.95%) Financial Institution
7 4 (4.76%) Marketing
8 2 (2.38%) Electronics
8 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
8 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.19%) Advertising
9 1 (1.19%) Front Office
9 1 (1.19%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.38%) SOAP
2 18 (21.43%) Web Services
3 15 (17.86%) Gherkin
4 7 (8.33%) .NET
4 7 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 6 (7.14%) RESTful
6 3 (3.57%) Node.js
6 3 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (3.57%) XML
7 2 (2.38%) HTML
7 2 (2.38%) REST
8 1 (1.19%) MSMQ
8 1 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (10.71%) Fintech
2 5 (5.95%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.57%) Derivative
3 3 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.38%) Credit Derivative
4 2 (2.38%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.38%) Xbox
5 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.19%) Equities
5 1 (1.19%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.52%) Unix
2 4 (4.76%) Android
2 4 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.76%) Linux
3 3 (3.57%) Windows
4 1 (1.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (79.76%) Test Automation
2 49 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (30.95%) BDD
4 20 (23.81%) Integration Testing
4 20 (23.81%) Test Scripting
5 19 (22.62%) API Testing
5 19 (22.62%) Test Strategy
6 18 (21.43%) Scrum
7 17 (20.24%) Scenario Testing
8 15 (17.86%) Manual Testing
8 15 (17.86%) TDD
9 13 (15.48%) Functional Testing
10 12 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (13.10%) SDLC
11 11 (13.10%) Test Management
12 10 (11.90%) Open Source
12 10 (11.90%) QA Automation
13 9 (10.71%) Kanban
13 9 (10.71%) Performance Testing
13 9 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (44.05%) Java
2 28 (33.33%) SQL
3 15 (17.86%) Ruby
4 14 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 13 (15.48%) C#
5 13 (15.48%) Python
6 8 (9.52%) Groovy
7 5 (5.95%) PHP
8 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (13.10%) ISTQB
2 6 (7.14%) ISEB
3 5 (5.95%) Degree
4 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (9.52%) ISO 20022
2 8 (9.52%) ISO 8583
3 2 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (7.14%) Docker
2 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.57%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.19%) Ansible
3 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (8.33%) CA Agile Central
2 6 (7.14%) Google
2 6 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.14%) Talend
3 4 (4.76%) HP
4 3 (3.57%) SAP
5 1 (1.19%) VMware