Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior QA Test Analyst was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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 Test Analyst
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1164 1181 1247
Rank change year-on-year +17 +66 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Test Analyst 47 41 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.022% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.022% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 40 27 65
UK median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £36,550 £35,300 £30,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £59,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +40.00% -6.25% -

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Senior QA Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior QA Test Analyst in the UK

Senior QA Test Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior QA Test Analyst in the UK

Senior QA Test Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior QA Test Analyst over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior QA Test Analyst in the UK

Senior QA Test 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 Test Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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 +50 47 £65,000 +30.00% 6
London -3 24 £68,750 +37.50% 1
UK excluding London +64 23 £52,500 +40.00% 5
Midlands +39 10 £52,500 +47.89%
West Midlands +23 10 £52,500 +47.89%
South East +63 8 £63,000 +40.00% 4
North of England +14 2 £41,250 +10.00% 1
East of England +12 2 £37,500 -25.00%
North West -21 2 £41,250 +10.00% 1
South West - 1 £42,500 -

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

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

1 47 (100.00%) QA
2 37 (78.72%) Test Automation
3 31 (65.96%) Finance
4 28 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (48.94%) Java
6 22 (46.81%) JIRA
6 22 (46.81%) SoapUI
7 21 (44.68%) SOAP
8 20 (42.55%) Selenium
9 17 (36.17%) Web Services
10 16 (34.04%) BDD
10 16 (34.04%) SQL
11 15 (31.91%) API Testing
12 13 (27.66%) Cucumber
13 12 (25.53%) Gherkin
13 12 (25.53%) Integration Testing
13 12 (25.53%) Scrum
14 10 (21.28%) Manual Testing
14 10 (21.28%) Functional Testing
15 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
15 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (19.15%) Python
16 8 (17.02%) SOA
16 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
16 8 (17.02%) Unix
16 8 (17.02%) ISO 8583
16 8 (17.02%) WATIR
16 8 (17.02%) JBehave
16 8 (17.02%) Open Source
16 8 (17.02%) Kanban

Senior 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 7 (14.89%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.77%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.13%) MariaDB
1 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.13%) MySQL
1 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.13%) Redis
1 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (46.81%) JIRA
1 22 (46.81%) SoapUI
2 20 (42.55%) Selenium
3 13 (27.66%) Cucumber
4 8 (17.02%) JBehave
4 8 (17.02%) Jenkins
4 8 (17.02%) WATIR
5 7 (14.89%) HP UFT
5 7 (14.89%) JUnit
5 7 (14.89%) Maven
5 7 (14.89%) Ranorex
6 6 (12.77%) eggPlant
6 6 (12.77%) JMeter
6 6 (12.77%) SpecFlow
6 6 (12.77%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (6.38%) Eclipse
7 3 (6.38%) WebDriver
8 2 (4.26%) IntelliJ
9 1 (2.13%) TestNG
9 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (65.96%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Investment Banking
4 4 (8.51%) Retail
5 3 (6.38%) Back Office
5 3 (6.38%) Financial Institution
6 2 (4.26%) Electronics
6 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
6 2 (4.26%) Marketing
6 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (44.68%) SOAP
2 17 (36.17%) Web Services
3 12 (25.53%) Gherkin
4 3 (6.38%) XML
5 2 (4.26%) HTML
5 2 (4.26%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (4.26%) REST
5 2 (4.26%) RESTful
6 1 (2.13%) .NET
6 1 (2.13%) MSMQ
6 1 (2.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Fintech
2 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.26%) Credit Derivative
2 2 (4.26%) Derivative
2 2 (4.26%) Hedge funds
2 2 (4.26%) Xbox
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Unix
2 2 (4.26%) Android
2 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.13%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (78.72%) Test Automation
2 28 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (34.04%) BDD
4 15 (31.91%) API Testing
5 12 (25.53%) Integration Testing
5 12 (25.53%) Scrum
6 10 (21.28%) Functional Testing
6 10 (21.28%) Manual Testing
7 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
8 8 (17.02%) Kanban
8 8 (17.02%) Open Source
8 8 (17.02%) SOA
8 8 (17.02%) Test Management
9 7 (14.89%) QA Automation
9 7 (14.89%) SDET
9 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
9 7 (14.89%) Test Strategy
10 6 (12.77%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (12.77%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) Java
2 16 (34.04%) SQL
3 9 (19.15%) Python
4 8 (17.02%) Groovy
4 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
5 7 (14.89%) Ruby
6 5 (10.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.51%) Degree
3 3 (6.38%) ISEB
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (17.02%) ISO 20022
2 8 (17.02%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.13%) Ansible
2 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) CA Agile Central
1 6 (12.77%) Google
1 6 (12.77%) Talend
2 3 (6.38%) HP
3 2 (4.26%) SAP