Period
to 17 February 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

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

Quality Assurance Analyst
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 82 88
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 14 15 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.43% 1.38% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.46% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 14 15 2
Watford median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +55.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £21,375
90th Percentile £53,750 £35,000 £23,625
Hertfordshire median annual salary £33,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -5.71% +16.67% +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Permanent vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 950 1,029 1,028
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.34% 94.93% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 863 862 893
Watford median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £66,250
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in Watford

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for QA Analyst in Watford

QA Analyst
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Analyst in Watford over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Salary histogram for QA Analyst in Watford

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, QA 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 across the Watford region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) QA
1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (85.71%) JIRA
3 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) TDD
3 8 (57.14%) BDD
4 6 (42.86%) Android
4 6 (42.86%) Apple iOS
4 6 (42.86%) Mobile App
5 5 (35.71%) Zephyr
5 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
5 5 (35.71%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
5 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
5 5 (35.71%) Data Migration
5 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
5 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
5 5 (35.71%) ETL
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 5 (35.71%) ODBC
5 5 (35.71%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) Gherkin
6 3 (21.43%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Finance

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) JIRA
2 5 (35.71%) Zephyr
3 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
3 3 (21.43%) JBehave
3 3 (21.43%) Selenium
4 1 (7.14%) Appium
4 1 (7.14%) LINQPad
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) ODBC
2 3 (21.43%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 3 (21.43%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Android
1 6 (42.86%) Apple iOS
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) BDD
2 8 (57.14%) TDD
3 5 (35.71%) Data Migration
3 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
3 5 (35.71%) ETL
3 5 (35.71%) Migration
3 5 (35.71%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 5 (35.71%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (21.43%) Kanban
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) QA