Period
to 22 May 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 86 -
Rank change year-on-year +10 - -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 19 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.01% 0.85% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 0.90% -
Number of salaries quoted 19 9 0
Watford median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% - -
Hertfordshire median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -7.14%

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 916 1,004 1,041
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.14% 95.26% 97.38%
Number of salaries quoted 823 839 901
Watford median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £73,750 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 19 (100.00%) QA
2 18 (94.74%) Test Automation
3 14 (73.68%) JIRA
4 11 (57.89%) BDD
4 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (52.63%) TDD
6 7 (36.84%) Finance
6 7 (36.84%) Selenium
7 6 (31.58%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
7 6 (31.58%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (31.58%) Android
7 6 (31.58%) JBehave
7 6 (31.58%) Kanban
7 6 (31.58%) Apple iOS
7 6 (31.58%) Gherkin
7 6 (31.58%) Mobile App
7 6 (31.58%) Scrum
7 6 (31.58%) Java
7 6 (31.58%) Unix
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
8 5 (26.32%) NoSQL
8 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (21.05%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 4 (21.05%) Zephyr
9 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
9 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
9 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
9 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting

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 (26.32%) NoSQL
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) JIRA
2 7 (36.84%) Selenium
3 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
3 6 (31.58%) JBehave
4 4 (21.05%) Zephyr
5 1 (5.26%) Appium
5 1 (5.26%) LINQPad
5 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Gherkin
2 4 (21.05%) ODBC
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Greenfield Project
1 6 (31.58%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Android
1 6 (31.58%) Apple iOS
1 6 (31.58%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) AIX
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Test Automation
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) BDD
3 10 (52.63%) TDD
4 6 (31.58%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (31.58%) Kanban
4 6 (31.58%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
5 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
5 4 (21.05%) ETL
5 4 (21.05%) Migration
5 4 (21.05%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 4 (21.05%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.79%) SDLC
7 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
7 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
7 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 2 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
2 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle