The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Architect
Rank 854 833 840
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Architect 18 20 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.020% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.021% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 13 18 31
Average salary £67,500 £68,750 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.81% +14.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £53,000 £48,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,900 £86,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £70,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +30.23%
Test Architect
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
100964 94057 104141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.39% 94.25% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82543 79050 89527
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Architect in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Test Architect
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Architect across the England region.

Test Architect Salary Trend in England

Test Architect
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Test Architect Salary Histogram in England

Test Architect
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -33 7 £72,500 +20.83%
East of England - 7 £67,500 -
North West - 3 £38,500 -
South West -29 1 - -
Test Architect
UK

Test Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Test Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Architect in their job title.

1 19 (57.58%) Test Strategy
2 10 (30.30%) Performance Testing
2 10 (30.30%) Finance
3 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (24.24%) LoadRunner
4 8 (24.24%) SQL
4 8 (24.24%) Oracle
4 8 (24.24%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (24.24%) Waterfall
4 8 (24.24%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (21.21%) Dependency Management
5 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database
5 7 (21.21%) Shell Script
5 7 (21.21%) PL/SQL
5 7 (21.21%) HP
5 7 (21.21%) Project Management
5 7 (21.21%) Risk Management
5 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (18.18%) QA
6 6 (18.18%) Selenium
6 6 (18.18%) Java
6 6 (18.18%) PCI DSS
7 5 (15.15%) WebDriver
7 5 (15.15%) Banking
7 5 (15.15%) Programme Management
8 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
9 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (9.09%) Test Automation

Test Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Test Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.06%) Big Data
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) LoadRunner
2 6 (18.18%) Selenium
3 5 (15.15%) WebDriver
4 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.09%) JUnit
5 2 (6.06%) NUnit
5 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.03%) Maven
6 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (3.03%) JMeter
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Games
4 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.03%) CSS
2 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.03%) WCF
2 1 (3.03%) Silverlight
2 1 (3.03%) LINQ
2 1 (3.03%) jQuery
2 1 (3.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (3.03%) CSS3
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Mainframe
1 3 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (3.03%) Open Source
2 1 (3.03%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
1 2 (6.06%) Android
1 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Test Strategy
2 10 (30.30%) Performance Testing
3 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (24.24%) Waterfall
4 8 (24.24%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (24.24%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (21.21%) Dependency Management
5 7 (21.21%) Project Management
5 7 (21.21%) Risk Management
5 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (15.15%) Programme Management
7 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 3 (9.09%) TDD
7 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.06%) Test Management
8 2 (6.06%) BDD
8 2 (6.06%) Line Management
8 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) Shell Script
2 7 (21.21%) PL/SQL
3 6 (18.18%) Java
4 3 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
2 3 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) CSQA
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MBA
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) QA
1 6 (18.18%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Oracle
2 7 (21.21%) HP
3 3 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) Ab Initio
4 1 (3.03%) VocaLink
4 1 (3.03%) SAP