The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Architect
Rank 869 885 855
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Architect 35 24 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.021% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.022% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 24 16 19
Average salary £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £42,275 £53,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £74,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Test Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Test Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Architect
Salary Trend

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

Test Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Test Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Architect over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 within the UK.

Test Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Architect
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
England +8 23 £77,500 +14.81% 5
London +2 11 £80,000 +10.34% 1
South West -11 7 £80,000 -
Dorset - 7 £80,000 -
Bournemouth - 7 £80,000 -
City of London +39 6 £80,000 +10.34%
Scotland - 4 £47,500 -
Glasgow - 3 £47,500 -
North West -10 2 £65,000 +53.75% 2
Manchester - 2 £65,000 - 2
Bedfordshire 0 1 £60,000 -11.11%
East of England -7 1 £60,000 -11.11%
Hampshire - 1 £77,500 -
Bedford - 1 £60,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 £77,500 - 1

Test Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 42 (59.15%) Java
2 35 (49.30%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (49.30%) TDD
2 35 (49.30%) Test Automation
3 32 (45.07%) Test Strategy
4 24 (33.80%) Oracle
5 23 (32.39%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (30.99%) Performance Testing
6 22 (30.99%) SQL
6 22 (30.99%) Finance
7 19 (26.76%) C#
8 18 (25.35%) Windows
8 18 (25.35%) Waterfall
9 17 (23.94%) Non-Functional Testing
10 15 (21.13%) Integration Testing
11 14 (19.72%) Data Management
11 14 (19.72%) BDD
11 14 (19.72%) RAD
11 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
11 14 (19.72%) ISEB
11 14 (19.72%) .NET
12 13 (18.31%) Banking
12 13 (18.31%) Scrum
12 13 (18.31%) QA
13 12 (16.90%) Test Management
13 12 (16.90%) Unit Testing
13 12 (16.90%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (16.90%) Agile Testing
13 12 (16.90%) Configuration Management
13 12 (16.90%) HP

Test Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 5 (7.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Temenos T24
1 7 (9.86%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) Oracle Database
1 9 (12.68%) Relational Database
2 7 (9.86%) OLTP
3 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (15.49%) LoadRunner
3 10 (14.08%) Selenium
4 9 (12.68%) Cucumber
5 8 (11.27%) WebDriver
6 7 (9.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (8.45%) NUnit
7 6 (8.45%) JUnit
7 6 (8.45%) TestNG
7 6 (8.45%) JBehave
7 6 (8.45%) Hudson
7 6 (8.45%) SoapUI
7 6 (8.45%) Jenkins
8 5 (7.04%) SpecFlow
9 3 (4.23%) HP UFT
10 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (1.41%) WinRunner
11 1 (1.41%) TestDirector
11 1 (1.41%) ClearQuest
General
1 22 (30.99%) Finance
2 13 (18.31%) Banking
3 9 (12.68%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Electronics
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.72%) .NET
2 11 (15.49%) XML
3 7 (9.86%) Middleware
4 5 (7.04%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.82%) HTML
5 2 (2.82%) CSS
5 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.82%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.82%) Informatics
1 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.41%) DTV
2 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.35%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (49.30%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (49.30%) TDD
1 35 (49.30%) Test Automation
2 32 (45.07%) Test Strategy
3 23 (32.39%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (30.99%) Performance Testing
5 18 (25.35%) Waterfall
6 17 (23.94%) Non-Functional Testing
7 15 (21.13%) Integration Testing
8 14 (19.72%) Data Management
8 14 (19.72%) RAD
8 14 (19.72%) BDD
9 13 (18.31%) Scrum
10 12 (16.90%) Test Management
10 12 (16.90%) Configuration Management
10 12 (16.90%) Agile Testing
10 12 (16.90%) Unit Testing
11 11 (15.49%) Mentoring
12 10 (14.08%) Coaching
13 9 (12.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (59.15%) Java
2 22 (30.99%) SQL
3 19 (26.76%) C#
4 9 (12.68%) PL/SQL
4 9 (12.68%) Shell Script
5 5 (7.04%) Ruby
6 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (19.72%) ISEB
2 11 (15.49%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.63%) Degree
4 1 (1.41%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.31%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (33.80%) Oracle
2 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
3 12 (16.90%) HP
3 12 (16.90%) IBM
4 10 (14.08%) Green Hat
5 3 (4.23%) Teradata
5 3 (4.23%) Informatica
6 2 (2.82%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.41%) SAP
7 1 (1.41%) Reuters
7 1 (1.41%) BT
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