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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Architect
Rank 869 877 851
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Architect 24 34 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.031% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.032% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 16 28 28
Average salary £70,000 £45,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.55% -21.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,824 £40,000 £49,550
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -14.28%

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
107809 104785 105042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.70% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 89260 86303 89863
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 21 November 2014 within the UK.

Test Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Architect
Top 12 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 21 November 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
England -26 24 £70,000 +55.55% 4
London -12 8 £82,500 +32.00% 2
East of England - 8 £68,750 - 1
Wiltshire - 7 £60,000 -
City of London - 7 £82,500 - 2
South West - 7 £60,000 -
Swindon - 7 £60,000 -
Bedfordshire - 7 £67,500 -
Dunstable - 4 £67,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £70,000 -
Luton - 1 £86,000 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £70,000 -

Test Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 33 (66.00%) Test Strategy
2 21 (42.00%) Performance Testing
3 19 (38.00%) Finance
4 16 (32.00%) SQL
5 15 (30.00%) Oracle
5 15 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 14 (28.00%) HP
6 14 (28.00%) PL/SQL
6 14 (28.00%) LoadRunner
6 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (26.00%) PCI DSS
7 13 (26.00%) Shell Script
7 13 (26.00%) Oracle Database
8 12 (24.00%) Java
9 11 (22.00%) ISTQB
9 11 (22.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (20.00%) Test Management
11 9 (18.00%) Test Automation
12 8 (16.00%) ISEB
12 8 (16.00%) Selenium
12 8 (16.00%) TDD
12 8 (16.00%) ISEB Practitioner
12 8 (16.00%) Line Management
12 8 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (16.00%) WebDriver
12 8 (16.00%) BDD
13 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 7 (14.00%) Waterfall
13 7 (14.00%) Dependency Management
13 7 (14.00%) Knowledge Management

Test Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (28.00%) LoadRunner
2 8 (16.00%) Selenium
2 8 (16.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (12.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (12.00%) Hudson
3 6 (12.00%) SoapUI
3 6 (12.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (12.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (12.00%) TestNG
3 6 (12.00%) JBehave
3 6 (12.00%) JUnit
3 6 (12.00%) NUnit
4 2 (4.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.00%) JMeter
General
1 19 (38.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (6.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (2.00%) Open Source
2 1 (2.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (66.00%) Test Strategy
2 21 (42.00%) Performance Testing
3 15 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (22.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (20.00%) Test Management
7 9 (18.00%) Test Automation
8 8 (16.00%) BDD
8 8 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (16.00%) TDD
8 8 (16.00%) Line Management
9 7 (14.00%) Project Management
9 7 (14.00%) Risk Management
9 7 (14.00%) Dependency Management
9 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (14.00%) Waterfall
9 7 (14.00%) Knowledge Management
10 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (12.00%) ATDD
10 6 (12.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) SQL
2 14 (28.00%) PL/SQL
3 13 (26.00%) Shell Script
4 12 (24.00%) Java
5 2 (4.00%) C#
6 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (16.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 8 (16.00%) ISEB
3 2 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.00%) CSQA
4 1 (2.00%) Sun Certification
4 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.00%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (26.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 15 (30.00%) Oracle
2 14 (28.00%) HP
3 3 (6.00%) IBM
4 1 (2.00%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.00%) VocaLink
4 1 (2.00%) SAP
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