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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Architect
Rank 855 902 871
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Architect 40 24 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.020% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.022% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 27 17 10
Average salary £70,000 £67,500 £73,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -8.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,065 £42,275 £61,750
10% offered a salary of more than £86,000 £77,700 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £68,750 £55,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -26.66%

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
103195 111326 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.53% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85280 91269 85438
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 6 July 2015 within the UK.

Test Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Architect
Top 15 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 6 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +20 22 £80,000 +18.51% 3
South West -5 9 £67,500 +29.18%
Scotland - 9 £45,706 -
Bournemouth - 9 £67,500 -
Dorset - 9 £67,500 -
Glasgow - 8 £45,706 -
Bedfordshire +9 6 £86,000 +20.27% 1
East of England +9 6 £86,000 +20.27% 1
London +17 5 £80,000 +10.34% 1
Dunstable -2 5 £86,000 +29.81%
City of London - 4 £80,000 - 1
North West -4 2 £55,000 +30.10%
Lancashire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £55,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -

Test Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 36 (59.02%) Java
2 29 (47.54%) Test Strategy
3 25 (40.98%) Finance
3 25 (40.98%) TDD
4 24 (39.34%) Oracle
4 24 (39.34%) Non-Functional Testing
5 23 (37.70%) Test Automation
5 23 (37.70%) Performance Testing
6 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (32.79%) SQL
8 18 (29.51%) HP
9 17 (27.87%) LoadRunner
9 17 (27.87%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (24.59%) ISEB
11 14 (22.95%) Shell Script
11 14 (22.95%) PL/SQL
11 14 (22.95%) Oracle Database
12 13 (21.31%) Waterfall
12 13 (21.31%) RAD
12 13 (21.31%) C#
12 13 (21.31%) Test Management
13 12 (19.67%) Windows
14 11 (18.03%) Integration Testing
14 11 (18.03%) ISTQB
15 10 (16.39%) QA
16 9 (14.75%) Project Management
16 9 (14.75%) Banking
16 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
17 8 (13.11%) .NET
17 8 (13.11%) Strategic Planning

Test Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 4 (6.56%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Temenos T24
1 6 (9.84%) Oracle Cash Management
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.95%) Oracle Database
2 6 (9.84%) Relational Database
2 6 (9.84%) OLTP
3 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (27.87%) LoadRunner
2 8 (13.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (9.84%) Selenium
3 6 (9.84%) WebDriver
4 5 (8.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (6.56%) TestNG
5 4 (6.56%) NUnit
5 4 (6.56%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.56%) Hudson
5 4 (6.56%) SoapUI
5 4 (6.56%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.56%) JBehave
5 4 (6.56%) JUnit
6 1 (1.64%) TestPartner
General
1 25 (40.98%) Finance
2 9 (14.75%) Banking
3 6 (9.84%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) .NET
2 7 (11.48%) Middleware
3 6 (9.84%) XML
4 3 (4.92%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.67%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (47.54%) Test Strategy
2 25 (40.98%) TDD
3 24 (39.34%) Non-Functional Testing
4 23 (37.70%) Test Automation
4 23 (37.70%) Performance Testing
5 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (27.87%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (21.31%) Test Management
7 13 (21.31%) Waterfall
7 13 (21.31%) RAD
8 11 (18.03%) Integration Testing
9 9 (14.75%) Project Management
10 8 (13.11%) Scrum
10 8 (13.11%) Strategic Planning
10 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing
10 8 (13.11%) Agile Testing
10 8 (13.11%) Mentoring
10 8 (13.11%) Coaching
11 7 (11.48%) Line Management
11 7 (11.48%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 36 (59.02%) Java
2 20 (32.79%) SQL
3 14 (22.95%) Shell Script
3 14 (22.95%) PL/SQL
4 13 (21.31%) C#
5 3 (4.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (24.59%) ISEB
2 11 (18.03%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.28%) Sun Certification
3 2 (3.28%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.39%) QA
2 6 (9.84%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 24 (39.34%) Oracle
2 18 (29.51%) HP
3 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
4 7 (11.48%) IBM
5 6 (9.84%) Green Hat
6 1 (1.64%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.64%) Reuters
6 1 (1.64%) BT
City, London
Salt
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Package & Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago