The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Architect
Rank 887 866 867
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Architect 26 16 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.015% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.016% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 17 13 22
Average salary £67,500 £72,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.89% +31.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,275 £60,500 £44,600
10% offered a salary of more than £76,500 £90,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £75,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +36.36%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110530 102537 112239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.28% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90232 84940 96167
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 28 July 2014 within the UK.

Test Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Architect
Top 17 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 28 July 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
(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 -17 25 £67,500 -6.89% 3
South West -8 7 £52,250 -0.47%
London -63 7 £72,500 - 2
Bristol - 5 - -
Bedfordshire - 5 £67,500 -
Cheshire - 5 £42,275 - 1
East of England - 5 £67,500 -
North West - 5 £42,275 - 1
Dunstable - 3 £67,500 -
Swindon -6 2 £52,250 -0.47%
Wiltshire -6 2 £52,250 -0.47%
Warrington - 2 £42,275 -
Ealing - 2 £67,500 -
City of London -13 1 £72,500 -35.55%
Leeds - 1 £55,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £55,000 -

Test Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 23 (54.76%) Test Strategy
2 13 (30.95%) Finance
3 11 (26.19%) Project Management
4 9 (21.43%) Banking
4 9 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (21.43%) Performance Testing
5 8 (19.05%) QA
5 8 (19.05%) Waterfall
5 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (19.05%) ATM
6 7 (16.67%) HP
6 7 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 7 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 7 (16.67%) Dependency Management
6 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (14.29%) Selenium
7 6 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Mainframe
7 6 (14.29%) LoadRunner
7 6 (14.29%) Java
7 6 (14.29%) SQL
7 6 (14.29%) Oracle
8 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
8 5 (11.90%) PL/SQL
8 5 (11.90%) BASE24
8 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database
8 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
8 5 (11.90%) WebDriver
9 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration

Test Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (2.38%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.76%) Big Data
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Selenium
1 6 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 5 (11.90%) WebDriver
3 3 (7.14%) JUnit
3 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.76%) NUnit
5 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.38%) Maven
5 1 (2.38%) JMeter
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 9 (21.43%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Retail
4 2 (4.76%) Games
5 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.38%) CSS
2 1 (2.38%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) jQuery
2 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.38%) WCF
2 1 (2.38%) Silverlight
2 1 (2.38%) LINQ
2 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (2.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 3 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.38%) PMI
3 1 (2.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.76%) Android
2 2 (4.76%) UNIX
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Test Strategy
2 11 (26.19%) Project Management
3 9 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (21.43%) Performance Testing
4 8 (19.05%) Waterfall
4 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 7 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 7 (16.67%) Dependency Management
5 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
8 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.52%) TDD
9 3 (7.14%) Scrum
9 3 (7.14%) Regression Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (7.14%) Test Management
9 3 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) Java
1 6 (14.29%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
2 5 (11.90%) PL/SQL
3 4 (9.52%) C#
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) ISTQB
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) ISEB
3 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.38%) MBA
3 1 (2.38%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) QA
2 4 (9.52%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) HP
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (7.14%) IBM
3 3 (7.14%) Cognizant
4 1 (2.38%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.38%) Pega
4 1 (2.38%) VocaLink
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + bonus + Pension + Health etc
Posted: 5 days ago
St James Park, London
Transport For London (TFL)
Salary: Circa £59,000
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: On application + excellent package
Posted: 26 days ago