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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Architect
Rank 855 879 872
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Architect 42 26 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.022% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.024% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 24 17 16
Average salary £70,000 £67,500 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £42,275 £56,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £76,500 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £60,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%

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
102980 110053 102274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85256 89729 84642
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 £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 4 August 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 August 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 +22 28 £77,500 +14.81% 7
London +31 13 £80,000 +10.34% 1
South West -9 11 £67,500 +29.18% 1
Dorset - 11 £67,500 -
Bournemouth - 11 £67,500 -
City of London +42 8 £80,000 +10.34%
Scotland - 4 £47,500 -
Glasgow - 3 £47,500 -
North West -4 2 £55,000 +30.10%
East of England 0 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire -6 1 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 £77,500 - 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £55,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £77,500 -

Test Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 39 (58.21%) Java
2 30 (44.78%) TDD
2 30 (44.78%) Test Automation
2 30 (44.78%) Test Strategy
3 29 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (37.31%) Oracle
5 23 (34.33%) Finance
6 21 (31.34%) Performance Testing
6 21 (31.34%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (28.36%) SQL
8 18 (26.87%) Non-Functional Testing
9 16 (23.88%) Waterfall
9 16 (23.88%) Windows
10 15 (22.39%) C#
10 15 (22.39%) ISEB
11 14 (20.90%) RAD
11 14 (20.90%) Test Management
12 13 (19.40%) QA
12 13 (19.40%) Integration Testing
13 12 (17.91%) Banking
13 12 (17.91%) Data Management
13 12 (17.91%) .NET
13 12 (17.91%) HP
14 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
14 11 (16.42%) LoadRunner
14 11 (16.42%) ISTQB
14 11 (16.42%) BDD
15 10 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (14.93%) Oracle Database
15 10 (14.93%) Agile Testing

Test Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (7.46%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Temenos T24
1 7 (10.45%) Oracle Cash Management
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) Oracle Database
2 8 (11.94%) Relational Database
3 7 (10.45%) OLTP
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.48%) DB2
5 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (16.42%) LoadRunner
2 10 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (11.94%) Selenium
3 8 (11.94%) WebDriver
4 7 (10.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (8.96%) JBehave
5 6 (8.96%) NUnit
5 6 (8.96%) JUnit
5 6 (8.96%) Cucumber
5 6 (8.96%) Hudson
5 6 (8.96%) SoapUI
5 6 (8.96%) TestNG
5 6 (8.96%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.99%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.99%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.49%) TestPartner
General
1 23 (34.33%) Finance
2 12 (17.91%) Banking
3 8 (11.94%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.91%) .NET
2 9 (13.43%) XML
3 7 (10.45%) Middleware
4 3 (4.48%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
1 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.88%) Windows
2 6 (8.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.78%) TDD
1 30 (44.78%) Test Automation
1 30 (44.78%) Test Strategy
2 29 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (31.34%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (31.34%) Performance Testing
4 18 (26.87%) Non-Functional Testing
5 16 (23.88%) Waterfall
6 14 (20.90%) Test Management
6 14 (20.90%) RAD
7 13 (19.40%) Integration Testing
8 12 (17.91%) Data Management
9 11 (16.42%) BDD
10 10 (14.93%) Agile Testing
10 10 (14.93%) Unit Testing
10 10 (14.93%) Scrum
10 10 (14.93%) Configuration Management
11 9 (13.43%) Project Management
11 9 (13.43%) Mentoring
11 9 (13.43%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 39 (58.21%) Java
2 19 (28.36%) SQL
3 15 (22.39%) C#
4 10 (14.93%) Shell Script
4 10 (14.93%) PL/SQL
5 5 (7.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (22.39%) ISEB
2 11 (16.42%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.99%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.49%) Degree
4 1 (1.49%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.40%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 25 (37.31%) Oracle
2 12 (17.91%) HP
3 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
4 10 (14.93%) IBM
5 9 (13.43%) Green Hat
6 3 (4.48%) Teradata
6 3 (4.48%) Informatica
7 2 (2.99%) Cognizant
8 1 (1.49%) Reuters
8 1 (1.49%) BT
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50 - 80k
Posted: 11 hours ago
UK
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
England
People Source
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Nationwide
Salary: £49838 - £63682 per annum + status car
Posted: 8 days ago
Northampton
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: Market related
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: Market related
Posted: 11 days ago
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Posted: 20 days ago