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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Architect
Rank 841 908 876
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Architect 32 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.009% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.010% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 26 10 9
Average salary £70,000 £75,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,913 £54,050 £61,000
10% offered a salary of more than £86,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £67,250 £75,000
% change year-on-year
+0.37% -10.33%

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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
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 £27,500 £27,000
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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +54 18 £86,000 +14.66% 5
East of England - 11 £86,000 -
Bedfordshire - 10 £86,000 -
Dunstable - 9 £86,000 -
Glasgow - 9 £43,913 -
Scotland - 9 £43,913 -
London +51 3 £80,000 +6.66% 1
South West -10 3 £67,500 +29.18% 2
Bournemouth - 3 £67,500 - 2
Dorset - 3 £67,500 - 2
City of London +41 2 £80,000 +14.28% 1
North West +14 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £65,000 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 £65,000 -

Test Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 27 (52.94%) Java
1 27 (52.94%) Test Strategy
2 22 (43.14%) Finance
3 20 (39.22%) Non-Functional Testing
4 19 (37.25%) Performance Testing
4 19 (37.25%) TDD
4 19 (37.25%) Oracle
4 19 (37.25%) HP
4 19 (37.25%) LoadRunner
5 15 (29.41%) SQL
5 15 (29.41%) Test Management
5 15 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 14 (27.45%) Oracle Database
6 14 (27.45%) PL/SQL
6 14 (27.45%) Shell Script
7 13 (25.49%) ISEB
8 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (19.61%) Waterfall
9 10 (19.61%) RAD
10 9 (17.65%) Project Management
10 9 (17.65%) ISTQB
11 8 (15.69%) Strategic Planning
12 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (13.73%) C#
13 6 (11.76%) Windows
13 6 (11.76%) Banking
13 6 (11.76%) Selenium
13 6 (11.76%) BDD
13 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing

Test Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Temenos T24
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.92%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (3.92%) BODI
4 1 (1.96%) OLTP
4 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (37.25%) LoadRunner
2 6 (11.76%) Selenium
3 5 (9.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (9.80%) SoapUI
3 5 (9.80%) Cucumber
3 5 (9.80%) WebDriver
3 5 (9.80%) Jenkins
3 5 (9.80%) JUnit
4 4 (7.84%) NUnit
4 4 (7.84%) Hudson
4 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (7.84%) TestNG
4 4 (7.84%) JBehave
5 2 (3.92%) EasyMock
6 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.96%) JIRA
6 1 (1.96%) TestPartner
6 1 (1.96%) Maven
6 1 (1.96%) Mockito
General
1 22 (43.14%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.92%) Middleware
3 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) Online Banking
2 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) UNIX
3 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (52.94%) Test Strategy
2 20 (39.22%) Non-Functional Testing
3 19 (37.25%) Performance Testing
3 19 (37.25%) TDD
4 15 (29.41%) Test Management
4 15 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (19.61%) Waterfall
6 10 (19.61%) RAD
7 9 (17.65%) Project Management
8 8 (15.69%) Strategic Planning
9 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (11.76%) BDD
10 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
11 5 (9.80%) Software Testing
11 5 (9.80%) Scrum
11 5 (9.80%) E-Commerce
12 4 (7.84%) ATDD
12 4 (7.84%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (52.94%) Java
2 15 (29.41%) SQL
3 14 (27.45%) PL/SQL
3 14 (27.45%) Shell Script
4 7 (13.73%) C#
5 2 (3.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) ISEB
2 9 (17.65%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.92%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (3.92%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) PCI DSS
2 5 (9.80%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (37.25%) Oracle
1 19 (37.25%) HP
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.92%) Business Objects
3 2 (3.92%) IBM
4 1 (1.96%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.96%) Reuters
4 1 (1.96%) BT
4 1 (1.96%) Green Hat
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 - 75,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive plus salary
Posted: 24 days ago
Bournemouth, South, United Kingdom
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive plus salary
Posted: 24 days ago