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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Architect
Rank 845 823 859
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Architect 21 52 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.050% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.053% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 15 48 23
Average salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £42,500 £48,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £58,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+14.89% -2.08%

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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 January 2015 within the UK.

Test Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Architect
Top 14 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 January 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 -13 19 £67,500 +8.00% 3
London -12 9 £80,000 +20.75% 1
East of England - 9 £67,500 - 1
Bedfordshire - 7 £67,500 - 1
City of London - 5 £80,000 - 1
Dunstable - 4 £67,500 -
Glasgow +9 2 £80,000 +23.07%
Scotland +7 2 £80,000 +23.07%
South West - 1 £60,000 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £67,500 -
Swindon - 1 £60,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £67,500 -
Suffolk - 1 £65,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £60,000 -

Test Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (64.29%) Test Strategy
2 24 (57.14%) Finance
3 21 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 18 (42.86%) LoadRunner
4 18 (42.86%) Java
5 17 (40.48%) HP
6 16 (38.10%) Oracle
7 15 (35.71%) SQL
8 14 (33.33%) PL/SQL
8 14 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 14 (33.33%) PCI DSS
9 13 (30.95%) Oracle Database
9 13 (30.95%) Shell Script
10 12 (28.57%) Test Management
10 12 (28.57%) Test Automation
11 10 (23.81%) TDD
12 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (21.43%) Selenium
12 9 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (21.43%) JUnit
12 9 (21.43%) SoapUI
12 9 (21.43%) Cucumber
12 9 (21.43%) BDD
12 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
13 8 (19.05%) ATDD
13 8 (19.05%) Hudson
13 8 (19.05%) TestNG
13 8 (19.05%) JBehave
13 8 (19.05%) WebDriver

Test Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.76%) BODI
2 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 18 (42.86%) LoadRunner
2 9 (21.43%) Selenium
2 9 (21.43%) JUnit
2 9 (21.43%) SoapUI
2 9 (21.43%) Cucumber
2 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 8 (19.05%) Hudson
3 8 (19.05%) TestNG
3 8 (19.05%) JBehave
3 8 (19.05%) WebDriver
3 8 (19.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (19.05%) NUnit
4 2 (4.76%) EasyMock
5 1 (2.38%) Maven
5 1 (2.38%) JIRA
5 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.38%) JMeter
5 1 (2.38%) Mockito
General
1 24 (57.14%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Retail Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Games
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Middleware
1 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Online Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) UNIX
1 1 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (64.29%) Test Strategy
2 21 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 14 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 12 (28.57%) Test Management
4 12 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 10 (23.81%) TDD
6 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (21.43%) BDD
7 8 (19.05%) ATDD
7 8 (19.05%) E-Commerce
8 7 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
8 7 (16.67%) Line Management
9 3 (7.14%) Test Planning
9 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (4.76%) Data Management
11 1 (2.38%) Scrum
11 1 (2.38%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) Java
2 15 (35.71%) SQL
3 14 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 13 (30.95%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 7 (16.67%) ISEB
2 3 (7.14%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) HP
2 16 (38.10%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) Business Objects
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