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

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Architect
Rank 875 926 886
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Architect 25 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.015% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.016% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 23 13 9
Average salary £67,500 £70,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,913 £62,500 £52,000
10% offered a salary of more than £86,000 £79,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £63,750 £75,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%

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
105334 114534 105198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.73%
Number of salaries quoted 86166 92849 87525
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 £38,500
% 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 21 April 2015 within the UK.

Test Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Architect
Top 12 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 21 April 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 +51 15 £86,000 +22.85% 2
East of England - 13 £86,000 - 1
Bedfordshire - 11 £86,000 - 1
Dunstable - 10 £86,000 -
Scotland +28 9 £43,913 -34.70%
Glasgow +21 9 £43,913 -32.44%
Rickmansworth - 2 £66,250 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £66,250 -
London +35 1 - - 1
Swindon - 1 £57,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £57,500 -
South West - 1 £57,500 -

Test Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 29 (61.70%) Test Strategy
2 24 (51.06%) Finance
3 23 (48.94%) Java
4 18 (38.30%) LoadRunner
4 18 (38.30%) Performance Testing
5 17 (36.17%) HP
5 17 (36.17%) Oracle
6 16 (34.04%) SQL
7 15 (31.91%) PL/SQL
7 15 (31.91%) TDD
8 14 (29.79%) Shell Script
8 14 (29.79%) Oracle Database
8 14 (29.79%) Test Management
9 12 (25.53%) Test Automation
10 10 (21.28%) ISEB
11 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (17.02%) SoapUI
12 8 (17.02%) Cucumber
12 8 (17.02%) BDD
12 8 (17.02%) Jenkins
12 8 (17.02%) Selenium
12 8 (17.02%) ISTQB
12 8 (17.02%) Project Management
12 8 (17.02%) JUnit
13 7 (14.89%) E-Commerce
13 7 (14.89%) NUnit
13 7 (14.89%) Banking
13 7 (14.89%) Strategic Planning
13 7 (14.89%) Hudson

Test Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.26%) BODI
3 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 18 (38.30%) LoadRunner
2 8 (17.02%) JUnit
2 8 (17.02%) Selenium
2 8 (17.02%) Cucumber
2 8 (17.02%) SoapUI
2 8 (17.02%) Jenkins
3 7 (14.89%) Hudson
3 7 (14.89%) JBehave
3 7 (14.89%) WebDriver
3 7 (14.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (14.89%) TestNG
3 7 (14.89%) NUnit
4 2 (4.26%) EasyMock
5 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.13%) Mockito
5 1 (2.13%) TestPartner
5 1 (2.13%) Maven
5 1 (2.13%) JIRA
5 1 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.13%) JMeter
General
1 24 (51.06%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Games
4 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) .NET
1 1 (2.13%) SOAP
1 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Online Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Open Source
2 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) UNIX
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
1 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) Test Strategy
2 18 (38.30%) Performance Testing
3 15 (31.91%) TDD
4 14 (29.79%) Test Management
5 12 (25.53%) Test Automation
6 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (17.02%) Project Management
7 8 (17.02%) BDD
8 7 (14.89%) ATDD
8 7 (14.89%) E-Commerce
8 7 (14.89%) Strategic Planning
8 7 (14.89%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.64%) RAD
9 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.38%) Software Testing
10 3 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (6.38%) Test Planning
10 3 (6.38%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) Java
2 16 (34.04%) SQL
3 15 (31.91%) PL/SQL
4 14 (29.79%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.26%) C#
6 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) ISEB
2 8 (17.02%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.51%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (6.38%) Sun Certification
5 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) Oracle
1 17 (36.17%) HP
2 2 (4.26%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
Bedfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £86000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago