Period
to 25 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Analyst
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 123 120
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 72 90 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.86% 1.87% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.96% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 68 86 70
Birmingham median annual salary £35,000 £36,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +16.67%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,875 £28,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £45,000 £47,625
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £32,508 £33,250
% change year-on-year -0.02% -2.23% +8.13%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3730 4597 3779
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.53% 95.65% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3103 3450 3117
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Birmingham

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Test Analyst in Birmingham

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Birmingham over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in Birmingham

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, Test Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 58 (80.56%) Test Automation
2 57 (79.17%) Test Scripting
3 48 (66.67%) Selenium
4 46 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (59.72%) QA
6 33 (45.83%) SQL
7 30 (41.67%) Software Testing
8 26 (36.11%) ISEB
9 23 (31.94%) Java
10 21 (29.17%) JIRA
11 20 (27.78%) Migration
11 20 (27.78%) BDD
12 19 (26.39%) Scrum
13 18 (25.00%) Finance
13 18 (25.00%) E-Commerce
14 17 (23.61%) Cucumber
15 16 (22.22%) JMeter
15 16 (22.22%) Retail
16 15 (20.83%) XML
17 14 (19.44%) ISTQB
17 14 (19.44%) Test Management
18 13 (18.06%) WATIR
18 13 (18.06%) SOAP
18 13 (18.06%) ETL
18 13 (18.06%) SoapUI
18 13 (18.06%) Gherkin
18 13 (18.06%) Open Source
19 12 (16.67%) JBehave
19 12 (16.67%) Test Strategy
19 12 (16.67%) SpecFlow

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.39%) Confluence
1 1 (1.39%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) SAP HCM
1 2 (2.78%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
3 8 (11.11%) Big Data
4 7 (9.72%) Power BI
5 6 (8.33%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 48 (66.67%) Selenium
2 21 (29.17%) JIRA
3 17 (23.61%) Cucumber
4 16 (22.22%) JMeter
5 13 (18.06%) SoapUI
5 13 (18.06%) WATIR
6 12 (16.67%) eggPlant
6 12 (16.67%) JBehave
6 12 (16.67%) Ranorex
6 12 (16.67%) SpecFlow
7 7 (9.72%) HP UFT
8 5 (6.94%) WebDriver
9 4 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (4.17%) Jenkins
10 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (2.78%) Bugzilla
11 2 (2.78%) JUnit
12 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
12 1 (1.39%) IntelliJ
12 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (25.00%) Finance
2 16 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.83%) XML
2 13 (18.06%) Gherkin
2 13 (18.06%) SOAP
3 3 (4.17%) .NET
3 3 (4.17%) HTML
4 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.78%) Middleware
4 2 (2.78%) RESTful
5 1 (1.39%) REST
5 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Fintech
2 4 (5.56%) EPoS
3 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) Unix
3 1 (1.39%) Android
3 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (80.56%) Test Automation
2 57 (79.17%) Test Scripting
3 46 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (41.67%) Software Testing
5 20 (27.78%) BDD
5 20 (27.78%) Migration
6 19 (26.39%) Scrum
7 18 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 14 (19.44%) Test Management
9 13 (18.06%) ETL
9 13 (18.06%) Open Source
10 12 (16.67%) Test Strategy
11 11 (15.28%) SDLC
12 10 (13.89%) Integration Testing
12 10 (13.89%) Manual Testing
12 10 (13.89%) Process Improvement
13 9 (12.50%) Regression Testing
13 9 (12.50%) System Testing
14 8 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (45.83%) SQL
2 23 (31.94%) Java
3 8 (11.11%) C#
4 7 (9.72%) Scala
4 7 (9.72%) VB
4 7 (9.72%) VBScript
5 5 (6.94%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.17%) Ruby
6 3 (4.17%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.78%) Perl
8 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.39%) Python
8 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (36.11%) ISEB
2 14 (19.44%) ISTQB
3 11 (15.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (13.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (59.72%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) CA Agile Central
2 10 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.11%) Oracle
4 7 (9.72%) Tableau
5 4 (5.56%) SAP
6 3 (4.17%) HP
6 3 (4.17%) Serena
7 1 (1.39%) New Relic
7 1 (1.39%) Yardi
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