Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 117 115
Rank change year-on-year -19 -2 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 50 89 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.37% 2.03% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 2.09% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 45 93 65
Birmingham median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.70% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,400 £26,750
90th Percentile £47,000 £70,000 £45,000
West Midlands median annual salary £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3,518 4,251 3,590
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.73% 96.94% 97.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2,677 3,191 3,029
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £66,250
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 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 38 (76.00%) Test Automation
2 37 (74.00%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (66.00%) Selenium
4 32 (64.00%) Test Scripting
5 28 (56.00%) QA
6 21 (42.00%) Software Testing
7 20 (40.00%) XML
8 19 (38.00%) SQL
9 17 (34.00%) Scrum
9 17 (34.00%) ISEB
10 14 (28.00%) E-Commerce
10 14 (28.00%) Migration
10 14 (28.00%) Defect Management
11 12 (24.00%) Waterfall
11 12 (24.00%) ISTQB
12 11 (22.00%) Finance
12 11 (22.00%) HP UFT
12 11 (22.00%) Cucumber
12 11 (22.00%) BDD
12 11 (22.00%) JIRA
13 10 (20.00%) Calabash
13 10 (20.00%) Appium
14 8 (16.00%) SoapUI
14 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
15 7 (14.00%) Regression Testing
15 7 (14.00%) Test Planning
15 7 (14.00%) SDLC
15 7 (14.00%) Scenario Testing
16 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (12.00%) System Testing

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 (2.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Postilion
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (66.00%) Selenium
2 11 (22.00%) Cucumber
2 11 (22.00%) HP UFT
2 11 (22.00%) JIRA
3 10 (20.00%) Appium
3 10 (20.00%) Calabash
4 8 (16.00%) SoapUI
5 5 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.00%) Bugzilla
6 2 (4.00%) JMeter
6 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.00%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.00%) JBehave
7 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.00%) JUnit
7 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.00%) WATIR
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.00%) XML
2 5 (10.00%) Web Services
3 3 (6.00%) .NET
3 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.00%) HTML
4 2 (4.00%) REST
5 1 (2.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.00%) JSON
5 1 (2.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (76.00%) Test Automation
2 37 (74.00%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (64.00%) Test Scripting
4 21 (42.00%) Software Testing
5 17 (34.00%) Scrum
6 14 (28.00%) Defect Management
6 14 (28.00%) E-Commerce
6 14 (28.00%) Migration
7 12 (24.00%) Waterfall
8 11 (22.00%) BDD
9 7 (14.00%) Regression Testing
9 7 (14.00%) Scenario Testing
9 7 (14.00%) SDLC
9 7 (14.00%) Test Planning
10 6 (12.00%) System Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Analytics
11 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Manual Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Test Strategy
11 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.00%) SQL
2 6 (12.00%) C#
3 3 (6.00%) Java
3 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.00%) Python
4 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) ISEB
2 12 (24.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.00%) Degree
4 3 (6.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (56.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.00%) New Relic