Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff 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
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 42 35
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 40 67 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 5.13% 5.42% 6.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.21% 5.48% 6.37%
Number of salaries quoted 41 69 89
Cardiff median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.62% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £26,000 £23,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £36,000 £41,750 £43,750
South Wales median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year +4.62% +3.17% +4.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 768 1,223 1,428
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.46% 98.95% 98.41%
Number of salaries quoted 680 1,134 1,235
Cardiff median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £54,750 £57,500 £52,500
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.67% +4.17% +2.86%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Cardiff

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for Test Analyst in Cardiff

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Cardiff over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in Cardiff

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

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 Cardiff region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 20 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (45.00%) Test Management
2 18 (45.00%) Defect Management
2 18 (45.00%) ISTQB
3 17 (42.50%) Finance
3 17 (42.50%) Software Delivery
4 16 (40.00%) Coaching
4 16 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 16 (40.00%) Workload Management
5 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (35.00%) Retail
6 8 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (20.00%) Selenium
7 7 (17.50%) SoapUI
8 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 6 (15.00%) SQL
9 5 (12.50%) QA
9 5 (12.50%) Manual Testing
10 4 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (10.00%) JMeter
10 4 (10.00%) ISEB
11 3 (7.50%) ClearQuest
11 3 (7.50%) SOAP
11 3 (7.50%) XML
11 3 (7.50%) Degree
11 3 (7.50%) JIRA
11 3 (7.50%) Zephyr

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 2 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Big Data
1 2 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Selenium
2 7 (17.50%) SoapUI
3 4 (10.00%) JMeter
4 3 (7.50%) ClearQuest
4 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.50%) JIRA
4 3 (7.50%) Zephyr
5 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.50%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (42.50%) Finance
2 14 (35.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
3 1 (2.50%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) SOAP
1 3 (7.50%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (45.00%) Defect Management
2 18 (45.00%) Test Management
3 17 (42.50%) Software Delivery
4 16 (40.00%) Coaching
4 16 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 16 (40.00%) Workload Management
5 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Manual Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Case Management
10 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
11 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (5.00%) Regression Testing
11 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
12 1 (2.50%) Scrum
12 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (45.00%) ISTQB
2 16 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (10.00%) ISEB
4 3 (7.50%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Sitecore