The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £33,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 29 51
Rank change year-on-year -12 +22  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 23 39 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 4.01% 5.97% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.09% 6.07% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 20 34 15
Median salary £33,000 £30,500 £29,129
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.19% +4.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,450 £26,300 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,550 £36,050 £31,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 563 643 642
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 98.08% 98.47% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 492 537 544
Median salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Cardiff region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 29 (60.42%) Selenium
2 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (43.75%) SQL
4 16 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 14 (29.17%) Test Strategy
6 13 (27.08%) Test Scripting
7 12 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 12 (25.00%) Scrum
7 12 (25.00%) Automation Testing
8 11 (22.92%) Waterfall
9 10 (20.83%) QA
9 10 (20.83%) .NET
9 10 (20.83%) Test Automation
10 9 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (18.75%) Regression Testing
10 9 (18.75%) Finance
11 8 (16.67%) Advertising
11 8 (16.67%) C#
11 8 (16.67%) Automated Testing
11 8 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (16.67%) Functional Testing
11 8 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
12 6 (12.50%) Degree
12 6 (12.50%) Web Services
12 6 (12.50%) ISEB
12 6 (12.50%) Mentoring
13 5 (10.42%) Software Delivery
13 5 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (10.42%) Kanban
13 5 (10.42%) SoapUI

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 1 (2.08%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) MySQL
2 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (60.42%) Selenium
2 5 (10.42%) SoapUI
3 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.25%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.17%) JIRA
5 2 (4.17%) Subversion
6 1 (2.08%) JMeter
6 1 (2.08%) MSTest
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.08%) Toad
6 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Advertising
3 3 (6.25%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Law
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) .NET
2 6 (12.50%) Web Services
3 5 (10.42%) SOAP
4 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.17%) CSS
5 2 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 14 (29.17%) Test Strategy
4 13 (27.08%) Test Scripting
5 12 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 12 (25.00%) Scrum
6 11 (22.92%) Waterfall
7 10 (20.83%) Test Automation
8 9 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (18.75%) Regression Testing
9 8 (16.67%) Automated Testing
9 8 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
9 8 (16.67%) Functional Testing
9 8 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (12.50%) Mentoring
11 5 (10.42%) Kanban
11 5 (10.42%) Migration
11 5 (10.42%) Software Delivery
12 4 (8.33%) Software Testing
12 4 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) SQL
2 8 (16.67%) C#
3 4 (8.33%) Java
4 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (12.50%) Degree
2 6 (12.50%) ISEB
3 5 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.83%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle
1 3 (6.25%) TOWER Software
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
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