Period
to 23 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £32,250 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 23 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
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 42 66
Rank change year-on-year -19 +24 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 29 65 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.80% 4.71% 2.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 4.79% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 26 58 41
Cardiff median annual salary £32,250 £30,500 £29,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.74% +2.01% -0.33%
10th Percentile £21,125 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £37,250 £40,000 £36,000
South Wales median annual salary £30,500 £30,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +1.67% -

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 1020 1357 1421
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 98.65% 98.40% 96.86%
Number of salaries quoted 902 1160 1182
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £55,225
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%

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 23 July 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 23 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 Cardiff region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 22 (75.86%) Test Automation
2 13 (44.83%) Selenium
2 13 (44.83%) SQL
3 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (34.48%) ISTQB
5 9 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (27.59%) Waterfall
7 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
7 7 (24.14%) Finance
8 6 (20.69%) Migration
8 6 (20.69%) SOAP
8 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
8 6 (20.69%) QA
8 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (20.69%) SoapUI
9 5 (17.24%) Software Delivery
9 5 (17.24%) Degree
9 5 (17.24%) C#
9 5 (17.24%) Java
10 4 (13.79%) .NET
10 4 (13.79%) SDLC
10 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (13.79%) WebDriver
11 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
11 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
11 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (10.34%) Advertising
11 3 (10.34%) Subversion

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 3 (10.34%) CMS
2 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.45%) JCAPS
2 1 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (44.83%) Selenium
2 6 (20.69%) SoapUI
3 4 (13.79%) WebDriver
4 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
4 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
4 3 (10.34%) JIRA
4 3 (10.34%) Subversion
4 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.90%) JMeter
6 1 (3.45%) MSTest
6 1 (3.45%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) SOAP
2 4 (13.79%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) Test Automation
2 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (27.59%) Waterfall
5 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
6 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Migration
6 6 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
7 5 (17.24%) Software Delivery
8 4 (13.79%) SDLC
9 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Scrum
10 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
10 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
10 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
10 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (3.45%) Coaching
11 1 (3.45%) Defect Management
11 1 (3.45%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) C#
2 5 (17.24%) Java
3 3 (10.34%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) C++
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) ISTQB
2 5 (17.24%) Degree
3 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (6.90%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Fiorano
3 1 (3.45%) IBM
3 1 (3.45%) InterSystems
3 1 (3.45%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.45%) VMware
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