Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 16 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 113 65
Rank change year-on-year +16 -48 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 55 21 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.11% 0.97% 3.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 1.00% 3.51%
Number of salaries quoted 27 14 107
Edinburgh median annual salary £32,500 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.41% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £27,550 £32,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £39,400 £39,358 £44,000
Scotland median annual salary £33,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.47% -2.86% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,499 2,092 2,647
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 96.23% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,573 1,408 1,705
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,750 £28,297
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £43,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.16% +1.18% +2.41%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Edinburgh

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Test Analyst in Edinburgh

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 16 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 Edinburgh region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 38 (69.09%) Test Automation
2 30 (54.55%) Defect Management
3 27 (49.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (45.45%) Test Scripting
5 23 (41.82%) ISTQB
5 23 (41.82%) Scenario Testing
5 23 (41.82%) Cucumber
6 21 (38.18%) Gherkin
6 21 (38.18%) Microsoft
7 20 (36.36%) Software Testing
8 19 (34.55%) Finance
8 19 (34.55%) HP UFT
9 17 (30.91%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (29.09%) SpecFlow
11 14 (25.45%) HP
12 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (21.82%) Selenium
13 12 (21.82%) FitNesse
14 11 (20.00%) SQL
15 10 (18.18%) Test Strategy
16 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Excel
16 9 (16.36%) V-Model
17 7 (12.73%) Oracle
17 7 (12.73%) PL/SQL
18 6 (10.91%) JIRA
18 6 (10.91%) Performance Testing
18 6 (10.91%) WebDriver
19 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
19 5 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
19 5 (9.09%) Manual Testing

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (3.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (41.82%) Cucumber
2 19 (34.55%) HP UFT
3 16 (29.09%) SpecFlow
4 12 (21.82%) FitNesse
4 12 (21.82%) Selenium
5 6 (10.91%) JIRA
5 6 (10.91%) WebDriver
6 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 5 (9.09%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.82%) MSTest
General
1 19 (34.55%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.18%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.64%) HTML
2 2 (3.64%) React
2 2 (3.64%) Symfony
2 2 (3.64%) XML
2 2 (3.64%) XSD
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) JSF
3 1 (1.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.64%) User Experience
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.82%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (69.09%) Test Automation
2 30 (54.55%) Defect Management
3 27 (49.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (45.45%) Test Scripting
5 23 (41.82%) Scenario Testing
6 20 (36.36%) Software Testing
7 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (18.18%) Test Strategy
9 9 (16.36%) V-Model
10 6 (10.91%) Performance Testing
11 5 (9.09%) Manual Testing
11 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering
11 5 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
12 4 (7.27%) Business Analysis
12 4 (7.27%) Defect Tracking
12 4 (7.27%) Exploratory Testing
12 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Transformation
12 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2
13 3 (5.45%) Functional Testing
13 3 (5.45%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) SQL
2 7 (12.73%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.64%) PHP
4 1 (1.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (41.82%) ISTQB
2 5 (9.09%) ISEB
2 5 (9.09%) MCP
2 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.09%) OCP
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle Certification
2 5 (9.09%) SAP Certification
3 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 17 (30.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (38.18%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.45%) HP
3 7 (12.73%) Oracle
4 5 (9.09%) SAP
5 1 (1.82%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.82%) Perfecto Mobile