The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £33,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 24 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 74 64
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 15 27 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.34% 2.01% 2.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 2.15% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 9 18 21
Median salary £33,000 £32,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.53% -14.47%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.44% -1.42%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1063 1256 1338
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.74% 93.45% 95.71%
Number of salaries quoted 702 822 804
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +4.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,000 £65,000
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 Edinburgh

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 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 Edinburgh region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 17 (65.38%) Defect Management
2 16 (61.54%) Software Testing
3 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 14 (53.85%) Test Automation
4 13 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (46.15%) Finance
6 11 (42.31%) ISTQB
7 10 (38.46%) HP UFT
7 10 (38.46%) SpecFlow
7 10 (38.46%) Gherkin
7 10 (38.46%) Cucumber
8 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
8 8 (30.77%) ISEB
9 7 (26.92%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (19.23%) SQL
10 5 (19.23%) Selenium
10 5 (19.23%) FitNesse
11 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (15.38%) C#
11 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
12 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
12 3 (11.54%) User Stories
12 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
12 3 (11.54%) Scrum
12 3 (11.54%) QA
13 2 (7.69%) HP
13 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (7.69%) Waterfall

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 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Cucumber
1 10 (38.46%) HP UFT
1 10 (38.46%) SpecFlow
2 5 (19.23%) FitNesse
2 5 (19.23%) Selenium
3 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Defect Management
2 16 (61.54%) Software Testing
3 14 (53.85%) Test Automation
4 13 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
6 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
7 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
7 3 (11.54%) Scrum
7 3 (11.54%) User Stories
8 2 (7.69%) Automation Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Test Management
8 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
8 2 (7.69%) Workload Management
9 1 (3.85%) Compatibility Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Exploratory Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Functional Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Manual Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) C++
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) ISTQB
2 8 (30.77%) ISEB
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
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