Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £36,750 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 313 246 236
Rank change year-on-year -67 -10 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1718 2465 3012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.02% 1.40% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.45% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1461 2260 2632
England median annual salary £36,750 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,525
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £53,750
UK median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161257 170357 198528
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130412 143799 166492
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in England

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Test Analyst in England

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in England

Test Analyst
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -40 497 £45,000 +4.65% 34
South East -65 333 £35,750 -3.58% 15
North of England -77 328 £32,500 -5.28% 22
Midlands -20 235 £32,500 - 11
South West +1 223 £35,000 +2.94% 10
Yorkshire -77 168 £35,000 - 14
West Midlands -18 161 £30,500 -6.15% 5
North West -56 140 £32,500 - 8
East of England -104 99 £37,500 +7.14% 11
East Midlands +1 73 £35,000 +11.11% 6
North East +5 20 £35,000 -
Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 England region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 1122 (65.31%) Test Automation
2 878 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
3 645 (37.54%) Selenium
4 631 (36.73%) QA
5 550 (32.01%) Test Scripting
5 550 (32.01%) SQL
6 490 (28.52%) ISTQB
7 464 (27.01%) Finance
8 444 (25.84%) ISEB
9 387 (22.53%) Software Testing
10 356 (20.72%) Manual Testing
11 315 (18.34%) C#
12 307 (17.87%) User Acceptance Testing
13 289 (16.82%) Java
14 285 (16.59%) JIRA
15 284 (16.53%) Test Strategy
16 279 (16.24%) Functional Testing
17 247 (14.38%) BDD
17 247 (14.38%) SDLC
18 246 (14.32%) Regression Testing
19 242 (14.09%) SoapUI
20 230 (13.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 230 (13.39%) Scrum
21 227 (13.21%) Cucumber
22 205 (11.93%) Degree
23 204 (11.87%) Test Management
24 200 (11.64%) Scenario Testing
25 198 (11.53%) .NET
26 180 (10.48%) Microsoft
26 180 (10.48%) Analytical Skills

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 38 (2.21%) Confluence
2 35 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 11 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (0.58%) CMS
4 10 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.23%) Drupal
5 4 (0.23%) IBM Domino
6 3 (0.17%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.17%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.17%) Tuxedo
6 3 (0.17%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.12%) IIS
7 2 (0.12%) JBoss
7 2 (0.12%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.058%) Apache
8 1 (0.058%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.058%) SAS
8 1 (0.058%) Umbraco
Applications
1 87 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 71 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.12%) Mingle
5 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
2 26 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.70%) SAP ERP
4 9 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (0.47%) Magento
6 6 (0.35%) Postilion
7 5 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
8 4 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.17%) Exstream
9 3 (0.17%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.17%) Siebel CRM
10 2 (0.12%) Endur
10 2 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.12%) Workday HCM
11 1 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.058%) Minerva
11 1 (0.058%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.058%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (1.69%) SaaS
3 25 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.11%) BrowserStack
5 13 (0.76%) BlazeMeter
6 11 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.41%) GitHub
8 6 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.29%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.23%) G Suite
10 4 (0.23%) Google Tag Manager
10 4 (0.23%) Office 365
10 4 (0.23%) Sauce Labs
10 4 (0.23%) Slack
11 2 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.12%) Tricentis Tosca
12 1 (0.058%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.058%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.34%) Internet
2 5 (0.29%) ADSL
2 5 (0.29%) HTTP
3 4 (0.23%) ATM
4 2 (0.12%) 2G
4 2 (0.12%) 3G
4 2 (0.12%) 4G
4 2 (0.12%) SMS
4 2 (0.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.058%) Firewall
5 1 (0.058%) FTP
5 1 (0.058%) MVNO
5 1 (0.058%) Skype
5 1 (0.058%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.10%) Relational Database
3 23 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (0.58%) Big Data
5 10 (0.58%) Blockchain
6 9 (0.52%) SQLPlus
7 8 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 5 (0.29%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.29%) MySQL
9 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.23%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.12%) DB2
12 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 645 (37.54%) Selenium
2 285 (16.59%) JIRA
3 242 (14.09%) SoapUI
4 227 (13.21%) Cucumber
5 164 (9.55%) WebDriver
6 135 (7.86%) HP UFT
7 127 (7.39%) Jenkins
8 121 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 103 (6.00%) SpecFlow
10 84 (4.89%) JMeter
11 72 (4.19%) Visual Studio
12 70 (4.07%) Git (software)
13 57 (3.32%) JUnit
14 51 (2.97%) Appium
15 31 (1.80%) NUnit
16 30 (1.75%) LoadRunner
16 30 (1.75%) TestNG
17 26 (1.51%) Calabash
17 26 (1.51%) JBehave
18 24 (1.40%) TeamCity
General
1 464 (27.01%) Finance
2 127 (7.39%) Banking
3 118 (6.87%) Retail
4 53 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 34 (1.98%) Marketing
6 23 (1.34%) Legal
7 19 (1.11%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 15 (0.87%) Law
10 14 (0.81%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.76%) Advertising
11 13 (0.76%) Publishing
12 12 (0.70%) Back Office
12 12 (0.70%) Vietnamese Language
13 9 (0.52%) Billing
13 9 (0.52%) Electronics
14 5 (0.29%) Automotive
14 5 (0.29%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.29%) Russian Language
15 4 (0.23%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (11.53%) .NET
2 170 (9.90%) SOAP
3 161 (9.37%) XML
4 122 (7.10%) Web Services
5 96 (5.59%) HTML
6 76 (4.42%) Gherkin
7 63 (3.67%) REST
8 49 (2.85%) RESTful
9 35 (2.04%) CSS
10 26 (1.51%) JSON
11 25 (1.46%) ASP.NET
12 21 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
13 20 (1.16%) MSMQ
13 20 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
14 19 (1.11%) AngularJS
15 14 (0.81%) Middleware
16 13 (0.76%) XML Messaging
17 9 (0.52%) jQuery
18 8 (0.47%) .NET Framework
19 7 (0.41%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 180 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (4.07%) Mobile App
3 62 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 43 (2.50%) Smart Meter
5 40 (2.33%) Fintech
5 40 (2.33%) User Experience
6 20 (1.16%) Smart Energy
7 19 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (0.99%) Management Information System
9 16 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 14 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (0.76%) iPad
12 11 (0.64%) EPoS
13 8 (0.47%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.47%) PKI
14 7 (0.41%) Hedge funds
15 6 (0.35%) Equities
16 5 (0.29%) EFT
16 5 (0.29%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 93 (5.41%) Windows
2 49 (2.85%) Linux
3 46 (2.68%) Android
4 44 (2.56%) Apple iOS
4 44 (2.56%) Unix
5 6 (0.35%) Windows Phone
5 6 (0.35%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.12%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.058%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.058%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1122 (65.31%) Test Automation
2 878 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
3 550 (32.01%) Test Scripting
4 387 (22.53%) Software Testing
5 356 (20.72%) Manual Testing
6 307 (17.87%) User Acceptance Testing
7 284 (16.53%) Test Strategy
8 279 (16.24%) Functional Testing
9 247 (14.38%) BDD
9 247 (14.38%) SDLC
10 246 (14.32%) Regression Testing
11 230 (13.39%) Scrum
12 204 (11.87%) Test Management
13 200 (11.64%) Scenario Testing
14 163 (9.49%) System Testing
15 156 (9.08%) TDD
16 149 (8.67%) Integration Testing
17 142 (8.27%) Defect Management
18 128 (7.45%) E-Commerce
19 127 (7.39%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 550 (32.01%) SQL
2 315 (18.34%) C#
3 289 (16.82%) Java
4 100 (5.82%) JavaScript
5 80 (4.66%) Ruby
6 76 (4.42%) Python
7 53 (3.08%) C++
8 35 (2.04%) VB.NET
9 23 (1.34%) Groovy
9 23 (1.34%) T-SQL
10 16 (0.93%) PHP
11 14 (0.81%) VBScript
12 12 (0.70%) VB
13 11 (0.64%) C
14 8 (0.47%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.47%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.41%) ES6
15 7 (0.41%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.35%) Scala
17 5 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 490 (28.52%) ISTQB
2 444 (25.84%) ISEB
3 230 (13.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 205 (11.93%) Degree
5 61 (3.55%) Security Cleared
6 46 (2.68%) SC Cleared
7 39 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (0.35%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.12%) CEH
12 2 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.12%) GIAC
12 2 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.12%) OSCP
12 2 (0.12%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.058%) HP AIS
13 1 (0.058%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.058%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 631 (36.73%) QA
2 8 (0.47%) ISO 20022
2 8 (0.47%) ISO 8583
3 3 (0.17%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.12%) SEPA
5 1 (0.058%) IFRS
5 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.058%) MiFID
5 1 (0.058%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (0.70%) Docker
2 2 (0.12%) Firmware
3 1 (0.058%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 139 (8.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.12%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.058%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.058%) Mesos
3 1 (0.058%) SCCM
3 1 (0.058%) Terraform
Vendors
1 180 (10.48%) Microsoft
2 142 (8.27%) HP
3 73 (4.25%) Oracle
4 42 (2.44%) SAP
5 32 (1.86%) Cognizant
6 22 (1.28%) Google
7 16 (0.93%) Remedy
8 11 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (0.64%) Siebel
9 10 (0.58%) Atlassian
10 9 (0.52%) IBM
11 8 (0.47%) CA Agile Central
12 7 (0.41%) Capita
13 6 (0.35%) Informatica
13 6 (0.35%) Sage
13 6 (0.35%) Talend
14 5 (0.29%) Ingenico
14 5 (0.29%) Optimizely
14 5 (0.29%) VeriFone
14 5 (0.29%) Workday