Period
to 16 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 294 325 248
Rank change year-on-year +31 -77 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1,721 1,736 2,514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.13% 1.03% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.07% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,440 1,478 2,299
England median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,925 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,625 £55,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.43% -

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 145,608 162,037 173,821
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.97% 95.89% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 118,294 130,986 146,731
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018. 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 +34 490 £47,500 +5.56% 59
South East +64 411 £37,500 +5.63% 41
North of England +34 377 £33,625 +3.46% 74
South West -12 198 £37,500 +7.14% 43
North West +42 184 £32,500 - 30
Yorkshire +26 174 £33,750 -3.57% 31
Midlands -27 156 £32,500 - 38
West Midlands -18 108 £32,500 +8.33% 22
East of England 0 74 £37,500 - 22
East Midlands -21 48 £34,000 -2.86% 16
North East -8 19 £35,000 - 13
Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, Test Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 1,104 (64.15%) Test Automation
2 1,020 (59.27%) Agile Software Development
3 623 (36.20%) Selenium
4 596 (34.63%) QA
5 500 (29.05%) Software Testing
6 476 (27.66%) Finance
7 465 (27.02%) SQL
8 415 (24.11%) ISTQB
9 409 (23.77%) Manual Testing
10 396 (23.01%) Test Scripting
11 371 (21.56%) C#
12 341 (19.81%) Java
13 336 (19.52%) ISEB
14 330 (19.17%) JIRA
15 300 (17.43%) User Acceptance Testing
16 279 (16.21%) Regression Testing
17 260 (15.11%) Scrum
18 251 (14.58%) Test Strategy
19 249 (14.47%) BDD
20 248 (14.41%) Cucumber
21 240 (13.95%) SDLC
22 233 (13.54%) Waterfall
23 216 (12.55%) Degree
24 204 (11.85%) Functional Testing
25 201 (11.68%) .NET
26 186 (10.81%) WebDriver
27 181 (10.52%) Non-Functional Testing
28 179 (10.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
29 178 (10.34%) Microsoft
30 176 (10.23%) Scenario Testing

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 75 (4.36%) Confluence
2 15 (0.87%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.52%) SAS
4 8 (0.46%) CMS
5 7 (0.41%) Liferay
5 7 (0.41%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.12%) WordPress
7 1 (0.058%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.058%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.058%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.058%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.058%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.058%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.41%) SAP HCM
1 7 (0.41%) SAP HR
1 7 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.17%) SAP FI-CA
3 3 (0.17%) SAP PSCD
3 3 (0.17%) Sonata
4 2 (0.12%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.12%) Postilion
5 1 (0.058%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.058%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.058%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.058%) SAP FI-AR
5 1 (0.058%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.058%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.058%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.34%) Office 365
4 21 (1.22%) G Suite
5 20 (1.16%) SaaS
6 12 (0.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 11 (0.64%) BlazeMeter
8 9 (0.52%) GitHub
9 8 (0.46%) BrowserStack
9 8 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.17%) Trello
11 2 (0.12%) Runscope
12 1 (0.058%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.058%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.058%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.058%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.058%) Serverless
12 1 (0.058%) Slack
12 1 (0.058%) Tricentis Tosca
12 1 (0.058%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.52%) HTTP
1 9 (0.52%) Internet
1 9 (0.52%) TCP/IP
2 8 (0.46%) DNS
2 8 (0.46%) LAN
2 8 (0.46%) WAN
3 6 (0.35%) 2G
3 6 (0.35%) 3G
3 6 (0.35%) 802.15
3 6 (0.35%) ATM
3 6 (0.35%) Bluetooth
3 6 (0.35%) DHCP
3 6 (0.35%) ICMP
3 6 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (0.35%) Wireless
3 6 (0.35%) ZigBee
4 5 (0.29%) SMS
5 3 (0.17%) FTP
6 1 (0.058%) Skype
6 1 (0.058%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 59 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (1.51%) Relational Database
5 14 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 10 (0.58%) DB2
7 9 (0.52%) Big Data
7 9 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
7 9 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (0.35%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.23%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.23%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.17%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 623 (36.20%) Selenium
2 330 (19.17%) JIRA
3 248 (14.41%) Cucumber
4 186 (10.81%) WebDriver
5 141 (8.19%) SoapUI
6 120 (6.97%) JMeter
7 111 (6.45%) SpecFlow
8 109 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 106 (6.16%) Jenkins
10 84 (4.88%) LoadRunner
11 78 (4.53%) Visual Studio
12 61 (3.54%) HP UFT
13 57 (3.31%) Git (software)
14 41 (2.38%) JUnit
15 36 (2.09%) Maven
15 36 (2.09%) TeamCity
16 34 (1.98%) Zephyr
17 32 (1.86%) Appium
17 32 (1.86%) NUnit
18 29 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 476 (27.66%) Finance
2 138 (8.02%) Banking
3 71 (4.13%) Retail
4 48 (2.79%) Marketing
5 41 (2.38%) Back Office
6 25 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.22%) Front Office
8 17 (0.99%) Investment Banking
9 16 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.81%) Advertising
11 13 (0.76%) Electronics
11 13 (0.76%) Law
12 9 (0.52%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.46%) Games
14 7 (0.41%) Legal
15 5 (0.29%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.23%) Automotive
17 3 (0.17%) Billing
17 3 (0.17%) Polish Language
17 3 (0.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (11.68%) .NET
2 138 (8.02%) Gherkin
3 93 (5.40%) Web Services
4 79 (4.59%) HTML
5 73 (4.24%) SOAP
6 65 (3.78%) XML
7 57 (3.31%) CSS
8 33 (1.92%) REST
9 25 (1.45%) AngularJS
10 18 (1.05%) ASP.NET
11 15 (0.87%) RESTful
12 14 (0.81%) .NET Framework
13 11 (0.64%) IBM Integration Bus
14 9 (0.52%) Ruby on Rails
15 8 (0.46%) JSON
15 8 (0.46%) Spring
16 7 (0.41%) HTML5
16 7 (0.41%) J2EE
16 7 (0.41%) JDBC
17 6 (0.35%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 175 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (5.69%) Computer Science
3 74 (4.30%) Mobile App
4 68 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
5 64 (3.72%) Fintech
6 34 (1.98%) User Experience
7 29 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
8 28 (1.63%) Social Network
9 17 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
10 16 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 16 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (0.70%) Tandem
12 11 (0.64%) Management Information System
13 10 (0.58%) AS400
14 9 (0.52%) Smart Meter
15 8 (0.46%) IVR
16 7 (0.41%) APACS
16 7 (0.41%) Derivative
16 7 (0.41%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 86 (5.00%) Windows
2 76 (4.42%) Linux
3 55 (3.20%) Unix
4 24 (1.39%) Android
5 16 (0.93%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.64%) Solaris
7 5 (0.29%) CentOS
7 5 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.23%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.058%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,104 (64.15%) Test Automation
2 1,020 (59.27%) Agile Software Development
3 500 (29.05%) Software Testing
4 409 (23.77%) Manual Testing
5 396 (23.01%) Test Scripting
6 300 (17.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 279 (16.21%) Regression Testing
8 260 (15.11%) Scrum
9 251 (14.58%) Test Strategy
10 249 (14.47%) BDD
11 240 (13.95%) SDLC
12 233 (13.54%) Waterfall
13 204 (11.85%) Functional Testing
14 181 (10.52%) Non-Functional Testing
15 176 (10.23%) Scenario Testing
16 173 (10.05%) Test Management
17 166 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
18 164 (9.53%) TDD
19 148 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
20 147 (8.54%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 465 (27.02%) SQL
2 371 (21.56%) C#
3 341 (19.81%) Java
4 164 (9.53%) JavaScript
5 114 (6.62%) Python
6 44 (2.56%) Ruby
7 42 (2.44%) PHP
8 29 (1.69%) Bash Shell
9 22 (1.28%) C
9 22 (1.28%) VB
10 21 (1.22%) C++
11 12 (0.70%) Perl
12 11 (0.64%) PowerShell
13 9 (0.52%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.46%) Groovy
14 8 (0.46%) Korn
14 8 (0.46%) Scala
14 8 (0.46%) VBA
15 7 (0.41%) VBScript
16 4 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 415 (24.11%) ISTQB
2 336 (19.52%) ISEB
3 216 (12.55%) Degree
4 179 (10.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 92 (5.35%) Security Cleared
6 52 (3.02%) SC Cleared
7 28 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 28 (1.63%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
9 9 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (0.29%) CCNA
10 5 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.29%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.12%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.058%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.058%) CEH
12 1 (0.058%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.058%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.058%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 596 (34.63%) QA
2 10 (0.58%) GDPR
3 5 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.23%) SLA
5 2 (0.12%) MiFID
5 2 (0.12%) PMO
5 2 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (0.58%) Docker
2 1 (0.058%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.058%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 81 (4.71%) HP Quality Center
2 68 (3.95%) HP ALM
3 4 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.23%) Puppet
4 2 (0.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.058%) Kibana
5 1 (0.058%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 178 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 117 (6.80%) HP
3 96 (5.58%) SAP
4 78 (4.53%) Oracle
5 29 (1.69%) Google
6 28 (1.63%) Informatica
7 26 (1.51%) IBM
8 25 (1.45%) Atlassian
9 20 (1.16%) TIBCO
10 15 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (0.76%) Remedy
12 11 (0.64%) Workday
13 10 (0.58%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 10 (0.58%) WorldPay
14 8 (0.46%) Talend
15 7 (0.41%) Cognizant
15 7 (0.41%) hybris
15 7 (0.41%) ServiceNow
16 6 (0.35%) New Relic
17 5 (0.29%) Red Hat