Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £38,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 308 305 248
Rank change year-on-year -3 -57 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1,717 1,871 2,616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.11% 1.13% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.18% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,451 1,612 2,386
England median annual salary £38,000 £35,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.04% +1.43% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £53,750
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -

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 149,240 159,212 176,807
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.11% 95.95% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,189 128,558 150,016
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +25 488 £47,500 +5.56% 44
South East +43 449 £37,500 +7.14% 43
North of England -9 356 £35,000 +6.06% 62
South West -15 194 £35,000 - 23
North West +4 186 £35,000 +7.69% 29
Yorkshire -16 151 £35,000 - 30
Midlands -26 148 £32,500 - 30
West Midlands -30 95 £32,500 +3.17% 23
East of England -12 70 £37,500 - 16
East Midlands -7 53 £40,000 +14.29% 7
North East -23 19 £35,000 +1.45% 3
Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1,096 (63.83%) Test Automation
2 991 (57.72%) Agile Software Development
3 633 (36.87%) QA
4 597 (34.77%) Selenium
5 511 (29.76%) SQL
6 473 (27.55%) Finance
7 442 (25.74%) Software Testing
8 420 (24.46%) Test Scripting
9 398 (23.18%) Manual Testing
10 389 (22.66%) ISTQB
11 357 (20.79%) C#
12 342 (19.92%) JIRA
13 334 (19.45%) Java
14 305 (17.76%) ISEB
15 279 (16.25%) User Acceptance Testing
16 278 (16.19%) Regression Testing
17 256 (14.91%) Scrum
18 253 (14.74%) Test Strategy
19 238 (13.86%) SDLC
19 238 (13.86%) Degree
19 238 (13.86%) BDD
20 223 (12.99%) Cucumber
21 209 (12.17%) .NET
22 194 (11.30%) Waterfall
23 192 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
24 185 (10.77%) WebDriver
25 183 (10.66%) Functional Testing
26 178 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
27 167 (9.73%) Scenario Testing
27 167 (9.73%) Microsoft

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
1 102 (5.94%) Confluence
2 15 (0.87%) SharePoint
3 8 (0.47%) SAS
4 5 (0.29%) Apache
4 5 (0.29%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.23%) CMS
5 4 (0.23%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.17%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.17%) CICS
6 3 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.12%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.12%) WordPress
8 1 (0.058%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.058%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.058%) Liferay
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.058%) WebSphere
Applications
1 41 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.058%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.47%) SAP HCM
2 6 (0.35%) SAP HR
3 5 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.17%) Sonata
5 2 (0.12%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.12%) Postilion
5 2 (0.12%) SAP FI-CA
5 2 (0.12%) SAP PSCD
6 1 (0.058%) Magento
6 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.058%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.058%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.058%) SAP FI-AR
6 1 (0.058%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.058%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 51 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.05%) Office 365
3 18 (1.05%) SaaS
3 18 (1.05%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 14 (0.82%) Slack
5 13 (0.76%) G Suite
6 12 (0.70%) BlazeMeter
7 9 (0.52%) BrowserStack
7 9 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
8 7 (0.41%) GitHub
9 3 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.17%) Trello
10 2 (0.12%) Runscope
11 1 (0.058%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.058%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.058%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.058%) Serverless
11 1 (0.058%) Tricentis Tosca
11 1 (0.058%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.87%) Internet
2 10 (0.58%) LAN
2 10 (0.58%) WAN
3 9 (0.52%) SMS
3 9 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.35%) 2G
4 6 (0.35%) 3G
4 6 (0.35%) 802.15
4 6 (0.35%) ATM
4 6 (0.35%) Bluetooth
4 6 (0.35%) DHCP
4 6 (0.35%) DNS
4 6 (0.35%) ICMP
4 6 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (0.35%) Wireless
4 6 (0.35%) ZigBee
5 5 (0.29%) HTTP
6 3 (0.17%) FTP
7 1 (0.058%) Skype
7 1 (0.058%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (7.57%) SQL Server
2 82 (4.78%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 19 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (0.64%) Big Data
8 7 (0.41%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.29%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.29%) DB2
10 5 (0.29%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.23%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 597 (34.77%) Selenium
2 342 (19.92%) JIRA
3 223 (12.99%) Cucumber
4 185 (10.77%) WebDriver
5 138 (8.04%) SoapUI
6 121 (7.05%) SpecFlow
7 110 (6.41%) Jenkins
8 106 (6.17%) JMeter
9 102 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 76 (4.43%) Visual Studio
11 72 (4.19%) LoadRunner
12 59 (3.44%) HP UFT
13 52 (3.03%) Git (software)
14 45 (2.62%) JUnit
15 37 (2.15%) Maven
16 32 (1.86%) Appium
17 31 (1.81%) TeamCity
17 31 (1.81%) Zephyr
18 28 (1.63%) TestRail
19 25 (1.46%) Protractor
General
1 473 (27.55%) Finance
2 133 (7.75%) Banking
3 64 (3.73%) Retail
4 53 (3.09%) Marketing
5 34 (1.98%) Back Office
6 33 (1.92%) Front Office
7 32 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.34%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.05%) Advertising
11 16 (0.93%) Electronics
12 12 (0.70%) Games
12 12 (0.70%) Law
13 8 (0.47%) Legal
14 7 (0.41%) Automotive
15 6 (0.35%) Polish Language
16 5 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.23%) Publishing
18 3 (0.17%) Billing
18 3 (0.17%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (12.17%) .NET
2 124 (7.22%) Gherkin
3 99 (5.77%) Web Services
4 93 (5.42%) HTML
5 72 (4.19%) XML
6 66 (3.84%) SOAP
7 63 (3.67%) CSS
8 24 (1.40%) REST
9 19 (1.11%) RESTful
10 18 (1.05%) .NET Framework
10 18 (1.05%) AngularJS
11 11 (0.64%) ASP.NET
11 11 (0.64%) IBM Integration Bus
12 9 (0.52%) Ruby on Rails
13 8 (0.47%) JSON
13 8 (0.47%) Node.js
14 7 (0.41%) HTML5
15 6 (0.35%) 802.1X
16 5 (0.29%) JDBC
17 4 (0.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 178 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (5.42%) Computer Science
3 66 (3.84%) Self-Motivation
4 63 (3.67%) Mobile App
5 54 (3.15%) Fintech
6 40 (2.33%) User Experience
7 27 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
8 24 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 23 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
9 23 (1.34%) Social Network
10 16 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (0.76%) Smart Meter
12 12 (0.70%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.52%) Derivative
13 9 (0.52%) Management Information System
14 8 (0.47%) IVR
14 8 (0.47%) Tandem
14 8 (0.47%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.41%) Equities
16 5 (0.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 95 (5.53%) Windows
2 85 (4.95%) Linux
3 70 (4.08%) Unix
4 22 (1.28%) Android
5 16 (0.93%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.52%) CentOS
6 9 (0.52%) Solaris
7 7 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.35%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,096 (63.83%) Test Automation
2 991 (57.72%) Agile Software Development
3 442 (25.74%) Software Testing
4 420 (24.46%) Test Scripting
5 398 (23.18%) Manual Testing
6 279 (16.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 278 (16.19%) Regression Testing
8 256 (14.91%) Scrum
9 253 (14.74%) Test Strategy
10 238 (13.86%) BDD
10 238 (13.86%) SDLC
11 194 (11.30%) Waterfall
12 192 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
13 183 (10.66%) Functional Testing
14 167 (9.73%) Scenario Testing
15 164 (9.55%) Test Management
16 160 (9.32%) Performance Testing
17 155 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
18 148 (8.62%) Non-Functional Testing
19 143 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 511 (29.76%) SQL
2 357 (20.79%) C#
3 334 (19.45%) Java
4 165 (9.61%) JavaScript
5 105 (6.12%) Python
6 45 (2.62%) Bash Shell
7 40 (2.33%) Ruby
8 37 (2.15%) PHP
9 26 (1.51%) C++
10 24 (1.40%) T-SQL
11 21 (1.22%) C
12 17 (0.99%) Perl
13 12 (0.70%) VB
14 11 (0.64%) Korn
15 8 (0.47%) Groovy
15 8 (0.47%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.35%) COBOL
16 6 (0.35%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.23%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 389 (22.66%) ISTQB
2 305 (17.76%) ISEB
3 238 (13.86%) Degree
4 157 (9.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 82 (4.78%) Security Cleared
6 38 (2.21%) SC Cleared
7 29 (1.69%) DV Cleared
8 24 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
10 8 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 7 (0.41%) CCNA
11 7 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.29%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.23%) Master's Degree
14 2 (0.12%) HND
14 2 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
15 1 (0.058%) BC Cleared
15 1 (0.058%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.058%) Postgraduate
15 1 (0.058%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 633 (36.87%) QA
2 13 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.47%) GDPR
4 6 (0.35%) SLA
5 4 (0.23%) PMO
6 3 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (1.34%) Docker
2 3 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.058%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 66 (3.84%) HP Quality Center
2 61 (3.55%) HP ALM
3 4 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (0.17%) CA Endevor
5 2 (0.12%) Kibana
5 2 (0.12%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.058%) Ansible
Vendors
1 167 (9.73%) Microsoft
2 105 (6.12%) HP
3 94 (5.47%) SAP
4 71 (4.14%) Oracle
5 34 (1.98%) Atlassian
6 30 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
7 24 (1.40%) Google
7 24 (1.40%) TIBCO
8 23 (1.34%) Informatica
9 21 (1.22%) IBM
10 16 (0.93%) Remedy
10 16 (0.93%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 10 (0.58%) Workday
12 9 (0.52%) Tableau
13 8 (0.47%) Talend
14 7 (0.41%) Cognizant
14 7 (0.41%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.35%) ServiceNow
15 6 (0.35%) WorldPay
16 5 (0.29%) Siebel