Period
to 17 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 293 326 255
Rank change year-on-year +33 -71 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1,580 1,639 2,278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.14% 1.00% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.04% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,299 1,389 2,111
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £51,250
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £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 133,244 157,809 160,042
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.29% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 107,693 130,367 133,952
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +45 427 £50,000 +11.11% 44
South East +60 384 £37,500 +7.14% 67
North of England +18 338 £32,500 -6.47% 74
Midlands +2 173 £32,500 - 38
North West +55 161 £33,125 +1.92% 35
South West +31 154 £37,500 +7.14% 32
Yorkshire +3 143 £32,500 -7.14% 25
West Midlands +15 112 £32,500 +8.33% 19
East of England +29 95 £37,500 - 13
East Midlands -10 61 £32,500 -7.14% 19
North East +18 34 £34,250 -14.38% 14
Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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.

1 994 (62.91%) Test Automation
2 966 (61.14%) Agile Software Development
3 572 (36.20%) QA
4 540 (34.18%) Selenium
5 477 (30.19%) Software Testing
6 425 (26.90%) SQL
7 408 (25.82%) ISTQB
8 372 (23.54%) Test Scripting
9 347 (21.96%) Finance
10 328 (20.76%) Manual Testing
11 326 (20.63%) C#
12 320 (20.25%) ISEB
13 315 (19.94%) Java
14 292 (18.48%) Regression Testing
15 283 (17.91%) User Acceptance Testing
16 277 (17.53%) JIRA
17 248 (15.70%) Scrum
18 245 (15.51%) BDD
19 242 (15.32%) Test Strategy
20 238 (15.06%) Cucumber
21 228 (14.43%) SDLC
22 227 (14.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 227 (14.37%) Waterfall
23 196 (12.41%) Functional Testing
24 190 (12.03%) Non-Functional Testing
25 185 (11.71%) .NET
25 185 (11.71%) Microsoft
26 164 (10.38%) Scenario Testing
27 163 (10.32%) Test Management
28 158 (10.00%) TDD

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 61 (3.86%) Confluence
2 23 (1.46%) SharePoint
3 10 (0.63%) WebSphere
4 9 (0.57%) SAS
5 8 (0.51%) MQSeries
6 7 (0.44%) CMS
6 7 (0.44%) Liferay
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 2 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.063%) Apache
9 1 (0.063%) JBoss
9 1 (0.063%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.063%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.063%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 29 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.63%) SAP Hybris
2 9 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.38%) Magento
4 5 (0.32%) SAP FI-CA
4 5 (0.32%) SAP PSCD
5 3 (0.19%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.19%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.13%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.13%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.063%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.063%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (1.52%) G Suite
3 24 (1.52%) Office 365
4 21 (1.33%) SaaS
5 8 (0.51%) BlazeMeter
5 8 (0.51%) GitHub
6 6 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.13%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.13%) Trello
10 1 (0.063%) Amazon Alexa
10 1 (0.063%) Force.com
10 1 (0.063%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.063%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.70%) HTTP
2 8 (0.51%) Internet
3 7 (0.44%) DNS
3 7 (0.44%) FTP
3 7 (0.44%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.38%) LAN
4 6 (0.38%) WAN
5 5 (0.32%) 2G
5 5 (0.32%) 3G
5 5 (0.32%) 802.15
5 5 (0.32%) Bluetooth
5 5 (0.32%) DHCP
5 5 (0.32%) ICMP
5 5 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.32%) Wireless
5 5 (0.32%) ZigBee
6 4 (0.25%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.25%) SSH
7 2 (0.13%) VoIP
8 1 (0.063%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (2.09%) Relational Database
4 24 (1.52%) DB2
5 23 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (1.08%) Big Data
7 12 (0.76%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.38%) MySQL
9 6 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (0.38%) Power BI
9 6 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.32%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.25%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.25%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 540 (34.18%) Selenium
2 277 (17.53%) JIRA
3 238 (15.06%) Cucumber
4 152 (9.62%) WebDriver
5 139 (8.80%) SoapUI
6 107 (6.77%) SpecFlow
7 97 (6.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 80 (5.06%) Jenkins
9 76 (4.81%) JMeter
10 63 (3.99%) Visual Studio
11 61 (3.86%) HP UFT
12 58 (3.67%) LoadRunner
13 52 (3.29%) JUnit
14 35 (2.22%) NUnit
14 35 (2.22%) TestRail
14 35 (2.22%) Zephyr
15 33 (2.09%) Git (software)
16 32 (2.03%) Bitbucket
17 31 (1.96%) Appium
18 27 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 347 (21.96%) Finance
2 99 (6.27%) Banking
3 72 (4.56%) Retail
4 44 (2.78%) Marketing
5 31 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.39%) Back Office
6 22 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.14%) Electronics
7 18 (1.14%) Investment Banking
8 15 (0.95%) Law
9 11 (0.70%) Retail Banking
10 10 (0.63%) Automotive
10 10 (0.63%) Games
11 9 (0.57%) Advertising
11 9 (0.57%) Billing
11 9 (0.57%) Front Office
11 9 (0.57%) Publishing
12 4 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.19%) Legal
14 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (11.71%) .NET
2 99 (6.27%) Gherkin
3 93 (5.89%) Web Services
4 89 (5.63%) SOAP
5 75 (4.75%) XML
6 58 (3.67%) HTML
7 52 (3.29%) CSS
8 39 (2.47%) ASP.NET
9 29 (1.84%) REST
10 24 (1.52%) JSON
11 21 (1.33%) AngularJS
12 14 (0.89%) Spring
13 12 (0.76%) Middleware
14 10 (0.63%) .NET Framework
15 9 (0.57%) ODBC
15 9 (0.57%) RESTful
16 8 (0.51%) JDBC
17 7 (0.44%) CGI
17 7 (0.44%) J2EE
17 7 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 143 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (4.24%) Mobile App
3 57 (3.61%) Fintech
4 46 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
5 42 (2.66%) User Experience
6 36 (2.28%) Client/Server
7 31 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (1.08%) Social Network
9 16 (1.01%) Management Information System
10 13 (0.82%) AS400
11 12 (0.76%) Smart Meter
11 12 (0.76%) Tandem
12 11 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (0.57%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
14 8 (0.51%) Analytical Mindset
15 7 (0.44%) APACS
15 7 (0.44%) Derivative
15 7 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
16 4 (0.25%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 75 (4.75%) Windows
2 59 (3.73%) Linux
3 49 (3.10%) Unix
4 24 (1.52%) Android
5 12 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.38%) Solaris
7 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.13%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.063%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 994 (62.91%) Test Automation
2 966 (61.14%) Agile Software Development
3 477 (30.19%) Software Testing
4 372 (23.54%) Test Scripting
5 328 (20.76%) Manual Testing
6 292 (18.48%) Regression Testing
7 283 (17.91%) User Acceptance Testing
8 248 (15.70%) Scrum
9 245 (15.51%) BDD
10 242 (15.32%) Test Strategy
11 228 (14.43%) SDLC
12 227 (14.37%) Waterfall
13 196 (12.41%) Functional Testing
14 190 (12.03%) Non-Functional Testing
15 164 (10.38%) Scenario Testing
16 163 (10.32%) Test Management
17 158 (10.00%) TDD
18 133 (8.42%) Defect Management
19 119 (7.53%) User Stories
20 115 (7.28%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 425 (26.90%) SQL
2 326 (20.63%) C#
3 315 (19.94%) Java
4 120 (7.59%) JavaScript
5 103 (6.52%) Python
6 60 (3.80%) Ruby
7 36 (2.28%) PHP
8 34 (2.15%) VB
9 24 (1.52%) PL/SQL
10 18 (1.14%) VBScript
11 14 (0.89%) C
11 14 (0.89%) T-SQL
12 13 (0.82%) C++
12 13 (0.82%) PowerShell
13 11 (0.70%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.63%) Perl
14 10 (0.63%) VBA
15 8 (0.51%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.38%) Scala
17 4 (0.25%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 408 (25.82%) ISTQB
2 320 (20.25%) ISEB
3 227 (14.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 125 (7.91%) Degree
5 80 (5.06%) Security Cleared
6 60 (3.80%) SC Cleared
7 28 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (1.20%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.44%) MCSA
10 7 (0.44%) MCSE
11 6 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
13 4 (0.25%) APMP
13 4 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.25%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.13%) MCP
14 2 (0.13%) OCP
14 2 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.13%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 572 (36.20%) QA
2 8 (0.51%) MiFID
3 6 (0.38%) GDPR
4 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.063%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.063%) PMO
5 1 (0.063%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (0.38%) Docker
2 2 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.063%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 92 (5.82%) HP Quality Center
2 73 (4.62%) HP ALM
3 6 (0.38%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.38%) Marathon
4 5 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.32%) Puppet
5 1 (0.063%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.063%) Control-M
5 1 (0.063%) Opsview
Vendors
1 185 (11.71%) Microsoft
2 113 (7.15%) HP
3 83 (5.25%) SAP
4 77 (4.87%) Oracle
5 32 (2.03%) WorldPay
6 27 (1.71%) Google
7 20 (1.27%) Remedy
8 19 (1.20%) IBM
8 19 (1.20%) Informatica
9 17 (1.08%) Atlassian
10 10 (0.63%) hybris
11 7 (0.44%) Charles River
11 7 (0.44%) New Relic
11 7 (0.44%) Sitecore
11 7 (0.44%) Splunk
12 6 (0.38%) Cadence
12 6 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.32%) VMware
13 5 (0.32%) Workday
14 4 (0.25%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud