Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Architect was £67,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Test Architect
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1101 1163 1229
Rank change year-on-year +62 +66 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Architect 62 44 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.025% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.026% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 31 29 44
England median annual salary £67,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.74% -3.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £67,000 £63,750 £70,000
% change year-on-year +5.10% -8.93% +3.70%

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 161568 172325 198595
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130662 145385 166655
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Test Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Architect in England

Test Architect
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Test Architect in England

Test Architect
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Architect in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Architect in England

Test Architect
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 Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 24 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 +8 24 £72,500 -3.33% 2
North of England +21 16 £67,000 +34.00%
South East +56 13 £60,000 -14.29%
North West - 9 £53,750 -
West Midlands - 8 £72,500 -
Midlands - 8 £72,500 -
Yorkshire +20 6 £68,500 +37.00%
North East - 1 £47,500 -
East of England - 1 £70,000 -
Test Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Test Architect 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 Architect in the job title.

1 55 (88.71%) Test Automation
2 34 (54.84%) C#
3 33 (53.23%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (48.39%) Selenium
5 28 (45.16%) BDD
6 26 (41.94%) Cucumber
7 25 (40.32%) Java
8 22 (35.48%) .NET
9 20 (32.26%) SpecFlow
9 20 (32.26%) HP UFT
10 18 (29.03%) Jenkins
11 17 (27.42%) Windows
11 17 (27.42%) OO
12 16 (25.81%) WebDriver
13 15 (24.19%) DevOps
13 15 (24.19%) Gherkin
14 14 (22.58%) Test Strategy
14 14 (22.58%) Test Scripting
15 13 (20.97%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (20.97%) Linux
15 13 (20.97%) SQL
15 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
16 12 (19.35%) JUnit
16 12 (19.35%) TDD
16 12 (19.35%) Performance Testing
17 11 (17.74%) Degree
17 11 (17.74%) ISTQB
17 11 (17.74%) Unix
18 10 (16.13%) Protractor
18 10 (16.13%) Greenfield Project

Test Architect 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 3 (4.84%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.23%) OpenShift
3 2 (3.23%) Slack
4 1 (1.61%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.61%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) PuTTY
1 3 (4.84%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.61%) 4G
2 1 (1.61%) DSL
2 1 (1.61%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) DB2
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.61%) MySQL
4 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (48.39%) Selenium
2 26 (41.94%) Cucumber
3 20 (32.26%) HP UFT
3 20 (32.26%) SpecFlow
4 18 (29.03%) Jenkins
5 16 (25.81%) WebDriver
6 12 (19.35%) JUnit
7 10 (16.13%) Protractor
7 10 (16.13%) TestNG
8 9 (14.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (12.90%) Maven
9 8 (12.90%) Ranorex
9 8 (12.90%) TestComplete
10 6 (9.68%) Git (software)
10 6 (9.68%) SilkTest
10 6 (9.68%) SoapUI
11 5 (8.06%) LoadRunner
12 4 (6.45%) Ant
12 4 (6.45%) JIRA
12 4 (6.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Marketing
3 3 (4.84%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Games
4 1 (1.61%) International Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Military
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (35.48%) .NET
2 15 (24.19%) Gherkin
3 7 (11.29%) Web Services
4 6 (9.68%) REST
5 5 (8.06%) Node.js
5 5 (8.06%) WPF
6 3 (4.84%) SOAP
6 3 (4.84%) XML
7 2 (3.23%) Nightwatchjs
8 1 (1.61%) Ajax
8 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.61%) CSS
8 1 (1.61%) HTML
8 1 (1.61%) JSON
8 1 (1.61%) Middleware
8 1 (1.61%) RESTful
8 1 (1.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.68%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.06%) Algorithms
3 5 (8.06%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (8.06%) iSeries
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) BBC
4 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.42%) Windows
2 13 (20.97%) Linux
3 11 (17.74%) Unix
4 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.84%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (88.71%) Test Automation
2 33 (53.23%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (45.16%) BDD
4 17 (27.42%) OO
5 15 (24.19%) DevOps
6 14 (22.58%) Test Scripting
6 14 (22.58%) Test Strategy
7 13 (20.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (19.35%) Performance Testing
8 12 (19.35%) TDD
9 10 (16.13%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (16.13%) Software Testing
10 9 (14.52%) Functional Testing
10 9 (14.52%) Mentoring
10 9 (14.52%) OOD
10 9 (14.52%) Web Testing
11 8 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (12.90%) SDLC
12 7 (11.29%) API Testing
12 7 (11.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 34 (54.84%) C#
2 25 (40.32%) Java
3 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
3 13 (20.97%) SQL
4 10 (16.13%) Groovy
5 9 (14.52%) Scala
6 7 (11.29%) Ruby
7 6 (9.68%) RPG
8 5 (8.06%) Delphi
9 4 (6.45%) Python
10 3 (4.84%) F#
11 2 (3.23%) VB
11 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.61%) C
12 1 (1.61%) C++
12 1 (1.61%) Perl
12 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) Degree
1 11 (17.74%) ISTQB
2 6 (9.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.84%) ISEB
3 3 (4.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) Def Stans
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) vSphere
2 2 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.84%) Puppet
3 2 (3.23%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.61%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) IBM
2 5 (8.06%) Oracle
3 4 (6.45%) HP
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.84%) Software AG
4 3 (4.84%) VMware
4 3 (4.84%) webMethods
5 2 (3.23%) AppDynamics
5 2 (3.23%) CA
5 2 (3.23%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (3.23%) Google
5 2 (3.23%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.61%) EMC
6 1 (1.61%) Perfecto Mobile
6 1 (1.61%) Telerik
6 1 (1.61%) Virgin Media