Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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

Test Analyst
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 121 120
Rank change year-on-year +37 -1 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 17 2 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.34% 0.13% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 0.14% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 17 2 12
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £30,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +47.54% -44.55% +37.50%
East of England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -2.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Permanent vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 1,217 1,441 1,970
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 96.39% 93.50%
Number of salaries quoted 992 1,215 1,535
Essex median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £21,261 £24,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Essex

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for Test Analyst in Essex

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Essex over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in Essex

Test Analyst
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Essex region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
Chelmsford - 14 £45,000 - 1
Colchester +8 2 £42,500 +39.34%
Basildon - 1 £28,500 -
Test Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 Essex region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) Test Automation
3 14 (82.35%) SDLC
3 14 (82.35%) Acceptance Criteria
3 14 (82.35%) ISTQB
3 14 (82.35%) Test Scripting
3 14 (82.35%) Regression Testing
3 14 (82.35%) ISEB
4 13 (76.47%) SQL
4 13 (76.47%) Time Management
4 13 (76.47%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (76.47%) Non-Functional Testing
4 13 (76.47%) Waterfall
5 12 (70.59%) WatiN
5 12 (70.59%) MSTest
5 12 (70.59%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (70.59%) SpecFlow
5 12 (70.59%) Gherkin
5 12 (70.59%) AngularJS
5 12 (70.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (70.59%) BDD
5 12 (70.59%) Software Delivery
5 12 (70.59%) Degree
5 12 (70.59%) Computer Science
5 12 (70.59%) TDD
5 12 (70.59%) NUnit
5 12 (70.59%) Visual Studio Team System
5 12 (70.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (70.59%) VB
5 12 (70.59%) .NET

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) MSTest
1 12 (70.59%) NUnit
1 12 (70.59%) SpecFlow
1 12 (70.59%) Team Foundation Server
1 12 (70.59%) Visual Studio
1 12 (70.59%) Visual Studio Team System
1 12 (70.59%) WatiN
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) JMeter
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) .NET
1 12 (70.59%) AngularJS
1 12 (70.59%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) Test Automation
3 14 (82.35%) Acceptance Criteria
3 14 (82.35%) Regression Testing
3 14 (82.35%) SDLC
3 14 (82.35%) Test Scripting
4 13 (76.47%) Non-Functional Testing
4 13 (76.47%) Time Management
4 13 (76.47%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (76.47%) Waterfall
5 12 (70.59%) BDD
5 12 (70.59%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (70.59%) OO
5 12 (70.59%) Software Delivery
5 12 (70.59%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (5.88%) Decision-Making
7 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) SQL
2 12 (70.59%) C#
2 12 (70.59%) Java
2 12 (70.59%) Python
2 12 (70.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) ISEB
1 14 (82.35%) ISTQB
2 12 (70.59%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (70.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft