Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £31,000 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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

Test Analyst
South East > Kent
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 103 73
Rank change year-on-year +27 -30 +57
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 31 26 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.41% 1.60% 3.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.46% 1.64% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 29 25 75
Kent median annual salary £31,000 £42,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.19% +29.23% -23.53%
10th Percentile £21,000 £26,000 £26,550
90th Percentile £38,500 £47,750 £45,000
South East median annual salary £35,000 £35,375 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.06% +1.07% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Permanent vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 1,262 1,590 2,092
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.13% 97.85% 97.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,074 1,336 1,889
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £57,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Kent

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Test Analyst in Kent

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Kent over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in Kent

Test Analyst
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Kent region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
Chatham +12 17 £31,000 -26.19% 1
Maidstone - 1 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £21,500 -
Test Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, Test Analyst 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 Kent region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 24 (77.42%) Manual Testing
2 23 (74.19%) ISEB
3 22 (70.97%) Test Strategy
3 22 (70.97%) Test Automation
4 20 (64.52%) SDLC
5 16 (51.61%) Process Improvement
5 16 (51.61%) System Testing
6 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (38.71%) Regression Testing
8 11 (35.48%) Integration Testing
8 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
8 11 (35.48%) Smoke Testing
8 11 (35.48%) System Integration Testing
9 9 (29.03%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (29.03%) Finance
9 9 (29.03%) HP
9 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
10 8 (25.81%) HP UFT
11 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
11 7 (22.58%) Test Management
11 7 (22.58%) Performance Testing
11 7 (22.58%) Scenario Testing
11 7 (22.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (19.35%) Performance Analysis
13 3 (9.68%) QA
13 3 (9.68%) C#
13 3 (9.68%) .NET
13 3 (9.68%) Degree
14 2 (6.45%) Marketing

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Marketing Technology
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Manual Testing
2 22 (70.97%) Test Automation
2 22 (70.97%) Test Strategy
3 20 (64.52%) SDLC
4 16 (51.61%) Process Improvement
4 16 (51.61%) System Testing
5 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (38.71%) Regression Testing
7 11 (35.48%) Integration Testing
7 11 (35.48%) Smoke Testing
7 11 (35.48%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
8 7 (22.58%) Performance Testing
8 7 (22.58%) Scenario Testing
8 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
8 7 (22.58%) Test Management
9 6 (19.35%) Performance Analysis
10 2 (6.45%) Acceptance Criteria
10 2 (6.45%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) C#
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (74.19%) ISEB
2 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
3 7 (22.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (9.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft