Period
to 21 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

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

Test Analyst
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 198 184
Rank change year-on-year -21 -14 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 160 238 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.21% 1.53% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.59% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 133 204 287
Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,250 £22,150
90th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
England median annual salary £37,500 £36,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +5.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 12,736 15,004 17,435
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.76% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 9,927 12,382 13,795
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in the Midlands

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Test Analyst in the Midlands

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in the Midlands

Test Analyst
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
West Midlands -2 111 £32,500 +4.84% 26
East Midlands -23 49 £33,000 -5.71% 18
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Midlands region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 116 (72.50%) Test Automation
2 101 (63.13%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (34.38%) Software Testing
4 54 (33.75%) Selenium
5 49 (30.63%) Manual Testing
6 48 (30.00%) ISTQB
7 45 (28.13%) Test Scripting
8 43 (26.88%) QA
8 43 (26.88%) ISEB
9 39 (24.38%) Java
10 33 (20.63%) Finance
11 32 (20.00%) Scrum
12 29 (18.13%) SQL
13 26 (16.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 23 (14.38%) User Acceptance Testing
14 23 (14.38%) Test Strategy
15 22 (13.75%) Defect Management
16 21 (13.13%) Waterfall
17 20 (12.50%) Integration Testing
18 19 (11.88%) Regression Testing
18 19 (11.88%) Microsoft
18 19 (11.88%) Scenario Testing
19 17 (10.63%) JIRA
19 17 (10.63%) Functional Testing
20 16 (10.00%) User Stories
20 16 (10.00%) WebDriver
20 16 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
21 15 (9.38%) SoapUI
22 13 (8.13%) Degree
22 13 (8.13%) System Testing

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 5 (3.13%) Confluence
2 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) SAP FI-CA
1 3 (1.88%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.25%) Office 365
3 2 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.25%) LAN
1 2 (1.25%) SMS
1 2 (1.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.88%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (33.75%) Selenium
2 17 (10.63%) JIRA
3 16 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 15 (9.38%) SoapUI
5 12 (7.50%) Cucumber
6 11 (6.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (5.00%) Jenkins
8 7 (4.38%) NeoLoad
9 5 (3.13%) Git (software)
9 5 (3.13%) JMeter
9 5 (3.13%) LoadRunner
10 4 (2.50%) HP UFT
10 4 (2.50%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.88%) JUnit
11 3 (1.88%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.25%) Calabash
12 2 (1.25%) Capybara
12 2 (1.25%) Protractor
12 2 (1.25%) TestLink
12 2 (1.25%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 33 (20.63%) Finance
2 6 (3.75%) Banking
2 6 (3.75%) Retail
3 2 (1.25%) Games
3 2 (1.25%) Polish Language
4 1 (0.63%) Advertising
4 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.63%) Legal
4 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.50%) SOAP
2 10 (6.25%) .NET
2 10 (6.25%) Web Services
3 8 (5.00%) Gherkin
4 7 (4.38%) JSON
5 6 (3.75%) REST
6 5 (3.13%) XML
7 3 (1.88%) Middleware
7 3 (1.88%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.25%) JMS
9 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.63%) HTML
9 1 (0.63%) RESTful
9 1 (0.63%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.75%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.25%) Tandem
5 1 (0.63%) EPoS
5 1 (0.63%) Fintech
5 1 (0.63%) FMCG
5 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.13%) Windows
2 1 (0.63%) Android
2 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (72.50%) Test Automation
2 101 (63.13%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (34.38%) Software Testing
4 49 (30.63%) Manual Testing
5 45 (28.13%) Test Scripting
6 32 (20.00%) Scrum
7 23 (14.38%) Test Strategy
7 23 (14.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (13.75%) Defect Management
9 21 (13.13%) Waterfall
10 20 (12.50%) Integration Testing
11 19 (11.88%) Regression Testing
11 19 (11.88%) Scenario Testing
12 17 (10.63%) Functional Testing
13 16 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
13 16 (10.00%) User Stories
14 13 (8.13%) Software Engineering
14 13 (8.13%) System Testing
15 12 (7.50%) API Testing
15 12 (7.50%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (24.38%) Java
2 29 (18.13%) SQL
3 11 (6.88%) C#
4 8 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.13%) C
5 5 (3.13%) VB
6 4 (2.50%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.88%) PHP
8 2 (1.25%) Groovy
9 1 (0.63%) Python
9 1 (0.63%) Scala
9 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.63%) VBA
9 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 43 (26.88%) ISEB
3 26 (16.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (8.13%) Degree
5 6 (3.75%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.50%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (26.88%) QA
2 3 (1.88%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 7 (4.38%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.50%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 19 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.75%) ServiceNow
3 5 (3.13%) HP
4 3 (1.88%) Oracle
4 3 (1.88%) SAP
5 2 (1.25%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.25%) Cadence
5 2 (1.25%) OutSystems
6 1 (0.63%) IBM
6 1 (0.63%) webMethods