Period
to 12 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 239 222 202
Rank change year-on-year -17 -20 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 91 154 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.82% 1.22% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 1.27% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69 128 202
Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% - +3.17%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

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 10,765 12,109 14,879
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.07% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 8,938 9,328 12,223
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 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
West Midlands -20 55 £39,250 +20.77% 11
East Midlands +1 33 £37,500 +15.38% 11
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Midlands region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 67 (73.63%) Test Automation
2 48 (52.75%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (42.86%) ISEB
4 38 (41.76%) ISTQB
5 36 (39.56%) Test Scripting
6 35 (38.46%) QA
7 33 (36.26%) Selenium
8 31 (34.07%) Regression Testing
8 31 (34.07%) SDLC
9 26 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 25 (27.47%) Test Strategy
11 23 (25.27%) Software Testing
12 20 (21.98%) Manual Testing
13 19 (20.88%) Scrum
14 18 (19.78%) Functional Testing
15 17 (18.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 17 (18.68%) C#
15 17 (18.68%) Performance Testing
16 16 (17.58%) Finance
17 15 (16.48%) JIRA
18 14 (15.38%) SQL
18 14 (15.38%) Defect Management
18 14 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
19 13 (14.29%) BDD
20 12 (13.19%) Cucumber
21 11 (12.09%) Integration Testing
22 10 (10.99%) Java
22 10 (10.99%) VBScript
22 10 (10.99%) HP UFT
22 10 (10.99%) Banking

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 2 (2.20%) Confluence
2 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Azure
1 1 (1.10%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) Softphone
2 4 (4.40%) VoIP
3 1 (1.10%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.30%) MySQL
1 3 (3.30%) SQLite
2 2 (2.20%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (36.26%) Selenium
2 15 (16.48%) JIRA
3 12 (13.19%) Cucumber
4 10 (10.99%) HP UFT
4 10 (10.99%) Postman
5 7 (7.69%) WebDriver
6 6 (6.59%) JMeter
6 6 (6.59%) SoapUI
7 4 (4.40%) Jenkins
8 3 (3.30%) Git (software)
8 3 (3.30%) JUnit
8 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (2.20%) Appium
9 2 (2.20%) Calabash
9 2 (2.20%) Ranorex
9 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 1 (1.10%) Gatling
10 1 (1.10%) Toad
General
1 16 (17.58%) Finance
2 10 (10.99%) Banking
3 4 (4.40%) Games
3 4 (4.40%) Retail
3 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.10%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.10%) Automotive
4 1 (1.10%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.40%) Gherkin
1 4 (4.40%) REST
2 3 (3.30%) .NET
2 3 (3.30%) Apache Flex
2 3 (3.30%) HTML
2 3 (3.30%) SOAP
3 2 (2.20%) JSON
3 2 (2.20%) Node.js
3 2 (2.20%) SAP Fiori
3 2 (2.20%) Web Services
3 2 (2.20%) XML
4 1 (1.10%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.10%) CSS
4 1 (1.10%) Nightwatchjs
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.49%) Client/Server
2 5 (5.49%) Handset
3 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.20%) Life Science
4 2 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.20%) User Experience
5 1 (1.10%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.20%) Unix
2 1 (1.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (73.63%) Test Automation
2 48 (52.75%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (39.56%) Test Scripting
4 31 (34.07%) Regression Testing
4 31 (34.07%) SDLC
5 26 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 25 (27.47%) Test Strategy
7 23 (25.27%) Software Testing
8 20 (21.98%) Manual Testing
9 19 (20.88%) Scrum
10 18 (19.78%) Functional Testing
11 17 (18.68%) Performance Testing
12 14 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
12 14 (15.38%) Defect Management
13 13 (14.29%) BDD
14 11 (12.09%) Integration Testing
15 9 (9.89%) Exploratory Testing
15 9 (9.89%) System Testing
15 9 (9.89%) TDD
16 8 (8.79%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.68%) C#
2 14 (15.38%) SQL
3 10 (10.99%) Java
3 10 (10.99%) VBScript
4 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.20%) Ruby
5 1 (1.10%) C
5 1 (1.10%) Groovy
5 1 (1.10%) Python
5 1 (1.10%) Scala
5 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (42.86%) ISEB
2 38 (41.76%) ISTQB
3 17 (18.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.10%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (38.46%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (3.30%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.20%) SAP
2 2 (2.20%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle
3 1 (1.10%) webMethods