Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 213 183 190
Rank change year-on-year -30 +7 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 160 240 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.35% 1.61% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.66% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135 202 259
Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £33,250 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.26% +5.56% -3.12%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,775 £22,730
90th Percentile £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +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 11,411 14,475 16,171
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 96.97% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 8,622 11,752 12,855
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -10 108 £32,500 +5.69% 19
East Midlands -7 52 £32,500 -13.33% 12
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 105 (65.63%) Test Automation
2 98 (61.25%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (35.63%) ISTQB
3 57 (35.63%) Selenium
4 53 (33.13%) Software Testing
5 47 (29.38%) QA
6 41 (25.63%) Manual Testing
6 41 (25.63%) Java
7 35 (21.88%) Test Scripting
7 35 (21.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 33 (20.63%) SQL
8 33 (20.63%) ISEB
9 27 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
10 25 (15.63%) Defect Management
10 25 (15.63%) Waterfall
10 25 (15.63%) Acceptance Criteria
11 23 (14.38%) Finance
11 23 (14.38%) Degree
12 22 (13.75%) Microsoft
13 20 (12.50%) Scrum
14 19 (11.88%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (11.88%) Scenario Testing
15 18 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
15 18 (11.25%) Test Strategy
15 18 (11.25%) Integration Testing
16 17 (10.63%) JIRA
16 17 (10.63%) Software Engineering
16 17 (10.63%) Oracle
16 17 (10.63%) API Testing
16 17 (10.63%) User Stories

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 8 (5.00%) MQSeries
2 6 (3.75%) Confluence
3 4 (2.50%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.50%) SAP FI-CA
1 4 (2.50%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.50%) FTP
1 4 (2.50%) HTTP
1 4 (2.50%) HTTPS
1 4 (2.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.75%) Power BI
3 4 (2.50%) DB2
3 4 (2.50%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.50%) MySQL
3 4 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 57 (35.63%) Selenium
2 17 (10.63%) JIRA
3 16 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 14 (8.75%) SoapUI
5 10 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 9 (5.63%) HP UFT
7 6 (3.75%) JMeter
7 6 (3.75%) WebDriver
8 5 (3.13%) Git (software)
8 5 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (3.13%) TestLink
9 4 (2.50%) Zephyr
10 2 (1.25%) Calabash
10 2 (1.25%) Capybara
10 2 (1.25%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.25%) NeoLoad
10 2 (1.25%) Protractor
10 2 (1.25%) Visual Studio Coded UI
11 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (14.38%) Finance
2 5 (3.13%) Billing
2 5 (3.13%) Retail
3 3 (1.88%) Banking
4 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.00%) Web Services
2 15 (9.38%) JSON
3 12 (7.50%) SOAP
4 9 (5.63%) REST
4 9 (5.63%) XML
5 7 (4.38%) .NET
6 5 (3.13%) JMS
6 5 (3.13%) RESTful
7 4 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.88%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.88%) Middleware
9 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.38%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.63%) Fintech
4 1 (0.63%) FMCG
4 1 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.75%) Windows
2 4 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (65.63%) Test Automation
2 98 (61.25%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (33.13%) Software Testing
4 41 (25.63%) Manual Testing
5 35 (21.88%) Test Scripting
6 25 (15.63%) Acceptance Criteria
6 25 (15.63%) Defect Management
6 25 (15.63%) Waterfall
7 20 (12.50%) Scrum
8 19 (11.88%) Scenario Testing
8 19 (11.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (11.25%) Integration Testing
9 18 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (11.25%) Test Strategy
10 17 (10.63%) API Testing
10 17 (10.63%) Software Engineering
10 17 (10.63%) User Stories
11 15 (9.38%) Black-Box Testing
11 15 (9.38%) Logistics
11 15 (9.38%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (25.63%) Java
2 33 (20.63%) SQL
3 12 (7.50%) C#
3 12 (7.50%) PL/SQL
4 10 (6.25%) VB
5 6 (3.75%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.50%) C
7 2 (1.25%) Groovy
7 2 (1.25%) PHP
7 2 (1.25%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.63%) IronPython
8 1 (0.63%) Python
8 1 (0.63%) Scala
8 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.63%) VBA
8 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (35.63%) ISTQB
2 35 (21.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 33 (20.63%) ISEB
4 23 (14.38%) Degree
5 5 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.50%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.88%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (29.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (8.75%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (5.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 22 (13.75%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.63%) Oracle
3 9 (5.63%) HP
4 4 (2.50%) SAP
5 2 (1.25%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.25%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.63%) Cadence
6 1 (0.63%) OutSystems