Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 172 167
Rank change year-on-year -20 -5 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 235 300 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.53% 1.68% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 1.73% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 201 286 301
Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £23,250 £22,125 £21,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £43,000
England median annual salary £36,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 14840 17297 18001
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.72% 96.73% 96.86%
Number of salaries quoted 12235 13679 14815
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -18 161 £30,500 -6.15% 5
East Midlands +1 73 £35,000 +11.11% 6
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Midlands region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 157 (66.81%) Test Automation
2 111 (47.23%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (41.28%) Selenium
4 96 (40.85%) QA
5 95 (40.43%) Test Scripting
6 80 (34.04%) SQL
7 69 (29.36%) JIRA
8 61 (25.96%) ISEB
9 54 (22.98%) Finance
10 49 (20.85%) ISTQB
10 49 (20.85%) Scenario Testing
11 48 (20.43%) Software Testing
11 48 (20.43%) XML
12 45 (19.15%) Java
12 45 (19.15%) Manual Testing
12 45 (19.15%) SoapUI
13 39 (16.60%) Functional Testing
14 38 (16.17%) Test Strategy
14 38 (16.17%) C#
15 37 (15.74%) User Acceptance Testing
16 34 (14.47%) SOAP
17 33 (14.04%) Defect Management
18 30 (12.77%) Scrum
18 30 (12.77%) Retail
19 29 (12.34%) Degree
20 28 (11.91%) BDD
20 28 (11.91%) Microsoft
21 27 (11.49%) SDLC
22 26 (11.06%) Regression Testing
23 25 (10.64%) JMeter

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 (3.40%) Confluence
2 3 (1.28%) CMS
2 3 (1.28%) IBM Domino
2 3 (1.28%) MQSeries
2 3 (1.28%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.43%) IIS
3 1 (0.43%) JBoss
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Exstream
1 2 (0.85%) Magento
1 2 (0.85%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.70%) GitHub
2 3 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.70%) Internet
2 3 (1.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.53%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.11%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.43%) Big Data
4 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.43%) DataStage
4 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.43%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.43%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 97 (41.28%) Selenium
2 69 (29.36%) JIRA
3 45 (19.15%) SoapUI
4 25 (10.64%) JMeter
5 24 (10.21%) Cucumber
6 22 (9.36%) Appium
7 17 (7.23%) Calabash
7 17 (7.23%) SpecFlow
8 15 (6.38%) Jenkins
9 13 (5.53%) JBehave
10 12 (5.11%) HP UFT
10 12 (5.11%) Ranorex
10 12 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (4.68%) WebDriver
12 10 (4.26%) WATIR
13 9 (3.83%) Bugzilla
13 9 (3.83%) eggPlant
14 8 (3.40%) JUnit
15 5 (2.13%) TeamCity
15 5 (2.13%) TestRail
General
1 54 (22.98%) Finance
2 30 (12.77%) Retail
3 12 (5.11%) Vietnamese Language
4 5 (2.13%) Banking
5 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.43%) Automotive
6 1 (0.43%) Back Office
6 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Marketing
6 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (20.43%) XML
2 34 (14.47%) SOAP
3 20 (8.51%) .NET
3 20 (8.51%) Web Services
4 14 (5.96%) Gherkin
5 12 (5.11%) XML Messaging
6 10 (4.26%) HTML
7 7 (2.98%) ASP.NET
8 6 (2.55%) JSON
9 5 (2.13%) Middleware
10 4 (1.70%) CSS
10 4 (1.70%) REST
11 3 (1.28%) XSL
12 2 (0.85%) Flash
12 2 (0.85%) J2EE
12 2 (0.85%) J2ME
12 2 (0.85%) JSP
12 2 (0.85%) PRADO
13 1 (0.43%) CSS3
13 1 (0.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.83%) Fintech
3 7 (2.98%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.85%) User Experience
6 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.43%) iPad
6 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.43%) NHS
6 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.23%) Windows
2 4 (1.70%) Android
2 4 (1.70%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.70%) Unix
3 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (66.81%) Test Automation
2 111 (47.23%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (40.43%) Test Scripting
4 49 (20.85%) Scenario Testing
5 48 (20.43%) Software Testing
6 45 (19.15%) Manual Testing
7 39 (16.60%) Functional Testing
8 38 (16.17%) Test Strategy
9 37 (15.74%) User Acceptance Testing
10 33 (14.04%) Defect Management
11 30 (12.77%) Scrum
12 28 (11.91%) BDD
13 27 (11.49%) SDLC
14 26 (11.06%) Regression Testing
15 25 (10.64%) E-Commerce
16 24 (10.21%) Test Management
17 20 (8.51%) Waterfall
18 18 (7.66%) Integration Testing
19 17 (7.23%) Migration
20 15 (6.38%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 80 (34.04%) SQL
2 45 (19.15%) Java
3 38 (16.17%) C#
4 12 (5.11%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.40%) Python
5 8 (3.40%) Ruby
6 6 (2.55%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.13%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.70%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.28%) C
10 2 (0.85%) Delphi
10 2 (0.85%) Groovy
10 2 (0.85%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.43%) VB
11 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (25.96%) ISEB
2 49 (20.85%) ISTQB
3 29 (12.34%) Degree
4 21 (8.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (7.66%) SC Cleared
5 18 (7.66%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.85%) CEH
7 2 (0.85%) GIAC
7 2 (0.85%) OSCP
8 1 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (40.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 24 (10.21%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (11.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.26%) HP
3 9 (3.83%) Oracle
4 8 (3.40%) CA Agile Central
5 4 (1.70%) Cognizant
5 4 (1.70%) IBM
6 3 (1.28%) Lotus
6 3 (1.28%) webMethods
6 3 (1.28%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.85%) Capita
7 2 (0.85%) hybris
7 2 (0.85%) New Relic
7 2 (0.85%) SAP
8 1 (0.43%) Google
8 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.43%) Yardi