The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

Test Analyst
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 85 87
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 13 11 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.50% 1.05% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.11% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 14
Median salary £34,000 £35,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.85% +20.68%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £32,150 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,650 £37,500 £31,400
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Milton Keynes
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 835 990 1159
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 96.64% 94.83% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 676 777 874
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Milton Keynes

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Salary trend for Test Analyst in Milton Keynes

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Milton Keynes region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 16 (59.26%) Software Testing
1 16 (59.26%) QA
2 15 (55.56%) SQL
3 14 (51.85%) ISEB
4 12 (44.44%) ISTQB
5 11 (40.74%) Automated Testing
6 10 (37.04%) Test Strategy
7 8 (29.63%) Automation Testing
7 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
8 6 (22.22%) Performance Testing
8 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (22.22%) Line Management
8 6 (22.22%) Windows
9 5 (18.52%) Smartcard
9 5 (18.52%) Degree
9 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
9 5 (18.52%) SDLC
9 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
10 4 (14.81%) Finance
10 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
11 3 (11.11%) Time Management
11 3 (11.11%) Smoke Testing
12 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
12 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
12 2 (7.41%) System Testing
12 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
12 2 (7.41%) Test Management

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.41%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) JMeter
3 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Automotive
2 1 (3.70%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
1 1 (3.70%) XML
1 1 (3.70%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Smartcard
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Software Testing
2 11 (40.74%) Automated Testing
3 10 (37.04%) Test Strategy
4 8 (29.63%) Automation Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
5 6 (22.22%) Line Management
5 6 (22.22%) Performance Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
6 5 (18.52%) SDLC
6 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
6 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
8 3 (11.11%) Smoke Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Time Management
9 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
9 2 (7.41%) System Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Test Management
9 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) ISEB
2 12 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (18.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (59.26%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft