Period
to 15 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £36,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

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

Test Analyst
UK > Scotland
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 140 165
Rank change year-on-year -3 +25 -89
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 85 97 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.62% 1.72% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 1.78% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 43 42 30
Scotland median annual salary £36,500 £30,750 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.70% -9.56% -2.86%
10th Percentile £28,125 £26,275 £26,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £40,225 £38,811
UK 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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5,011 5,446 4,777
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.27% 96.75% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3,256 3,547 3,020
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,375 £65,000 £64,098
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Scotland

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Test Analyst in Scotland

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Scotland over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in Scotland

Test Analyst
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 15 December 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
Edinburgh -14 50 £37,000 +23.33% 21
Glasgow +6 25 £35,713 -4.76% 1
West Lothian -7 9 £40,000 - 4
Dundee +12 1 - - 1
South Lanarkshire +1 1 £35,500 -6.58%
Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Scotland region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 52 (61.18%) Test Automation
2 43 (50.59%) Test Scripting
3 37 (43.53%) SQL
4 29 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (29.41%) QA
6 24 (28.24%) Finance
7 23 (27.06%) ISTQB
8 22 (25.88%) Selenium
9 21 (24.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (22.35%) Defect Management
11 18 (21.18%) Test Strategy
12 16 (18.82%) Java
13 15 (17.65%) Test Planning
14 14 (16.47%) Functional Testing
14 14 (16.47%) Cucumber
15 12 (14.12%) Scenario Testing
16 11 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (12.94%) Manual Testing
17 10 (11.76%) Oracle
17 10 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
17 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
18 9 (10.59%) System Integration Testing
18 9 (10.59%) API Testing
18 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
18 9 (10.59%) ISEB
18 9 (10.59%) Validation
18 9 (10.59%) Integration Testing
19 8 (9.41%) Test Management
19 8 (9.41%) Data Warehouse
19 8 (9.41%) JavaScript

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (2.35%) Confluence
1 2 (2.35%) SAS
2 1 (1.18%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.18%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (1.18%) BrowserStack
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (7.06%) Big Data
2 6 (7.06%) Data Mining
2 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (25.88%) Selenium
2 14 (16.47%) Cucumber
3 7 (8.24%) JIRA
3 7 (8.24%) Protractor
4 5 (5.88%) Bugzilla
4 5 (5.88%) HP UFT
5 4 (4.71%) JMeter
5 4 (4.71%) JUnit
5 4 (4.71%) LoadRunner
5 4 (4.71%) SpecFlow
6 3 (3.53%) FitNesse
6 3 (3.53%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.35%) Hudson
7 2 (2.35%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.35%) LoadUI
7 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (2.35%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.35%) Zephyr
General
1 24 (28.24%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.35%) Electronics
3 2 (2.35%) Games
3 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) Gherkin
2 5 (5.88%) REST
3 4 (4.71%) .NET
3 4 (4.71%) SOAP
4 3 (3.53%) HTML
5 2 (2.35%) CGI
5 2 (2.35%) CSS
5 2 (2.35%) Web Services
6 1 (1.18%) Ajax
6 1 (1.18%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.18%) HTML5
6 1 (1.18%) JSON
6 1 (1.18%) LDAP
6 1 (1.18%) React
6 1 (1.18%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.71%) Fintech
3 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.53%) User Experience
4 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.18%) EPoS
4 1 (1.18%) PMI
4 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (61.18%) Test Automation
2 43 (50.59%) Test Scripting
3 29 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (24.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (22.35%) Defect Management
6 18 (21.18%) Test Strategy
7 15 (17.65%) Test Planning
8 14 (16.47%) Functional Testing
9 12 (14.12%) Scenario Testing
10 11 (12.94%) Manual Testing
10 11 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (10.59%) API Testing
11 9 (10.59%) Integration Testing
11 9 (10.59%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (10.59%) Validation
12 8 (9.41%) BDD
12 8 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (9.41%) Test Management
13 7 (8.24%) Regression Testing
13 7 (8.24%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (43.53%) SQL
2 16 (18.82%) Java
3 8 (9.41%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.24%) PL/SQL
5 5 (5.88%) C#
6 4 (4.71%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.53%) Python
8 1 (1.18%) C
8 1 (1.18%) PHP
8 1 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (27.06%) ISTQB
2 9 (10.59%) ISEB
3 5 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.53%) Degree
5 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (29.41%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (8.24%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 10 (11.76%) Oracle
2 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.24%) HP
4 6 (7.06%) Cognizant
5 2 (2.35%) Remedy
5 2 (2.35%) SAP
6 1 (1.18%) Micro Focus