The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 120 101
Rank change year-on-year +8 -19  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 24 41 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.03% 1.40% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.47% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11 25 42
Median salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.85% +0.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £26,101
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,300 £42,400
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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2229 2780 2983
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.95% 94.78% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1369 1809 1842
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 Scotland

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

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -4 15 £34,000 -2.85% 4
Glasgow +2 6 £32,500 -7.14% 2
West Lothian -10 2 - -
Fife - 1 £26,500 -
Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 Scotland region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
1 21 (48.84%) ISTQB
2 20 (46.51%) Finance
3 19 (44.19%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (44.19%) Defect Management
4 18 (41.86%) Software Testing
5 15 (34.88%) ISEB
5 15 (34.88%) SQL
5 15 (34.88%) Test Automation
6 14 (32.56%) Cucumber
7 13 (30.23%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (27.91%) Gherkin
8 12 (27.91%) HP UFT
9 11 (25.58%) SpecFlow
9 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
10 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
10 9 (20.93%) Selenium
10 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (16.28%) HP
11 7 (16.28%) MS Office
11 7 (16.28%) Manual Testing
11 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (11.63%) Automation Testing
12 5 (11.63%) C#
12 5 (11.63%) FitNesse
12 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
13 4 (9.30%) Banking
13 4 (9.30%) Oracle
13 4 (9.30%) Linux
13 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP

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 1 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (2.33%) CMS
1 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
2 7 (16.28%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (32.56%) Cucumber
2 12 (27.91%) HP UFT
3 11 (25.58%) SpecFlow
4 9 (20.93%) Selenium
5 5 (11.63%) FitNesse
6 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
7 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.33%) JIRA
8 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.33%) Mocha
General
1 20 (46.51%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) Gherkin
2 3 (6.98%) .NET
3 2 (4.65%) CSS
3 2 (4.65%) HTML
4 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.33%) CGI
4 1 (2.33%) Chai
4 1 (2.33%) jQuery
4 1 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) User Experience
3 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Defect Management
1 19 (44.19%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (41.86%) Software Testing
3 15 (34.88%) Test Automation
4 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
5 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (16.28%) Manual Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Automation Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Test Strategy
8 4 (9.30%) User Stories
8 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
9 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Scrum
10 2 (4.65%) Compatibility Testing
10 2 (4.65%) Data Management
10 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (4.65%) Migration
10 2 (4.65%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) C#
3 2 (4.65%) Java
3 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) C++
4 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (48.84%) ISTQB
2 15 (34.88%) ISEB
3 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.33%) MCP
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.33%) OCP
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.33%) SAP Certification
4 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (30.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) HP
3 4 (9.30%) Oracle
4 3 (6.98%) SAP
5 1 (2.33%) Adobe
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