Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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

Test Analyst
England > South East
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 252 231
Rank change year-on-year +42 -21 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 435 337 523
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.49% 1.16% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.20% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 382 293 468
South East median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -0.71%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,850 £27,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,150 £48,750
England median annual salary £38,500 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +8.45% +1.43% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 28,073 28,022 34,587
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.43% 96.70% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 23,330 23,377 29,117
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in the South East

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Test Analyst in the South East

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in the South East

Test Analyst
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
Thames Valley +17 114 £37,500 - 11
Hampshire +31 112 £40,000 +23.08% 5
Surrey +34 84 £37,500 +5.63% 6
West Sussex +49 65 £37,500 +4.17% 4
Berkshire +14 63 £37,500 -14.29% 4
East Sussex -34 40 £37,000 +5.71% 2
Oxfordshire +4 33 £61,000 +52.50% 2
Buckinghamshire +5 18 £32,500 - 5
Kent +1 18 £31,500 +1.61%
Sussex - 1 £40,000 -
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 South East region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 284 (65.29%) Test Automation
2 251 (57.70%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (45.52%) QA
4 137 (31.49%) C#
5 126 (28.97%) Selenium
6 124 (28.51%) Software Testing
7 110 (25.29%) SQL
8 103 (23.68%) Java
9 99 (22.76%) Degree
10 96 (22.07%) Finance
11 90 (20.69%) Test Strategy
11 90 (20.69%) .NET
12 87 (20.00%) Manual Testing
13 78 (17.93%) ISTQB
14 75 (17.24%) Test Scripting
15 72 (16.55%) JIRA
16 69 (15.86%) User Acceptance Testing
17 66 (15.17%) ISEB
18 63 (14.48%) BDD
19 59 (13.56%) Waterfall
20 56 (12.87%) JavaScript
21 55 (12.64%) Scrum
21 55 (12.64%) Regression Testing
22 54 (12.41%) SAP
22 54 (12.41%) SoapUI
23 53 (12.18%) System Testing
23 53 (12.18%) SDLC
24 52 (11.95%) WebDriver
25 50 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
25 50 (11.49%) Microsoft

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 34 (7.82%) Confluence
2 4 (0.92%) Apache
3 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.61%) SAP HCM
1 7 (1.61%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.61%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.46%) BrowserStack
3 2 (0.46%) G Suite
3 2 (0.46%) Office 365
3 2 (0.46%) Slack
4 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.38%) 2G
1 6 (1.38%) 3G
1 6 (1.38%) 802.15
1 6 (1.38%) Bluetooth
1 6 (1.38%) DHCP
1 6 (1.38%) DNS
1 6 (1.38%) ICMP
1 6 (1.38%) LAN
1 6 (1.38%) TCP/IP
1 6 (1.38%) WAN
1 6 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (1.38%) Wireless
1 6 (1.38%) ZigBee
2 5 (1.15%) Internet
3 2 (0.46%) ATM
4 1 (0.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.21%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (5.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (2.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 126 (28.97%) Selenium
2 72 (16.55%) JIRA
3 54 (12.41%) SoapUI
4 52 (11.95%) WebDriver
5 46 (10.57%) Cucumber
6 34 (7.82%) SpecFlow
7 33 (7.59%) Jenkins
8 24 (5.52%) HP UFT
9 21 (4.83%) Visual Studio
10 20 (4.60%) Maven
11 19 (4.37%) Git (software)
12 16 (3.68%) JUnit
13 15 (3.45%) LoadRunner
14 9 (2.07%) TestPartner
15 8 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (1.61%) Bitbucket
16 7 (1.61%) NUnit
17 6 (1.38%) JMeter
18 5 (1.15%) Zephyr
19 4 (0.92%) Robot Framework
General
1 96 (22.07%) Finance
2 30 (6.90%) Banking
3 5 (1.15%) Telecoms
4 4 (0.92%) Retail
5 3 (0.69%) Automotive
6 2 (0.46%) Law
6 2 (0.46%) Publishing
7 1 (0.23%) Electronics
7 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.23%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (20.69%) .NET
2 45 (10.34%) Gherkin
2 45 (10.34%) Web Services
3 25 (5.75%) HTML
4 18 (4.14%) XML
5 17 (3.91%) SOAP
6 11 (2.53%) REST
7 10 (2.30%) ASP.NET
8 9 (2.07%) Ruby on Rails
9 6 (1.38%) 802.1X
10 5 (1.15%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.69%) Software Packaging
12 2 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (0.46%) CSS
12 2 (0.46%) JSON
12 2 (0.46%) Node.js
12 2 (0.46%) RESTful
13 1 (0.23%) CGI
13 1 (0.23%) Spring Boot
13 1 (0.23%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.36%) Computer Science
2 27 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.98%) Social Network
4 22 (5.06%) Fintech
5 16 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.61%) User Experience
7 6 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.92%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (0.69%) PMI
11 2 (0.46%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.36%) Windows
2 31 (7.13%) Linux
3 18 (4.14%) Unix
4 4 (0.92%) Android
5 3 (0.69%) Solaris
5 3 (0.69%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.46%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (65.29%) Test Automation
2 251 (57.70%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (28.51%) Software Testing
4 90 (20.69%) Test Strategy
5 87 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 75 (17.24%) Test Scripting
7 69 (15.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 63 (14.48%) BDD
9 59 (13.56%) Waterfall
10 55 (12.64%) Regression Testing
10 55 (12.64%) Scrum
11 53 (12.18%) SDLC
11 53 (12.18%) System Testing
12 50 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
13 49 (11.26%) Mathematics
14 47 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
15 46 (10.57%) Continuous Improvement
16 43 (9.89%) System Integration Testing
17 42 (9.66%) TDD
18 40 (9.20%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 137 (31.49%) C#
2 110 (25.29%) SQL
3 103 (23.68%) Java
4 56 (12.87%) JavaScript
5 27 (6.21%) PHP
5 27 (6.21%) Python
6 23 (5.29%) Ruby
7 12 (2.76%) C++
8 10 (2.30%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.38%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.92%) C
11 2 (0.46%) Go
11 2 (0.46%) Perl
11 2 (0.46%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.23%) Ada
12 1 (0.23%) Scala
12 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 99 (22.76%) Degree
2 78 (17.93%) ISTQB
3 66 (15.17%) ISEB
4 33 (7.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (2.99%) Security Cleared
6 10 (2.30%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (1.38%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.69%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.69%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (45.52%) QA
2 4 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.69%) SLA
4 2 (0.46%) PMO
5 1 (0.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (1.38%) Docker
2 2 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 15 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (3.22%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 54 (12.41%) SAP
2 50 (11.49%) Microsoft
3 35 (8.05%) Oracle
4 26 (5.98%) Informatica
5 23 (5.29%) TIBCO
6 21 (4.83%) HP
7 13 (2.99%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.84%) Remedy
8 8 (1.84%) Talend
9 7 (1.61%) Workday
10 2 (0.46%) Google
10 2 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.23%) IBM