Period
to 13 December 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 13 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
England > South East
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 273 220
Rank change year-on-year +60 -53 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 420 331 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.49% 1.06% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.10% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 369 293 487
South East median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% -1.37% +4.29%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,400 £25,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,750
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -

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 27,127 30,141 33,002
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.36% 96.67% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 22,434 25,149 27,623
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 13 December 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 13 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
Thames Valley -2 98 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Hampshire +64 97 £40,000 +20.30% 14
Surrey +46 91 £40,000 - 5
West Sussex +36 65 £34,500 -1.43% 4
Berkshire +7 57 £35,000 -15.66% 9
East Sussex +21 47 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Buckinghamshire +13 23 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Kent +14 19 £31,500 +1.61% 3
Oxfordshire +7 18 £61,000 +52.50% 4
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 13 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 South East region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 265 (63.10%) Test Automation
2 235 (55.95%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (41.43%) QA
4 130 (30.95%) C#
5 121 (28.81%) Software Testing
6 118 (28.10%) Selenium
7 93 (22.14%) Finance
8 92 (21.90%) SQL
9 90 (21.43%) Test Scripting
9 90 (21.43%) Degree
10 87 (20.71%) ISTQB
11 79 (18.81%) .NET
12 78 (18.57%) Test Strategy
13 77 (18.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 76 (18.10%) Java
15 73 (17.38%) Regression Testing
16 69 (16.43%) Manual Testing
17 65 (15.48%) ISEB
18 64 (15.24%) BDD
19 63 (15.00%) Scrum
20 61 (14.52%) JavaScript
20 61 (14.52%) JIRA
21 58 (13.81%) SoapUI
22 55 (13.10%) SDLC
23 53 (12.62%) Microsoft
24 52 (12.38%) Waterfall
25 51 (12.14%) WebDriver
25 51 (12.14%) System Testing
26 48 (11.43%) Cucumber
27 47 (11.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 16 (3.81%) Confluence
2 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.67%) SAP HCM
1 7 (1.67%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.67%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.48%) BrowserStack
4 2 (0.48%) G Suite
4 2 (0.48%) Office 365
5 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.43%) 2G
1 6 (1.43%) 3G
1 6 (1.43%) 802.15
1 6 (1.43%) Bluetooth
1 6 (1.43%) DHCP
1 6 (1.43%) DNS
1 6 (1.43%) ICMP
1 6 (1.43%) LAN
1 6 (1.43%) TCP/IP
1 6 (1.43%) WAN
1 6 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (1.43%) Wireless
1 6 (1.43%) ZigBee
2 2 (0.48%) VoIP
3 1 (0.24%) ATM
3 1 (0.24%) Internet
3 1 (0.24%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.48%) Big Data
6 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 118 (28.10%) Selenium
2 61 (14.52%) JIRA
3 58 (13.81%) SoapUI
4 51 (12.14%) WebDriver
5 48 (11.43%) Cucumber
6 29 (6.90%) Jenkins
7 28 (6.67%) SpecFlow
8 22 (5.24%) HP UFT
9 18 (4.29%) Git (software)
10 17 (4.05%) Maven
11 15 (3.57%) LoadRunner
12 14 (3.33%) Visual Studio
13 12 (2.86%) JUnit
13 12 (2.86%) WATIR
14 10 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (2.38%) TestRail
15 8 (1.90%) Bitbucket
16 7 (1.67%) Appium
17 5 (1.19%) Robot Framework
17 5 (1.19%) TestNG
General
1 93 (22.14%) Finance
2 29 (6.90%) Banking
3 7 (1.67%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.43%) Publishing
5 4 (0.95%) Retail
6 3 (0.71%) Automotive
7 2 (0.48%) Marketing
8 1 (0.24%) Electronics
8 1 (0.24%) Law
8 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (18.81%) .NET
2 42 (10.00%) Web Services
3 38 (9.05%) Gherkin
4 21 (5.00%) XML
5 19 (4.52%) HTML
6 18 (4.29%) ASP.NET
7 14 (3.33%) SOAP
8 9 (2.14%) REST
8 9 (2.14%) Ruby on Rails
9 6 (1.43%) 802.1X
10 3 (0.71%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.71%) CGI
11 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (0.48%) CSS
11 2 (0.48%) Node.js
11 2 (0.48%) Spring
12 1 (0.24%) AngularJS
12 1 (0.24%) PostGIS
12 1 (0.24%) Spring Boot
12 1 (0.24%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.67%) Social Network
2 27 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.43%) Fintech
3 14 (3.33%) User Experience
4 13 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (1.67%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (0.71%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.24%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.24%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.19%) Windows
2 20 (4.76%) Linux
3 17 (4.05%) Unix
4 4 (0.95%) Android
5 1 (0.24%) Solaris
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (63.10%) Test Automation
2 235 (55.95%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (28.81%) Software Testing
4 90 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 78 (18.57%) Test Strategy
6 77 (18.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 73 (17.38%) Regression Testing
8 69 (16.43%) Manual Testing
9 64 (15.24%) BDD
10 63 (15.00%) Scrum
11 55 (13.10%) SDLC
12 52 (12.38%) Waterfall
13 51 (12.14%) System Testing
14 46 (10.95%) Mathematics
15 44 (10.48%) Computer Science
16 42 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
17 41 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
18 40 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
19 39 (9.29%) System Integration Testing
20 37 (8.81%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 130 (30.95%) C#
2 92 (21.90%) SQL
3 76 (18.10%) Java
4 61 (14.52%) JavaScript
5 27 (6.43%) Ruby
6 26 (6.19%) Python
7 23 (5.48%) PHP
8 10 (2.38%) C++
9 6 (1.43%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.43%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.95%) C
11 2 (0.48%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.24%) Ada
12 1 (0.24%) Perl
12 1 (0.24%) Scala
12 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 90 (21.43%) Degree
2 87 (20.71%) ISTQB
3 65 (15.48%) ISEB
4 47 (11.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (2.62%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.14%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (1.67%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (41.43%) QA
2 2 (0.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.24%) GDPR
3 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (0.48%) Docker
2 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 20 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (3.33%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 53 (12.62%) Microsoft
2 44 (10.48%) SAP
3 32 (7.62%) Oracle
4 28 (6.67%) Informatica
5 20 (4.76%) HP
6 15 (3.57%) TIBCO
7 7 (1.67%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.67%) Talend
7 7 (1.67%) Workday
8 6 (1.43%) Remedy
9 2 (0.48%) Google
10 1 (0.24%) GUPTA
10 1 (0.24%) IBM