Period
to 16 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 October 2017.

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
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 255 222 214
Rank change year-on-year -33 -8 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 339 524 624
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.17% 1.48% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.53% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 295 468 580
South East median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £25,950 £27,000 £24,475
90th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £46,350
England median annual salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 27984 34319 41110
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.63% 96.94% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 23347 28899 34093
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,300
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.93% +1.88%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 16 October 2017.

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 16 October 2017. 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 +12 110 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Surrey -58 73 £35,250 -6.00% 2
Hampshire 0 54 £32,500 -2.99% 5
East Sussex -28 53 £35,000 - 2
Berkshire +40 47 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Buckinghamshire -29 33 £32,500 -5.11%
Oxfordshire +7 30 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Kent +20 29 £31,000 -11.43%
West Sussex +18 19 £36,000 +1.41% 2
Isle of Wight -1 1 £32,500 +58.54%
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 South East region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 236 (69.62%) Test Automation
2 190 (56.05%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (42.18%) Selenium
4 124 (36.58%) Test Scripting
5 117 (34.51%) QA
5 117 (34.51%) Manual Testing
6 115 (33.92%) SQL
7 113 (33.33%) ISTQB
8 90 (26.55%) ISEB
9 86 (25.37%) Regression Testing
10 79 (23.30%) C#
11 72 (21.24%) Finance
11 72 (21.24%) Test Strategy
12 70 (20.65%) Software Testing
13 69 (20.35%) JIRA
14 65 (19.17%) WebDriver
15 64 (18.88%) Scrum
16 62 (18.29%) Java
16 62 (18.29%) SDLC
17 58 (17.11%) User Acceptance Testing
18 56 (16.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 56 (16.52%) BDD
19 53 (15.63%) Cucumber
19 53 (15.63%) Functional Testing
20 49 (14.45%) Scenario Testing
21 41 (12.09%) TDD
22 39 (11.50%) HP Quality Center
23 38 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
24 37 (10.91%) System Testing
25 36 (10.62%) Continuous Integration

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 11 (3.24%) Confluence
2 9 (2.65%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.59%) CMS
6 1 (0.29%) Apache
6 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.29%) JBoss
6 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.65%) SAP ERP
1 9 (2.65%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Exstream
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.95%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.18%) SaaS
5 2 (0.59%) G Suite
5 2 (0.59%) GitHub
5 2 (0.59%) Office 365
5 2 (0.59%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.88%) Internet
2 2 (0.59%) 2G
2 2 (0.59%) 3G
2 2 (0.59%) 4G
3 1 (0.29%) FTP
3 1 (0.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.65%) SQLPlus
3 4 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.88%) Big Data
5 2 (0.59%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.59%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.59%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.59%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.59%) Power BI
6 1 (0.29%) DB2
6 1 (0.29%) MySQL
6 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.29%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 143 (42.18%) Selenium
2 69 (20.35%) JIRA
3 65 (19.17%) WebDriver
4 53 (15.63%) Cucumber
5 38 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 30 (8.85%) Jenkins
6 30 (8.85%) SoapUI
7 24 (7.08%) Git (software)
8 23 (6.78%) HP UFT
9 19 (5.60%) JUnit
10 15 (4.42%) Capybara
11 14 (4.13%) LoadRunner
11 14 (4.13%) Visual Studio
12 11 (3.24%) SpecFlow
13 9 (2.65%) eggPlant
13 9 (2.65%) LoadUI
13 9 (2.65%) NUnit
13 9 (2.65%) TestNG
13 9 (2.65%) Toad
14 8 (2.36%) Maven
General
1 72 (21.24%) Finance
2 10 (2.95%) Publishing
2 10 (2.95%) Retail
3 9 (2.65%) Marketing
3 9 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.06%) Electronics
4 7 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.88%) Back Office
5 3 (0.88%) Banking
6 2 (0.59%) Legal
7 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.29%) Automotive
7 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.55%) .NET
2 28 (8.26%) Web Services
3 26 (7.67%) XML
4 21 (6.19%) Gherkin
5 20 (5.90%) HTML
5 20 (5.90%) SOAP
6 15 (4.42%) RESTful
7 7 (2.06%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.88%) Middleware
8 3 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.88%) REST
8 3 (0.88%) XHTML
9 2 (0.59%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.59%) HTML5
9 2 (0.59%) J2EE
10 1 (0.29%) CGI
10 1 (0.29%) CSS
10 1 (0.29%) jQuery
10 1 (0.29%) Struts
10 1 (0.29%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.49%) Computer Science
2 12 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.65%) iPad
4 8 (2.36%) Smart Meter
5 5 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.47%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.59%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (0.59%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.59%) Handset
7 2 (0.59%) Marketing Technology
7 2 (0.59%) PDA
7 2 (0.59%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.29%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.29%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.29%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.29%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.29%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.44%) Windows
2 10 (2.95%) Linux
3 7 (2.06%) Unix
4 6 (1.77%) Android
5 4 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.88%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (69.62%) Test Automation
2 190 (56.05%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (36.58%) Test Scripting
4 117 (34.51%) Manual Testing
5 86 (25.37%) Regression Testing
6 72 (21.24%) Test Strategy
7 70 (20.65%) Software Testing
8 64 (18.88%) Scrum
9 62 (18.29%) SDLC
10 58 (17.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 56 (16.52%) BDD
12 53 (15.63%) Functional Testing
13 49 (14.45%) Scenario Testing
14 41 (12.09%) TDD
15 37 (10.91%) System Testing
16 36 (10.62%) Continuous Integration
17 35 (10.32%) Continuous Delivery
18 32 (9.44%) Acceptance Criteria
19 31 (9.14%) Test Management
20 27 (7.96%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 115 (33.92%) SQL
2 79 (23.30%) C#
3 62 (18.29%) Java
4 30 (8.85%) Ruby
5 28 (8.26%) JavaScript
6 25 (7.37%) Python
7 16 (4.72%) C++
8 7 (2.06%) VBScript
9 6 (1.77%) ES6
10 5 (1.47%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.18%) C
11 4 (1.18%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.88%) PHP
13 2 (0.59%) Perl
13 2 (0.59%) VB
14 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.29%) COBOL
14 1 (0.29%) Scala
14 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 113 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 90 (26.55%) ISEB
3 56 (16.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 34 (10.03%) Degree
5 24 (7.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (2.65%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.65%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.59%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.59%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (34.51%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.59%) Docker
1 2 (0.59%) Firmware
2 1 (0.29%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 39 (11.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.29%) Mesos
2 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 34 (10.03%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.14%) HP
3 17 (5.01%) SAP
4 12 (3.54%) Google
5 9 (2.65%) Oracle
6 6 (1.77%) Talend
7 4 (1.18%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.18%) Cognizant
7 4 (1.18%) Pega
7 4 (1.18%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.88%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.29%) Capita
9 1 (0.29%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.29%) TOWER Software