Period
to 26 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 262 246 205
Rank change year-on-year -16 -41 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 295 380 466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.12% 1.25% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.29% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 255 343 444
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £30,000 £25,575
90th Percentile £50,000 £64,300 £48,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -

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 25,497 29,442 28,543
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.50% 97.02% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 20,807 24,624 23,889
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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
East Sussex +49 75 £37,500 +15.38% 3
West Sussex +20 72 £44,000 +14.29% 5
Surrey +29 54 £47,500 +18.75% 8
Thames Valley -51 48 £36,250 -15.70% 13
Hampshire -43 43 £37,500 -10.71% 9
Buckinghamshire +38 25 £38,750 +6.16% 9
Berkshire -42 13 £35,000 -9.09% 2
Oxfordshire -20 10 £36,250 -42.46% 2
Kent +12 3 £37,500 +19.05% 3
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 176 (59.66%) Test Automation
2 159 (53.90%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (37.63%) QA
4 83 (28.14%) Test Scripting
4 83 (28.14%) ISTQB
5 80 (27.12%) Manual Testing
6 79 (26.78%) Software Testing
7 77 (26.10%) .NET
8 75 (25.42%) Selenium
9 73 (24.75%) C#
10 72 (24.41%) SQL Server
11 63 (21.36%) Microsoft
12 60 (20.34%) SQL
13 50 (16.95%) Regression Testing
14 49 (16.61%) WebDriver
15 46 (15.59%) Scrum
15 46 (15.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 45 (15.25%) Test Strategy
16 45 (15.25%) ISEB
17 39 (13.22%) Visual Studio
17 39 (13.22%) SpecFlow
18 38 (12.88%) Coaching
19 36 (12.20%) JIRA
20 34 (11.53%) SDLC
21 30 (10.17%) Cucumber
22 27 (9.15%) BDD
22 27 (9.15%) User Acceptance Testing
23 26 (8.81%) XML
24 25 (8.47%) Unix
24 25 (8.47%) Waterfall

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 7 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.69%) SaaS
2 4 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.34%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.71%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (24.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.37%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.36%) QualityStage
5 3 (1.02%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.34%) Big Data
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 75 (25.42%) Selenium
2 49 (16.61%) WebDriver
3 39 (13.22%) SpecFlow
3 39 (13.22%) Visual Studio
4 36 (12.20%) JIRA
5 30 (10.17%) Cucumber
6 21 (7.12%) SoapUI
7 14 (4.75%) WATIR
8 13 (4.41%) Jenkins
9 12 (4.07%) TestRail
10 11 (3.73%) HP UFT
11 8 (2.71%) Bitbucket
11 8 (2.71%) Sourcetree
12 6 (2.03%) JUnit
13 5 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
14 4 (1.36%) Appium
15 3 (1.02%) Git (software)
15 3 (1.02%) TestNG
16 2 (0.68%) JMeter
16 2 (0.68%) Protractor
General
1 24 (8.14%) Finance
2 7 (2.37%) Banking
3 6 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (1.69%) Retail
5 4 (1.36%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.68%) Back Office
6 2 (0.68%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.68%) Publishing
7 1 (0.34%) Automotive
7 1 (0.34%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (26.10%) .NET
2 26 (8.81%) XML
3 20 (6.78%) ASP.NET
4 17 (5.76%) SOAP
5 16 (5.42%) Web Services
6 12 (4.07%) Spring
7 10 (3.39%) Gherkin
7 10 (3.39%) JSON
8 8 (2.71%) React
9 7 (2.37%) WCF
9 7 (2.37%) XSLT
10 4 (1.36%) Middleware
10 4 (1.36%) REST
10 4 (1.36%) RESTful
11 2 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
12 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.34%) CGI
12 1 (0.34%) CSS
12 1 (0.34%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.41%) Mobile App
3 10 (3.39%) Client/Server
4 9 (3.05%) User Experience
5 7 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.03%) Smart Meter
7 5 (1.69%) Social Network
8 3 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.02%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.34%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.34%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.47%) Unix
2 24 (8.14%) Linux
3 14 (4.75%) Windows
4 10 (3.39%) Android
5 7 (2.37%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.68%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.34%) Solaris
7 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (59.66%) Test Automation
2 159 (53.90%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (28.14%) Test Scripting
4 80 (27.12%) Manual Testing
5 79 (26.78%) Software Testing
6 50 (16.95%) Regression Testing
7 46 (15.59%) Scrum
8 45 (15.25%) Test Strategy
9 38 (12.88%) Coaching
10 34 (11.53%) SDLC
11 27 (9.15%) BDD
11 27 (9.15%) User Acceptance Testing
12 25 (8.47%) User Stories
12 25 (8.47%) Waterfall
13 23 (7.80%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (7.12%) Process Improvement
15 19 (6.44%) Performance Testing
16 18 (6.10%) Kanban
16 18 (6.10%) Non-Functional Testing
17 17 (5.76%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 73 (24.75%) C#
2 60 (20.34%) SQL
3 20 (6.78%) Java
4 15 (5.08%) Ruby
5 14 (4.75%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.71%) PHP
7 6 (2.03%) Python
8 4 (1.36%) Groovy
9 3 (1.02%) C
9 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.68%) Perl
10 2 (0.68%) R
11 1 (0.34%) C++
11 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (28.14%) ISTQB
2 46 (15.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 45 (15.25%) ISEB
4 21 (7.12%) Security Cleared
5 16 (5.42%) SC Cleared
6 13 (4.41%) Degree
7 5 (1.69%) Master's Degree
7 5 (1.69%) PhD
8 4 (1.36%) APMP
8 4 (1.36%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (37.63%) QA
2 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (5.42%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (3.39%) HP ALM
3 5 (1.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 63 (21.36%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.10%) Oracle
3 12 (4.07%) HP
4 5 (1.69%) Informatica
5 4 (1.36%) Cognizant
5 4 (1.36%) IBM
5 4 (1.36%) SAP
5 4 (1.36%) VMware
6 3 (1.02%) Ariba
7 1 (0.34%) Google
7 1 (0.34%) TIBCO