Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Architect was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Test Architect
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 531 578 648
Rank change year-on-year +47 +70 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Architect 15 12 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.049% 0.034% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.035% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 2
South East median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £73,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% -5.08% -
10th Percentile £50,125 £62,125 £68,125
90th Percentile £69,750 £78,000 £80,375
England median annual salary £65,000 £66,250 £70,000
% change year-on-year -1.89% -5.36% +3.70%

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 29763 33916 41254
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.98% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 24844 28453 34418
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Test Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Architect in the South East

Test Architect
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Test Architect in the South East

Test Architect
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Architect in the South East

Test Architect
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 Architect within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Hampshire +19 9 £62,500 -
Thames Valley +41 6 £56,250 -19.64%
Berkshire +37 6 £56,250 -19.64%
Test Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Test Architect 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 Architect in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (53.33%) Selenium
2 8 (53.33%) Validation
3 7 (46.67%) Test Strategy
3 7 (46.67%) Test Planning
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) System Testing
5 5 (33.33%) SpecFlow
6 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
6 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Web Services
7 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
8 2 (13.33%) API Testing
8 2 (13.33%) C#
8 2 (13.33%) HP
8 2 (13.33%) Java
8 2 (13.33%) JUnit
8 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
8 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
8 2 (13.33%) Open Source
8 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
8 2 (13.33%) TestComplete
8 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
8 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 2 (13.33%) Telerik

Test Architect 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) AWS OpsWorks
1 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Selenium
2 5 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
4 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
4 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (13.33%) JUnit
4 2 (13.33%) TestComplete
4 2 (13.33%) WATIR
5 1 (6.67%) Appium
5 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (6.67%) CircleCI
5 1 (6.67%) JIRA
5 1 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (6.67%) Ranorex
5 1 (6.67%) Subversion
5 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
1 1 (6.67%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) Ajax
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (53.33%) Validation
3 7 (46.67%) Test Planning
3 7 (46.67%) Test Strategy
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) System Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 2 (13.33%) API Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Open Source
8 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
9 1 (6.67%) BDD
9 1 (6.67%) Business Development
9 1 (6.67%) DoDAF
9 1 (6.67%) MODAF
9 1 (6.67%) OOP
9 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
9 1 (6.67%) Project Management
9 1 (6.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C#
1 2 (13.33%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Def Stans
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Ansible
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) HP
1 2 (13.33%) Telerik
2 1 (6.67%) EMC
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft