The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

Test Analyst
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 53 60
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 15 38 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.08% 3.33% 3.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 3.40% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 13 36 37
Median salary £34,000 £30,500 £30,842
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.47% -1.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £26,500 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £36,600 £35,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £34,450 £33,500 £34,073
% change year-on-year +2.83% -1.68%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 705 1119 1186
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 97.65% 98.16% 97.69%
Number of salaries quoted 610 980 1004
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,233 £52,500 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in South Wales

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Test Analyst in South Wales

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in South Wales over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in South Wales

Test Analyst
Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -1 14 £34,500 +13.11%
Test Analyst
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Wales region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 22 (59.46%) Test Automation
2 20 (54.05%) SQL
3 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (37.84%) Selenium
5 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (32.43%) ISTQB
5 12 (32.43%) Finance
6 11 (29.73%) Waterfall
7 9 (24.32%) Test Strategy
7 9 (24.32%) QA
8 8 (21.62%) Test Scripting
8 8 (21.62%) Functional Testing
9 7 (18.92%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (18.92%) SoapUI
9 7 (18.92%) Degree
9 7 (18.92%) Migration
9 7 (18.92%) SOAP
10 6 (16.22%) C#
10 6 (16.22%) ISEB
11 5 (13.51%) Software Delivery
11 5 (13.51%) Advertising
12 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
12 4 (10.81%) Java
12 4 (10.81%) .NET
12 4 (10.81%) SDLC
12 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
13 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
13 3 (8.11%) Git (software)

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 2 (5.41%) CMS
2 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.70%) JCAPS
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.70%) Sage 200
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) MySQL
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (37.84%) Selenium
2 7 (18.92%) SoapUI
3 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
3 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.11%) JIRA
3 3 (8.11%) Subversion
3 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.70%) JMeter
5 1 (2.70%) MSTest
5 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Advertising
3 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Electronics
4 1 (2.70%) Games
4 1 (2.70%) Law
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) SOAP
2 4 (10.81%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (2.70%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Test Automation
2 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (29.73%) Waterfall
5 9 (24.32%) Test Strategy
6 8 (21.62%) Functional Testing
6 8 (21.62%) Test Scripting
7 7 (18.92%) Migration
7 7 (18.92%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Software Delivery
9 4 (10.81%) SDLC
9 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
11 2 (5.41%) CRM
11 2 (5.41%) Defect Management
11 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
11 2 (5.41%) Scrum
11 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (5.41%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) SQL
2 6 (16.22%) C#
3 4 (10.81%) Java
4 3 (8.11%) Python
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) ISTQB
2 7 (18.92%) Degree
3 6 (16.22%) ISEB
4 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) Fiorano
2 1 (2.70%) IBM
2 1 (2.70%) InterSystems
2 1 (2.70%) Sage
2 1 (2.70%) SAP
2 1 (2.70%) VMware