Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 18 November 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 West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 139 137
Rank change year-on-year -12 -2 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 225 248 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.19% 2.27% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 2.34% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 190 230 234
South West median annual salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £50,000 £48,750 £42,250
England median annual salary £36,625 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.64% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10013 10607 11545
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.56% 96.99% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8306 8964 9778
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in the South West

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Test Analyst in the South West

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the South West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in the South West

Test Analyst
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 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
Bristol +37 95 £35,000 +6.06% 4
Wiltshire +17 44 £32,500 -
Gloucestershire -19 39 £38,500 -3.75% 1
Somerset -25 36 £35,000 +7.69%
Dorset -8 6 £32,500 +18.18%
Devon +12 3 £35,000 +6.06%
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 West region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 144 (64.00%) Test Automation
2 124 (55.11%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (43.11%) Selenium
4 70 (31.11%) ISTQB
5 67 (29.78%) SQL
6 65 (28.89%) Test Scripting
7 63 (28.00%) Manual Testing
8 56 (24.89%) Finance
9 54 (24.00%) C#
10 49 (21.78%) Software Testing
11 41 (18.22%) Test Strategy
12 39 (17.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 38 (16.89%) QA
13 38 (16.89%) Functional Testing
14 37 (16.44%) Java
15 36 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
15 36 (16.00%) Waterfall
16 35 (15.56%) .NET
17 34 (15.11%) ISEB
17 34 (15.11%) Cucumber
17 34 (15.11%) Test Management
18 33 (14.67%) Degree
19 31 (13.78%) Non-Functional Testing
20 30 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 29 (12.89%) SDLC
21 29 (12.89%) SQL Server
22 28 (12.44%) Scrum
23 27 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
24 24 (10.67%) JIRA
24 24 (10.67%) BDD

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 9 (4.00%) Confluence
2 2 (0.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.44%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.67%) BrowserStack
2 4 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.78%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (0.44%) GitHub
3 1 (0.44%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.11%) Internet
2 2 (0.89%) HTTP
3 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.44%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.44%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.44%) MySQL
3 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 97 (43.11%) Selenium
2 34 (15.11%) Cucumber
3 24 (10.67%) JIRA
3 24 (10.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (10.22%) SpecFlow
5 21 (9.33%) SoapUI
6 16 (7.11%) HP UFT
7 13 (5.78%) WebDriver
8 12 (5.33%) Git (software)
8 12 (5.33%) JUnit
9 11 (4.89%) Jenkins
9 11 (4.89%) Visual Studio
10 10 (4.44%) NUnit
11 9 (4.00%) TeamCity
12 6 (2.67%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (2.22%) Calabash
13 5 (2.22%) TestNG
14 4 (1.78%) Hudson
14 4 (1.78%) Jasmine
14 4 (1.78%) Zephyr
General
1 56 (24.89%) Finance
2 18 (8.00%) Banking
3 8 (3.56%) Law
4 7 (3.11%) Advertising
4 7 (3.11%) Legal
5 6 (2.67%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.67%) Marketing
6 5 (2.22%) Back Office
7 4 (1.78%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.89%) Games
8 2 (0.89%) Retail
9 1 (0.44%) Electronics
9 1 (0.44%) Front Office
9 1 (0.44%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.44%) Military
9 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (15.56%) .NET
2 17 (7.56%) SOAP
3 13 (5.78%) Gherkin
4 8 (3.56%) HTML
5 7 (3.11%) XML
6 6 (2.67%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.22%) CSS
7 5 (2.22%) JSON
7 5 (2.22%) Web Services
8 3 (1.33%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.44%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.44%) jQuery
9 1 (0.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.56%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.11%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.67%) Fintech
4 6 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.78%) User Experience
6 3 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.44%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.44%) NHS
8 1 (0.44%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.44%) Windows
2 6 (2.67%) Unix
3 4 (1.78%) Android
3 4 (1.78%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.78%) Linux
4 3 (1.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (64.00%) Test Automation
2 124 (55.11%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (28.89%) Test Scripting
4 63 (28.00%) Manual Testing
5 49 (21.78%) Software Testing
6 41 (18.22%) Test Strategy
7 39 (17.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 38 (16.89%) Functional Testing
9 36 (16.00%) Waterfall
10 34 (15.11%) Test Management
11 31 (13.78%) Non-Functional Testing
12 29 (12.89%) SDLC
13 28 (12.44%) Scrum
14 27 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (10.67%) BDD
16 23 (10.22%) Defect Management
17 20 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (8.44%) Acceptance Criteria
18 19 (8.44%) Scenario Testing
19 16 (7.11%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (29.78%) SQL
2 54 (24.00%) C#
3 37 (16.44%) Java
4 11 (4.89%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.56%) Python
6 6 (2.67%) C++
6 6 (2.67%) Ruby
7 5 (2.22%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.89%) VB
9 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (31.11%) ISTQB
2 34 (15.11%) ISEB
3 33 (14.67%) Degree
4 30 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (5.33%) Security Cleared
6 8 (3.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (3.56%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.78%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.44%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (16.89%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 20 (8.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (10.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.22%) Cognizant
3 13 (5.78%) HP
4 4 (1.78%) Cadence
4 4 (1.78%) Oracle
5 2 (0.89%) Kofax
5 2 (0.89%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.44%) SAP