Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 24 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 100 97
Rank change year-on-year +26 -3 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 22 11 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.82% 0.89% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 0.91% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 19 11 9
Staffordshire median annual salary £32,500 £28,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.04% -5.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,750 £25,400
90th Percentile £37,600 £32,375 £42,250
West Midlands median annual salary £30,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.15% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 1180 1208 1182
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.76% 97.66% 98.58%
Number of salaries quoted 951 1065 1024
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,600 £22,375
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,000 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Staffordshire

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Test Analyst in Staffordshire

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in Staffordshire

Test Analyst
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 24 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
Lichfield - 8 £32,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent +18 4 £31,250 +4.17%
Stafford - 4 £28,000 -
Burton-upon-Trent +9 3 £21,750 -20.18% 1
Tamworth -10 1 £40,000 +37.93%
Test Analyst
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Staffordshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 11 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (40.91%) QA
3 9 (40.91%) Manual Testing
3 9 (40.91%) Test Automation
4 7 (31.82%) Waterfall
4 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
4 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
5 6 (27.27%) SQL
5 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
6 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
6 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (22.73%) Defect Management
6 5 (22.73%) SDLC
6 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
6 5 (22.73%) JIRA
7 4 (18.18%) Business Analysis
7 4 (18.18%) Test Management
7 4 (18.18%) Finance
7 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 4 (18.18%) ISEB
7 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (13.64%) Software Delivery
8 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
8 3 (13.64%) TDD
8 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
8 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
8 3 (13.64%) BDD
9 2 (9.09%) MSTest

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Payment Gateway
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) MSTest
2 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
2 2 (9.09%) TestRail
3 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Back Office
3 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Mindset
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Manual Testing
2 9 (40.91%) Test Automation
3 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
3 7 (31.82%) Waterfall
4 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 5 (22.73%) Defect Management
5 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
5 5 (22.73%) SDLC
6 4 (18.18%) Business Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) Test Management
7 3 (13.64%) BDD
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (13.64%) Software Delivery
7 3 (13.64%) TDD
8 2 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
8 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (9.09%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (18.18%) ISEB
4 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle