Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Test Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Senior Test Analyst
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 916 835 792
Rank change year-on-year -81 -43 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 288 409 539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.22% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 246 365 494
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £32,125 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £64,375 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172542 183486 211561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138422 153547 175640
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Senior Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Analyst in the UK

Senior Test Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Test Analyst in the UK

Senior Test Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Test Analyst in the UK

Senior Test Analyst
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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
England -50 262 £46,500 +16.25% 5
UK excluding London -87 192 £40,000 - 5
London +38 95 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Midlands +56 43 £50,000 +44.03%
South East -16 40 £43,000 +1.18% 1
North of England -80 35 £37,500 -6.25% 1
South West -5 33 £39,000 +20.00%
West Midlands +11 25 £40,000 +15.22%
Yorkshire -30 22 £37,500 -6.25% 1
East Midlands +50 18 £50,000 +57.95%
East of England +13 16 £38,500 -28.37%
Scotland +3 13 £35,500 -11.25% 3
Wales +15 12 £34,000 -
North West -20 11 £35,000 -12.50%
North East +3 2 £34,500 -1.43%

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Senior 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 featuring Senior Test Analyst in the job title.

1 207 (71.88%) Test Automation
2 171 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (43.40%) Selenium
4 108 (37.50%) QA
5 88 (30.56%) Finance
6 86 (29.86%) SoapUI
7 79 (27.43%) SQL
8 70 (24.31%) Test Scripting
9 69 (23.96%) SOAP
10 68 (23.61%) JIRA
10 68 (23.61%) ISTQB
11 67 (23.26%) Cucumber
12 62 (21.53%) ISEB
13 59 (20.49%) Test Strategy
14 53 (18.40%) BDD
14 53 (18.40%) Functional Testing
15 52 (18.06%) User Acceptance Testing
16 50 (17.36%) Test Management
17 44 (15.28%) Java
17 44 (15.28%) Scenario Testing
18 43 (14.93%) C#
19 41 (14.24%) Web Services
19 41 (14.24%) Software Testing
19 41 (14.24%) Mentoring
20 39 (13.54%) Waterfall
20 39 (13.54%) Integration Testing
20 39 (13.54%) Performance Testing
20 39 (13.54%) HP UFT
21 38 (13.19%) Defect Management
22 35 (12.15%) E-Commerce

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 14 (4.86%) Confluence
2 2 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (5.21%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.04%) Exstream
3 1 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.51%) BlazeMeter
2 10 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.74%) SaaS
6 4 (1.39%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.69%) Tricentis Tosca
8 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.39%) Internet
2 1 (0.35%) FTP
2 1 (0.35%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.21%) Relational Database
2 10 (3.47%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.43%) Big Data
4 5 (1.74%) Blockchain
5 4 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.39%) MySQL
6 1 (0.35%) DB2
6 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.35%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.35%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.35%) Redis
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 125 (43.40%) Selenium
2 86 (29.86%) SoapUI
3 68 (23.61%) JIRA
4 67 (23.26%) Cucumber
5 39 (13.54%) HP UFT
6 31 (10.76%) Jenkins
7 29 (10.07%) JMeter
8 27 (9.38%) SpecFlow
9 25 (8.68%) WebDriver
10 23 (7.99%) Visual Studio
11 19 (6.60%) Git (software)
12 17 (5.90%) Zephyr
13 16 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (4.86%) Appium
15 12 (4.17%) JUnit
16 9 (3.13%) JBehave
16 9 (3.13%) Ranorex
16 9 (3.13%) WATIR
17 8 (2.78%) LoadRunner
17 8 (2.78%) Maven
General
1 88 (30.56%) Finance
2 25 (8.68%) Retail
3 19 (6.60%) Banking
4 12 (4.17%) Vietnamese Language
5 7 (2.43%) Marketing
6 4 (1.39%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.39%) Law
6 4 (1.39%) Legal
6 4 (1.39%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.04%) Advertising
7 3 (1.04%) Back Office
7 3 (1.04%) Games
7 3 (1.04%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.69%) Automotive
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
9 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (23.96%) SOAP
2 41 (14.24%) Web Services
3 32 (11.11%) XML
4 26 (9.03%) Gherkin
5 22 (7.64%) .NET
6 13 (4.51%) REST
7 12 (4.17%) XML Messaging
8 9 (3.13%) HTML
9 6 (2.08%) CSS
10 3 (1.04%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.04%) JSON
10 3 (1.04%) RESTful
11 2 (0.69%) Flash
11 2 (0.69%) J2EE
11 2 (0.69%) J2ME
11 2 (0.69%) JSP
11 2 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
12 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (0.35%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.29%) Mobile App
3 12 (4.17%) User Experience
4 10 (3.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (3.13%) Fintech
6 5 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.39%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.04%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.04%) iPad
8 3 (1.04%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.69%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (0.69%) Derivative
9 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.69%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.69%) Xbox
10 1 (0.35%) Blog
10 1 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.35%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.25%) Android
1 18 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 10 (3.47%) Unix
3 7 (2.43%) Linux
4 6 (2.08%) Windows
5 2 (0.69%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (71.88%) Test Automation
2 171 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (24.31%) Test Scripting
4 59 (20.49%) Test Strategy
5 53 (18.40%) BDD
5 53 (18.40%) Functional Testing
6 52 (18.06%) User Acceptance Testing
7 50 (17.36%) Test Management
8 44 (15.28%) Scenario Testing
9 41 (14.24%) Mentoring
9 41 (14.24%) Software Testing
10 39 (13.54%) Integration Testing
10 39 (13.54%) Performance Testing
10 39 (13.54%) Waterfall
11 38 (13.19%) Defect Management
12 35 (12.15%) E-Commerce
13 34 (11.81%) Scrum
14 32 (11.11%) Manual Testing
15 31 (10.76%) System Testing
16 30 (10.42%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 79 (27.43%) SQL
2 44 (15.28%) Java
3 43 (14.93%) C#
4 22 (7.64%) JavaScript
5 16 (5.56%) Ruby
6 11 (3.82%) Groovy
7 9 (3.13%) Python
8 7 (2.43%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.04%) C
9 3 (1.04%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.69%) Delphi
10 2 (0.69%) VB
11 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.35%) COBOL
11 1 (0.35%) PHP
11 1 (0.35%) Scala
11 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (23.61%) ISTQB
2 62 (21.53%) ISEB
3 30 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 28 (9.72%) Degree
5 20 (6.94%) Security Cleared
6 18 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 9 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (2.08%) SAP Certification
9 5 (1.74%) MCP
9 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.74%) OCP
9 5 (1.74%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (37.50%) QA
2 8 (2.78%) ISO 20022
2 8 (2.78%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (2.08%) Docker
2 1 (0.35%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 21 (7.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.35%) Mesos
2 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (8.68%) HP
2 19 (6.60%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.82%) Oracle
4 7 (2.43%) CA Agile Central
4 7 (2.43%) SAP
5 6 (2.08%) Google
5 6 (2.08%) Talend
6 2 (0.69%) Capita
6 2 (0.69%) IBM
6 2 (0.69%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.35%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.35%) Informatica
7 1 (0.35%) Netezza
7 1 (0.35%) TOWER Software