Period
to 5 December 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 December 2020.

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

Test Analyst
UK
6 months to
5 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 358 332 296
Rank change year-on-year -26 -36 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 443 1,272 1,898
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.94% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.98% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 402 998 1,571
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.04%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -

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 53,728 129,213 156,070
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.65% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 44,748 103,521 125,582
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,250 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in the UK

Test Analyst
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Analyst.

Salary trend for Test Analyst in the UK

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Analyst over the 6 months to 5 December 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in the UK

Test Analyst
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 5 December 2020. 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 -34 396 £40,000 - 26
UK excluding London -27 335 £37,500 - 33
South East +62 118 £50,000 +17.65% 6
London +100 95 £45,000 -10.00% 2
North of England -48 71 £34,400 -1.71% 6
South West +9 57 £30,000 -14.29% 1
Midlands +68 43 £40,000 +6.67% 8
Yorkshire -22 34 £32,500 -7.14% 6
Work from Home +4 33 £38,500 -3.14% 3
West Midlands +66 29 £40,000 +1.91% 6
Wales +17 26 £33,500 -4.29% 3
North West -28 23 £35,000 -
East Midlands +70 14 £35,000 +3.70% 2
North East -2 14 £35,000 +6.06%
East of England +73 12 £38,500 -9.41% 3
Scotland +52 8 £35,000 -2.10% 5

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2020, Test Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 350 (79.01%) Test Automation
2 234 (52.82%) Selenium
3 209 (47.18%) Agile Software Development
4 200 (45.15%) QA
5 140 (31.60%) BDD
6 128 (28.89%) SQL
7 122 (27.54%) SQL Server
8 96 (21.67%) WebDriver
9 95 (21.44%) Cucumber
9 95 (21.44%) DevOps
9 95 (21.44%) C#
10 88 (19.86%) JIRA
11 87 (19.64%) Test Scripting
11 87 (19.64%) Azure
12 81 (18.28%) ISTQB
13 74 (16.70%) Manual Testing
14 73 (16.48%) SpecFlow
15 71 (16.03%) Skype
15 71 (16.03%) Scrum
16 67 (15.12%) Software Testing
17 65 (14.67%) Java
18 63 (14.22%) .NET
18 63 (14.22%) Postman
19 58 (13.09%) Gherkin
20 55 (12.42%) Microsoft
21 54 (12.19%) Python
22 52 (11.74%) SDLC
23 51 (11.51%) Finance
24 50 (11.29%) TDD
24 50 (11.29%) Scenario Testing

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 20 (4.51%) Confluence
1 20 (4.51%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.58%) CMS
3 6 (1.35%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.90%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.23%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.23%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (0.90%) Magento
1 4 (0.90%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.45%) Epicor Tropos
2 2 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.45%) SAP FI-CA
2 2 (0.45%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.23%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 87 (19.64%) Azure
2 30 (6.77%) SaaS
3 19 (4.29%) AWS
4 12 (2.71%) Power Platform
5 11 (2.48%) Azure Data Factory
5 11 (2.48%) BrowserStack
6 7 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.13%) Office 365
8 4 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.90%) Serverless
9 2 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.45%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (0.45%) BlazeMeter
10 1 (0.23%) GCP
10 1 (0.23%) PaaS
10 1 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 71 (16.03%) Skype
2 7 (1.58%) RTP
3 6 (1.35%) PBX
3 6 (1.35%) STUN
3 6 (1.35%) VoIP
4 1 (0.23%) Broadband
4 1 (0.23%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.23%) GSM
4 1 (0.23%) H.323
4 1 (0.23%) HTTP
4 1 (0.23%) INAP
4 1 (0.23%) ISUP
4 1 (0.23%) M3UA
4 1 (0.23%) Megaco
4 1 (0.23%) RTCP
4 1 (0.23%) SCCP
4 1 (0.23%) SCTP
4 1 (0.23%) SNMP
4 1 (0.23%) SS7
4 1 (0.23%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (27.54%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.87%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (3.16%) SQL Server 2017
4 13 (2.93%) MySQL
5 12 (2.71%) Power BI
6 11 (2.48%) MS Access
7 8 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.13%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.13%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.45%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
13 1 (0.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 234 (52.82%) Selenium
2 96 (21.67%) WebDriver
3 95 (21.44%) Cucumber
4 88 (19.86%) JIRA
5 73 (16.48%) SpecFlow
6 63 (14.22%) Postman
7 41 (9.26%) Appium
8 32 (7.22%) SoapUI
9 31 (7.00%) Git (software)
10 26 (5.87%) JMeter
10 26 (5.87%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (4.51%) Visual Studio Team System
12 18 (4.06%) Subversion
13 16 (3.61%) Cypress.io
13 16 (3.61%) Jenkins
14 15 (3.39%) LoadRunner
14 15 (3.39%) TestRail
15 13 (2.93%) Selendroid
16 12 (2.71%) Fiddler
17 9 (2.03%) HP UFT
General
1 51 (11.51%) Finance
2 23 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.29%) Public Sector
4 16 (3.61%) Marketing
5 15 (3.39%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.93%) Electronics
7 8 (1.81%) Banking
8 7 (1.58%) Advertising
9 6 (1.35%) Games
10 4 (0.90%) Back Office
10 4 (0.90%) Digital Economy
10 4 (0.90%) Retail
11 2 (0.45%) Law
12 1 (0.23%) Legal
12 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (14.22%) .NET
2 58 (13.09%) Gherkin
3 18 (4.06%) RESTful
3 18 (4.06%) SOAP
4 15 (3.39%) Web Services
5 10 (2.26%) React
6 7 (1.58%) HTML
6 7 (1.58%) jQuery
6 7 (1.58%) XML
7 6 (1.35%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.35%) pytest
7 6 (1.35%) React Native
7 6 (1.35%) REST
7 6 (1.35%) WebRTC
8 5 (1.13%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.13%) CSS
8 5 (1.13%) JSON
8 5 (1.13%) Middleware
8 5 (1.13%) Node.js
9 4 (0.90%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.90%) Mobile App
2 27 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.39%) Digital TV
4 13 (2.93%) STB
5 12 (2.71%) Wiki
6 9 (2.03%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.13%) AS400
8 5 (1.13%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.68%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.68%) Renewable Energy
11 2 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.45%) User Experience
11 2 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.23%) Apple TV
12 1 (0.23%) Over-the-Top Content
12 1 (0.23%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.29%) Linux
2 18 (4.06%) Windows
3 12 (2.71%) Unix
4 7 (1.58%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.35%) Android
6 4 (0.90%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.23%) Android TV
8 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (79.01%) Test Automation
2 209 (47.18%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (31.60%) BDD
4 95 (21.44%) DevOps
5 87 (19.64%) Test Scripting
6 74 (16.70%) Manual Testing
7 71 (16.03%) Scrum
8 67 (15.12%) Software Testing
9 52 (11.74%) SDLC
10 50 (11.29%) Scenario Testing
10 50 (11.29%) TDD
11 46 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
12 45 (10.16%) Functional Testing
13 43 (9.71%) Test Strategy
14 40 (9.03%) QA Automation
15 39 (8.80%) API Testing
16 33 (7.45%) Defect Management
17 32 (7.22%) User Acceptance Testing
18 31 (7.00%) Regression Testing
19 30 (6.77%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 128 (28.89%) SQL
2 95 (21.44%) C#
3 65 (14.67%) Java
4 54 (12.19%) Python
5 37 (8.35%) TypeScript
6 36 (8.13%) JavaScript
7 15 (3.39%) PHP
8 11 (2.48%) C++
9 8 (1.81%) Ruby
10 6 (1.35%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.13%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.90%) C
12 4 (0.90%) Perl
12 4 (0.90%) VB
13 3 (0.68%) Go
13 3 (0.68%) Scala
14 2 (0.45%) CoffeeScript
14 2 (0.45%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.45%) VBScript
15 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 81 (18.28%) ISTQB
2 38 (8.58%) ISEB
3 25 (5.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (3.16%) Degree
5 13 (2.93%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.13%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.23%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (45.15%) QA
2 6 (1.35%) GDPR
2 6 (1.35%) SLA
3 2 (0.45%) GAMP
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.68%) Docker
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.23%) HDFS
4 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.90%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.45%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.45%) Terraform
4 1 (0.23%) Nessus
4 1 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (12.42%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.90%) Oracle
3 17 (3.84%) SAP
4 12 (2.71%) Dell
4 12 (2.71%) Intel
5 5 (1.13%) Ceridian
6 4 (0.90%) HP
6 4 (0.90%) IBM
7 3 (0.68%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.45%) Citrix
8 2 (0.45%) Splunk
9 1 (0.23%) Freshdesk
9 1 (0.23%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.23%) OutSystems
9 1 (0.23%) Perfecto Mobile
9 1 (0.23%) Roku
9 1 (0.23%) Spiceworks
9 1 (0.23%) Talend
9 1 (0.23%) Twitter
9 1 (0.23%) Xamarin