Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 283 322 250
Rank change year-on-year +39 -72 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1,874 1,840 2,597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.03% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.08% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,522 1,525 2,388
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.67% +6.43% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 151,574 171,119 178,936
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.04% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,434 137,686 149,372
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in the UK

Test Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Test Analyst in the UK

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018. 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 +49 1,734 £37,500 - 253
UK excluding London +32 1,354 £35,000 - 252
London +46 481 £50,000 +11.11% 42
South East +50 419 £37,500 +4.17% 45
North of England +43 377 £32,500 - 75
South West +29 195 £37,500 +7.14% 40
North West +54 187 £32,500 - 36
Yorkshire +16 162 £32,500 -7.14% 25
Midlands -31 153 £32,500 - 40
West Midlands -14 104 £32,500 +4.00% 28
East of England +26 94 £37,500 -2.60% 11
Scotland -11 85 £36,500 +17.74% 30
East Midlands +2 49 £32,500 -7.14% 12
North East +10 28 £35,000 -12.50% 14
Wales -17 27 £29,129 -8.97% 10
Northern Ireland -9 5 £40,000 -

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 1,198 (63.93%) Test Automation
2 1,092 (58.27%) Agile Software Development
3 665 (35.49%) Selenium
4 652 (34.79%) QA
5 541 (28.87%) Software Testing
6 512 (27.32%) SQL
7 484 (25.83%) Finance
8 467 (24.92%) ISTQB
9 458 (24.44%) Test Scripting
10 423 (22.57%) Manual Testing
11 385 (20.54%) C#
12 372 (19.85%) ISEB
13 366 (19.53%) Java
14 331 (17.66%) User Acceptance Testing
15 317 (16.92%) Regression Testing
16 314 (16.76%) JIRA
17 295 (15.74%) Scrum
18 282 (15.05%) BDD
19 279 (14.89%) Cucumber
20 269 (14.35%) Test Strategy
21 258 (13.77%) SDLC
22 251 (13.39%) Waterfall
23 238 (12.70%) Functional Testing
24 224 (11.95%) Degree
25 210 (11.21%) Non-Functional Testing
26 207 (11.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 206 (10.99%) Scenario Testing
28 200 (10.67%) .NET
29 197 (10.51%) WebDriver
30 195 (10.41%) Microsoft

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 71 (3.79%) Confluence
2 24 (1.28%) SharePoint
3 15 (0.80%) SAS
4 8 (0.43%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.37%) CMS
5 7 (0.37%) Liferay
6 3 (0.16%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 1 (0.053%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.053%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.053%) JBoss
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.053%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.053%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.053%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 45 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
2 7 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (0.37%) SAP HCM
2 7 (0.37%) SAP HR
3 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.21%) SAP FI-CA
4 4 (0.21%) SAP PSCD
4 4 (0.21%) Sonata
5 2 (0.11%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.11%) Postilion
6 1 (0.053%) Magento
6 1 (0.053%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.053%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.053%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.053%) SAP FI-AR
6 1 (0.053%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 39 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (1.44%) SaaS
4 23 (1.23%) G Suite
4 23 (1.23%) Office 365
5 13 (0.69%) BlazeMeter
6 10 (0.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 9 (0.48%) BrowserStack
8 8 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
9 7 (0.37%) GitHub
10 3 (0.16%) Trello
11 1 (0.053%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.053%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.053%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.053%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.053%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.053%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.053%) Serverless
11 1 (0.053%) Tricentis Tosca
11 1 (0.053%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.69%) HTTP
2 10 (0.53%) TCP/IP
3 9 (0.48%) Internet
4 8 (0.43%) DNS
5 7 (0.37%) FTP
5 7 (0.37%) LAN
5 7 (0.37%) WAN
6 6 (0.32%) 2G
6 6 (0.32%) 3G
6 6 (0.32%) 802.15
6 6 (0.32%) Bluetooth
6 6 (0.32%) DHCP
6 6 (0.32%) ICMP
6 6 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.32%) Wireless
6 6 (0.32%) ZigBee
7 4 (0.21%) ATM
8 3 (0.16%) SMS
9 2 (0.11%) SSH
9 2 (0.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (1.81%) Relational Database
4 33 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (0.91%) Big Data
6 16 (0.85%) DB2
7 15 (0.80%) Oracle Database
8 12 (0.64%) Data Mining
9 9 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.37%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.27%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.27%) MySQL
13 3 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 665 (35.49%) Selenium
2 314 (16.76%) JIRA
3 279 (14.89%) Cucumber
4 197 (10.51%) WebDriver
5 168 (8.96%) SoapUI
6 124 (6.62%) SpecFlow
7 116 (6.19%) JMeter
8 110 (5.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 106 (5.66%) Jenkins
10 88 (4.70%) LoadRunner
11 80 (4.27%) Visual Studio
12 69 (3.68%) HP UFT
13 60 (3.20%) JUnit
14 55 (2.93%) Git (software)
15 38 (2.03%) Appium
15 38 (2.03%) NUnit
16 37 (1.97%) Protractor
16 37 (1.97%) Zephyr
17 36 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
18 35 (1.87%) TeamCity
General
1 484 (25.83%) Finance
2 142 (7.58%) Banking
3 80 (4.27%) Retail
4 52 (2.77%) Marketing
5 45 (2.40%) Back Office
6 32 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 18 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 17 (0.91%) Electronics
9 16 (0.85%) Investment Banking
10 15 (0.80%) Advertising
10 15 (0.80%) Front Office
10 15 (0.80%) Law
11 11 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.48%) Games
13 7 (0.37%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.37%) Legal
13 7 (0.37%) Publishing
14 6 (0.32%) Automotive
15 5 (0.27%) Billing
16 1 (0.053%) Digital Economy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (10.67%) .NET
2 144 (7.68%) Gherkin
3 110 (5.87%) Web Services
4 91 (4.86%) SOAP
5 81 (4.32%) HTML
6 67 (3.58%) XML
7 60 (3.20%) CSS
8 43 (2.29%) REST
9 29 (1.55%) AngularJS
10 27 (1.44%) ASP.NET
11 16 (0.85%) RESTful
12 14 (0.75%) JSON
13 12 (0.64%) .NET Framework
14 11 (0.59%) IBM Integration Bus
15 9 (0.48%) JDBC
15 9 (0.48%) Ruby on Rails
15 9 (0.48%) Spring
16 8 (0.43%) Middleware
17 7 (0.37%) CGI
17 7 (0.37%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 189 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 73 (3.90%) Fintech
4 65 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (2.19%) User Experience
6 29 (1.55%) Client/Server
7 27 (1.44%) Social Network
8 25 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
9 15 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
10 14 (0.75%) AS400
11 12 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (0.64%) Management Information System
11 12 (0.64%) Smart Meter
11 12 (0.64%) Tandem
12 11 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (0.43%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.43%) IVR
14 7 (0.37%) APACS
15 6 (0.32%) Derivative
15 6 (0.32%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 86 (4.59%) Windows
2 70 (3.74%) Linux
3 51 (2.72%) Unix
4 23 (1.23%) Android
5 15 (0.80%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.48%) Solaris
7 4 (0.21%) CentOS
7 4 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.11%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.053%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.053%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,198 (63.93%) Test Automation
2 1,092 (58.27%) Agile Software Development
3 541 (28.87%) Software Testing
4 458 (24.44%) Test Scripting
5 423 (22.57%) Manual Testing
6 331 (17.66%) User Acceptance Testing
7 317 (16.92%) Regression Testing
8 295 (15.74%) Scrum
9 282 (15.05%) BDD
10 269 (14.35%) Test Strategy
11 258 (13.77%) SDLC
12 251 (13.39%) Waterfall
13 238 (12.70%) Functional Testing
14 210 (11.21%) Non-Functional Testing
15 206 (10.99%) Scenario Testing
16 194 (10.35%) Test Management
17 181 (9.66%) TDD
18 169 (9.02%) Defect Management
19 157 (8.38%) Problem-Solving
20 156 (8.32%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 512 (27.32%) SQL
2 385 (20.54%) C#
3 366 (19.53%) Java
4 178 (9.50%) JavaScript
5 120 (6.40%) Python
6 54 (2.88%) Ruby
7 45 (2.40%) PHP
8 30 (1.60%) VB
9 22 (1.17%) C
9 22 (1.17%) C++
10 20 (1.07%) Bash Shell
11 15 (0.80%) PowerShell
12 14 (0.75%) PL/SQL
13 13 (0.69%) T-SQL
14 12 (0.64%) VBScript
15 10 (0.53%) Perl
15 10 (0.53%) Scala
16 8 (0.43%) VBA
17 7 (0.37%) Groovy
18 6 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 467 (24.92%) ISTQB
2 372 (19.85%) ISEB
3 224 (11.95%) Degree
4 207 (11.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 92 (4.91%) Security Cleared
6 57 (3.04%) SC Cleared
7 30 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
8 27 (1.44%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (0.32%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.27%) MCSA
12 5 (0.27%) MCSE
12 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.21%) CCNA
13 4 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.053%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.053%) CEH
14 1 (0.053%) ISEB Practitioner
14 1 (0.053%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 652 (34.79%) QA
2 10 (0.53%) GDPR
3 5 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.16%) MiFID
4 3 (0.16%) SLA
5 1 (0.053%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.053%) PMO
5 1 (0.053%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (0.43%) Docker
2 1 (0.053%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.053%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 99 (5.28%) HP Quality Center
2 79 (4.22%) HP ALM
3 5 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.27%) Puppet
4 1 (0.053%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.053%) Opsview
Vendors
1 195 (10.41%) Microsoft
2 126 (6.72%) HP
3 95 (5.07%) SAP
4 93 (4.96%) Oracle
5 30 (1.60%) IBM
6 28 (1.49%) Google
7 27 (1.44%) Informatica
8 25 (1.33%) Atlassian
9 19 (1.01%) Cognizant
9 19 (1.01%) Remedy
10 18 (0.96%) WorldPay
11 14 (0.75%) TIBCO
12 10 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.48%) hybris
13 9 (0.48%) Workday
14 8 (0.43%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 7 (0.37%) Talend
16 6 (0.32%) Cadence
16 6 (0.32%) New Relic
17 4 (0.21%) BT