Period
to 21 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 294 286 244
Rank change year-on-year -8 -42 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1,915 2,149 2,810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.22% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.27% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,607 1,823 2,555
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £54,500 £53,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year - +4.48% -1.47%

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 162,478 169,340 190,363
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 96.07% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 130,921 136,473 160,125
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -17 1,744 £38,500 +10.00% 247
UK excluding London -18 1,407 £35,000 - 191
London -8 474 £47,500 +5.56% 69
South East +6 432 £38,500 +2.67% 43
North of England -4 402 £35,000 +2.94% 53
South West -21 202 £35,000 - 36
North West +14 193 £35,000 +7.69% 29
Yorkshire -7 183 £35,000 - 22
Midlands -53 158 £32,500 - 29
West Midlands -26 105 £32,000 -1.54% 18
Scotland +5 101 £30,000 -0.83% 10
East of England -10 67 £37,750 +6.34% 16
East Midlands -19 53 £40,000 +14.29% 11
Wales +16 45 £29,565 -1.45% 4
North East -20 26 £35,000 - 2
Northern Ireland 0 1 - -

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1,216 (63.50%) Test Automation
2 1,098 (57.34%) Agile Software Development
3 722 (37.70%) QA
4 658 (34.36%) Selenium
5 597 (31.17%) SQL
6 508 (26.53%) Test Scripting
7 484 (25.27%) Finance
8 474 (24.75%) Software Testing
9 473 (24.70%) Manual Testing
10 442 (23.08%) ISTQB
11 372 (19.43%) User Acceptance Testing
12 366 (19.11%) Java
13 356 (18.59%) C#
14 354 (18.49%) JIRA
15 336 (17.55%) ISEB
16 296 (15.46%) Scrum
17 288 (15.04%) Regression Testing
18 260 (13.58%) Test Strategy
19 255 (13.32%) BDD
20 254 (13.26%) SDLC
21 248 (12.95%) Cucumber
22 245 (12.79%) Degree
23 221 (11.54%) Functional Testing
24 220 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
25 203 (10.60%) WebDriver
26 196 (10.23%) Microsoft
27 193 (10.08%) .NET
28 192 (10.03%) Scenario Testing
29 184 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
30 180 (9.40%) Waterfall

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
1 112 (5.85%) Confluence
2 13 (0.68%) SharePoint
3 11 (0.57%) Tomcat
4 8 (0.42%) Apache Solr
4 8 (0.42%) SAS
5 7 (0.37%) MQSeries
6 5 (0.26%) Apache
7 4 (0.21%) CICS
7 4 (0.21%) CMS
8 3 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.10%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.10%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.10%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.10%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.10%) WordPress
10 1 (0.052%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.052%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.052%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 43 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.31%) SAP HCM
2 5 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.21%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.10%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.10%) Postilion
5 2 (0.10%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.10%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.10%) Sonata
6 1 (0.052%) Magento
6 1 (0.052%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.052%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.052%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.052%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.052%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.052%) SAP FI-AR
6 1 (0.052%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.052%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.052%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 67 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.10%) Office 365
3 21 (1.10%) SaaS
4 15 (0.78%) Slack
5 14 (0.73%) G Suite
5 14 (0.73%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 12 (0.63%) BlazeMeter
7 10 (0.52%) BrowserStack
8 9 (0.47%) GitHub
9 8 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.10%) Runscope
12 1 (0.052%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.052%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.052%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.052%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.052%) Serverless
12 1 (0.052%) Trello
12 1 (0.052%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.73%) Internet
2 9 (0.47%) SMS
3 6 (0.31%) FTP
3 6 (0.31%) HTTP
3 6 (0.31%) LAN
3 6 (0.31%) WAN
4 5 (0.26%) ATM
4 5 (0.26%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.10%) 2G
5 2 (0.10%) 3G
5 2 (0.10%) 802.15
5 2 (0.10%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.10%) DHCP
5 2 (0.10%) DNS
5 2 (0.10%) Firewall
5 2 (0.10%) ICMP
5 2 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.10%) Wireless
5 2 (0.10%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.052%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 98 (5.12%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (2.30%) Relational Database
4 43 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (0.94%) Big Data
7 13 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
7 13 (0.68%) QlikView
7 13 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (0.52%) MongoDB
9 9 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.42%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.42%) Power BI
11 7 (0.37%) DB2
11 7 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.31%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.26%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 658 (34.36%) Selenium
2 354 (18.49%) JIRA
3 248 (12.95%) Cucumber
4 203 (10.60%) WebDriver
5 171 (8.93%) SoapUI
6 125 (6.53%) Jenkins
7 123 (6.42%) SpecFlow
8 120 (6.27%) JMeter
9 114 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 82 (4.28%) LoadRunner
11 75 (3.92%) Visual Studio
12 60 (3.13%) HP UFT
13 59 (3.08%) JUnit
14 54 (2.82%) Git (software)
15 40 (2.09%) Maven
16 34 (1.78%) Appium
17 32 (1.67%) Zephyr
18 31 (1.62%) Protractor
19 30 (1.57%) TeamCity
20 26 (1.36%) TestNG
General
1 484 (25.27%) Finance
2 120 (6.27%) Banking
3 83 (4.33%) Retail
4 50 (2.61%) Marketing
5 43 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 34 (1.78%) Back Office
7 33 (1.72%) Front Office
8 26 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 24 (1.25%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.04%) Electronics
11 18 (0.94%) Advertising
12 13 (0.68%) Games
13 12 (0.63%) Law
14 9 (0.47%) Automotive
15 8 (0.42%) Legal
16 6 (0.31%) Polish Language
17 5 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
18 4 (0.21%) Billing
18 4 (0.21%) Financial Institution
19 3 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (10.08%) .NET
2 125 (6.53%) Web Services
3 103 (5.38%) Gherkin
4 91 (4.75%) HTML
5 83 (4.33%) SOAP
6 71 (3.71%) XML
7 61 (3.19%) CSS
8 35 (1.83%) REST
9 20 (1.04%) RESTful
10 17 (0.89%) .NET Framework
11 15 (0.78%) AngularJS
12 10 (0.52%) IBM Integration Bus
13 9 (0.47%) Spring Boot
14 8 (0.42%) HTML5
14 8 (0.42%) PostGIS
15 7 (0.37%) ASP.NET
15 7 (0.37%) JSON
16 6 (0.31%) FIX Protocol
16 6 (0.31%) Spring
17 5 (0.26%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 184 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (4.60%) Computer Science
3 81 (4.23%) Mobile App
4 63 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
5 48 (2.51%) User Experience
6 45 (2.35%) Fintech
7 31 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
8 28 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
9 24 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 19 (0.99%) Social Network
11 17 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (0.89%) Smart Meter
12 14 (0.73%) Derivative
12 14 (0.73%) Fixed Income
13 10 (0.52%) Management Information System
14 8 (0.42%) Equities
14 8 (0.42%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.37%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.37%) IVR
15 7 (0.37%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 101 (5.27%) Windows
2 83 (4.33%) Linux
3 75 (3.92%) Unix
4 22 (1.15%) Android
5 17 (0.89%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.52%) CentOS
6 10 (0.52%) Solaris
7 8 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.31%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,216 (63.50%) Test Automation
2 1,098 (57.34%) Agile Software Development
3 508 (26.53%) Test Scripting
4 474 (24.75%) Software Testing
5 473 (24.70%) Manual Testing
6 372 (19.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 296 (15.46%) Scrum
8 288 (15.04%) Regression Testing
9 260 (13.58%) Test Strategy
10 255 (13.32%) BDD
11 254 (13.26%) SDLC
12 221 (11.54%) Functional Testing
13 220 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
14 192 (10.03%) Scenario Testing
15 180 (9.40%) Waterfall
16 178 (9.30%) Performance Testing
17 175 (9.14%) Test Management
18 173 (9.03%) Defect Management
19 166 (8.67%) Integration Testing
20 165 (8.62%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 597 (31.17%) SQL
2 366 (19.11%) Java
3 356 (18.59%) C#
4 171 (8.93%) JavaScript
5 96 (5.01%) Python
6 46 (2.40%) Ruby
7 42 (2.19%) Bash Shell
8 29 (1.51%) C++
8 29 (1.51%) T-SQL
9 26 (1.36%) PHP
10 24 (1.25%) C
11 17 (0.89%) Perl
12 12 (0.63%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.47%) Groovy
13 9 (0.47%) Korn
13 9 (0.47%) VB
14 8 (0.42%) PowerShell
15 7 (0.37%) COBOL
16 5 (0.26%) Scala
16 5 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 442 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 336 (17.55%) ISEB
3 245 (12.79%) Degree
4 144 (7.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 95 (4.96%) Security Cleared
6 44 (2.30%) SC Cleared
7 30 (1.57%) DV Cleared
8 19 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
10 8 (0.42%) CCNA
10 8 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (0.26%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.21%) Master's Degree
14 2 (0.10%) HND
15 1 (0.052%) HNC
15 1 (0.052%) PhD
15 1 (0.052%) Postgraduate
15 1 (0.052%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 722 (37.70%) QA
2 13 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.42%) SLA
4 7 (0.37%) GDPR
5 3 (0.16%) PMO
5 3 (0.16%) WCAG
6 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.052%) GCP
7 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (1.57%) Docker
2 8 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.16%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.052%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.052%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 108 (5.64%) HP Quality Center
2 64 (3.34%) HP ALM
3 4 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 4 (0.21%) CA Endevor
4 3 (0.16%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.16%) SCCM
5 2 (0.10%) Ansible
5 2 (0.10%) Kibana
6 1 (0.052%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.052%) Puppet
6 1 (0.052%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 196 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 143 (7.47%) HP
3 86 (4.49%) Oracle
4 82 (4.28%) SAP
5 32 (1.67%) Atlassian
6 31 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
7 26 (1.36%) TIBCO
8 25 (1.31%) Google
9 23 (1.20%) Informatica
10 21 (1.10%) IBM
11 18 (0.94%) Cognizant
12 16 (0.84%) Capita
13 15 (0.78%) Remedy
14 13 (0.68%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 12 (0.63%) Tableau
16 10 (0.52%) Workday
17 8 (0.42%) Red Hat
17 8 (0.42%) Talend
18 6 (0.31%) ServiceNow
18 6 (0.31%) WorldPay