Period
to 3 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 356 335 301
Rank change year-on-year -21 -34 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 541 1,374 1,924
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.95% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.99% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 458 1,077 1,673
Median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £52,500 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.43% -

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 63,855 138,134 166,461
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 95.85% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 51,383 110,372 134,389
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
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 3 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in the UK

Test Analyst
Top 17 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 3 August 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 -38 462 £40,000 - 31
UK excluding London +14 451 £37,500 +5.63% 35
South East +88 169 £45,000 +12.50% 10
North of England +7 105 £32,500 -7.14% 6
London +5 70 £50,000 - 2
South West +12 53 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Yorkshire +50 47 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Wales +14 44 £45,000 +32.35% 2
Midlands +20 31 £37,500 +15.38% 3
East of England +67 29 £42,500 - 2
North East +31 29 £34,500 +6.15% 2
North West +15 29 £35,500 - 1
Work from Home +62 20 £36,500 -8.75% 6
Scotland +41 18 £35,000 -6.67% 4
East Midlands +30 16 £37,500 +15.38%
West Midlands +46 15 £38,317 +12.70% 3
Northern Ireland +22 2 £33,250 -

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 397 (73.38%) Test Automation
2 277 (51.20%) Agile Software Development
3 256 (47.32%) Selenium
4 155 (28.65%) QA
5 145 (26.80%) Manual Testing
6 135 (24.95%) C#
7 133 (24.58%) ISTQB
8 122 (22.55%) SQL
8 122 (22.55%) WebDriver
9 115 (21.26%) JIRA
10 113 (20.89%) Test Scripting
11 103 (19.04%) Java
12 102 (18.85%) Cucumber
13 99 (18.30%) Regression Testing
14 96 (17.74%) Software Testing
15 94 (17.38%) BDD
16 88 (16.27%) Finance
17 81 (14.97%) SQL Server
17 81 (14.97%) ISEB
18 79 (14.60%) Scrum
19 78 (14.42%) .NET
20 72 (13.31%) Microsoft
21 65 (12.01%) SpecFlow
22 63 (11.65%) Functional Testing
22 63 (11.65%) TDD
23 62 (11.46%) API Testing
24 55 (10.17%) Jenkins
24 55 (10.17%) Postman
24 55 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
25 52 (9.61%) 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 37 (6.84%) Confluence
2 9 (1.66%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.55%) CMS
4 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.37%) Magento
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.18%) Shopify
3 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 44 (8.13%) Azure
2 18 (3.33%) AWS
3 8 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.29%) GitHub
5 6 (1.11%) BlazeMeter
5 6 (1.11%) SaaS
6 5 (0.92%) Office 365
6 5 (0.92%) Trello
7 4 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (0.74%) Power Platform
7 4 (0.74%) Serverless
8 3 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (8.69%) Skype
2 10 (1.85%) VoIP
3 8 (1.48%) PBX
3 8 (1.48%) RTP
3 8 (1.48%) STUN
4 6 (1.11%) HTTP
5 2 (0.37%) 3G
5 2 (0.37%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.37%) DNS
5 2 (0.37%) Internet
6 1 (0.18%) VLAN
6 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (14.97%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.29%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (0.74%) MS Access
4 4 (0.74%) MySQL
4 4 (0.74%) Power BI
4 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.18%) Big Data
7 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 256 (47.32%) Selenium
2 122 (22.55%) WebDriver
3 115 (21.26%) JIRA
4 102 (18.85%) Cucumber
5 65 (12.01%) SpecFlow
6 55 (10.17%) Jenkins
6 55 (10.17%) Postman
7 45 (8.32%) Visual Studio
8 38 (7.02%) SoapUI
9 31 (5.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 25 (4.62%) JMeter
11 19 (3.51%) Appium
12 15 (2.77%) Zephyr
13 13 (2.40%) Git (software)
13 13 (2.40%) REST Assured
13 13 (2.40%) Subversion
14 9 (1.66%) Cypress.io
14 9 (1.66%) Ranorex
14 9 (1.66%) TeamCity
15 8 (1.48%) Gatling
General
1 88 (16.27%) Finance
2 19 (3.51%) Banking
3 13 (2.40%) Retail
3 13 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.66%) Games
5 7 (1.29%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.11%) Advertising
7 5 (0.92%) Law
7 5 (0.92%) Public Sector
8 2 (0.37%) Back Office
9 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.18%) Electronics
9 1 (0.18%) International Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.18%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (14.42%) .NET
2 33 (6.10%) Web Services
3 31 (5.73%) Gherkin
4 19 (3.51%) SOAP
5 15 (2.77%) XML
6 12 (2.22%) HTML
7 11 (2.03%) ASP.NET
7 11 (2.03%) React
8 8 (1.48%) Velocity
8 8 (1.48%) WebRTC
9 7 (1.29%) JSON
9 7 (1.29%) REST
10 6 (1.11%) pytest
10 6 (1.11%) RESTful
11 5 (0.92%) CSS
11 5 (0.92%) Node.js
12 4 (0.74%) Behat
12 4 (0.74%) FIX Protocol
12 4 (0.74%) Middleware
13 3 (0.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.88%) Mobile App
3 12 (2.22%) Derivative
4 9 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (1.29%) OTC Derivatives
6 6 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (0.92%) Fixed Income
7 5 (0.92%) Reinsurance
8 4 (0.74%) EPoS
8 4 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.55%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (0.55%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.37%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.37%) Digital TV
10 2 (0.37%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.37%) Equities
10 2 (0.37%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.37%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.37%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (4.81%) Linux
2 23 (4.25%) Windows
3 12 (2.22%) Unix
4 5 (0.92%) Apple iOS
4 5 (0.92%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.74%) Android
6 1 (0.18%) Android TV
6 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (73.38%) Test Automation
2 277 (51.20%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (26.80%) Manual Testing
4 113 (20.89%) Test Scripting
5 99 (18.30%) Regression Testing
6 96 (17.74%) Software Testing
7 94 (17.38%) BDD
8 79 (14.60%) Scrum
9 63 (11.65%) Functional Testing
9 63 (11.65%) TDD
10 62 (11.46%) API Testing
11 55 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
12 52 (9.61%) Scenario Testing
13 49 (9.06%) Defect Management
13 49 (9.06%) SDLC
14 48 (8.87%) Integration Testing
15 45 (8.32%) DevOps
16 43 (7.95%) Test Strategy
17 39 (7.21%) Coaching
18 38 (7.02%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 135 (24.95%) C#
2 122 (22.55%) SQL
3 103 (19.04%) Java
4 43 (7.95%) Python
5 38 (7.02%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.40%) Ruby
7 11 (2.03%) PHP
8 10 (1.85%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.29%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.29%) Scala
10 5 (0.92%) TypeScript
10 5 (0.92%) VBA
11 4 (0.74%) C
11 4 (0.74%) Perl
11 4 (0.74%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.55%) Java 8
12 3 (0.55%) VB
13 2 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 133 (24.58%) ISTQB
2 81 (14.97%) ISEB
3 37 (6.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 35 (6.47%) Degree
5 18 (3.33%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.29%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (28.65%) QA
2 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (2.22%) Docker
2 3 (0.55%) Firmware
3 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.18%) HDFS
4 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (3.14%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.29%) Ansible
2 7 (1.29%) HP ALM
2 7 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.29%) Puppet
3 5 (0.92%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.74%) Rancher
4 4 (0.74%) Terraform
5 1 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 72 (13.31%) Microsoft
2 25 (4.62%) Oracle
3 11 (2.03%) HP
4 9 (1.66%) SAP
5 8 (1.48%) Cognizant
6 6 (1.11%) Guidewire
6 6 (1.11%) Murex
7 4 (0.74%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.55%) VMware
9 2 (0.37%) Adobe
9 2 (0.37%) IBM
9 2 (0.37%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.37%) Workday
10 1 (0.18%) Compuware
10 1 (0.18%) Freshdesk
10 1 (0.18%) OutSystems
10 1 (0.18%) Roku
10 1 (0.18%) Spiceworks
10 1 (0.18%) Talend
10 1 (0.18%) Xamarin