The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Test Analyst
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 270 241 231
Rank change year-on-year -29 -10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1082 1415 1603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.44% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.49% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 915 1243 1399
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,892 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,312 £33,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year +2.42% -2.89%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in the UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -30 1020 £35,000 - 135
London -47 266 £45,000 +5.88% 33
South East -3 188 £35,000 - 22
South West +27 128 £35,000 - 27
Yorkshire -47 125 £32,500 - 13
North West -23 113 £32,500 +8.33% 15
West Midlands -28 88 £31,000 -7.46% 12
West Yorkshire -22 82 £35,000 +6.06% 9
Leeds -6 67 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Manchester -30 64 £28,500 -1.72% 7
City of London +33 60 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Bristol -3 56 £35,000 +7.69% 10
East of England -73 55 £35,000 -6.66% 8
East Sussex +29 43 £33,500 -25.55% 1
East Midlands +11 43 £35,000 +9.37% 4
Birmingham +12 38 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Scotland +5 35 £33,000 +20.00% 18
Cheshire -18 35 £34,312 +5.57% 4
Brighton +21 34 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Surrey +12 32 £40,000 +6.66% 10
Hampshire +2 32 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Gloucestershire -5 30 £32,250 -28.33% 6
Suffolk -10 29 £32,500 - 3
Edinburgh +6 27 £33,000 +22.22% 10
North Yorkshire -15 27 £32,000 - 1
Berkshire +21 23 £47,000 +17.50% 1
Chester +17 21 £35,000 +7.69% 2
West Sussex +15 21 £37,750 +7.85% 1
North East +27 20 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Wales -21 19 £31,500 +2.43% 2

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Test Analyst in the job title.

1 1466 (66.43%) Test Automation
2 1234 (55.91%) Agile Software Development
3 838 (37.97%) Selenium
4 787 (35.66%) ISTQB
5 746 (33.80%) QA
6 719 (32.58%) Test Scripting
7 680 (30.81%) SQL
8 673 (30.49%) ISEB
9 570 (25.83%) Finance
10 457 (20.71%) Software Testing
11 431 (19.53%) C#
12 426 (19.30%) Manual Testing
13 402 (18.21%) User Acceptance Testing
14 388 (17.58%) Java
15 373 (16.90%) BDD
16 370 (16.76%) Test Strategy
17 348 (15.77%) JIRA
18 335 (15.18%) Scrum
19 322 (14.59%) Regression Testing
20 318 (14.41%) Cucumber
21 314 (14.23%) SDLC
22 297 (13.46%) Microsoft
23 290 (13.14%) Functional Testing
24 248 (11.24%) WebDriver
25 247 (11.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 229 (10.38%) .NET
27 228 (10.33%) SoapUI
28 223 (10.10%) TDD
29 216 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
30 212 (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 47 (2.13%) Confluence
2 22 (1.00%) SharePoint
3 15 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (0.63%) Tomcat
5 13 (0.59%) CMS
6 12 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (0.41%) Apache Spark
7 9 (0.41%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.14%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.091%) JBoss
10 2 (0.091%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.045%) Apache
11 1 (0.045%) ATG Dynamo
11 1 (0.045%) Documentum
11 1 (0.045%) IIS
11 1 (0.045%) JCAPS
11 1 (0.045%) WebSphere
Applications
1 106 (4.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.045%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 14 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.41%) Adobe Campaign
2 9 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.18%) Magento
5 3 (0.14%) Postilion
5 3 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.091%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.091%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.091%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.091%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.091%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.045%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.045%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.045%) Endur
7 1 (0.045%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.045%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.045%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.045%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 36 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (1.50%) SaaS
3 16 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.68%) BrowserStack
5 11 (0.50%) Office 365
6 10 (0.45%) G Suite
6 10 (0.45%) Slack
7 9 (0.41%) Force.com
7 9 (0.41%) Google Analytics
7 9 (0.41%) Google Tag Manager
8 8 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
9 7 (0.32%) GitHub
10 2 (0.091%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.045%) Lucidchart
11 1 (0.045%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.045%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.36%) Internet
2 15 (0.68%) HTTP
3 13 (0.59%) Wireless
4 7 (0.32%) 4G
5 6 (0.27%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.18%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.14%) ATM
7 3 (0.14%) SSH
8 2 (0.091%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.091%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (0.091%) Firewall
8 2 (0.091%) VLAN
8 2 (0.091%) VPN
9 1 (0.045%) DNS
9 1 (0.045%) FTP
9 1 (0.045%) Intranet
9 1 (0.045%) MQTT
9 1 (0.045%) SAN
9 1 (0.045%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (1.18%) Big Data
4 24 (1.09%) MySQL
4 24 (1.09%) Relational Database
5 14 (0.63%) Power BI
6 12 (0.54%) Hadoop
7 10 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.27%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.23%) Apache Accumulo
10 5 (0.23%) QlikView
10 5 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.14%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.14%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.14%) DB2
11 3 (0.14%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.091%) Looker
Development Applications
1 838 (37.97%) Selenium
2 348 (15.77%) JIRA
3 318 (14.41%) Cucumber
4 248 (11.24%) WebDriver
5 228 (10.33%) SoapUI
6 184 (8.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 153 (6.93%) JMeter
8 134 (6.07%) Jenkins
9 127 (5.75%) HP UFT
10 110 (4.98%) SpecFlow
11 104 (4.71%) Visual Studio
12 96 (4.35%) Git (software)
13 82 (3.72%) LoadRunner
14 79 (3.58%) JUnit
15 37 (1.68%) TestNG
16 35 (1.59%) Appium
17 34 (1.54%) WATIR
18 30 (1.36%) JBehave
19 29 (1.31%) Maven
19 29 (1.31%) TeamCity
General
1 570 (25.83%) Finance
2 193 (8.74%) Banking
3 131 (5.94%) Retail
4 47 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 33 (1.50%) Law
6 32 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 29 (1.31%) Legal
7 29 (1.31%) Marketing
8 27 (1.22%) Back Office
9 24 (1.09%) Advertising
10 21 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.63%) Games
11 14 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.41%) Automotive
13 9 (0.41%) Electronics
13 9 (0.41%) French Language
14 7 (0.32%) Billing
14 7 (0.32%) Italian Language
15 6 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (10.38%) .NET
2 141 (6.39%) SOAP
3 133 (6.03%) XML
4 132 (5.98%) Gherkin
5 89 (4.03%) HTML
6 85 (3.85%) Web Services
7 60 (2.72%) REST
8 47 (2.13%) RESTful
9 40 (1.81%) JSON
10 39 (1.77%) CSS
11 26 (1.18%) .NET Framework
11 26 (1.18%) ASP.NET
12 16 (0.72%) Middleware
12 16 (0.72%) WPF
13 13 (0.59%) AngularJS
13 13 (0.59%) jQuery
14 11 (0.50%) Hibernate
14 11 (0.50%) Spring
15 10 (0.45%) Behat
15 10 (0.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 216 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 80 (3.62%) Computer Science
4 39 (1.77%) Management Information System
5 35 (1.59%) iPad
6 31 (1.40%) User Experience
7 29 (1.31%) Fintech
8 22 (1.00%) Client/Server
9 20 (0.91%) Smart Meter
9 20 (0.91%) Virtual Team
10 18 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (0.41%) Fixed Income
12 8 (0.36%) EPoS
12 8 (0.36%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.32%) Derivative
13 7 (0.32%) Smartphone
14 6 (0.27%) iPhone
14 6 (0.27%) Linux Command Line
15 5 (0.23%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 176 (7.97%) Windows
2 124 (5.62%) Linux
3 96 (4.35%) Unix
4 65 (2.95%) Android
5 61 (2.76%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.59%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.23%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.18%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.14%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.14%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.091%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.091%) Solaris
11 2 (0.091%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.045%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.045%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1466 (66.43%) Test Automation
2 1234 (55.91%) Agile Software Development
3 719 (32.58%) Test Scripting
4 457 (20.71%) Software Testing
5 426 (19.30%) Manual Testing
6 402 (18.21%) User Acceptance Testing
7 373 (16.90%) BDD
8 370 (16.76%) Test Strategy
9 335 (15.18%) Scrum
10 322 (14.59%) Regression Testing
11 314 (14.23%) SDLC
12 290 (13.14%) Functional Testing
13 223 (10.10%) TDD
14 212 (9.61%) Scenario Testing
15 195 (8.84%) Waterfall
16 186 (8.43%) Non-Functional Testing
17 182 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
18 178 (8.07%) System Testing
19 165 (7.48%) Test Management
20 158 (7.16%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 680 (30.81%) SQL
2 431 (19.53%) C#
3 388 (17.58%) Java
4 153 (6.93%) JavaScript
5 143 (6.48%) Python
6 109 (4.94%) Ruby
7 75 (3.40%) C++
8 34 (1.54%) VBScript
9 33 (1.50%) VB
10 32 (1.45%) C
11 24 (1.09%) Perl
11 24 (1.09%) PHP
11 24 (1.09%) VB.NET
12 21 (0.95%) Groovy
12 21 (0.95%) Shell Script
13 20 (0.91%) Bash Shell
14 15 (0.68%) T-SQL
15 13 (0.59%) PowerShell
16 11 (0.50%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 787 (35.66%) ISTQB
2 673 (30.49%) ISEB
3 247 (11.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 209 (9.47%) Degree
5 67 (3.04%) Security Cleared
6 52 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 34 (1.54%) DV Cleared
8 20 (0.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 14 (0.63%) SC Cleared
10 8 (0.36%) HND
11 7 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (0.23%) MCP
13 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.23%) OCP
13 5 (0.23%) SAP Certification
14 4 (0.18%) Master's Degree
15 3 (0.14%) CREST Certified
15 3 (0.14%) Sun Certification
16 2 (0.091%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 746 (33.80%) QA
2 7 (0.32%) SLA
3 6 (0.27%) GAMP
4 4 (0.18%) COBIT
4 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.18%) SEPA
5 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.091%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.045%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.091%) Firmware
4 1 (0.045%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.045%) Docker
4 1 (0.045%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.045%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 122 (5.53%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.59%) Puppet
3 9 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.14%) Ansible
5 2 (0.091%) SCCM
6 1 (0.045%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.045%) Cacti
6 1 (0.045%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.045%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.045%) Nagios
6 1 (0.045%) OpenView
6 1 (0.045%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.045%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 297 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 143 (6.48%) Oracle
3 135 (6.12%) HP
4 47 (2.13%) SAP
5 31 (1.40%) Cognizant
6 29 (1.31%) Atlassian
7 19 (0.86%) Google
8 16 (0.72%) CA Agile Central
8 16 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (0.63%) Tableau
10 11 (0.50%) Borland
11 9 (0.41%) Adobe
11 9 (0.41%) Optimizely
11 9 (0.41%) Remedy
11 9 (0.41%) TOWER Software
12 6 (0.27%) BEA
12 6 (0.27%) Siebel
13 5 (0.23%) Pega
13 5 (0.23%) SOASTA, Inc
13 5 (0.23%) VMware
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 17 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Salary: £27000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Recann
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + free parking, free gym, bonus scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension + Bonus + Gym
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Arco
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on experience + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £29,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + 28 days holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + bonuses + career progre
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + health
Posted: 5 days ago
Isle of Man
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago