The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 219 209
Rank change year-on-year -28 -10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1126 1618 1678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.55% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.61% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 971 1446 1424
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -16 1060 £35,000 - 157
South East +25 278 £35,000 - 30
London -51 215 £45,000 +4.04% 35
Yorkshire -21 142 £35,000 - 23
North West -30 106 £31,500 -3.07% 22
South West +19 95 £35,000 +7.69% 16
East of England -6 89 £35,000 -6.66% 7
West Yorkshire -41 84 £35,000 - 14
West Midlands -10 78 £32,500 -4.41% 12
Leeds -22 76 £35,000 - 12
Manchester -35 64 £30,500 -12.85% 20
West Sussex +34 54 £32,500 - 5
Hertfordshire +9 51 £35,000 -12.50%
East Midlands +4 50 £35,000 +27.27% 9
City of London +7 49 £48,000 +20.00% 15
Surrey -1 47 £42,500 +13.33% 11
Berkshire +50 43 £40,000 - 4
North Yorkshire -11 40 £32,500 - 6
East Sussex +35 39 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Brighton +30 35 £32,500 -7.14%
Birmingham +4 35 £31,500 -16.00% 5
Leicestershire +6 33 £35,000 +105.88% 3
Hampshire +17 31 £40,000 +23.07% 5
Cheshire -4 29 £34,000 +20.35% 1
Gloucestershire +2 26 £37,500 -21.05% 4
Bristol -20 26 £35,000 +10.23% 6
Scotland +6 24 £34,000 -2.85% 6
Wales -44 23 £28,750 -5.73% 3
Watford -7 22 £35,000 -27.08%
South Wales -26 22 £28,500 -6.55% 3

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 1338 (55.89%) Agile Software Development
2 961 (40.14%) Selenium
3 829 (34.63%) QA
4 819 (34.21%) ISTQB
5 789 (32.96%) SQL
6 783 (32.71%) ISEB
7 729 (30.45%) Test Scripting
8 646 (26.98%) Finance
9 522 (21.80%) Software Testing
10 511 (21.35%) Manual Testing
11 509 (21.26%) Automation Testing
12 485 (20.26%) User Acceptance Testing
13 482 (20.13%) C#
14 466 (19.47%) Test Automation
15 444 (18.55%) Automated Testing
16 413 (17.25%) Regression Testing
17 408 (17.04%) Scrum
18 407 (17.00%) Test Strategy
19 404 (16.88%) Java
20 377 (15.75%) Microsoft
21 363 (15.16%) JIRA
22 360 (15.04%) SDLC
23 341 (14.24%) BDD
24 325 (13.58%) Cucumber
25 321 (13.41%) Functional Testing
26 308 (12.87%) WebDriver
27 270 (11.28%) .NET
28 249 (10.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
29 237 (9.90%) Team Foundation Server
30 232 (9.69%) SoapUI

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 59 (2.46%) Confluence
2 15 (0.63%) Tomcat
3 14 (0.58%) CMS
4 13 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (0.50%) SharePoint
6 11 (0.46%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.29%) SAS
8 5 (0.21%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.17%) Documentum
9 4 (0.17%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.084%) Drupal
10 2 (0.084%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.084%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.084%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.084%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.042%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.042%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.042%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.042%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.042%) WordPress
Applications
1 209 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 52 (2.17%) MS Office
3 41 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.13%) MS Project
7 1 (0.042%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 15 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (0.50%) Postilion
4 7 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.21%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.084%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.084%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.084%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.084%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.084%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.042%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.042%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.042%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 1 (0.042%) Magento
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (0.67%) SaaS
3 11 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.33%) G Suite
4 8 (0.33%) Office 365
4 8 (0.33%) Slack
5 7 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.29%) Lucidchart
6 5 (0.21%) Force.com
7 2 (0.084%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.084%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.042%) GitHub
8 1 (0.042%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.042%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 22 (0.92%) Internet
2 16 (0.67%) HTTP
3 15 (0.63%) ATM
4 11 (0.46%) Wireless
5 6 (0.25%) 4G
5 6 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.21%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.13%) LAN
7 3 (0.13%) SSH
8 2 (0.084%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.084%) WAN
8 2 (0.084%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.042%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.042%) DHCP
9 1 (0.042%) DNS
9 1 (0.042%) Firewall
9 1 (0.042%) FTP
9 1 (0.042%) SAN
9 1 (0.042%) VLAN
9 1 (0.042%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (9.61%) SQL Server
2 56 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
3 42 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 23 (0.96%) Big Data
5 22 (0.92%) MySQL
6 15 (0.63%) Hadoop
6 15 (0.63%) Power BI
7 14 (0.58%) Oracle Database
7 14 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (0.54%) RDBMS
9 12 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.21%) Apache Accumulo
13 4 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.17%) SQLPlus
14 3 (0.13%) Cognos Report Studio
14 3 (0.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 961 (40.14%) Selenium
2 363 (15.16%) JIRA
3 325 (13.58%) Cucumber
4 308 (12.87%) WebDriver
5 237 (9.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 232 (9.69%) SoapUI
7 154 (6.43%) HP UFT
8 149 (6.22%) JMeter
9 128 (5.35%) SpecFlow
10 114 (4.76%) LoadRunner
11 111 (4.64%) Visual Studio
12 104 (4.34%) Jenkins
13 91 (3.80%) JUnit
14 65 (2.72%) Git (software)
15 42 (1.75%) TestNG
16 37 (1.55%) Maven
17 30 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
18 27 (1.13%) NUnit
19 24 (1.00%) Robot Framework
20 23 (0.96%) Appium
General
1 646 (26.98%) Finance
2 185 (7.73%) Banking
3 91 (3.80%) Retail
4 52 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 42 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 36 (1.50%) Advertising
7 34 (1.42%) Marketing
8 33 (1.38%) Investment Banking
9 26 (1.09%) Back Office
10 22 (0.92%) Games
11 17 (0.71%) Legal
12 15 (0.63%) Electronics
12 15 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.58%) Law
14 9 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.33%) Automotive
16 7 (0.29%) Billing
16 7 (0.29%) Publishing
17 4 (0.17%) Front Office
17 4 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (11.28%) .NET
2 118 (4.93%) XML
3 117 (4.89%) Gherkin
4 115 (4.80%) Web Services
5 96 (4.01%) SOAP
6 66 (2.76%) HTML
7 42 (1.75%) REST
8 41 (1.71%) ASP.NET
9 38 (1.59%) RESTful
10 37 (1.55%) CSS
11 35 (1.46%) JSON
12 24 (1.00%) .NET Framework
13 18 (0.75%) WPF
14 16 (0.67%) Behat
15 14 (0.58%) Hibernate
15 14 (0.58%) Spring
16 9 (0.38%) jQuery
17 8 (0.33%) Ruby on Rails
17 8 (0.33%) XSD
18 7 (0.29%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 184 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (3.38%) Mobile App
3 75 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 37 (1.55%) iPad
5 30 (1.25%) Client/Server
6 29 (1.21%) Management Information System
7 23 (0.96%) Driving Licence
8 21 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (0.75%) User Experience
10 15 (0.63%) Virtual Team
11 14 (0.58%) Smart Meter
12 10 (0.42%) Fintech
12 10 (0.42%) Fixed Income
12 10 (0.42%) Mainframe
13 9 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (0.38%) NHS
14 8 (0.33%) EPoS
15 7 (0.29%) Replication
16 6 (0.25%) Equities
16 6 (0.25%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 180 (7.52%) Windows
2 134 (5.60%) Linux
3 101 (4.22%) Unix
4 56 (2.34%) Android
5 54 (2.26%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.54%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.21%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.17%) Kali Linux
9 4 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.13%) CentOS
10 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.084%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.084%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.042%) Solaris
12 1 (0.042%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.042%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1338 (55.89%) Agile Software Development
2 729 (30.45%) Test Scripting
3 522 (21.80%) Software Testing
4 511 (21.35%) Manual Testing
5 509 (21.26%) Automation Testing
6 485 (20.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 466 (19.47%) Test Automation
8 444 (18.55%) Automated Testing
9 413 (17.25%) Regression Testing
10 408 (17.04%) Scrum
11 407 (17.00%) Test Strategy
12 360 (15.04%) SDLC
13 341 (14.24%) BDD
14 321 (13.41%) Functional Testing
15 227 (9.48%) TDD
16 215 (8.98%) Non-Functional Testing
17 208 (8.69%) Waterfall
18 196 (8.19%) Performance Testing
19 176 (7.35%) System Testing
20 161 (6.73%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 789 (32.96%) SQL
2 482 (20.13%) C#
3 404 (16.88%) Java
4 141 (5.89%) Python
5 123 (5.14%) JavaScript
6 90 (3.76%) C++
7 84 (3.51%) Ruby
8 39 (1.63%) C
9 30 (1.25%) PHP
10 28 (1.17%) VB
11 27 (1.13%) VBScript
12 25 (1.04%) Shell Script
13 22 (0.92%) Groovy
14 21 (0.88%) Perl
15 18 (0.75%) Bash Shell
15 18 (0.75%) PL/SQL
16 16 (0.67%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.58%) T-SQL
18 13 (0.54%) R
19 6 (0.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 819 (34.21%) ISTQB
2 783 (32.71%) ISEB
3 249 (10.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 200 (8.35%) Degree
5 79 (3.30%) Security Cleared
6 41 (1.71%) DV Cleared
7 20 (0.84%) SC Cleared
8 18 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.084%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.042%) ACCA
12 1 (0.042%) HND
12 1 (0.042%) MCP
12 1 (0.042%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.042%) MOS
12 1 (0.042%) OCP
12 1 (0.042%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.042%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.042%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 829 (34.63%) QA
2 28 (1.17%) SDET
3 11 (0.46%) SLA
4 6 (0.25%) GAMP
5 5 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.17%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.042%) COBIT
7 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.042%) MiFID
7 1 (0.042%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (0.21%) Docker
2 4 (0.17%) RACF
2 4 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.084%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.042%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.042%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 154 (6.43%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.46%) Puppet
3 9 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.17%) Rancher
4 4 (0.17%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.13%) SCCM
6 1 (0.042%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.042%) Cacti
6 1 (0.042%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.042%) Grafana
6 1 (0.042%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.042%) Nagios
6 1 (0.042%) OpenView
6 1 (0.042%) StatsD
Vendors
1 377 (15.75%) Microsoft
2 159 (6.64%) HP
3 140 (5.85%) Oracle
4 39 (1.63%) SAP
5 34 (1.42%) Atlassian
6 14 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (0.50%) IBM
7 12 (0.50%) Tableau
8 11 (0.46%) NCR
9 10 (0.42%) Borland
9 10 (0.42%) Google
9 10 (0.42%) TOWER Software
10 9 (0.38%) Charles River
10 9 (0.38%) SOASTA, Inc
11 7 (0.29%) BEA
11 7 (0.29%) Cognizant
11 7 (0.29%) Hyperion
12 6 (0.25%) CA Agile Central
12 6 (0.25%) Serena
13 5 (0.21%) Xamarin
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
North West London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Amazing Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + 34 days holiday
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + 34 days holiday
Posted: 22 hours ago
East Sussex
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
onezeero.
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Energon People
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Optima Connections
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Excellent Pension and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Tomorrow People
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago