Period
to 16 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 324 300 310
Rank change year-on-year -24 +10 -61
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1,322 1,868 1,921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.15% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.19% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,023 1,526 1,595
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% +1.43%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £56,875 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.29% - -

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 129,995 156,330 173,005
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 95.89% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 103,956 125,866 138,774
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019. 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 -19 1,225 £40,000 +6.67% 165
UK excluding London -3 1,062 £36,500 +4.29% 179
North of England +31 342 £35,000 +4.09% 53
South East -39 281 £42,500 +13.33% 39
London -86 251 £50,000 +5.26% 11
South West -7 176 £35,000 -6.67% 25
North West +21 162 £35,000 +7.69% 24
Yorkshire +7 154 £35,000 +3.70% 20
Midlands -18 98 £37,500 +15.38% 28
East of England +64 77 £42,500 +13.33% 9
Wales +35 63 £35,000 +20.16% 8
West Midlands -27 53 £40,000 +23.08% 17
East Midlands +17 42 £32,750 -3.68% 11
North East +34 29 £33,000 -5.71% 9
Scotland -44 24 £35,000 -2.78% 17
Northern Ireland +5 1 - -

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 871 (65.89%) Test Automation
2 806 (60.97%) Agile Software Development
3 451 (34.11%) Selenium
4 376 (28.44%) Test Scripting
5 372 (28.14%) QA
6 333 (25.19%) Software Testing
7 329 (24.89%) ISTQB
8 320 (24.21%) SQL
9 300 (22.69%) JIRA
10 294 (22.24%) Scrum
11 286 (21.63%) Manual Testing
12 241 (18.23%) Java
13 240 (18.15%) User Acceptance Testing
14 233 (17.62%) ISEB
15 229 (17.32%) C#
16 218 (16.49%) Functional Testing
17 207 (15.66%) Regression Testing
18 198 (14.98%) WebDriver
19 196 (14.83%) BDD
20 171 (12.93%) SQL Server
21 169 (12.78%) Finance
22 164 (12.41%) Microsoft
23 161 (12.18%) SDLC
24 159 (12.03%) Test Strategy
25 157 (11.88%) Non-Functional Testing
26 151 (11.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 143 (10.82%) Cucumber
28 140 (10.59%) Defect Management
29 127 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
29 127 (9.61%) .NET

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 64 (4.84%) Confluence
2 16 (1.21%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.68%) IIS
4 7 (0.53%) SAS
5 6 (0.45%) CMS
6 3 (0.23%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.15%) WordPress
8 1 (0.076%) Umbraco
Applications
1 36 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.076%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.076%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.076%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 55 (4.16%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.76%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.15%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.15%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.076%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.076%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.076%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.076%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 62 (4.69%) Azure
2 28 (2.12%) SaaS
3 21 (1.59%) AWS
4 15 (1.13%) Office 365
5 12 (0.91%) G Suite
5 12 (0.91%) Power Platform
6 10 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.30%) GitHub
7 4 (0.30%) Tricentis Tosca
8 3 (0.23%) BrowserStack
8 3 (0.23%) Datadog
9 2 (0.15%) Azure Stack
9 2 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.15%) GCP
9 2 (0.15%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.15%) Trello
10 1 (0.076%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.076%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.076%) Firebase
10 1 (0.076%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.45%) HTTP
2 4 (0.30%) FTP
2 4 (0.30%) VoIP
3 3 (0.23%) Hyperconnected
3 3 (0.23%) Internet
3 3 (0.23%) Softphone
4 2 (0.15%) DNS
4 2 (0.15%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.15%) NetScaler
4 2 (0.15%) PBX
4 2 (0.15%) Skype
4 2 (0.15%) VLAN
4 2 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.076%) ATM
5 1 (0.076%) DSL
5 1 (0.076%) IPv4
5 1 (0.076%) LAN
5 1 (0.076%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.076%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (12.93%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 20 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (0.91%) Power BI
7 11 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 9 (0.68%) MySQL
9 6 (0.45%) SAP HANA
9 6 (0.45%) SQLite
10 5 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.30%) DB2
11 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2017
12 3 (0.23%) Big Data
12 3 (0.23%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.15%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.15%) OLAP
13 2 (0.15%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 451 (34.11%) Selenium
2 300 (22.69%) JIRA
3 198 (14.98%) WebDriver
4 143 (10.82%) Cucumber
5 117 (8.85%) SoapUI
6 104 (7.87%) SpecFlow
7 97 (7.34%) Visual Studio
8 88 (6.66%) Jenkins
9 59 (4.46%) JMeter
10 56 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 47 (3.56%) LoadRunner
12 39 (2.95%) Zephyr
13 35 (2.65%) JUnit
14 34 (2.57%) HP UFT
15 33 (2.50%) Git (software)
16 28 (2.12%) JBehave
17 22 (1.66%) TestRail
18 21 (1.59%) Ranorex
19 16 (1.21%) Protractor
20 15 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 169 (12.78%) Finance
2 69 (5.22%) Banking
3 65 (4.92%) Retail
4 47 (3.56%) Public Sector
5 38 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.21%) Marketing
7 12 (0.91%) Front Office
8 11 (0.83%) Games
9 9 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
9 9 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.53%) Legal
11 6 (0.45%) Electronics
12 4 (0.30%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.30%) Automotive
12 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.23%) Back Office
14 2 (0.15%) Fire and Rescue
14 2 (0.15%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (9.61%) .NET
2 67 (5.07%) Web Services
3 41 (3.10%) XML
4 39 (2.95%) SOAP
5 38 (2.87%) Gherkin
6 35 (2.65%) RESTful
7 31 (2.34%) HTML
8 28 (2.12%) REST
9 25 (1.89%) ASP.NET
10 23 (1.74%) CSS
11 14 (1.06%) React
12 10 (0.76%) AngularJS
12 10 (0.76%) JSON
12 10 (0.76%) Symfony
13 7 (0.53%) LAMP
14 5 (0.38%) Spring
15 4 (0.30%) Jest
15 4 (0.30%) jQuery
15 4 (0.30%) pytest
16 3 (0.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 89 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (6.28%) Mobile App
3 29 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (1.36%) User Experience
5 17 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (1.06%) Smart Meter
7 13 (0.98%) Client/Server
7 13 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (0.61%) Derivative
9 7 (0.53%) OTC Derivatives
9 7 (0.53%) Wiki
10 6 (0.45%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.38%) Analytical Mindset
11 5 (0.38%) Handset
11 5 (0.38%) Life Science
11 5 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.38%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.38%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (0.30%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.30%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 47 (3.56%) Windows
2 40 (3.03%) Linux
3 39 (2.95%) Android
4 30 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 20 (1.51%) Unix
6 11 (0.83%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.076%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 871 (65.89%) Test Automation
2 806 (60.97%) Agile Software Development
3 376 (28.44%) Test Scripting
4 333 (25.19%) Software Testing
5 294 (22.24%) Scrum
6 286 (21.63%) Manual Testing
7 240 (18.15%) User Acceptance Testing
8 218 (16.49%) Functional Testing
9 207 (15.66%) Regression Testing
10 196 (14.83%) BDD
11 161 (12.18%) SDLC
12 159 (12.03%) Test Strategy
13 157 (11.88%) Non-Functional Testing
14 140 (10.59%) Defect Management
15 127 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
16 111 (8.40%) E-Commerce
17 110 (8.32%) TDD
18 109 (8.25%) Test Management
19 107 (8.09%) API Testing
20 106 (8.02%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 320 (24.21%) SQL
2 241 (18.23%) Java
3 229 (17.32%) C#
4 88 (6.66%) JavaScript
5 66 (4.99%) Python
6 34 (2.57%) Ruby
7 27 (2.04%) PHP
8 21 (1.59%) C
9 20 (1.51%) C++
10 15 (1.13%) VB
11 14 (1.06%) Groovy
12 12 (0.91%) VB.NET
13 10 (0.76%) TypeScript
13 10 (0.76%) VBScript
14 8 (0.61%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.53%) Perl
15 7 (0.53%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.45%) Scala
17 3 (0.23%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 329 (24.89%) ISTQB
2 233 (17.62%) ISEB
3 151 (11.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 72 (5.45%) Security Cleared
5 66 (4.99%) Degree
6 37 (2.80%) SC Cleared
7 17 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (0.76%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.53%) MCP
10 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.38%) OCP
11 5 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.38%) SAP Certification
12 3 (0.23%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.15%) CCA
13 2 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.15%) RHCE
14 1 (0.076%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 372 (28.14%) QA
2 8 (0.61%) SLA
3 3 (0.23%) HL7
4 2 (0.15%) GAMP
4 2 (0.15%) GDPR
4 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.076%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.076%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.076%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (1.21%) Docker
2 2 (0.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.15%) XenApp
3 1 (0.076%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 59 (4.46%) HP Quality Center
2 43 (3.25%) HP ALM
3 3 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.15%) Ansible
4 2 (0.15%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.15%) Puppet
4 2 (0.15%) SCOM
4 2 (0.15%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.076%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 164 (12.41%) Microsoft
2 76 (5.75%) WorldPay
3 74 (5.60%) HP
4 43 (3.25%) Oracle
5 38 (2.87%) SAP
6 18 (1.36%) Atlassian
7 16 (1.21%) Google
8 12 (0.91%) FIS
9 10 (0.76%) Ariba
9 10 (0.76%) Cognos
10 8 (0.61%) Guidewire
10 8 (0.61%) Remedy
11 7 (0.53%) Charles River
11 7 (0.53%) Zend
12 4 (0.30%) Apple
12 4 (0.30%) Demandware
12 4 (0.30%) Sage
13 3 (0.23%) Aderant
13 3 (0.23%) webMethods
13 3 (0.23%) Workday