Period
to 24 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 305 266 227
Rank change year-on-year -39 -39 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1,870 2,214 3,114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 1.31% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.36% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,586 1,982 2,904
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

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 166,181 163,317 193,967
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.45% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,160 135,214 162,871
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 £26,748
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -44 1,723 £37,500 +7.14% 175
UK excluding London -36 1,404 £35,000 - 166
London +6 447 £45,000 - 38
North of England -22 444 £35,000 +2.94% 47
South East -44 388 £38,500 +10.00% 42
Yorkshire -3 235 £35,000 - 20
Midlands -25 207 £32,500 -7.14% 19
North West -27 175 £35,000 +8.53% 24
South West -56 141 £35,000 - 17
West Midlands -14 132 £30,000 -7.69% 14
East of England -78 97 £37,500 +7.14% 12
Scotland +8 84 £30,000 -11.76% 19
East Midlands -22 75 £38,000 +8.57% 5
Wales +5 44 £31,500 -3.08% 10
North East -19 34 £42,000 +20.00% 3
Northern Ireland +6 1 - -

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 1,223 (65.40%) Test Automation
2 1,067 (57.06%) Agile Software Development
3 766 (40.96%) QA
4 659 (35.24%) Selenium
5 657 (35.13%) SQL
6 558 (29.84%) Test Scripting
7 463 (24.76%) Software Testing
8 441 (23.58%) ISTQB
9 437 (23.37%) Manual Testing
10 431 (23.05%) Finance
11 388 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
12 383 (20.48%) JIRA
13 364 (19.47%) ISEB
14 337 (18.02%) Java
15 311 (16.63%) C#
16 296 (15.83%) Test Strategy
17 288 (15.40%) Regression Testing
18 280 (14.97%) Cucumber
19 269 (14.39%) SDLC
20 263 (14.06%) Scrum
21 257 (13.74%) BDD
22 233 (12.46%) Functional Testing
23 226 (12.09%) Microsoft
24 218 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
25 205 (10.96%) WebDriver
26 198 (10.59%) .NET
27 194 (10.37%) Scenario Testing
28 192 (10.27%) TDD
29 191 (10.21%) Degree
30 189 (10.11%) Test Management

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
1 121 (6.47%) Confluence
2 17 (0.91%) MQSeries
3 16 (0.86%) SharePoint
3 16 (0.86%) Tomcat
4 10 (0.53%) Apache Solr
5 9 (0.48%) CMS
6 8 (0.43%) Drupal
7 7 (0.37%) Apache
7 7 (0.37%) WordPress
8 6 (0.32%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.21%) CICS
11 3 (0.16%) SAS
11 3 (0.16%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.11%) JBoss
12 2 (0.11%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.11%) Tuxedo
12 2 (0.11%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.053%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.43%) Magento
3 7 (0.37%) Shopify
4 5 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.16%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.11%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.11%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.11%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.053%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.053%) Postilion
8 1 (0.053%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.053%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 58 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.39%) SaaS
4 12 (0.64%) BlazeMeter
5 11 (0.59%) Office 365
6 10 (0.53%) BrowserStack
7 8 (0.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 7 (0.37%) Basecamp
9 6 (0.32%) G Suite
9 6 (0.32%) GitHub
9 6 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.32%) Slack
10 4 (0.21%) Firebase
11 3 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.053%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.053%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.34%) HTTP
2 16 (0.86%) Internet
3 5 (0.27%) FTP
3 5 (0.27%) SMS
4 4 (0.21%) VoIP
5 3 (0.16%) LAN
5 3 (0.16%) WAN
6 2 (0.11%) Firewall
6 2 (0.11%) Skype
7 1 (0.053%) 3G
7 1 (0.053%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.053%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 91 (4.87%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (2.35%) Relational Database
4 40 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (1.82%) Big Data
6 32 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (1.02%) MySQL
8 17 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
8 17 (0.91%) QlikView
9 15 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (0.64%) DB2
11 11 (0.59%) Power BI
12 10 (0.53%) Hadoop
12 10 (0.53%) MongoDB
12 10 (0.53%) RDBMS
13 8 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
13 8 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (0.37%) Blockchain
15 6 (0.32%) NoSQL
15 6 (0.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 659 (35.24%) Selenium
2 383 (20.48%) JIRA
3 280 (14.97%) Cucumber
4 205 (10.96%) WebDriver
5 181 (9.68%) SoapUI
6 138 (7.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 110 (5.88%) SpecFlow
8 99 (5.29%) Jenkins
9 87 (4.65%) HP UFT
10 76 (4.06%) JMeter
11 62 (3.32%) Visual Studio
12 58 (3.10%) LoadRunner
13 52 (2.78%) JUnit
14 47 (2.51%) Git (software)
15 42 (2.25%) Zephyr
16 32 (1.71%) Bugzilla
17 30 (1.60%) Appium
18 29 (1.55%) Bitbucket
19 28 (1.50%) Maven
20 24 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 431 (23.05%) Finance
2 104 (5.56%) Retail
3 79 (4.22%) Banking
4 39 (2.09%) Marketing
5 30 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.18%) Advertising
6 22 (1.18%) Back Office
6 22 (1.18%) Front Office
6 22 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.07%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.02%) Games
9 15 (0.80%) Electronics
10 12 (0.64%) Automotive
11 11 (0.59%) Law
12 10 (0.53%) Legal
13 9 (0.48%) Billing
14 6 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.21%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.21%) Polish Language
15 4 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (10.59%) .NET
2 134 (7.17%) Web Services
3 94 (5.03%) XML
4 85 (4.55%) SOAP
5 84 (4.49%) HTML
6 79 (4.22%) Gherkin
7 44 (2.35%) CSS
8 39 (2.09%) REST
9 23 (1.23%) RESTful
10 13 (0.70%) .NET Framework
11 9 (0.48%) JSON
12 8 (0.43%) AngularJS
12 8 (0.43%) PostGIS
12 8 (0.43%) Spring Boot
13 7 (0.37%) Spring
13 7 (0.37%) XSD
14 6 (0.32%) Hibernate
14 6 (0.32%) React
15 5 (0.27%) HTML5
15 5 (0.27%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 173 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (5.40%) Mobile App
3 67 (3.58%) Computer Science
4 60 (3.21%) User Experience
5 59 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
6 33 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
7 23 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
8 22 (1.18%) Management Information System
9 18 (0.96%) Smart Meter
10 17 (0.91%) Fintech
11 16 (0.86%) Derivative
12 11 (0.59%) Fixed Income
13 10 (0.53%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.48%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.43%) Equities
16 6 (0.32%) Algorithms
16 6 (0.32%) Mainframe
16 6 (0.32%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 118 (6.31%) Windows
2 82 (4.39%) Linux
2 82 (4.39%) Unix
3 23 (1.23%) Android
4 21 (1.12%) Apple iOS
5 7 (0.37%) CentOS
6 5 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.21%) Solaris
8 3 (0.16%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.053%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.053%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.053%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,223 (65.40%) Test Automation
2 1,067 (57.06%) Agile Software Development
3 558 (29.84%) Test Scripting
4 463 (24.76%) Software Testing
5 437 (23.37%) Manual Testing
6 388 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 296 (15.83%) Test Strategy
8 288 (15.40%) Regression Testing
9 269 (14.39%) SDLC
10 263 (14.06%) Scrum
11 257 (13.74%) BDD
12 233 (12.46%) Functional Testing
13 218 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
14 194 (10.37%) Scenario Testing
15 192 (10.27%) TDD
16 189 (10.11%) Test Management
17 188 (10.05%) Waterfall
18 179 (9.57%) Defect Management
19 154 (8.24%) Integration Testing
20 145 (7.75%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 657 (35.13%) SQL
2 337 (18.02%) Java
3 311 (16.63%) C#
4 131 (7.01%) JavaScript
5 75 (4.01%) Ruby
6 71 (3.80%) Python
7 38 (2.03%) Bash Shell
8 37 (1.98%) C++
9 36 (1.93%) T-SQL
10 31 (1.66%) PL/SQL
11 18 (0.96%) C
11 18 (0.96%) PHP
12 16 (0.86%) VB.NET
13 12 (0.64%) Perl
13 12 (0.64%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.43%) Groovy
14 8 (0.43%) Java 8
15 6 (0.32%) Korn
15 6 (0.32%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 441 (23.58%) ISTQB
2 364 (19.47%) ISEB
3 191 (10.21%) Degree
4 179 (9.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 74 (3.96%) Security Cleared
6 34 (1.82%) SC Cleared
7 29 (1.55%) ISEB Practitioner
8 27 (1.44%) DV Cleared
9 18 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.27%) CCNA
10 5 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.21%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.11%) HND
12 2 (0.11%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.053%) HNC
13 1 (0.053%) HP AIS
13 1 (0.053%) PhD
13 1 (0.053%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 766 (40.96%) QA
2 12 (0.64%) GDPR
3 10 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.53%) MiFID
4 6 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.32%) SLA
5 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.21%) PMO
6 3 (0.16%) WCAG
7 2 (0.11%) HL7
8 1 (0.053%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.053%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.053%) SEPA
System Software
1 42 (2.25%) Docker
2 8 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (0.27%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.11%) Firmware
6 1 (0.053%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 107 (5.72%) HP Quality Center
2 53 (2.83%) HP ALM
3 8 (0.43%) Kubernetes
4 7 (0.37%) Puppet
5 6 (0.32%) Ansible
6 4 (0.21%) CA Endevor
7 3 (0.16%) Kibana
7 3 (0.16%) SCCM
8 2 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 2 (0.11%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.053%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.053%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 226 (12.09%) Microsoft
2 149 (7.97%) HP
3 89 (4.76%) Oracle
4 53 (2.83%) SAP
5 33 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
6 32 (1.71%) Atlassian
7 20 (1.07%) Google
8 14 (0.75%) Tableau
9 13 (0.70%) Perforce
9 13 (0.70%) Remedy
10 11 (0.59%) Informatica
11 10 (0.53%) Micro Focus
11 10 (0.53%) TIBCO
12 9 (0.48%) Capita
12 9 (0.48%) Workday
13 8 (0.43%) MicroStrategy
13 8 (0.43%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 7 (0.37%) Adobe
15 6 (0.32%) IBM
15 6 (0.32%) JDA