Period
to 25 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 August 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 334 303 292
Rank change year-on-year -31 -11 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1,339 1,917 2,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 1.13% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.17% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,024 1,609 1,816
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £56,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,544 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.55% - +2.94%

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 135,478 163,186 170,169
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 96.12% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 107,929 131,391 136,852
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -34 1,215 £40,000 +3.90% 181
UK excluding London -23 1,041 £35,544 +1.55% 166
North of England -28 294 £35,000 - 50
London -52 290 £50,000 +5.26% 27
South East -53 255 £42,500 +11.11% 43
South West -8 189 £36,500 +4.29% 24
North West -14 142 £35,000 - 17
Yorkshire -36 121 £35,000 - 25
Midlands +2 110 £32,750 +0.77% 26
East of England +85 76 £42,500 +13.33% 11
Wales +24 63 £34,000 +13.33% 3
East Midlands +33 57 £32,500 -18.75% 15
Scotland -35 53 £37,500 +25.00% 8
West Midlands -21 52 £36,000 +11.63% 11
North East +25 34 £32,500 -7.14% 8
Northern Ireland -19 1 - -

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 863 (64.45%) Test Automation
2 806 (60.19%) Agile Software Development
3 464 (34.65%) Selenium
4 419 (31.29%) SQL
5 389 (29.05%) QA
6 377 (28.16%) Software Testing
7 366 (27.33%) Test Scripting
8 351 (26.21%) Manual Testing
9 342 (25.54%) ISTQB
10 306 (22.85%) JIRA
11 298 (22.26%) Scrum
12 252 (18.82%) Java
13 244 (18.22%) ISEB
14 240 (17.92%) User Acceptance Testing
15 237 (17.70%) Finance
16 220 (16.43%) C#
17 219 (16.36%) Functional Testing
18 200 (14.94%) BDD
19 191 (14.26%) Test Strategy
20 189 (14.12%) Regression Testing
21 185 (13.82%) Microsoft
22 184 (13.74%) Cucumber
23 183 (13.67%) Non-Functional Testing
24 177 (13.22%) SDLC
25 169 (12.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 159 (11.87%) WebDriver
27 158 (11.80%) SoapUI
28 156 (11.65%) SQL Server
29 151 (11.28%) TDD
30 145 (10.83%) Defect 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 54 (4.03%) Confluence
2 13 (0.97%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.67%) SAS
4 7 (0.52%) CMS
5 4 (0.30%) IIS
5 4 (0.30%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.22%) WordPress
7 2 (0.15%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.075%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.075%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 44 (3.29%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.60%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.22%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.15%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.15%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (0.15%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.15%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.15%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.075%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.075%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.075%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 59 (4.41%) Azure
2 36 (2.69%) Office 365
3 33 (2.46%) G Suite
4 23 (1.72%) SaaS
5 22 (1.64%) AWS
6 8 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.30%) GitHub
7 4 (0.30%) Tricentis Tosca
8 3 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.22%) GCP
9 2 (0.15%) Amazon Alexa
9 2 (0.15%) Azure Stack
9 2 (0.15%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.15%) NuGet
9 2 (0.15%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.075%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.075%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.075%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.075%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.67%) Ethernet
1 9 (0.67%) VLAN
2 8 (0.60%) ATM
3 7 (0.52%) Broadband
4 5 (0.37%) FTP
5 3 (0.22%) HTTP
5 3 (0.22%) Hyperconnected
5 3 (0.22%) Internet
6 2 (0.15%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.15%) PBX
6 2 (0.15%) Skype
7 1 (0.075%) DNS
7 1 (0.075%) IPv4
7 1 (0.075%) LAN
7 1 (0.075%) Network Security
7 1 (0.075%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.075%) VoIP
7 1 (0.075%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.73%) Relational Database
3 30 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (1.05%) DB2
6 10 (0.75%) MySQL
7 9 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (0.52%) Big Data
8 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (0.45%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.45%) SAP HANA
9 6 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.45%) SQLite
10 5 (0.37%) Data Lake
10 5 (0.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.30%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.22%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.15%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 464 (34.65%) Selenium
2 306 (22.85%) JIRA
3 184 (13.74%) Cucumber
4 159 (11.87%) WebDriver
5 158 (11.80%) SoapUI
6 104 (7.77%) Visual Studio
7 98 (7.32%) JMeter
8 97 (7.24%) SpecFlow
9 89 (6.65%) Jenkins
10 87 (6.50%) LoadRunner
11 83 (6.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 45 (3.36%) HP UFT
13 44 (3.29%) JUnit
14 37 (2.76%) Zephyr
15 27 (2.02%) Git (software)
16 26 (1.94%) TestRail
17 20 (1.49%) JBehave
18 16 (1.19%) TestNG
19 14 (1.05%) Appium
20 13 (0.97%) Ranorex
General
1 237 (17.70%) Finance
2 78 (5.83%) Retail
3 61 (4.56%) Banking
4 58 (4.33%) Public Sector
5 34 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.57%) Marketing
7 18 (1.34%) Front Office
8 16 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.90%) Electronics
10 9 (0.67%) Back Office
11 8 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.52%) Games
13 6 (0.45%) Advertising
13 6 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
13 6 (0.45%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.37%) Legal
15 3 (0.22%) Automotive
15 3 (0.22%) Law
15 3 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (9.56%) .NET
2 54 (4.03%) SOAP
3 51 (3.81%) Gherkin
4 49 (3.66%) Web Services
5 38 (2.84%) XML
6 32 (2.39%) HTML
7 29 (2.17%) REST
8 24 (1.79%) CSS
8 24 (1.79%) RESTful
9 16 (1.19%) ASP.NET
10 14 (1.05%) React
11 11 (0.82%) JSON
12 9 (0.67%) 802.1X
12 9 (0.67%) Spring
13 8 (0.60%) Symfony
14 7 (0.52%) AngularJS
14 7 (0.52%) LAMP
15 5 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
16 4 (0.30%) HTML5
16 4 (0.30%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 98 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (6.50%) Mobile App
3 30 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (1.42%) User Experience
6 16 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
7 14 (1.05%) Smart Meter
8 11 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (0.75%) Client/Server
10 9 (0.67%) Derivative
10 9 (0.67%) Fixed Income
10 9 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.52%) Analytical Mindset
11 7 (0.52%) Mobile Computing
11 7 (0.52%) OTC Derivatives
12 5 (0.37%) PlayStation
12 5 (0.37%) Tandem
12 5 (0.37%) Xbox
13 4 (0.30%) Credit Risk
13 4 (0.30%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 88 (6.57%) Windows
2 77 (5.75%) Linux
3 54 (4.03%) Android
4 44 (3.29%) Apple iOS
5 32 (2.39%) Unix
6 14 (1.05%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.075%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.075%) Solaris
9 1 (0.075%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 863 (64.45%) Test Automation
2 806 (60.19%) Agile Software Development
3 377 (28.16%) Software Testing
4 366 (27.33%) Test Scripting
5 351 (26.21%) Manual Testing
6 298 (22.26%) Scrum
7 240 (17.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 219 (16.36%) Functional Testing
9 200 (14.94%) BDD
10 191 (14.26%) Test Strategy
11 189 (14.12%) Regression Testing
12 183 (13.67%) Non-Functional Testing
13 177 (13.22%) SDLC
14 151 (11.28%) TDD
15 145 (10.83%) Defect Management
16 144 (10.75%) Test Management
17 125 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
18 119 (8.89%) User Stories
19 118 (8.81%) API Testing
19 118 (8.81%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 419 (31.29%) SQL
2 252 (18.82%) Java
3 220 (16.43%) C#
4 77 (5.75%) JavaScript
5 70 (5.23%) Python
6 36 (2.69%) C
7 31 (2.32%) Ruby
8 28 (2.09%) C++
8 28 (2.09%) VB
9 26 (1.94%) PHP
10 21 (1.57%) PL/SQL
11 18 (1.34%) Bash Shell
12 11 (0.82%) Groovy
13 10 (0.75%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.67%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.67%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.45%) Perl
16 4 (0.30%) Scala
16 4 (0.30%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 342 (25.54%) ISTQB
2 244 (18.22%) ISEB
3 169 (12.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 132 (9.86%) Security Cleared
5 78 (5.83%) Degree
6 64 (4.78%) SC Cleared
7 43 (3.21%) DV Cleared
8 19 (1.42%) MCP
9 18 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
9 18 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (1.27%) OCP
10 17 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
10 17 (1.27%) SAP Certification
11 7 (0.52%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.45%) PhD
13 5 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 2 (0.15%) CCA
14 2 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.15%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 389 (29.05%) QA
2 4 (0.30%) SLA
3 2 (0.15%) GDPR
3 2 (0.15%) HL7
3 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.075%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.075%) GxP
4 1 (0.075%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.075%) PMO
4 1 (0.075%) SEPA
System Software
1 22 (1.64%) Docker
2 2 (0.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.15%) XenApp
3 1 (0.075%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 99 (7.39%) HP Quality Center
2 52 (3.88%) HP ALM
3 9 (0.67%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.37%) ZABBIX
5 3 (0.22%) Ansible
5 3 (0.22%) Puppet
5 3 (0.22%) Rundeck
6 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.15%) SCOM
6 2 (0.15%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.075%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 185 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 112 (8.36%) HP
3 63 (4.71%) WorldPay
4 56 (4.18%) Oracle
5 53 (3.96%) SAP
6 36 (2.69%) Google
7 23 (1.72%) Atlassian
8 8 (0.60%) Ariba
8 8 (0.60%) Cognos
8 8 (0.60%) Informatica
9 7 (0.52%) Zend
10 6 (0.45%) Charles River
11 5 (0.37%) Apple
11 5 (0.37%) Remedy
12 4 (0.30%) Cognizant
12 4 (0.30%) Guidewire
12 4 (0.30%) IBM
12 4 (0.30%) webMethods
12 4 (0.30%) Workday
13 3 (0.22%) Sage