Period
to 27 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £38,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 556 361 343
Rank change year-on-year -195 -18 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 505 570 1,375
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.81% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.86% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 302 460 1,059
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,225 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.13% - +6.67%
75th Percentile £50,000 £48,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,875 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +11.11% +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 102,854 66,564 139,218
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.22% 95.04% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 73,150 54,318 112,554
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in the UK

Test Analyst
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Analyst.

Salary trend for Test Analyst in the UK

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Analyst over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in the UK

Test Analyst
Top 18 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 27 July 2021. 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
UK excluding London -148 397 £37,500 -6.25% 83
England -219 355 £40,000 - 79
South East -135 106 £40,000 -11.11% 17
North of England -81 96 £37,500 +10.29% 27
Scotland -10 72 £35,000 - 10
London -115 67 £52,500 +7.14% 7
Work from Home -219 53 £37,500 +15.38% 14
Yorkshire -60 48 £37,750 +16.15% 11
Midlands -66 48 £40,000 +6.67% 10
North West -11 45 £37,500 +5.63% 16
East Midlands -37 32 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Northern Ireland -12 24 - - 1
South West -102 22 £32,500 -7.14% 11
West Midlands -76 16 £40,000 - 6
Wales -50 14 £33,000 -26.67% 1
East of England -55 12 £50,000 +17.65% 6
Isle of Man - 5 £37,500 -
North East -48 3 £36,500 +5.80%

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, 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.

1 378 (74.85%) Test Automation
2 292 (57.82%) Agile Software Development
3 291 (57.62%) QA
4 195 (38.61%) Postman
5 177 (35.05%) Java
6 171 (33.86%) Software Testing
7 169 (33.47%) BDD
8 161 (31.88%) Security Cleared
9 158 (31.29%) SC Cleared
10 157 (31.09%) Selenium
11 146 (28.91%) JMeter
12 145 (28.71%) RESTful
13 142 (28.12%) API Testing
14 141 (27.92%) Integration Testing
15 136 (26.93%) Performance Testing
16 135 (26.73%) Git (software)
17 122 (24.16%) REST Assured
18 121 (23.96%) Newman
19 92 (18.22%) Manual Testing
20 88 (17.43%) C#
21 86 (17.03%) Test Scripting
21 86 (17.03%) ISTQB
22 85 (16.83%) SQL
23 79 (15.64%) Social Skills
24 76 (15.05%) Test Strategy
25 62 (12.28%) DevOps
26 61 (12.08%) Azure
26 61 (12.08%) Finance
27 60 (11.88%) JIRA
28 58 (11.49%) Scrum

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 12 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.18%) Confluence
3 3 (0.59%) SAS
4 2 (0.40%) Moodle
5 1 (0.20%) Apache
5 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.20%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 11 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (3.37%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.20%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 61 (12.08%) Azure
2 24 (4.75%) SaaS
3 12 (2.38%) Azure Service Bus
3 12 (2.38%) Azure Service Fabric
4 11 (2.18%) AWS
5 6 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.19%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (1.19%) Power Platform
6 5 (0.99%) Snowflake
7 4 (0.79%) GitHub
8 3 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.59%) Bitrise
8 3 (0.59%) BrowserStack
8 3 (0.59%) Serverless
9 2 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.40%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (0.40%) Azure Storage
9 2 (0.40%) BlazeMeter
9 2 (0.40%) Slack
10 1 (0.20%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.40%) FTP
1 2 (0.40%) HTTP
1 2 (0.40%) Internet
1 2 (0.40%) Skype
2 1 (0.20%) Broadband
2 1 (0.20%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.77%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (1.19%) MySQL
4 6 (1.19%) Oracle ODI
5 5 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.99%) Power BI
5 5 (0.99%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (0.59%) GIS
6 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.59%) Tableau
7 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.20%) MS Access
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 195 (38.61%) Postman
2 157 (31.09%) Selenium
3 146 (28.91%) JMeter
4 135 (26.73%) Git (software)
5 122 (24.16%) REST Assured
6 121 (23.96%) Newman
7 60 (11.88%) JIRA
8 43 (8.51%) WebDriver
9 34 (6.73%) Cucumber
10 32 (6.34%) SoapUI
11 20 (3.96%) SpecFlow
11 20 (3.96%) Visual Studio
12 15 (2.97%) Visual Studio Team System
13 13 (2.57%) Jenkins
14 12 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (2.18%) HP UFT
16 9 (1.78%) Appium
17 8 (1.58%) TestRail
18 7 (1.39%) Cypress.io
19 6 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 79 (15.64%) Social Skills
2 61 (12.08%) Finance
3 37 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.76%) Banking
5 15 (2.97%) Retail
6 9 (1.78%) Games
7 8 (1.58%) Organisational Skills
8 6 (1.19%) Back Office
8 6 (1.19%) Public Sector
9 5 (0.99%) Documentation Skills
10 4 (0.79%) Billing
10 4 (0.79%) French Language
10 4 (0.79%) Local Government
10 4 (0.79%) Marketing
10 4 (0.79%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.59%) Law
11 3 (0.59%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.40%) Advertising
12 2 (0.40%) Legal
12 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (28.71%) RESTful
2 39 (7.72%) .NET
3 34 (6.73%) Web Services
4 26 (5.15%) Gherkin
5 13 (2.57%) REST
6 12 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (2.18%) SOAP
8 8 (1.58%) Swagger
8 8 (1.58%) XML
9 7 (1.39%) HTML
9 7 (1.39%) JSON
10 4 (0.79%) pytest
10 4 (0.79%) Spring
10 4 (0.79%) WireMock
11 3 (0.59%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.59%) ADO
11 3 (0.59%) React
11 3 (0.59%) Vue.js
12 2 (0.40%) CSS
12 2 (0.40%) GatsbyJS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.74%) Mobile App
2 8 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (1.58%) User Experience
3 5 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (0.79%) Management Information System
4 4 (0.79%) Smart Meter
5 3 (0.59%) Data Structures
5 3 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.59%) Legacy Systems
5 3 (0.59%) Social Media
6 2 (0.40%) Legacy Applications
6 2 (0.40%) Motion Graphics
6 2 (0.40%) NHS
6 2 (0.40%) Photography
6 2 (0.40%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.40%) Wiki
7 1 (0.20%) Life Science
7 1 (0.20%) PACS
7 1 (0.20%) PDA
7 1 (0.20%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.16%) Android
1 21 (4.16%) Apple iOS
2 15 (2.97%) Windows
3 5 (0.99%) Windows 10
4 4 (0.79%) Linux
5 3 (0.59%) Unix
6 1 (0.20%) HPUX
6 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (74.85%) Test Automation
2 292 (57.82%) Agile Software Development
3 171 (33.86%) Software Testing
4 169 (33.47%) BDD
5 142 (28.12%) API Testing
6 141 (27.92%) Integration Testing
7 136 (26.93%) Performance Testing
8 92 (18.22%) Manual Testing
9 86 (17.03%) Test Scripting
10 76 (15.05%) Test Strategy
11 62 (12.28%) DevOps
12 58 (11.49%) Scrum
13 53 (10.50%) Regression Testing
13 53 (10.50%) SDLC
14 49 (9.70%) Scenario Testing
15 44 (8.71%) TDD
16 42 (8.32%) User Acceptance Testing
17 36 (7.13%) Functional Testing
18 34 (6.73%) Defect Management
19 31 (6.14%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 177 (35.05%) Java
2 88 (17.43%) C#
3 85 (16.83%) SQL
4 32 (6.34%) JavaScript
5 21 (4.16%) Python
6 8 (1.58%) PHP
7 7 (1.39%) TypeScript
8 6 (1.19%) C++
9 2 (0.40%) C
9 2 (0.40%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (0.40%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.20%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.20%) F#
10 1 (0.20%) Java 8
10 1 (0.20%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.20%) Ruby
10 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 161 (31.88%) Security Cleared
2 158 (31.29%) SC Cleared
3 86 (17.03%) ISTQB
4 56 (11.09%) ISEB
5 44 (8.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (1.19%) Degree
8 3 (0.59%) HNC
9 2 (0.40%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 291 (57.62%) QA
2 17 (3.37%) Accessibility
3 5 (0.99%) SLA
4 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.20%) WAI
5 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (1.78%) Docker
2 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (3.17%) HP ALM
2 15 (2.97%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.20%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.20%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.20%) Kibana
3 1 (0.20%) Nagios
3 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (6.53%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.34%) Oracle
3 17 (3.37%) HP
4 11 (2.18%) Informatica
5 6 (1.19%) SAP
6 4 (0.79%) JD Edwards
6 4 (0.79%) Sage
6 4 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.59%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (0.59%) Splunk
8 2 (0.40%) Citrix
8 2 (0.40%) Databricks
8 2 (0.40%) Talend
8 2 (0.40%) VMware
9 1 (0.20%) Apple
9 1 (0.20%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.20%) CA
9 1 (0.20%) Capita
9 1 (0.20%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.20%) TIBCO