Period
to 18 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 294 313 248
Rank change year-on-year +19 -65 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1,735 1,774 2,455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.02% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.06% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,411 1,486 2,261
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £50,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 144,402 167,788 168,600
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.30% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 115,563 137,392 140,073
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +31 1,592 £37,500 - 254
UK excluding London +32 1,272 £35,000 - 245
London +37 433 £50,000 +11.11% 41
South East +48 386 £37,500 +7.14% 66
North of England +12 339 £32,500 -7.14% 71
Midlands -10 174 £32,500 - 34
North West +51 161 £33,125 +1.92% 33
South West +38 155 £37,500 +7.14% 30
Yorkshire -5 143 £32,500 -7.14% 24
West Midlands +6 113 £32,500 +8.33% 18
Scotland +45 102 £37,000 +8.82% 14
East of England +39 95 £37,500 - 12
East Midlands -7 61 £32,500 -7.14% 16
North East +25 35 £33,500 -16.25% 14
Wales -27 17 £29,129 -13.69% 16
Northern Ireland -14 5 £40,000 -

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 1,094 (63.05%) Test Automation
2 1,030 (59.37%) Agile Software Development
3 627 (36.14%) QA
4 594 (34.24%) Selenium
5 499 (28.76%) SQL
6 490 (28.24%) Software Testing
7 456 (26.28%) Test Scripting
8 441 (25.42%) ISTQB
9 387 (22.31%) Finance
10 355 (20.46%) Java
10 355 (20.46%) Manual Testing
11 342 (19.71%) ISEB
12 334 (19.25%) C#
13 322 (18.56%) Regression Testing
14 298 (17.18%) User Acceptance Testing
15 284 (16.37%) JIRA
16 269 (15.50%) Test Strategy
17 267 (15.39%) BDD
18 266 (15.33%) Cucumber
19 260 (14.99%) Scrum
20 239 (13.78%) SDLC
21 237 (13.66%) Waterfall
22 235 (13.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 223 (12.85%) Functional Testing
24 208 (11.99%) Microsoft
25 196 (11.30%) Non-Functional Testing
26 194 (11.18%) .NET
27 186 (10.72%) Test Management
28 184 (10.61%) Scenario Testing
29 163 (9.39%) Analytical Skills

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 62 (3.57%) Confluence
2 25 (1.44%) SharePoint
3 13 (0.75%) SAS
4 10 (0.58%) WebSphere
5 8 (0.46%) MQSeries
6 7 (0.40%) CMS
6 7 (0.40%) Liferay
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 3 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.12%) JBoss
10 1 (0.058%) Apache
10 1 (0.058%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.058%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.058%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 33 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
2 10 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
3 9 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.35%) Magento
5 5 (0.29%) SAP FI-CA
5 5 (0.29%) SAP PSCD
6 3 (0.17%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.17%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.12%) Sonata
7 2 (0.12%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.058%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 41 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (1.38%) G Suite
3 24 (1.38%) Office 365
3 24 (1.38%) SaaS
4 10 (0.58%) GitHub
5 9 (0.52%) BlazeMeter
6 6 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 3 (0.17%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.12%) Trello
9 1 (0.058%) Amazon Alexa
9 1 (0.058%) Force.com
9 1 (0.058%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.058%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.75%) HTTP
2 8 (0.46%) Internet
2 8 (0.46%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.40%) FTP
4 6 (0.35%) DNS
5 5 (0.29%) LAN
5 5 (0.29%) WAN
6 4 (0.23%) 2G
6 4 (0.23%) 3G
6 4 (0.23%) 802.15
6 4 (0.23%) Bluetooth
6 4 (0.23%) DHCP
6 4 (0.23%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.23%) ICMP
6 4 (0.23%) SSH
6 4 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.23%) Wireless
6 4 (0.23%) ZigBee
7 2 (0.12%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 56 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (2.25%) Relational Database
4 37 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (1.44%) DB2
6 22 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (1.21%) Big Data
8 13 (0.75%) Oracle Database
9 9 (0.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (0.40%) Data Mining
11 7 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.35%) MySQL
12 6 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.35%) Power BI
12 6 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.29%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 594 (34.24%) Selenium
2 284 (16.37%) JIRA
3 266 (15.33%) Cucumber
4 159 (9.16%) WebDriver
5 146 (8.41%) SoapUI
6 114 (6.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 112 (6.46%) SpecFlow
8 83 (4.78%) Jenkins
9 80 (4.61%) Visual Studio
10 79 (4.55%) JMeter
11 71 (4.09%) HP UFT
12 60 (3.46%) JUnit
13 59 (3.40%) LoadRunner
14 41 (2.36%) Protractor
15 37 (2.13%) Appium
15 37 (2.13%) Zephyr
16 36 (2.07%) NUnit
17 35 (2.02%) Git (software)
17 35 (2.02%) TestRail
18 32 (1.84%) Bitbucket
General
1 387 (22.31%) Finance
2 103 (5.94%) Banking
3 73 (4.21%) Retail
4 48 (2.77%) Marketing
5 35 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.27%) Back Office
6 22 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.04%) Electronics
7 18 (1.04%) Investment Banking
8 15 (0.86%) Law
9 14 (0.81%) Games
10 11 (0.63%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.58%) Advertising
11 10 (0.58%) Automotive
12 9 (0.52%) Billing
12 9 (0.52%) Front Office
12 9 (0.52%) Publishing
13 8 (0.46%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.17%) Legal
15 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (11.18%) .NET
2 120 (6.92%) Gherkin
3 95 (5.48%) Web Services
4 92 (5.30%) SOAP
5 79 (4.55%) XML
6 62 (3.57%) HTML
7 54 (3.11%) CSS
8 39 (2.25%) ASP.NET
9 33 (1.90%) REST
10 27 (1.56%) JSON
11 24 (1.38%) AngularJS
12 15 (0.86%) Spring
13 12 (0.69%) Middleware
14 11 (0.63%) .NET Framework
15 9 (0.52%) CGI
15 9 (0.52%) ODBC
15 9 (0.52%) RESTful
16 8 (0.46%) JDBC
17 7 (0.40%) J2EE
17 7 (0.40%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 163 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (4.15%) Mobile App
3 69 (3.98%) Fintech
4 45 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (2.59%) User Experience
5 41 (2.36%) Client/Server
6 33 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (0.98%) Social Network
8 16 (0.92%) Management Information System
9 13 (0.75%) AS400
9 13 (0.75%) Tandem
10 12 (0.69%) PMI
10 12 (0.69%) Smart Meter
11 11 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.52%) Fixed Income
12 9 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (0.46%) Analytical Mindset
13 8 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.40%) APACS
14 7 (0.40%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 81 (4.67%) Windows
2 65 (3.75%) Linux
3 49 (2.82%) Unix
4 25 (1.44%) Android
5 14 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.35%) Solaris
7 4 (0.23%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.058%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,094 (63.05%) Test Automation
2 1,030 (59.37%) Agile Software Development
3 490 (28.24%) Software Testing
4 456 (26.28%) Test Scripting
5 355 (20.46%) Manual Testing
6 322 (18.56%) Regression Testing
7 298 (17.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 269 (15.50%) Test Strategy
9 267 (15.39%) BDD
10 260 (14.99%) Scrum
11 239 (13.78%) SDLC
12 237 (13.66%) Waterfall
13 223 (12.85%) Functional Testing
14 196 (11.30%) Non-Functional Testing
15 186 (10.72%) Test Management
16 184 (10.61%) Scenario Testing
17 162 (9.34%) TDD
18 146 (8.41%) Defect Management
19 124 (7.15%) Problem-Solving
20 121 (6.97%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 499 (28.76%) SQL
2 355 (20.46%) Java
3 334 (19.25%) C#
4 144 (8.30%) JavaScript
5 111 (6.40%) Python
6 62 (3.57%) Ruby
7 37 (2.13%) PHP
8 35 (2.02%) VB
9 33 (1.90%) PL/SQL
10 29 (1.67%) T-SQL
11 18 (1.04%) VBScript
12 17 (0.98%) C
13 13 (0.75%) C++
14 12 (0.69%) PowerShell
15 10 (0.58%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.58%) Perl
15 10 (0.58%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.58%) VBA
16 6 (0.35%) Scala
17 4 (0.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 441 (25.42%) ISTQB
2 342 (19.71%) ISEB
3 235 (13.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 138 (7.95%) Degree
5 86 (4.96%) Security Cleared
6 65 (3.75%) SC Cleared
7 31 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 20 (1.15%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.69%) PMI Certification
10 10 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.40%) MCSA
11 7 (0.40%) MCSE
12 6 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
14 4 (0.23%) APMP
14 4 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
15 3 (0.17%) MCP
15 3 (0.17%) OCP
15 3 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
15 3 (0.17%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 627 (36.14%) QA
2 9 (0.52%) MiFID
3 7 (0.40%) GDPR
4 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.058%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.058%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.058%) PMO
5 1 (0.058%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (0.35%) Docker
2 2 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.058%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 99 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
2 84 (4.84%) HP ALM
3 8 (0.46%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.35%) Marathon
5 5 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.29%) Puppet
6 1 (0.058%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.058%) Control-M
6 1 (0.058%) Opsview
Vendors
1 208 (11.99%) Microsoft
2 124 (7.15%) HP
3 93 (5.36%) Oracle
4 86 (4.96%) SAP
5 32 (1.84%) WorldPay
6 27 (1.56%) Google
7 20 (1.15%) Remedy
8 19 (1.10%) IBM
8 19 (1.10%) Informatica
9 16 (0.92%) Atlassian
10 10 (0.58%) hybris
11 7 (0.40%) Charles River
11 7 (0.40%) Cognizant
11 7 (0.40%) New Relic
11 7 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.40%) Sitecore
11 7 (0.40%) Splunk
12 6 (0.35%) Cadence
13 5 (0.29%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 5 (0.29%) VMware