Period
to 27 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

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 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 320 320 306
Rank change year-on-year 0 -14 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 850 1,482 1,870
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 1.03% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.07% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 653 1,176 1,658
Median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.57% - -

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 86,602 138,216 166,036
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 96.02% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 69,471 109,780 134,896
Median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in the UK

Test Analyst
Top 17 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 May 2020. 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 +33 734 £39,750 +13.57% 24
England -9 733 £40,000 +0.63% 21
South East +71 265 £42,500 +6.25% 8
North of England +38 187 £34,000 +4.62% 2
London -75 96 £52,500 +10.53%
South West +31 88 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Yorkshire +66 76 £32,500 -0.76% 2
Wales +31 76 £45,000 +40.63% 3
North West +20 69 £35,000 -
East of England +67 47 £42,500 +3.03% 2
Midlands -24 46 £37,500 +15.38% 4
North East +20 42 £37,500 +17.19%
Work from Home +47 29 £35,000 +9.38% 4
West Midlands +9 27 £38,750 +19.23% 3
Scotland -7 26 £35,000 -2.78%
East Midlands +1 19 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Northern Ireland +17 2 £33,250 -16.88%

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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.

1 610 (71.76%) Test Automation
2 463 (54.47%) Agile Software Development
3 348 (40.94%) Selenium
4 221 (26.00%) Manual Testing
5 209 (24.59%) Test Scripting
6 193 (22.71%) QA
7 191 (22.47%) Finance
7 191 (22.47%) C#
8 188 (22.12%) JIRA
9 187 (22.00%) ISTQB
10 184 (21.65%) Software Testing
11 167 (19.65%) Regression Testing
12 163 (19.18%) SQL
13 162 (19.06%) Java
14 147 (17.29%) WebDriver
15 129 (15.18%) Cucumber
16 127 (14.94%) ISEB
17 125 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
18 123 (14.47%) BDD
19 120 (14.12%) Functional Testing
20 113 (13.29%) Scrum
21 112 (13.18%) Microsoft
22 99 (11.65%) Defect Management
23 98 (11.53%) Non-Functional Testing
24 96 (11.29%) SQL Server
25 93 (10.94%) TDD
26 90 (10.59%) Postman
27 85 (10.00%) .NET
28 82 (9.65%) SoapUI
29 79 (9.29%) Jenkins

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 69 (8.12%) Confluence
2 6 (0.71%) CICS
2 6 (0.71%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.47%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.24%) IIS
4 2 (0.24%) Moodle
5 1 (0.12%) CMS
5 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (2.24%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.35%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.24%) Magento
5 2 (0.24%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.12%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.12%) Shopify
6 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 69 (8.12%) Azure
2 24 (2.82%) AWS
3 12 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
3 12 (1.41%) SaaS
4 10 (1.18%) Power Platform
5 9 (1.06%) Trello
6 8 (0.94%) BlazeMeter
7 7 (0.82%) GitHub
8 4 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 4 (0.47%) BrowserStack
8 4 (0.47%) Serverless
9 3 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.12%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.94%) Skype
2 6 (0.71%) HTTP
3 5 (0.59%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.59%) VoIP
4 4 (0.47%) IPsec
4 4 (0.47%) IPv4
4 4 (0.47%) IPv6
4 4 (0.47%) LTE
4 4 (0.47%) Multicast
4 4 (0.47%) PPP
4 4 (0.47%) UPnP
4 4 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.24%) 3G
5 2 (0.24%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.24%) DNS
5 2 (0.24%) Internet
6 1 (0.12%) Firewall
6 1 (0.12%) PBX
6 1 (0.12%) RTP
6 1 (0.12%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (1.18%) Power BI
5 9 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (0.82%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.71%) DB2
8 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.35%) Big Data
9 3 (0.35%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 348 (40.94%) Selenium
2 188 (22.12%) JIRA
3 147 (17.29%) WebDriver
4 129 (15.18%) Cucumber
5 90 (10.59%) Postman
6 82 (9.65%) SoapUI
7 79 (9.29%) Jenkins
8 69 (8.12%) Visual Studio
9 65 (7.65%) SpecFlow
10 50 (5.88%) JMeter
11 43 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (3.06%) HP UFT
13 20 (2.35%) Zephyr
14 18 (2.12%) Visual Studio Team System
15 16 (1.88%) TestRail
16 15 (1.76%) Git (software)
16 15 (1.76%) JBehave
16 15 (1.76%) LoadRunner
16 15 (1.76%) REST Assured
17 12 (1.41%) JUnit
General
1 191 (22.47%) Finance
2 48 (5.65%) Banking
3 16 (1.88%) Retail
4 11 (1.29%) Games
4 11 (1.29%) Investment Banking
5 8 (0.94%) Advertising
6 6 (0.71%) Aerospace
6 6 (0.71%) Public Sector
6 6 (0.71%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.59%) Electronics
7 5 (0.59%) Law
8 4 (0.47%) Automotive
9 3 (0.35%) Back Office
10 2 (0.24%) Front Office
10 2 (0.24%) Marketing
11 1 (0.12%) Fire and Rescue
11 1 (0.12%) International Banking
11 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (10.00%) .NET
2 62 (7.29%) Web Services
3 43 (5.06%) Gherkin
4 38 (4.47%) SOAP
5 19 (2.24%) XML
6 17 (2.00%) HTML
7 16 (1.88%) ASP.NET
8 15 (1.76%) REST
9 14 (1.65%) React
10 10 (1.18%) RESTful
11 9 (1.06%) JSON
12 8 (0.94%) Velocity
13 7 (0.82%) AngularJS
13 7 (0.82%) CSS
14 6 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
15 4 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
15 4 (0.47%) jQuery
15 4 (0.47%) Middleware
15 4 (0.47%) Node.js
16 3 (0.35%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.59%) Mobile App
3 16 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (1.65%) Derivative
5 13 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.29%) User Experience
8 8 (0.94%) Renewable Energy
9 7 (0.82%) Fixed Income
9 7 (0.82%) OTC Derivatives
10 6 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (0.71%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (0.71%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.59%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.59%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.47%) Reinsurance
13 3 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.35%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 30 (3.53%) Linux
2 23 (2.71%) Windows
3 18 (2.12%) Unix
4 4 (0.47%) Android
4 4 (0.47%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.47%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (71.76%) Test Automation
2 463 (54.47%) Agile Software Development
3 221 (26.00%) Manual Testing
4 209 (24.59%) Test Scripting
5 184 (21.65%) Software Testing
6 167 (19.65%) Regression Testing
7 125 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 123 (14.47%) BDD
9 120 (14.12%) Functional Testing
10 113 (13.29%) Scrum
11 99 (11.65%) Defect Management
12 98 (11.53%) Non-Functional Testing
13 93 (10.94%) TDD
14 76 (8.94%) Integration Testing
15 74 (8.71%) Test Strategy
16 73 (8.59%) Waterfall
17 71 (8.35%) Agile Testing
17 71 (8.35%) API Testing
17 71 (8.35%) SDLC
18 70 (8.24%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 191 (22.47%) C#
2 163 (19.18%) SQL
3 162 (19.06%) Java
4 56 (6.59%) JavaScript
5 42 (4.94%) Python
6 20 (2.35%) Ruby
7 17 (2.00%) Bash Shell
8 16 (1.88%) PHP
9 13 (1.53%) Perl
9 13 (1.53%) VB
10 11 (1.29%) C
11 8 (0.94%) PowerShell
12 7 (0.82%) C++
13 6 (0.71%) Assembly Language
13 6 (0.71%) COBOL
13 6 (0.71%) HLASM
13 6 (0.71%) PL/1
13 6 (0.71%) REXX
13 6 (0.71%) VBA
14 5 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 187 (22.00%) ISTQB
2 127 (14.94%) ISEB
3 66 (7.76%) Degree
4 48 (5.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 33 (3.88%) Security Cleared
6 18 (2.12%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.71%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.71%) PMP
9 2 (0.24%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.12%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (22.71%) QA
2 3 (0.35%) SLA
3 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (2.12%) Docker
2 6 (0.71%) ACF2
2 6 (0.71%) RACF
3 3 (0.35%) Firmware
3 3 (0.35%) HDFS
4 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.18%) HP ALM
3 9 (1.06%) Ansible
4 8 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.94%) Puppet
5 5 (0.59%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.47%) Rancher
7 3 (0.35%) Terraform
8 1 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.12%) SCCM
8 1 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 112 (13.18%) Microsoft
2 22 (2.59%) FIS
2 22 (2.59%) WorldPay
3 20 (2.35%) HP
3 20 (2.35%) Oracle
4 18 (2.12%) SAP
5 10 (1.18%) T-Plan
6 8 (0.94%) Cognizant
6 8 (0.94%) IBM
7 6 (0.71%) Murex
8 5 (0.59%) Guidewire
9 4 (0.47%) Adobe
9 4 (0.47%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.47%) VMware
10 3 (0.35%) BEA
10 3 (0.35%) BT
10 3 (0.35%) Charles River
10 3 (0.35%) Informatica
10 3 (0.35%) Workday
11 2 (0.24%) Perforce