Test Analyst
UK

The median Test Analyst salary in the UK is £45,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 23 February 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
23 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 666 648 562
Rank change year-on-year -18 -86 -117
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 155 419 712
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.38% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.40% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 136 299 407
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £27,300
25th Percentile £34,385 £36,000 £32,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
75th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £58,125 £62,500 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +10.39% +2.67%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,162 104,946 133,262
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.29% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 55,839 66,156 84,067
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 23 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in the UK

Test Analyst
Top 14 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 23 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +20 149 £45,000 - 27
UK excluding London -74 101 £40,000 -5.88% 22
Work from Home +19 61 £47,500 - 15
London +153 51 £52,500 +5.00% 6
South East +36 31 £49,500 -1.00% 6
North of England +8 24 £35,000 -17.65% 9
West Midlands +64 17 £35,000 -19.54% 5
Midlands +40 17 £35,000 -11.39% 6
East of England +53 16 £40,000 -
South West -1 10 £37,500 +1.35%
Yorkshire +49 9 £35,000 -15.15% 1
North East +7 9 £35,000 +16.67%
North West +12 6 £23,000 -48.89% 8
Scotland -18 3 £47,500 +18.75% 1

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 23 February 2024, Test Analyst job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 76 (49.03%) Test Automation
2 69 (44.52%) Software Testing
3 63 (40.65%) Agile
4 59 (38.06%) Test Scripting
5 53 (34.19%) Functional Testing
6 46 (29.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 45 (29.03%) Scenario Testing
8 39 (25.16%) QA
8 39 (25.16%) ISTQB
9 38 (24.52%) JIRA
9 38 (24.52%) Regression Testing
9 38 (24.52%) DevOps
10 33 (21.29%) Non-Functional Testing
11 31 (20.00%) Azure
11 31 (20.00%) Finance
11 31 (20.00%) Social Skills
12 27 (17.42%) Selenium
13 26 (16.77%) Test Strategy
13 26 (16.77%) Analytical Skills
14 25 (16.13%) Azure DevOps
15 24 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
15 24 (15.48%) Defect Management
15 24 (15.48%) Integration Testing
15 24 (15.48%) Degree
15 24 (15.48%) ISEB
15 24 (15.48%) C#
16 22 (14.19%) SQL
16 22 (14.19%) Security Cleared
17 21 (13.55%) Police
17 21 (13.55%) ERP

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.16%) Confluence
2 5 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.94%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.65%) CMS
4 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.65%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.87%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.65%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 31 (20.00%) Azure
2 25 (16.13%) Azure DevOps
3 6 (3.87%) SaaS
4 5 (3.23%) BlazeMeter
5 4 (2.58%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (2.58%) AWS CodeCommit
6 2 (1.29%) AWS
7 1 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.65%) IaaS
7 1 (0.65%) PaaS
7 1 (0.65%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.58%) AMQP
1 4 (2.58%) Wireless
2 3 (1.94%) Firewall
2 3 (1.94%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.29%) PuTTY
3 2 (1.29%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.65%) ATM
4 1 (0.65%) HTTP
4 1 (0.65%) Intranet
4 1 (0.65%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (2.58%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.94%) Big Data
5 2 (1.29%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.65%) GIS
Development Applications
1 38 (24.52%) JIRA
2 27 (17.42%) Selenium
3 10 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (5.81%) Postman
5 7 (4.52%) Cucumber
5 7 (4.52%) JMeter
5 7 (4.52%) SoapUI
6 6 (3.87%) Git
6 6 (3.87%) GitLab
6 6 (3.87%) Jenkins
6 6 (3.87%) Zephyr
7 5 (3.23%) eggPlant
7 5 (3.23%) JUnit
7 5 (3.23%) REST Assured
7 5 (3.23%) The Grinder
8 4 (2.58%) ClearCase
8 4 (2.58%) LoadRunner
8 4 (2.58%) Maven
8 4 (2.58%) Mockito
8 4 (2.58%) TestRail
General
1 31 (20.00%) Finance
1 31 (20.00%) Social Skills
2 26 (16.77%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (13.55%) Police
4 19 (12.26%) Public Sector
5 17 (10.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 8 (5.16%) Electronics
6 8 (5.16%) Games
7 6 (3.87%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (3.23%) Banking
8 5 (3.23%) Retail
9 3 (1.94%) Health Technology
9 3 (1.94%) Local Government
10 2 (1.29%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.65%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.65%) Legal
11 1 (0.65%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.65%) Tech for Good
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.52%) .NET
1 7 (4.52%) XML
2 6 (3.87%) Gherkin
2 6 (3.87%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (3.23%) JSON
3 5 (3.23%) Middleware
4 4 (2.58%) Flask
4 4 (2.58%) LDAP
4 4 (2.58%) OpenAPI
4 4 (2.58%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (2.58%) Swagger
4 4 (2.58%) WireMock
5 3 (1.94%) Web Services
6 2 (1.29%) .NET Core
6 2 (1.29%) Playwright
6 2 (1.29%) React
6 2 (1.29%) REST
7 1 (0.65%) Kafka
7 1 (0.65%) React Native
7 1 (0.65%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (1.94%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.29%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.65%) IoT
4 1 (0.65%) Low-Code
4 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.65%) Onboarding
4 1 (0.65%) Product Ownership
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.58%) Unix
1 4 (2.58%) Windows
2 2 (1.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (49.03%) Test Automation
2 69 (44.52%) Software Testing
3 63 (40.65%) Agile
4 59 (38.06%) Test Scripting
5 53 (34.19%) Functional Testing
6 46 (29.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 45 (29.03%) Scenario Testing
8 38 (24.52%) DevOps
8 38 (24.52%) Regression Testing
9 33 (21.29%) Non-Functional Testing
10 26 (16.77%) Test Strategy
11 24 (15.48%) Defect Management
11 24 (15.48%) Integration Testing
11 24 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (13.55%) ERP
13 20 (12.90%) System Testing
14 19 (12.26%) Manual Testing
14 19 (12.26%) Scrum
14 19 (12.26%) Test Management
15 16 (10.32%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.48%) C#
2 22 (14.19%) SQL
3 11 (7.10%) Python
4 10 (6.45%) Java
5 5 (3.23%) C
5 5 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.58%) Groovy
6 4 (2.58%) Perl
6 4 (2.58%) Tcl
7 3 (1.94%) Scala
8 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (25.16%) ISTQB
2 24 (15.48%) Degree
2 24 (15.48%) ISEB
3 22 (14.19%) Security Cleared
4 15 (9.68%) SC Cleared
5 13 (8.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (3.87%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.58%) Azure Certification
8 2 (1.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.65%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.65%) GIAC
9 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.65%) OSCP
9 1 (0.65%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (25.16%) QA
2 8 (5.16%) GDPR
3 3 (1.94%) Accessibility
4 2 (1.29%) SLA
5 1 (0.65%) NCSC
5 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.65%) Software Quality Assurance
System Software
1 11 (7.10%) Firmware
2 8 (5.16%) Embedded Firmware
3 4 (2.58%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.65%) Docker
4 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.65%) Kibana
2 1 (0.65%) Perfmon
2 1 (0.65%) SysTrack
Vendors
1 20 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.39%) Oracle
3 10 (6.45%) Salesforce
4 6 (3.87%) Google
4 6 (3.87%) YouTube
5 4 (2.58%) Databricks
5 4 (2.58%) MKS
5 4 (2.58%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.94%) HP
6 3 (1.94%) UiPath
7 2 (1.29%) Pega
7 2 (1.29%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.65%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.65%) Citrix
8 1 (0.65%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.65%) Splunk
8 1 (0.65%) VMware