Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 301 304 250
Rank change year-on-year +3 -54 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1,838 1,932 2,676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.11% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.16% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,513 1,616 2,433
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £26,050 £25,625 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +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 157,885 166,786 183,863
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.95% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 127,253 133,641 154,192
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018. 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 +4 1,685 £38,000 +7.04% 252
UK excluding London +11 1,331 £35,000 +2.94% 210
London +14 471 £46,750 +3.89% 56
South East +44 436 £37,500 +7.14% 27
North of England +14 358 £35,000 +6.06% 73
North West +30 191 £34,250 +5.38% 32
South West -18 190 £37,000 +5.71% 38
Yorkshire -3 146 £35,000 - 32
Midlands -37 146 £32,500 - 38
West Midlands -31 96 £32,500 +6.56% 31
Scotland -11 83 £35,500 +18.33% 10
East of England -4 72 £37,500 - 20
East Midlands -25 50 £40,000 +14.29% 7
Wales +13 47 £30,000 +3.45% 3
North East -9 21 £35,000 +1.45% 9
Northern Ireland +2 1 - - 1

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 1,179 (64.15%) Test Automation
2 1,063 (57.83%) Agile Software Development
3 643 (34.98%) QA
3 643 (34.98%) Selenium
4 514 (27.97%) SQL
5 487 (26.50%) Software Testing
6 486 (26.44%) Finance
7 470 (25.57%) Test Scripting
8 442 (24.05%) Manual Testing
9 425 (23.12%) ISTQB
10 373 (20.29%) C#
11 364 (19.80%) Java
12 346 (18.82%) JIRA
13 333 (18.12%) ISEB
14 305 (16.59%) User Acceptance Testing
15 290 (15.78%) Test Strategy
16 287 (15.61%) Regression Testing
17 261 (14.20%) Scrum
18 251 (13.66%) Degree
18 251 (13.66%) BDD
19 249 (13.55%) Cucumber
20 242 (13.17%) SDLC
21 217 (11.81%) .NET
22 209 (11.37%) Waterfall
22 209 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
23 196 (10.66%) Functional Testing
23 196 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
23 196 (10.66%) WebDriver
24 188 (10.23%) Microsoft
24 188 (10.23%) Scenario Testing

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 92 (5.01%) Confluence
2 13 (0.71%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.49%) SAS
4 5 (0.27%) Apache
4 5 (0.27%) CMS
4 5 (0.27%) Liferay
4 5 (0.27%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.11%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.11%) WordPress
6 1 (0.054%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.054%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.054%) CICS
6 1 (0.054%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.054%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.054%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.054%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.054%) WebLogic
Applications
1 42 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.38%) SAP HCM
1 7 (0.38%) SAP HR
2 6 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
3 4 (0.22%) Sonata
4 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.11%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.11%) Postilion
5 2 (0.11%) SAP FI-CA
5 2 (0.11%) SAP PSCD
6 1 (0.054%) Magento
6 1 (0.054%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.054%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.054%) SAP FI-AR
6 1 (0.054%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.054%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 52 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (1.03%) Office 365
4 18 (0.98%) SaaS
4 18 (0.98%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 15 (0.82%) Slack
6 14 (0.76%) G Suite
7 12 (0.65%) BlazeMeter
8 8 (0.44%) BrowserStack
8 8 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
9 6 (0.33%) GitHub
10 3 (0.16%) Trello
11 2 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.11%) Runscope
12 1 (0.054%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.054%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.054%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.054%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.054%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.054%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.82%) Internet
2 10 (0.54%) LAN
2 10 (0.54%) WAN
3 9 (0.49%) SMS
3 9 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.33%) 2G
4 6 (0.33%) 3G
4 6 (0.33%) 802.15
4 6 (0.33%) ATM
4 6 (0.33%) Bluetooth
4 6 (0.33%) DHCP
4 6 (0.33%) DNS
4 6 (0.33%) ICMP
4 6 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (0.33%) Wireless
4 6 (0.33%) ZigBee
5 5 (0.27%) HTTP
6 3 (0.16%) FTP
7 1 (0.054%) Skype
7 1 (0.054%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 83 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (2.07%) Relational Database
3 38 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (0.87%) Big Data
5 13 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (0.60%) Data Mining
7 10 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.27%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.16%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 643 (34.98%) Selenium
2 346 (18.82%) JIRA
3 249 (13.55%) Cucumber
4 196 (10.66%) WebDriver
5 136 (7.40%) SoapUI
6 129 (7.02%) SpecFlow
7 114 (6.20%) JMeter
8 110 (5.98%) Jenkins
9 102 (5.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 81 (4.41%) Visual Studio
11 79 (4.30%) LoadRunner
12 67 (3.65%) HP UFT
13 51 (2.77%) Git (software)
14 48 (2.61%) JUnit
15 35 (1.90%) Maven
16 32 (1.74%) Appium
16 32 (1.74%) TeamCity
16 32 (1.74%) Zephyr
17 28 (1.52%) Protractor
17 28 (1.52%) TestRail
General
1 486 (26.44%) Finance
2 140 (7.62%) Banking
3 66 (3.59%) Retail
4 55 (2.99%) Marketing
5 39 (2.12%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.01%) Back Office
7 31 (1.69%) Front Office
8 22 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.03%) Electronics
9 19 (1.03%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.87%) Advertising
11 13 (0.71%) Law
12 8 (0.44%) Games
13 7 (0.38%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.33%) Legal
14 6 (0.33%) Polish Language
15 4 (0.22%) Automotive
16 3 (0.16%) Billing
16 3 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (11.81%) .NET
2 145 (7.89%) Gherkin
3 101 (5.50%) Web Services
4 92 (5.01%) HTML
5 73 (3.97%) XML
6 72 (3.92%) SOAP
7 63 (3.43%) CSS
8 37 (2.01%) REST
9 18 (0.98%) AngularJS
10 16 (0.87%) .NET Framework
10 16 (0.87%) RESTful
11 13 (0.71%) ASP.NET
12 11 (0.60%) IBM Integration Bus
13 9 (0.49%) JSON
13 9 (0.49%) Ruby on Rails
14 8 (0.44%) Node.js
15 7 (0.38%) HTML5
16 6 (0.33%) 802.1X
17 5 (0.27%) J2EE
17 5 (0.27%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 196 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (4.95%) Computer Science
3 70 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
4 69 (3.75%) Mobile App
5 58 (3.16%) Fintech
6 36 (1.96%) User Experience
7 31 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (1.36%) Social Network
9 24 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
10 19 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 15 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (0.65%) Tandem
13 10 (0.54%) Management Information System
13 10 (0.54%) Smart Meter
14 9 (0.49%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.44%) Fixed Income
15 8 (0.44%) IVR
16 7 (0.38%) Equities
16 7 (0.38%) Virtual Team
17 5 (0.27%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 94 (5.11%) Windows
2 85 (4.62%) Linux
3 65 (3.54%) Unix
4 20 (1.09%) Android
5 16 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.49%) CentOS
6 9 (0.49%) Solaris
7 7 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.27%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,179 (64.15%) Test Automation
2 1,063 (57.83%) Agile Software Development
3 487 (26.50%) Software Testing
4 470 (25.57%) Test Scripting
5 442 (24.05%) Manual Testing
6 305 (16.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 290 (15.78%) Test Strategy
8 287 (15.61%) Regression Testing
9 261 (14.20%) Scrum
10 251 (13.66%) BDD
11 242 (13.17%) SDLC
12 209 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
12 209 (11.37%) Waterfall
13 196 (10.66%) Functional Testing
14 188 (10.23%) Scenario Testing
15 171 (9.30%) Performance Testing
16 170 (9.25%) Defect Management
17 163 (8.87%) Non-Functional Testing
18 162 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
19 156 (8.49%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 514 (27.97%) SQL
2 373 (20.29%) C#
3 364 (19.80%) Java
4 185 (10.07%) JavaScript
5 111 (6.04%) Python
6 45 (2.45%) PHP
7 41 (2.23%) Ruby
8 38 (2.07%) Bash Shell
9 24 (1.31%) C++
9 24 (1.31%) T-SQL
10 20 (1.09%) C
11 15 (0.82%) VB
12 13 (0.71%) Perl
13 8 (0.44%) Groovy
13 8 (0.44%) Korn
13 8 (0.44%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.33%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.27%) Scala
15 5 (0.27%) VBScript
16 4 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 425 (23.12%) ISTQB
2 333 (18.12%) ISEB
3 251 (13.66%) Degree
4 159 (8.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 79 (4.30%) Security Cleared
6 39 (2.12%) SC Cleared
7 26 (1.41%) DV Cleared
8 22 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
10 9 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 7 (0.38%) CCNA
11 7 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.27%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.22%) Master's Degree
14 2 (0.11%) HND
14 2 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
15 1 (0.054%) BPSS Clearance
15 1 (0.054%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.054%) HNC
15 1 (0.054%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 643 (34.98%) QA
2 13 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.44%) GDPR
4 4 (0.22%) SLA
5 3 (0.16%) PMO
5 3 (0.16%) WCAG
6 1 (0.054%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (0.98%) Docker
2 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.054%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.054%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 78 (4.24%) HP Quality Center
2 62 (3.37%) HP ALM
3 4 (0.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (0.11%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.054%) Ansible
5 1 (0.054%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.054%) Kibana
5 1 (0.054%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.054%) Puppet
Vendors
1 188 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 103 (5.60%) HP
3 102 (5.55%) SAP
4 75 (4.08%) Oracle
5 33 (1.80%) Atlassian
6 27 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (1.36%) Informatica
8 24 (1.31%) TIBCO
9 22 (1.20%) Google
10 20 (1.09%) Cognizant
11 19 (1.03%) IBM
12 16 (0.87%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 15 (0.82%) Remedy
14 10 (0.54%) Workday
15 8 (0.44%) ServiceNow
15 8 (0.44%) Talend
16 7 (0.38%) Red Hat
16 7 (0.38%) Tableau
16 7 (0.38%) WorldPay
17 5 (0.27%) Siebel