Period
to

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £43,223 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

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 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 723 570 385
Rank change year-on-year -153 -185 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 574 522 491
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.45% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.50% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 403 311 410
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,223 £38,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.74% -5.00% -
75th Percentile £53,125 £50,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,500 £58,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.67% - +5.50%

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 153,832 104,896 58,992
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.96% 91.12% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 83,373 73,990 48,216
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,000 £87,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +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 15 August 2022.

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 August 2022. 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 -45 508 £45,000 +15.38% 35
UK excluding London -78 397 £41,500 +10.67% 31
Work from Home -43 331 £43,500 +16.00% 15
South East -24 141 £42,500 +13.33% 7
London -119 134 £50,000 - 10
North of England -80 72 £40,000 +6.67% 11
Midlands -23 70 £39,000 -2.50% 2
South West +16 62 £45,000 +34.33% 4
West Midlands -21 40 £39,875 -3.92% 2
North West -68 35 £40,000 +6.67% 8
Yorkshire -33 32 £40,000 +6.67% 3
East Midlands -26 30 £34,500 -13.75%
East of England -42 28 £54,000 +8.00% 1
Scotland -84 17 £38,990 +13.01% 5
Wales -15 11 £32,123 -2.66%
North East -12 5 £55,000 +53.85%

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, Test Analyst job roles required the following 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.

1 416 (72.47%) Test Automation
2 353 (61.50%) Agile
3 255 (44.43%) Software Testing
4 210 (36.59%) QA
5 193 (33.62%) Manual Testing
6 189 (32.93%) Finance
7 188 (32.75%) SQL
7 188 (32.75%) ISTQB
8 183 (31.88%) JIRA
8 183 (31.88%) Selenium
9 161 (28.05%) Test Scripting
10 138 (24.04%) C#
11 134 (23.34%) Regression Testing
12 133 (23.17%) Social Skills
13 114 (19.86%) User Acceptance Testing
14 113 (19.69%) Java
15 101 (17.60%) Scenario Testing
16 98 (17.07%) SDLC
17 96 (16.72%) DevOps
18 95 (16.55%) JavaScript
19 91 (15.85%) Defect Management
20 85 (14.81%) ISEB
20 85 (14.81%) Scrum
21 84 (14.63%) Functional Testing
22 78 (13.59%) Exploratory Testing
23 77 (13.41%) Postman
24 75 (13.07%) TDD
25 72 (12.54%) BDD
26 65 (11.32%) Non-Functional Testing
27 61 (10.63%) Test Strategy

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 34 (5.92%) Confluence
2 26 (4.53%) Apache
3 21 (3.66%) Apache Spark
4 14 (2.44%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.39%) JBoss
5 8 (1.39%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.70%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.52%) Appian
7 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 57 (9.93%) Azure
2 39 (6.79%) Azure DevOps
2 39 (6.79%) SaaS
3 31 (5.40%) Tricentis Tosca
4 26 (4.53%) AWS
5 16 (2.79%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (1.92%) GitHub
7 8 (1.39%) Google Play
8 7 (1.22%) BlazeMeter
8 7 (1.22%) BrowserStack
9 5 (0.87%) Microsoft 365
9 5 (0.87%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.35%) Google Sheets
11 2 (0.35%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.35%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.35%) Taleo
12 1 (0.17%) Azure Service Bus
12 1 (0.17%) Azure Service Fabric
12 1 (0.17%) Bloomreach
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.05%) DSL
2 3 (0.52%) Firewall
2 3 (0.52%) VPN
3 2 (0.35%) Internet
3 2 (0.35%) PuTTY
3 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.35%) WebEx
3 2 (0.35%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.17%) FTP
4 1 (0.17%) HTTP
4 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.17%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.97%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.61%) MySQL
3 10 (1.74%) Geospatial Data
4 9 (1.57%) Big Data
5 8 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.87%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.52%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.52%) Metadata
10 2 (0.35%) Adabas
10 2 (0.35%) DB2
10 2 (0.35%) Power BI
10 2 (0.35%) Tableau
11 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.17%) Informix
11 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 183 (31.88%) JIRA
1 183 (31.88%) Selenium
2 77 (13.41%) Postman
3 58 (10.10%) SpecFlow
4 55 (9.58%) Cucumber
5 47 (8.19%) JMeter
6 40 (6.97%) Git (software)
7 38 (6.62%) WebDriver
8 37 (6.45%) SoapUI
9 35 (6.10%) GitLab
10 31 (5.40%) eggPlant
11 30 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 27 (4.70%) Jenkins
13 24 (4.18%) IntelliJ
14 23 (4.01%) Bitbucket
15 21 (3.66%) TestRail
16 20 (3.48%) Appium
17 18 (3.14%) Zephyr
18 16 (2.79%) Visual Studio
19 13 (2.26%) Eclipse
General
1 189 (32.93%) Finance
2 133 (23.17%) Social Skills
3 53 (9.23%) Public Sector
4 51 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (8.71%) Telecoms
6 43 (7.49%) Marketing
7 39 (6.79%) Law
7 39 (6.79%) Retail
8 32 (5.57%) Manufacturing
9 31 (5.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 28 (4.88%) Electronics
11 21 (3.66%) Aerospace
11 21 (3.66%) Legal
12 20 (3.48%) Banking
13 15 (2.61%) Back Office
14 10 (1.74%) Agriculture
14 10 (1.74%) Military
15 9 (1.57%) Games
15 9 (1.57%) iGaming
16 8 (1.39%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.14%) Gherkin
2 32 (5.57%) .NET
3 22 (3.83%) Web Services
4 20 (3.48%) Kafka
5 18 (3.14%) SOAP
6 11 (1.92%) XML
7 9 (1.57%) .NET Core
7 9 (1.57%) RESTful
7 9 (1.57%) WebdriverIO
8 6 (1.05%) Middleware
8 6 (1.05%) Vue.js
8 6 (1.05%) WinForms
9 5 (0.87%) REST
10 4 (0.70%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.52%) Dask
11 3 (0.52%) Jest
12 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (0.35%) Behat
12 2 (0.35%) GraphQL
12 2 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.62%) Mobile App
2 30 (5.23%) User Experience
3 27 (4.70%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (1.57%) EPoS
6 9 (1.57%) Sports Betting
7 8 (1.39%) BBC
7 8 (1.39%) Blog
7 8 (1.39%) Hackathon
8 7 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.22%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.22%) Smart Meter
9 5 (0.87%) Mobile Banking
9 5 (0.87%) Online Banking
10 3 (0.52%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.52%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.35%) Educational Technology
11 2 (0.35%) IBM Mainframe
12 1 (0.17%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 40 (6.97%) Windows
2 33 (5.75%) Linux
3 30 (5.23%) Unix
4 23 (4.01%) Android
5 10 (1.74%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.57%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.05%) CentOS
8 2 (0.35%) MVS
8 2 (0.35%) zOS
9 1 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (72.47%) Test Automation
2 353 (61.50%) Agile
3 255 (44.43%) Software Testing
4 193 (33.62%) Manual Testing
5 161 (28.05%) Test Scripting
6 134 (23.34%) Regression Testing
7 114 (19.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 101 (17.60%) Scenario Testing
9 98 (17.07%) SDLC
10 96 (16.72%) DevOps
11 91 (15.85%) Defect Management
12 85 (14.81%) Scrum
13 84 (14.63%) Functional Testing
14 78 (13.59%) Exploratory Testing
15 75 (13.07%) TDD
16 72 (12.54%) BDD
17 65 (11.32%) Non-Functional Testing
18 61 (10.63%) Test Management
18 61 (10.63%) Test Strategy
19 57 (9.93%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 188 (32.75%) SQL
2 138 (24.04%) C#
3 113 (19.69%) Java
4 95 (16.55%) JavaScript
5 38 (6.62%) Python
6 18 (3.14%) PHP
6 18 (3.14%) PL/SQL
6 18 (3.14%) Shell Script
7 10 (1.74%) C++
8 9 (1.57%) Ruby
9 7 (1.22%) C
10 6 (1.05%) Scala
10 6 (1.05%) VB
11 3 (0.52%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.52%) VBScript
12 2 (0.35%) F#
13 1 (0.17%) Bash
13 1 (0.17%) Groovy
13 1 (0.17%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 188 (32.75%) ISTQB
2 85 (14.81%) ISEB
3 56 (9.76%) Security Cleared
4 53 (9.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 49 (8.54%) SC Cleared
6 43 (7.49%) Degree
7 14 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.35%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.35%) PMP
10 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (36.59%) QA
2 15 (2.61%) Accessibility
3 8 (1.39%) GDPR
4 7 (1.22%) SLA
5 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) IFRS
6 1 (0.17%) IFRS 17
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.35%) Firmware
2 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (3.83%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (3.14%) Control-M
3 17 (2.96%) Terraform
4 16 (2.79%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.35%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 54 (9.41%) Microsoft
2 38 (6.62%) Oracle
3 36 (6.27%) SAP
4 23 (4.01%) FIS
5 21 (3.66%) HP
6 13 (2.26%) Google
7 12 (2.09%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.39%) Apple
9 6 (1.05%) Citrix
9 6 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.87%) JD Edwards
11 4 (0.70%) Micro Focus
11 4 (0.70%) VMware
12 3 (0.52%) Arqiva
12 3 (0.52%) IBM
12 3 (0.52%) Workday
13 2 (0.35%) Aderant
13 2 (0.35%) CheckPoint
13 2 (0.35%) iManage
13 2 (0.35%) webMethods