Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £36,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 303 245 224
Rank change year-on-year -58 -21 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1912 2663 3374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.41% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.46% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1587 2426 2961
UK median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +4.62%

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 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -73 1725 £36,750 +5.00% 116
UK excluding London -60 1388 £35,000 - 94
London -27 497 £45,000 +5.26% 35
South East -55 335 £35,500 -4.25% 15
North of England -73 330 £32,500 -5.28% 26
Midlands -11 238 £32,500 - 14
South West 0 223 £35,000 +2.94% 12
Yorkshire -74 169 £35,000 - 16
West Midlands -7 162 £31,000 -4.62% 5
North West -47 140 £32,500 - 10
Scotland +35 99 £30,000 -11.76% 10
East of England -103 99 £37,500 +7.14% 13
East Midlands +18 75 £35,000 +11.11% 9
Wales -31 45 £30,750 -4.65% 4
North East +16 21 £35,000 -
Isle of Man - 19 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland - 8 - -

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Test Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 1241 (64.91%) Test Automation
2 943 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
3 690 (36.09%) Selenium
4 672 (35.15%) QA
5 618 (32.32%) Test Scripting
6 588 (30.75%) SQL
7 560 (29.29%) ISTQB
8 513 (26.83%) Finance
9 475 (24.84%) ISEB
10 442 (23.12%) Software Testing
11 382 (19.98%) Manual Testing
12 368 (19.25%) User Acceptance Testing
13 334 (17.47%) C#
14 317 (16.58%) Test Strategy
15 312 (16.32%) Java
16 310 (16.21%) JIRA
16 310 (16.21%) Functional Testing
17 263 (13.76%) Scenario Testing
18 261 (13.65%) Cucumber
19 260 (13.60%) SDLC
19 260 (13.60%) Regression Testing
20 257 (13.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 253 (13.23%) BDD
21 253 (13.23%) SoapUI
22 246 (12.87%) Scrum
23 223 (11.66%) Degree
23 223 (11.66%) Test Management
24 219 (11.45%) Microsoft
25 210 (10.98%) .NET
26 202 (10.56%) 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 44 (2.30%) Confluence
2 35 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 14 (0.73%) CMS
4 11 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (0.26%) Drupal
7 4 (0.21%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.16%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.16%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.16%) Tuxedo
8 3 (0.16%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.10%) IIS
9 2 (0.10%) JBoss
9 2 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.10%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.052%) Apache
10 1 (0.052%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.052%) SAS
10 1 (0.052%) Umbraco
Applications
1 97 (5.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 73 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.10%) Mingle
5 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
2 27 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.63%) SAP ERP
4 9 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (0.42%) Magento
6 7 (0.37%) Postilion
7 6 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
8 5 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.16%) Exstream
9 3 (0.16%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.16%) Siebel CRM
10 2 (0.10%) Endur
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.10%) Workday HCM
11 1 (0.052%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.052%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (1.52%) SaaS
4 21 (1.10%) BrowserStack
5 15 (0.78%) BlazeMeter
6 11 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.42%) GitHub
8 6 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.31%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.31%) Sauce Labs
9 5 (0.26%) Google Tag Manager
10 4 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.21%) G Suite
10 4 (0.21%) Office 365
10 4 (0.21%) Slack
11 2 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.10%) Tricentis Tosca
12 1 (0.052%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.052%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.20%) Internet
2 5 (0.26%) ADSL
2 5 (0.26%) HTTP
3 4 (0.21%) ATM
4 2 (0.10%) 2G
4 2 (0.10%) 3G
4 2 (0.10%) 4G
4 2 (0.10%) SMS
4 2 (0.10%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.052%) Firewall
5 1 (0.052%) FTP
5 1 (0.052%) MVNO
5 1 (0.052%) Skype
5 1 (0.052%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.25%) Relational Database
3 24 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
5 12 (0.63%) Big Data
6 10 (0.52%) Blockchain
7 9 (0.47%) SQLPlus
8 8 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.37%) MySQL
9 7 (0.37%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 5 (0.26%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.21%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.10%) DB2
13 2 (0.10%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 690 (36.09%) Selenium
2 310 (16.21%) JIRA
3 261 (13.65%) Cucumber
4 253 (13.23%) SoapUI
5 184 (9.62%) WebDriver
6 161 (8.42%) HP UFT
7 141 (7.37%) Jenkins
8 131 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 122 (6.38%) SpecFlow
10 93 (4.86%) JMeter
11 75 (3.92%) Visual Studio
12 71 (3.71%) Git (software)
13 63 (3.29%) JUnit
14 58 (3.03%) Appium
15 39 (2.04%) LoadRunner
16 35 (1.83%) TestNG
17 31 (1.62%) JBehave
17 31 (1.62%) NUnit
18 28 (1.46%) FitNesse
19 26 (1.36%) Calabash
General
1 513 (26.83%) Finance
2 146 (7.64%) Banking
3 125 (6.54%) Retail
4 55 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 38 (1.99%) Marketing
6 30 (1.57%) Legal
7 24 (1.26%) Back Office
8 20 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 19 (0.99%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.84%) Advertising
11 15 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.78%) Law
12 13 (0.68%) Publishing
13 12 (0.63%) Vietnamese Language
14 11 (0.58%) Billing
14 11 (0.58%) Electronics
15 9 (0.47%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.37%) Games
17 5 (0.26%) Automotive
17 5 (0.26%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (10.98%) .NET
2 176 (9.21%) SOAP
3 165 (8.63%) XML
4 124 (6.49%) Web Services
5 98 (5.13%) Gherkin
5 98 (5.13%) HTML
6 65 (3.40%) REST
7 49 (2.56%) RESTful
8 37 (1.94%) CSS
9 28 (1.46%) JSON
10 25 (1.31%) ASP.NET
11 21 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
12 20 (1.05%) AngularJS
12 20 (1.05%) MSMQ
12 20 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
13 14 (0.73%) Middleware
14 13 (0.68%) XML Messaging
15 10 (0.52%) jQuery
16 9 (0.47%) Behat
17 8 (0.42%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 202 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 72 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 46 (2.41%) Fintech
5 43 (2.25%) Smart Meter
6 42 (2.20%) User Experience
7 25 (1.31%) Management Information System
8 21 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (1.05%) Smart Energy
10 17 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
11 16 (0.84%) Client/Server
12 15 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.68%) iPad
14 11 (0.58%) EPoS
15 9 (0.47%) Fixed Income
16 8 (0.42%) Equities
16 8 (0.42%) PKI
17 7 (0.37%) Hedge funds
17 7 (0.37%) Linux Command Line
17 7 (0.37%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 99 (5.18%) Windows
2 53 (2.77%) Unix
3 48 (2.51%) Linux
4 46 (2.41%) Android
5 44 (2.30%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.31%) Windows Phone
7 5 (0.26%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.10%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.052%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.052%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1241 (64.91%) Test Automation
2 943 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
3 618 (32.32%) Test Scripting
4 442 (23.12%) Software Testing
5 382 (19.98%) Manual Testing
6 368 (19.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 317 (16.58%) Test Strategy
8 310 (16.21%) Functional Testing
9 263 (13.76%) Scenario Testing
10 260 (13.60%) Regression Testing
10 260 (13.60%) SDLC
11 253 (13.23%) BDD
12 246 (12.87%) Scrum
13 223 (11.66%) Test Management
14 198 (10.36%) Defect Management
15 175 (9.15%) System Testing
16 160 (8.37%) TDD
17 156 (8.16%) Integration Testing
18 139 (7.27%) Waterfall
19 131 (6.85%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 588 (30.75%) SQL
2 334 (17.47%) C#
3 312 (16.32%) Java
4 103 (5.39%) JavaScript
5 85 (4.45%) Ruby
6 77 (4.03%) Python
7 53 (2.77%) C++
8 35 (1.83%) VB.NET
9 24 (1.26%) Groovy
10 23 (1.20%) T-SQL
11 17 (0.89%) PHP
12 14 (0.73%) VBScript
13 13 (0.68%) PL/SQL
14 12 (0.63%) VB
15 11 (0.58%) C
16 8 (0.42%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.37%) ES6
17 7 (0.37%) PowerShell
18 6 (0.31%) Scala
19 5 (0.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 560 (29.29%) ISTQB
2 475 (24.84%) ISEB
3 257 (13.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 223 (11.66%) Degree
5 64 (3.35%) Security Cleared
6 50 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
7 48 (2.51%) SC Cleared
8 15 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (0.31%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.31%) SAP Certification
12 5 (0.26%) MCP
12 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.26%) OCP
12 5 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.21%) MBA
14 2 (0.10%) GIAC
14 2 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.10%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 672 (35.15%) QA
2 8 (0.42%) ISO 20022
2 8 (0.42%) ISO 8583
3 3 (0.16%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.10%) SEPA
5 1 (0.052%) IFRS
5 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.052%) MiFID
5 1 (0.052%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (0.63%) Docker
2 2 (0.10%) Firmware
2 2 (0.10%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.052%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 177 (9.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.10%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.052%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.052%) Mesos
3 1 (0.052%) SCCM
3 1 (0.052%) Terraform
Vendors
1 219 (11.45%) Microsoft
2 168 (8.79%) HP
3 107 (5.60%) Oracle
4 49 (2.56%) SAP
5 43 (2.25%) Cognizant
6 23 (1.20%) Google
7 16 (0.84%) IBM
7 16 (0.84%) Remedy
8 15 (0.78%) Atlassian
9 13 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (0.58%) Siebel
11 8 (0.42%) CA Agile Central
12 7 (0.37%) Capita
12 7 (0.37%) Sitecore
13 6 (0.31%) Adobe
13 6 (0.31%) Informatica
13 6 (0.31%) Optimizely
13 6 (0.31%) Sage
13 6 (0.31%) Talend
14 5 (0.26%) Workday