Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

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

Test Architect
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1099 1169 1221
Rank change year-on-year +70 +52 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Architect 74 37 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.021% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.022% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 63 27 24
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £57,500 £51,250 £46,625
90th Percentile £87,500 £73,500 £79,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +30.00% -25.93%

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 160,829 170,335 187,327
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 96.01% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 129,588 136,552 157,473
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 Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Test Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Test Architect in the UK

Test Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Architect.

Salary trend for Test Architect in the UK

Test Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Architect over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Architect in the UK

Test Architect
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 19 September 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 +56 68 £70,000 +7.69% 12
London +79 42 £80,000 +28.00% 4
UK excluding London +27 30 £65,000 - 9
North of England +55 23 £65,000 -2.99% 3
Yorkshire +39 23 £65,000 -2.99% 1
Scotland - 4 £60,000 - 1
South East +3 2 £58,750 - 3
South West - 1 £55,000 -

Test Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, Test Architect 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 Architect in the job title.

1 68 (91.89%) Test Automation
2 58 (78.38%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (64.86%) Selenium
4 42 (56.76%) BDD
5 40 (54.05%) Java
6 39 (52.70%) C#
7 34 (45.95%) Mentoring
8 33 (44.59%) Cucumber
9 30 (40.54%) SQL
10 27 (36.49%) Web Services
10 27 (36.49%) Gherkin
11 25 (33.78%) DevOps
11 25 (33.78%) WebDriver
12 24 (32.43%) Open Source
13 23 (31.08%) JSON
13 23 (31.08%) XML
13 23 (31.08%) Presales
14 21 (28.38%) Jenkins
14 21 (28.38%) Software Testing
15 20 (27.03%) Scrum
15 20 (27.03%) Project Management
16 19 (25.68%) Oracle
16 19 (25.68%) Test Scripting
17 18 (24.32%) SQL Server
17 18 (24.32%) .NET
17 18 (24.32%) TDD
17 18 (24.32%) Appium
18 17 (22.97%) API Testing
18 17 (22.97%) JavaScript
18 17 (22.97%) Atlassian Bamboo

Test Architect 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 4 (5.41%) IIS
2 3 (4.05%) Apache
3 1 (1.35%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) Ethernet
1 2 (2.70%) VLAN
1 2 (2.70%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.35%) Broadband
2 1 (1.35%) HTTP
2 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 15 (20.27%) MongoDB
2 15 (20.27%) MySQL
3 14 (18.92%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.05%) Big Data
5 2 (2.70%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.70%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 48 (64.86%) Selenium
2 33 (44.59%) Cucumber
3 25 (33.78%) WebDriver
4 21 (28.38%) Jenkins
5 18 (24.32%) Appium
6 17 (22.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 16 (21.62%) JBehave
7 16 (21.62%) JUnit
8 15 (20.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (18.92%) Calabash
9 14 (18.92%) WatiN
9 14 (18.92%) WATIR
10 13 (17.57%) SpecFlow
11 12 (16.22%) SoapUI
12 10 (13.51%) Protractor
13 9 (12.16%) Jasmine
14 7 (9.46%) Visual Studio
15 5 (6.76%) JIRA
15 5 (6.76%) Maven
15 5 (6.76%) Ranorex
General
1 6 (8.11%) Retail
2 4 (5.41%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Marketing
3 3 (4.05%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Games
4 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.49%) Gherkin
1 27 (36.49%) Web Services
2 23 (31.08%) JSON
2 23 (31.08%) XML
3 18 (24.32%) .NET
4 15 (20.27%) SOAP
5 14 (18.92%) Behat
6 3 (4.05%) Kafka
6 3 (4.05%) RESTful
6 3 (4.05%) WCF
7 2 (2.70%) 802.1X
8 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.35%) CSS
8 1 (1.35%) Grails
8 1 (1.35%) HTML
8 1 (1.35%) J2EE
8 1 (1.35%) jQuery
8 1 (1.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.16%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.41%) Fintech
4 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.70%) Grid Computing
4 2 (2.70%) Online Games
4 2 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.35%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.86%) Windows
2 5 (6.76%) Linux
3 4 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (91.89%) Test Automation
2 58 (78.38%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (56.76%) BDD
4 34 (45.95%) Mentoring
5 25 (33.78%) DevOps
6 24 (32.43%) Open Source
7 23 (31.08%) Presales
8 21 (28.38%) Software Testing
9 20 (27.03%) Project Management
9 20 (27.03%) Scrum
10 19 (25.68%) Test Scripting
11 18 (24.32%) TDD
12 17 (22.97%) API Testing
12 17 (22.97%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (21.62%) Test Management
14 15 (20.27%) Coaching
15 14 (18.92%) Functional Testing
15 14 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (17.57%) E-Commerce
16 13 (17.57%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 40 (54.05%) Java
2 39 (52.70%) C#
3 30 (40.54%) SQL
4 17 (22.97%) JavaScript
5 15 (20.27%) Python
6 14 (18.92%) Ruby
7 2 (2.70%) C
7 2 (2.70%) Groovy
7 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.35%) C++
8 1 (1.35%) Jython
8 1 (1.35%) Scala
8 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) Degree
2 7 (9.46%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.11%) ISEB
4 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) Docker
2 1 (1.35%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.35%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (1.35%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 19 (25.68%) Oracle
2 2 (2.70%) HP
3 1 (1.35%) CA
3 1 (1.35%) Hortonworks
3 1 (1.35%) IBM
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft