Period
to 15 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1061 1167 1186
Rank change year-on-year +106 +19 +74
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Architect 74 59 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.033% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.034% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 66 28 31
UK median annual salary £70,000 £66,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% -7.14%
10th Percentile £55,000 £50,125 £46,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +30.00% -23.08%

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 151,510 172,360 178,969
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.05% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,415 138,723 149,394
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
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% - +3.03%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +78 70 £70,000 +6.06% 7
London +61 41 £80,000 +14.29% 1
UK excluding London +57 32 £65,000 - 8
Yorkshire +52 22 £65,000 -7.14% 1
North of England +27 22 £65,000 +4.42% 1
South East +12 5 £65,000 +8.33% 3
Scotland - 3 £60,000 - 1
South West - 2 £80,000 - 1

Test Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 71 (95.95%) Test Automation
2 57 (77.03%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (66.22%) Selenium
4 44 (59.46%) Java
5 43 (58.11%) C#
6 41 (55.41%) BDD
7 36 (48.65%) Scrum
8 32 (43.24%) Jenkins
8 32 (43.24%) DevOps
9 31 (41.89%) Mentoring
9 31 (41.89%) Cucumber
10 30 (40.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 30 (40.54%) Software Testing
10 30 (40.54%) JavaScript
10 30 (40.54%) Web Services
11 29 (39.19%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (36.49%) SQL Server
13 26 (35.14%) SQL
13 26 (35.14%) .NET
13 26 (35.14%) WebDriver
13 26 (35.14%) Open Source
13 26 (35.14%) Appium
13 26 (35.14%) Gherkin
14 25 (33.78%) Calabash
14 25 (33.78%) Test Scripting
14 25 (33.78%) Oracle
14 25 (33.78%) Project Management
15 24 (32.43%) XML
15 24 (32.43%) MySQL
15 24 (32.43%) Stakeholder Management

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 3 (4.05%) IIS
2 2 (2.70%) Apache
2 2 (2.70%) Confluence
3 1 (1.35%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 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%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (36.49%) SQL Server
2 24 (32.43%) MongoDB
2 24 (32.43%) MySQL
3 23 (31.08%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (5.41%) Big Data
5 3 (4.05%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.70%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.70%) Redis
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 49 (66.22%) Selenium
2 32 (43.24%) Jenkins
3 31 (41.89%) Cucumber
4 30 (40.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 26 (35.14%) Appium
5 26 (35.14%) WebDriver
6 25 (33.78%) Calabash
7 23 (31.08%) JBehave
7 23 (31.08%) JUnit
7 23 (31.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (31.08%) WatiN
7 23 (31.08%) WATIR
8 11 (14.86%) JIRA
9 9 (12.16%) SoapUI
10 8 (10.81%) Visual Studio
11 7 (9.46%) Ranorex
11 7 (9.46%) Visual Studio Coded UI
12 5 (6.76%) TeamCity
13 3 (4.05%) Hudson
13 3 (4.05%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (9.46%) Retail
2 5 (6.76%) Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Finance
4 3 (4.05%) Military
5 2 (2.70%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.70%) Games
5 2 (2.70%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Marketing
6 1 (1.35%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (40.54%) Web Services
2 26 (35.14%) .NET
2 26 (35.14%) Gherkin
3 24 (32.43%) JSON
3 24 (32.43%) XML
4 23 (31.08%) Behat
4 23 (31.08%) SOAP
5 3 (4.05%) Kafka
5 3 (4.05%) WCF
5 3 (4.05%) WebdriverIO
6 2 (2.70%) 802.1X
6 2 (2.70%) Node.js
7 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) Fintech
3 2 (2.70%) Grid Computing
3 2 (2.70%) Online Games
4 1 (1.35%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.22%) Windows
2 4 (5.41%) Linux
3 3 (4.05%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.70%) Android
4 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (95.95%) Test Automation
2 57 (77.03%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (55.41%) BDD
4 36 (48.65%) Scrum
5 32 (43.24%) DevOps
6 31 (41.89%) Mentoring
7 30 (40.54%) Software Testing
8 29 (39.19%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (35.14%) Open Source
10 25 (33.78%) Project Management
10 25 (33.78%) Test Scripting
11 24 (32.43%) Functional Testing
11 24 (32.43%) Presales
11 24 (32.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (31.08%) Test Management
13 16 (21.62%) E-Commerce
14 14 (18.92%) Test Strategy
15 13 (17.57%) Coaching
15 13 (17.57%) TDD
16 10 (13.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 44 (59.46%) Java
2 43 (58.11%) C#
3 30 (40.54%) JavaScript
4 26 (35.14%) SQL
5 9 (12.16%) Ruby
6 8 (10.81%) Python
7 4 (5.41%) C
8 2 (2.70%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (13.51%) Degree
2 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
2 7 (9.46%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.11%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.70%) ISEB
5 2 (2.70%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.92%) QA
2 3 (4.05%) Def Stans
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) Docker
2 1 (1.35%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 25 (33.78%) Oracle
2 3 (4.05%) EMC
2 3 (4.05%) Google
3 1 (1.35%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.35%) Hortonworks
3 1 (1.35%) IBM
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft