Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Architect was £65,000 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 Architect
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1142 1199 1233
Rank change year-on-year +57 +34 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Architect 64 44 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.023% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.024% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 33 31 46
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -10.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £51,250 £46,250 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +30.00% -23.08% -3.70%

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 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 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Architect in the UK

Test Architect
Top 11 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 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 +47 64 £65,000 -1.89% 1
UK excluding London +37 40 £65,000 +30.00%
London +31 24 £70,000 -6.67% 1
North of England +19 16 £67,000 +34.00%
South East +47 15 £60,000 -14.29%
North West - 9 £53,750 -
Midlands - 8 £72,500 -
West Midlands - 8 £72,500 -
Yorkshire +16 6 £68,500 +37.00%
North East - 1 £47,500 -
East of England - 1 £70,000 -

Test Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Test Architect 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 Architect in the job title.

1 57 (89.06%) Test Automation
2 34 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (51.56%) C#
4 32 (50.00%) Selenium
5 28 (43.75%) BDD
6 26 (40.63%) Cucumber
6 26 (40.63%) Java
7 21 (32.81%) .NET
7 21 (32.81%) HP UFT
8 19 (29.69%) SpecFlow
8 19 (29.69%) Jenkins
9 17 (26.56%) WebDriver
10 16 (25.00%) Test Strategy
10 16 (25.00%) Windows
10 16 (25.00%) OO
11 14 (21.88%) Gherkin
11 14 (21.88%) DevOps
12 13 (20.31%) Linux
12 13 (20.31%) JUnit
12 13 (20.31%) SQL
12 13 (20.31%) JavaScript
12 13 (20.31%) Test Scripting
13 12 (18.75%) Performance Testing
13 12 (18.75%) TDD
13 12 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (17.19%) Software Testing
14 11 (17.19%) ISTQB
14 11 (17.19%) Degree
15 10 (15.63%) Groovy
15 10 (15.63%) Unix

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 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (1.56%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.13%) OpenShift
3 2 (3.13%) Slack
4 1 (1.56%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.56%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) PuTTY
1 3 (4.69%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.56%) 4G
2 1 (1.56%) DSL
2 1 (1.56%) HTTP
2 1 (1.56%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) DB2
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.56%) MySQL
5 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (50.00%) Selenium
2 26 (40.63%) Cucumber
3 21 (32.81%) HP UFT
4 19 (29.69%) Jenkins
4 19 (29.69%) SpecFlow
5 17 (26.56%) WebDriver
6 13 (20.31%) JUnit
7 10 (15.63%) Protractor
7 10 (15.63%) TestNG
8 9 (14.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (14.06%) TestComplete
9 8 (12.50%) Maven
9 8 (12.50%) Ranorex
10 7 (10.94%) Git (software)
11 6 (9.38%) SilkTest
11 6 (9.38%) SoapUI
12 5 (7.81%) JIRA
12 5 (7.81%) LoadRunner
13 4 (6.25%) Ant
13 4 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (10.94%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Marketing
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Games
4 1 (1.56%) International Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Military
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.81%) .NET
2 14 (21.88%) Gherkin
3 7 (10.94%) Web Services
4 6 (9.38%) REST
5 5 (7.81%) Node.js
5 5 (7.81%) WPF
6 4 (6.25%) XML
7 3 (4.69%) SOAP
8 2 (3.13%) HTML
8 2 (3.13%) JSON
8 2 (3.13%) Nightwatchjs
9 1 (1.56%) Ajax
9 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.56%) CSS
9 1 (1.56%) Middleware
9 1 (1.56%) RESTful
9 1 (1.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.38%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.81%) Algorithms
3 5 (7.81%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (7.81%) iSeries
4 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) BBC
4 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.00%) Windows
2 13 (20.31%) Linux
3 10 (15.63%) Unix
4 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (89.06%) Test Automation
2 34 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (43.75%) BDD
4 16 (25.00%) OO
4 16 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 14 (21.88%) DevOps
6 13 (20.31%) Test Scripting
7 12 (18.75%) Performance Testing
7 12 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (18.75%) TDD
8 11 (17.19%) Software Testing
9 10 (15.63%) Functional Testing
9 10 (15.63%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (14.06%) Mentoring
10 9 (14.06%) Validation
10 9 (14.06%) Web Testing
11 8 (12.50%) OOD
11 8 (12.50%) SDLC
12 7 (10.94%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (51.56%) C#
2 26 (40.63%) Java
3 13 (20.31%) JavaScript
3 13 (20.31%) SQL
4 10 (15.63%) Groovy
5 9 (14.06%) Scala
6 8 (12.50%) Ruby
7 6 (9.38%) RPG
8 5 (7.81%) Delphi
9 4 (6.25%) Python
10 3 (4.69%) F#
11 2 (3.13%) VB
11 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.56%) C
12 1 (1.56%) C++
12 1 (1.56%) Perl
12 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) Degree
1 11 (17.19%) ISTQB
2 6 (9.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.69%) ISEB
3 3 (4.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) Def Stans
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) vSphere
2 2 (3.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.69%) Puppet
3 2 (3.13%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) IBM
2 5 (7.81%) HP
2 5 (7.81%) Oracle
3 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.69%) Software AG
4 3 (4.69%) VMware
4 3 (4.69%) webMethods
5 2 (3.13%) AppDynamics
5 2 (3.13%) CA
5 2 (3.13%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (3.13%) Google
5 2 (3.13%) Micro Focus
5 2 (3.13%) Telerik
6 1 (1.56%) EMC
6 1 (1.56%) Perfecto Mobile
6 1 (1.56%) Virgin Media