The median annual salary for a Test Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Architect
UK
Rank 852 947 939
Rank change year-on-year +95 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Architect 15 17 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.016% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.017% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 11 16 14
Median salary £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.44% +11.53%  
90% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £51,250 £57,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £93,750 £82,850
UK excluding London median salary £73,750 £72,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +1.72% +11.53%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Test Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Architect in the UK

Test Architect
Top 13 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +96 14 £70,000 -3.44% 4
London +74 7 £70,000 -20.00% 2
South East - 4 £58,750 -
South West +16 2 £80,000 +10.34%
Berkshire - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £80,000 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £67,500 -
Surrey - 1 £50,000 -

Test Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 14 (38.89%) Test Automation
4 13 (36.11%) ISTQB
4 13 (36.11%) Oracle
4 13 (36.11%) Java
5 12 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 10 (27.78%) HP
7 9 (25.00%) QA
8 8 (22.22%) Finance
8 8 (22.22%) C#
8 8 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (19.44%) DevOps
9 7 (19.44%) Test Management
9 7 (19.44%) BDD
9 7 (19.44%) Retail
9 7 (19.44%) Data Management
10 6 (16.67%) Selenium
10 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 6 (16.67%) SQL
10 6 (16.67%) SAP
10 6 (16.67%) SOAP
10 6 (16.67%) IBM
10 6 (16.67%) HP UFT
10 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (16.67%) Open Source
10 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
11 5 (13.89%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (13.89%) SOA

Test Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 6 (16.67%) Selenium
2 5 (13.89%) JMeter
3 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 4 (11.11%) Rational Performance Tester
4 3 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.78%) LoadUI
5 1 (2.78%) NeoLoad
5 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.78%) TestNG
5 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Law
3 2 (5.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) SOAP
2 5 (13.89%) HTML
2 5 (13.89%) Web Services
3 4 (11.11%) Ajax
3 4 (11.11%) JMX
3 4 (11.11%) REST
4 2 (5.56%) .NET
4 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.78%) JMS
5 1 (2.78%) ODBC
5 1 (2.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Derivative
3 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 14 (38.89%) Test Automation
4 12 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 8 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (19.44%) BDD
6 7 (19.44%) Data Management
6 7 (19.44%) DevOps
6 7 (19.44%) Test Management
7 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (16.67%) Open Source
8 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
8 5 (13.89%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (13.89%) SOA
9 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 4 (11.11%) CRM
9 4 (11.11%) ERP
9 4 (11.11%) Presales
9 4 (11.11%) System Testing
9 4 (11.11%) TMap
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) Java
2 8 (22.22%) C#
3 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (16.67%) SQL
4 5 (13.89%) Python
4 5 (13.89%) Ruby
5 4 (11.11%) C
5 4 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) ISTQB
2 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) QA
2 3 (8.33%) SDET
3 1 (2.78%) MiFID
3 1 (2.78%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (11.11%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (11.11%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Oracle
2 10 (27.78%) HP
3 6 (16.67%) IBM
3 6 (16.67%) SAP
4 4 (11.11%) Informatica
4 4 (11.11%) Riverbed
4 4 (11.11%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (2.78%) Apigee
5 1 (2.78%) CA
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Transition Partners
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: £51,296 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: £51,296 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago