Period
to 19 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Architect was £68,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1122 1141 1238
Rank change year-on-year +19 +97 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Architect 49 36 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.021% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.022% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 40 28 27
UK median annual salary £68,750 £67,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% -6.90% +7.41%
10th Percentile £55,000 £57,125 £48,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,625 £99,999
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £67,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year -6.72% -7.59% +11.54%

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 165,831 165,633 192,898
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.25% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,881 136,379 162,038
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 June 2018.

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 19 June 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 +8 44 £68,750 +1.85% 8
London +14 26 £85,000 +23.64% 2
UK excluding London -1 22 £62,500 -6.72% 7
North of England +6 9 £65,000 -2.99% 3
Yorkshire +25 6 £65,000 -2.99% 1
South East -7 6 £62,500 -3.85% 1
Scotland - 4 £62,500 -
North West - 3 £55,000 - 1
Midlands +8 2 - -
East Midlands -2 2 - -
South West 0 1 £55,000 -31.25% 1

Test Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 36 (73.47%) Agile Software Development
1 36 (73.47%) Test Automation
2 27 (55.10%) BDD
3 24 (48.98%) Java
4 23 (46.94%) Mentoring
5 22 (44.90%) Cucumber
6 21 (42.86%) Selenium
6 21 (42.86%) C#
7 19 (38.78%) SQL
8 18 (36.73%) SpecFlow
9 17 (34.69%) Gherkin
10 16 (32.65%) SDLC
11 14 (28.57%) API Testing
11 14 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
11 14 (28.57%) Open Source
11 14 (28.57%) Ruby
11 14 (28.57%) Python
12 13 (26.53%) TDD
12 13 (26.53%) Jasmine
12 13 (26.53%) Protractor
12 13 (26.53%) Presales
12 13 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (24.49%) Test Strategy
13 12 (24.49%) JSON
13 12 (24.49%) OOP
13 12 (24.49%) Web Services
13 12 (24.49%) XML
14 10 (20.41%) Waterfall
14 10 (20.41%) DevOps
14 10 (20.41%) Problem-Solving

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 2 (4.08%) Confluence
1 2 (4.08%) JBoss
1 2 (4.08%) WildFly
2 1 (2.04%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) IIS
2 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.04%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) Broadband
1 1 (2.04%) HTTP
1 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (44.90%) Cucumber
2 21 (42.86%) Selenium
3 18 (36.73%) SpecFlow
4 13 (26.53%) Jasmine
4 13 (26.53%) Protractor
5 8 (16.33%) WebDriver
6 6 (12.24%) JIRA
6 6 (12.24%) Maven
7 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
8 4 (8.16%) JMeter
8 4 (8.16%) SoapUI
9 3 (6.12%) Ant
9 3 (6.12%) Appium
9 3 (6.12%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (6.12%) The Grinder
10 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
10 2 (4.08%) Gradle
10 2 (4.08%) JBehave
10 2 (4.08%) JUnit
10 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Military
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Games
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.69%) Gherkin
2 12 (24.49%) JSON
2 12 (24.49%) Web Services
2 12 (24.49%) XML
3 4 (8.16%) .NET
4 3 (6.12%) RESTful
5 2 (4.08%) REST
6 1 (2.04%) CSS
6 1 (2.04%) Grails
6 1 (2.04%) HTML
6 1 (2.04%) J2EE
6 1 (2.04%) jQuery
6 1 (2.04%) Nightwatchjs
6 1 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.08%) Smart Energy
4 2 (4.08%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.04%) Fintech
5 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Linux
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Unix
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (73.47%) Agile Software Development
1 36 (73.47%) Test Automation
2 27 (55.10%) BDD
3 23 (46.94%) Mentoring
4 16 (32.65%) SDLC
5 14 (28.57%) API Testing
5 14 (28.57%) Open Source
6 13 (26.53%) Presales
6 13 (26.53%) TDD
7 12 (24.49%) OOP
7 12 (24.49%) Test Strategy
8 10 (20.41%) DevOps
8 10 (20.41%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (20.41%) Waterfall
9 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
10 5 (10.20%) Coaching
10 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (10.20%) Decision-Making
10 5 (10.20%) Project Management
10 5 (10.20%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.98%) Java
2 21 (42.86%) C#
3 19 (38.78%) SQL
4 14 (28.57%) Python
4 14 (28.57%) Ruby
5 3 (6.12%) C
5 3 (6.12%) Groovy
5 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.04%) C++
6 1 (2.04%) Jython
6 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) ISEB
2 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) Degree
3 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (6.12%) Def Stans
3 2 (4.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (2.04%) HP ALM
1 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Oracle
2 3 (6.12%) EMC
3 2 (4.08%) CA
3 2 (4.08%) HP
4 1 (2.04%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (2.04%) Google
4 1 (2.04%) IBM
4 1 (2.04%) Micro Focus
4 1 (2.04%) Talend