The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

Test Analyst
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 34 74
Rank change year-on-year -23 +40  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 10 24 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.85% 4.99% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 5.10% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 10 22 1
Median salary £45,000 £41,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +17.85%  
UK excluding London median salary £34,356 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +2.55% -1.47%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 526 471 545
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 97.41% 97.92% 99.45%
Number of salaries quoted 435 407 402
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Watford

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for Test Analyst in Watford

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Watford over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in Watford

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Test Analyst 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 across the Watford region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 29 (87.88%) Java
2 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (84.85%) JIRA
3 25 (75.76%) Selenium
3 25 (75.76%) Test Automation
4 24 (72.73%) TDD
4 24 (72.73%) Finance
4 24 (72.73%) BDD
5 22 (66.67%) Unix
6 21 (63.64%) QA
7 19 (57.58%) WebDriver
7 19 (57.58%) Scrum
8 16 (48.48%) Test Scripting
8 16 (48.48%) Regression Testing
8 16 (48.48%) Cucumber
9 15 (45.45%) Gherkin
10 14 (42.42%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (42.42%) Kanban
11 13 (39.39%) C#
11 13 (39.39%) HP UFT
12 12 (36.36%) Python
12 12 (36.36%) Linux
12 12 (36.36%) Shell Script
12 12 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
13 11 (33.33%) Test Strategy
13 11 (33.33%) JBehave
13 11 (33.33%) Atlassian
14 10 (30.30%) Integration Testing
14 10 (30.30%) Spring

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 10 (30.30%) Confluence
1 10 (30.30%) Tomcat
2 4 (12.12%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.03%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 28 (84.85%) JIRA
2 25 (75.76%) Selenium
3 19 (57.58%) WebDriver
4 16 (48.48%) Cucumber
5 13 (39.39%) HP UFT
6 11 (33.33%) JBehave
7 10 (30.30%) Git (software)
7 10 (30.30%) JUnit
7 10 (30.30%) Maven
7 10 (30.30%) SoapUI
8 5 (15.15%) LoadRunner
9 4 (12.12%) ClearQuest
9 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
10 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
10 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
10 1 (3.03%) Toad
General
1 24 (72.73%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (45.45%) Gherkin
2 10 (30.30%) Hibernate
2 10 (30.30%) RESTful
2 10 (30.30%) Spring
3 2 (6.06%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.03%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Unix
2 12 (36.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (75.76%) Test Automation
3 24 (72.73%) BDD
3 24 (72.73%) TDD
4 19 (57.58%) Scrum
5 16 (48.48%) Regression Testing
5 16 (48.48%) Test Scripting
6 14 (42.42%) Continuous Delivery
6 14 (42.42%) Kanban
7 12 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
8 11 (33.33%) Test Strategy
9 10 (30.30%) Functional Testing
9 10 (30.30%) Integration Testing
9 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
9 10 (30.30%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (24.24%) Waterfall
11 7 (21.21%) ATDD
11 7 (21.21%) High Availability
11 7 (21.21%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 29 (87.88%) Java
2 13 (39.39%) C#
3 12 (36.36%) Python
3 12 (36.36%) Shell Script
4 9 (27.27%) SQL
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
1 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (63.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Atlassian
2 6 (18.18%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) Cognos
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle