Period
to 27 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

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

Test Analyst
England > West Midlands
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 135 202
Rank change year-on-year -29 +67 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 170 253 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.69% 2.06% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 2.14% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 147 231 119
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £25,125 £25,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £45,000
England median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 9727 11813 10803
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.69% 96.13% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 8211 9382 9003
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,084
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in the West Midlands

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Test Analyst in the West Midlands

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in the West Midlands

Test Analyst
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 July 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
Birmingham +10 75 £35,000 -2.78% 3
Staffordshire +21 28 £31,250 +11.61%
Coventry +6 28 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Warwickshire +11 12 £34,500 +7.81% 5
Shropshire -13 7 £36,500 +17.74%
Solihull -19 6 £32,500 -4.41%
Wolverhampton +4 3 £33,000 +17.86%
Worcestershire -21 3 £22,000 -20.00%
Herefordshire -22 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £23,500 -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 West Midlands region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 117 (68.82%) Test Automation
2 92 (54.12%) Test Scripting
2 92 (54.12%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (51.76%) QA
4 86 (50.59%) Selenium
5 64 (37.65%) SQL
6 59 (34.71%) ISEB
7 57 (33.53%) ISTQB
8 51 (30.00%) Software Testing
9 49 (28.82%) JIRA
10 43 (25.29%) Manual Testing
11 41 (24.12%) Finance
11 41 (24.12%) Java
12 31 (18.24%) SoapUI
13 30 (17.65%) Cucumber
13 30 (17.65%) Scrum
14 29 (17.06%) JMeter
14 29 (17.06%) Retail
14 29 (17.06%) SOAP
15 27 (15.88%) XML
15 27 (15.88%) E-Commerce
15 27 (15.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 26 (15.29%) Regression Testing
17 24 (14.12%) BDD
17 24 (14.12%) Test Management
18 22 (12.94%) User Acceptance Testing
19 21 (12.35%) Migration
20 20 (11.76%) SDLC
21 17 (10.00%) SQL Server
21 17 (10.00%) Test Strategy

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 7 (4.12%) Confluence
2 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.59%) JBoss
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (7.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) SAP HCM
1 2 (1.18%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.35%) GitHub
2 4 (2.35%) SaaS
3 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.59%) G Suite
3 1 (0.59%) Office 365
3 1 (0.59%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.18%) HTTP
1 2 (1.18%) HTTPS
1 2 (1.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.71%) Big Data
4 7 (4.12%) Power BI
5 6 (3.53%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 86 (50.59%) Selenium
2 49 (28.82%) JIRA
3 31 (18.24%) SoapUI
4 30 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 29 (17.06%) JMeter
6 14 (8.24%) WATIR
7 13 (7.65%) eggPlant
7 13 (7.65%) JBehave
7 13 (7.65%) Ranorex
7 13 (7.65%) SpecFlow
8 11 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (5.29%) HP UFT
9 9 (5.29%) Jenkins
9 9 (5.29%) WebDriver
10 8 (4.71%) Appium
11 6 (3.53%) Bugzilla
11 6 (3.53%) JUnit
12 5 (2.94%) Eclipse
12 5 (2.94%) Gatling
12 5 (2.94%) TestRail
General
1 41 (24.12%) Finance
2 29 (17.06%) Retail
3 5 (2.94%) Banking
4 3 (1.76%) Games
4 3 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.59%) Automotive
5 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.59%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (17.06%) SOAP
2 27 (15.88%) XML
3 14 (8.24%) Gherkin
4 8 (4.71%) .NET
4 8 (4.71%) Middleware
4 8 (4.71%) Web Services
5 7 (4.12%) HTML
6 3 (1.76%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.18%) J2EE
8 1 (0.59%) CSS
8 1 (0.59%) HTML5
8 1 (0.59%) JSON
8 1 (0.59%) REST
8 1 (0.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.88%) Fintech
3 4 (2.35%) EPoS
4 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.29%) Windows
2 8 (4.71%) Unix
3 3 (1.76%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.18%) Linux
4 2 (1.18%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (68.82%) Test Automation
2 92 (54.12%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (54.12%) Test Scripting
3 51 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 43 (25.29%) Manual Testing
5 30 (17.65%) Scrum
6 27 (15.88%) E-Commerce
7 26 (15.29%) Regression Testing
8 24 (14.12%) BDD
8 24 (14.12%) Test Management
9 22 (12.94%) User Acceptance Testing
10 21 (12.35%) Migration
11 20 (11.76%) SDLC
12 17 (10.00%) Performance Testing
12 17 (10.00%) Test Strategy
13 16 (9.41%) Functional Testing
14 15 (8.82%) Mathematics
14 15 (8.82%) System Testing
15 14 (8.24%) Integration Testing
15 14 (8.24%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 64 (37.65%) SQL
2 41 (24.12%) Java
3 15 (8.82%) C#
4 8 (4.71%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.12%) Scala
5 7 (4.12%) VB
5 7 (4.12%) VBScript
6 5 (2.94%) Ruby
7 4 (2.35%) C
8 3 (1.76%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.18%) Perl
10 1 (0.59%) C++
10 1 (0.59%) Groovy
10 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.59%) Python
10 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (34.71%) ISEB
2 57 (33.53%) ISTQB
3 27 (15.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (8.24%) Degree
5 2 (1.18%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (51.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (9.41%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.24%) Oracle
3 11 (6.47%) CA Agile Central
4 7 (4.12%) Tableau
5 5 (2.94%) HP
6 4 (2.35%) Cognizant
6 4 (2.35%) SAP
7 3 (1.76%) Serena
8 2 (1.18%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.18%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.59%) Google
9 1 (0.59%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.59%) New Relic
9 1 (0.59%) Yardi
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