Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £31,250 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 169 152
Rank change year-on-year +7 -17 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 162 171 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.66% 1.62% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.67% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 128 169 171
West Midlands median annual salary £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £44,725 £45,200 £45,000
England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9,425 10,219 9,962
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.75% 96.84% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 7,543 8,123 8,364
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 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
Birmingham -19 50 £35,000 - 10
Warwickshire +32 38 £26,500 -5.36% 2
Coventry -4 25 £31,000 -3.13% 4
Staffordshire +17 17 £31,500 +12.50% 4
Solihull -26 10 £35,500 +14.52% 3
Shropshire +5 7 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Wolverhampton -3 7 £30,000 +14.29% 1
Herefordshire +10 2 £37,500 -11.76%
Worcestershire -2 2 £26,500 -24.29% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £29,000 - 1
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 109 (67.28%) Test Automation
2 84 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (43.21%) QA
3 70 (43.21%) Test Scripting
4 63 (38.89%) Selenium
5 60 (37.04%) SQL
6 52 (32.10%) Software Testing
7 47 (29.01%) ISEB
8 46 (28.40%) ISTQB
9 42 (25.93%) Finance
10 39 (24.07%) XML
11 38 (23.46%) Manual Testing
12 36 (22.22%) JIRA
13 32 (19.75%) Defect Management
14 28 (17.28%) Microsoft
15 27 (16.67%) C#
16 25 (15.43%) Functional Testing
17 24 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
17 24 (14.81%) Scrum
18 22 (13.58%) SoapUI
18 22 (13.58%) SDLC
19 21 (12.96%) Regression Testing
20 20 (12.35%) Java
20 20 (12.35%) Test Planning
21 19 (11.73%) .NET
22 18 (11.11%) Waterfall
23 17 (10.49%) E-Commerce
24 16 (9.88%) HP UFT
24 16 (9.88%) Test Strategy
24 16 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server

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 5 (3.09%) CMS
1 5 (3.09%) Drupal
1 5 (3.09%) WordPress
2 4 (2.47%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.85%) Confluence
4 1 (0.62%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.09%) Magento
1 5 (3.09%) Shopify
2 2 (1.23%) Exstream
2 2 (1.23%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.09%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.62%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.47%) Internet
2 2 (1.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.62%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.62%) DataStage
5 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.62%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.62%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 63 (38.89%) Selenium
2 36 (22.22%) JIRA
3 22 (13.58%) SoapUI
4 16 (9.88%) HP UFT
4 16 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (8.64%) Cucumber
6 13 (8.02%) Appium
6 13 (8.02%) Calabash
7 9 (5.56%) JMeter
8 8 (4.94%) Bugzilla
9 6 (3.70%) WebDriver
10 5 (3.09%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.47%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.47%) Toad
12 3 (1.85%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.85%) Ranorex
12 3 (1.85%) TestRail
12 3 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (1.23%) Eclipse
13 2 (1.23%) TestDirector
General
1 42 (25.93%) Finance
2 10 (6.17%) Retail
3 3 (1.85%) Banking
4 2 (1.23%) Back Office
5 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.62%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (24.07%) XML
2 19 (11.73%) .NET
3 15 (9.26%) Web Services
4 11 (6.79%) SOAP
5 7 (4.32%) HTML
6 5 (3.09%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.09%) JSON
6 5 (3.09%) Middleware
7 4 (2.47%) XSL
8 3 (1.85%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.23%) CSS
9 2 (1.23%) Flash
9 2 (1.23%) J2EE
9 2 (1.23%) J2ME
9 2 (1.23%) JSP
9 2 (1.23%) REST
10 1 (0.62%) .NET Core
10 1 (0.62%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.94%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.62%) Fintech
5 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.17%) Windows
2 5 (3.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (67.28%) Test Automation
2 84 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (43.21%) Test Scripting
4 52 (32.10%) Software Testing
5 38 (23.46%) Manual Testing
6 32 (19.75%) Defect Management
7 25 (15.43%) Functional Testing
8 24 (14.81%) Scrum
8 24 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 22 (13.58%) SDLC
10 21 (12.96%) Regression Testing
11 20 (12.35%) Test Planning
12 18 (11.11%) Waterfall
13 17 (10.49%) E-Commerce
14 16 (9.88%) BDD
14 16 (9.88%) Test Strategy
15 15 (9.26%) Scenario Testing
16 14 (8.64%) Migration
17 13 (8.02%) Non-Functional Testing
17 13 (8.02%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (37.04%) SQL
2 27 (16.67%) C#
3 20 (12.35%) Java
4 9 (5.56%) VB.NET
5 8 (4.94%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.70%) Python
7 4 (2.47%) Ruby
8 3 (1.85%) C
8 3 (1.85%) C++
9 2 (1.23%) Delphi
9 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.62%) Groovy
10 1 (0.62%) PHP
10 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.62%) R
10 1 (0.62%) VB
10 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (29.01%) ISEB
2 46 (28.40%) ISTQB
3 16 (9.88%) Degree
4 13 (8.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (3.09%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.09%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.23%) CEH
6 2 (1.23%) GIAC
6 2 (1.23%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (43.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (6.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (17.28%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.79%) HP
3 5 (3.09%) Adobe
4 4 (2.47%) Oracle
4 4 (2.47%) webMethods
5 3 (1.85%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.23%) Capita
7 1 (0.62%) Google
7 1 (0.62%) IBM
7 1 (0.62%) MKS
7 1 (0.62%) New Relic