The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £33,250 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 119 164
Rank change year-on-year -21 +45  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 82 135 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.67% 2.16% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 2.25% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 66 125 47
Median salary £33,250 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.20% -2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £43,800 £43,000
UK excluding London median 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 4769 6008 5163
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 97.21% 96.25% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4019 4796 4379
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
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 the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 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
Birmingham +10 38 £33,750 -10.00% 5
Coventry +2 11 £32,500 -16.09% 1
Staffordshire +5 9 £24,750 -11.60% 1
Warwickshire +23 8 £34,500 +6.97% 1
Shropshire -6 6 £36,500 +17.74% 1
Solihull -24 4 £32,500 -4.41% 1
Worcestershire -19 2 £24,750 -10.00%
Wolverhampton +2 1 - - 1
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 87 (54.38%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (51.25%) QA
3 72 (45.00%) Test Scripting
4 63 (39.38%) Selenium
5 61 (38.13%) ISEB
6 58 (36.25%) ISTQB
7 53 (33.13%) SQL
8 47 (29.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 44 (27.50%) Finance
10 40 (25.00%) Software Testing
11 38 (23.75%) Scrum
12 37 (23.13%) Automation Testing
13 29 (18.13%) Manual Testing
13 29 (18.13%) Cucumber
14 28 (17.50%) JIRA
15 26 (16.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 24 (15.00%) Automated Testing
16 24 (15.00%) SDLC
17 23 (14.38%) JMeter
18 22 (13.75%) E-Commerce
18 22 (13.75%) Java
19 21 (13.13%) Regression Testing
20 20 (12.50%) Robot Framework
21 19 (11.88%) BDD
21 19 (11.88%) Functional Testing
21 19 (11.88%) Microsoft
22 18 (11.25%) Test Strategy
23 17 (10.63%) Team Foundation Server
23 17 (10.63%) XML
23 17 (10.63%) Banking

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 (3.13%) Confluence
2 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.63%) SAS
3 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (7.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) SAP HCM
1 2 (1.25%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.50%) SaaS
3 1 (0.63%) G Suite
3 1 (0.63%) Office 365
3 1 (0.63%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.25%) HTTP
1 2 (1.25%) HTTPS
1 2 (1.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.88%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (5.63%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.38%) Big Data
3 7 (4.38%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.75%) Power BI
5 3 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.25%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.63%) Cognos Query Studio
7 1 (0.63%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 63 (39.38%) Selenium
2 29 (18.13%) Cucumber
3 28 (17.50%) JIRA
4 23 (14.38%) JMeter
5 20 (12.50%) Robot Framework
6 17 (10.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (8.75%) SoapUI
8 10 (6.25%) HP UFT
8 10 (6.25%) WebDriver
9 6 (3.75%) SpecFlow
9 6 (3.75%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (2.50%) FitNesse
10 4 (2.50%) Gatling
10 4 (2.50%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.50%) JUnit
10 4 (2.50%) LoadRunner
10 4 (2.50%) Ranorex
11 3 (1.88%) eggPlant
11 3 (1.88%) WATIR
12 2 (1.25%) Zephyr
General
1 44 (27.50%) Finance
2 17 (10.63%) Banking
3 16 (10.00%) Retail
4 4 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.63%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.63%) XML
2 13 (8.13%) SOAP
3 6 (3.75%) .NET
3 6 (3.75%) Gherkin
4 5 (3.13%) Middleware
4 5 (3.13%) Web Services
5 3 (1.88%) HTML
5 3 (1.88%) RESTful
6 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.38%) Driving Licence
3 5 (3.13%) Fintech
4 4 (2.50%) EPoS
5 3 (1.88%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.63%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.63%) NHS
7 1 (0.63%) STB
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.25%) Unix
2 9 (5.63%) Linux
3 7 (4.38%) Windows
4 6 (3.75%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.50%) Android
6 2 (1.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (54.38%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (45.00%) Test Scripting
3 47 (29.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 40 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 38 (23.75%) Scrum
6 37 (23.13%) Automation Testing
7 29 (18.13%) Manual Testing
8 24 (15.00%) Automated Testing
8 24 (15.00%) SDLC
9 22 (13.75%) E-Commerce
10 21 (13.13%) Regression Testing
11 19 (11.88%) BDD
11 19 (11.88%) Functional Testing
12 18 (11.25%) Test Strategy
13 16 (10.00%) Migration
13 16 (10.00%) Test Automation
14 15 (9.38%) Mathematics
15 14 (8.75%) Integration Testing
15 14 (8.75%) Performance Testing
15 14 (8.75%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (33.13%) SQL
2 22 (13.75%) Java
3 11 (6.88%) C
3 11 (6.88%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.63%) C#
5 8 (5.00%) C++
6 7 (4.38%) Python
7 6 (3.75%) Scala
7 6 (3.75%) VB
7 6 (3.75%) VBScript
8 4 (2.50%) Ruby
8 4 (2.50%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.25%) Perl
10 1 (0.63%) PHP
10 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (38.13%) ISEB
2 58 (36.25%) ISTQB
3 26 (16.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (8.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (51.25%) QA
2 3 (1.88%) SDET
Systems Management
1 6 (3.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.75%) Oracle
3 9 (5.63%) HP
4 6 (3.75%) SAP
4 6 (3.75%) Serena
4 6 (3.75%) Tableau
5 2 (1.25%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.25%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.63%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.63%) Cognos
6 1 (0.63%) Google
6 1 (0.63%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.63%) IBM
6 1 (0.63%) Informatica
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000 per annum + 20% bonus, 35 hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + fantastic training
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary + company benefits + training + bonus + expenses
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago