The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Software Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Analyst
Rank 227 241 227
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 26 16 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.47% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.28% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 25 16 14
Median salary £40,000 £32,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Software Test Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5379 5773 5928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.73% 97.09% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4545 4878 4888
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured Software Test Analyst in the job title.

Software Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Software Test Analyst
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Software Test Analyst Salary Trend in the South West

Software Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

Software Test Analyst Salary Histogram in the South West

Software Test Analyst
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Gloucestershire +9 12 £40,000 +50.94% 2
Bristol +21 9 £32,500 +4.00% 2
Somerset - 4 £40,000 -
Dorset +7 1 £35,000 - 1
Software Test Analyst
England

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, Software 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 South West region featuring Software Test Analyst in the job title.

1 26 (61.90%) ISEB
2 21 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 17 (40.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (40.48%) Automated Testing
3 17 (40.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (38.10%) Software Testing
5 15 (35.71%) QA
5 15 (35.71%) Java
6 14 (33.33%) C#
6 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 14 (33.33%) SDLC
7 13 (30.95%) User Stories
7 13 (30.95%) Usability Testing
7 13 (30.95%) Performance Testing
7 13 (30.95%) SC Cleared
7 13 (30.95%) DV Cleared
7 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
7 13 (30.95%) ITIL
8 12 (28.57%) LAN
8 12 (28.57%) WAN
8 12 (28.57%) LoadRunner
8 12 (28.57%) C++
8 12 (28.57%) ITIL V3
9 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (26.19%) User Experience
9 11 (26.19%) XML
9 11 (26.19%) Windows
10 9 (21.43%) Linux
10 9 (21.43%) Shell Script
10 9 (21.43%) Unix

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) LAN
1 12 (28.57%) WAN
Development Applications
1 17 (40.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (28.57%) LoadRunner
3 6 (14.29%) Selenium
3 6 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 5 (11.90%) JIRA
4 5 (11.90%) JUnit
5 3 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 3 (7.14%) SpecFlow
5 3 (7.14%) TestNG
6 2 (4.76%) Jasmine
6 2 (4.76%) Protractor
6 2 (4.76%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (2.38%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) XML
2 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 3 (7.14%) JDBC
3 2 (4.76%) CSS
3 2 (4.76%) HTML
4 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) User Experience
2 6 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Windows
1 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (21.43%) Linux
2 9 (21.43%) Unix
3 3 (7.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 17 (40.48%) Automated Testing
2 17 (40.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (38.10%) Software Testing
4 14 (33.33%) SDLC
5 13 (30.95%) ITIL
5 13 (30.95%) Performance Testing
5 13 (30.95%) Usability Testing
5 13 (30.95%) User Stories
6 12 (28.57%) ITIL V3
7 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
8 7 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Regression Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
10 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (7.14%) Integration Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
11 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) Java
2 14 (33.33%) C#
3 12 (28.57%) C++
4 9 (21.43%) Shell Script
5 7 (16.67%) SQL
6 3 (7.14%) Ruby
7 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (61.90%) ISEB
2 13 (30.95%) DV Cleared
2 13 (30.95%) SC Cleared
2 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
3 8 (19.05%) Degree
4 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (35.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) VMware
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