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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Analyst
Rank 227 241 236
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 23 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 21 10 10
Median salary £40,000 £30,750 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+30.08% +2.50%
UK excluding London median salary £34,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
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
5450 5769 5984
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.56% 97.01% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4631 4893 5007
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 - 12 £40,000 - 2
Somerset - 5 £40,000 -
Bristol +10 2 £33,000 +4.76% 1
Dorset +9 2 £31,250 +4.16% 1
Software Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 29 (64.44%) ISEB
2 22 (48.89%) Manual Testing
3 18 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (37.78%) SDLC
4 17 (37.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (35.56%) Software Testing
5 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
6 15 (33.33%) C#
6 15 (33.33%) QA
6 15 (33.33%) Automated Testing
7 14 (31.11%) Performance Testing
7 14 (31.11%) Java
8 13 (28.89%) Usability Testing
8 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (26.67%) SC Cleared
9 12 (26.67%) DV Cleared
9 12 (26.67%) Security Cleared
9 12 (26.67%) Windows
10 11 (24.44%) User Experience
10 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (24.44%) User Stories
10 11 (24.44%) XML
10 11 (24.44%) ITIL
10 11 (24.44%) C++
10 11 (24.44%) LoadRunner
11 10 (22.22%) Test Scripting
11 10 (22.22%) Shell Script
11 10 (22.22%) LAN
11 10 (22.22%) WAN
11 10 (22.22%) 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 (2.22%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Office
2 2 (4.44%) Mingle
3 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.22%) LAN
1 10 (22.22%) WAN
Development Applications
1 18 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (24.44%) LoadRunner
3 6 (13.33%) JIRA
3 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
4 5 (11.11%) Selenium
5 3 (6.67%) JUnit
5 3 (6.67%) TestDirector
6 2 (4.44%) Jasmine
6 2 (4.44%) Protractor
6 2 (4.44%) TestNG
7 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) XML
2 4 (8.89%) .NET
3 2 (4.44%) CSS
3 2 (4.44%) HTML
4 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.22%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) User Experience
2 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Windows
2 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (22.22%) Linux
3 10 (22.22%) Unix
4 4 (8.89%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) Manual Testing
2 17 (37.78%) SDLC
2 17 (37.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (35.56%) Software Testing
4 15 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 14 (31.11%) Performance Testing
6 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (28.89%) Usability Testing
7 11 (24.44%) ITIL
7 11 (24.44%) User Stories
8 10 (22.22%) ITIL V3
8 10 (22.22%) Test Scripting
9 8 (17.78%) Regression Testing
10 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
11 6 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (11.11%) Functional Testing
13 4 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
14 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
15 2 (4.44%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (33.33%) C#
2 14 (31.11%) Java
3 11 (24.44%) C++
4 10 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 7 (15.56%) SQL
6 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.22%) Ruby
7 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (64.44%) ISEB
2 12 (26.67%) DV Cleared
2 12 (26.67%) SC Cleared
2 12 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
4 6 (13.33%) Degree
5 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Rally
3 1 (2.22%) HP
3 1 (2.22%) VMware
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