The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Analyst
Rank 780 749 824
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +75
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 100 130 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.12% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.13% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 86 124 69
Average salary £32,500 £29,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Test Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Software Test Analyst Salary Trend in the UK

Software Test Analyst
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 within the UK.

Software Test Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 98 £32,500 +16.07% 8
South East -11 25 £30,750 -3.90% 2
London -10 18 £45,000 +89.47%
Yorkshire -11 14 £32,500 +8.33% 3
West Yorkshire +9 12 £36,250 +31.81% 3
West Midlands -14 12 £32,500 +36.84% 1
East of England -22 12 £30,000 -16.66%
North West -26 12 £30,000 +13.20% 2
Berkshire +13 9 £30,000 +3.44%
Reading +12 9 £30,000 -25.00%
Surrey 0 9 £30,000 +7.14% 1
Birmingham -6 8 £32,500 +51.16% 1
Manchester -21 7 £30,000 - 1
Redhill - 7 £30,000 -
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £33,250 +3.90% 1
Ilkley - 6 - -
Leeds -3 5 £37,500 +36.36% 1
East Midlands +18 4 £25,750 -6.36%
Cheshire -1 4 £30,750 +36.66% 1
Milton Keynes -8 4 £32,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -19 4 £45,000 +12.50%
Essex - 4 £35,000 -
Colchester - 4 £35,000 -
Suffolk +5 3 £27,000 -1.81%
Chessington - 3 £47,500 -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
Nottingham +14 2 £25,750 -31.33%
Nottinghamshire +14 2 £25,750 -23.13%
Altrincham +1 2 £35,000 +16.66%
Sidcup - 2 £42,000 -

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software Test Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Test Analyst in their job title.

1 134 (58.77%) Software Testing
2 112 (49.12%) SQL
3 105 (46.05%) ISEB
4 103 (45.18%) Agile Software Development
5 98 (42.98%) Manual Testing
6 95 (41.67%) QA
7 78 (34.21%) Automated Testing
8 62 (27.19%) ISTQB
9 56 (24.56%) Selenium
10 55 (24.12%) Test Scripting
11 50 (21.93%) Degree
12 46 (20.18%) Finance
13 44 (19.30%) Microsoft
14 38 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
15 36 (15.79%) .NET
16 33 (14.47%) Oracle
16 33 (14.47%) Windows
17 28 (12.28%) MS Excel
17 28 (12.28%) Scrum
18 25 (10.96%) System Testing
19 24 (10.53%) SQL Server
19 24 (10.53%) Visual Studio
19 24 (10.53%) Performance Testing
19 24 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 23 (10.09%) Java
20 23 (10.09%) Test Automation
21 22 (9.65%) Computer Science
22 20 (8.77%) QuickTest Pro
22 20 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
23 19 (8.33%) C#

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software Test Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (12.28%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Servitor
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.32%) ATM
1 3 (1.32%) TCP/IP
1 3 (1.32%) Internet
2 2 (0.88%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.44%) HTTP
3 1 (0.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.89%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.95%) BusinessObjects XI
5 8 (3.51%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.32%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 56 (24.56%) Selenium
2 24 (10.53%) Visual Studio
3 20 (8.77%) QuickTest Pro
3 20 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (5.26%) JIRA
5 8 (3.51%) TestComplete
6 7 (3.07%) WebDriver
7 5 (2.19%) JMeter
7 5 (2.19%) Selenium IDE
8 4 (1.75%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.88%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.44%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.44%) FogBugz
11 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.44%) JUnit
11 1 (0.44%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.44%) Subversion
11 1 (0.44%) TestPartner
General
1 46 (20.18%) Finance
2 17 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.58%) Banking
4 5 (2.19%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.75%) Marketing
6 3 (1.32%) Law
6 3 (1.32%) Retail
6 3 (1.32%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.32%) Military
7 2 (0.88%) Games
8 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (15.79%) .NET
2 11 (4.82%) XML
3 9 (3.95%) Web Services
4 8 (3.51%) HTML
5 6 (2.63%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.19%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.32%) CSS
7 3 (1.32%) SOAP
8 2 (0.88%) XSD
8 2 (0.88%) WSDL
9 1 (0.44%) Ajax
9 1 (0.44%) WCF
9 1 (0.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.65%) Computer Science
2 18 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.51%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.19%) User Experience
6 4 (1.75%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.32%) Open Source
7 3 (1.32%) EFT
7 3 (1.32%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.88%) Handset
8 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.88%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.44%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.44%) Physics
9 1 (0.44%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 33 (14.47%) Windows
2 18 (7.89%) UNIX
3 9 (3.95%) Apple iOS
3 9 (3.95%) Android
4 3 (1.32%) Linux
5 2 (0.88%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (58.77%) Software Testing
2 103 (45.18%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (42.98%) Manual Testing
4 78 (34.21%) Automated Testing
5 55 (24.12%) Test Scripting
6 38 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 28 (12.28%) Scrum
8 25 (10.96%) System Testing
9 24 (10.53%) Performance Testing
10 23 (10.09%) Test Automation
11 18 (7.89%) Regression Testing
12 17 (7.46%) E-Commerce
13 16 (7.02%) Migration
14 15 (6.58%) Test Strategy
15 14 (6.14%) Integration Testing
16 13 (5.70%) Test Planning
17 12 (5.26%) Automation Testing
17 12 (5.26%) Web Testing
17 12 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
18 11 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 112 (49.12%) SQL
2 23 (10.09%) Java
3 19 (8.33%) C#
4 13 (5.70%) Python
4 13 (5.70%) Perl
5 9 (3.95%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.07%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.19%) PHP
8 3 (1.32%) VBScript
8 3 (1.32%) VB
8 3 (1.32%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.32%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.44%) R
9 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (46.05%) ISEB
2 62 (27.19%) ISTQB
3 50 (21.93%) Degree
4 24 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (4.82%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (41.67%) QA
2 8 (3.51%) GAMP
System Software
1 6 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (19.30%) Microsoft
2 33 (14.47%) Oracle
3 8 (3.51%) HP
4 7 (3.07%) VMware
5 2 (0.88%) Apple
6 1 (0.44%) IBM
6 1 (0.44%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.44%) Capita
6 1 (0.44%) Aquila
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Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
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