The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Analyst
Rank 793 806 830
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 114 63 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.058% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.061% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 100 61 66
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.25%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110361 102490 112133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90061 84895 96093
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +8 113 £32,500 +8.33% 11
South East +15 33 £32,500 - 3
East Midlands +12 16 £26,000 -0.95% 1
East of England -2 16 £32,500 +16.07% 2
London -17 16 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North West +3 15 £30,000 +13.20% 2
Berkshire +13 12 £32,500 -40.90% 1
South West -1 12 £30,000 -5.51% 2
West Midlands +10 11 £27,000 -1.81%
Buckinghamshire +3 9 £22,500 -30.76%
Somerset - 9 £30,000 -
Bath - 8 £30,000 -
Manchester +10 7 £30,000 +57.89% 2
Milton Keynes +5 7 £22,500 -30.76%
Surrey -5 7 £55,000 +29.41%
Hertfordshire -5 7 £40,000 +6.66%
Cambridgeshire +6 6 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Northamptonshire -9 6 £22,500 -25.00% 1
Northampton - 6 £22,500 - 1
Cambridge - 6 £32,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire +11 5 £27,500 +10.00%
Nottingham +3 5 £27,500 +10.00%
Reading -1 5 £32,500 -40.90%
Coventry - 5 £22,500 -
Hampshire +6 4 £31,500 +20.00% 2
City of London -2 4 - -
Lancashire -3 4 £30,000 +13.20%
Cheshire -5 4 £31,250 +0.80%
Derbyshire - 4 £30,000 -
Derby - 4 £30,000 -

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 100 (50.76%) SQL
2 99 (50.25%) Software Testing
3 83 (42.13%) Automated Testing
4 76 (38.58%) ISEB
5 71 (36.04%) QA
6 67 (34.01%) .NET
7 59 (29.95%) Test Scripting
8 58 (29.44%) Agile Software Development
9 53 (26.90%) Selenium
10 51 (25.89%) Scrum
11 50 (25.38%) Microsoft
12 44 (22.34%) ISTQB
13 38 (19.29%) Degree
14 37 (18.78%) Java
15 35 (17.77%) User Acceptance Testing
16 32 (16.24%) SQL Server
17 31 (15.74%) Oracle
18 30 (15.23%) Visual Studio
19 29 (14.72%) Windows
20 27 (13.71%) Manual Testing
21 26 (13.20%) C#
22 25 (12.69%) HTML
22 25 (12.69%) MS Excel
23 23 (11.68%) Finance
24 20 (10.15%) Regression Testing
24 20 (10.15%) Test Automation
25 19 (9.64%) Web Testing
25 19 (9.64%) XML
26 18 (9.14%) UNIX
26 18 (9.14%) Unit Testing

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (0.51%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 25 (12.69%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.05%) MS Office
3 5 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.06%) ATM
1 8 (4.06%) Internet
2 5 (2.54%) HTTP
3 3 (1.52%) Firewall
4 2 (1.02%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.24%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.06%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.02%) MySQL
4 2 (1.02%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (26.90%) Selenium
2 30 (15.23%) Visual Studio
3 14 (7.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (5.58%) TestComplete
5 10 (5.08%) JIRA
6 8 (4.06%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (3.55%) NUnit
8 5 (2.54%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (2.54%) WebDriver
9 4 (2.03%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.03%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (1.52%) JMeter
10 3 (1.52%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (1.52%) Selenium IDE
10 3 (1.52%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (1.52%) Ranorex
11 2 (1.02%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.02%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.02%) Grunt
11 2 (1.02%) TestNG
General
1 23 (11.68%) Finance
2 10 (5.08%) Banking
3 7 (3.55%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.54%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.03%) Marketing
6 2 (1.02%) Games
6 2 (1.02%) Retail
7 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.51%) Law
7 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.51%) Publishing
7 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (34.01%) .NET
2 25 (12.69%) HTML
3 19 (9.64%) XML
4 14 (7.11%) Web Services
5 8 (4.06%) ASP.NET
6 7 (3.55%) CSS
6 7 (3.55%) SOAP
7 3 (1.52%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.02%) JSON
8 2 (1.02%) WCF
8 2 (1.02%) LINQ
8 2 (1.02%) jQuery
8 2 (1.02%) Backbone.js
8 2 (1.02%) Sass
8 2 (1.02%) XSD
8 2 (1.02%) WSDL
9 1 (0.51%) Middleware
9 1 (0.51%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.11%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.06%) EFT
3 7 (3.55%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.52%) NHS
4 3 (1.52%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.02%) FMCG
5 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.51%) Online Games
6 1 (0.51%) Replication
6 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.51%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.72%) Windows
2 18 (9.14%) UNIX
3 7 (3.55%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.54%) Mac OS
5 4 (2.03%) Linux
6 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.52%) Android
7 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (50.25%) Software Testing
2 83 (42.13%) Automated Testing
3 59 (29.95%) Test Scripting
4 58 (29.44%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (25.89%) Scrum
6 35 (17.77%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (13.71%) Manual Testing
8 20 (10.15%) Test Automation
8 20 (10.15%) Regression Testing
9 19 (9.64%) Web Testing
10 18 (9.14%) Unit Testing
10 18 (9.14%) Test Strategy
11 16 (8.12%) Performance Testing
12 11 (5.58%) Test Management
12 11 (5.58%) TDD
13 10 (5.08%) Migration
13 10 (5.08%) Usability Testing
13 10 (5.08%) Quality Management
14 8 (4.06%) Load Testing
14 8 (4.06%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 100 (50.76%) SQL
2 37 (18.78%) Java
3 26 (13.20%) C#
4 14 (7.11%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.57%) Shell Script
6 8 (4.06%) VB.NET
7 7 (3.55%) VB
8 6 (3.05%) PHP
8 6 (3.05%) C++
8 6 (3.05%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.03%) VBScript
10 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.51%) Python
10 1 (0.51%) VB6
Qualifications
1 76 (38.58%) ISEB
2 44 (22.34%) ISTQB
3 38 (19.29%) Degree
4 16 (8.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.02%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (36.04%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (25.38%) Microsoft
2 31 (15.74%) Oracle
3 5 (2.54%) VMware
4 4 (2.03%) Telerik
5 1 (0.51%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.51%) Apple
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