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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Analyst
Rank 800 864 804
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -60
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 100 80 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.066% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.070% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 92 77 90
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,950 £45,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,250 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +7.50%

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
105334 114534 105198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.73%
Number of salaries quoted 86166 92849 87525
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 21 April 2015 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 21 April 2015. 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 +70 95 £35,000 +7.69% 13
London +59 24 £45,000 +5.88% 2
South East +4 20 £33,500 +21.81% 3
East of England +27 12 £35,000 -12.50% 1
North West +8 10 £29,500 +15.68% 2
Yorkshire +9 9 £35,000 +40.00% 1
City of London - 9 £45,000 - 1
Leeds +18 8 £34,500 +38.00%
West Yorkshire +11 8 £34,500 +38.00%
Manchester +7 7 £27,500 -15.38% 2
West Midlands -18 7 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Berkshire +5 5 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Hampshire -5 5 £30,000 +9.09%
Reading -8 5 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Tyne and Wear - 5 £23,750 -
North East - 5 £23,750 -
Essex +13 4 £47,500 +5.55%
East Midlands +6 4 £25,000 +4.16%
Buckinghamshire -1 4 £33,500 +3.07%
South West -16 4 £30,000 +1.69% 3
Brentwood - 4 £47,500 -
Scotland +21 3 £36,000 -4.00%
Leicestershire +18 3 £25,000 -7.40%
Leicester +17 3 £25,000 +4.16%
Suffolk +15 3 £25,000 -4.76%
Bristol +1 3 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Ipswich -3 3 £25,000 -20.00%
Hertfordshire -7 3 £35,000 -15.15%
Birmingham - 3 £35,000 -
Southampton - 3 £30,000 -

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

1 118 (58.13%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (55.17%) Software Testing
3 100 (49.26%) QA
4 96 (47.29%) ISEB
5 90 (44.33%) SQL
6 64 (31.53%) Manual Testing
7 59 (29.06%) ISTQB
8 49 (24.14%) Selenium
9 47 (23.15%) Test Scripting
10 46 (22.66%) Scrum
10 46 (22.66%) Microsoft
11 45 (22.17%) Automated Testing
12 41 (20.20%) User Acceptance Testing
12 41 (20.20%) Test Automation
13 39 (19.21%) Finance
13 39 (19.21%) C#
14 37 (18.23%) Degree
15 35 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
16 34 (16.75%) .NET
17 33 (16.26%) Visual Studio
18 32 (15.76%) SQL Server
18 32 (15.76%) MS Excel
19 28 (13.79%) Windows
20 22 (10.84%) Java
20 22 (10.84%) Automation Testing
20 22 (10.84%) Integration Testing
21 21 (10.34%) E-Commerce
21 21 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
22 20 (9.85%) Computer Science
23 18 (8.87%) System Testing

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 4 (1.97%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.99%) IIS
3 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (15.76%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.45%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) MS Project
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) RoboHelp
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.96%) HTTPS
2 3 (1.48%) Internet
3 2 (0.99%) SSH
4 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.49%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.76%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.40%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.97%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.48%) MySQL
6 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 49 (24.14%) Selenium
2 35 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (16.26%) Visual Studio
4 21 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
5 17 (8.37%) JIRA
6 12 (5.91%) WebDriver
6 12 (5.91%) Cucumber
7 9 (4.43%) TestComplete
8 4 (1.97%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (1.48%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.48%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.48%) JUnit
9 3 (1.48%) Subversion
9 3 (1.48%) TestPartner
10 2 (0.99%) JMeter
10 2 (0.99%) Toad
10 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.99%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.49%) TestDirector
11 1 (0.49%) LoadRunner
General
1 39 (19.21%) Finance
2 14 (6.90%) Banking
3 13 (6.40%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.45%) Law
4 7 (3.45%) Retail
4 7 (3.45%) Retail Banking
5 2 (0.99%) Billing
5 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.99%) Games
5 2 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.99%) Back Office
6 1 (0.49%) Advertising
6 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (16.75%) .NET
2 6 (2.96%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.46%) Web Services
3 5 (2.46%) .NET Framework
3 5 (2.46%) HTML
4 4 (1.97%) WPF
5 2 (0.99%) Silverlight
5 2 (0.99%) RESTful
5 2 (0.99%) HTML5
5 2 (0.99%) WinForms
6 1 (0.49%) Ajax
6 1 (0.49%) XML
6 1 (0.49%) CSS
6 1 (0.49%) SOAP
6 1 (0.49%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.49%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.85%) Computer Science
2 12 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.43%) Open Source
4 6 (2.96%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.97%) User Experience
6 3 (1.48%) Social Network
6 3 (1.48%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.99%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.49%) NHS
8 1 (0.49%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.49%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.79%) Windows
2 9 (4.43%) UNIX
3 8 (3.94%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.45%) Android
5 3 (1.48%) Windows Vista
5 3 (1.48%) Linux
5 3 (1.48%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.48%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (58.13%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (55.17%) Software Testing
3 64 (31.53%) Manual Testing
4 47 (23.15%) Test Scripting
5 46 (22.66%) Scrum
6 45 (22.17%) Automated Testing
7 41 (20.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 41 (20.20%) Test Automation
8 22 (10.84%) Automation Testing
8 22 (10.84%) Integration Testing
9 21 (10.34%) E-Commerce
10 18 (8.87%) Regression Testing
10 18 (8.87%) Migration
10 18 (8.87%) System Testing
11 13 (6.40%) Performance Testing
11 13 (6.40%) Validation
11 13 (6.40%) Test Planning
11 13 (6.40%) Mentoring
12 12 (5.91%) Functional Testing
13 11 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 90 (44.33%) SQL
2 39 (19.21%) C#
3 22 (10.84%) Java
4 10 (4.93%) T-SQL
5 8 (3.94%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.46%) Ruby
7 4 (1.97%) VB
8 3 (1.48%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.48%) Python
8 3 (1.48%) Perl
8 3 (1.48%) VBScript
9 2 (0.99%) Groovy
10 1 (0.49%) R
10 1 (0.49%) C
10 1 (0.49%) C++
10 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 96 (47.29%) ISEB
2 59 (29.06%) ISTQB
3 37 (18.23%) Degree
4 10 (4.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.46%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.48%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (49.26%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (6.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (22.66%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.42%) Oracle
3 9 (4.43%) HP
4 6 (2.96%) VMware
5 1 (0.49%) Aquila
5 1 (0.49%) Google
5 1 (0.49%) Twitter
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