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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Analyst
Rank 769 812 837
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 133 64 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.060% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.064% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 115 59 59
Average salary £30,000 £32,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,400 £52,500 £36,600
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £29,250
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +53 131 £30,000 -6.25% 14
South East +17 46 £30,000 -40.00% 5
North West -7 20 £30,000 +1.69% 2
Berkshire +20 18 £29,000 -47.27% 1
West Midlands +5 18 £30,000 -9.09% 2
East of England -19 17 £32,500 +18.18% 1
East Midlands +9 13 £24,250 -19.16% 1
Manchester +6 11 £30,000 - 1
South West -17 11 £30,000 +15.38% 2
London -29 10 £45,000 +16.12% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 9 £22,500 -29.68% 1
Surrey +5 9 £32,500 -23.52% 3
Reading +3 8 £29,000 -47.27% 1
Cheshire -4 8 £31,250 +0.80% 1
Milton Keynes -3 7 £22,500 -29.68% 1
Hertfordshire -4 7 £36,250 +31.81%
Coventry - 7 £22,500 -
Cambridgeshire +2 6 £32,500 +18.18%
Cambridge -5 6 £32,500 +18.18%
Northamptonshire -17 6 £22,500 -25.00%
Somerset - 6 £30,000 -
Bath - 6 £30,000 -
Northampton - 6 £22,500 -
Yorkshire -32 5 £26,000 -8.77%
Redhill - 5 £30,000 - 1
West Yorkshire -31 4 £25,500 -5.55%
Wilmslow - 4 £32,500 -
Hampshire - 4 £31,500 -
Birmingham - 4 £30,000 - 1
Dudley - 4 £30,000 -

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 129 (54.20%) Software Testing
2 119 (50.00%) SQL
3 115 (48.32%) Agile Software Development
4 97 (40.76%) ISEB
5 96 (40.34%) Automated Testing
5 96 (40.34%) Manual Testing
6 82 (34.45%) QA
7 72 (30.25%) Test Scripting
8 67 (28.15%) .NET
9 61 (25.63%) ISTQB
10 59 (24.79%) Microsoft
11 55 (23.11%) Selenium
12 47 (19.75%) Scrum
13 45 (18.91%) User Acceptance Testing
14 44 (18.49%) Degree
15 43 (18.07%) Regression Testing
16 39 (16.39%) Finance
16 39 (16.39%) Oracle
17 37 (15.55%) Java
18 33 (13.87%) Windows
19 31 (13.03%) MS Excel
20 29 (12.18%) Visual Studio
20 29 (12.18%) SQL Server
21 24 (10.08%) UNIX
22 23 (9.66%) XML
22 23 (9.66%) HTML
22 23 (9.66%) Performance Testing
22 23 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
23 22 (9.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 22 (9.24%) C#

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (0.42%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 31 (13.03%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (2.94%) MS Office
4 2 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.36%) ATM
2 5 (2.10%) Internet
3 3 (1.26%) Firewall
3 3 (1.26%) HTTP
4 2 (0.84%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.78%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.36%) Data Mining
4 7 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.52%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.84%) MySQL
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 55 (23.11%) Selenium
2 29 (12.18%) Visual Studio
3 19 (7.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (4.62%) TestComplete
4 11 (4.62%) JIRA
5 9 (3.78%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (3.36%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (2.94%) NUnit
7 7 (2.94%) WebDriver
8 6 (2.52%) Selenium IDE
9 4 (1.68%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.26%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (1.26%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (1.26%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.26%) Subversion
10 3 (1.26%) JMeter
11 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.84%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.84%) Grunt
12 1 (0.42%) FogBugz
General
1 39 (16.39%) Finance
2 16 (6.72%) Banking
3 14 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.10%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.10%) Marketing
5 2 (0.84%) Retail
5 2 (0.84%) Games
6 1 (0.42%) Military
6 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.42%) Law
6 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (28.15%) .NET
2 23 (9.66%) XML
2 23 (9.66%) HTML
3 16 (6.72%) Web Services
4 6 (2.52%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.52%) CSS
5 5 (2.10%) SOAP
6 3 (1.26%) XSD
6 3 (1.26%) WSDL
7 2 (0.84%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.84%) JSON
7 2 (0.84%) WCF
7 2 (0.84%) LINQ
7 2 (0.84%) jQuery
7 2 (0.84%) Backbone.js
7 2 (0.84%) Sass
8 1 (0.42%) Middleware
8 1 (0.42%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.56%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.36%) EFT
4 6 (2.52%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.52%) User Experience
5 4 (1.68%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.68%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.68%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.26%) NHS
6 3 (1.26%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.84%) Handset
7 2 (0.84%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.84%) FMCG
8 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.42%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.42%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.87%) Windows
2 24 (10.08%) UNIX
3 8 (3.36%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.52%) Android
5 4 (1.68%) Mac OS
5 4 (1.68%) Linux
6 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (54.20%) Software Testing
2 115 (48.32%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (40.34%) Automated Testing
3 96 (40.34%) Manual Testing
4 72 (30.25%) Test Scripting
5 47 (19.75%) Scrum
6 45 (18.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 43 (18.07%) Regression Testing
8 23 (9.66%) Performance Testing
9 20 (8.40%) Test Automation
10 19 (7.98%) Web Testing
10 19 (7.98%) Test Strategy
11 18 (7.56%) Unit Testing
11 18 (7.56%) System Testing
12 17 (7.14%) Test Planning
13 14 (5.88%) Migration
14 12 (5.04%) Quality Management
14 12 (5.04%) Usability Testing
15 11 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (4.62%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 119 (50.00%) SQL
2 37 (15.55%) Java
3 22 (9.24%) C#
4 14 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.78%) PHP
5 9 (3.78%) Shell Script
6 8 (3.36%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.94%) VB
7 7 (2.94%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.52%) C++
9 5 (2.10%) Perl
9 5 (2.10%) Python
10 2 (0.84%) VBScript
10 2 (0.84%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.42%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 97 (40.76%) ISEB
2 61 (25.63%) ISTQB
3 44 (18.49%) Degree
4 22 (9.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.68%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (34.45%) QA
2 5 (2.10%) GAMP
System Software
1 4 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 59 (24.79%) Microsoft
2 39 (16.39%) Oracle
3 5 (2.10%) VMware
4 2 (0.84%) Apple
5 1 (0.42%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.42%) Telerik
5 1 (0.42%) Capita
5 1 (0.42%) IBM
5 1 (0.42%) HP
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