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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Analyst
Rank 776 811 834
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 128 60 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.055% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.059% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 115 59 61
Average salary £30,000 £30,500 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.63% -0.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,100 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £42,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
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 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +57 126 £30,000 -1.63% 14
South East +4 40 £32,000 -17.41% 5
North West -9 21 £30,000 +13.20% 3
East of England +9 17 £32,500 +18.18% 2
East Midlands +3 17 £26,000 -5.45%
Berkshire +6 15 £32,500 -40.90% 2
West Midlands +5 14 £27,500 -16.66% 1
Manchester +4 14 £30,000 +31.86%
London -2 11 £45,000 +12.50% 2
South West -6 11 £30,000 +15.38%
Surrey +6 9 £55,000 +29.41%
Buckinghamshire +3 8 £22,500 -30.76% 1
Somerset - 8 £30,000 -
Bath - 8 £30,000 -
Nottinghamshire +8 7 £26,000 +4.00%
Hertfordshire 0 7 £40,000 +45.45%
Nottingham -2 7 £26,000 +4.00%
Coventry - 7 £22,500 -
Cambridge - 7 £32,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 7 £32,500 - 1
Reading +6 6 £31,250 -43.18%
Northamptonshire -8 6 £22,500 -25.00%
Milton Keynes -12 6 £22,500 -30.76% 1
Northampton - 6 £22,500 -
Hampshire -5 5 £31,500 +20.00% 1
Cheshire -14 5 £30,000 -3.22% 2
Redhill - 5 £55,000 -
Yorkshire -36 4 £25,500 -15.00% 1
Fareham - 4 £31,500 - 1
Leeds -24 3 £25,000 -16.66%

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 117 (52.94%) Software Testing
2 110 (49.77%) SQL
3 95 (42.99%) Automated Testing
4 90 (40.72%) ISEB
5 74 (33.48%) QA
6 68 (30.77%) .NET
7 64 (28.96%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (28.96%) Test Scripting
8 57 (25.79%) Selenium
9 56 (25.34%) Microsoft
10 52 (23.53%) ISTQB
11 50 (22.62%) Scrum
12 46 (20.81%) Degree
13 41 (18.55%) Regression Testing
14 40 (18.10%) User Acceptance Testing
15 38 (17.19%) Manual Testing
16 35 (15.84%) Oracle
16 35 (15.84%) Java
17 33 (14.93%) SQL Server
17 33 (14.93%) Windows
18 32 (14.48%) Visual Studio
19 30 (13.57%) Finance
20 27 (12.22%) MS Excel
21 24 (10.86%) HTML
22 23 (10.41%) C#
22 23 (10.41%) Test Automation
23 21 (9.50%) XML
23 21 (9.50%) UNIX
24 20 (9.05%) Web Testing
25 19 (8.60%) Computer Science

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (0.45%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 27 (12.22%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.17%) MS Office
3 5 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.62%) ATM
2 6 (2.71%) Internet
3 4 (1.81%) HTTP
4 3 (1.36%) Firewall
5 2 (0.90%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.62%) Data Mining
3 5 (2.26%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.81%) BusinessObjects XI
4 4 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.90%) MySQL
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 57 (25.79%) Selenium
2 32 (14.48%) Visual Studio
3 17 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (5.43%) TestComplete
5 11 (4.98%) JIRA
6 8 (3.62%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (3.17%) NUnit
7 7 (3.17%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (2.71%) WebDriver
9 5 (2.26%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (1.81%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (1.36%) JMeter
11 3 (1.36%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (1.36%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (0.90%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.90%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.90%) Grunt
12 2 (0.90%) TestNG
12 2 (0.90%) Subversion
General
1 30 (13.57%) Finance
2 12 (5.43%) Banking
3 10 (4.52%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.26%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.81%) Marketing
6 2 (0.90%) Retail
6 2 (0.90%) Games
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Publishing
7 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (30.77%) .NET
2 24 (10.86%) HTML
3 21 (9.50%) XML
4 16 (7.24%) Web Services
5 8 (3.62%) SOAP
6 7 (3.17%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.71%) CSS
8 3 (1.36%) XSD
8 3 (1.36%) WSDL
8 3 (1.36%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.90%) Backbone.js
9 2 (0.90%) Sass
9 2 (0.90%) WCF
9 2 (0.90%) LINQ
9 2 (0.90%) jQuery
9 2 (0.90%) JSON
10 1 (0.45%) J2EE
10 1 (0.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.60%) Computer Science
2 8 (3.62%) EFT
3 6 (2.71%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.71%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.81%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.36%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.36%) NHS
5 3 (1.36%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.90%) FMCG
6 2 (0.90%) Handset
7 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.45%) Online Games
7 1 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.45%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 33 (14.93%) Windows
2 21 (9.50%) UNIX
3 9 (4.07%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.71%) Android
5 5 (2.26%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.81%) Linux
7 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (52.94%) Software Testing
2 95 (42.99%) Automated Testing
3 64 (28.96%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (28.96%) Test Scripting
4 50 (22.62%) Scrum
5 41 (18.55%) Regression Testing
6 40 (18.10%) User Acceptance Testing
7 38 (17.19%) Manual Testing
8 23 (10.41%) Test Automation
9 20 (9.05%) Web Testing
10 18 (8.14%) Performance Testing
10 18 (8.14%) Unit Testing
11 16 (7.24%) Test Strategy
12 13 (5.88%) System Testing
13 12 (5.43%) Test Management
13 12 (5.43%) Usability Testing
13 12 (5.43%) Migration
14 11 (4.98%) E-Commerce
14 11 (4.98%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (4.52%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (49.77%) SQL
2 35 (15.84%) Java
3 23 (10.41%) C#
4 14 (6.33%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.07%) Shell Script
6 8 (3.62%) VB.NET
7 7 (3.17%) VB
7 7 (3.17%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.71%) PHP
8 6 (2.71%) C++
9 3 (1.36%) Perl
9 3 (1.36%) Python
10 2 (0.90%) VBScript
11 1 (0.45%) VB6
11 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (40.72%) ISEB
2 52 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 46 (20.81%) Degree
4 19 (8.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.90%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (33.48%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) GAMP
System Software
1 5 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 56 (25.34%) Microsoft
2 35 (15.84%) Oracle
3 5 (2.26%) VMware
4 2 (0.90%) Apple
4 2 (0.90%) Telerik
5 1 (0.45%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.45%) Capita
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Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum upto £35k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + strong package incl. pensi
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £38,000 to £40,000 per annum + Great Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £24k - 26k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Thame
Hudson - London
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Type Agency
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + comprehensive benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Chassam Contract
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
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Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Fareham
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Salary: £30000 - £38500 per annum
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