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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Analyst
Rank 785 779 813
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 108 128 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.11% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 94 116 56
Average salary £33,500 £30,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.94% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -26 96 £33,500 +11.66% 14
London +34 31 £52,500 +16.66% 2
North West -2 15 £35,000 +16.66% 5
South West -20 13 £32,500 +8.33% 1
East of England -7 12 £27,500 -15.38% 2
West Midlands -9 11 £24,000 -12.72%
Manchester -4 8 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Wales +3 7 £32,500 -11.56% 2
South Wales -4 7 £32,500 -11.56% 1
South East -19 7 £32,500 - 1
Bristol - 7 £31,500 -
Hertfordshire -9 6 £42,500 +6.25%
East Midlands -14 5 £32,500 +25.00% 1
Scotland - 5 £35,000 - 1
Dorset - 5 £35,000 - 1
City of London - 5 £40,000 -
Yorkshire +11 4 £31,250 +22.54% 2
Warrington +9 4 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Cheshire +3 4 £35,000 +12.00% 1
Bridgend - 4 - -
Welwyn Garden City 0 3 - -
Cardiff -11 3 £32,500 -11.56% 1
Milton Keynes -15 3 £22,500 - 1
Coventry -16 3 £27,500 +22.22%
Buckinghamshire -17 3 £22,500 - 1
Royston - 3 £42,500 -
Suffolk - 3 £22,500 -
Leeds +12 2 £31,250 +25.00%
Lancashire +5 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire +3 2 £31,250 +25.00% 1

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 124 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (46.50%) Software Testing
3 83 (41.50%) QA
4 81 (40.50%) SQL
5 62 (31.00%) Selenium
6 58 (29.00%) ISEB
7 55 (27.50%) Test Scripting
8 48 (24.00%) Scrum
9 47 (23.50%) Windows
10 44 (22.00%) Manual Testing
10 44 (22.00%) Test Automation
11 43 (21.50%) ISTQB
12 42 (21.00%) SDLC
13 38 (19.00%) Finance
14 36 (18.00%) SQL Server
15 35 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
16 34 (17.00%) Automation Testing
16 34 (17.00%) .NET
16 34 (17.00%) C#
16 34 (17.00%) Automated Testing
17 33 (16.50%) Java
17 33 (16.50%) Microsoft
18 26 (13.00%) Performance Testing
19 25 (12.50%) WebDriver
20 23 (11.50%) BDD
20 23 (11.50%) Oracle
20 23 (11.50%) Visual Studio
21 21 (10.50%) Degree
22 20 (10.00%) MS Excel
23 18 (9.00%) IIS

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 18 (9.00%) IIS
2 17 (8.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.50%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.00%) Internet
1 2 (1.00%) Firewall
2 1 (0.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.00%) Big Data
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 62 (31.00%) Selenium
2 25 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 23 (11.50%) Visual Studio
4 14 (7.00%) JIRA
5 12 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (5.50%) Cucumber
6 11 (5.50%) HP UFT
7 9 (4.50%) MSTest
7 9 (4.50%) Jenkins
8 8 (4.00%) JUnit
9 6 (3.00%) JMeter
10 5 (2.50%) Subversion
10 5 (2.50%) Selenium IDE
11 4 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (2.00%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.00%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.00%) TeamCity
11 4 (2.00%) NUnit
12 3 (1.50%) VisiBroker
12 3 (1.50%) Firebug
General
1 38 (19.00%) Finance
2 16 (8.00%) Law
3 12 (6.00%) Banking
4 11 (5.50%) Retail
5 9 (4.50%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.00%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.50%) Games
8 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.00%) Advertising
8 2 (1.00%) Marketing
9 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Legal
9 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (17.00%) .NET
2 16 (8.00%) HTML
3 10 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 10 (5.00%) Web Services
3 10 (5.00%) XML
4 8 (4.00%) CSS
4 8 (4.00%) RESTful
5 7 (3.50%) SOAP
6 6 (3.00%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.00%) JSON
7 4 (2.00%) Ajax
7 4 (2.00%) REST
7 4 (2.00%) XSL
8 3 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.00%) jQuery
10 1 (0.50%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.00%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.00%) Social Network
4 4 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.00%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.50%) PMI
6 1 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.50%) AS400
6 1 (0.50%) Biotechnology
6 1 (0.50%) iSeries
6 1 (0.50%) Telematics
6 1 (0.50%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.50%) User Experience
6 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 47 (23.50%) Windows
2 8 (4.00%) UNIX
3 4 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.50%) Android
5 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (46.50%) Software Testing
3 55 (27.50%) Test Scripting
4 48 (24.00%) Scrum
5 44 (22.00%) Manual Testing
5 44 (22.00%) Test Automation
6 42 (21.00%) SDLC
7 35 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 34 (17.00%) Automated Testing
8 34 (17.00%) Automation Testing
9 26 (13.00%) Performance Testing
10 23 (11.50%) BDD
11 17 (8.50%) Open Source
12 16 (8.00%) Test Strategy
13 14 (7.00%) Software Delivery
13 14 (7.00%) Integration Testing
13 14 (7.00%) Regression Testing
14 13 (6.50%) E-Commerce
14 13 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (5.50%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (40.50%) SQL
2 34 (17.00%) C#
3 33 (16.50%) Java
4 15 (7.50%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.50%) T-SQL
6 8 (4.00%) Ruby
7 4 (2.00%) Groovy
7 4 (2.00%) Python
8 2 (1.00%) PHP
9 1 (0.50%) C
9 1 (0.50%) VBScript
9 1 (0.50%) Perl
9 1 (0.50%) C++
9 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 58 (29.00%) ISEB
2 43 (21.50%) ISTQB
3 21 (10.50%) Degree
4 17 (8.50%) Security Cleared
5 14 (7.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (41.50%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (16.50%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.50%) Oracle
3 10 (5.00%) VMware
4 5 (2.50%) Capita
5 3 (1.50%) Cognos
6 1 (0.50%) IBM
6 1 (0.50%) HP
6 1 (0.50%) Charles River
6 1 (0.50%) Google
Wales
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-40k
Posted: 2 days ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-40k
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Barrow-Upon-Humber, South Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Bristow Holland
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £25k - 32k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 20% pension + h/care + life
Posted: 9 days ago
Chorley
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: benefits
Posted: 17 days ago