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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Analyst
Rank 754 805 811
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 116 85 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.080% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.084% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 102 82 77
Average salary £34,000 £31,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.93% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £45,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £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
101167 100905 102697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.47% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83281 81156 86804
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +47 112 £34,000 +10.56% 17
South East +10 32 £35,000 -9.09% 3
London +9 17 £50,000 +122.22% 1
North West -14 16 £29,500 +7.27% 4
West Midlands -15 16 £32,500 -9.72% 1
Yorkshire +4 14 £35,000 +33.33% 1
West Yorkshire -1 14 £35,000 +33.33% 1
Buckinghamshire - 13 £35,000 -
East of England -8 11 £30,000 -29.41% 3
Manchester +1 10 £29,500 -1.66% 4
Leeds -1 10 £35,000 +33.33% 1
Berkshire - 9 £42,500 -
Reading - 8 £42,500 -
Birmingham - 8 £32,500 -
Hertfordshire -13 6 £35,000 -17.64%
Suffolk +6 5 £25,000 +11.11%
Herefordshire - 5 £29,000 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £32,000 -
Ross-on-Wye - 5 £29,000 -
Scotland +10 4 £32,000 -16.33% 1
Cheshire +1 4 £28,750 +30.68%
Aylesbury - 4 £35,000 -
High Wycombe - 4 £35,000 -
Ilkley - 4 - -
Ipswich - 4 £27,500 -
Aberdeen - 3 £32,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £23,750 -
City of London - 3 £42,500 - 1
North East - 3 £23,750 -

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 133 (61.01%) Software Testing
2 113 (51.83%) ISEB
3 111 (50.92%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (50.00%) SQL
5 106 (48.62%) QA
6 77 (35.32%) Manual Testing
7 74 (33.94%) ISTQB
8 50 (22.94%) Automated Testing
9 49 (22.48%) Selenium
10 48 (22.02%) Microsoft
11 46 (21.10%) Degree
12 45 (20.64%) Test Scripting
12 45 (20.64%) Finance
13 43 (19.72%) User Acceptance Testing
14 37 (16.97%) Scrum
15 34 (15.60%) C#
15 34 (15.60%) MS Excel
15 34 (15.60%) Test Automation
16 32 (14.68%) .NET
17 31 (14.22%) Team Foundation Server
18 30 (13.76%) SQL Server
18 30 (13.76%) Visual Studio
19 26 (11.93%) Windows
20 23 (10.55%) Java
20 23 (10.55%) Computer Science
21 22 (10.09%) Performance Testing
22 21 (9.63%) QuickTest Pro
23 20 (9.17%) Migration
23 20 (9.17%) Integration Testing
23 20 (9.17%) System Testing

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 34 (15.60%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.67%) MS Office
3 6 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) MS Project
4 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.46%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.75%) HTTPS
2 3 (1.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.92%) Internet
4 1 (0.46%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.96%) Oracle Database
3 11 (5.05%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.83%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.92%) MySQL
7 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 49 (22.48%) Selenium
2 31 (14.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (13.76%) Visual Studio
4 21 (9.63%) QuickTest Pro
5 13 (5.96%) JIRA
6 11 (5.05%) WebDriver
7 10 (4.59%) TestComplete
8 7 (3.21%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.29%) JMeter
10 4 (1.83%) Selenium IDE
11 3 (1.38%) Subversion
12 2 (0.92%) TestPartner
12 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.46%) SilkTest
13 1 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
13 1 (0.46%) Toad
13 1 (0.46%) SoapUI
13 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
13 1 (0.46%) FogBugz
13 1 (0.46%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 45 (20.64%) Finance
2 15 (6.88%) Banking
3 14 (6.42%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.29%) Retail
4 5 (2.29%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.38%) Law
6 3 (1.38%) Military
6 3 (1.38%) Marketing
7 2 (0.92%) Billing
7 2 (0.92%) Back Office
8 1 (0.46%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.68%) .NET
2 7 (3.21%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.29%) .NET Framework
3 5 (2.29%) HTML
4 4 (1.83%) WPF
4 4 (1.83%) Web Services
4 4 (1.83%) XML
5 2 (0.92%) WinForms
5 2 (0.92%) CSS
5 2 (0.92%) Silverlight
5 2 (0.92%) HTML5
6 1 (0.46%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.46%) RESTful
6 1 (0.46%) WCF
6 1 (0.46%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.55%) Computer Science
2 12 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.83%) User Experience
3 4 (1.83%) Open Source
4 3 (1.38%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.38%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.38%) Cryptography
5 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.46%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.46%) Physics
6 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.46%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.93%) Windows
2 10 (4.59%) UNIX
3 7 (3.21%) Android
3 7 (3.21%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.38%) Linux
5 2 (0.92%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.92%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.92%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (61.01%) Software Testing
2 111 (50.92%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (35.32%) Manual Testing
4 50 (22.94%) Automated Testing
5 45 (20.64%) Test Scripting
6 43 (19.72%) User Acceptance Testing
7 37 (16.97%) Scrum
8 34 (15.60%) Test Automation
9 22 (10.09%) Performance Testing
10 20 (9.17%) Integration Testing
10 20 (9.17%) System Testing
10 20 (9.17%) Migration
11 19 (8.72%) Automation Testing
12 18 (8.26%) E-Commerce
13 16 (7.34%) Mentoring
14 15 (6.88%) Regression Testing
15 13 (5.96%) Test Strategy
16 11 (5.05%) Test Planning
16 11 (5.05%) Time Management
17 10 (4.59%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 109 (50.00%) SQL
2 34 (15.60%) C#
3 23 (10.55%) Java
4 12 (5.50%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.59%) Perl
5 10 (4.59%) T-SQL
5 10 (4.59%) Python
6 6 (2.75%) VB
7 5 (2.29%) VBScript
8 3 (1.38%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.38%) Ruby
9 2 (0.92%) PHP
10 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.46%) C++
10 1 (0.46%) R
10 1 (0.46%) C
Qualifications
1 113 (51.83%) ISEB
2 74 (33.94%) ISTQB
3 46 (21.10%) Degree
4 17 (7.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (4.59%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.75%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.46%) VCP4
8 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (48.62%) QA
2 6 (2.75%) GAMP
System Software
1 8 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (6.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 48 (22.02%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.72%) Oracle
3 11 (5.05%) HP
4 9 (4.13%) VMware
5 2 (0.92%) Aquila
6 1 (0.46%) Twitter
6 1 (0.46%) IBM
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