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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Analyst
Rank 774 815 827
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 133 59 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.055% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.058% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 120 54 60
Average salary £30,000 £30,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.63% -1.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £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
109120 101188 111394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.25% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88233 84007 95056
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
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 2 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 2 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 +51 131 £30,000 -1.63% 15
South East +11 43 £32,000 -24.70% 5
North West -10 21 £30,000 +13.20% 2
West Midlands +15 19 £30,000 -9.09% 2
East Midlands +13 18 £26,000 -9.56% 1
East of England -18 16 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Berkshire +8 15 £32,500 -40.90% 3
Manchester +3 13 £30,000 +13.20% 1
South West -16 11 £30,000 +15.38% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 10 £22,500 -30.76%
London -5 10 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Surrey -1 9 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Milton Keynes -7 8 £22,500 -30.76%
Coventry - 8 £22,500 -
Nottinghamshire +12 7 £26,000 -
Nottingham +8 7 £26,000 -
Cambridgeshire -2 7 £32,500 +18.18%
Cambridge -3 7 £32,500 +18.18%
Cheshire -8 7 £30,000 -3.22% 1
Northamptonshire -8 7 £22,500 -25.00% 1
Somerset - 7 £30,000 -
Bath - 7 £30,000 -
Northampton - 7 £22,500 - 1
Reading 0 6 £31,250 -43.18% 1
Hertfordshire -6 6 £40,000 +45.45%
Hampshire -3 5 £31,500 +40.00%
Redhill - 5 £55,000 -
Yorkshire -43 4 £25,500 -15.00%
Dudley - 4 £30,000 -
Fareham - 4 £31,500 -

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 123 (52.56%) Software Testing
2 119 (50.85%) SQL
3 104 (44.44%) Automated Testing
4 95 (40.60%) ISEB
5 94 (40.17%) Manual Testing
6 80 (34.19%) QA
7 71 (30.34%) Test Scripting
7 71 (30.34%) .NET
8 66 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
9 61 (26.07%) Microsoft
10 57 (24.36%) Selenium
11 52 (22.22%) ISTQB
12 49 (20.94%) Scrum
13 46 (19.66%) Degree
14 44 (18.80%) User Acceptance Testing
15 43 (18.38%) Regression Testing
16 38 (16.24%) Oracle
17 37 (15.81%) Java
18 36 (15.38%) Finance
19 35 (14.96%) Windows
20 33 (14.10%) Visual Studio
20 33 (14.10%) SQL Server
21 30 (12.82%) MS Excel
22 25 (10.68%) HTML
23 24 (10.26%) UNIX
24 23 (9.83%) C#
25 22 (9.40%) XML
25 22 (9.40%) Test Automation
26 20 (8.55%) Web Testing
26 20 (8.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (0.43%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 30 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (2.99%) MS Office
4 2 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.42%) ATM
2 6 (2.56%) Internet
3 4 (1.71%) HTTP
4 3 (1.28%) Firewall
5 2 (0.85%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.42%) Data Mining
3 6 (2.56%) BusinessObjects XI
3 6 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.85%) MySQL
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 57 (24.36%) Selenium
2 33 (14.10%) Visual Studio
3 18 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (5.13%) TestComplete
5 11 (4.70%) JIRA
6 10 (4.27%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (3.42%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (2.99%) NUnit
9 6 (2.56%) WebDriver
10 5 (2.14%) Selenium IDE
11 4 (1.71%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (1.28%) Rhino Mocks
12 3 (1.28%) JMeter
12 3 (1.28%) Karma Test Runner
13 2 (0.85%) Jasmine
13 2 (0.85%) Grunt
13 2 (0.85%) Bugzilla
13 2 (0.85%) Subversion
13 2 (0.85%) Cucumber
General
1 36 (15.38%) Finance
2 16 (6.84%) Banking
3 12 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.14%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.71%) Marketing
6 2 (0.85%) Games
6 2 (0.85%) Retail
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.43%) Law
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Publishing
7 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (30.34%) .NET
2 25 (10.68%) HTML
3 22 (9.40%) XML
4 17 (7.26%) Web Services
5 8 (3.42%) SOAP
6 7 (2.99%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.56%) CSS
8 3 (1.28%) XSD
8 3 (1.28%) WSDL
8 3 (1.28%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.85%) JSON
9 2 (0.85%) WCF
9 2 (0.85%) LINQ
9 2 (0.85%) jQuery
9 2 (0.85%) Backbone.js
9 2 (0.85%) Sass
10 1 (0.43%) Middleware
10 1 (0.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.12%) Computer Science
2 8 (3.42%) EFT
3 6 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 6 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.71%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.28%) NHS
5 3 (1.28%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.85%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.85%) Handset
6 2 (0.85%) FMCG
7 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.43%) Online Games
7 1 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.43%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.43%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 35 (14.96%) Windows
2 24 (10.26%) UNIX
3 9 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.56%) Android
5 5 (2.14%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.71%) Linux
7 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (52.56%) Software Testing
2 104 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 94 (40.17%) Manual Testing
4 71 (30.34%) Test Scripting
5 66 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (20.94%) Scrum
7 44 (18.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 43 (18.38%) Regression Testing
9 22 (9.40%) Test Automation
10 20 (8.55%) Web Testing
11 19 (8.12%) Performance Testing
12 18 (7.69%) Unit Testing
12 18 (7.69%) Test Strategy
13 17 (7.26%) Test Planning
14 16 (6.84%) System Testing
15 14 (5.98%) Migration
16 13 (5.56%) Test Management
17 12 (5.13%) Quality Management
17 12 (5.13%) Usability Testing
18 11 (4.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 119 (50.85%) SQL
2 37 (15.81%) Java
3 23 (9.83%) C#
4 14 (5.98%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 8 (3.42%) VB.NET
6 8 (3.42%) PHP
7 7 (2.99%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.99%) VB
8 6 (2.56%) C++
9 3 (1.28%) Perl
9 3 (1.28%) Python
10 2 (0.85%) VBScript
11 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 95 (40.60%) ISEB
2 52 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 46 (19.66%) Degree
4 20 (8.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (34.19%) QA
2 2 (0.85%) GAMP
System Software
1 5 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 61 (26.07%) Microsoft
2 38 (16.24%) Oracle
3 5 (2.14%) VMware
4 2 (0.85%) Apple
4 2 (0.85%) Telerik
5 1 (0.43%) Capita
5 1 (0.43%) ION Trading
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Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
East Sussex
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Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum + Great Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + strong package incl. pensi
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
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Salary: £20,000 to £25,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
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Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheshire
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Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago