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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Analyst
Rank 782 821 797
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 91 98 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.083% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.088% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 81 86 86
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,950 £42,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%

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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
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 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +35 86 £35,000 +7.69% 8
London +55 20 £45,000 +5.88% 2
East of England +22 17 £37,250 +10.37%
South East +1 15 £36,690 +23.32% 2
South West -2 14 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Bristol +5 13 £27,500 -18.51% 2
City of London +44 9 £45,000 - 1
Hampshire +5 8 £30,000 +9.09% 1
East Midlands +1 6 £25,000 +4.16%
Brentwood - 6 £47,500 -
Essex - 6 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire +2 5 £33,750 -15.62%
Yorkshire +14 4 £34,500 +38.00%
North West +4 4 £35,000 +16.66% 1
West Midlands -6 4 £40,000 +77.77% 1
Southampton - 4 £30,000 -
Manchester +18 3 £35,000 +7.69%
Leicestershire +18 3 £25,000 +4.16%
Leicester +14 3 £25,000 +4.16%
Suffolk +9 3 £25,000 -20.00%
Welwyn Garden City -10 3 - -
Petersfield - 3 - -
Surrey +26 2 £40,000 +42.85% 1
Leeds +19 2 £34,500 +38.00%
Cambridge +14 2 £35,000 +7.69%
West Yorkshire +12 2 £34,500 +38.00%
Cambridgeshire +10 2 £35,000 +7.69%
Northampton -2 2 £30,000 +33.33%
Northamptonshire -4 2 £30,000 +33.33%
South Yorkshire - 2 £35,625 -

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 127 (61.35%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (53.62%) Software Testing
3 94 (45.41%) ISEB
4 91 (43.96%) QA
5 86 (41.55%) SQL
6 56 (27.05%) ISTQB
7 55 (26.57%) Manual Testing
8 53 (25.60%) Test Scripting
9 47 (22.71%) Test Automation
10 45 (21.74%) Scrum
11 43 (20.77%) Selenium
12 42 (20.29%) Microsoft
13 41 (19.81%) Finance
14 40 (19.32%) SQL Server
15 39 (18.84%) Visual Studio
16 38 (18.36%) Windows
16 38 (18.36%) Automated Testing
17 37 (17.87%) C#
17 37 (17.87%) User Acceptance Testing
17 37 (17.87%) SDLC
18 36 (17.39%) Degree
18 36 (17.39%) .NET
19 34 (16.43%) Team Foundation Server
20 31 (14.98%) MS Excel
21 28 (13.53%) Automation Testing
22 23 (11.11%) Java
23 22 (10.63%) QuickTest Pro
24 20 (9.66%) Regression Testing
24 20 (9.66%) Integration Testing
24 20 (9.66%) Performance Testing

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 13 (6.28%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.80%) IIS
3 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (14.98%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) MS Project
3 1 (0.48%) RoboHelp
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.90%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.97%) SSH
2 2 (0.97%) Internet
3 1 (0.48%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (19.32%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.45%) MySQL
5 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.48%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 43 (20.77%) Selenium
2 39 (18.84%) Visual Studio
3 34 (16.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (10.63%) QuickTest Pro
5 16 (7.73%) JIRA
6 12 (5.80%) WebDriver
7 11 (5.31%) Cucumber
8 7 (3.38%) TestComplete
9 4 (1.93%) Subversion
10 3 (1.45%) JUnit
10 3 (1.45%) TestPartner
10 3 (1.45%) JMeter
10 3 (1.45%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.45%) Selenium IDE
10 3 (1.45%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.97%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.97%) Toad
11 2 (0.97%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.48%) TestDirector
12 1 (0.48%) SilkTest
General
1 41 (19.81%) Finance
2 13 (6.28%) Banking
3 12 (5.80%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.90%) Retail Banking
4 6 (2.90%) Retail
4 6 (2.90%) Law
5 3 (1.45%) Games
6 2 (0.97%) Marketing
6 2 (0.97%) Back Office
6 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.97%) Advertising
6 2 (0.97%) Billing
6 2 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (17.39%) .NET
2 6 (2.90%) Web Services
3 5 (2.42%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.42%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.93%) WPF
4 4 (1.93%) HTML
5 2 (0.97%) Silverlight
5 2 (0.97%) HTML5
5 2 (0.97%) RESTful
5 2 (0.97%) WinForms
6 1 (0.48%) CSS
6 1 (0.48%) SOAP
6 1 (0.48%) XML
6 1 (0.48%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.48%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 11 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.90%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.93%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.93%) User Experience
5 3 (1.45%) Social Network
6 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.48%) NHS
7 1 (0.48%) Physics
7 1 (0.48%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 38 (18.36%) Windows
2 9 (4.35%) UNIX
3 7 (3.38%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.90%) Android
5 3 (1.45%) Linux
5 3 (1.45%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.45%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.45%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (61.35%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (53.62%) Software Testing
3 55 (26.57%) Manual Testing
4 53 (25.60%) Test Scripting
5 47 (22.71%) Test Automation
6 45 (21.74%) Scrum
7 38 (18.36%) Automated Testing
8 37 (17.87%) User Acceptance Testing
8 37 (17.87%) SDLC
9 28 (13.53%) Automation Testing
10 20 (9.66%) Regression Testing
10 20 (9.66%) Integration Testing
10 20 (9.66%) Performance Testing
11 19 (9.18%) E-Commerce
12 16 (7.73%) Migration
13 15 (7.25%) Test Strategy
14 14 (6.76%) BDD
14 14 (6.76%) Test Planning
15 13 (6.28%) System Testing
15 13 (6.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 86 (41.55%) SQL
2 37 (17.87%) C#
3 23 (11.11%) Java
4 8 (3.86%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.42%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.42%) Ruby
6 3 (1.45%) VBScript
6 3 (1.45%) VB
6 3 (1.45%) Groovy
7 2 (0.97%) PHP
7 2 (0.97%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.97%) C
7 2 (0.97%) C++
8 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 94 (45.41%) ISEB
2 56 (27.05%) ISTQB
3 36 (17.39%) Degree
4 14 (6.76%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (43.96%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.18%) Oracle
3 8 (3.86%) HP
4 5 (2.42%) VMware
5 1 (0.48%) Aquila
5 1 (0.48%) Google
5 1 (0.48%) Twitter
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