The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Software Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Analyst
Rank 748 796 771
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 163 168 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 151 145 177
Median salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £44,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +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
90823 105550 110058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.22% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76065 87949 88918
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Software Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Software Test Analyst in the job title.

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 25 September 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +70 163 £35,000 +1.44% 17
South East +46 37 £37,500 +7.14% 6
North West +22 31 £30,500 +1.66% 2
West Midlands -1 25 £35,000 +21.73% 2
South West +16 24 £38,750 +26.01% 1
Manchester 0 16 £29,000 -3.33% 1
Yorkshire +40 15 £31,500 +5.00%
Hampshire +30 14 £40,000 +40.35% 2
East of England +15 13 £32,500 -13.33% 3
London +28 12 £35,000 -30.00% 3
Gloucestershire - 12 £40,000 -
Suffolk +8 10 £30,500 -23.75% 3
Birmingham -11 10 £35,000 +7.69%
Cheshire +35 9 £30,500 -12.85%
Warrington +16 8 £30,500 -12.85%
Surrey +12 8 £29,500 -15.71% 1
Gloucester - 8 £40,000 -
Berkshire +33 6 £42,500 +21.42% 1
East Midlands +6 6 £45,000 +44.00%
Ipswich +6 6 £30,500 -23.75% 2
West Yorkshire +20 5 £33,875 +12.91%
Nottinghamshire +10 5 £45,000 +89.47%
Nottingham +10 5 £45,000 +89.47%
Somerset - 5 £40,000 -
Milton Keynes +21 4 £31,500 +5.00% 1
Solihull +19 4 £28,750 +22.34% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 4 £31,500 +5.00% 1
Reading +8 4 £42,500 +21.42%
Coventry -4 4 £39,500 +31.66% 1
East Sussex - 4 £36,863 -

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, Software Test Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Software Test Analyst in the job title.

1 192 (55.33%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (48.99%) QA
3 157 (45.24%) Software Testing
4 146 (42.07%) ISEB
5 135 (38.90%) SQL
6 134 (38.62%) Test Scripting
7 108 (31.12%) ISTQB
8 107 (30.84%) Manual Testing
9 93 (26.80%) SDLC
10 84 (24.21%) Test Automation
11 81 (23.34%) Automated Testing
12 79 (22.77%) Selenium
13 72 (20.75%) Microsoft
14 70 (20.17%) User Acceptance Testing
15 68 (19.60%) Scrum
16 64 (18.44%) Java
16 64 (18.44%) Automation Testing
17 63 (18.16%) C#
18 61 (17.58%) Regression Testing
19 56 (16.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 55 (15.85%) Team Foundation Server
21 52 (14.99%) Degree
22 49 (14.12%) Finance
23 43 (12.39%) Windows
24 40 (11.53%) JIRA
25 37 (10.66%) Performance Testing
25 37 (10.66%) BDD
26 34 (9.80%) TDD
27 33 (9.51%) .NET
28 32 (9.22%) SQL Server

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (0.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.58%) Confluence
3 1 (0.29%) IIS
3 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.63%) MS Office
3 2 (0.58%) Maya
3 2 (0.58%) Mingle
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.86%) Office 365
2 2 (0.58%) SaaS
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.29%) MailChimp
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.88%) LAN
1 10 (2.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.59%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.15%) MySQL
4 1 (0.29%) Big Data
4 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 79 (22.77%) Selenium
2 55 (15.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (11.53%) JIRA
4 30 (8.65%) HP UFT
5 27 (7.78%) WebDriver
6 18 (5.19%) Visual Studio
7 12 (3.46%) Cucumber
7 12 (3.46%) LoadRunner
8 11 (3.17%) Jenkins
8 11 (3.17%) SoapUI
9 10 (2.88%) Git (software)
10 9 (2.59%) JMeter
10 9 (2.59%) MSTest
11 6 (1.73%) Subversion
11 6 (1.73%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.44%) SpecFlow
12 5 (1.44%) YouTrack
13 4 (1.15%) Appium
13 4 (1.15%) Bugzilla
14 3 (0.86%) TestDirector
General
1 49 (14.12%) Finance
2 25 (7.20%) Retail
3 21 (6.05%) Banking
4 17 (4.90%) Games
5 13 (3.75%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.15%) Legal
7 4 (1.15%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.86%) Law
8 3 (0.86%) Marketing
9 2 (0.58%) Advertising
9 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.51%) .NET
2 28 (8.07%) XML
3 12 (3.46%) Web Services
4 11 (3.17%) HTML
5 9 (2.59%) CSS
6 5 (1.44%) J2EE
7 3 (0.86%) REST
7 3 (0.86%) SOAP
8 2 (0.58%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.29%) CSS3
9 1 (0.29%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.29%) HTML5
9 1 (0.29%) JDBC
9 1 (0.29%) jQuery
9 1 (0.29%) JSON
9 1 (0.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.05%) Computer Science
3 18 (5.19%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.17%) User Experience
5 10 (2.88%) Online Games
6 6 (1.73%) iPad
7 5 (1.44%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.15%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.86%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.86%) FMCG
9 3 (0.86%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.58%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (0.58%) BBC
10 2 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.58%) IVR
10 2 (0.58%) New Media
11 1 (0.29%) EPoS
11 1 (0.29%) Physics
11 1 (0.29%) Social Media
11 1 (0.29%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 43 (12.39%) Windows
2 27 (7.78%) Unix
3 25 (7.20%) Android
4 23 (6.63%) Apple iOS
5 22 (6.34%) Linux
6 11 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.15%) VMS
8 3 (0.86%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.29%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (55.33%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (45.24%) Software Testing
3 134 (38.62%) Test Scripting
4 107 (30.84%) Manual Testing
5 93 (26.80%) SDLC
6 84 (24.21%) Test Automation
7 81 (23.34%) Automated Testing
8 70 (20.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 68 (19.60%) Scrum
10 64 (18.44%) Automation Testing
11 61 (17.58%) Regression Testing
12 37 (10.66%) BDD
12 37 (10.66%) Performance Testing
13 34 (9.80%) TDD
14 29 (8.36%) Functional Testing
15 28 (8.07%) Continuous Integration
16 25 (7.20%) User Stories
17 22 (6.34%) E-Commerce
17 22 (6.34%) Integration Testing
18 18 (5.19%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 135 (38.90%) SQL
2 64 (18.44%) Java
3 63 (18.16%) C#
4 13 (3.75%) C++
5 10 (2.88%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.88%) Shell Script
5 10 (2.88%) T-SQL
6 7 (2.02%) Ruby
7 6 (1.73%) Python
8 3 (0.86%) Perl
8 3 (0.86%) PHP
9 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.58%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.58%) VBScript
10 1 (0.29%) VB
10 1 (0.29%) VC++
Qualifications
1 146 (42.07%) ISEB
2 108 (31.12%) ISTQB
3 56 (16.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 52 (14.99%) Degree
5 26 (7.49%) Security Cleared
6 22 (6.34%) SC Cleared
7 14 (4.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (48.99%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) GAMP
System Software
1 2 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (7.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.29%) SCCM
2 1 (0.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 72 (20.75%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.78%) Oracle
3 9 (2.59%) HP
4 2 (0.58%) BT
4 2 (0.58%) Intel Security
4 2 (0.58%) Rally
4 2 (0.58%) VMware
5 1 (0.29%) ATG
5 1 (0.29%) Borland
5 1 (0.29%) Endeca
5 1 (0.29%) hybris
5 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.29%) Samsung
Liverpool, Merseyside
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Shape IT Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension + 10% bonus + 25 days hol
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 60,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
AWD Recruitment
Salary: up to £28,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Eastleigh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Pension, Annual Bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Stowmarket
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £23 - £27k upon experience + good benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 24 days ago