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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Analyst
Rank 785 814 817
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 107 115 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.098% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.10% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 96 100 61
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,300 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £47,750
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +7 102 £32,500 - 17
London +44 30 £55,000 +22.22% 4
South West -3 20 £30,000 - 2
East of England +5 16 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Bristol - 15 £27,500 - 1
South East -20 12 £36,095 +11.06% 3
Manchester +7 8 £35,000 +16.66% 3
North West -11 8 £35,000 +16.66% 3
West Midlands -12 8 £25,750 -9.64%
City of London +28 6 £47,500 - 2
Suffolk -4 6 £23,750 -32.14%
East Midlands -8 6 £30,000 +12.14% 1
Hertfordshire -14 6 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Hampshire +3 5 £40,000 +26.98% 2
Yorkshire +4 4 £30,000 +17.64% 3
Northamptonshire 0 4 £30,000 +33.33%
Northampton -2 4 £30,000 +33.33%
Dorset - 4 £35,000 - 1
Wales +2 3 £35,000 -2.77%
Essex 0 3 £27,500 -15.38%
Buckinghamshire -2 3 £22,500 -5.26%
South Wales -4 3 £35,000 -2.77%
Welwyn Garden City -6 3 - -
Milton Keynes -10 3 £22,500 -
Petersfield - 3 - -
Ipswich - 3 £22,500 -
Surrey +11 2 £36,250 -34.09%
Birmingham -6 2 £38,250 -4.37%
Warwickshire -13 2 £17,000 -55.26%
Coventry -15 2 £25,000 +11.11%

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 125 (62.19%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (49.25%) Software Testing
3 88 (43.78%) SQL
4 87 (43.28%) QA
5 68 (33.83%) ISEB
6 61 (30.35%) Selenium
7 52 (25.87%) Test Scripting
8 49 (24.38%) Manual Testing
9 48 (23.88%) Test Automation
9 48 (23.88%) ISTQB
10 45 (22.39%) SDLC
10 45 (22.39%) Scrum
10 45 (22.39%) Windows
11 39 (19.40%) SQL Server
12 38 (18.91%) C#
13 37 (18.41%) Finance
14 33 (16.42%) Java
14 33 (16.42%) Automation Testing
15 32 (15.92%) .NET
15 32 (15.92%) Automated Testing
16 31 (15.42%) User Acceptance Testing
17 30 (14.93%) Microsoft
18 26 (12.94%) Visual Studio
18 26 (12.94%) Performance Testing
19 25 (12.44%) WebDriver
20 23 (11.44%) BDD
20 23 (11.44%) Oracle
21 21 (10.45%) Degree
22 20 (9.95%) MS Excel
23 19 (9.45%) Team Foundation Server

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (8.46%) SharePoint
2 16 (7.96%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (9.95%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (1.00%) Firewall
1 2 (1.00%) SSH
2 1 (0.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (19.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.00%) MySQL
4 2 (1.00%) Big Data
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 61 (30.35%) Selenium
2 26 (12.94%) Visual Studio
3 25 (12.44%) WebDriver
4 19 (9.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (7.46%) JIRA
6 12 (5.97%) HP UFT
7 11 (5.47%) Cucumber
8 8 (3.98%) Jenkins
9 7 (3.48%) JUnit
10 6 (2.99%) Selenium IDE
11 5 (2.49%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.49%) JMeter
12 4 (1.99%) TestComplete
12 4 (1.99%) NUnit
12 4 (1.99%) Subversion
12 4 (1.99%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (1.99%) SpecFlow
13 3 (1.49%) VisiBroker
13 3 (1.49%) MSTest
General
1 37 (18.41%) Finance
2 13 (6.47%) Law
3 12 (5.97%) Banking
4 9 (4.48%) Retail
5 8 (3.98%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.49%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.49%) Games
8 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.00%) Advertising
8 2 (1.00%) Marketing
9 1 (0.50%) Billing
9 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.50%) Front Office
9 1 (0.50%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (15.92%) .NET
2 13 (6.47%) HTML
3 9 (4.48%) ASP.NET
3 9 (4.48%) Web Services
4 8 (3.98%) XML
5 7 (3.48%) RESTful
6 6 (2.99%) CSS
7 5 (2.49%) SOAP
8 4 (1.99%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.00%) JSON
9 2 (1.00%) Ajax
9 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.00%) REST
9 2 (1.00%) XSL
9 2 (1.00%) jQuery
10 1 (0.50%) Middleware
10 1 (0.50%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.98%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.99%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.99%) Social Network
4 4 (1.99%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.49%) User Experience
6 2 (1.00%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.50%) AS400
7 1 (0.50%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.50%) iSeries
7 1 (0.50%) Telematics
7 1 (0.50%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 45 (22.39%) Windows
2 12 (5.97%) UNIX
3 4 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.49%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.49%) Windows Vista
4 3 (1.49%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.49%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.00%) Android
6 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (62.19%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (49.25%) Software Testing
3 52 (25.87%) Test Scripting
4 49 (24.38%) Manual Testing
5 48 (23.88%) Test Automation
6 45 (22.39%) SDLC
6 45 (22.39%) Scrum
7 33 (16.42%) Automation Testing
8 32 (15.92%) Automated Testing
9 31 (15.42%) User Acceptance Testing
10 26 (12.94%) Performance Testing
11 23 (11.44%) BDD
12 18 (8.96%) Regression Testing
13 17 (8.46%) Integration Testing
14 16 (7.96%) E-Commerce
15 15 (7.46%) Test Strategy
15 15 (7.46%) Open Source
16 14 (6.97%) Functional Testing
16 14 (6.97%) Software Delivery
16 14 (6.97%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 88 (43.78%) SQL
2 38 (18.91%) C#
3 33 (16.42%) Java
4 14 (6.97%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.98%) T-SQL
6 8 (3.98%) Ruby
7 4 (1.99%) Groovy
8 2 (1.00%) PHP
8 2 (1.00%) Python
8 2 (1.00%) VBScript
9 1 (0.50%) VB
9 1 (0.50%) Perl
9 1 (0.50%) C++
9 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 68 (33.83%) ISEB
2 48 (23.88%) ISTQB
3 21 (10.45%) Degree
4 17 (8.46%) Security Cleared
5 14 (6.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (43.28%) QA
System Software
1 8 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (3.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.44%) Oracle
3 11 (5.47%) VMware
4 4 (1.99%) Capita
5 3 (1.49%) Cognos
5 3 (1.49%) HP
6 1 (0.50%) IBM
6 1 (0.50%) Google
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