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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Analyst
Rank 737 822 770
Rank change year-on-year
+85 -52
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 173 148 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 161 128 179
Median salary £34,788 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.03% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,975 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,000 £44,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,038 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.73% -

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
94118 103558 110626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.21% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 79197 85888 89230
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 30 August 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 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
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 +67 170 £34,576 +6.38% 18
South East +46 41 £37,500 +11.11% 6
North West +24 28 £29,000 -10.76% 4
South West +15 26 £40,000 +23.07% 4
West Midlands +6 26 £32,500 +18.18%
East of England +28 19 £32,500 +15.04%
Manchester +5 18 £29,000 -5.69% 3
Suffolk +9 16 £32,500 +36.84%
London +17 13 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Gloucestershire +5 13 £40,000 +50.94% 1
Hampshire +7 12 £40,750 +42.98% 2
Yorkshire +31 10 £30,000 -4.00% 2
Ipswich +20 10 £33,750 +50.00%
Gloucester - 10 £41,250 -
Birmingham -16 9 £35,000 +7.69%
Bristol +10 8 £32,500 +3.17% 2
Berkshire +7 8 £42,500 +21.42%
Milton Keynes +24 7 £31,500 +40.00%
Buckinghamshire +19 7 £31,500 +20.00%
East Midlands +5 7 £45,000 +44.00%
East Sussex - 7 £36,863 - 1
Brighton - 7 £36,863 - 1
Cheshire +32 6 £30,500 -12.85%
Surrey +29 6 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Nottinghamshire +10 6 £45,000 +53.19%
Nottingham +8 6 £45,000 +53.19%
Reading +6 6 £42,500 +21.42%
Warrington +8 5 £30,500 -12.85%
Coventry +5 5 £32,500 +18.18%
Staffordshire +5 5 £30,000 +11.11%

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 198 (54.85%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (45.98%) QA
3 165 (45.71%) Software Testing
4 153 (42.38%) ISEB
5 147 (40.72%) Test Scripting
6 135 (37.40%) SQL
7 114 (31.58%) ISTQB
8 110 (30.47%) Manual Testing
9 89 (24.65%) Selenium
10 85 (23.55%) Test Automation
11 84 (23.27%) SDLC
12 83 (22.99%) Automated Testing
13 75 (20.78%) Java
13 75 (20.78%) Automation Testing
14 73 (20.22%) Microsoft
15 72 (19.94%) User Acceptance Testing
16 69 (19.11%) C#
17 67 (18.56%) Scrum
18 56 (15.51%) Regression Testing
19 54 (14.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 53 (14.68%) Degree
21 52 (14.40%) JIRA
22 50 (13.85%) Finance
23 48 (13.30%) Team Foundation Server
24 45 (12.47%) TDD
25 44 (12.19%) Windows
26 42 (11.63%) BDD
27 41 (11.36%) SQL Server
28 36 (9.97%) .NET
29 35 (9.70%) Performance Testing

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 6 (1.66%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.83%) Confluence
3 1 (0.28%) IIS
3 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (6.37%) MS Excel
1 23 (6.37%) MS Office
2 2 (0.55%) Maya
3 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.83%) Office 365
2 2 (0.55%) SaaS
3 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.28%) MailChimp
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.32%) LAN
1 12 (3.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.32%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.66%) MySQL
4 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.28%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 89 (24.65%) Selenium
2 52 (14.40%) JIRA
3 48 (13.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (8.59%) WebDriver
5 26 (7.20%) HP UFT
6 17 (4.71%) Visual Studio
7 15 (4.16%) Cucumber
8 14 (3.88%) Git (software)
8 14 (3.88%) SoapUI
9 13 (3.60%) LoadRunner
10 12 (3.32%) Jenkins
11 10 (2.77%) JMeter
11 10 (2.77%) SpecFlow
12 9 (2.49%) Subversion
13 7 (1.94%) NUnit
13 7 (1.94%) Selenium IDE
14 6 (1.66%) Appium
14 6 (1.66%) Bugzilla
15 5 (1.39%) JUnit
15 5 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 50 (13.85%) Finance
2 26 (7.20%) Retail
3 20 (5.54%) Banking
4 16 (4.43%) Games
5 13 (3.60%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.11%) Legal
6 4 (1.11%) Marketing
6 4 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.11%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.83%) Advertising
7 3 (0.83%) Law
8 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Automotive
9 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.97%) .NET
2 27 (7.48%) XML
3 10 (2.77%) Web Services
4 9 (2.49%) HTML
5 7 (1.94%) CSS
6 4 (1.11%) J2EE
6 4 (1.11%) REST
6 4 (1.11%) SOAP
7 3 (0.83%) JDBC
8 2 (0.55%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.28%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.65%) Computer Science
2 24 (6.65%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.05%) User Experience
4 10 (2.77%) Online Games
5 8 (2.22%) iPad
6 5 (1.39%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.11%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.83%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.83%) FMCG
8 3 (0.83%) IVR
9 2 (0.55%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (0.55%) BBC
9 2 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.55%) New Media
9 2 (0.55%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.28%) EPoS
10 1 (0.28%) Physics
10 1 (0.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 44 (12.19%) Windows
2 29 (8.03%) Unix
3 25 (6.93%) Linux
4 22 (6.09%) Android
5 18 (4.99%) Apple iOS
6 11 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.11%) VMS
8 3 (0.83%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.28%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (54.85%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (45.71%) Software Testing
3 147 (40.72%) Test Scripting
4 110 (30.47%) Manual Testing
5 85 (23.55%) Test Automation
6 84 (23.27%) SDLC
7 83 (22.99%) Automated Testing
8 75 (20.78%) Automation Testing
9 72 (19.94%) User Acceptance Testing
10 67 (18.56%) Scrum
11 56 (15.51%) Regression Testing
12 45 (12.47%) TDD
13 42 (11.63%) BDD
14 35 (9.70%) Functional Testing
14 35 (9.70%) Performance Testing
15 28 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (7.76%) Integration Testing
16 27 (7.48%) User Stories
17 23 (6.37%) Test Strategy
18 22 (6.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 135 (37.40%) SQL
2 75 (20.78%) Java
3 69 (19.11%) C#
4 18 (4.99%) T-SQL
5 16 (4.43%) Ruby
6 15 (4.16%) C++
7 9 (2.49%) Shell Script
7 9 (2.49%) VBScript
8 7 (1.94%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.94%) Python
8 7 (1.94%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.11%) Perl
9 4 (1.11%) PHP
10 3 (0.83%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.28%) VB
11 1 (0.28%) VC++
Qualifications
1 153 (42.38%) ISEB
2 114 (31.58%) ISTQB
3 54 (14.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 53 (14.68%) Degree
5 29 (8.03%) Security Cleared
6 24 (6.65%) SC Cleared
7 15 (4.16%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (45.98%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) GAMP
System Software
1 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (6.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.28%) SCCM
2 1 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 73 (20.22%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.03%) Oracle
3 9 (2.49%) HP
4 2 (0.55%) BT
4 2 (0.55%) Intel Security
4 2 (0.55%) VMware
5 1 (0.28%) ATG
5 1 (0.28%) Borland
5 1 (0.28%) Cognos
5 1 (0.28%) Endeca
5 1 (0.28%) hybris
5 1 (0.28%) IBM
5 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.28%) Samsung
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £38,000 per annum + excellent training & benefits
Posted: 53 minutes ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35k plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Metaskil
Salary: £Competitive salary, bonus & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 to 25,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Haywards Heath
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Brighton
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 26 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 26 days ago