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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Analyst
Rank 781 737 807
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +70
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 105 135 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.13% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.14% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 88 128 67
Average salary £34,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £29,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%

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
100150 98294 103682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83451 79476 89033
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -11 101 £34,000 +20.35% 21
South East -22 25 £35,000 +9.37% 4
West Midlands -12 18 £32,500 +6.55% 3
London -13 17 £47,500 +100.00% 3
East of England -19 14 £30,000 -16.66% 3
Yorkshire -2 13 £35,000 +21.73% 2
West Yorkshire +3 12 £36,250 +38.09% 2
North West -16 12 £29,750 +8.18% 4
Buckinghamshire +8 11 £35,000 +9.37% 1
Birmingham +4 11 £32,500 +51.16%
Manchester -12 8 £29,750 -4.80% 2
Hertfordshire -13 8 £35,000 -17.64%
Berkshire +7 7 £42,500 +136.11% 1
Leeds -7 6 £36,250 +38.09% 1
Ilkley - 6 - -
Reading - 6 £42,500 - 1
Ross-on-Wye - 5 £29,000 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 5 - -
Herefordshire - 5 £29,000 - 2
Suffolk +1 4 £28,500 +3.63% 1
Milton Keynes -8 4 £32,000 -
Cheshire -13 4 £28,750 +27.77% 1
Surrey -14 4 £37,500 +33.92%
Aylesbury - 4 £35,000 -
Scotland +12 3 £33,500 -14.10% 1
High Wycombe - 3 £35,000 - 1
Ipswich +5 2 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Edinburgh +3 2 £35,000 -10.25%
Chessington - 2 £47,500 -
Colchester - 2 £32,500 -

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 136 (59.65%) Software Testing
2 111 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (48.25%) SQL
4 109 (47.81%) ISEB
5 102 (44.74%) QA
6 90 (39.47%) Manual Testing
7 69 (30.26%) ISTQB
8 64 (28.07%) Automated Testing
9 51 (22.37%) Degree
9 51 (22.37%) Selenium
10 49 (21.49%) Finance
11 46 (20.18%) Test Scripting
12 45 (19.74%) Microsoft
13 44 (19.30%) User Acceptance Testing
14 36 (15.79%) Scrum
15 33 (14.47%) .NET
16 32 (14.04%) Windows
17 30 (13.16%) MS Excel
17 30 (13.16%) Test Automation
18 28 (12.28%) System Testing
18 28 (12.28%) Visual Studio
18 28 (12.28%) Oracle
19 25 (10.96%) SQL Server
19 25 (10.96%) Team Foundation Server
19 25 (10.96%) Performance Testing
20 24 (10.53%) C#
21 23 (10.09%) QuickTest Pro
21 23 (10.09%) Computer Science
22 21 (9.21%) Java
23 19 (8.33%) Oracle Database

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 30 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.51%) MS Office
3 7 (3.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Servitor
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.75%) HTTPS
2 3 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.44%) ATM
3 1 (0.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 11 (4.82%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.51%) BusinessObjects XI
6 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.44%) MySQL
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 51 (22.37%) Selenium
2 28 (12.28%) Visual Studio
3 25 (10.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (10.09%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (6.14%) JIRA
6 9 (3.95%) TestComplete
7 8 (3.51%) WebDriver
8 6 (2.63%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.19%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (1.75%) JMeter
11 3 (1.32%) Subversion
12 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.44%) FogBugz
13 1 (0.44%) FitNesse
13 1 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
13 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
13 1 (0.44%) JUnit
13 1 (0.44%) Bugzilla
13 1 (0.44%) TestPartner
General
1 49 (21.49%) Finance
2 18 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 17 (7.46%) Banking
4 5 (2.19%) Retail Banking
4 5 (2.19%) Retail
5 4 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.32%) Marketing
6 3 (1.32%) Military
6 3 (1.32%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.47%) .NET
2 7 (3.07%) XML
3 6 (2.63%) Web Services
3 6 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 6 (2.63%) HTML
4 5 (2.19%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.32%) WPF
6 2 (0.88%) CSS
7 1 (0.44%) HTML5
7 1 (0.44%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.44%) WCF
7 1 (0.44%) WSDL
7 1 (0.44%) SOAP
7 1 (0.44%) XSD
7 1 (0.44%) WinForms
7 1 (0.44%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.09%) Computer Science
2 15 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.07%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.19%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.75%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.32%) User Experience
6 3 (1.32%) Open Source
6 3 (1.32%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.88%) Handset
7 2 (0.88%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.44%) Physics
8 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.44%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.04%) Windows
2 13 (5.70%) UNIX
3 10 (4.39%) Android
4 8 (3.51%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.32%) Linux
6 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (59.65%) Software Testing
2 111 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (39.47%) Manual Testing
4 64 (28.07%) Automated Testing
5 46 (20.18%) Test Scripting
6 44 (19.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 36 (15.79%) Scrum
8 30 (13.16%) Test Automation
9 28 (12.28%) System Testing
10 25 (10.96%) Performance Testing
11 18 (7.89%) Automation Testing
11 18 (7.89%) Integration Testing
11 18 (7.89%) E-Commerce
11 18 (7.89%) Migration
12 15 (6.58%) Regression Testing
13 14 (6.14%) Test Planning
14 13 (5.70%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (5.70%) Test Strategy
15 12 (5.26%) Mentoring
16 11 (4.82%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (48.25%) SQL
2 24 (10.53%) C#
3 21 (9.21%) Java
4 13 (5.70%) Python
4 13 (5.70%) Perl
5 11 (4.82%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.39%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.19%) VB
8 4 (1.75%) VBScript
9 3 (1.32%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.32%) PHP
10 2 (0.88%) Ruby
11 1 (0.44%) R
11 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.44%) C
11 1 (0.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 109 (47.81%) ISEB
2 69 (30.26%) ISTQB
3 51 (22.37%) Degree
4 19 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (4.39%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.19%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (44.74%) QA
2 8 (3.51%) GAMP
System Software
1 7 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (5.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (19.74%) Microsoft
2 28 (12.28%) Oracle
3 9 (3.95%) HP
4 8 (3.51%) VMware
5 2 (0.88%) Aquila
5 2 (0.88%) Apple
6 1 (0.44%) Twitter
6 1 (0.44%) IBM
6 1 (0.44%) Capita
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Salary: to £28,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
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Salary: £30k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
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Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £20k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: 25k-35k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: 35,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
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Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
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Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
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Bristol, Avon
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
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Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
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Salary: Please contact for details
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