The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Analyst
Rank 205 215 194
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 34 5 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.094% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.097% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 34 5 18
Average salary £36,250 £32,500 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.53% +5.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £31,000 £20,850
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Software Test Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6012 5178 4748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.33% 96.84% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4781 4388 3971
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Software Test Analyst
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst across the West Midlands region.

Software Test Analyst Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Software Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Software Test Analyst Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Software Test Analyst
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 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 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
Birmingham -2 14 £38,750 -6.06%
Staffordshire +15 6 £24,000 -26.15%
Worcestershire - 6 £27,500 -
Coventry +7 5 £47,500 +46.15%
Solihull - 3 £27,500 -
Software Test Analyst
England

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 42 (67.74%) Software Testing
2 38 (61.29%) QA
3 35 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (43.55%) Manual Testing
5 23 (37.10%) Automation Testing
6 22 (35.48%) Selenium
6 22 (35.48%) SQL
7 21 (33.87%) Automated Testing
8 20 (32.26%) Scrum
9 16 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (25.81%) Test Scripting
9 16 (25.81%) Test Automation
9 16 (25.81%) BDD
10 15 (24.19%) Java
10 15 (24.19%) Finance
11 14 (22.58%) ISTQB
11 14 (22.58%) E-Commerce
11 14 (22.58%) Functional Testing
12 10 (16.13%) WebDriver
13 9 (14.52%) SDLC
13 9 (14.52%) Test Strategy
13 9 (14.52%) Migration
14 8 (12.90%) Integration Testing
14 8 (12.90%) JIRA
14 8 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (11.29%) Agile Testing
15 7 (11.29%) Cucumber
15 7 (11.29%) Regression Testing
15 7 (11.29%) TDD
16 6 (9.68%) ISEB

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) MySQL
1 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (35.48%) Selenium
2 10 (16.13%) WebDriver
3 8 (12.90%) JIRA
4 7 (11.29%) Cucumber
5 5 (8.06%) Ant
5 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
5 5 (8.06%) Hudson
5 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
5 5 (8.06%) Mercurial
5 5 (8.06%) RSpec
5 5 (8.06%) WATIR
6 4 (6.45%) Eclipse
6 4 (6.45%) IntelliJ
7 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.61%) FogBugz
8 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (24.19%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) J2EE
1 5 (8.06%) REST
1 5 (8.06%) SOAP
2 3 (4.84%) .NET
2 3 (4.84%) Web Services
3 2 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.61%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.61%) iPad
3 1 (1.61%) iPhone
3 1 (1.61%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Unix
2 1 (1.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (67.74%) Software Testing
2 35 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (43.55%) Manual Testing
4 23 (37.10%) Automation Testing
5 21 (33.87%) Automated Testing
6 20 (32.26%) Scrum
7 16 (25.81%) BDD
7 16 (25.81%) Test Automation
7 16 (25.81%) Test Scripting
7 16 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (22.58%) E-Commerce
8 14 (22.58%) Functional Testing
9 9 (14.52%) Migration
9 9 (14.52%) SDLC
9 9 (14.52%) Test Strategy
10 8 (12.90%) Integration Testing
11 7 (11.29%) Agile Testing
11 7 (11.29%) Regression Testing
11 7 (11.29%) TDD
12 5 (8.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (35.48%) SQL
2 15 (24.19%) Java
3 5 (8.06%) Bash Shell
3 5 (8.06%) Perl
3 5 (8.06%) Ruby
4 1 (1.61%) C#
4 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) ISTQB
2 8 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (9.68%) ISEB
4 2 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (61.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft