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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Analyst
Rank 197 197 181
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 28 19 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.38% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.39% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 27 16 14
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £29,000 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £47,500 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%
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
5416 4900 4150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.08% 96.74% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4516 4265 3421
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,104
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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
Coventry +7 11 £42,500 +30.76%
Birmingham -9 9 £33,750 +3.84% 2
Warwickshire - 3 £40,000 -
Staffordshire +4 2 £34,500 +6.15% 1
Herefordshire +2 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £28,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £27,500 -
Software Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 39 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
1 39 (65.00%) QA
2 38 (63.33%) Software Testing
3 27 (45.00%) Selenium
4 26 (43.33%) ISTQB
5 24 (40.00%) Manual Testing
6 22 (36.67%) Java
7 21 (35.00%) Test Scripting
8 20 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 20 (33.33%) BDD
8 20 (33.33%) Automation Testing
9 18 (30.00%) SQL
10 17 (28.33%) E-Commerce
11 16 (26.67%) ISEB
11 16 (26.67%) TDD
11 16 (26.67%) Automated Testing
11 16 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 16 (26.67%) Cucumber
12 14 (23.33%) Scrum
13 13 (21.67%) Web Development
13 13 (21.67%) SDLC
14 12 (20.00%) .NET
15 11 (18.33%) Finance
15 11 (18.33%) WebDriver
15 11 (18.33%) Functional Testing
16 10 (16.67%) Test Strategy
16 10 (16.67%) JIRA
17 9 (15.00%) XML
18 8 (13.33%) RSpec
18 8 (13.33%) Bash Shell

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) MySQL
1 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (45.00%) Selenium
2 16 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 11 (18.33%) WebDriver
4 10 (16.67%) JIRA
5 8 (13.33%) Ant
5 8 (13.33%) Git (software)
5 8 (13.33%) Hudson
5 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
5 8 (13.33%) Mercurial
5 8 (13.33%) RSpec
5 8 (13.33%) WATIR
6 7 (11.67%) FogBugz
6 7 (11.67%) SpecFlow
6 7 (11.67%) TeamCity
7 6 (10.00%) Eclipse
7 6 (10.00%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) .NET
2 9 (15.00%) XML
3 8 (13.33%) REST
3 8 (13.33%) SOAP
3 8 (13.33%) Web Services
4 7 (11.67%) Gherkin
5 6 (10.00%) J2EE
6 4 (6.67%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.67%) iPad
3 1 (1.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.67%) Android
1 1 (1.67%) Unix
1 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (63.33%) Software Testing
3 24 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 21 (35.00%) Test Scripting
5 20 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 20 (33.33%) BDD
5 20 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 17 (28.33%) E-Commerce
7 16 (26.67%) Automated Testing
7 16 (26.67%) TDD
8 14 (23.33%) Scrum
9 13 (21.67%) SDLC
9 13 (21.67%) Web Development
10 11 (18.33%) Functional Testing
11 10 (16.67%) Test Strategy
12 8 (13.33%) Agile Testing
12 8 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (13.33%) Defect Management
12 8 (13.33%) QA Automation
12 8 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) Java
2 18 (30.00%) SQL
3 8 (13.33%) Bash Shell
3 8 (13.33%) Perl
3 8 (13.33%) Ruby
4 7 (11.67%) C#
4 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (43.33%) ISTQB
2 16 (26.67%) ISEB
2 16 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (65.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle
2 1 (1.67%) SAP
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