Period
to 17 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Test Analyst
England > South West
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 308 299 315
Rank change year-on-year -9 +16 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 25 42 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.24% 0.38% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.40% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 25 41 33
South West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +12.90% +3.33%
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £23,350
90th Percentile £55,000 £46,250 £37,500
England median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +2.94% +4.62%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 10038 10621 11466
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 97.15% 96.99% 97.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8397 8962 9615
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Software Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Software Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Analyst in the South West

Software Test Analyst
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Software Test Analyst in the South West

Software Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst in the South West over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Analyst in the South West

Software Test Analyst
Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 6 months to 17 August 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +10 12 £40,000 -5.88%
Bristol -28 7 £50,000 +53.85% 2
Devon - 5 £35,000 -
Dorset +14 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Software Test Analyst
England

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 August 2017, 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 across the South West region featuring Software Test Analyst in the job title.

1 21 (84.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (72.00%) C#
2 18 (72.00%) SQL
3 17 (68.00%) Java
4 16 (64.00%) ISEB
4 16 (64.00%) Selenium
5 14 (56.00%) Functional Testing
6 11 (44.00%) Scenario Testing
6 11 (44.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
7 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (40.00%) User Stories
7 10 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (36.00%) DV Cleared
8 9 (36.00%) Cucumber
8 9 (36.00%) LoadRunner
8 9 (36.00%) C++
8 9 (36.00%) JUnit
8 9 (36.00%) OpenUP
8 9 (36.00%) TestNG
8 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
8 9 (36.00%) ISTQB
8 9 (36.00%) JIRA
9 7 (28.00%) Test Strategy
10 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (24.00%) Defect Management
10 6 (24.00%) Software Testing
11 5 (20.00%) QA
11 5 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
11 5 (20.00%) .NET

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Development Applications
1 16 (64.00%) Selenium
2 9 (36.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (36.00%) JIRA
2 9 (36.00%) JUnit
2 9 (36.00%) LoadRunner
2 9 (36.00%) TestNG
3 5 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (4.00%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (16.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Advertising
4 1 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) HTML
2 4 (16.00%) JSON
2 4 (16.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (56.00%) Functional Testing
3 11 (44.00%) Scenario Testing
3 11 (44.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 10 (40.00%) User Stories
5 9 (36.00%) OpenUP
5 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
6 7 (28.00%) Test Strategy
7 6 (24.00%) Defect Management
7 6 (24.00%) Software Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
9 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
9 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (8.00%) Scrum
9 2 (8.00%) Test Management
9 2 (8.00%) Use Case
10 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) C#
1 18 (72.00%) SQL
2 17 (68.00%) Java
3 9 (36.00%) C++
4 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (64.00%) ISEB
2 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (36.00%) DV Cleared
3 9 (36.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) SOASTA, Inc
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) SAP