Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Analyst was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1003 883 987
Rank change year-on-year -120 +104 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 186 343 326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 172 317 310
UK median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £23,775 £24,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £47,450 £45,000 £46,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year - +3.17% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Software Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Analyst 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.

Salary trend for Software Test Analyst in the UK

Software Test Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Analyst in the UK

Software Test Analyst
Top 15 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 6 months to 20 November 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
England -91 181 £32,500 - 11
UK excluding London -116 163 £32,500 - 11
North of England -13 46 £32,500 +6.56% 4
South East -4 40 £29,000 -16.64% 3
East of England -2 30 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Midlands -22 30 £32,500 -7.14%
West Midlands -15 28 £33,000 -
North West -33 24 £35,000 +16.67% 3
London -1 22 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Yorkshire +9 21 £31,250 -2.34% 1
South West -23 13 £35,000 - 2
Scotland -20 3 £37,500 +7.14% 1
East Midlands +15 2 £28,500 -32.94%
Wales +2 1 £22,500 -30.77%
North East - 1 £34,000 -

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 featuring Software Test Analyst in the job title.

1 124 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 100 (53.76%) Software Testing
3 86 (46.24%) Test Scripting
4 83 (44.62%) QA
5 78 (41.94%) SQL
6 77 (41.40%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (34.41%) ISTQB
8 59 (31.72%) ISEB
9 56 (30.11%) Manual Testing
10 55 (29.57%) Selenium
11 52 (27.96%) C#
12 43 (23.12%) SDLC
13 38 (20.43%) Scrum
14 37 (19.89%) Java
15 33 (17.74%) Test Strategy
16 30 (16.13%) .NET
17 29 (15.59%) Analytical Skills
18 28 (15.05%) BDD
19 27 (14.52%) E-Commerce
19 27 (14.52%) JIRA
20 24 (12.90%) Cucumber
21 23 (12.37%) SQL Server
22 22 (11.83%) Microsoft
22 22 (11.83%) User Acceptance Testing
23 20 (10.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 19 (10.22%) Degree
24 19 (10.22%) Migration
24 19 (10.22%) Scenario Testing
25 18 (9.68%) Retail
26 16 (8.60%) XML

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (2.15%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.08%) Confluence
3 1 (0.54%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.69%) SaaS
2 1 (0.54%) BrowserStack
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.54%) Redis
2 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 55 (29.57%) Selenium
2 27 (14.52%) JIRA
3 24 (12.90%) Cucumber
4 14 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (5.38%) Appium
5 10 (5.38%) Visual Studio
6 9 (4.84%) Calabash
7 8 (4.30%) WebDriver
8 7 (3.76%) SoapUI
9 5 (2.69%) HP UFT
9 5 (2.69%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.61%) LoadRunner
10 3 (1.61%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.61%) WinRunner
11 2 (1.08%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.08%) JUnit
11 2 (1.08%) TestNG
12 1 (0.54%) Bugzilla
12 1 (0.54%) Subversion
12 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (9.68%) Retail
2 14 (7.53%) Finance
3 8 (4.30%) Banking
4 4 (2.15%) Advertising
4 4 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.15%) Marketing
5 2 (1.08%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.08%) Back Office
6 1 (0.54%) Electronics
6 1 (0.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.54%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.13%) .NET
2 16 (8.60%) XML
3 8 (4.30%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.23%) Gherkin
4 6 (3.23%) HTML
4 6 (3.23%) Web Services
5 5 (2.69%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.61%) SOAP
7 2 (1.08%) JSON
7 2 (1.08%) REST
8 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.54%) Chai
8 1 (0.54%) CSS
8 1 (0.54%) Node.js
8 1 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.59%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.60%) User Experience
3 15 (8.06%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.30%) EPoS
5 3 (1.61%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.61%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.08%) Marketing Technology
6 2 (1.08%) PDA
6 2 (1.08%) Xbox
7 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.54%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.69%) Windows
2 3 (1.61%) Android
2 3 (1.61%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.61%) Linux
3 1 (0.54%) Unix
3 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 100 (53.76%) Software Testing
3 86 (46.24%) Test Scripting
4 77 (41.40%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (30.11%) Manual Testing
6 43 (23.12%) SDLC
7 38 (20.43%) Scrum
8 33 (17.74%) Test Strategy
9 28 (15.05%) BDD
10 27 (14.52%) E-Commerce
11 22 (11.83%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (10.22%) Migration
12 19 (10.22%) Scenario Testing
13 15 (8.06%) Data Analysis
13 15 (8.06%) Defect Management
13 15 (8.06%) Regression Testing
13 15 (8.06%) TDD
14 14 (7.53%) Functional Testing
15 13 (6.99%) User Stories
16 12 (6.45%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 78 (41.94%) SQL
2 52 (27.96%) C#
3 37 (19.89%) Java
4 14 (7.53%) C++
5 13 (6.99%) Python
6 12 (6.45%) VB.NET
7 7 (3.76%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.76%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.61%) Ruby
9 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.54%) C
9 1 (0.54%) Perl
9 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (34.41%) ISTQB
2 59 (31.72%) ISEB
3 20 (10.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (10.22%) Degree
5 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.08%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (44.62%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (4.30%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.54%) Ansible
3 1 (0.54%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.38%) Oracle
3 6 (3.23%) HP
4 5 (2.69%) Capita
5 2 (1.08%) ForgeRock
5 2 (1.08%) Google
5 2 (1.08%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.08%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (1.08%) Twitter
6 1 (0.54%) IBM
6 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.54%) SAP
6 1 (0.54%) TOWER Software