The median annual salary for a Software Test Analyst was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 744 727 840
Rank change year-on-year -17 +113  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 126 186 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 116 178 135
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £31,750 £32,500 £31,750
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Software Test Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Analyst in the UK

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 124 £32,250 -0.76% 13
South East +43 25 £29,250 -7.14% 2
North West -40 22 £24,000 -12.72% 2
West Midlands +5 19 £30,000 -7.69%
London +8 18 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Manchester -16 18 £24,000 -12.72% 2
South West +3 14 £40,000 +23.07% 3
Yorkshire +3 12 £32,500 +10.16% 1
East of England -10 12 £35,000 - 3
Birmingham +12 11 £30,000 -25.00%
Hampshire +5 11 £31,250 +1.62%
Suffolk +3 8 £32,500 -7.14% 1
West Yorkshire +12 7 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Ipswich +2 7 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Gloucestershire +1 7 £40,000 -5.88%
Portsmouth - 7 £28,750 -
North Yorkshire +6 6 £27,000 -6.08%
Gloucester +5 6 £40,000 -5.88%
Surrey +31 5 £28,500 -18.57%
City of London +25 5 £24,000 -36.84%
East Midlands +19 5 £27,500 -38.88%
Ilkley +1 5 £32,500 +18.18%
Staffordshire +16 4 - -
Tamworth +5 4 - -
Cheshire -23 4 £35,000 -17.64%
Bristol -30 4 £50,000 +53.84% 1
York +11 3 £32,500 +8.33%
West Sussex +5 3 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 3 £26,250 -12.50%
Hertfordshire -6 3 £42,500 +41.66% 1

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 194 (75.78%) Test Automation
2 138 (53.91%) ISTQB
3 125 (48.83%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (44.14%) ISEB
5 112 (43.75%) QA
6 104 (40.63%) SQL
7 97 (37.89%) Software Testing
8 96 (37.50%) C#
9 94 (36.72%) Test Scripting
10 93 (36.33%) Selenium
11 59 (23.05%) Microsoft
12 58 (22.66%) Java
13 56 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
14 52 (20.31%) SDLC
15 50 (19.53%) Manual Testing
16 48 (18.75%) Scrum
17 46 (17.97%) Cucumber
18 45 (17.58%) Finance
19 44 (17.19%) C++
20 42 (16.41%) SQL Server
20 42 (16.41%) JIRA
20 42 (16.41%) Scenario Testing
21 39 (15.23%) Banking
22 37 (14.45%) Retail
22 37 (14.45%) Functional Testing
23 36 (14.06%) Degree
24 35 (13.67%) Analytical Skills
25 34 (13.28%) User Stories
26 33 (12.89%) Test Strategy
27 31 (12.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 1 (0.39%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.56%) SaaS
2 2 (0.78%) Lucidchart
3 1 (0.39%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.78%) HTTP
2 1 (0.39%) Internet
2 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (16.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.39%) MySQL
2 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 93 (36.33%) Selenium
2 46 (17.97%) Cucumber
3 42 (16.41%) JIRA
4 30 (11.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (8.20%) JUnit
5 21 (8.20%) LoadRunner
5 21 (8.20%) TestNG
6 18 (7.03%) Visual Studio
7 14 (5.47%) WebDriver
8 11 (4.30%) JMeter
9 10 (3.91%) SoapUI
10 9 (3.52%) HP UFT
10 9 (3.52%) TestComplete
11 8 (3.13%) Jenkins
12 6 (2.34%) Subversion
12 6 (2.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (1.17%) Bugzilla
13 3 (1.17%) SpecFlow
14 2 (0.78%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.78%) IntelliJ
General
1 45 (17.58%) Finance
2 39 (15.23%) Banking
3 37 (14.45%) Retail
4 14 (5.47%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.95%) Advertising
6 5 (1.95%) Back Office
7 3 (1.17%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) Front Office
8 1 (0.39%) German Language
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Marketing
8 1 (0.39%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.33%) XML
2 21 (8.20%) .NET
3 12 (4.69%) HTML
4 9 (3.52%) Gherkin
5 5 (1.95%) JSON
6 4 (1.56%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.78%) HTML5
7 2 (0.78%) J2EE
7 2 (0.78%) REST
7 2 (0.78%) SOAP
8 1 (0.39%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.39%) CSS
8 1 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.39%) Web Services
8 1 (0.39%) WinForms
8 1 (0.39%) XSD
8 1 (0.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.67%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 16 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 14 (5.47%) User Experience
4 8 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.95%) PlayStation
7 4 (1.56%) iPad
8 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.17%) NHS
9 2 (0.78%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.78%) Fintech
9 2 (0.78%) Xbox
10 1 (0.39%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.39%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.39%) PACS
10 1 (0.39%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.64%) Windows
2 8 (3.13%) Linux
3 4 (1.56%) Android
3 4 (1.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (75.78%) Test Automation
2 125 (48.83%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (37.89%) Software Testing
4 94 (36.72%) Test Scripting
5 56 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 52 (20.31%) SDLC
7 50 (19.53%) Manual Testing
8 48 (18.75%) Scrum
9 42 (16.41%) Scenario Testing
10 37 (14.45%) Functional Testing
11 34 (13.28%) User Stories
12 33 (12.89%) Test Strategy
13 30 (11.72%) Non-Functional Testing
14 29 (11.33%) E-Commerce
15 28 (10.94%) Regression Testing
16 23 (8.98%) Software Engineering
17 21 (8.20%) OpenUP
18 20 (7.81%) Process Management
19 19 (7.42%) BDD
19 19 (7.42%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (40.63%) SQL
2 96 (37.50%) C#
3 58 (22.66%) Java
4 44 (17.19%) C++
5 13 (5.08%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.13%) Python
6 8 (3.13%) VB
7 6 (2.34%) Ruby
8 3 (1.17%) PHP
8 3 (1.17%) VBScript
9 2 (0.78%) Perl
9 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.39%) C
10 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 138 (53.91%) ISTQB
2 113 (44.14%) ISEB
3 36 (14.06%) Degree
4 31 (12.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (8.98%) Security Cleared
6 21 (8.20%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.34%) HND
8 3 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.78%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (43.75%) QA
2 6 (2.34%) GAMP
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 59 (23.05%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.77%) Oracle
3 6 (2.34%) BEA
3 6 (2.34%) TOWER Software
4 5 (1.95%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.39%) HP
5 1 (0.39%) SAP
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