The median annual salary for a Software Test Analyst was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Analyst
UK
Rank 727 771 755
Rank change year-on-year +44 -16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 133 185 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 119 179 196
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,900 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £44,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69%  

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 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +64 125 £32,500 -7.14% 18
South East +79 48 £35,000 - 6
London +72 21 £40,000 -5.32% 2
West Sussex +29 18 £40,000 +14.28% 1
West Midlands +16 18 £30,000 -20.00% 2
South West +18 12 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Gatwick - 12 £40,000 - 1
City of London +52 10 £24,000 -36.84% 1
Birmingham +11 10 £30,000 -20.00%
Hampshire +28 9 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Surrey +44 8 £33,750 -10.00% 2
Yorkshire 0 8 £22,500 -35.71% 2
North Yorkshire +9 7 £22,000 -31.25%
North West -29 7 £28,500 -5.00% 1
South Wales +14 6 £29,250 +0.86%
Wales +8 6 £29,250 +0.86%
Gloucestershire +6 6 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Gloucester +3 6 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Brighton - 6 £32,500 -
East Sussex - 6 £32,500 -
Worthing - 6 £32,500 -
East Midlands +11 5 £36,000 +46.93% 1
Staffordshire +13 4 £37,000 +42.30% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 4 £40,000 +14.28%
Manchester -25 4 £26,250 -17.96% 1
Marlow - 4 £40,000 -
Harrogate - 4 £21,500 -
Reigate - 4 £29,250 -
Berkshire +35 3 £25,000 -26.47%
West Yorkshire +17 3 £32,500 -7.14% 2

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 139 (47.60%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (45.55%) QA
3 131 (44.86%) ISEB
4 128 (43.84%) SQL
5 122 (41.78%) ISTQB
6 120 (41.10%) Software Testing
6 120 (41.10%) Selenium
7 101 (34.59%) C#
8 92 (31.51%) Test Scripting
9 66 (22.60%) Test Automation
10 65 (22.26%) Microsoft
11 63 (21.58%) User Acceptance Testing
11 63 (21.58%) Automation Testing
12 62 (21.23%) SDLC
13 61 (20.89%) Java
14 60 (20.55%) Finance
15 55 (18.84%) SQL Server
16 54 (18.49%) Automated Testing
17 49 (16.78%) Functional Testing
18 47 (16.10%) Manual Testing
19 46 (15.75%) Cucumber
19 46 (15.75%) Scrum
20 45 (15.41%) Regression Testing
21 44 (15.07%) .NET
22 42 (14.38%) C++
23 40 (13.70%) MS Excel
24 37 (12.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
25 36 (12.33%) JIRA
26 35 (11.99%) Team Foundation Server
27 34 (11.64%) Windows

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 40 (13.70%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.08%) MS Office
3 8 (2.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.05%) Lucidchart
2 3 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.37%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.68%) HTTP
3 1 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (18.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.68%) MySQL
2 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 120 (41.10%) Selenium
2 46 (15.75%) Cucumber
3 36 (12.33%) JIRA
4 35 (11.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (8.56%) WebDriver
6 23 (7.88%) LoadRunner
7 22 (7.53%) HP UFT
8 19 (6.51%) JUnit
8 19 (6.51%) TestNG
9 16 (5.48%) Visual Studio
10 14 (4.79%) SoapUI
11 7 (2.40%) Bugzilla
11 7 (2.40%) Jenkins
11 7 (2.40%) JMeter
12 6 (2.05%) SpecFlow
13 5 (1.71%) MSTest
13 5 (1.71%) TestComplete
14 4 (1.37%) Subversion
14 4 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 3 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 60 (20.55%) Finance
2 27 (9.25%) Banking
3 17 (5.82%) Retail
4 16 (5.48%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.42%) Advertising
7 6 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.71%) Marketing
9 2 (0.68%) Electronics
9 2 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (15.07%) .NET
2 27 (9.25%) XML
3 9 (3.08%) Gherkin
4 8 (2.74%) HTML
5 7 (2.40%) JSON
5 7 (2.40%) Web Services
6 6 (2.05%) SOAP
7 4 (1.37%) XSD
8 3 (1.03%) CSS
8 3 (1.03%) WSDL
9 2 (0.68%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.68%) Behat
9 2 (0.68%) HTML5
9 2 (0.68%) J2EE
9 2 (0.68%) REST
10 1 (0.34%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.34%) jQuery
10 1 (0.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.34%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.48%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.40%) Client/Server
3 7 (2.40%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.40%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.05%) NHS
5 3 (1.03%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.68%) Fintech
6 2 (0.68%) iPad
7 1 (0.34%) FMCG
7 1 (0.34%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.34%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.34%) User Experience
7 1 (0.34%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.64%) Windows
2 10 (3.42%) Apple iOS
2 10 (3.42%) Linux
3 9 (3.08%) Android
4 8 (2.74%) Unix
5 2 (0.68%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (47.60%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (41.10%) Software Testing
3 92 (31.51%) Test Scripting
4 66 (22.60%) Test Automation
5 63 (21.58%) Automation Testing
5 63 (21.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 62 (21.23%) SDLC
7 54 (18.49%) Automated Testing
8 49 (16.78%) Functional Testing
9 47 (16.10%) Manual Testing
10 46 (15.75%) Scrum
11 45 (15.41%) Regression Testing
12 32 (10.96%) User Stories
13 31 (10.62%) Test Strategy
14 30 (10.27%) BDD
15 28 (9.59%) Non-Functional Testing
16 25 (8.56%) Performance Testing
17 23 (7.88%) E-Commerce
17 23 (7.88%) Software Engineering
18 19 (6.51%) OpenUP
Programming Languages
1 128 (43.84%) SQL
2 101 (34.59%) C#
3 61 (20.89%) Java
4 42 (14.38%) C++
5 8 (2.74%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.71%) PHP
6 5 (1.71%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.71%) VB
7 3 (1.03%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.03%) Ruby
8 2 (0.68%) Perl
8 2 (0.68%) Python
8 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.68%) VBScript
9 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 131 (44.86%) ISEB
2 122 (41.78%) ISTQB
3 37 (12.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 33 (11.30%) Degree
5 25 (8.56%) Security Cleared
6 23 (7.88%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (45.55%) QA
2 6 (2.05%) GAMP
Systems Management
1 12 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 65 (22.26%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.48%) Oracle
3 7 (2.40%) BEA
3 7 (2.40%) SOASTA, Inc
4 5 (1.71%) HP
5 4 (1.37%) TOWER Software
6 3 (1.03%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.68%) SAP
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
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Kettering
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
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