The median annual salary for a Software Test Analyst was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands 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
England / West Midlands
Rank 188 204 204
Rank change year-on-year +16 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 18 39 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.63% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.66% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 17 38 11
Median salary £30,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +15.38%  
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 advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4522 5924 4891
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.85% 96.37% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3730 4820 4179
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
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 in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Analyst 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 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Software Test Analyst 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst within the West Midlands region 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
Birmingham +11 10 £30,000 -20.00%
Staffordshire +13 4 £37,000 +42.30% 2
Coventry +8 1 £32,500 -26.13%
Worcestershire -10 1 £27,500 -
Herefordshire -19 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £32,500 -
Software Test Analyst
England

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

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 across the West Midlands region featuring Software Test Analyst in the job title.

1 25 (75.76%) QA
2 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (57.58%) Software Testing
4 18 (54.55%) Selenium
4 18 (54.55%) SQL
5 15 (45.45%) Automation Testing
6 14 (42.42%) Test Scripting
7 13 (39.39%) E-Commerce
8 12 (36.36%) Scrum
9 11 (33.33%) Migration
10 10 (30.30%) Cucumber
11 7 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
11 7 (21.21%) WebDriver
11 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
12 6 (18.18%) ISEB
12 6 (18.18%) XML
12 6 (18.18%) ISTQB
12 6 (18.18%) BDD
13 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
13 5 (15.15%) Java
13 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
14 4 (12.12%) HP UFT
14 4 (12.12%) JMeter
14 4 (12.12%) Windows
15 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
15 3 (9.09%) Gherkin
15 3 (9.09%) Functional Testing
15 3 (9.09%) Workflow Management
15 3 (9.09%) Oracle

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (54.55%) Selenium
2 10 (30.30%) Cucumber
3 7 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (21.21%) WebDriver
4 4 (12.12%) HP UFT
4 4 (12.12%) JMeter
5 2 (6.06%) Ranorex
5 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.03%) JIRA
6 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) XML
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.06%) HTML
3 2 (6.06%) J2EE
3 2 (6.06%) Web Services
4 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.06%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) Software Testing
3 15 (45.45%) Automation Testing
4 14 (42.42%) Test Scripting
5 13 (39.39%) E-Commerce
6 12 (36.36%) Scrum
7 11 (33.33%) Migration
8 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
9 6 (18.18%) BDD
10 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
11 3 (9.09%) Functional Testing
11 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
11 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (9.09%) Workflow
11 3 (9.09%) Workflow Management
12 2 (6.06%) Fit Analysis
12 2 (6.06%) GAP Analysis
12 2 (6.06%) Non-Functional Testing
12 2 (6.06%) SDLC
12 2 (6.06%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) ISEB
1 6 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (75.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
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