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 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 215 225
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 19 28 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.45% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.47% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15 28 6
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +22.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,550 £23,900 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £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 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 5013 5995 5541
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.91% 96.34% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4244 4715 4618
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram 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 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
Birmingham +12 11 £30,000 -25.00%
Staffordshire +16 4 - -
Coventry -8 3 £26,250 -19.23%
Warwickshire +7 1 £27,000 -16.92%
Software Test Analyst
England

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

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

1 31 (86.11%) Test Automation
2 29 (80.56%) QA
3 26 (72.22%) Selenium
4 25 (69.44%) Test Scripting
4 25 (69.44%) E-Commerce
5 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (52.78%) Software Testing
6 19 (52.78%) SQL
7 16 (44.44%) Migration
7 16 (44.44%) Scrum
8 15 (41.67%) XML
8 15 (41.67%) Cucumber
9 12 (33.33%) ISTQB
10 10 (27.78%) ISEB
11 8 (22.22%) JMeter
12 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
13 6 (16.67%) User Stories
14 5 (13.89%) Retail
14 5 (13.89%) JIRA
14 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
15 4 (11.11%) Java
15 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
16 3 (8.33%) Functional Testing
16 3 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
16 3 (8.33%) Windows
16 3 (8.33%) Finance
16 3 (8.33%) Web Testing
17 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
17 2 (5.56%) Web Development
17 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (72.22%) Selenium
2 15 (41.67%) Cucumber
3 8 (22.22%) JMeter
4 5 (13.89%) JIRA
5 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
6 2 (5.56%) IntelliJ
6 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.89%) Retail
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (41.67%) XML
2 2 (5.56%) HTML
2 2 (5.56%) J2EE
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Android
2 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (86.11%) Test Automation
2 25 (69.44%) E-Commerce
2 25 (69.44%) Test Scripting
3 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (52.78%) Software Testing
5 16 (44.44%) Migration
5 16 (44.44%) Scrum
6 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
7 6 (16.67%) User Stories
8 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Functional Testing
9 3 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Web Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Agile Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (5.56%) SDLC
10 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
10 2 (5.56%) Web Development
11 1 (2.78%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 10 (27.78%) ISEB
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (80.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft