The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Berkshire region that had Software Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 189 219 212
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 12 15 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.28% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.29% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 18
Median salary £33,000 £30,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Software Test Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4033 5110 5622
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 95.75% 95.96% 95.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3183 4088 3812
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the Berkshire region.

Software Test Engineer Salary Trend in Berkshire

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading - 8 £33,000 -
Wokingham - 2 £33,000 -
Newbury +3 1 - -
Maidenhead -4 1 - -
Software Test Engineer
South East

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, Software Test Engineer 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 Berkshire region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (70.00%) Java
1 14 (70.00%) Automation Testing
2 11 (55.00%) TDD
3 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (40.00%) Scrum
5 7 (35.00%) Eclipse
5 7 (35.00%) Internet
5 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (35.00%) Web Services
5 7 (35.00%) OO
6 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (30.00%) OOP
6 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (30.00%) SDLC
6 6 (30.00%) Cucumber
7 5 (25.00%) BDD
7 5 (25.00%) RESTful
7 5 (25.00%) Big Data
7 5 (25.00%) Information Governance
7 5 (25.00%) Open Source
7 5 (25.00%) NoSQL
7 5 (25.00%) Secure Coding
7 5 (25.00%) Degree
7 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Python
8 3 (15.00%) C#
8 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (15.00%) ISEB
9 2 (10.00%) ISTQB

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Big Data
1 5 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Eclipse
2 6 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.00%) Selenium
3 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.00%) Gradle
4 1 (5.00%) IntelliJ
4 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.00%) JIRA
4 1 (5.00%) JMeter
4 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) Web Services
2 5 (25.00%) RESTful
3 2 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (10.00%) CSS
3 2 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) Spring
4 1 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Life Science
2 1 (5.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Automation Testing
2 11 (55.00%) TDD
3 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (40.00%) Scrum
5 7 (35.00%) OO
6 6 (30.00%) OOP
6 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (30.00%) SDLC
6 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
7 5 (25.00%) BDD
7 5 (25.00%) Information Governance
7 5 (25.00%) Open Source
7 5 (25.00%) Secure Coding
8 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
9 2 (10.00%) V-Model
10 1 (5.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) Python
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (5.00%) C
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) Groovy
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) GAMP
2 1 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Ansible
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Concur