The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 210 218 211
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 19 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.13% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 19 6 10
Average salary £29,000 £35,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.14% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £32,000 £34,600
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £40,250
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -
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
5522 5536 5064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.54% 93.23% 94.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3798 4229 4149
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 24 October 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +12 13 £26,000 -13.33% 2
Newbury +15 3 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Bracknell -6 1 £42,500 +25.00%
Wokingham - 1 £25,000 -
Software Test Engineer
South East

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Software Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Test Engineer in their job title.

1 17 (54.84%) Software Testing
2 14 (45.16%) ISTQB
2 14 (45.16%) QA
2 14 (45.16%) Test Scripting
2 14 (45.16%) ISEB
3 13 (41.94%) GAMP
3 13 (41.94%) V-Model
3 13 (41.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (32.26%) Computer Science
4 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.81%) UNIX
6 7 (22.58%) Windows
6 7 (22.58%) Linux
6 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
6 7 (22.58%) Java
6 7 (22.58%) Degree
7 5 (16.13%) Automated Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
8 4 (12.90%) Scrum
8 4 (12.90%) Selenium
8 4 (12.90%) Python
9 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
9 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
9 3 (9.68%) Finance
9 3 (9.68%) Test Management
9 3 (9.68%) Network Security
9 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (9.68%) Banking
10 2 (6.45%) TDD
10 2 (6.45%) Life Science

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Software Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.68%) Network Security
3 2 (6.45%) Internet
4 1 (3.23%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Selenium
2 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.45%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (3.23%) Selenium IDE
General
1 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
1 3 (9.68%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) HTML
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) CSS
1 2 (6.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Life Science
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) UNIX
2 7 (22.58%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Software Testing
2 14 (45.16%) Test Scripting
3 13 (41.94%) V-Model
4 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.13%) Automated Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.90%) Scrum
7 3 (9.68%) Test Management
8 2 (6.45%) System Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.45%) BDD
8 2 (6.45%) ATDD
8 2 (6.45%) Automation Testing
8 2 (6.45%) People Management
8 2 (6.45%) TDD
9 1 (3.23%) Regression Testing
9 1 (3.23%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) Python
3 2 (6.45%) C#
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) ISEB
1 14 (45.16%) ISTQB
2 13 (41.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (22.58%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (45.16%) QA
2 13 (41.94%) GAMP
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum GBP 25 - 30K +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago