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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 206 219 209
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 16 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.27% 0.055% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.059% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 16 3 8
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £34,200 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £38,250
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £33,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
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
5421 5097 5234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.40% 92.98% 94.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3781 3985 4360
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Bracknell +6 8 £37,500 +10.29%
Reading - 5 £29,000 -
Newbury - 2 £42,500 -
Wokingham - 1 £25,000 -
Software Test Engineer
South East

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (44.00%) QA
2 10 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 10 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (36.00%) UNIX
3 9 (36.00%) Windows
4 7 (28.00%) Linux
4 7 (28.00%) Java
4 7 (28.00%) ISEB
4 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
4 7 (28.00%) Degree
5 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (24.00%) V-Model
5 6 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (24.00%) GAMP
6 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 4 (16.00%) Python
8 3 (12.00%) Scrum
8 3 (12.00%) SQL
8 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (12.00%) Network Security
8 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Selenium
9 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Test Management
9 2 (8.00%) TDD
9 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (8.00%) WebDriver

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.00%) Network Security
3 2 (8.00%) Internet
4 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.00%) Selenium
3 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.00%) MSTest
3 2 (8.00%) Selenium IDE
General
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Banking
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) UNIX
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (24.00%) V-Model
3 3 (12.00%) Scrum
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Test Management
4 2 (8.00%) TDD
4 2 (8.00%) BDD
4 2 (8.00%) ATDD
4 2 (8.00%) Validation
5 1 (4.00%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Java
2 4 (16.00%) Python
3 3 (12.00%) SQL
4 2 (8.00%) C#
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) ISEB
1 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
1 7 (28.00%) Degree
2 6 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) QA
2 6 (24.00%) GAMP
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft