The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 122 120 113
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 4 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.20% 0.54% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.56% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 8
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.07%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £33,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+14.92% -2.89%
Job Titles Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1960 1783 1740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.65% 96.74% 95.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1594 1544 1531
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Software Test Engineer
South West

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Software Test Engineer Salary Trend in Bristol

Software Test Engineer
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 6 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (83.33%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) VB.NET
3 4 (66.67%) .NET
3 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Selenium
3 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Middleware
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Games
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) NUnit

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) NUnit
General
1 1 (16.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft