The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 119 108 95
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 4 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.22% 0.63% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.67% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 13
Average salary £37,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.87%
Software Test Engineer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol 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
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1775 1484 1503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 95.69% 93.86% 95.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1474 1314 1297
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Office 365
5 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Open Source
5 1 (20.00%) SaaS
5 1 (20.00%) PaaS
5 1 (20.00%) NUnit
5 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) E-Learning
5 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (20.00%) ISEB
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Middleware
5 1 (20.00%) C#

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) NUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) E-Learning
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft