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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank - 124 103
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 0 2 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol - 0.10% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.10% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 15
Average salary - £32,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
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
1878 1933 1701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.41% 96.75% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1624 1563 1480
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £55,000
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 22 May 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Scalability Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Data Security
3 1 (33.33%) Electronics
3 1 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) V-Model
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) C

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Statistics
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) Scalability Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Security
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) V-Model
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft