The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the East of England 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 190 197 211
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 62 46 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.85% 0.70% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.73% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 60 41 42
Average salary £42,000 £38,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,250 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +3.67%
Software Test Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6944 6311 8108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.41% 96.22% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5628 5112 7026
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Software Test Engineer Salary Trend in the East of England

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the East of England

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
Cambridgeshire +5 49 £41,500 +9.21% 7
Hertfordshire +3 10 £42,500 +3.65% 1
Bedfordshire +12 1 £40,000 +37.93% 2
Suffolk - 1 £25,000 -
Essex - 1 £30,000 - 1
Software Test Engineer
England

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 67 (54.47%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (46.34%) QA
3 55 (44.72%) Degree
4 53 (43.09%) Test Automation
5 49 (39.84%) SQL
6 42 (34.15%) Software Engineering
7 39 (31.71%) Automated Testing
8 36 (29.27%) Python
9 35 (28.46%) Software Testing
10 32 (26.02%) Java
11 29 (23.58%) Scrum
12 28 (22.76%) Computer Science
13 27 (21.95%) Linux
13 27 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
14 25 (20.33%) Regression Testing
14 25 (20.33%) Mathematics
15 23 (18.70%) C#
16 22 (17.89%) Finance
16 22 (17.89%) Test Scripting
17 21 (17.07%) Selenium
17 21 (17.07%) Windows
17 21 (17.07%) Automation Testing
18 20 (16.26%) .NET
18 20 (16.26%) Microsoft
19 19 (15.45%) Delphi
19 19 (15.45%) JavaScript
19 19 (15.45%) OO
20 18 (14.63%) C++
20 18 (14.63%) Test Strategy
21 17 (13.82%) C

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 9 (7.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.13%) Internet
1 10 (8.13%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.69%) Wireless
3 6 (4.88%) HTTP
4 5 (4.07%) ICMP
5 4 (3.25%) DNS
5 4 (3.25%) SSL
6 2 (1.63%) VLAN
6 2 (1.63%) VPN
6 2 (1.63%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (17.07%) Selenium
2 13 (10.57%) JIRA
2 13 (10.57%) WebDriver
3 12 (9.76%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (8.13%) JBehave
4 10 (8.13%) JUnit
5 8 (6.50%) JMeter
6 5 (4.07%) Ant
7 4 (3.25%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.63%) Subversion
8 2 (1.63%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.81%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.81%) TestNG
General
1 22 (17.89%) Finance
2 7 (5.69%) Multimedia
3 6 (4.88%) Marketing
3 6 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.63%) Banking
4 2 (1.63%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.26%) .NET
2 13 (10.57%) XML
2 13 (10.57%) HTML
3 10 (8.13%) J2EE
4 7 (5.69%) XSL
4 7 (5.69%) Web Services
4 7 (5.69%) Ajax
5 6 (4.88%) REST
6 1 (0.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.76%) Computer Science
2 27 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (20.33%) Mathematics
4 13 (10.57%) User Experience
5 10 (8.13%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (4.88%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (3.25%) Smart Meter
7 4 (3.25%) Internet of Things
7 4 (3.25%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.63%) PKI
8 2 (1.63%) Chemistry
8 2 (1.63%) Biology
8 2 (1.63%) Life Science
8 2 (1.63%) Smartcard
8 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.63%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.95%) Linux
2 21 (17.07%) Windows
3 12 (9.76%) UNIX
4 2 (1.63%) Android
4 2 (1.63%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (54.47%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (43.09%) Test Automation
3 42 (34.15%) Software Engineering
4 39 (31.71%) Automated Testing
5 35 (28.46%) Software Testing
6 29 (23.58%) Scrum
7 25 (20.33%) Regression Testing
8 22 (17.89%) Test Scripting
9 21 (17.07%) Automation Testing
10 19 (15.45%) OO
11 18 (14.63%) Test Strategy
12 17 (13.82%) Unit Testing
13 16 (13.01%) Manual Testing
13 16 (13.01%) Analytics
14 14 (11.38%) User Stories
15 11 (8.94%) Load Testing
16 10 (8.13%) Financial Modelling
16 10 (8.13%) BDD
16 10 (8.13%) TDD
17 9 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (39.84%) SQL
2 36 (29.27%) Python
3 32 (26.02%) Java
4 23 (18.70%) C#
5 19 (15.45%) Delphi
5 19 (15.45%) JavaScript
6 18 (14.63%) C++
7 17 (13.82%) C
8 13 (10.57%) Ruby
9 10 (8.13%) Perl
10 7 (5.69%) PHP
11 2 (1.63%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (44.72%) Degree
2 17 (13.82%) ISEB
3 14 (11.38%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.25%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (46.34%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (16.26%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.50%) TOWER Software
3 4 (3.25%) Perforce
4 2 (1.63%) Lumesse
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