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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 227 224 244
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 35 49 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.46% 0.61% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.64% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 35 48 18
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £31,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
7182 7688 7318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 94.90% 95.71% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 6007 6433 6279
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -3 25 £47,500 +33.80% 3
Hertfordshire +8 9 £27,500 +30.95% 1
Essex - 1 £22,500 -
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 45 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (53.85%) Degree
3 40 (51.28%) Python
4 34 (43.59%) Scrum
4 34 (43.59%) Test Automation
5 26 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 23 (29.49%) QA
7 22 (28.21%) Software Testing
8 20 (25.64%) SQL
9 19 (24.36%) Software Engineering
10 16 (20.51%) Linux
11 15 (19.23%) Regression Testing
11 15 (19.23%) Mobile App
11 15 (19.23%) SDLC
12 14 (17.95%) Android
12 14 (17.95%) Selenium
13 13 (16.67%) Marketing
13 13 (16.67%) Mathematics
13 13 (16.67%) XML
14 12 (15.38%) Electronics
14 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (14.10%) Internet of Things
15 11 (14.10%) Internet
15 11 (14.10%) Windows
15 11 (14.10%) C#
15 11 (14.10%) JIRA
15 11 (14.10%) Test Scripting
16 10 (12.82%) Analytics
16 10 (12.82%) Perforce
16 10 (12.82%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.10%) Internet
2 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.56%) ICMP
3 2 (2.56%) Firewall
3 2 (2.56%) Wireless
4 1 (1.28%) VPN
4 1 (1.28%) DNS
4 1 (1.28%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (17.95%) Selenium
2 11 (14.10%) JIRA
3 7 (8.97%) Bugzilla
4 6 (7.69%) Subversion
5 3 (3.85%) JUnit
5 3 (3.85%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.85%) NUnit
6 2 (2.56%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.28%) JMeter
7 1 (1.28%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.28%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.28%) Calabash
7 1 (1.28%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.28%) TestLink
General
1 13 (16.67%) Marketing
2 12 (15.38%) Electronics
3 4 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (5.13%) Finance
4 1 (1.28%) Games
4 1 (1.28%) Automotive
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.67%) XML
2 10 (12.82%) HTML
3 8 (10.26%) .NET
4 7 (8.97%) Web Services
5 3 (3.85%) Gherkin
5 3 (3.85%) RESTful
6 1 (1.28%) XSL
6 1 (1.28%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 26 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 15 (19.23%) Mobile App
3 13 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (14.10%) Internet of Things
6 4 (5.13%) User Experience
7 3 (3.85%) PMI
7 3 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.28%) BBC
8 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.28%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.28%) Physics
8 1 (1.28%) Biology
8 1 (1.28%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.51%) Linux
2 14 (17.95%) Android
3 11 (14.10%) Windows
4 4 (5.13%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.56%) UNIX
5 2 (2.56%) VMS
6 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (43.59%) Scrum
2 34 (43.59%) Test Automation
3 22 (28.21%) Software Testing
4 19 (24.36%) Software Engineering
5 15 (19.23%) Regression Testing
5 15 (19.23%) SDLC
6 11 (14.10%) Test Scripting
7 10 (12.82%) Analytics
8 9 (11.54%) Manual Testing
9 8 (10.26%) OO
10 7 (8.97%) Automated Testing
10 7 (8.97%) Automation Testing
11 6 (7.69%) User Stories
11 6 (7.69%) Test Strategy
12 5 (6.41%) Load Testing
12 5 (6.41%) API Testing
13 4 (5.13%) Security Testing
13 4 (5.13%) Open Source
14 3 (3.85%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 40 (51.28%) Python
2 20 (25.64%) SQL
3 11 (14.10%) C#
4 10 (12.82%) Perl
5 8 (10.26%) C++
6 7 (8.97%) C
6 7 (8.97%) Ruby
7 6 (7.69%) Java
8 5 (6.41%) Delphi
9 1 (1.28%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.28%) PHP
9 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 42 (53.85%) Degree
2 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 6 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.69%) ISEB
3 5 (6.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.13%) HND
4 4 (5.13%) CCNA
4 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.13%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (3.85%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (29.49%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.28%) XenServer
1 1 (1.28%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Perforce
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.28%) Citrix
3 1 (1.28%) TOWER Software
3 1 (1.28%) Xamarin
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