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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 217 212 221
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 45 82 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.60% 0.95% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.99% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 43 79 41
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +16.92%
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
7250 8268 8221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.13% 95.63% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5961 6859 7147
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 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £56,000
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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -16 42 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Hertfordshire - 2 £32,250 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £37,000 - 1
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 65 (60.19%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (52.78%) Degree
3 54 (50.00%) QA
3 54 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 52 (48.15%) Python
5 44 (40.74%) SQL
5 44 (40.74%) Scrum
6 34 (31.48%) Software Engineering
7 30 (27.78%) Linux
8 28 (25.93%) Software Testing
9 26 (24.07%) Computer Science
9 26 (24.07%) Automated Testing
10 21 (19.44%) Regression Testing
11 19 (17.59%) JIRA
11 19 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (16.67%) Windows
13 17 (15.74%) Java
13 17 (15.74%) Selenium
14 16 (14.81%) C#
15 15 (13.89%) ISEB
16 14 (12.96%) Perl
16 14 (12.96%) .NET
16 14 (12.96%) OO
16 14 (12.96%) Automation Testing
17 13 (12.04%) Analytics
17 13 (12.04%) Mathematics
17 13 (12.04%) ISTQB
17 13 (12.04%) Marketing
18 12 (11.11%) Ruby
18 12 (11.11%) Load Testing

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 2 (1.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.11%) Internet
2 9 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.56%) ICMP
4 4 (3.70%) HTTP
5 3 (2.78%) DNS
6 2 (1.85%) SSL
6 2 (1.85%) Wireless
7 1 (0.93%) VLAN
7 1 (0.93%) Firewall
7 1 (0.93%) DHCP
7 1 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (17.59%) JIRA
2 17 (15.74%) Selenium
3 9 (8.33%) Bugzilla
4 6 (5.56%) JMeter
5 5 (4.63%) Ant
5 5 (4.63%) JUnit
5 5 (4.63%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (3.70%) Subversion
6 4 (3.70%) JBehave
6 4 (3.70%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.85%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.85%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.93%) NUnit
8 1 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.93%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.93%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.93%) TestLink
General
1 13 (12.04%) Marketing
2 9 (8.33%) Finance
3 7 (6.48%) Electronics
4 4 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.85%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.96%) .NET
2 12 (11.11%) XML
3 11 (10.19%) HTML
4 8 (7.41%) Web Services
5 4 (3.70%) J2EE
5 4 (3.70%) REST
6 2 (1.85%) XSL
6 2 (1.85%) Ajax
7 1 (0.93%) RESTful
7 1 (0.93%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 26 (24.07%) Computer Science
2 19 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (12.04%) Mathematics
4 10 (9.26%) Internet of Things
5 9 (8.33%) User Experience
5 9 (8.33%) Mobile App
6 7 (6.48%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.70%) Smart Meter
8 3 (2.78%) PMI
9 2 (1.85%) Chemistry
9 2 (1.85%) Biology
9 2 (1.85%) Life Science
9 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.93%) Open Source
10 1 (0.93%) Physics
10 1 (0.93%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.93%) BBC
10 1 (0.93%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (27.78%) Linux
2 18 (16.67%) Windows
3 10 (9.26%) Android
4 9 (8.33%) UNIX
5 3 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.85%) VMS
6 2 (1.85%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (60.19%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 44 (40.74%) Scrum
4 34 (31.48%) Software Engineering
5 28 (25.93%) Software Testing
6 26 (24.07%) Automated Testing
7 21 (19.44%) Regression Testing
8 14 (12.96%) OO
8 14 (12.96%) Automation Testing
9 13 (12.04%) Analytics
10 12 (11.11%) Load Testing
10 12 (11.11%) Test Scripting
11 11 (10.19%) Manual Testing
11 11 (10.19%) User Stories
11 11 (10.19%) Test Strategy
12 10 (9.26%) Unit Testing
13 9 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (4.63%) BDD
15 4 (3.70%) TDD
16 3 (2.78%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (48.15%) Python
2 44 (40.74%) SQL
3 17 (15.74%) Java
4 16 (14.81%) C#
5 14 (12.96%) Perl
6 12 (11.11%) Delphi
6 12 (11.11%) Ruby
7 11 (10.19%) C
7 11 (10.19%) C++
8 8 (7.41%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.85%) PHP
10 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 57 (52.78%) Degree
2 15 (13.89%) ISEB
3 13 (12.04%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.78%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.93%) HND
6 1 (0.93%) CCNA
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (10.19%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.26%) Perforce
3 3 (2.78%) TOWER Software
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