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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 185 215 231
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 82 33 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.03% 0.48% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.50% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 80 29 38
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
7518 6602 8652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 94.60% 96.39% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 6170 5312 7504
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 £60,000 £55,000 £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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +26 62 £42,500 +21.42% 7
Hertfordshire -10 12 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Essex - 4 £35,000 -
Bedfordshire +8 3 £40,000 +35.59% 1
Suffolk - 1 £25,000 - 1
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (50.38%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (44.36%) QA
3 53 (39.85%) Degree
4 47 (35.34%) Test Automation
5 46 (34.59%) Java
6 42 (31.58%) Software Engineering
7 40 (30.08%) SQL
8 37 (27.82%) Python
8 37 (27.82%) Software Testing
8 37 (27.82%) Automated Testing
9 29 (21.80%) Test Scripting
10 28 (21.05%) Linux
11 27 (20.30%) Computer Science
12 26 (19.55%) C#
13 25 (18.80%) C++
13 25 (18.80%) JavaScript
13 25 (18.80%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (17.29%) Mathematics
14 23 (17.29%) Selenium
14 23 (17.29%) Scrum
14 23 (17.29%) Regression Testing
15 21 (15.79%) Windows
15 21 (15.79%) C
15 21 (15.79%) Finance
16 20 (15.04%) Automation Testing
17 19 (14.29%) Manual Testing
18 17 (12.78%) Unit Testing
18 17 (12.78%) Microsoft
18 17 (12.78%) .NET
19 16 (12.03%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (6.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.53%) Internet
2 12 (9.02%) Wireless
3 9 (6.77%) HTTP
3 9 (6.77%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.01%) DNS
4 4 (3.01%) SSL
4 4 (3.01%) ICMP
5 3 (2.26%) DSL
6 2 (1.50%) VPN
6 2 (1.50%) GPRS
6 2 (1.50%) DHCP
6 2 (1.50%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.50%) snoop
6 2 (1.50%) VLAN
6 2 (1.50%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.75%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.75%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (17.29%) Selenium
2 15 (11.28%) WebDriver
3 12 (9.02%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (7.52%) JUnit
4 10 (7.52%) JBehave
5 9 (6.77%) JIRA
6 7 (5.26%) JMeter
6 7 (5.26%) Bugzilla
7 5 (3.76%) LabVIEW
8 4 (3.01%) Ant
9 3 (2.26%) Subversion
9 3 (2.26%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (2.26%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.50%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.75%) TestNG
11 1 (0.75%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.75%) Ranorex
11 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
General
1 21 (15.79%) Finance
2 9 (6.77%) Multimedia
3 6 (4.51%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.76%) Marketing
5 2 (1.50%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.78%) .NET
2 15 (11.28%) HTML
2 15 (11.28%) XML
3 10 (7.52%) J2EE
4 9 (6.77%) XSL
4 9 (6.77%) Ajax
5 8 (6.02%) REST
6 6 (4.51%) Web Services
7 1 (0.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.30%) Computer Science
2 25 (18.80%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (17.29%) Mathematics
4 10 (7.52%) User Experience
4 10 (7.52%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (5.26%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.51%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (3.01%) Smart Meter
8 3 (2.26%) Internet of Things
8 3 (2.26%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.50%) Chemistry
9 2 (1.50%) Biology
9 2 (1.50%) Life Science
9 2 (1.50%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.50%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.50%) PKI
10 1 (0.75%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 28 (21.05%) Linux
2 21 (15.79%) Windows
3 11 (8.27%) UNIX
4 2 (1.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (50.38%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (35.34%) Test Automation
3 42 (31.58%) Software Engineering
4 37 (27.82%) Software Testing
4 37 (27.82%) Automated Testing
5 29 (21.80%) Test Scripting
6 23 (17.29%) Scrum
6 23 (17.29%) Regression Testing
7 20 (15.04%) Automation Testing
8 19 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 17 (12.78%) Unit Testing
10 16 (12.03%) OO
11 15 (11.28%) Test Strategy
12 13 (9.77%) Analytics
13 11 (8.27%) User Stories
14 10 (7.52%) BDD
14 10 (7.52%) TDD
15 9 (6.77%) Financial Modelling
16 8 (6.02%) Load Testing
17 7 (5.26%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (34.59%) Java
2 40 (30.08%) SQL
3 37 (27.82%) Python
4 26 (19.55%) C#
5 25 (18.80%) C++
5 25 (18.80%) JavaScript
6 21 (15.79%) C
7 16 (12.03%) Delphi
8 15 (11.28%) Perl
9 14 (10.53%) Ruby
10 9 (6.77%) PHP
11 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (39.85%) Degree
2 14 (10.53%) ISEB
3 10 (7.52%) ISTQB
4 7 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.76%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (44.36%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (12.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.26%) TOWER Software
3 3 (2.26%) Perforce
4 2 (1.50%) Lumesse
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Prospects
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Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum 15-20% Bonus, Car Allowance, Private Medical
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Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic + prospects
Posted: 5 days ago
Suffolk
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Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
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