The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the East of England region that had Software Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
England / East of England
Rank 211 203 197
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 34 58 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.59% 0.85% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.87% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 29 53 72
Median salary £47,500 £38,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.37% -9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,300 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £49,900 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
5618 6649 6998
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.95% 97.07% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 4627 5481 5662
Median salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of job ads across the East of England region that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

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 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +2 28 £47,500 +20.25% 6
Essex +10 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire +2 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Suffolk - 1 £25,000 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £38,500 -
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, Software Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East of England region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 55 (65.48%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (59.52%) Python
3 43 (51.19%) Scrum
4 42 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 33 (39.29%) Automated Testing
5 33 (39.29%) Test Scripting
6 32 (38.10%) Degree
6 32 (38.10%) QA
7 25 (29.76%) Software Testing
8 22 (26.19%) Manual Testing
9 20 (23.81%) Software Engineering
9 20 (23.81%) Java
10 18 (21.43%) Selenium
11 16 (19.05%) Web Services
11 16 (19.05%) Linux
11 16 (19.05%) Jenkins
12 15 (17.86%) Mobile App
12 15 (17.86%) Telecoms
12 15 (17.86%) JIRA
13 14 (16.67%) Bugzilla
13 14 (16.67%) Wireless
13 14 (16.67%) Electronics
13 14 (16.67%) JUnit
13 14 (16.67%) C#
14 13 (15.48%) Signal Processing
14 13 (15.48%) Defect Tracking
15 12 (14.29%) Digital Signal Processing
15 12 (14.29%) RESTful
15 12 (14.29%) Test Strategy
15 12 (14.29%) C++

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) SaaS
2 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.67%) Wireless
2 8 (9.52%) Internet
3 4 (4.76%) Bluetooth
3 4 (4.76%) ZigBee
4 3 (3.57%) HTTP
5 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.19%) SAN
5 1 (1.19%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.57%) GIS
3 3 (3.57%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 18 (21.43%) Selenium
2 16 (19.05%) Jenkins
3 15 (17.86%) JIRA
4 14 (16.67%) Bugzilla
4 14 (16.67%) JUnit
5 8 (9.52%) NUnit
6 6 (7.14%) Cucumber
7 5 (5.95%) Subversion
7 5 (5.95%) WebDriver
8 4 (4.76%) Git (software)
8 4 (4.76%) JBehave
9 3 (3.57%) ClearQuest
9 3 (3.57%) CruiseControl
9 3 (3.57%) FishEye
9 3 (3.57%) Hudson
9 3 (3.57%) JMeter
9 3 (3.57%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.57%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.57%) TestComplete
9 3 (3.57%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (17.86%) Telecoms
2 14 (16.67%) Electronics
3 9 (10.71%) Finance
4 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.38%) Retail
5 1 (1.19%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.19%) Games
5 1 (1.19%) Law
5 1 (1.19%) Marketing
5 1 (1.19%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.05%) Web Services
2 12 (14.29%) RESTful
3 7 (8.33%) REST
3 7 (8.33%) XML
4 4 (4.76%) Gherkin
5 3 (3.57%) GWT
5 3 (3.57%) Middleware
5 3 (3.57%) Qt
5 3 (3.57%) SOAP
6 2 (2.38%) WPF
7 1 (1.19%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.76%) Internet of Things
3 4 (4.76%) RIA
4 3 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.57%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.38%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.38%) Statistics
6 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.05%) Linux
2 11 (13.10%) Windows
3 4 (4.76%) Android
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (65.48%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (51.19%) Scrum
3 42 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 33 (39.29%) Automated Testing
4 33 (39.29%) Test Scripting
5 25 (29.76%) Software Testing
6 22 (26.19%) Manual Testing
7 20 (23.81%) Software Engineering
8 13 (15.48%) Defect Tracking
8 13 (15.48%) Signal Processing
9 12 (14.29%) Digital Signal Processing
9 12 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 11 (13.10%) Exploratory Testing
11 8 (9.52%) OO
12 7 (8.33%) BDD
12 7 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (8.33%) TDD
13 6 (7.14%) Open Source
14 5 (5.95%) Issue Tracking
14 5 (5.95%) UML
Programming Languages
1 50 (59.52%) Python
2 20 (23.81%) Java
3 14 (16.67%) C#
4 12 (14.29%) C++
4 12 (14.29%) Tcl
5 11 (13.10%) Perl
6 10 (11.90%) Ruby
6 10 (11.90%) SQL
7 8 (9.52%) C
8 5 (5.95%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.76%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.19%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (38.10%) Degree
2 6 (7.14%) ISEB
3 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (38.10%) QA
2 4 (4.76%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.19%) KVM
2 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.19%) Xen
Vendors
1 3 (3.57%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle
2 2 (2.38%) TOWER Software
3 1 (1.19%) Brocade
3 1 (1.19%) SAP
3 1 (1.19%) VMware
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