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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 215 220 251
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 51 22 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.67% 0.31% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.32% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 49 22 31
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.87%
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
7307 6818 8753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.35% 95.52% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5952 5868 7455
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 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 September 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 September 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 +23 40 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Hertfordshire -5 7 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Bedfordshire -14 4 £33,500 +11.66%
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 57 (56.44%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (51.49%) Java
3 40 (39.60%) Python
3 40 (39.60%) QA
4 38 (37.62%) Degree
5 26 (25.74%) Test Scripting
5 26 (25.74%) Test Automation
5 26 (25.74%) C#
5 26 (25.74%) C++
6 24 (23.76%) C
7 23 (22.77%) JavaScript
8 22 (21.78%) Linux
8 22 (21.78%) Manual Testing
8 22 (21.78%) Software Engineering
9 18 (17.82%) Software Testing
9 18 (17.82%) Bugzilla
9 18 (17.82%) Wireless
10 17 (16.83%) Regression Testing
10 17 (16.83%) Ruby
11 16 (15.84%) Automated Testing
11 16 (15.84%) Perl
12 14 (13.86%) Windows
12 14 (13.86%) Scrum
12 14 (13.86%) Computer Science
12 14 (13.86%) Selenium
13 13 (12.87%) SQL
14 12 (11.88%) XML
14 12 (11.88%) HTML
14 12 (11.88%) WebDriver
14 12 (11.88%) Automation Testing

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.82%) Wireless
2 10 (9.90%) Internet
3 8 (7.92%) HTTP
4 6 (5.94%) Bluetooth
4 6 (5.94%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (4.95%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.97%) DSL
6 3 (2.97%) X.509
7 2 (1.98%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.98%) SSL
7 2 (1.98%) GPRS
7 2 (1.98%) snoop
7 2 (1.98%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.99%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.99%) STUN
8 1 (0.99%) DHCP
8 1 (0.99%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (17.82%) Bugzilla
2 14 (13.86%) Selenium
3 12 (11.88%) WebDriver
4 9 (8.91%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (8.91%) Subversion
5 6 (5.94%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (4.95%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (4.95%) LabVIEW
7 4 (3.96%) JUnit
7 4 (3.96%) JBehave
8 2 (1.98%) TestNG
8 2 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.99%) JMeter
General
1 9 (8.91%) Finance
1 9 (8.91%) Multimedia
2 5 (4.95%) Automotive
3 4 (3.96%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.88%) HTML
1 12 (11.88%) XML
2 9 (8.91%) XSL
2 9 (8.91%) Ajax
3 6 (5.94%) REST
3 6 (5.94%) .NET
4 5 (4.95%) Web Services
5 4 (3.96%) J2EE
6 1 (0.99%) J2SE
6 1 (0.99%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.86%) Computer Science
2 11 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.93%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.95%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.96%) User Experience
6 1 (0.99%) Social Media
6 1 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.99%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.78%) Linux
2 14 (13.86%) Windows
3 5 (4.95%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.97%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (56.44%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (25.74%) Test Scripting
2 26 (25.74%) Test Automation
3 22 (21.78%) Manual Testing
3 22 (21.78%) Software Engineering
4 18 (17.82%) Software Testing
5 17 (16.83%) Regression Testing
6 16 (15.84%) Automated Testing
7 14 (13.86%) Scrum
8 12 (11.88%) Automation Testing
9 9 (8.91%) Unit Testing
9 9 (8.91%) Use Case
10 8 (7.92%) OO
11 6 (5.94%) UML
12 5 (4.95%) Risk Management
12 5 (4.95%) Usability Testing
12 5 (4.95%) Test Strategy
12 5 (4.95%) Waterfall
13 4 (3.96%) BDD
13 4 (3.96%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 52 (51.49%) Java
2 40 (39.60%) Python
3 26 (25.74%) C#
3 26 (25.74%) C++
4 24 (23.76%) C
5 23 (22.77%) JavaScript
6 17 (16.83%) Ruby
7 16 (15.84%) Perl
8 13 (12.87%) SQL
9 9 (8.91%) PHP
10 6 (5.94%) Tcl
11 5 (4.95%) Delphi
12 3 (2.97%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.99%) Scala
Qualifications
1 38 (37.62%) Degree
2 10 (9.90%) ISEB
3 9 (8.91%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.91%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.94%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.97%) BC Cleared
5 3 (2.97%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.99%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (39.60%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (3.96%) TOWER Software
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle
3 1 (0.99%) Lumesse
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