The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the 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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 737 750 754
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 138 87 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.087% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.093% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 130 68 122
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.44%
Software Test Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
100589 93867 105830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.35% 94.25% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 82193 78735 91049
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the England region.

Software Test Engineer Salary Trend in England

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in England

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 15 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
East of England +10 48 £40,000 +6.66% 4
South East -4 46 £32,500 -1.51% 4
London -7 17 £42,500 -5.55% 2
South West -24 9 £37,000 +23.33%
North West -13 8 £27,500 -8.33% 4
Yorkshire -38 6 £23,000 - 3
East Midlands - 3 £35,000 - 3
Software Test Engineer
UK

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the 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.

1 131 (45.96%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (37.19%) QA
3 103 (36.14%) Software Testing
4 91 (31.93%) Automated Testing
4 91 (31.93%) Degree
5 79 (27.72%) Test Automation
5 79 (27.72%) ISEB
6 76 (26.67%) Java
7 69 (24.21%) Software Engineering
8 68 (23.86%) C#
9 65 (22.81%) Windows
10 63 (22.11%) Python
11 58 (20.35%) Test Scripting
12 57 (20.00%) Selenium
13 55 (19.30%) ISTQB
13 55 (19.30%) C++
14 52 (18.25%) C
14 52 (18.25%) SQL
15 50 (17.54%) .NET
16 49 (17.19%) Linux
17 48 (16.84%) Manual Testing
18 46 (16.14%) Computer Science
19 44 (15.44%) Scrum
20 39 (13.68%) Regression Testing
20 39 (13.68%) JavaScript
21 37 (12.98%) Microsoft
22 35 (12.28%) XML
23 31 (10.88%) HTML
24 29 (10.18%) Mobile App
25 27 (9.47%) PHP

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (3.51%) IIS
2 4 (1.40%) Apache
3 2 (0.70%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.86%) Basecamp
2 3 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.05%) SaaS
3 1 (0.35%) PaaS
3 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.07%) Wireless
2 21 (7.37%) Internet
3 14 (4.91%) TCP/IP
4 12 (4.21%) HTTP
5 7 (2.46%) Bluetooth
5 7 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.05%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.05%) X.509
6 3 (1.05%) DSL
6 3 (1.05%) Network Security
7 2 (0.70%) snoop
7 2 (0.70%) DVB
7 2 (0.70%) GPRS
7 2 (0.70%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.35%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.35%) STUN
8 1 (0.35%) Firewall
8 1 (0.35%) RIP
8 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.32%) MySQL
2 9 (3.16%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.40%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.40%) Redis
4 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.35%) SSDT
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 57 (20.00%) Selenium
2 25 (8.77%) Subversion
3 22 (7.72%) Jenkins
4 20 (7.02%) WebDriver
5 19 (6.67%) Bugzilla
6 18 (6.32%) JIRA
7 16 (5.61%) Visual Studio
8 14 (4.91%) NUnit
9 11 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (3.51%) LabVIEW
11 9 (3.16%) MbUnit
11 9 (3.16%) Rational DOORS
12 8 (2.81%) QuickTest Pro
13 7 (2.46%) JUnit
14 6 (2.11%) Git (software)
14 6 (2.11%) Rational Rhapsody
15 5 (1.75%) Cucumber
15 5 (1.75%) VectorCAST
16 4 (1.40%) JBehave
16 4 (1.40%) PHPUnit
General
1 20 (7.02%) Finance
2 14 (4.91%) Manufacturing
3 13 (4.56%) Electronics
4 9 (3.16%) Multimedia
5 8 (2.81%) Law
5 8 (2.81%) Military
6 7 (2.46%) Automotive
7 5 (1.75%) Retail
8 4 (1.40%) Marketing
8 4 (1.40%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.70%) Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Games
10 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (17.54%) .NET
2 35 (12.28%) XML
3 31 (10.88%) HTML
4 15 (5.26%) CSS
5 12 (4.21%) WCF
6 11 (3.86%) Adobe AIR
6 11 (3.86%) Web Services
6 11 (3.86%) Flash
7 9 (3.16%) XSL
7 9 (3.16%) Ajax
8 8 (2.81%) REST
9 6 (2.11%) RESTful
9 6 (2.11%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.75%) LAMP
11 4 (1.40%) J2EE
12 3 (1.05%) SOAP
12 3 (1.05%) Middleware
12 3 (1.05%) jQuery
13 2 (0.70%) WPF
13 2 (0.70%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (16.14%) Computer Science
2 29 (10.18%) Mobile App
3 16 (5.61%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.86%) Video on Demand
4 11 (3.86%) Firmware
5 10 (3.51%) Mathematics
5 10 (3.51%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (3.16%) VHDL
7 7 (2.46%) STB
8 6 (2.11%) User Experience
9 5 (1.75%) Streaming Video
10 4 (1.40%) DTV
10 4 (1.40%) CCTV
10 4 (1.40%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.35%) Open Source
11 1 (0.35%) Social Media
11 1 (0.35%) Physics
11 1 (0.35%) Life Science
11 1 (0.35%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 65 (22.81%) Windows
2 49 (17.19%) Linux
3 12 (4.21%) UNIX
4 6 (2.11%) Android
4 6 (2.11%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.70%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (45.96%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (36.14%) Software Testing
3 91 (31.93%) Automated Testing
4 79 (27.72%) Test Automation
5 69 (24.21%) Software Engineering
6 58 (20.35%) Test Scripting
7 48 (16.84%) Manual Testing
8 44 (15.44%) Scrum
9 39 (13.68%) Regression Testing
10 25 (8.77%) Unit Testing
11 21 (7.37%) TDD
12 19 (6.67%) E-Commerce
12 19 (6.67%) Performance Testing
13 17 (5.96%) Test Strategy
14 16 (5.61%) UML
14 16 (5.61%) Automation Testing
15 15 (5.26%) OO
16 14 (4.91%) Web Development
16 14 (4.91%) User Stories
16 14 (4.91%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (26.67%) Java
2 68 (23.86%) C#
3 63 (22.11%) Python
4 55 (19.30%) C++
5 52 (18.25%) SQL
5 52 (18.25%) C
6 39 (13.68%) JavaScript
7 27 (9.47%) PHP
7 27 (9.47%) Ruby
8 25 (8.77%) Perl
9 7 (2.46%) Tcl
10 5 (1.75%) Scala
10 5 (1.75%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.05%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.05%) Delphi
11 3 (1.05%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.70%) VBScript
12 2 (0.70%) VB
12 2 (0.70%) PowerHouse
12 2 (0.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 91 (31.93%) Degree
2 79 (27.72%) ISEB
3 55 (19.30%) ISTQB
4 25 (8.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (3.51%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.51%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.05%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.05%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.35%) HND
8 1 (0.35%) MCSE
8 1 (0.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (37.19%) QA
2 8 (2.81%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.35%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 37 (12.98%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.56%) Adobe
3 4 (1.40%) IBM
4 3 (1.05%) TOWER Software
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle
5 2 (0.70%) Remedy
6 1 (0.35%) MKS
6 1 (0.35%) Citrix
6 1 (0.35%) VMware
6 1 (0.35%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.35%) Lumesse
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Salary: £25k to £35k + benefits
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + healthcare, pension etc
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