The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 763 740 769
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 125 104 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.10% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 121 82 98
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103100 95904 105987
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.37% 94.25% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 84942 80243 91513
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Test Engineer
UK

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +26 48 £35,000 - 8
South East +20 44 £39,000 +20.00% 5
London -20 12 £43,750 -2.77% 1
North West +6 8 £27,750 -7.50% 1
East Midlands +4 6 £34,000 -
South West -36 6 £37,000 +15.62% 4
West Midlands -3 1 £27,000 -46.00%
Software Test Engineer
UK

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 112 (35.33%) Automated Testing
2 102 (32.18%) Software Testing
3 100 (31.55%) QA
4 93 (29.34%) Test Automation
5 90 (28.39%) Degree
6 88 (27.76%) Python
7 87 (27.44%) Java
8 80 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
9 71 (22.40%) C#
10 68 (21.45%) Linux
10 68 (21.45%) ISEB
11 64 (20.19%) Windows
12 57 (17.98%) Software Engineering
12 57 (17.98%) Selenium
13 53 (16.72%) C++
13 53 (16.72%) C
14 52 (16.40%) Test Scripting
15 49 (15.46%) SQL
16 47 (14.83%) ISTQB
17 44 (13.88%) .NET
17 44 (13.88%) Manual Testing
18 42 (13.25%) JavaScript
19 40 (12.62%) Perl
20 39 (12.30%) Scrum
21 37 (11.67%) Ruby
22 33 (10.41%) Wireless
22 33 (10.41%) Regression Testing
23 32 (10.09%) Computer Science
24 31 (9.78%) Microsoft
25 28 (8.83%) SOAP

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 8 (2.52%) Apache
2 6 (1.89%) IIS
3 2 (0.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.63%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.32%) Moodle
4 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.58%) Basecamp
2 3 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (10.41%) Wireless
2 17 (5.36%) HTTP
3 15 (4.73%) TCP/IP
4 13 (4.10%) Internet
5 11 (3.47%) Bluetooth
5 11 (3.47%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (2.21%) X.509
7 6 (1.89%) GPRS
8 5 (1.58%) GSM
8 5 (1.58%) SSL
8 5 (1.58%) STUN
9 4 (1.26%) UMTS
9 4 (1.26%) LTE
10 3 (0.95%) Network Security
10 3 (0.95%) DSL
11 2 (0.63%) DVB
11 2 (0.63%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.63%) RIP
11 2 (0.63%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.05%) MySQL
2 8 (2.52%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.58%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.26%) Redis
4 4 (1.26%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 57 (17.98%) Selenium
2 23 (7.26%) Bugzilla
3 21 (6.62%) NUnit
3 21 (6.62%) Subversion
4 17 (5.36%) WebDriver
5 15 (4.73%) Jenkins
6 13 (4.10%) JIRA
6 13 (4.10%) Visual Studio
7 12 (3.79%) MbUnit
8 10 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (2.84%) JMeter
9 9 (2.84%) LabVIEW
9 9 (2.84%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (2.21%) JUnit
11 6 (1.89%) Rational Rhapsody
12 5 (1.58%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.58%) VectorCAST
12 5 (1.58%) Git (software)
13 4 (1.26%) SoapUI
13 4 (1.26%) MSTest
General
1 21 (6.62%) Finance
2 15 (4.73%) Manufacturing
3 14 (4.42%) Automotive
3 14 (4.42%) Multimedia
4 13 (4.10%) Games
5 10 (3.15%) Military
5 10 (3.15%) Law
6 7 (2.21%) Electronics
7 6 (1.89%) Retail
8 4 (1.26%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.32%) Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (13.88%) .NET
2 28 (8.83%) SOAP
3 22 (6.94%) HTML
3 22 (6.94%) XML
4 15 (4.73%) Web Services
5 10 (3.15%) Ajax
5 10 (3.15%) XSL
5 10 (3.15%) RESTful
6 9 (2.84%) CSS
7 8 (2.52%) LAMP
7 8 (2.52%) REST
8 6 (1.89%) WCF
9 5 (1.58%) Adobe AIR
9 5 (1.58%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.58%) Flash
9 5 (1.58%) J2SE
10 4 (1.26%) jQuery
11 2 (0.63%) Middleware
11 2 (0.63%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.09%) Computer Science
2 23 (7.26%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.47%) Firmware
4 10 (3.15%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (2.84%) VHDL
6 6 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.89%) Mathematics
6 6 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.58%) Open Source
7 5 (1.58%) Video on Demand
7 5 (1.58%) Social Media
8 4 (1.26%) DTV
8 4 (1.26%) CCTV
8 4 (1.26%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.63%) STB
9 2 (0.63%) iPad
10 1 (0.32%) Physics
10 1 (0.32%) Life Science
10 1 (0.32%) Online Games
10 1 (0.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 68 (21.45%) Linux
2 64 (20.19%) Windows
3 17 (5.36%) UNIX
4 12 (3.79%) Mac OS X
5 7 (2.21%) Android
6 4 (1.26%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (35.33%) Automated Testing
2 102 (32.18%) Software Testing
3 93 (29.34%) Test Automation
4 80 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (17.98%) Software Engineering
6 52 (16.40%) Test Scripting
7 44 (13.88%) Manual Testing
8 39 (12.30%) Scrum
9 33 (10.41%) Regression Testing
10 26 (8.20%) E-Commerce
11 25 (7.89%) Test Management
12 24 (7.57%) Performance Testing
13 23 (7.26%) Unit Testing
14 19 (5.99%) OO
15 18 (5.68%) Agile Testing
16 17 (5.36%) Automation Testing
17 14 (4.42%) TDD
18 13 (4.10%) Requirements Analysis
18 13 (4.10%) User Stories
18 13 (4.10%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 88 (27.76%) Python
2 87 (27.44%) Java
3 71 (22.40%) C#
4 53 (16.72%) C++
4 53 (16.72%) C
5 49 (15.46%) SQL
6 42 (13.25%) JavaScript
7 40 (12.62%) Perl
8 37 (11.67%) Ruby
9 26 (8.20%) PHP
10 15 (4.73%) Tcl
11 10 (3.15%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.84%) Scala
13 4 (1.26%) TTCN
13 4 (1.26%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.95%) VBScript
14 3 (0.95%) Embedded C
14 3 (0.95%) PowerHouse
15 2 (0.63%) Groovy
15 2 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 90 (28.39%) Degree
2 68 (21.45%) ISEB
3 47 (14.83%) ISTQB
4 15 (4.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (3.15%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.84%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.95%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.95%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.32%) HND
9 1 (0.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (31.55%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) GAMP
3 1 (0.32%) WAI
Systems Management
1 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (9.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.52%) Adobe
3 3 (0.95%) IBM
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle
4 2 (0.63%) MKS
4 2 (0.63%) Fujitsu
5 1 (0.32%) Perforce
5 1 (0.32%) HP
5 1 (0.32%) Citrix
5 1 (0.32%) Remedy
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