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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 739 754 754
Rank change year-on-year
+15 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 135 95 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.096% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 128 73 112
Average salary £35,500 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £27,800 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £49,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £33,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
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
101207 93640 105041
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.39% 94.21% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82615 78406 90395
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
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 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
South East -4 48 £39,000 +20.00% 4
East of England +16 47 £37,500 +3.44% 8
London +1 14 £45,000 +24.13% 3
North West -19 9 £27,500 -8.33% 2
South West -35 7 £37,000 +23.33% 5
Yorkshire -43 5 £23,000 -45.23% 2
East Midlands - 4 £34,500 -
West Midlands -5 1 £27,000 -46.00%
Software Test Engineer
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Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 104 (37.14%) QA
2 100 (35.71%) Software Testing
3 90 (32.14%) Automated Testing
4 86 (30.71%) Degree
5 79 (28.21%) Test Automation
5 79 (28.21%) ISEB
6 74 (26.43%) Java
7 68 (24.29%) C#
7 68 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
8 64 (22.86%) Windows
8 64 (22.86%) Python
9 61 (21.79%) Software Engineering
10 57 (20.36%) ISTQB
11 55 (19.64%) Selenium
12 53 (18.93%) Linux
13 52 (18.57%) C++
14 51 (18.21%) Test Scripting
15 50 (17.86%) SQL
16 49 (17.50%) C
17 48 (17.14%) .NET
18 43 (15.36%) Scrum
19 42 (15.00%) Computer Science
20 41 (14.64%) Manual Testing
21 36 (12.86%) Regression Testing
22 35 (12.50%) JavaScript
22 35 (12.50%) Microsoft
23 30 (10.71%) XML
24 28 (10.00%) Ruby
25 27 (9.64%) Perl
26 26 (9.29%) HTML

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (3.21%) IIS
2 4 (1.43%) Apache
3 2 (0.71%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.71%) MS Office
2 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.21%) Basecamp
2 3 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.21%) Wireless
2 19 (6.79%) Internet
3 13 (4.64%) TCP/IP
4 12 (4.29%) HTTP
5 8 (2.86%) Bluetooth
5 8 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.07%) Network Security
6 3 (1.07%) DSL
6 3 (1.07%) X.509
7 2 (0.71%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.71%) GPRS
7 2 (0.71%) RIP
7 2 (0.71%) DVB
7 2 (0.71%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.71%) snoop
8 1 (0.36%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.36%) STUN
8 1 (0.36%) Firewall
8 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.71%) MySQL
2 8 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.43%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.43%) Redis
4 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 55 (19.64%) Selenium
2 22 (7.86%) Subversion
3 20 (7.14%) WebDriver
3 20 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 19 (6.79%) NUnit
4 19 (6.79%) Bugzilla
5 16 (5.71%) Visual Studio
5 16 (5.71%) JIRA
6 12 (4.29%) MbUnit
7 11 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (3.21%) Rational DOORS
8 9 (3.21%) LabVIEW
9 6 (2.14%) Git (software)
9 6 (2.14%) Rational Rhapsody
10 5 (1.79%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.43%) JUnit
11 4 (1.43%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.43%) MSTest
11 4 (1.43%) PHPUnit
12 3 (1.07%) YouTrack
General
1 18 (6.43%) Finance
2 15 (5.36%) Manufacturing
3 10 (3.57%) Military
3 10 (3.57%) Law
3 10 (3.57%) Electronics
4 8 (2.86%) Multimedia
5 7 (2.50%) Automotive
6 6 (2.14%) Retail
7 4 (1.43%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.43%) Marketing
8 2 (0.71%) Games
9 1 (0.36%) Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (17.14%) .NET
2 30 (10.71%) XML
3 26 (9.29%) HTML
4 13 (4.64%) Web Services
4 13 (4.64%) CSS
5 9 (3.21%) WCF
5 9 (3.21%) Adobe AIR
5 9 (3.21%) Flash
6 8 (2.86%) REST
6 8 (2.86%) XSL
6 8 (2.86%) Ajax
7 6 (2.14%) SOAP
7 6 (2.14%) RESTful
8 5 (1.79%) LAMP
8 5 (1.79%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.07%) jQuery
9 3 (1.07%) Middleware
10 2 (0.71%) JSP
11 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.36%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 26 (9.29%) Mobile App
3 12 (4.29%) Firmware
3 12 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (3.21%) Video on Demand
4 9 (3.21%) VHDL
4 9 (3.21%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (2.50%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.79%) STB
7 4 (1.43%) DTV
7 4 (1.43%) CCTV
7 4 (1.43%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.07%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.36%) Social Media
9 1 (0.36%) Open Source
9 1 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.36%) Physics
9 1 (0.36%) Life Science
9 1 (0.36%) Online Games
9 1 (0.36%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 64 (22.86%) Windows
2 53 (18.93%) Linux
3 12 (4.29%) UNIX
4 7 (2.50%) Mac OS X
5 6 (2.14%) Android
6 3 (1.07%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.07%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.71%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (35.71%) Software Testing
2 90 (32.14%) Automated Testing
3 79 (28.21%) Test Automation
4 68 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (21.79%) Software Engineering
6 51 (18.21%) Test Scripting
7 43 (15.36%) Scrum
8 41 (14.64%) Manual Testing
9 36 (12.86%) Regression Testing
10 26 (9.29%) Unit Testing
11 21 (7.50%) Performance Testing
12 17 (6.07%) E-Commerce
13 16 (5.71%) TDD
13 16 (5.71%) Test Strategy
14 15 (5.36%) UML
14 15 (5.36%) OO
15 14 (5.00%) Validation
15 14 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 14 (5.00%) User Stories
15 14 (5.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (26.43%) Java
2 68 (24.29%) C#
3 64 (22.86%) Python
4 52 (18.57%) C++
5 50 (17.86%) SQL
6 49 (17.50%) C
7 35 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 28 (10.00%) Ruby
9 27 (9.64%) Perl
10 24 (8.57%) PHP
11 8 (2.86%) Tcl
12 6 (2.14%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.79%) Scala
14 3 (1.07%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.71%) VBScript
15 2 (0.71%) VB
15 2 (0.71%) Delphi
15 2 (0.71%) PowerHouse
15 2 (0.71%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 86 (30.71%) Degree
2 79 (28.21%) ISEB
3 57 (20.36%) ISTQB
4 22 (7.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 10 (3.57%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.07%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.07%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.36%) HND
8 1 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (37.14%) QA
2 6 (2.14%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
1 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.36%) AppDNA
1 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.29%) Adobe
3 3 (1.07%) IBM
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle
5 1 (0.36%) Lumesse
5 1 (0.36%) Remedy
5 1 (0.36%) TOWER Software
5 1 (0.36%) VMware
5 1 (0.36%) Citrix
Washington Newcastle Sunderland
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £22.5k + bonus + VG Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 to £29000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-45k
Posted: Yesterday
Lambeth, London
Arqiva
Salary: plus bonus and corporate benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum £40,000 to £65,000 + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Modis International - London
Salary: £35 - £40 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + +Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge
DP Connect
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Manything Systems Ltd
Posted: 14 days ago
Bath
SearchTribes
Salary: Up to £22K + bonus & benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Arsenal Football Club
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 20 days ago
Cheshire
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago