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

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 708 764 710
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -54
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 163 97 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.096% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.10% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 159 85 145
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -
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
100841 95105 100917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.52% 94.58% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 83428 79799 86766
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,539 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 63 £42,500 +25.92% 5
South East +9 45 £30,500 -15.86% 6
London +15 21 £42,500 -5.55%
North West -1 12 £33,250 -5.00% 1
East Midlands +5 7 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Yorkshire -24 7 £23,000 - 2
South West -22 5 £33,500 -7.58% 2
West Midlands - 2 £32,500 - 1
Software Test Engineer
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Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 125 (42.52%) QA
2 122 (41.50%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (37.41%) Software Testing
4 98 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 87 (29.59%) Degree
6 86 (29.25%) Java
7 77 (26.19%) Software Engineering
8 76 (25.85%) SQL
9 73 (24.83%) Test Automation
10 71 (24.15%) ISEB
11 69 (23.47%) C#
12 68 (23.13%) Selenium
13 66 (22.45%) Test Scripting
14 58 (19.73%) Windows
15 55 (18.71%) C++
15 55 (18.71%) .NET
15 55 (18.71%) ISTQB
16 54 (18.37%) Computer Science
16 54 (18.37%) Python
17 50 (17.01%) C
18 47 (15.99%) Manual Testing
19 44 (14.97%) Linux
20 42 (14.29%) Microsoft
21 39 (13.27%) XML
22 38 (12.93%) Regression Testing
22 38 (12.93%) Scrum
23 37 (12.59%) Unit Testing
24 32 (10.88%) Enterprise Software
25 31 (10.54%) Finance
26 29 (9.86%) HTML

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 6 (2.04%) IIS
2 2 (0.68%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (3.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.38%) Basecamp
2 4 (1.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.34%) PaaS
3 1 (0.34%) Office 365
3 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.50%) Internet
2 14 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 13 (4.42%) HTTP
4 11 (3.74%) Wireless
5 4 (1.36%) Network Security
5 4 (1.36%) SSL
5 4 (1.36%) VPN
5 4 (1.36%) DNS
6 3 (1.02%) LAN
6 3 (1.02%) WAN
6 3 (1.02%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.02%) DSL
6 3 (1.02%) Firewall
7 2 (0.68%) snoop
7 2 (0.68%) VLAN
7 2 (0.68%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.68%) DVB
7 2 (0.68%) X.509
7 2 (0.68%) DHCP
7 2 (0.68%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.72%) MySQL
3 6 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.34%) SSDT
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 68 (23.13%) Selenium
2 23 (7.82%) WebDriver
3 21 (7.14%) Subversion
4 17 (5.78%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (4.76%) Bugzilla
5 14 (4.76%) JUnit
6 13 (4.42%) Visual Studio
7 12 (4.08%) Jenkins
8 11 (3.74%) LabVIEW
8 11 (3.74%) JIRA
9 10 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (3.40%) JBehave
10 9 (3.06%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (2.38%) Cucumber
11 7 (2.38%) VectorCAST
12 6 (2.04%) Rational Rhapsody
13 5 (1.70%) SoapUI
13 5 (1.70%) NUnit
14 4 (1.36%) Git (software)
15 3 (1.02%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 31 (10.54%) Finance
2 11 (3.74%) Electronics
3 9 (3.06%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.38%) Multimedia
5 6 (2.04%) Banking
5 6 (2.04%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.70%) Automotive
6 5 (1.70%) Marketing
7 3 (1.02%) Retail
8 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.68%) Military
8 2 (0.68%) Law
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (18.71%) .NET
2 39 (13.27%) XML
3 29 (9.86%) HTML
4 13 (4.42%) REST
5 11 (3.74%) CSS
6 10 (3.40%) J2EE
7 8 (2.72%) WCF
8 7 (2.38%) Web Services
8 7 (2.38%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.38%) XSL
8 7 (2.38%) Flash
8 7 (2.38%) Ajax
8 7 (2.38%) Adobe AIR
9 6 (2.04%) SOAP
10 3 (1.02%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.02%) jQuery
10 3 (1.02%) RESTful
11 2 (0.68%) Middleware
11 2 (0.68%) JSP
11 2 (0.68%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 54 (18.37%) Computer Science
2 32 (10.88%) Enterprise Software
3 28 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (7.14%) Mathematics
5 20 (6.80%) Mobile App
6 11 (3.74%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (2.72%) User Experience
8 7 (2.38%) Video on Demand
8 7 (2.38%) STB
9 5 (1.70%) Streaming Video
9 5 (1.70%) VHDL
10 4 (1.36%) PKI
10 4 (1.36%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.02%) Animation
11 3 (1.02%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.68%) Life Science
12 2 (0.68%) Physics
12 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.68%) Smartcard
13 1 (0.34%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 58 (19.73%) Windows
2 44 (14.97%) Linux
3 14 (4.76%) UNIX
4 3 (1.02%) Android
5 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (41.50%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (37.41%) Software Testing
3 98 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 77 (26.19%) Software Engineering
5 73 (24.83%) Test Automation
6 66 (22.45%) Test Scripting
7 47 (15.99%) Manual Testing
8 38 (12.93%) Scrum
8 38 (12.93%) Regression Testing
9 37 (12.59%) Unit Testing
10 26 (8.84%) TDD
11 25 (8.50%) BDD
11 25 (8.50%) Automation Testing
12 21 (7.14%) Test Strategy
13 18 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (6.12%) Validation
14 17 (5.78%) OO
15 16 (5.44%) Load Testing
16 14 (4.76%) V-Model
17 13 (4.42%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 86 (29.25%) Java
2 76 (25.85%) SQL
3 69 (23.47%) C#
4 55 (18.71%) C++
5 54 (18.37%) Python
6 50 (17.01%) C
7 29 (9.86%) JavaScript
8 20 (6.80%) Ruby
9 17 (5.78%) Perl
9 17 (5.78%) PHP
10 12 (4.08%) Delphi
11 8 (2.72%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.70%) VBScript
13 4 (1.36%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.68%) VB
14 2 (0.68%) Groovy
14 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.68%) Scala
15 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.34%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 87 (29.59%) Degree
2 71 (24.15%) ISEB
3 55 (18.71%) ISTQB
4 23 (7.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (6.46%) Security Cleared
6 16 (5.44%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.02%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.34%) MCSE
9 1 (0.34%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (42.52%) QA
2 13 (4.42%) GAMP
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (2.72%) Firmware
2 4 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.02%) Terminal Server
3 3 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.68%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.34%) XenApp
5 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.34%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 42 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.06%) Adobe
3 7 (2.38%) Oracle
4 6 (2.04%) TOWER Software
4 6 (2.04%) VMware
5 4 (1.36%) Citrix
5 4 (1.36%) IBM
6 3 (1.02%) Fujitsu
6 3 (1.02%) MKS
7 2 (0.68%) Lumesse
7 2 (0.68%) Remedy
8 1 (0.34%) Google
8 1 (0.34%) EMC
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30-40K PA
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + 35 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
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Salary: 30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
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Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
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4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £31000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + +Benefits
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