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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 774 766 752
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 104 131 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 93 126 82
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
96460 103322 95939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.34% 94.48% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80662 85110 80222
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,375
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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -11 34 £45,000 +28.57% 7
South East -21 23 £35,000 -10.25% 10
London +35 17 £55,000 +25.71% 2
Yorkshire +12 9 £35,000 +40.00% 1
South West -9 9 £38,500 +4.05% 2
West Midlands -6 5 £30,000 +11.11% 1
North East - 3 £37,500 - 1
East Midlands -3 2 £33,750 -0.73% 1
North West -11 2 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Software Test Engineer
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Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 120 (56.07%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (38.32%) Test Automation
3 74 (34.58%) Degree
4 69 (32.24%) QA
5 63 (29.44%) Selenium
6 61 (28.50%) Python
7 59 (27.57%) Scrum
8 56 (26.17%) SQL
9 52 (24.30%) C#
10 49 (22.90%) Java
10 49 (22.90%) Test Scripting
11 47 (21.96%) Computer Science
11 47 (21.96%) Regression Testing
12 44 (20.56%) Software Testing
13 39 (18.22%) SDLC
14 38 (17.76%) Software Engineering
14 38 (17.76%) Manual Testing
14 38 (17.76%) Windows
15 37 (17.29%) Linux
15 37 (17.29%) ISEB
16 34 (15.89%) C++
17 33 (15.42%) UNIX
18 27 (12.62%) WebDriver
19 26 (12.15%) Automated Testing
20 23 (10.75%) Android
20 23 (10.75%) Perl
20 23 (10.75%) Finance
21 21 (9.81%) JIRA
22 20 (9.35%) ISTQB
22 20 (9.35%) Electronics

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (1.40%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.47%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (2.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.67%) TCP/IP
1 10 (4.67%) Internet
2 6 (2.80%) Network Security
3 5 (2.34%) VPN
4 2 (0.93%) ICMP
4 2 (0.93%) Firewall
4 2 (0.93%) Wireless
4 2 (0.93%) SSH
5 1 (0.47%) VLAN
5 1 (0.47%) DNS
5 1 (0.47%) CTI
5 1 (0.47%) NAS
5 1 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.47%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.21%) MySQL
2 4 (1.87%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.40%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 63 (29.44%) Selenium
2 27 (12.62%) WebDriver
3 21 (9.81%) JIRA
4 14 (6.54%) Subversion
5 10 (4.67%) Bugzilla
6 9 (4.21%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.27%) SoapUI
7 7 (3.27%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.80%) Git (software)
8 6 (2.80%) NUnit
8 6 (2.80%) JUnit
9 4 (1.87%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.87%) HP UFT
9 4 (1.87%) eggPlant
10 3 (1.40%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (1.40%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (1.40%) PHPUnit
11 2 (0.93%) JMeter
11 2 (0.93%) Toad
11 2 (0.93%) Maven
General
1 23 (10.75%) Finance
2 20 (9.35%) Electronics
3 13 (6.07%) Marketing
4 4 (1.87%) Retail
4 4 (1.87%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (1.87%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.87%) Automotive
5 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.93%) Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.41%) .NET
2 17 (7.94%) HTML
3 16 (7.48%) XML
4 11 (5.14%) Web Services
5 7 (3.27%) Gherkin
6 6 (2.80%) CSS
7 5 (2.34%) jQuery
8 3 (1.40%) RESTful
8 3 (1.40%) LAMP
8 3 (1.40%) SOAP
8 3 (1.40%) Java EE
8 3 (1.40%) Twisted
9 2 (0.93%) REST
9 2 (0.93%) HTML5
10 1 (0.47%) Qt
10 1 (0.47%) Ajax
10 1 (0.47%) J2EE
10 1 (0.47%) XSL
10 1 (0.47%) CGI
10 1 (0.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 47 (21.96%) Computer Science
2 17 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.48%) Mobile App
3 16 (7.48%) Mathematics
4 10 (4.67%) Internet of Things
5 7 (3.27%) User Experience
6 5 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.87%) iPad
8 3 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.40%) PMI
9 2 (0.93%) Telematics
10 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.47%) Physics
10 1 (0.47%) Biology
10 1 (0.47%) DTV
10 1 (0.47%) BBC
10 1 (0.47%) Replication
10 1 (0.47%) Clustering
10 1 (0.47%) Informatics
10 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.76%) Windows
2 37 (17.29%) Linux
3 33 (15.42%) UNIX
4 23 (10.75%) Android
5 13 (6.07%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.93%) VMS
7 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (56.07%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (38.32%) Test Automation
3 59 (27.57%) Scrum
4 49 (22.90%) Test Scripting
5 47 (21.96%) Regression Testing
6 44 (20.56%) Software Testing
7 39 (18.22%) SDLC
8 38 (17.76%) Manual Testing
8 38 (17.76%) Software Engineering
9 26 (12.15%) Automated Testing
10 20 (9.35%) OO
11 19 (8.88%) Automation Testing
12 18 (8.41%) User Stories
12 18 (8.41%) Integration Testing
13 17 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (7.01%) Test Strategy
15 14 (6.54%) BDD
15 14 (6.54%) Compatibility Testing
16 12 (5.61%) Analytics
17 11 (5.14%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (28.50%) Python
2 56 (26.17%) SQL
3 52 (24.30%) C#
4 49 (22.90%) Java
5 34 (15.89%) C++
6 23 (10.75%) Perl
7 20 (9.35%) C
8 13 (6.07%) Ruby
9 11 (5.14%) Bash Shell
10 9 (4.21%) PHP
10 9 (4.21%) JavaScript
11 7 (3.27%) Delphi
12 5 (2.34%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.40%) Groovy
13 3 (1.40%) Tcl
13 3 (1.40%) VB
14 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.47%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.47%) VB6
15 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 74 (34.58%) Degree
2 37 (17.29%) ISEB
3 20 (9.35%) ISTQB
4 11 (5.14%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (4.21%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.87%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.87%) HND
6 4 (1.87%) CCNA
7 3 (1.40%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.47%) MCAD
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (32.24%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) JTAG
2 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.87%) Docker
2 3 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.93%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.93%) KVM
4 1 (0.47%) Firmware
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.47%) XenApp
4 1 (0.47%) XenServer
4 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.87%) Puppet
2 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.47%) Salt
2 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (6.07%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.67%) Perforce
3 8 (3.74%) Oracle
4 5 (2.34%) Google
5 3 (1.40%) TOWER Software
5 3 (1.40%) VMware
5 3 (1.40%) Citrix
6 2 (0.93%) Apple
7 1 (0.47%) QNX
7 1 (0.47%) MKS
7 1 (0.47%) SAP
7 1 (0.47%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.47%) Xamarin
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Posted: 21 hours ago
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Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
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Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits (share options,
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Fantastic Base+Benefits
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Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
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Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
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Salary: From £24,000 to £32,000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: 40k - 55k + benefits
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Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + extensive package
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