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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 661 742 665
Rank change year-on-year
+81 -77
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 177 111 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.12% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 168 88 179
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +4.41%
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
92117 91934 99163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.57% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 77310 75065 85756
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 28 January 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 28 January 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
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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 +24 62 £35,000 -15.15% 7
East of England +10 62 £42,000 +10.52% 9
London -6 19 £35,000 -12.50% 1
North West +12 16 £33,000 +53.48%
South West -12 8 £34,000 +23.63% 6
Yorkshire -11 5 £25,000 - 1
East Midlands +7 4 £32,500 -15.03% 1
West Midlands -10 1 £35,000 +4.47% 2
Software Test Engineer
UK

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 179 (52.34%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (49.71%) QA
3 127 (37.13%) SQL
4 114 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 113 (33.04%) Test Automation
6 111 (32.46%) Degree
7 109 (31.87%) Software Testing
8 107 (31.29%) Selenium
9 90 (26.32%) Software Engineering
9 90 (26.32%) Java
10 76 (22.22%) Test Scripting
11 74 (21.64%) Computer Science
12 72 (21.05%) .NET
13 69 (20.18%) ISEB
14 68 (19.88%) C#
15 67 (19.59%) Windows
16 65 (19.01%) Automation Testing
17 60 (17.54%) ISTQB
18 59 (17.25%) Microsoft
19 58 (16.96%) Python
20 55 (16.08%) Manual Testing
20 55 (16.08%) Analytical Skills
21 54 (15.79%) Finance
22 53 (15.50%) Scrum
23 51 (14.91%) Linux
24 49 (14.33%) JavaScript
25 44 (12.87%) XML
26 43 (12.57%) C++
27 41 (11.99%) Enterprise Software
28 40 (11.70%) WebDriver

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 7 (2.05%) IIS
2 3 (0.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (4.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.75%) SaaS
1 6 (1.75%) Basecamp
2 3 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.29%) PaaS
4 1 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.14%) TCP/IP
2 20 (5.85%) Internet
3 7 (2.05%) Wireless
3 7 (2.05%) Network Security
4 6 (1.75%) HTTP
4 6 (1.75%) VPN
5 5 (1.46%) LAN
5 5 (1.46%) WAN
5 5 (1.46%) ICMP
5 5 (1.46%) Firewall
6 4 (1.17%) DNS
6 4 (1.17%) SSL
7 2 (0.58%) DHCP
7 2 (0.58%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.58%) VLAN
8 1 (0.29%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.29%) 2G
8 1 (0.29%) 3G
8 1 (0.29%) Modbus
8 1 (0.29%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.05%) MySQL
3 6 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.17%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.88%) Big Data
5 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.29%) SSDT
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 107 (31.29%) Selenium
2 40 (11.70%) WebDriver
3 36 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
4 27 (7.89%) JIRA
5 23 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (6.14%) JUnit
7 18 (5.26%) JBehave
8 13 (3.80%) Subversion
9 12 (3.51%) Cucumber
9 12 (3.51%) Jenkins
10 11 (3.22%) SoapUI
11 10 (2.92%) Visual Studio
12 8 (2.34%) JMeter
12 8 (2.34%) TestDirector
13 6 (1.75%) Bugzilla
13 6 (1.75%) VectorCAST
14 5 (1.46%) NUnit
14 5 (1.46%) Ant
14 5 (1.46%) PyUnit
15 4 (1.17%) LabVIEW
General
1 54 (15.79%) Finance
2 14 (4.09%) Electronics
3 9 (2.63%) Marketing
4 8 (2.34%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.05%) Banking
5 7 (2.05%) Multimedia
5 7 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.46%) Automotive
6 5 (1.46%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Military
8 1 (0.29%) Law
8 1 (0.29%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (21.05%) .NET
2 44 (12.87%) XML
3 39 (11.40%) HTML
4 20 (5.85%) J2EE
5 18 (5.26%) CSS
6 13 (3.80%) REST
7 11 (3.22%) jQuery
7 11 (3.22%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.05%) Web Services
8 7 (2.05%) Ajax
8 7 (2.05%) XSL
9 6 (1.75%) Flash
9 6 (1.75%) SOAP
9 6 (1.75%) WCF
9 6 (1.75%) Adobe AIR
10 5 (1.46%) WPF
11 3 (0.88%) WinForms
11 3 (0.88%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.88%) Middleware
12 2 (0.58%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 74 (21.64%) Computer Science
2 55 (16.08%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (11.99%) Enterprise Software
4 27 (7.89%) Mathematics
5 13 (3.80%) User Experience
6 10 (2.92%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.75%) Video on Demand
7 6 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (1.75%) PKI
8 5 (1.46%) STB
8 5 (1.46%) Streaming Video
9 4 (1.17%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.17%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.88%) Animation
10 3 (0.88%) Life Science
11 2 (0.58%) Chemistry
11 2 (0.58%) Biology
11 2 (0.58%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 67 (19.59%) Windows
2 51 (14.91%) Linux
3 28 (8.19%) UNIX
4 9 (2.63%) Android
5 8 (2.34%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.46%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.29%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (52.34%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 113 (33.04%) Test Automation
4 109 (31.87%) Software Testing
5 90 (26.32%) Software Engineering
6 76 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 65 (19.01%) Automation Testing
8 55 (16.08%) Manual Testing
9 53 (15.50%) Scrum
10 37 (10.82%) Unit Testing
11 36 (10.53%) Regression Testing
12 35 (10.23%) User Acceptance Testing
13 33 (9.65%) Load Testing
14 32 (9.36%) TDD
15 31 (9.06%) BDD
16 29 (8.48%) Test Strategy
17 27 (7.89%) OO
18 22 (6.43%) User Stories
19 19 (5.56%) Analytics
19 19 (5.56%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 127 (37.13%) SQL
2 90 (26.32%) Java
3 68 (19.88%) C#
4 58 (16.96%) Python
5 49 (14.33%) JavaScript
6 43 (12.57%) C++
7 36 (10.53%) C
8 19 (5.56%) Delphi
9 16 (4.68%) Ruby
10 14 (4.09%) Perl
11 13 (3.80%) PHP
12 9 (2.63%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.46%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.46%) VBScript
14 4 (1.17%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.17%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.58%) VB
16 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 111 (32.46%) Degree
2 69 (20.18%) ISEB
3 60 (17.54%) ISTQB
4 24 (7.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (4.97%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.63%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.29%) MCAD
8 1 (0.29%) MCSE
8 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (49.71%) QA
2 11 (3.22%) GAMP
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.29%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.29%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.29%) DO-254
System Software
1 7 (2.05%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.46%) Terminal Server
2 5 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (1.17%) Firmware
4 3 (0.88%) vSphere
5 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.29%) XenApp
6 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (0.29%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 59 (17.25%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.26%) VMware
3 14 (4.09%) Oracle
4 8 (2.34%) TOWER Software
5 6 (1.75%) Citrix
5 6 (1.75%) Adobe
6 4 (1.17%) Perforce
7 3 (0.88%) IBM
7 3 (0.88%) Fujitsu
7 3 (0.88%) MKS
8 2 (0.58%) Lumesse
9 1 (0.29%) Google
9 1 (0.29%) EMC
9 1 (0.29%) Remedy
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