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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 708 660 730
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +70
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 201 274 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.29% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 179 259 149
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
90816 95785 94380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.15% 96.49% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 77032 80058 76663
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 -18 57 £39,500 -7.05% 5
South East -35 44 £35,000 -7.89% 8
Yorkshire +11 26 £45,000 - 7
North West +27 19 £45,000 +38.46% 5
South West -3 19 £37,500 +7.14% 10
West Midlands +3 18 £35,000 -
London -20 15 £47,500 +5.55% 2
East Midlands -1 3 £37,500 - 1
Software Test Engineer
UK

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 239 (56.64%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (37.68%) Software Testing
3 143 (33.89%) QA
4 142 (33.65%) Test Automation
5 135 (31.99%) Software Engineering
6 131 (31.04%) Degree
7 129 (30.57%) SQL
8 124 (29.38%) Java
9 107 (25.36%) Selenium
10 104 (24.64%) Python
11 95 (22.51%) Automated Testing
12 94 (22.27%) C#
13 87 (20.62%) Windows
14 84 (19.91%) Functional Testing
15 82 (19.43%) Web Services
16 73 (17.30%) Continuous Integration
17 68 (16.11%) WebDriver
18 66 (15.64%) Test Scripting
18 66 (15.64%) Linux
19 64 (15.17%) Test Strategy
20 63 (14.93%) Scrum
21 62 (14.69%) JavaScript
22 61 (14.45%) Manual Testing
23 55 (13.03%) Ruby
24 54 (12.80%) TDD
24 54 (12.80%) JIRA
25 52 (12.32%) SDLC
26 49 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
26 49 (11.61%) C++
26 49 (11.61%) Microsoft

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (0.95%) WebLogic
2 3 (0.71%) Node.js
3 1 (0.24%) Confluence
3 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (2.61%) MS Office
2 10 (2.37%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.42%) SaaS
2 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.45%) HTTP
2 12 (2.84%) Internet
3 7 (1.66%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.66%) VoIP
4 4 (0.95%) LAN
4 4 (0.95%) WAN
5 2 (0.47%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.47%) Modbus
5 2 (0.47%) Profibus
5 2 (0.47%) RS-232
5 2 (0.47%) RS-485
5 2 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.47%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.24%) Firewall
6 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.24%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.35%) MySQL
3 17 (4.03%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.95%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.71%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.71%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 107 (25.36%) Selenium
2 68 (16.11%) WebDriver
3 54 (12.80%) JIRA
4 36 (8.53%) Cucumber
4 36 (8.53%) JMeter
5 33 (7.82%) JUnit
6 32 (7.58%) Jenkins
7 31 (7.35%) SoapUI
8 26 (6.16%) Protractor
9 19 (4.50%) Git (software)
10 18 (4.27%) SpecFlow
10 18 (4.27%) Subversion
11 16 (3.79%) Bugzilla
12 15 (3.55%) Visual Studio
13 14 (3.32%) DbUnit
14 13 (3.08%) FitNesse
15 10 (2.37%) JBehave
16 8 (1.90%) Maven
17 7 (1.66%) InstallShield
17 7 (1.66%) NUnit
General
1 31 (7.35%) Finance
2 23 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 21 (4.98%) Electronics
4 17 (4.03%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 12 (2.84%) Automotive
7 10 (2.37%) Retail
8 9 (2.13%) Marketing
9 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.47%) Games
9 2 (0.47%) Law
10 1 (0.24%) Billing
10 1 (0.24%) German Language
10 1 (0.24%) Legal
10 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (19.43%) Web Services
2 46 (10.90%) XML
3 45 (10.66%) .NET
4 39 (9.24%) REST
5 27 (6.40%) SOAP
6 26 (6.16%) HTML
6 26 (6.16%) LAMP
7 21 (4.98%) RESTful
8 18 (4.27%) J2EE
8 18 (4.27%) Java EE
9 11 (2.61%) HTML5
10 10 (2.37%) ASP.NET
11 9 (2.13%) CSS
12 8 (1.90%) WPF
13 7 (1.66%) Apache Flex
14 5 (1.18%) Spring
15 4 (0.95%) Behat
16 3 (0.71%) CSS3
16 3 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
16 3 (0.71%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (9.72%) Computer Science
3 24 (5.69%) Mobile App
4 15 (3.55%) Mathematics
5 12 (2.84%) IVR
6 7 (1.66%) Mobile Payment
6 7 (1.66%) NHS
7 6 (1.42%) RIA
7 6 (1.42%) User Experience
8 4 (0.95%) iPad
9 3 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.71%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.71%) Social Media
9 3 (0.71%) Telematics
10 2 (0.47%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.47%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.47%) Life Science
10 2 (0.47%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.24%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 87 (20.62%) Windows
2 66 (15.64%) Linux
3 41 (9.72%) Unix
4 27 (6.40%) Android
5 24 (5.69%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.66%) Solaris
7 3 (0.71%) Windows CE
8 2 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.47%) ThreadX
8 2 (0.47%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (56.64%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (37.68%) Software Testing
3 142 (33.65%) Test Automation
4 135 (31.99%) Software Engineering
5 95 (22.51%) Automated Testing
6 84 (19.91%) Functional Testing
7 73 (17.30%) Continuous Integration
8 66 (15.64%) Test Scripting
9 64 (15.17%) Test Strategy
10 63 (14.93%) Scrum
11 61 (14.45%) Manual Testing
12 54 (12.80%) TDD
13 52 (12.32%) SDLC
14 46 (10.90%) Regression Testing
15 43 (10.19%) BDD
16 40 (9.48%) Automation Testing
17 37 (8.77%) OO
18 35 (8.29%) Non-Functional Testing
19 30 (7.11%) User Acceptance Testing
20 28 (6.64%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 129 (30.57%) SQL
2 124 (29.38%) Java
3 104 (24.64%) Python
4 94 (22.27%) C#
5 62 (14.69%) JavaScript
6 55 (13.03%) Ruby
7 49 (11.61%) C++
8 39 (9.24%) Perl
9 38 (9.00%) C
10 36 (8.53%) PHP
11 20 (4.74%) T-SQL
12 16 (3.79%) VB
13 11 (2.61%) Bash Shell
14 9 (2.13%) Delphi
14 9 (2.13%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.90%) Groovy
16 3 (0.71%) MATLAB
17 2 (0.47%) Embedded C
17 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 131 (31.04%) Degree
2 37 (8.77%) ISTQB
3 35 (8.29%) ISEB
4 28 (6.64%) Security Cleared
5 25 (5.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (3.79%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.13%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.18%) PhD
9 3 (0.71%) HNC
10 2 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (33.89%) QA
2 17 (4.03%) SDET
3 8 (1.90%) ISO 9000
3 8 (1.90%) TickIT
4 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (1.42%) Firmware
1 6 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.47%) Terminal Server
2 2 (0.47%) vSphere
3 1 (0.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.47%) SCCM
2 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.24%) Kibana
2 1 (0.24%) logstash
Vendors
1 49 (11.61%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.08%) Oracle
3 8 (1.90%) Perforce
3 8 (1.90%) VMware
4 7 (1.66%) Red Hat
5 6 (1.42%) Roku
6 5 (1.18%) SAP
7 3 (0.71%) Google
7 3 (0.71%) TOWER Software
8 2 (0.47%) Cisco
8 2 (0.47%) Citrix
8 2 (0.47%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.47%) MKS
8 2 (0.47%) Twitter
9 1 (0.24%) Facebook
9 1 (0.24%) Telerik
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + PKG
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits plus excellent benefits detailed b
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-42k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits, Incentives & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50,000 - £75,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £035000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hassocks, West Sussex
Friday Media Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Blue-Chip Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + EXCELLENT BENEFITS!!
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago