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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 686 697 658
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 163 167 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 153 124 183
Average salary £37,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.87% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +19.40%
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
94349 93880 96743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.84% 94.44% 94.96%
Number of salaries quoted 78390 76321 82592
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 £27,000
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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -17 59 £40,750 +1.87% 14
South East +9 53 £35,000 -26.31% 5
London +12 24 £40,000 -15.78% 2
North West -7 9 £32,500 +51.16% 4
South West -18 8 £33,750 +22.72% 2
Yorkshire -24 8 £27,500 -23.61% 3
West Midlands -29 2 £33,750 +7.14%
Software Test Engineer
UK

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 190 (54.13%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (48.72%) QA
3 127 (36.18%) SQL
4 123 (35.04%) Test Automation
5 121 (34.47%) Degree
6 105 (29.91%) Software Testing
6 105 (29.91%) Selenium
7 100 (28.49%) Automated Testing
8 91 (25.93%) Software Engineering
9 84 (23.93%) Java
10 77 (21.94%) Computer Science
11 70 (19.94%) Test Scripting
11 70 (19.94%) Windows
12 68 (19.37%) .NET
12 68 (19.37%) Automation Testing
13 66 (18.80%) C#
13 66 (18.80%) Python
14 65 (18.52%) Finance
15 61 (17.38%) Scrum
16 60 (17.09%) Analytical Skills
17 59 (16.81%) ISEB
18 55 (15.67%) Linux
19 54 (15.38%) ISTQB
20 52 (14.81%) JavaScript
21 51 (14.53%) Manual Testing
22 50 (14.25%) Microsoft
23 42 (11.97%) Regression Testing
24 40 (11.40%) C++
25 39 (11.11%) C
26 38 (10.83%) QuickTest Pro

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 4 (1.14%) IIS
2 3 (0.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (4.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.42%) SaaS
2 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.57%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.55%) TCP/IP
2 16 (4.56%) Internet
3 8 (2.28%) Network Security
4 7 (1.99%) ICMP
5 6 (1.71%) Wireless
5 6 (1.71%) VPN
5 6 (1.71%) HTTP
6 5 (1.42%) LAN
6 5 (1.42%) WAN
7 4 (1.14%) DNS
7 4 (1.14%) SSL
7 4 (1.14%) Firewall
8 2 (0.57%) VLAN
8 2 (0.57%) DHCP
8 2 (0.57%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.28%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.28%) 2G
9 1 (0.28%) SSH
9 1 (0.28%) 3G
9 1 (0.28%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.14%) MySQL
3 4 (1.14%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.85%) Big Data
4 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.28%) SSDT
5 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 105 (29.91%) Selenium
2 38 (10.83%) QuickTest Pro
2 38 (10.83%) WebDriver
3 24 (6.84%) JIRA
4 21 (5.98%) JUnit
5 20 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (4.84%) JBehave
7 14 (3.99%) SoapUI
8 12 (3.42%) Cucumber
8 12 (3.42%) Subversion
9 10 (2.85%) Bugzilla
10 9 (2.56%) Visual Studio
11 8 (2.28%) JMeter
11 8 (2.28%) TestDirector
12 7 (1.99%) Jenkins
12 7 (1.99%) VectorCAST
13 6 (1.71%) PyUnit
13 6 (1.71%) NUnit
14 5 (1.42%) Ant
15 4 (1.14%) LabVIEW
General
1 65 (18.52%) Finance
2 16 (4.56%) Electronics
3 11 (3.13%) Marketing
4 8 (2.28%) Banking
4 8 (2.28%) Aerospace
5 7 (1.99%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.99%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.71%) Automotive
6 6 (1.71%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.85%) Retail
8 3 (0.85%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Military
9 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (19.37%) .NET
2 37 (10.54%) HTML
3 35 (9.97%) XML
4 19 (5.41%) J2EE
5 17 (4.84%) CSS
6 14 (3.99%) jQuery
7 13 (3.70%) REST
8 10 (2.85%) .NET Framework
9 8 (2.28%) SOAP
10 7 (1.99%) Web Services
11 6 (1.71%) XSL
11 6 (1.71%) Ajax
12 4 (1.14%) WPF
13 3 (0.85%) WinForms
13 3 (0.85%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.85%) WCF
14 2 (0.57%) Flash
14 2 (0.57%) Middleware
14 2 (0.57%) Adobe AIR
14 2 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 77 (21.94%) Computer Science
2 60 (17.09%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (9.97%) Enterprise Software
4 29 (8.26%) Mathematics
5 16 (4.56%) User Experience
6 9 (2.56%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.28%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (1.99%) Internet of Things
9 6 (1.71%) PKI
10 4 (1.14%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.85%) Life Science
11 3 (0.85%) Animation
12 2 (0.57%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.57%) STB
12 2 (0.57%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.57%) Chemistry
12 2 (0.57%) Biology
12 2 (0.57%) Smartcard
12 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.57%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 70 (19.94%) Windows
2 55 (15.67%) Linux
3 29 (8.26%) UNIX
4 14 (3.99%) Android
5 10 (2.85%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.42%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.57%) VMS
7 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.28%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (54.13%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (35.04%) Test Automation
3 105 (29.91%) Software Testing
4 100 (28.49%) Automated Testing
5 91 (25.93%) Software Engineering
6 70 (19.94%) Test Scripting
7 68 (19.37%) Automation Testing
8 61 (17.38%) Scrum
9 51 (14.53%) Manual Testing
10 42 (11.97%) Regression Testing
11 35 (9.97%) OO
11 35 (9.97%) Unit Testing
11 35 (9.97%) User Acceptance Testing
12 33 (9.40%) Test Strategy
13 29 (8.26%) Load Testing
14 27 (7.69%) BDD
14 27 (7.69%) User Stories
15 26 (7.41%) TDD
16 23 (6.55%) Analytics
17 20 (5.70%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 127 (36.18%) SQL
2 84 (23.93%) Java
3 66 (18.80%) C#
3 66 (18.80%) Python
4 52 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 40 (11.40%) C++
6 39 (11.11%) C
7 23 (6.55%) Delphi
8 19 (5.41%) Perl
9 15 (4.27%) Ruby
10 8 (2.28%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.28%) PHP
11 6 (1.71%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.71%) VBScript
12 5 (1.42%) Embedded C
13 4 (1.14%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.85%) VB
15 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.28%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.28%) VB6
Qualifications
1 121 (34.47%) Degree
2 59 (16.81%) ISEB
3 54 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 17 (4.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.85%) VCP4
6 9 (2.56%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.28%) MCAD
8 1 (0.28%) MCSE
8 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (48.72%) QA
2 7 (1.99%) GAMP
3 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.28%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.28%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.28%) DO-254
System Software
1 7 (1.99%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.42%) Terminal Server
2 5 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.85%) vSphere
4 2 (0.57%) Firmware
4 2 (0.57%) XenApp
5 1 (0.28%) XenServer
5 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (14.25%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.13%) VMware
3 13 (3.70%) Oracle
4 8 (2.28%) TOWER Software
5 7 (1.99%) Citrix
6 6 (1.71%) Perforce
7 4 (1.14%) Fujitsu
7 4 (1.14%) MKS
8 3 (0.85%) IBM
9 2 (0.57%) Adobe
9 2 (0.57%) Google
10 1 (0.28%) Lumesse
10 1 (0.28%) EMC
10 1 (0.28%) SAP
10 1 (0.28%) Remedy
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Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Base+Prospects
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
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