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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 742 755 764
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 133 135 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.13% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 107 128 73
Average salary £38,500 £35,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.45% +7.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £26,600 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,500 £49,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
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
97370 101347 93701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.19% 94.49% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81930 82728 78452
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 August 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 August 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
South East +13 47 £35,000 -10.25% 12
East of England -8 30 £45,000 +20.00% 5
London +5 15 £55,000 +22.22% 2
South West +1 14 £38,500 +4.05% 1
Yorkshire +9 11 £35,000 +52.17% 1
North West +5 5 £32,500 +18.18% 2
West Midlands -12 5 £30,000 +11.11% 2
East Midlands -4 4 £30,000 -13.04%
North East - 2 - - 1
Software Test Engineer
UK

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 121 (56.28%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (34.42%) Test Automation
3 72 (33.49%) Degree
4 65 (30.23%) QA
4 65 (30.23%) Selenium
5 63 (29.30%) C#
6 61 (28.37%) SQL
6 61 (28.37%) Test Scripting
7 60 (27.91%) Java
8 58 (26.98%) Python
9 51 (23.72%) Scrum
10 47 (21.86%) Windows
11 45 (20.93%) Software Testing
11 45 (20.93%) SDLC
12 42 (19.53%) UNIX
13 40 (18.60%) Regression Testing
14 39 (18.14%) Computer Science
15 38 (17.67%) Linux
16 37 (17.21%) Manual Testing
17 36 (16.74%) Software Engineering
17 36 (16.74%) C++
17 36 (16.74%) ISEB
18 31 (14.42%) Automated Testing
18 31 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
19 29 (13.49%) WebDriver
20 26 (12.09%) BDD
20 26 (12.09%) Android
21 22 (10.23%) ISTQB
21 22 (10.23%) Perl
22 21 (9.77%) JIRA

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (3.26%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.47%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.19%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.26%) Internet
3 5 (2.33%) Network Security
3 5 (2.33%) VPN
4 4 (1.86%) HTTP
5 2 (0.93%) Firewall
5 2 (0.93%) Wireless
5 2 (0.93%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.47%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.47%) VLAN
6 1 (0.47%) SSH
6 1 (0.47%) CTI
6 1 (0.47%) DNS
6 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.19%) Oracle Database
2 8 (3.72%) MySQL
2 8 (3.72%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.79%) RDBMS
3 6 (2.79%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.47%) Redis
5 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 65 (30.23%) Selenium
2 29 (13.49%) WebDriver
3 21 (9.77%) JIRA
4 14 (6.51%) JUnit
5 12 (5.58%) Subversion
6 11 (5.12%) Jenkins
6 11 (5.12%) Cucumber
7 10 (4.65%) SoapUI
8 6 (2.79%) Bugzilla
8 6 (2.79%) NUnit
8 6 (2.79%) Git (software)
9 5 (2.33%) Maven
10 4 (1.86%) eggPlant
11 3 (1.40%) DbUnit
11 3 (1.40%) PHPUnit
12 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.93%) JMeter
13 1 (0.47%) SpecFlow
13 1 (0.47%) Behat
13 1 (0.47%) Calabash
General
1 16 (7.44%) Electronics
2 13 (6.05%) Finance
3 8 (3.72%) Marketing
4 6 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.86%) Automotive
6 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.40%) Retail
7 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.47%) Games
7 1 (0.47%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.84%) Web Services
2 18 (8.37%) XML
3 17 (7.91%) HTML
4 14 (6.51%) .NET
5 10 (4.65%) Java EE
6 8 (3.72%) Gherkin
7 7 (3.26%) RESTful
8 5 (2.33%) REST
9 4 (1.86%) CSS
9 4 (1.86%) SOAP
9 4 (1.86%) LAMP
9 4 (1.86%) Twisted
10 2 (0.93%) Middleware
10 2 (0.93%) J2EE
10 2 (0.93%) jQuery
10 2 (0.93%) HTML5
11 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (0.47%) Ajax
11 1 (0.47%) Qt
11 1 (0.47%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.14%) Computer Science
2 15 (6.98%) Mathematics
3 14 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.58%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.26%) Internet of Things
6 5 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.86%) Telematics
7 4 (1.86%) iPad
8 3 (1.40%) User Experience
9 2 (0.93%) PMI
9 2 (0.93%) Clustering
10 1 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.47%) Informatics
10 1 (0.47%) Physics
10 1 (0.47%) Biology
10 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.47%) Replication
10 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 47 (21.86%) Windows
2 42 (19.53%) UNIX
3 38 (17.67%) Linux
4 26 (12.09%) Android
5 19 (8.84%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (56.28%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (34.42%) Test Automation
3 61 (28.37%) Test Scripting
4 51 (23.72%) Scrum
5 45 (20.93%) Software Testing
5 45 (20.93%) SDLC
6 40 (18.60%) Regression Testing
7 37 (17.21%) Manual Testing
8 36 (16.74%) Software Engineering
9 31 (14.42%) Automated Testing
9 31 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (12.09%) BDD
11 20 (9.30%) Automation Testing
12 19 (8.84%) TDD
13 18 (8.37%) Integration Testing
14 14 (6.51%) Compatibility Testing
14 14 (6.51%) Test Strategy
14 14 (6.51%) User Stories
15 13 (6.05%) OO
16 11 (5.12%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (29.30%) C#
2 61 (28.37%) SQL
3 60 (27.91%) Java
4 58 (26.98%) Python
5 36 (16.74%) C++
6 22 (10.23%) Perl
7 17 (7.91%) Ruby
8 15 (6.98%) Bash Shell
8 15 (6.98%) C
9 9 (4.19%) T-SQL
9 9 (4.19%) PHP
10 6 (2.79%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.86%) Tcl
11 4 (1.86%) Delphi
11 4 (1.86%) Groovy
12 2 (0.93%) VB
13 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.47%) VB6
13 1 (0.47%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 72 (33.49%) Degree
2 36 (16.74%) ISEB
3 22 (10.23%) ISTQB
4 13 (6.05%) Security Cleared
5 11 (5.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (5.12%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.86%) CCNA
6 4 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.86%) HND
6 4 (1.86%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.47%) MCAD
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (30.23%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.47%) JTAG
System Software
1 5 (2.33%) 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%) XenServer
4 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.86%) Puppet
2 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 19 (8.84%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.98%) Oracle
3 10 (4.65%) Perforce
4 4 (1.86%) TOWER Software
4 4 (1.86%) Google
5 3 (1.40%) VMware
6 2 (0.93%) Citrix
6 2 (0.93%) Apple
7 1 (0.47%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.47%) QNX
7 1 (0.47%) Red Hat
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Salary: £35000 per annum
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Market leading career path
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Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + training and development
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
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