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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 714 767 713
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -54
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 163 99 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.097% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 157 86 140
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +0.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £59,750
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -
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
100964 96111 101551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.47% 94.56% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 83367 80755 87205
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 £26,520 £26,500
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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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
East of England +21 64 £42,500 +25.92% 8
South East +4 44 £30,000 -29.41% 7
London +24 20 £42,500 -5.55%
North West -10 12 £31,750 -9.28% 1
Yorkshire -40 8 £23,000 - 4
East Midlands +2 6 £37,500 +7.14% 2
South West -31 6 £33,500 -7.58% 2
West Midlands - 2 £32,500 - 1
Software Test Engineer
UK

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 125 (42.66%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (41.64%) QA
3 105 (35.84%) Software Testing
4 97 (33.11%) Automated Testing
5 91 (31.06%) Degree
6 88 (30.03%) Java
7 80 (27.30%) Software Engineering
8 71 (24.23%) Test Automation
8 71 (24.23%) C#
9 70 (23.89%) SQL
9 70 (23.89%) ISEB
10 67 (22.87%) Test Scripting
10 67 (22.87%) Selenium
11 59 (20.14%) Windows
12 58 (19.80%) .NET
13 57 (19.45%) C++
14 55 (18.77%) Python
14 55 (18.77%) Computer Science
15 53 (18.09%) ISTQB
15 53 (18.09%) C
16 47 (16.04%) Manual Testing
17 44 (15.02%) Linux
18 40 (13.65%) Regression Testing
18 40 (13.65%) Scrum
19 39 (13.31%) XML
19 39 (13.31%) Microsoft
20 34 (11.60%) Unit Testing
21 32 (10.92%) Enterprise Software
22 31 (10.58%) JavaScript
23 30 (10.24%) HTML

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 (2.39%) IIS
2 2 (0.68%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 10 (3.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.39%) Basecamp
2 4 (1.37%) SaaS
3 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.34%) PaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.19%) Internet
2 15 (5.12%) TCP/IP
3 13 (4.44%) HTTP
3 13 (4.44%) Wireless
4 4 (1.37%) Network Security
4 4 (1.37%) SSL
4 4 (1.37%) DNS
5 3 (1.02%) DSL
5 3 (1.02%) Ethernet
5 3 (1.02%) VPN
5 3 (1.02%) LAN
5 3 (1.02%) WAN
6 2 (0.68%) DHCP
6 2 (0.68%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.68%) GPRS
6 2 (0.68%) DVB
6 2 (0.68%) X.509
6 2 (0.68%) Firewall
6 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.68%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.07%) MySQL
3 5 (1.71%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.34%) SSDT
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 67 (22.87%) Selenium
2 23 (7.85%) WebDriver
3 21 (7.17%) Subversion
4 17 (5.80%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (5.12%) Bugzilla
6 14 (4.78%) JUnit
7 13 (4.44%) Visual Studio
8 12 (4.10%) Jenkins
9 11 (3.75%) LabVIEW
10 10 (3.41%) JIRA
10 10 (3.41%) JBehave
11 9 (3.07%) Rational DOORS
11 9 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (2.39%) Cucumber
12 7 (2.39%) VectorCAST
13 6 (2.05%) Rational Rhapsody
13 6 (2.05%) NUnit
14 4 (1.37%) SoapUI
14 4 (1.37%) Git (software)
15 3 (1.02%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 28 (9.56%) Finance
2 11 (3.75%) Electronics
3 10 (3.41%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.73%) Multimedia
5 7 (2.39%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.05%) Automotive
6 6 (2.05%) Banking
7 5 (1.71%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.37%) Marketing
9 3 (1.02%) Retail
9 3 (1.02%) Military
9 3 (1.02%) Law
10 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (19.80%) .NET
2 39 (13.31%) XML
3 30 (10.24%) HTML
4 13 (4.44%) REST
5 12 (4.10%) CSS
6 10 (3.41%) J2EE
7 9 (3.07%) WCF
8 8 (2.73%) Web Services
8 8 (2.73%) XSL
8 8 (2.73%) Ajax
9 7 (2.39%) Adobe AIR
9 7 (2.39%) Flash
9 7 (2.39%) ASP.NET
10 6 (2.05%) SOAP
11 4 (1.37%) jQuery
12 3 (1.02%) RESTful
12 3 (1.02%) .NET Framework
13 2 (0.68%) JSP
13 2 (0.68%) Middleware
13 2 (0.68%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 55 (18.77%) Computer Science
2 32 (10.92%) Enterprise Software
3 28 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (7.17%) Mobile App
4 21 (7.17%) Mathematics
5 11 (3.75%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (2.73%) User Experience
7 7 (2.39%) Video on Demand
7 7 (2.39%) STB
8 6 (2.05%) VHDL
9 5 (1.71%) Streaming Video
10 4 (1.37%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.02%) PKI
11 3 (1.02%) Animation
12 2 (0.68%) Physics
12 2 (0.68%) Life Science
12 2 (0.68%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.68%) Smartcard
13 1 (0.34%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 59 (20.14%) Windows
2 44 (15.02%) Linux
3 15 (5.12%) UNIX
4 3 (1.02%) Android
5 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (42.66%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (35.84%) Software Testing
3 97 (33.11%) Automated Testing
4 80 (27.30%) Software Engineering
5 71 (24.23%) Test Automation
6 67 (22.87%) Test Scripting
7 47 (16.04%) Manual Testing
8 40 (13.65%) Scrum
8 40 (13.65%) Regression Testing
9 34 (11.60%) Unit Testing
10 26 (8.87%) TDD
11 25 (8.53%) BDD
12 24 (8.19%) Automation Testing
13 21 (7.17%) Test Strategy
14 16 (5.46%) Validation
14 16 (5.46%) OO
15 14 (4.78%) V-Model
15 14 (4.78%) User Acceptance Testing
15 14 (4.78%) User Stories
16 13 (4.44%) UML
Programming Languages
1 88 (30.03%) Java
2 71 (24.23%) C#
3 70 (23.89%) SQL
4 57 (19.45%) C++
5 55 (18.77%) Python
6 53 (18.09%) C
7 31 (10.58%) JavaScript
8 21 (7.17%) Ruby
9 18 (6.14%) Perl
9 18 (6.14%) PHP
10 12 (4.10%) Delphi
11 8 (2.73%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.71%) VBScript
13 4 (1.37%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.68%) VB
14 2 (0.68%) Groovy
14 2 (0.68%) Tcl
14 2 (0.68%) PowerHouse
14 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.68%) Scala
Qualifications
1 91 (31.06%) Degree
2 70 (23.89%) ISEB
3 53 (18.09%) ISTQB
4 24 (8.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (5.46%) Security Cleared
6 14 (4.78%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.02%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.34%) MCSE
9 1 (0.34%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (41.64%) QA
2 13 (4.44%) GAMP
System Software
1 9 (3.07%) Firmware
2 4 (1.37%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.02%) Terminal Server
3 3 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.68%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.34%) XenApp
5 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.34%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 39 (13.31%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.07%) Adobe
3 6 (2.05%) TOWER Software
4 5 (1.71%) VMware
4 5 (1.71%) Oracle
5 4 (1.37%) IBM
5 4 (1.37%) Citrix
6 3 (1.02%) Fujitsu
6 3 (1.02%) MKS
7 2 (0.68%) Lumesse
7 2 (0.68%) Remedy
8 1 (0.34%) Google
8 1 (0.34%) EMC
East Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
networx
Posted: 13 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £31000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30-40K PA
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum GBP 25 - 30K +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
GE
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + 35 days holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20k - 26k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Sheffield
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + +Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago