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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 776 718 718
Rank change year-on-year
-58 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 107 186 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 101 157 134
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +13.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
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
97345 105192 99426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.69% 94.60% 94.76%
Number of salaries quoted 80380 86313 83740
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 42 £42,500 +6.25% 11
South East -9 21 £36,250 +3.57% 2
London +20 16 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Yorkshire -7 13 £35,000 -17.64% 1
North West +10 6 £31,250 +0.80% 2
South West -8 6 £32,500 +18.18%
East Midlands +3 2 £31,750 -9.28%
West Midlands -18 1 £32,500 +3.17%
Software Test Engineer
UK

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 170 (60.07%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (49.12%) QA
3 110 (38.87%) Test Automation
4 98 (34.63%) SQL
5 97 (34.28%) Degree
6 86 (30.39%) Selenium
7 77 (27.21%) Software Testing
8 70 (24.73%) Scrum
9 67 (23.67%) Software Engineering
10 66 (23.32%) Automated Testing
10 66 (23.32%) Python
11 63 (22.26%) Java
12 61 (21.55%) Computer Science
13 59 (20.85%) Windows
14 57 (20.14%) C#
15 56 (19.79%) Linux
16 55 (19.43%) ISEB
16 55 (19.43%) Automation Testing
17 52 (18.37%) Test Scripting
18 46 (16.25%) .NET
19 44 (15.55%) Finance
19 44 (15.55%) ISTQB
20 41 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
21 40 (14.13%) Manual Testing
22 38 (13.43%) JavaScript
22 38 (13.43%) UNIX
23 35 (12.37%) C++
24 34 (12.01%) Regression Testing
25 33 (11.66%) Microsoft
26 31 (10.95%) WebDriver

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 3 (1.06%) IIS
2 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.35%) Apache
3 1 (0.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (2.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.77%) SaaS
2 3 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.07%) TCP/IP
2 10 (3.53%) Network Security
3 9 (3.18%) Internet
4 6 (2.12%) ICMP
5 4 (1.41%) VPN
6 3 (1.06%) Firewall
6 3 (1.06%) HTTP
7 2 (0.71%) SSH
7 2 (0.71%) LAN
7 2 (0.71%) WAN
7 2 (0.71%) Wireless
8 1 (0.35%) CTI
8 1 (0.35%) 3G
8 1 (0.35%) 2G
8 1 (0.35%) DNS
8 1 (0.35%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.35%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.47%) MySQL
3 4 (1.41%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.06%) Big Data
4 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.35%) Redis
5 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 86 (30.39%) Selenium
2 31 (10.95%) WebDriver
3 29 (10.25%) JIRA
4 25 (8.83%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (5.30%) Bugzilla
5 15 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (4.59%) SoapUI
7 11 (3.89%) Cucumber
7 11 (3.89%) JUnit
8 10 (3.53%) Subversion
9 9 (3.18%) NUnit
10 8 (2.83%) JBehave
10 8 (2.83%) Visual Studio
11 7 (2.47%) TestDirector
11 7 (2.47%) Jenkins
12 6 (2.12%) PyUnit
13 5 (1.77%) JMeter
13 5 (1.77%) Ant
14 4 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
14 4 (1.41%) Eclipse
General
1 44 (15.55%) Finance
2 18 (6.36%) Electronics
3 13 (4.59%) Marketing
4 5 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.41%) Retail
5 4 (1.41%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.41%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.06%) Automotive
6 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.06%) Banking
7 2 (0.71%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.71%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.35%) Law
8 1 (0.35%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) Military
8 1 (0.35%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (16.25%) .NET
2 27 (9.54%) HTML
3 21 (7.42%) XML
4 16 (5.65%) CSS
5 14 (4.95%) jQuery
6 10 (3.53%) Web Services
6 10 (3.53%) J2EE
7 8 (2.83%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.12%) REST
9 4 (1.41%) Gherkin
10 3 (1.06%) WinForms
10 3 (1.06%) SOAP
10 3 (1.06%) WPF
11 2 (0.71%) RESTful
11 2 (0.71%) HTML5
11 2 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.71%) Ajax
11 2 (0.71%) XSL
11 2 (0.71%) LAMP
11 2 (0.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 61 (21.55%) Computer Science
2 41 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.30%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (4.95%) Mathematics
5 11 (3.89%) User Experience
6 10 (3.53%) Mobile App
7 9 (3.18%) Internet of Things
8 6 (2.12%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.06%) PMI
9 3 (1.06%) iPad
10 2 (0.71%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.71%) Life Science
10 2 (0.71%) Chemistry
10 2 (0.71%) Biology
10 2 (0.71%) PKI
10 2 (0.71%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.35%) DTV
11 1 (0.35%) BBC
11 1 (0.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 59 (20.85%) Windows
2 56 (19.79%) Linux
3 38 (13.43%) UNIX
4 23 (8.13%) Android
5 15 (5.30%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.77%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.71%) VMS
7 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.35%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (60.07%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (38.87%) Test Automation
3 77 (27.21%) Software Testing
4 70 (24.73%) Scrum
5 67 (23.67%) Software Engineering
6 66 (23.32%) Automated Testing
7 55 (19.43%) Automation Testing
8 52 (18.37%) Test Scripting
9 40 (14.13%) Manual Testing
10 34 (12.01%) Regression Testing
11 30 (10.60%) User Acceptance Testing
12 27 (9.54%) User Stories
13 26 (9.19%) Test Strategy
14 25 (8.83%) OO
14 25 (8.83%) Load Testing
15 24 (8.48%) Unit Testing
16 19 (6.71%) Web Testing
17 17 (6.01%) Analytics
17 17 (6.01%) Test Planning
17 17 (6.01%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 98 (34.63%) SQL
2 66 (23.32%) Python
3 63 (22.26%) Java
4 57 (20.14%) C#
5 38 (13.43%) JavaScript
6 35 (12.37%) C++
7 28 (9.89%) C
8 21 (7.42%) Perl
9 13 (4.59%) Ruby
10 12 (4.24%) Delphi
11 9 (3.18%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.77%) PHP
13 4 (1.41%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.41%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.41%) VB
14 3 (1.06%) VBScript
15 2 (0.71%) VB6
15 2 (0.71%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 97 (34.28%) Degree
2 55 (19.43%) ISEB
3 44 (15.55%) ISTQB
4 12 (4.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (3.18%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.41%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.06%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.71%) MCAD
8 2 (0.71%) HND
8 2 (0.71%) CCNA
8 2 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (49.12%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.35%) DO-254
2 1 (0.35%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 6 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.06%) vSphere
4 2 (0.71%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.71%) Firmware
4 2 (0.71%) Terminal Server
4 2 (0.71%) KVM
5 1 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.71%) Puppet
2 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (11.66%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.30%) VMware
3 10 (3.53%) Perforce
4 9 (3.18%) Oracle
5 4 (1.41%) Google
5 4 (1.41%) Citrix
6 3 (1.06%) TOWER Software
7 2 (0.71%) IBM
7 2 (0.71%) Apple
8 1 (0.35%) MKS
8 1 (0.35%) SAP
8 1 (0.35%) Fujitsu
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