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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 789 772 752
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 82 145 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.083% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 79 138 112
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,250 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +7.69%
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
93153 104532 96855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.61% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 77472 86582 81511
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 £27,500 £27,000
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 29 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 29 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 +4 33 £42,500 +6.25% 4
London +43 13 £46,250 +8.82% 2
Yorkshire +19 13 £35,000 -17.64% 2
South East -13 12 £37,500 +2.04% 3
North West +17 5 £32,500 +4.83% 1
South West -17 3 £37,500 +36.36%
East Midlands -6 2 £31,750 -6.61% 1
North East - 1 £37,500 - 1
Software Test Engineer
UK

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 143 (58.37%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (41.63%) QA
3 93 (37.96%) Test Automation
4 86 (35.10%) Degree
5 77 (31.43%) SQL
6 71 (28.98%) Selenium
7 64 (26.12%) Software Testing
8 63 (25.71%) Scrum
9 59 (24.08%) Java
9 59 (24.08%) Python
10 57 (23.27%) Computer Science
11 55 (22.45%) C#
12 51 (20.82%) Software Engineering
13 49 (20.00%) Automated Testing
13 49 (20.00%) Linux
14 47 (19.18%) Windows
14 47 (19.18%) ISEB
15 44 (17.96%) Regression Testing
15 44 (17.96%) Test Scripting
16 41 (16.73%) SDLC
17 38 (15.51%) Manual Testing
18 37 (15.10%) .NET
19 36 (14.69%) Automation Testing
20 34 (13.88%) UNIX
20 34 (13.88%) Finance
20 34 (13.88%) ISTQB
21 32 (13.06%) C++
22 28 (11.43%) WebDriver
23 27 (11.02%) User Stories
24 26 (10.61%) Analytical Skills

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 2 (0.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.41%) IIS
2 1 (0.41%) Apache
2 1 (0.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.04%) SaaS
2 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.08%) Network Security
3 9 (3.67%) Internet
4 5 (2.04%) VPN
5 4 (1.63%) ICMP
6 3 (1.22%) Firewall
6 3 (1.22%) Wireless
7 2 (0.82%) SSH
8 1 (0.41%) HTTP
8 1 (0.41%) LAN
8 1 (0.41%) WAN
8 1 (0.41%) DNS
8 1 (0.41%) 2G
8 1 (0.41%) CTI
8 1 (0.41%) 3G
8 1 (0.41%) NAS
8 1 (0.41%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.27%) MySQL
3 4 (1.63%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.22%) Big Data
5 1 (0.41%) Redis
5 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 71 (28.98%) Selenium
2 28 (11.43%) WebDriver
3 26 (10.61%) JIRA
4 15 (6.12%) QuickTest Pro
5 13 (5.31%) Bugzilla
6 11 (4.49%) SoapUI
7 10 (4.08%) Cucumber
7 10 (4.08%) Subversion
8 8 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (3.27%) NUnit
9 7 (2.86%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.04%) JUnit
10 5 (2.04%) PyUnit
11 4 (1.63%) JMeter
11 4 (1.63%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.63%) Ant
11 4 (1.63%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.22%) TestDirector
12 3 (1.22%) Rational Rhapsody
12 3 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
General
1 34 (13.88%) Finance
2 19 (7.76%) Electronics
3 12 (4.90%) Marketing
4 4 (1.63%) Retail
4 4 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (1.63%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.22%) Automotive
5 3 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (15.10%) .NET
2 22 (8.98%) HTML
3 16 (6.53%) XML
4 12 (4.90%) CSS
5 10 (4.08%) jQuery
6 8 (3.27%) Web Services
7 4 (1.63%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.22%) SOAP
8 3 (1.22%) J2EE
8 3 (1.22%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.82%) Ajax
9 2 (0.82%) HTML5
9 2 (0.82%) RESTful
9 2 (0.82%) REST
9 2 (0.82%) LAMP
9 2 (0.82%) XSL
10 1 (0.41%) CGI
10 1 (0.41%) WinForms
10 1 (0.41%) WPF
10 1 (0.41%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 57 (23.27%) Computer Science
2 26 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.53%) Mathematics
4 13 (5.31%) Mobile App
5 11 (4.49%) User Experience
6 9 (3.67%) Internet of Things
7 5 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.63%) iPad
9 3 (1.22%) PMI
9 3 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.82%) PKI
11 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.41%) BBC
11 1 (0.41%) Replication
11 1 (0.41%) DTV
11 1 (0.41%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.41%) Physics
11 1 (0.41%) Biology
11 1 (0.41%) Informatics
11 1 (0.41%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 49 (20.00%) Linux
2 47 (19.18%) Windows
3 34 (13.88%) UNIX
4 24 (9.80%) Android
5 16 (6.53%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.63%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.82%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (58.37%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (37.96%) Test Automation
3 64 (26.12%) Software Testing
4 63 (25.71%) Scrum
5 51 (20.82%) Software Engineering
6 49 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 44 (17.96%) Regression Testing
7 44 (17.96%) Test Scripting
8 41 (16.73%) SDLC
9 38 (15.51%) Manual Testing
10 36 (14.69%) Automation Testing
11 27 (11.02%) User Stories
12 23 (9.39%) Test Strategy
12 23 (9.39%) OO
13 20 (8.16%) Analytics
13 20 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (5.71%) Integration Testing
14 14 (5.71%) Web Testing
15 13 (5.31%) Unit Testing
15 13 (5.31%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (31.43%) SQL
2 59 (24.08%) Java
2 59 (24.08%) Python
3 55 (22.45%) C#
4 32 (13.06%) C++
5 25 (10.20%) JavaScript
6 22 (8.98%) C
7 17 (6.94%) Perl
8 12 (4.90%) Ruby
9 11 (4.49%) Delphi
10 9 (3.67%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.45%) PHP
12 3 (1.22%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.82%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.82%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.82%) VBScript
13 2 (0.82%) VB
14 1 (0.41%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 86 (35.10%) Degree
2 47 (19.18%) ISEB
3 34 (13.88%) ISTQB
4 9 (3.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.86%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.04%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.22%) HND
7 3 (1.22%) CCNA
7 3 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.22%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (1.22%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.41%) MCAD
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (41.63%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.82%) KVM
2 2 (0.82%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.41%) Firmware
3 1 (0.41%) XenApp
3 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.22%) Puppet
2 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (7.76%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.67%) Perforce
3 7 (2.86%) VMware
4 5 (2.04%) Oracle
4 5 (2.04%) Google
5 3 (1.22%) TOWER Software
6 2 (0.82%) Apple
6 2 (0.82%) Citrix
7 1 (0.41%) SAP
7 1 (0.41%) MKS
7 1 (0.41%) Fujitsu
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Phasefocus
Salary: A competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Top Training!
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Kent
CPS Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
Networx Recruitment
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Brighton
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
St Neots, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k + excellent benefits
Posted: 25 days ago