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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 772 774 741
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 94 142 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.092% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 90 135 101
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £27,500 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
96251 105897 96840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.53% 94.51% 94.54%
Number of salaries quoted 80393 87735 81460
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 £38,500
% 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 41 £43,500 +24.28% 9
London +23 15 £55,000 +29.41% 2
South East -28 12 £37,500 -2.59% 4
Yorkshire +15 11 £35,000 -17.64% 1
West Midlands -5 5 £30,000 +7.62% 1
North West -3 4 £32,500 +16.07% 3
South West -17 4 £26,500 -3.63% 2
East Midlands 0 1 £30,000 -11.76% 2
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 2 July 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.

1 133 (57.33%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (38.36%) Test Automation
3 85 (36.64%) QA
4 81 (34.91%) Degree
5 64 (27.59%) Selenium
5 64 (27.59%) Python
6 61 (26.29%) Scrum
7 60 (25.86%) SQL
8 54 (23.28%) Java
9 53 (22.84%) C#
10 51 (21.98%) Computer Science
11 49 (21.12%) Software Testing
12 47 (20.26%) Software Engineering
12 47 (20.26%) Test Scripting
12 47 (20.26%) Regression Testing
13 41 (17.67%) Linux
13 41 (17.67%) ISEB
14 39 (16.81%) SDLC
15 38 (16.38%) Windows
15 38 (16.38%) Manual Testing
16 33 (14.22%) Automated Testing
17 31 (13.36%) UNIX
18 30 (12.93%) Finance
19 29 (12.50%) C++
20 28 (12.07%) .NET
21 27 (11.64%) WebDriver
22 25 (10.78%) Automation Testing
23 24 (10.34%) OO
23 24 (10.34%) ISTQB
24 23 (9.91%) Perl

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (0.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.43%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (2.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.74%) Internet
2 10 (4.31%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.45%) Network Security
4 6 (2.59%) VPN
5 3 (1.29%) ICMP
5 3 (1.29%) Firewall
6 2 (0.86%) Wireless
6 2 (0.86%) SSH
7 1 (0.43%) VLAN
7 1 (0.43%) DNS
7 1 (0.43%) CTI
7 1 (0.43%) NAS
7 1 (0.43%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.43%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.45%) MySQL
3 2 (0.86%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.43%) Redis
4 1 (0.43%) Big Data
4 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 64 (27.59%) Selenium
2 27 (11.64%) WebDriver
3 22 (9.48%) JIRA
4 13 (5.60%) Subversion
5 10 (4.31%) Bugzilla
6 8 (3.45%) HP UFT
6 8 (3.45%) SoapUI
6 8 (3.45%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.16%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.16%) NUnit
7 5 (2.16%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.72%) JUnit
8 4 (1.72%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.29%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (1.29%) PHPUnit
9 3 (1.29%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (1.29%) eggPlant
10 2 (0.86%) VectorCAST
10 2 (0.86%) CANoe
10 2 (0.86%) Eclipse
General
1 30 (12.93%) Finance
2 19 (8.19%) Electronics
3 14 (6.03%) Marketing
4 4 (1.72%) Retail
4 4 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (1.72%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.29%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.29%) Automotive
5 3 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.86%) Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Games
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.07%) .NET
2 20 (8.62%) HTML
3 15 (6.47%) XML
4 12 (5.17%) Web Services
5 10 (4.31%) CSS
6 8 (3.45%) jQuery
7 5 (2.16%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.29%) LAMP
8 3 (1.29%) Twisted
8 3 (1.29%) SOAP
9 2 (0.86%) REST
9 2 (0.86%) RESTful
9 2 (0.86%) HTML5
10 1 (0.43%) Ajax
10 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.43%) Qt
10 1 (0.43%) XSL
10 1 (0.43%) CGI
10 1 (0.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 51 (21.98%) Computer Science
2 22 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.76%) Mathematics
4 17 (7.33%) Mobile App
5 11 (4.74%) Internet of Things
6 9 (3.88%) User Experience
7 6 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.72%) iPad
9 3 (1.29%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.29%) PMI
10 2 (0.86%) Telematics
11 1 (0.43%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.43%) Physics
11 1 (0.43%) Biology
11 1 (0.43%) DTV
11 1 (0.43%) BBC
11 1 (0.43%) Replication
11 1 (0.43%) Clustering
11 1 (0.43%) PKI
11 1 (0.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 41 (17.67%) Linux
2 38 (16.38%) Windows
3 31 (13.36%) UNIX
4 22 (9.48%) Android
5 12 (5.17%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.86%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.86%) VMS
6 2 (0.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (57.33%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (38.36%) Test Automation
3 61 (26.29%) Scrum
4 49 (21.12%) Software Testing
5 47 (20.26%) Software Engineering
5 47 (20.26%) Regression Testing
5 47 (20.26%) Test Scripting
6 39 (16.81%) SDLC
7 38 (16.38%) Manual Testing
8 33 (14.22%) Automated Testing
9 25 (10.78%) Automation Testing
10 24 (10.34%) OO
11 23 (9.91%) User Stories
12 20 (8.62%) Test Strategy
13 16 (6.90%) Analytics
13 16 (6.90%) Integration Testing
14 14 (6.03%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (6.03%) Compatibility Testing
15 12 (5.17%) System Testing
16 11 (4.74%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 64 (27.59%) Python
2 60 (25.86%) SQL
3 54 (23.28%) Java
4 53 (22.84%) C#
5 29 (12.50%) C++
6 23 (9.91%) Perl
7 20 (8.62%) C
8 16 (6.90%) Ruby
9 15 (6.47%) JavaScript
10 10 (4.31%) Delphi
11 8 (3.45%) PHP
11 8 (3.45%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.29%) Groovy
12 3 (1.29%) Tcl
13 2 (0.86%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.86%) VB
13 2 (0.86%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.43%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.43%) VB6
14 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (34.91%) Degree
2 41 (17.67%) ISEB
3 24 (10.34%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.31%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.72%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.72%) HND
6 4 (1.72%) CCNA
7 3 (1.29%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.43%) MCAD
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (36.64%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) JTAG
System Software
1 4 (1.72%) Docker
2 3 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.86%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.86%) KVM
4 1 (0.43%) Firmware
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.43%) XenApp
4 1 (0.43%) XenServer
4 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.72%) Puppet
2 1 (0.43%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.43%) Salt
2 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.31%) Perforce
3 5 (2.16%) Google
4 4 (1.72%) TOWER Software
5 3 (1.29%) VMware
5 3 (1.29%) Oracle
5 3 (1.29%) Citrix
6 2 (0.86%) Apple
7 1 (0.43%) QNX
7 1 (0.43%) MKS
7 1 (0.43%) SAP
7 1 (0.43%) Fujitsu
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Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
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