The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 751 736 775
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 124 109 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.11% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 120 88 98
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103361 95969 105981
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.24% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 85252 80299 91558
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Test Engineer
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(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 +22 45 £35,000 -3.44% 7
South East +3 45 £39,000 +20.93% 5
London -35 12 £43,750 - 1
North West +8 9 £28,000 -6.66% 2
East Midlands -4 6 £34,000 -
South West -38 6 £37,000 +15.62% 4
West Midlands -13 1 £27,000 -46.00%
Software Test Engineer
UK

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 112 (35.33%) Automated Testing
2 103 (32.49%) QA
3 102 (32.18%) Software Testing
4 92 (29.02%) Test Automation
5 89 (28.08%) Degree
6 88 (27.76%) Java
7 87 (27.44%) Python
8 81 (25.55%) Agile Software Development
9 73 (23.03%) C#
10 68 (21.45%) Linux
11 67 (21.14%) ISEB
12 63 (19.87%) Windows
13 58 (18.30%) Selenium
14 56 (17.67%) Software Engineering
15 53 (16.72%) C++
16 52 (16.40%) C
17 51 (16.09%) SQL
17 51 (16.09%) Test Scripting
18 46 (14.51%) ISTQB
18 46 (14.51%) .NET
19 44 (13.88%) Manual Testing
20 42 (13.25%) JavaScript
21 40 (12.62%) Perl
22 39 (12.30%) Scrum
23 37 (11.67%) Ruby
24 34 (10.73%) Regression Testing
25 32 (10.09%) Wireless
26 31 (9.78%) Microsoft
26 31 (9.78%) Computer Science
27 28 (8.83%) SOAP

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (2.52%) Apache
2 6 (1.89%) IIS
3 2 (0.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.63%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.32%) Moodle
4 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.58%) Basecamp
2 3 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.09%) Wireless
2 17 (5.36%) HTTP
3 14 (4.42%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.79%) Internet
5 11 (3.47%) Bluetooth
5 11 (3.47%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (2.21%) X.509
7 5 (1.58%) SSL
7 5 (1.58%) STUN
7 5 (1.58%) GPRS
7 5 (1.58%) GSM
8 4 (1.26%) UMTS
8 4 (1.26%) LTE
9 3 (0.95%) Network Security
10 2 (0.63%) RIP
10 2 (0.63%) DSL
10 2 (0.63%) DVB
11 1 (0.32%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.32%) ZigBee
11 1 (0.32%) TDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.05%) MySQL
2 8 (2.52%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.58%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.26%) Redis
4 4 (1.26%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 58 (18.30%) Selenium
2 23 (7.26%) Bugzilla
3 21 (6.62%) NUnit
3 21 (6.62%) Subversion
4 18 (5.68%) WebDriver
5 15 (4.73%) Jenkins
6 13 (4.10%) JIRA
6 13 (4.10%) Visual Studio
7 12 (3.79%) MbUnit
8 10 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (2.84%) JMeter
9 9 (2.84%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (2.21%) LabVIEW
10 7 (2.21%) JUnit
11 6 (1.89%) Rational Rhapsody
12 5 (1.58%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.58%) VectorCAST
12 5 (1.58%) Git (software)
13 4 (1.26%) SoapUI
13 4 (1.26%) MSTest
General
1 21 (6.62%) Finance
2 15 (4.73%) Manufacturing
3 14 (4.42%) Automotive
3 14 (4.42%) Multimedia
4 13 (4.10%) Games
5 10 (3.15%) Military
5 10 (3.15%) Law
6 7 (2.21%) Electronics
7 6 (1.89%) Retail
8 4 (1.26%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.32%) Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (14.51%) .NET
2 28 (8.83%) SOAP
3 21 (6.62%) HTML
3 21 (6.62%) XML
4 15 (4.73%) Web Services
5 10 (3.15%) Ajax
5 10 (3.15%) XSL
5 10 (3.15%) RESTful
6 9 (2.84%) CSS
7 8 (2.52%) LAMP
7 8 (2.52%) REST
8 6 (1.89%) WCF
9 5 (1.58%) Adobe AIR
9 5 (1.58%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.58%) Flash
9 5 (1.58%) J2SE
10 4 (1.26%) jQuery
11 2 (0.63%) Middleware
11 2 (0.63%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.78%) Computer Science
2 23 (7.26%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.47%) Firmware
4 10 (3.15%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (2.84%) VHDL
6 7 (2.21%) Mathematics
7 6 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.58%) Open Source
8 5 (1.58%) Video on Demand
8 5 (1.58%) Social Media
9 4 (1.26%) DTV
9 4 (1.26%) CCTV
9 4 (1.26%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.63%) STB
10 2 (0.63%) iPad
10 2 (0.63%) Physics
11 1 (0.32%) Life Science
11 1 (0.32%) Online Games
11 1 (0.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 68 (21.45%) Linux
2 63 (19.87%) Windows
3 16 (5.05%) UNIX
4 12 (3.79%) Mac OS X
5 7 (2.21%) Android
6 4 (1.26%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (35.33%) Automated Testing
2 102 (32.18%) Software Testing
3 92 (29.02%) Test Automation
4 81 (25.55%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (17.67%) Software Engineering
6 51 (16.09%) Test Scripting
7 44 (13.88%) Manual Testing
8 39 (12.30%) Scrum
9 34 (10.73%) Regression Testing
10 26 (8.20%) E-Commerce
11 25 (7.89%) Test Management
12 24 (7.57%) Performance Testing
13 23 (7.26%) Unit Testing
14 20 (6.31%) OO
15 18 (5.68%) Agile Testing
15 18 (5.68%) Automation Testing
16 14 (4.42%) Test Strategy
16 14 (4.42%) TDD
17 13 (4.10%) Requirements Analysis
17 13 (4.10%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 88 (27.76%) Java
2 87 (27.44%) Python
3 73 (23.03%) C#
4 53 (16.72%) C++
5 52 (16.40%) C
6 51 (16.09%) SQL
7 42 (13.25%) JavaScript
8 40 (12.62%) Perl
9 37 (11.67%) Ruby
10 26 (8.20%) PHP
11 15 (4.73%) Tcl
12 10 (3.15%) Bash Shell
13 9 (2.84%) Scala
14 4 (1.26%) TTCN
14 4 (1.26%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.95%) VBScript
15 3 (0.95%) Embedded C
15 3 (0.95%) PowerHouse
16 2 (0.63%) Groovy
16 2 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 89 (28.08%) Degree
2 67 (21.14%) ISEB
3 46 (14.51%) ISTQB
4 14 (4.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (3.15%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.84%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.95%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.95%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.32%) HND
9 1 (0.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (32.49%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) GAMP
2 1 (0.32%) WAI
Systems Management
1 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (9.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.52%) Adobe
3 3 (0.95%) IBM
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle
4 2 (0.63%) MKS
4 2 (0.63%) Fujitsu
5 1 (0.32%) Perforce
5 1 (0.32%) HP
5 1 (0.32%) Citrix
5 1 (0.32%) Remedy
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + package+pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £32,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Candidate Source
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic + prospects
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £competitive salary range+bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £22500 - £30000 per annum + Great Base+Propects
Posted: 4 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Car Allowance and mu
Posted: 4 days ago
Wokingham
The People Network
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bath
SearchTribes
Salary: Up to £22K + bonus & benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago