The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 142 135 157
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 6 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.29% 0.047% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.049% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 3
Average salary £38,750 £41,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.48% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £41,000 £32,200
10% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £41,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +19.40%
Software Test Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1964 2028 2521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.11% 95.71% 93.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1580 1569 2129
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the job title across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the Hertfordshire region.

Software Test Engineer Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 March 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
Stevenage - 2 - -
Royston - 1 £45,000 -
Software Test Engineer
East of England

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 17 (94.44%) Test Automation
2 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (72.22%) QA
4 11 (61.11%) Test Scripting
5 9 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (50.00%) Automation Testing
5 9 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (50.00%) Selenium
5 9 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 9 (50.00%) JBehave
5 9 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 9 (50.00%) BDD
5 9 (50.00%) TDD
5 9 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (50.00%) Java
5 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (50.00%) J2EE
5 9 (50.00%) JUnit
6 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
7 6 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (33.33%) Scrum
7 6 (33.33%) Manual Testing
8 5 (27.78%) SQL
9 4 (22.22%) UNIX
9 4 (22.22%) Windows
9 4 (22.22%) Linux
10 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
11 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
11 2 (11.11%) Web Services
11 2 (11.11%) Subversion

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) JUnit
1 9 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 9 (50.00%) Selenium
1 9 (50.00%) JBehave
1 9 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (11.11%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) J2EE
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 9 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) UNIX
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Test Automation
2 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (61.11%) Test Scripting
4 9 (50.00%) Automation Testing
4 9 (50.00%) BDD
4 9 (50.00%) TDD
4 9 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
6 6 (33.33%) Scrum
6 6 (33.33%) Manual Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Load Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Analytics
9 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
9 1 (5.56%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Java
1 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) Ruby
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (72.22%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft