The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 244 241 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 9 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.014% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.015% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 0
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Software Test Engineer
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 North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6953 6750 7261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.73% 94.33% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5636 5791 6315
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Software Test Engineer Salary Trend in the North West

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
Manchester +3 9 £27,500 -8.33%
Software Test Engineer
England

Software Test Engineer
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 12 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 11 (91.67%) SQL
2 11 (91.67%) QA
3 10 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (83.33%) Load Testing
3 10 (83.33%) Unit Testing
3 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (83.33%) ISEB
3 10 (83.33%) Software Testing
3 10 (83.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (8.33%) JUnit
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Internet
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 10 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 10 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (83.33%) Load Testing
2 10 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) BDD
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) ISEB
1 10 (83.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (91.67%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
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