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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 232 240 270
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 16 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.030% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.032% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 1
Average salary £33,000 £21,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.48% -33.84%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
6547 6279 7638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.98% 95.12% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5604 5296 6650
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 26 January 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
Manchester - 12 £33,000 -
Cheshire -1 4 £32,500 +51.16%
Software Test Engineer
England

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 23 (82.14%) QA
2 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (78.57%) SQL
3 18 (64.29%) Test Automation
4 17 (60.71%) Automated Testing
5 14 (50.00%) Software Testing
6 13 (46.43%) Load Testing
6 13 (46.43%) VMware
6 13 (46.43%) ISEB
6 13 (46.43%) Automation Testing
7 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
7 11 (39.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (39.29%) Unit Testing
7 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
8 8 (28.57%) Degree
8 8 (28.57%) Windows
8 8 (28.57%) Oracle
8 8 (28.57%) TestDirector
9 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
9 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
10 5 (17.86%) LAN
10 5 (17.86%) WAN
10 5 (17.86%) VBScript
10 5 (17.86%) Citrix
10 5 (17.86%) Terminal Server
10 5 (17.86%) Test Management
10 5 (17.86%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 5 (17.86%) LAN
1 5 (17.86%) WAN
2 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.14%) Internet
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) TestDirector
2 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (10.71%) JIRA
3 3 (10.71%) Selenium
4 2 (7.14%) JUnit
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
1 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 2 (7.14%) Middleware
1 2 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.71%) Animation
4 2 (7.14%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Linux
3 3 (10.71%) Android
3 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
4 2 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (64.29%) Test Automation
3 17 (60.71%) Automated Testing
4 14 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 13 (46.43%) Load Testing
5 13 (46.43%) Automation Testing
6 11 (39.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (39.29%) Unit Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Test Management
8 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Market Research
9 3 (10.71%) User Stories
9 3 (10.71%) BDD
9 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
9 3 (10.71%) Web Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Use Case
9 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
9 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (10.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) VBScript
2 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.71%) Python
3 3 (10.71%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) ISEB
2 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
3 8 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (82.14%) QA
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) Terminal Server
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) VMware
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (28.57%) Oracle
4 5 (17.86%) Citrix