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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 217 250 255
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 18 18 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.26% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.27% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 18 17 4
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,750
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -0.66%
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
5322 6686 6406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.19% 96.63% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4453 5632 5342
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram 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 13 February 2016. 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 +26 18 £45,000 +37.40% 2
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 14 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
2 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (34.62%) Windows
4 7 (26.92%) C#
4 7 (26.92%) SQL
4 7 (26.92%) Automated Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Java
5 5 (19.23%) SDLC
6 4 (15.38%) Apple iOS
6 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
6 4 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Unix
6 4 (15.38%) VMware
6 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (15.38%) Android
7 3 (11.54%) QA
7 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
7 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
8 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
8 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
8 2 (7.69%) VBScript
8 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
8 2 (7.69%) LAN
8 2 (7.69%) WAN
8 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
8 2 (7.69%) ISEB
8 2 (7.69%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) LAN
1 2 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (7.69%) JIRA
1 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
1 2 (7.69%) Mocha
1 2 (7.69%) NUnit
1 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.85%) JUnit
2 1 (3.85%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Games
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Android
2 4 (15.38%) Apple iOS
2 4 (15.38%) Unix
3 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 7 (26.92%) Automated Testing
4 5 (19.23%) SDLC
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 4 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (7.69%) Load Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Product Management
7 2 (7.69%) Test Management
7 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.69%) Use Case
8 1 (3.85%) Automation Testing
8 1 (3.85%) BDD
8 1 (3.85%) Manual Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) C#
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.69%) VBScript
4 1 (3.85%) C
4 1 (3.85%) C++
4 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
1 2 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (7.69%) Terminal Server
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) VMware
2 2 (7.69%) Citrix
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
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