The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Software Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 225 246 259
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 7 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.14% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 5
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +16.07%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
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
5452 6220 6840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.53% 96.78% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4616 5069 5501
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

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 30 June 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +12 6 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Cheshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, Software Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
2 7 (29.17%) Software Testing
2 7 (29.17%) C#
3 5 (20.83%) ISEB
3 5 (20.83%) Degree
4 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.67%) Windows
4 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 3 (12.50%) MS Office
5 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (12.50%) Validation
5 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
6 2 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (8.33%) SDLC
6 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
6 2 (8.33%) QA
6 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (8.33%) VMware
6 2 (8.33%) LabVIEW
6 2 (8.33%) Perforce

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) LabVIEW
1 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.17%) JUnit
2 1 (4.17%) NUnit
General
1 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Games
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
2 7 (29.17%) Software Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (12.50%) Validation
5 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (8.33%) SDLC
5 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.17%) Information Management
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.17%) QMS
6 1 (4.17%) Scrum
6 1 (4.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) C#
2 2 (8.33%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) C
3 1 (4.17%) C++
3 1 (4.17%) VB
3 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
1 5 (20.83%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Firmware
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Perforce
2 2 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) Intel Security
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