The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 131 - 126
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 5 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.20% - 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% - 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 2
Average salary £29,000 - £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £33,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Software Test Engineer
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2276 2110 1900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.63% 93.86% 93.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1614 1675 1602
Average salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.23% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 Reading

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

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Software Test Engineer Salary Trend in Reading

Software Test Engineer
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 6 (75.00%) ISEB
1 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 5 (62.50%) V-Model
2 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (62.50%) GAMP
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (25.00%) MSTest
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (25.00%) MSTest
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 5 (62.50%) V-Model
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) GAMP
2 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft