The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had Software Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 387 450 416
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 48 29 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.14% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.14% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 36 25 56
Median salary £35,000 £50,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +29.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,700 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £60,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +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 South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
17845 20427 22641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.92% 97.10% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 15203 16661 18300
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
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 South East

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

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Software Test Engineer Salary Trend in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 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
Surrey +19 20 £35,000 -30.00% 5
Hampshire +19 14 £35,000 -18.60% 2
Berkshire - 8 £42,500 - 1
Oxfordshire -6 3 £27,250 -4.38% 2
West Sussex -10 2 £32,500 +12.06%
Middlesex - 1 £20,000 - 1
Software Test Engineer
England

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 58 (61.05%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (40.00%) SQL
3 35 (36.84%) C#
4 32 (33.68%) Windows
4 32 (33.68%) QA
5 31 (32.63%) Software Testing
6 30 (31.58%) Degree
7 27 (28.42%) Selenium
7 27 (28.42%) Test Automation
8 24 (25.26%) Python
8 24 (25.26%) Java
9 23 (24.21%) ISEB
9 23 (24.21%) Software Engineering
10 22 (23.16%) Automation Testing
11 21 (22.11%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (21.05%) TDD
12 20 (21.05%) BDD
13 19 (20.00%) Functional Testing
14 18 (18.95%) SDLC
14 18 (18.95%) Scrum
14 18 (18.95%) T-SQL
14 18 (18.95%) .NET
15 17 (17.89%) Test Scripting
15 17 (17.89%) WebDriver
16 16 (16.84%) Web Services
17 15 (15.79%) PHP
17 15 (15.79%) ISTQB
18 14 (14.74%) Automated Testing
18 14 (14.74%) JavaScript
19 13 (13.68%) C++

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.26%) Internet
2 3 (3.16%) HTTP
3 2 (2.11%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.11%) Modbus
3 2 (2.11%) Profibus
3 2 (2.11%) RS-485
3 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.11%) VoIP
3 2 (2.11%) Wireless
4 1 (1.05%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.26%) MySQL
3 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (28.42%) Selenium
2 17 (17.89%) WebDriver
3 13 (13.68%) JIRA
4 9 (9.47%) Cucumber
5 7 (7.37%) Jenkins
5 7 (7.37%) Protractor
5 7 (7.37%) SoapUI
6 6 (6.32%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.26%) Bugzilla
7 5 (5.26%) Eclipse
8 4 (4.21%) JMeter
8 4 (4.21%) Subversion
8 4 (4.21%) WatiN
9 3 (3.16%) HP UFT
9 3 (3.16%) PHPUnit
10 2 (2.11%) InstallShield
10 2 (2.11%) Maven
10 2 (2.11%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (13.68%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Manufacturing
2 9 (9.47%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.26%) Automotive
3 5 (5.26%) Marketing
4 4 (4.21%) Aerospace
4 4 (4.21%) Electronics
4 4 (4.21%) Retail
5 2 (2.11%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.95%) .NET
2 16 (16.84%) Web Services
3 13 (13.68%) HTML
4 10 (10.53%) XML
5 8 (8.42%) XHTML
6 5 (5.26%) CSS
7 4 (4.21%) .NET Framework
8 3 (3.16%) LAMP
8 3 (3.16%) RESTful
9 2 (2.11%) SOAP
10 1 (1.05%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (1.05%) J2EE
10 1 (1.05%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.21%) IVR
3 4 (4.21%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.11%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.11%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.05%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 32 (33.68%) Windows
2 11 (11.58%) Linux
3 9 (9.47%) Unix
4 3 (3.16%) VxWorks
5 2 (2.11%) Solaris
6 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (61.05%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (32.63%) Software Testing
3 27 (28.42%) Test Automation
4 23 (24.21%) Software Engineering
5 22 (23.16%) Automation Testing
6 21 (22.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (21.05%) BDD
7 20 (21.05%) TDD
8 19 (20.00%) Functional Testing
9 18 (18.95%) Scrum
9 18 (18.95%) SDLC
10 17 (17.89%) Test Scripting
11 14 (14.74%) Automated Testing
12 13 (13.68%) Regression Testing
12 13 (13.68%) Test Strategy
13 12 (12.63%) Manual Testing
14 11 (11.58%) Non-Functional Testing
15 9 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (8.42%) Content Management
16 8 (8.42%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (40.00%) SQL
2 35 (36.84%) C#
3 24 (25.26%) Java
3 24 (25.26%) Python
4 18 (18.95%) T-SQL
5 15 (15.79%) PHP
6 14 (14.74%) JavaScript
7 13 (13.68%) C++
7 13 (13.68%) Ruby
8 11 (11.58%) C
9 8 (8.42%) Perl
10 2 (2.11%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.11%) VC++
11 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (31.58%) Degree
2 23 (24.21%) ISEB
3 15 (15.79%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.21%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (33.68%) QA
2 3 (3.16%) ECSS
3 2 (2.11%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.05%) Ansible
2 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (13.68%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.42%) Oracle
3 4 (4.21%) SAP
4 3 (3.16%) QNX
5 2 (2.11%) HP
5 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.05%) IBM
Horley, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking
Mint
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago