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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
England / South East
Rank 338 399 366
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 47 49 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.25% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.26% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 44 43 85
Median salary £38,750 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
14228 18927 19977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.80% 96.75% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11793 16094 16196
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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
Berkshire - 13 £40,000 - 2
Hampshire +14 11 £40,000 +29.03% 5
West Sussex +9 8 £40,000 +60.00%
Surrey +30 6 £36,500 -18.88% 1
East Sussex +14 6 £31,500 -30.00%
Oxfordshire +23 2 - - 1
Kent +13 1 £27,000 -36.47%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £40,000 -
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 66 (68.04%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (48.45%) Java
3 37 (38.14%) Selenium
4 36 (37.11%) Automated Testing
5 35 (36.08%) TDD
6 34 (35.05%) ISTQB
7 33 (34.02%) Software Engineering
8 32 (32.99%) Windows
9 30 (30.93%) Computer Science
10 29 (29.90%) Degree
10 29 (29.90%) SQL
10 29 (29.90%) Test Strategy
11 28 (28.87%) C++
12 27 (27.84%) C#
13 25 (25.77%) ISEB
14 24 (24.74%) Scrum
14 24 (24.74%) Linux
14 24 (24.74%) BDD
15 23 (23.71%) WebDriver
15 23 (23.71%) Test Scripting
16 21 (21.65%) Performance Testing
16 21 (21.65%) Software Testing
16 21 (21.65%) Regression Testing
17 20 (20.62%) QA
18 19 (19.59%) Git (software)
18 19 (19.59%) Test Automation
18 19 (19.59%) Jenkins
18 19 (19.59%) Automation Testing
19 18 (18.56%) Continuous Integration
20 17 (17.53%) Microsoft

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.06%) Confluence
2 1 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.28%) SaaS
2 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.06%) Network Security
3 1 (1.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.34%) Big Data
3 10 (10.31%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.03%) MySQL
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 37 (38.14%) Selenium
2 23 (23.71%) WebDriver
3 19 (19.59%) Git (software)
3 19 (19.59%) Jenkins
4 14 (14.43%) JMeter
5 10 (10.31%) Cucumber
6 9 (9.28%) JIRA
7 8 (8.25%) Subversion
8 7 (7.22%) Protractor
8 7 (7.22%) SoapUI
9 6 (6.19%) Appium
9 6 (6.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (6.19%) TeamCity
10 5 (5.15%) Robot Framework
10 5 (5.15%) Selenium IDE
10 5 (5.15%) WatiN
11 3 (3.09%) Gradle
11 3 (3.09%) HP UFT
11 3 (3.09%) TestNG
12 2 (2.06%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (8.25%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Retail
3 2 (2.06%) Advertising
3 2 (2.06%) Electronics
3 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.03%) Back Office
4 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.53%) RESTful
2 14 (14.43%) .NET
2 14 (14.43%) Web Services
3 10 (10.31%) XML
4 8 (8.25%) CSS
4 8 (8.25%) HTML
5 6 (6.19%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.09%) XSD
7 2 (2.06%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.06%) Spring
8 1 (1.03%) Java EE
8 1 (1.03%) JSON
8 1 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.03%) REST
8 1 (1.03%) XML Schema
8 1 (1.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (30.93%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.28%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (9.28%) Smartcard
3 2 (2.06%) BBC
3 2 (2.06%) iPad
3 2 (2.06%) User Experience
4 1 (1.03%) Life Science
4 1 (1.03%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 32 (32.99%) Windows
2 24 (24.74%) Linux
3 3 (3.09%) Unix
4 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (68.04%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (37.11%) Automated Testing
3 35 (36.08%) TDD
4 33 (34.02%) Software Engineering
5 29 (29.90%) Test Strategy
6 24 (24.74%) BDD
6 24 (24.74%) Scrum
7 23 (23.71%) Test Scripting
8 21 (21.65%) Performance Testing
8 21 (21.65%) Regression Testing
8 21 (21.65%) Software Testing
9 19 (19.59%) Automation Testing
9 19 (19.59%) Test Automation
10 18 (18.56%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (14.43%) Exploratory Testing
12 13 (13.40%) SDLC
13 12 (12.37%) Open Source
14 10 (10.31%) Configuration Management
14 10 (10.31%) Information Governance
14 10 (10.31%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 47 (48.45%) Java
2 29 (29.90%) SQL
3 28 (28.87%) C++
4 27 (27.84%) C#
5 17 (17.53%) Python
6 12 (12.37%) JavaScript
7 9 (9.28%) C
7 9 (9.28%) Embedded C
7 9 (9.28%) Embedded C++
7 9 (9.28%) Shell Script
8 6 (6.19%) PHP
9 5 (5.15%) Perl
9 5 (5.15%) Ruby
9 5 (5.15%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.06%) Groovy
11 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (35.05%) ISTQB
2 29 (29.90%) Degree
3 25 (25.77%) ISEB
4 11 (11.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (20.62%) QA
2 3 (3.09%) SDET
3 1 (1.03%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (1.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (17.53%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.19%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (5.15%) HP
3 5 (5.15%) IBM
4 4 (4.12%) SAP
5 2 (2.06%) Concur
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle
6 1 (1.03%) TIBCO
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