The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 381 388 400
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 63 20 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.100% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 61 15 47
Average salary £35,000 £33,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -15.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £28,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
19778 18992 21191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.60% 94.69% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 16131 15197 18404
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 January 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
Surrey - 22 £35,000 - 2
Berkshire +9 19 £37,500 +27.11% 3
Hampshire -5 15 £26,500 +39.47%
West Sussex +2 4 £22,000 -37.14%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £40,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 54 (50.00%) QA
2 49 (45.37%) Selenium
3 48 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (38.89%) .NET
5 41 (37.96%) Automated Testing
5 41 (37.96%) Software Testing
5 41 (37.96%) Computer Science
6 37 (34.26%) Degree
7 34 (31.48%) SQL
8 33 (30.56%) ISEB
9 32 (29.63%) C#
10 31 (28.70%) ISTQB
11 29 (26.85%) Software Engineering
12 27 (25.00%) Test Automation
13 23 (21.30%) Manual Testing
13 23 (21.30%) Windows
14 22 (20.37%) Java
14 22 (20.37%) Test Scripting
15 21 (19.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 19 (17.59%) Microsoft
17 18 (16.67%) XML
18 17 (15.74%) Enterprise Software
19 16 (14.81%) Scrum
20 14 (12.96%) Finance
20 14 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
21 13 (12.04%) Automation Testing
21 13 (12.04%) Team Foundation Server
21 13 (12.04%) UNIX
21 13 (12.04%) Linux
21 13 (12.04%) JavaScript

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.48%) IIS
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 7 (6.48%) Network Security
3 3 (2.78%) Internet
4 2 (1.85%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.93%) 3G
5 1 (0.93%) Firewall
5 1 (0.93%) 2G
5 1 (0.93%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.93%) Modbus
5 1 (0.93%) Profibus
5 1 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 49 (45.37%) Selenium
2 13 (12.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (7.41%) Visual Studio
4 8 (7.41%) SoapUI
5 6 (5.56%) WebDriver
6 5 (4.63%) PyUnit
6 5 (4.63%) NUnit
7 4 (3.70%) LabVIEW
8 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (1.85%) VectorCAST
9 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.85%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.85%) Subversion
9 2 (1.85%) Maven
9 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.93%) MSTest
10 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.93%) WiX
10 1 (0.93%) WATIR
General
1 14 (12.96%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) Electronics
3 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Automotive
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (38.89%) .NET
2 18 (16.67%) XML
3 12 (11.11%) HTML
4 11 (10.19%) CSS
4 11 (10.19%) jQuery
5 10 (9.26%) .NET Framework
6 5 (4.63%) WCF
7 4 (3.70%) WPF
8 3 (2.78%) WinForms
9 2 (1.85%) REST
10 1 (0.93%) Java EE
10 1 (0.93%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 41 (37.96%) Computer Science
2 17 (15.74%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.93%) Life Science
4 1 (0.93%) CAN bus
4 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.93%) PKI
4 1 (0.93%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.30%) Windows
2 13 (12.04%) Linux
2 13 (12.04%) UNIX
3 3 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.78%) Android
4 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (37.96%) Automated Testing
2 41 (37.96%) Software Testing
3 29 (26.85%) Software Engineering
4 27 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 23 (21.30%) Manual Testing
6 22 (20.37%) Test Scripting
7 16 (14.81%) Scrum
8 13 (12.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (12.04%) Web Testing
8 13 (12.04%) Automation Testing
9 12 (11.11%) V-Model
9 12 (11.11%) System Testing
10 11 (10.19%) Waterfall
11 9 (8.33%) Load Testing
11 9 (8.33%) TDD
12 8 (7.41%) Unit Testing
12 8 (7.41%) Performance Testing
13 6 (5.56%) OOP
13 6 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 34 (31.48%) SQL
2 32 (29.63%) C#
3 22 (20.37%) Java
4 13 (12.04%) JavaScript
5 12 (11.11%) Python
6 11 (10.19%) C++
6 11 (10.19%) C
7 3 (2.78%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.85%) Perl
8 2 (1.85%) Ruby
8 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 37 (34.26%) Degree
2 33 (30.56%) ISEB
3 31 (28.70%) ISTQB
4 21 (19.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (50.00%) QA
2 12 (11.11%) GAMP
3 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.78%) vSphere
3 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.93%) XenApp
3 1 (0.93%) XenServer
3 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 19 (17.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.70%) VMware
3 2 (1.85%) IBM
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle
4 1 (0.93%) EMC
4 1 (0.93%) Citrix
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