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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 391 396 393
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 47 22 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.11% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 45 21 36
Average salary £35,000 £36,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -8.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £56,215 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £38,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-5.19% +18.46%
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
19277 19662 19473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.18% 94.63% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 15741 15577 16420
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 5 March 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 5 March 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
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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
Berkshire +8 16 £40,000 +35.59% 3
Hampshire -7 14 £26,500 -7.01%
Surrey - 13 £35,000 -
West Sussex -1 2 £22,000 -6.38%
Buckinghamshire +11 1 £34,000 -2.85% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 50 (50.51%) Selenium
2 49 (49.49%) QA
3 47 (47.47%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (40.40%) Computer Science
5 36 (36.36%) Software Testing
6 35 (35.35%) Degree
7 32 (32.32%) .NET
8 30 (30.30%) Automated Testing
8 30 (30.30%) Test Automation
9 29 (29.29%) SQL
10 25 (25.25%) C#
11 23 (23.23%) ISEB
11 23 (23.23%) Software Engineering
11 23 (23.23%) ISTQB
12 22 (22.22%) Java
13 20 (20.20%) Manual Testing
14 18 (18.18%) Windows
14 18 (18.18%) Finance
14 18 (18.18%) Test Scripting
15 17 (17.17%) User Acceptance Testing
16 16 (16.16%) UNIX
16 16 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (15.15%) Automation Testing
17 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
18 14 (14.14%) HTML
18 14 (14.14%) QuickTest Pro
18 14 (14.14%) Web Testing
19 13 (13.13%) System Testing
19 13 (13.13%) jQuery
19 13 (13.13%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 3 (3.03%) IIS
2 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.08%) TCP/IP
1 8 (8.08%) Network Security
2 1 (1.01%) SSH
2 1 (1.01%) ZigBee
2 1 (1.01%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.01%) VPN
2 1 (1.01%) Firewall
2 1 (1.01%) Internet
2 1 (1.01%) 3G
2 1 (1.01%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.02%) MySQL
4 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 50 (50.51%) Selenium
2 14 (14.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (13.13%) SoapUI
4 11 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (10.10%) WebDriver
6 6 (6.06%) NUnit
6 6 (6.06%) PyUnit
7 4 (4.04%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.03%) Subversion
8 3 (3.03%) LabVIEW
8 3 (3.03%) Bugzilla
8 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.02%) Maven
10 1 (1.01%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.01%) WATIR
10 1 (1.01%) Toad
10 1 (1.01%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (1.01%) VectorCAST
10 1 (1.01%) Rational DOORS
General
1 18 (18.18%) Finance
2 7 (7.07%) Electronics
3 5 (5.05%) Banking
3 5 (5.05%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.01%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (32.32%) .NET
2 14 (14.14%) HTML
3 13 (13.13%) jQuery
3 13 (13.13%) CSS
3 13 (13.13%) XML
4 10 (10.10%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.03%) WPF
5 3 (3.03%) WinForms
6 2 (2.02%) REST
7 1 (1.01%) Java EE
7 1 (1.01%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 40 (40.40%) Computer Science
2 16 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (12.12%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.01%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.01%) PKI
4 1 (1.01%) Life Science
4 1 (1.01%) Physics
4 1 (1.01%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.01%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.01%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.18%) Windows
2 16 (16.16%) UNIX
3 13 (13.13%) Linux
4 5 (5.05%) Apple iOS
4 5 (5.05%) Android
5 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (47.47%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 30 (30.30%) Automated Testing
3 30 (30.30%) Test Automation
4 23 (23.23%) Software Engineering
5 20 (20.20%) Manual Testing
6 18 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 17 (17.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (15.15%) Automation Testing
9 14 (14.14%) Web Testing
10 13 (13.13%) System Testing
10 13 (13.13%) Waterfall
11 11 (11.11%) Scrum
12 10 (10.10%) OOP
13 8 (8.08%) Load Testing
13 8 (8.08%) Unit Testing
13 8 (8.08%) Test Strategy
14 7 (7.07%) Test Planning
14 7 (7.07%) Performance Testing
14 7 (7.07%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 29 (29.29%) SQL
2 25 (25.25%) C#
3 22 (22.22%) Java
4 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 13 (13.13%) C++
5 13 (13.13%) Python
6 12 (12.12%) C
7 3 (3.03%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.02%) Perl
8 2 (2.02%) Ruby
8 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 35 (35.35%) Degree
2 23 (23.23%) ISEB
2 23 (23.23%) ISTQB
3 12 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.02%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.01%) VCP4
5 1 (1.01%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (49.49%) QA
2 7 (7.07%) GAMP
3 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.03%) vSphere
3 1 (1.01%) XenApp
3 1 (1.01%) XenServer
3 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (13.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.04%) VMware
3 1 (1.01%) IBM
3 1 (1.01%) EMC
3 1 (1.01%) Citrix
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