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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 396 415 420
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 47 24 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 45 22 22
Average salary £39,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,050 £30,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
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
21093 20797 22222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.72% 95.10% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 16614 17166 18964
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 +3 17 £44,000 +35.38% 4
Berkshire +4 16 £32,500 -5.79% 2
Hampshire +1 6 £39,000 +41.81%
West Sussex -19 3 £40,000 +25.00%
Oxfordshire +11 2 £26,750 - 1
East Sussex - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -2 1 £32,500 +1.56%
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 45 (51.14%) Software Testing
2 40 (45.45%) ISEB
3 37 (42.05%) .NET
4 35 (39.77%) ISTQB
5 33 (37.50%) C#
6 31 (35.23%) Degree
7 28 (31.82%) Windows
8 27 (30.68%) Software Engineering
8 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (30.68%) QA
9 23 (26.14%) Automated Testing
10 21 (23.86%) Computer Science
11 18 (20.45%) NUnit
12 17 (19.32%) SQL
13 16 (18.18%) Selenium
14 15 (17.05%) Test Automation
14 15 (17.05%) C
14 15 (17.05%) C++
14 15 (17.05%) Visual Studio
14 15 (17.05%) Scrum
15 14 (15.91%) Microsoft
15 14 (15.91%) Performance Testing
16 13 (14.77%) User Stories
16 13 (14.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 12 (13.64%) MbUnit
18 11 (12.50%) Test Scripting
19 10 (11.36%) Military
19 10 (11.36%) Law
19 10 (11.36%) Manufacturing
19 10 (11.36%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 (7.95%) IIS
2 2 (2.27%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.23%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.41%) Network Security
3 2 (2.27%) Internet
4 1 (1.14%) Wireless
4 1 (1.14%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (20.45%) NUnit
2 16 (18.18%) Selenium
3 15 (17.05%) Visual Studio
4 12 (13.64%) MbUnit
5 8 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (4.55%) LabVIEW
6 4 (4.55%) MSTest
7 3 (3.41%) Rhino Mocks
7 3 (3.41%) VectorCAST
8 2 (2.27%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (2.27%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (2.27%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (1.14%) JIRA
9 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.14%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.14%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (11.36%) Law
1 10 (11.36%) Manufacturing
1 10 (11.36%) Military
2 7 (7.95%) Finance
3 4 (4.55%) Retail
4 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.14%) Electronics
5 1 (1.14%) Marketing
5 1 (1.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (42.05%) .NET
2 10 (11.36%) XML
3 7 (7.95%) WCF
4 3 (3.41%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.41%) SOAP
4 3 (3.41%) Web Services
5 2 (2.27%) JSP
6 1 (1.14%) RESTful
6 1 (1.14%) Middleware
6 1 (1.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.86%) Computer Science
2 10 (11.36%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.55%) CCTV
5 1 (1.14%) Physics
5 1 (1.14%) Life Science
5 1 (1.14%) iPad
5 1 (1.14%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.82%) Windows
2 9 (10.23%) UNIX
3 8 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (1.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (51.14%) Software Testing
2 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (30.68%) Software Engineering
3 23 (26.14%) Automated Testing
4 15 (17.05%) Scrum
4 15 (17.05%) Test Automation
5 14 (15.91%) Performance Testing
6 13 (14.77%) User Stories
7 11 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 10 (11.36%) DNA
9 9 (10.23%) Validation
10 8 (9.09%) Manual Testing
10 8 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
11 7 (7.95%) UML
12 6 (6.82%) TDD
12 6 (6.82%) V-Model
12 6 (6.82%) Unit Testing
12 6 (6.82%) Web Testing
13 5 (5.68%) Regression Testing
14 4 (4.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.50%) C#
2 17 (19.32%) SQL
3 15 (17.05%) C
3 15 (17.05%) C++
4 10 (11.36%) Java
4 10 (11.36%) Python
5 3 (3.41%) VBScript
6 2 (2.27%) VB
6 2 (2.27%) Ruby
6 2 (2.27%) PHP
7 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.14%) Perl
7 1 (1.14%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.14%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 40 (45.45%) ISEB
2 35 (39.77%) ISTQB
3 31 (35.23%) Degree
4 13 (14.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (30.68%) QA
2 6 (6.82%) GAMP
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.41%) IBM
3 2 (2.27%) Adobe
4 1 (1.14%) HP
4 1 (1.14%) Citrix
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle
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Posted: Yesterday
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