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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 381 427 402
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 61 24 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.12% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 60 18 49
Average salary £35,000 £36,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £26,700 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
20849 20546 22294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.41% 94.88% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16807 16500 19440
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +18 24 £33,750 -30.76% 1
Berkshire +11 18 £26,000 -35.00% 4
Hampshire -18 10 £37,500 +97.36%
West Sussex 0 3 £22,000 -45.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +5 2 £40,000 +25.00%
Oxfordshire +4 1 £30,500 -3.93% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
Kent - 1 £40,000 - 1
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 55 (51.40%) QA
2 46 (42.99%) Selenium
2 46 (42.99%) Software Testing
3 45 (42.06%) Automated Testing
4 41 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (37.38%) .NET
6 39 (36.45%) Computer Science
7 38 (35.51%) Degree
8 37 (34.58%) C#
9 36 (33.64%) SQL
10 35 (32.71%) ISEB
11 33 (30.84%) ISTQB
12 30 (28.04%) Software Engineering
13 25 (23.36%) Manual Testing
14 24 (22.43%) Windows
15 22 (20.56%) Test Scripting
15 22 (20.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 21 (19.63%) XML
17 20 (18.69%) Enterprise Software
18 19 (17.76%) Test Automation
18 19 (17.76%) Microsoft
19 18 (16.82%) Python
20 17 (15.89%) Scrum
21 16 (14.95%) Java
22 15 (14.02%) C
23 14 (13.08%) Linux
23 14 (13.08%) C++
23 14 (13.08%) Finance
24 13 (12.15%) GAMP
24 13 (12.15%) V-Model

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (6.54%) IIS
2 2 (1.87%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.61%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.67%) Network Security
3 3 (2.80%) Internet
4 2 (1.87%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.93%) HTTP
5 1 (0.93%) VPN
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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 46 (42.99%) Selenium
2 12 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (10.28%) Visual Studio
4 8 (7.48%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (6.54%) LabVIEW
6 6 (5.61%) NUnit
6 6 (5.61%) SoapUI
7 5 (4.67%) PyUnit
8 4 (3.74%) VectorCAST
8 4 (3.74%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.87%) Subversion
10 2 (1.87%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.93%) Maven
11 1 (0.93%) WATIR
11 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.93%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.93%) MSTest
General
1 14 (13.08%) Finance
2 7 (6.54%) Electronics
3 6 (5.61%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.67%) Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (37.38%) .NET
2 21 (19.63%) XML
3 9 (8.41%) HTML
3 9 (8.41%) .NET Framework
4 8 (7.48%) jQuery
4 8 (7.48%) CSS
5 5 (4.67%) WCF
6 4 (3.74%) WPF
7 3 (2.80%) WinForms
8 2 (1.87%) JSP
8 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.87%) REST
9 1 (0.93%) RESTful
9 1 (0.93%) Java EE
9 1 (0.93%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 39 (36.45%) Computer Science
2 20 (18.69%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.87%) Life Science
4 2 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.87%) Physics
4 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.93%) Handset
5 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.93%) PKI
5 1 (0.93%) CAN bus
5 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.43%) Windows
2 14 (13.08%) Linux
3 10 (9.35%) UNIX
4 4 (3.74%) Android
5 3 (2.80%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (42.99%) Software Testing
2 45 (42.06%) Automated Testing
3 41 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (28.04%) Software Engineering
5 25 (23.36%) Manual Testing
6 22 (20.56%) Test Scripting
7 19 (17.76%) Test Automation
8 17 (15.89%) Scrum
9 13 (12.15%) V-Model
10 11 (10.28%) Web Testing
10 11 (10.28%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (8.41%) Load Testing
11 9 (8.41%) Unit Testing
11 9 (8.41%) System Testing
11 9 (8.41%) TDD
11 9 (8.41%) Automation Testing
12 8 (7.48%) Validation
12 8 (7.48%) Waterfall
13 7 (6.54%) Test Planning
14 5 (4.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 37 (34.58%) C#
2 36 (33.64%) SQL
3 18 (16.82%) Python
4 16 (14.95%) Java
5 15 (14.02%) C
6 14 (13.08%) C++
7 9 (8.41%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.80%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.87%) Perl
9 2 (1.87%) PHP
9 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.93%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.93%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (35.51%) Degree
2 35 (32.71%) ISEB
3 33 (30.84%) ISTQB
4 22 (20.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (51.40%) QA
2 13 (12.15%) GAMP
3 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.80%) 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 (17.76%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.74%) IBM
2 4 (3.74%) VMware
3 2 (1.87%) Adobe
4 1 (0.93%) EMC
4 1 (0.93%) Citrix
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: to £35,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
West Sussex
Spectrum IT
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Dartford
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 22 days ago
Chichester
Spectrum IT
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago